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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #115, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/04 and 08/18.

After having been to the RatCon convention, there are no fewer than 66 projects.
First I’d like to briefly address the two German language ones. Dungeon Crawl Classic is being translated by System Matters and I am tempted; despite the artwork. Fans of The Dark Eye and Cthulhu should check out Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos für das Schwarze Auge which combines the unlikely pair.
Onto the English projects, I am quite enticed by the Patreon of Samjoko Publishing for creating the Babel Magazine. The magazine offers English translations from tabletop rpgs from all over the world, an exciting endeavor, which got me to join the projects in the second I learned of it.
If you like gm-less story games, you should have a look at Dusk to Midnight. The game puts the players in the role of mech-soldiers doomed to be on the loosing side of a war, while not necessarily ending in tragedy. I consider the setting interesting, the zine-format as nifty and backed it. Another interesting setting, in my opinion, is offered by Titans Trail. The combination of Mecha, Kajiu und Victoriana, basically putting Pacific Rim and Dowtown Abbey into a mixer does sound intriguing enough that I got an eye on it. In comparison the setting of USAGI YOJIMBO is almost traditional. As traditional as a samurai tale with anthropomorphic animals can be. The setting is based on the Manga by the same name and the new edition does got fitted with the PbtA-engine. Which sounds quite cool. I haven’t read the „For the Crown and the Dragon“ novel by Stephen Hunt, sollten yet if you did – or like „weird historical fantasy“ – you might take a look at the Crown and Dragon Kickstarter, which fits it with the Savage World system. The Realm of the Gateway offers an original setting that spans and combines science fiction and fantasy covering various genres. If you are curious, you can check out the base rules on DTRPG. Back to a Story Game, Collateral Damage puts you in the role of the side-characters in an action scenario. This can cover various genres, as long as there is action, and the main goal is to make it out alive. The game aims to provide a fast one-shot experience and does sound fascinating.
There are as well two Break Kickstarter campaigns. Carbyne Jungle has an interesting setting of mixing science fiction and fantasy while offering three distinctly different play modes that can still be utilized in one game with each other. Which sounds like quite a feat and spiked my interest. Then there’s Broken! which doesn’t have either a setting or a system, but lets backers vote on it via their pledges, which I find quite strange.
Of course there are other projects, like the D&D sourcebooks The Islands & Aswangs Book, offering an insight into Filipino myth and folklore, and Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva, for the fans of the web comic. There are many cool sourcebooks to help you build your setting or city like Magical Industrial Revolution, City Builder and Maps: Buildings, Castles and Dungeons.
Well, there are many more sourcebooks, adventures, dice and many many other projects, see for yourself:

English Crowdfundings

6 Role-Playing Games
2 Break Kickstarter Role-Playing Games
1 Patreon
1 Setting
4 Sourcebooks
3 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
2 Pathfinder Sourcebooks
1 Adventure Box
6 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
4 Single-Dice Projects
1 Digitale Dice Projects
1 Coin Project
1 Playingcard Project
3 Dice Accessoires (Trays, Trackers)
3 Dice Accessoires (Containers)
1 Accessoire
4 Enamel Pins
2 Map Projects
2 Software Projects
7 Various RPG Projects
4 Various Games with RPG Elements

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Sourcebook

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/08/19/crowdfunding-collection-115/

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Crowdfunding Collection #116, between 08/18 and 08/26.

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #116, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/18 and 08/26.

You’ll find the new game Never Knows Best created by Fraser Simons offers a quite unique setting as you play teens who can transform into robots to deal with their problems and growing up. Taking cues from FLCL – or „FuriKuri“ as I remember the series – the setting promises to be a tad bit wild. The system is a mix of Powered by the Apocalypse and Blades in the Dark. I am intruiged and starred the project. The only other fully fledged game in the list is The Quantum Drift. From what I understood it takes the tradition of „forum fiction rpgs“, where one continues a story from the perspective of their character in essentially a writers circle, and takes it to Facebook. I think it sounds interesting, yet am a bit confused about the need to crowdfund it.
Next to the games there are two Patreons. On the one hand you can support Tracy Barnett as they are creating tabletop rpgs (I guess story games style), podcasts, offer streaming and more. On the other hand you might look at the Patreon of Anna Kreider and help her writing about feminism in game and helping marginalizted groups. I think both patreons are pretty cool.
Among the sourcebooks I am most tempted by On Downtimes and Demesense. The topics are quite interesting and I am having an eye on it. If you’d like to check it out, it has already less than a week to go. For fans of richly illustrated fantasy rpgs Trudvang Chronicles: Mupselheim is a must see. Well, and if you like to have another combat system for a popular fantasy setting, check out the Percentile dice combat module. You might as well marvel at dice like The Path of Chaos Metal RPG Dice Set or the Solid Brass Raised Pip Dice.
Next to quite some more projects worth having a look at:

English Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
2 Patreons
5 Sourcebooks
2 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
1 Card Deck
1 Notebooks
3 Enamel Pins
4 Various RPG Projects

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/08/26/crowdfunding-collection-116/

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Crowdfunding Collection #117

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #117, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/26 and 09/09.

Following a small break, I am back with no fewer than 64, of which 16 are actual new games. Giving a small shout out to a new German game, I think SteaMage is worth having a look, though with that being said, back to the English ones

Rod, Reel, & Fist is a quite unique game with its focus on actual fishing. I like how the task, which can be boring when not done in real life, is spiced up with dramatic tension and realized with a narrative system. The author did a fine job with The Dawnline and I am actually very tempted to back the book. If you are new to games or want to introduce someone to the hobby, maybe First Look is a good choices. It focuses on one-shots and being accessible. Tenebria on the other hand has a more ’serious‘ approach. It places the player as the remains of the fallen Roman empire in the titular town and has them defend it against overwhelming forces. Back to the more family friendly all-age games you might be interested in The Magical Land of Yeld. The game looks cute and I guess it ain’t a brutal hunt for mermaids. Should you be rather looking for some multi-genre game, The Realm of the Gateway is again trying to be funded.
Then there are quite some fantasy games. Like the rather dark Hunters of the Chalice Lands, which has beautiful illustrations and comes with a D&D 5E/OSR ruleset. Thus being not to far off the Black Hack based Barbarians of the Ruined Earth by Mike Evans. If you like the setting by Mantics, you’ll probably fancy the Kings of War Role-Playing Game and fans of Stephen Hunt get another chance at funding Crown and Dragon.
If you took interest in the Blades in the Dark game engine Forged in the Dark and like near future action games, check out Adrenaline: Near Future. I got an eye on its progression. Fans of Powered by the Apocalypse can get their fill of Magical Girl tropes with Glitter Hearts and if they were to rather explore a basically tokyo setting should have a look at Shibuyan Knights.
Which ain’t the only Anime or „Japanese popculture“ inspired games. There’s Henshin! A Sentai RPG on the one hand. Where you fight basically as a mighty power ranger against evil (tho without dice). Well and Wave Man where your character is a Samurai or Ninja, maybe both, and can brave adventures in solo play mode or with friends.
Those who are into SF might take a look at the expansive TerrorForm rpg. It appears to offer quite some background and caters to several styles of play. Well and am not sure how much SF is in Worm Hole to Uranus, yet it got a buttload of „uranus“ jokes and appears to be a fun beer & pretzels party game.
There are many, many, more cool project. Which I can’t possible all mention. Thus take a look for yourself::

English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
4 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 PbtA & FitD Role-Playing Games
3 Sentai, Tokyo & Ninja Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 Setting
4 Sourcebooks
1 Secondary Literature Book
2 Adventures
4 D&D Adventures
3 Dice Projects
3 Dice Projects (Single Dice)
3 E-Dice, Coins & Various
2 Accessoires (Bags)
4 Accessoires (Containers)
3 Tables, Maps & Tiles
3 Soundscapes
1 Podcast
2 Enamel Pins
2 Webseries & Livestreams
4 Various RPG Projects

German Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Dice Project

French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/09/09/crowdfunding-collection-117/

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Crowdfunding Collection #118

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #118, including every tabletop rpg project started between 09/09 and 09/15.

In this collection you’ll finde 8 roleplaying games.
I’ll start with Hyper Light Drifter. The game is based on the videogame by the same name and shares its aesthetics as well as setting. Thus the players will be exploring a post-apocalyptic world with forgotten technologies to discover using a d20 system alongside tactical combat using a mat. The whole game will come in a stylish SNES style packaging and it does look enticing. Then there’s the Otherworlds RPG. It’s a colorful rpg with a varied fantasy setting that has some SF elements here and there. Personally, I like the vampires, of whom some can turn into giant spiders (cool!) and it has a kind of „energetic“ vibe to it which is why I got it starred. In regards to the system it looks rather tradition. Retired on the other hand is a story game that sees two gamers – narrator and a player – exploring the retirement life of a former super villain. The concept sounds fresh as well as interesting and I trust Caias Ward in realizing projects, thus take a look and give it a chance. If you prefer playing heroes maybe Disposable Heroes is better suited to your interest. Though heroes might be a bit optimistic for glorified mail man in this card based PbtA rpg. It does sound interesting. Then there’s Neotoma with it’s original Science Fiction setting with some Sword & Sorcery elements. It does use d12 and d20 for its system, the character sheet looks rather traditional and if you want to learn more you should follow the link to its website. Then there’s SLICE, a rules light game that should be approachable to kids. Well and there’s Ashes of New Earth, which aims to finance the Art for the game.
I wasn’t actually sure how to fit in SQUABBLES or whether it fits at all. The term roleplaying game is used in the more educational to therapeutic sense of trying to teach lessons. In this case how to handl, react and resolve conflicts based on the methods devolped by Brooks Gibbs. It’s still a game, yet not exactly a normal „roleplaying game“.
Among the other projects I am highly enamored with the Story Engine deck. It offers various sets of card to come up with stories including characters, antagonists, aspects, twists and more. I like the idea, presentation, did back it and do recommend having a look. Another project worthwhile checking out is Homunculus Assembly Line, a magazine which is created in a collaboration of 6 artists who all contribute to the project.
There are many more fascinating and cool adventures, sourcebooks, dice and more! Just take a look:

English Crowdfundings

8 Role-Playing Games
1 Role-Playing Game Hybrid
3 Sourcebook
3 D&D 5E Sourcebook
3 Card Decks
1 Magazine
2 Adventures
2 D&D 5E Adventures
4 Dice Projects
2 Token Projects
4 Accessoires
1 Soundscape
1 Enamel Pin
1 Various RPG Project

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

French Crowdfundings

1 Gamebook

Chinese Crowdfundings

1 Murder Mystery Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/09/15/crowdfunding-collection-118/

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Crowdfunding Collection #119

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #119, including every tabletop rpg project started between 09/15 and 09/22.

This time around with no fewer than 13 roleplaying games in English, with one of those coming from Germany.
Aces in Space is a project done by Christian Vogt and his teams. The setting has the players assume the role of daring space pilots and is somewhere between Battlestar Galactica and Sons of Anarchy with some Social Media elements thrown into the mix. The whole presentation is, imho, so brilliant that I backed it, despite my personal aversion towards Fate Core. Another cool setting that does tempt me a lot is Heart: The City Beneath by Grant Howitt. The Deep Apiarist with its swarms of bees caught my eye and has me enticed. The system of the games is inspired or rather based on the one in The Spire and those who back it get a quickstarter upon pledging. 10 Workers United isn’t a phantastical game but highlights the necessity of unions. The zine is a direct reaction towards Kickstarter firing workers who claim they got the boot because they tried to unionized. I backed it. If your more interested in spies and villains with super powers, you should take a look at CAPERS Covert. The charming setting is supported by the tried and tested card based system of CAPERS and CAPERS Noire. I am considering to back it about as much as I am considering backing PunkApocalyptic. The newest game by the creator of Shadows of the Demon Lord as a cool, punkrock take on the Apocalyptic genre and is, as stated, quite tempting. If you like your alternative reality less punk like and less apocalyptic, maybe take a look at the fantasy system offered by Gaval Tales.
Back to the apocalypse, there’s Libreté. The games is a continuitation of the French game Perdu sous la Pluie (Lost under the Rain), and one does play lost childred. The system is a unique take on the Powered by the Apocalypse system and I do feel enticed. Another PbtA game, yet without the apocalypse, is Root. Based on the board game by the same name gamers will play little mice and other animals who brave adventures. Under Hollow Hills by Meguey and Vincent Baker isn’t particularly dark either as it focusses it’s setting on a traveling circus aiming, from what I feel, to be accessible by younger players.
Then there are quite some d10 based games. Like Deviant: The Renegades, the newest gameline by Onyx Path to be added to the Chronicles of Darkness. The players play creatures or people who’ve been created to fight the various supernatural forces of the CofD, yet turned on their creators. Which is more interesting than I gave the first pitches credit for. Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest on the other hand is a rather colorful game, in which the players try to explore some mystical woods. Where as Era: Forbidden focuses on the conflict between Angels and Demons using the solid game engine of other Era-games. Last but not least SLA Industries will get a second edition in which players have to deal with a futuristic yet dystopian city and its strange inhabitants.
Next to those cool games, which really put me under the agony of choice, there are plenty more, fascinating, worthwile projects. Just take a look:

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
3 Powered by the Apocalypse Role-Playing Games
4 d10-based Role-Playing Games
1 Sourcebook
2 Adventures
4 Dice & Coin Projects
1 Accessoire
1 Enamel Pin
4 Various RPG Projects
1 RPG Hybrid

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Campaign

French Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook
1 Map
1 Novel

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/09/22/crowdfunding-collection-119/

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Crowdfunding Collection #120

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #120, including every tabletop rpg project started between 09/22 and 10/07.

Following a small break, I return to present no fewer than 14 English RPGs and a whole bunch of Spanish and French ones.
To start the list I’d like to direct you to Little Monster Detectives by Nosolorol. The project funds the translation of the Spanish games that is made for kids and with kids in mind. If you like to have a in-depth look at how it works, I highly suggest checking out the review at the GMS Magazine YouTube channel by Paco Jean. If I had children, I would have backed the game enthusiastically. Back to an older demographic, the vs. KICKSTARTER 2 projects does attempt to fund three micro games at one. You’ll have the choice between post-apocalyptic action, killing Hitler or fighting in mechs, which sounds like a fun mix. The Charm Universal RPG does offer more to read, yet it keeps the character sheet down to the size of a business card, has a universal approach and looks quite cool and colorful. Ross Rifles does contrast it by putting the player characters in the trenches of a war, fitting them with a Powered by the Apocalypse to survive (or not?). If you consider that to be a bit heavy, maybe take a look at Drinking Quest: Old Habits and combine gaming with drinking (responsible tho, imho).
Which does offer a nice transfer into the Fantasy Genre. For this you’ll find the Savage Worlds based Gods and Masters on the one hand. It offers urban guerrilla fights mixed into the fantasy stuff. Which I find a bit dazzling but not as dazzling as electric powered steam-tech that’s provided with Nuadan Chronicles on the other hand.
Less confusing and more cool you might like to checkout Haunted West for an entry into the Weird West genre. Chris Spivey, who previously gave me the splendid Harlem Unbound sourcebook, explores the weird west from the perspective of people that tend to get the short stick in the Genre. Given that I liked his previous work am genuinely tempted. Another interesting project in regards of weird alternative history is Agon, which offers you heroic stories in a mythic world – which I take to be a take on ancient Greece. It’s designed by John Harper (Blades in the Dark) and published by Evil Hat, thus well worth having a look.
From fantasy to science fiction RECLAIMER sparked my interest. Befitting to current political challenges it addresses a climate crisis in the future and an eco-insurgence that aims to battle it. The game looks great and uses the tested system of Cryptomancer, thus am tempted. If you are more interested in a space punk take on the SF genre, check out. Dark Stars and it’s d100 system to go of on adventures.
Seekers Beyond The Shroud is a solo-rpg and has the player explore the literal occult underground, braving various dangers. It looks great, is right in my ball park and the project in this list that has me tempted the most. Though there’s more urban fantasy like Visigoths vs. Mall Goths. With the Visigoths looking like Visigoths had a crash into Visual Key while being dragged through the 80s. I have neither a connection to Visigoths nor to Mall Goths, though if you do, take a look! Last but not least there’s Night Shift. The Urban Fantasy game uses the O.G.R.E.S system by Elf Lair Games that apparently is OGL inspired. You might play stuff like Buffy, Charmed or an Urban Fantasy setting of your own device. For which the game provides interesting classes, various playstyles and mechanics. It’s well worth having a look.
There are many more cool projects. Like the gamebooks Destiny’s Role 1 or Escape from Darkmoor Keep. The marvelously sparkling 2020 Glitter Dice and many more, just take a look:

A brief word, before the list. Sadly currently the evidence is suggesting that Kickstarter might have fired two of its workers for trying to form a union (Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing workers). Kickstarter does in general oppose Unions, will do anything against them and spreads the usual company propaganda against them (Kickstarter To Workers and Project Creators: Drop Dead).
I personally think that shitty and sucks. It did effectively dampened my enthusiasm for backing stuff on their platform. Well, that and doing my bookkeeping. It ain’t meant as a call for boycott, cause in the end it hits the creators, more something that happend, that’s of relevance and maybe worth knowing/considering.

English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Mythic & Weird Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
3 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Gamebooks
4 Sourcebooks
2 Settings
6 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
2 Accessoires
2 Playing Cards
4 Maps & Minis
2 Various RPG Projects
2 Other games with RPG relevance

Spanish Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

French Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Adventure

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/10/07/crowdfunding-collection-120/

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Crowdfunding Collection #121

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #121, including every tabletop rpg project started between 10/07 and 10/13.

This week I discovered and am very enthusiastic about Moth Children, A Vampire TTRPG created by Dane Asmund. I am really intruiged by the idea to combine moth, and their mythological background, with the creation and existence of vampires and thus genuinely curious with and fascinated by the setting. It’s, at least for me, a excitingly novel approach to vampires and addition to the genre. The mechanics is based on two wheels – one the ST have and one each player has – which I consider interesting. The playtest of the game offers insight in what it will become and I trust the creator based on previous projects. I do highly recommend that you take a look at the project and back it.
Another project I backed and recommend is Doikayt: A Jewish TTRPG Anthology. It offers a collection of short tabletop roleplaying games about Judaism or Jewish themes, written and illustrated by Jews. From what I’ve seen currently the anthology includes about ten games offering quite a variety in topic. I do recommend that you take a look and backed it myself as it ready very enticing.
If you are more interested in historical fantasy, you should take a look at Wolves of God. The game uses England during the Dark Ages setting and the system of Stars without Numbers for the game mechanics, being quite close to B/X.
For more fantasy you might take a look at Advanced Fantasy, a d100 based system that has been created with love for complex and challenging games in mind. Then there’s Warden’s Game. The project does offer rather little information in regards to setting or system yet appears to be a labour of love.
The gamebook in this collection Destiny Dez, Drum of Destiny, is being created with very young children in mind, and offers an entry to role-playing games.
Then, if your interested in Larps, you might like to try Twain. A small larp for one player. Which I find a quite curious concept.
There are other quite interesting projects, like the Fantasy World Creator, which allows to easily create maps and tiles for D&D anbd other games. There are adventures aimed at the whole family and kids like Big Book of Amazing Tales and The Legend of Gimcrack Jack. Well or dice accessoire like the Dice Crypt or the Unity Dice Necklace. Next to many other, interesting projects, which you can see here:

English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 LARP
2 Settings
3 D&D Settings
3 Sourcebooks
2 Supplements
1 Adventure
2 Adventures for the Family
3 Dice Projects
2 Accessoires
1 Soundscape
2 App Projects
2 RPG Comics
2 RPG Gifts
1 Save a Crowdfunding Campaign
3 Various RPG Projects

German Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/10/13/crowdfunding-collection-121/

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Crowdfunding Collection #122

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #122, including every tabletop rpg project started between 10/13 and 10/30.

Following quite a break, as I enjoyed PDXcon and SPIEL, I am back at an unusual weekday. The collection covers 17 days, which has seen quite some projects started and other closed. For 7 projects I’ve been to late, you’ll find them at the end of this post. Thus, to lose no more, let’s start.

Voidheart is essentially a Urban Fantasy game. You play mundane human beings who discover that there is more to the world than they knew and have to fight back against a variety of creatures. Jay Iles describe it as being about a psychic rebellion and compares it to works like Psychonauts, Persona 5 and Inception. The PbtA games overs a quickstart and I suggest you take a look. The Ruin has a quickstart as well. Though it’s rather based on D&D 5E and offers a post-apocalyptic setting to explore and survive. I do quite like the illustrations. Which is as well a cool aspect of Renascentia. The originally Italian game takes the peninsula as a setting and enriches it with magic and enchantments apparently set in what I would call „somewhat medieval to renaissance“ times. With Arcana Academy you’ll find a PbtA game that aims to over the experience of attending Hogwarts (Harry Potter) or Brakebills (Magicians), apparently taking a lighter take on the latter.
If you are yearning for Fantasy, take a look at Era: Lost Legend. The game is the newest addition to the Era-system family and aims to provide a Final Fantasy style gaming experience; take a look. Against the Darkmaster does offer classical fantasy sagas and by it’s own claims „heavy metal combat“. Which it does provide by a simple d100 system and the illustration, save from the opulent thumbnail, look OSR-style to me. If you prefer your fantasy D&D 5E style, just take a look at The Dark Forest.
If you are looking for an interesting take on survival horror, take a look at Survival of the Able. You’ll be playing people with disabilities during the medieval times in western Europe and next to the normal ailments of the era there are zombies too! It does use a custom tailored version of fudge as its system. While I likely won’t back it, it’s an interesting idea and I recommend having a look. You’ll find another horror RPG in All is Madness. The characters have to confront their fears or die. While the project doesn’t say a lot about it’s system, $10 isn’t that expensive and it might be worth having a look – a rather quick one as it has only hours left on its clock.
If you prefer Science Fiction, you might like to check out Space Kings. The card based game invites improvisation to have your characters and crews stand up to the government. Spaced does offer a more classic approach with a d100 system and its developers experience Delve. You’ll be crashing with your space ship and got to explore your crash site. If you like detailed, original settings, check out Swords and Spaceships. The project doesn’t talk that much about the system, but looks nice and talks a lot about its setting.
Western are basically Science Fiction in historical, at least some SF. With Devil’s Staircase you can take your dusty cowboy boots on and engage in the wild west. It is a diceless rules-light game and the InDemand phase will only last for like 2 more days. If you like your West with Elves, Orcs and other fantasy creatures, check out Gaval Tales. It has them all and uses d8 and d12 at least.
If you fancy game books, you’ll find a quite traditional one with The Necronomicon Gamebook – Carcosa. Pitch Black is more unconventional, by basically being an audio based gamebook. Well, and Spire’s End does approach the gamebook theme with cards. Plus it is the one that tempts me most.
Matt Colvilles sourcebook Kingdoms, Warfare & More Minis! got me to actually back it, as I like the topic and are curious about his take. There are, of course, many more very interesting, cool projects, just check the collection:

English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
3 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Horror Role-Playing Games
3 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
2 Wild West Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 Audio-Gamebook
1 Card-Gamebook
2 Settings
3 Magazines
3 Sourcebooks
6 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
3 Adventures
5 D&D 5E Adventures
3 Dice Projects
1 Dice Coin
4 Accessoires
1 Deck of Cards
1 App
2 Enamel Pins
2 Maps & Tokens
2 Various RPG Projects

German Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Sourcebook
1 Adventure

French Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
3 Dark Fantasy Role-Playing Games
1 Sourcebook

Started and already Done

7 Projects

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/10/30/crowdfunding-collection-122/

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Crowdfunding Collection #123

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #123, including every tabletop rpg project started between 10/30 and 11/03.

Despite the last collection been just 4 days ago, you’ll find that there are 22 projects included in this. As for the next, it might get delayed for three weeks, or a bit more, since I will take a trip to The Night in Question – which effectively will take two weekends as I’ll again take a small US vacation.

First of all, I’d like to direct your attention towards the German translation of Lovecraftesque. If you like to support the game line abroad, if you do speak German, take a look. The publisher is new, I do think reliable, and needs some more support.
In regards of English language projects, there’s the Dark V01D Science Fiction ttrpg. A project from Germany that is presented and offered in English. The SF setting is visibly inspired by the 80s and the system developed of from The Dark Eye. Though the creator chose a more narrative approach with just keeping the combat practical. It should be worth having a look. Then there is Mystic Lilies, a card based game, which focussed on the dramatic conflict among witches and dark arts. The author referes Monsterhearts, Touhou Project, Bayonetta and Madoka Magica as points of references. While I don’t consider Bayonetta as dramatic – imho it’s more like „Fucking stylish, in your FACE Fucker! BOW BOW BOW“-drama than eny of the other – I find my self really intruiged by the concept presented and recommend having a look. Then there’s Moonpunk, a PbtA game, in which you play different kinds of punks rebelling on the moon. The game comes in the form of a punk-zine and does look interesting.
Then there are two Larps, Hi-Ho! aims to offers a fun single-player Larp. Though going by the video it can be played with oneself and a quite literal socketpuppet. A nice, rather inexpensive, idea that might be worth having a look at. System 7 offers a sytem, from the looks card based, for Larps and ttrpgs, with the opportunity to simulate any genre from fantasy to vampires. Which does make it interesting.
Then you’ll find Leopard Women of Venus for DCC among the settings. As the name indicates it revels in a Golden Age comic book approach and has women riding through space on dragon-crocodiles while shooting fire/lasers from their helmets. Which lookes like ridiculously absurd fun. Just take a look. I personally, for now, pledged for the Super Blood Harvest adventure. It’s a collection of actually three modules, I guess setting up on a supposed OSR rule set, yet very stylish and with vampires. Well, and if I had a 3D printer I might have pledged for the very cool looking Draconic Dice Crypts STL files.
There are many more interesting, cool and fun projects, just take a look:

English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Larps
1 Setting
1 Sourcebook
4 Adventures
1 Dice Project
2 Dice Accessoires
1 Maps & Tokens Project
1 Enamel Pin
2 Various RPG Projects

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Sourcebook

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/11/03/crowdfunding-collection-123/

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Crowdfunding Collection #124

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #124, including every tabletop rpg project started between 11/03 and 11/24.

As I had to take a two weeks vacation brake, the collection has about 90 projects, so let’s get to them.

If you are interested in original German tabletop rpgs, you might like to have a look at Milan. Well, and if you like some maps, you might like to checkout Jannasaras Kartentasche.

Back to the English projects, I’d like to start with Electric Bastionland. The game from the creator of Into the Odd presents a fascinating setting, in which one plays a character that failed badly and is in debt – basically being the perfect person to go onto adventures to solve their problems. I would guess that the system is rather lite, OSR inspired and am tempted to back it. Then there’s Res Obscura a steampunk fantasy rpg set during the Victorian age. The project doesn’t talk alot about its system, though its being translated from Italian. If we move somewhat ahead in time, we’ll come to Lightning War. It’s set during World War II, yet has fantasy creatures included. Well, and systemwise it takes inspiration from Skirmish games. If you prefer your fantasy more classic, without real history spice, check out Quest. Which offers quite some expose on its d20 mechanics. If your looking for a narrative game, check out One More Thing. It’s a two player game, in which a criminal case is solved. Putting the emphazise square on the „how“ and not the „if“-which is a given. Then there’s Charm. Offering a universal game fit to play every kind of character in any Genre. It does look charming indeed.
The Curse of the House of Rookwood offers an intruiging Gothic Horror role-playing game. It sees the players playing characters within a family, where everyone has things to hide and skeletons in the closed – maybe even literal. I am enticed by the setting, the focus on family and generational play and couldn’t resist it. I do recommend having a look. Vaesen offers another take on the Gothic Horror genre. It uses nordic mythologie as the bases for its setting, yet diverges from the common stuff I knew beforehand, making it a fresh take. The ruleset is an adapted version of the Tales of the Loop one. I do recommend having a look at it.
VIGOR: Into the Dust is a game for those who prefer post-apocalyptic settings, which aren’t nighlistic and drab. Yet Vigors setting gives me a Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and the system is character forward and focused on survival and getting the community to thrive. Which has me considering backing it. The Ruin on the other hand offers a more classical post-apocalypse, focusing on survival horror. It does use a D&D 5E inspired system, which you can checkout by their quickstart. Thus, take a look. Then there’s Aftermath, which has an apocalyptic setting, yet a rather sparse description. If you want to get more information on it, check the video.
Then there are quite some Urban Fantasy games, like Of Dreams and Magic 2nd Edition: The Waking World. The concept of a world, overlayered by a dream world. Which does look fascinating and reminds me a bit of Invisible Sun, just more accessible. I recommend having a look at it. Then there is Onyx Path, granting Mummy: The Curse a 2nd edition. In this Chronicles of Darkness game you assume the role of an eternal, timeless Mummy which is effectively immortal and possesses a cult. You can take a look at the manuscript of the book once you backed and I recommend having a look. Another good call would be backing the City of Mist: Starterbox. It offers you everything to play the cool mix of the PbtA and Fate system to play essentially urban fantasy coded superheroes. Though, if you rather like to play Power Rangers, Sailor Moon Warriors or similar teams check out If Not Us, Then Who?. It uses an interesting card based system.
Vampire: the Masquerade – Blood Feud is a „Mega Board Game“ and thus unites aspects of role-playing games, card games and a mega game. The game is made for 4 up to 32 players, which have four different station to vie for controll of the city. I do think that the idea is very cool, the miniatures are plently and nice and the box is neatly fit. I backed it and would like to recommend it very highly! Especially as it has only hours, under three days, left.
The Wishing Sigil is on the clock as well. Basically you’ll get a story prompt for every advent day, and thus basically solo-play a little campaign. I think it’s a cool idea and close enough to role-playing. Have a look and form your own mind.
There are many more, cool projects. You can participate in the Patreon from DavidTvGames and help him develop gaming resources, you might be interesting in backing the sourcebook The Islands of Sina which is inspired by Philipine myths, well or fall for the fascinating, glittering Dispel Dice – which almost got me, maybe build a tower with TURRIM Dice or keep track of your game with the Spin Dice and Gaming Gizmos counters. There is fascinating stuff like the Tome Tote, which doubles as book cover and dice tray and very cool Deckboxes that I actually backed.
There are many, many more very interesting projects, well worth having a look, just see for yourself:

English Crowdfundings

6 Role-Playing Games
2 Gothic Horror Role-Playing Games
3 Post-Apocalyptic Role-Playing Games
4 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Role-Playing Games Hybrids
1 Patreon
6 Settings
2 Sourcebooks
3 D&D Sourcebooks
2 Adventures
6 D&D Adventures
5 Dice Projects
5 D6 Dice Projects
2 Coin Projects
5 Accessoires
3 Magazines
5 Deck of Cards & Boxes
4 Apps
1 Soundscape
1 Notebook
5 Maps & Tokens
2 Enamel Pins
2 Novel
5 Various RPG Projects

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Starterset
1 Map & Places Project
1 Actual Play / YouTube Project

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

French Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook
1 Campaign
1 GM Screen

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/11/24/crowdfunding-collection-124/

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Crowdfunding Collection #125

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #125, including every tabletop rpg project started between 11/24 and 12/15.

After I attended Dragonmeet and been to a work related training, I am back with about 40 projects. Sadly, thanks to the timespan, some projects closed before I could report on them and some are quite close to finishing, thus, let’s get to it.

The Children of Eriu is a new game placed in the setting of Fate of the Norns. It offers a very celtic setting and a very cool fitting tarot deck. Next to a very rich background, stunning illustrations it has an interesting and tested system, which is based on drawing rune stones. The creator Andrew Valkauskas is experienced with delivering projects and I do recommend it highly. If you are looking for a game fitting for the upcoming holidays, that includes the Krampus, take a look at ‚TWAS – The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas. It offers a rules-light system, which you use to play sentinent toys that are out to rescue Santa. The game is done by Jonathan Green and based on the game book by the same name, the idea is neat and the presentation interesting. I do recommend to check it out. If you’ll like something more futuristic, take a look at Retropunk, which is a cyberpunk game that has a system inspired a bit by PbtA and more by Blades in the Dark. I like the idea and am actually quite very tempted. Then there’s Hardboot, a D&D 5E game, where you’ll play videogame characters who gotta fight. The project doesn’t appear convincing to me and I do would advice caution.
There are plently of other project. For example I am considering the Memento Mori / Memento Vivere campaign, which might have a small rules-light system to fit. There are beautiful dice like the Solid Brass Rainbow Serpentine Dice by Polyhydra or those from the LUMO project.
There are many cool projects that you should check out, just have a look:

English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
2 Settings
3 Sourcebooks
3 Campaigns
5 Adventures
8 Dice Projects
2 eDice Projects
4 Accessoires
2 Maps
1 Deck of Cards
1 Enamel Pin
1 Holiday Project
4 Various Projects

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games
1 Jar
1 Artbook

French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games
1 Game Book

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Artikel: https://teylen.blog/2019/12/15/crowdfunding-collection-125/

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Crowdfunding Collection #126

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #126, including every tabletop rpg project started between 12/16 and 12/22.

Right before (or in) the Holidays this collection still contains 16 projects, one of which is my clear favorite.

Cults of the Blood Gods offers an essential sourcebook for the 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade (V5) and proves that Onyx Path can start und successfully fund a project during the holidays. The books offers all rules and fluff needed to play my favorite Clan the Giovanni, along with other clans and bloodlines like the Cappadocians, Samedi, Nagaraja, Harbinger of Skulls and basically everyone necromantically inclined. Including a new, unifying title of „The Hecata“ – though one can always play a splinter group that insist on their original identity..
Next to those clans the book offers everything one might need to know about cults and religions in the context of the V5. You’ll get existing groups like the Church of Caine, Bahari, Nephilim, Church of Set, Cult of Mithras and many more. If you want to do something of your own device, you’ll get a toolbox to create your own cult.
The book will provide a campaign set in and around Munich (Germany), a kin to the campaigns offered in Chicago. Plus more scenarios ready to be played in a companion PDF.
There is more and for me it’s an absolute „must back“, a project which I recommend wholeheartidly and with passion. The potentially most important book next to the V5 core. Take a look, back it. If you are abroad, the shipping costs have dropped more than half of previous OPPs projects. If your budget suffered from the Holidays, it’s up till the 18th of January. Do it, back it! ;)
Another imho cool project is the Tabletops and Tentacles magazine. It offers adventures, a Print & Play game, NPCs, interviews, and more material on like 140+ pages. It looks great and I recommend having a look.
Then there is the one-shot adventure Legends of Novus Adventures: Kzmatic’s Keep. It looks stunning and pitches the PCs against a megalomaniac Lich who is in need of defeating. It’s a bit short, yet cool. Take a look.
If you like some dice to go along with it, take a look at the silver Dragon’s Hoard Dice or the nicely Dragon Themed Polyhedral dice set. If you like some digital tool to build your adventures, well take a look at Dungeon & Quest Generator. It looks nice and useful.
I personally do feel tempted to back the Spanish translation of Tenra Bansho Zero from Japanese. I got an English edition, yet I want to improve my Spanish and hope that they do include the „rules for mass combat“ that are cut from the English edition and await being made available in a separate PDF. I am mostly kept away, by not being sure if they deliver to Germany and how much it will cost.
There are, of course, more projects next to the ones I mentioned. Just see for yourself:

English Crowdfundings

2 Sourcebooks
1 Magazine
2 Adventures
2 Dice Projects
1 Maps
2 Accessoires
2 Digital Projects
2 Enamel Pins

Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/12/22/crowdfunding-collection-126/

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Crowdfunding Collection #127

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #127, including every tabletop rpg project started between 12/22 and 12/29.

In the final Collection, that will conclude 2019, you’ll only find six projects. Given the small number, I’ll introduce each of them briefly..

Destiny Aurora is a Starfinder based sourcebook or companion book. It expands the Starfinder universe with the setting from the comic book of the same name. Providing players with new races, various faction to align to or alienate, the option to shape your crew, ship and reputation in the univers while braving various adventures. The setting appears quite interesting, colorful and I recommend having a look. Then there is the stadalone game ADVANCED FANTASY ROLE-PLAYING, which offers a very classic, complex gaming experience. It appears to have been created with quite some love, though not my kind of game.
If you faced the problem that your convention badged ruined a table, you might like to take a look at the Game Convention Lanyard Stabilizer. A clip that helps with freely swinging badges. Then there are the Game Mash Chipboard Monster Tokens, which offer precisely what the name says. Tokens to use during games.
If you speak or understand Spanish you might like to take a look at Vendha. The first book of a three part Spanish book series. If you like to have a key chain that combines Alpacas and gaming, you might like to check out the French project Les alporte clés du rôliste.
You’ll find all projects mentioned over here:

English Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Sourcebook
1 Accessoire
1 Token

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Gamebook

French Crowdfundings

1 Accessoire

Article: https://teylen.blog/2019/12/29/crowdfunding-collection-127/

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Crowdfunding Collection #128

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #128, including every tabletop rpg project started between 12/29 and 01/05.

The new year starts with about 18 projects, let’s get to ‚em.

Last Fleet RPG
is a Powered by the Apocalypse games that offers a science fiction setting that appears to be focused on action. hinweisen.The playbooks are based on the (western) horoscope and considering that my sign (Taurus) fits about my kind of characters a 100 percent to the nail, I couldn’t resist! I supported other projects by the creators like Bite Marks and do consider them trustworthy. Take a look at it. The there is Casting the Runes is based on the Gumshoe system which approaches the story by M.R. James and offers investigations of ghostly apperitions and other supernatural mysteries. Set in the Eduardian era I consider the take on horror a quite refreshing change from the lovecraftian standard and recommend checking the project. Home offers a science fantasy setting that pitches humanity against mutated animals. Sadly, the project is a bit scant on informations.
In regards to other projects, Denoa offers a colorful and interesting looking setting for D&D 5E. If you are more looking for D&D 5E adventures, A System-Neutral TTRPG Adventure offers you the opportunity to add some personal input, The Folio: Black Label #3 impresses with opulent graphics and maps and if you want some lovecraftesque horror, you should look at A One-shot Mystery Adventure. If you are more on the lookout for a container for your cards, you might like to check out the Custom Wooden Card Game Deck Boxes – they look create.
There are more cool projects. As usual, you’ll find them here::

English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Setting
3 Adventures
2 Dice Project
1 Deck of Cards
1 Card Box
1 D&D Character Sheet
3 Artworks
1 Counter
1 Anthology

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2020/01/06/crowdfunding-collection-128/

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Crowdfunding Collection #129

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #129, including every tabletop rpg project started between 01/05 and 01/12.

Liberté started its second, this time round likely successful, attempt at funding the translation of the French PbtA game. The game focusses on essentially lost children in a world devoid of adults under a constant rain. The setting is quite interesting, it looks cool and I recommend having a look at it. Have I had more money, I’d back it. If you would prefer a low fantasy game, check out The Hero’s Journal. It orients itself at the classic of the genre, looks nice and combines an OSR system with modern elements. Then there’s Glitch, which I too would describe as fantasy. You’ll play gods who went full amageddon on the world and then noticed it was a flawed action. Now they got to do some investigative stuff and fix things. The setting approach is quite unique and the system is interesting. I’ll be having a closer look at it later. Though, if your like your fantasy steamy, err steampunk, take a look at Mighty Tiny: Tales of the Old Empires. The game is based on the comics of Ben Dunn and offers a setting and system that’s compatible with Savage Worlds and D&D 5E. Last but not least take a look at the Hexagon system. I do actually like the idea of putting the rules on a bunch of character sheets, which looks great.
Then there are two gangster rpgs. There is Mafia Caporegime , offering a totally new game. The characters aim to claim the title of caporegime and thus upturn the local mob. Something which will be supported by their background. The game offers 7 character classes and an entry level adventure. I do would like to have had some more infos about the rules, and asked for them, yet did back it. I think it’s worth having a look. The twist of CAPERS RPG is that the players play superpowered gangsters during the prohibition. I already backed the card based system in a previous project, and do feel tempted to get this deluxe edition too.
If you rather have a good old, well new, game book, take a look at Ghost Ops – Operation Lone Wolf. Then there is the Dungeon Party hybrid rpg. Hybrid, because I didn’t really see the rpg aspect in what appears to be a straight fantasy themed social card game.
There are of course other cool projects like the Blood Floats in Space setting for the Mothership RPG, which caught my eyes with its interesting illustration. The sourcebook The Forgotten Rites of the Moldering Dead for DCC focuses on death, dying, rituals, the undead and more. Which is why I do strongly consider backing it. Another cool thing is the Fungi Fight for Freedom Adventure where you play mushroomy adventures who fight for their freedom. Well, and there a cool, little, handcrafted leather maps to be found in the MeepleCraft Mini Maps project.
You find all those and more projects here:

English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Gangster Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 Setting
1 Sourcebook
1 Adventure
2 Dice Projects
1 Dice Accessoire
1 Soundscape
2 Maps
1 Enamel Pin
2 Various RPG Projects
1 Role-Playing Game Hybrid

Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Article: https://teylen.blog/2020/01/12/crowdfunding-collection-129/

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