[Misfit Studios] The Adequate Commoner Kickstarter

By on 26 September 2014

From writer J.M. Perkins and publisher Misfit Studios, ‘The Adequate Commoner’ is the first, the only gaming book designed to facilitate playing a commoner or extremely low powered character in role playing games; adding more tactical thinking, tension, and encouraging a guerrilla warfare approach to gameplay. The supplement provides an overview and unexpected use for existing material from the Pathfinder role-playing game in addition to expanded options for nearly any character.

‘The Adequate Commoner’ includes new commoner tactics, feats, traits, ‘jobs,’ level ‘0’ play options, pregenerated characters, adventure hooks, commoner weapons, and more in a 130+ page supplement. The guide will discuss the rationale and unique rewards of commoner player characters (or an entire commoner party) within the Pathfinder and 3.5 ruleset.

Commoner characters facilitate the more dangerous, inventive playstyle of older versions of the World’s Oldest Roleplaying game that is often lacking in current campaigns. Playing a commoner in a Pathfinder/3.5 Open Game License Games provides the greatest possible opportunity for desperate, by-the-skin-of-their-teeth creativity in character creation, roleplaying, or non-lateral thinking to solve game challenges while retaining access to the incredible richness of OGL material.

Commoners serve as a logical counterpoint for players and game masters desiring something truly different than the standard stable of demigod PC classes: they are the unpowered ‘badass normal’ in a world full of superheroes, they are the historically accurate ‘ninjas’ in a world full of heavily armed aristocratic samurai, they are Bilbo Baggins amongst dwarven career soldiers. Commoners are the everyman that –with a little skill, a lot of intelligence, and a pinch of luck– might just save the day and prove every bit the hero. This guide is for players and GMs interested in telling those kind of stories.

In addition to ‘The Adequate Commoner,’ the Kickstarter campaign includes bonus books and stretch goal rewards for eight extra gaming books and other additions from some of the most innovative publishers creating gaming material today.

‘The Adequate Commoner’ will allow gamers to do more with less, never fight fair, and survive and thrive in a world that expects you to fail. Your characters will level, you’ll level as a player, and you’ll never have a better, more challenging time rolling dice. Click here to learn more and back the project on Kickstarter.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

One Comment

  1. J.M. Perkins

    26 September 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Hey, thank you so much for sharing this! We’re a little over 2 days in, and we’re over 60% funded! Feeling thankful for the support we’ve received and gonna keep working hard to make this project as good as it can possibly be. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

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