The SKALD Kickstarter has reached its third stretch-goal and we’re now adding a third major area to the game: Urban carnage in the the city of Adler’s Helm!
Even better: We get to have a go at a fourth stretch-goal (140.000 NOK / 16.000 USD)! And so, without further ado:
To celebrate SKALDs tabletop RPG background, we’re already making an awesome manual and campaign-guide for SKALD: Against the Black Priory!
The manual will explain the rules and gameplay, whilst the campaign guide will serve as an introduction to the SKALD universe with an emphasis on the Gallian Empire and the Island of Idra with its locations and surroundings.
If we make our fourth stretch goal, we get to be a lot more ambitious with the manual / campaign guide! We planned to ship with approx. the equivalent of 3 pages of illustrations. If we make the mark, we’ll up that to the equivalent of 6 pages in a 32+ page manual! This means we get to
flesh out the city of Adler’s Helm as well as add hand-drawn maps for locations and a fully illustrated bestiary of monsters!
Furthermore this also means we can afford to pay a professional editor to give the book the polish it deserves!
The goal has always been for the campaign guide to serve as a hint booklet but ALSO allow you to use the setting in a tabletop RPG campaign (after all, the Imperator edition ships with custom dice)! Reaching this goal will allow us to make the campaign guide all the more AWESOME!
We also hope to be able to feature some fan fiction in the booklet so if you would like to write short pieces of fiction set in the SKALD universe, you might want to keep an ear to the ground (for instance by subscribing to this devlog)!
Finally, I would like to encourage you all to check out graphical artist Marco Pedrana’s Behance page where he showcases some of his work for SKALD!