7:32 PM +Calvin: Hello everybody! I’m Calvin Studzinski, and I am the creator of Age of Aether – the Historical Steampunk Fantasy RPG!
7:34 PM +Calvin: Age of Aether takes place in an age of innovation, discovery, and progress. New frontiers wait to be explored, from the vast expanses of undiscovered continents, to the technological potential of steam and clockwork, to mysterious planes of spirit and magic.
7:34 PM +Calvin: It is an age where massive armies square off on smoke-shrouded fields armed with muskets and bayonets, and dashing rogues live and die by their skill with a blade. Where wealthy nobles sail the skies on massive airships and the unwashed masses eke out a living in the shadows of growing industrial cities.
7:34 PM +Calvin: It is an age where new ideas of science and reason challenge the old order of superstition and mysticism. Where the oppressed underclasses cry out for revolution against the depredations of the wealthy, the ennobled, and the privileged.
7:34 PM +Calvin: Welcome to an age where science, magic, and industry have become inexorably intertwined to produce unprecedented wonders.
7:34 PM +Calvin: The Age of Aether!
7:36 PM +Calvin: Age of Aether uses a step-die system, where bonuses and penalties increase or decrease the size of your dice rather than applying static modifiers to your rolls. Attributes and skills are decoupled, paired by the GM for each roll, meaning that minmaxing is nearly impossible, and gameplay is swift and punchy while remaining fun and varied. Age of
7:36 PM +Calvin: Aether is a singularly lethal system, where one unlucky roll could kill a character, but fortunately, you have Focus Points to protect you from the vicissitudes of a vicious GM!
7:37 PM +Calvin: These Focus points let you improve rolls, make ones which you just failed, overturn botches, buy critical successes, and even avoid certain death!