There are very few tabletop RPGs that have broken the million mark on Kickstarter. Magpie Games’ Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game has done it on day one.
The officially licensed and Powered by the Apocalypse game brings the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra to the tabletop. You can join in or watch the numbers spin on the project page.
Geek Native reviewed the Avatar Legends free quickstart.
The Kickstarter adds significantly to the quickstart. Five eras of play are detailed, adventures in the Four Nations outlined, stats and moves provided, playbooks listed, and digital, physical or special editions available.
There’s an Avatar Legends dice pack and a deluxe one too, a cloth map, combat cards, a dice bag and packs for journals and adventures.
Each game of Avatar Legends: The RPG begins with your group picking an era as the backdrop for your game. Each era is tied to the span of an Avatar’s life—except for the Hundred Year War era during which Avatar Aang was frozen—and focuses on distinct themes which define your game. The full core book chronicles these eras more deeply, but here’s a quick list that describes the rough focus and details of each era
A pledge of $20 will get you all the PDF rewards unlocked for the campaign. That’s a simple, generous and straightforward pledge. Many hundreds of backers have taken it.
If you want the hardcover, then you need to step up to $50. This also gives you access to Kickstarter’s add-on system from which you can pick and mix other rewards.
Thousands of backers have gone for the “Otter-Penguin” tier, which, for $75, gets you the core rules, all the PDFs and all the physical stretch goals.
That special cover core rules is switched it at the $100 mark, called Polar Bear. The deluxe dice back tier, the topmost at $200, has attracted nearly as many.
Other stretch goals include new playbooks like The Pillar and The Adamant, NPCs like Tenzin and Suki. Suggesting that Magpie have done their homework and won’t be overwhelmed by the campaign’s success, these stretch goals continue up to $1,625,000. However, that surely doesn’t mean the publisher was expecting to make a million on day one.
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