After taking the book publishing world by storm with a record-shattering $41.75 million Kickstarter campaign, author Brandon Sanderson has now set his sights on the world of tabletop gaming. Together with partner Brotherwise Games (Boss Monster, The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged), the Utah-based author revealed the first details of an ambitious new tabletop role-playing game at his annual Dragonsteel Con held in Salt Lake City — plus a bonus slate of additional card games already in the works.
Stormlight Role Playing Game, first announced in 2022, was detailed for the first time during the convention. It’s a d20-based game with a few curious wrinkles. While those familiar with Dungeons & Dragons will likely know a thing or two about rolling a 20-sided die and adding or subtracting a modifier, according to a news release Stormlight adds a second die to the action. Called the “plot die,” it only comes out for “risky or dramatic” rolls, adding complications or opportunities to the results. Additionally, both power gamers and the indecisive will benefit from the game’s approach to multiclassing, which promises both flexibility in character growth and viability in high-level play.
Stormlight will also reportedly use a novel “skill-based magic system,” which eschews traditional spell slots in favor of allowing players to “attempt a diverse range of Surgebinding skill tests.” The game will include the ability to join one of Cosmere’s nine knightly factions known as the Orders of Knights Radiant, as well as playable factions representing the Artifabrians, Assassins, and Shardbearers.
During the Dragonsteel presentation, Brotherwise highlighted the diverse and experienced team it brought together for the Stormlight Role PlayingRead more on polygon.com