[19:04] <+MikkelMainz> Hello everyone! Tales of Alethrion is an animated fantasy series I direct. It started with “The Reward”: (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cw7aAFS5oc)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cw7aAFS5oc . Now we just released the kickstarter funded new pilot episode “The First Hero” and have a Kickstarter for the rest of the series LIVE for 3 more days. Here is theKickstarter: (Link: https://www.kickstarter)https://www.kickstarter
[19:05] <+MikkelMainz> (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one
[19:07] <+MikkelMainz> Where you also can see the newest episode. I am here with AndreasLundAndersen, who is our RPG system designer and good friend. Th roleplaying system is also one of the tiers for the Kickstarter
[19:07] <+MikkelMainz> I am ready for questions now :
[19:07] <+AndreasLundAndersen> And let’s also quickly mention that, for every 80.000 dollars we reach in the campaign, we’ll be able to make another episode, and what episodes will be made first is chosen by our community via a voting system
[19:08] <~Dan> Thanks, guys!
[19:08] <~Dan> The floor is open to questions!
[19:08] <~Dan> How are you hoping to have the series distributed/aired?
[19:09] <+GenoFoxx> how much ‘fantasy’ is in it…other words will have sci-fi elements?
[19:09] <+MikkelMainz> yes, it is all about the stretch goals. You get to vote for your favorite characters as a backer. the one with the most votes get animated in the show. Here is a new pic of the characters: (Link: http://imgur.com/gallery/pNXSp91/new)http://imgur.com/gallery/pNXSp91/new (done)
[19:10] <@Silverlion> Is this created by hand animation? or CGI?
[19:11] <~Dan> (Question pause.)
[19:11] <+MikkelMainz> Hey GenoFoxx! It is actually a sci-fi fantasy. We have created a set of rules for the universe. But it is a very casual fantasy world where heroes can buy latte and fight dragons. mostly fantasy though
[19:12] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Silverlion, it is done in an old school 2D animation style 🙂
[19:12] <+MikkelMainz> Silverlion, It is hand drawn – but we do it on the computer in order to not have to scan all the time
[19:12] <+MikkelMainz> thanks 😉
[19:13] <~Dan> So will this be a web series?
[19:13] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Want to talk about plans of distribution, Mikkel?
[19:13] <~Dan> (Oh, sorry — questions may resume!)
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[19:14] <+MikkelMainz> Hey Dan, We are of course open to get all the 10 episodes aired through a bigger broadcaster like netflix etc. But for now it is for our YouTube channel – makes us keep the freedom and not adjust it to a much youonger audience than it is for now 🙂 But we are looking for the best ways of course
[19:15] * ~Dan nods
[19:15] <~Dan> What is the premise of the series?
[19:16] <@Silverlion> Is there a specific story you want to tell?
[19:16] <+Kei_Kenobi> oh! I think I saw the first video for this series!
[19:16] <@Silverlion> (I did as well a while back. )
[19:17] <+MikkelMainz> it is a non dialogue fantasy series – the universe is big and based around the map of alethrion. In each episode we follow different characters lives who affect each other´s paths. An evil person in one episode might not be so cruel in her own episode (see wilhelm and mira´s relationship in the comic and The Reward)
[19:17] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Well, the series is about world building and creating a universe through the various main characters you follow. Every episode has its own story and theme 🙂
[19:18] <~Dan> There’s no dialogue? How do you make that work?
[19:18] <+Alaren> Interesting concept
[19:18] <+Kei_Kenobi> it worked really well in The Reward. it’s like one of those art school animation projects.
[19:19] <+MikkelMainz> Yes, the stories have been written and are very inspired by the long nights of DnD, movies and games we like. Each of the stories have a different theme and message – but the overall story will be told though the wide aspect of characters like snatch where in the end you will know why all of the stories needed to be told
[19:19] <+Kei_Kenobi> (also was that Shovel Knight in the episode for a sec?)
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[19:20] <~Dan> (Howdy, MonkofLords!)
[19:20] <+AndreasLundAndersen> We communicate through body language, music, colors and the pacing of the stories themselves. This removes language barriers and allows everyone from every nationality and culture to watch and understand it equaly
[19:20] <~Dan> Interesting approach!
[19:20] <+MikkelMainz> but the same thing in The First Hero episode which is much longer. That one will probably be the longest episode : (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlg8Y_mLfA)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlg8Y_mLfA
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[19:20] <~Dan> (Howdy, Vorthon!)
[19:20] <~Dan> What is the nature of the setting?
[19:20] <+Vorthon> (Hey. Q&A, I take it?)
[19:20] <+MikkelMainz> Hi travellers
[19:20] <+MikkelMainz> Yes
[19:21] <+Alaren> How long will each episode be roughly?
[19:21] <~Dan> (Vorthon: Yup! (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one )
[19:22] <+MikkelMainz> for the animated epic fantasy series Tales of Alethrion : I am The director and AndreasLundAndersen is the RPG system maker for the project.
[19:22] <+AndreasLundAndersen> If you have any questions relating to the roleplaying system, I’ll be happy to answer them as best I can 🙂
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[19:23] <~Dan> (Howdy, Lin_Chong!)
[19:23] <+Kei_Kenobi> oh, there’s going to be an RPG?
[19:23] <+MikkelMainz> It is a really balanced and cool system AndreasLundAndersen! look forward to more adventures in Alethrion around the table.
[19:23] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yeah, it’s part of the kickstarter tier, Kei_Kenobi 🙂
[19:24] <+MikkelMainz> Yes, it is one of the reward in the kickstarter actually
[19:24] <+MikkelMainz> 😉
[19:24] <+Kei_Kenobi> I had not noticed that 🙂
[19:24] <+Motulev> whats the core mechanic?
[19:25] <+Kei_Kenobi> I’m very curious how much it will be like the animation
[19:25] <+AndreasLundAndersen> “The” core mechanic 😀 That means I’ll have to pick one out that’s more important than anything else, Motulev?
[19:25] <~Dan> And are players allowed to speak in the game? 😀
[19:25] <+MikkelMainz> We have planned a series of youtube videos where we introduce the system, just the basic facts. We will talk about that tomorrow AndreasLundAnders 😉
[19:25] <+Lin_Chong> Morning.
[19:25] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yep, MikkelMainz 😉
[19:25] <+MikkelMainz> Hahaha, No you just mime the whole thing. lol! 🙂
[19:25] <~Dan> 🙂
[19:26] <+Kei_Kenobi> I’d play it. I’ve played Land of Og, afterall ;P
[19:26] <+MikkelMainz> By the way guys. Check out the intro for the series here. This opens the episodes. (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvsw9Yx8A5g)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvsw9Yx8A5g
[19:26] <+Motulev> well, D&D core mechanic is D20+modifiers, what will yours be?
[19:26] <+AndreasLundAndersen> You can speak around the table, Dan 🙂 Imagine that people have voices in the series too, we just see them when they don’t speak 🙂
[19:26] <+MikkelMainz> Awesome
[19:26] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Motulev, it’s a D6 success-based system 🙂
[19:27] <~Dan> D6 pools?
[19:27] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yes, Dan 🙂
[19:27] <+Motulev> oh ok
[19:27] <+MikkelMainz> Yes, the non dialogue is only a rule for the episodes and the comic. We have voice over and informations around it
[19:29] <~Dan> Do you by any chance have a character sheet worked up yet?
[19:29] <+MikkelMainz> I will give the word to you on this AndreasLundAndersen
[19:29] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yes, I do have a character sheet worked out 🙂
[19:29] <+MikkelMainz> The whole book is basically done and it has so much work and balancing and game testing behind it
[19:30] <~Dan> Is it posted somewhere that we could see it?
[19:30] <+MikkelMainz> but we still send out a digital beta for the backers first to get some feedback before the physical book
[19:30] <+MikkelMainz> Maybe you could tell about the app for the character creator AndreasLundAndersen
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[19:33] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, luderfisse! Here for the Q&A? 🙂 )
[19:34] <+luderfisse> I dont know. I guess
[19:34] <+MikkelMainz> Hej Luderfisse, haha
[19:35] <~Dan> Hmm. Did we lose AndreasLundAndersen?
[19:35] <+MikkelMainz> I think Andreas will tease a little on the character sheet
[19:36] <~Dan> While we’re waiting, can you give us a feel for what the setting is like in terms of magic and technology?
[19:36] <+MikkelMainz> but yeah. don´t know where he went
[19:37] <~Dan> Well, we know he didn’t slump forward onto his keyboard, at least.
[19:37] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Sorry. It isn’t posted anywhere yet, but I’ll just post it here for an online first, Dan
[19:37] <~Dan> Oh, cool!
[19:38] <+MikkelMainz> It is really cool
[19:41] <~Dan> How powerful and how common is magic in this world?
[19:42] <+luderfisse> my guess is pretty powerful
[19:44] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Okay 🙂 How to best portray the character sheet
[19:44] <+MikkelMainz> It is pretty powerful, but mostly used for attacking only .at least by humans. It is too advanced to use it for common situations where electricity is used. The most powerful magic users where the gods, also called the creators. They have lost most of their magic after they abandonned the world but have limited wish now
[19:45] <~Dan> There’s electricity, you say? How advanced is technology as compared with the modern-day real world?
[19:45] <+AndreasLundAndersen> (Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dssnlu6cic6x2cd/Untitled-1.pdf?dl=0)https://www.dropbox.com/s/dssnlu6cic6x2cd/Untitled-1.pdf?dl=0
[19:46] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Hmm, that doesn’t work?
[19:46] <+AndreasLundAndersen> dropbox.com/s/dssnlu6cic6x2cd/Untitled-1.pdf?dl=0
[19:47] <+MikkelMainz> Unless you read codes
[19:47] <~Dan> It worked for me.
[19:47] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Add www. to it, maybe that’ll work
[19:47] <~Dan> The first link did, I mean.
[19:48] <+MikkelMainz> ah yes, works
[19:48] <+MikkelMainz> Hey Andreas! Can I use this in one of the last updates on the Kickstarter?
[19:48] <+AndreasLundAndersen> I apologize for the poor framing and background. I didn’t have the newest updated character sheet in a pdf of its own, so I had to work quick and unlock a lot of layers to throw it together 🙂 But all the important stuff is there
[19:49] <~Dan> No worries. 🙂
[19:49] <+AndreasLundAndersen> I’ll make it look nicer for that tomorrow then, Mikkel 🙂
[19:49] <+MikkelMainz> Also something we can talk about tomorrow 🙂
[19:49] <+AndreasLundAndersen> But yeah, sorry for the absense. Anything I missed : P
[19:50] <~Dan> So this is an attribute + skill system, fundamentally?
[19:50] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Correct, Dan 🙂 There are 6 stats, two for mental skills, 2 for physical skills and 2 for social skills
[19:51] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Stat+ranks=dice pool 🙂
[19:51] <+AndreasLundAndersen> There is a reward system for choosing to buy ranks, rather than increasing your stats though
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[19:52] <+MikkelMainz> Btw. I don´t think it is going to be much later since both me and Andreas have work tomorrow. Hope it is okay we call it a night in a little while? what do you say Andreas?
[19:52] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Because stats increase on a larger scale, I wanted there to be enough reason to improve skills too. So if you improve ranks, you’ll get rerolls, upgrades and full rerolls. 5s and 6s are successes on a die, so with an upgrade, you can improve a 4 to a success and I think the rerolls explain themselves 😀
[19:53] <+MikkelMainz> I can´t wait to get more about the system out, I really like it
[19:53] <~Dan> Oh, sure, it’s totally up to you guys. We can quit at the top of the hour, if you need to do so.
[19:53] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yeah, I agree Mikkel. I have a 12 km bike ride in about 3 and a half hours ahead of me 😀
[19:53] <~Dan> Yikes. Yeah, you need some sleep.
[19:53] <+MikkelMainz> Electricity in the world comes from nature. Which is also why Draloque is a party city, there is so much wind on the top of the Mountains of Prey
[19:54] <+AndreasLundAndersen> It’s all good, Dan 😉
[19:55] <+MikkelMainz> thanks for joining as well Andreas 🙂 And also you Dan 😉
[19:55] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yeah, and electricity cannot be stored in the world of Alethrion, so that’s why Draloque keeps on party and have lights all over. They have to use the power continuously
[19:55] <+MikkelMainz> (y)
[19:55] <~Dan> Is there anything we haven’t covered that you guys would like to mention before heading out?
[19:57] <+MikkelMainz> well, right now with just 3 days left I think that the most cool thing would be to share the project as much as possible AND now that I have you here. Please please submit to this Thunderclap link here, we need to reach 500 before it works 🙂 (Link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/26500-want-more-episodes-of-toa)https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/26500-want-more-episodes-of-toa
[19:58] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Check the kickstarter out and spread the word and we’ll be very grateful 🙂 Even if you can’t support with money, every voice counts. And look forward to the roleplaying game updates to follow on Sun Creature’s youtube channel 🙂 (Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/SunCreatureStudio)https://www.youtube.com/user/SunCreatureStudio
[19:58] <+MikkelMainz> just click the submit facebook, twitter or tumblr… or all of them :
[19:58] <~Dan> Great! Thanks very much, guys! I hope you’ll feel free to come by any time you like to hang out with us. 🙂
[19:58] <+luderfisse> What is the core philosophy behind the world in which the rpg takes place?
[19:58] <+MikkelMainz> of course! Love this forum!
[19:58] <+AndreasLundAndersen> It’s a pleasure being here 🙂 Awesome people
[19:59] <~Dan> 🙂
[19:59] <~Dan> Can you guys stick around for just a moment while I get the log posted so that I can give you the link?
[19:59] <+MikkelMainz> Yes 🙂
[19:59] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Sure 🙂
[19:59] <~Dan> Excellent. One moment, please….
[20:00] <+MikkelMainz> Did you do the thunderclap thing andreas?
[20:00] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Yeah 🙂 I joined the group on facebook and filled it out
[20:00] <+MikkelMainz> its pretty cool actually
[20:00] <+MikkelMainz> me too, didn´t know it before
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[20:00] <+luderfisse> what was the inspiration for the foundation of the universe of your rpg?
[20:01] <+AndreasLundAndersen> It’s a nice way to raise awareness 🙂
[20:01] <+AndreasLundAndersen> I’ll take that, Mikkel
[20:02] <~Dan> (Link: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/qa-mikkel-mainz-elkjaer-and-andreas-lund-andersen-tales-of-alethrion/)https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/qa-mikkel-mainz-elkjaer-and-andreas-lund-andersen-tales-of-alethrion/
[20:02] <+MikkelMainz> ok, I´ll answer for the universe. Actually we based it around how we played DND together. casual firendship in an epic world. That where much of the humour also came from. Then the universe was created over a longer time along with the wide character line up
[20:03] <+AndreasLundAndersen> I started the system out about a year ago. And initially it was supposed to be a modular system for different kinds of settings. But then luck would have it that I met the Sun Creature guys and saw their awesome world. The whole Alethrion project is a lot about world building and making Alethrion be a universe, rather than “just” an animated series, comics..
[20:03] <+AndreasLundAndersen> .. and so forth. So it was a natural step to allow our community a way to step into the world themselves 🙂 And be heroes in Alethrion
[20:03] <+MikkelMainz> and thanks for the good questions ! 😉
[20:04] <~Dan> You’re welcome! I’ll add these last few to the log. 🙂
[20:04] <+AndreasLundAndersen> You can actually see that D&D was an inspiration in the credits of The Reward 🙂
[20:04] <+luderfisse> would you say that you draw on all the experiences you had as a child, growing up and learning how to interact with other people? friends, familiy, strangers?
[20:04] <+AndreasLundAndersen> Awesome, Dan 🙂 Thank you
[20:05] <~Dan> Certainly. 🙂
[20:05] <+MikkelMainz> Too bad the last question and answers didn´t get into the log :
[20:05] <+MikkelMainz> 🙂
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[20:05] <~Dan> MikkelMainz: It will now. 🙂
[20:05] <+MikkelMainz> But thanks a lot for having us!
[20:05] <+MikkelMainz> great!
[20:05] <~Dan> You’re welcome! Please visit again soon!
[20:05] <+AndreasLundAndersen> High Five!
[20:06] <~Dan> ^5
[20:06] <+MikkelMainz> wwe will definitly visit often! Thanks!
[20:06] <~Dan> 🙂