Ingenium Kickstarter: More material in the book!

As with our last Kickstarter, we decided to implement some micro-goals as we progress through the Ingenium Second Edition we’re adding more weapon and armor materials as well as more Miracles and Rituals to the magic section!

So far, we’ve already added one of each to the core book, with many, many more planned to be added. Hopefully we run out of those and have to work some overtime on this one and create even more materials and even more of these high powered spells that are too specific to be crafted with the Three Word system for creating standard spells.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – Running the Good Guys

Wellstone City is set up to run the criminals. It’s a dirty, ugly place that is full of dirty, corrupt people. It is written from the stand point of assuming that the PCs are cons and criminals that are just as bad as the other people they are fighting against. Sometimes they’re worse.

But that’s not for everyone. Sometimes you want to run the knights in shining armor; those that use the same tools as the criminals but use them to make the city a better place. There are many examples of this in television and literature; from Sam Slade the iconic detective to the crew of the Leverage television show. There is this over-reaching theme of the good guys sticking it to the bad guys by using their own tactics and technology against them.

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Ingenium Review by the Savage GM!

Well, our first independent review is up for Ingenium’s Second Edition! I’ll let this guy do all the talking, so without further ado:

And as always, if you’re one click away from the Ingenium Second Edition Kickstarter!

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Writing Ingenium changed my life

Boston played in the background. The soft tap-tapping of the keyboard made for an odd harmony. The words came slowly, and it was difficult to think of the next phrase to write. His mind was trapped in a fog of think-edit, think-edit. Giving an exasperated sigh, he slumped back in his chair. He sipped at the luke-warm coffee in his mug, then paused mid-swallow. Slamming the mug back on his desk, the writer leaned forward and started madly typing, a fierce storm of inspiration upon him.

Moments later, inspiration dried up and the cycle began again.

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Today is Ingenium Day!

Tonight at 5:00 PM Central time (GMT-5), the Ingenium Second Edition Kickstarter goes live!

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3 Ways Ingenium Changes Fantasy Role-Playing

The upcoming second edition of Ingenium offers a tabletop role-playing experience unlike any other. That may sound like marketing hyperbole, but I genuinely believe it. Let me tell you why.

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Æthursday – Random Setting!

Today’s randomly generated setting is a Future, Gravity Tech Opera setting with a Dark tone. Which brings us to…

In the distant future, great Empires wage war across the stars. Galactic Empires clash in mighty fleet battles while scoundrels and bounty hunters amass wealth playing both sides. Rebellions are constant, and the uncontrolled space between galaxies is rife with pirates, slavers, and opportunity.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Adventure Deck

Well, it’s been long awaited, and long discussed, but it’s finally coming: the Wellstone City Adventure Deck is ready for play testing at the end of the week! We’ve contacted a couple of individuals about getting some very rough copies of the initial manuscript. It’ll be stress tested, broken, torn apart, and then we’ll rebuild it from their notes.

The deck right now is just a set of rules; it uses any standard deck of cards to draw from. The draws are complicated enough that I don’t think it’ll be transformed into a deck of playing cards (unlike the Encounter Deck, which we have cards potentially in place to do so but we need a LOT of art to make that happen). The draws are pretty simple, and you get some fantastic results. Kevin’s first test run of it actually came very close to Schroedinger’s Box, which is not an overly simple adventure in the first place.

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I’m going on an adventure… and I’m bringing some ambiance!

I’m going on an adventure… and I’m bringing some ambiance!

That’s ambiance, not Ambien which is what my spell check keeps trying to correct it to. Go home spellcheck, you’re drunk.

I am a huge fan of the environment of an activity actually FITTING the activity, which is why I almost never play Tetris while snorkeling, and I have never attempted to learn Swedish at a rock concert, but I do find that a comfy couch and fuzzy blanket work for both.

A well set mood

A well set mood- Photo by Gustavo Fortunato

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5 Authors That Influenced Ingenium

When I first put pen to paper in 1999 to begin creating Ingenium’s world of Eiridia, I was a voracious reader. The Web was not as pervasive as it is today, and instead of consuming blogs every day, I would read novels.

Two authors influenced those early days of Eiridia, and three more later proved highly inspirational.

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