Chris McDowall is the Manchester-based game designer who wrote Into the Odd is back, on Kickstarter and with the impossibly large Bastion.
The project has funded, raising nearly £34,000 with 19 days to go, at the time of writing, against an ask of just £12,000. You can follow the progress and find out more on the campaign page.
The book is already written and is currently in the process of being proofread and in layout. There’s custom content for backers to add, though.
A pledge of £15 will get you the PDF copy of the game, and it’s due in April 2020. Following an empathetic trend, there’s also a £10 hardship tier which gets you the same if you’re struggling for cash. Right now, 78 backers have paid £10, and 178 have paid £15.
Pledge £40 and you get the PDF and the hardback.
Those custom content options still to be added into the game include a borough designed to your specifications while you appear as an NPC.
The rules are a modified version of Into the Odd, Chris isn’t re-inventing the wheel, and the bulk of Electric Bastionland is therefore 100 failed careers that you can randomly end up playing as.
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