Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea- Kick Start

I have seen the future of role playing games & it involves things like KickStart & Indie GoGo which takes the middle man right out of  the role playing industry. This game has been kicking around for a bit of time now & I've seen the threads over at Dragon's foot. The game is another in the realm of retro clones. This one is a bit different through. The production looks very nice & its well different!

Why do I keep supporting these Kick Start projects & such? Because their being produced by folks with heart who actually care about the product that's being produced! Here's a summery of the game:
About the Game: 
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (AS&SH) is a forthcoming role-playing game by North Wind Adventures. It is played with paper, pencil, dice, and imagination. Participants include one referee and one or more players. The referee prepares and presents the adventure material, and the players create player characters, such as the principal classes of fighter, magician, cleric, and thief; or a subclass, such as barbarian, berserker, cataphract, illusionist, necromancer, pyromancer, druid, shaman, assassin, legerdemainist, scout, and more!
This is going to be a box set & I love me some box sets- Check what's going to be in the final product ! 

About the AS&SH Boxed Set:
The AS&SH boxed set includes a full color cover by fantasy and horror artist, Charles Lang.
Contents to include: 
Manuals* fully illustrated by fine artist Ian Baggley.
  • Vol. I. Swordsmen & Sorcerers (features 4 classes, 18 subclasses)
  • Vol. II. Sorcery (features over 400 spells)
  • Vol. III. Adventure & Combat
  • Vol. IV. Bestiary (features of 200 monsters)
  • Vol. V. Treasure
  • Vol. VI. Hyperborea Gazetteer
Dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20)
Poster Map of Hyperborea by cartographer, Andreas Claren
Character Sheets
The projected retail price of the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea = $50.00
* The final format of these manuals is yet to be determined; i.e. the individual volumes may be bound as two manuals: Vol. 1-3 and Vol. 4-6. Regardless of format, the total page count will number approximately 400+ pages, depending on final layout.


  1. I thought so & I know how long the author has been trying to get this off the ground! There some great stuff coming out now! The quality of the work is really astounding! Thanks for the comment & stay tuned there's more to come!


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