* = Tony was previously in charge of the 3.5 conversion of Sovereign Stone.
Here is what Tony is saying on the Sovereign Stone Pathfinder Edition page:
Considering the project was only put up today, it has already raised $4,219 of its $10,000. So I think that it will probably go over the limit before the 26th of May.Help us bring Larry Elmore’s epic fantasy tale and world of Sovereign Stone back to tabletop gaming!
Sovereign Stone was a collaboration of tabletop RPG gaming luminaries featuring Larry Elmore, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Through Elmore's vivid visual renditions of unique personalities, clashing nations, fantastical creatures, and enchanting landscapes along with a saga weaved by Weis & Hickman, the culmination chronicled the struggle of mortals' attempt to master the unfathomable power of the Sovereign Stone given them from the gods--an artifact forged for peace among races but ignited war between brothers.
Now, Timeout Diversions humbly seeks your help in returning the heroic adventures and breathtaking backdrop of Sovereign Stone to gaming, in an iteration re-envisioned by the creators and redesigned for the most popular RPG system in the world -- Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game.
Sovereign Stone and the continent of Loerem originated as the brainchild of the award-winning, iconic fantasy artist, Larry Elmore. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (of Dragonlance fame) recounted its gripping conflict in a best-selling novel trilogy from HarperCollins, while a collection of sourcebooks further refined and detailed the setting.
Beyond the arc that took us from the explosive destruction of Old Vinnengael to the final showdown with Dagnarus, the Prince of Void, Mr. Elmore still had plenty more stories to tell: about the dragon-hunting bahks, the wandering monks who record history as tattoos on their bodies, the magical Portals, the aftermath of the Vrykyl War... everything!
With your help, we can both introduce an amazing world to those who have yet to experience its rich past, and discover the future of Sovereign Stone together.
Timeout Diversions intends to achieve the former by marrying the property to the Pathfinder® game system under Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder® Compatibility License. As the most popular RPG worldwide, Pathfinder® boasts legions of players for us to acquaint them with all that is unique about Loerem and Sovereign Stone, from distinctive races such as seafaring orks, nomadic dwarves, feudal Japan-like elves, pint-sized pecwae and their human barbarian Trevinici protectors, to a whole new interpretation of magic and spellcasting specific to the setting, yet with familiar Pathfinder® mechanics. Additionally, we plan to present innovative options, including Destiny Points that reward personal accomplishments and cooperative roleplaying. Your pledge will enable us to not only revive Sovereign Stone, but create new enthusiasts for the setting.
You also have everything to do with the latter. Given your help, we can continue to explore Loerem with new, engaging storylines from Mr. Elmore, whose storytelling has regaled friends and fans at conventions throughout the world. What will become of the Sovereign Stone and those destined to inherit its power (who could very well by YOUR character in a campaign)? What new forces will rise, and what alliances will perish? What mysteries and wonders await daring adventurers in the uncharted land opposite Loerem? Your pledge will open the door to infinite intrigues.
WHO ARE WE?
Timeout Diversions is responsible for Wild World Wrestling, the undisputed champ of all pro-wrestling RPGs (which features a nifty maneuver system to make your own moves on the fly!), and Killer Thriller, a game designed to simulate slasher movies to the last drop of blood. The outfit is led by Tony Lee, who has been designing, developing, editing, and contributing to game-related stuff for over 15 years. For Sovereign Stone, Timeout has assembled a talented and experienced roster (Larry Elmore, Don Perrin, Trampas Whiteman, and more) to ensure the project's success.
Please check out our website for more info.