Posts Tagged ‘Old-School RPG’

Brathwaite & Hall Pull The Plug On SHAKER Kickstarter

By John Walker on October 20th, 2012.

In a rather surprising move, Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall have announced they’re cancelling their Kickstarter for SHAKER, formerly Old-School RPG. Despite their having already raised a quarter of a million dollars, and the realistic possibility that they’ll see that quadruple in the next two weeks, they’ve chosen to retreat in the face of criticism that their pitch just wasn’t strong enough.

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Intriguing: Old-School RPG’s Sci-Fi Fantasy World

By Nathan Grayson on October 6th, 2012.

Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall’s old-school RPG, Old-School RPG, has been the talk of the town lately, but – in all honesty – the town hasn’t had all that much to actually, well, talk about. The big Kickstarter reveal was fairly light on down-and-dirty details, so instead, most resorted to speculation. Others to flat-out making things up. And still others to crime. Now, though, Loot Drop’s dropped something worth holding onto – namely, a fairly sizable helping of plot/world details.

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Wizardry, Anachronox Devs Kickstart Old-School RPG

By Nathan Grayson on October 4th, 2012.

Believe it or not, this is an actual backer reward - velvet pillow, front door delivery, and all. I can respect that.

Do you want an old-school RPG? Wizardry vet Brenda Brathwaite and former Anachronox mastermind Tom Hall sure do. They also want a million dollars, which is another pursuit I think we all have in common. So the longtime dev duo  - in conjunction with John Romero and Ghost Recon: Commander studio Loot Drop – has taken those most basic of human desires to Kickstarter in spite of the incredible risk associated with such a decision. And while Brathwaite and Hall’s variation on the theme ticks quite a few of the requisite “back in my day” boxes, it does stand to do one pretty unique thing. Or, well, technically two, I suppose.

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