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11 August 2015 @ 11:31 am
Even more airship pirates!  
I love me some airship pirates, as my Flight of the Phoenix game writeups probably gave away. And poking around the Giants in the Playground forum today, I found reference to a kickstarter for Skybourne, which has airship pirates, some kind of death forest that took over the planetary surface, and is by the same company who did Spheres of Power, which I bought during the last DriveThruRPG sale and which isn't a perfect replacement for Vancian magic, but is way better than grab-bag spell lists.

I love post-apocalyptic fiction and it's especially nice to see one with a non-standard apocalypse. I mean:
When the great forest grew, it destroyed everything that had come before it.
really makes me wonder what's going on. I'm sad I missed the kickstarter now, but I'll keep an eye on this.

I guess I can't say I hate class/level systems anymore, can I? It's not the concept that annoyed me, just the implementation.

Edit: Looking through the link on the kickstarter update about religion leads to a Google doc filled with fantasy mush, which is true to D&D but a bit disappointing. And there's some info about the forest here. With the kaiju enforcing the will of the forest mentioned there, it seems like it'd be pretty easy to rip out the religious parts entirely and have an animistic world of capricious spirits, with the planetary spirit antagonistic to the civilized races. Just the kind of thing I love.
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