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Gears of Defiance

A project in Indianapolis, IN by Ryan Schoon

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Join the revolution as a family of characters, connected by unique bonds, banding together in the face of oppression in this RPG.
Backers: 490
Average Pledge Per Backer: $24

Funded: $11,901 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 20th -> Apr 19th (30 days)
Project By: Ryan Schoon
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Latest News

Thats a Wrap!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow we did it! $11,901! That’s amazing! We more than doubled our original goal! Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement during this time! We will update you on Monday with the plan going forward but we are going to use this... (Read More)

One Hour to Go

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
One Hour! This project has been such a rush and I am so excited that so many of you believe in the idea! If you’re still on the fence, you’ve got an hour left to make up your mind! Thank you all for your support and I can’t wait to hear about... (Read More)

Last 24 Hours!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Good afternoon!  We have roughly 24 hours to go and are breaking through even more of our Stretch Goals!  We just unlocked Asteroid Mine Uprising by Rob Abrazado and are closing in on our Extra Art Stretch Goal.  I'm going to give you a peek into... (Read More)

$10K and new Stretch Goal from Rob Abrazado

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
With just under 48 hours to go we smashed through our $10,000 goal, welcoming Danielle DeLisle onto the team! That's super exciting and I think you're going to all want to play her setting.  With the speed that we broke through that I'm going to go... (Read More)

The Founding Session Part 3: The Inciting Incident

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Once your gaming group has finished with the founding session, the game kicks off with the Incidint Incident, putting you right into the action.  Every revolution has an inciting incident- a moment where the downtrodden, oppressed people decide they... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Unlocked!

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Dan Well's Stretch Goal, "Bloodline" has been unlocked!  We are starting our trek towards the next setting, which you're not going to want to miss either!  The talented Danielle DeLisle, who comes to us a veteren of both Third Eye Games and John... (Read More)

The Founding Session Part 2: The Family

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Heading in to the last week, I wanted to talk about the second part of the Founding Session: Creating the Family. Once you have created your Empire and determined what style of world you'll be wanting to play in, you should already have some ideas... (Read More)


April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night I participated in a two hour Q&A with the people at RPG.NET. You can find a transcript of the entire conversation here. I was asked a lot of great questions and gave what I think were some pretty good answers! Take a look and see if I... (Read More)

Halfway Point: Social Stretch Goals and Q&A

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning!  We have reached the halfway point of the Gears of Defiance campaign and I couldn't be happier with the results so far! I love having an active community and everyone has been so encouraging! But I still want to unlock a few more... (Read More)

Gears of Defiance on Full Metal RPG

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
 Adam Sink from Full Metal RPG was kind enough to interview me for their podcast Full Metal RPG. If you've never heard of this podcast before, it is worth checking out, and not just because the episode talks about Gears of Defiance. They cover a... (Read More)

Learn More About Gears of Defiance!

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings!  I'm coming to you today to show you a few ways you can learn more information about Gears of Defiance! As some of you saw, I did a Q&A on launch day to answer some questions about the game. I will be embedding that video into the... (Read More)

"Bloodline" by Dan Wells Stretch Goal

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! Just popping in with today's cool announcement! I have lined up Dan Wells to provide the next stretch goal setting for Gears of Defiance, called Bloodline. I've been a huge fan of Dan's work for awhile and am over the moon that he was... (Read More)

The Founding Session Part 1: The Empire

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
In my next series of updates, I'm going to break down the Founding Session, as it is where every game of Gears of Defiance starts. During the Founding Session, the players will decide what sort of world they're going to be playing in, and they begin... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
As of this typing, we have unlocked the $6,000 stretch goal, which means Sen-Foong Lim will be writing Guttersnipe to be included in the Gears of Defiance core book! These new settings will be available for everyone who backs for any version of the... (Read More)

Funded in Less than 12 Hours!

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for helping get this game funded in less than 12 hours! This is definitely a bigger response than I was expecting and I'm really glad the game is resonating with people! Its a weird feeling to be working... (Read More)

Our Next Goals, Sen-Foong Lim & Stephanie Bryant

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! I wanted to take a moment and talk to you about our next few goals!  Obviously, our main goal here is to get funded! We set the funding goal at $5,000 because that is what we need to offeset the print run, pay for the artwork we want... (Read More)

Gears of Defiance Quick Start PDF

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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