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Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Selezen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 pm

Hi everyone. After weeks of consultation, research and preparation, I've finally launched my own kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sel ... e-universe

I'm aiming to write and produce a pen and paper roleplaying game (RPG) set in the Elite: Dangerous universe. Frontier have agreed that it will be a suitable fit for the Writer's Pack pledge and that's what I'm aiming for.

I'd be really grateful for support, pledges and publicity from anyone that can manage any of those.

Wish me luck, guys, and thanks for the support that has helped me believe I can do this. :-)

Nervous as hell, though!!

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by JazHaz » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:19 pm

Good luck. I just pledged and tweeted! :)
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Cody » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:37 pm

Good luck, Sel... I've posted a link to your Kickstarter in the Elite: Dangerous thread on SSC.
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by DaddyHoggy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:57 pm

Tweeted.

Will back. If only I didn't have to buy my car insurance for both cars this week...

Would love to write a short story for you...

We shall see, may have to get creative with my finances.
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by AnnuverScotinExile » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:15 am

I will have no chance of getting this played, but I have made a modest pledge. I have also popsted adverts on the comments pages of the E: D KS, and the one of the books that is still running - let's see if any of them suck folks in.

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Wolfwood » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:15 am

Not playing RPGs these days either - as I've said previously - but I promised to pledge and now I have. I hope this gets through! :)
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by drew » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:47 am

Haven't played an RPG since university, but I'll have a go. Selezen, you look almost, but not entirely, completely different from how I imagined you. :-)

Facebooked and tweeted...

Cheers,

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Disembodied » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:10 am

It's been many years since I dallied with the dice, but I'll stick up a modest sum ... this could be an interesting way of influencing what E:D eventually puts in place on the planets - what sort of hijinks players might get up to when they're not trading and dogfighting ...

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Smivs » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 am

drew wrote:Selezen, you look almost, but not entirely, completely different from how I imagined you. :-)
You should see him in the flesh! :P

P.S. Great idea Selezen - best of luck with it :)
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:29 pm

Best of luck.. will back it when I can.
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Selezen » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:23 pm

drew wrote:Selezen, you look almost, but not entirely, completely different from how I imagined you. :-)
Out of interest, what did you think I looked like?? :-)

Thanks for the support, everyone. And THANKS for the pledges and for spreading the word! The total's already above £1600!!

Michael Brookes included me in his latest update for Elite: Dangerous today as well, and I think that's brought LOADS of people in. I've got to say that he's been awesome - he's helped me put the KS together and made sure it all fits into the writer's pack and he even wants to do an interview for his blog! I feel like a celebrity!

I have good feelings about this so far - I can't believe the level of support on the forums and on the comments.

I have my email account wired into my iPhone and it's buzzing at me almost constantly. And for once it's not annoying...

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Cody » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:28 pm

SSC wrote:You know that is one of the most original ideas yet for the game.
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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Selezen » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:32 pm

:shock:

Wow. There's positive feedback then, 20,000 feet up, there's that.

I may have to register with SSC just to say thanks.

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by maik » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:36 pm

Great start for the Kickstarter, Selezen! The last time I played a pen and paper RPG must have been some 25 years ago and I don't see me picking this up again, but my support you have 8)

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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

Post by Commander McLane » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:32 pm

Selezen wrote:Michael Brookes included me in his latest update for Elite: Dangerous today as well,
You're too modest. He made this update specifically for you. :D


Going to pledge now. :wink:

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