[Encounter Table Publishing] The Aethera Campaign Setting


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Grand Lodge

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ENWORLD Just recently did a feature post about Aethera. Anyone with an account should post up there about why they supported the product.

http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2998-Pathfinder-In-Space!-Aether-C ombines-Wizards-Starships#.VkK7NfmrRph

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Thanks for keeping the thread alive, folks, and thanks to for those in the know for fielding a couple questions today too!


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The Daring Dragoon wrote:

ENWORLD Just recently did a feature post about Aethera. Anyone with an account should post up there about why they supported the product.

LINK

LINK'D for you...


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And let's repost the link to the

AETHERA Campaign Setting Kickstarter


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Really looking forward to a singular book for diesel punk/space setting.

People of the Stars was something I really enjoyed but was disappointed when not enough support came out for that in later Pathfinder books. However, this is not a downing of Paizo, I understand companies only have so much time for each project/product. They can't go down every rabbit hole not knowing where it will lead when other projects are more likely to keep the company going longer.

I pledged to this and I really hope it succeeds, because it looks like it'll be a very nice edition to my collection.


A little over halfway to funded and only 8 days left to do it in.


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I think everyone who has a fondness for Science Fantasy is pledging for this. I know I am and I hope it funds. Space Opera is something I can't get enough of. I will be very disappointed if this fails to fund.


I feel the same but real talk: 50 grand is a tall order and it would have helped if we were sold the idea before the kick starter launched so we'd know to save our Christmas money for it.


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I'm not going to lie, this one doesn't look like it will make it, and that makes me super bummed. Wanted to see this one on my shelf.


It sounded like a good system. I backed it and hope it makes it.

Silver Crusade

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I usually don't back Kickstarters... but I did with this one. I love Science Fantasy, and everything I've seen concerning this setting has appealed to me so much that I couldn't come up with an excuse not to.

Sovereign Court

Will there be any 5th edition support?


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Something that Robert is probably too modest to point out directly: everybody involved in this project is being paid at a fair industry wage, which is pretty dang awesome.
Also, if you're still hesitant, there's a free preview guide now available.

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Hi Lorathorn! I maybe already answered that question upthread but it bears repeating. We have no plans at present, but nearly 200 pages of the book includes system-agnostic setting material that could easily be used in any game system. If there's enough demand (and we fund) I could see a conversion happening.

Also, Lilith kindly says the things I sometimes have a hard time admitting. I'm paying all artists and writers industry-competitive wages. Creative people absolutely deserve to be paid fairly for their efforts.


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Latest update announced the Aethera Preview Guide available on Paizo.com for free:

Aethera Kickstarter wrote:

Have you been curious about Aethera and wanting to see more? We have a free 27-page preview guide available right now at Paizo.com (and we're looking at widening distribution outlets for this document).

This preview document includes a new shaman spirit, new mesmerist archetype, and five new monsters you can use in your Pathfinder games today! Please check it out and if you haven't already backed us and you enjoyed the preview guide, please co sided supporting us! We absolutely cannot make this 400 page hardcover campaign setting without your help!

http://paizo.com/products/btpy9i4w/discuss?Aethera-Campaign-Setting-Preview -Guide#1

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Will you try other methods of funding if it does not get Kickstarted? I would hate to see this wasted.


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Michael Monn wrote:
Will you try other methods of funding if it does not get Kickstarted? I would hate to see this wasted.

Don't worry, our work won't be wasted. We're going to get this published one way or another. ^_^


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$50k is a tall order, but this is a 400 page, full-color, hardcover book filled with amazing art and writing! We have 5 days to tell as many people as we can, so we can play this awesome game! Your help and support are so appreciated!


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We're now on the front page!


Hopefully it not looking feasible at this point is deterring anyone from pledging. For all we know know $20,000 worth of pledges could come from potential backers that think it won't make it. Nothing to lose by pledging if you want the product.

That said, this does look like it needs a christmas miracle to get off the ground. Which is sad because it was going to be a birthday present to myself. If it doesn't get backed will you guys try again later or try to get funding elsewhere because 30 grand is still impressive compared to other successful and incredibly good kickstarters I've seen for Pathfinder. You could stand to go with a series of smaller releases, maybe separating the crunch and the fluff and packaging the fluff with adventures.


We've discussed some alternate plans. Stay tuned, and don't give up on Aethera! ^_^


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OK, OK already!

I've been overindulging Kickstarters for awhile and decided to call a break for a year, but you have broken me down. This project has some of my favorite people from these boards working on it, so I'm in. Pledged and hope this will be funded! :D

Liberty's Edge

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/backed. Don't let me down peeps.


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Pledging because A) PF compatible B) space awesomeness C) tons of talented people working on it and D) New England-based? How can I not back a neighbor?!


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Thank you for backing, folks! Another proud contributor here. :D

Please remember to share this as widely as possible, whether you are a backer or just know other gamers who might find it interesting–this can still make it, but it needs as many eyes as possible to see it. (Especially like and retweet us on Facebook and Twitter if you use those; Facebook doesn't show every post to everyone who follows the poster and Twitter feeds usually stream by too fast for one tweet to be seen.)

Grand Lodge

I just hope that after the Paizo front page and the Round Table podcast we can get the jump in backers that we saw after the io9 article. If so this project might just make it.

Grand Lodge

Isabelle Lee wrote:
We've discussed some alternate plans. Stay tuned, and don't give up on Aethera! ^_^

We won't!


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There is great trade to be found in the stars, even for us fair people of Sigil. Backed. Really hoping we will see this one run, even if it doesn't make its funding threshold. Hmm... Maybe I should talk to some of my Fated friends about that.


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I am a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy and horror with space opera being one of those structures I like using to combine all three. It sounds like you are going for a combination of dieselpunk and raygun gothic with this which is just the icing on the cake. I have hunted down material for Spelljammer on ebay. I bought as much as I could of Dragonstar when it came out. I backed Clockwork Gnome's "Sailing the Sea of Stars" and Legendary Games's "Legendary Planet" I could not afford to support Zombie Sky's "It Came from the Stars!" but I made damn sure I bought into it when I could. I will be very disappointed if this does not fund but if that happens I beg you to please keep me posted on how I can help bring this creation to life. Somehow, someway this needs to happen. By the dark will of Cthulhu even if I have to send money via paypal afterwards to get this book published I will do it. I believe in this project that much.

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We have a mere 13k left to go before we fund! I've taken this opportunity to append an add-on to the backer levels, allowing people to order additional copies of the campaign setting hardcover. We can do this! Spread the word!


Tonight (11/19) we have two events where you can ask Robert Brookes, Lead Developer and Designer of Aethera, about combining sci-fi and fantasy elements in RPGs.

At 8pm EST the team will be on the RPGNet Q&A: http://tinyurl.com/rpgnetchat

At 9pm EST: We'll also be doing a Twitter #RPGChat about mixing science fiction and fantasy in RPGs. We'll be tweeting with the @AetheraRPG account and Robert will be using his @Sphynxian account. I encourage all of you to join if you can. It's at 9pm EST for 1 hour.

Some basics on Twitter chats:
1) Use the hashtag #RPGChat in every tweet and reply.
2) Retweet stuff that you think is cool.
3) Check out TweetChat (http://www.tweetchat.com/) for ease of chatting. If you have Hootsuite, TweetDeck, or any other twitter feed manager you can follow the #RPGChat hashtag.

What questions do you have?


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Wow! We're well on our way there as long as we keep sharing this. Thanks for your interest, everyone! I'm really looking forward to bringing another new class to life. :D

If you have more questions after the #RPGChat, you are still welcome to ask them here (or on the Kickstarter itself if you're a backer).


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I look forward to having this in my hands next year. I am hoping and praying this gets the funding it needs. This has so much potential it's not funny.


David N Ross wrote:

Wow! We're well on our way there as long as we keep sharing this. Thanks for your interest, everyone! I'm really looking forward to bringing another new class to life. :D

If you have more questions after the #RPGChat, you are still welcome to ask them here (or on the Kickstarter itself if you're a backer).

I saw this comment (though less abbreviated) on the KS comments page. What new class are you referring to? The cantor, or something else?


Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
I saw this comment (though less abbreviated) on the KS comments page. What new class are you referring to? The cantor, or something else?

David is part of the team working on the cantor class (and from what I've seen so far, they're doing excellent work!)


You can see an earlier verison of the cantor HERE. Though perhaps the current cantor being designed is more its own Base Class, and less a Hybrid of the Bard and Inqusitor.

Also see Interjection Games Cantor Base Class in Strange Magic - it is also a Divine class with an extremely well developed composition system.

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Yeah, the cantor was originally something I tinkered with in my encounter table blog. The design team of Andrew Fields and David Ross are doing amazing things to update and improve on the original concept. It won't be a hybrid class anymore.


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Less than 48 hours left to go on the Aethera Kickstarter and we're only $7.5k away from our goal! In the past 2 days we've raised nearly $11k so this is more than doable. You can make this happen! Please pledge and share this with your friends!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/89095698/aethera-campaign-setting


Pledged and can't wait to play Aethera!
It's been a constant nerdgasm since Technology Guide => Pathfinder Unchained => Occult Adventures... and Aethera uses them all and then some!


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I just listened to the Know Direction podcast where Ryan and Perram interviewed Robert about this project, and I'm really stoked about this!

I just backed at the Oracle level. And I just plugged it on Facebook.

This campaign setting looks amazing!


Oh, snap! Only one day left but you're almost there.


only 5k to go!

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Go, Aethera team, go!


And backed. Hopefully this will fund. And hopefully the stretch goals will somehow be produced later...


Thanael wrote:
And backed. Hopefully this will fund. And hopefully the stretch goals will somehow be produced later...

I'll do whatever it takes to see Races of Aethera published. I have material for the zahajin that needs to see the light of day.

Plus, there's a lot more to the Choir of the Machine than I could fit into the Campaign Setting.


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Down to 20 hours left and only $3515 left to go until fully funded {crosses fingers and toes}


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We're almost there, guys! Just one more push and we can make it.

I'm super hyped to show all of you the amazing stuff we've been working on.


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And...over the top with 6 hours to go.


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We just passed $50,000! Barring some last-minute catastrophe, Aethera will be coming your way soon!


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Isabelle Lee wrote:
We just passed $50,000! Barring some last-minute catastrophe, Aethera will be coming your way soon!

And there was much rejoicing. (Yaaaaaaay!)

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