This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 12 2019 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.
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 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter