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A new fantasy RPG based on the d20 system.
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I was reading the D&D 3.5 SRD when I decided "You know what, me? I think I can do better than this." So I started writing. Now, I come to you to fund the project.

The main goal here is a more balanced system and an easier to learn system. If you've played 3.5 or Pathfinder, this system should be near trivial to adapt to; but ideally newcomers to the hobby should find it easy as well.

I am starting a new game based on the d20 system, and I need you guys to help fund the release. I will be releasing the core rules for free as this system's SRD; as you might expect, the system is under the OGL.

In addition to the rules, I am designing a setting to go with the game. This setting is known as Mytheye (previously known as the Shadowlands until someone informed me that name was taken).

In the interests of clarity, the primary means I am using to spread this game are a website with the basic rules and PDF copies sold via that same website (I might later work on setting up a physical distribution, but that is a later task).

The image right now is just a screenshot of a PDF I'm using to test the rules. I will be putting up the cover when my artist gets it drawn.

EDIT: Alright, it has come to my attention that people what to know more about this game. Well, with some help from Erik Tenkar, here is some more information.

The major changes are a complete revamp of the skills system and introduction of the Prowess mechanic (which acts to make martial characters more powerful). The net goal of these changes is balance. I have also trimmed the spell lists and introduced a mechanic known as Chain spells (which, as I found out, is also an idea that WotC had, as it is in 5e under another name). The combat rules have also been simplified some and non-casters can make magic items as easily as casters.

Pathfinder has actually influenced this game as well; that said, their goal seems to be continuing 3.5 without balancing it, while balance is one of my primary goals.

As to why I posted the kickstarter without this information... I'm just an idiot sometimes.

Risks and challenges

The only risks that come to mind are me not writing as fast as I think I will. If that should happen, well crap; I'll let you guys know and things will be delayed some.

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    King: In addition to the rewards for the inside access level, I will name one of the kings/queens in Mytheye after you (or the name of your choice).

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