Second Set of Tier Two Professions

As the mechanics testing for the Tier Two Professions continues, we figured we would give you a glimpse at the second half of the Tier Two options we are currently looking at. Between the first and second wave, the majority of the Tier Two Professions being workshopped have been announced. There are two others in the works that are in their initial stage, that we will talk about sometime later.

Without further ado: 

Impact Exorcist – Dealing with the non-tangible with less than zero subtlety, the Impact Exorcist has a focus on Demolitions, Aether Discharge, Research, and Void Manipulation

Specialist – Not your run of the mill day to day combat expert but instead the person you tap for very specific work, a Specialist focuses on specific targets with a focus on Enhanced Movement, Larceny, Lethal Hands, and Terminal Strike. 

Void Scout – Leaving your physical form and sending an astral presence is capable through the magic of nanotech thought merger. Void Scouts are mostly intangible save for Aether discharges, and function as some of the best eyes in the field. Scouting focus on Research, Decryption, Aether Scouting, and Phase Shift. 

Operations Leader – When your indirect involvement has direct results, the Operations Lead download focuses on First Aid, Piloting, Firearms, and Remote Asset Support
 

Mechanics and other updates

Here are some quick updates from the tiny document that handles mechanics. 

1) Thrown weapons now do 2 damage to the torso and all limbs. This is to make up for the limited range and use vs damage output.

2) Experience point growth has been clarified since it conflicted on two pages on the web page (a 2016 page and a 2017 page). It has been clarified in the rules document. 

 

Network Updates

UD MA added to the event listing. The first date is booked. 

Outline for how official online tabletops work for events has been added to the rulebook under the XP section.

MA specific corps have been added to the character creation section. 

Character database updates completed.

 

General Updates

Tier Two professions have entered beta-testing. The first four professions are under review:

Astrocist - Space engagement download with a focus on Firearms, Piloting, Astronavigation, and Engineering

Therma-Lancer – Aether focused shock troop focusing on the skills Aether Discharge, Enhanced Movement, Florentine Fighting, and Critical Immolation

Socialite – Media mogul focused on increasing finances and attention with the skills Research, Supply Manipulation, Quartermaster Influence, and Media Coverup

Thumper – Heavy firearm and ship combat based focus with the skills Firearms, Piloting, Demolitions, and Heavy Weapons Systems

 

The Wheels of Change Are Moving

Every week for the next two months we will be releasing the primary source material for Utopia Descending via our web page. This will include world materials, details on all of the Pillars, the faith of the Spires, as well as our super simple rules and mechanic system. You probably have already seen that a number of corporation pages have appeared on Facebook, and have already started with technology and development updates for the public to view. 

But this is just the beginning. In June we will be hosting a Kickstarter for Utopia Descending to take this project from it's initial stages into becoming a pioneer of the next generation of interactive live experiences. In this kickstarter you, the would be players and game organizers, will be able to help us make the content of this game the best the world has ever seen. You will be helping us fund projects like extended world artwork, software application development, and extended world simulation materials. 

Rewards will be plentiful as well. From backers getting access to in character marketing materials, artwork, content, as well as the ability to buy in to host your own Utopia Descending chapter(s).

 

More Details Released

Welcome to the new year everyone!

Over the past week we have started showing you details of what to expect from Utopia Descending. We have given you sneak peaks at our three-tier Pillar system, outlined the concepts behind the worlds faiths, introduced the most general guidelines for the companies, and given you a glance at many of the new directions we are going in the "Breaking Traditions" section of the web site.

Over the next few months we will be putting finalized rule packets together for you as well as instructional videos. The reason why this next step is going to take a while is due to the fact that we are aiming to keep this system as rules light as possible while providing a dynamic environment for you to play in.

We also intend on releasing Utopia Descending as both a stand-alone and subscription based program for all you would-be game organizers out there. With this focus you will be able to have the autonomy to run your own flavor of game within the Utopia Descending world, the support provided from over 20 years of LARP organization experience, and subscription based adverting, tools, and resources that you can pick and choose to use to make your local Utopia Descending game(s) the best possible events that you could want to run.

From the creators desk I have to say that all of us here with Utopia Descending are very excited to get our finished product into your world. 

Cheers!

Art samples and world materials

Hello all!

Initial system designs are complete, and we are currently putting together drafts of graphic simple world settings materials and game play rules. We know that most people don't have time to read hundreds of pages of source material, so, we will be launching the pre-game with artistic renderings of samples of all of the Pillars (think races), simple rule system videos, and optional in depth world materials.

Combat and skill use will be in written format as well as explained in short video samples, and character creation is being designed to be a process done in seconds.

This winter we will be working on a large volume of our visual content, releasing details to the public starting just after the first of the year, and getting you ready to leap into the near modern science-fiction fantasy world of Utopia Descending.