Thank you to everyone who participated so far in the Saga Machine Unified playtests. Your feedback is critical in helping define the future of Saga Machine. This month we continue the playtest by releasing our fourth packet: Initiative & Combat.
Saga Machine, our in-house RPG system, has evolved significantly since the release of Against the Dark Yogi in 2014, all the way through Age of Ambition in 2020. As we look to the future and consider the possibility of new editions of our games, we want to streamline and unify our mechanics in a way that supports our fans' preferences and makes it easy to go from one game line to another.
Throughout 2023, we plan to release a series of playtest packets, each accompanied by a feedback form. Each month we will focus on a different aspect of the system. At first these playtest packets will be relatively small, as we determine the direction the revised system will take. But as they go on, each subsequent release will be more and more of a complete game.
Below is a projected timeline of the playtest packets and when they are expected to be available. Note that this timeline is subject to change, as we may decide that certain aspects of the system need additional focus and require an extra round of revisions.