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[ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting Launch 
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Post [ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting Launch
Promised Sands (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129 ... xcess-core) was our first full setting released and it did pretty well. It's sorta / kinda fantasy - with a large dose of post-apoc.

But ElfWood (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129 ... xcess-core) is pure fantasy (with twists).

Our worlds are always a bit "wonky" - and that's how we like them. Are the twists too much? Or are they not enough?

Elves that are born from trees and grow trees from their heart-seeds when they die - such that their roots, branches and trunks entertwine, growing into the great "Mother Trees" of the forest. Three distinct branches of their race: Vyrden (forest), Stygian (dark) and Sanguine (blood).

Dwarg who have no females and literally "spring from the earth" to be taken in and adopted by "mentor/fathers" who raise them as members of their great "fatherland".

Humans devastated by a blight, a plague - that devastated their reproductive abilities and drove them into a nomadic, wandering existence dependent on a similarly blighted ("scalding") ocean.

Orcs who are born from the remains of elves slain in violence, whose thorny trees produce orcs in the same way that the Mother Trees produce elves.

M'raak halfbreeds - half-elf, half-orc - who wander about, not truly accepted by either branch that created them.

Taurim raised from the bison of the great plains by the humans to "take over" for them when they took to the seas, before the blight. Now they rule the great lands to the west of the elvish isles.

Kague were born from the same plague the devastated the humans, having settled into the dark places and the sewers.

Drey, also raised from the creeping things of the world, who live a hivelike existence, hunting the Elves for the life magic in their heart-seeds.

Windsormen, the living ElfWood statues of men who once crewed the greatest of their vessels -- the Wind Soar. Wandering in unlife, unable to retain memories more than 30 - 50 years.

The world is Lakates, a ringed world, full of life, light on minerals, dominated by the elven culture, on the brink of war, facing the portents of prophecy.

We strive not to present a "metaplot" to the world, rather to tell the whole history and give GMs the freedom to establish their own games within the timeline whenever they see fit. No future products to change the timeline. No force-feeding timeline updates through newly released products.

We're trying very hard not to box anyone in - and we encourage GMs to creatively alter anything we present to better fit their gaming groups.

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Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:14 pm
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Post Re: [ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting La
We're over 2/3 of the way to the funding goal and already locked in several "Reach Goals" (goals that give Backers some fun offerings and help us reach our funding goal).

We have some great contributors to our project, including:

  • Robin Laws
  • Eddy Webb
  • John Goff
  • Cynthia Celeste Miller
  • Joseph Wolf
  • Nick and Liz Valentino

The artists who have already been contracted include:

  • Maria Jose Barros
  • Danny Cruz
  • Scott Harshbarger
  • Rick Hershey
  • Paolo Libunao
  • Evgeni Maloshenkov
  • Daniel Wood

You can pledge and receive a copy of the product for as low as $10.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129 ... xcess-core

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Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:37 pm
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Post Re: [ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting La
We just hit a Reach Goal of 50 Backers! Now *ALL* Backers (yes, even the Bilge Rats!) get a free copy of the ElfWood GM Screen in PDF.

Our next Reach Goal is to hit $2500 in pledges - and we're almost there! Less than $225 to go! The lucky Backer who pushes us over $2500 earns the right to customize an NPC, Critter, Location or Item in the ElfWood setting book.

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Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:54 pm
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Post Re: [ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting La
One of our Backers has made a blog post about our ElfWood Kickstarter:

http://talesofagm.com/?p=390

And did you see Robin Laws' post on his FaceBook page about his writing for ElfWood?

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Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:35 pm
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We are $51 from the next Reach Goal! The goal that gives the Backer who crosses us over the line the ability to create an NPC, Critter, Location or Item in the ElfWood setting - a way to customize the world with their own content! And that also means we're only $551 from funding!

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Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:14 pm
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Post Re: [ElfWood - Sixcess - Kickstarter] New Fantasy Setting La
Our second full-setting and third successful kickstarter has concluded!

ElfWood is on it's way to production!

Many thanks to all those who backed our project and keep your eyes peeled for our next project, Extraordinary Voyages, in April!

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