Crowdfunding Collection #133 – Part 2 of 3 – Zine Quest

Veröffentlicht: 11/02/2020 in Crowdfunding, English, Kickstarter, News, RPG
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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #133 – Part 2 of 3 – Zine Quest, including every tabletop rpg project started between 02/02 and 02/09 up till 8pm.

The collection is a bit delayed, because I am currently dealing with some personal stuff and because of the massive amount of projects – that’s 44 full games! Next to that, to make it a bit digestible, I split the collection into three parts:
Crowdfunding Collection #133 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #133 – Part 3 of 3 – Zine Quest

Memoria is a game about the (long) stories and histories of characters, which are explored at a similar scale as Microscope develops settings. It’s not a game that is wholly new for the zine quest, but rather a polish of an existing one – and I couldn’t resist. An Imminent Spark offers an even bigger rame. As custodians of a dying world you’ll oversee the last moments of the old which will spark into a new world. Which isn’t much of a relieve for all those people and creatures that will die and be lost. Back to the small scale, the diceless Nova Commonwealth has you research magic-technic stuff. With the whole little game being basically a small glimpse at a larger system that will be created later. Then there’s Lost Ruins, in which you play climate migrantes in a long forgotten time in a fantasy world. The system is inspired by games like A Quite Year and Legacy Life Among Ruins. It utilizes a d6 and aims to be modular. I am very tempted to back it. If you rather play a city, take a look at Procession. Where you assume the role of a city or town that has to deal with monsters and other creatures in creative ways. Despite the illustrations of Wendel Dietterlin I do associate it somewhat with the Netflix show Hilde – which I like.
In take root you’ll be venturing into a dungeon and return to your village to do normal „life“ stuff, like farming dating and such. Basically I’d call it „Dungeons & Stardew Valley“, a quite interesting thought. If you are more up for hitting monsters, check outAbstract Dungeon, it looks quite traditional.
Well, in traditional dungeons characters die, and if they do you might like to pull out
CANDLELIGHT. The one-shot game and supplement to Trophy enables you to play fresh spirits in a one-shot session. A nice idea. Why are the characters dead? Maybe They Cried Monster? In this game you may freely decide if you want to help the humans or „people“ to murder a monstrous thread or if you maybe want to team up with the „monster“ as maybe the people are more monstrous. Another very cool idea. You might like to directly play little dragons in Shortlived Shenanigans and venture onto adventures. Well, and if you like it bigger, not big, maybe check out Snomes. Snow gnomes, which got to brave adventures of their own.
Back to reality, you might try out to form your – very real – body with LIFTS and the Powered by the Apokalypse system. If you don’t want to move that much, but rather play with bad camping trips, take a look at Campfire Memories, a game that’s Powered by the Apocalypse as well.
Maybe you rather be a knight. A fae knight in Ever In Her Sight. In this tarot based game you are tasked to bring back a treasure for your queen. A quest that will cost you. Then there’s Fax in Tenebris. A game that takes knights and their crusades and focusses on the challenges to their faith and the horror. It uses a PbtA inspired system, and at just 5$, which convinced me to back it.
You might like it with a more surreal touch, like is presented in Dream World Mercenaries. You’ll dive into the dreams of others, try not to get lost and to retrieve things. The concept is fascinating and given the topic at hand I think its good that it uses the X-Card prominently. Then there is Atrocity Archives, a project by Dane Asmund, which has you dive into the motivs of a mind and destruct this as well as the physical character sheet. Another fascinating idea and a project I do recommend. Maybe you only like to have your artworks surreal but more like a OSR-game system, in which case you should check out The Grizzle – which offers at least a very fascinating thumbnail illustration.
There are of course many zines that are not whole games but offer other contents. For example One of Us: Sideshow Salvation in a Dystopian Dustbowl offers a very cool setting for DCC. While Not Pretty But Wonderful promises to get creatives very drunk and publish the resulting interview. The Neronomizine offers eldritch horror for various games and Dungeons & Dilemmas quite some predicaments to place your players in. A Fine Mess offers a cool heist adventure and Zine-o-Map map.
You find these and many more cool projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Dungeon Role-Playing Games
4 Creatures Role-Playing Games
2 Realistic Role-Playing Games
2 Knight Role-Playing Games
3 Surreal Role-Playing Games
2 Settings
6 Supplements
2 Encounter
4 Adventures
2 Map Projects

An Imminent Spark: A Story Game

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 memoria: the zine edition

star Englisch
a GMless tabletop game about sprawling character histories across long spans of time, for zinequest 2

An Imminent Spark: A Story Game

In this RPG zine about a world that wouldn’t die, you play Custodians of a World That Might Have Been, bearing witness to the end.

Procession: A Zine RPG #ZineQuest2

A print run for the short zine game Procession!

(star) Lost Roads — Zine Quest

(star) Englisch
A tabletop RPG about climate migration in a bygone age. #ZineQuest

red Nova Commonwealth RPG

red Englisch
A diceless RPG about magitech research teams

Dungeon Role-Playing Games

red take root- perennial edition

red Englisch
a tabletop farming game featuring dungeon crawling, dating, and a chance to win the harvest festival

Abstract Dungeon: The Zine – Zinequest 2020

A zine supporting Abstract Dungeon, a fast, fun, story-focused roleplaying game. Issue #1 features sea monsters, ship combat, and more!

Creature Role-Playing Games

CANDLELIGHT – an RPG zine compatible with Trophy Dark

A one-shot game of restless spirits, facing their dark past and seeking hope. Play as an epilogue for character death in any campaign.

(star) They Cried Monster

(star) Englisch
An TTRPG zine about hunting or defending monsters.

Shortlived Shenanigans

A ridiculous tabletop roleplaying game about surviving as tiny dragon people in a deadly fantasy world.

Snomes: A Quirky RPG Zine

Magical snowy-gnomes and dangerously stupid situations.

Realistic Role-Playing Games

LIFTS: Powered by Your ABpocalypse Edition

The #Zinequest RPG for your muscles. Featuring Quadfinder; Bromethean; Atrophy Makes you Happy, Citizen; Squats Without Number & more!

red Campfire Memories

red Englisch
A tabletop RPG about looking back fondly on a terrible camping trips. Zine Quest

Knight Role-Playing Games

Ever In Her Sights: a Story-Reading Zine

You are fae Knights, set out to retrieve treasures for your High Queen. What will you claim? What will you sacrifice?

star Fax in Tenebris

star Englisch
An RPG zine about knights, horror, and faith

Surreal Role-Playing Games

red Dream World Mercenaries

red Englisch
An rpg zine for 2-4 players about diving into dreams.!

(star) red Atrocity Archives | a zine game of dissolving identity

(star) red Englisch
TTRPG of traversing the horrors of the mind that physically destroy your character’s sheet and identity #zinequest2

The Grizzle – A Zine Quest Experience

An surrealist tabletop roleplaying game that blends OSR and Storytelling sensibilities in a digestible, zine format.


One of Us: Sideshow Salvation in a Dystopian Dustbowl

A weird Americana setting for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG.

red Mudharbour

red Englisch
Dpercentile Zine #1: Mudharbour. A Kung Fu setting for The Black Hack.


Not Pretty But Wonderful: Designers In Conversation

A compilation of interviews with analog game designers under the influence.

The Necronomizine

A zine of small, eldritch horror game scenarios and content

The Dark Lord’s Spellbook

A pocket tome of witchcraft you can use to channel the eldritch power of Dungeons and Dragons (or your favorite tabletop RPG.)

red Dice Roll Zine #3 [Zine Quest]

red Englisch
An Old-School Roleplaying Game Zine

What Happened at Wyvern Rock? Issue 2: Strange Places

UFOs, Cryptids, and Alien Plots bring High Strangeness to High Fantasy.

Mall Kids: More Malls, More Kids #ZineQuest

A Mall Kids expansion with new options for malls, teens, and ways to play. #ZineQuest #RecognizeKSRU


red Dungeons & Dilemmas

red Englisch
A ZineQuest RPG toolkit for designing dungeons as a narrative framework and encounters as moral puzzles.

red Space Seeds: Science Fiction RPG Encounters (ZineQuest)

red Englisch
A small zine full of encounters and adventure seeds for use with most science fiction rpgs.


red A Fine Mess – ZineQuest 2

red Englisch
A Narrative Heist Campaign- Where reality…is willing to hear your argument.

Tavern Tales #1: Lair of the Battle Mage RPG Adventure Zine

Tavern Tales #1: Lair of the Battle Mage is a complete 32-page mini-adventure delivered in the format of a classic gaming zine.

P R I M E V A L _

A jungle moon adventure module for the Mothership Sci-Fi Horror RPG. Part of Zine Quest 2020.

5 Room Dungeons: an RPG zine for D&D 5th Edition

A zine of adventures from Johnn Four or for GMs needing a session’s entertainment or parts & ideas to loot.

Map Projects

red Zine-o-Map – Zine Quest 2

red Englisch
An RPG Zine of dungeons and other locations for your roleplaying adventures.

red Spirit of Adventure – Hex Crawl

red Englisch
A hex crawl zine. Crawl across maps of adventures risking all for honor and glory!

Admission TicketAdmission Ticket

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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