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Kickstarter: ADOM the Roleplaying game!
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:18:50 PM »
Dear roguelikers!

We are very happy to announce that the kickstarter campaign for ADOM the Roleplaying game is now live!

ADOM now is branching out into new media in an attempt to make the world even more roguelike! ADOM the Roleplaying game will allow you to adventure with your friends in the Ancient Domains of Mystery. Ancardia was a peaceful world, but a mysterious Gate has opened in a deep and long forgotten cave and now the forces of Chaos spread their corrupting taint, twisting and changing the very essence of beings.

It is for the heroes to decide which side to choose, if any, for Chaos offers tempting powers far beyond mortal capabilities.

12 races and 22 classes allow for a wide variety of unique playstyles where both class and race decisions will continue to matter as the characters grow in power.

ADOM the Roleplaying game is part of the Old School Revival movement and fully compatible with other OSR titles, featuring the "Danger System" - a smart take on advantage/disadvantage mechanics designed to simulate complex situations with very few rolls.
Featuring over 600 full colored pages with gorgeous, handpicked artwork over two books, ADOM the Roleplaying game seeks to set new standards in indie RPG design.

If you want to learn more and see some spectacular samples, check us out at

Please note that this is the Kickstarter for the pen & paper roleplaying game. The Kickstarter campaign for Ultimate ADOM (, the sequel to ADOM the computer game, will launch at the end of February.

And if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Creator & Maintainer


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Re: Kickstarter: ADOM the Roleplaying game!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 08:45:13 PM »
Excellent artwork on the Kickstarter page!


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Re: Kickstarter: ADOM the Roleplaying game!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 07:30:04 AM »
ADOM the Roleplaying game is part of the Old School Revival movement

What even is that? This is more like part of new school money-grabbing movement where everything is monetized to maximum value you think you can squeeze. Want to be old school? Release ADOM (that roguelike, not this horrible thing) open source and free.


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Re: Kickstarter: ADOM the Roleplaying game!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 02:05:50 PM »
OSR is just an umbrella term in the P&P scene for being "pretty much"  D20/ SRD OGL'ish/ "compatible with the classic rules system"---though in this case also the latest D&D incarnation without having to hitch themselves so entirely to that wagon.   Such that, any existing dice/supplies/etc for fundamentally running those tabletop games can be leveraged without needing to buy into some exotic items.

While it looks great, I am Extremely say the least...about trying to just about immediately jump to an Ultimate ADOM Kickstarter right after this one as it doesn't seem like much of a gap at all to recover for the folks running it, nor possibly the audience overlap in terms of regenerating funds after splurging---though the advance notice does give folks some amount of time to reckon I suppose.   In terms of riding hopeful momentum and awareness it makes sense, and perhaps there's some division of labor to allow for the rest to work, but it definitely seems like a bit of a bold gambit---so bold, in fact, that I can't think of any other instance of such being successful nor even tried.

I hope it all works out, agreed on the fantastic art and all else.
Brian Emre Jeffears
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