" Few days left, whatever happens (even if we fail the project and you get back your money!) who supported shall have the Desktop wallpaper of the game and “thank you” in Italian edition credits of the manual (for the trust you have given us)! "
This is the spirit of our group "Vas Quas"! If you can give us a leg, we can still do it and we hope so!
FOREST KEEPER ACTION ROLE PLAYING GAME
The wind blew strong in the scorched clearings, filling the borders of the Great Wood with sinister noises and making the Gurgle Stream rush, which put the marmots' work to the test. There, in that last green corner of the earth, Ashlem the Owl was peeking on the Rat King, Caracat, who addressed his minions:
"My disgusting, yellow-bellied brothers" (it was a common courtesy), "the flames are destroying our forest. The Hairless Ones" (he meant the humans) "are moving on us with their fire-spitting monsters! The lower animals are fleeing our territories; there are no more succulent duck eggs to taste, only those bloody hairless ones' waste."
Today, the last free people struggle together to protect the Great Wood and make all the animals free once again.
OKAY, BUT WHY SHOULD I BACK THIS PROJECT?
We want Forest Keeper to reach as many people as possible. It's a light-hearted, action-packed game with an environmentalist background, in which fluffy animals arm themselves to protect Nature from the Hairless Ones and the Wicked Fire.
DESKTOP WALLPAPER / COVER (PREVIEW) (also image of italian edition of the manual) MORE INFO ABOUT ARTWORK MAKING OF FRANCESCA BAERALD (interior B/W for Choice): http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/comment/395541#Comment_395541
We need to finance the translation, localization and adaptation of the game. The original is in Italian, around 15.000 words long, and this is a big step for us.
Witcked Fire sorround Forest Keeper:
STRETCH GOAL: 1000 dollars
If we gather more than 1000 dollars in pledges, the animals of the Great Wood will be able to lend a hand - a paw, actually - to their friends in need. 10% of the profits will be donated to environmental protection.
Do you have any suggestions about charities or funding campaign you trust? Please, tell us: http://www.indiegogo.com/forestkeeper?c=comments&a=1691437
SO, WHAT DO YOU DO IN FOREST KEEPER?
In this Action Roleplaying Game (ARPG) you play the animals of the Great Wood, the only beings capable to face and stop the Wicked Fire: the Eagle-Owl, the Rat and the Marmot. Fight with the weapons gifted to you by Nature, exploit the scenery to your advantage, shape the wood with magic, turn the tide of battle with your animal powers, destroy the Excavators and save the Great Wood!
The game is made for a maximum of 5 players, one of which (we call them "Storyteller") plays the Great Wood and the rest of its inhabitants. In this ARPG, it's the players who set the difficulties of their characters' missions and the amount of resources the Storyteller has to oppose them.
HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK?
At the base level, to do something you roll two six-sided dice, add the results together and check if the sum is equal or less than the appropriate Domain: Physical, Mental or Exploration. The higher your character's skills, the more chances he has to succeed (the characters grow by accumulating forest power points, which make them stronger and more effective).
Roleplaying your character is fundamental, if you don't want to give away precious bonuses to your opponents. Advancement happens in real time, during sessions and even during fights. You get to decide the mission's difficulty and whether or not your buddies are playing their characters in an interesting and compelling way! By choosing the amount of points you want to obtain on a successful mission, you give more or less power to the opposition in the hands of the Storyteller. The latter frames the scenes and narrates the setting, but has limited resources to build NPCs and hinder the animals' efforts. Use your weapons or the freeform magic of the Great Wood to face animals corrupted by the Wicked Fire and annihilate the mission's Final Boss!
IN STORY-GAMES FORUM YOU CAN FIND MORE INFO ABOUT THE GAME:
(Actual play, mechanical of the game, full image list of the game and much more)
IF YOU HAVE BACKED THIS PROJECT, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIEND! TIME IS OVER!!!
- Print Edition of the manual now avaible for a 20$ perk - I'll make only 20 paper copies available (perk) because I can’t rise the goal on Indiegogo. This way there won't be any profit included in this project. I’m just funding translation and donation, this is the best I can do!
- For those who funded the game (Forest Keeper – PDF Perk) - If we manage to reach the goal, you'll be able to obtain a paper copy of Forest Keeper (on POD lulu.com) at a special price.
- For those who funded more than 30 $ (Forest Keeper Upgrade gratis)
- For those who funded more than 40 $ (Forest Spirit Perk included)