Kabaloris creating a binaryless universe for fantasy gaming
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The best place to start exploring: A story of the beginning of this universe
Kabalor is my original universe for fantasy gaming which moves away from the binary bias and colonialist baggage of certain other games built on wargaming and traditional divisions of good/evil, male/female, civilized/savage, people/monsters. The core tension is not a battle between binaries, but the shifting power dynamics among Chaos, Order, and Balance.
Rather than lock myself away to write a sourcebook alone, I've created this community where I can share the growing body of work as it is ready, hear feedback and ideas, and make a better game for us all. The more gamemasters and players of Kabalor, the more it will be the open, inclusive, diverse, fantastic universe we need.
Your monthly $1 support allows you to see exclusive or early versions of materials shared with my patrons plus new content about Kabalor every week. Also you'll get access to detailed discussions and polls about the content and what comes next.
Even if it's not a good fit for you to support with money, I appreciate you taking the time to read what I offer for free here and to share your experience in the comments. Click that 'Follow' button and you'll get alerted whenever a new free post goes up. :)
As I share this, because I grew up within and continue to enjoy a lot of privilege (white, cis, middle class, educated), I need to do the work of listening to under-represented voices. Finding the flaws and dismantling them will take a community. By supporting this patreon you support that work. I look forward to learning from and amplifying those voices.
Who am I? I'm Dinah Sanders and I've been a game master since my teens in the late 1970s. I'm also an author and publisher with two non-fiction books under my belt. I created Kabalor for my gaming group when I found that despite my love of the rules to 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, I wasn't getting to spend time in the fantasy world of my dreams. A new setting wasn't going to do it; this required a bold leap into a new universe, leaving all those devils and angels, orcs and elves behind.
Thank you for exploring the worlds of Kabalor with me!
(The fabulous Kabalor profile photo is Tezla Twelvepints, rough and tumble Kamion tavern mistress, as drawn by Li Didkovsky.
The current cover image is a HeroForge mini of Alia Haako, Ethakan rogue, as painted by the wonderful Astrid Bjørge)
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$50 per month will allow me to purchase a new Hero Forge mini each month, which I'll share pictures of here so we can see how the different peoples of Kabalor look in 3D. It will also allow me to continue supporting illustrator Li Didkovsky at the Star Navigator level and keep exploring Kabalor character drawings together as I expand the world's non-player characters.