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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #175, including every tabletop rpg project started between 07/18 and 07/25.

This time there are many, cool games being funded. If I could, I would have backed each single one!

To start with something unusual for the English version. Donnerhaus currently aims to finance Freude schöner Götterfunken… a campaign set in 1917 including a full rpg system. The game is delivered in a box with the rule books, maps, dice, pregenerated characters and more. I recommend having a look, if your German is sufficient, or you are interested in German rpgs.

Back to the English projects, let’s start with Monte Cooks newest game The Devil Made Us Do It. The game puts you into the role of agents who are originally from the far future, yet ended up in roundabout nowadays. They have to succeed at heists, to keep the world intact. For this task they got the option to alter situation by just retelling the story. Making a door being there, which previously wasn’t, having a guard being nicely distacted or causing a blackout. Yet, if they go to big with the reality bending Paradox will hit, or,… well… bad stuff happens. The game is designed to be zero-prep, to be run right out of the box, and I feel enticed to back it. Then there’s the project Pixies, Wyrms, Demonicity, which offers three Tri-Stat system (as seen in BESM). Everyone of the three games comes with a core booklet (32 pages), 6 pregens, 6 short scenarios and 4 custom dice. Pixies has you play as the titular pixies, who made their home on human homes. Wyrms has you playing creatures who fight and consume each other. Well and Demonicity sees you as secret oparatives who fight against the *dramatic voice* infernal darkness *coughs*. I like the concept, and the pitches for Pixies and Demonicity. Check it out. Then there’s the micro game Banality. Which fits in a three times folded flyer. The first scenario of the quite narrative game, puts one in a post-utopian society, where the machines got uppity and one gotta flee them. I imaginge it to be like the the episode Automated Customer Service of Love, Death x Robots. Depending on the success of the project, 4 games might be added, offering new scenarios and more stories. I think it’s cool and the asking price is more than fair.
I did actually back the noir rpg Bloodshadows: Chronicles of Guf. The game offers an alternate universe, in which some creatures that go bump in the night are known to roam the city of Guf. The flair is kinda 40’ish and one can play a mobster vampire! I already got the box of the previous edition, Battlefield Press being reliable and happily backed this one. With the system being completly overhauled with a Savage Worlds ruleset being a plus in my book. Take a look, and back it. Please, I want it to actually come to fruition. Fedora Noir offers a more classical noire game for four players. While one will play the detectives, and do detective stuff, one will be playing the (in)famous hat, offering the inner monolog. A session should take about 2 hours and the game is card based.
Of course there are more interesting projects. You’ll find material to enhance your fantasy ttrpg session with the magazines The Oracle Issue 13 – Floating Islands and Delver: Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee – the first one with a focus on D&D 5E rules and the latter more leaning towards OSR. If you like playing D&D 5E, and you are looking for more stuff for druids and about the fey, you could have a look at Druids: Secrets of the Primal Circle and Professor Gilroy’s Guide to Fey. Though there is more D&D 5E sourcebook material like Wickerpunk RPG, next to many more projects. Fans of Mörk Borg might like to take a look at In the footsteps of the Mad Wizard – a miniature game and rpg supplement.
You’ll find those, and other interesting projects, here:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
2 Noir Roleplaying Games
2 Settings
2 Magazines
1 Mörk Borg Sourcebook
7 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
4 Adventures
1 Dice Project
1 Accessoire
1 Deck of Cards
1 Enamel Pin
2 Mats
2 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #175, including every tabletop rpg project started between 07/11 and 07/18.

I’ll start with Dreampunk, a surreal roleplaying game. As the name suggest, you’ll be playing a dreamer, who within their dreams, may interact with other dreamers. One might brave adventures, face nightmares and has to figure out whether they even wanna wake up again. The system is based on 78 uniquely designed, tarot sized cards, offers 9 playbooks for the players to choose from and can be played with, or without, a GM. I backed it, and consequently recommend it. Then there’s the newest game from Greg Stolze named DUELING FOPS OF VINDAMERE. The setting ist about fencing and being somewhat Bridgerton style, though the main focus appears to be on the mechanics. The game is designed to be played right out of the box, with zero prep, and no GM, sessions lasting somewhat between 1 and 2 hours. The further descriptions found in the video and in the text, remind me somewhat of his game „A Dirty World“, and I recommend you take a look. Fans of Science Ficiton rpg should have a look at Galaxies – The Game. It describes its system as rules-light, fast and easy to learn, and the setting seems nice. Plus, the core book got one covered with 100 adventure hooks.
In regards of the two fantasy ttrpg, let’s start with Crowns. The game offers a OSR set of rules, an adventure and a sandbox. With the OSR rules offering a unique combat system, and adjustments in the areas of monster design, character progression and healing. It’s presented in a nice, to the point magazin format, and I actually like the illustrations by Jacob Fleming – at least the cover one. The last full game to mention is Fallen Worlds. The game offers a postapocalyptic fantasy setting, with a focus on the fantasy aspect. It will come in two books, and judging by the pledge design it uses dice. If you are interested in a fantasy world that appears somewhat extensive, take a look.
In regards of gamebook, Jonathan Green is back with RONIN 47, a mecha vs. kajiu book from the ACE Gamebook series. I backed several of his other gamebooks, and do gladly recommend that you check it out. Even I am somewhat intruiged. Then there’s The Dragons Tears: Embers Fate gamebook. Uhm. It’s the first project of the creator, who hasn’t backed any other project (with his account). Plus, I’ll rate the plan to write a gamebook, including system testing, in 4 month ambitious. I personally won’t back it and I advice caution.
There are of course more interesting projects. Squeaks in the Deep will enrich both ttrpg Pugmire (dogs) and Monarchies of Mau (cats) with playable rats and mice and an adventure – in which you don’t have to play a rodent. I trust the creator and like the previous book. Thus, check it out! Other than that, Mörk Borg fans might enjoy the adventures in the KENNELS OF KARNAGE and I really like the design of the Dragon Tears Dice.
You’ll find these, and many more projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
2 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Gamebook
3 Settings
3 Sourcebooks
3 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
1 Adventure
3 D&D 5E Adventures
5 Dice Projects
1 Soundscape
1 Map Project
2 Various RPG Projects
1 Narrative Game

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #174, including every tabletop rpg project started between 06/27 and 07/11.

Having had to pause last week, I managed to scrap a bit of time together, to get it done. Still, my small prelude, might be shorter than usual.

Let’s start with GhastBashers. A game in which you catch ghosts, ghostbuster style, using a narrative d12 system. Fans of superheroes get a D&D 5E ruleset based game with Capes & Crooks. If you like to design your own setting, you should check out Anyworld Tabletop Roleplaying System. Next to the rules required, it offers introductionary scenarios for quite some genre.
Fans of the old tentacled creature, can face him with Cursed Captains of Cthulhu swashbuckling style. Which is a somewhat fresh approach with a 4d6 based system. Those who prefer Cthulhu like it’s been done in the past, can get their serving of Call of Cthulhu Classic from Chaosium.
The HYPERBOREA 3E kickstarter aims to finance the new edition of the famous fantasy rpg, with quite some fans and thus funding already. Chromatic Dungeons appears to be a reaction to the current „new TSR controversy“, and uses a diverse set of creators to offer an OSR game with modern sensibilities in mind – basically aiming to actively include people. Then there is Highcaster, aiming to enable the players to shape up legends, using the „Caster System“ as previously seen in ttrpgs like The Great American Novel and The Great American Witch. Peace the RPG might not look much, going by the thumbnail, yet the project offers a broad and interesting looking description. I do recommend having a look. Then there is Fate of Dungeons, a game that aims to offer a fates based old school rpg. Sounds strange? Yet, it is what the pitch says.
If you like narrative games in the style of Fate and Numenera, and mechas, you got to take a look at The Tears of a Machine. If it weren’t for the system used, I would have backed it, as I quite like the theme. MEGALOS: Aetherological Crystalpunk sorts itself into the Science Fantasy genre and uses a narrative d20 system. For more infos, check out the project.
I am quite tempted to back the solo ttrpg Dwelling: A Solo Game for Ghosts. I like the horror theme, the exploration of a haunted house, and the interaction with the titular ghosts. Plus, its the first solo game, that I noticed, which features Safety Tools. Very cool! Then there is the solo game Adventure Squared. You get a solo ttrpg, journaling game and create maps. Three things in one project.
Last but not least we get to the gamebook category, in which we find Chasing Tail. A game in which one – as a furry – chases the tails of other furrys, and might engage in fun times. Which is why it has the „mature audience“ labe. Facinating.
Next to all those projects, there are the Deadly Skull Dice & Sunken Skull Resin Dice.
You’ll find these, and many more projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
2 Cthulhu Roleplaying Games
5 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Solo Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
1 Setting
5 Settings
2 Magazines
4 Sourcebooks
5 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
4 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
3 Maps
1 Deck of Cards
1 Soundscape
2 Enamel Pins
4 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
1 Sourcebook
1 Adventure

 Italian Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Adventure

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #173, including every tabletop rpg project started between 06/20 and 06/27.

The collection is back with a small number of very interesting projects. Let’s have a look at them.

I am quite enamored with Floria: The Verdant Way. The game is a translation of an Japanese ttrpg, by the team that brought Summon Skate to fruition. In Floria, you’ll play people who are actually called „Florias“. The towns are surrounded by a quite magical forests, which the Florias venture into, explore and collect herbs. Being Florias, they can utilize those herbs, integrate them into their bodies, to magical effects. The dice system is essentially 2d6 roll under, with a truly interesting system for using the herbs. Which involves drawing onto a grid. Take a look for yourself! You will find, that Not the End, has a more narrative approach. The game that was first published in Italian, before receiving a translation, sees one playing heroes. Those characters are described with words writting onto hexes within a matrix of hexes. Thus the system is named „HexSys“. It doesn’t use dice, but instead colored tokens. You can have a look at it via a quickstarter the creators provided. Check it out. The Tide Breaker RPG does take a cooperative approach to setting creation. The system uses a d6 based pool system, and is supported by other elements like „stunts“, „showstopper“ and others. Which looks all in all quite sound. You might find even more action in the superheroe game S5E, which is system wise based on the mechanics as provided by D&D 5E. The rulebook will offer you tools to create your own setting, and powered characters. You’ll find a „ready to be played“ setting in the „Midnight City“ book. Plus the package gets really rounded with a monster manual. The project looks nice, and I recommend having a look at it.
In regards of gamebooks, the Graphic Novel Adventures books combine the concept with comics. Something, that almost got me hooked.
There are of course more interesting stuff. If you like DCC, you might like to check the sourcematerial provided in the fancy looking project DCC Dying Earth or delve into the adventure named A Discordance with Dzyvatz. Fans of Trophy gold should probably have a look at Tides of a Dead Sea. Though, if you look for some system-neutral material, Oracle Issue 12 – Celtic Theme got you covered (tho you get 5E rules) as well as the Tabletops and Tentacles Magazine #3. In regards to the „solo game“, I wasn’t sure what to make of The Book of Asmodeus. It looks like a mixture of a gamebook, a book offering riddles and a phone app. I considered it quite interesting, and hence included it, even with the tenuous ttrpg connection.
You’ll find those, and more cool projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
2 Settings
2 Magazines
2 Sourcebooks
4 D&D Sourcebooks
2 Adventures
3 D&D Adventures
1 Dice Projects
4 Maps
3 Enamel Pins
2 Various RPG Projects
1 Solo Game

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
1 Artbook

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #172, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/13 and 06/20.

This time the collection is back, including a little preamble. There are quite some nice projects started last week, so lets get to them:

I will start with the Urban Fantasy game Defiant RPG. The game has the premise that quite some supernatural creatures entered the world to destroy it, yet proved to be defiant to their mission, and choose to integrate into the cities, ruling and having fun. The players get to play royal fallen angels, demons, gods and the like, who are in a nice position of power. The card based system intrigues me, and the book did already exist as a PDF. The combination of genre, setting and system got me backing it, check it out, if you want to see for yourself. If you like to play a fairy – one of the small folks – Fairy Trails will have you covered. Following an attack by a villain, the fairies had to flee their country in a card, and thus are traveling all over the world. The game itself is Powered by the Apocalypse and looks quite very cute. I can recommend the creators, as they delivered a previous project to my satisfaction – take a look. The Otherworlds Core Rulebook offers some planet hopping fantasy, with a video that oozes quite some positive JRPG vives (imho). The story driven d6 system appears functional. All in all a sound project., bietet ein Fantasy Setting, in dem man von Planet zu Planet springen kann. Ich mag die leichte JRPG Energie, welche das Video ausstrahlt, und Systemseitig wirkt es mit dem erzählerischen W6 Ansatz solide. Stepping away from lighthearted roleplaying game, you might want to have a look at Pink Cloud: An Adventure Game for Friends of Bill. Based on the „12 Stepper Program“ and inspired by the „Big Book“, it offers fantasy adventures through the lense of recovery. I personally got swayed by the video, which offered a solid, alas not flashy, presentation, and chimed in. Maybe you’ll do too? Well, and to not end on a down note, Ultimate Dungeon Showdown is a card game with a roleplaying game, from the creators of The Gamers. You can play the card game with the roleplaying game or the roleplaying game on its own. There is ton of cool merchandise by artisans like Level Up Dice and it looks cool. If you are a fan of the Zombie Orpheus, check it out.
Heading over to the Science Fiction games, let’s start with Synthicide: Sharpers in the Dark. The project ports the existing cyberpunk setting and game over to fit into a „Forged in the Dark“ rule set. Which has been modified to add mutations and stuff to your characters playbook. I did star the project, and might pledge later on. Lawman mixes its SciFi themes with a healthy dose of western and humor. I’d place the comic artstyle somewhere into the eighties, and the creators refer material like Trigun, Robocop and Idiocracy as inspiration. In regards of RPG they apparently took ideas / vibes from HoL (Human occupied Landfill). Well, and the system that’s based on a single d20 can’t be bad. Thus, have a look. If you want to engage in mechs and mayhem, take a look at Tenzin Gate. I do like the design of the mechs, and maybe there’s info about the dice based system on their website?
With that we’ll get to the gamebook. Arkham Archives aims to offer a complete collection of their gamebook series. The project might look splendid and enticing, yet I would voice serious concerns / warnings regarding pledging it. I backed their first project, the first part of the Arkham Archives, and received neither the eBook nor the deck of cards. Which earns the new project an heartfelt poop-emoji.
There are of course other, better projects. If you like D&D 5E you might like to see the Adventures in Oz transformed into a settting for said system, or want to spice up your game with Mask of Power. The Creature Feature Quarterly Vol. 1 offers monsters for MÖRK Borg and I am still pondering whether or not to back the The Oracle Story Generator deck of cards.
You’ll find those, and many more projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Roleplaying Games
3 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
3 Settings
3 Sourcebooks
4 Adventures
9 Dice Projects
1 Accessoire
1 Deck of Cards
2 Map Projects
3 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game
1 Adventure
1 Accessoire

Norwegische Norwegian Crowdfundings 

1 Roleplaying Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #171, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/30 and 06/13.

My first collection June got delayed by health reasons. While I can’t muster up the usual preamble, I decided to share the collection as it is. Enjoy & Happy Pride Month.

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Roleplaying Games
2 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
2 Setting Offene Roleplaying Games
2 Sword & Sorcery Roleplaying Games
4 Urban Fantasy Roleplaying Games
3 XY-Punk Roleplaying Games
3 Gamebooks
1 Game with RPG supplement use
5 Settings
4 Sourcebooks
9 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
9 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
2 Deck of Cards
1 Notebook
3 Maps
6 Enamel Pins
1 Podcast
1 Comic
3 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Adventure
1 Notebook

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

Schwedisch Danish Crowdfundings 

1 Sourcebook

7 Closed Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #170, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/23 and 05/30.

This week the there are a nice, interesting projects, to which I’ll get to now, without much ado.

I’ll stat with this world is not yours: an RPG zine. It’s a small, as the title says zine-sized, game for one to two players. It explores the topic of generations, changes and what one leaves behind. The narrative system is inspired by games like Microscope. I do consider the topic quite interesting, and hence recommend that you have a look. Fans of the cyberpunk genre should have a look at UNDER NEON. The game offers quite an interesting system for character generation, where everyone starts out the same. Along with a more traditional d20 system. I do consider the idea quite interesting, and the project looks nice.
Among the (urban) fantasy games Exalted: Essence by Onyx Path Publishing is a project worth considering, imho. The game offers a streamlined version of the 3rd edition, and basically combines and condenses quite some sourcebooks into 250+ pages. Have I had more money, were the shipping not as expensive, and the delivery in 2023, I’d be totally in. As is, I will wait for the book to hit my FLGS. If you are looking for some lighthearted urban fantasy, Fae’s Anatomy should have you covered. The game about melodramatic medical mysteries is about treating fantasy creatures with rather bizarre ailments. The system utilizes narrative focused rules inspired by Fiasco and Hillfolks, and the game is clearly inspired by series E.R., Greys Anatomy and more. I think it’s a quite cool project, worth considering. If you yearn for post-apocalyptic urban fantasy Graywalkers Purgatory has you covered. You will battle the supernatural creatures and horrors with guns, magic, katanas, bones and stuff. The project offers a quickstart, to get a look at the system and setting, and you may choose from two systems. One D&D 5E inspired, and one called Weavemaster (3d10 based). It does look nice.
If you like gamebooks, The Isle of Torment offers quite a massive experience. There are more than 2000 descision and the char sheet looks cool. If you like swashbuckling fantasy, take a look.
There are of course more projects. Like the Knock! Issue Two compendium, with a ton of stuff for OSR gamers, or FISK BORG and Galgenbeck After Dark which got MÖRK BORG fans covered. I do like the White Whale in Dice and the Dice Sculptor: Custom Designed Dice appears to me as an interesting thing.
You’ll find those projects, and more, in this collection:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
3 (Urban) Fantasy Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
2 Magazines
3 Sourcebooks
2 MÖRK BORG Sourcebooks
3 Abenteuer
4 Würfel Projekte
2 W12 Würfel Projekte
1 Accessoire
3 Weitere RPG Projekte

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Setting

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game
1 Interaktive Underground Roleplaying Experience
1 Gamebook
1 Sourcebook

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings 

1 Adventure

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #169, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/16 and 05/23.

I hope you enjoy the Whitsun holidays, if you are celebrating or get the monday off. The week saw a nice number of very cool crowdfundings being launched, who’ll you find in this collection.

Let’s start with Into the Motherland, a science fiction roleplaying game, set in an afrofuturist world. The design of the world, and variation of cultures ones character can be from, looks quite cool, and once you’ve backed it you will get a look upon the rules with the quickstarter of the game. The creators appeared competent in their presentation, and I recognize BD Walters as well as That Bronze Girl from various VtM Actual Plays. All this to say, I do have faith in the team. Check the project out! I’ve flagged it for later evaluation, whether or not I can squeeze it into my budget. Something the game has in common with Somniauts. In this game, the character will unravel mysteries by using weird science to delve deep into dreams. The rules are available on the games website, and are influenced by games like The White Hack and The Black Hack. I do like the illustrations, which reference the dreamscapes of Dali, Escher and Moebius. Thus I do recommend checking the game, and supporting it. Knock-Down Drag-Out, at the other hand, is a rather „down to earth“ game, set in the „Country Noir“ genre as introduced by works like Ozark or Winter’s Bone and others. I like the illustration, and the rulelite game system has a card based mechanic for chases, which apears to be cool. Check it out, if the genre speak to you. To raise up the mood, let’s take a look at The Awfully Cheerful Engine: An RPG of Action Comedy! project, The game is set to emulate 80s games, and thus offers pulp action from Indiana Jones, to Urban Fantasy and onto Spaaaace. Basically everything from Danger Mouse up to Rick & Morty. The system is a ruleslight d6 pool system, that sports 4 attributes. The character creation can be experienced with their website and is fun. While I am not really a fan of the genre, the project enticed me to consider it – if I had the cash for it. Then there’s the superheroe game Good Guys Finish Last by Postworldgames Jim Pinto. Well, the revival of the existing game. While I am not a fan of the genre, or the title, it looks good and I trust Jim Pinto to deliver, based on my experience with his other projects. Thus it might be well worth having a look.
If you are a fan of Horror, you should check out Collector. The micro rpg offers a post-apocalyptic setting, in which the characters try to get enough gold, to pay the goddess Ubato of the Black River, to escape the limbo into the beyond. The game is designed to work as a „gateway“ game to entice casual players of the gritty campaign and get them hooked. The structue and mock up of the game looks fine, the 2d6 based system fast. I am tempted and recommend it. Then there’s A Shape in the Dark. The game offers to experience horror stories akin to those shared at campfires, and aims to attract people to play, who weren’t previously interested. I like the idea, and quite a bit of the design, but won’t watch the Actual Play to see it’s system.
Of course there are more cool projects. Most notable, at least to my interests The Story Engine: Deck of Worlds. A set of cards meant to enable players and game masters to create worlds and settings at a moments notice. I loved, backed and rejoiced in the final delivery of the previous Story Engine project. While I might have to back out, purely because of budget reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend the project. There’s a project to fund the Ludonarrative Dissidents podcasts. Which will be hosted by Ross Payton, Greg Stolze and James Wallis. An interesting combination. Then there’s LEDGES, basically things you can hang onto your GM screen, to have a kind of shelf, which looks rather cool.
You’ll find those projects, and quite some more, in this collection:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Roleplaying Games
2 Horror Roleplaying Games
2 Settings
2 Sourcebooks
3 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
2 Adventures
2 Dice Projects
2 Deck of Cards
1 Podcast
2 Maps
2 Various RPG Projects
1 RPG Hybrid

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
1 Sourcebook

 Italian Crowdfundings 

1 Sourcebook

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #168, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/02 and 05/16.

Following a brief break last week, where I didn’t manage to finalise the collection, I am back. There are no fewer than 17 games and 1 VtM project. So, let’s get to them!

I’ll start with Crescent: Nautical Fantasy TTRPG, a game focusing on an ever expanding, large archipelago. They are waiting to be mapped, explored and the players will engage with mysterious magics on the various islands. The game will be virtually supported, and the core rules be available for everyone for free – if the project is funded. I am fascinated by the maritime setting, the illustrations look nice (save, maybe the thumbnail) and the system seems solid. I recommend you take a look. Broken Compass is somewhat maritime as well, yet leans more into the pulp aspect, exploring and plundering ancient ruines and stuff. The game was previously funded in 2020 and delivered. The project offers an opportunity to get your hands on the beautiful book and adds two new campaigns. The Deittman Files aren’t as watery. You’ll be playing a group of investigators and psychics venturing onto ghost hunts being supported by the Powered by the Apocalypse. I like the idea of ghost hunting, and I like PbtA, thus it gets a hearty recommendation. Then there’s The Morra Cinematic Game System by Mighty Narwhal Production. The game enables you, and your friends, to setup scenarios akin to Hollywood movies as well as TV series. Whether it’s about original settings like punching Nazis, encountering Cthulhu as a person interesting in magic with a magic school, or drama along works like Supernatural, Guardians of the Galaxy and more. The game system is interesting, and the game features an extra system to make sure boundaries are respected and everyone is having fun. I do know and trust the creators, and recommend you check out the game.
Magical Kitties Level Up! is the game to open the fantasy category. It has you playing the titular, fluffy, magical kittens, who venture into adventures. Family friendly ones, thus it isn’t of the „dark & gritty“ variety. I personally was charmed at the term „kitty“, though the other aspect do entice me too. I would be in, if it were within my budget. Ataraxia Legends is a game inspired by (classic) J-RPGs. The system is only briefly adressed, but shows the JRPG inspiration. While I consider the presentation a bit lacking, you might enjoy it, especially if you are into JRPGs.
Among the horror games I am quite fascinated by Broken Tales. It offers a dark view upon classical fairy tails and put those upside down. With aspects like villains seeking redemption. Systemwise the game is d6 based and offers various modi like one for OneShots or guided campaigns and one for chronicles. Another project I would back, have I had the resources. Nowhereville is another d6 based horror game. The characters are trapped within a city, they can’t leave. Which gives the game a Stephen King like vibe. The game is very much to the point, offering just one pledge level. Check it out. Then there is Into the Wyrd and Wild, which explores the horror or venturing into an unpleasant wilderness. The book offers a system neutral setting, which might be played with D&D style rules. Though I think, you might not need D&D? Anyway, I like the project and recommend you have a look. Last but not least, there is They Stirred. It’s set in an post-apocalyptic setting with zombies. It might be ambigious to place it in the horror section, yet givven that the narrative game focuses on hard choices, that’s where I placed it. It has a nice presentation.
Let’s continue to the Cyberpunk games. Necrobiotic would have fitted a post-apo or horror category. Yet the transhuman idea of playing mechanically altered dead people, who are now not that dead, but still scurry around, with more intelligence than a zombie, makes it a good fit. I do like that it’s card based, that they offer a quickstart, the illustrations, and would be in, if I had no restrictions. Favor is a more classic Cyberpunk setting and game, featuring a „neo noir“ look and feel. You’ll be playing a bunch of criminals, who try to do gigs, to get their hands on new chrome and stuff. As a bit of a twist, it isn’t set on earth, but a colonized planet. Yet still, you can’t play bog standard humans, but got the choice of interesting „Anthroforms“. The d10 based system appears to be a good fit, and I recoomend the project. an. You will find another cyberpunk game in Augmented. Though given that you’ll play goons, who’ll do the companies, who own ‚em, dirty work it is notably more cyber than punk. The system is so ruleslite, that the char sheet got no stats. It is quite an interesting angle.
If you like Science Fiction, you should have a look at Once More Into The Void. You play a troupe, a family, who after breaking up has to get together one last time, to get a job done. The system is inspired by the one in Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands, which means it is gm-less and consists of 9 interlinked minigames, that will create a story. Quite an interesting project. The Crushing Thunder! is another scifi game, set in a post apocalyptic world, in which you have to life with emental dinos, which you might battle with your mech suites and stuff. The system is 3d6 based, and the whole projects appears to have been done with quite some heart.
You’ll find a quite fascinating journaling game in You Are the Dungeon. As the title indicates, that you will play as a dungeon. Which has to handle adventures, rummaging around in your inners. You can guide them, trick them and maybe reward them. The game uses a tarot deck for conflict resultion, and I am intruiged by the concept. Mythara LARP on the other hand, is a card based and D&D inspired core book for Larping. The rules are available for free and the game might be intruiging for fantasy fans.
There are other interesting projects, though considering I already wrote a lot, I will keep it to one. Vampire: the Eternal Struggle Unleashed offers to print 4 decks, which offers cards that haven’t been printed previously (they were only available as pdf)! You can get the new V5 starter box and more decks along with the new one to. Well, and I am in, because I can get some fresh V:TES Giovanni, of clan Giovanni, before they are „reduced“ to being Hecata. Take a look, consider it. If you are from Germany, there is a „collective pledge„, that will get you at least 10% off the decks. I do admit it is an ECG, and thus not very ttrpg’ly, but the link to VtM have had me include it.
You’ll find those projects, and many more, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Roleplaying Games
2 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
4 Horror Roleplaying Games
3 Cyberpunk Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
1 Journaling Roleplaying Game
1 Larp
3 Settings
2 Magazines
5 Sourcebooks
2 D&D Sourcebooks
1 Adventure
4 D&D Adventures
4 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
2 Deck of Cards
1 Map
1 Soundscape
4 Enamel Pins
2 Actual Play Series
2 Various RPG Projects
1 RPG based card game (ECG)

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
1 Adventure

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #166, including every tabletop rpg project started between 04/18 and 04/25.

Let’s start with Legacy of the Soul Flame. The game presents an epic fantasy setting, in which the undead won. With a focus on those undead, snow & ice, exploration and bloodties. In a world that unites old technology and magic. The 420 pages strong book is already written, and will ship via DTRPG PoD. The d6 based system has been used in Astulae before and got improved. Plus, the setting can be used in other games. It looks cool and like its sure to deliver, check it out. Then there is the Modern 5E core book, which offers exactly what the name promises. A contemporary setting and rules within the D&D 5E framework. With illustrationen by Larry Elmore. I am somewhat surprised, it hasn’t funded yet, and will keep an eye on it.
Fans of Space Operas are in for two treats. On the one hand, there is Swords And Spaceships. Next to the normal array of various, creative races next to humans, the setting includes weapons, body modifications and the option to customize ones ship. The system is d100 based, and spices it up with a FATE inspired mechanics for modifying conditions. On the other hand, there is Tangent Space. Which does as well offer a great variety of races and setting appropriate elements. The system is based on dice, that scale along the abilities of the character. It does look sympathetic.
If you like game books, check out the project A Warriors Quest. It kickstarters a number of books, set in the world of Elvyon. They are already exist in French, and the whole project appears worth checking out.
Next there are many other cool projects. Like Sirens: Battle of the Bards, a D&D 5E setting with and by Satine Phoenix, or the D&D 5E sourcebook Into the Feywild, which fascinates me as a player who more often than not plays druids. Then there are nice dice projects like the Handmade Resin DND Dice Sets, the glow in the dark Fluorescent Dice or the strangely designedNEW VTB DICE.
You’ll find these, and more cool projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
2 Space Opera Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
3 Settings
1 Magazine
4 Sourcebooks
4 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
2 Dice Projects
1 Platform
1 Deck of Cards
1 Enamel Pin
4 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games

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