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Derrick FreelandBy Derrick Freeland
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Derrick FreelandBy Derrick Freeland
First created
$1,081
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
14
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 12 2019 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Epic, tabletop sci fi role playing is about to happen and we need your help!

We're asking for the kind of support that would enable us to print our game and get it into the hands of role players everywhere.  It's our firm belief that the gaming world really needs a game like this right now; Pater Asteri is a cooperative role playing experience that encourages the development of community and gives players the chance to master group dynamics and cooperative problem solving without the use of combat.  The game will put players into a world that reflects their own in many ways, but  alien.

The game is played using a scenario booklet, your character sheet and character tile, narrative cards, and multiple scenario boards.  These game pieces tell the story of your experience in Pater Asteri; they reflect the places that you go, the decisions you make, things you find on your journey, how you change and grow as a person, and the people you meet along the way.  The game operates using a d10 (10-sided dice) system, introducing an element of chance and a bit of strategy to navigating the story.  Here is a sample of each of the game components:

The starter kit for Pater Asteri will include 70 distinct character tiles to choose from when creating a character.
The starter kit for Pater Asteri will include 70 distinct character tiles to choose from when creating a character.
Choose from 4 distinct, playable species when creating your character. Backers will receive 40 full color character sheets (10 of each species).
Choose from 4 distinct, playable species when creating your character. Backers will receive 40 full color character sheets (10 of each species).
One of the many special areas in the game where the story takes place.  This is a tram line platform on Sinu Patris.  Backers will receive all 20 full color Scenario Boards featured in our first module.
One of the many special areas in the game where the story takes place. This is a tram line platform on Sinu Patris. Backers will receive all 20 full color Scenario Boards featured in our first module.
One of the scenarios from our first module "Collision - Sinu Patris"    Backers will receive a 50 page, full color Scenario Booklet.
One of the scenarios from our first module "Collision - Sinu Patris" Backers will receive a 50 page, full color Scenario Booklet.
One of the many people you will meet on your journey through the Pater Asteri solar system.  This is Etlam, a Dlivinian advisor to the Pater Asteri Solar Council.  Backers will receive 30 full color Narrative Cards, a feature or our first module.
One of the many people you will meet on your journey through the Pater Asteri solar system. This is Etlam, a Dlivinian advisor to the Pater Asteri Solar Council. Backers will receive 30 full color Narrative Cards, a feature or our first module.

The Pater Asteri Starter Kit includes:

The Traveler's Guide to Pater Asteri - A 75 page book that describes the core rules an concepts of the game and the history, ecology, culture, and economy of the world of Pater Asteri

75 distinct character tiles with standees

4 10-sided dice

A character sheet booklet with 10 character sheets for each playable species (40 character sheets in total)

Our first module "Collision: Sinu Patris" includes:

50 page Scenario Booklet

20 distinct, 11 x 25 inch Scenario Boards

30 Narrative Cards


Here's a picture of what the physical components of the game will look like:


The experience of playing Pater Asteri is meant to be like reading a classic science fiction novel with friends, but with the advantage of being able to make your own choices about how the story will play out and to alter the narrative with the game's mechanics.  We'll be completing art and design over the next several months, so the expectation is that the game will be available by late 2019 or early 2020.  There will be monthly updates as art and design are completed for each chapter of our first module "Collision - Sinu Patris".  It's going to be epic... BE THERE...

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of this project will be completing the illustration and design work; these parts of the project will dictate how quickly we're able to release the game. We have a streamlined workflow that can input visualization into the Pater Asteri world at a steady and regular rate, making our goals relatively easy to meet. You can expect to see the game in publication by late 2019 or early 2020.

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    • 2 Character Tiles with stands - Dlivinian & Android
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