As my collection of Roleplaying game material continues and my addiction to Kickstarter project continue to grow. I come across some neat RPG concepts and some games that slipped by me. Golden Sky Stories is one of the games. The game is originally a Japanese RPG which became a translation project for a Kickstarter here in the United States a few year ago.
As I said before, I missed the original Japanese version and the translated U.S. Kickstarter. I did not miss the translated expansion; Twilight Tales. I back the Kickstarter and was pleasantly surprised when it took less than 6 months for delivery of the final printed books. I also took advantage of the add-on for the project to pick up the original Golden Sky Stories in softcover.
I don't know what I expected from a translated RPG but wow, the book is well laid out and easy to follow. The basic premise is that the player will choose a Henge (pronounce Hen-Gay), which is a spirit creature that resides in and around the town. The players as Henge are animal spirits that can assume human forms and human-animal forms. The players then will spend their time helping the mortal, and sometimes making things worse, but it all works out in the end and everyone gets a happy ending to the story.
The Kickstarter campaign was quick and to the point, with the printed material arriving amazing quickly for a Kickstarter.
If you like cute and heartwarming stories then this game is for you...if you like action and violence in your RPGs...I would look elsewhere.
The game is avialable from Drive Thru RPG in PDF or print-on-demand Golden-Sky-Stories
Pros (Things I like)
- Good looking book, high print quality
- well organized
- I can't say enough about how quickly the Kickstarter wrapped up and delivered the printed books
Cons (Things I don't like)
- Not much, its a fun game and easy to pick up and play