La Notte Eterna Launches Kickstarter
One can imagine the creators of La Notte Eterna sweating bullets while watching the fallout from Wizards of the Coast’s ill-fated OGL debacle, as they prepared to offer a product whose main selling point was that it was D&D compatible. Would they have to pay extra fees? Would it be rejected on sight by angry fans? Fortunately Wizards reversed course just in time for Italian publishing house Ali Ribelli Edizioni to launch the crowdfunding campaign for their tabletop RPG. It was a success after all, breaking its funding goal in 20 minutes and, as of this writing, soared to four times that amount.
La N0tte Eterna is a gothic horror setting that works with D&D Fifth Edition. There is a crazy amount of lore included to build its world (three rulebooks’ worth). Here’s just a taste:
In a world where the sun no longer rises, all living (and undead) creatures have either adapted or succumbed to the eternal darkness. Mortal races put aside their ancient differences to forge alliances against new threats. Night-dwelling creatures benefited the most from the eternal darkness and have largely spread across the land. Meanwhile, the gods continue fighting their Celestial War; sometimes, their powerful blows send artifacts, angels and demons off the astral plane and down onto the mortal land. Among mortals there are adventurers that have committed their entire lives to searching for these “meteors”. They travel the lands fighting horrors beyond imagination, unsung heroes of an old world overturned by catastrophe.
Players will have the opportunity to use Sphere Magic and summon powerful heroes to fight alongside them; in their journeys, they might find the secrets of True Magic and perform rituals capable of drastically transforming reality. Their allegiance and devotion to a god will confer upon them blessings and miracles. A limited few become one with the god and transform into their living avatar.
The La Notte Eterna rulebooks contain thorough details for three new races, seven new mechanics. fifteen subclasses, over forty monsters and over fifty magic classes. You can also get tie-in items like a dice set, a miniatures set and a GM screen, but the only items truly necessary for gameplay are the books.
The lowest tier for La Notte Eterna is at $28 American and just includes one rulebook PDF. Digital copies of all three are covered in the $54 tier, which includes all digital stretch goals. Physical versions of the rulebooks are offered one tier at a time, as they’re rather expensive (the one with physicals of all three is $254).
The Kickstarter for La Notte Eterna will remain open until March 3. Get your pledges in through this link.
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