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Kings of War the Roleplaying Game

Red Scar Publishing

Welcome to the Kings of War the Roleplaying Game Pledge Manager! Grab a pledge now to help us continue funding an RPG set within the epic fantasy world behind the extremely popular Kings of War miniatures game.

Mantic's Kings of War is a popular global brand that has led to equally venerated games such as Vanguard and Dungeon Saga. For the first time ever, you can now explore Pannithor through the medium of a roleplaying game tailor made for this epic fantasy setting.

Red Scar are collaborating with Mantic Games and Winged Hussar Publishing to tie together lore that stretches across aeons, all with the purpose of creating a roleplaying game that lives, breathes, and enables your character to take control of their own legendary destiny.

In addition to a Quickstart using our very own TriCore ruleset, we've provided a conversion of the introductory adventure for folks who prefer their RPGs with a 5E flavour. Feel free to download either or both!

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NOTE: both the TriCore and 5E Quickstarts can also be downloaded from drivethrurpg.com (simply click on the relevant text for your preferred ruleset).

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The pregenerated characters offer a wide variety of choice.

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Kings of War is a fantasy setting of epic scope. Originally envisioned through the medium of a tabletop wargame, Pannithor has since been expanded with the Dungeon Saga board game and the Kings of War: Vanguard skirmish game. With Kings of War the Roleplaying Game, GMs and players will be able to explore this grandiose fantasy setting like never before!

The balance and stability of the world of Pannithor was cataclysmically destroyed in a long-ago age. The surviving Celestians — the gods worshipped by many races — were torn in two, each split into a ‘good’ and ‘evil’ aspect as their energies sundered with the breaking of the enchanted Fenulian Mirror. The surviving deities that now presided over the world, the Shining Ones and the Wicked Ones, plunged Pannithor into an age of warfare as they led man, elf, dwarf, and other species into the countless bloody battles of the God War.

The seemingly endless war waged for centuries, claiming the lives of countless thousands of all races. Civilizations rose and fell, entire kingdoms and empires were ruined, and alliances and rivalries were forged that endure to this day. The Wicked Ones created ranks of monstrous beasts charged with annihilating the humans, elves, and dwarfs who fought for the Shining Ones. Colossal battles raged across the world as armies on a scale previously unknown tore each other asunder. Domivar, son of Mescator, God of Justice, took to the skies to fight against Oskan, Father of Lies, and chief power amongst the Wicked Ones.

In a climactic duel that raged across the heavens, Domivar defeated Oskan and took from him the Black Axe, symbol of his dark powers. Domivar plummeted from the heavens, smashing the axe into the world and tearing a great wound across Pannithor’s surface. The cursed axe shattered and the dark gods pulled inexorably into the gaping tear, but spent too was the noble Domivar, having sacrificed himself to put an end to the God War. The great scar gouged out of the world’s surface by his heroic sacrifice became known as the Abyss, and its physical and spiritual gateway to the underworld became home to the dark creatures created by the Wicked Ones.

But this is merely a brief glance at the world, a few verses in a chapter of the great book of Pannithor. This is now your world to explore, to choose your path for good, for balance, or for darkness. This is your world to create your own stories and your own adventures. In a world of heroes, it is time to forge your own legend.

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The Kickstarter funded the production of a printed edition of Kings of War the Roleplaying Game. This full-colour hardcover rulebook of approximately 320 pages will not only provide new content for Pannithor, but will also feature the TriCore ruleset; a lightweight ruleset designed to empower both GMs and players alike with the ability to use the system to keep the game focused on both characters and the narrative.

Rather than act as separate entities that share the same setting, part of our aim is to provide as much cross-platform support as possible for the Kings of War franchise. We are including crossover rules for Dungeon Saga, Vanguard, and Kings of War. Bust into a dungeon and claim a relic that will help with future adventures or engage in a skirmish that will make exploration easier in later scenarios. The possibilities are endless!

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Please note, however, that there is absolutely no need to pick up any of the other Kings of War systems. First and foremost, Kings of War the Roleplaying Game has been designed as an RPG ruleset that allows each group to tell their own epic stories. As each crossover component of the game also has a narrative counterpart, the system will run brilliantly on its own as a traditional pen-and-paper RPG. Mantic produce some truly amazing miniatures and scenery, though, so we wanted to enable as much compatibility as possible.

You can read all about the dynamic TriCore ruleset in a series of blogs taking place over at the Red Scar website, including in-depth breakdowns of the core Keyword mechanic, crossover elements for the Kings of War range, and Payback. That's not all. however, as we'll be adapting the exciting elements of TriCore into a PDF for the popular 5E mechanics.

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Choosing a pledge level will not only help us reach our funding goal, but will also provide you with amazing content once the Kickstarter is complete and we have finished production. The handy graphics below summarise the content you will receive with your pledge.

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Please note, however, that there is absolutely no need to pick up any of the other Kings of War systems. First and foremost, Kings of War the Roleplaying Game has been designed as an RPG ruleset that allows each group to tell their own epic stories. As each crossover component of the game also has a narrative counterpart, the system will run brilliantly on its own as a traditional pen-and-paper RPG. Mantic produce some truly amazing miniatures and scenery, though, so we wanted to enable as much compatibility as possible.

You can read all about the dynamic TriCore ruleset in a series of blogs taking place over at the Red Scar website, including in-depth breakdowns of the core Keyword mechanic, crossover elements for the Kings of War range, and Payback. That's not all. however, as we'll be adapting the exciting elements of TriCore into a PDF for the popular 5E mechanics.

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If you're new to crowdfunders and pledge managers, please feel free to get in touch. We will take out time help you.

If you have pledged previously through Kickstarter, you can freely confirm or upgrade your pledge.

If you are here for the very first time, grab yourself the pledge level you would like and confirm your details.

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Add-ons allow you to include additional items with your pledge, such as extra dice or miniatures.

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We've participated in a lot of interviews and playtesting sessions since the announcement of Kings of War the Roleplaying Game, plus involved groups from around the globe. Here are a few words from Ronnie Renton at Mantic, plus some of the highlights of our journey to date.

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A playtest video from a mid-iteratioon of TriCore:

Plus a recent playthrough of the quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, at Mantic HQ:

Podcast interviews listed in chronological order:

An excellent review from Paco at G.M.S. Magazine:

We also have regular development posts appearing on our blog, giving you an insight into the system and the mind of our developers.

Feel free to hop on to our Discord server and talk about your current exploits on Pannithor, plus follow our small crew each week on Twitch!

    • A2 Poster Map Pour £ 5

      An extra physical copy of the A2 poster featuring Francesca’s rendition of Pannithor on one side and the cover art on the reverse.

    • Player's guide Pour £ 5

      An extra copy of the Player’s Guide, a 96-page A5 softcover book featuring all of the references a player will need, plus additional tips and tricks for enhancing their gaming experience.

    • Breowyn Miniature Pour £ 7

      1 resin miniature of Breowyn from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat card to include her as a mercenary and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Half-Elf Hunter.

    • Ishan Miniature Pour £ 7

      1 resin miniature of Ishan from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat card to include him as a mercenary, and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Human Paladin.

    • Maevril Miniature Pour £ 7

      1 resin miniature of Maevril from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat card to include her as a mercenary, and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Dwarfen Stone Priest.

    • Obtess Miniature Pour £ 7

      1 resin miniature of Obtess from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat card to include them as a mercenary, and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Salamander Corsair.

    • Blaine Miniature - Kickstarter Exclusive Pour £ 8

      1 Kickstarter Exclusive Blaine resin miniature and Vanguard statcard, PLUS free pdf download of Blaine’s RPG stats and short (but violent) scenario.

    • Kings of War TriCore Dice Pour £ 8

      A set of six d10s, each emblazoned with the Kings of War logo.

    • Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore pdf Pour £ 10 Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore pdf
    • Kiri'el & Aether Miniatures Pour £ 10

      2 resin miniatures of Kiri’El and Aether from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat cards to include them as a mercenaries, and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Elf Mage and Gur Panther.

    • Xander & Poe Miniatures Pour £ 10

      2 resin miniatures of Xander and Poe from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, plus Vanguard stat cards to include them as a mercenaries, and pdf download of Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. Halfling Druid and Lyryx Panther.

    • Shadows & Infamy. A King's of War Novel. Pour £ 12

      The first Kings of War RPG tie-in novel, Shadows & Infamy. A 292-page softcover book written by Marc Langworthy.

    • Kings of War RPG Dice Tray Pour £ 12

      An extra neoprene dice tray featuring the Kings of War RPG logo.

    • Shadows & Vengeance Campaign, Part 1 Pour £ 12

      Part 1 of the epic Shadows & Vengeance Campaign, a 64-page module that follows on from the introductory quickstart and sets the adventurers up against the Shadow Queens minions. Crossover elements will include Dungeon Saga and Vanguard potential.

    • Evil Dead Miniatures Set Pour £ 13

      A set of 9 pre-assembled premium plastic models on dungeon-themed bases. 2 Skeletons, 2 Zombies, 1 Skeleton Archer, Armoured Zombie, Ghost, Dwarf Revenant, Zombie Troll. Models supplied unpainted.

    • Kings of War RPG GM Screen Pour £ 20

      A 4-panel GM Screen with 32 page booklet offering advice on creating adventures set in Pannithor.

      Note: Design is representative and subject to change.

    • Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore Corebook - KS Exclusive Pour £ 35 Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore Corebook - KS Exclusive
    • Kings of War the Roleplaying Game 5E Corebook - KS Exclusive Standard PoD Pour £ 35

      A Print on Demand copy of the 5E version of the corebook with Kickstarter exclusive cover, printed using drivethrurpg’s Standard Colour option.

    • Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore Corebook - Retail Version Pour £ 35 Kings of War the Roleplaying Game TriCore Corebook - Retail Version
    • Ashen Gold Miniatures Pour £ 40

      8 resin miniatures of the pregenerated characters from the Quickstart adventure, Ashen Gold, and pets, plus Vanguard stat cards to include them as mercenaries and a free pdf for Dungeon Saga and Kings of War stats. 1 miniature free compared to the cost of buying seperately!

    • Kings of War the Roleplaying Game 5E Corebook - KS Exclusive Standard PoD Pour £ 45

      A Print on Demand copy of the 5E version of the corebook with Kickstarter exclusive cover, printed using drivethrurpg’s Premium Colour option.

    • Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest Pour £ 50

      Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King’s Quest. Beautifully illustrated 3D dungeons with doors, barrels, bookcases and more. 26 detailed and fully assembled miniatures in coloured plastic. Evocative ‘ancient tome’ packaging in a protective sleeve.

    You definitely can!

    Yes. Every print book will also be accompanied with a pdf.

    Absolutely! Though the game runs brilliantly as a traditional tabletop, full crossover rules will be provided for Mantic's games that delve into the Kings of War setting.

    We believe in realistic times lines and manageable dates to ensure a high quality product. There is a very good possibility that we will be ready sooner, but projects can be affected by unforeseen delays so it's best to provide a deadline that can encompass these.

    Yes, printer friendly versions will be provided.

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        Kings of War the Roleplaying Game Red Scar Publishing

        An RPG for epic adventures in Mantic's high fantasy world, Pannithor.

        Financement

        491
        Souscripteurs
        £ 28 706 (191%)
        Montant actuel
        • Montant demandé :
          £ 15 000
        •  Montant récolté :
          £ 21 997
        • + Late Pledge :
          £ 6 709

        Temps restant

        27
        Heures
        du 18/12/2019 00:00 au 31/03/2020 23:59

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        Red Scar Publishing [Plymouth, United Kingdom]

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