I am wary of Kickstarter projects now. Most projects are late or haven't delivered, and I prefer the time-proven tranquillity of the product that has been written and playtested by its author before it eventually hits the shelves of my FLGS. I know, I'm old-fashioned.
However, I did back the Scarlet Heroes Kickstarter project, and for several reasons.
First and foremost, because of the south-east Asian setting. Second, because Sine Nomine Publishing has a solid history of delivering on time. Third, because I am curious of the sandbox tools, of the "adventure tags", and of the one-on-one gaming rules that will be part of Scarlet Heroes.
Eeek! Those illustrations are really iffy examples of "yellow-face"!ReplyDelete
Well, art is art. I'm much more interested in the contents of Scarlet Heroes than in its layout. And I know the money raised by the Kickstarter is being used to commission new art.ReplyDelete
Anon, you do realize that there are exactly three asian characters in those two illos, right? Two of the serving girls in the top illo and the robed monk in the lower. Everyone else is black, brunette caucasian, or in the blood sorcerer's case, a blond-haired Euro type.ReplyDelete
I think that might be being generous....ReplyDelete