View Full Version : Orbis Terrarum RPG on Kickstarter now.

11-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Deep in the bleak hills of Yorkshire a game has been developing for several years.. Now finally it has been unleashed on the masses!

Orbis Terrarum RPG is a new Fantasy RPG, System and setting intertwined.


Here's a few reasons why we think our game stands out from the crowd.

•Metier. More than a character class or profession this concept drives through the entire system, a short core description that can influence anything from measured social interaction to the swirling chaos of battle.
•Classless and levelless system means players can create skilled and competent characters right from the off, without suffering the “level one” syndrome of not being able to do the job you’re supposed to.
•Stat and Talent training allow further advancement in things like Wound capacity and reaction times, but the measured and gritty system ensure even the most experienced character will still be challenged by multiple assailants and is always in danger of a really lucky shot causing significant injury, so no ignoring peasants with crossbows!
•Magic has 'scientific' principles and rules. e.g. although outwardly dissimilar all the systems can be combined and amalgamated by clever and skilled practitioners to create new methods, they work alongside the natural laws of physics too.
•Vibrant Human cultures with a small nod towards real-life historical counterparts makes the setting and cultures easy to dive straight into allowing the joy of immersion in the detail of the fantasy setting to come at your pace.
•Optional 'core-cannon' histories allow the OM to tailor the setting to his own preference without fear of contradicting current or future releases.

Our Story: We (the co-authors) are two long time friends and tabletop-RPG nuts from Huddersfield UK who several years ago decided that we could write a RPG that would be "more awesome, and like.. the 'real' way RPGs should be done!"

Clearly we were drunk! :) ..still the sobriety of the next day did nothing to curb our enthusiasm and we thus decided we would make it happen.

..So we started with a map! ...and a core idea of wanting a system that had plenty of options for those that liked to tweak every detail, whilst also supporting story-players with tangible 'at-the-time' rewards for good role-playing.

Now several years later we've got a polished & tested system which we think achieves this, and the wonders of the tech-age mean we can hopefully fund a release of this game to our supporters!
If you’re interested, come and take a look at what we're doing. :)

Kickstarter link : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orbisrpg/orbis-terrarum-rpg

Facebook link : www.facebook.com/Orbis.RPGame (http://www.facebook.com/Orbis.RPGame)

Our campaign runs until Saturday Nov 30, 11:16am EST.

11-09-2013, 09:15 AM
We've funded and hit our first stretch goal so we're really happy! :D

...for starters the stretch goal means we get a whole bunch more art by Gary Chalk (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Chalk-Fan-Club/120222031396408#) of Lonewolf gamebooks, Talisman boardgame, and early Warhammer & White Dwarf mag, although I don't know how many of these were released outside of the UK?

Now we're just hoping with your support we can keep it up and hit the next one!! :cool:

11-28-2013, 05:17 PM
We're in our last 48 hour now so come have a look and see what we're about! :)

09-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Quick Orbis Terrarum update for P&Pgamers that supported or showed interest in our Kickstarter!

We're finally done, the books have been sent out to the backers and we're on Drivethru RPG in PDF format and soon print on demand! :biggrin:

Orbis Terrarum RPG (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=6726?src=p&Pgames)

We're now working on the next addition to the set - A city setting source book that we hope will be out before the end of this year.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement guys :cool: