This is an interesting looking RPG. I mean that literally as the Kickstarter pitch shows the book will use photographs and photo manipulation rather than the traditional illustration. That’s quite unusual. We’re told that the photo art will include heroes of both sexes and multiple races.
The knights in shining Armani angle comes from the knights of Camelot reincarnated into a near-future city and the accidental introduction of horrors and monsters along with them. Merlin is a computer and your boss is Lancelot.
Corporia uses a d26 mechanic, the grail system, and a health/wound system to avoid the death spiral. You know the one; once you’ve been hit you’re bound to be hit again because you’ve been hit. There’s also magic and hacking rules all in the same book.
The Kickstarter opened on the 2nd and has well over $4,000 in the bank. The campaign wants $13,000 to fund. This is a project by ENnie and Origins winning Mark Plemmons, though, so begins with a large fanbase and enough supports to spread the word. $13,000 looks achievable.
The second pledge is for $15 in gets backers the final Corporia RPG in PSD along with a wallpaper and their name in the credits. This is going to create a large credits section. $25 brings some more perks including all the digital stretch goals.
Paper copies of the book unock at $50 (and the international shipping isn’t terrible at the ~$25 range; I’ve seen twice as much). That’s also the level that gets you the limited edition, signed and numbered hardcover. No wonder this tier is collecting a lot of pledges.
I’ve cherry picked two of the images from Corporia’s press back. Actually, the shower girl monster stood out to me in the video too. What’s going on here? Hints and teasers that Corporia might have a saucy side? Are we just channelling the 80s idea of corporate power, sex and money? Clever marketing?
For contrast, here’s another image that shows inside the book.