About this project
Welcome to the StygmataRPG Kickstarter! Help us fund a Role-playing Game based on the post-apocalyptic universe of EDEN.
You can now pledge using PayPal! Click on the image and make your pledge by choosing your option! Once you have clicked, you will be redirected to PayPal where you will have to add your personnal information. You will receive the Pledge Manager at the end of the campaign like everyone!
Delivery Date : The estimated delivery date was set to March 2017 for our pledges ... this is a typo! As we speak the project is already advanced and we will be able de deliver the starter set by March 2016.
Stygmata is a role-playing game. One player is the Game Master who controls the universe and its dangers. The other players play survivors who must unite to survive in the devastated and merciless universe of Eden.
Happy Games Factory, the studio that brought you Eden, the post-apocalyptic skirmish game and Escape, the board game set in the same universe, proposes a deeper immersion in this tortured and violent world: Stygmata.
This crowdfunding campaign will allow us to create and launch a Starter Set for Stygmata which will contain:
- A 32-page rulebook, including rules for quick creation of your characters
- A 32-page adventure book
- 4 pre-rolled character sheets
- 15 D10s (Green, Orange and Red)
- 72 Action cards
- 24 Equipment and Talent cards
- A sheet for the management of stigma points
- A blank character sheet
- 25 Stygmata Tokens, 10 Fatigue Tokens, 4 Character Tokens.
- 1 Ubume Token, 1 Ashigaru Token, 3 Youkaï Tokens
If you wish to support this project, just select the pledge level you are interested in, each of them corresponding to one specific reward.
You will be able to edit your pledge any time during the campaign and your account will only be debited at the time the campaign ends.
As the campaign progresses, we will unlock new rewards and extra add-ons for you to choose from. To this end, we will send you a questionnaire at the end of the campaign.
An overview table showing the rewards of every pledge is available here.
Our primary goal is to fund the production of the Starter Set for Stygmata, the Role-playing Game. But wait, there is more! We still have many more surprises to unveil as the campaign progresses.
Do not hesitate to talk about the Stygmata project to players among your relatives and friends in order to benefit from many surprises.
First of all, the money raised will make it possible for us to design and print all the items in the Starter Set (miniature sculpts, special dice, selective varnish...). It will also allow us to pay the whole gang of creators: authors, illustrators, sculptors, graphic designers, layout artists, proof-readers... Finally, every unlocked stretch goal leads to new creations, each of them implying one or several creative gang members... Not mutants, but only humans who need to survive in the world of Eden, a world where more subscribers means more opportunities to free up creative time and to share beautiful things with you.
The more, the merrier! Help us get the word out on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks in order to unlock the goals listed below.
It is the middle of the 23rd Century. 130 years ago, war swept away the last vestiges of civilization. Mankind almost disappeared. Only a few traumatized people bearing physical and psychological stigmata are still roaming among the ruins. Gangs and bands of warriors clash for the remains of a dying world, for a few water drops, or just for the pleasure of killing.
Some travel through ash deserts or acid swamps, and withstand weird coloured storms in the hope for a better world. This place is Eden. A heavenly name for a heavenly place. But for who? The survivors? The predators? Or maybe you...
The stage is set: Stygmata, a dark and violent world where might is often right. Here, people don't fight for economic or political reasons, but for survival. The characters you are about to play belong to the great factions fighting for the pieces of a ruined universe. They are driven by ideals of their time: organize, defend, destroy, change, or even provoke, chaos.
Your characters, bearing different stigmata, must cooperate in order to survive and make progress towards a common goal. In this world, your differences are your strength.
The choice is simple: you can either die by the road side, or integrate this gang of questionable morality.
The Stygmata system has its roots in Eden, the skirmish miniatures game. It uses existing characteristics which it improves with Attributes and Skills. This declension allows Eden players to be on familiar ground and new players to be easily guided during the creation of their characters as they just have to distribute the values for their characteristics between both their associated Attributes. The skills are the knowledge acquired by the character. They are the sum of both associated Attributes. In order to solve an action, the player rolls as many 10-sided dice (D10) as their character's total in the associated Skill. The Game Master (GM) defines the difficulty. Each die result above that difficulty is a success. These dice rolls are modified with the characters' talents and equipments (cards laid on their character's sheet), but with their health too: in Stygmata, the players use special dice, supplied with the Starter Set. They come in three distinct colours and represent the Player Character's (PC's) health. Yes, the game system is that simple!
The skill score defines the amount of 10-sided dice (D10s) to be thrown in order to resolve actions against a difficulty level set by the Game Master (GM). In Stygmata, the players use specific dice provided in the Starter Set. They come in three distinct colours and represent the Player Character's (PC's) health.
To sum up, the PC rolls as many coloured dice (according to their health status) as their skill score and mustexceed a difficulty level. Besides, they can benefit from bonuses/penalties according to the situationand their stuff.
What about fights?
A fight, on Eden, is quick and bloody. A round covers 3 steps:
- 1 - Selection of the Action card.
- 2 - Simultaneous revelations of the first Action cards.
- 3 - Establishing the order of the actions.
Before the round, every player selects three Action cards they arrange in a specific order of their choice, face down, just in front of them. When the GM declares the beginning of the round, all the players (GM included)simultaneously reveal their first Action card. When everyone has made their first action, they reveal the second one, and so on.
There are several types of actions. Attack, Quick Attack, Brutal Attack, Defence, Total Defence, Free Action. Each of those is specific enough to protect yourself or explode your enemy's head.
Resolving an attack: The active player (the one with the highest Rapidity score) announces their action and resolves it by rolling as many D10s as their value in the Skill, adjusted according to their different bonuses and penalties (health, action...). They add up a six-sided die (D6) for localisation. Every success causes a damage. Every success on the enemy's defence takes a damage out. Add bonuses and penalties, according to the stuff and situations, to this smooth running mechanics and things can quickly turn into a bloodshed.
The Character Sheets
A small video about the character sheets:
Combat gameplay showcase:
Ashigaru drone encounter:
Happy Games Factory is committed to the Eden universe. We have chosen to pursue crowdfunding to support our efforts in making the Eden universe more accessible. In practice, crowdfunding will allow us to enhance our product with maps, scenarios and miniatures.
The Starter Set allows you to take your first steps into Stygmata with a simplified rule-set. The inexperienced players thus benefit from a simplified involvement; players who have not played Eden will not need to look up in encyclopaedias in order to start; On the other hand, Eden players who have not played role-playing games can switch smoothly from the miniatures to the characters sheets.
Finally, you will not have to toss this set out when the role-playing game is released because it contains a whole lot of extra material that can hardly be integrated into a book: cards, miniatures, dice...
The set is well underway and we will keep you informed of the status of development of the planning or production of every component. Here is a list to give you an idea of the time it will take before the goal is achieved:
Risks and challenges
Most of this project and its elements to be unlocked have already been created and tested.
Our company already has a big experience in publishing and producing metal, plastic or resin miniatures.
We will build on all our relations to run this project.
The resin prototypes for all the miniatures proposed in this Kickstarter have already been made, or are being made at the moment.
We will thus be able to start the production for these elements within a short time frame.
Our experience with the many news waves of Eden is a good guarantee of our expertise.
In order to ensure the deadlines are met, no miniatures will be produced in plastic, except for those we already have.
All production steps will be set in Europe, in order to guarantee quick and reliable delivery times.
Learning from our previous Kickstarters, we decided we would internally manage the dispatches.
We have sufficient capacity in terms of employees and agreements have been made with La Poste in order to ensure sufficient parcel collections during the delivery period of the KS.
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