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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contains the other half of all the English projects.

In regards to the games I am swayed by Gears of Defiance on the one hand. The d6 system as explained presents an interesting angle to the rather „normal“ steampunk setting, as does the focus upon oppression, family bond and revolution. Given both aspects I decided to back it and recommend a look.
On the other hand there is Imp of the Perverse. A story game inspired by the short story of Edgar Allen Poe. The characters face possession of the titular Imp, who tries to pervert their very being by the offer of power. Transforming them into monsters should it succeed. The characters are not only out to rid themselves of their imp, but to protect society from monsters who fell victim to their vices. The conflict is set in the Jacksonian era of American Gothic. Well and the whole project is something I couldn’t resist backing.
Another interesting game is Dragons Conquer America. Which returned in a second attempt of funding the awesome looking game about the struggle for the Americas – with Dragons! It’s vibrant, colorful, designed with expertise and care and I do really like the project. I supported the previous one, and am currently trying to squeez it into my budget.
Fans of Savage Worlds can look to Savage Tokusatsu to get a game full of Mecha & Kajiu action or to enjoy hunting dinos with The Dinosaur Protocol.
Slayer’s Frontier offers a colorful game that looks like a mix of Slayers – the Anime – and Monster Hunter – the Japanese video game – yet being flexible funding on IndieGoGo sees my interest plummeting. If you rather like Sword & Sorcery you might like to take a look at Heroic Tales of Aglaeca.
In regards of the dice, I do like the design of the Elder Dice and the The Dice Pen looks like a cool idea. Then there is Hermetica – A Library of Occult Symbols, which offers an interesting typefont filled with occult symbols. Well, and if your a fan of D&D 5E, PFRPG or Starfinder you’ll find loads of supplements and adventures.
Next to many more cool projects, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
2 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Savage Worlds Role-Playing Games
2 Supplements for D&D 5E & PFRPG
2 Supplements for Starfinder
5 Adventures for D&D 5E, PFRPG and Starfinder
4 Dice & Counts
3 Dice Accessoires
2 LARPs
2 RPG-Design & Artpacks
1 RPG-App
1 Narrative Skirmish Game

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contain roughly half of all the English projects.

Cartel by Mark Diaz Truman is my current favorite crowdfunding project. The powered by the apocalypse game does place the player characters in Durango, Mexiko where they are engulfed in the machinations of the Sinaloa Cartel. I do took interest in the game ever since I heard about if in 2016, read the Ashcan edition as well as am doing my best to follow the information and discussion. So far I am absolutely convinced of the quality, playability of the game as well as of Marks capability to deliver. Two aspects, among many, that do endear the game to me are, that it is written with a profound knowledge of the culture, and that it offers a different take on the organized crime tabletop rpg genre as you are less busy trying to play a gang that advances through the structure but people who got to handle all the mess that cartel involvement (and their own actions) does subject them to. You can check out the project page, the free Quickstart or one of the many actual plays provided.  While I do usually not include playing cards projects, I couldn’t help but find The Ode To La Catrina really befitting and beautiful, and hence would recommend it alongside Cartel.
If you do prefer another take on crime and gangsters, take a look at Capers. Which sees you assuming the roles of gangsters in the roaring 20s, yet with the twist of superpowers. It looks like a fun settings, offers a neat card based mechanic and I did back as well as recommend it.
Another game I backed is Flying Circus. A PbtA-Game set in a slightly different world during the ~20s to 40s, in which the world wars didn’t happen but some apocalypse did. You’ll assume the roll of daring, dashing pilots fighting a good fight or so. The main feature of the game, for me, is it’s cool air combat mechanic, that did see me convinced.
If you like dog fights and dieselpunk, look no further than Fuel Priest. Which offers airborne action in a dieselpunk setting. The game will give the players agency to design the setting and offers a rather story oriented system. I am intrigued and got the project starred for future notice. Well, and last but not least, Irradiated offers a colorful, post-apocalyptic setting with a Quickstarter available.
Among the supplements you’ll find a re-print of the „to cute to be true“ (but actually true) Baby Bestiary and in regards of the campaigns I took quite some interest in Emissary Lost for Coriolis, specially with all the translations going on and as I backed the KS for the main projects.
Next to those I felt tempted by the Gametee: Finest Leather Notebooks, alas if I had more money. The Demon Sigil Pins are quite cool as well and I imagine the Glow Battle things might be impressive in Boffer fights (for a Cyberpunk campaign).
Next to those there are many more cool projects, like There and Back Again: An Anthology of Travel and Gaming, which I really do hope will fund as I enjoy tabletop and larp rpg related traveling a lot. Just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Powered by the Apocalypse Role-Playing Games
1 Solo Role-Playing Game
1 Gamebook
3 Supplements
4 Campaigns & Settings
2 Adventures
1 Playing Cards Set
2 Notebooks
3 RPG Accessoires
7 Various RPG Projects

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contain all projects in German or from Germany as well as all projects in either French or Spanish.

In regards of the German projects am strongly in favor of the translation of Coriolis by the publisher Uhrwerk. I got the English edition and am looking forward to the localized one, specially considering that Uhrwerk proved to be quite capable in handling previous crowdfundings. You’ll find that parallel to this projects there is as well a French project for the translation of Coriolis. Proving that the the system spreads quite a bit.
I do like and would recommend the C-EL DICE, which offers nice dice made in Germany. Though the whole project is presented in English and thus invites a more international audience. Another noteworthy project is ERDENSTERN Live In Concert, which offers to elevate the atmospheric sound of the band Erdenstern to an orchestral level.
You’ll find that the 3W6 Podcast seeks the support of patreons for their continued podcast, as well as Spielerverzeichnis asks for support to continue helping gamers to find each other.
In regards to the French project, you should check-out Meute, which happens to be the 100st project on the GameOnTabletops plattform. Meute explores the folklore of (South) France in regards of Werewolves and will offer the character two sheets for their two lycantroph forms. The human one as well as the wolf one. The whole concept and design really does look exciting. Then there is P.I.R.A.T.E.S. A rather rules light, short in pages game in which players assume the roles of pirates. The game is designed to be enjoyed by adults as well as young gamers. Last but not least there’s Cartes fantastiques offering really cool looking map stuff.
The Spanish novel CALAMITY does offer some reading material for those who like the D&D setting of Akuma.
You’ll find the projects I just spoke about here:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Dice Projects
1 Podcast Projects
1 Music Projects
1 Website  Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Map Project

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Novel

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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Es gibt eine frische Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #72 Teil 3 von 3 (Zeitraum: 05.03. bis 25.03).
Dieser Teil enthält nur englischsprachige Crowdfundings, und ergibt mit Teil 2 eine vollständige Liste dieser.

Hinsichtlich der Rollenspiele hat es mir zunächst Gears of Defiance angetan. Das W6 basierte System, bietet einen interessanten Ansatz um das recht normale Steampunk-Setting umzusetzen und innerhalb dessen sich den Themen Unterdrückung, Familienbanden und Revolution zu widmen. Mit so einem interessanten Setting und System, bin ich natürlich dabei.
Ähnliches gilt für Imp of the Perverse. Ein von der Kurzgeschichte von Edgar Allen Poe inspiriertes Spiel, bei dem man Charaktere spielt welche von einem Imp – einer Art Kobold – besessen sind. Dieser Imp versucht die Charaktere über das Versprechen von Macht zu Monstren zu pervertieren. Diese Monstern sind wiederum Kreaturen welche die Figuren versuchen zu vernichten. Das interessante moralische Dilemma wird vor den Hintergrund des Zeitalter des „American Gothic“ gestellt. Ein Projekt bei dem ich nicht wiederstehen konnte.
Daneben ist mit Dragons Conquer America, ein Rollenspiel zurück, welches mich schon zuvor begeisterte. Man kann hierbei wahlweise auf der Seite der Invasoren oder der Setie der Ureinwohner mit jeweils Drachen sich im Konflikt um den amerikanischen Kontinent beteiligen. Ein cooler Ansatz, der graphisch opulent umgesetzt ist. Bei dem ich sehr stark versucht bin wieder einzusteigen.
Farbenfrohe, heldenhafte Fantasy bietet auch Slayer’s Frontier, welches mich ein wenig an eine Mischung aus dem Slayers Anime und Monster Hunter erinnert (Wobei es ein IndieGoGo Projekt mit flexibler Finanzierung ist). Daneben bietet auch Heroic Tales of Aglaeca heroische Fantasy, allerdings mehr im Sword & Sorcery Stil.
Wer es eher realistischer haben mag, der kann einen Blick auf Dead in the West werfen. Ein d8 basiertes Western-Rollenspiel, das sich erfrischend unweird präsentiert und im Video sehr sympathisch wirkt.
Savage Worlds Fans wiederum können sich mit Savage Tokusatsu die volle Ladung Mecha & Kajiu Action geben oder mit The Dinosaur Protocol auf Saurierjagd gehen.
Hinsichtlich der Würfel-Projekte finde ich die Elder Dice hübsch, und die The Dice Pen, mit Würfel-gefüllte Kulis, eine nette Idee.
Unter den weiteren Projekten bietet Hermetica – A Library of Occult Symbols eine faszinierende Schriftart voller okkulter Symbole. Nun und wer Material für D&D 5E PFRPG oder Starfinder sucht, der findet reichlich.
Daneben gibt es aber natürlich noch weitere, coole Projekte, seht selbst:

Englisch Englischsprachige Crowdfundings

4 Rollenspiele
2 Fantasy Rollenspiele
2 Savage Worlds Rollenspiele
2 Ergänzungsbände für 5E & PFRPG
2 Ergänzungsbände für Starfinder
5 Abenteuer für D&D 5E, PFRPG und Starfinder
4 Würfel & Münzen
3 Würfel-Accessoires
2 LARPs
2 RPG-Design & Artpacks
1 RPG-App
1 Narratives Skirmish Spiel

Crowdfunding-Kurzübersichten Teile:

Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #72 – Teil 1 von 3
Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #72 – Teil 2 von 3
Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #72 – Teil 3 von 3

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