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Author Topic: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon  (Read 706 times)

kreegan

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Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« on: September 30, 2020, 11:20:58 PM »
Kevin Crawford posted on /r/SWN that the Kickstarter for Worlds Without Number, the fantasy version of his SWN/Sine Nomine house retroclone, will go live on Mon Oct 5. You can view the KS preview here:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1637945166/1832103406?ref=4ssngr&token=5002e614


If you'd like to preview the current beta, you can see it here:


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BXajBbjxwy9Jc6KgFy7f3Rq59NfPCL_w?usp=sharing

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 11:35:03 PM »
Sweet. This sounds like a dream come true!


....Will there be an option to have spells function more like Psionics in SWN? I hate vanician magic in all its permutations.
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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 11:52:13 PM »
I'm really looking forward to it. I don't buy much these days but I'm always in for more Sine Nomine goodness. It's been a long time coming, so here's hoping WWN lives up to the hype.

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 12:31:26 AM »
I scanned through the beta docs very quickly, and my first impression is that it looks like a close D&D variant with a new setting.  Is this a fair assessment?

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 02:49:01 AM »
I scanned through the beta docs very quickly, and my first impression is that it looks like a close D&D variant with a new setting.  Is this a fair assessment?


Yes, though this description applies to all of his products. Beyond this, they are always ALSO on top a tool-kit for generating adventuring content. Stars Without Number, the scifi progenitor, had an ingenious planet creation system.
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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 10:58:44 AM »
Going to back this, even though I probably won't ever play it. Guys like Crawford need to be supported so RPGs don't totally turn into SJW circlejerks.

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 11:40:01 AM »
The magic system in the current beta is kind of a hybrid of Vancian magic and a point-based system. You have your typical Vancian spells, but then the different mage traditions get what are called Arts that are powered by a pool called Effort. Arts are less powerful generally than spells, but still allow a mage to be magically useful after they've blown their spell wad for the day.

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 05:30:12 PM »
Looks good.  I am a sucker for Kickstarter.
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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 08:11:55 PM »
Awesome! I'll be reading the draft PDF this weekend.

Going to be interested how WWN will be different vs. Red Tide.

I'm still stunned how much actual play I've gotten from his Exemplars & Eidolons which has been perfection for when I've had 2-3 players.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144651/Exemplars--Eidolons

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 09:01:34 PM »
Ill probably back it, i loved godbound.

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Re: Worlds Without Number Kickstarter goes live Mon
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 11:00:59 PM »
Going to back this, even though I probably won't ever play it. Guys like Crawford need to be supported so RPGs don't totally turn into SJW circlejerks.
Kickstarter is run by SJWs. And we already have D&D (multiple iterations of it, in fact).

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 09:17:00 AM »
Going to back this, even though I probably won't ever play it. Guys like Crawford need to be supported so RPGs don't totally turn into SJW circlejerks.
Kickstarter is run by SJWs. And we already have D&D (multiple iterations of it, in fact).

So what? Like seriously who gives a fuck? What if I want twenty more versions of D&D? Kickstarter is SJW land for sure, but Crawford doesn't seem to inject his own politics into anything so as far as I'm concerned even if the SJWs get a few crumbs at least someone is making an alternative to WotC bullshit.

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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 02:45:06 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 03:00:50 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2020, 05:34:59 PM »
Kickstarter is run by SJWs.

YES.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/williamdalebout/virtue-signal-deplorables/posts/2938932


And we already have D&D (multiple iterations of it, in fact).

Have you read Stars Without Number? It's one of the best Traveller supplements ever. That's the real worth of Sine Nomine's work (and SWN is/was a free PDF on DriveThruRPG). I love Silent Legions, even though I've yet to run the game, because its on my go-to pile for horror RPG prep because of the tools.

I highly suspect WWN will be similar. A tremendously good tool for fantasy RPG GM prep and perhaps a cool retro-clone in its own right.