• UNLOCKED EARLY!
The Tannarus Projects E-book. This 320 page novel that takes place in Kromore will be free for all backers of $35.00 and greater. The E-book will have custom artwork.
Here is a quick teaser...
After waking in an abandoned facility with special powers, Avery must unravel fractured memories of his past in order to discover who he truly is in the steam meets science fiction world of THE TANNARUS PROJECTS.
Avery learns a first generation Human is an extremely rare trait after an unwarranted trip to a refugee planet Kromore with other Earth survivors. A trait scientists of the new planet wish to exploit by entering him into a program for the gifted called The Tannarus Projects.
After narrowly escaping the program, Avery now survives as an outlaw with a steam pilot thief named Crow and a dangerous young woman known only as E. The trio is on the run from the Knights of the Order and an evil parasite alien that wants Avery's body.
As the gaps in his memories slowly begin to fill, Avery must choose between aiding his friends in the planet's civil war or discovering the truth about his past, powers, and ultimately saving himself.
To add to the Ferrian, Laerish, Gyx, and Human current playable character races on Kromore; we have unlocked the Daeadrin and Metal Men races early. This includes additional pages of written background, race description, and artwork that will increase the page count of the book over 350 pages. We've unlocked this reward early!
The Daeadrin are an ancient Innate wielding race that once lived on the star moon of Kromore. Some hunted by the Order and some trackers for them. The Daeadrin are an immortal race of men and women who will stop at nothing to simply continue surviving. The racial bonuses applied to the Daeadrin include an increased Focus skill and a special Daeadrin shatter power that damages condensed matter with a single touch.
The Metal Men
The men and women known as the Metal Men were genetically created from experiments in the Tannarus Facility. Their single purpose was to fight for the Order in place of regular foot soldiers. The Metal Men disagreed with their purpose.
The hybrid race of Kromorian Human and technology rebelled against the Order in a single attack known as "The Rise of the Metal Men." Those who were not killed disappeared into the depths of space or hid themselves within the populace of Kromore. The strange blue and silver hue of their skin can only be seen in the proper lighting, but it identifies the metallic crystalline makeup of their skin. The racial bonuses of the Metal Men include increased Natural Defenses, Fitness increases, and a special profession tree allowing them to utilize their Metal skin more effectively in combat.
We will be giving all backers of $20.00 or more an exclusive play test within 30 days of this kick starters end date, & access to private forums along with your pledge.
Kromore 2145 the Roleplaying Game is a table top adventure experience brought to you by Raex Games in a 300+ color hardcover game book. Kromore 2145 offers a custom well tested game system in a dynamically interesting universe with wavering political politics, social agendas, a wide array of villains and allies, and plenty of fascinating and interesting places to explore.
The advancement is spear headed by the Kalin Parliamentary Order who hope to unify the planet and surrounding galaxy in an era of scientific change and progress. The cost of change: All nations must register identification papers for every citizen, denounce magic, and join the Order. Conforming to the rules and laws has left Kromore divided.
Weaker nations, the Ferrian tribal nations, pirates, and users of Sci-Magic are striking back against the K.P.O. Those who have taken up the banner against the Order are called...Steam Rebels.
See more about the setting in Update #6
In addition to feuding between nations, the use of Sci-Magic (ripping realm energy from other realms) has become a common practice by the underground sci-magi and sci-priest's on Kromore. The Order has banned the use of magic for a good reason as the magical art can leave behind tears in the fabric of the realms. Demon hunters who can see the realm energy know what lurks in the shadows beyond the realm of reality and it scares them more than a planetary civil war.
THE RAEX SYSTEM: The 3 action strategy combat system
The RAEX combat and game system started in 2007 and has since seen vigorous testing from game testers globally. The 3 action combat system utilizes automatic attacks that are reduced by a series of damage reduction and defenses. The quick combat system allows for strategy in combat and the ability to effectively use skills, movement, creativity, and attacks simultaneously in combinations of up to 3 open actions allowing non-combat and combat based characters to equally reign victorious on and off the battlefield. Choosing weapons for the job at hand and how to use them in combat makes combat more exciting than simply hacking away at hit points! A small quick weapon might require 1 action that can deal more fast attacks on an enemies armor, wearing him down for an easy kill. Likewise a large powerful weapon can slice through an enemies armor, but may cost 2-3 actions. The combination of skill, strategy, and story telling all make up a more dynamic and interesting game system.
The unique character openness of the system allows players to pick one or many professions as their character levels throughout a campaign. This opens the door for a character to become anything during the course of a game instead of locking them into a predetermined role.
Not only does the system allow for character customization, but you can upgrade and customize armor, weapons, gear, companions, and even vehicles! You have the ability to make each adventure of every game completely your own and the best part is...It's easy to do!
For backing this project you will get the rewards listed under each pledge amount. You can also apply add-ons by increasing your pledge amount by the add-on. Some add-on's are only revealed when we reach milestones. Our first milestone is meeting our pledge goal. Without this being met no one will get to enjoy the other great rewards we have hidden away.
STEAM PUNKED SET CUSTOM HOODIES !!!
ADDITIONAL BOOK ADD-ON
To add another book to your pledge simply go to the adjust pledge amount and add the following per book. Make sure to first pledge for your initial reward and we will send you a survey on your additional increase to verify the extra pledge amount. International $60.00 & US backers $55.00 (This includes shipping)
For Retailers and Groups the Retail Set is perfect for a large quantity order. We aren't allowed to reward bulk orders of 10 or more. Sorry.
If you do want to get more than 10 just click the adjust pledge button and add the additional amount. This may include separate shipping of each book internationally or a bulk shipment depending on the number you have chosen. You can order any number of additional add-on books just put the total added together and when we send you a survey we will ask you what the add-on is for.
• Additional Content Unlock (Unlocked at $25,000)
We will release 2 additional playable races to add to the Ferrian, Laerish, Gyx, and multiple Human races already in the game. These additional races are content we were saving for a future expansion, but we'll make sure to add plenty of art and content of up to 10 additional pages to give these races their proper place in Kromore 2145! (That means the book will grow to over 350 pages.
!!!!!! MORE REWARD INFO !!!!!
If we reach $40,000 and $50,000 we will start to unlock and reveal our custom miniature sets. At $75,000 & $85,000 we will give another reward to all of you backers who pledged $35.00 or more.
If we reach $125,000 we will give digital beta key's to every backer for the upcoming Kromore 2145 Battlegrounds digital game! This combat battleground game is a digital version of the board game and in one word it is…awesome. We can't wait to share it with all of you!
If we reach $250,000 we will unlock and begin production on the Kromore 2145 NPC & Enemy Companion. This color printed and pdf book will be stuffed complete with monsters and NPC characters for all of your Kromore 2145 gaming adventures. We'll hire AAA artists to do justice to the creatures and characters of Kromore and have the book ready for you as soon as possible. All Grand Marshal backers and greater will get this Enemy Companion for free as a PDF when it becomes available.
We will give additional add-on and unlock rewards as the kick starter progresses and we gain additional feedback in the comments section. Supporting us with a write-up review or podcast is always appreciated and feel free to contact us for exclusive interviews and more information on this awesome system and adventure setting!
*models are pewter cast and come un-assembled and unpainted.
Estimated delivery: Q1 2014
Shipping within the US will be at an additional $8.00 for box sets.
For those of you living in Canada and Mexico there will be a small increase in the additional shipping costs.
For those living in other countries you can still back this product, but as a NON-North American Backer you will be required to pay additional VAT or import duties on your pledge reward on top of the shipping costs mentioned in the backing. (for those in far away places it may be slightly more.) We are working to find a European printer and distributor to remove these additional costs and will let you know the second we confirm one. For all non-North American backers this will only apply to physical delivered items and not to the PDF pledge rewards.
We tried to offer as many pdf opportunities to you international folks as possible so you get the most out of Kromore 2145 before we cement in a foreign distributor. We assure you by the time we are ready to ship our materials we will have the lowest possible shipping costs for our audiences!
Risks and challenges
• Risks and Challenges
A project of this scope requires the successful collaboration of 3d & 2d artists, illustrators, writers, distributors, game designers, and manufacturers.
To help ensure realistic deadlines, we have completed the vast majority of game design, writing, and layout before launching the Kick starter. The rulebook and game components are still being tested and a few changes may take place due to play test feedback, but our main objective is to get more quality artwork to make the book truly spectacular and one of a kind. Our distributors and printers cost money, this means that as soon as the project is funded, we can lock down a timeline with them to get the game printed and ready for distribution. As of now we aim to release the game Q1 2014, but it may be pushed due to printing and distribution times to late Q1 of 2014. Any delay and we can assure you, you will be the first to know! If we do delay we will be providing additional rewards in your packages! For digital versions of the book we hope to release by Q4 of 2013 to get your mouths watering as we prep for the physical released books. Because some of the materials in the box set are shipped together we will only be sending pledge shipments as a bulk order and not in individual parts. We will do our best to keep this in a timely fashion and keep backers up to date of our production timeline as we move forward.
Early Bird --- You'll receive the color PDF Kromore 2145 Role Playing Book when available, we'll include your name in the list of sponsors in the book, and you'll receive stretch goal bonuses as if you'd pledged $50 instead! Valid emails required.
Knight Inquisitor --- Congrats! In addition to the benefits of being listed as a Knight Inquisitor sponsor in the book, this pledge will include a physical printed color Kromore 2145 Role Playing book. (This is not rewarded to Early Bird Special)
Stalker Players Pack --- Includes a physical copy of the Kromore 2145 game book & a digital PDF of the Kromore 2145 Role Playing book. For those that like having a digital and hard copy for their gaming adventures.
The Complete Story Teller Pack --- SPECIAL!! You'll receive the Kromore 2145 game book & digital PDF of the book, PLUS you will also receive a PDF of Part 1 & Part 2 of the Tears of the Fallen module with digital map files.
In addition we'll throw in a printed large poster of the complete Kromore 2145 map.
Valid shipping address required.
The Innate Backer --- This set includes everything in the Grand Marshal Set + You'll have the chance to design 1 spell/magic ability/ or general ability for the general abilities section of the game book. We will work with you so the idea fits into the game mechanics and is unique to Kromore 2145.
Art Sponsor --- As an art sponsor for Kromore not only will you get the Steam Punked Set, but you will also pick a special commissioned NPC character for the final book as an NPC. Some restrictions apply. We will include a custom print of the character in your set along with a signed edition of the book!
Field Marshall Inquisitor --- You'll receive the Grand Marshal set and an option to have a custom CITY of your choosing placed into the game world. The pledge will come complete with a color print image by one of our top artists! You can give input on the population, dwellers of the city, and up to 2 main NPC characters. This city will also be a key featured in an upcoming Kromore 2145 module!
Planetary Backer --- You not only get the rewards from the Field Marshal Inquisitor, but instead of making a city and 2 NPC's you will help mold an entirely new planet with a Race, major landmarks and nations, and a history.
KROMORIAN MASTER --- Kromorian Master backers receive the Steam Punked set, 6 additional hand delivered signed copies of the Kromore 2145 book, and the opportunity to have a private run game by creator T. Julian Bell in your home towns local gaming store. Not only will you get 6 PDF copies of part 1 and part 2 of the Tears of the Fallen Module, but T. Julian Bell will bring exclusive RAEX GAMES merchandise for your whole gaming group. He might even buy you dinner! North America & Canada only!
Content Adviser Backer --- You'll get the Kromorian Master rewards & a lifetime package of any Kromore 2145 products from Raex Games. I’ll also work with you to develop special exclusive content as a project adviser on the path of Kromore 2145's development and future modules and products. You will also help craft a custom Module with a character you've created at the center of the story plot. I'll include the character in the Kromore 2145 "Tannarus Projects" novel series. You can join me at my next big convention to talk about the experience. We'll put you up in a hotel and pay your ticket. International individuals will be asked to pay their own airfare to any conventions. For international game sessions it really depends on where you are. We may have to do that part at the convention.
Technical Adviser to Kromore 2145 --- This individual will gain the Field Marshall Inquisitor Rewards + The Planetary Backer Rewards + The Content Adviser Backer reward, but as a special Adviser to Kromore 2145 who will be a sounding board to the entire project. They will get to make choices on artwork and content for everything they have contributed and get a special 1 page thank you and special written letter in the book commemorating them...Oh and there can be only one.