I don't know Toy Vault or Steffan O'Sullivan (not yet anyway), but the Kickstarter has raised $49,601 USD (with the original target being $49,000) so 626 fans have decided this is going to happen.The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game at Kickstarter wrote:The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game
Role-play in the fantastic world of The Princess Bride!
Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. Miracles. You too, can experience the high adventure of The Princess Bride universe with The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game!
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game is a cooperative story-telling game. Each player takes on the role of a character within The Princess Bride universe. This character can be anything you imagine inhabiting your version of The Princess Bride universe. One of the players will create the world and adventure for the rest of the players. The book is a guideline for you to play fairly within the world, as well as give helpful hints and advice on how to have a fun time around the table.
It's been our pleasure to game with and work with Steffan O'Sullivan on The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game. Steffan has been gaming since the seventies, and has been professionally writing role-playing games since the eighties. He is known for his work on GURPS: Bunnies and Burrows, GURPS: Swashbuckler, and the Fudge engine, which powers this game along with a whole host of other games.
This 250-plus page, full-color, hardback rule book has all the rules you need to play in the world of The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game uses a light role-playing engine called "Fudge". Fudge was also designed by Steffan O’Sullivan and features a simple set of rules that requires just three six-sided dice to play. You can even use Fudge dice to make action resolution a bit more streamlined. The book presents a graduated character-creation system, allowing first time players to jump right in, and experienced players can experiment with their own character builds. In addition to the easy rules and character creation, it details the background of The Princess Bride. It has the stats for all the main characters in the movie, as well as descriptions of the places in The Princess Bride. The book also includes adventures and adventure hooks to keep your play group busy for weeks.
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game is officially licensed, and we have worked with The Princess Bride licensor to bring you this great book full of your favorite shots from the movie.
They have a couple of stretch goals announced:
- $50,000 PDF of the Thieve's Forest and
- $60,000 PDF of Guilder
They have some add-ons, but they have things like limited edition campaign coins and bespoke dice that (while they look cool) are the sort of things aimed at rich people who collect stuff. I would much rather have seen a line of miniature figures. I honestly can't understand why they have put a monopoly clone and a card game down as stretch goals and not done anything using minis. Even people that don't want to play The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game would probably buy the minis.
Anyhoo, is anyone on The Piazza backing this? What level did you back at? Are you interested in any of the extras? Would you be wanting to get the products from the stretch goals?