Just about all of us know of the story of Robin Hood. While King Richard was away in the Holy Lands during the 3rd Crusade, Robin and his band of Merry Men operated out of Sherwood Forest, defying Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham and their efforts to usurp Richard’s power. If you’d like to join that band (green tights sold separately), now is your chance with Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood. The fantasy RPG is up on Kickstarter now, looking to fund a 2nd Edition of the book for the Savage Worlds game system.
From the campaign:
Welcome to Sherwood Forest, a place of mystery and excitement. Band together to oppose the forces of the Sheriff and Prince John in England during the Third Crusade. Create your characters to do what is best for England and King Richard by protecting his interests at home.
This setting book allows you to play in the Medieval England of the period of the Third Crusades. The book is designed to not only emulate the historical period, but also the mythical one as well. Play in any level you would like from historical to mythical, emulating various novels, stories and tv shows about Robin Hood.
This setting can be played in either historic or mythical mode. Historic is more realistic, leaving out magic, but in mythical mode, magic has been added to the setting allowing you to play in the fantastic.
This book is the second edition and is written by Jonathan M. Thompson and Wil Upchurch and will be available for the Savage Worlds Role Playing Game. The manuscript is complete, and an alpha draft will be made available to all confirmed backers at least one month after the Kickstarter has been funded.
The Kickstarter is just shy of half-funded with still 14 days left to go.