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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #144, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/24 and 06/14.

This week I feature the projects of the past three weeks since my last Collection left up until last Sunday. You will find that some projects are at an impending end.

There are two projects from Germany that I would like to briefly mention. On the one hand Rettet den Brettspielplatz aims to save a game cafe in Berlin. Which is a nice cause to support. Another projects offers Gelatinous Soap, that include dice. It is just from German, and offers an English project page. Check it out.

Onto the game projects, Alice is Missing offers a fascinating approach. The narrative game, focused on the disapperance of a highschool girl, is played via text messages, while still being a ttrpg. Which is quite novel. Then there is a bit more lighthearted game with Garden of the Giants. You’ll take the roles of mice in a magical gard, being up for some small adventures. The game offers a lot of ready made scenarios and plot, including phases of the day with an active gardner. Check it out. Scaling up from a garden to a hills, The Hike That Binds Us RPG tackles the topic of the survival of a longterm hike. The d6 game has a really, really cool presentation of game material, and I am actually in. If you are looking for a superheroe game, that’s colorful and ain’t „darkque“, take a look at Super High School RPG. While designed for the whole family, it does ~ in my opinion ~ don’t look ‚to focused‘ on kids or edgy teens. Then there is the Maximum Apocalypse RPG. Which offers a post-apo setting and where you can check out the d100 based rules in a quickstart. Maybe you want to check out the game for free? Then take a look at the Miracle RPG. It combines science and magic, and seems nice. There is a PKMN RPG, which I won’t feature in a bigger fashion for obvious copyright challenges.
If you like scyfy, check out the light OSR cyberpunk game Dancing With Bullets Under a Neon Sun. It really has cool looks. Though maybe you like some lowlevel, humrous SF, too? Then NerdBirds has you covered with strange birds in a narrative d6 game.
There are some games, that dip their toes into being a tabletoprpg, while having some other elements. Like Legends Of Dragons which is an almost normal ttrpg, with some quite strong card game elements. Even more of a tabletop game offers Mini Rogue. Basically going rogue-like dungeon crawling on a table. Well and last but not least, there is Eila and Something Shiny – a quite tabletopy-gamebook game.
If you prefer your gamebooks as good old game books, check out the Wanderer Gamebook+! It follow the tradition etablished by Lone Wolf and offers a cool fantasy adventure.
There are cool settings like Tug of Titans, which offers a system neutral city with intrigues and everything, or the Legendlore setting by Onyx Path, which brings the popular comic series to D&D 5E. If you like magical folklore, classes, rituals and more to your game, check out the Folk Magic of the Haven Isles supplement. Which is designed for the Midderlands game, but can be used for any fantasy group. Specific to KULT you can check out the Horror Guide & Scenario Collection or, if you want to supplement your Savage World game check out The Savage Sign 02. There are quite cool deck of cards like the Truly Wild Magic or Architects of the Deep sets. Well, and I like the The Electronic Age Core Dice, because they got stuff stuffed in.
Take a look at these and many, many more cool projects overe here:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Save a Game Café
1 Dice Soap

Englisch English Crowdfundings

7 Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
3 Hybride Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
2 Settings
2 D&D 5E Settings
8 Sourcebooks
4 D&D Sourcebooks
3 Deck of Cards
4 Adventures
3 DCC Adventures
3 Encounter Collections
4 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
4 Platforms & Applications
1 Maps
2 Enamel Pins
3 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Sourcebook
1 Dice Tower
1 Web Series

spain Spain Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Map

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #143, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/17 and 05/24.

This collection spans back over 4 weeks and doesn’t include the last week. I still going to publish it, as next week more projects will have ended, and my current health state prevents me to add a full week of projects to complete it.
I hope you still enjoy the overview, and if you see a project you are interested in, act fast, it might be soon ending!

The Littlebox RPGs projects offers two roleplaying games in one small, tarotset sized box. The games are narrative, don’t require a gamemaster and are designed to be able to be played right out of the deck. The game Villagesong addresses change and leadership and the game Our Mundane Supernatural Life addresses the challenged of day to day challenges. I like the games, the concept and recommend you having a look at the project. Then there’s Tian Shang: Lone Wolf Fists, which serves ones need for high-octane KungFu action in a post-apocalyptic world. The system is designed to be fast and dynamic, while the setting reminds me of Fist of the North Star. Cool. Then there is The Epic of Dreams RPG. The game offers a fantasy setting and more interestingly some quite interesting mechanics. Like, you don’t need a character sheet and the system is based on guessing a number. Which might sound aloof, but it appears the game has been written and tested, thus I do recommend it.
If you are looking for a solo game, check out Red Bean: Dragon Slayer. It uses a poker deck with comic illustrations and I am strongly tempted to back it.
Larpers should check out the Crescendo Giocoso Ritornello collection of 12 small Larps. I backed, received and enjoyed the predessesor to the project, and thus wholeheartedly recommend it.
There are many more cool projects. For example the dynamic library dungeon The Stygian Library, the nice looking HYPERBOREA DICE and the FATUM set of cards. Fatum allows to for the creation of backgrounds for characters in fantasy games in general, as well as D&D 5E specifically. Something that I consider very cool, and where I am tempted.
You can find those, and many more project, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Solo Role-Playing Game
1 Setting
6 Supplements
4 Adventures
10 Dice Projects
4 Coin Projects
3 Accessoires
1 Playing Card Set
1 Enamel Pin
2 Notebooks
3 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Adventure

Französisch French Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook

Ended Projects

6 Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #142, including every tabletop rpg project started between 05/10 and 05/17.

A week late, because I have had a turbulent life, the translation of the issue #142.

There are quite some cool projects, though I decided to start with The Troubleshooters. The game is inspired by and presents the optic of franko-belgian comics of the 60s, including the pulp action style and setting. It is being published and produced by Arkhane Asylum Publishing, a French ttrpg publisher, with access to cool illustrations. The game uses a precentile system and you can checkout its quickstarter. Next to this game, the Tiny d6 system family receives a new entry, or rather update with the second edition of Tiny Thunderscape. As the name suggests, the system is rather light and d6 based, and the game offers a fantasy steampunk setting. The makers are very experienced in running successful campaigns, and I recommend it. If you prefer more classic fantasy, you should take a look at the SURVIVE THIS!! project. It’s a d20 system that combines an OSR approach with modern mechanics. Plus, the description offers a lot of insight for those interested.
Then there are cool settings. For example the world of Trudvang, in all its glorious illustrations, which is adapted to be played with D&D 5E. If you like the tale of Frank Baum, are into pirates and Savage Worlds, you should check out Battle for Oz: Pirates. Dwellings & Driveways: Keep on the Cul-de-Sac! is a module that raised my interest, as it offers quite mundane adventures. It looks cool and I like the idea, I am sold on it once it is available in Germany. I am as well intruiged by the Roll & Play supplement, which adds some variety to your games in general, as well as Dauntless, which provides characters, backgrounds and more for 60s pulp settings. Maybe you want to add some „rocks“ into your game? In this case you should check out the Mineralogy Manual – and might scold me for calling those rocks. I am really tempted by the MONTANA MOSS dice. They got moss and other plant thingies inside and I really like the,. The Deck of Many Animated Spells tarot set or the artbook Dark Romanticism for Shadows of Esteren are cool too..
You’ll find those and many more projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Settings
4 Supplements
2 D&D 5E Supplements
4 Adventures
7 Dice Projects
1 Coin Project
4 Accessoires
1 Deck of Cards
1 Artbook
1 Virtual Game Table
3 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Adventure

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Fans developed character sheets for playing V5, offering formfillable PDFs for everyone to use. In this article I will presented an updated version

Markus W. created a new version of the character sheet PDFs I previously featured. They feature an improved structure, the selection of drop down menus has been extended and various other aspects got adapted. I like the sheet, and it is the one I am using for my Hecata character whos exploit I describe in the Hecata Diaries on WODnews.blog.
Though, let’s get to the stars, the character sheets::

V5 character sheet PDF

V5 character sheet PDF (formfillable)

If you are looking for the first version of this character sheets, you can check my previous article on the topic.

Nerdbert created very cool, brilliantly designed character sheets which allow for customization regarding your prefered style elements and clan, by the use of layers:

V5 character sheet PDF

V5 character sheet PDF (formfillable)

You will find the most recent state of the character sheets in the V5 ClanLayer folder at Google Docs. Though I will do my best to provide updates to this article or create a fresh one. If you like to see them in action, watch the video Vampire: the Masquerade – How to make a Character (V5 Workshop) by The Primogen.

Nerdbert does as well offer character sheets with a fan translation of the V5 sheet to German:

V5 character sheet PDF (German)

V5 character sheet PDF (German, formfillable)

It’s based on a previous edition, though he is working on improving the English version and then updating the German one. You can chose to get all his German V5 sheets by downloading a Zip-file or take a look at this V5 ClanLayer folder at Google Docs.

If you wish for various other languages, like Polish, Spanish, Portuguese or others, Nerdbert would love to get a glossary or like original (extended) sheet to offer the sheets in various edition.

Pedro Stein Guerro created character sheets for non-player characters! They aren’t formfillable (yet?), though they are available in English and Spanish:

V5 NPC character sheets – English

V5 NPC character sheets – Spanish

You’ll find the original document including both sheets in one PDF at Google Drive.

I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #141, including every tabletop rpg project started between 04/26 and 05/10.

After some quite chaotic two weeks, the collection if back in a regular fashion, thus let’s get started.

I’ll start with Dragon Fighters by Luca De Marini. The game focus on fighters being involved in a kind of perpetual ongoing fight, like a tournament. The project offers unique visuals, that do point towards inspiration from games like Streetfighter and other beat’em ups, yet it doesn’t look like a simple carbon copy. At least not to me. The game offers various subsystems, and I am heavily tempted to back it, if I can find it in my budget. The project does still need some help, and I would recommend you’ll have a look at it. If you are looking for a fantasy game for the whole family maybe check out Lost in the Fantasy World. You’ll be playing a kid that has been moved from the real world to a fantastical realm. In regards of mechanics the game offers a narrative d6 system, The campaign is nicely colorful and you can already get the PDF. Thus, I recommend to have a look. Then there is the dark, modern Bloodlines & Black Magic RPG. Which offers a setting that reminds me of the World of Darkness, just that you get to play essentially crossover from the start and build in. The system is d20 and uses arcana cards, which makes it quite interesting, imho. I recommend the project, even as it is outside of my budget. You might enjoy the tech-noir approach of NEUROCITY. In which you explore a subterranean complet and topics of exentialism and psychology get address. The game seeks funding on IndieGoGo and Kickstarter in tandem. The last game is HardBoot a 5th ed D20 RPG, directed to celebrate the very first CGI cartoon. I haven’t seen the cartoon and don’t really feel engaged by the IndieGoGo project.
Fans of gamebooks will find that Destiny’s Role 2: Venom of Vortan offers to finance the third entry into the Destiny series. Then there’s Vala the Beast a boardgame like gamebook or a gamebooklike boardgame. It might be a fringe for the gamebook category, but I think it warrents to be including.
Of course there are many more projects. Fans of Mage: The Ascension will find that the M20 Technocracy Reloaded projects offers a brand new look at the Technocracy, the Web 3.0 and other fascinating aspects of Mage, that haven’t been explored in other books and needed – or could use – an update. It’s a cool book and if you are a fan of the WoD, check it out. Maybe the success will bring forth more books for M20, C20 or even x20 treatment for gamelines left out so far. Then there’s the Ekphrastic Beasts bestiary, which offers visually stunning monsters. There is the Fantasy City Sites and Scenes II to spice up your campaigns with the mentioned sites and scenes. I personally like the Witch Hunters adventure, a solo-scenario for D&D5E, which might be played with more players. You’ll find Dice and dungeons ITA Backpacks, Sidebags and enamel pins, a Cards Against the DM minigame with an inspirational aspect and The Adventurer’s RPG Tiles for creating caves.
You’ll find these and many more projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Gamebooks
2 Settings
4 Sourcebooks
4 D&D Sourcebooks
5 Adventures
3 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires & Enamel Pins
1 Deck of Cards
1 Tile / Map Projects
4 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

 Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #140, including every tabletop rpg project started between 04/12 and 04/26.

This time the translation of the collection rolls out a whole week late, mostly because I wasn’t feeling that well last week and even forgot to spread the German one around, as I usually do.

Though, onto the projects, if you are looking for a narrative fantasy game, check out Wickedness. It tackles the topic of queerness and offers a quite intriguiging system based on a tarot deck. The HârnMaster Boxed Set offers a way more traditional roleplaying and more lowkey fantasy experience. The campaign deliveres everything you could wish for, if you like to delve into a grim and „realistic“ campaign and it does look stylish. Then there’s another attempt of financing Savage Kingdoms and the ADVANCED FANTASY rpgs, both offering a less deadly fantasy setting of their own.
If you prefer your fantasy with a good dash of horror and weirdness, you might look forward to the newest edition of Deadlands: the Weird West. The classical setting gets an overhaul along with tuning for the latest ruleset of Savage Worlds. If you rather would like to experience what it is to be outsiders, who still have to defend their village against eldritch foes, check out Skull Diggers. It looks cool and I like the idea.
Maybe you like to have your horror with a more pronounced focus on surviving. In this case take a look at Torchbearer 2nd edition. You play rather small heros, it looks darker than Hârnmaster and it is quite deadly. Though you might judge that by taking a peek into the system. If you’d like to try your luck surviving with an OSR-rule set, check out Wendigo. Which offers a small OSR game.
Last but not least of the ttrpgs, there’s the Sickest Witch. A solo roleplaying experiences with pronounced card- and boardgame elements. While I am not sure about the actual ttrpg factor, it does look quite cool and interesting, which is why I included it.
There are other cool projects. For example the urban fantasy setting The Expanse or the „Italian Western“ themed renaissance setting BRANCALONIA – both -for D&D 5E. There are fascinating sourcebooks like FERETORY for MÖRK BORG or Knights of Gartania 2 for D&D. Well and both the Anubis Dice and Dice Holder and the DekTech card boxes tempt me quite a lot and sport a cool design.
You’ll find these and many more projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
2 Horror Role-Playing Games
2 Survival Horror Role-Playing Games
1 Solo Game
3 Settings
4 Sourcebooks
3 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
6 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
4 Accessoires
2 Deck of Cards
1 Enamel Pin
3 Weitere RPG Projekte

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Adventure

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

 Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #139, including every tabletop rpg project started between 03/29 and 04/12.

This article got a week delayed, yet is finally there with quite some cool projects. A project close to my heart is the support project for Kainskind. A friendly, local ttrpg and hobby vendor in Freiburg, Germany, which got hit hard by the crisis. I backed their projects and hope other gamers will follow.

In regards to the English projects, I do quite like Stranded, as it offers an interesting mix of Outer Worlds and Borderlands. You’ll get action, mutants, (killer) robots and more. All from the developer of Delve. I got it starred for consideration and recommend it. Another fascinating project is Sunken Dungeon. DnD+Coloring. The game follows the tradition of Cloud Dungeon and thus offer a book that will be heavily modified during playing. Though you still can play it multiple times, by printing more copies. An interesting take, that you should check out for yourself. If you are rather looking for some solid, action heavy superhero action Galaxies in Peril should got you covered. The Forged in the Dark based game offers exactly that. Maybe you rather plan outdoor trips with your friends for the times after social distancing, in this case have a look at 2oz5E. It offers a very condensed version of D&D 5E and aims to be played in the field. Then there is Delta Gamma vs. Draculas. From my understanding one plays a member from a Sorioty on the „loser“ side of things and fights of a college aged „Dracula“. I am not sure what’s the zine exactly about, but backed it because of the chance for a vampire factor. Angels War aims to be a mecha game inspired by Escaflowne and NGE, yet does offers very little information – textual or illustrations – to get me interested in having a deeper look.
That doesn’t apply to the „Game Book“ section, which this time around offers not so much CYOA-like books, but books that can be used for rpg-like gaming. For example there is Our Vacation/Cold War Navy by the creator of Thousand Year Old Vampire. The games, they are two separate one, guide a single player into creating a story with diary entries and so on. A cool and very, very affordable project I gladly backed. Check it out. Then there is the StoryMaster’s Tales „Dracodeep Dungeon“ Hybrid RPG. Which offers an interesting mix of ttrpg, boardgame and gamebook. You can play it alone or with other players and I do actually feel tempted to back it. It to is recommended.
There are many more cool project, like the sourcebook Fantasy City Sites and Scenes, which helps creating and including exactly what it says in the title. There are the sparkly Saberdice and the fluorescent Starry Mist dice, which both look rad. If you prefer to play online or with app support, check out Atlas Words for world creation and keeping up with things. The Fireball app apparently does offer direct game interactions via smartphones. If you like to add music, maybe use the SoundTale music board or consider soundscapes like Tavern Tales or Glorantha. There is a comic called Dungeons and Dimwits as well as a card deck that helps to set up Heroic Challenges.
You’ll find these and many more projects here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

6 Role-Playing Games
2 Game Books
5 Settings
2 Sourcebooks
2 D&D 5E Sourcebooks
5 Adventures
3 Dice Projects
4 Accessoires
2 Apps
3 Music Apps & Soundscapes
1 Comic
1 Deck of Cards
2 Enamel Pins
2 Maps
3 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Shop / Hobby Support

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #138, including every tabletop rpg project started between 03/22 and 03/29.

This week around there are not that many projects, though the one around are quite interesting, thus let’s get to it.

First there is Fading Suns: Pax Alexius offering a new edition of the popular roleplaying game. The project of Ulisses Games does not only offer the corebook, but about over a dozen sourcebooks for the colorful setting and game. I recommend having a look if you like the previous edition or are looking for an science fiction/fantasy game. Gunship is another Science Fiction game, though focused on Space Western. The project offers a look onto the d20 system it uses (for free) and I think the project might be well worth it. Then there’s Teenage Wasteland. A Powered by the Apocalypse game, in which kids got to brave a post-apocalyptic wastelands. The project is interesting enough, though it has a flexible funding goal.
If you are up for a German language game, you should take a look at Scherbenfresser. It’s a storytelling game with a horror focus and I think it offers a quite interesting setting.
Though you might like to check out a gamebook like Retro Quest, it’s just 100 pages but looks quite solid. I consider the Teacher-Gamer Handbook more than solid. It offers a way to integrate tabletop games to teach life skills. I am no teacher myself, though I do consider it intruiging and recommend having a look.
There are of course more projects, like the CAPERS Offworld RPG sourcebook for the Capers RPG. It offers alien, space action, space cops & robbers with a 20s Science Fiction twist and I got an eye on it. There are interesting adventures like Tails of the City for PFRPG or the nifty looking Elite Metal Dice.
You’ll find those and more projects over here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 Tabletop Curriculum
4 Sourcebooks
2 Adventures
1 Würfel Projekt
2 Enamel Pins

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Twitch-Stream

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #137, including every tabletop rpg project started between 03/01 and 03/22.

Thanks to COVID-19 and other hassles I had to delay the crowdfunding collection. Which in consequence means you got plenty of projects to enjoy while your practicing social distancing. Sadly, some projects finished before I got this collection done. Seeing that they are more than usual, I decided to give them a brief post-closure shoutout.

Though, let’s get to the projects. First and foremost I wouldlike to highlight Bloodsworn. It’s a vampire game that uses the Ironsworn system. Thus enabling to design the vampire setting and mythos to your liking. The game can be played with a group and a GM, without a GM and even solo. I am enticed with the idea, the concept and the presentation and do highly recommend it. Check it out, it does still need quite some funding. A game that doesn’t need to really wrestle for funding is the 2nd edition of World Wide Wrestling. The cool wrestling rpg, get a well deserved polish and new edition, still with a powered by the apocalypse system and slam dunking the system. Before my sports metaphors get more off track, let’s take a look at Magonomia. The game offers a fantasy renaissance setting with an interesting take on magic and spiritism. If you like Fate, take a look. I think it deserves it. If you rather prefer a more traditional fantasy game, check out the third edition of Savage Kingdoms. It appears quite competent. As does the superhero game Ascendant. I didn’t get to much into the details, but the system seems well laid out and quite a lot of backers love it. Agnomely is a smaller game. On the one hand you’ll be playing gnomes which are small creatures. On the other hand, it comes as a zine. Take a look at that cutey. If you rather have one system and decide the genre for your self, why not take a glance at Dice & Capital?
I personally like the Mecha and Science Fiction genre and Beam Saber has you covered with both. Seeing your mechas head out to kick ass and do missions. It comes with a Forged in the Dark system and I am tempted. Maybe you prefer cyberpunk instead?Then you should take a look at the PbtA like game Ascendancy – well and Cyborgs are kinda fleshy mechas ^^;
Sometimes, in the time of social distancing, you might like to play a good ol‘ solo ttrpg. In which case there’s Monsters! Monsters. That’s if you like a traditional fantasy setting and would like to have an adventure inclided. Then there’s Foolscap Octavo RPG Zines, in which you’ll get the solo game Phantasticine, a game that might help you sleep (unironically), the supplement Substratum about exploring mindscapes, and and Laser Beams Like So Many Stars in which you can cheer for mecha (pilots). Last but not least there is the 2021 Quest Calendar: A Year of Adventure where you’ll get an adevnture each day, to explore. Very cool.
There are of course many other interesting projects. Like the impressively illustrated Izirion’s Enchiridion of the West Marches campaign, the Legendlore setting by Onyx Path for D&D 5E, the Multiverse online platform or the Keyfish Crit dice that got lil‘ fishies inside or the Dice Soap & Token Snowglobe Dice that have lil‘ skulls (and other things) inside. I couldn’t resist those.
Of course I couldn’t resist Vampire: The Masquerade – Vendetta either. It’s a fast, competitive card game placed in the V:tM setting with tons of cool goodies. Check it out!
You’ll find those, and many more cool projects, here:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

7 Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
3 Solo Role-Playing Games
1 Settings
6 D&D 5E Settings
4 Sourcebooks
6 D&D Sourcebooks
1 Adventure
2 DCC Adventures
10 D&D Adventures
10 Dice Projects
6 Dice Accessoires
2 Coin Projects
3 Organizer Accessoires
3 Book Accessoires
2 Accessoires
1 Online Tool
6 Deck of Cards & Map Projects
2 Notebooks
1 Soundscape
2 Enamel Pins
3 Various Projects
2 Projects with RPG Relevance

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Publisher Patreon
1 Supplement

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Accessoire

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Sourcebook

Englisch Französisch Ended Projects

11 Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #136 – Part 2 of 2 – Zine Quest, including every tabletop rpg project started between 02/23 and 03/01.

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

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