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I'm pleased to say that the Kickstarter is now live, and happily funding as I drink my morning coffee :)

If you back it within the next two days (by Wednesday 3rd 12 midday ) you'll be one of the Early Birds who "Catches the Wyrm" and will get a free pdf of an exclusive Quickstart adventure. 

 

 

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OK we now have a cover courtesy of Jon Hodgeson (of Handiwork games fame, previously Cublicle 7 One Ring, Lonewolf etc).  This is just the front cover, the final book will feature it in its full

Just in case anyone is wondering if OpenQuest 3 is still a thing, the answer is yes and I'll be making an a fuller announcement of where I'm up to in the next couple of days

Current status, is that despite my bold timetable to get it out this year, I'm now currently having another pass of writing. There has been my own playtest games of the work in progress, a recent one

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OpenQuest is a game of fantasy adventure. It takes place in the imagination of its players, in worlds where dragons live, and magic exists and works! The players can take on the roles of brave warriors, crafty thieves, mysterious sorcerers and any other type of fantasy character.

There’s a massive hint in the name “Open” + “Quest”.

OpenQuest is a game of fantasy adventure. It takes place in the imagination of its players, in worlds where dragons live, and magic exists and works! The players can take on the roles of brave warriors, crafty thieves, mysterious sorcerers and any other type of fantasy character.

There’s a massive hint in the name “Open” + “Quest”.

 

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47 minutes ago, Mugen said:

Page 4 of the preview starts with the same text repeated twice:

Thanks and fixed now, although you might need to refresh the pdf by clearing the cache (ctl+f4 in Chrome). 

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19 minutes ago, Ravenheart87 said:

That's not the only typo or mistake in the preview, but I will wait with proof-reading until the draft is made available at the end of the campaign.

It was a wonderful howler, that I'm glad got spoted early on :) This is why I'm not allowed to edit my own work :D 

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Nearly a week on, he OGL SRD Website funded a couple of days ago.

We are now closing in (but £71 away) on the Saga of the Savage North, the new updated version of the Savage North with all new adventures. 

Once we've hit that stretch goal, I'll post and update about the next setting/adventure book we have planed Paul Mitchener's The Clock Work Palace. 

 

 

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Well the Saga of the Savage North is well and truly funded and we are currently closing in on Paul Mitchener's The Clockwork Palace

Read more about The Clock Work Palace.

Beyond this, I've just released details of another set of stetch goals that should lead us to the end of the campaign.

£8000 The OpenQuest Companion

A book of alternative and additional rules, which for one reason or another didn’t make the cut to the main rulebook but are still valid and useful.

£9000 OpenQuest Dungeons

One of the biggest requests regarding OpenQuest I get is to write some a D&D conversion. This isn’t it, but it is a book that you use to introduce newcomers to D100 gaming. It will contain four adventures and rules and advice on how to run D100 Dungeons.

£10,000 Support for a Virtual Tabletop

This is one I’ll have to research because I tend to use Google Meet with dice rolls on trust and theatre of the mind combat. Roll 20 comes instantly to mind, but as a publisher, I’m in intrigued by Astral since they have partnered with drivethrurpg.com.

$11,000 The Four Emperors by Paul Mitchener

Dr Mitch loves a bit of historical fantasy. Not only did he co-author Age of Arthur with fellow D101 Games ally Graham Spearing, but he wrote Hunters of Alexandria at Fate game based in the early years of the Roman occupation. Ultimately this will be a standalone roleplaying game using OpenQuest which covers the Roman World during the time after Nero’s suicide and the rapid succession of four emperors after him. Immediately this will be a republishing of Non Semper Erit Aestas (last seen in OpenQuest Adventures), as standalone adventure/sourcebook that all backers would receive. Consider it a preview/QuickStart for the full game, which Dr Mitch gets the green light to write/develop in 2021.

£15,000 OpenQuest Patron’s Choice

If we reach this lofty goal, I will give the OpenQuest Patrons a list of possible projects which they will vote upon, and then I will work on the winner. The options will be previous D101 Games books, that can be converted easily to OpenQuest. All backers will get it in pdf/pod, but OpenQuest Patron’s will get it signed and sent. At the time of writing, there are three OpenQuest Patron slots left.

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We are in the final week of the campaign, and just about to hit the OpenQuest Companion stretch goal - which will present a selection of extra and alternative rules for the game in a single book. 

As a thank you to the backers who have stuck with the campaign during its slow period (or the slump as us publishers call it), they will now all be getting a Duck based adventure with six pre-generated characters called Angry Ducks. This has now been upgraded to a full book , with the working title of The Book of Duck, which has been upgraded by the generosity of a backer who within minutes of me posting the following update pledged at the special or of a kind Mistress/Master of Ducks level.

Also related to this sudden bout of Duck craziness is this post on openquestrpg.com, which explains why I'm so captivated by Ducks as a non-human race.

In short the campaign has funded the following books.

  • The Main rulebook
  • The Saga of the Savage North
  • The Clockwork Palace
  • The Book of Duck (working title)

and we are but a short distance from funding the OpenQuest Companion.

Thank you so much :)

 

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13 hours ago, Newt said:

As a thank you to the backers who have stuck with the campaign during its slow period (or the slump as us publishers call it), they will now all be getting a Duck based adventure with six pre-generated characters called Angry Ducks. This has now been upgraded to a full book , with the working title of The Book of Duck, which has been upgraded by the generosity of a backer who within minutes of me posting the following update pledged at the special or of a kind Mistress/Master of Ducks level.

Also related to this sudden bout of Duck craziness is this post on openquestrpg.com, which explains why I'm so captivated by Ducks as a non-human race.

I must admit that I'm not captivated by ducks, though your explanation is fair.

They were always a thing which made me shy away from Runequest and Glorantha, and it gave me pause when I saw one on the front cover of OpenQuest 3.

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Its the last day of funding.

One last crazzzzzy stretch goal , "the one where OpenQuest Patron backers vote on my next OQ powered project and everyone gets the first draft (at least) in pdf". I've lowered the funding goal to £13k which is achievable today.   

Remember there are add-ons, including the soon to go out of print The Company, OQ Classics Bundle (Life and Death, Savage North, and Crucible of Dragons).  the book of OpenQuest Patrons. 

Here's the link one last time: 

 

 

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Well the Kickstarter ended just after breakfast this morning, and 545 backers have funded all 12 stretch goals! Maximum thanks to all the backers! :)

This is what the campaign has achieved: 

  • Stretch goals 1-3 More art and enhanced graphic design for the main rulebook.
  • Stretch Goal 4 The Whispering Warrior Quickstart Rules/Adventure
  • Stretch Goal 5 An OpenQuest OGL SRD that will be hosted here.
  • Stretch Goal 6 The Saga of the Savage North, an adventure/setting book.
  • Stretch Goal 7 The Clockwork Palace, an adventure/setting book.
  • Stretch Goal 8 The OpenQuest Companion, a compendium of alternate rules and guidance. 
  • Stretch Goal 9 OpenQuest Dungeons, a collection of adventures, with a mini-setting, and rules guidance. 
  • Stretch Goal 10 Support for a Virtual Table Top
  • Stretch Goal 11 The Four Emperors Preview Adventure. 
  • Stretch Goal 12  OpenQuest Patrons choose OpenQuest Next (the next OQ powered project) everyone gets 1st draft in pdf. 
  • As a thank you to the generosity of the backers and the Master of Ducks (a unique special high tier reward that has been claimed), The Book of Ducks, a culture book including character options, culture details, a mini-setting and an adventure.
  • There is a new reward for OQ Patrons and add-on for all other backers, called The Book of Patrons (a working title)  a collection of 25 NPC + rules for patronage. 

The main rulebook is due to be released early in 2021, with the rest of the stretch goals being delivered throughout 2021. 

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Its a work in progress title, that will get changed. Everywhere else I've mentioned it I've put "The Book of Ducks (Working Title)". Here I forgot...with catastrophic results :D

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