However, now I'm in at the £30 level for a hardback rulebook and loads of extras from the stretch goals. Even if you never envisage playing the game, some of the extras and add-ons look like they would work well with other systems.
Here's a link to the Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2036759092/maelstrom-domesday-rpg
And here's some of the blurb:
The Maelstrom RPG was first published in 1984 and remains a classic to this day. Fast and innovative mechanics, evocative characters, flexible magic and the preeminent RPG herbal made this a game ahead of its time.
Now it is time to bring this classic game to a new generation of gamers with a brand new edition. Arion Games are taking the core Maelstrom game and reworking it with:
Lifepath Character Creation
Revised and updated Game rules
Expanded rules for magic, The Maelstrom and the supernatural
A comprehensive guide to life in 1086
A complete regional setting