Crowdfunding Collection #134 – Part 3 of 3 – Zine Quest

Veröffentlicht: 21/02/2020 in Crowdfunding, English, Kickstarter, News, RPG
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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #134 – Part 2 of 3 – Zine Quest, including every tabletop rpg project started between 02/09 and 02/19.

Following my operation this collection is a bit delayed, and thanks to the zine quest it totals more than 150 projects of whom more than 70 are actual games. Thus I decided to split the collection in three parts, the other two being:
Crowdfunding Collection #134 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #134 – Part 2 of 3 – Zine Quest

The Zine Quest brought up an astounding amount of new, whole tabletop rpg games, thus lets get to them. The Deep Nightly Fathoms is a PbtA-like game in which you explore dream worlds inspired by the artworks of Gustave Doré. The zine looks absolutely stunning and the topic well done, which is why I am tempted. HOME: SURVIVAL is way less dreamy, as you got your home and the world if coming to an end. The game has a rotating gamemaster and explores how your characters handle the bleak situation. If you don’t like it that depressing, you might DELVE into the depths of a fantasy dungeon, drawing it along the way. Thus, you might use the result of the solo game for your next campaign, cool.
If you are more up for drama, The Last Place on Earth has you explore the hubris and adventures spirit of Robert F. Scott’s doomed race to explore Antarctica. A game for which you need no GM. If you like your drama lighter and more fun, check out The Poodle Fanciers Club. Your playing nasty, or maybe devious, maybe desperate, housewives vying to climb to the top of their poodle club. A game I would have backed, would the zine deliver outside the US. Then there’s the light-drama game Operation: Playground. You’ll play kids with a creative kids view upon the world, which – at least for the kids – might as well be dramatically exciting.
If you want your drama to be all about feudalism, try vying for the Rebel Crown. A Forged in the Dark Spiel about a claiment for the throne and their entcourage who have to brave feudal fights and intruige. Which I support, well pledged to. If you want your characters pledges to revenge a dead Queen, checkout the PbtA-inspired game Our Queen Crumbles. Like the magic aspects and the topic and thus recommend it.
Changeling or fae courts are as well somewhat feudal, though I would describe them as rather fairy tale like. Cold Iron explores old folktales and stories for fantasy off the throtten paths of Tolkien and forms a really cool setting of it’s own. Check it out. Maybe you grew up on the Tales of Oz and are new in for The New Tales of Oz. I’ve only watched the Wizard of Oz movie, yet that zine looks really fascinating and as it has more to offer. I am keeping an eye on it. Under The Floorboards does cite „The Borrowers“ as its inspiration. Yet I personally do think it looks more along fairy tales like „Thumbelina“ or „The Steadfast Tin Soldier“ from my childhood. Anyway, I highly recommend it. I actually backed Thistle and Hearth, a game about belonging among outsiders with an intruiging take on Changelings. The PbtA playbooks spoke strongly to me.
Maybe you feel your inner punk stirring up after so much fairytale stuff. Punktopia has you covered with punkrock adventures where you stick it to the man. YEAH! My Brujah heart wants to backe it, while my Ventrue brain points to my account. I might keep my inner punk to mixtapes and you you like those you should check out the Monster Mix RPG. Maybe you ain’t sure what to put on it and do a roadtrip with some soul searching first, which is covered in i’m gonna be. Well, and if you wanna gonna be on a concert and have some love drama check out Oh No I’m Late to the MCR Concert & I Have an Extra Ticket.
Maybe you are looking for a nice Space game for your kids. The SPACE KIDS RPG has you covered with some educational content and the Space Goblins! appear to be more focused on the fun side of things.
Space Pulp, at least how I defined it, with Cronenberg-looking entries like The Bone Age are not that kids friendly, I guess. Neither is Treasures of T’urokk or UNCONQUERED – with the latter one pointing to being bronze-age sword & sorcery & sandales & Sci-Fi mix.
The currently funding Trophy game got a lot of spinoff games in this round of zines. With Oligarchy being my favorite. Kind of House of Cards as a ttrpg and presenting so convincingly that I not only went for a PDF option (as they don’t do international shipping) but got the main rpg. I didn’t manage to resist Night Reign – which focus on stealthy misdeeds – either and barely could say no to the nautical horrors of Sunken.
The Urban Fantasy corner uses SMALL TOWN: SKELETONS to address the boring to the bone challenges of little towns. While the gm-less and one-shot based Web-Slingers: Into the Worlds-Wide Web essentially delivers a setting along Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse as Powered by the Apocalypse. The only thing I got about THE VIOLET SANCTION is that it’s Urban Fantasy and queerpunk. Other than that I literally can’t understand the project with its arbitary boldness and capitalization of letters. It gives me an headache. Well, and Fruitless Existence just managed to get me to my breaking point of „too much kickstarters“. Maybe people like to play horny, murderous fruits with a deathwish. It only gets a blank and disappointed stare from me.
Then again, I do actually like and backed the Larp #Flirtsquad. Basically being about respectful (and successful? eh, nevermind, respectful!) flirting. Very good!
There are many, many more cool projects. Like The Watching Book, which may serve as an Accessoire and ingame artefact or Ancestry and Culture, which offers interesting alternatives to the concept of „race“ in D&D 5E. The Accessible Gaming Quarterly aims t make the hobby more inclusive, yet sadly is way out of my budget. I still recommend having a look. There’s supplements like CRUACH for adding swamps to Casket Lands um and Inside Out to add viscieral horror to games.
You’ll find fhose and many more project here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
3 Drama Role-Playing Games
2 Feudal Role-Playing Games
4 Fairy Tale Role-Playing Games
4 Music Role-Playing Games
2 Space Role-Playing Games
3 Space Pulp Role-Playing Games
3 Trophy Role-Playing Games
4 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games
1 Larp
5 Settings
2 DCC Zines
2 D&D 5E Supplements
3 Old School Supplements
2 City Supplements
2 Guides
3 Monsters
6 Adventures

Thistle and Hearth

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) ZineQuest2 – Deep Nightly Fathoms

(star) Englisch
Deep Nightly Fathoms is an RPG exploring dark dreamscapes inspired by the beautiful engravings of XIX century artist Gustave Doré.


A GM-shifting tabletop RPG for 3-6 players about what it means to be alive at the end of the world.

red DELVE: A Solo Game of Digging Too Deep

red Englisch
Lead your dwarves as you build your hold and face the terrors of the dark in this solo map drawing zine game.

Drama Role-Playing Games

The Last Place on Earth

A ZineQuest rpg of determination and hubris at the South Pole inspired by Robert F. Scott’s fatal expedition

(star) The Poodle Fanciers Club – An RPG game about mean housewives

(star) Englisch
A RPG Zine game about nasty housewives vying to be in charge of their local Dog club.

red Operation: Playground | ZineQuest 2

red Englisch
An RPG about Kid Agents, Toy Gadgets, and Childhood Imagination. #ZineQuest

Feudal Role-Playing Games

star Rebel Crown

star Englisch
A roleplaying game of courtly intrigue, feudal ambition, and perilous conflict

red Our Queen Crumbles: a Weird-Fantasy RPG

red Englisch
A storytelling game of magick, revenge, and inevitable death.

Fairy Tale Role-Playing Games

red Cold Iron

red Englisch
A tabletop role-playing game inspired by fairy and folk tales and contained entirely within a zine.

red The New Tales of Oz

red Englisch
A TTRPG set in L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz

Under The Floorboards: A Zine Quest RPG

A roleplaying game about tiny people in a giant, hostile world.

star red Thistle and Hearth

star red Englisch
A Belonging Outside Belonging game of dark fairy tales in a wintry village. #ZineQuest2 #RecognizeKSRU

Music Role-Playing Games

(star) red Punktopia: The Punkpunk Role-Playing Game

(star) red Englisch
An absurdly punkrock role-playing game zine.

red Monster Mix: A Role Playlisting Game Zine

red Englisch
a monstrous 2-player RPG about being yourself

red i’m gonna be

red Englisch
a 1+ player ttrpg about music, road trips, making connections, and finding yourself. written for #zinequest.

red Oh No I’m Late to the MCR Concert & I Have an Extra Ticket

red Englisch
A TTRPG about trying to get to an MCR concert in time while also finding a date along the way

Space Role-Playing Games


SPACE KIDS is a simple, fun, inclusive, and educational science fiction tabletop roleplaying game for kids aged 4-12 and their parents.

Space Goblins! RPG – #Zinequest

A chaotic and quick roleplaying game of goblins hurtling through space!

Space Pulp Role-Playing Games

red The Bone Age – Weird School RPG [Zine Quest]

red Englisch
Tabletop RPG of stone age people fighting off Invaders from outer space, Turtle-Apes and Ape-Turtles.

Treasures of T’urokk

A surreal science-fantasy RPG zine based around the Altered World RPG System (the rules to which will be included in the Zine)!


UNCONQUERED is a bronze-age sword & sorcery & sandals & sci-fi tabletop role-playing game about journeys in an infinite universe.

Trophy Role-Playing Games

star red Oligarchy RPG Zine

star red Englisch
a roleplaying game of political folly, using the mechanics of Trophy RPG

star red Night Reign RPG #ZineQuest2

star red Englisch
A tabletop roleplaying game of stealth, guile, violence and devilry in a fantasy metropolis. #ZineQuest2

(star) red Sunken

(star) red Englisch
An RPG of nautical horror, rooted in Trophy.

Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games


A roleplaying game about being bored to the bone.

red Web-Slingers: Into the Worlds-Wide Web

red Englisch
A tabletop role-playing game where everyone is a Web-Slinger!


red Englisch
THe prologuE episode of a queerpunk uRban-fantasy zinEquest-AdventuRE, inSpirEd by real Capitol hill landmaRks and monumEnTS.

Fruitless Existence

A Zine Quest 2 RPG where you play as horny fruit who just want to die.


star red #Flirtsquad

star red Englisch
A zine for the #FlirtSquad LARP. #FlirtSquad is a fun LARP meant to teach flirting respectfully in a fun way.


Lost in the Shrouded Lands

An open world mapcrawl RPG zine.

red ZineQuest: The Watching Book

red Englisch
A worldbook Zine written as the journal of oracles. Accompanied by a playful rpg of solving mysteries.

red QUEST SQUIRES: Rebuilded -Zine Quest 2

red Englisch
A collaborative „restoration“ of an 80s classic.

red Barrow Keep: Den of Spies

red Englisch
A YA-themed old-school RPG zine of intrigue & romance


red Englisch
an osr style setting, adventure, and 100 kinds of trash

DCC Zines

red Akashic Titan

red Englisch
A DCC RPG Zinequest Zine

Tales from the Smoking Wyrm Issue #2

Exploring the DCC system with new classes, patrons, monsters, and magic!

D&D 5E Supplements

(star) Ancestry and Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e

(star) Englisch
Alternate PC creation rules for 5e that replace Race with Ancestry, Culture, and Mixed Heritage, for awesome new PCs. #ZineQuest2

Face Folio

100 Fantasy Portraits for Tabletop Role-playing Games

Old School Supplements

red Maximum HP – OSR 1E old school adventure zine

red Englisch
The Old School ‚Zine for the New School World

Octhorrorfest RPG Zine #1, For Old-School Essentials

A zine featuring previous Octhorrorfest articles from the Gamers & Grognards blog, updated for use with Old-School Essentials rules.


GLAIVE is a rules toolkit created by Scott Wegener for running old-school fantasy RPGs with modern streamlined rules.

City Supplements

Gourmet Street: Fantasy Street Food Adventuring Zine

Street Food RPG Zine

Villot Cards & Encounters – [Zine Quest 2]

An RPG zine of encounters and accompanying tarot cards based on buildings you might find around a village.


red (star) Accessible Gaming Quarterly, an RPG Zine

red (star) Englisch
A quarterly zine about tabletop RPG accessibility.

red Splat: Perspectives on Play

red Englisch
Essays and advice from around the tabletop industry.


red Snow and Salt: Monsters from the Taiga & Mangrove

red Englisch
Two anthology zines of monsters intimately tied to their biome. Part of the SWORD DREAM.

Creature Feature Quarterly Vol. 2 -for use with- OSE

A monster zine for the OSE/DnD crowd. 15 new monsters with lots of fluff to read, adventure seeds, paper miniatures and VTT tokens.

red Them’s Monsters! [Zinequest]

red Englisch
A Zine Full of Monsters for Dungeon Crawl Classics!



red Englisch
Rising water, a void king, and a reaching shadow – can you survive what waits for you in the swamps of CASKET LAND?

red INSIDE OUT: the body horror TTRPG zine

red Englisch
INSIDE OUT will be a body horror TTRPG zine full of game-agnostic body horror modules illustrated with gorgeous horror art.

The Black Pyramid

An RPG Zine Scenario of Exploration and Terror in Space.

red The Baby In The Bean

red Englisch
A weird-fantasy adventure in which players try to keep a 50ft tall baby, hidden inside The Bean, from destroying Millennium Park.

red Three Sisters – Zine Quest

red Englisch
An OSR-themed Tabletop RPG Adventure Zine

Madam Maze’s Cabaret of Carrion Delights

A Two-Shot RPG Zine inside an Elderwolf.

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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  3. hi there! this is cody from scaryridge creative house, i wrote THE VIOLET SANCTION. sorry i didn’t see this sooner, i would have been able to answer questions about the game. the lowercase is discussed both in the FAQ and on my blog; the „arbitrary“ capitalizations and bolding are actually encoded messages, which were hinted at it in the tag line at the top of the project. sorry it wasn’t more clear, but thanks for checking it out anyway!

    • Teylen sagt:

      Thank you for the explanation. I did indeed absolutely miss that part when going through your project, and failed to really get what the game is about safe from that it is urban fantasy. Still happy to see that it has funded :)

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