Because of continuing problematic circumstances I haven’t been able to write much but if I could write more I would definitely write about 13th Age. Because it is looking quite killer. 13th Age doesn’t quite need it though, but there’s some projects related to it that I definitely want to talk about, and one of those is Nightfall. Nightfall is a supplement for 13th Age that incorporates gothic horror trappings a la Ravenloft; a much beloved setting for D&D that has sort of fallen by the wayside of official support past its inception in 2nd Edition D&D. Nightfall is its own thing, of course, crafted by different minds for a different game with a different purpose – but I’d be remiss not to mention what it is likely to evoke in the minds of most D&D players.
Nightfall promises new classes and character races, new enemies to fight (or flee from in terror), as well as a setting to play in. It will include a robust section for the GMs out there on how to run Horror campaigns, which may be out of the ordinary for some. At $3500, Nightfall gets funded (and it’s already almost halfway there). Stretch goals include more art, material for systems such as Pathfinder, OSRIC and FATE, and a Tarot deck that brings to mind the old Ravenloft deck. Backer Perks include the PDF copy at the $20 level, a special PDF at the $10 level, hardcover at $35 (signed at $50), and if you want to put down $1000 you get to add a rather large piece of you to the setting itself! Give it a go if you want more 13th Age material and quick!
However, there’s more to it than that. Nightfall also gives me an opportunity to highlight one of the best Traditional Games communities I’ve ever been in, which is the Something Awful Traditional Games forum.