The gods are dead. That’s kind of a bummer. Though, arguably much worse is that there’s undead in the streets and giants rampaging around outside the city walls. Humanity is hunkered down, beset upon all sides by horrible creatures. That’s where you and your RPG group comes in. Helheim: Yggdrasil Burning is a Norse-themed fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
The game uses its own rules set. There’s a lot of interesting innovations therein, too. Starting out, it’s a classless system. Meaning you can have your characters move in whatever direction you want as they progress. While not the most common, there’s several classless systems out there. A place where this game takes a big leap, though, is that each player plays multiple characters. Yeah, it’s not just your one character. You have your hero, who will be a bit more detailed and powerful than the others. Then you have your commoners. These are 1-3 characters that represent “typical” people of your hero’s race. So each player will have a small band that they’re adventuring around with. If you want to take a look, they have a basic Mission Manual that you can check out and see how it all works.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now with still 27 days left on the clock.