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Author Topic: Skyraiders of Abarax  (Read 742 times)

Ratman_tf

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Skyraiders of Abarax
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:57:15 PM »
http://skyraiders.net/

Interesting that the Hickmans seem to be playing both sides. They're going ahead with Dragonlance while creating their own IP that doesn't seem to be owned by WOTC.

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/dungeons-and-dragons-5e/news/dragonlance-classic-hickman-weis-wizards-of-the-coast

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 01:00:48 PM »
Been searching for more information on this.
Has anything else been released about this?

Enworld has an article and a thread on this
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 02:14:54 PM »
Not yet. I suspect they wont release more information before the kickstarter to get people to check it out just to find out what is going on.

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 02:18:28 PM »
Anyone know if Path of Exile game resembles a prelude to this game thats if they had airships of course?!

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 08:13:51 PM »
Been searching for more information on this.
Has anything else been released about this?

Enworld has an article and a thread on this

Yeah, but I don't read ENWorld anymore, ever since they went stupid.  So can anyone summarize what it says?

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 08:19:19 PM »
I am getting Death Gate Cycle vibes from this.
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2021, 11:12:43 PM »
is that the one with Hugh the Hand?
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2021, 11:50:46 PM »
Its been 20 years but the wiki says yes:


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In the Realm of sky, humans, elves, and dwarves battle for control of precious water—traversing a world of airborne islands on currents of elven magic and the backs of mammoth dragons. But soon great magical forces will begin to rend the fabric of this delicate land.
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 06:01:31 AM »
From what's been said the game starts at a former prison colony kept on a distant island patrolled by airships.

Those airships that used to patrol the island have left and not returned giving the former inmates the chance at freedom.

It sounds like they gain access to an airship of their own that they need to rebuild and maintain and are looking forward to returning home now that they have the means to do so.

Does this mean they're political dissidents or prisoners considered too dangerous to keep imprisoned in their homeland and too important to kill?

Still plenty of questions to answer ahead!

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 10:57:09 AM »
From what's been said the game starts at a former prison colony kept on a distant island patrolled by airships.

Those airships that used to patrol the island have left and not returned giving the former inmates the chance at freedom.

It sounds like they gain access to an airship of their own that they need to rebuild and maintain and are looking forward to returning home now that they have the means to do so.

Does this mean they're political dissidents or prisoners considered too dangerous to keep imprisoned in their homeland and too important to kill?

Still plenty of questions to answer ahead!
Sounds like a solid campaign hook. Might snag that for a game, if I'm willing to allow airships, or substitute something else for them.

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2021, 10:22:55 AM »
It sounds like they gain access to an airship of their own that they need to rebuild and maintain and are looking forward to returning home now that they have the means to do so.

Hm, reminds me of Matt Leacock's Forbidden Desert.
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 08:50:52 AM »
Latest release seems to indicate the playable races.

I don't see elves among them.

Need to double check!

Edit:
Characters are of Sentient Ancestry namely Dextean (physical), Faean (magically?) or Shapen

Dextean (Force Sentients) Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes and Ogres

Faean (Magic Sentients) of which shapen are part of,

Shapen- Dragonborn, Halfling and Tieflings

There's probably more to this than that so we'll see.

Beastean (Force Determinants) basically animals

Aethean (Magic Determinants) magical creatures such as Dragons, pegasi...
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2021, 10:39:26 AM »
Sounds like they're coming up with something to replace the alignment system.

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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2021, 04:48:46 PM »
I'm getting a real bad feeling about this.
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Re: Skyraiders of Abarax
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2021, 04:56:46 PM »
It's a bit early, hopefully this will improve.