[Necromancers of the Northwest] Traveler's Guide to the Elemental Plane of Fire Kickstarter

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For those of you who may not have heard, Necromancers of the Northwest is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming book: The Traveler's Guide to the Elemental Plane of Fire, to allow us to commission high-quality professional art for the book. Any fans of Planescape or other extraplanar adventures will want to take a close look, as our goal with this project is to bring some much-needed love and attention to the other planes of existence.

I won't bore you with all the nitty-gritty details, but, as usual for a Kickstarter, the better the campaign goes, the more impressive the finished book will be. If you're interested, take a look for yourself.

Excellent, some support for the Plane of Fire! I have question, will there be support for non-elemental characters, such as the standard races. I would love to see an archetype, or even better a full-on class, similar to the Shai'i'r from AD&D and it's subsequent 3.X conversion!

Great question! At the moment, when it comes to mechanical support for player characters, the book is largely limited to the four "native" races that are featured prominently: azer, fire elementals, efreeti, and salamanders. That said, there are plans for providing support for players of other races and classes, and I can confirm that several groups of archetypes for exactly that purpose are already penciled in place in stretch goals, should the campaign reach that point. As for whether Sha'ir will specifically be included in those archetypes, I can't say for sure, but I would be very surprised if you didn't see something similar, even if it may not be of the same exact name.

Interesting. I asked purely out of curiousity, of course, since I will likely be playing as an Efreet. Years of being a wish-twisting GM make me favor them as a race! So, are there any previews of what is to come? Most really successful kickstarters have some sort of preview or a beta that backers can try out and spread word of how cool it is. It's a lot to ask, but from what I've seen in kickstarters, that's the current trend. Just offering some advice and, not-so-subtly serving my own self-interested curiousity!

We're currently working on putting together a document that gives a general overview of the four main regions of the plane that we intend to focus on. We're not sure yet whether or not we'll be able to provide a sample of the mechanical content before the end of the Kickstarter, but anyone who wants to get a good idea of what it will look like may want to take a look at Liber Vampyr, a free book that we recently re-released which takes a very similar approach on the subject of vampires. You can find it here.

I'd echo The_Silver_Prince's sage advice and urge you to provide a crunch-sample. I know you guys can do good crunch and if the quality is sufficient, you have nothing to lose. Also: generally, an idea of the setting/crunch or Players Options/DM Options-ratio would probably help and make people decide whether this is for them. Personally, I was a huge fan of your Island of Life, but don't require the new crunch. I'm sure the opposite scenario will hold true for other people out there and the more information, the easier it will be for them to get hooked.

Just my 2 cents, of course!

For those who are interested, we've put together a free sample covering the flavor end of the book, which provides an overview of the main regions we'll be focusing on, as well as a look at how we envision the elemental plane of fire. You can download it from our website, here.

We are currently working on putting together a sample that will give a peek at the book's "crunch" content as well, which should be available in a few days.

I have had a chance to check this out and this product is looking solid. It will make an awesome companion for those of you that have City of Brass from Necromancer Games/Frog God Games. The Kickstarter could really use some help though, so please take a look if you have not yet: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/969884735/the-travellers-guide-to-the-e lemental-plane-of-fir

Thank you!

Bill Thedmstrikes Mead

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