What is The Dee Sanction?
A standalone tabletop role-playing game of Elizabethan heretics and traitors seeking absolution for their crimes; recruited as agents of Doctor John Dee to uncover and defeat supernatural forces hell-bent on overwhelming the realm.
What system does The Dee Sanction use?
The Dee Sanction uses something called Utility, a system that Paul developed specifically for this game, but may use for others that follow. As a system, Utility serves a purpose in allowing the story to flow without hindering it with complexity. A player can see clearly where their skills lie and can understand their strengths and weaknesses at a glance.
This is a different system to The Cthulhu Hack and there are no plans to change The Cthulhu Hack to run on this system.
When is The Dee Sanction Kickstarting?
The event kicks off on 1st November 2020, and will run for three weeks.
You can see a preview of the Kickstarter right now. Once the event starts, that same link will bring you straight to the live Kickstarter page.
The Kickstarter is all about getting the Core Book published for The Dee Sanction. If we can add more art, fill out the bestiary, and provide more adventures to kick you off, all the better—but no stretch goal will hold back physical fulfilment.
We don’t want my first Kickstarter to get messy; that’s why we waited until Paul had the book all but completed and finalised. If all goes well with The Dee Sanction, we hope to take the lessons learned forward to run a Kickstarter for The Cthulhu Hack 2e in 2021.
Any goodness from All Rolled Up’s wider product?
We have a special design, buckle-secured All Rolled Up included in the highest tier, the Agent of Dee. And there’s a Dee Sanction design Folding Dice Tray available as an Add-on.
We will fulfil the PDFs and you can expect softback versions in the web store. If there are hardback copies remaining, we’ll also be the ones who have them.
Why back The Dee Sanction?
The Dee Sanction is adventure in a tumultuous time when the status quo changed for everyone, from the bottom to the top. Traditions, privileges, rights, beliefs – they were all in doubt, and it’s that doubt that has allowed magic and creatures of the supernatural to proliferate throughout the land.
Ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges pushed far outside of their safe zone. The game embraces all kinds of gameplay—investigation, intrigue, treasure-hunting, espionage—in a setting that already exists in the history books.
We think simple historical RPGs need more love. They’re games with instant settings and tons of already printed sourcebooks, many that we will have read from school age. Tons of talented authors and academics support the line without even knowing it!
So, check it out! Hashtag #DeeSanctionRecruiting and get ready to support the Kickstarter.