Sometimes you want to game in a far-off, mystical land. Other times, you want to game in a far-off, sci-fi land. And sometimes you want to game right here on Earth in a modern setting. Though, while there’s lots of fantasy and sci-fi games, there’s not quite as many modern-setting games. Higher Grounds is looking to rectify that a bit with their Modern Adventures RPG setting for Pathfinder, coming to Kickstarter.
From the campaign:
Pathfinder: Modern Adventures is a game of fantasy based in the real-world. It’s Earth.. with a twist. Humans are not alone. There are elves, gnomes, dwarves and all manner of other strange creatures, hybrids and half-bloods earning a living and trying to get by. Nearly everyone just wants a comfortable, safe life where they are free to exist in peace, earn a liveable wage and die with a few grandchildren under foot.
Then, there are the adventurers.
The adventurers make their living by scouring the lands trying to find old tombs, abandoned catecombs and places lost to time. They battle monsters, brave dangerous traps and explore the unknown. Some do it in the hopes of getting rich. Others do it to earn a name. Some simply want to test their own mettle. Adventurer’s leave the relative safety of the lives they know, working jobs, tending their home or living on the streets in order to explore parts of the world that no sane person would ever enter.
From the veil of the city, you might never see the truth of the world beyond. All the magic and monsters that only rarely creep into the cities themselves are waiting for a brave soul to come and face them, and earn vast richest and fame in so doing.
The Kickstarter campaign launches on September 1st.