Level Up (A5E) Level Up's Future?

I know Level Up just came out but I was curious about this. What is the intention going forward with this system? Will it branch off from D&D like Paizo did with Pathfinder from 3.5e and become its own entity entirely that was originally inspired from 5e? Or will it be the case that whenever WoTC release an edition of D&D, Level up will make their own "Advanced edition?"
Could be something else or none of them at all. Was just wondering :)
 

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I can tell you what I want to do. But this is all just hopes and dreams right now.
For the latter, that would consist of:
  • a fantasy cultural setting book written entirely by people from that culture
  • a genre book, starting with future, then modern, etc.
We need to do what WotC isn't doing. They make adventures, so we don't need to. Their adventures will work with our game. We can do sci-fi, and modern, and cultures they aren't doing.
 

One of the main design goals for Level Up was compatibility with WotC's 5e, so I don't anticipate it branching off. But who knows? A lot can happen, in the future.
 


I can tell you what I want to do. But this is all just hopes and dreams right now.
For the latter, that would consist of:
  • a fantasy cultural setting book written entirely by people from that culture
  • a genre book, starting with future, then modern, etc.
We need to do what WotC isn't doing. They make adventures, so we don't need to. Their adventures will work with our game. We can do sci-fi, and modern, and cultures they aren't doing.
Thanks for the response. Already supported on Patreon for the Gazette and am really loving the changes to the system. I homebrew a lot myself and it's really nice to have a system that I can point to that has a few things in it already rather than explain to people my hb rules.
Look forward to whatever comes out :)
 

Lord_Stormy

Villager
What about expansions within the fantasy setting? More archetypes, spells, races, cultures? Psionics that isn't just a reskinned sorcerer? Expanding some of the sections like journeys, strongholds, or crafting?
 


They have a new publication, Gate Pass Gazette, that's going to be specifically for a5e. That doesn't mean en5ider will never have a5e content, of course.
 


Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
They have a new publication, Gate Pass Gazette, that's going to be specifically for a5e. That doesn't mean en5ider will never have a5e content, of course.
Only if it hits 500 subscribers. Long way to go yet!

 

Divine Bobhead

Explorer
Only if it hits 500 subscribers. Long way to go yet!

If you don't hit 500 subs what is the plan for the material you have planned for the Gazette? Will that end up going somewhere else into another supplement or will that become en5ider content?

I just joined up for the magazine so I'm hoping you hit your subs!
 


Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
If you don't hit 500 subs what is the plan for the material you have planned for the Gazette? Will that end up going somewhere else into another supplement or will that become en5ider content?

I just joined up for the magazine so I'm hoping you hit your subs!
The first issue is a Kickstarter stretch goal and will be published for free whatever happens.
 

Divine Bobhead

Explorer
The first issue is a Kickstarter stretch goal and will be published for free whatever happens.
Yep got that. But if the subs don't hit 500 do you have plans for the material that would be going into future issues of the Gazette? I'm just curious as its a route for support going forward and it sounds like its all materials that wouldn't be covered in a big book release.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Yep got that. But if the subs don't hit 500 do you have plans for the material that would be going into future issues of the Gazette? I'm just curious as its a route for support going forward and it sounds like its all materials that wouldn't be covered in a big book release.
I'm not even going to consider planning anything at this stage. If we get the 500 subs, then I'll start planning. There isn't a pile of unused material lying around waiting. :)
 


Jmarso

Adventurer
I can tell you what I want to do. But this is all just hopes and dreams right now.
For the latter, that would consist of:
  • a fantasy cultural setting book written entirely by people from that culture
  • a genre book, starting with future, then modern, etc.
We need to do what WotC isn't doing. They make adventures, so we don't need to. Their adventures will work with our game. We can do sci-fi, and modern, and cultures they aren't doing.
This sounds pretty promising, and something the game could use. For example, I would really be interested in a fantasy cultural setting based on Japanese cultural themes that was written by a Japanese team- as long as it didn't delve into anime tropes.

I'm interested to see your guys' take on a sci-fi setting, but I'm more inclined to homebrew those when the desire to play in one crops up.

I think the key for your continued success is to keep the system compatible with 5E- it gives you a built-in player base instead of trying to recruit from the outer reaches. If they come out with 5.5 or 6.0 version of the game, adapt LU to remain compatible while maintaining all the good stuff you've already added in. Just my 2 centavos.
 




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