Second part in our article series about the genesis of Dynamic D100. We aim at reproducing the peculiarities of a robotic anime show, but what are its unique features?. 

 

This series of articles is an introduction to the upcoming Dynamic D100 roleplaying game, which Alephtar Games and Kaizoku Press are about to release. We want to clarify some concepts when the game is not out yet, and to give a pre-emptive answer to some questions that will probably arise.

 

It is high time to provide some explanations to our most faithful followers. Alephtar Games announced some great new publications for 2019, a Medievalia D100 line and a new edition of the rules. We have a delayed kickstarter for Red Moon Rising, too, that backers are really eager to see completed (we have not forgotten it, and an expanded version of these explanatory notes will appear later on the RMR page on KS).

Yet 2019 saw only a couple of PDFs come out, plus a revision of the quickstart version of the rules, in two languages out of the announced four.

Alephtar Games, Kaizoku Press and Dynamic Planning Inc. are proud to present the game that has been missing from your collection since 1978: 

Dynamic D100, the roleplaying game of Go Nagai’s Super Robots.

 

We have been listening attentively to user feedback since 2016, when the game was launched, and the two most frequent observations have been “When will it be available in my language?” and “Some parts of the rules required two or more readings before I figured them out”. We reached the conclusion that the best way to address both of these issues was the production of an International Edition of Revolution D100. The IE will include the Italian, French and Spanish translations, and a revised English edition which aims at rephrasing those parts that someone found hard to read and simplifying some of the crunchy bits. However, the core of the game remains unchanged, and a mini-update for those who do not wish to repurchase the core book will be available at a token price for the English edition. We will also update and translate the SRD.

Alephtar Games will be in charge of the English, French and Italian editions, while HT Publishers will produce the Spanish version, as disclosed two years ago. Around May 2019 we intend to launch a crowdfunding campaign which will encompass all four localized versions of the International Edition, with all four of them scheduled for delivery in 2019. The SRD will be available in all four languages before the campaign, at least partially, as we already have several chapters of the translations ready.

The International edition will be a 256-page hardcover book in full colour on glossy paper, with most of the graphic identity of the original edition unchanged. By splitting the financial burden of commissioning new colour plates among four editions, we plan to optimize expenses and to give Revolution D100 the treatment it deserves. A new printing of the combat cards, a utility pack with pull-out charts and other goodies, like a combat tracker, will be part of the crowdfunding and complete the core package of the game.