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    Matt Coleville's Strongholds and Followers on Kickstarter.

    Matt's intro video for the kickstarter explains best what kind of book he is putting together, why the need for a kickstarter, and his experience with book and rpg writing. So if any questions come from that, it is best answered there or in the FAQ. The link is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-and-streaming

    However, what does this mean for those of us who come here. Well, as Matt mentions in the video, he was a major writer in the closest thing 3.0/3.5 had to mass combat and kingdom management that had an official release named "Fields of Blood: The Book of War". He also is a lover of the Birthright campaign setting (for a slightly attention deficit disorderly twitch talk on the setting itself, you can find him on twitch at mattcolville), and has actively used several version of the upcoming Stronghold's and Followers rules in his own games for years along side of mass combat.

    Just thought folks 'round these parts should be aware this is going on and hope you guys check it out whether you back it or not. I don't know him personally, but love his DM stuff on his youtube channel (which you can find by typing in, you guessed it, Matt Coleville)

    Edit: An edited version of that twitch chat is on his youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaIKTUkjZd8
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgreyden View Post
    Matt's intro video for the kickstarter explains best what kind of book he is putting together, why the need for a kickstarter, and his experience with book and rpg writing. So if any questions come from that, it is best answered there or in the FAQ. The link is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-and-streaming

    However, what does this mean for those of us who come here. Well, as Matt mentions in the video, he was a major writer in the closest thing 3.0/3.5 had to mass combat and kingdom management that had an official release named "Fields of Blood: The Book of War". He also is a lover of the Birthright campaign setting (for a slightly attention deficit disorderly twitch talk on the setting itself, you can find him on twitch at mattcolville), and has actively used several version of the upcoming Stronghold's and Followers rules in his own games for years along side of mass combat.

    Just thought folks 'round these parts should be aware this is going on and hope you guys check it out whether you back it or not. I don't know him personally, but love his DM stuff on his youtube channel (which you can find by typing in, you guessed it, Matt Coleville)
    he just posted a video about Birthright
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaIKTUkjZd8
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    edited post :-)
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    thanks

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    KS Stronghold and Followers

    There is a new(ish) Kickstarter for a supplement to 5E D&D called Strongholds and Followers. It has already been funded and contains a live streaming component. It just passed $1 Million. It looks like it would fit really well with a 5E D&D Birthright setting. They are adding Pirate rules for a stretch goal that makes me think of Drachenward.

    I signed up for the PDF and plan on using during the play testing phrase. If you're looking for a set of rules for 5E D&D domain ruling, this may be what you're looking for.

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    Well the kickstarter is over, 2.1 million raised, and I'm in on the playtest. I'll stop by this post every so often once the playtest is out and fill everyone in on how it is going. If you got some time, I made a playlist of 4 videos of Matt's talking about what the book is and is not.

    The first talks about how you gain your followers (in a vague sort of way)
    The second talks about what the artisan followers do for you (pretty interesting)
    The third, and the one I really wanted to know about, is about warfare rules (light edition, another book most likely coming in the future)
    The last is what exactly a "codex" is and what they do. They seem neat.

    Here is the link to the Playlist.
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    Sad I just missed the kickstarter, thanks for sharing the video though. Richard Baker actually pointed me in it's direction - hope it's a great product.

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    Ouch, yeah, I'm quite sad that I missed this as well. Saw the most recent post and it drew my attention to this, but since I've been gone for quite a while I am not surprised that I missed it. Just wish that I would've caught it in time to be able to get a copy of the book at least.

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    For those curious...

    The book will be available for purchase once it is complete. Sometime in the near future, the kickstarter page will have a "pre-order" button. Matt plans to also have shop set up on his website. MCDM (I'm at work and can't look up the actual webpage, but that should be enough info to find it).

    The only thing that will be kickstarter only are the mini's and the shirt. Like I said, I'll be in here talking about how the playtest goes when I get the stuff in.
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