Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting
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The New Civilization
The era of the metropolis is no more. Colonies speckle the landscape, groups fighting for survival. Some try to hide and protect what is theirs, others look to take what weaker colonies cannot defend. Sure, the dead and the damned are an ever-present threat but at least they are predictable. Humans, they are the real danger. But back to your colony. There are others like it, but this one is yours.
Be Vigilant, Survivor
Your hunting party watches from the blasted windows of what used to be a warehouse, as the Depraved and its horde of Risen shuffle forward between the dilapidated buildings, scouring the area for signs of life. They would have found it too, as your entire colony was residing here until just a couple of short hours ago, when the Hound returned from his scouting mission to tell your colonists of the impending danger. The Enforcer, machine gun in her hands nods to the Arbiter who grips his golden spear and shield as his fiery wings flare slightly in anticipation. At that moment, the Enforcer nods to you, giving you the signal to attack. Roll initiative…
Lying in wait, a demon watches and grins from the shadows, licking its ichor-covered teeth with anticipation for the coming chaos.
Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible post-apocalyptic fantasy horror RPG based on Earth, twenty-five years after the fall of society, an event known as the Rise. This full color hardcover campaign setting will be heavily illustrated and over 400 pages.
Apocalypse the Risen thrusts you into the role of a resolute survivor, forging through the ashes of humanity on an Earth besieged by demons and the dead—known as Risen. Twenty-five years after the collapse of society, humankind and their new allies now fight back, staggered and beaten but never broken.
Is it the survival of your Colony that drives you onward in the hunt for precious resources? Or perhaps hatred for the evils walking the Earth that fuels your righteous anger seeking redemption?
Races of Apocalypse the Risen:
Descended – Angels fallen to Earth, the Descended have different powers based on their divine Banner.
Humans – The most varied race on the Earth, humankind’s greatest asset is its fathomless ability to adapt and overcome.
Lazarus – The manifestation of souls escaped from Purgatory, the Lazarus have a deep connection to the supernatural energies released upon the world.
Progeny – The unholy conjugation of Demons and Humans, the Progeny are passed on abilities spawning from their demonic sin nature.
Classes of Apocalypse the Risen:
Arbiter – A hand of righteous justice, the Arbiter has the burning resolve to eradicate undead and demonic entities.
Conservator – A sacred Earth protector, the Conservator believes the biggest affront to nature are the hordes of risen and the twisted energies of the Darklands.
Enforcer – A hardened warrior, the Enforcer is skilled with a multitude of killing implements and has the well-honed combat abilities to match.
Harbinger – A mystic seer, the Harbinger initiates turbulent supernatural energies by unlocking the hidden powers of the mind.
Hound – A self-reliant survivor, the Hound is an educated and disciplined warrior with heightened wilderness knowledge and combat skills.
Jackal – A stealthy scrounger, the Jackal sharpened a plethora of skills and abilities to pass through the world undetected and find resources where others couldn’t.
Maverick – A preternatural gunslinger, the Maverick trains to tap into a heightened level of consciousness to anticipate actions and probable outcomes.
Shepherd – A spiritual leader, the Shepherd is tasked with keeping their flock of followers safe, knowing that demonkind is the root of the horror in this world.
Splicer – A technological warlock, the Splicer uses their caster to focus stored supernatural energy and discharge spells at combat adversaries.
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The Worlds of the Portal: AtR Living Campaign App is cross-system!
The Worlds of the Portal: AtR Living Campaign App puts you the community in control of building a living campaign world to explore. Each backer receiving this reward will be able to create a colony in the living world, carving out your campaign space before it hits the mass market. GMs can manage the colony as your home campaign, inviting players to join, and see lone survivors in need of safety from the harsh world outside. Players can create and manage their characters, add them to the game world, and interact with colonies and PCs alike. Users can create additional content for their game and others get the choice to add that content to their own world. And of course, Rusted Portal will add content and expand the living campaign as we rebuild civilization together.
We are targeting delivery of the initial beta by June 2017 which will allow colony and PC creation within the living world. An expanded version of the app with additional functionality will be pushed out as updates are available, with a full living campaign setting by November 2017.
Shipping is not included in your pledge.
We are proud to work with BackerKit to ensure fair and accurate shipping at the close of this campaign. Shipping will be determined after all goals are determined and accessed during the BackerKit survey. This also means that no shipping money is collected as part of our Kickstarter. What that means to you is that your pledge goes directly to making the highest quality game and supporting materials possible. More beautiful art, more amazing horror and fantasy authors, and more incredible stretch goals.
Domestic shipping is not included with your pledge. Most materials will ship via USPS flat rate medium shipping box. Additional stretch goals or backer levels with the aluminum print should be considered separately. Shipments with lots of components may need to ship via another service.
We encourage domestic backers to visit the USPS website for an estimate on shipping costs. Shipments will likely originate from near Kirkland, Washington.
International shipping is not included with your pledge. Shipping internationally is unfortunately very expensive and the rate fluctuations make it difficult to predict.
Shipping outside the US varies depending on your country and which rewards you receive. The exact amount will be displayed when you complete your survey. If shipping costs change after the survey, you will not pay additional postage (Rusted Portal pays any increase after the survey).
We encourage International backers to visit the USPS website for an estimate on shipping costs. Note that you are responsible for import duties, taxes, vat fees, etc. We comply with international law. Shipments will likely originate from near Kirkland, Washington.
Risks and challenges
As mentioned in our video, this is the first Kickstarter for Rusted Portal Games. But we want you to know a few things about our company. The team of owners self-funded to hire amazing artists and talented writers to add to our own in-house talent. Donaven Brines is a project manager with ten years of experience in the field and Jeff Carter has managed refueling logistics. We run a tight colony to ensure your investment and ours brings this product into the light of production. Apocalypse the Risen has been in development since 2014. We have already designed the vast majority of this game and run playtest demos at numerous conventions. And we are in contract with over a dozen artists and writers bringing this world to life. What we need is your help with the print costs and ensuring as many as possible survive the rise.
The primary risk is production delays due to unforeseen circumstances with the production team. We opted to start this Kickstarter after we were well into development. Having already entered final playtest of most content, the remaining time is to account for editing, layout, maps and additional art, and ultimately printing and shipping. If we run into any challenges, we are confident we can still complete the project. The risk is simply a delay to the schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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