A project in Lyon, France by Black Book Editions

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From the publishers of the Pathfinder RPG's French edition comes POLARIS, an exciting post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG, now in English!
Backers: 719
Average Pledge Per Backer: €104

Funded: €74,645 of €10,000
Dates: Mar 15th -> Apr 6th (22 days)
Project By: Black Book Editions
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Latest News

70 000€!

April 5th - via:
Unbelievable! Alteya by Lorenzo Mastroianni  You are warriors.  (Read More)

12 hours left - Reward overview

April 5th - via:
12 hours left before this amazing campaign comes to an end. Counting currently 66 000€, over 600 backers from all over the world, 350 comments and lots of beautiful stuff coming up in a few months! Time to take a last look again at all the items... (Read More)

To infinity... and beyond! 65 000€

April 5th - via:
Last Stretch Goal unlocked, this Kickstarter is just amazing, we are so utterly honored with your support! This feels just crazy (and yeah, Laura really wanted to but that quote in the news :D) Thank you all, it's the final hours of this Kickstarter,... (Read More)

Location Map Folio PDF Add-On!

April 5th - via:
For those of you that would like to get the location maps of the map folio in their PDF version for use in their online campaigns, you can now add these to your pledge! This is also a great way for PDF backers to get access to these maps!  This pack... (Read More)

One more Stretch Goal!

April 5th - via:
We're happy to announce one more Stretch Goal set at the 65 000€ mark! We will be able to have the 16 location maps that we unlocked during this KS to be assembled together in a paper sleeve/pouch to keep them all safe and to store them!  We are... (Read More)

60k - Free PDF for the sourcebook "Creatures" unlocked!

April 4th - via:
Hey, we did it and unlocked the free PDF of the upcoming sourcebook "Creatures" for everyone! WOW! This is one big book full of creatures and monsters from the deep to spice up things in your adventures! Including more than 180 creatures! As already... (Read More)

So many Stretch Goals!

April 4th - via:
What a lovely day! ;) This is just so awesome, we just hit another two of these neat Stretch Goals:   Only 2000€ more to go until we unlock the free PDF version of Creatures for our backers! This is crazy and really cool! :) One more day! The... (Read More)

Aaaaand 55k! + Artprint

April 4th - via:
And the next Stretch Goal unlocked! Now you get a second artprint, this time featuring the illustration of Core Rulebook: 2!  Awesome!  (Read More)

54k Stretch Goal and 500+ backers!

April 4th - via:
Heey, a new Stretch Goal just unlocked! Lets add some more location maps to the map folio! And only 1000€ to go until the second Art Print!  And over 500 backers! That is absolutely amazing! Thank you all! The Polaris RPG Team  (Read More)

Unlocking more rewards!

April 4th - via:
Yay! He hit another Stretch Goal (52k) AND a Community Achievement (1350 likes on Facebook)! That means 3 more location maps for the map folio, bringing its current total number to 10! That's a lot of free stuff... :)  (Read More)

50 000€! And: The Art of Polaris RPG

April 3rd - via:
50 000€! This is SO amazing! This Stretch Goal unlocked two addition location maps and an art print of the Cover Art from CRB:1 by Simon Labrousse. But it also unlocked a 10% bonus for our authors, translators and artists! And now we want to... (Read More)

Nearly 50k and new Stretch Goals!

April 3rd - via:
Lets start the last sprint before the end, unlocking additional location maps every 2k until the 60k mark! That will be one shiny map for (almost) every occasion! If we hit the 55k mark we will also be offering you the second art print, this time... (Read More)

Location maps for the Community!

April 3rd - via:
Hi everyone, this Kickstarter is doing GREAT thanks to all our new backers who joined us in these last days! Welcome :) A bit less than three days to go now! Yesterday we also managed to unlock the Community Challenge for the G+ and Yahoo Groups... (Read More)

Well done Twitter!

April 2nd - via:
That was fast! We just unlocked the 200 Twitter followers Community Achievement! :) This adds a FOURTH location map to the map folio! And, as announced in our previous news, get another sneak peak on one of these plans (work in progress)... The... (Read More)

Community Achievements!

April 2nd - via:
1000 likes for our Facebook page! :o That is AMAZING! So we are going to unlock the additional location map that will be added to the map folio we unlocked through the Stretch Goal just earlier :) AND with the 200 Twitter followers so close (only 3... (Read More)

45k and a location map folio!

April 2nd - via:
We hit the 45 000€ mark and are thus thrilled to announce the unlocking of the first two maps for the location map folio! These maps are nice playing aids to use in your adventures.  Well done! Keep in mind that if we manage to unlock the 50k... (Read More)

Let's talk about gear!

April 1st - via:
What would a Sci-Fi game be without some cool tech? And more importantly: how would anyone be able to survive down in the Deep without the appropriate Equipment, and ways of transportation? Well of course, Polaris RPG got you covered on this, and we... (Read More)

Some more Add-Ons!

April 1st - via:
Hi everybody, due to popular request, we added more Add-On options for you! Some of you wanted to get several copys from some of the Stretch Goal rewards we unlocked, so here we go, you now have a chance to add these to your pledge! You want more of... (Read More)

The Community of the Deep + unlocked Community Achievement!

March 31st - via:
This is not the first time we highlight this, but yeah, you can never say it enough: you guys are all AWESOME! :) We believe that one of the most impressive things about Polaris RPG has always been the great community it has created. So many people... (Read More)

A bit more detail on Character Creation, the Character File and the GM Screen!

March 31st - via:
There are two Add-Ons currently available through this Kickstarter that we'd like to tell you a bit more about! The first is the Character File. These nifty little 16 page softcover booklets let you keep track of your character's abilities, gear and... (Read More)

40k Stretch Goal unlocked, FREE sourcebook!

March 31st - via:
Wooot, we did it! We are really happy to announce that we will add a FREE copy of the 48p hardcover sourcebook detailing the neutral city of Equinox to all POLARIS CORE backers and above (PDF version will be available for POLARIS DIGITAL backers)!... (Read More)

New mock up design for the Deluxe edition!

March 30th - via:
Finally more details on the cover of the limited Deluxe edition! As you all know, we are offering the Polaris Core Rulebooks in two different versions: the basic version with hardcover, full-color and a cover illustration by Simon Labrousse; and a... (Read More)

Equinox sourcebook preview and upgrade!

March 30th - via:
We are nearly there: the 40k are in sight, and will thus unlock a FREE sourcebook. Here we have a little preview for you, and some more exciting news! As we wish to present you a line that has the same quality throughout our different books, we will... (Read More)

50k Stretch Goals announced!

March 29th - via:
We are getting closer and closer to the 40k Stretch Goal, which unlocks a FREE forty page sourcebook! Yay! We do not know how far we will go with this Kickstarter, but we did prepare some further Stretch Goals if we can make it to the 50k mark!... (Read More)

Last week and a big thank you!

March 29th - via:
Hey everybody, one week to go until the end of this campaign! It was really fun so far and we think this last stretch will be just as fun! One of the most awesome things of this campaign would certainly be the feedback we got from all of you! You... (Read More)

Poster map unlocked!

March 28th - via:
We did it! High five everyone! We will be adding a print version of the big poster map to all physical pledge levels and the PDF version to the Polaris Digital and all pledge levels above!  Another very exciting Stretch Goal is coming up next: the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Location Map Pack!

March 25th - via:
Eleven more days to go before this Kickstarter campaign will come to an end, and we already hit the 30k mark! This means that we are getting closer to unlocking the big poster map of the Deep and then on to  the FREE sourcebook detailing the huge... (Read More)

Production Schedule & Q&A log

March 25th - via:
Hey everybody, thank you again to all of you who joined us in our Q&A yesterday night! You can read the transcript over here:  We... (Read More)

30k Stretch Goal unlocked!

March 25th - via:
We did it! We reached the 30 000€ milestone! This is awesome! All your books will now ship in sleek slip cases to hold them together and protect them! We will have a more detailed mock up of how they look like up soon hopefully! But it will be... (Read More)

Come join our Q&A

March 24th - via:
Come join us on #rpgnet for a question and answer with authors Philippe Tessier and Raphael Bombayl, we are online now for about two hours and looking forward to your questions! :)... (Read More)

500 likes on Facebook!

March 24th - via:
Woohoo! That climbed quickly! We just hit the 500 likes on our Facebook page! Welcome to all the new followers! :) This does of course unlock another Community Achievement: Ribbon bookmarks for the Core Rulebooks! We're happy to add a ribbon... (Read More)

Community Achievement unlocked and articles around the globe!

March 24th - via:
Hey there everyone, good news first: thanks to your amazing support and all your articles and posts on the internet, we are now able to unlock the second Community Achievement: 3mm cardboard for all our hardcover books, instead of 2,5mm! Roleplaying... (Read More)

Q&A chat with the game author - tomorrow on #rpgnet!

March 23rd - via:
Heya, we want to invite you to join us tomorrow at 7:00pm CDT for a Q&A over at the #rpgnet ! Dan Davenport hosts many great Q&A's with Game Designers over there and we are absolutely thrilled that he invited us as well! Come chat with us and... (Read More)

Savage World snippet!

March 23rd - via:
Hey there, we already hit the 27k, it's going well :) To celebrate this, lets take a closer look at the Savage Worlds conversion that we unlocked yesterday! This is something we wanted to do for quite some time already, as SW is a great and fun game... (Read More)

Savage World rules + Update on PDF pledge level!

March 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, we just hit the 25k mark! This is amazing! This means that all our backers at pledge levels POLARIS DIGITAL and above will get the free Savage Worlds conversion PDF written by our Savage World expert Yannick Le Guédart :) We'll give you... (Read More)

New Quickstart Guide + Adventure available!

March 21st - via:
For those of you who can't wait until the finished products of Polaris RPG ship out, we updated our Quickstart Guide that is available for free on our website and on DriveThruRPG! It now contains a brand new quickstart adventure: Havoc on Irminger.... (Read More)

More new Stretch Goals: Free sourcebook coming up!

March 18th - via:
Hey everybody, We just added the new Stretch Goals to follow up the Savage World PDF and the slip case goals. More amazing stuff is coming up, starting out with the free Kickstarter exclusive Poster Map of the Deep: This big poster map details you... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal unlocked!

March 18th - via:
It is a real pleasure to write this post: the first Stretch Goal for our Polaris RPG Kickstarter is unlocked! Thank you for making that happen! You can now add 13€ (approx. $15) to your pledge if you want your own Polaris RPG dice set! These 7... (Read More)

First Community Achievement unlocked!

March 17th - via:
We are quickly approaching the first Stretch Goals and we just unlocked the first Community Achievement with 5 blog posts/mentions on websites! Good job everybody, five of you share the info on their website, it is great to see you worldwide support,... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal unveiled: Slip Case!

March 16th - via:
We are getting closer to our first Stretch Goal, the Q-Workshop dice! Less than 5000€ to unlock it :) So it's time to announce a new Stretch Goal for afterwards! If we hit the 30 000€ mark, all backers at physical reward levels will get their... (Read More)

Hello, my name is...

March 16th - via:
Hello everybody! It's been a great first day for our POLARIS RPG campaign! You are all awesome, we are getting really close to hitting our first Stretch Goal and Community Achievements are coming along quite good as well! There is also one reward... (Read More)

Fully funded after just 4 hours!

March 15th - via:
Whoot, big shoutout to all of you guys, just 4 hours after our launch we already hit our funding goal: Polaris RPG will happen! Thank you all so much for your support, it means a lot! We have been preparing this Kickstarter for quite some time... (Read More)

We are live!

March 15th - via:
Welcome everybody! Our Kickstarter just launched and we are really happy to see that so many of you already backed this project! And for those of you who want to get a closer look at the game, don't forget to check out the PDF of the beta version of... (Read More)

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