Chris Fox, the publisher of The Magitech Chronicles, is on Kickstarter to fund an RPG for his science-fantasy series. It’s going well, with over $15,000 funded at the time of writing versus an asking goal of just $6,000.
Fox cites the likes of Rifts and even Shadowrun as similar games, but it’s the use of Catalysts that he thinks makes Magitech standout. Catalysts are the remains of dead gods, that when you visit, power up your character and their gear. The idea here is that it makes the GM’s life easier. You can follow the progress over at the campaign page.
It takes just a pledge of $5 to get the quickstart guide in PDF. The estimated delivery date for that in March 2020. That’s, er, this month.
So it looks like the quickstart is pretty much done. That’s believable as the Magitech RPG exists, in part, on Worldanvil and you can access the basic mechanics here.
A pledge of $20 will get you a digital copy of the full RPG. The delivery date isn’t that much further away; July 2020.
Softcovers for the quickstart open at $30, $50 for the full RPG and $70 for the collector’s edition. Hardcopies of the core rules are thereat $80 and $100 for the collector’s edition.
You can go higher still by getting signed copies.
The game is in stretch goal territory, and the miniatures have been unlocked. In this case, we’re talking about five Magitech Chronicles STL format files so you can print your own or give them to a site like Hero Forge and see what their system makes of it.
In the pitch video, Chris says there are thousands of reviews for the series on Amazon and that the title is also available in Audible. I’ve come to discover that Audible reviews get to the point and often better represent my view of the story.
The first book in The Magitech Chronicles is Tech Mage, and it doesn’t have hundreds of reviews. It has 25 ratings, and that’s a number I like, scoring 4.5 out of 5.
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