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Pirates of a Shattered World RPG Up On Kickstarter

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Pirates of a Shattered World takes players to a different type of post-apocalyptic world. Set along an archipelago, players are science-fantasy pirates cruising the seas looking for adventure, treasure, and trouble. It uses its own game system to power it all. The new game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

The newest release from The Polyhedral Knights, Pirates of a Shattered World is a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy swashbuckling adventure. Taking place in the Fractured Sea---an archipelago filled with monsters and wreckage from the second apocalypse---it puts the PCs in the roles of explorers, swashbucklers, and science-mages and sets them against a backdrop of gunpowder, sorcery, altered beasts, and haunted ruins beneath the waves.

Gameplay in Pirates is fast and pulpy. You build your characters using Archetypes like Sailor, Mystic, Science Mage, or Courtier (among others) and races like Iguana Hybrid, Hobgoblin, Mutant, and Elyrian, then dig into the crunch with a host of Attributes, Skills, Talents, Combat Techniques, and Spells to flesh them out how you want.

Pirates also puts a vast, fully-fleshed out setting at your fingertips, including a bestiary packed with ne'er do wells, ancient hazards, and oceanic horrors, as an atlas with locations like Vek (the fractious nation of the Hobgoblins), the Brotherhood of the Sail (a windborne pirate nation ruled by voting council), and the Spider Kingdom (a toxic jungle full of people infested by a parasitic hive-mind).

Pirates of a Shattered World is the culmination of years of design and is a distant-future sequel to Pathogen: Unclassified. It draws inspiration from works such as Shannara Series by Terry Brooks , Hawkmoon by Michael Moorcock, and Pirates of Dark Water.

The campaign's about 1/4 of the way to their goal with 29 days left to go.