Pandora: Total Destruction is described as X-Men meets Akira. Characters are untrained supers (the world no longer uses the phrase ‘superheroes’) who must master their powers before using them destroys lives.
Todd Crapper has built a unique RPG engine were rolling too high might be harmful as powers do more than the super had planned. The Kickstarter campaign has just under three weeks to run at the time of writing and needs CA$5,000 to fund. It’s halfway there, and you can join in on the pledge page.
There are a few extra nice things to note about the campaign for Pandora: Total Destruction. If you get a PDF copy as a pledge reward, you’ll automatically order a softcover copy from DriveThruRPG at cost. That upgrade isn’t a $5 higher tier.
Also, Pandora is built using Vision Layers so, in many PDF readers, it is easier to read.
In the game, characters belong to secure facilities known as Pandora Academies. That might be a school. Or it might be a prison. It might be government-run, or not. The world is through trusting to let untrained supers roam around.
People have had superpowers for decades. Having powers became so common that parents held superpower reveal parties for their kids. We embraced these as divine gifts, signs of our superiority, or as part of a wild theory about the side effects of avoiding gluten. Whatever it was, it brought us to a new level of civilization. The more supers appeared in the world, the more explosive their powers became. They became dangerous. Really dangerous.
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The preview edition has the latest version of the core rules, how to create scenes in PTD, character generation rules, and rules for making the baddies.
A pledge of CA$13 (about £18) will get you a PDF and an ePub copy of the main rules. You also get your name in the credits and 12 exclusive monthly views on playing PTD.
It’s worth remembering that the print-on-demand at-cost coupons are part of that level. Printing isn’t an extra.
That’s important as the following tiers up are limited in number and offer no extra perks other than a more prominent mention in the book and a certificate. The highest level lets you play a session with the designer.
Delivery is next year, in June.
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