OrinRakatha RPG: Epic fantasy campaign; where worlds collide

A project in Bristol, UK by Michael Penny

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After live role-playing for 27 years in this story, it is time to commit it to print in an epic tabletop RPG campaign world sourcebook.
Backers: 227
Average Pledge Per Backer: £70

Funded: £15,856 of £14,900
Dates: Feb 25th -> Apr 1st (35 days)
Project By: Michael Penny
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UPDATE #21 - It's down to 40 (minutes)

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Update #21 - It's down to 40 (minutes)Less than one hour to go; we are 105% Funded and just 3 backers short of the backer goal to get an extra £1000 art budget squeezed into the books. The clock is ticking. It's been amazing! We'll be watching the... (Read More)

UPDATE #20 - And then there were 12

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Update #20 - And then there were 12So we are funded and now have 12 hours remaining, we'd really like to hit the next backer goal of 225 backers (we are 20 backers short of this at time of going to press) which means we'll spend at extra £1000 on... (Read More)

UPDATE #19 - 24 hours to go and FUNDED

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #19 - 24 hours to go and FUNDEDWe hit our funding target a couple of hours ago and we are humbled by the fantastic support we've received from friends, family, colleagues, associates and gamers / kick-starters from across the globe... (Read More)

UPDATE #18 - Fey, Faun, Fairy & Forty Eight Hours

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #18 - Fey, Faun, Fairy & Forty Eight HoursHere we are approaching the last 48 hours of the campaign!  There's a few Backer Goals and Stretch Targets that we could well achieve over this period with your help; we'd certainly hope to hit... (Read More)

Dorkland Interview -- Orin Rakatha Kickstarter with Mike Penny

March 30th - via: dorkland.blogspot.co.uk
Orin Rakatha, the RPG setting with a long and storied background as a U.K.-based LARP, is in its final couple of days of Kickstarter. (Read More)

UPDATE #17 - Backer Goal Achieved

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #17 Backer Goal AchievedWe just past 175 backers therefore our Backer Goal of 20 extra pages to the GM's Guide has been unlocked! Thanks for all the support in reaching this goal. The next backer goal is at 200 backers (around 22 more at the... (Read More)

UPDATE #16 - The Female of the Species...

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #16 - The Female of the Species…So in the closing days of our campaign we are turning our thoughts to the thorny issue of 'female fantasy art'; we've been looking around a lot and whilst we have seen some great pictures we've become... (Read More)

UPDATE #15 - Seven days to go

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #15 - Seven days to goWhat a fantastic few days which has seen us race past 50% funded and on to over 70% funded!  Thank-you to all backers so far; because of you we are now on the home straight with the target firmly in sight. If you can... (Read More)

UPDATE #14 - Artyfakes in Orin Rakatha

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #14 - Artyfakes in Orin RakathaAs you have seen getting the art in our books to represent the 'reality edge' of Orin Rakatha's heritage is incredibly important to us and we could think of no better team to help us portray this than Tabitha... (Read More)

UPDATE #13 - Backer Goals & Stretch Targets

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Update #13 - Backer Goals & Stretch Targets.Time for us to review progress, which has been fabulous to date and a offer a massive thanks to all the support so far!  As the Kickstarter clock starts to tick down to our campaign conclusion in 8... (Read More)

UPDATE #12 - New Cover Art

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #12 New Cover ArtSo we've been busy updating the cover art and have the following to show you; First here are the covers for the three books in the Kickstarter so far; the Players Guide, GM's Guide and Module 1; showing how they fit together -... (Read More)

UPDATE #11 - Come LARP with us

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE #11 - Come LARP with usTo mark the launch of the Orin Rakatha RPG we are running a series of special Live Action Role Playing (LARP) events. We've just launched two new pledge levels for these events show below. Whether you have taken part in... (Read More)

UPDATE #10 - The Armour of Fortunes Keep - Pledges & Add ons

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE #10 - The Armour of Fortunes KeepPlayer characters in the world of Orin Rakatha hail from one of three towers forming a culture known as the Kern Valley Alliance; these three towers named the White Retreat, Wolf Hold and Fortunes Keep... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Orin Rakatha - RPG Fantasy Campaign

'This epic tabletop RPG campaign takes places in the mystical land of Orin Rakatha, a land ravaged by abhorrent creatures, warring nations and powerful magic. Where the only sanctuary can be found within magical sentient towers that the people band together to live within. To survive they must comply with the laws of the Mystics that rule the lands, overcome the ever-changing landscape and maintain enough wealth and power to retain the sanctuary of their tower; which protects them from the cleansing mists.' (Read More)

UPDATE #9 - World Map - drawn by Alyssa Faden + Free A3 map

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE #9 - World Map - drawn by Alyssa Faden + Free A3 Map to all backers.Good news!  We've been lucky and have been able to appoint the wonderful Alyssa Faden to re-draw (which seems to short-sell it, perhaps re-create or re-imagine) the World Map... (Read More)

Game "Review": The Lowdown on Orin Rakatha

March 7th - via: nerdycare.blogspot.co.uk
Hi everyone! Sorry for the hiccup between posts, but, with just about a month left until PAX East, almost every spare moment has been dedicated to costuming (update on that in the very near future!). I say almost every spare moment, because that time not giving over to sewing and painting was spent on the interview at the core of this post. (Read More)

UPDATE #8 - Blogging and Sharing

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE #8 - Blogging and SharingThis is just a quick opportunity to send our thanks to the folks that have supported us so far by blogging or sharing about Orin Rakatha RPG, whilst it's early in our Kickstarter journey we think it's important to... (Read More)

UPDATE #7 - World Concept Art - Travelling to and from Orin Rakatha

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #7 - World Concept Art - Travelling to and from Orin RakathaFirstly some key aspects of the world itself; whilst many people have successfully travelled to Orin Rakatha, by various means from their home world, once they have gained tower... (Read More)

Orin Rakatha RPG Kickstarter

March 3rd - via: dorkland.blogspot.co.uk
Orin Rakatha is a fantasy setting that has been designed over some 27 years by associations of LARPers in the U.K. (Read More)

UPDATE #6 - System Agnostic or Multi-system or both?

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Update #6 - System Agnostic or Multi-system or both?We have been talking about 'systems' on our social media platforms. We are planning the book to be 'system agnostic', written from a story tellers perspective, to enable it to be played via any... (Read More)

UPDATE #5 - Extra Pledge Levels

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Update #5 - Extra Pledge LevelsHere's a sneaky interim update for you; several folks have been in touch about getting their character into the books but not necessarily being able to afford an artwork pledge level.  So we've added an extra pledge... (Read More)

UPDATE #4 - Tower Concept Art - Halmadons Heights

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Update #4 - Tower Concept Art - The Knights of Halmadons Heights.This is the third of our updates on art (there's more to come) and we're back looking at one of the many towers and cultures of Orin Rakatha... In the far north west corner of Orin... (Read More)

Kickstarted Creativity: Two fundraising campaigns of interest

February 28th - via: campaignmastery.com
I approach Kickstarter very much from the perspective of the consumer and possible backer. That means that when I encounter such a campaign, my first question is always, “Am I interested in this?”, my second is “If I commit to this, will it be value for money?”, my third is always “Can I afford to commit to this?”, and my fourth is “Do I want to commit to this?”. (Read More)

Fleamarket Friday: Bring LARP To Your Tabletop...

February 28th - via: heropresstwo.blogspot.co.uk
Orin Rakatha, a RPG campaign setting recently launched on Kickstarter, has an unusual pedigree. It is based upon a British Live Action Roleplaying (LARP) setting that has been running for 27 years, and hosted over 500 events. (Read More)

UPDATE #3 – World Concept Art

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE #3 - World Concept ArtAs Orin Rakatha was largely developed and play tested in the field (and forest); literally! The imagery creation for what the world looks like is an area where we have most exploration to do.  We've started focussing... (Read More)

UPDATE #2 – Tower Concept Art - The Labyrinth of Xenos

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Tower Concept Art - The Labyrinth of XenosToday we are starting a series of concept art updates, this one focussing on one of the towers of Orin Rakatha, well mainly the inhabitants of the tower; the Enchanters of the Labyrinth of Xenos. In the south... (Read More)

UPDATE #1 – Bloggers, Pledges & Building the crowd

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Backers and followers, (T+25 hours! and almost 10% funded) Thank you to the early adopters who’ve backed us so far!  This update is a share two important messages.  Firstly all those in the first fifty backers will get a mention in the... (Read More)

OGL and fantasy world epic: Orin Rakatha

February 25th - via: geeknative.com
To live on Orin Rakatha you must adhere to the laws of the lands. The physical land, and the magic that underpins it are all linked and the power of the people that walk across it influences what they meet on the land, paths are changed and routes divided to manage the balance. (Read More)

Orin Rakatha - RPG Sourcebook - LIVE NOW

February 24th - via: gamewire.belloflostsouls.net

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