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ZEITGEIST Death of the Author -- coming soon!

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Coming to Kickstarter in about 3 weeks -- the first new ZEITGEIST adventure in a long time!

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MarkM

Explorer
I saw an early version of this adventure, and it was excellent. Can't wait to jump in on the kickstarter! I hope everything will be done in a way that makes it easy to set up and play on a VTT (player and DM versions of maps, etc) or that a Roll20 version will be offered for sale or as a stretch goal.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I saw an early version of this adventure, and it was excellent. Can't wait to jump in on the kickstarter! I hope everything will be done in a way that makes it easy to set up and play on a VTT (player and DM versions of maps, etc) or that a Roll20 version will be offered for sale or as a stretch goal.
The latter, unlikely. I applied for a Roll20 marketplace account to sell Awfully Cheerful Engine!, but that entire Kickstarter has come and gone, the books are on their way to backers, and I still haven't gotten a response from them, despite a followup email.
 

MarkM

Explorer
Thanks for the quick response. The Roll20 versions that Tormyr has done are better than what I could do on my own and also saved an incredible amount of time. Even with everything set up, the complexity of the Gears can demand a lot of prep time even when all the heavy lifting is done for you already. The big thing for VTTs, I think, is versions of maps that don't show secrets (like secret doors) and where the cells go to the edge of the page. When maps are named something like (SampleMap 30x40) it makes it really easy to align the grid. Maps that have fluff or names on one or more edges outside of the map grid are the hardest and most annoying. All of these probably add little time to create on the front end, but are difficult to go back and do later. Portraits for tokens, like the ones you showed above, are also helpful, but maps are the real potential time-killer I think.
 
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/Russian accent

I am excited to see all ways author dies. Perhaps monster eats throat. Perhaps bullet perforates vital organ. Perhaps player characters have vendetta because they did not like book, and they poison author's tea. Ha. This last one will not work. Author drinks vodka.

/end Russian accent
 

I'm super excited for this adventure. My players are still in the middle of adventure 7 but I will definitely present this to them once we're finished with the adventure path. Are there any plans to bring this adventure to other systems? 5e is really not our first choice (although Level Up might change that, who knows).
 

If I recall, you're playing 4e? I'm not the one in charge of the business decisions, but my sense is that PF1 sales are way down, and 4e sales are basically zero, so the cost of conversion and a second layout pass might not be worth it, especially since the layout guy wouldn't be working on other books that are in the pipeline. Maybe if twenty or so folks spoke up and said they'd buy a 4e version, that would be a sign it's worth the investment.
 


gideonpepys

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
That was a joke. I k ow it won’t happen. Though I think the Zeitgeist AP and Pathfinder 2 would be a marriage made in heaven!
 


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