Golden Sky Stories: Twilight Tales

Created by Star Line Publishing

Golden Sky Stories: Twilight Tales (originally released in Japan as Mononoke Koyake) is the first Japanese supplement for Golden Sky Stories, and it adds the mononoke as a new set of character types for players and narrators alike. Each has a signature character, but they’re also easy to reskin to be any number of creatures. The rules for the kappa also let you play other aquatic creatures like mermaids, and where the signature visitor is an alien, your visitor could be a time traveler, a winter fairy, or even Santa Claus. The book will also feature an intro comic and scenarios to help you get started using mononoke in your stories.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

We're Still Here!
2 months ago – Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 12:30:14 AM

I know it’s been much too long since I posted an update, and while things are moving ahead, we haven’t made a huge amount of progress. This year has been pretty lousy for me overall, but things are finally starting to look up a bit with the news that I’m getting hired as a permanent employee at what started as a contract job. (Also, I’ve been learning steno with Plover, but anyway.)

As for Golden Sky Stories stuff, Clay has all the files and instructions for the remaining stretch goal stuff, and is making progress, albeit slowly, since he has so much work to do for other clients. It’s hard to give an estimate of how much longer it’ll take, but there isn’t all that much left to do, so I’m hoping we can finish up within a month or so.

One thing Clay does is make icons for the new character types, and as ever, he doesn't disappoint.

From there, I’m hoping to both Kickstart Dragon World (my original Powered by the Apocalypse anime comedy fantasy RPG) and do a non-crowdfunded release of the next Golden Sky Stories supplement, Hitotsuna Komichi (which adds the “elder henge” as new character types).

Anyway, as always, thank you all for your support!

Some More Goodies!
8 months ago – Thu, May 09, 2019 at 01:11:05 AM

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A Quick Update
10 months ago – Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 01:48:42 AM

I'm sorry I've been out of touch for a while. I don't want to get too much into the details here, but for the past week I've been dealing with a medical issue that has me pretty messed up. I'm seeing doctors and taking meds, and hopefully I'll be able to get it sorted out before too long.

I already sent most of the files and specs for the remaining stretch goal stuff to Clay for layout. He's ridiculously busy as always, but he has everything he needs, so with any luck we'll be able to finish everything up before too long.

Anyway, that's all for now. As always, thanks for your support!

Goodies and Shout-Outs
about 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 03:53:57 PM

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Assorted Updates
over 1 year ago – Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 12:01:29 AM

Things have slowed down a bit here as life has provided a series of interruptions keeping us from getting into more playtesting. With any luck we’ll get through all of that before too long, but if you happen to have tried out any of the material I’ve posted (especially the Sheep Henge and Magical Girl) and have feedback, it would certainly help us out! In the meantime I have a few updates for you.

Shipping Stuff

We received the remaining available tracking numbers and uploaded them to BackerKit. Barring weird holdups like customs issues, everyone should’ve gotten their packages by now. If you haven’t, get in touch with me (Kickstarter messages are best).

Meanwhile in Japan

The new version of GSS is coming out in Japan in early September, so the publisher has been releasing more details, including sharing the new cover art (which looks amazing), and the fact that it’ll actually have some new rules and weigh in at 164 pages. They’ve mentioned an “Amazing Wonder” rule where everyone can pool their Wonder and Feelings for something big, and an encounter table that you can use for more ad-libbed adventures.

As I mentioned before, we’re not in a position to do a whole new core book for a while yet, but we’re definitely going to talk to Kamiya and see what we can do in the way of bringing the new material to our English-speaking audience.

Under Some Diabolical Headgear

Lastly, I wanted to mention that Evil Hat is Kickstarting a new, expanded edition of my card game Channel A. It’s a party game where you pitch weird anime with titles made from words on cards, and it’s been tremendous fun to work on. Asmadi Games originally published it in 2013 with a Kickstarter that happened just a little before the original Golden Sky Stories Kickstarter, but it’s since gone out of print. It turned out that the Evil Hat folks are big fans of the game, and they picked it up for publication. It's going to have new cards added, and we have some expansions lined up as stretch goals!