Helheim Unbound is a new RPG system that’s up on Kickstarter. Though it may look like it’s just for Viking-era games, the rules are flexible enough to let you play in any setting you want. The system is designed so the GM and players work together to tell the story that they really want to tell. The core rulebook is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Storytelling is an art as old as humanity itself. History is rife with epic tales; from the Greek bards of old who tweaked the home ports of ships and soldiers in Homer’s tales, to the Norse skalds who spread the stories of the All Father, Thor, and Loki. Even today, the games we play are ultimately about storytelling and a satisfying narrative experience.
Helheim Unbound is a roleplaying game designed with quick resolutions and narrative play in mind. We have created a framework that translates a player’s vision for a character into a playable champion. The end result is a system that allows a group to play in a matter of minutes, with minimal complexities to tie down the narrative.
Helheim Unbound can be used as a generic system for practically any setting, but included is an example setting at the dawn of the Viking Age. Whether players embark on daring raids with the Vikings or enlist with King Charles on his crusade to spread the boundaries of Christendom, there is a world filled with conflict and adventure.
Don’t just take our word on it, download the Core Rules and Champion Creation for free.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 20 days.