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The Saga of Dragon Star is a new epic fantasy western, while the N.R.G. System is a new sword-and-sorcery RPG! Read more

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The Saga of Dragon Star is a new epic fantasy western, while the N.R.G. System is a new sword-and-sorcery RPG!

About this project

UPDATE: Every back who pledges $25 or more will receive an 18" x 24" fold-up color map of The Saga of Dragon Star campaign map if we meet our funding goal!

Welcome to Game Smiths LLC's Kickstarter! Below you will find information on the projects that we have lined up: The Saga of Dragon Star, promising epic adventure on the high plains of the world of Avanti and the N.R.G.(Non-restricted Roleplaying Game) System, a fresh and innovative take on gaming. We have some exciting things lined up in this coming month, so read on to find out what we are all about!

An N.R.G. System ogre.
An N.R.G. System ogre.

The information for this Kickstarter is displayed below in the following order:

1. Add Ons for the various reward tiers

2. Descriptions of the products

3. Descriptions of the reward tiers

4. Links

More information can be found at our website, as well as our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Gamesmiths!

1. À la carte Menu
These are the add ons, separate from the Pledge Levels. Because Kickstarter won't allow people to pledge at multiple levels, backers may choose one pledge, and then select the below for additional rewards, if you so desire.

  • Extra PDF (+$10): You gain one extra PDF of your choice!
  • Extra Hardcover (+$50): You gain one extra hardcover book of your choice! Add a PDF of the same book for a total of $55.
  • Master Thief Add-On (+$100): You gain access to our developer forums! And you will be listed as an Associate Developer in the final products!
  • Realm Master (+$50): Get your character drawn by our in-house artist, Nicholas Gentile! This character will also be featured in a future N.R.G. sourcebook, fully statted (product and publication date TBD). Your name will appear in the credits of this book.
  • NRG GM Screen (+$20): Get a copy of the N.R.G. System GM Screen!
  • The Depths of Greed Print Copy ($+20): A physical copy of The Depths of Greed! (Now available as a free download from our website!)

2. THE BOOKS

    The Saga of Dragon Star is set in a fictional world, where an evil empire known as the Keln Dominion is slowly conquering all the known lands. And as liberties everywhere are suppressed, refugees flee to the last bastion of freedom: The Frontier Lands. Here, they scratch out what living they can from the unyielding landscape, and they are forced to live side-by-side with refugees from other realms, so humans, elves, orcs, dwarves, and minotaurs come together, each with his own agenda and goals.

    Swords and armor blend with six-shooter and rifles in this world where magic is slowly dying, suffocating under the growing industrial might of the Keln Dominion. And as the magic weakens, so too do the ancient binding spells of the Aluvian Empire, releasing long-forgotten demons from their eternal prisons.

    It's a world that blurs the line between hero and villain, where the struggle for survival creates its own version of pragmatic gallantry.

The Saga of Dragon Star will be available for both Pathfinder and Savage Worlds; read more about it here: http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/products/the-saga-of-dragon-star/

Beware the Keln Dominion...
Beware the Keln Dominion...

The N.R.G. Core Rulebook is our generic sword-and-sorcery RPG. N.R.G., which stands for non-restricted roleplaying game, is centered around the idea of player participation and continuous engagement. We want to create a highly tactical roleplaying experience that allows all players, no matter whose initiative it currently is, to be able to participate (or at least potentially be able to participate) at any time. Rather than trying to speed combat up to get through each player's turn as quickly as possible and rushing to the next, we do the opposite--we slow it down. We make every moment and every decision critical, keeping the sense of vulnerability alive at each tick of the clock in an attempt to enhance the experience and put each decision under the microscope. When death can come from any attack at any time, it reduces the formulaic approach of combat and eliminates the feeling of resource attrition and going through the motions to just wait for your next turn to come up.

Read more about it here: http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/products/n-r-g-core-rulebook/

An N.R.G. System sorcerer calls upon dark powers...
An N.R.G. System sorcerer calls upon dark powers...

3. TIER REWARDS

An explanation of our various rewards:

Thanks: We will post your name on our forums, publically thanking you for backing our project!

Wallpaper: You will receive 5 The Saga of Dragon Star and 5 N.R.G. wallpaper featuring our outstanding art!

BOOKS & PDFs: Each book will also be available as a PDF. When you choose a book (either softcover or hardcover), you must select either the N.R.G. Core Rulebook, The Saga of Dragon Star (N.R.G.), The Saga of Dragon Star (Pathfinder), or The Saga of Dragon Star (Savage Worlds). If you receive more than 1 book, you may choose more than one copy of the same book.

Kickstarter Exclusive Rewards: These include electronic character sheets for the N.R.G. System, a full PDF map of The Saga of Dragon Star campaign map, and PDFs of the Energy Symbol cards, printable as player aides (images below). These exclusives also include a set of The Saga of Dragon Star & N.R.G. RPG tokens for online play at RPG Table Online*.


*RPG Table Online (http://www.rpgtableonline.com/welcome.php) is a website featuring a free-to-use virtual tabletop for RPG play. With RPGTO you can play any RPG via the internet with gamers from around the world. Game Smiths LLC and RPGTO are teaming up to take the art of The Saga of Dragon Star & N.R.G. and making them into tokens that you can use at RPGTO. There will be at least 12 character tokens in all. When the Kickstarter fund drive is complete, you will be sent a coupon code to add the SDS set to your RPGTO account. There is no cost to have an RPGTO account.

Energy Symbols
Energy Symbols
 
Airk Lacardé, weary from a many months of travel, entered the roadside inn. Though he had much business to attend to while here, his first order of business was to reach the bartender and order an ale to wash the road dust from his dry throat…
Airk Lacardé, weary from a many months of travel, entered the roadside inn. Though he had much business to attend to while here, his first order of business was to reach the bartender and order an ale to wash the road dust from his dry throat…

GOAL: $15,000

4. Links

For more information, please visit the following links:

LordKat Live! Television interview: http://www.twitch.tv/lordkat/b/336262964

Game Smiths LLC: www.gamesmithsllc.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Gamesmiths

Forums: http://forums.gamesmithsllc.com/smf/index.php 

Please check out our free downloads.

The Saga of Dragon Star Class Previews:

http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/11/Class-Previews.pdf

Dragon Stars prepare to ambush some bank robbers in Ironstone!
Dragon Stars prepare to ambush some bank robbers in Ironstone!

N.R.G. System Combat Example:

http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/10/COMBAT-EXAMPLE-NRG1.pdf

In the N.R.G. System, there is no damage roll, and a single hit can lead to death...
In the N.R.G. System, there is no damage roll, and a single hit can lead to death...

Light Beta Rules:

http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/10/NRGRules_Light-Beta.pdf

An N.R.G. System orc.
An N.R.G. System orc.

Free N.R.G. System Adventure:

http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/10/The-Depths-of-Greed-FINAL.pdf

Get this and other free downloads from our website at www.gamesmithsllc.com!
Get this and other free downloads from our website at www.gamesmithsllc.com!

Risks and challenges

The Saga of Dragon Star is a new epic fantasy western campaign setting, and we're just a few thousand dollars away from being able to bring it, along with our original game system N.R.G., to life. We've already invested a lot of our own time, energy, and money into these projects, but we need a little help to see it through. Printing books, finishing the art orders, and getting more creative people onboard is something that you can help with by supporting this project.

The greatest challenge we face is community involvement. We can write pretty much anything we want, but that's not our goal--our goal is to create fantastic, well-playtested, and well-designed products. We want to create a strong community foundation from which to spring these fantastic game lines, so after pledging, please visit our forums over at www.gamesmithsllc.com and be part of the creative process!

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    Acolyte: 1 PDF of your choice, Wallpaper, Thanks. Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    35 backers

    Apprentice: 1 softcover of your choice, 1 PDF of your choice, Kickstarter Exclusive Rewards, Wallpaper, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside of the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    Dark Sorcerer: 1 hardcover of your choice, 1 PDF of your choice, Kickstarter Exclusive Rewards, Wallpaper, Eligibility for our Stretch Goals, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside of the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    Early Bird Adventure Lord: 2 hardcovers of your choice, 2 PDFs, Exclusive Kickstarter Rewards, Wallpaper, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada).

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    Early Bird Adventure Lord 2: 2 hardcovers of your choice, 2 PDFs, Exclusive Kickstarter Rewards, Wallpaper, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada).

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    1 backer

    Adventure Lord: 2 hardcovers of your choice, 2 PDFs, Exclusive Kickstarter Rewards, Wallpaper, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada).

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    Early Bird Adventure Lord 3: THREE hardcovers of your choice, 2 PDFs, Exclusive Kickstarter Rewards, Wallpaper, Thanks (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada).

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    1 backer

    Realm Master: As Adventure Lord, but also have your original character drawn and inked by Game Smith's very talented in-house artist, Nicholas Gentile. This character will also be featured in a future N.R.G. sourcebook, fully statted (product and publication date TBD). Your name will appear in the credits of this book. (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    5 backers

    Master Thief: All the same as an Adventure Lord, but you gain access to the internal N.R.G. and Dragon Star developer forums. You will be listed as a developer in the final products. (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    Master Sorcerer: As Master Thief, but also design your own N.R.G. adventure. We will work with you do develop your own 10k to 15k word adventure as a PDF publication for 2014. We will pay you a writing fee per your work (to be determined later and payable after publication). If all five of these pledges are filled, we will combine all five adventures for a physical publication. (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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    Dragon Lord: As Master Thief, but we will include you personally as a character persona in the Frontier Lands! It’s your choice! What do you want to be in the final campaign sourcebook? A wanted outlaw? A Dragon Star sheriff? A mayor? Hangman? We will have Avatar Art draw you to your specifications and write you up as an NPC in our world! (Please add $10 for shipping outside the US and Canada.) Please see the À la carte Menu for add-on options!

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Funding period

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