I haven't made a decision about whether to back or not yet. On the one hand, I want to back something inclusive. On the other, I've got a lot of setting books and already have dropped significant funds on Kickstarters this year. I will likely star this one and make a game-time decision with 48 hours left. It's already funded, so I don't feel like I'm holding them back. Anybody have thoughts on this thing?
In addition to the setting and mechanics themselves, there are some cool stretch goals. Here are a few of my favorites:
- $22,500: Designer Crystal Frasier will detail the laeyvel, embodied souls beyond the more common expressions of male and female in Aldea.
- $27,500: Designer Jeb Boyt will write a series framework called A Game of Thorns and detail the Pirate Isles.
- $33,000: Designer F. Wesley Schneider will write the Orchard of Tears micro setting.
- $50,000: The setting book goes hardcover.
Crystal Frasier and F. Wesley Schneider are two of my favorite Paizo staffers and have good perspective on making products GLBT-friendly, being GLBT themselves. I don't know much about Jeb Boyt, but I love all things involving pirates. And a hardcover is obvious why it's good!
Green Ronin is also promoting the return of Blue Rose with a T-shirt design contest. Those want to help design artwork that demonstrates "Blue Rose RPG’s world & theme of diversity and inclusion" and invited to do so before July 18. (Actually, the official rules say the contest runs from June 18-July 18 but that entries must be submitted before June 18, but this seems like a typo). Winner gets a copy of their shirt and a free copy of the RPG book. Second and third places get their choice of a free shirt (winner's design, not theirs) or the RPG book.
EDIT: I'm told that winner of the t-shirt design contest also gets a cash prize of $300!