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Thursday, 19th July, 2012, 04:50 PM #1HarrrbingerGuest
Kaidan campaign setting (PFRPG) Kickstarter Project
Kaidan campaign setting (PFRPG): Last year, Rite Publishing, with the support of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, released “The Curse of the Golden Spear” trilogy of modules for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. These critically acclaimed adventure modules introduced players and Game Masters alike to the island realm of Kaidan. Now [they] are ready to take the next step: the production of a campaign guidebook, detailing more fully the people and places of Kaidan.
An oriental fantasy-horror setting, Kaidan derives its mythos exclusively from the legends and histories of Japan. The very word, Kaidan, is Japanese for ghost story, or spooky tale, and such a name is apropos. Ruled over by an undying shogun in the name of an immortal child emperor, Kaidan is a land of trapped souls, restless dead, vengeful demons and afflicted spirits. In Kaidan, death is never the end, but only one more unhappy spoke in a bleak and twisted karmic cycle. Here, adventurers are sorely needed, if only to hold back the darkness a little longer.
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Thursday, 19th July, 2012, 05:37 PM #2
Lama (Lvl 13)
The goal is to create 3 Kaidan Campaign Setting books, as : full color soft cover, with B/W interiors.
Tier 1-2 (150 - 200 page) Complete Gamemaster's Guide to Kaidan
Tier 3 (150 page) Complete Players Guide to Kaidan
Tier 4 (90+ page) Kaidan Bestiary
The GM's Guide will take a top-down view of Kaidan, with an overview of the islands' history, cultures, religions, economics, it's specific dark curse and it's ramifications with Divine Magic. The book will cover the 3 major islands and many of the smaller islets of the Kaidan archipelago - including it's 17 provinces, and some of the more unique locations found there. We want to include Haunted locations, curses, insanities, drugs, hazards, special terrains and much more.
The Player's Guide will be from a more personalized perspective reviewing the way of life from the various social castes, superstitions, suppositions - a slightly skewed view of the reality of the setting without revealing the dark secrets that the players will learn over time as they play in the setting. All character options from races and new classes, to archetypes, traits, feats, spells, and equipment will be included in this tome.
Finally a Bestiary featuring illustrations by Mark Hyzer, with 3 pages of entry and stat block for each monster or template. We will gather all the beasts from our modules and supplements, then create brand new monsters that fit a dark fantasy Japan setting, best.
The more backers participating means, once we achieve Tier 4, we get a larger bestiary.
We hope to achieve all of that. However, if only the GM's Guide gets funded, then that is what we'll produce.
Friday, 20th July, 2012, 06:03 PM #3
Lama (Lvl 13)
Both as incentive and as an explanation, the reason for the jump from Tier 1 to Tier 2, with only 50 more pages for the Complete Gamemaster's Guide to Kaidan is maps, about a dozen of them. Our hope is to include a dozen specific interesting locations in Kaidan, in addition to the full archipelago and regional maps of the islands.
The following is one of the locations I hope to place - if we make the budget. This is the tengu village of Akayama (red mountain). These will have it's own dedicated gazetteer page describing the locations within.
Nine Bridges of Akayama map
Enjoy! And I hope we made the budget to include these.
Sunday, 22nd July, 2012, 08:09 AM #4
Lama (Lvl 13)
Sunday, 22nd July, 2012, 06:15 PM #5
Lama (Lvl 13)
For those unfamiliar with Kaidan and the currently available line of Kaidan setting products from Rite Publishing, check out our free one-shot adventure, Frozen Wind released last Halloween.
As for testmonials, consider these excerpts from some of the past reviews of our products...
Excerpt from a review of 30 Haunts for Kaidan:
"It's my favorite Pathfinder setting so far! ...I’m a big fan of Japanese folklore and if I’m going to play a D&D-esque game, I prefer a more esoteric setting like Kaidan."
Alex Lucard, DieHard GameFAN.
Excerpt from a review of The Gift, Curse of the Golden Spear 1:
"...the subsequent horror-encounters are demented, dark and deadly and rank among the finest I've read in quite a while - Kaidan manages to walk the tight rope between horror and fantasy with a deceptive ease and furthermore accomplishes the feat of being unique and captivating as both a setting and an adventure. Fans of Ravenloft HAVE to check this out. Fans of Gothic Horror should check this out. Fans of the darker aspects of Japanese folklore and mythology have to check this out."
Monday, 23rd July, 2012, 03:13 PM #6
Lama (Lvl 13)
The following is an illustration of a Same-Bito (shark shapechanger), one of the many illustrations by Mark Hyzer we plan to include in the Kaidan Bestiary if we get the chance to create it in this Kickstarter.
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