View Full Version : Shadows of Esteren [Tabletop RPG Kickstarter]

07-17-2012, 02:49 AM
So remember when I was gushing in the tabletop thread about French RPGs? For those of you who weren't paying attention yet, I outlined how I believe the French create the best systems for tabletop because they focus on allowing the balance necessary for unencumbered storytelling. Basically, the systems are "rules-light" enough to let the story of the GM and players take centre stage, yet robust enough to provide that unshakable backbone necessary to curtail human instinct (without being complex enough to attract the rules lawyers).

Well, one such French RPG emerged on Kickstarter with an English translation: Shadows of Esteren. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren)

And the best part? It's done. Delivery time is really close or more immediate if you're going to GenCon (they'll even do a watercolour signing there!). So take a look and know that I have 100% confidence that the system holding together all of that beautiful art and concept-workis a good one.

And if you want more info and don't mind reading a wall of text (you got this far, didn't you?), a French player on RPG.net has written a mouthful that I feel is worth reading over here (http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?635016-Shadows-of-Esteren&p=15623809#post15623809).