Crowdfunding Collection #132 – Part 2 of 2 – Zine Quest

Veröffentlicht: 02/02/2020 in Crowdfunding, English, Kickstarter, News, RPG
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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #132 – Part 2 of 2, including every tabletop rpg project started between 01/26 and 02/02.

February introduces the Zine Quest 2 Kickstarter event, which follows a very productive week in regards to projects started. Thus there are a total of 79 projects, about 26 offering new games. To make it a bit more accessible, I decided to split the collection.
Do take a look at part 1!

In this part I will focus on all the many Zine projects.
Rain on a Conga Drum shows that something as small as a zine can contain not one, not two but three games! The games are all inspired by the musician Van Zandt, who appears to be a country singer or well songwriter. The approach intruiges me and I feel tempted. In Beak, Feather, & Bone the player play crow like creatures and essentially build a world or rather map, including notations. The illustrations look cool and the approach to make world-building fun sounds enticing. Though, you might be looking for a solo game experience, in which case, take a look at the The Artefact. The game has you creating an artifact and see where it goes and what is done with it..
Palanquin is more a traditional fantasy game. The player character happens to be the heir to a dynasty, when a coupe happens and puts them in danger as well as sees them fleeing. Basically like Ciri in The Witcher (I imagine). I do trust Jason Pitre, the designer, and ton and might back it. Then there’s BUTCHERY, where the characters have to face monsters that were created by the actions of humans and restore harmony in nature. I think of it as maybe being a bit like Werewolf The Apocalypse. Without the bloat or shapeshangers. The setting is described as licorice fantasy (dark, bitter but not all tears and misery), which is quite a unique description (I like salty licorice). I might backe it and recommend having a look at the game. With Corsairs you’ll get more lofty, airborn fantasy. Sailing around in flying ships with floating islands. Which sounds nicte. Well, and then there’s No Stone Unturned. Where you may explore a fantasy world and build a homebase. With the option to peak into the system via the SRD. Rarely did I like that many „normal“ fantasy game.
If you rather play a mundane band, checkout ROCK & ROLL. With Rock’n’Roll being something that might provide a good soundtrack to some Derby Drama. Both games do look solid.
Though maybe you like your mundane and urban game with some fantasyA Touch of Glamour has you covered with playing fae creatures. Alternatively you might descend into a the Green Dawn Mall to get one of your pals out of the maze. Well or you’re a gay dishwasher, greeter in the Dish Pit Witches. Which sounds like a quite unique idea.
There’s the option that you prefer science fiction. Where I would recommend to you having a look at Moonsailors. Traversing space, making discovery… the game focuses on the solitary experience and the connectivness, being accessible for groups of 3 to 5 players. Then there’s VALOR KNIGHTS: THE ELECTROCUBE WAR which looks more like fun cartoon syfy, Which is a nice change.
There are plenty more cool zines. Settings like Willow, supplements like On the Shoulders of Colossus or Dead Halt – Happy New Year 1999 as well as adventures like Sinister Red (full of vampires).
You’ll find all those projects – and more – listed here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
4 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Contemporary Role-Playing Games
3 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
3 Settings
5 Sourcebooks
2 Troika Sourcebooks
8 Adventures

Palanquin RPG – Zinequest

The tiny star
star Indicates that I backed the project.
(star) Indicates that I would have backed the project, have I had more money.

The red dot system
The red dots in front of the flags rely on the following information:

red red The project is within hours of ending
red The project is within 7 days or less of ending

The indication is based on the release date and time of the crowdfunding collection and isn’t updated.

Englisch English Crowdfundings Englisch

Role-Playing Games

(star) Rain on a Conga Drum: A Townes Van Zandt RPG Collection

(star) Englisch
A small collection of tabletop roleplaying games based on the songs of Townes Van Zandt.

Beak, Feather, & Bone: A Map-Labeling RPG

A competitive map-labeling RPG and worldbuilding tool.

The Artefact, a solo RPG zine

Craft a unique magical item and play to find out how it changes as it passes through the hands of many different keepers.

Fantasy Role-Playing Games

(star) Palanquin RPG – Zinequest

(star) Englisch
A zinequest roleplaying game about the Heir and her escape from a palace coup.

(star) BUTCHERY (a ZineQuest RPG)

(star) Englisch
Hunt monsters and bring balance to Nature in this liquorice fantasy RPG e-zine from the team behind Bastard Magic.

Corsairs – an RPG Zine

A game of sky ships and floating islands. Corsairs is a 32 page RPG zine containing a high action and adventure role playing game.

(star) No Stone Unturned – #zinequest2

(star) Englisch
Explore the impacts of adventuring through a world in recovery while building up your home settlement in this tabletop roleplaying game

Contemporary Role-Playing Games

ROCK & ROLL – A Musical RPG Zine

A tabletop role-playing game about making a band – play gigs, write jams, and get in the van.

Derby Drama

A tabletop role-playing game about the drama and excitement of skating in a roller derby bout.

Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games

(star) A Touch of Glamour – the ZineQuest Launch

(star) Englisch
Fey mayhem, as Powered by the Apocalypse.

Green Dawn Mall – a Zine Quest game

A RPG zine about teens exploring an endless Mall in search of their lost friend.

Dish Pit Witches

a small RPG zine about gay witches who work in a restaurant, based on the Tunnel Goons system.

Science Fiction Role-Playing Games

(star) Moonsailors

(star) Englisch
A quiet space-faring rpg zine about being alone & not quite being alone.


A complete roleplaying-game-in-a-zine that is more than meets the eye by Eric Bloat and Phil Stone.



A Grim Micro Setting (Zine Quest)

Adventurer’s Guide to the Yol’Najj Forest

An adventure setting for TTRPGs, provided in zine format for ZineQuest!

Terror of the Stratosfiend #2 : A DCC RPG #ZineQuest Zine

A new tentacle and sorcery zine for the DCC RPG. (#ZineQuest)


On the Shoulders of Colossus

A TTRPG zine focusing around fighting colossal opponents.

safe & sound: a ttrpg zine

Fantasy hideouts (and the NPCs who run them) for adventuring parties. Launching Feb 2 for #ZineQuest.


A bestiary of sorrowful monsters for Dungeon World, made for Zine Quest 2.

Dead Halt · Happy New Year 1999

An expansion for the Dead Halt Roleplaying Game; Happy New Year 1999 explores the Hotel during the year leading up to Y2K.

The Phylactery – An Old School Heroic Fantasy Adventure Zine

A RPG zine full of OSR flavored adventure hooks and resources for use in your heroic fantasy games.

Troika Sourcebooks

The Gællæffa Guide to Troika!

A Troika! playbook in Zine format with 36 new Backgrounds, 4 new Enemies, and maybe more! Set in the mythical world of Gællæffa.

Ten People You Meet in the Undergarden

A zinequest project set in a new Troika! sphere.


(star) Sinister Red

(star) Englisch
Sinister Red is an old-school fantasy RPG adventure set on a vampire planet, wracked by catastrophe, drowned in blood.

The Hidden Necropolis – RPG Zine Quest

An adventure compatible with Five Torches Deep, a fantasy RPG.

Best Left Buried: The Zinequest Quartet

Four writers. Four RPG adventures. Four books. One Kickstarter project. Welcome to Best Left Buried: The Zinequest Quartet.

Passages of the Living – Zine Quest 2

An existential horror zine for OSR roleplaying games

Hunters in Death

An Old School Hex Crawl

The Waking of Willowby Hall

A Zine Quest RPG adventure from the creator of Maze Rats and Knave.

MYCELIUM and Other Horrors: 4 Incursions for Trophy Dark RPG

Four horrific allergen-based adventures for the Gauntlet’s Trophy Dark RPG. #ZineQuest2

red Gamma Zine, Issue #2

red Englisch
A fanzine dedicated to old-school post-apocalyptic and science fiction role-playing games. For the Zine Quest KS project.

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How to get into the Collection

There are essentially two ways for a project to be included

I do try to actually find each and every new project. On the one hand, I do use my Crowdfunding Suchliste (It is essentially a list of links). On the other hand, I do try to keep close tabs on several communities, groups, forums, newsletters etc.

I do have to rely on readers, project creators or fans pointing out projects to be included in the collection. Because several platforms like Patreon, IndieGoGo, Startnext, and more offer no option to enter a search term and look for the newest started project.

If you like to submit a project or your project. There are just a few things to watch:
The project should be somewhat related to tabletop role-playing.
The project should be live and preferably still live when the collection goes up.
The project shouldn’t be included in a previous collection.

Usually, I am happy with any suggestions. It’s as well a method to make sure I include a project which is out of range for my completist approach. As, for example, I don’t include every convention project or every miniature/terrain/map project.



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