Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Want the significant people in your life to RPG with you, but they think it's weird or too complicated? Start them off with this!
13 backers pledged CA$ 251 to help bring this project to life.

About

Significant Other System (SOS) project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CA$ 251

13

One day my boyfriend (now husband) sat me down for a very serious conversation.  He was using the tone of voice one generally uses to inform a loved one that you have cancer, but instead he told me that he was a Gamer and that he needed me to understand that he was not one of the 'cheese people'.  Wait, what?

After further explanation that included promises to continue showering on a regular basis and not trying to live on a diet of cheezies and Dr. Pepper I had my first glimpse in to the world of gaming and those who loved it.  And an invitation to play.

I gave it a halfhearted shot at first because the whole thing really didn't make much sense to me.  It was weird.  And complicated.  And really didn't seem like a game half the time when players had to keep checking and discussing the rules.  But after awhile I got the hang of it and have now been gaming with my husband and his friends (now my friends too) for several years.

What got my attention is that in that same time I've seen lots of other full-throttle gamers whose family, friends, or significant other were not only NOT interested in trying, but really kind of harsh when the subject of gaming came up.  And that made me sad.  I'm a professional team builder by trade and I know that playing together is one of the most powerful things we as human beings can do to build strong and life-giving relationships.  And it's really hard when you're truly excited about something and the significant people in your life don't want to play with you.

So I thought I'd put my team building expertise to use and try creating a gaming system that leveraged foundational team building principles to get more people who are significant to a Gamer off the sidelines and playing with their Gamer.  Once they get past the it's-weird-and-complicated barrier there's a lot of fun that every family, group of friends, or couple can have gaming together.

Gamers who are already familiar with RPGs don't always make the best teachers only because what's easy and obvious to you often doesn't make a lick of sense to new gamers (stop asking me what my armor class is!  I have NO idea what you're talking about!!!).  So as someone who regularly develops curriculum to take people from beginner to pro in various skills I looked at what key foundational knowledge and skills your friends/family/significant other would need to get their brain in the door of RPGing and ready to consider trying the systems you enjoy playing.

I've run the game and got a great response and would be happy to turn my binder of notes in to a formatted text PDF package that you can use to get the people most important to you playing with you.

Risks and challenges

I think the challenges are minimal to non-existent. I've got all the notes, characters, and plot points which simply need to be typed up. I'm not an artist so there's no beautiful fantasy art to go along with (sorry), but all the content will be there.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    Want to pitch in a buck to support the project? Thanks!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    A PDF text-only copy of the basic Significant Other System (SOS) emailed directly to you, including:

    - Game Master's Guide to why your SO thinks gaming is weird and complicated and doesn't want to play, and how to overcome these hurdles.

    - Game Master's Guide to winning over your SO and getting them to RPG with you.

    - Game Master's Guide to story-based play and why it helps to get your SO to play.

    - 1-page character sheet which you can use for running any story-based adventure you want with your SO! Comes with basic instructions for leveling up and combat.

    - Suggestions for transitioning your SO from SOS to your favorite system.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Previous reward plus:

    - A PDF with 100 fun mini challenges to level up your characters and add fun to the adventure!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    All previous rewards plus:

    - A PDF with your first adventure good for one or two sessions. Introduces the world, provides profiles of characters to interact with, and adventure hooks to get you started.

    - Receive a personal thank you (mailed directly to you through classic snail mail) for your help supporting this project!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    All previous rewards plus:

    - A full adventure with enough characters and adventure hooks to take you through multiple sessions of play.

    - Bonus activities to really get your SO and gaming friends involved in the story and having a great time.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)