All Rolled Up and Paul Baldowski, the creator of The Cthulhu Hack, are successfully crowdfunding a new RPG in which characters are Elizabethan heretics seeking absolution for their transgressions. The PCs begin as agents of Doctor John Dee on dangerous missions to reveal and overcome supernatural forces determined to overthrow the realm.
The campaign asked for £3,000 to fund, and it made that in little over an hour. Now, there are two weeks left to run, over 600 backers and we’re approaching %500 funded. You can find out more and pledge at the Kickstarter campaign page.
In the Dee Sanction timeline, Elizabeth Tour takes the throne in 1558 and inherits the consequences of her father’s machinations and the weakened barrier between worlds that his split with Rome has allowed.
Then, in 1564 John Dee and Francis Walsingham persuade Elizabeth to pass The Dee Sanction, an act that allows the practice of magic in defence of the realm in response to the supernatural proliferation across the land.
The Dee Sanction uses its own simple rules engine. The system has three core abilities with a die value assigned to each. When you have to make a check, you roll the assigned dice, and you always succeed. However, a roll of 1 or 2 means that you have a complication to resolve as well.
With an estimated delivery date of April 2021 for the hardcover, The Dee Sanction will ship as a Wibalin Buckram cloth-bound copy of the core rules with a foil-blocked sigil of the black seal on the front for just £18 (plus shipping). That tier also gets you the PDF.
The softcover of the 60-paged black and white compact book, and the PDF, requires an £8 pledge.
It is only £4 to secure a copy of the PDF—exceptional value.
Many of the Stretch Goals have been met, with several new adventures now being written and extra art added. At £18,000, wipe character cards also become available.
The Ossulstone Map is also going to be made available as a £15 add-on, this is a custom print A3 map on velvet.
Evlyn Moreau, a Canadian illustrator, is providing the art for Baldowski’s writing.
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