Merchants of the Dark Road

Conquest of the Universe, Pathfinder-Compatible

A project in Garland, TX by RJ Grady
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Space opera campaign book for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: character options, galaxy guide, and tactical starship combat rules.
Backers: 140
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $6,148 of $1,250
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (30 days)
Project By: RJ Grady
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Latest News

Have a Good Weekend

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The stats for the fourteen new races are complete, minus some polishing. They still need further work in the descriptive parts, although after three years in the back of my mind, I know where I'm going with them. I'm taking off for the weekend, so... (Read More)

Character Creation Options Have Gotten Bigger

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I've been working on the character classes for CotU, and I believe I have settled on a final configuration. In addition to support for standard classes like the Rogue, the book will also feature the Psion and Psychic Warrior; the modern-style classes... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Extras and Kickstarter-only rewards

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Funding is goal well, well enough we'd like to throw in some extras for our backers as our way of saying thanks. Looking past the next stretch goal, we've added a new target to add a second sheet of print-your-own miniatures to our PDF backers, plus... (Read More)

Dreamscarred Press Psionic Miniatures Kickstarter

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
As you know, Dreamscarred Press has been so kind as to support our Kickstarter in a big way. They have offered free PDFs of Psionics Unleashed to our backers whose reward level includes a PDF of CotU. Now it's our chance to return the favor by... (Read More)

Kicktraq

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, maybe I'm late to the party, but I ran into a little thing called Kicktraq early in the life of this project. I made a point of ignoring it, because watching the trend line swing all over the place isn't good for the stress level of a hopeful but... (Read More)

Logo proposals

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Paper Minis

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
First and foremost, our goal is to see that the funds from this Kickstarter go toward developing the book, making it awesome, and getting it out in a fairly timely fashion. That said, we see an opportunity to enhance the value of the product in a... (Read More)

AMA on Reddit

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm doing an AMA on reddit. It's a sort of free-form interview. Feel free to join the fun (or at least witness the wreckage). HERE  (Read More)

Legendary Crew

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Based on some of the queries I've received, we've added a new backer reward at the top tier, Legendary Crew. Basically, you can have your player character (in as much detail as you can provide, and insofar as they can be adapted to the CotU milieu)... (Read More)

Dreamscarred Press and Tripod Machine

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We like Psionics Unleashed so much we're using those rules as the basis for psionics in Conquest of the Universe. CotU will include a compact psionics chapter, fully compatible with Psionics Unleashed. That means you can also use material from... (Read More)

Boosting the Signal

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Outline Preview

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I just posted a quick rundown of the outline for this 240-280 page book. Check it out here.  (Read More)

Preview Document

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
You can download a preview document HERE. It has various odds and ends, plus a big pile of information about the setting. This document introduces the therion species, an adaptation of the Daredevil class, and a few notes on galactic... (Read More)

To Infinity and Beyond

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Based on the overwhelmingly positive support so far, we have made some tweaks to the rewards. The Knight support level now comes with a signed book dedication and phone call, the Master level now offers a Kickstarter-only hardbound edition of the... (Read More)

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