A core concept of Dark Stars is that you can use it to run traditional cyberpunk or sci-fi adventures, but you could also run a game over a much more extended time. For example, successfully colonise a planet.
At the time of writing, there are still 35 days on the clock but just shy of AU$1,500 in total against a target of AU$20,000. This is a project that’ll fund if word gets out and gamers like what they see, rather than being one of those fortunate Kickstarters that do most of the heavy lifting in week one.
You can follow progress or pledge at the campaign page.
It’s a pledge of AU$37 (about £21) to get the Dark Stars base book in PDF, character sheet in PDF and two comics in PDF. AU$74 turns the base game into a hardback.
The comics seem to be unavoidable, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re trying to trim your pledges down to the last dollar, then it might be frustrating. Dark Stars, though, clearly sees itself as a transmedia project, especially with talk of a possible computer game.
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