About this project
The Obsidian Apocalypse campaign setting is a post-apocalyptic survival horror table top RPG campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. Obsidian Apocalypse Is an update and re-visioning of the original Obsidian Twilight campaign setting scheduled for release during the summer of 2013. The Obsidian Apocalypse will serve as the premiere setting for the post-apocalyptic survival horror genre for Pathfinder. The reason that we are having this Kickstarter project is to generate the funds we need to pay for the cost of printing this sourcebook and getting it out to the premiere retail gaming stores.
The Obsidian Apocalypse is written by:
- JP Chapleau (NeoExodus: A House Divided)
- James ‘Grim’ Desborough (Obsidian Twilight)
- Robert “Bob” E Drouin (Paizo RPG Superstar contestant)
- Richard Pett (Pathfinder Adventure Path)
- Owen K.C. Stephens (D20 Star Wars, Gamma World, The Wheel of Time)
- Rich Redman (D20 Modern, Unearthed Arcana)
- Plus many more…
This project is being overseen by Louis Porter Jr., who has been involved in the RPG industry for the last decade starting with the creation and development of the Haven: City of Violence campaign setting, which is the only RPG to receive a movie option (by Radical Comics owner Barry Levine prior to the game’s release. Over the last decade, Louis Porter Jr. has released over 500 RPG related products in both the traditional brick and mortar retail store and the online PDF market.
Background: Since 2000, the d20 System gaming license and the Open Game License (OGL) have allowed publishers to share a common framework for creating roleplaying games using the System Reference Document (SRD), which contains the same core mechanics as those found in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition. Under the OGL, third-party publishers use the SRD as the basis of many different games. Paizo Publishing expanded the concept of the OGL with their creation and development of the Pathfinder Resource Document (PRD), and in turn made a successful open gaming system.
Patronage and Funding: The fundraising goal we have for this project is $5,000 in a little under 40 days (starting July 28th, and running through September 3rd, 2012). We feel that this amount will be enough to make the high quality product that we have planned for Obsidian Apocalypse.
Process: To provide a starting framework of how this project will perform, I am drawing on my years of experience in the game design process, particularly the time spent developing, editing, and providing rules support for the over 500 RPG products I have done over the last decade. We will provide specific patrons with the ability to provide input and guidance on Obsidian Apocalypse as to what works, what doesn’t, and (most importantly) what things we may not have yet thought of. Senior patrons will have particularly substantial influence, and we will experiment with different collaboration tools to find what works best for this project. Becoming a patron on this project is a great way to gain a design credit on the book, which in turn is a great way to gain experience and build a resume for those interested in pursuing a career in game publishing!
Compositing and Graphic Design: Louis Porter Jr. Design
Music: Blue Stahli "Rebellion Anthem"
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