The Advanced Story Point System [ASPS]

Created by Fool's Moon Entertainment, Inc.

The Advanced Story Point System, a core game engine with extreme flexibility allowing GMs to fully customise their game setting.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

ASPS Released, Keepsakes in the Final Stretch!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 06:31:51 PM

Hello, backers!

We've got a few things to let you know as we move forward.  Sorry for the delay, but in all this scramble we've got things done!  The ASPS PDF is now out, and we're finalising the printed version. We're looking for people to share their ideas for new ASPS settings, while working on a few of our own to help support the game.

Keepsakes has gone through editing, proof reading, more editing, and yet more proof reading.  Each time we do a pass it comes out stronger, and we're on the final pass now.  It's a large book, passing the 100 page mark, and will be even bigger once layout is done! The book looks solid, and should be in layout at the end of the month. Sorry for the delay, but we want to give you the best book we can.

Hopefully we'll be back with more good news soon!

Good News! (sort of)
3 months ago – Wed, Aug 30, 2023 at 08:31:25 PM

What half of you have been waiting for! ASPS is *completed*!!

You can download your PDF copies on Backerkit now!

Print copies are having the bleed adjusted before the file is resent to the printer (it was off by 0.1 of the margin) but will be hitting the presses soon!

For the other half of you waiting for Keepsakes, layout is working hard on the files and while we'd hoped to have them by the start of September, it's looking like October might be more realistic due to their dayjob commitments but they'll try to get it to us sooner.

Shipping will start soon, just awaiting the arrival of the plushies and dice (I'll be touching base with those crafters next to ensure they're en route) and the print files approved so they can be printed and shipped to us too. But hey, things are finally moving visibly forward!

I know it's been a looooong wait, and we appreciate y'all for sticking through it with us. We hope we can take what we've learned here and set better expectations for future projects, and hope you'll be willing to give us another chance when that time comes!

Once again, you can join us on Discord: - if you DM anyone with the Grundy role and give them your backer number, you get a special role with your own channel that gives you access to staff and sneak peeks at projects and art and things we're up to.

The end is in sight, y'all! We're nearly there!

Close to Complete
3 months ago – Sun, Aug 20, 2023 at 04:37:55 PM

ASPS is done and heading to print! Here's a little peek from the pdf file:

Keepsakes starts layout now, and if we're lucky will be completed by the end of the month or very early next. Our goal is to have them done and ready before Big Bad Con. We'll be sending shipping confirmations out at that time. So expect your orders in the mail by October!

Speaking of which - we will be vending and running games at Big Bad Con, which is in Burlingame from September 28th through October 1st, 2023. So if you'll be there come by the booth and say hi, pick up some other games, or sit in on a session of Keepsakes, First Contact, or maybe a playtest of Paths of Virtue (our D&D 5e social justice subclasses).

Hope to see some of you out there!

July update
5 months ago – Tue, Jul 11, 2023 at 03:34:58 PM

Management was off on an extended vacation, but we're all back now! Progress, as you might have guessed, is crawling along slower than we've hoped, but it IS moving forward. Edits on Keepsakes are nearly completed. ASPS is nearly finished in layout (our person there had some dayjob stuff to focus on in the middle of things but are back to work on it now).

The plushies are around 2/3rds completed. Our seamstress broke her leg quite badly so was off work for a while but has finally been medically cleared to resume light duties. She expects to be finished in August. 

Dice are almost finished, just some inking left to do.

Buckets of dice

Delays and Progress
7 months ago – Sun, May 07, 2023 at 09:57:35 PM

Keepsakes has hit some dev snags; our replacement editor is making a few developmental changes for clarity but should be done soon. Once it is, it will join ASPS in layout. Our layout person had an important work project take precedence but is back at it now, so we should have it completed soon. 

I do have some appendice maps I can share from the ASPS sample settings, and once we have someone with the know-how, we'll have some of those available as VTT.

overhead view of part of a city with furnished buildings and coastline
a broken railway track leading from a space beneath a beacon stairway
map of the Sepulchre continent

The Keepsakes plushies have been completed; we will send photos once they arrive!

In other news, the Paragon Project has wrapped up its Kickstarter, funding at 211%. We're pretty proud of that, and the Paragon team is hard at work on the rest of the book. Our Fox Magic team is also hard at work on a 2nd edition, launching this week over on Crowdfundr. You can catch our CEO here as he runs a campaign and tests out some of the new things being added and adjusted from 1e - and the last Thursdays of each month, he also hosts a Geek & Greet where we invite other creators and publishers on to sit down with us and talk about their past and current projects, the state of the industry, and other various and sundry gaming topics. You can catch past sessions of both on our YouTube channel.

If you'd like to join the conversation, or hang out and talk gaming, current events, or even just life, feel free to join us on Discord.