There’s a free to download Tales of the Valiant preview for Kobold Press’ non-OGL 5e D&D-but-not Tales of the Valiant.
Once known as Project Black Flag, the game takes the heart of the high fantasy 5e rules and creates a WotC-free RPG. Within a day of launch, the Kickstarter to fund the game has soared through $500,000. You can see the current money count on the pitch page.
The Tales of the Valiant preview has 4 core classes, lineages, heritages, backgrounds, some spells, creatures (new and old) as well as Talent and Luck expanded rules.
The Kickstarter points out that Tales of the Valiant is about keeping the 5th edition community independent. That’s, of course, now possible since WotC conceded defeat in the bloody battle over the OGL and will now open license parts of the 5e rules.
There are new elements in here, though, and that’s the second thing the pitch says. Next up is the fact that Kickstarter backers will get early access to private playtests. You can wait for the game to hit retail, but you’ll not be part of this initial phase except through the free playtest packets already out.
Importantly, there are also limited editions of Tales of the Valiant which will be a one-time print run and only available through the Kickstarter.
There’s also a Super Deluxe edition, equally limited.
Tales of the Valiant (ToV) keeps all the best of 5E D&D and adds a Kobold Press spin to the well-loved game. It combines the Creative Commons foundation of 5th Edition with new elements to create a powerful Kobold-style 5E with teeth.
You can support the project by offering cash and spreading the news.
Backers who offer $48 or more, has many hundreds have already will get the following;
- Monster Vault PDF
- Player’s Guide PDF
- Alpha Release PDF
- Two Kickstarter access playtest packets
- Previews and the usual updates from Kickstarter
With worldwide shipping on offer, at an extra cost, backers who pledge $59 or more will get only the Player’s Guide, but in hardcover, and the alpha release as well the playtests.
Alternatively, the same commitment will get backers the Monster Vault with a similar spread.
At $79, backers will get the limited edition of the Player’s Guide or the Monster Vault; the latter is selling out as quickly as the former.
The VTT licenses for Rol20, Foundry, Shard, Alchemy, and Fantasy Grounds also unlock at $79, each coming with the PDF of Monster Vault and Player’s Guide.
It’s $99 to get the Tales of the Valiant Silpcase of the Player’s Guide and Monster Vault, which also comes with the PDFs. Thousands of players have taken this option.
The limited two-book slipcase is the reward at $165, limited to 1,500 backers. It’s nearly gone.
The super deluxe two-book slipcase has sold out.
Kobold estimates delivery of all the variations in April 2024.
- Kickstarter: Tales of the Valiant campaign.
- DriveThruRPG: Tales of the Valiant preview.
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