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[Off Topic] My RPG Kickstarter

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:01 am
by Vile
First of all, I need to thank David for letting me post an almost* totally off-topic topic here. Thanks, David! :mrgreen:

I'm running a Kickstarter to pay for interior art for my latest RPG book, the BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules. The book is kind of an OGL clone of the "Holmes" edition of the world's most successful RPG. I say "kind of" because the original was a basic book covering only levels 1-3. I already have a book for the same 3 levels, called the Prentice Rules (see what I did there?).

The Journeymanne Rules are a standalone game for levels 1-20, meticulously researched to not only clone the original game but to enhance the freewheeling, happy-go-lucky, downright quirky way of running games the good Dr J. Eric Holmes had. Try googling his article "Fantasy Life in a Game Without End" for a taste of what his games were like. For example, you can play any species you want if your referee lets you - and let me advise any referees listening out there, don't let them play medusas. JEH himself once played an insectoid alien called a dreenoi from the tabletop wargame Starguard - so I asked John McEwan if I could use his critters in my game, and he said yes. What's more, the fine gentleman Chris Holmes, son of J. Eric, kindly wrote a foreword and donated some art to me.

So, anyway, here it is: my very first Kickstarter. The book is ready, including cover and 6 pieces of interior art already done. I'm only asking for money to feed artists, surely a worthy cause (right, David?). We've already motored through the art stretch goals and are now onto illustrated character sheets. ... anne-rules

Cover art by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Cave creeper art by Chris Holmes

Re: [Off Topic] My RPG Kickstarter

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:03 am
by Vile
* Oh, I nearly forgot! It's not 100% off-topic. I'm still trying to persuade David that I can actually produce an RPG. Maybe, even, you know, an SF one. With cool ships and scarycute cyborgs, and the like. ;)

Off Topic My RPG Kickstarter

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:56 am
by Remcow
seeing as half of the threads in the suggestions forum go off-topic after about 3 posts id say yes.

Off Topic My RPG Kickstarter

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:10 am
by Howardrelia
Ehh each their own we have take the topic way off track, which we can move to an other thread if people feel like they want to discuss it further.