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About this project
Trains of Thought was originally a role playing chatroom on im-chat.com called Dream Train. Although the chat room didn't last very long, I created the mechanics and settings for the game while learning about tabletops. During this time I played D&D, Shadowrun, Star Wars RPG, and even Paranoia. I want this to be a book I can self-publish or get another company to pick up. Ideally it would get my name out there as a writer and lead to other projects. This book is dear to my heart. If you believe in my dream and want a copy (PDF or print) of my tabletop, please consider giving me your support.
Here's a sample of the skills that will be featured in the tabletop.
Here's the basic character creation page from the book.
Risks and challenges
The hardest part monetarily will be paying artists to create art to fill some of the key parts of the book. Looking at about 8 illustrations, maybe a couple of them colored. However, I know 3 or 4 artists personally that can do it for me. The most time consuming part will be playtesting. I can edit the book pretty easily, but it may need some fleshing out as far as NPCs and detailing the setting.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. However, that's only for the $30 option, because that's about how much it costs to ship something internationally (roughly). This is the reason this one is limited. If you want to print 1 copy of the pdf you purchased for personal use, you can do that, too.
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Concept art sketch of backer's favorite non-playable character signed by Kelly Hale. This will be Kelly's work shown to the artists, not based on the final vision of the artist.
Options are Sue and Bonnie (DW's aids), DW himself (dream god/mastermind), or one of the sample archetypes in the book:
Mercy Grey-swordswoman champion
Trent- furry martial artist champion
Artemis Baker- mage
Lunar Tremillian-summoner/exorcist mage
Janice Graves-super-scientistEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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PDF of completed Dream Train 2nd editionEstimated delivery:
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Printed Dream Train 2nd editionEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Printed Dream Train 2nd edition with PDFEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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