There's a staircase facing the party.
A few steps ahead, a mighty roar that would frighten even the bravest. Is it dread what you feel?
No, it's adrenaline. You're ready to take on whatever awaits you.
You climb the stairs and you're on stage. Your instruments are ready, the crowd is growling.
What do you do?
The new Soundtrack for Rockopolis is coming!
This is its Main Theme, created by Sonor Village and edited into a video by Luca De Marini.
It will give you a taste of what the complete work will be.
Isn't it awesome?
Rockopolis RPG (Rock Playing Gods) is an awesome role playing game where the stage will be your dungeon.
You will face rival bands instead of goblins and trolls. Your instruments, voice and stage appearance will be your weapons.
Your spells? Your ROCK songs!
Every artist has their inspiring Muse. But what if the Muse acted like a Demon, forcing you towards an abyss of behaviors that go far over the "antisocial" definition?
Your Muse will be the surge of your music, your inspiration, your art, your ROCK!
But will be the origin of each of all your troubles, too.
Rockopolis RPG is set in the real world, in the socio-cultural underground of emerging Rock bands.
During the ascent to fame, characters will meet some of the most (in)famous bands of the Rock underground (and they will probably clash!). Will they succeed in achieving international fame or will they fall into the Abyss of anonymity?
Rockopolis RPG uses a special D6 system, specifically devised to be fast and fun, characteristics that blend well with the Rock spirit of the setting. Moreover, ad hoc rules have been created in order to make the best experience of "playing live on stage" and the management of the "inspiring Muse".
In Rockopolis RPG, the purpose will be to balance the inner demons called Muse with the goal of becoming the greatest Legends of the Stage.
Its UNIQUE On Stage rules will allow you the fantastic experience of playing on a stage like a real Band, joining your forces to get the Applauses you deserve. Be careful: Boos are always a chance, if you don't plan well your gig. What other RPG system allow you all this?
Rockopolis will be available in English and Italian. The English version will be available in the first quarter of 2019 to have time to properly translate it.
The Rockopolis book (220+ full color pages, A4 format, hardback) includes:
- An introduction to the setting
- Character creation
- On Stage special rules
- 3 adventures
- Everything that you will need to move and live awesome adventures where only Rock legends dare to fly
Another UNIQUE feature of Rockopolis are its Muses.
What's the source from which your Character gets the Inspiration they need for all their awesome performance?
What's the biggest problem of your Character, the reason of their living on the edge?
The answer is always the Muse.
Here they are: beautiful and dangerous like only the greatest passions can be.
2.333€ (~ 2.700$). UNLOCKED!!!It's half the funding goal! If we get there within 24 hours EVERY BACKER will get a bonus, a special adventure featuring the awesome Rock band "The Swede", so spread the word!!!
4.666€ (~ 5.400$). UNLOCKED!!!
Our funding goal! If we get there within 48 hours EVERY BACKER will get another bonus, a special adventure featuring a famous Rock band of your choice, so spread the word!!!
The band will be decided through a poll.
THE GAME IS FUNDED!
5.666€ (~6.600$). UNLOCKED!!!
We'll write a special module including 12 non playing characters complete with description of each one and all the plotlines you can include them in!
All of them will be rocking as hell and will spice up your games!
We were planning to use the adventure of Christopher Landauer as a further Stretch Goal, but he already wrote it and let us read it.
It is SO AWESOME we want everybody to have it, and we'll release as a "bonus track", no matter the goals we meet.
Prepare to be rocked!
6.666€ (~7.750$). LOCKED
Donny Arnold, part owner of Gamer Girl Games LLC, Genghis Con Colorado and Tacticon Colorado - writer of songs and many adventures, will create a special adventure for you. We know him and we're sure this will rock you like a hurricane!
7.666€ (~8.850$). LOCKED
Fabio Bottoni, author and publisher at Mini Games Studio, will create another special, rocking adventure for you. Being the publisher of Mini Rock, another great rock music themed roleplaying game, we know the adventure will be a highway to hell!
All our Stretch Goals will be digital contents sent directly to our backers as soon as they will be ready.
Want to give Rockopolis a try? Download here the free demo kit
Rockopolis has a unique Character's Sheet editor you can use to customize your character sheet.
More than 200 possible combinations! Isn't it awesome?
Check it out here!
Want to download an awesome Rockopolis wallpaper for your desktop?
English version of Rockopolis, both digital and physical copies, will be distributed through DriveThruRpg.
English version will come later than the italian one, approximately in January 2019, to have time enough to properly translate it (we will use professional translators).
If you're a Retailer or a Distributor and want to resell or distribute Rockopolis RPG, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Like any superhero wannabe, Gilbert has a secret identity: during the day he helps people with his healing powers, while at night he creates fantastic universes where incredible characters live out amazing adventures. For some years now he has devoted himself to writing manuals, settings, and adventures for tabletop RPGs. Currently, he works freelance for a number of publishers.
He has created and contributed to more than 20 titles published in several languages, among them English, Polish, and Italian.
He’s the proud father of two children who are his greatest source of inspiration. Besides RPGs he writes novels, comics, and a lot of crazy projects that could save the world from the next alien invasion.
Some of his past works include:
Buccaneer: Through Hell & High Water (Yellow Piece and Fabled Environments, coming soon)
Olympus Inc. (Fabled Environments, 2017)
Kung Fu Adventurers! (GRAmel, 2016)
Darkmoor (Acchiappasogni 2015)
Voodoo Pirates (GRAmel, 2015)
Mythos Savage Worlds edition (Mystical Throne Entertainment, 2013)
Cyberpunk V3 Italian edition (Stratelibri, 2008)
Mythos 1st edition (Rose and Poison, 2007)
Barrister in criminal law, specialised in foreign affairs: this is the public identity, but the covert one is the life of the game designer.
Worked in many napoleonic wargames for pc as beta tester and test team consultant; years long love for designing board games, card games and role playing games.
Always been a Rocker in his heart, he has ben enlisted by Gilbert Gallo to build up a superteam with one goal: to create the most awesome Rock playing game in the world.
Teacher in the morning, editor and wannabe publisher in the afternoon, hard sleeper at night.
Started roleplaying at 8, never to stop again: right now he's not sure if his real life is the one of a bald, fat italian guy or the one of a bold fighter-psionic from a distant land.
Dice lover, he currently is the champion of "dice misfortune", title achieved in every known world.
Classic musician and rock singer, could he avoid to rush headlong into this crazy project?
His three dogs say no, and they know him very well.
Our fellow writers
Donny has been playing tabletop and video games since 1983. He is decidedly old.
He got his start with the Moldvay box set for Dungeons and Dragons playing B1 In Search of the Unknown. At the completion of the adventure his character wanted to go into town. The Dungeon Master had no idea what to do and then ended the game.
After that, Donny decided that he should use his creative 9 year old expertise to design his own adventures for friends to play in.
His first adventure, The Search for the Kriss Dagger was easily defeated by older brother Danny. After that, Donny went back to the design room to start working on his masterpiece, which still isn't ready for publication as of today.
He has been the GM of countless role playing game systems for the past 35 years for his ever shifting group of miscreants. His passions are for learning rules systems, and how to make them fade into the background, and to liven up the story of whatever game is being played.
As a long time HVAC technician and tradesman, Donny gave up blue collar work in lieu of less lucrative work in the event planning and writing RPG material for a soon to be released kickstarter.
He is currently part owner of Gamer Girl Games LLC and Genghis Con Colorado and Tacticon Colorado with his better half making up the dynamic duo that is known as the "First Couple of Gaming".
As a band member of several bands who fell prey to their muses Donny has produced many songs for various bands and continues to write songs specifically for those muses around a campfire.
Rest in peace George Perry. I'm still taming your muse.
Christopher Landauer is thrilled to be providing an adventure and translation assistance for Rockopolis!
His most recent gaming credits include co-authoring Buccaneer: Through Hell & High Water, proofing the next edition of Savage Worlds, and joining the design team behind the upcoming Bureau 13 revival.
He's also co-manager of the Rocky Mountain Savages - the largest RPG group in the mountain west of the USA - past RPG coordinator for the region's two premiere gaming conventions, and co-host of the SavageCast podcast.
He plays the Tenor Saxophone, waiting patiently for the "killer sax solo" to once again regain the popularity in Rock it enjoyed in the early 1980s.
Rockopolis arts and graphics have been created by many talented artists.
- Tôn Thất Phước Điền
- Veronica Novara
- Luca Canapicchi
- Davide Pelullo
- Breno Girafa
- Dmitry Yakhovsky
- Eleonora Santucci
- Pier Giuseppe Giunta
- Daniela Mencarelli
- Thulasi Thasen
To them goes our warmest thank you! Our awesome rocking world wouldn't have been that beautiful without their work!
Other than our staff and artists, there are some people we'd love to publicly thank.
Here they are (in random order):
- Christopher Landauer
- Donny Arnold
- Fabio Bottoni
- Chris Martinez
- Giuseppe Vitale & Chiara Listo (social media managers)
- Joe Rawkin George Coombs
- Sebas Achterberg (first international Rockopolis fan!)
- The more than 50 people participating in our game story on Facebook!
And all the testers and friends that helped with this project!
WOW, did you really read everything up to here? That's true commitment! So we think you won't mind read a couple of rows more and find out where you can follow us, if you want.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge is to satisfy all our backers, trying to get the highest possible quality result.
We already have a detailed time schedule to complete the work, print and ship within estimated dates.
Everything is lined up, and we've worked (and will work) hard to prevent any possible obstacle.
We try to compensate our inexpertise with our best efforts.
If any inconvenience would come, we'll keep our backers constantly updated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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