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Will MerydithBy Will Merydith
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Will MerydithBy Will Merydith
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$1,853
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79
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 1 2011 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Location Aware Role Playing

d20 Morningstar is a mobile, fantasy RPG that uses d20 game mechanics, Open Game Content, geo-location, and Google map overlays to create an alternate reality that players can explore wherever they go in the real world.

{ HERE'S HOW IT WORKS }

  • Create a fantasy hero character from a selection of races and classes.  
  • Set your character to active perception, and go about your daily routine. 
  • An alert notifies you when your fantasy hero self discovers monsters, traps or other player characters near your current location.
  • Then it's time to decide: can you take on a pack of 6 Kobolds alone?  Do you have the skills to disable a rigged chest?  Is the level 12 Dwarf at your coffee shop a potential friend or foe?

Using weapons, magic and your class abilities, you will battle foes and earn experience, gold, weapons and magical items.

{ BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE }

Quests

Players can take part in level and location specific quests.  Quests can be complete alone or with other Player Characters.

Guilds

Players can form Guilds which provide members with special buffs.  Guilds are themed by Class, Race, Skill or Alignment, and depending on the theme, members receive special buffs.  Guilds elect a leader and officers and can claim territory as their domain.

Player vs Player

Players may choose to fight other Player Characters, Guilds may choose to war with other Guilds.

Economy

Players can trade items with other Player Characters.  The game is filled with items common and rare, unique as well as artifacts of special meaning in the game.

Open Game License

The game will be released under the Open Game License, and will include an API allowing developers to read all game content, mechanics and events, as well as build their own game client.

{ THE FUTURE }

RPG geeks are creative people, and the goal is to leverage mobile and web technology in order to take care of all the game mechanics and management, so that players can focus on role playing.

To that end the system has been designed to eventually allow for Game Master accounts.  These accounts would be provided to worthy members of the community who wish to create events, items, monsters and quests for other players to interact with.

But . . . while I've got years worth of ideas stacked high that I would love to see implemented in this game, I want to focus on getting this first release out with your help, and I will listen to your ideas and feedback and together we'll prioritize features for future releases.

{ WHY IS THIS A KICKSTARTER PROJECT? }

I have dedicated myself to this project full time for many months without taking any paying gigs.  I've completed the first version of the game server and tested the design with an HTML5 prototype app.  Now I need 14-18 weeks to build the Android app and API so that we can all play the game.

The money will be used to keep me focused on this game full time until the first release

I am also looking for validation from the RPG community that they want this game as much as I do.  

Home Page: http://morningstar.d20m.com

Features:  http://morningstar.d20m.com/page/features

Blog: http://blog.d20m.com

Contact: will@d20m.com

{ ORIGINS & GENCON 2011 }

As usual, I will be at Origins and GenCon this year.  If you're also attending and want to hook up and play some games or talk about this project contact me.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Your name in the game credits. Also 2000 gold, enough to buy you extra weapons, armor and items from the start, plus an invite to the initial closed beta so you can get a head start.

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    +2 to any single ability. Bootstrap your hero with an increased STR, DEX, WIS, INT, CHA or CON. Plus all above rewards.

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    +4 Frost Sword (Fighter), Frost Dagger (Rogue), Frost Ray (Wizard) or Frost Hammer (Cleric). Choose a weapon appropriate for your first hero and get a +4 attack plus Cold damage (hint, this is going to be important against the first wave of monsters). Also I'll ship you a real, custom d20 to use in case you lose your phone. Plus all above rewards.

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    +6 T-shirt. You need real life protection too! This t-shirt has the d20 Morningstar logo and offers you +6 cool when worn in public. Also +4 to any of your combat defenses. Bootstrap your hero with an increased Armor Class, Will, Fortitude or Reflex (this is a big boost! you will be able to take on 3x the monsters and live to tell about it). Plus all above rewards.

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    Advanced Magic Missile! You were fortunate enough to be taught by the legendary Wizard Xi, and have learned how to unleash the full power of Magic Missile. +8 attack and double damage. Mow them down! Don't want to play a Wizard? Each Class will have their own advanced ability at this pledge level (stay tuned). Plus all above rewards, including an extra t-shirt -- do less laundry, fire more Magic Missiles!

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    +12 Sword of Tyron and +8 Dragon Scale Shield. These items were made for Knights of the Great Dragon Slayer King Tyron. The Sword of Tyron gives you +12 attack and Cold damage. The Dragon Scale Shield increases your AC by 8. Also included is a d20 Morningstar mug for all the coffee you'll be drinking as you slash your way through the city day and night. Plus all above rewards.

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    One of six Rings of the Immortals, providing +1000 hit points! Be a God from day one. With these rings comes great responsibility: use them for evil and you may find an alliance of players coming for this ring. Also you will receive a 36mm brass d20 die. Plus all above rewards.

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