Step into a world where cyberspace is patrolled by digital knights wielding laser swords and jousting with robotic enemies. Step into a world of Lasers and Liches. Come see this retro-future take on 5th Edition D&D, now %500 funded on Kickstarter.
Lasers and Liches evokes the best parts of the future as envisioned in the glory days of the 80s and 90s. When bright purple neon colors defined the landscape and everything was somehow going to be cybered up and ready to do battle in the digiverse. It’s basically taking the ideas of this:
…and turning it into something a bit more like this:
And you’re either convinced that this is the greatest thing ever or not–but if you want to know more about how Lasers and Liches is transforming 5th Edition into this futuristic land of pure cyberspace wizardry, then scroll on.
via Chris Lock
The Retroverse lives! Welcome to an exciting new 5E universe from Lasers & Liches! It is an unbound universe bursting with half-faded memories, barely remembered songs, lost childhood friends, outdated styles, vaporwave, abandoned dreams, lost playthings, vaporware, and time corroded nostalgia. A place both strange and familiar. A place for adventure,chaos, friendship, and the magic of yesteryear. In short, a place that combines your love of the present with your adoration of the past.
Do you feel like your 5E game might be missing something? Maybe a little Retro-Futurism? We did too! It’s time to get weird, time to get crazy, time for more freaking laser corgis! Lasers & Liches mixes untethered creativity with sci-fantasy and wraps it in the veneer of yesteryear. Expect neon swords, Code Dragons, Pizza Slimes, and so much nostalgia inspired world building. Don’t worry though, we know that your memories are sacred, and that’s why we’re going to treat them with care. This was our childhood too and we are giving it the respect it darn well deserves. Callbacks are easy, and this ain’t gonna be easy.
So, what is the Retroverse? Technically speaking, the Retroverse is an unstable plane. It is constantly expanding, contracting, and gaining new extensions. It wobbles on an uneven axis among the other planes of existence. Because if this, it eventually intersects all realities in one way or another. There is no point in time when it is not linked to multiple realms at once. Where the Retroverse ends, begins, or even exists at any given time is an impossible question to answer.
This means that you can take anything, from any 5E setting, and mash it together. Classic 5E content, mixed with Retroverse classes and species, fighting other 3rd party monsters, across a setting from your favorite cartoon?! You betcha! This doesn’t overhaul 5E with a bunch of revised rules, it just makes the game cooler in every way.
There is a ton of stuff to check out in this Kickstarter. Three waves of content, massive stretch goals, and they’ve already hit their 5x goals. This is your chance to jump in and get these incredible looking books at a steal–so if you’re interested be sure and check out the Kickstarter linked below.