Christoper Grey has received plaudits for RPG design from the ENnies and the Indie Groundbreaker Awards. The modern gothic of The Great American Witch RPG was particularly successful.
Now, during Zine Quest 3, Grey is back on Kickstarter with an Indiana Jones inspired adventure RPG that uses Free League Publishing’s Year Zero Engine. Temples & Tombs has met its funding goal, and you can see progress or join in yourself via the project page.
Grey says you don’t need experience of the Year Zero Engine to play Temples & Tombs. Changes have been made to it too.
Temples & Tombs introduces custom skills and talents, with the game’s fast-paced and adventurous setting in mind. Borrowing an innovation from Free League’s Alien RPG, it also adds in a Luck mechanic and a Hero one.
As the designer says in the introduction video, does Indy die in his adventures? It’s not really that tone, so Temples & Tombs introduces condition-based consequences, so heroes don’t die either, although things do happen to them.
Also, Temples & Tombs uses a scene based structure that helps emulate movies that bring to life those pulp magazine adventures.
Terror! Suspense! You will not believe the dangers in store for your intrepid heroes! Will they discover ancient secrets, lost civilizations, or priceless treasure? Will they escape treacherous villains, evil super powers, or deathly traps?
A pledge of $15 will get you a Temples & Tombs digital copy, and that starts as a beta edition PDF but will ultimately be available as a PDF, ePUB and MOBI.
Stepping up to $35 and you add the 6×9 hardcover edition to that collection. That’s the last tier and a pledge that twice as many backers have gone for than the first.
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