So next week, September 14 2019, Roan: World at War will kickstart the next book in the aim at bringing you all a Platoon scale of warfare.
The book will begin as an e-book with optional order for a hardback via the website DriveThruRPG. The reason behind this is that it will cut down on the shipping costs, and make it more accessible to gamers worldwide who want a hardback version of the game.
World at War aim is to provide Platoon combat with each Platoon represented by a single character marker. Your troops will be provided skill lists, unit lists, special unit lists, equipment, and vehicles.
The combat rules aim at providing intense military combat in the form of phases. Platoons can move their full distance during their movement phase, then attack during their combat phases which there are 3 of. Phases are important as they are a measurement of time when calling in distant support such as artillery, or air support.
Currently the build provides two armies, that being the Roan Military and the Ratvarian Military. This is due to the amount of options that have to be balanced. Stretch goals will include adding additional countries as expansion books which will be provided to backers of the book.
Other standalone expansions that will be in the works are rules for ship/airship creation for air and naval combat.
High tier backers will be able to have their character(s) presented in the book, higher tier backers will receive a would cut figure of their commander plus stand as a representation of their platoon upon their game mat.
I’ve been hard at work with this game for a few years now, but I look forward to you all enjoying the system and using it along side the original Roan RPG book.
The aim is to provide a stand alone system that can be used in combination with the main Roan book. Platoons under the World at War rules, surrounded a weapons lab. Special forces under the Roan RPG rules, enter the facility to steal/destroy weapons of the opposing force.
More information will be provided so keep an eye here, as well as on the Roan Kickstarter site once it goes up!
A wonderful batty pony did this amazing piece! – Ravenpuff!
Hello folks, I’m working up to prepare for the Kickstarter which I hope to launch in two weeks!
Tiers will range fro basic support which includes obtaining the E-book for Roan World at War, to the higher tiers that include having an art piece done of your character which will be placed in the book or having an art piece turned into a wooden figurine to be used as a character representation of your Platoon upon a map!
I’m going to be working with Earth Pony Creations to see about having these custom wood prints created.
There is also Samoht-Lions specially designed Roan Clock which will be awarded to upper tiers as well!
The planned goal is currently looking to be about 6,000$ in order to cover art, layout and design, and taxes. Additional funds will be put towards stretch goals as well as future Clear Skys LLC projects which include expanding out into video game development.
Stretch Goals will include more countries being designed and balanced, adventures, and additional adventures. These bonus content will be made as separate E-books, high tier backers will get this automatically, low tier may purchase them when they become available on DriveThruRPG.
Why an E-Book?
Having mailed nearly 400 books personally was quite a time consuming event for myself, as an E-Book it can reach a wider audience quickly, BUT the option to have the Book done as a Print-on-Demand is available on DriveThruRPG and even better, those books can be printed and mailed from their distribution office to just about anywhere world wide, again this makes things easier for me when it comes to European and Asian supporters!
Keep an eye on the site folks for more news to come on the Roan World at War Kickstarter as well as a discussion video that talks about how the system will work, and what is being tested!
Art as always, by the ever lovely batty – Ravenpuff!
Its been awhile troopers, but I’m back from the post-con fatigue, and minor sadness with the end of Bronycon, as it was a local convention for me, and one I had a ton of fun at!
With such great memories, comes big news for you all!
Roan will be entering in to its next KickStarter this coming September, and the focus is on a macro scale rule set for Platoon warfare. I am currently getting the final resources gathered to properly start the kickstarter!
More importantly, what is the current Kickstarter Goal, and what do you get with the game?
Roan World at War
The game focuses on Platoon scale combat, where your single character marker represents a Platoon on the field. Much of the game takes the concept of macro sized warfare and abstracts it for speed and simplicity. Current plans for Platoon creation are for the country of Roan and Ratvaria, but if the kickstarter goes well, I will work to further include other countries.
You must be wondering why I don’t have too many countries included, and this is because of the scale of work that goes into working on the various military units.
Each country may share similar types of troops such as fireteams, and engineers, but each country has their own training for their specialized troops, and this isn’t even getting into the dirty details of weapons, vehicles, and other equipment!
I hope you all will keep an eye on this site as I continue to give you all updates about further content and news on the Kickstarter, as well as answering questions folks have asked of my over at Bronycon such as the 2.0 update for the Roan book, and what to expect of future content.
Be ready to hear some news about the upcoming Kickstarter for Roan World at War. This will focus on utilizing Platoons as characters, and bring to you all, a level of macro warfare larger than WH40K but smaller than Flames of War in scale.
Things have been a bit busy at work, but it hasn’t stopped me from getting to my own work!
Roan World at War is currently sitting near 90 pages as I work out the Equipment List packages. Its been doing well, the rules are starting to look solid, and I will be sending an update to my beta-testers!
Hope you all are doing well this fine May! GO SEE DETECTIVE PIKACHU 😀