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Heightmeyer's Lemming
6 months ago

I don’t play RPG’s … and I have to read through a 5th edition rule book first to make it even to a first step of anything. I have a an eidtion of D&D at home. It was opened once in its lifetime. Without a game master (or gate master), this is as useless to me as Stargate Origins was on Stargate Command. Will I check out the Kickstarter — maybe… I don’t feel like this is going to speak to a wide enough audience though, and will probably end up a niche and disappear like the other games so… Read more »

NickEast
NickEast
6 months ago

First, no you don’t have to read a 5th edition book, the game is not an expansion of D&D, it’s a standalone game that happens to be based on D&D 5th Edition. The game will have its own core rulebook, which is all you need. And of course you need a GM, because that’s how RPGs work. It’s not a video game. Someone needs to run the game for you and the other players. However, it’s certainly possible to play “solo” (i.e. by yourself) with the right kind of tools and mindset, but it’s quite difficult and time consuming to… Read more »

Joe Evangelista
Joe Evangelista
6 months ago

I’m looking forward to this, but curious as to why they are relying on Kickstarter. Does that indicate that they are not 100% sure they’ll make their money back on this? Wouldn’t this delay the overall summer delivery of the game?

Heightmeyer's Lemming
6 months ago

Wyvern Gaming is solely responsible for making money off this thing. MGM isn’t contributing any money (I imagine). WG has to pay MGM for use of the license. Same as American Mythology paid for the license (which MGM didn’t renew or reply about after that first series SGA/SGU run). AM too did a kickstarter to fund their comics. Hence why I fear, like the comics this will die a quiet death, a year — two years from now, since it won’t be officially released until the summer of 2020 (which we don’t even know whether that is global or state-side… Read more »

Nathan Dowdell
Nathan Dowdell
6 months ago

Many, many RPGs are funded through Kickstarter, in part because the industry is tiny with relatively little money floating around (D&D sales represent 95% of the income of the RPG industry), and in part because a successful kickstarter serves to demonstrate to distributors that there is a market for a game. It also helps avoid some of the cashflow issues that can occur with a big new release, which can be tough for small publishers (and the freelancers who work for them).

Joe Evangelista
Joe Evangelista
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Dowdell

Good to know – thanks for sharing those insights. If the kickstarter comes with one of those Stargate models… I’d likely be an interested party. But then again I’m easily swayed :)

Mark
Mark
3 days ago

The D20 System (3rd edition D&D) was a terrible choice for the original Stargate RPG. What bonehead thought 5th edition D&D was going to be any better ?