Overlight, a fantasy world coming to Kickstarter on April 24!
Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce the creation of a novel fantasy setting, Overlight.
Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world.
Since the beginning of time, a race of serpentine, celestial beings have been the caretakers and observers of the cosmos. At some point in Earth’s past, probably around approximately 1,000 B.C.E., a small contingent of these celestials argued that humanity was ready to learn the secrets behind the making of the world. That the Homo sapiens species had achieved such a level of cultural growth and spiritual awareness that they deserved to be shown all the wonders of the universe, to be given the literal Keys of Creation.
This small group of celestials was overruled by the will of the majority. Humankind was not yet ready. Defying this judgment, one individual fled to Earth with the Keys, and gifted them to humanity with one warning, “Do not use the Black Key”. Humanity did not listen.
All of reality was turned inside out. The burning heart of the world was now the bright white, unending sky, and the unknowable depths of space now a vast star-filled sea beneath. Entire continents float in the space between, without a moon or sun to guide them.
Seven floating continents, called The Shards.
Seven diverse Folk.
Seven colors of the Overlight.
Learn more about the Seven Shards and Folk
Who Are the Skyborn?
Every once in a while, a child is born among the Folk who is immediately recognized as something different. A Skyborn. Born with an otherworldly iridescent shine to their irises, Skyborn children may be revered, reviled, or even feared.
For only they can consciously manipulate the Overlight into the countless wondrous powers known as the Chroma.
What Is the Skyborn Order?
There are quite a few different organizations of Skyborn brought together by some common cause or another, but the most widespread by far is that simply called the Skyborn Order.
Founded nearly 500 cycles ago, the Skyborn Order was created by Skyborn prodigies from across the shards in order to protect themselves from persecution and exploitation. The Order’s message spread rapidly after its formation, and word had reached even the furthest reaches of the Seven. Aspiring sisters and brothers gathered from all corners…
The goals of the organization are nebulous but unified. The Skyborn of the Order believe that the shards and the space between them constitute a fundamentally broken world. This world, eternally in new forms of peril, requires champions capable of wondrous miracles and the ability to inspire the Folk toward a path that ultimately leads to their own salvation.