Roan Kickstarter

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ROAN KICKSTARTER HAS BEGUN!!!

A world changed by magic. A legacy hidden in shadow. A nation of ponies reborn; with the threat of an empire reaching out with iron claws to hold them and the world in its grasp.

Roan Independence Declared
Roan Independence Declared

Pony adventurers, can you answer the call of duty to defend your nation? To rediscover the lost, and to reclaim what was stolen?

Welcome to Roan
Welcome to Roan

If the minds of Tesla and the mysticism of Merlin were to be cast into a pony, you’d have Roan!

Roan is a unique world inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic meets the many action adventures war films  as well as gaming classics such as Crimson Skies, Guild Wars, and more.

The world and its history has been developed form the ground up to give players a unique, and colorful setting that allows players to involve themselves in many adventurous campaigns, be it answering the Call of Duty, finding lost artifacts, espionage, and more!

Artifacts and Mysteries by OMGProduction
Artifacts and Mysteries by OMGProduction

Many artists from all over the world are involved in this project providing various styles of pony characters to expand the Roan vision. Supporting Roan helps support many of these talented people and we certainly appreciate any and all help that you are willing to offer.

Roan utilizes the Ubiquity system (Hollow Earth Expedition), created by Jeff Combos. The main feature of the system is its use of binary dice pool rolls to determine success. Under the default rules, each even number rolled counts as a success, while odd numbers count as nothing. Odd ‘nothings’ do not cancel out even ‘successes’, making dice rolling quick and simple.
It is a very dynamic system that encourages and even rewards role playing, and helps to simplify the dice rolling so it is not overly cluttered by fancy mathematics.

Ubiquity is an enhanced dice pool system that emphasizes storytelling and cinematic action.

Like other dice pool systems, players roll a number of dice to determine the success or failure of a specific action.

Unlike other dice pool systems, which can get bogged down in excessive dice rolling, Ubiquity has several key features that simplify play and encourage players to keep the story moving.

Roll any dice: Ubiquity lets you use the dice you already own.
You can roll any dice as long as they have an equal number of even and odd numbers on them. You can even mix and match polyhedral dice!

Roll less dice: Ubiquity Dice dramatically simplify rolling dice.
Specially designed as an add-on to Ubiquity, they allow you to roll up to one-third less dice and make counting the number of successes a breeze.

Roll less often: Ubiquity does away with needless dice rolls. Taking the Average tells you which actions are too easy to bother rolling for. You never have to slow down the action.

Play with style: Ubiquity rewards players for having a good time. You earn Style Points for role playing your character which may be spent for bonus dice later in the game.

You not only have more fun, but you’re more effective too.

Roan offers additions to the Ubiquity mechanics, these include an open magic system, air combat rules reflecting dog fights of the real world in easy to play terms, and specialized rules for armor, weapons, and combat talents.

What is Roan?

A pony inspired world set in a 1940s style era. Will you defend your country from the Ratvarian Empire, or race to be the first to rediscover lost cities and ancient secrets!

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed heavy Armored Pegasus Rookie
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed heavy Armored Pegasus Rookie

 What can you do?

Venture on as a band of intrepid explorers and soldiers, by hoof, by plane, and by airship to discover lost cities, ward away mysterious creatures, or fend off the Ratvarian Anarchists!

Roan focuses on the ponies that reside in its world, and how they’ve grown to handle a world changed by magic and ever changing technology.

Want to know what we are promising?
Want to know what we are promising?

We have focused on creating a grand gaming experience for our backers and everyone that participates in the world of Roan. We’ve worked hard and long to give you all a solid package that is designed well, has clear rules, and wonderful artwork!

I am working to partner with DriveThruRPG so that they may handle the projects electronic format, as well as its prints. Backers will be able to point their friends to DriveThruRPG to obtain their own version of Roan, whether in electronic format, or print on demand.

Backers should please note that the January delivery date is subject to change based upon the goals we reached and the additional content that will then be included in the book.

Seek your Fortune!
Seek your Fortune!

 $15,000.00 USDWith Roan successfully funded, this means more artwork will be included in the book and additional rpg tools will now be made available to enhance your Roan RPG experience and they are:

  • Ubiquity Dice
  • Style Chips
  • Full color map of Roan
  • Game Masters Screen
  • Roan Official Passport (A special use character sheet)

$15,500.00 USD

Guest Writer Ross Watson – Known for his work with Dark Heresy and more. Mr. Watson will write a setting for Roan, building upon the world for the pleasure of you adventurers.

$17,000.00 USD

Additional Races can now be included in the book.
Current additions will include racial benefits and talents for the Canidians, the Gryphons, and two bonus races which will be chosen by you the backers.

$18,000.00 USD

A mini comic will be created which will present the Roan rules in an informative yet entertainingly hilarious adventure and will be included in the book.

Support your local artists!
Support your local artists!

Supporting Artists
Below you will find a listing of the supporting artists who have helped to make Roan. Some of these artists are included in the backer awards for doing pony character artwork.

All backers will have a chance to pick their artist of choice, but it is a first come first serve basis.

If additional slots open up, they will be listed below.

AnticularPony – http://anticularpony.tumblr.com/http://anticularpony.deviantart.com/

Will provide 2-3 character art slots for high tier backers.

Old Roan Empire Soldier by Anticular
Old Roan Empire Soldier by Anticular

Apple – http://main.askapplejack.me/

Bomber Girl Art by Apple
Bomber Girl Art by Apple

Azure – http://askiceshine.tumblr.com/

Baron Engel – http://baron-engel.deviantart.com/https://www.patreon.com/BaronEngel

Helping hands!
Helping hands!
Bomber art by Baron Engel
Bomber art by Baron Engel

Bunnimation – http://bunnimation.deviantart.com/http://asktwiceratops.tumblr.com

Roan Fashion Mares by Bunnimation
Roan Fashion Mares by Bunnimation

Crybringer – http://crybringer.deviantart.com/gallery/

Fighter Plane concept by Crybringer
Fighter Plane concept by Crybringer

Dhui – http://tiredpie.tumblr.com/

Dori-To – http://dori-to.deviantart.com/https://www.patreon.com/Dorito?ty=h

Will provide 5 character art slots for high tier backers.

Flytree – http://flytee.tumblr.com/

GamerPony – http://ask-gamer-pony.tumblr.com/

Greetings from Clear Skies - by GamerPony
Greetings from Clear Skies – by GamerPony
Partial Page Design piece by GamerPony
Partial Page Design piece by GamerPony

Will provide 5 character art slots for high tier backers.

Inlucidreverie http://lucid.reveriemotion.co.uk/

Pegasi rides! by inLucidReverie
Pegasi rides! by inLucidReverie

N8Dogg5k – http://n8dogg5k.deviantart.com/ www.n8dogg5k.blogspot.com   Conceptual Artist for the Roan Title

MinionsULtd – http://minionsultd.deviantart.com/

Nanana the Bat pony by Minionsultd
Nanana the Bat pony by Minionsultd

OMGProductions – http://omgproductions.deviantart.com/

Will provide 3 character art slots for high tier backers.

Pony Flag Independance by OMGProductions
Pony Flag Independance by OMGProductions

PinkieDotGif – http://pinkiedotgif.tumblr.com/

Air Mechanic animation by Pinkiedotgif
Air Mechanic animation by Pinkiedotgif

RavenPuff – http://ravenpuff.deviantart.com/

1 of 6 Pony Bust shots by Ravenpuff
1 of 6 Pony Bust shots by Ravenpuff

Shonuff44 – http://shonuff44.deviantart.com/

Will provide 2 Slots for Top Tier Backers

BAR FIGHT! by Shonuff44
BAR FIGHT! by Shonuff44

Stedilnik – http://gordonfreeguy.deviantart.com/gallery/

Will provide artwork for up to 5 backers.

Officer Mare Goes Anywhere! by Stedilnik
Officer Mare Goes Anywhere! by Stedilnik

Zilof – http://gwstoop.deviantart.com/

I want my Airship MY WAY! by Ziloff
I want my Airship MY WAY! by Ziloff

ZodiacNicola – http://zodiacnicola.tumblr.com/

Will provide 3 character art slots for high tier backers.

Quick Draw - By Zodiacnicola
Quick Draw – By Zodiacnicola

If we have any new artist join, who are willing to do character art, backers will be notified.
Backers will also be notified of additional slots.

Expect to see plenty of concepts to be shown to you all as time progresses!

Advisors and Writers

Advisor/Writer Mortikie – http://mortikie.tumblr.com/ 

Advisor N8Dogg5k – http://n8dogg5k.deviantart.com/ www.n8dogg5k.blogspot.com 

Advisor MinionsULtd – http://minionsultd.deviantart.com/ 

Advisor Ross Watson – http://gamerstavern.org/category/rossblogs/

Important Disclaimer

Please do not submit copyrighted characters and ideas.
We will not accept art, or written works that were created by other individuals and companies.
Providing us with your idea gives us the right to use of that idea in any way we see fit. (Don’t worry, we aim to keep as closely with your vision as possible).
If your idea is declined, you will be able to submit an alternative idea. We will also reach out to you, and see how we can re-envision your idea so that it might work.

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