It's the year 2073. Discovery of an ancient Martian radio signal known as the Aeon Wave leads to the development of advanced technology known as Aeontech. The shift of technological power topples governments and gives rise to the megacorps that wage a silent war over the remaining priceless secrets held within the Aeon Wave. Fueled by the greed of the megacorps, humanity finds itself on a path of ecological and economic destruction that points to extinction in 200 years. In the city of New Tianjin, freelancers ride the razor’s edge between the megacorps as they fight for power, wealth, anarchy, or to save humanity from the fate portended by the Aeon Wave.
What Is Aeon Wave?
Aeon Wave is a cyberpunk themed scenario for Fate Core. It will be released as a PDF (currently estimated at 50 pages) with a full-color cover by Kurt Komoda, editing by Amanda Valentine, and graphic design by Erik Nowak.
Aeon Wave's unique story is based on the themes of great cyberpunk and science fiction stories such as Blade Runner, Neuromancer, Snow Crash, AI, and Altered Carbon. Aeon Wave is designed to be run as a single session adventure or short campaign with little to no preparation ahead of time. The scenario includes all the tools the GM and players need to play the game including the scenario summary, locations, non-playing characters, a player's guide, player handouts, and pregenerated player characters. The scenario also includes enough information to develop new PCs and expand the scenario out into a short multi-session campaign.
Where Your Money Is Going
Aeon Wave has been already written and has gone through playtesting. The money from this Kickstarter will fund artwork, editing, and page design.
Artwork: Kurt Komoda, the artist for Fate Core as well as numerous other RPG products, will develop a full color cover for Aeon Wave. If we meet our stretch goals, he will develop black and white internal art as well.
Editing: Amanda Valentine, the editor of Fate Accelerated and many other Fate-based products, will edit the product and ensure it fits well in the wide range of existing Fate material.
Page Design: Erik Nowak, the page designer behind The Lazy Dungeon Master and other RPG works, will ensure the Aeon Wave PDF looks awesome and fits well with the theme.
Released in the Creative Commons with an Open Gaming License.
Like Fate Core, the text of Aeon Wave will be released under both a Creative Commons and Open Gaming License. This will let you extend and modify Aeon Wave any way you wish without having to worry about licensing agreements. Aeon Wave is intended to be a project that expands our community and gives freedom and value to game masters and Fate designers who love the cyberpunk genre.
Download A Sample
You can download a Kickstarter sample of Aeon Wave that gives you an idea of what sorts of things you'll find in the final scenario. Keep in mind this version doesn't include the page design, artwork, and editing of the final version – that's what your backing pays for!
Discounted Print Version
If you select the $12 ebook package, you will get a link to purchase the discounted print version from RPGNow. I expect the price to be no more than $5 plus shipping, a steep discount from the $10 it will go for when the Kickstarter is complete!
$1,500 Additional Art (REACHED!): If we reach $1,500 in funding, we will commission four pieces of internal artwork by Kurt Komoda. This artwork will depict some of the characters and locations the PCs will encounter in the scenario.
$2,000 Improved Character Sheet Design & a .mobi Ebook: If we reach $2,000, Erik Nowak will design improved versions of the character sheets to better fit the cyberpunk / science fiction theme of Aeon Wave. We will also add a .mobi version of Aeon Wave to the ebook package so you can import it directly onto your Kindle!
$2,500 More Art: At $2,500, we will include four additional pieces of art used for player handouts and to further fill in the city of New Tainjin!
Risks and challenges
Since the scenario itself is already written, backers at $7 and above will definitely receive a copy of the scenario. Since this is a team effort between the author (me), the artist, the page designer, and the editor, there is always the risk that complications or scheduling mishaps will occur. The members of this team have already agreed to work on the project and have successfully completed multiple projects like this over the years.
Because this is a digital product only, there is no risk of shipping or manufacturing problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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