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SagaTalesBy SagaTales
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SagaTalesBy SagaTales
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About

What is Machina Dark? 

Machina Dark is a tabletop roleplaying game set in an alternate history of the world, a premise that asks the question of "What if WW1 never ended?" Expanding on that, it blends science fiction, diesel punk, steampunk, and supernatural elements to create a unique setting that can apply to many different styles of play.  We strive to blend serious topics, adventure, and humor to create an entertaining and living role-playing experience.

Machina Dark is the first of a series of roleplaying games being developed by SagaTales utilizing its Metaverse philosophy.  A key element of Machina Dark and the Metaverse system is feedback from the gaming community to help generate plot lines and adventures, making the world an ever evolving setting.

Original Cover Concept Art
Original Cover Concept Art

The Setting of Machina Dark

Machina Dark is a hybrid of many different elements, with a focus that lays somewhere between steampunk and diesel punk.  It is a land of robotic soldiers and their makers, of gunslingers, and of creative gadgeteers.  

Another Cover Concept
Another Cover Concept

Stretch Goals:

  • "Hive of Villainy" pdf to all backers. $10,000
  • "Characters of the World" pdf to all backers. $13,000
  • "Guns of Tombstone"adventure pdf to all backers. $16,000

The "Hive of Villainy" is a collection of enemies, mutants, and monstrosities that characters will encounter throughout their adventures in Machina Dark. 

The "Characters of the World" supplement includes characters non-player characters from the Core Rulebook, as well as several new characters and their roles in the world. 

The "Guns of Tombstone" adventure is the first adventure module for Machina Dark, and the first of a a three-part campaign for players to explore the New West and lands of the mutanoids. 

Salt Lake Comic Con Basic Rulebook Cover
Salt Lake Comic Con Basic Rulebook Cover

Video Music: "Jolenta Clears The Table" by Doctor Turtle and is licensed for use under a Attribution License.

Risks and challenges

Small, roleplaying game publishers face a number of problems. How to get their products into stores? How to stay original in the shadow of bigger companies? How to keep materials fresh and new?

SagaTales believes that by keeping its world new with an evolving timeline of events and stories by adding fan inspired plots and threads, it creates buy-in from the gaming community that creates demand for presence in a storefront. While it sounds simple, we realize that there is much work to be done to accomplish this goal.

We are not trying to replace any existing game or product. We want to live side-by-side with larger and smaller games, and let the players experience their games as they choose, we just want to be one of the choices available to them.

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    Become a maker and learn the secrets of crafting an automaton. You will be credited in the final release as an Apprentice Maker.

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    Apprentice Rank PDF

    As an advancing Apprentice Maker, you recieve

    - Credited as an Apprentice Maker in the final release.
    - A PDF copy of the final release of the Machina Dark Core Rulebook.

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    - A PDF copy of the final release of the Machina Dark Core Rulebook.
    - A signed print of a piece of interior art from the Machina Dark Core Rulebook.

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    Having achieved the rank of journeyman with your skills of automaton creation, you receive:
    - Credited as a Journeyman Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
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    Having achieved the rank of journeyman with your skills of automaton creation, you receive:
    - Credited as a Journeyman Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice rewards.
    - A Journey Rank exclusive, signed print of a piece of Machina Dark's artwork.

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    Journeyman Maker Foam 6-Sider

    Having achieved the rank of journeyman with your skills of automaton creation, you receive:
    - Credited as a Journeyman Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice rewards.
    - A Journey Rank exclusive, signed print of a piece of Machina Dark's artwork.
    - A 4"x4" Foam 6-sided dice with the SagaTales logo.

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    Master Maker

    You have shown exceptional aptitude with your automaton creation skills, you receive:
    - Credited as a Master Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice and Journeyman rewards.

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    Master Maker Dice

    You have shown exceptional aptitude with your automaton creation skills, you receive:
    - Credited as a Master Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice and Journeyman rewards.
    - 2 16mm Machina Dark Master custom 6-sided dice.

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    • Signed Print of Machina Dark Art
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    Master Maker Art Prints

    Enhancing your Master skills, you receive:
    - Credited as a Master Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice and Journeyman rewards.
    - 2 16mm Machina Dark Master custom 6-sided dice.
    - A Master Rank exclusive, signed print of a piece of Machina Dark's artwork.

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    • Signed Print of Machina Dark Art
    • SagaTales Foam Dice
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    Master Maker Art of Machina Dark PDF

    Nearing the completion of your Master Maker training, you receive:
    - Credited as a Master Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice and Journeyman rewards.
    - 2 16mm Machina Dark Master custom 6-sided dice.
    - A Master Rank exclusive, signed print of a piece of Machina Dark's artwork.
    - A PDF copy of the Art of Machina Dark, including interior artwork, sketches, and concept art.
    - A signed, Kickstarter exclusive, alternate cover of the Machina Dark Core Rulebook in place of the standard hardcover.
    - The ability to work with our writers to collaborate a non-player character to appear in the world.

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    Grandmaster of Machina Dark

    As a Grandmaster Maker, your skills are unparaelleled. You receive:
    - Credited as a Grandmaster Maker in the final release of the Core Rulebook.
    - All other Apprentice, Journeyman, & Master rewards.
    - 2 16mm Machina Dark Grandmaster custom 6-sided dice.
    - A Grandmaster Rank exclusive, signed print of a piece of Machina Dark's artwork.
    - A hardcover limited copy of The Art of Machina Dark, signed by the artist.

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    • Signed Print of Machina Dark Art
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    • Art of Machina Dark PDF
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    • Art of Machina Dark, harcover
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