Pure Steam is everything you need to experience custom steampunk RPG adventures. Unique races, classes, weapons, and tech! Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 9, 2012.
About this project
Pure Steam is our vision of a deep steampunk world that has a reality, grit, and feasibility that the genre demands. We believe the Pathfinder RPG deserves a complete steampunk setting, and we're here to make it happen.
Pure Steam is:
-Approximately 200 pages of new tech, locations, characters, and classes.
-Pathfinder compatible (core rules at www.paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd)
-Set in our world (sorta)
-A fresh look at steampunk RPGs
Pure Steam offers:
-A deep world of politics, history, and adventure seeds
-Expanded options for non-magical healing
-A plethora of pseudoscience wondrous items
-Over a dozen steampunk vehicles
The funds from Kickstarter will cover additional artwork costs, publishing fees, and a small amount of marketing costs.
Pure Steam was conceived as a general concept over two years ago, and dedicated development commenced in Summer 2011. At this point, we've got enough content to fill a hefty tome, and we wanna share it!
Playtesting has been ongoing, and we start open playtesting as soon as we're funded. We're going to hit as many of the Cons as possible this summer (Origins, GenCon Indy, etc) to give you a chance to see and play the game.
If we fund by the deadline, we expect to have products for sale in time for Holiday 2012.
We will be randomly drawing one backer who gives at least $35 to be included in the $150 reward, and one who gives at least $75 to be included in the $500 reward!
Thanks for checking us out! We hope the rewards are enticing and the project gets you as excited as it gets us!
If we hit $13,900, we'll commission two original Pure Steam pewter miniatures. Everyone donating at least $50 will find one of these minis in their shipment of hardcopy materials.
If we hit $15,500, every backer $15 and up will get one mini, every backer $50 and up will get two minis, and we will randomly draw one of our $500 backers (not the one who received the upgraded $500 reward) to have their NPC image sculpted and cast for production as a pewter mini. Imagine your likeness in 3D in thousands of homes worldwide!
The Pure Steam Development Team consists of:
Adam "B'omarr Punk" Crockett
Brennan "Sellsword2587" Ashby
Davin "GrimGrin4488" Perry
Lance "LanJemWezz" Wright
Benton "Soft Servo" Spiker
Concept Art by Avatar Art
We have enough content to fill approximately 200 pages with new classes, archetypes, equipment, vehicles, region and city data, adventure seeds, and tons of amazing artwork.
The tracks will be largely ambient melodies, meant to help immerse players in the world of the game. There is some bluegrass influence, as well as industrial rock. The first track in our Kickstarter video is one of our original tracks. Other tracks we're working on include: a track for river travel, an airship battle track, and music for delving into the cogs and works deep in mechanical dungeons.
Since history didn't play out in Ullera exactly as it did on our earth, this is a sticky question. But, we can say that both politically and technologically Ullera is similar to the United States circa 1890 AD. As with any steampunk work, the technology will not be bound by that of history.
We're working on mad scientists' labs, tribal burial mounds, lost underwater cities, and coal mines.
If there are Pathfinder rules for it, you can port it into Pure Steam. We won't stop you there! But we won't be publishing any new rules for that in our first book. Expect to see that in future installments!
No additional charge. That's how much we appreciate your support!
Pledge $5 or more
Your name in our book as a contributor, plus our undying gratitude!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
All lower rewards plus high resolution Pure Steam Core Rulebook PDF download approximately one full month before initial sales.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
All lower rewards plus Pure Steam soundtrack digital download approximately one full month before initial sales.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
All lower rewards plus a multi-level original adventure module digital download approximately one full month before initial sales.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
One hardcopy rulebook plus one digital download (either rulebook, adventure module, or soundtrack).
Your name in the rulebook, plus our gratitude.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
All lower rewards plus hard copies of the Pure Steam RPG Core Rulebook, adventure module, and soundtrack signed by the development team.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $85 or more
RETAILER REWARD: Five copies of the hardcover rulebook and two print copies of the introductory adventure module. Stock your shelves! NOTE: This is for retailers only, does not include lower level rewards, and is not included in higher level rewards.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
All lower rewards plus exclusive access to our initial round of beta playtesting. You'll see the game before anyone else, play it, and help shape the game with your feedback!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (14 left of 15)
All lower rewards plus we'll design, develop, and incorporate your hometown into the game. Additionally, you'll help design a local organization for that town.
Also, you'll get a seat at the exclusive feedback gaming table with the developers at GenCon Indy or Origins (your choice). We'll run a game just for you and other $250 and $500 backers! We'll consider your feedback face-to-face and incorporate your suggestions into our release!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
10 backers All gone!
All lower rewards plus we'll write you into the game! We'll talk with you about an NPC role that will fit you well. We'll write a section about you in the game, with statistics and influence. Coal baron, moonshinin' halfling alchemist, dwarven ironclad captain, or something else entirely. You'll send us some pics of you, and we'll have Avatar Art illustrate you in your steampunk role!Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)