Warsong 2nd Edition for Fate Core
A game of warring nations spiraling toward oblivion. Will you pull the world free from self-destruction, or guide it to its doom?
Draw your sword.
Make your choice.
Choose your destiny.
Warsong is a game about cataclysmic war. A game that looks into the face of destiny, and decides for itself. It is a game about mythic deeds, and choosing free will over fate.
Destiny is a choice. The Viziers guide the flow of our world toward its inexorable doom. The armies of the world amass and gather, intent on destruction and death. Only you can choose the path of your own fate. By your actions, you choose the course of history. The burden of free will is yours alone. The chains of destiny cannot hold you.
You are free.
In Warsong, you play as one of the Viziers, ancient Quicksilvers, dread Neverborn or one of the other primordial inheritors of the world. It is your free will that will shape the course of history and decide whether the world will fall by its own hand, or rise up from its ashes. The ancient powers are but memories, and the people fight for the right to rule.
The skeins of destiny have begun to fray and the Ancient Viziers have disappeared along with the old gods, leaving destiny in the hands of their heirs. You are one of the children of the primordial powers, born the promise of destiny, and bound to its power.
Armed with the power of magic and the ability to shape destiny itself, the Viziers, divine offspring of both god and man, stand as the world's last defense against the forces of entropy and their own self-destruction. The gods, ancient viziers and primordial powers have disappeared, the nations refuse to stand united for a promised future and bitter rivalries burn as brightly as ever while the world's life force dwindles down to ember. It won't be an easy choice, but it will be yours to make.
Will you choose to follow your own free will?
Will you choose to be more than just a pawn in the games of destiny? What will you choose?
Warsong began in 2013 as a playtest sample world built along with Pathfinder guidelines. Over time, it became a game of its own and Kickstarted on June 25 2016. Since then, it's become a dynamic world that has gathered some of the most passionate fans Higher Grounds has ever seen. Now, a bit over a year after the game's release, a revised and expanded second edition is nearing completion. Renewed in its second edition, Warsong 2nd Edition takes a year of reviews, feedback and criticism and puts those lessons to work.
Today, Warsong 2nd Edition is ready to jump back into the fray as a distilled and refined game using the Fate Core System rules, ready to ride the skeins of fate once more.
The Warsong 2nd Edition Kickstarter is designed to enable us to create a hardcover edition designed to improve upon the look and feel of the last book. We want to create a 6" x 9" hardcover with a beautifully designed, symbolic cover image. We estimate this book to be over 300 pages on high quality paper stock.
Warsong Second Edition will include rules for playing many kinds of heirs, including the fate-changing Viziers, shape-changing Quicksilvers and the undead Neverborn. It will include powers for each type of character as well as new Aspect types and antagonists including the Untouched, Skein-Walkers and many more. It will also include setting information and adventure hooks to help get new players started.
Our intention with this Kickstarter is to make the best version of Warsong 2nd Edition possible. Getting your support now will allow us to fund the best production, use the best components and perhaps even add even more art to the book.
As with any Kickstarter, your pledge will only be collected if we meet our funding goal and will nto be collected until the end of the Kickstarter. In exchange for your support on this project, we're offering rewards based on the level of funding you pledge. The reward teirs down the right side of your page outline the rewards reflecting the levels of pledge.
Risks and challenges
Risk: This book isn't completely finished.
Solution: We have successfully shipped six Kickstarter projects and several more are headed to completion as you read this. All those projects have taught us how the various pieces of the process works, sometimes painfully, and we have increased our ability to judge the various stages of delivery better with each KS. The text for Warsong 2nd Edition is finished, and we are only looking at adding additional production value to the book itself.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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