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Sarah GatesBy Sarah Gates
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Sarah GatesBy Sarah Gates
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About

Hello,

Our names are Michael Foskey and Sarah "Dora" Gates. I, like many of you, am a gamer. I have played table top RPG’s for 20 Years. I have played games by TSR, WoTC, Palladium, and a host of other company. I have played everything from Shadowrun to Tri-Stats BESM. When Third edition D&D came out I was surprised to see most of house rules were now in the game. When 3.5 hit I was again surprised to find it happened again. True some of the rules changes broke my heart, but I was amazed when almost all of my fixes were in there. When rumors of 4th edition started to circulate I was looking forward to seeing what was next… I was sorely disappointed. You must understand, though I started in second edition, and had played a lot of other games, my first DM and DM for years was a white box DM. One who instilled in me a love of tactics, and role play, a love for the rules, without making me a rules lawyer. I was glad to see the tactic back, but I also saw a huge swing up in the “power curve” of play. As well as more control being taken out of the hands of the GM. I also saw “Epic” play become more about the numbers and easier, and less about thinking your way out of problem. 4th was not the game for me. I have no problem with people liking it or playing it, but I wanted a return to older styles of play. So I started writing down my house rules and fixes… then one of my players brought me Pathfinder. Pathfinder was once again a lot of my rules put out by someone else. It isn’t perfect; it isn’t what I would have done. It is great, and if I had not just spent 4 months writing my own house rules packet, I would have just been playing it.

But I had, and when I tried a game under that system, I found myself going…”it’s ok, but once again it takes away control from the GM” so I started writing again. Then I realized too much of what I had done was new, not just a few new rules on the back of the great D20 beast, but a new system. So I started from the ground up; new stats, new abilities, new saves, reworked classes, a better defined alignment system one that reflected more of the real world as well as the heroic, a new money system, everything. Then I started building a world for it, a fantasy world where the player mattered. A place where Players could become kings and queens, heroes and villains and so much more, a world where Stats and tricks and equipment augment what you do, not where your gear score is more important. A world actually with a working economy built in from the beginning, where land and loyalty and taxes mater, built that way from concept up, instead of tacked on later. A place where field battles and tactics go from the small old fashion squad based combat, to the fielding of one army vs. another of several. Also a full formed class system with real world reasons for why they work. I want every player to have the opportunity to be as important as they want, weather you become a Lord or Lady or stay just an adventure and open a bar. A world where the mysteries of ages past matter, where magic actual makes since, and a world where the gods make since and you have more than one group of them. Finally once again written with in the base rules, and adult thread to game, which individuals can leave out without effecting flow, but can give the world a gritty real feel and make for hard moral choices, in other words a game that can be as in-depth as you want it, with rules that minimize the clumsiness that other games have had when handling these issues because they were not part of the core planning.


Gaming is my life; I fell in love with it when I first started playing. And like many a gamer I long for days gone by and the epic feel of the games of the past, with the more streamed lined rules of the present. I have play tested my rules in various games for over 2 years now. I believe in playing the game into being. I am already testing out my new stats and am ready to start the final phases of development. My economy is fleshed out, my combat rules work, and the world is rich in both history and what can be done.

However I have hit a problem. I need to hire people to do some of the things I either cannot, or is just basic fact checking, proof reading or just needs someone to sit down and crunch numbers, like getting all of the prices for all of the items. On top of that I need more time to work on it, which is at odds with keeping a roof over my head. I already have 200 pages written out for the base players guide; I have the entire math for the new system, and have started on the Monsters Tome. But I need help! I have an artist, a proof reader, and two people to help me with the non-creative, just writing portions of the book such as the equipment guide and tables. I can and will promise you, customizable characters still with in a class based frame work, skills and abilities and tricks that will keep a fighter as useful at high levels as the wizard and a wizard useful at low level without being overpowered. As well as a world built to be explored, owned, plundered or protected. I can also promise you a return to modules instead of milking the endless stream of splat books. Come, I have and entire Planet for you to explore, a place that is very familiar, and still utterly new.

Welcome to M’Diro, a world recovering from the collapse of a totalitarian empire of such evil, that the demonic Leather wings destroyed it. It has been 300 years since the fall of the Empire of Unstoam. And all that have kept most going is their faith in the gods. Finally lands are being returned to normal, kings and lords have started expanding. Finally the land will be tamed and reclaimed after e fall that almost spelled the end of civilization. Finally the dark ages are over.

We hope you enjoy your stay.

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