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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #77, including every tabletop project started between 06.11 and 06.17.

In this collection you’ll find three new tabletop rpgs and a recurring one.
Velvet Generation offers a Science Fiction Rock’n Roll game, in which the player characters form a band and trying to get a musical revolution started. The game uses d6, looks for doubles and adds some more narrative mechanics into the mix. The creators are experienced as this will be the second edition of the game. Dark Times on the other hand combines Cyberpunk and Supers with its setting. The players do assume the roles of superpowered human beings that have been created by companies who view them as their property and nothing more than tools. The system is somewhat similar and based on Wicked Packs as well as Spy and there’s a video explaining it. Survive the Night is a horror role-playing game in which a group of teenagers has to survive several scenarios. Based on the video there are 5 ready-made characters and 4 pre-made scenarios to get started with.  Blackwind is the recurring entry. I mentioned the game in the previous collection, yet missed the Patreon. Thus, if you want to support the creators and the game on a regular basis, there you go.
I did notice Advanced Labyrinth Lord and Tavern Guide as two supplements that caught my eye as they appear to offer a lot. Among the applications you might like to take a look at YARPS, the idea looks nice, yet the creators do need some more backing to realize it.
Bolsa Dragón, a spanish project for dice bags caught my eye, because it’s done by El artesano del Rey, who’ll be as well creating the luxury edition of V5, and offer quite an eye-catcher.
Though there are plenty more projects,.. dice, adventures, campaigns,.. you can see for yourself:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
3 Supplements
3 Campaigns
2 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
1 Dice Accessory
2 RPG Apps
1 Soundscape
3 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 RPG Comic

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Dice Accessory

Portugese Portuguese Crowdfundings

1 Setting
1 RPG-Comic

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #76, including every tabletop project started between 05.21 and 06.10.

After a small summer break I am back and present a total of 62 projects.
Among the english projects I am intruiged by the games I put into the „Story Game RPG“ category. I am most fascinated by The Mountain Witch, despite its apparent PvP aspect – something I usually don’t fancy. Though the Blackwind Project is quite interesting as well, as are Triumvene, Gather (a GM-less game) and Helheim.
The new edition of Black Hack is the Fantasy RPG I am most interested in. The package sounds intriguing and quite something.  Harvesters on the other hand does feature small animal creatures in a fantasy setting, which looks quite cute and charming. Though Quest as well as Dragonscales look solid as well.
Among the „normal“ RPGs I consider Starship Infernum and Secret Agents of CROSS worth a look. Though, as with the previous collection, my current budget is quite tight, thus no backing this time around.
You’ll find quite a plenty of other projects, supplements, adventures, dice and other projects. Even three cool looking notebook projects. Well, and I do like well done notebooks.

If you are interested in foreign language projects. There is the Changeling 20º Aniversario by Nosolorol, which does offer quite a cool looking version. Among the French projects I find Sneffels – for the name alone – and Tecumah Gulch – which might produce a Far West edition before GMS worth having a look. The Italian game Caos will apparently be as well available in English.
In regards of the German crowdfundings, there is the translation of Mythic Britain on the one hand, on the other hand you’ll find Havena – Versunkene Geheimnisse a sourcebook for The Dark Eye, which comes with a cover Havena – Uh nana which I happen to quite like.

You’ll find those projects and quite some more in this list:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
4 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
5 Story Game Role-Playing Games
1 Setting
3 Supplements
5 D&D Supplements
3 Campaigns
2 Adventures
3 D&D Adventures
1 Role-Playing Game Creator
4 Dice Projects
2 Dice Accessoires
3 Notebooks
2 Various RPG Projects
4 RPG Hybrids
3 Various Games

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

2 Supplements
1 Role-Playing Game App
1 Terrain Project

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Campaign

Italian Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 RPG Comic

Portugese Portuguese Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #75, including every tabletop project started between 04.29 and 05.21.

Given my excitement in regards to the pre-order for 5th edition V:tM and my attendence at the RPC 2018 (German blog-article) the collection paused for about 3 weeks. Its back and features no less than 73 projects.

You might like to take a look at the German projects, as Die Vergessenen Chroniken – Nothing Stays Forgotten aims to finance the English translation of a German tabletop rpg. If you are a fan of Fate you might as well like to glance at Drei Abenteuerwelten, a sourcebook offering three ‚german‘ settings for Fate Core.

There are plenty more role-playing games. Like Agents of Concordia and Interbellum RPG. Both games offer a kind of ‚alternate history‘ setting and sprinkle in a bit of fantasy. I am quite fascinated by Concordias art-deko approach and thefirst World War theme of Interbellum and will take a closer look late on.
In regards to the fantasy rpg I am most fascinated and curious about Scales & Tales and ORC STABR. I do like Scales box-set approach, light approach and its accessibility for kids. Whereas STABR seems to be a quite funny, little and quite minimal rpg.
Amon the urban fantasy games you’ll find the second edition of Part-Time Gods and the d6 system based Necrotopia. Among the superheroe games there is IS IT A PLANE!? and SuperAge.
Well, and there is a peak of gm-less games. I think I’ve never seen so many started in close proximity to each other. Dream Askew // Dream Apart starts by basically being „two games in one (Kickstarter)“ and I am most fascinated by the idea of a setting that’s described as „Jewish fantasy of the shtetl“. Archives of the Sky does offer an interesting science fiction setting and BFF is a game all bout friendships. Last but not least there is Children of the Fall, a game in which you play children who survived into a post-apocalyptic world.
There are many, many more projects. Like I personally am fascinted by the dJAM dice and I do really like to mention the Patreon for the On A Roll, there are as well many cool notebooks, a drawing book and many, many more. Check for yourself:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Supplement

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Games
5 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Superheroe Role-Playing Games
4 GM-less Role-Playing Games
1 Hybrid RPG
1 Gamebook
6 Supplements
2 Settings
8 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
2 Dice Accessoires
1 Coin Project
1 Podcast
4 Software & App Projects
2 Enamel Pins
3 Notebooks
4 Various RPG Projects
3 Map & Tiles Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Supplement
1 Adventure

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Portugese Portuguese Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Supplement

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Since 28.04 the pre-order for the 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade (V5) via the Modiphius website started. I’d like to use this article to explain and show what you can get, offer advice and answer potential questions.

If you prefer to read the article in German, just click the link to my blog WODnews.

Table of Content

  • Which products for V5 are offered?
    • Role-Playing Game Books
      • V5 Core
      • V5 Anarch
      • V5 Camarilla
    • Role-Playing Game Accessoires
      • Storyteller Screen
      • Dice Set
      • Notebook
      • Slipcase Set
    • Special Edition Books
      • Deluxe Edition
      • Luxus Edition (limitiert)
  • Which bundles for V5 are offered?
    • Neonate Bundle
    • Ancilla Bundle
    • Elder Bundle
    • Methuselah Bundle
  • Frequently Asked Question
    • Are there alternatives to a pre-order at Modiphius?
    • How can one save money (at Modiphius)?
    • What about PDFs?
    • How can I pay?
    • What about the foreign currency?
    • Where are the shipping costs?
    • Oh my god, the shipping costs: Help!?
    • When will the pre-order stop?
    • Will it be translated?
    • Quick,.. about the System?
    • Quick,.. about the Setting?

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #74, including every tabletop project started between 04.08 and 04.29.

Given my live and a ton of cool news from White Wolf regarding the 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade culminating the current pre-oder at Modiphius I took a little time with this crowdfunding collection. Which features no less than 54 projects.

A project that I backed in a blink of an eye was the Jubiläumsausgaben zu Vampire from Ulisses Spiele. It does offer not only the German translation of Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th but a total of 9 supplements.
Of the many other I backed the Patreon for a RPG about Nahuales. A Powered by the Apocalypse Role-Playing Game about the Nahuales, mythical creatures originated from the Mexican culture. I am quite fascinated by Welcome to Yarnia, as it is the first RPG to combine knitting and role-playing gaming. Next to those there are a plenty other interesting tabletop rpgs being funded likeOverlight, An Atlas of the Horizons, Journey Away, Nagual, Star Crossed, Faxions, Endless Realms, Shattered Tower and Black Void. Yet the gamebook GameTale is interesting as well as the social deduction / party rpg games. Well and there are many, many more cool projects, just take a look:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Englisch English Crowdfundings

6 Role-Playing Game
2 Story Game Role-Playing Game
4 Dark(er) Fantasy Role-Playing Game
2 Solo Role-Playing Game
1 Gamebook
2 RPG Party Games
2 Settings & Campaigns
4 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
3 Dice Accessoires
2 RPG Pins
2 Cards
1 RPG Podcast
1 RPG Notebook
6 Various RPG Projects
5 Map Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Supplement

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Adventure

Portugese Portuguese Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 YouTuber

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #73, including every tabletop project started between 03.25 and 04.08.

In regards of the foreign language projects, you might notice that I added quite a lot Portugese projects to the list, because I found the Catarse platform. I am most fascinated by Áureos, a game about Capoeira fighters. I do like the Spanish 1800: El Ocaso de la Humanidad project as well as the Swedish Neotech Edge. The latter might even get an English translation in the long run.
As for the German games, I do gladly support the translation of Dread by System Matters. I am as well intruiged to play a gamebook by, traditional, mail as Schwarzkalten suggests.

Though the core and bulk of this collection, as usual, are still the English games.
I am most intruiged and did back Familiars of Terra. On the one hand because it features quite a lot of cute pets, on the other hand I am intruiged by the system which took notes from PbtA and Blades in the Dark. In regards of Story games you might like to check out The King is Dead, all about the succession of a kingdom, by Vincent and Meguey Baker. Well, or take a look at Wingless. A Powered by the Apocalypse game about angels.
Uprising shouldn’t go without a mention either. It is a game featuring the Fate system whose setting forms from social deduction games The Resistance, Coup, and One Night Revolution. Well, and as we are already in the dark future, maybe take a look at Battlecruiser Alamo RPG. The newest game in the era gameline.
Next to those classical tabletop rpgs I am quite fascinated by the Graphic Novel Adventures gamebook or lets say comicbook. I do like the concept and the realization and artstyle looks cool, I am on the verge of backing.
Fans of Torg should take a look at the Torg: Eternity supplement, while those who are into Exalted 3rd Edition might take interest in the Dragon-Blooded project by Onyx Path.
There are plenty more projects. The very cute Wee Beasties children book, the helpful Backstory Cards, the Metaphor Dice and plenty of projects more., notebooks, dice, pins etc… take a look:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Mail Gamebook

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
3 Science Fiction / Dark Future Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
5 Supplements
3 Supplements for D&D
1 Campaign
3 Adventures
5 Dice Projects
1 Dice Accessoire
1 Coin Projects
2 Notebooks
4 RPG (Playing) Cards
3 (Enamel) Pins
3 RPG Books (Children Book, Artbook, Comic)
2 Various RPG Projects
4 Various Other Games

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games
1 RPG Novel

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Dice Tower

Portugese Portugese Crowdfundings

8 Role-Playing Games
2 Translations of Role-Playing Games
1 Fanzine
1 Community Page
1 RPG Novel

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contains the other half of all the English projects.

In regards to the games I am swayed by Gears of Defiance on the one hand. The d6 system as explained presents an interesting angle to the rather „normal“ steampunk setting, as does the focus upon oppression, family bond and revolution. Given both aspects I decided to back it and recommend a look.
On the other hand there is Imp of the Perverse. A story game inspired by the short story of Edgar Allen Poe. The characters face possession of the titular Imp, who tries to pervert their very being by the offer of power. Transforming them into monsters should it succeed. The characters are not only out to rid themselves of their imp, but to protect society from monsters who fell victim to their vices. The conflict is set in the Jacksonian era of American Gothic. Well and the whole project is something I couldn’t resist backing.
Another interesting game is Dragons Conquer America. Which returned in a second attempt of funding the awesome looking game about the struggle for the Americas – with Dragons! It’s vibrant, colorful, designed with expertise and care and I do really like the project. I supported the previous one, and am currently trying to squeez it into my budget.
Fans of Savage Worlds can look to Savage Tokusatsu to get a game full of Mecha & Kajiu action or to enjoy hunting dinos with The Dinosaur Protocol.
Slayer’s Frontier offers a colorful game that looks like a mix of Slayers – the Anime – and Monster Hunter – the Japanese video game – yet being flexible funding on IndieGoGo sees my interest plummeting. If you rather like Sword & Sorcery you might like to take a look at Heroic Tales of Aglaeca.
In regards of the dice, I do like the design of the Elder Dice and the The Dice Pen looks like a cool idea. Then there is Hermetica – A Library of Occult Symbols, which offers an interesting typefont filled with occult symbols. Well, and if your a fan of D&D 5E, PFRPG or Starfinder you’ll find loads of supplements and adventures.
Next to many more cool projects, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
2 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
2 Savage Worlds Role-Playing Games
2 Supplements for D&D 5E & PFRPG
2 Supplements for Starfinder
5 Adventures for D&D 5E, PFRPG and Starfinder
4 Dice & Counts
3 Dice Accessoires
2 LARPs
2 RPG-Design & Artpacks
1 RPG-App
1 Narrative Skirmish Game

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contain roughly half of all the English projects.

Cartel by Mark Diaz Truman is my current favorite crowdfunding project. The powered by the apocalypse game does place the player characters in Durango, Mexiko where they are engulfed in the machinations of the Sinaloa Cartel. I do took interest in the game ever since I heard about if in 2016, read the Ashcan edition as well as am doing my best to follow the information and discussion. So far I am absolutely convinced of the quality, playability of the game as well as of Marks capability to deliver. Two aspects, among many, that do endear the game to me are, that it is written with a profound knowledge of the culture, and that it offers a different take on the organized crime tabletop rpg genre as you are less busy trying to play a gang that advances through the structure but people who got to handle all the mess that cartel involvement (and their own actions) does subject them to. You can check out the project page, the free Quickstart or one of the many actual plays provided.  While I do usually not include playing cards projects, I couldn’t help but find The Ode To La Catrina really befitting and beautiful, and hence would recommend it alongside Cartel.
If you do prefer another take on crime and gangsters, take a look at Capers. Which sees you assuming the roles of gangsters in the roaring 20s, yet with the twist of superpowers. It looks like a fun settings, offers a neat card based mechanic and I did back as well as recommend it.
Another game I backed is Flying Circus. A PbtA-Game set in a slightly different world during the ~20s to 40s, in which the world wars didn’t happen but some apocalypse did. You’ll assume the roll of daring, dashing pilots fighting a good fight or so. The main feature of the game, for me, is it’s cool air combat mechanic, that did see me convinced.
If you like dog fights and dieselpunk, look no further than Fuel Priest. Which offers airborne action in a dieselpunk setting. The game will give the players agency to design the setting and offers a rather story oriented system. I am intrigued and got the project starred for future notice. Well, and last but not least, Irradiated offers a colorful, post-apocalyptic setting with a Quickstarter available.
Among the supplements you’ll find a re-print of the „to cute to be true“ (but actually true) Baby Bestiary and in regards of the campaigns I took quite some interest in Emissary Lost for Coriolis, specially with all the translations going on and as I backed the KS for the main projects.
Next to those I felt tempted by the Gametee: Finest Leather Notebooks, alas if I had more money. The Demon Sigil Pins are quite cool as well and I imagine the Glow Battle things might be impressive in Boffer fights (for a Cyberpunk campaign).
Next to those there are many more cool projects, like There and Back Again: An Anthology of Travel and Gaming, which I really do hope will fund as I enjoy tabletop and larp rpg related traveling a lot. Just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Powered by the Apocalypse Role-Playing Games
1 Solo Role-Playing Game
1 Gamebook
3 Supplements
4 Campaigns & Settings
2 Adventures
1 Playing Cards Set
2 Notebooks
3 RPG Accessoires
7 Various RPG Projects

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3, including every tabletop project started between 03.05 and 03.25.

Thanks to the sheer amount of projects started within the past three weeks, I decided to split the collection into three parts. This part does contain all projects in German or from Germany as well as all projects in either French or Spanish.

In regards of the German projects am strongly in favor of the translation of Coriolis by the publisher Uhrwerk. I got the English edition and am looking forward to the localized one, specially considering that Uhrwerk proved to be quite capable in handling previous crowdfundings. You’ll find that parallel to this projects there is as well a French project for the translation of Coriolis. Proving that the the system spreads quite a bit.
I do like and would recommend the C-EL DICE, which offers nice dice made in Germany. Though the whole project is presented in English and thus invites a more international audience. Another noteworthy project is ERDENSTERN Live In Concert, which offers to elevate the atmospheric sound of the band Erdenstern to an orchestral level.
You’ll find that the 3W6 Podcast seeks the support of patreons for their continued podcast, as well as Spielerverzeichnis asks for support to continue helping gamers to find each other.
In regards to the French project, you should check-out Meute, which happens to be the 100st project on the GameOnTabletops plattform. Meute explores the folklore of (South) France in regards of Werewolves and will offer the character two sheets for their two lycantroph forms. The human one as well as the wolf one. The whole concept and design really does look exciting. Then there is P.I.R.A.T.E.S. A rather rules light, short in pages game in which players assume the roles of pirates. The game is designed to be enjoyed by adults as well as young gamers. Last but not least there’s Cartes fantastiques offering really cool looking map stuff.
The Spanish novel CALAMITY does offer some reading material for those who like the D&D setting of Akuma.
You’ll find the projects I just spoke about here:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Dice Projects
1 Podcast Projects
1 Music Projects
1 Website  Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Map Project

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Novel

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 1 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 2 of 3
Crowdfunding Collection #72 – Part 3 of 3

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #71, including every tabletop project started between 02.26 till 03.05.

This week you’ll find the collection stuffed with cool and fascinating projects.
For example there’s Chernobyl, Mon Amour. A tabletop rpg focused on characters who fled society and stranded within the highly radioactive lands around the Chernobyl reactor. The game focuses on the characters, their situation and the personal drama with a narrative game design somewhat akin to Nordic Larp. It has been originally developed and written in Finnish in 2016 by Juhana Pettersson, who’s as well doing the project and the translation. I am fascinated by the approach, the setting as well as the design and thus backed and do recommend it.
I did place the Liminal RPG among the Role-Playing Games segment, though I think it might be as well worth a look if you like Story Games. You’ll find quite some info about the system in the second update and the game offers an interesting contemporary urban fantasy setting. Which I find quite intriguing
Far Away Land. is a rules-light game that should be fun for all ages. The system appears a bit more traditional, the fantasy setting looks quite fun and quite rich, well and you’ll find quite a lot of material.
If you prefer gm-less games you might like to take a look at the Protocol Fantasy Game Omnibus by Jim Pinto. You’ll get loads of Protocol Engine games. If you like Blades in the Dark and wish it was Cyberpunk Hack the Planet got you covered. Given that it is by the creators of The Veil it should be good, and if I were more into Cyberpunk I would back it in a minute.
You’ll find more interesting projects next to these. Like NecroMech does not only offer their classic rpg exclusivly as an app, but it comes bundles with a subscription online service. The Shrouded Order combines augemented reality with sightseeing and LARP. In regards of settings, Rappan Attuk opens the famous mega-dungeon setting to 5E and ANKUR will see a setting based upon the african continent.
Then there are plenty more projects, supplements, dice, pins & patches, a patreon and d!rip projects and many more. See for yourself:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
3 Story Games
3 LARPs
3 Settings
3 Supplements
1 Campaign
2 Adventures
1 Dice-Project
2 Dice-Accessoires
2 Podcasts & Audio-Dramas
3 Pins & Patches
2 RPG Apps
4 Patreon & d!rip Projects
2 RPG-Hybrid Games

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Various Project

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Campaign

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