[Everyman Gaming] Surveying the Community About an Upcoming Project


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Hey Starfinder RPG fans!

We've gotten a LOT of requests for us to update our Skill Challenge Handbook to the Starfinder RPG, and while I'm not cool with simply rehashing a book by changing a few words here and there and reselling it, I can get behind updating a whole bunch of different skill-based rules to Starfinder in a future book....

At least, that's the logic behind the Starfarer's Skill Guide, an upcoming EMG Starfinder release that I'm currently working on! It converts the Leadership, Reputation, Relationship, and Psychological Maneuver systems from Ultimate Charisma, the Skill Challenge rules from the Skill Challenge Handbook, and the scale and crush combat maneuvers from Microsized Adventures, while springing in a few class options themed around the new content in the book in the form of archetypes, feats, and class options.

So far work's going okay on it, but the one thing that's becoming pretty clear is that this book is going to require a fair bit of new art, so I'm currently spit-balling ways to raise it. What do you think? Kickstarter? Indy Go Go? Wait for X months for me to raise the money naturally, where X is equal to 12+?

Let us know what you think at Survey Monkey! (If you want to post comments or questions here, please feel free to as well.)

Liberty's Edge

Kickstart it!

Captain's Log [Supplemental] Final Question was a good one. How about this as a suggestion as it would not fit in the entry box on the survey:

Sweetener:

I would suggest something significantly useful that people would use that would be within your power to deliver, but that would not tale up massive amounts of time or money to create. A whack of NPCs in Herolab format would seem to fit the bill. It would take you work, but not money. And you could use that as a platform to showcase whatever new rule options you have, too.


If it's going to get done one way or another and the only question is one of time, Indie Gogo with its flexible goal would be a good happy medium between Kickstarter and 12+ months, in case you don't get enough immediate interest for a full release.

If you're open to ideas for other options, you can also do what a couple other companies do: focus on doing independent sections of the book sequentially, releasing them both independently for people that just want one section as well as with a subscription that works as a preorder for the full book, and use funds from the earlier sales to accelerate later sections of the release.


Maybe a "craft all the things" book with tables and rules for weapons, armor, vehicles, etc., in a similar vein as starship building?

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Steel_Wind wrote:


I would suggest something significantly useful that people would use that would be within your power to deliver, but that would not tale up massive amounts of time or money to create. A whack of NPCs in Herolab format would seem to fit the bill. It would take you work, but not money. And you could use that as a platform to showcase whatever new rule options you have, too.

It's an idea, but I'm not sure how practical is. HeroLab has a HUGE time cost if you're a new user, and if you want to input custom content you need an advanced understanding of the program's code, which i don't have.

I'm always down to talk about paying people to do it for me, but I haven't found anyone who both can do it and can commit to it.

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Ilorin Lorati wrote:


If you're open to ideas for other options, you can also do what a couple other companies do: focus on doing independent sections of the book sequentially, releasing them both independently for people that just want one section as well as with a subscription that works as a preorder for the full book, and use funds from the earlier sales to accelerate later sections of the release.

I could, but I'm not convinced that's what I want to do. Looking into it. So far I've had an overwhelming response that people want a Kickstarter, though. At least I have the people, then!

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Cerberus 1331 wrote:
Maybe a "craft all the things" book with tables and rules for weapons, armor, vehicles, etc., in a similar vein as starship building?

It's a good idea! Not sure if it works for this skill book, and honestly I haven't been inspired for new weapons yet. But it's totally something I want to do.

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