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A versatile & modular, yet simple & rules light, role-playing game system for any genre that requires only a pair of dice to play.
A versatile & modular, yet simple & rules light, role-playing game system for any genre that requires only a pair of dice to play.
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112 backers pledged $993 to help bring this project to life.

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FINAL 72 HOUR BONUS STRETCH GOALS

  • If the POD RPG Kickstarter campaign reaches $1,142 the three current social media stretch goals will be unlocked resulting in three POD RPG supplements.
  • If the POD RPG Kickstarter campaign reaches $1,713 nine POD RPG supplements will be unlocked.
Three of the planned POD RPG supplements
Three of the planned POD RPG supplements

Please be sure to check the FAQ for additional information regarding the game itself. Thank you.

The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Kickstarter campaign is running for one week only in accordance with the Kickstarter All in 1 (#allin1) promotion.

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The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game is designed to be played with only a standard set of dice -- two six-sided dice. No pouch of various polyhedrons needed here. Just swipe a pair of good ol' fashion dice out of one of the board games tucked away in the linen closet. And while the dice required are minimum, the game itself is not limited. The POD RPG utilizes variations of familiar mechanics of old school role-playing games, while at the same time minimizing a lot of the crunch that can sometimes get in the way of playing a good story.

The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game is not a "story telling" game. It's a bonafide role-playing game with all of the elements that players like: character attributes, skill checks, combat, and of course... dice rolling. There may be more "realistic" role-playing game systems out there, but is that why you really play role-playing games? The POD RPG system takes a more cinematic approach for more thrills and chills -- which is why you play role-playing games in the first place. Right?

The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game is perfect for the one-off spur of the moment game (because someone in the group didn't show up or the game master is unprepared) or even an ongoing campaign that doesn't rely on the trappings of cumbersome rules and components.

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(not final cover art)

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to fund and distribute a digital (PDF) version of the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Guide Book. The term "guide book" is used instead of "rule book" as the basis of the POD RPG system is meant to be flexible to fit the needs of the players, and not not be a set of hard and fast rules. Besides, rules are meant to be broken. The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Guide Book is scheduled to clock in at 42 pages and will include the guidelines (or "rules" if you insist) for the POD RPG and examples and samples of how they can be applied in different role-playing game genres.

And, like any good role-playing game Kickstarter campaign worth your pledge, there are stretch goals. The Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game is more than just one guide book. The POD RPG line also consists of supplements (or PODs) to expand the system to fit any and all genres. Each stretch goal will unlock a new supplement (or POD) that goes into further detail on how the POD RPG can be utilized for specific genres of games such as fantasy, sci-fi, super hero, horror, you name it. These supplements will have more specific elements based on and constructed using the POD RPG system. For example the Fantasy POD will contain character archetypes, skills, weapons, spells, artifacts, creatures, and lore pertaining to the classic fantasy role-playing game setting. All backers of the campaign at the "Advanced Pod People Pledge" and the "Lifelong Pod People Pledge" will receive digital (PDF) copies of all unlocked POD RPG supplements (or PODs).

How to unlock the stretch goals...

2 Backers: This is an easy one. In fact, it's already unlocked. Every backer at the "Advanced Pod People Pledge" and the "Lifelong Pod People Pledge" will receive the Fantasy POD supplement (PDF) in addition to the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Basic Guide Book (PDF).

100 Twitter Follows: Once the GeekPunk Games (@GeekpunkGames) AND the POD RPG (@pod_rpg) Twitter accounts each reach 100 follows this stretch goal will be unlocked. (NOTE: As of the Kickstarter launch @GeekpunkGames already has 42 followers and @pod_rpg already has 2 followers. So you've got a head start.)

100 Facebook Likes: Once the GeekPunk Games Facebook page AND the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Facebook page each reach 100 likes this stretch goal will be unlocked. (NOTE: Again, both of these pages already have a handful of likes, so you're not starting from scratch.)

100 Tweets: Once there have been 100 tweets posted that contain a link to the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Kickstarter campaign this stretch goal will be unlocked. (NOTE: This may or may not include tweets generated by @GeekPunkGames and/or @pod_rpg. It depends how close we are to unlocking the stretch goal.)

100 Backers: Pretty simple and straightforward. Once the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Kickstarter campaign achieves 100 backers this stretch goal will be unlocked.

To Be Determined: Depending on how the other stretch goals go, this objective will be determined at least 48 hours before the end of the campaign. It will not be something unobtainable nor far fetched. It might be a final dollar amount or a combination and continuation of the previous objectives.

And the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game supplements aren't stopping once this Kickstarter campaign has run its course. No siree. There are already over two dozen POD RPG supplements and adventures either in the works or planning stages -- with more to come. They range from genre specific bestiaries and campaign settings to one-off adventures. From alien field guides to zombie survival manuals, the POD RPG library will have your role-playing game needs covered. And that is why the "Lifelong Pod People Pledge" reward is being offered. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a versatile and ever-expanding role-playing game line. If you pledge at the "Lifelong Pod People Pledge" level you will receive every Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game digital (PDF) supplement and adventure that is produced and published by GeekPunk Games. You won't need to spend another dime to receive every POD RPG digital (PDF) product. There is no time limit nor maximum quantity limitation. As long as GeekPunk Games has a current email address you'll get the latest Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game product delivered to your inbox. (Or at least a link in which to download said POD RPG product.) There is no set timeline on when future POD RPG products will be released.

All of the rewards for this Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Kickstarter campaign are digital in accordance with the Kickstarter All in 1 -- 1s and 0s (#allin1) promotion. No physical books are being produced. (That's not to say that might not happen at a later date.) Also keep in mind that this campaign is running for only one week, so don't delay. If you have any questions, no "ask question" skill check is needed to be rolled -- just ask away. Thank you for your support.

 

Risks and challenges

The Pair O' Dice Role Playing Game Guide Book is on track to be completed before the July ETA. The September ETA for additional unlocked stretch goal supplements is for the first few products with the additional products following in a timely manner of a few months. There is no set timeline for the additional "Lifelong Pod People Pledge" products, but they are anticipated to be released on at least a monthly schedule by the end of the 2017 calendar year.

The risk of successfully producing the final product is minimized by the fact that only digital rewards are being offered. There is no physical production of printed material to delay delivery. GeekPunk has run successful Kickstarters under the name "Dan Taylor" for various comic books such as Hero Happy Hour: On The Rocks, hero Happy Hour Vs. The Supreme Leader, and Donald of the Dead.

GeekPunk's first RPG campaign was Crosswell: Junction to Adventure. While delays were experienced in production of the final product, lessons were learned to help assure that future campaigns run more efficiently.

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    Basic Pod People Pledge

    You're curious, but you're not sure you want to commit. That's cool. For your $2 pledge you'll get the 42-page Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Basic Guide Book (PDF).

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    Advanced Pod People Pledge

    You're digging the concept and you want to see how POD RPG works beyond the basics. You'll get the basic 42-page Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Guide Rule Book (PDF) plus any and all POD RPG Supplements unlocked by achieved stretch goals. The supplements will be delivered over a period of a few months.

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    • Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Basic Guide Book (PDF)
    • All Additional Stretch Goal Reward Supplements (PDF)
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    Lifelong Pod People Pledge

    You're all in! You want to get in on the ground floor of the Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game (POD RPG). Not only will you get the basic 42-page Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Basic Guide Book (PDF) plus any and all POD RPG Supplements unlocked by achieved stretch goals, you'll receive digital versions of each and every Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game supplement produced by GeekPunk Games. This includes material above and beyond what is offered with the Kickstarter campaign. When a new POD RPG product by GeekPunk is published, you'll receive a digital version at no charge until the end of time.

    Includes:
    • Pair O' Dice Role-Playing Game Basic Guide Book (PDF)
    • All Additional Stretch Goal Reward Supplements (PDF)
    • All Future GeekPunk Published Pair O' Dice RPG Supplements (PDF)
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