Salty Games is several times over Kickstarter goal with a project to make life easier for the tabletop RPG Storyteller. That is understandable, as it can be a challenging role!
77 Stories in NewEdo contains plot hooks, NPCs, and detailed locations for neon urban campaigns that don’t have to be the NewEdo game world. Geek Native has an exclusive to share, but for the Kickstarter, you can find out more below or from the pitch page.
The plot hooks in NewEdo aren’t just bullet points; they are paragraph-length write-ups. The NPCs include mobs, and there are items too.
Salty Games’ gold bestseller NewEdo RPG is a considerable metropolis where past and future collide. There’s a cross-system difficulty table to prove that the supplement does not have to be confined to just the unique world. However, you will want to use a setting where mysticism and science meet and something other than a typically grim cyberpunkish setting.
The Kickstarter already offers a sample of the Heroes of Hyuga module prepared for the game. Geek Native has an ashcan version to let you see straight away. An ashcan is like a super draft, rough, dirty, and going to change, but still enough to let you get a feel for what’s coming.
Alternatively, if you’re curious about the game, check out the Roleplaying as Smart People podcast to hear about the origins.
Fans of NewEdo will revel in the expanded canon content, much of which ties directly back to the lore of the core NewEdo rulebook: ancient clans, modern dynasties, important NPCs and characters who may have seemed like one-offs, corporations, new details about established locations, gritty secrets in municipal and underworld politics, and even some clues to the meta arc about the rise of the Shogun, all await you in the 77 Stories.
You can help the indie RPG out by spreading the news, getting people to play, peeking at the Heroes of Hyuga and, of course, pledging cash.
Backers who pledge CA$6, about £4, will get a PDF copy of 77 Stories and access to many add-ons.
At CA$18, backers get the PDF of 77 Stories and the 308-page NewEdo rulebook, a good way to leap in and catch up.
The CA$29 tier gets backers both the PDF and softcover versions of 77 Stories of NewEdo.
Next up, there’s a jump in money to CA$99, but that gets the PDF and softcover of 77 Stories, the PDF and hardcover of NewEdo, and a PDF and softcover of a book called Kitchen Table Robot Games.
The collector tiers start at CA$299, with the PDF and paper copies of NewEdo and 77 Stories plus NewEdo art cards. Then, at CA$1000, there’s less, without the art cards, but the karmic cred of helping out the studio.
Other tiers have already sold out, and there are some geographic restrictions on the shipping. Salty estimates an April 2024 delivery of the PDF of 77 Stories, whether or not you’re getting NewEdo core books, and then June 2024 for the printed 77 Stories.
The Kickstarter winds down on December 15th, which is about (gulp) three weeks away.
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