Coming up with a world as a GM is really tough. There’s about a million things to try and figure out, and it can all get very complex very fast. It’s much easier to leave that to someone else and then bask in their creativity as you take your adventurers around. Welcome to Tikor is a new setting book for the Swordsfall RPG. You can check it out on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Swordsfall isn’t just a story, it’s a world. It’s a dive into pre-colonial Africa for all the rich lore you’ve never heard of. It’s an exploration into a world where the majority of the faces are dark, yet isn’t constrained to one corner. It’s a world where women hold power equal to men and the merit of ones soul is what propels them through life. It’s a world where spirits aren’t to be feared, they are to be embraced. In a time where we know that representation matters, this project is an effort to add to that spirit in the way I know best. Narrative fiction in the nerdiest of flavors.
Welcome to Tikor will be a 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover book, printed on premium color for the most rich and vivid colors. With this being an artbook, the quality and feel of the book is important. However, at the moment I’m avoiding offset printing. While the quality is certainly better with offset, the extra risk and cost for that would have raised the Kickstarter amount substantially.
The main point of this Kickstarter is to raise money for the art. Being able to see the dynamic characters and unique setting with your own eyes, is something that can’t be replaced. The goal represents the minimum needed to make that happen.
As for the book, the length will be around 150 pages, though it could be longer depending on the amount of money raised. The max page count will be around 200 pages no matter what.
The campaign’s about 20x funded (so, not doing too badly there…) with still 21 days left to go.