[13:32] <+Ed_Jowett> Hello Dan and everyone else! I’m Ed Jowett, some of you might remember me from a couple of other games.
[13:33] <+Ed_Jowett> I’m here today to talk about more cheerful things than storms, such as annihilation by aliens!
[13:34] <+Ed_Jowett> My latest game is called Era: Balam and there are a few things to say about it before we start the Q&A…
[13:34] <+Ed_Jowett> (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/jump-in-your-starfighter-for-era-balam-a-project-o)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/jump-in-your-starfighter-for-era-balam-a-project-o
[13:34] <+Ed_Jowett> Era: Balam is a Project of Earth – it’s inspired by a Kickstarter initiative to celebrate Voyager 1 and 2’s launches.
[13:35] <+Ed_Jowett> They asked creators to come up with various projects inspired by the launches… so, being me, I wondered what would happen if a probe landed on an alien world… but in the WORST POSSIBLE WAY!
[13:35] <+Ed_Jowett> It crashed on their power plant and caused a disaster that left their planet uninhabitable.
[13:35] <+Ed_Jowett> Now, you might imagine that I was a little unsure about whether this would qualify as a Project of Earth, being all happy and celebratory about Earth, but I was told it was fine and Era: Balam was born!
[13:36] <+Ed_Jowett> This is my second Sci-Fi game – the first covered pretty much every sub-genre of Sci-Fi you can think of, including the ability to fly fighters, so I wanted to make this game bring something new to the table.
[13:37] <+Ed_Jowett> What I settled on was a feeling of duality between the pilot and the ship – only together are they a complete character, and the stats on the character sheet are actually a function of both of them together, which makes for a slightly different playing experience.
[13:37] <+Ed_Jowett> I’ve also done something brand new for me with this game – I went out and got a Savage Worlds license and the game is being released on Era d10 (to be compatible with the other Era games), on Savage Worlds and also on FATE!
[13:38] <+Ed_Jowett> The Kickstarter is currently just a shade off Funded (85% as of typing this), so we’re getting close to a guarantee I’ll be doing this thing!
[13:39] <+Ed_Jowett> I think that’s everything from me for a starter, I’ll be happy to take questions and go into more detail on the stuff you are all interested in.