It looks like Wa Tran’s Age of Hunters is an RPG that’s still waiting to be discovered. At the time of writing, there are only 18 days still to go on the Kickstarter, and a mere DKK 3, 500 (Danish Krone) pledged of the 80, 000 needed. However, the art looks stunning, and the concept is different enough. You can check out the details on Kickstarter yourself. In the meantime, I’m going to pledge.
It takes a DKK 66 (about £8) to get a PDF of the rules, DKK 194 (£23) for a hardcover of the book and waterproof playing spirit sheets. I think that’s good value.
Want to check out Age of Hunters before you pledge? You can? There’s a nearly finished demo available for free. This confirms that the art quality remains impressively high throughout the book.
In the game you can mix and match skills with different spirit based powers. The math is simple; combinations add up very quickly and the result is a huge range of different characters.
Why is Age of Hunters struggling?
It doesn’t seem fair. You’ve probably seen worse looking RPG projects do better on Kickstarter. I suspect the challenge of marketing a previously unheard of tabletop RPG out of Denmark is a tough one. Especially in the middle of the conference season.
Do you see any merit in Age of Hunters? If it’s not a lack of cash; what’s putting people off backing this nearly completed project?