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Roan: World at War

Roan: World at War - A Platoon scale standalone expansion for the Roan RPG system. Enter a World War of diesel-tech and magic.

Roan: World at War

Roan: World at War - A Platoon scale standalone expansion for the Roan RPG system. Enter a World War of diesel-tech and magic.

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About

Extra extra, read all about it! Ratvarian Empire and allies launch surprise attack against Nations of the World!

Foal National Press

 The Country of Roan is among those hit by the surprise attack with losses counting those in the southeastern boarders. A call for the citizen to colors has been made by the President in support of pushing these invaders out of the country. 

News clip from the S.S.U.N.

 Will you answer the call of duty?

 Roan: World at War expands the brings to you a larger scale of combat and command. Players who are familiar with the Roan RPG system will recognize similar elements with World at War in terms of creation and dice mechanics. The biggest difference is that you the player, at as the commander of your Platoon and you will work with your fellow commanders as well as allies against the opposing forces of the Ratvarians and their own allies. 

Roan Soldier vs Ratvarian Skitter

 World at War differs from the original Roan RPG game in that the Platoon is built upon selecting different units, such as the Fireteam, Engineering Team, Heavy Weapons Team, Tank Platoon, or special units. These units offer skill bonuses, special talents, as well as access to talents offered by the commander. These troops are then equipped based upon their respective countries. 

The typical RPG crew!

Currently there are two countries available, those being Roan and Ratvaria. As stretch goals are reached, additional countries will be included such as Falconigrad, Canidia, and The Walking Sands for example. These countries will include their own special units, equipment, and vehicles which will need balancing for use in World at War. 

To make more, it takes time, effort, and money to do so!
An explanation of higher tiers

Below will be a presentation of examples of what you can expect to receive as a upper tier backer. Images are all 300 DPI, this is a high print quality image to ensure that the book has sharp pictures, and that you as a backer will receive a high quality image that you could have printed large scale at a local printer.

Sergeant - 150 USD tier

The sergeant will receive a commission that will also be placed into the book. Artists available will be assigned with creating your character in a desired pose. Final art piece will then be sent to you once completed along with artist credit so you know who worked on your art piece. An Example of an art piece is shown below.

150$ Art Example

Supply Sergeant - 200 USD tier

The supply sergeant will receive a commission that will also be placed into the book. Artists available will be assigned with creating your character in a pose. Final art piece will then be sent to you once completed along with artist credit so you know who worked on your art piece. An Example of an art piece is shown below.

200$ Art Example

Captain - 300 USD tier

The Captain will receive a highly detailed bust art piece of their character. This bust will then be sent to Earth Pony Creations for printing upon a wood piece at two sizes. Size 1 is for artistic purpose of hanging in the house, Size 2 is a small print that can be used as a representation of your Platoon upon an RPG mat.

400$ Art Example of bust printed upon wood
Size of the player piece

Major- 400 USD tier

The Major will have an artistic scene created with their character present in it. The scene will cover a 4" high by 5" wide page of the book.

400$ Art Example (Can also be in color)

General - 1500 USD tier

The General is our greatest supporter and they will receive an the original 11x17 b&w artwork of the books exterior cover created by Baron Engel. They will also receive a commission of their characters bust to also be printed upon wood at both Size 1 and Size 2 for hanging purposes, and use as a figurine on an RPG mat.

Cover piece 11x17 for the original Roan RPG book by Baron Engel
Another wood print example of a Roan Pegasus soldier

Cost of art is included in the various tiers. This is based upon the time, effort, and the scale of the art piece. Each piece is going to be 300 DPI in quality (High print quality) and the artists themselves are very much worth the cost for their skills and capabilities. A big thank you for your support of artists and their content.

Stretch Goals are based upon plans for the future of Roan as well as fan/backer demand for additions (within reason). These goals include additional countries, comics, and other expansions such as air/naval warfare.

8000 USD

The countries of Canidia and Falconigrad will be created as additions to the Roan World at War. This not only includes their special units, but their equipment, and vehicles as well. These will be made available to General Issue backers and higher as an additional e-book.

Falconigrad Commisar

9000 USD

Receive the popular Roan - Lazy Company - comic collection as an e-book. This collection will be awarded to those who back Roan from Recruit to General tier! You too shall love and laugh at the zanny comedy of the laziest company in the army!

Also two additional countries will be added to the Roan world in the form of an additional e-book. This means that at this goal, you will receive 4 new countries to work with.

Art by the wonderful Raven Puff

12000 USD

Work will begin on an additional E-Book expansion that will focus on Naval and Air warfare with the ability for players and GMs to create ships and design their crew. Those who are General Issue tier or higher will receive this book when it is completed as a thank you for your support, they will also receive beta editions of the book as the rules are built and balanced out for ship creation and combat.

This is quite a big step in this goal, but the support will help to supply the artwork required to populate the book, as well as supporting the graphic designer CatsPaw who does the amazing layout for the Roan books.

Example of Roan ships and airplanes

Additional Stretch Goals will be created based upon how much of the layout and art can be completed for the World at War.

I would like to extend my thanks to all the backers of this project, past and present, and expect to see a list of credits for the artists, as well as writers that have helped to support this project.

With my sincere thanks

Robert Morris

Clear Skys LLC

Credits (more to come)

Artists

Baron Engel: https://www.smudgemarks-engelwerks.com/blog/tag/baron-engel/

Anticular: https://www.deviantart.com/anticularpony

Buckweiser: https://www.deviantart.com/buckweiser

LateCustomer: https://www.deviantart.com/LateCustomer

N8Dogg5K: https://www.deviantart.com/n8dogg5k

Shonuff44: https://www.deviantart.com/shonuff44

Important Disclaimer

Please do not submit copyrighted characters and ideas.
   We will not accept art, or written works that were created by other individuals and companies.
   Providing us with your idea gives us the right to use of that idea in any way we see fit. (Don't worry, we aim to keep as closely within your vision as possible).
   If your idea is declined, you will be able to submit an alternative idea. We will also reach out to you, and see how we can re-envision your idea so that it might work.

Risks and challenges

Much of the risks have been in working with artists to coincide with their schedule as we want to provide not just good art, but great art to the Roan World at War e-book.
Extensions can also happen to the deadline depending on what goals are reached as well as any time it may take for both writers and artists to create and design additional content for the book.

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