I’m sure a lot of you have seen the latest Kickstarter project from Kobold Press: Deep Magic. It’s pitched as a setting-neutral tome of all kinds of magical goodies: new spells, class features, magical academies etc, for all types of spell-casters.
The original funding ask was $10,000 – but it blew through that in a matter of hours, and has continued to grow apace, with 38 stretch goals already achieved, and more to come. As I write this, the funding stands at almost $78k, with more than 1300 backers, and still 10 days to go!!
As with most Kobold Press publications now, this one is aimed at the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, so you may ask, why am I interested? The answer is simple: cool products are cool products, whatever the ruleset – and this one looks extremely cool. Also, as readers of this blog will know, I’m a big backer of the Midgard Campaign Setting, and a lot of the spell lore will have its roots in, or be compatible with, this grand setting. I’m also expecting that one of the benefits of DnD Next will be easier sharing of content between various editions/branches of the D&D game, especially as the play-test rules have definitely gone back to the more traditional view of spells in the game – one which 4E, for all its good ideas, did lose a bit in my view.
So if this looks interesting, get involved! Let’s see if we can get to the point where Wolfgang simply has to say: “Sorry, I’ve run out of stretch goals!”