The ADVANCED: Pandemonium, a complete tabletop rpg system
Featuring the unique WAR system, allowing the creation of weapons, armours and spells through a streamlined point buy system on the fly
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 31 2019 5:45 AM UTC +00:00.
The current book as a pdf is available through drivethrurpg
All actions in The ADVANCED are done through the use of one, or more, d10s. Roleplay is at the forefront of this system and thus actions that are not under duress, such as combat, and have a small penalty for failure should be treated in a roleplay manner, rather than relying on a die roll.
Non-combat actions like competencies within the pursuit system, such as lockpicking, roll a single d10 and apply the user’s knowledge (pursuit bonus) and compare it to the level of difficulty. The result is either a success, success with a bonus (allowing an additional effect), success with a minor penalty (allowing success but at a minor penalty, such as breaking the lock in the process), success with a major penalty (a more significant penalty, such as breaking your tools or making a large amount of noise) and finally failure, which like it’s name means the competency check fails.
Combat actions fall into two categories, main combat rolls and secondary combat rolls. Main combat rolls are the base actions, such as attacking and defending, and use the hit degree table. To make an attack, or to defend from one, a single d10 is rolled and the specific statistic is then added to the roll, such as offence for an attack. This result is then reduced by the enemies opposing statistic, such as defence for the same action. Finally, this result is compared against a short table which specifies any bonus damage or loss of damage from that roll and can on rare occasions even end in a missed attack, although as specified earlier, this is not often the case. All attacks have their damage further reduced by any mitigation the target has.
Critical miss/hit. A critical hit is only applied to main combat rolls and adds a small bonus based on the roll result of a second d10 result. To get a critical hit the roll result after all bonuses and penalties must be a 15 or higher. A critical miss not only misses the target as normal, but also causes a minor penalty based on a d10 result. Getting a critical miss is caused when the full roll result is lower than a 1.
Secondary combat rolls are the simplest of rolls. They function in the same way as a main combat roll, adding the statistic to a single die roll followed by reducing the amount by the enemy’s statistic. The difference here is that the result must be a 5 or higher or simply fail entirely. This form has no critical successes or failures.
Disclaimer: All artwork shown here is either owned by Beirdo Games LLP or licensed for use with this kickstarter and owned by Mike Corriero who will be doing the artwork for the game book. See his website.
The funding we are asking is the minimum required for the editing of the books through a professional editor and the artwork from Mike Corriero, a great artist. Kickstarter isn't just a great way for us to get funding, it's an amazing way of connecting with the people interested in our project. Our aim is to work together with you, the players, to make The ADVANCED: Pandemonium everything it can be.
What you get
PDF: The pdf is a digital version of the different books which are available in their early versions while the game is on kickstarter as well as the finalized version after Kickstarter. The pdf will be constantly updated and available for download for the owners, always containing all changes and new artwork.
Book: The book contains everything in the pdf version, albeit changes in the form of errata's will only be in books purchased after the changes are made.
Dice: We offer as a kickstarter exclusive, 2 ten sided dice made especially for this system. One die with the numbers 0-9 and one with the numbers 00-90 to be used for percentages.
Guideline Cards: Like the dice, we offer a kickstarter exclusive set of poker sized cards that contain the information of all ailments symptoms, conditions, stances and special attacks for easier referencing.
Poster: A nice poster of Pandemonium's cover art.
Game master's screen: Like the guideline cards, this four piece cardboard screen has the most important rules and options written on it to make the life of the game master easier.
Concept Art Book: A beautiful art book containing the art in progress, showing how the final art got to where it was.
Astral Edition: A Collector's edition book with additional artwork and a special cover.
Dice Box: A special wooden dice box with 3 slots, 2 for the 2 dice and 1 large slot for the pack of guideline cards.
Bestiary: A book containing all of the creatures and beautiful artwork depicting the magnificent creatures.
The Books: The full PDFs will be available shortly after the Kickstarter campaign is successfully completed, expected delivery time is 2 months. This is so that our editor can read through and refine the book, ensuring clarity, whilst our designer can prepare the book for artwork. After the initial release, we will regularly update the game PDFs as artwork is completed so that you don't have to wait to play. The finalised hardcover books are planned to be shipped in the summer of 2020, when all artwork should be completed. All the reward tiers that include a hardcover book will also have access to the game book PDFs as they are updated.
Shipping: On top of your backer tier cost, we will be charging for shipping to ensure the books can be delivered reliably and safely. Shipping costs below are an estimate and we will be making use of DriveThruRPG
US: €6 - 10
Canada: €15 - 20
Europe: €7 - 20
See THIS LINK for more information
Please note that The Group Special's shipping cost may be higher due to the increased weight of 5 sets.
Risks and challenges
The ADVANCED Pandemonium is finished as far as rules go. The reason we're here is to fund the artwork and the creation of the game book.
The main risks involved are those regarding delivery, which is why we plan to partner up with distribution companies that can do this for us, as opposed to trying to manage it ourselves. However, despite our efforts there is always a risk of shipping delays or lost shipments and we have set aside a small portion of our funding budget to ensure that if something does happen, we can immediately resend lost packages without a problem. in addition, we will be utilising tracking on all our deliveries to ensure backers know exactly where their package is.
The other risk we have is the potential for a delayed book release due to how long artwork can take to complete. It's impossible to predict this, we can only estimate, so please bear with us if there are delays. We can promise that we will be doing everything we can to minimize delays if they occur and will make it known as far in advance as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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