About this project
All backers at the “Basic Adventurer” level and up will now receive the app for iOS and ALL other platforms we release on in the future (includes tablets). This Kickstarter is still for the iOS version of the app but we plan to develop for Android shortly after iOS is released.
Pre-Gen Character Sneek Peek!
Compatible with D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder. Runs on your iPhone.
Supports Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Supports Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 PHB & DMG
Stores all relevant character information (stats, class, level, feats, equipment, etc)
Save multiple characters!
All combat relevant feats from supported materials
All weapons from supported materials
Comprehensive list of conditional modifiers (flanking, invisible, etc)
Easily edit weapons giving them magical properties (enhancement bonus’s, flaming, keen, etc)
Calculates attack and damage rolls based on your characters stats, weapons, equipment, feats, active spell effects, and other miscellaneous modifiers
- Choose to have the app roll for you or roll yourself and we’ll tell you what to add
Time is precious, especially considering that for many it’s not easy to meet and play regularly.
Perhaps that’s an extreme example but we all know that combat often plays out with the players acting like accountants (no offense to accountants). You add up bonuses on fingers, scribble temporary modifiers down on scrap paper, every time you roll a d20 to attack you go through that mental checklist to make sure you’re not forgetting something. Another effect of this is the time it takes to do all that every round of combat.
Think of how much time all the players spend during a session making sure they have done the math properly on their rolls. That is valuable time everyone could spend playing rather than adding/subtracting.
We think Rich Burlew sums it up pretty well in his comic Order of the Stick #34
What we have and why we need your help
#1 is... A burning desire to put it all together!
We have a robust prototype of the calculation engine—the part that knows if feat x is appropriate when you’re throwing a longsword. This part was hard. It’s already in the cloud, too.
So we know our idea is implementable (the hard part’s done).
We’ve got the app’s functionality listed, have lots of sketches, and have done static mockups of the main screens.
The game is pretty complex, and your phone screen is pretty small. We need your help so we can focus and make a product that is worthy of your gaming sessions.
The more we raise the faster we can bring RPG Attack! to you (and other platforms).
Who we are
Tom Hansbury – Tom left a job trading in finance to pursue his passion for games and technology. He has been playing RPG’s and designing his own board games for over 20 years.
Favorite Character – Half-Orc Fighter
Stephen Fitzpatrick – is a rules lawyer savant. He prefers to be called 'precise' or 'detail oriented'. He's actually sort of obsessive. He has a degree in Mathematics and studied astrophysics for fun. He went to math camp AND space camp, he's that kind of nerd. He also draws.
Favorite Character – Elf Wizard
Will Jessop – Fourteen years of experience programing stuff. Seriously he’s good at it.
Favorite Character – Gnome Rogue
Here’s how our app works
Here's an exhaustive list of everything we support from the Pathfinder core rules
Rage, Greater Rage, Mighty Rage
Rage Powers: Animal Fury, Powerful Blow, Strength Surge (rage power), Surprise Accuracy
Bardic Performances: Inspire Courage, Inspire Greatness
Cleric domain powers: Destructive Smite, Destructive Aura, Touch of Good, Touch of Law, Bit of Luck, Vision of Madness, Hand of the Acolyte, Inspiring Word, Wooden Fist, Strength Surge (Domain Power), Battle Rage
Fighter: Weapon Training, Weapon Mastery,
Monk unarmed damage, Flurry of Blows, Maneuver training,
Smite evil, Divine Bond,
Favored enemy, Hunters Bond, Quarry
Sneak attack, Bleeding Attack,
Claws (abyssal), Strength of the Abyss, Touch of Destiny, Claws (draconic)
Diviner’s Fortune, Aura of Despair, Hand of the Apprentice,
Weapon Trick (lore master)
Agile Maneuvers, Arcane Strike, Blind Fight, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm,Greater Disarm, Improved Trip, Greater Trip, Critical Focus, Deadly Aim, Improved Critical, improved grapple, Greater grapple, Mounted Archery, Spirited Charge, Point Blank Shot, Far Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot
Many Shot, Power Attack, Improved Bull Rush, Greater Bull Rush, Improved Overrun, Greater Overrun, Improved Sunder, Greater Sunder, Throw Anything, Shield Master, Two-Weapon Fighting
Double Slice, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Greater Two-Weapon Fighting, Vital Strike, Improved Vital Strike, Greater Vital Strike, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Focus, Weapon Specialization, Greater Weapon Specialization,
Broken Weapon, Dazzled, Energy Drained, Mounted Ranged Combat, Entangled, Fatigued, Exhausted, Flanking, Invisible, Higher Ground, Prone, Shaken/Frightened, Sickened, Squeezing through a tight space, Grappled, Charging, Range penalties,
Bonus(& Penalty) types:
Luck, Insight, Morale, Enhancement, Profane/sacred, Competence, Untyped, Inherent, Size, Circumstance.
All core weapons,
Bane, Defending, Flaming (burst), Frost (burst), Shock (burst), Keen, Merciful, Throwing, Thundering, Vicious, Anarchic, Axiomatic, Holy, Unholy, Wounding, Vorpal
Unique Items & other equipment:
Unique weapons simply have their enhancement bonuses and other effects added normally. That’s why we allow overrides. This allows you to put in home-brew material as well as weapons, items, feats, etc. from other sources and other versions of the game.
Similarly, items like bracers of archery which add competence bonuses to attack can be managed by simply updating the appropriate bonus type.
About our special rewards
Adventure: Heir Line Fracture -
Our very own adventure PDF designed to be played in one or two sessions for 4-6 players level 7.
You and your fellows are elite members of your Lords household; a wizard adviser, the head scout for his men at arms, and several other capable warriors and adventurers. When the Lords daughter and heir is kidnapped by one of his most powerful and ambitious vassals and a coup is attempted through force of arms, you are assembled to fight off the usurpers assassins and rescue the Lords daughter before she can be forced to marry the betrayer.
Your very own fantasy themed sketch drawn by Stephen Fitzpatrick.
Donors at the “Epic Party” level may request a personalized character portrait! Describe your character and Steve will draw it!
Thanks for checking out our project! After reading through we hope you share the same enthusiasm for RPG Attack! that we do! It’s something we wish we had at our gaming table and hopefully we can share our vision with you too.
Follow us on Twitter @orclabapps
Risks and challenges
We’ve done a lot of the hard work designing an interface and architecting a calculation engine. The engine is flexible enough to be as compatible with house-rules as we need, which was not trivial, consider this a challenge-faced! Putting it all together should be a smooth process but there could always be unforeseen problems that will hold up development. We’ll certainly be keeping our backers up to date on our progress.
The implementation will be harder than your average app, but we’ve got experience with projects like Cornell's DARPA Grand Challenge (http://www.cis.cornell.edu/boom/2005/ProjectArchive/dgc/default.aspx), so we're up for the challenge.
Also the zombie apocalypse would probably delay things…Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our plans are to work on an Android version after releasing the app on iOS. We want to focus on one platform at a time and deliver the best product we can for our users.
Yes! Our code-base is already running on both iOS 6 and the latest iOS 7 beta (v6, released on aug 15th).
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