Riftweaver’s Fablecraft is a digital tabletop RPG set in Mythas, and you need one very impressive but specific virtual tabletop to play it.
The Kickstarter has smashed targets and offers bonuses for getting involved now, but on launch, the basic Fablecraft will be free to use, so if your GM buys it and your group abandons D&D to play there, you can follow without cost. You can see the pitch on the project page.
PCs in Fablecraft are all Mages, of one class or another, in Mythas, and they develop class and skills separately from combat abilities.
Notably, while there’s lots of attention on the Mythas setting and the pre-written adventures, Fablecraft does allow groups to homebrew their own adventures.
The system uses Fable Dice, d6 with symbols, and the interface does all the maths.
When Fablecraft launches, it’ll be a mix of subscription and one-off payments.
Character creation is a guided, quiz-based process that takes around 15 minutes. Players choose their hero’s birthplace, or ‘homeland.’ Next, they choose a class and customize their skills. Finally, they select a fighting style, which determines the abilities they wield in combat. Fablecraft Closed Beta will launch with 4 homelands, 4 classes (6 if we hit our stretch goals), 10 skills, and 3 fighting styles. We’ll collaborate with players in our Closed Beta to expand on all of these in the future.
Backers who pony up $9 or more get a Founder Role on Discord, their name in the credits, the base came and beta access. That’s pretty good for a Founder name check.
Then, at $29, you get 6 Steam codes to the beta, so your gaming group can come with you. There’s also a dice and token skin plus The House in the Manor expansion pack.
Backers at $49 get a second dice and token skin and the extra Murder on the Tipsy Pearl expansion back as bonuses.
At $69, there are more skins and the Once Upon a Wildwood expansion back added.
$89 unlocks one more dice and token skin and the Heist Society expansion pack.
Guess what? At $119, there’s one more skin and the Storyteller Pack, while the $149 tier, which is pretty popular, adds the Brawler Pack on top of everything that’s come before.
The shipping restrictions kick in as we get physical at $199, including an original art print. That’s only available in the USA.
There are VIP one-shots and other deals on over at over $650. The top tiers have sold out, with people offering up nearly $1,500 apiece.
Riftweaver estimates beta access and the first expansion for August 2023 and then the other expansions roll out through September at about one every other month or so until March 2024.
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