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

Orchidelirium has the players set their characters in Victorian times and follow the behest of a shady employer to retrieve special, rare orchids, I do consider the setting,… excentric and the card mechanics interesting. Take a look. If you rather kick all those stiff aristocrats of the victorian age in their bourgoise backs, check out Casette Tape Riot Vol. 0. It places the characters in some alternate 90s, suggest to make a cool punk casette tape (well Spotify thing) and release your inner punk. Which Vanquisher might argue may not work out and focusses on heroes and their (tragic) fates. While it claims it can be played without pen and paper, I think both can help to remember stuff while using the 2d6 system. Fate hasn’t been nice to the characters of Twisted Rifters, as they are arcanely-deformed outsider, who have to try to save their home – a flying island – from its decay. The system is quite interesting as it uses elements of Blades in the Dark. Now, if you like it a bit less heavy, check out You are in a tavern. It is a gm-less game, where you meet and play in a tavern. It’s available in English and French.
Though you might be fan of apocalyptic settings. If you like AKIRA, you have to check out KISHU. You play as members of a juvenile bike gang, that has to navigate a climate apocalypse. The setting is cool, I like the anime, the system is Blades inspired. I am in! You might prefer your apocalypse more realistic (than climate?), well there is Sagas of the Sea Peoples. Which is based on the actual collapse in the bronze age and focuses on the titular „sea people“ – who are one of the rare hints on what might have went down. I think its very, very cool. You can checkout the system at DTRPG. Just take a look! Then there’s Mage Against the Machine, which is way more fantastical. You are a bunch of time travelling mages going back in time to fight the robo-apocalypse. It sounds like fun, and the gm-less system promises quite some freedom. FIGHT PLANET! has a way less complex setting. You are on a trash planet, and you gotta fight to survive. You might be part of a Battle Royal livecast, but that’s it. Sounds okay. Though I feel like I don’t share the creators view on Anarchism. ^^;
Let’s move onto the genre of heist games. The Great Soul Train Robbery offers a description of the game in its title. There is a train, headed to hell, with souls, and you gotte rob it. System wise it builds upon the Honey Heist game and you got like two stats. It does look like a cool, little weird west game that has actually been tested. Check it out. If you like to play more contemporary and varied heists, take a look at Score. The system sounds simple but interesting and I’d say it’s work a look.
If your looking for a fun little party game, maybe Let’s Make A Mary Sue! rocks your boat. The name says it all. You’ll be creating a Mary Sue. With some commentary on the term that I share. The system looks fun (a bit like MAID) and am tempted!
Fruit of Law is a rather contemplative game. While the group eats a pomegrenade, they will try to determine the rules and commandments of a future society. Basically acting as Rabbi with the game being based on a Jewish folk tale. I am fascinated by the game and backed it. Another, in my opinion very emotionally heavy game is the The Wait. It puts the characters in the position of having to wait for the soon and inevitable end of a persons life, with the players creating the life of the dying person. I am fascinated by the project, as well as interested, though the topic is out of my comfort zone. I still recommend checking it out!
You’ll might rather prefer some Science Fiction game. There is Celestial Bodies, Orbital Mechanics on the one hand. You’ll be playing a group having to flee from earth and are on a long way back through the solar system. It will see you explore the characters of, well your characters, and how earth has changed when you return. Then there’s King of Dust which combines a cyberpunk setting with some resource management. THE COMPANY RPG with its focus on „corporate survival horror“ might offer a lighter future setting. At least I couldn’t take it fully serious. Well, and The Good Ol‘ Days game offers monstrous horror fun in the style of 40s to 50s movies. Nice!
Then there are two games for people who like to play animals. Rats with Wings offers Micro-Games about pigeons. stuff added material to spells like „messenger pigeons“ and other stuff about pigeons. Gurruh, Gurruh, Gurruh! Who eats rats? Cats! Which includes Mew-tants! In which you play cats who got superpowers, but still no opposable thumbs. HA!
There are many other cool projects, like the cyberpunk city setting of Beneath the Glass and Steel or the Game Spice zines with mini-games to insert into rpgs. If you need NPCs you might check out PARIAH for outsider characters in OSR games, or check out The Beloved Underbelly for beekeepers, taxidermist or wild hogs. There are zines about deadly plants in a Deadly Garden and a lot about Centipedes!
You find these and many more cool projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
4 Apocalyptic Role-Playing Games
2 Heist Role-Playing Games
1 Meta Role-Playing Game
2 Contemplative Rollenpiele
4 Near Future & SyFy Role-Playing Games
2 Animal Role-Playing Games
3 City Settings
6 Supplements
3 NPCs & Organizations
2 Creatures & Monster
2 Dungeons
1 Skirmish 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) Orchidelirium

(star) Englisch
Orchid hunting in the Victorian era – a tabletop RPG for Zine Quest

Casette Tape Riot Vol. 0 (Zine Quest 2)

GM’s guide for a chaotic retro-punk playlist based tabletop RPG.


A tiny role-playing game about heroic destiny and tragic fate — played without pen or paper!

red Twisted Rifters: A Game of Floating Signifiers

red Englisch
A TTRPG about arcanically-deformed survivors sacrificing what they must to prevent the decay of their floating island home.

You are in a tavern

A tabletop role-playing game about brave adventurers meeting in a tavern.

Apocalyptic Role-Playing Games

star KISHU

star Englisch
An AKIRA-inspired TTRPG zine about a teenage motorcycle gang in the climate apocalypse.

Sagas of the Sea Peoples

Survive and thrive in the post-apocalypse of 3000 years ago. A tabletop roleplaying game set in the Late Bronze Age Collapse.

red Mage Against the Machine

red Englisch
A tabletop RPG about time-traveling wizards risking it all to stop the robot apocalypse.

FIGHT PLANET! A Roguelike Tabletop RPG Zine

Fight, die, and fight again. Battle fantastic foes in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Heist Role-Playing Games

The Great Soul Train Robbery—ZineQuest

A one-shot tabletop RPG in zine form, about Desperados robbing the train to Hell. #ZineQuest

red Score: A Modern Day Heist RPG

red Englisch
Big heists. Small zine. #zinequest

Meta Role-Playing Game

(star) Let’s Make A Mary Sue! A Zine Game for Zine Quest 2!

(star) Englisch
Let’s Make A Mary Sue! is a non-traditional party game experience.

Contemplative Role-Playing Games

star red Fruit of Law

star red Englisch
A ZineQuest rpg about morality and the written word told with a single pomegranate

red The Wait: an RPG about waiting for the inevitable

red Englisch
A 3-8 player RPG zine about waiting for a family member to pass away. Part of Zine Quest 2.

Near Future & SyFy Role-Playing Games

Celestial Bodies, Orbital Mechanics

A tabletop roleplaying game zine that launches three players on a diaspora’s arduous path through the solar system

red King of Dust

red Englisch
A cyberpunk RPG/resource management game.


Corporate Survival Horror

red The Good Ol‘ Days – A Survival RPG

red Englisch
A sci-fi horror RPG set in the golden age of monsters for Zine Quest! #zinequest

Animal Role-Playing Games

Rats with Wings | ZineQuest 2!

An RPG zine dedicated to pigeons. Yes, that kind of pigeon.

Mew-tants! an RPG Zine – ZineQuest

A zine RPG where you play as a cat with superpowers. You’re otherwise still just a cat. You don’t have thumbs.

City Settings

Beneath the Glass and Steel (Summer 2019-2020)

A ‚zine about life on the dirty streets, and in the dirty alleys, beneath the shining and glistening cyberpunk sprawl.

Richter: The Rotting City

A system-agnostic city, Richter: The Rotting City, for tabletop-role-playing games.

Lyrebrook: Campaign Setting #zinequest

A fantasty tabletop RPG urban campaign setting in zine format.


Game Spice

A collection of Mini-Games and Challenges in Zine format for Game Masters to easily plug and play into their home games.

red Old School & Cool

red Englisch
An OSR Zine

Delayed Blast Gamemaster #3

The third issue of a 24-page saddle-stitched zine loaded with ideas for use with many fantasy RPGs.

Harrowings: The Exalted Hours

„The RPG Zine to Steal your Soul“ Returns – Revealing the Weird Wonders of the Night

red red The Grind Turn 2: Mistvale Nights

red red Englisch
A Town & Treasures Supplement for Torchbearer

Monty Haul: A Fifth Edition ‚Zine with an Old School Vibe

A treasure trove of new ideas, optional rules, campaign notes, and character choices, straight outta the 1980’s!

NPCs & Organizations


Old School Role Playing in a Young World – A TTRPG zine for Zine Quest 2

red The Beloved Underbelly

red Englisch
A faction-based OSR RPG adventure zine. Nomadic beekeepers, entrepreneurial taxidermists, feral hogs. Made for Zine Quest 2!

red Strange Legends Zine and Trading Cards – ZineQuest

red Englisch
A character zine and trading cards for 15 characters with hand-drawn illustrations, stats, stories, and a minimalist design aesthetic.

red The Social Dreadwork: Corporate Villains for Your RPG

red Englisch
Corporate Machines for Fantastical Worlds – A Zine Quest offering

Creatures & Monster

red Deadly Garden: Plant Monsters for 5E Zine

red Englisch
Deadly Garden: Plant Monsters For 5E is a zine with 13 new monsters inspired by plants. Each Monster has a stat block, bio and artwork!

red Centipedes!

red Englisch
System agnostic table top roleyplaying game zine focused on centipedes.



A system agnostic dungeon crawler zine

red Thirty-Six Stranger Chambers

red Englisch
A zine of strange dungeon rooms for any RPG

Skirmish Game

red Planet 28 – Simple sci fi skirmish rules

red Englisch
A micro sci-fi rule set for quick and brutal battles between miniature warbands.

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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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