Modiphius is more active than ever. I just heard from their PR assistant Panny that they just recently started another Kickstarter project which has been funded in its first 24 hours. They are raising funds for “Odyssey of the Dragonlords”, and 5th Edition adventure book inspired by Greek mythology and written by Arcanum Worlds which has been founded by ex-Bioware people. This might definitely raise some eyebrows … and in a good way.
Odyssey will be an about 260-paged hardcover book containing an epic quest in the world of Thylea which will take a party of adventurers from 1st to 10th level. The artwork shown on the Kickstarter page looks gorgeous, and if you want to delve deeper into it, there’s already a free Player’s Guide to Odyssey of the Dragonlords available on DriveThruRPG.
If you’re a fan of D&D 5th Edition and Greek myth, you definitely should give this Kickstarter a look.
A friend of mine has, completely by chance, been working on a Wild West RPG called Ballad of the Pistolero. I say completely by chance because the topic only came up when I was talking about my Devil’s Staircase Wild West RPG. The chances of two different developers writing wild west game at the same time has to be fairly low. It is hardly the most popular genre.
So a bit more about Ballad of the Pistolero… Foxwood Games tried to make a very cinematic action based wild west game but has included elements of Zweihanders d100 system in that mix. You can take a look at the test rules as there is a link to them near the bottom of the Kickstarter pitch. Making the test rules available is a nice idea as it does mean that backers get to know exactly what it is they are buying into if they support the pitch.
As this is a friend’s pitch I will particularly encourage you to take a look and lend your support. Not that I am biased at all!
This is just a quick update to let you folks know that the Kickstarter campaign to fund the RPGSmith (check out my article about it) GM features is now live. They need about €22,125 to add new functionality to their web application. Following are the GM features they want to add if the fundraiser is successful:
Create and manage campaigns (similar to Rule Sets in the current player version).
Invite player accounts to join their campaign.
See their player’s character’s dashboard.
Make updates to anything on their player’s characters, including character stat values, inventory, etc. (If allowed by the Player)
Make updates to the Campaign settings (such as creation/removal of character stats, new items/spells/ abilities, updates to the default dashboard, etc.) which would be automatically updated for the PCs.
Provide a chat interface which all users joined to the campaign can use to sending private or public messages with anyone else in the campaign.
Share handouts, images, and other information with the players through a document sharing interface.
Build and control a campaign page of tiles visible to the players where the GM can store text, notes, images, counters, and other tiles.
Provide all users in the campaign access to share Dice results in real-time.
Have access to a campaign dashboard similar to the mock shown below. This will give GMs a high-level view and instant access to content they control in their campaign.
For more information on RPGSmith and the fundraising, check out the Kickstarter page.
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