Everyday Heroes is a tabletop RPG engine born of d20 Modern and 5e, and it is by a company called Evil Genius Games, which appeared on the industry landscape with some incredible movie licenses. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. How well did you think they’d do?
The current Kickstarter, The Legendary Bundle, looks to expand the Pacific Rim RPG and Kong: Skull Island RPG. It smashed goals with three weeks left on the clock, is racing towards $100,000 and asked for $30,000. You can see progress on the pitch page.
The Kickstarter introduces Cinematic Adventure Paths (CAPs), long-form adventures set in these envious IPs. CAPs also introduce lore to the setting.
The CAPs are around 160 pages, and an additional 64-page Bestiary is being funded, that’s handy for Skull Island monsters, plus a Jaeger Codex.
Here’s the Skull Island synopsis;
Set a few years after the events of Kong: Skull Island, this new journey sees Mason Weaver (Brie Larsen’s character) and James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston’s character) teaming up with your heroes to investigate government cover-ups and bring the truth to light. With Monarch’s covert support, the team sets out to document their findings, but they soon discover that danger lurks around every corner.
The Pacific Rim CAPs has two Kaiju to fight, but there’s also some politics;
Three powerful nations have yet to sign on to the UN’s Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) initiative, and it’s up to you to convince them that investing in the PPDC is their only hope for survival in the increasingly treacherous world. As you travel to Colombia, Indonesia, and China, you’ll encounter corrupt politicians, corporate shills, and military generals who are all standing in the way of humanity presenting a united front against the Kaiju threat.
A pledge of $1 will get backers into the Pledge Manager to be tempted or defer choices until later.
Backers who can find $25 have a choice; either the Isle of the Damned, Kong CAP in PDF with bestiary or the Dominion of Iron Pacific Rim CAP with the Jaeger Codex.
There’s a similar choice at $40, where the physical products and the PDF are added to the rewards.
I don’t see economies of scale because $50 is the tier to get all four PDFs, stretching across Kong and Pacific Rim. $80 for the physical.
A $100 Collector’s Edition set comes with a Wooden Collector’s Box and offers worldwide shipping. And yes, there’s a Pacific Rim and a Kong version. If you’re curious, Pacific Rim is way more popular right now.
There’s some discounting for being high as $180 will get backers both Collector’s Sets.
The Evil Genius team estimate a delivery around May 2024.
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