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ELF

Generator Sage
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Faster Combatant
The Atlas Worlds Kickstarter is about a new campaign management tool, with the focus on revealing GM content to players piece by piece, but the implementation and pricing details are curiously vague:
Atlas Worlds is a tool designed to enhance the role playing game experience for players and Game Masters alike. Our tool serves as an organizer for game content and provides players access to that content in a way they would discover it as a character.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markohnsman/atlas-worlds-build-your-worlds-on-our-shoulders/
 

Chuck Dee

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Adventure Builder
I have that one saved, but I'm torn on it. I love the style and the idea, but the system leaves me cold.
 
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ELF

Generator Sage
Staff member
Beta-Tester
Faster Combatant
I have that one saved, but I'm torn on it. I love the style and the idea, but the system leaves me cold.
Yeah, I was surprised to see this kind of a game using a d100-based system. But the story point mechanics sound fun (not to mention the comic book world of alternative 1965)! I backed on the PDF tier, this feels like a fun game to play between more serious campaigns.

Did you check out the free scenario? The characters' built-in complications and plot hooks sound something that could be worth adopting to other games as well - and using a passport as the character sheet is a stroke of genius! (The passport gets more stamps when the game moves from location to location - this could be used for some fun, additional mechanics.)
 
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Chuck Dee

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Adventure Builder
Did you check out the free scenario? The characters' built-in complications and plot hooks sound something that could be worth adopting to other games as well - and using a passport as the character sheet is a stroke of genius! (The passport gets more stamps when the game moves from location to location - this could be used for some fun, additional mechanics.)
Yes I did... it seems that the writers have some sort of cognitive dissonance going on between their mechanics, as those seem lifted from another system. It's one of the reasons I still have it bookmarked. I'm thinking about getting it to adapt to another system.
 

ELF

Generator Sage
Staff member
Beta-Tester
Faster Combatant
Neverending is a solution to a problem I did not know existed:
  • Create custom images of your characters in different poses and a variety of armors, weapons, and items.
  • Build scenes with those characters by adding a background, props, creatures, and other characters.
  • Add animated gifs of props and spells and even pre-programmed animations to turn your scenes into cool animated videos. You can even record yourself speaking or upload an audio recording to make your animation more complete.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neverending/neverending-bring-your-stories-to-life/

The concept is neat, but I still don't feel the need to create animations for my games - especially with that kind of annual subscription cost. Still, I'm going to watch this thing develop, maybe I'm just out of touch. I could see myself using the character builder, at least when the number of available assets grows.
 
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Chuck Dee

New member
Adventure Builder
I think I'm with you on this one. It looks cool and I wish them well, but it's not really something that I feel that I need.
 

ELF

Generator Sage
Staff member
Beta-Tester
Faster Combatant
A less than stellar solution where the remedy seems to be worse than the problem it attempts to solve:
No More Dice: Randomization Devices
Alternatives to conventional dice. Our pocket sized “SHAKERS” are unique analog randomization devices for tabletop gaming & more!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nomoredice/no-more-dice-randomization-devices

First you will have to assemble the kit (including counting the proper number of beads into every slot), then you shake it, and then manually count to find out in which position the red bead ends up. The results seem difficult to decipher even for yourself, not to mention other players.

And with shipping to Europe, a single assembly kit will cost you just $55 (and only $50 for Canadians). But at least the design is a beauty... not.
 

ELF

Generator Sage
Staff member
Beta-Tester
Faster Combatant
Are you into GURPS and/or do you like a good deal?
I was tempted by that "$125 credit for $99" tier, but thought that it will be a better deal to purchase the PDF's from a sale (preferably at DTRPG) than buying them at full price during the BackerKit time frame. But got the $3 pledge, it's a surefire winner.

I suspect that the guy behind this campaign is Philip Reed. He works for Steve Jackson Games and ran several very successful $1 PDF campaigns:
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/philipreed/created
 

JohnnFour

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Demonplague Author
Wizard of Adventure
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Adventure Builder
Gamer Lifestyle
I really enjoyed GURPS the several times I played it. GM'd it a couple times, but did not master the system well enough.
 
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