We've met our funding and now get into the interesting part - Stretch Goals!
Borderland Provinces focuses on a key area about the size of Europe where many of the larger Frog God Games adventures take place (Rappan Athuk, Lost City of Barakus, Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms) and ties them together. It is a dark medieval fantasy realm filled to bursting with adventure, but still has plenty of room for you to insert your own adventures.
We are also publishing three SEPARATE versions for Pathfinder RPG, Fifth Edition, and Swords & Wizardry so you can pick your poison (or poisons)!
Mark Sweetman wrote:
I'm pretty sure he's an Arcanaloth, specifically. ;)
I crunched the numbers on land mass and posted this at the Kickstarter a bit ago.
"The map is 2,250 miles by 1,500 miles, this is approximately 3,375,000 square miles.
Europe, including the parts of Russia that are considered European, is about 3,932,642.4 square miles."
I just checked the area of the United States. Without Alaska, it comes in at 3.142 million square miles.
I think that you will be safely in Alaska or going in the same direction the book is. ;)
If I can't walk away from the game for 10 minutes without the possibility of being killed and, possibly, my stuff taken, then there's no reason for me to be playing the game. Because that would not be enjoyable to me.
There's nothing in the game that would discourage that kind of behavior, there is no way to actually give consequences that can't be worked around as they are in the real world.
Just because YOU won't do it, doesn't mean 1-in-50 people aren't going to do it and I don't want to play with those people.
I don't know how much more clear I can be than that.
Even the idea of having a non-PvP server was dismissed with a handwave.
Heine Stick wrote:
So with a wooden spoon and a knife? <grin>
In 867 I raided with the an army of Danish called "The Great Heathen Army" and captured York unopposed due to conflict in the Kingdom of Northumbria LIKE A VIKING!
The Usurer is a CR 17 Lich who only uses a seeming to disguise himself. I've always thought that the fact that he's not what he presents himself to be was pretty much an "open secret" at the camp, but since he's so powerful everybody just let's it ride. I would expect most camp inhabitants wouldn't be too happy about someone going around saying "He's a Lich!".
No one makes RPGs for the money. It's not really money you can live off of unless you're with a big company... and even then it's meager wages.
Believe me, I've been trying to make it my living since i was laid off from the Newspaper. It's not happening as anything other than a side job.
And yes, those facts DO make me grind my teeth when people want free stuff or complain about pricing.
Supporting a multitude of settings was the one of the straws on TSRs back in 90s, not the fact that they had them.
One or two books detailing each setting (A campaign and a monster book, maybe) would be, in my opinion, a smart way to handle it.
Or farming these projects out to other companies as they are the adventures.
Obviously the newer the product the more accurate. So if anything in Stoneheart Valley contradicts the original Bard's Gate, then go with Stoneheart Valley.
Also, Dunes of Desolation lists many gods. Greg Vaughan has said that they are all cannon.
From my talks with Bill (and his talks with Greg) it looks like the campaign setting itself will be Summer of 2015 (around Gen Con) at the earliest.
"Instead of flooding the market with an endless tide of RPG books, we’re moving to diversify the business. We have two active MMOs, board games, miniatures, t-shirts, novels, and even more stuff we’re working on."