What is one to do when living in a land forgotten by the gods? Surely, it will be a tough life filled with all manner of hardships. But such a life can breed amazing heroes, those who would go and right the wrongs that the deities no longer see fit to fix, themselves. That's what you have in Gods, a new dark fantasy RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
The Old Gods are no more. The battles have ceased. The titans have fallen.
From the age of reverence, only myths remain. From the age of sacrifices, the citadels of brass, the Sister-Blades of obsidian, and the divine heralds, only ashes remain. Lost rituals, forgotten graves, faceless frescos, and broken idols. Yet, all stones someday crack, and all sleepers must wake. Your time has come.
You are a Chosen One, a flame bearer, a hero in the Wildlands.
Which god will you wake? How will you forge your legend?
This is GODS. Welcome to the Wildlands!
GODS is a dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game created by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme and Julien Blondel.
Designed by long time friends, roleplayers, and Dark Fantasy fans, GODS is a love song to the legendary writers and artists who defined the genre, such as Robert E. Howard, Karl E. Wagner, Michael Moorcock, Glen Cook or Frank Frazetta.
The game invites the players to play heroes seeking high adventure in the Wildlands, a brutal land abandoned and forgotten by the gods. From one-shots adventures to massive campaigns, GODS will offer a variety of game modes and provide a modern and adult gaming experience, supported by a d10 system that favors gameplay, narrative and fun without leaving simulation and realism aside.
GODS is, above all, a game based on adventure, epic quests, and exploration: a journey to the far reaches of the Wildlands, its lost cities, titanic scenery, primeval forests, and forgotten ruins. Attached to the standards of Dark Fantasy, the game is full of action, magic, rituals, and epic battles. It will satisfy players with a taste for atmosphere, mystery, and diplomacy, with a subtle dose of poetry: a brutal world, epic and dark, where fighters, shamans, thieves and other heroes often have to write their legend in blood.
The campaign is up and over its funding goal with 22 days left to go.