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The Obsidian Apocalypse is a post-apocalyptic survival horror table top RPG template campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG.

The Obsidian Apocalypse campaign setting is a post-apocalyptic survival horror table top RPG campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. Obsidian Apocalypse Is an update and re-visioning of the original Obsidian Twilight campaign setting scheduled for release during the summer of 2013. The Obsidian Apocalypse will serve as the premiere setting for the post-apocalyptic survival horror genre for Pathfinder. The reason that we are having this Kickstarter project is to generate the funds we need to pay for the cost of printing this sourcebook and getting it out to the premiere retail gaming stores. 

The Obsidian Apocalypse is written by:

  • JP Chapleau (NeoExodus: A House Divided)
  • James ‘Grim’ Desborough (Obsidian Twilight) 
  • Robert “Bob” E Drouin (Paizo RPG Superstar contestant) 
  • Richard Pett (Pathfinder Adventure Path) 
  • Owen K.C. Stephens (D20 Star Wars, Gamma World, The Wheel of Time) 
  • Rich Redman (D20 Modern, Unearthed Arcana) 
  • Plus many more… 

This project is being overseen by Louis Porter Jr., who has been involved in the RPG industry for the last decade starting with the creation and development of the Haven: City of Violence campaign setting, which is the only RPG to receive a movie option (by Radical Comics owner Barry Levine prior to the game’s release. Over the last decade, Louis Porter Jr. has released over 500 RPG related products in both the traditional brick and mortar retail store and the online PDF market. 

Background: Since 2000, the d20 System gaming license and the Open Game License (OGL) have allowed publishers to share a common framework for creating roleplaying games using the System Reference Document (SRD), which contains the same core mechanics as those found in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition. Under the OGL, third-party publishers use the SRD as the basis of many different games. Paizo Publishing expanded the concept of the OGL with their creation and development of the Pathfinder Resource Document (PRD), and in turn made a successful open gaming system.

Patronage and Funding: The fundraising goal we have for this project is $5,000 in a little under 40 days (starting July 28th, and running through September 3rd, 2012). We feel that this amount will be enough to make the high quality product that we have planned for Obsidian Apocalypse.

Process: To provide a starting framework of how this project will perform, I am drawing on my years of experience in the game design process, particularly the time spent developing, editing, and providing rules support for the over 500 RPG products I have done over the last decade. We will provide specific patrons with the ability to provide input and guidance on Obsidian Apocalypse as to what works, what doesn’t, and (most importantly) what things we may not have yet thought of. Senior patrons will have particularly substantial influence, and we will experiment with different collaboration tools to find what works best for this project. Becoming a patron on this project is a great way to gain a design credit on the book, which in turn is a great way to gain experience and build a resume for those interested in pursuing a career in game publishing!

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Compositing and Graphic Design: Louis Porter Jr. Design 

Music: Blue Stahli "Rebellion Anthem"

FAQ

  • Absolutely Yes! While we hope to reach our funding limit we have plans in place to provide more rewards the more money we raise. In addition we will also have special rewards from other 3rd Party Publishers to make this even more interesting.

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  • If you have the inclination to add an extra $20 to your donation to help with shipping, I would be grateful, but it isn't a requirement, but it would help A LOT!

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    Survivor: All donors at this level will receive a personal thank you from Louis Porter Jr. on supporting this project and a computer desktop wallpaper background of their choice from the iconic characters created by the Obsidian Apocalypse artists.

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    Retailers Exclusive: 5 copies of the softcover black and white edition of Obsidian Apocalypse shipped in the US via Media Mail only. Qualified retailers, libraries or distributors only. Contact LPJ Design (LMPjr007 at Gmail.com) to confirm before pledging. Add $20 for international shipping. This pledge is the only way for retailers, libraries or distributors to get the product, which WILL NOT otherwise be offered through distribution.

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    Special Reward: Name the City in the Obsidian Apocalypse Campaign Setting and receive all the awards of a Ghast.

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    Special Reward: Pitch your ideas for future LPJ Design original content over Skype plus receive all the awards of a Wight and you'll join the ranks of fully credited designers.

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    Special Reward: An exclusive Obsidian Apocalypse T-Shirt. Nobody but Kickstarter supporters will get this shirt (You’ll need to give us your size), plus receive all the awards of a Wight.

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    Special Reward: Receive an exclusive, one-of-a-kind full Pathfinder stated NPC created exclusively for your home Obsidian Apocalypse game, created by Obsidian Apocalypse creative team and receive all the awards of a Wight.

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    Special Reward: Receive three random full-color digital prints of the Obsidian Apocalypse leader character (Asi Magnor, Calix Sabinus, Nyxsus, Reikenjo or Zebadiah) of your choosing and receive all the awards of a Wight.

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    Special Reward: Get all of LPJ Design’s Obsidian Apocalypse PDF Pathfinder products for free for life and receive all the awards of a Wight.

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    Special Reward: Get all of LPJ Design’s Obsidian Apocalypse AND NeoExodus: A House Divided PDF products free for life and receive all the awards of a Wight.

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    Special Reward: An exclusive, one-of-a-kind full Pathfinder created character class created exclusively for you and tailored to your at-home or local retail store playing group created by Obsidian Apocalypse creative team and receive all the awards of a Wight.

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