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Thunderscape: The World of Aden

A project in Athens, TN by Shawn Carman

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A setting and mechanics sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, set in a harsh world of industry, magic, and horror.
Backers: 432
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $29,337 of $8,000
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 12th (29 days)
Project By: Shawn Carman
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Latest News

Another new class to vote for.

April 12th - via:
Engineer – Magic is wonderful - but where would Aden be without science? While the wizard stands at one end of the mechamagical spectrum, and the mechamage stands in the middle, the engineer stands at the far end. He is a scientist. A creator of... (Read More)

New Class Unlocked!

April 12th - via:
Well, you guys did it! When I wrote that stretch goal for $25,000 I did not think for a moment that we would ever reach such lofty heights. Rarely if ever have I been so delighted to be proven wrong! As the goal states, we are now going to be... (Read More)

You Guys Are Awesome

April 11th - via:
No, seriously, you are. The way you've hammered away at those stretch goals for the past two days? I am absolutely blown away. I don't even know what to think. I can barely wrap my mind around it. This is so much beyond what I had ever hoped to... (Read More)

Racial Preview: The Ferran Brute

April 9th - via:
Hello, everyone! Thank you all for your feedback and discussion from our previous update. As you can see I have updated the main page to ensure that there's no confusion for any current or potential backers. I'm very appreciative to all of you for... (Read More)

The Path to Adventure Continues!

April 9th - via:
Greetings, backers and bystanders! I'm coming to you fresh this morning from a good night's sleep, which was reached only after some significant amount of time lying wide awake in a dark room contemplating the particulars of that most complex of... (Read More)

Class Discussion: The Seer

April 9th - via:
I just updated the add-on menu so that it is now possible to purchase the Thunderscape core book and the entire Adventure Path on PDF only for the combined price of $50. This is significantly below MSRP, just as a thank you to all our backers, and of... (Read More)

Interlude: Paths to Adventure!

April 8th - via:
Hello, everyone. It was a big day for us here at Kyoudai Games, since today we finally passed that ever-elusive boundary that put us over the line and ensures that we will in fact be producing an Adventure Path as part of the Kickstarter. This is... (Read More)

Class Discussion: The Fallen

April 7th - via:
For the third of our four class discussions, let's see what Lead Designer Rich Wulf has to say about what is perhaps the most unique of our new classes, the Fallen. Take it away, Rich! The Fallen The Darkfall. No one knows what it is, or why it... (Read More)

Interlude: Playtest Video!

April 6th - via:
As promised in an earlier update, I wanted to share with you some of the playtesting that we've been doing here at Kyoudai Games in an attempt to convince you of our exacting standards and devotion to duty. Most of the playtesting goes on under the... (Read More)

Class Discussion: Mechamage

April 5th - via:
We're back again! I intend to step up our update schedule for the next week as we charge down the last few days until the end of the Kickstarter. Things have gone amazingly well so far, and I thank all of you for that. Let's see what we can get in... (Read More)

Class Discussion: Golemoid Warrior

April 4th - via:
Howdy all! As promised in the comments section, here is the first in a series of discussion about our new base classes. This information was compiled by Rich Wulf, our lead designer, and goes into what you can expect from the golemoid warrior without... (Read More)

Another Micro-Update!

April 2nd - via:
As promised in today's earlier update, here's the image that we'll be using for our 1.5 inch diameter round button pin.  (Read More)

Aden: Past, Present, & Future, Part 3

April 2nd - via:
And we’re back to wrap up this three part retrospective with, in proper linear format, an examination of where we want to take Aden in the future. We’ve already touched on this somewhat, as in our last update we answered the repeated requests... (Read More)

Aden: Past, Present, & Future, Part 2

March 31st - via:
Hello again! I wanted to try and update more regularly so that you all know we are working hard on this end to bring you the best possible product for your pledges. In the last update I delved a bit into the history of this particular brand and how... (Read More)

Aden: Past, Present, & Future, Part 1

March 29th - via:
Hello, everyone! I thought I might take some time to discuss what Thunderscape has been in the past, what it is right now, and what we hope to make of it in the future. I wanted to start today with a discussion of how the world came to be in the... (Read More)

The Lowland People

March 26th - via:
I think it's time for a preview of some mechanics, don't you? We've talked about the ferran race already, and later this week we'll give you a preview of their capabilities, but for now, I thought maybe we'd delve into some as-yet-unexplored... (Read More)

Behold the Golemoid!

March 23rd - via:
Hello, everyone! It's been a hectic few days, but things are still rolling here at Thunderscape central. We're trying to plan a few surprises for you guys over the next couple of weeks to keep your enthusiasm high as we march onward toward funding.... (Read More)

Ferran Sketch

March 21st - via:
In a previous update we delved into the creation of the ferran race. As you might imagine, the ferrans are an incredibly diverse and varied people. To reflect that, in the racial rules there will be three separate racial profiles for the ferrans... (Read More)

Another Micro Update!

March 20th - via:
We have just added the first two add-ons for this project. If you are interested, as you can see on the main page, you can add the following items to your pledge, particularly if you missed out on the free t-shirts. Kickstarter Exclusive Thunderscape... (Read More)


March 20th - via:
I just posted a clarification to the $10,000 stretch goal for this project. The long and the short of it is that the trilogy of modules that will result from this goal being reached will be distribted as follows: $15 pledge - Core Book and Module 1... (Read More)

Well on Our Way!

March 20th - via:
Hey everyone! We have met our goal and are on our way to the first stretch goal! The very idea gets me all giddy with excitement. Who knows what joys will be unleashed as we continue our merciless campaign for publication? As you can see, this is my... (Read More)

Retail Option Added

March 18th - via:
Hello everyone! I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible support you have shown us these past few days. Everyone here at Kyoudai Games is both giddy and humbled at how well things have gone so far, and we are eternally grateful. Thank you.... (Read More)

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