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From Dreams... To Reality!

This is an alternate reality in which the timeline of the Earth is the same as our own, at least up until the year 2000. Due to a series of seemingly random events which culminated with the coming of the Mist in 2006, our world has been reintroduced to the magic of old and to the reality of psionics. The presence of these forces has caused the political and societal structures of the world to change in order to accommodate, embrace, or reject the new groups of people who can now tap into the renewed concepts of Magic and Psionics: the animal-like Altered, the subtle magic-using Dreamers, the technologically-inclined and psionically-aware Technos, the covert and manipulative Psions, the power-crazed Mages, and the fortuitous and willful Unaffected.

Updates: (Setting), (Stretch Goals), (Modules), and a bit of history.

(Note links bring you to the updates page where all are listed in reverse order)

We're working on pushing out the final-final(-final) edition of our rulebook, and we need your help to get it done. Maybe you've played our game at cons, or maybe you've accidentally found us as you were surfing the interwebs; either way, you know we are awesomely fun and obviously need help. 

Reality A Games was tentatively founded in 2006, when three people made the creator, Herbie Hicks, play the game everyday - for a year. The system and modules have been play-tested since 2009, and the first edition of the rulebook was finished in 2008 and now that we've gone through it with a fine-tooth comb, we're ready to put out the rulebook that our fans have been clamoring for; YOU'RE WELCOME. 

The first convention we attended was DragonCon in 2009; we've also been  to MegaCon two years in a row, and after a fantastic first year at Origins Game Fair, we'll be returning again this year for another amazing show. With fans across the country (HOLLA, OHIO!), we look forward to finally being able to give our wonderful fans the rulebook they deserve.

The system is percentiles based, with combat running mostly on d6s.

To purchase add-ons, simply increase your pledge by an amount equal to the items you wish to receive. After the Kickstarter ends, you will be receiving a survey to clarify the contents of your order.

Our spiffy shotglass
Our spiffy shotglass
Front of the shirt
Front of the shirt
Back of the shirt
Back of the shirt
Front of the hoodie
Front of the hoodie
Back of the hoodie
Back of the hoodie

Add-ons: (The price listed is for each additional individual copy.)

Color soft cover rulebook: add $30 to any Pledge over $40

Color hard cover rulebook: add $60 to any Pledge over $70

Special thanks to all our backers and to Kevin MacLeod for the song Take the Lead in our video for being awesome.

Risks and challenges

The outlined project of this kickstarter is to get the Core Rulebook and System out to the general public and gain a greater following. Our core supporters are fantastic and loyal; we want to share the load so to speak. The first challenge is to finalize the book and get copies out there; we've done that digitally. The art and contents had taken the longest to finalize, with playtesters demonstrating new and undreamt-of ways to "break" the system. Balancing the Types and the Magic/Psionics took a bit of chicanery, but we're satisfied that we can go forward.
We have a reliable distributor, and the final draft of the book. We're mostly using this process to increase the audience and gauge interest in a possible new stage of development: Modules and Expansions.

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    For donations of $30, you will recieve a hand-drawn, fully colored customized print of a Reality A character of your design, drawn by one of our artists, Kiersten Renee Nichols. This special lady will bring your character to life for you. (We will need an e-mail address so we can communicate what you want, of course).

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    For your generous donation of $75, you will receive a digital copy of the rulebook, the soft cover rulebook, the dice bag, a mention in the special thanks on the website.and a spiffy hoodie (in black) Whoa! What a prize!

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    When you send us $250, you get a digital copy of the rulebook, a soft cover and hard cover copy of the rulebook, our awesome dice bag, and one our first three modules, at random; in addition, you get the amazing t-shirt and hoodie to keep that t-shirt (and you!) nice and warm, you get one of our lovely pins, the special edition shot glass, customized Reality A dice, and we'll take the time to fill your dice bag with rocks, bits o' string, and pieces of fluff JUST TO KEEP YOU GUYS GUESSING!

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    All the original signed artwork by the artists in the book (Over 100 pictures) can be yours for the taking. We will also give you a hard cover copy of the rulebook signed by the artists.

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    For 500 smackeroonis, you get a special mention in one of our modules as an NPC (hero or villain; your choice!). You will also receive a special edition copy of your escapades in the module. Please send us a picture of you and a brief description of what you are like so we know how to write you into the module! (Don't worry, you'll also get all the different copies of the core rulebook, the custom Reality A dice bag and pin. We're not that cheap.)

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    For a mere $1000, you will receive all 12 modules that have already been written, signed by creator and editor. In addition, you will also receive spiffy digital copies of every module we put out forever after, the digital rulebook, the custom Reality A dice bag, the shotglass, the hoodie, the t-shirt, the pin, and, what-the-heck, we'll throw in some extra customized dice JUST FOR YOU! Can you feel how much we love you, yet?! No?! Well, then: ALSOALSO, you get a signed, limited edition copy of the soft cover book! What a fantastic offer!

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    When you send us $2600, you will receive: the fantastic dice bag, the spiffy shot glass, a snazzy t-shirt, a splendiferous hoodie, all the different types of the book (hard cover, soft cover, and digital), a special copy of the character that broke the system (named 26 of course, see a pattern yet?), and a special Skype session with the creator, Herbie Hicks, in which you shall discover the secret to gaining 6 trillion positive karma (within the game system, obvs) in 6 easy steps.

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    When you make the life decision to give us $5500, we'll come to your house, create a new mod WITH YOU PRESENT, and have Chinese food while we play. We'll feed you guys, too. Don't worry. All the wonderful swag and soft cover books we have will be with us to give to you and your gaming group (8 max). And don't feel restricted by the January 2014 date; if you'd like us to come for someone's birthday/wedding/anniversary, we'll do special events, too. We have no shame.

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