Crowdfunding Collection #136 – Part 2 of 2 – Zine Quest

Veröffentlicht: 02/03/2020 in Crowdfunding, English, Kickstarter, News, RPG
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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #136 – Part 2 of 2 – Zine Quest, including every tabletop rpg project started between 02/23 and 03/01.

With this edition of the collection, the Zine Quest officially ends, which should see it shrink back to its normal single post format. Yet, today you’ll find two parts:
Crowdfunding Collection #136 – Part 1 of 1

Kingdoms is not only the first game in this list, but as well the first I backed. Players will form and head a civilization, overseeing the birth of heirs, slay beasts and try to conquer the Sunless World within the span of generations. The game by Sophie Tinney uses light, OSR inspired rules as well as a neat design. I recommend having a look. Trying to conquer worlds requires planning, and Agile is a technique to manage small and big projects. If you like to explore the up and down of this particular technology you should check out Agile, Anxious, Attached. The project by Hannah Pate offers three game about the Agile project management system, burn out and office affairs. Quite unique topics for a ttrpg. Though quite contemporary, if you want a game a bit more in the past, check out Covert Wars. Players might assume the role of any parties involved in the cold war and fight for their cause. I feel The game might be worth having a look if you are into shows like The Americans. Maybe its still to modern for you, and to realistic. Seance and Sensibility gets you into the Ewardian setting of Austens novel with almost the same name and adds some eldritch horror to it. Fascinating. Though maybe you want to do your own thing? Gone with the Wights? Kingpink: Darkness enables players – its done without a GM – to create a rich setting and world. Which they might then play within for like 1 or 3 sessions, using a card based system. I am intruiged.
You could create your own dungeon crawl with it, or directly get your hands on Fabled Dead. While it looks kinda of Usagi Yojimbo – anything with a killer rabbit to me does – players apparently play mutants instead of anthropomorphic animals. If you are in for a d6 based hexcrawl, take a look. If you prefer a more classic fantasy dungeon crawl check out The Treasure At The End Of This Dungeon. Which kinda grants you the treasure of a dungeon at the beginning.
The Lost Tale offers a not so dungeon based fantasy game, and is inspired by East European folk and fairytales. The 2d6 system has been tested and I like the inspiration. If you prefer a more focused fantasy experience, you might use Darker Malleus to find out if your characters will become the monsters they went out to fight. It’s designed for 2 to 4 players and made for oneshots. Maybe you prefer it big scale, god-like? The story game Incarnis offers you the opportunity to assume the role of flawed and quite human gods, who’ll create a world and its myths. The game aims to offer the option to rotate the role of GM and plans to develop it’s system based on the DramaSystem. Though sometimes one just wants to venture out to kick ass and collect treasure. Which is what I imagine GFDP (Goddamn Fucking Dungeon Punks) deliveres. Including a quite ragged look. If you rather want to dream of what your beard – or a beard – like that facial hair in people faces – does instead of being just a lazy beard… you can experience beards whisking of into fantastical adventures in Beards & Beyond. Though, imagine that ones beard takes off, gets slayn, and you’ll wake up all face-naked kann be quite terryfing and high stake. The Magical Repair Shop offers a rather low stakes game in which you repair and care for magic items whether heirlooms, treasure or other things. The narrative game seems quite neat.
There is the possibility to combine technology and fantasy. Like, why not explore a haunted data partion? Pocket World offers a cool mix between Metroid(vanias) and the Forged in the Dark system. I would back it in a minute, if the only level that delivers to Germany wouldn’t require me to get creative (I don’t like to work or design XD).  Alternatively you might teleport a media influencer from today, back into the 90s with Viral.exe. The card based game does appear to back on the 90s nostalgia and an interesting card based system.
Another rather abstract thing, imho, is faith. Lost Scriptures explores how to react to newly discovered scriptures. How to interpret, handle and speard them. An interesting idea realized with a narrative system. Numious does share the faith aspect, as an holy angel will hand the player a divine dictionary with its last breath, warning of the apocalypse. The dictionary, a literal one, will be torn to shred and obliterated as player use the magic words. A strange idea, that makes me feel uncomfortable. Like, I don’t like shredding books.
You won’t have to shred a book in the Post-Brexit game Shadow of Mogg. In the aftermath of the apocalypse – ya ain’t thinking it would go well? – your characters will explore the London Tube. Quite a new take on the genre and Powered by the Apocalypse. You’ll have a more traditional one in Apocalypse Survive. The zine is a translation from an Italian original game, and sees you confronted with a variety of post-apocalyptic challenges. I like that it only requires a translation. If you are into exploring the traumata of the zombie apocalypse, the betrayals, losses and such, check out Affliction. Which explores the topics following their own take of the 5 stages of grieve by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross‘ and with the card based system of the Effect Engine.
You might be looking into the future, and find that Last Flight of the Pandora offers a fun, chaotic and quite doomed travel in a space ship. If you prefer your SF less fun and more dramatic Damocles‘ Decay, sees you assuming the role of leading a prison ship, which has been abonded next to a sun going supernova. You need to find other ships, trade and fight them, to get your ship ready to leave. While the other players will be doing the same and you don’t like your fellow ex-prisoners to mutiny. Then there’s Lost Ship, in which you play alone or with another person and try to get your troubled colony ship out of its misery. The project ain’t part of the Zine Quest, but is basically a zine, and a ttrpg. I think. Take a look. The fact that BROADSIDE 29XX combines the napoleonic war and atomic age syfy seems normal in comparison. Though it’s not exactly my cup of tea.
There’s always the option to go for some good ol‘ super hero game. Rooftops is a PbtA game where you actually play heros and try to make the world a better place.
What are the motivations and moral compass of intelligent rodents in a post apocalyptic world? Well, you might explore it in Crawlspace. Well, and if rodents are to rodent for you, you can be a trash panda or other animal scavenging for food in Eat Trash. Be Free. The game is done with a Blades in the Dark style system.
Sometimes playing alone will just scratch the right itch. Maybe you’ll keep a diary in Journey Back? With just a deck of cards you may experience and jot down your heroes journey. There’s as well the option to explore a world inspired by Soulsborne and the Mythos with Wandering Dreams. With a standard deck of card, you’ll be exploring the fantastical world. Well, I will, because I backed it. As the system is designed to be hacked and I am curious. If you long for the deep spaces of the universe check out Nadir. The game will be delivered in two zines, one for the rule and the other one to play.
If you want to do a quick larp, No Love’s Land might be worth a look. Two female killrobots will try to conquer each other with love. Kinda. From my understanding. You’ll be shooting at the other killrobot by throwing notes, err firing at them. Well, love is a battlefield? It seems a bit strange to me.
I personally would have loved to back the We’re Just Friends gamebook by Paul Czege. Sadly, all the international pledges are gone and there ain’t even a PDF. If you are in the US, check it out!
There are other projects. Like the Dreamhaven setting for Old-School-Essentials and OSR or the system neutral GRAND TOWER HOTEL. If you alway wanted a supplement about pets for your adventurer, check out Dungeon Pets! I am tempted by it. Well and you might be out of the Bunker to experience OSR adventures with the zine.
You’ll find those, and many more cool projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Dungeon Crawler Role-Playing Games
6 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Fantasy-Tech Role-Playing Games
2 Faithbased Role-Playing Games
3 (Post-)Apocalyptic Role-Playing Games
4 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
1 Superhero Role-Playing Game
2 Animal Role-Playing Games
3 Solo Role-Playing Games
1 Larp
1 Gamebook
4 Settings
4 Supplements
2 NPC Projects
2 Monster Projects
5 Adventures
3 D&D Adventures

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 Kingdom: a Zine of Generational Proportions

star Englisch
Lead your civilization, birth heirs, slay the beasts, and over generations, conquer this sunless world.

Agile, Anxious, Attached: A Zine Quest Project

A snapshot of my life as it stands at the start of the decade as told through RPGs.

Covert Wars

covert zinequest fun

Seance and Sensibility

An RPG set in a fictional Austen inspired world where characters plot to gain social standing and try to stop an eldritch apocalypse.

Kingpink: Darkness RPG #Zinequest2

GM-less tabletop RPG for improv-friendly groups. Build your own rich, thematic game world and complete a campaign arc in 1-3 sessions.

Dungeon Crawler Role-Playing Games

Fabled Dead – Zine Quest 2!

A Tabletop RPG Of Desperate Survival & Martial Combat

The Treasure At The End Of This Dungeon #ZineQuest2

A kaleidoscopic rogue-like dungeon crawl analogue RPG zine

Fantasy Role-Playing Games

The Lost Tale

A tabletop role-playing game Inspired by East European folk and fairy tales.

Darker Malleus: a Grim Tragedy for 2 to 5 Players

A one-shot TTRPG about becoming the evil you hunt.


The compact storytelling RPG that lets everyone play god and gamemaster, as you create a world and fill it with myths.

red GFDP

red Englisch
An ass-kicking shit-stealing science-fantasy punk-rock glass-eating RPG zine based on the Troika and Fighting Fantasy rules.

Beards & Beyond

A Very Hairy RPG for #Zinequest

red The Magical Repair Shop

red Englisch
A gentle, low-stakes story game by Ed Turner & Ash Cheshire about arcane artisans who carefully repair & restore heirloom magic items.

Fantasy-Tech Role-Playing Games

(star) Pocket World

(star) Englisch
A claustrophobic journey into a haunted data partition, inspired by Metroid 2 and Forged in the Dark. #Zinequest2

Viral.exe | RPG Zine Quest

Current viral internet personalities are tossed back to the 90s internet era. Will they survive enough to go viral?

Faithbased Role-Playing Games

Lost Scriptures

Lost Scriptures is a tabletop roleplaying zine of story, theory, and faith.

Numinous: A Rip-pages-out-of-your-dictionary RPG – Zinequest

A tiny-size tabletop roleplaying game where words themselves are magic!

(Post-)Apocalyptic Role-Playing Games

Shadow of Mogg – A Post-Brexit RPG Zine

Set in the London tube network after ‚The Event‘; your group must survive making decisions together. What is the will of the people?

red Apocalypse Survive: an RPG Zine for reckless Survivors

red Englisch
A Zine RPG were you will play yourself in the worst apocalyptic scenario you can imagine.

red Affliction: Coping With the Apocalypse RPG Zine

red Englisch
A zombie apocalypse tabletop RPG, informed by how people cope with loss, in zine format!

Science Fiction Role-Playing Games

Last Flight of the Pandora: A Chaotic Space RPG

A fast-paced, ridiculous, chaotic one-shot RPG… IN SPACE! (for Zine Quest #zinequest)

red Damocles‘ Decay: A Zine Quest RPG

red Englisch
A standalone TTRPG about convicts, mutiny and oh yeah the end of the world! #ZineQuest #ZineQuest2

Lost Ship: A Survival Game

A tabletop space opera about 40,000 colonists waging interstellar war in search of a new home.


A tabletop role-playing zine inspired by atomic age science fiction and the Napoleonic Wars.

Superhero Role-Playing Game

Rooftops: The World Is Watching – A superhero RPG

A super PBTA RPG where your team’s actions will change how the world views superheroes. #ZineQuest2

Animal Role-Playing Games

Crawlspace: Rodent Roleplaying in a Post-Human World

A small rpg, in a Zine format. Intelligent Rodents in a post-apocalyptic fantasy, using an easy to understand system of mechanics.

Eat Trash. Be Free.

A tabletop RPG zine, for ZineQuest 2, where you play as a gang of animals stealing food and garbage from humans in a small town.

Solo Role-Playing Games

Journey Back, a solo journaling RPG

Inspired by the hero’s journey, Journey Back facilitates a journey back to the hero you already are.

star Wandering Dreams

star Englisch
A solo RPG system to tell stories and face monsters in zine format.

red Nadir

red Englisch
A space-faring ttrpg designed for one player


No Love’s Land

LARP for 2 players of Robot Girlfriends across the battlefield


red We’re Just Friends

red Englisch
A Story From Your Choices



A system neutral RPG source book for adventures in a 1925 luxury hotel.

Wex’s Drift: An RPG City SourceZine

System agnostic, a hand-bound RPG source zine beautifully illustrated which contains everything you need to dive into this unique city.


A mini setting zine for Old-School Essentials and other OSR tabletop role-playing games.

Lumberlands: a Wampus Country rpg zine

A micro-setting featuring lumberjacks vs sasquatches, for classic and light tabletop rpgs.


The Black Road: a fanzine for Amber Diceless Roleplay

The Black Road: A fanzine dedicated to Amber diceless roleplaying Made by fans, enjoyed by fans, nothing more, nothing less.

red Beyond the Weird: a Science Fiction Roleplaying Zine

red Englisch
A small zine for SF RPGs.

RPG Half Sheets by Fernando Olmedo

Character and Location Half Sheets for classic fantasy RPG adventurers and GMs!

red The Ollustria Field Guides

red Englisch
An adventurer’s pocket guide to forgotten lands.

NPC Projects

(star) Dungeon Pets

(star) Englisch
An RPG Zine About Pets That You Can Take On Adventures and Into Dungeons For Games Like D&D.

Denizens of Araknathuk: Inter-Dimensional NPCs

A system neutral RPG zine packed with strange, inter-dimensional characters to populate your world.

Monster Projects

red The Insectiary

red Englisch
A system-agnostic collection of weird insects for your favorite tabletop roleplaying game.

Monster Temple: Issue 1

A monster zine with 11 brand new creatures for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition


Bunker: an OSR zine

an enviro-metal post-apocalyptic OSR adventure that imagines the rebirth of high fantasy in the next age of Earth.

Trophaeum: OSR Horror Incursions Rooted in Trophy

A set of classics-inspired incursions for Trophy Dark. OSR Horror Adventures for the modern centurion.

red Dungeons and Designs: Volume 1

red Englisch
Finish off ZineQuest 2 with a collection of 20 system agnostic adventures to spice up your RPGs!

„So You’ve Been Thrown Down A Well“ a #ZineQuest Troika!zine

A Double-Zine for Troika! A complete adventure zine and a second zine of assorted backgrounds!

red A Wizard

red Englisch
A tabletop rpg horror module in which your characters hunt something that calls itself a wizard. It is definitely not a wizard.

D&D Adventures

Stitches and Stuffing: Lost Soles

A fluffy D&D Adventure featuring sock puppets, danger and imagination!

XENOZINE: A Zine Quest 5E Sci-Fi RPG One Shot Murder Mystery

The first in a series of one shots adaptable to your favorite RPGs. The killer could be anyone.. even YOU!

DM Yourself

A zine for how to play 5e D&D adventures, solo

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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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