Leovaunt Game Design is creating Tabletop Role-playing Games for Popular Intellectual Properties
11

patrons

$138
per month

‘To hunger for adventure is not enough; to watch them from afar will whet the appetite of none. One must experience life’s thrills and horrors to truly learn what it means to be alive!’

Introduction

Greetings, patron! My name is Matt, also known as Leovaunt. I am a writer and game designer who loves the narrative; stories of greatness, heroism, and villainy. Of course, what better way to invest yourself in such tales of grandeur than gaming?

I have dedicated my time over the past few years to developing tabletop roleplaying games dedicated to existing intellectual properties, namely those of video games. Currently, in development is my Starcraft Second Edition Roleplaying Game and my Fallout Roleplaying Game. Both games are in a revised version of the d20 ruleset of my own creation, that takes heavy inspiration from systems you might be familiar with. All of this is available for FREE on my website at www.leovauntgamedesign.com.

Why am I doing this?

If you’re like me, you’ve spent much of your time invested in digital universes beyond count, invested in every careful action or plot by the character before you. Or perhaps you have woven tales around a card table surrounded by books, friends, and record sheets, while the fictional avatar you lovingly created has their life hanging by the edge of a rattling dice ominously teetering closer and closer to the table’s edge?

Long have I increasingly wanted to combine the two into a singular dimension. Video games craft rich worlds with their artwork and storytelling prose, and often gives a craving to live directly within that dimension. You want to have unrestrained access, free from the parameters of a digital simulation. You want to talk to who you want. You want to do whatever you want. You want to interact with the story at a scale and depth you never could before; effect the universe you battled over in a digital battlefield in more personal ways. THEIR setting, but YOUR story.

That’s why I am doing this. To bring alive amazing settings built by brilliant creative minds, and pump a little extra life in them to be suited for tabletop game play.

Tactical and adventure based games for the ultimate adventure settings

My games blend dynamic tactical combat and open-form character design while still supporting an unrestricted narrative. The goal is to stay true to the settings my settings occupy, using the lore from all aspects of the game universe, including novels and comics, rather than just the video games themselves.

One of the core concerns is introducing tactical RPG combat that feels real and allows for a wide variety of possible actions while being fun and engaging. Enemies are designed to be elaborate and full of many different actions and possibilities, so that each form of monster or non-player character feels different and dynamic. This allows your enemies in combat feel different from one another, to force adaptation to different strategies against different foes. In the meantime, players have a host of different action combinations they can perform on their turns. Will you aim your weapon, evade incoming projectiles, deploy a tactical stance, demand your enemies surrender, or use the chemical injector in your armor? All these can be performed in a single turn, in addition to other actions. Despite it all, the game plays quickly.

All the game systems are designed to be played with a single type of dice, usually d20s. One single roll tells you everything you need to know about your attack, from your accuracy, to damage, to whether or not you cripple your foe. While the system is different, anyone who has played d20 tactical RPGs should be able to pick it up quickly.

The systems are designed as a sort of ‘one-size fits all’, meaning that everything in a game system is cross compatible. For example, in the Starcraft RPG, a marine, a siege tank, and a battlecruiser can be used in the same encounter, despite their massive difference in size and power level. There is no limitation of vehicle combat, personal combat, and super-massive entities combat; all can be one single fight.

One of the most interesting aspects of the game is the aforementioned free-form character design. Everything your character has comes from the expenditure of characteristic points gained upon leveling up. These characteristic points can be used to increase any of your attributes, skills, and purchase new traits in the form of Talents. In addition, there is plenty of gear customization in the form of item upgrades and higher level item tiers. Your character’s development will be consistent and constant, with always having something new to look forward to in the growth of your character.

There is many more features I could talk about and promote, but you should honestly just see it for yourself! Check it out at www.leovauntgamedesign.com.

Help us grow! Let us provide adventures for you!

Leovaunt Game Design has been around for several years now and has been growing with the help of the community. We are very open to community advice and feedback, as we are building the game not only for you, but WITH you. Check out the www.leovauntgamedesign.com forums and blogs to input your ideas and feedback to help us develop the ideal RPG for your favorite settings.

Now I am reaching out to you on Patreon so that we can continue to provide this service for the community, and continue to craft great games for the community. No matter whether you donate or not, every creation of the Leovaunt Game Design will be free to the community, both due to our personal preference and intellectual property laws. However, without support, we might not be able to grow to keep producing roleplaying game content for the community for much longer.

We have big plans on how we want to expand Leovaunt Game Design. The following are just a few things we are looking at going forward.

-As many as 4 or more major supplements for the Starcraft RPG.

-A 30 level campaign for Starcraft, detailing the adventures of a group of terran characters going through the events of Wings of Liberty.

-Starcraft RPG Character Builder

-Commissioned artwork by Deviant Artists

-Improved website

-Warcraft Roleplaying game supported for the long term.

-Other small roleplaying game products, diving into famous intellectual properties such as Half-life, Halo, and Borderlands.

I want to remind you; no matter what, all content will be free. Even patron specific content will be released for free eventually. Patrons will get the ability to shape the game moving forward, vote on what content gets worked on, and gain sneak peek access to what we are doing and the ability to help perfect the game.

Thank you for your support!

I want to go ahead and thank everyone who does choose to help support Leovaunt Game Design, as you are helping the roleplaying community in general. We are honored by your support and donation, and will make sure we are providing the best games possible for you.
Thank you so much!

Game on!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You gain membership to the Leovaunt Game Design facebook and patron-only comment section.
  • You get your name or call sign displayed in the credits of every major resource. 
  • You gain access to the Leovaunt Game Design discord channel
  • My sincere thanks and appreciation!
Insider
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Access to the Leovaunt Game Design monthly newsletter. This resource will give insider information on what is being worked on, what things will look like, side projects, and other insider information. 
  • The ability to vote on which RPG systems or rules changes that get adopted next before they go public.
  • All previous benefits
Loyal Patron
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • You will gain the monthly, exclusive roleplaying game content for the games. This will include monthly mini adventures, new setting material, non-player characters to include in your games, and new character customization options such as talents, equipment, and spells. All of these bonuses will be available to everyone at the end of the year. 
  • You gain personal invite privileges on the Leovaunt Game Design discord
  • Plus all previous rewards
Honored Benefactor
$20 or more per month 5 of 10 patrons
  • You are part of the family! I will give you my personal contact information so we can discuss the direction of the game, balance concerns, or adventure hooks and ideas. 
  • I am willing to help relieve you of the load of session preparation! Every month, I will custom create up to 3 pages of content for you and your roleplaying session. This includes non-player characters, basic maps, psionic powers, or talents. This content will be at my normal formatting and font.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$138 of $200 per month
I will begin work on a full length Starcraft campaign.. This campaign will cover all 30 levels of the character’s growth, and will contain over a dozen individual adventures that can be dropped into any Starcraft adventure or played in sequence!
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‘To hunger for adventure is not enough; to watch them from afar will whet the appetite of none. One must experience life’s thrills and horrors to truly learn what it means to be alive!’

Introduction

Greetings, patron! My name is Matt, also known as Leovaunt. I am a writer and game designer who loves the narrative; stories of greatness, heroism, and villainy. Of course, what better way to invest yourself in such tales of grandeur than gaming?

I have dedicated my time over the past few years to developing tabletop roleplaying games dedicated to existing intellectual properties, namely those of video games. Currently, in development is my Starcraft Second Edition Roleplaying Game and my Fallout Roleplaying Game. Both games are in a revised version of the d20 ruleset of my own creation, that takes heavy inspiration from systems you might be familiar with. All of this is available for FREE on my website at www.leovauntgamedesign.com.

Why am I doing this?

If you’re like me, you’ve spent much of your time invested in digital universes beyond count, invested in every careful action or plot by the character before you. Or perhaps you have woven tales around a card table surrounded by books, friends, and record sheets, while the fictional avatar you lovingly created has their life hanging by the edge of a rattling dice ominously teetering closer and closer to the table’s edge?

Long have I increasingly wanted to combine the two into a singular dimension. Video games craft rich worlds with their artwork and storytelling prose, and often gives a craving to live directly within that dimension. You want to have unrestrained access, free from the parameters of a digital simulation. You want to talk to who you want. You want to do whatever you want. You want to interact with the story at a scale and depth you never could before; effect the universe you battled over in a digital battlefield in more personal ways. THEIR setting, but YOUR story.

That’s why I am doing this. To bring alive amazing settings built by brilliant creative minds, and pump a little extra life in them to be suited for tabletop game play.

Tactical and adventure based games for the ultimate adventure settings

My games blend dynamic tactical combat and open-form character design while still supporting an unrestricted narrative. The goal is to stay true to the settings my settings occupy, using the lore from all aspects of the game universe, including novels and comics, rather than just the video games themselves.

One of the core concerns is introducing tactical RPG combat that feels real and allows for a wide variety of possible actions while being fun and engaging. Enemies are designed to be elaborate and full of many different actions and possibilities, so that each form of monster or non-player character feels different and dynamic. This allows your enemies in combat feel different from one another, to force adaptation to different strategies against different foes. In the meantime, players have a host of different action combinations they can perform on their turns. Will you aim your weapon, evade incoming projectiles, deploy a tactical stance, demand your enemies surrender, or use the chemical injector in your armor? All these can be performed in a single turn, in addition to other actions. Despite it all, the game plays quickly.

All the game systems are designed to be played with a single type of dice, usually d20s. One single roll tells you everything you need to know about your attack, from your accuracy, to damage, to whether or not you cripple your foe. While the system is different, anyone who has played d20 tactical RPGs should be able to pick it up quickly.

The systems are designed as a sort of ‘one-size fits all’, meaning that everything in a game system is cross compatible. For example, in the Starcraft RPG, a marine, a siege tank, and a battlecruiser can be used in the same encounter, despite their massive difference in size and power level. There is no limitation of vehicle combat, personal combat, and super-massive entities combat; all can be one single fight.

One of the most interesting aspects of the game is the aforementioned free-form character design. Everything your character has comes from the expenditure of characteristic points gained upon leveling up. These characteristic points can be used to increase any of your attributes, skills, and purchase new traits in the form of Talents. In addition, there is plenty of gear customization in the form of item upgrades and higher level item tiers. Your character’s development will be consistent and constant, with always having something new to look forward to in the growth of your character.

There is many more features I could talk about and promote, but you should honestly just see it for yourself! Check it out at www.leovauntgamedesign.com.

Help us grow! Let us provide adventures for you!

Leovaunt Game Design has been around for several years now and has been growing with the help of the community. We are very open to community advice and feedback, as we are building the game not only for you, but WITH you. Check out the www.leovauntgamedesign.com forums and blogs to input your ideas and feedback to help us develop the ideal RPG for your favorite settings.

Now I am reaching out to you on Patreon so that we can continue to provide this service for the community, and continue to craft great games for the community. No matter whether you donate or not, every creation of the Leovaunt Game Design will be free to the community, both due to our personal preference and intellectual property laws. However, without support, we might not be able to grow to keep producing roleplaying game content for the community for much longer.

We have big plans on how we want to expand Leovaunt Game Design. The following are just a few things we are looking at going forward.

-As many as 4 or more major supplements for the Starcraft RPG.

-A 30 level campaign for Starcraft, detailing the adventures of a group of terran characters going through the events of Wings of Liberty.

-Starcraft RPG Character Builder

-Commissioned artwork by Deviant Artists

-Improved website

-Warcraft Roleplaying game supported for the long term.

-Other small roleplaying game products, diving into famous intellectual properties such as Half-life, Halo, and Borderlands.

I want to remind you; no matter what, all content will be free. Even patron specific content will be released for free eventually. Patrons will get the ability to shape the game moving forward, vote on what content gets worked on, and gain sneak peek access to what we are doing and the ability to help perfect the game.

Thank you for your support!

I want to go ahead and thank everyone who does choose to help support Leovaunt Game Design, as you are helping the roleplaying community in general. We are honored by your support and donation, and will make sure we are providing the best games possible for you.
Thank you so much!

Game on!

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You gain membership to the Leovaunt Game Design facebook and patron-only comment section.
  • You get your name or call sign displayed in the credits of every major resource. 
  • You gain access to the Leovaunt Game Design discord channel
  • My sincere thanks and appreciation!
Insider
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Access to the Leovaunt Game Design monthly newsletter. This resource will give insider information on what is being worked on, what things will look like, side projects, and other insider information. 
  • The ability to vote on which RPG systems or rules changes that get adopted next before they go public.
  • All previous benefits
Loyal Patron
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • You will gain the monthly, exclusive roleplaying game content for the games. This will include monthly mini adventures, new setting material, non-player characters to include in your games, and new character customization options such as talents, equipment, and spells. All of these bonuses will be available to everyone at the end of the year. 
  • You gain personal invite privileges on the Leovaunt Game Design discord
  • Plus all previous rewards
Honored Benefactor
$20 or more per month 5 of 10 patrons
  • You are part of the family! I will give you my personal contact information so we can discuss the direction of the game, balance concerns, or adventure hooks and ideas. 
  • I am willing to help relieve you of the load of session preparation! Every month, I will custom create up to 3 pages of content for you and your roleplaying session. This includes non-player characters, basic maps, psionic powers, or talents. This content will be at my normal formatting and font.
  • Plus all previous rewards