Create, publish, prepare and play. A cloud-based application designed to enhance your tabletop RPG adventuring and storytelling.
Create, publish, prepare and play. A cloud-based application designed to enhance your tabletop RPG adventuring and storytelling. Read more
About this project
Integration. Simplicity. Morningstar.
We live in a magical age. The technology to build Morningstar didn't exist two years ago. Now, we can integrate all the components of a complex role-playing game into a single application that can be run on your tablet, laptop or phone.
Everything about the game is at your fingertips from rulebooks, adventures, characters, and maps to the most specific character customization - even a hard-earned badge from an epic homebrew campaign. Tracking campaigns and compiling logbooks are no longer chores, but an integrated, shareable experience. And game night is streamlined. Rules lookups are instantaneous - the right information is at your fingertips. Sharing of content, maps and secret notes is a single tap away. Spend more time role-playing and less time rules-playing.
We firmly believe that the best adventures are sitting on the shelves and in the minds of passionate players and game masters like you. We are publishers by trade. Morningstar is designed to allow writers to publish and get paid for their creativity and imagination.
Since the beginning, our design has been fueled by your feedback. Morningstar will continue to grow and evolve based on what our community most desires. Our commitment is to integration, simplicity and creativity. To accomplish this, the initial release of Morningstar includes 7 closely-integrated modules as described below.
The First Six Modules.
The first release of Morningstar, launching in April 2015, will feature six modules that unlock the potential of tabletop roleplaying by immersing players in the storytelling aspects rather than in bookkeeping and rules checking.
Players will be able to quickly create and manage characters, track the progress of their adventures, send secret messages, roll virtual dice and more. GM’s will be able to manage adventures, track encounters, share maps and notes as well as organize large scale campaigns all through a cleverly designed mobile interface.
Most importantly, our Library will be packed full of purchasable content written and submitted by homebrew and indie authors.
The Seventh Module.
But this only scratches the surface of what we have planned for Codename Morningstar. In July 2015, we will release our seventh module, which we call “The Forge”. Through the Forge, Game Designers can create adventures and campaigns, share them with their friends or publish them in our Library for the entire world to enjoy.
Risks and challenges
Morningstar brings the power of mobile devices to preparing and playing traditional RPG games. While this change is exciting, it is also challenging. The most significant risks to the project are delays brought about by our commitment to an open design policy. During the initial 12 months of development, our alpha and beta users proved invaluable in improving the game play features of Morningstar. This process produces the highest-quality product. However, it also introduces the possibilities of delays as we incorporate new features for a better overall experience. We have built our development schedule to handle these events, but with over 20,000+ users having tested Morningstar to date, we know that improvements (and the corresponding delays) can come at any time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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