Chris Dias and Dias Ex Machina are known for Ultramodern5 and previous editions of Amethyst. A new Kickstarter that’s already through seven stretch goals collects the magic and technology of the Amethyst into one massive collection.
The pitch is a chance to venture into lands once claimed by skyscrapers and factories but now overrun by elves, goblins and dragons. You can watch the four-minute pitch video or jump into the pitch from here.
Described as Dias Ex Machina’s opus, Amethyst is already successfully established and why the giant 1,200-page projection makes sense. The original was for D20, back in 2008, then 5e in 2016 when Amethyst Quintessence was published. Quintessence was 400-pages, which takes us a third of the way to the 1,200-page forecast.
If you’ve backed Quintessence and the follow-up, the 450-page Amethyst Factions in 2019, then you can cherry-pick the third book, yet to be published, Amethyst Revelations, from this Kickstarter. Or, if you want and you’re new, you can back the campaign to secure the entire slate.
Until September 30th, Amethyst – Hearts of Chaos is acting as a 5e preview of the setting. After that, the adventure reverts to a paid-for download.
You can grab the novels as Kickstarter pledge rewards for less than the CA$24, about £16, that the PDF of Amethyst Revelations becomes available as a reward.
The supplements are available in print and PDF at CA$55, but those aren’t the core Amethyst rules. For those books 1, 2 and 3, including the Roll20 compatible modules, backers must find $67.
CA$79 pledges unlock Revelations in print as the standard edition, which comes with the PDF. To get all three in print, backers must leap up to CA$219.
After that, with all the options available, there’s a small legion of tiers to match. The highest hits $599 for personalised illustrations, tons of books and downloads.
The delivery for most tiers is March 2024, two years away or so, but for the PDFs of the smaller modules, the wait is only until December 2023.
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