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Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter

This Kickstarter Campaign from Loot Drop seeks funding for an old-school RPG from this studio founded by John Romero and Tom Hall (thanks Rob). They are looking for a million dollars to develop "a classic RPG from the days when RPGs were king" designed by Hall (Anachronox) and Brenda Brathwaite (Wizardry), though if they hit the $1.9 million plateau, this will actually become two separate games, one designed by each. Like so many Kickstarter campaigns, there is no concise summary of the game, but here is their outline of the game world:

  • Exploration: Explore a richly detailed world, home to unique, dangerous and sometimes crafty creatures who may be friend or foe.
  • Treasure: Loot castles, caverns and dungeons and defeat hordes of creatures in a world where your skill and cunning are key.
  • NPCs: At least five known NPC races call this world home. Forge alliances with them and do their bidding - or be their undoing.
  • Quests: Solve hundreds of quests on your way to discovering and uncovering the secrets of the world.
    Multiple Endings: The smallest of intentions sometimes matters far more than you know. It is a world alive with memories.
  • Multiple Beginnings (Stretch Goal): The endings in one game affect the beginnings in another. Import your characters from one world to another.
  • Combat: Turn-based combat harkens back to the days when spells and swords hit hard and last-second healing spells saved the day.
  • NPC Enemies (Stretch Goal): What once was a relatively peaceful world becomes much more dangerous not only for you, but for those who live there. New NPCs come complete with an expanded game area and quests.

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6. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:48 InBlack
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 10:07:
They lost me at John Romero.

Somehow I doubt a game will come of this. Its too ambitious to be anything but ASCII based. Which would be cool, but it aint happening....sounds like a blatant cash grab. Surely Romero has a couple of million lying around right? Fucker...
 
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5. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:40 loomy
 
posting for history. I was there when john romero scammed the industry and got paid for nothing, I was there during his exodus, and I'm here when he returns to do it again. full circle mother fuckers  
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4. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:19 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 10:07:
They lost me at John Romero.

I'll only back teh g4me if it has my buddy Superfly in it.

Seriously though... I never played Anachronox, and By Wizarddry design, if they mean anything like what D.W. Bradley came up with (Dungeon Lords)... I'll pass.
 
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3. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:14 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 10:07:
They lost me at John Romero.

And got me back with Anachronox and Wizardry, though not enough to invest, haha.
 
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2. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:13 nin
 

What ever happened to the Coles KS? Did I miss it?
 
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1. Re: Loot Drop's Tom Hall/Brenda Brathwaite Kickstarter Oct 3, 2012, 10:07 Parallax Abstraction
 
They lost me at John Romero.  
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