Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara: Funded!

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara funded, and did pretty well:

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara -- Kicktraq Mini

At 4AM yesterday it was at 348 backers and $10,518, then up to 354 backers at $11,828 for close. Some publisher has fans who are big proponents of ninja-backing.

Compare that to the original ACKS KS, ending at $11,648 and 246 backers. Autarch's first adventure gathered more folks than the original ruleset - they're doing good work, and by that have built a core base of support.

...happy little treants...
It made it through to the second bonus goal - a landscape painting of two sites in the adventure.

I think that's a great idea. We're always getting 'action shots' of PCs doing things, etc; - what we don't get a lot of is the "feel" of a place from a well-rendered overhead shot.

Think back to the last time you caught a part of a cop/lawyer show - always breakaways showing some mess of skyscrapers. Hell, Game of Thrones' opening sequence, for that matter.

Landscapes are certainly something I could stand seeing more of.

The third bonus goal, a primer on the Auran Empire, was also hit, which is going to make a lot of people happy - there seems to be a lot of unmet demand for more Auran Empire.

That's good. I like to see more ideas for settings, and the Auran Empire seems to be compatible with me. Also, the supporting mechanics that Autarch puts into it's products are always a joy.

I've seen some of the roadmap for Autarch, and I think everyone's going to be pleasantly surprised. As much as Dwimmermount ended up providing a how-to-megadungeon, I think the Auran Empire Campaign products will join the ranks of the best how-to-sandbox-campaign guides currently available.

And you'll get a fully functioning campaign setting, to boot.

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara is merely the first step in that - just wait till you see what happens when Autarch zooms out from that in their next Auran product.

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