If you’ve been living under rock then you haven’t heard about the 3rd Edition Kickstarter for Hyperborea (Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea). I really like this game and especially the tone and setting. The variety of classes that are available are awesome and the monsters are just down right cool. I did do a quick little recap of my thoughts on this post.
This is a great game. I’m in no way saying you shouldn’t go out and support this one. Heck, I know that I will. I’m just thinking about how much money I want to throw at the Kickstarter. I already have PDF’s of the 1st and 2nd Editions. Note: I do have a fondness for the original cover. So I still really want this for all the updates. But I still have fresh in my mind a more recent post, What games are you playing? What’s gathering dust? I do have to admit to myself that this might end up in the reference/inspiration section. Please, don’t take this as that’s there’s anything wrong with it. I really like the game. I know already said that.
I’m always kitbashing and making house rules. I don’t think that there’s a single game that I run that isn’t modified in some way. Some more than others. I suppose that if I were ever to run my own fantasy heartbreak campaign, it would take about half dozen rule books with little bits and bobs taken from here and there.
So yes. I know that I’m going to back this one. I just haven’t decided on what level yet. I really want to grab up hard copies. I’m just trying to justify it to myself. And that’s really why I’m rambling here. Hmm. How much do I want to spend?