[20:40] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Hey all, I am Phil Beckwith, mostly known for my D&D adventure modules, and owner of P.B. Publishing
[20:41] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> I’m here to tall about Richard A. Knaak’s Rex Draconis RPG setting Kickstarter
[20:43] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> This is an rpg setting written firstly for D&D 5e and Pathfinder 1.0… but if demand dictates, we will be looking at other systems too
[20:44] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> (Done)
[20:44] <~Dan> Thanks, Phil! The floor is open to questions!
[20:45] <~Dan> So can you give us a high-level overview of the setting? What’s it about?
[20:45] <~Dan> (And I know that you’re typing on your phone, so we’ll be patient. 🙂 )
[20:48] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Well, Richard is probably best known for hos Dragonlance novels, Legend of Huma, Kaz the Minotaur, and pretty much anything minotaur in the DL setting. WotC have seince stopped producing anything DL, and Richard was getting a lot of people wanting more of his honorable minotaurs, knights and the like… he also had a story to tell… so Rex Draconis was born
[20:49] <~Dan> So is it a minotaur-centric setting?
[20:51] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Partly as a homage to Dragonlance, but also as something a little more modern, and more Knaakish. The first novella, Under the Dragon Moon was released, and it featured a world at peace but with weakening relationships between nations, and war afoot… minotaur empires, sly antagonists plotting behind the scenes…
[20:52] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> And a honourable every day heroes plunged straight into the unwinding plans of the two higher forces at war (almost like a cold war in a fantasy setting)
[20:52] <~Dan> What are these higher forces?
[20:53] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Minotaurs are a staple in this setting yes, but there are also many other races that are big players in the world… especially the Knightly orders, and the Elves
[20:56] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> The higher forces are a new race unique to this setting, the Fafni and Afafni. Not a lot is known about them and the schemes just yet, but they are ancient foes, and have been at secret war for an age. Physically each has a human form, and a dragon form. At the change of day/night they both change i to their dragon form… one during the night, amd one during
[20:56] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> The day
[20:56] <~Dan> (Welcome to #randomworlds, Kender_H8er_69!)
[20:57] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Also, no kender im this world 😂
[20:57] <~Dan> One race is a dragon at night, the other during the day?
[20:57] * ~Dan chuckles
[20:57] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Haha yes
[20:58] <~Dan> Huh. That’s kinda cool.
[20:58] <+Kender_H8er_69> Kickstarter is close to being funded
[20:58] <~Dan> Kender_H8er_69: Here for the Q&A, I take it?
[20:58] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Theyre opposing forces… and I probably shouldnt spoil it… but there is rumor they are distant relations of the god of dragons, banished to their human forms as punishment
[20:58] <+Kender_H8er_69> I certainly am!
[20:58] <~Dan> Great! Please make yourself at home. 🙂
[20:59] <~Dan> You mentioned Elves being major players in this world. What are they like?
[21:02] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Again, Richard having only 1 book out already, but a second out within the next few weeks, there isnt a lot known about the elves. What IS known, is that they seem to be have innate mystical abilities, and psychic links between each other… they also have visions of destiny related events, though they are rare happenings.l
[21:03] * ~Dan nods
[21:03] <~Dan> How do you create game writeups based upon such limited information?
[21:03] <+Kender_H8er_69> Has Richard outlined what planes he is including? Is the material plane still called just that?
[21:04] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> They are a race that has secluded itself after they were defeated by the dwarves during a time called ‘The Solan Perfectionate’… this was a time when the elves made slaves of the dwarves… who ended up rebelling against their oppressors and overthrowing them
[21:05] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> That is a great questiom re: planes..
[21:05] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Nothing yet, only the material plane, though it is a growing world
[21:06] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Creating RPG content is a constant collaboration between Micah Watt (my paetner in this) and Richard
[21:07] <+Kender_H8er_69> Are there major races which are not playable at this stage?
[21:08] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> We discuss, design and develop daily… its Richards world, but as things come up we simply put something to him for approval, or ask how he would like it etc for Lore related things… mechanics, we take liberties to put our spin on things to make them work in a gaming aspect
[21:09] * ~Dan nods
[21:09] <+Kender_H8er_69> (as in that exist in the world, but not for players)
[21:10] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> The Fafni and Afafni are setting specific and non playable at this point… but in terms of core gaming races, orcs, halflings, dragonborn are all non-standard races… that doesnt mean your game cant have them though 😉
[21:12] <+Kender_H8er_69> In regards to the playable races, will you guys be sticking to 5e’s design so far off not having large races?
[21:12] <+Kender_H8er_69> *of not
[21:13] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Correct… and that stems from our design principles of designing first in 5e, then converting to Pathfinder
[21:13] <~Dan> Minotaurs aren’t large?
[21:15] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> We have two new races, a Tiberos Minotaur player race, as well as a Kwillum race (which essentially takes the place of the halfling race)
[21:16] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> No, theyre considered medium, much like the Goliaths of standard 5e
[21:18] <~Dan> What is the “Tiberos” part, and are there other types of Minotaurs in the setting?
[21:18] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> One interesting thing to note about the Tiberos minotaur, is that they are sea faring race… the best shipwright in the known world
[21:19] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Also, Tiberos is the name of the world in which Rex Draconis is set
[21:19] <~Dan> Ah, gotcha.
[21:20] <~Dan> What are the Kwillum like?
[21:20] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Theyre not the normal Maze Monster minotaurs that most gamers will be used to… they are very cultured, almost with a dash of Roman imperial culture
[21:21] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Kwillum are very curious creatures. They have a racial infliction that makes them, as a race, constantly looking for ‘something’… no one knows quite what that is,
[21:21] <~Dan> (brb)
[21:22] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> They might be found rummaging through anothers pockets, but once they realize that it’s ‘not what they were looking for’ they return it promptly
[21:23] <~Dan> (back)
[21:23] <~Dan> wb, Kender_H8er_69!
[21:23] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> They look lile 10yo children with a mane of porcupine type quills… that erect and become a very damaging defense mechanism
[21:24] <+Kender_H8er_69> But are they immune to the effects of time travel?
[21:24] <+Kender_H8er_69> Haha
[21:24] * ~Dan feels like he’s missing a joke there… 🙂
[21:25] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> They’re a race witbout home, having lost their homeland to war many years ago, and are forced adventurers because of it… vagabonds for life
[21:25] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Lol kender joke… one of the few races in DL that can effect the flow of time when time traveling
[21:26] <~Dan> Ah, gotcha. 🙂
[21:26] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Apologies for the typos… typing on a phone 🙂
[21:26] <~Dan> No worries, Phil. We are a kind and patient people. 🙂
[21:27] <~Dan> You said that Halflings do exist but that they aren’t a PC race by default?
[21:28] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> In the canon novel setting, they don’t exist, kwillum take their role in the world though
[21:28] <+Kender_H8er_69> Are you excited by any particular stretch goal with the Kickstarter? (I’m a counting-chickens-before-they-hatch kind of person)
[21:32] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Absolutely, the $7000 stretch goal is my favorite, particularly because it means being able to afford new cover art from some of my favorite fantasy artists… every cent raised by this kickstarter goes right back into the products to male these the best they can be… Micah and I dont take any slice for ourselves on this first project as we want…
[21:33] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> This to be as amazing of a product and experience for our backers and future customers as possible
[21:33] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Make*
[21:35] <~Dan> Do you use alignments?
[21:36] <~Dan> And before we wrap up, I’ll just mention that as usual, gratuities are welcome at (Link: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-gmshoes-tip-jar/)https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-gmshoes-tip-jar/ 🙂
[21:36] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> I think alignments will be based on the system in use… being d&d5e and pathfinder first up, yes alignments will be available 🙂
[21:36] <~Dan> Cool.
[21:37] <~Dan> Well, I know you have to run, so I’ll just thank you for joining us this evening!
[21:38] <~Dan> If you can give me just a minute, I’ll get the log posted and link you. 🙂
[21:38] <+PhilBeckwithRexDraconisRPG> Thanks for having me! I will be sure to drop by for a chat some other time too 🙂