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RPG Crowdfunding Collections

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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