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Rhune: Dawn of Twilight (Expanded Primer & Adventures)

A project in Sheboygan, WI by Jaye Sonia

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Bringing Stormpunk to the Pathfinder RPG! Inspired by Planescape, the Iron Kingdoms, Tesla, & Norse Myth. Are you ready for Ragnarök?
Backers: 234
Average Pledge Per Backer: $82

Funded: $19,087 of $5,000
Dates: Jul 1st -> Jul 31st (30 days)
Project By: Jaye Sonia
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Latest News

For Blood, For Honor achieved!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We achieved the For Blood, For Honor stretch goal early this morning! This stretch goal gives backers who selected the Herald of Hothur or Scroll Keeper of D'Iessha are a special PDF, designed specifically for GMs, that includes a host of quick... (Read More)

The Days of the Blood Skald are here!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, that was fast! Now that we've hit The Days of the Blood Skald stretch goal, backers will be getting some new material added to the Stompunk Character Primer. This will include: Information on the Blood Skald, a bard who combines his... (Read More)

22 hours to go...

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow..... Just wow.... I wanted to post yesterday but sadly, I was fighting a horrible head cold/flu/plague that swept through the area with a vengeance. While I failed my initial Fort save, a day in bed (could it have come at a worse time?) later, I... (Read More)

The Tech War.....

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks! So, it's been a busy day today, with me outlining a great deal of the direction technology has developed in Rhune for our designers - which I know is going to give both players and GMs a few more environmental conditions to work with.... (Read More)

The Old Gods thank you......

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I just wanted to let each of you know that, in the past few days, we've hit a new record... 100 backers for the Æssinyr! That means, as of right now, the "good guys" are winning the race toward Ragnarök!  To celebrate this overwhelmingly positive... (Read More)

Thanks to a certain monster...

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
...we've just unlocked our next stretch goal! Everyone receiving the Stormpunk Character Primer is going to see a new class - the Gjallarhorn - added to the book! This class will be a bard-summoner hybrid, capable of summoning a special eidolon... (Read More)

The Realms Beyond....

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
In the last two updates, I told you a little about two of the planar races - the ice ælves and the iron dwarves - that call Yggdrasil, the Great Tree, home. Today, I'm going to tell you about a branch of Yggdrasil that is a personal favorite (and... (Read More)

A Full Color Cover....

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we're full color, I'm happy to report I've reached out to several prominent artists, several of who have done work for Paizo, about a cover for the new Stormpunk Character Primer! While this is only the initial stage of contact, I'm hoping... (Read More)

Surviving in the Lands of the Long-Winter takes a special type....

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
And outside of the Thurisar, there really is only one group that is that gifted. In Rhune, we call them the ice ælves.Mike and I have been outlining their place in Frigid Reflections, as well as ensuring they are attractive, alternative race for... (Read More)

We hit our next stretch goal!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Just wanted to let each of you know, as of right now, this is what backers are getting!  Everyone getting a PDF or print copy of either the Beyond the Glittering Fane adventure arc or Stormpunk Character Primer is getting them in full color!  Every... (Read More)

Maps & Adventures

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
The evolution of Rhune's world map.... With the introduction of the Beyond the Glittering Fane adventure arc, Rhune's map of Midgard (it's map of the prime material plane, that is) is currently being updated and expanded. The original map (on the... (Read More)

Jon Roberts Strikes Back..

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
(...because the cartography is strong with this one...) A few years back, after Jon Roberts illustrated the first color map of Rhune, I asked him to tackle a few of the cities. He's been at it since. One of the things I've longed to see is a full set... (Read More)

A quiet sort of busy....

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Art, Maps, Add-Ons, and Expanding Rhune! Well, before I get into anything else, I want to share some art with each of you! The Sun's Gem by Jeff Brown As you can see, airships in Rhune are pretty unique. When I first envisioned the Sun's Gem, I saw... (Read More)

Another big jump!

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We're a Kickstarter Staff Pick!Before I jump into this update, I want to thank our latest backer for helping push us past our next stretch goal. For several days we've been closing in on the goal, only to fall away again! For a while, I was afraid I... (Read More)

While some backers have not chosen sides....

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
...it is evident that those who favor the Old Gods and the City-States of Vallinar are outpacing those who serve the Thrall Lords. As of right now, over 80 backers have chosen rewards associated with the Æssinyr, while only 30 backers have supported... (Read More)

If we go color....

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This is an example of what backers can look forward to: Jeff Brow's concept art for the Ghoul Stone - a planar artifact that connects Neinferth (the Great Void) to Midgard. The ruins of South Pointe can be seen below.  I'm hoping we hit the... (Read More)

The Genesis of Rhune: Dawn of Twilight (p1)

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
For this update, I'm going to be talking about how Rhune: Dawn of Twilight was born, where I was at the time, and give backers a little perspective in why I elected to develop my own campaign setting.  For those interested, here's a little... (Read More)

I'll just put this right here...

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
 Thank you!  (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal smashed!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
But first, let's talk Tesla...As I imagine many of you know, Nikola Tesla was born today. While wishing him a happy birthday would be a bit late, celebrating his birth is a completely different story - at least as far as I'm concerned. For those of... (Read More)

100 Backers!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We have 100+ backers now!This means it's time to start tracking the sides; to see if the backers are going to weigh in favor of the Æssinyr or if backers are going to help the Thrall Lords. In fact, I could see 100+ backers on each side, something... (Read More)

A quick run down on the stretch goals...

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
To Those Who Backed, I Salute You!Also, you rock. As you each probably know, we slammed through some stretch goals yesterday! In fact, at one point, we were passing stretch goals quicker than I could post info on them. I was, you could say,... (Read More)

We just hit our first stretch goal!

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Clinton Boomer & Brian Berg are officially onboard!So those barbarians we were talking about the other day? Yeah, they're going to happen now! I'm also wondering if we should maybe talk to Mr. Berg about some unique critical tables for... (Read More)

Expanding beyond Pathfinder....

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Savage Worlds? D&D 5e?Recently, I've received some e-mail inquiries asking if I'd consider expanding Rhune: Dawn of Twilight to game systems other than the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (as a stretch goal). As of now, the answer to that is yes - I... (Read More)

Future Classes...

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
And speaking of new classes - like many Pathfinder fans - we participated in the public play test of Paizo's new Advanced Class Guide. So, when it releases in August, we're going to consider those classes, as well. I can tell you right now that we've... (Read More)

Pushing toward our next goal....

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Barbarians!Fans of Rhune know that when the original Stormpunk Character Primer came out in 2009, the barbarian class was strongly discouraged for play. This wasn't because it was mechanically unsound or to reduce player options, but rather because... (Read More)


July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you!We're on our 4th day of the campaign and, as of right now, we've got enough pledges to meet our goal. I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed I am - so I'll just settle with thank you. I will say this, though. This 4th of July... (Read More)

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I've quite a lot planned for today, so I'm going to make this quick. As of right now, we're at 89% of our current funding goal! While I cannot make any projections, I'm hoping that we do fund in the first week - which means we can start moving on to... (Read More)

Happy Thorsday!

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Why Stormpunk?Rhune: Dawn of Twilight has a lot of influences, many of them from old (or newer) D&D campaign settings folks in the gaming community know and love. Personally, I think anyone playing in Rhune is going to see them, too, a fact that... (Read More)

Big first day!

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're 79% funded at the end of our first full day. At our current rate, I believe we may fund in the first three days, which means we're all going to need to start talking about the first stretch goal. So, let's do that! At $6,000, Clinton Boomer is... (Read More)

The first five hours....

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're almost at the half-way point!First, I want to extend my personal thanks to everyone that has supported this launch! Seriously, you guys are amazing. Every single share on your social networks, every single encouraging message and e-mail, and... (Read More)

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