SMG is proud to announce the crowdfunded launch of the Age Past Revised Core & Companion on August 1st, 2016. This includes, as it’s main effort, two hardback books. The first is a 400 page revised core rule book, updated from the 2013 published Age Past game. The second is a 112 page companion book that provides additional and optional rules, as well as in depth content on the desert regions of the Incian Sphere. Age Past is a tabletop RPG, set in the Incian Sphere, a world of dark dangers, powerful magic, and political strife. The game provides an immersive experience by providing players with hundreds of options to create their own perfect archetype. Many of the character options may be taken three to four times, allowing for literally millions of combinations. No two characters will ever be the same. Archetypes are given drives, or missions selected by the player, that helps integrate them into the world. A core game mechanic also supports PC through a crystal ball effect. From the future’s point of view, each PC has done something to change the course of history. This integration, using the concepts of destiny, drives, player agency, and archetypes, provides a deep RPG experience.
Characters are created using a level and build point system. As a hero levels she gains additional BP. The BP is used to buy powers and abilities each with its own set cost. The cost of the power indicates its overall strength in the game world. Also, powers can only be taken at certain levels. This creates a redundancy in regards toward balance, with both the cost of the ability and level cap acting as buffer against exploitation. Powers are designed to work. An Archetype, of any sort, will do what it is designed to. Due to the vast array of options even similar type characters, such as warriors, will be built vastly different.
Players can also tailor their own RPG experience by building very simple or complex PC. Overall, there is an extremely high level of player agency in Age Past, for the player herself but also for her PC.
The books are supplemented with amazing full color art, in game short fiction, and creative captions. Included is a GM screen, monster creation guide with 70 pre-made monsters, design your own pet, adventuring guide, and GM tools.
Please feel free to check out our Kickstarter. Here you will find fully written and formatted sample RPG books in full color, along with a fielded PDF character sheet.