Spheres of Power: A New Pathfinder Magic System

A project in Provo, UT by Adam Meyers

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Want a break from Vancian magic? Pure Magic gives you a whole new way to run magic in your games.
Backers: 966
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $39,557 of $1,500
Dates: Aug 3rd -> Sep 1st (29 days)
Project By: Adam Meyers
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Latest News

24 hours left and $33,000!

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We just broke the $33,000 stretch goal and with that my self-imposed Ennie line. Thank you all, so much! This is one of the most exciting points for me in this campaign, and I can only hope we keep going; if we break $36,000 we get Wizard's Academy... (Read More)

37 Hours to Go!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit the 48 hour mark last night and the response has been amazing. We've already blown through another stretch goal (bringing us to 3 sample worlds,) and are on our way to an expanded bestiary, and then getting the bestiary/Wizard's Academy in... (Read More)


August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We're sort of holding an impromptu question and answer on the Google Doc, so if you want to say hi or ask us something, just stop on by.  (Read More)

Advanced Magic and More!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Since our last update, we finally broke the stretch goal people have been asking for for a while: An entire new chapter featuring magic rituals, incantations, and more!  This is a stretch goal I've been looking forward to, as after thinking about it... (Read More)

Wizard's Academy and the Hidden Stretch Goal

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
As I sit down to write this, we just passed the 'hidden stretch goal' level, which means, of course, it's time to reveal what it is. This one has taken a while to get set up, and honestly has grown a bit in the waiting. What was once a single stretch... (Read More)

Ben Wootten, Surveys, Websites, and More

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a few points of business tonight as we get geared up for the last few days of the kickstarter: Ben WoottenWe just unlocked Ben Wootten! Between Ben and Owen, I can't be happier about the talent we're bringing on for Spheres of Power. If you want... (Read More)

Great Things and Sample Worlds

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Since the last Update, we've unlocked Owen Stephens! The head of Super Genius Games, the designer behind the 'Talented Class' line; we feel Owen will certainly bring something great to this project, and we're happy to have him on board! Our next... (Read More)

Owen Stephens and Suggestions

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We have an exciting announcement. If you've seen our stretch goals lately, you've seen two tiers that recently appeared saying "to be revealed..." I'd like to announce one of those tiers: At $20,000, Owen Stephens of Super Genius Games joins the... (Read More)

Worthy Kickstarters

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
It's kickstarter tradition to 'kick it forward,' letting people know about other interesting kickstarters, and it's high-time we did it too. As we're gearing up for our final stretch, we wanted to let you know about a few that have come to our... (Read More)

The Ennies, Brandon Sanderson, PayPal, and the Future.

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
While I was at Gencon, I got to attend the Ennies. For those who don't know, the Ennies are the RPG version of the Oscars; designers submit their work, and fans and a panel of judges determine a multitude of awards, including best cover art, best... (Read More)

Gencon wind down

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Gencon is officially winding to a close, but it sure was fun. Paizo swept the Ennies (again), and I was surprised how many people had heard of Spheres of Power! I have some potentially exciting bits of news that have come out of the convention, but... (Read More)

Hardcovers! More Content! Ben Wootten!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We've gotten the quote back from the printer, we've crunched the numbers, and we're excited to make several big announcements. HardcoversFirst, hardcovers are here! We've made several pledge levels involving hardcovers, but the shorthand method to... (Read More)

More content

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We're still waiting on that quote from the printer (they said it will be ready tomorrow,) at which point we'll be putting up hardcover options, retailer options, and several more stretch goals. We also wanted to let you know that with so many... (Read More)

Drawbacks and Classes

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The video isn’t working out, so the information I would have given there I’m now giving here. We’ve already discussed a bit about spheres, talents, and spell points. This leaves us with the last big part of character customization: drawbacks.... (Read More)

A Few Points of Business

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We intended to have a video update for you today, but we had a problem with unusable footage. We’ll try and have it up for you tomorrow, and if not, expect a really big update where we write up the info instead. Anyway, we have a few things we need... (Read More)

Spheres, Talents, and Spell Points

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re only 5 days into the kickstarter, and already we’re at 400% funding. I know I say this a lot, but thank you for letting us make this book something truly marvelous.  Today we’d like to talk a little bit more about some of the elements... (Read More)

More Swag for You

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Open Gaming Monthly #1Our friends at D20pfsrd.com have decided they want to throw their own free reward at you. On top of everything you're already getting, all backers of the PDF Summoner level or the Wizard level and higher ($35+) will be getting a... (Read More)

Drawbacks unlocked!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
$4,000 and the next stretch goal falls by the wayside, giving you a chapter on spellcaster drawbacks, letting you customize your spellcasters even further by letting you add negative effects and requirements to spellcasting in exchange for bonus... (Read More)

Character Sheets and Hero Lab! More Stretch Goals!

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We have recently crossed the $3,000 line, so everyone getting a PDF of the project can expect Hero Lab files and a custom character sheet for Spheres of Power! Since we've blown through the first 2 stretch goals, it's time to announce 2 more, and... (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re 2 days in and already we’ve hit greenlight. Thanks again to everyone who’s helped make this a reality! So now it’s time to discuss the project in more depth, both what's included and, now that we've cleared the bare minimum cost, what... (Read More)

We're Funded!

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Two days after launch and Spheres of Power has officially hit its funding goal! We'll have a bigger update later today, but I just wanted to send out a quick and heartfelt thank you to everyone who's helped make this project a reality. You are... (Read More)

Also a Note...

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Just so you know, I have a tendency to edit a post multiple times after posting it, so ignore what you get in your emails and check what's actually posted on the update page itself to get the actual final version of an update. One of the little... (Read More)

24 hours later and already halfway there!

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Day 1: 50%!The first day of this kickstarter has been amazing. 24 hours over, and we just broke halfway through our funding goal. (although I doubt anyone here will really breath easy until the kickstarter is over.) There have been a number of... (Read More)

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