Kickstarter has quickly grown to be an amazing platform that is filled with passionate individuals and teams who are looking for funds to help bring those passions from dream to reality. Each week here on House Of The Geeks we are going to take a look at one Kickstarter project we think more people should know about and hopefully even support.
Your typical RPG will involve a fantasy setting with dragons, orcs, warriors etc… Or it might take place in a dystopian cyberpunk future with powerful corporations, technology and augmentations or maybe it takes place in the near future and you pilot a massive metal mech. Whatever the setting you are playing your RPG it usually falls into a narrow category that is filled with your typical tropes.
These role playing game tropes and rules don’t seem to apply to a new Kickstarter that I just discovered call Torg Eternity which is based off an 80’s RPG that was simply Torg.
I don’t know what I just witnessed in their release trailer but it was crazy, insane, weird and a mash up of stuff that I like all in a good way and I am intrigued to learn more.
As I have never heard of Torg or ever heard of the game before Torg Eternity what I can gather from the trailer is that you are a Storm Knight (hero) and member of the Delphi Council from an alternate realm and together with the help of your fellow Delphi Council members are tasked with stopping the High Lords from claiming realms for their own.
I think that is an overly simplistic retelling of what Torg Eternity is but as the setting for an RPG game the story is one that is different, unique and has me thinking it’s time to start playing role playing games again. What I appreciate about Torg Eternity is that it doesn’t have one genre element, it is a blending of different genres, realms and lands into one game that should allow for a unique and immersive story telling experience.
Torg Eternity has already reached it’s initial Kickstarter goal but is still on the climb to unlock even more stretch goals. If you want to learn more about the game or to back it, visit:
What is your favorite RPG game of all time? Did you play the original Torg? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.