Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kickstarter: Ultimate NPCS - Skulduggery

From Nord Games, which has previously done a card game and bookmark Kickstarter is a new sourcebook of NPCs for S&W, Pathfinder and D&D 5E called Ultimate NPCS: Skulduggery. It looks interesting, and the art on display is very nice....I am not sure of Nord Games rep for book creation but it seems like they have fulfilled prior Kickstarters ....anyone back something from them previously? I'm inclined to take the risk and jump in for a $30 soft cover copy of the 5E book.

They definitely do one thing right, which I hope future multi-system Kickstarters do: they are putting different entries in at the front for each edition (letting me pledge right off for a 5E version, for example) rather than making generic entries and waiting for the actual results in the survey at the end of the Kickstarter. Hopefully Frog God will do this for future Kickstarters (there seems to be a connection to Nord Games as I learned about it from  Frog God email).

UPDATE: it's already hit the funding goal (cool). The metrics are rolling breaking out pledges by edition, this gives everyone a chance to see interest level by system and book type (PDF/print). D&D 5E is in the lead, followed by Pathfinder, with S&W a distant third. Interesting stuff....this could suggest less about "system use" and more about "system need," though. Designing quick NPCs for S&W is now a big deal...but the need for stat blocks for D&D 5E and Pathfinder is never-ending and great.

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