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Esper Genesis: Heroic Sci-Fi Role-Playing for 5E

A project in Fort Lauderdale, FL by Brian Dalrymple

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Esper Genesis is a versatile science fiction RPG and setting that uses the 5th edition rules of the world's greatest roleplaying game.
Backers: 336
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $24,313 of $8,000
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 9th (34 days)
Project By: Brian Dalrymple
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Latest News

3 hours left!

April 9th - via:
Thanks again so much to everyone as we move into the final hours! There are still some personalized rewards open - if you've been contemplating any of them, they won't be available after tonight. We're very hopeful we'll unlock more stretch goals... (Read More)

Kickstarter LIVE Replay - and Thank you!

April 8th - via:
A sample of some of what we are doing for retailer backers at the Galactic Ambassador level.  Thanks so much to everyone! Despite some bandwidth-related audio issues toward the end, our first Kickstarter LIVE went really smoothly, so expect more of... (Read More)

We Hit 300 Backers! Stretch Goal Update!

April 8th - via:
We did it again! 300 backers down and we'll be unlocking a new playable race that will be included in the Core Manual. Captain Galyn Xenes, Governess Lura Kerran, and Commander Dago Garvey   Vote for your favorite!The new race will be decided by our... (Read More)

Join us on Kickstarter LIVE, send us your questions!

April 8th - via:
Rich, Brian, and Eric will be hosting a Kickstarter LIVE on Saturday night at 10PM EDT! Send your questions about Esper Genesis, our plans post-Kickstarter and for the upcoming convention season as we focus on production of the game!... (Read More)

Hardcover Books Update and Personalized Rewards

April 6th - via:
Hello, Espers! Last night, Eric listed the breakdown of our available campaign add-ons and their prices. Today, we have more fantastic news!   Hardcovers for all Core Books at 20KNow that we've gotten add-on quotes and prices that we feel are the... (Read More)

Add Ons and Shipping Update

April 5th - via:
    Hi everybody! I haven’t sent any updates before now because this is Rich’s creative show. For this product line I am bringing my experience in production and line development to ensure timely delivery and top-level manufacturing. Matched... (Read More)

Heroic Lore #5: The Adept and the Veil's Edge

April 5th - via:
For the many different ways in which Sorium is harvested and utilized, the people of the Silrayne Arc have only scratched the surface of what mysteries the Crucibles may yet hold. Adepts hold an enigmatic link to the Crucibles that even the most... (Read More)

Heroic Lore #4: The Specialist and the Aether Consortium

April 4th - via:
Even in the shining jewel of the Sorium Accord, or the peaceful worlds of the Core, shadows exist. If left unchecked, they spread like an invisible web of darkness, vying for power while the rest of society remains unaware. Specialists work their... (Read More)

Creating a Retailer-Friendly Crowd-Funding Campaign

April 4th - via:
Crowd-funding has solidified its acceptance as a necessary step in the creation of games in the minds of small and mid-sized publishers and the player base at large (Read More)

Heroic Lore #3: The Warrior and the Fist of Guraal

April 2nd - via:
Regardless of origin, species, or culture, all who live within the Silrayne Arc know the perils of war and conflict. Each society and organization has its soldiers. Though anyone can be taught to fight, the Esper Warrior has learned to combine... (Read More)

Heroic Lore #2: Melders and the Fury of the Velbast

March 31st - via:
Channeling the eternal energies of the Crucibles can often come at great cost - something that the powerful Melders know all too well.   The Power SchismThere are many Espers who use implants or Sorium devices to wield their powers. Melders know no... (Read More)

Heroic Lore #1: The Engineer and the Shadow Technocracy

March 30th - via:
During the final days of the campaign, we'll be presenting some more information about the game world, including one of the character classes and one of the major story arcs within the setting. The Engineer ClassEngineers are espers who channel... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked! - Expanding the Database

March 29th - via:
Hello, Espers! Thanks to all of you, we've passed our second stretch goal! This increases both the size and quality of the Silrayne Threats Database, as well as add four new threat types for GMs to use in their epic combat encounters. They are:... (Read More)

4 More Threats UNLOCKED!

March 28th - via:
The Silrayne Threats Manual was already going to packed with many different species, races and perils, and it just got bigger! We're also a step closer to making both of our supplement books into deluxe hardcover volumes! We've added stretch goals... (Read More)

'Esper Genesis' Sci-Fi RPG

March 28th - via:
Three long-time veterans of the roleplaying industry have joined forces to launch the Esper Genesis Heroic Sci-Fi Roleplaying Game as a new company called Alligator Alley Entertainment. (Read More)

We Hit 200 Backers!: New Rewards and Goals Added!

March 27th - via:
We've broken the 200 backer total barrier! As a backer number goal, we've unlocked the custom Esper Genesis dice which will now be available as an add-on for purchase. If we hit 300 total backers, one of the setting's more prominent species will be... (Read More)

Alligator Alley Entertainment on Hardboiled GMshoe RPGnet Chat!

March 23rd - via:
Here's the log of our chat on Esper Genesis with Dan Davenport on RPGnet!  (Read More)

A Massive Universe: Beyond the Setting

March 22nd - via:
Although the Silrayne Arc and surrounding galaxies make up the primary setting, the main focus of Esper Genesis is to provide a fast and easy way to play a 5E based sci-fi game, period.  Much like D&D, which is adaptable to many fantasy... (Read More)

Alligator Alley on Hardboiled GMshoe RPGnet Chat this Thursday!

March 20th - via:
The Alligator Alley Entertainment Esper Genesis design team will be on Hardboiled GMshoe's RPGnet Chat this Thursday, March 23, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm (Central Time, so 8:30pm EDT), to answer any questions about the game, the Kickstarter, our future... (Read More)

One Down!: Stretch Goals and Their Importance

March 19th - via:
Another marker passed! We've unlocked the first stretch goal. Thank you to everyone for helping us make this game even better. It's important to point out how our stretch goals will benefit every backer far more than with just game content. What You... (Read More)

Cosmic Forces: The Espers and the Crucibles

March 16th - via:
Whenever a living being gains the ability to channel the raw energy harnessed from the Crucibles, that individual is said to achieve Esper Genesis. There is a unique link between these ancient artifacts and the gifted individuals that wield their... (Read More)

Upgrades: High-Tech Options

March 16th - via:
While all worlds within the great expanse are affected by the Crucibles and the mysterious power wielded by the Espers, there are also many other technical and scientific wonders that power the lives of all that live within the Silrayne Arc. The... (Read More)

We did it!

March 14th - via:
  We've passed our funding goal! Thanks to all of you, Esper Genesis will now become a full-fledged part of the 5E multiverse! Brian, Eric, and I wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of you who backed and supported us, as well as all of... (Read More)

Sean's Pick of the Day

March 14th - via:
I’ve a lot of great Kickstarters I want to make sure you know about, so here we go! (Read More)

Across the Stars: Starships and Space Travel

March 13th - via:
Hello, Espers! One of the coolest things in almost every sci-fi setting is the ability to traverse the great expanse to worlds far beyond our galaxy. Our approach to space travel incorporates a lot of the fun and excitement of being a space jockey... (Read More)

Off to GAMA Trade Show!

March 13th - via:
Off to Las Vegas! Rich and Brian will be at GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas this week promoting Esper Genesis to retail stores, distributors, and game press! Follow along as we post on Twitter @AlliAlleyEnt and on Facebook at... (Read More)

Esper Genesis Sci-Fi RPG Up On Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
Galaxies at war, high-tech gadgets and weapons, robots, aliens, starfighters, space cruisers, and ancient machines with the power to shape reality – All of these and more make up the core of Esper Genesis. (Read More)

Alligator Alley Entertainment on Transparency Agenda Daily TONIGHT!

March 11th - via:
Rich, Brian and Eric will be guests on Louis Porter Jr.'s Transparency Agenda, tonight, starting at 9PM Eastern to talk Esper Genesis, Kickstarter, GAMA Trade Show, and industry things in general! Transparency Agenda Daily We're hoping to be able to... (Read More)

Forged Enhancements: Specialized Gear Mods

March 10th - via:
A popular part of 5E fantasy is the discovery of magic items and relics. For our sci-fi setting, we decided to take a different approach to this in the form of "Forged Enchancements". Where the Master Technician's Guidebook has rules to make basic... (Read More)

Organized Play: The Crucible Corps

March 9th - via:
Hello, Espers! Today's update contains information about our Organized Play Campaign: The Crucible Corps! Once we release the official ruleset, we will be launching our first wave of OP adventures and organizing events at conventions and for... (Read More)

More About Our Immersive Setting!

March 8th - via:
Esper Genesis stays true to the core 5e rules, which means it will work with just about any 5e compatible product, but it's the setting we've created that drives gameplay in EG. If you're a fan of high adventure science fiction - complete with... (Read More)

We are LIVE!

March 7th - via:
Months of work are done, and now we'll see what happens! Thanks for everyone who's helped so far, and thanks to all of you for backing us. We'll do our best to stay in touch and keep you updated as things progress. The Alligator Alley Team  (Read More)

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