n. Any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries.
The Vikings (as we now call them) have held a huge grip on the imaginations of writers, film makers and in fact everyone for many hundreds of years. This makes the Vikings (or Vikingar as they were originally known) a rich source of inspiration for RPG's.
Some people prefer a strictly historical game, others a semi-mystical game similar. Yet others desire to run a game styled after Beowulf or maybe even a game set in a fairly standard fantasy world but in the northern "viking-like" regions.
Whatever your preferred Viking game, this is the ruleset for you. Based on the free D6 ruleset from West End Games, we give you all of the rules needed, Hero creation, Ships, Warbands, Gods, Omens and Runes, Scandinavian monsters and myths and much more. Fast and cinematic, this game will see your Heroes pillaging, cleaving and rampaging in no time!
I took part in an IRC chat about the game with Dan Davenport, and the transcript is here:
Arion Games has run several successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past, and all have gone on the be very well received and reviewed games. Like a couple of previous campaigns, this is intended to be a simple and easy project. The book is almost fully written, playtested and laid out, and much of the art by the fantastic John Kapsalis is already there.
The artists responsible for the remaining images are on standby to start the last bits as soon as we hit the funding goals, and it should all be ready before the monies reach us. Therefore, backers should receive their pdf copies the day we get the money and the art is paid for. We are also using the POD service at RPGNow/DTRPG to fulfil the printed books.
As soon as the print version has been approved by the printers (which should be July) we will send out a code which will allow Print level backers to order a copy of the book for themselves. It will be up to you at that time to decide if you wanted a Softcover or Hardcover version and you will be responsible for printing and shipping costs. Of course, you can also combine this book with another print order to reduce those costs.
We have no stretch goals or additional rewards planned, meaning that once the campaign is finished and the money is transferred, backers will get their game straight away!
So, if you want to get some axe and longship into your gaming, back this project and go Viking!!
Risks and challenges
Very few risks. The book is written and laid out, requiring just a few bits of art. These will be commissioned as soon as we hit the funding target so should be completed and added to the layout in time for release as soon as the monies reach us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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