Friday, April 12, 2013

Kickstarter - NEXT WEEK!!

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics™

A massive undertaking like Robotech® RPG Tactics™ takes a lot of time and a lot of work by a lot of people, both at Palladium Books and at Ninja Division – not to mention Harmony Gold to review and approve art, writing, packaging and sculptures, as well as present notes about any changes. EVERYONE is putting in a great amount of time and energy to make this product line rewarding, fun and epic.

* The rules for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ have been play-tested like crazy by what I believe is 80-100 people (thank you everyone!). They have been reworked, tweaked and fine tuned to the point that they are pretty much done to everyone’s satisfaction. There are still some minor tweaks and adjustments to be made, but Ninja Division and all of us believe we have a solid set of rules that captures the action and capabilities of the TV show combined with fast game play and scalability from skirmish battles to mass combat. Fun, fun, fun.

* Palladium has its first draft written for most of the color text going into the 96+ page Robotech® RPG Tactics™ rule book.

* Box cover art is looking nothing short of awesome. You will see it in the Kickstarter.

* Interior rule book art and design elements are coming in at a rapid pace and looking excellent. You’ll see some of them in the Kickstarter.

* Final sculpts for UEDF and Zentraedi forces are also coming in and getting approved. How do they look? Mouth-watering. As die-hard Robotech® fans ourselves, the game pieces have to pass muster with us as well as Harmony Gold. Dedicated to quality, the Ninja Division crew of sculptors have been working diligently to make final 1/285th scale game pieces that Robotech fans will adore. You’ll see many of these in the Kickstarter.

* The Kickstarter is tentatively slated to launch next week sometime, but no promises. We want to do it right, and Ninja Division been has pounding away at it for a while now. Like I said, the scope of this undertaking is massive. Creating dynamic quality on every front takes time and a lot of hard work. There are a lot of moving pieces and a lot of people involved. Ultimately, we want an end result that makes you as excited and happy as we are about it.

* The ultimate scope of Robotech® RPG Tactics. What is revealed in the Kickstarter next week is just the beginning, and focuses only on the Macross Saga. If this Kickstarter and the full launch of the game to the retail market is the success we all expect it to be, this is very much only the beginning. Palladium Books plans to do game pieces and expansions for ALL the Robotech Wars and eras: Macross Saga, Masters Saga, New Generation and Shadow Chronicles. We would even like to produce a space combat game focusing on battles between spaceships. With the right resources and support, we plan to expand Robotech® to the heights of adventure us Robotech® fans have always wanted. Game on!


styx said...

How many weeks is the KS going to run? Any teasers about the packages you will be offering or at least a rough draft?

Looking forward to this but also hits at a bad time as I have a out of town road trip the first of May so I hope the KS runs for at least 6+ weeks to give time to save up some cash for the KS. Been looking forward to this and one other KS for several months!

chris colon said...

WOOOOW i cant wait! i have been chceking this daily for a while now to see when the kick starter will be going on. i was a little upset with not seeing it launch today, but after reading the description it is well worth the wait!! :D
i can not wait to see all the products and box art!!

Bad Syntax said...

So are the new rules based on the ones that were on this site a while back?

I was not a fan of them in any way, just too simplistic and generic feeling :(

But I'm anxious to see the KS, and will give them too much money I'm sure!

WilhelmRochRedDuke said...

The 30 Day kickstarter will have all the information you will need to purchase as few or as many of the incredible First Robotech War models that you could ever want. There will be information on all the forces involved including (hopefully) some game play examples.. I hope Adepticon go'ers will be able to try a demo game..
The rules are progressing and game play is quite addictive.. So far everyone that has played with me has immediately wanted to play again..

As for the previous rules that were started as the Robotech Battles rules.. Those have been shelved for now.. I will be dusting them off to adapt to a future game under the Red Duke Games games company that I started. More on that later. The Robotech Tactical RPG will be launched by Friday the 19th at the latest.. So break out the wallets and help create the game that Robotech fans have been waiting more than 20 years for!!.. Then we can see more of the Masters and the Invid..

chris colon said...

oh man im super excited now, the 19th is not that bad, hopefully it will be sooner! ;D
i cant wait to see this kickstarter get launched! hopefully can see some how to play videos as well!
thanks for replying i thought i was going to go crazy if i didn't get more of a update XD i hope this does really well i wana see some cyclones on the future!!! :D

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Mecha Ace said...

Excited about this, just glad that it's launched late enough that the kickstarter can come out a different paycheck than the one paying for Salute.