The Realm of Sonder is the first world in a multi-world universe. It is comprised of several continents, eleven countries and a massive undiscovered region that is begging to be delved into. This new universe will have all the complexities and possibilities a universe holds.
The first step in this endeavor has begun. The world is laid out with detailed maps of the terrain, weather trade routes and everything else GM’s need to tell rich stories. Detailed digital maps and docs (.pdf's) that show building elevations, sewer systems and even crime statistics. The dungeons will be designed to be practical in nature taking into account building costs and construction limitations in a world with magic and fantastic properties. My hope is to build a believable fantasy realm. Everything in my world is effected by its environment. If there’s a war in a region the next generations are effected. I want players to feel like they are experiencing another life. With your support I will direct my full attention on making the first module of this exciting new realm.
Hiraeth will be the start of all that. A land mass roughly a third of the size of Australia. A realm inhabited by multiple races for less than 200 years. It is a bustling new world, rich with resources, steeped in possibility and with a new danger to serve as the catalyst for many of the regions campaigns. Characters will have a number of quests to choose from and game masters will have an entire land, extensively mapped out for their players to explore; dungeons, lost civilizations, cities, and the under earth.
I want to give Game Masters and players something new and something completed. Hiraeth in its entirety. The basic pledge will get you a map of the entire world and the Hiraeth realm with its cities, characters and history. Most importantly the adventures will be presented so that the module can be used with any gaming system. So if you are a fan of Dungeons and Dragons then you can play with that. Or perhaps you want to use it for the Star Wars Role-playing games, that’s entirely up to you. The freedom is all yours. I’ll provide the setting, you fill in whatever you want to custom fit it to your game of choice.
Now as I said this is the first module in my new universe.. If this kick-starter campaign is a success then I will most likely offer more modules, worlds and resources to go along with Sonder and the Hiraeth kit. Eventually I am planning to create my own set of rules and role-playing game. This world is the start of all that. If you would like to visit the Realm of Sonder then please consider supporting my campaign.
The basic pledge will get you everything you need to start, but I will have some additional perks should you want to give that little bit more. Like maybe have a city, mountain or dungeon named after you or your favourite character. Check out the details below and thank you.
Maps and documents will be digital downloads (PDF documents primarily). My goal is to have all documents accessible on multiple platforms like computers, cell phones, tablets, etc. I will include maps for players and maps designed for GM eyes only.
Risks and challenges
The largest challenge will be the workload. A lot of maps and a lot of writing will mean many late nights and a lot of coffee. I have written over 150 screenplays and shot over 35 films. So, hard work and long hours is nothing new for me. If I love something and have a passion for it I don't mind the work. Since I planned on creating this new universe for my own gaming needs, whether I get funded or not I will be completing the Realm of Sonder and the Hiraeth Module.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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