Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Nov 16, 2018 9:18:12 GMT
Salutations to all!
In this period of quietness I would like to draw your attention to the kickstarter for Seeds of War. As we are all of at least a slightly similar mindset on a gaming level, or we wouldn't be here, please take a moment of your time to look at this project.
It is a game, with some excellent tools to assist running it, right up our collective alley. The developers tried originally to get the IP for Birthright but even though Wizards has killed the line decades ago it still refuses to part with it. (See all previous attempts by birthright.net.)
Nevertheless I personally feel not having to deal with Wizards will do nothing but good for a project such as this.
Check out the Kickstarter if a new attempt at a realm game that is doable to gm at the table tickle's your interest. And, who knows in the future we might actually get to set up a game for ourselves. The tools seem to make it doable, even for scatterbrained people such as myself.
Post by King Oden Sleibhin of Dumonia on Nov 17, 2018 23:11:47 GMT
Very cool, but it looks like the robo-gm feature (which sounds awesome!) would only happen if a certain funding level was met, and then I'm not clear but it seems that would rely on a hosted web server = monthly subscription? for the players? anyone get a better read on that part?
It says the campaigns will be hosted on their servers, yes. It doesn't say anything about a subscription or about alternatives. The application is a 70K stretch goal, so they're not even halfway there. I looked at this earlier, but I don't like the story concept, so I didn't pledge anything... it just seems pointless to create a world where players rule counties with a galactic-scale threat in the background.
Post by King Oden Sleibhin of Dumonia on Nov 18, 2018 14:56:30 GMT
I found the potential subscription service mentioned under the FAQ. Says the web application would "probably" be subscription based, and goes on to say "the subscription would be $5 per month" to create campaigns (so only the GM pays).
Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Nov 21, 2018 21:19:52 GMT
I'm ever finding myself interested in things of this fashion and thinking in how something would fit in to a birthright type of play. As such I can only applaud these people taking the extra step. If funded and able to catch on a bit a lot of interesting things could come from this. Not in the least connecting disparate playerbases for similar games and being a fertile base for adaptation. Lets see where it goes!
Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Dec 3, 2018 22:29:29 GMT
It pleases me greatly that the Kickstarter was a succes.
They'll be working on a prototype of an expanded application as well, with the idea to have an additional Kickstarter to see it fully launched. An application like that might very well take away a bit of the strain of processing that so many times causes problems.