Faon Grandinetti, Tony Grandinetti, and company hope that you would like to know what would have happened if Earth, in 1982, had discovered a stone that had the possibility to lead to other worlds, and resulted in a door to a world filled with the creatures of fantasy and myth which humanity then jumped into, since that is the idea being Emergence, their new RPG. The world in question is called Kython, and it is a world that may appear very much like ours when you first enter it, with all of the infrastructure that you expect from the modern amenities that we enjoy, but – as you wander further into the world – things become more and more different. As you get further in, skyscrapers may be next to castles, and power armor, magic, and automatic weapons are all possibilities in the world beyond. That’s the gist of it, but it’s really only the tip of the iceberg and the Emergence team have a pretty thorough write-up over on their official site if you would like to learn more about the world. The system in Emergence uses a point buy system that is built on with the addition of talents, which allow you to select powers and feats for your characters, like gun fighting talents or kinesis. Some characters in the Emergence world have also chosen to augment themselves with things like runescribing, arcane tattoos, and cybernetics, so there’s that, too. It looks like a world that has a lot of stuff going on in it, and I could definitely see some pretty neat adventures happening in a world that appears to be equal parts Shadowrun and Dungeons and Dragons (with other stuff in there to be sure, it is a definitely a bit of a kitchen sink approach, but I’m a proponent of those things sometimes, since they’re some of the best times I’ve had with RPGs). If that sounds like your thing, they are trying to fund Emergence over on Kickstarter right now.
Posted in: RPGs– October 22, 2012