Alice in Blunderland wrote:
Sounds very interesting. I look forward to it :-)
I'd also love to see your material. I'm Tarakin at yahoo dot com.Thanks!
I've had the pleasure to read the first 10 out of about 60 pages of the prologue adventure "Difficult Circumstances".
Judging by those, I can recommend everyone to back the kickstarter. The idea behind the prologue adventure is in a good way unique, the start is cinematic and the mechanics are sound.
Stand now there are 10 days left and only about 800$ needed to get this one into reality!
Rusted Iron Games wrote:
My pleasure :-) Keep on your good work!
A would not only join a 3pp AP Kickstarter, I would look very forward to it.
Of course there are risks, but I also see the chances. There's lots of good and great 3pp material on the market, and even if a company occasionally does a subpar product they usually learn out of this. That's the main reason why I write reviews…
So for a joined 3pp AP a coordinating company should exist and it should check what was well received on the market (Sales, reviews, Endzeitgeist's seal of approval…) and check back with the authors who wrote that supplements. So, for example, if company X has success with material regarding jungle spells they should be the leading company for this jungle-part and provide the adventure with villains using spells out of this supplement. The original author will best know what spell-combinations he had in mind, playtested, whatever. She can write a 'During Combat' part of the villain or the whole villain and the company can showcase a bit of their product(s) and if the buyers want more of this, the reference to it is included (' You liked what BBEG did? There is more of this in our successful product '333 awesome spells for jungle adventures'. You can order it here'). Another company may have a successful jungle dwelling race which can be included, and maybe its a spellcaster race which can also use the aformentioned jungle spells. A third company provides favorite hazards to the pool and so on. All those great ideas and ready parts are then send to a good author. She should be able to write something out of all those already proven components easily. If the adventure is droppable into Golarion, the better. In this example the Mwangi expanse should be big enough. The next part of the Adventure Path could be on the Shadow Plane, then repeat the procedure with another leading company under the supervision of the coordinating company (to assure there are no breaks or gaps between the parts or toward the main plot).
Of course you also need a good idea for the whole adventure path, maybe a chase of some kind would be least problematic with so many heads involved. Just please stay away from endless dungeon crawls. I think an AP where you really could use riding feats and skills could be a good general concept. And I'm not talking about small heroes only riding combat dogs or the Narrow Frame feat so those riding elephants do fit through lots of 5' hallways.
'An adventure path featuring the best 3pp material, written by great authors' looks like a fine line under the name of the adventure path, doesn't it?