I’m not doing very trying to fend off poverty but cutting out my Kickstarter habit. Games like Salvage Union from the Leyline Press, which Geek Native has been tracking for a while, are to blame.
The game is one where the world is dead, the Corpos are gits who claim ownership of what’s left, and characters try and salvage a survival from the wastes from their mecha. The project asked for £8,000 to fund and smashed that target quickly, and you can join in from the pitch page.
The game is powered by the Quest RPG from The Adventure Guild. You don’t need to own that, as Salvage Union is entirely self-contained. In fact, it’s 300+ pages in length.
The world is dead.
Arcologies dot the landscape, but are home only to the corporate elite and those who serve them.
Those who wish for freedom live instead out in the waste, eking out a living amid the dust storms, drought, and the monsters that plague the landscape.
The more enterprising see a third way.
Designed by Aled Lawlor and Panayiotis Lines, the A5 hardback will be in full colour and have rules for both focussed missions and expanded campaigns.
The Salvage Union books have lore for the setting and history and crunch for creating mechs and the pilots for them. As the video highlights, the RPG has different mech chassis, 12 pilot classes, over a hundred mech systems, weapons, modules and more than 50 pilot abilities.
There are monsters in the wasteland, such as bio-titans, and the core rules stats those.
A pledge of £15 is enough to get the PDF of the game.
Stepping up to £28 gets you the main Salvage Union core book which feels like great value for an A5 hardback of 300+ pages. The PDF is included in this reward level as well.
Dastardly, Leyline Press also have a special edition of Salvage Union available. That, and the PDF, takes a pledge of £40 if you fancy it as a reward for your support.
If you want one of each, perhaps the special edition to lock away and the main one to lend to players, along with the PDF, then back at £65.
There are other tiers, such as a live play session, and the estimated delivery for all of this is December 2022.
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