Catreece MacLeod is creating The Saorsa Tabletop RPG
4
patrons
$96
per month
So what is Saorsa?

In short, it's a role playing game.

In long, well... there's simply no ideal game for new players to start learning how to role play on the market right now. Games like The Burning Wheel are nice, but also far too complex for the average player new to role playing. D&D is wonderful for murdering everything in a dungeon, but leaves players almost completely on their own when it comes to actually playing their character. With such a huge gap in the market, I've dedicated my skills toward plugging the hole over the last few months by creating a game specifically dedicated to easing players into role playing.

Saorsa's mechanics are designed around showing players and GMs the options they have to work with in all aspects of the game, from providing a framework for role playing out intimidating a shopkeeper, to sneaking into a castle, building your own spells fit for the occasion, or unleashing a series of precise actions in a combo during combat.

To be blunt, Saorsa's going to be released free of charge no matter what. Pledge $0 and you'll still get a game on par with Pathfinder, Shadowrun and D&D. What pledges give me are the ability to add artwork (more and higher quality) to the books, multiple language translations, additional play testing and more of the stuff I simply don't have the capacity to do by myself.

I'm paying for Saorsa completely out of my own pocket right now, and I'm totally cool with that, but my pockets are only deep enough to create amazing gameplay. With your help, we can make role playing more accessible to people from around the world than ever before!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Special thanks listed on the Saorsa website and in the finalized game, both in PDF and hardcover options when available.
Pledge $3 or more per month
Early access of completed artwork for the game. I'll set up a patrons-only showcase of the artwork you've helped to add to the game so you can see exactly where your money's been going!
  • (Includes previous tier)
Pledge $5 or more per month
Inclusion within closed beta testing; you'll get a download link to a PDF copy of the game and any expansion content to start looking over and playing with before it's even released! Note: some features may be altered, added or removed between alpha, closed beta, open beta and final release versions based upon play testing results.
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Q&A videos - I'll make a monthly question and answer video about anything you want to know! Stuff about Saorsa, game or world design information, writing tips, you name it! Patrons who pay $10/month or more will be able to ask me their questions and I'll pick as many as I can to answer! If this becomes especially popular, I may start holding more than one per month to get more covered!
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $25 or more per month
Inclusion within private alpha phase testing; you'll get a download link to a PDF copy of the game and any expansion content. Alpha testing is the first playable version, and often very... spotty on balance and mechanics. As an alpha tester, you'll get to directly help influence the design of the game at a deep level before too many mechanics become deeply entrenched! Note: some features may be altered, added or removed between alpha, closed beta, open beta and final release versions based upon play testing results.
  • (Includes previous tier)
Pledge $65 or more per month
Free hardcover copies of all books and expansion content if still a patron when they're published, signed, and with a personalized message of your choice of up to one full page of text.
  • Within reason - no professing my undying love to you, obviously. =P
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 3 left
For aspiring game designers, writers and so on, an hour long monthly critique and personal coaching about whatever you're working on. This can take place on google+, skype, or whatever you're comfortable with.
  • I can only realistically do four of these a month, spaced out one week apart.
  • If you include your shipping address, you'll also get the previous tier's personalized hardcover copies as well
  • (Includes all previous tiers other than hardcover copies regardless of shipping address).
Goals
$96 of $250 per month
I commission 200 pieces of professionally drawn and inked artwork to add to the player's handbook and GM guide.
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So what is Saorsa?

In short, it's a role playing game.

In long, well... there's simply no ideal game for new players to start learning how to role play on the market right now. Games like The Burning Wheel are nice, but also far too complex for the average player new to role playing. D&D is wonderful for murdering everything in a dungeon, but leaves players almost completely on their own when it comes to actually playing their character. With such a huge gap in the market, I've dedicated my skills toward plugging the hole over the last few months by creating a game specifically dedicated to easing players into role playing.

Saorsa's mechanics are designed around showing players and GMs the options they have to work with in all aspects of the game, from providing a framework for role playing out intimidating a shopkeeper, to sneaking into a castle, building your own spells fit for the occasion, or unleashing a series of precise actions in a combo during combat.

To be blunt, Saorsa's going to be released free of charge no matter what. Pledge $0 and you'll still get a game on par with Pathfinder, Shadowrun and D&D. What pledges give me are the ability to add artwork (more and higher quality) to the books, multiple language translations, additional play testing and more of the stuff I simply don't have the capacity to do by myself.

I'm paying for Saorsa completely out of my own pocket right now, and I'm totally cool with that, but my pockets are only deep enough to create amazing gameplay. With your help, we can make role playing more accessible to people from around the world than ever before!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Special thanks listed on the Saorsa website and in the finalized game, both in PDF and hardcover options when available.
Pledge $3 or more per month
Early access of completed artwork for the game. I'll set up a patrons-only showcase of the artwork you've helped to add to the game so you can see exactly where your money's been going!
  • (Includes previous tier)
Pledge $5 or more per month
Inclusion within closed beta testing; you'll get a download link to a PDF copy of the game and any expansion content to start looking over and playing with before it's even released! Note: some features may be altered, added or removed between alpha, closed beta, open beta and final release versions based upon play testing results.
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Q&A videos - I'll make a monthly question and answer video about anything you want to know! Stuff about Saorsa, game or world design information, writing tips, you name it! Patrons who pay $10/month or more will be able to ask me their questions and I'll pick as many as I can to answer! If this becomes especially popular, I may start holding more than one per month to get more covered!
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $25 or more per month
Inclusion within private alpha phase testing; you'll get a download link to a PDF copy of the game and any expansion content. Alpha testing is the first playable version, and often very... spotty on balance and mechanics. As an alpha tester, you'll get to directly help influence the design of the game at a deep level before too many mechanics become deeply entrenched! Note: some features may be altered, added or removed between alpha, closed beta, open beta and final release versions based upon play testing results.
  • (Includes previous tier)
Pledge $65 or more per month
Free hardcover copies of all books and expansion content if still a patron when they're published, signed, and with a personalized message of your choice of up to one full page of text.
  • Within reason - no professing my undying love to you, obviously. =P
  • (Includes previous tiers)
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 3 left
For aspiring game designers, writers and so on, an hour long monthly critique and personal coaching about whatever you're working on. This can take place on google+, skype, or whatever you're comfortable with.
  • I can only realistically do four of these a month, spaced out one week apart.
  • If you include your shipping address, you'll also get the previous tier's personalized hardcover copies as well
  • (Includes all previous tiers other than hardcover copies regardless of shipping address).