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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #181, including every tabletop rpg project started between 09/06 and 10/04.

After a months long break, I am back with presenting a new Collection. Considering that am not yet totes fit, and there are 24 cool roleplaying games, I won’t do my usual prelude, and just invite you to browse the list.

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Roleplaying Games
7 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
4 Horror Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
2 Sport Roleplaying Games
2 Superhero Roleplaying Games
2 XY-Punk Roleplaying Games
6 Settings
6 Magazines
2 Sourcebooks
6 System-Specific Sourcebooks
8 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
3 Adventures
11 D&D Adventures
3 Dice Projects
3 d6 Dice Projects
7 d20 Dice Projects
3 Dice Box
3 Coins & Runes
3 Accessoires
2 Apps
1 Notebook
4 Deck of Cards
2 Map Projects
3 Tracker
1 Comic
4 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 GoFundMe
1 Sourcebooks
1 Adventure / Campaign

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
1 Novel

Französisch French Crowdfundings

6 Roleplaying Games
2 Translated Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
1 Adventure
1 Deck of Cards

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games

15 Ended Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #180, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/22 and 09/06.

Finally, as I am back home, I finished the quite opulent list covering two weeks. Let’s have a look.

The ttrpg Picaresque Roman: A Requiem for Rogues, is my personal favorite. The game originates from Japan, and LionWing publishing offers a translation of its most recent 5th edition of the game published by Group SGR. In regards to its system the rpg utilizes a simple 2d6 mechanic, which is quite common among Japanese indie games, and adds elements of ‚Hidden Traitor‘ games to the my as seen in games of Werewolf, Mafia and the like. This results in the aspect, that at the end of a session there are winners and losers. In regards of the world, the game offers a richly described contemporary metropol as its setting setting, where players assume the roles of scoundrels, inspired by videogames like Yakuza and Persona. There’ll be plenty of scenarios, the artworks and illustrations are top notch, I like the setting and I collect games from Japan that that got translated as well as games with a „mafia theme“ – thus I am a very, very enthusiastic backer. I recommend that you’ll take a look at it as well, and join the project. Focussing on a more somber, serious approach The Price of Coal is a narrative game exploring the chores and challenges miners in West Virgina face from 1921 to 1924. The workes tried to fight for a secure work enviroment, better pay and the ability to unionized. Considering that the town was owned by the mining company, it resulted in martial law being proclaimed, the workers rising and eventually the US army intervening with lethal force. The game is designed to be played with 3 to 5 players, with each player playing two characters, and a card deck for conflict resolution. The game aims to keep people aware of this specific part of US american, which I find a commendable aim. Check the project out! Stepping away from history, or a distinct setting, The BURST System offers a genre and setting agnostic system with the boundaries of a zine. The system is designed in a way, to allow gamers to create a world in the blink of an eye and explore it with a fast 2d6 system. While it doesn’t feature stunning illustration, I consider the argument to rather focus on availabilty and not being to expensive fine arguments. Plus, in line with this thinking, the game will be released as CC-BY-SA. It’s a nice little project and I recommend having a look at it.
Moving onto the fantasy games, I’ll start with Briar and Bramble. The game offers you the opportunity to play as intelligent, yet not anthropmorphic, animals. Focusing on exploring the English countryside, creating communities and being able to play all kind of animals. Considering that works like Animals of Farthing Wood and Watership Down were inspirations to the game, it isn’t like totally heartwarming. The ttrpg is available for free, in its totally for download, and the project aims to really only fund a the print run, which I consider a solid goal and hope it will make it (it needs some help though). Down we Go is a more traditional fantasy game, in the style of Old School roleplaying games. The exploration of the depth under the city Infinopolis is facilitated by a ruleslight system, that utilizes d20 and 6. The game offers fascinating illustrations and presents the city of Infinopolis as a full setting. I do recommend you check the project out, and support it. It seems cool. Driven into Darkness is quite bright in comparison. Yet, once you get used to it, you’ll find a d20 system, which among many features offers simultanous combat. The various aspects of the game are presented, and interesting. Take a look for yourself. Then there’s Fantasy Apocalypse 1000. It isn’t as much a pure fantasy game, but designed to enable games in all kind of genres. I couldn’t bring myself to dig through the wall of texty campaign description, and thus you’ll have to check it out, if you so desire.
Moving onto the horror ttrpg, let’s start with Gravemire, a game that takes a deep dive into the Louisiana Bayous. Set in about 1894 it presents the setting with additional supernatural elements. Having watched the excellent video, digged through the illustration and read the vivid descriptions I’ve got a feel for the kind of horror the game is going for, and feel somewhat in love with it. [It’s a bit like the opening for True Blood, without the vampires] The system is d12 based and a unique creation by its author. There are elements I am not exactly a fan of – like freeform skill creation – yet it offers quite interesting aspects like downtime. I am very tempted to back the project, got it on my watch list, and recommend you’ll take a look. The other horror game is SURVIVE THIS! What Shadows Hide. With it’s core book it offers horror within a contemporary setting, inspired by X-Files, Supernatural and Hellboy. The second book offers a sourcebook to add Lovecraft inspired horror into the mix. Well, the cover reminds me of the show Hannibal, and you’ll be able to play as vampires or ghosts – among a host of other creatures. Thus I am in, alas, for I am in Germany, only at a digital level.
ANKUR – Kingdom of the gods is a Science Fantasy ttrpg, which aims to finance it’s second print run, and basically its second edition on top. The setting jumps of kinda egypt into space, and has ancient myths as one of it’s building blocks. In regards to the mechanic, you’ll find a rulelight d12 roll under system, which is modular and thus can be adjusted to once needs. Considering the creators have had successul previous projects, I recomment it. I don’t think Stars Without Number RPG needs a recommendation of mine. The popular OSR based Science Fiction setting and system aims to finance an offset print, and just that. If you like physical books, and you want to get a good OSR-SF-RPG, this project is a no-brainer.. go and back it.
There’s a single gamebook in the list called Golemcraft. While the Kickstarter description doesn’t tell one a lot, it offers an Itchi io concept demo.
Of course there are more interesting projects. Fans who look for a spiritual successor to the famous Dark Sun setting, for D&D 5E, should have a look at Red Dawn: Into The Dawnlands. There’s another D&D 5E setting called The Curse of BloodStone Isle which got quite some input from Mark Rein-Hagen. It offers a first look at the Lostlorn setting and includes vampires. Yet considering the „experience“ that was the I Am Zombie project, I’ll be keeping my distance from the project. I may not keep my distance from The Oracle Issue 15, which offers system neutral material focused on Caravans and Travellers – considering that my backing of The Oracle Issue 14 offers a delightful experience. Take a look. Another interesting magazine is Junction City, offering system neutral content for it’s horror adventures. Delving into the sourcebooks, I am quite very tempted to back the Herbalist’s Primer. It offers description of (realworld) plants, to be used by Magicians, Worldbuilders, Alchemist and GMs. Very vool! As is the idea of the Custom Bestiary, which offers illustrations, and leaves rooms for the „reader“ to add their own text, stats and stuff. In regards to supplements for system, Stingers & Spores enriches Savage World with material to play high-fantasy insects and Historica Arcanum: The City of Crescent offers advice how to create alternative history settings based on cultures of the Near East for D&D 5E. While I am tempted to back the Historica Arcanum, I couldn’t resist the Adaptable Encounters for D&D 5E. A buck for enriching D&D games with encounters? I am in. Then there are beautiful dice like the Metal Space Dice and fascinating projects like the Dungeon helper – which aims to turn minis into basically Amibos with their own interactive D&D sheet.
You’ll find these projects, and many more, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Roleplaying Games
4 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Horror Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
1 Setting
6 D&D 5E Settings
6 Magazines
2 Sourcebooks
2 System Specific Sourcebooks
6 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
3 Adventures
6 D&D 5E Adventures
4 Dice Projects
7 Accessoires
2 Deck of Cards
1 Comic
2 Enamel Pins
1 Actual Play
4 Various RPG Projects
3 Games with RPG aspects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Solo(Roleplaying?)Game
1 Magazin
1 YouTube Series

Schwedisch Danish Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #179, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/15 and 08/22.

The week saw the lauch of just 3 games, next to a bunch of other ttrpg related projects. Let’s have a look at them.

Let’s start with Stranger Hills, a game which works without the role of a GM, dice or other random elements. Instead players take up character bases, with strengths and weaknesses, and cooperatively create a story, using tokens as a small mechanic. The story is set within a world that experiences the end times, inspired my settings like Dark Sun and Mad Max. To workout stories, and prevent „drawing blank“, the game offers its players a ton of story prompts. It’s a cool projects, and I consider chiming in. Next to that Protocol Squared: Eons by Jim Pinto. The game offers a wholly evolved version of the previous Protocol engine. While the previous version used cards, I am not sure how the new system works. Though considering the pledges, there appear to be dice or cards at used. I would have been tempted, as Jim delivers and I like Urban Fantasy/Horror, yet I really bounced off the claim that the game is the best GM-less game ever. Uhm, if it is, I will pick it up, once its released and the hype train is rolling. Anyways, I would recommend the project to fans of GM-less games and those interested in their design.
The Exquisite Corpse in Maggots‘ Keep is a gamebook, in which you play a reanimated corpse / skeleton thats ordained in quite some jewelery, wondering „Dafuq? Why am awake and kinda alive?“. The book offers the quite novel approach, of being written bei 11 authors! Thus, every choice you made, will be written by a different author, who has limited insight in the previous text. It’s cool, and I am tempted to chime in.
There are of course more cool projects. For example Sölitary Defilement offers printed, polished solo rules for Mörk Bork, I’d back if I wouldn’t need the Mörk core. If you like Hârn, the setting Melderyn Hardcover might be right up your ally. Right up mine, is the The Complete Folio Black Label collection, it’s a combination of illustrations and map design. Dice connoisseur could get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Tree Dice or enjoy the Heroic Dice Of Metallic Luster. You might like to enhance your game with the RPG Fantasy City Sound.
You’ll find these, and more cool projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 GM-less Roleplaying Games
1 Gamebook
1 Magazine
2 Settings
4 Sourcebooks
4 Adventures
2 Dice Projects
1 Accessoire
1 Deck of Cards
1 Soundscape
2 Map Projects
2 Actual Plays
2 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Games

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #178, including every tabletop rpg project started between 08/01 and 08/15.

Following a small, one week break, the Collection is back, featuring 18 games and quite some cool other projects. Thus, let’s get to ‚em.

Let’s start with the dieselpunk ttrpg CARBON GREY. The setting explores a war-torn, alternate universe version of 1910, offering quite some conflict. The illustration look cool, and the setup with a box, accessoires and even minis is nifty. I feel somewhat tempted to get in myself, though take a look for yourself. If you are more into steam than diesel punk, or love both, Cloudrunner: Fate of the Skies offers a setting by videogames like Skies of Arcadia and Guns of Icarus. You’ll find that it uses the Fate Condensed system for the gameplay and the project looks quite solid.
Heading over to the fantasy games, let’s start with the elephant in the room, that’s Avatar Legends. Being the official ttrpg to both tv series/IPs Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legends of Korra series, Magpie Games choose Powered by the Apocalypse as the system to go with. You can estimate how the game will by the information provided by the project, and the quickstarter. I did categorize the setting as „Fantasy“, which might be a strech, yet summarizes imho the possibilities from playing within the „quite fantasy setting“ of the first Avatar to the „industrial / steampunk fantasy of Korra“. The project offers a broad variety of stuff next to the core books. Several adventures, a sourcebook, dice, a map, and other stuff is available and offered as a very fairly priced package. Plus, the system will be supported with more sourcebooks in the future. Next to that, the Kickstarter is blowing everything that came before out of the water, in regards to funding. More than doubling the previous most successful ttrpg book project – with more than two weeks to go. I am a fan of the series, trust Magpie Games with their projects, the project is really competently made, am a fan of the series, thus I am sooo in. You should check out the project, even if you haven’t seen the series – it’s imho a really cool thing. If you like straight up classical fantasy, check out The Black Hack Second Edition – Redux. The OSR style game is quite well known, and thus I just recommend to check it out. Fan of the game will find that it offers a nice box set, and it should be a cool entry into OSR style games for newcomers.
If you’d like to play games akin to the kid adventure series, as brought back to fame with Stranger Things, take a look at Don’t Tell Mom & Dad. The game offers quite an interesting d20 system, with stuff like a Scared-o-Meter and other interesting things, that you can check out on their project description. If you like your Urban Fantasy heading more into the direction of Pokemon, take a look at Monster Wrangler. The game allows your character to have a „monster“ as a pet, tame it, train it and have it fight other monsters. I like d10 pool system, in which you try to amass successes, though that might be my V:tM love speaking. Anyway it’s a cool project worth having a look at.
Onto the Science Fiction games, Omega Horizon got you covered if you aim for big, Space Opera style games, with factions at war. The d6 pool system, as presented in the video, sounds really cool, well and if you are not that much into crunch, the book offers a more cinematic alternative. I am actually consider backing it, and thus it gets my recommendation. Then there’s RAYGUNS & ROBUTS, offersing a rules lite system focusing on Atomic SciFi. The 48 pages strong zine doesn’t leave room for chatter, and the zine does not only offer a small ttrpg, but can be used as a sourcebook for all kind of games.
You won’t find any guns, I think, in the Verdant Isles: Teatime Adventures RPG. The heartwarming game focuses on tales and adventures told by anthropomoric animal people, with a focus on conflict resolution aside traditional combat. It’s still D&D 5E compatible, and looks really cute and fluffy. Check it out. Mausritter: Box Set & Adventure Collection offers the opportunity to play similiarly cute critters of the mouse variety. The classic and well etablished ttrpg gets a nice physical box, along with new adventures. Though you can check out the ttrpg itself for „pay what you want“. Another clean cut recommendation.
Among the solo ttrpgs, let’s start with KINLESS. A solo adventure for Mörk Borg, which doesn’t require the core book to be played. Fascinating. As is Golden Mart. A solo rpg in which you play employees of a convenience store, who has to keep the shop running – despite the apocalypse taking place right outside. Interesting.
Then there’s Deep Space D-6: The Long Way Home a game which leans more onto the gamebook side of things, despite being able to be played as a solo rpg. I like the presentation, and might back it at a later moment. If you are interested in straightup gamebooks, Innsmouth: The Stolen Child got you covered. Set 15 years before the events of Lovecrafts novel takes place, the character will explore a mysterie. Whether they survive, die or probably go mad, it’s up to the player.
Then there are a bunch of games, which had me confused whether the project is ttrpg enough to be counted as such, or like a trap. Not really knowing what to do, I put them together in a small category. The Northwood Fables claims to be a rpg, yet has all the set dressing of a „Krimi Dinner“ (crime dinner). You get 6 murder mystery settings each featuring 10 characters, narrator booklet, audio track, a dinner receipe, a (alcoholic) beverage receipe and fitting art works. Yet, apparently got scripts? Which makes it a bit of a Larp? Well, if you are curious, take a look. I noted The Death Race, because of its strong link to Mörk Borg. It offers OSR style rules and a setting about, well, deadly races, and might played standalone or be integrated into a Mörk Borg ttrpg session. Which imho puts it in this twilight zone. With the game Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread I think it might be a dungeon crawler? Though it looks more ttrpg like, than all the other dungeon crawlers I noticed. Thus, it made the list. DUNGEON DEGENERATES offers basically the same question „dungeon crawler or ttrpg?“. Yet, it looks a bit more ttrpg-y than Arydia, with the characters having D&D attributes? Anyway, the look is quite nice, and reminds me of psychedelic OSR illustrations.
There are, of course, many more, cool and interesting projects. The zine The Oracle Isse 14 – Venetia, City of Masks offers a fantasy setting inspired by, well, Venetia. The cool presentation had me back it. If you like Call of Cthulhu, you might be happy to learn that Delta Green: The Conspiracy finances a new edition of the famous sourcebook. Well, and I do like the sparkling dice of the Dicebound Volume 2 projects and I am intruiged by the d6 designes of the Z dice.
You’ll find these, and many more worthwhile projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Diesel-/Steampunk Roleplaying Games
2 Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Urban Fantasy Roleplaying Games
2 Science Fiction Roleplaying Games
2 Animal Roleplaying Games
2 Solo Roleplaying Games
2 Gamebooks
4 Hybrid (Roleplaying)Games
2 Settings
3 Magazines
7 Sourcebooks
4 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
3 Adventures
8 D&D 5E Adventures
3 Dice Projects
3 D6 Dice Projects
4 Accessoires
2 Digital Platforms
2 Map Projects
1 Web Serie
2 Enamel Pins
3 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Roleplaying Games
1 Deck of Cards

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #177, including every tabletop rpg project started between 07/25 and 08/01.

The collection is back with a neatly small number of projects, including Monsterhearts 2nd edition coming to Germany. The mix English games posed more of a unique challenge, tho let’s see and get to it.

The second edition of the science fiction game a|state RPG is my clear favorite amongst the games. The new edition uses a Forged in the Dark system and presents a quite neat take on it. The game takes place in a giant, suffocating metropolis, in which the 1% basically custom designed their human form and consider those who can’t afford it as essentially not even human. Which reminds me of Gattaca but with a more capitalist take on it, or the episode „Pop Squad“ from Love, Death + Robots. Whilte it is SF, I do think I might make use of some setting elements within my VtM games. Plus, on top, it looks nice and the gimmicks are nifty. I backed it, and recommend the project. The fantasy game Neoclassical Geek Revival – Acidic Edition aims to fund another print run of their game, as they sold their first one. With the only stretch goal being to aim for an offset print. The narrative game, with inspiration from OGL, looks very solid, thrustworthy and gets a clear recommendation.
Well, usually, my introductions of games aim at being truthful, but positive. An approach that all three projects challenged and kinda broke to various degrees (usually its like max 1 or 2 projects). Thus, if you don’t want to have a negative approach, just skip it? Let’s start with the game Down With The Beargeoisie! The rpg uses a d6 system and appears to be mostly based on the puns Beargeoise and ProleBeariat. While the illustration looks nice, and while I tend to be open towards left(leaning) games, this one appears to thin for my taste. Though it has more meat to it than Timelines: Super Human RPG. A narrative superheroe roleplaying game, which aims to be the best supes rpg ever. How you may ask? I don’t know, the project doesn’t really explain it. Then I took a look at the pledge levels…. uhm, yeah, no. Stop wasting my time. Which doesn’t get better with Blackguard: A deceiver of Time. The projects aims to produce a ttrpg, gamebook, manga and Netflix tv series pilot – at a wholesale cost of 66k. Stuff like the system of the ttrpg? Apparently the creators don’t bother with such trivial things, yet rather present illustrations of (imho) drastically varying qualities (from kinda nice dowards). You can back it, but in my estimate you could light your money on fire instead.
Back to the cool projects! Because, there are quite some, after the games. I did back the adventure module Micro Dungeons for DnD. It looks great, and it comes at a total of $1 – don’t be confused by the pledge it’s in MX$. If I had a dog, or similar animal, I’d by them Paw-lymorph Pet Toys. Basically dice shaped food dispensers aiming to make eating fun for your companion. There are of course cool looking other dice, like the Starfarer Sci-Fi Dice, yet the other dice look nice too. My second favorite are The Pioneer Dice, even as I doubt that I would use them. The SCIENTIFIC BARBARIAN is a quite big magazine (think Tankōbon) about post-apokalyptic topics, you can enhance the system of your choice with the modular fantasy setting The Travellers Guide to Prymordia, there is an European Folklore Bestiary for Chivalry and Sorcery and A Trio of Tabletop Tomes! offers a whole total stuff for the games Thunderscape, Tiny Legacies, and Infinity’s Edge.
You’ll find these, and other projects, over here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Roleplaying Games
1 Magazine
1 Setting
4 Sourcebooks
1 Adventure
7 Dice Projects
1 Accessoire
1 Deck of Cards
2 Software & Apps
1 Podcast
2 Maps
1 Enamel Pin
2 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Roleplaying Game

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