About this project
Zeus and the Olympic gods are meddling in the mortal world for the first time in 800 years. The players are champions granted special powers by their patron god to defeat the agents of the Titans. But life is never simple when Olympian gods are involved.
There are deadly rivalries and feuds between the Olympic gods which date back to the dawn of time. Foreign gods are threatening the borders of Greece and radical philosophers are claiming that humanity does not need gods. Legendary monsters stalk the wild lands and the border between the mortal world and the Underworld is not as impassible as Hades claims.
A champion cannot expect a long life but they can live forever in legend. Through quick thinking, trickery, raw strength and force of personality a champion can make their name known across Greece. The gods choose their champions but champions make the legends.
Age of Legends is a complete setting for the fast, flexible and easy-to-learn 6d6 RPG. If we hit our funding goal the book will be 128 pages laid out in 6d6's clean and distinctive style. Stretch goals will add additional content including extra gods, character paths and monsters.
Our stretch goals will grow the book to more than 200 pages. All supporters benefit from the stretch goals and will receive the expanded PDF and hard copies.
Details of how to play the 6d6 RPG and all the rules are included in the 6d6 RPG Core book. The Age of Legends setting book contains everything needed to create characters and play epic adventures in the Hellenic world.
- Background on Greek life and their city-states (25 pages)
- Patron Gods - Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hecate, Athena, Dionysus, Apollo and Demeter (20 pages)
- Titan Opponents - Cronus, Rhea, Hyperion, Iapetus, Mnemosyne, Phoebe (8 pages)
- Playing Age of Legends - character archetypes, oaths, omens, magic, Game Leader advice and adventure hooks (39 pages)
- 30 character paths plus nine champion paths giving over 7000 different character combinations (12 pages)
- Full monster sheets for legendary beasts including the hydra, minotaur, cyclopes and gorgon plus over twenty different types of mooks.
Ancient World, Modern Values
Age of Legends is a re-imagining of Ancient Greece. Gender roles have been modernised and the myths updated to reflect the attitudes of a modern, more equal society. The champions are chosen by the gods from every part of society and, regardless of their background, are equal.
In Age of Legends a player is free to be the hero they want to be, whoever that is, in a society which accepts their choices.
The 6d6 RPG is fast, flexible and simple, letting the players focus on roleplay but don't take our word for it. You can look up the rules for free at our 6d6 Online wiki or checkout the reviews:
"6d6 RPG is an excellent universal role-playing game. It offers a flexible mechanic with tactical depth but is still easy to learn. ... It delivers on its promise of being fast and fun." - Sophia Brandt, Die Heart
"surprisingly intuitive" - Andrew Gridwood, Geek Native
"a real gem of a game system" - Brian I, DriveThruRPG
"... very interesting, easy, roleplay-based system, based more on roleplay and group consensus than strict rules structure. The goal is to tell a good story and have fun!" - Dwayne Walstrom, Red Storm Gaming
See more reviews and player feedback.
The first edition of the 6d6 RPG appeared in 2011 generating a lot of interest on the RPG convention scene. The second edition of the 6d6 RPG was funded by a 320% successful Kickstarter in 2013 along with six adventures, the 100 Monster Bestiary and the 6d6 Modern setting.
James and Mark Foster are brothers with a passion for gaming, writing and history. They both have PhDs and their work involves exciting things like radiation and nuclear fusion. Age of Legends is their first book and it has taken four years to develop. James lives in Hong Kong, passing his time writing adventures about giant chickens and cuddly toys while Mark is on the south coast of the UK. He spends his time LARPing and ringing bells.
The original artwork for the book and the video for this Kickstarter is by the talented Jack Door. He spends his time creating art in a secret base beneath a volcano and lying a lot.
6d6 have been publishing for over six years. The editor-in-chief is Chris Tregenza, author of the 6d6 RPG and several adventures. As well as running 6d6, Chris is active on social media, YouTube and podcasts, founded Indie+ and is a regular at UK conventions.
6d6 PDFs come with the Living Document Promise and are under the creative commons CC-BY-SA. This means:
* With the Living Document Promise you receive all updates to your products free of charge because we believe people should only have to buy a game system once. So, when we release the 3rd or 5th or 27th edition of the 6d6 RPG, everyone who ever purchased the 6d6 RPG receives the updated PDF.
* The CC-BY-SA creative commons license lets you give the PDFs to anyone you want. You can edit and adapt its content anyway you like and sell the results if you wish. The only restrictions are that you must acknowledge 6d6 and the authors, and anything you publish or sell using material from the PDFs must also be under the CC-BY-SA licence.
All PDFs are indexed and hyperlinked.
The text for Age of Legends and the stretch goals have been written and are going through the editing process. A rough edit of Age of Legends will be available for download to backers as soon as they pledge. There are typos, most of the artwork is missing and it needs a lot of 'polish' but the Age of Legends PDF is readable and playable right now.
The PDFs for the 6d6 RPG and other books are already published. Backers at the appropriate reward levels will also receive these as soon as they pledge.
All backers receive membership to 6d6 Online, the 6d6 wiki which contains 6d6's published material and projects under development. With the wiki, members can create characters, monsters, character paths, advantages and settings.
Everything on 6d6 Online is under the Creative Commons license and is free to use in your own adventures and settings.
Print copies of the books will be printed and shipped by Lightning Source / DriveThruRPG. Art prints, potential tokens, dice and 6d6 flash drives are made in and shipped from the UK.
To keep costs down, print copies of existing books will ship only when the Age of Legends is ready. We can ship the core rules and other back catalogue books early but there will be additional postage charges. Please contact us for more information.
The 6d6 RPG is a universal RPG which fits many different genres and styles. Our current range of books:
- 6d6 RPG Core (rule book)
- 6d6 Modern (character options for 21st century characters)
- 100 Monster Bestiary (101 full monsters with 30+ mooks)
- Mince Pies & Murder (1920's whodunit adventure)
- Savage Island (fantasy sandbox adventure)
- Outbreak! (zombie horror adventure)
- Quantum Flux (sci-fi adventure)
- Dungeon of Demon Strata (fantasy dungeon adventure)
- Road to Petra (modern horror adventure)
For full detail of the existing books, please visit our tabletop RPG store.
Monstrous Muse Custom Art (Nine Only)
Backers at this reward level may choose a monster to be illustrated from: Amphisbaean; Arean Bird; Auroch; Basilisc; Carcinos; Catoblepas; Centaur; Chimera; Cyclops; Djinn; Ethiopian Dragon; Ethiopian Pegasus; Faun; Harpy; Hippalektyon; Hippocamp; Hydra; Indian Dragon; Indus Worm; Leucrocota; Manticore; Minotaur; Monoceratus; Nymph; Phoenix; Satyr; Siren; Sphinx; Skeleton; Stymphalian; Tanagran Triton
The choice of monster is strictly first-come, first-served and the art will be in the Age of Legends style. The image will feature in the book; a high quality print of the chosen monster will be mailed to backers at this level; and 300dpi jpgs of the book's complete artwork will be available for download.
Pandora's Box (Three Only)
Backers at the top reward level receive a personalised package sent from 6d6 HQ in Nottingham, UK. As a thankyou for your heroic support, these will be the first books to ship to customers (by seven days) and sent by DHL for the quickest, most assured delivery. Pandora's Box will contain print editions of all the books in the 6d6 back catalogue and, of course, Age of Legends, plus as many assorted extras like art prints, dice and USB flash drives as we can fit in the box.
More PDFs - Additional PDFs from the 6d6 RPG back catalogue are available for an additional £3 ($4 USD or €4 EUR) per PDF.
Six 6d6 d6 - A pack of six d6 customised with the 6d6 logo for an additional £6 ($9 USD, €8 EUR). This includes worldwide postage.
Unleash Your Potential - Tokens ideal for keeping track of dynamic and static potential during the game. (Potential is a key mechanic of the 6d6 RPG and players needs six tokens each to track it). For enough tokens for six players and a GM please add £8 ($12 USD, €12 EUR) to the reward level. This includes postage worldwide.
Share The Glory - A bespoke 6d6 flash drive loaded with 6d6 PDFs to give to your players. Please add £15 ($22 USD, €20 EUR) to your pledge. This includes postage anywhere in the world.
Art Pack - A collection of postcards, greeting cards, stickers and prints featuring of art from Age of Legends. Please add £30 ($45 USD, €40 EUR). Postage included.
Cornucopia - A bundle of dice, potential tokens, flash drives, postcards, stickers and artwork for £50 ($75 USD, €65 EUR) including worldwide delivery.
Backers at Age of Legends (Print Edition) or above may order print copies of any book in the back catalogue and extra copies of Age of Legends. Worldwide postage is included.
- Age of Legends - £12 ($18 USD, €17 EUR)
- 6d6 Core - £7 ($11 USD, €9 EUR)
- Any single adventure: Outbreak; Savage Island; Dungeon of Demon Strata; Quantum Flux; Road to Petra; Mince Pies & Murder - £7 ($11 USD, €9 EUR)
- 100 Monster Bestiary (contains 101 fully described monsters and 30+ mooks) - £10 ($15 USD, €13 EUR)
- 6d6 Modern (character paths & archetypes for the modern world) - £5 ($7 USD, €8 EUR)
Backers of Our Previous Kickstarter (and 6d6 Online Members)
Backers of our previous Kickstarter or anyone who has purchased the 6d6 RPG in the past may already own some or all of the PDFs. We don't expect people to pay twice for our products.
If you only wish to receive the PDF & print edition of Age of Legends - please back at the lowest reward level (£10) and add £10 ($15 USD, €14 EUR) to the pledge.
If you are a Lifetime member or otherwise already have access to the PDF, please back at the lowest reward level (£10) and add £3 ($5 USD, €4 EUR) to the pledge.
Important - When you pledge, please include a comment with your 6d6 Online username so we can update your account.
If you are unsure what you need, please contact Library@6d6RPG.com with your 6d6 Online username.
Each and every stretch goal will expand Age of Legends with more character options, more background material, more monsters and more gods.
Like the rest of the book, the stretch goals are already written and will have no impact on the delivery schedule.
Risks and challenges
Age of Legends is a low risk project.
The Age of Legends is already written, editing has started and it is already in a readable & playable state. This includes our stretch goals. The 6d6 RPG Core and other back catalogue books have been published and on sale for over a year.
We have run a successful Kickstarter before where we made lots of mistakes from which we have learned.
Most of the artwork is complete. The additional artwork for stretch goals and custom reward levels can easily be created within the project's deadline.
While no project can be guaranteed, we have a very good chance of hitting our shipping date of February 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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