It’s been a while, my fault entirely, I’ve recently started a new job and have been taking some time to adjust to the role and find a new routine etc. Now that I am in a slightly better position I thought it high time that I put something new onto this blog. With that in mind we’re going to talk about the Trudvang Chronicles by Riot Minds, this is a game I backed on kickstarter and (like all Kickstarter RPGs that are not 7th Sea) was delivered late.
Before we get started I have a couple of things to say about the Kickstarter:
First up it was delivered late, which I am obviously not a fan of, but that seems to be the norm for RPG Kickstarters, I haven’t backed a single one (other than 7th Sea Second Ed) that delivered anything on time. It’s one of the main reasons I stay away from the platform for the most part, you often get a better deal waiting for the retail release.
Second, Riot Minds did not release the PDFs to the backers until the physical books were shipping, this means that errors that may have been spotted have been missed and I really don’t understand the reasoning for keeping backers in the dark as to the PDFs.
Third, we were promised that they would be launching some kind of website full of online resources for Trudvang along with the main books. This has not happened.
Fourth, there is a GM screen included but it is printed on very flimsy stock and won’t stand up on it’s own.
Fifth, none of the PDFs are bookmarked, this is a massive oversight and makes using them much harder than it should be.
Finally, they shipping standard was terrible, books are shipped simply wrapped in 3mm of cardboard and so almost all backers have received some damage to their slipcase and/or books.
That said, the books are beautiful (assuming they are not damaged) and the game looks really interesting.
So with no further ado, lets have a look at the game shall we.
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