There’s a game balance logic to magic in D&D’s 5e, but what else would a highly trained astrophysicist find?
We’ll find out because Thomas Wallace (aka the Scottish Gorilla of Destiny) has funded Theory of Magic Sourcebook on Kickstarter and plans to sell it later via DMsGuild. Can’t wait? The quickest route is to back the ongoing campaign through Kickstarter.
Thomas, freshly bestowed with a Masters in Science in astrophysics, and his community have been working on this for a while. As a result, we already have some outputs to share, such as the coat of arms below.
Possible hiccups? Thomas seems pretty smart and will be starting their PhD in October. That might be a distraction, but it won’t be as bad as the end of the PhD. Perhaps, in a few years, we’ll get hardcore science-D&D from Dr Destiny if we join the community now.
Speaking of which, there’s a Discord to accompany Thomas’ work.
It’s also worth noting that Thomas won’t be keeping any money from the Kickstarter as it’s all going to the artists.
The book itself will be a digital deep dive and explanation of our methods, results, and how to use them in game, including apotential new homebrew subclass of wizard that can encompass all of these strange new powers (so far we have down-casting, spell reshaping, damage-type changing, and even damage spell creation guidelines)! The money from this Kickstarter will be going directly to artists, editors, and scientists which means a high quality sourcebook will only be possible with your support (and a bit of talent and luck on our part).
You can support this project by sharing it on social media or with the promise of some cash. If you pledge at least £5, you’ll be rewarded with a digital copy of the Theory of Magic.
Backers who pledge £10 or more get their name added to the book and the digital copy.
Thomas also has a tier called “Fool’s Package” with the advice “Do Not Get This Tier”, which offers nothing extra, but costs £100. I’m a Scot and recognise Scottish humour/hope when I see it.
If all goes well, the digital Theory of Magic will go to backers by September.
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