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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #99, including every tabletop project started between 02/24 and 03/10.

In the last two weeks a total of 117 fresh projects have been released, thus I spread them over two crowdfunding collections:
Crowdfunding Collection #99 (Part 1 of 2)
Crowdfunding Collection #99 (Part 2 of 2)

This part focuses more on English projects. For example the RPG in a Magaine Dangerous Times: Muckrakers and Magic in Old New York!. The game is set in a literally magical New York in the 20ties and the players assume the role of journalists trying to find a story. I like the setting, the idea and I backed it. Another game I backed is LIFTS, though it has a quite different approach, integrating fitness  into the game. If you like to focus more on training your mind and STEM capabilities, check out STEAM Hack. In regards to Urban „Fantasy“ or rather games set in contemporary kinds you should take a look at the second edition of Mercenaries Spies & Private Eyes or at Hidden Worlds and Justice Velocity. If you prefer your fantasy to be more classical check out the remastered edition of Basic and Expert RPG Sets Remastered! and secondedition of Wraith Recon, the dark fantasy approach of GODS or the gamesThe World After and NEMESYN.
In regards to the patreons, I felt tempted to back the one by Caias Ward and in general terms I couldn’t resist the magnificent beauty of the Elder Dice. I am currently still trying to make up whether or not to go for the Necrocuadernomicón notebook, which looks beautiful. Well, or maybe the Fail Faster: The Playtesting Journal, which offers an interesting concept. The Gamer Pride Stickers and Pins are looking cool, the coloring book After the Wipe for Low Life, there are so many cool Zines, especially about world building, cool supplements….
You’ll find plenty more projects and patreons in the collection, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
3 Urban (Fantasy) Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Muscles & Brains)
1 Gamebook
2 Patreon Projects
1 Setting
5 D&D Supplements
3 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
3 Coin and Token Projects
5 Magazines
3 Magazines (Worldbuilding)
5 Magazines (System Specific)
3 Enamel Pins
1 Soundscape
4 Notebooks
2 Various RPG Projects
2 Various RPG/Card Games

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Campaign

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #99, including every tabletop project started between 02/24 and 03/10.

In the last two weeks a total of 117 fresh projects have been released, thus I spread them over two crowdfunding collections:
Crowdfunding Collection #99 (Part 1 of 2)
Crowdfunding Collection #99 (Part 2 of 2)

Among the English projects I am most tempted by Manifest, as it offers an interesting mixture of Science Fiction and Western plus it looks good, which is why I got it starred for later. If you like your science fiction more traditional, you might like to check out either Into the Void or the latest edition of Era. Another project, that might be of interest, could be vs. KICKSTARTER as it doesn’t offer one but three games, even though they are small ones. I got it flagged to have a look at it later on. interessant finde. If you are into steampunk you might like to take a look at  Aether and Steamworks. If you fancy dinos, you the two zine rpgs Escape from Dino Island and Dino Wranglers giving you plently. Well, and among the fantasy rpg zines 5D6 RPG Zine stands out to me, as its an English game from Germany.
Among the dice I like the design of the SkullSplitter ones, if you want to see a tabletop rpg related project going of like a rocket, check the Critical Role projects The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Special. I find the Draugr & Draculas OSR zine at least interesting.
If you are interested in projects past the English ones, I would like to briefly take the time to suggest that you check out the French VALERIAN crowdfunding project, if you like the comic or movie by the same name. If you like to take a look into the design of adventures as well as scenarios and understand German, you should check out “Abenteuer gestalten”, which I backed.
You’ll find plenty more projects and patreons in the collection, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
3 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Dinos)
3 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Fantasy)
2 Patreon Projects
1 Setting
5 D&D Supplements
3 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
2 Accessoires
3 Magazines (NPC, Monster, Stories)
2 Magazines (D&D)
3 Magazines (OSR)
3 Movie / Twitch Projects
4 Apps & Tools
3 Various RPG Projects
2 Various RPG/Dungeoncrawl Games

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Supplement
1 Campaign
2 Live Action Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #98, including every tabletop project started between 02/17 and 02/24.

This time you’ll find 46 projects in this list, 14 of whom are tabletop rpgs in English.
I personally am very much amazed by the Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) games. The Great American Novel aims to offer the possibilty games to play character-centric games which result in stories along novels like The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Man, Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, Gone With the Wind and others, which is something am looking forward to. Then there is OBACHAN PANIC!, which has a totally different tone. Focussing on rusty old ladies, grandmas and aunties the players will find quite some action to rock. Then one doesn’t want to be a grandma, one can kickass as a werewolve by playing Bite Me! Exploring the dynamics within ones pack. I think all three games are very cool, and backed them with enthusiasm, take a look. I did back the Grey Cells RPG as well. Mostly because of the interesting focus of the system on investigation. Plus, I found out the creator is quite very nice, sending an Discord invite and all shortly after I backed.
I am tempted to back the CHTHONIC CORNBELT magazine, which combines Americana and Cthulhu. It has a small system of it’s own, though it mostly fits with B/X. Then there is Rosenstrasse, a serious minded immersive experience that aims to explore the relationship between Jewish men and non-Jewish women from 1933 till the seminal protest in 1943.
Next to those, if you are either a fan of the game Everyone is John the RPG or Soth: a game of cultists vs investigators you can support their latest editions. In Everyone is John everyone plays a mental facette of John, a bit like in Being John Malkovich. Soth does appear to offer a rather humerous approach to summoning the Great Old Ones. Then there is Leviathan Rising, a game focussing on „Enlightenment Punk“, that takes the punk-nomer serious. Alternatively you can enjoy Prom Night as a witch in Be Witching or experience hairy horror stories with Glamrock hairdoes in Hair Metal Horror. If you like a GM-less, cooperative game check out  Pilgrims of Rao and if you are in SciFi InterStellar Mercenary is worth having a look.
There are many, plenty more projects that are cool, interesting and worth checking out. Just take a look for yourself:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

5 Role-Playing Games
3 PbtA Role-Playing Games
2 Sci-Fi Role-Playing Games
4 Magazine Role-Playing Games
3 Settings
5 Adventures
2 Accessoires
3 Enamel Pins
3 Magazines
2 Magazines (OSR)
5 Magazines (System Specific)
1 RPG App
3 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #97, including every tabletop project started between 02/10 and 02/17.

This time around you’ll find no less than 57 projects, 17 of whom are fulfledge games. Thus I can only give a selected few one a shout out, which by no means shall inidcate that the rest aren’t cool, interesting projects as well.
So, I personally did back Casket Land as well as Comrades among the full games. Both are PbtA games. Casket Land will have you play a one-shot in the wild west. While Comrades puts you in the shoes of the revolutionary underground. If you like to get a whole bunch of Mini-RPGs check out Love Letters by Meguey Baker and synthesis. The games by Meguey are once that have been played at her home, while those in synthesis does support the metatextual analysis the zine provides. Suburb Punk on the other hand is more ground and explores the (glorified) 90ties in full. I did back it, after I found out I was wrong, and they do ship to Germany. If you like your nostalgia more 80ties and enjoy horror, check out RPG Nasty, a game offering just that. Among the „normal“ games I feel tempted to back Icarus. The game explore the rise and inevitable fall of societies with a dice-stacking mechanic. I do like the concept of Beamswords and Bazookas as well, yet the project description is a bit sparse. There are more interesting RPGs like The Ultraviolet Grass, Storybook, Black Mass, Master of the Rogue Spire and many, many more. Just as I said 17 in total.
Conclave is one of the rare Larp projects, offering rules how to set the game. I do as well enjoy the illustration of the game book Blood Sword. Well, and I dedicated a blog article to Lunars: Fangs at the Gate. While Laser & Liches does look really cool. Last but not least I like to give a shout-out to Matthew „The Gentleman Gamer“ Dawkins Patreon, which I support and described in a blog article as well.
There are plenty more projects to explore, just dive right into the list:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
4 Powered by the Apocalypse Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (90er, 80er)
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Mini-RPGs)
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Fantasy)
1 Larp
2 Gamebooks
3 Supplements
3 D&D Supplements
2 Settings
4 Adventures
1 Dice Project
1 Accessoires
1 YouTube Project
2 Enamel Pins
4 Magazines
3 Magazines (System Specific)
3 Magazines (OSR)
1 Soundscape
5 Various RPG Projects
3 Games with RPG Relevance

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Campaign

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #96, including every tabletop project started between 02/03 and 02/10.

The „Zine Quest“ led to another busy week and to the start of 41 really interesting and cool crowdfunding projects.
If you like Fate, you might like to have a look at Titan Hunt. A game in which you battle truly enormous creatures and the only rpg not in the Zine-Format. I personally backed Girl Underground, because it looks like fun game which provides a setting and genre inspired by Alice in Wonder Land, Wizard of Oz, Labyrinth and other novels. I am as well keeping a look on Mall Kids as it looks interesting and has a nostalgic topic and I got an eye on Champions of the Earth for its interesting description. If you like your characters small and mischievous you should take a look at Goblinville and Kobolds Ate my Baby. The latter one only has hours on its clock left. Tome & Wish You Were Here does offer many little games and Verona is worth checking out if you fancyShakespeare.
To my own surprise I got enticed by the setting a A Rasp of Sand offers and am considering to back it. I already made my mind and backed Two Apocalypse World Zines by Vincent Baker – a „must back“ as I like PbtA. I did as well invest into the RPG Design Zine. Well and am pondering to back Other Magic and Skill Points. Both look super interesting and exciting, but they ain’t shipping to Germany (and I am a sucker for physical books).
You find that there plenty more, very cool, super interesting projects, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
3 Magazine Role-Playing Games
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Teenage Angst)
2 Magazine Role-Playing Games (Goblins & Kobolds)
2 Settings
2 Supplements
3 Adventures
3 Dice Projects
2 Magazines
2 Magazines (Game Design)
2 Magazines (System Specific)
2 Magazines (D&D)
1 Magazine (OSR, Old-School)
3 Enamel Pins
1 Notebook
3 Map Projects
4 Various RPG Projects

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Supplement

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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Es gibt eine frische Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #96 (Zeitraum: 03.02 bis 10.02).

Auch in dieser Woche sorgt die Zine-Quest für ungewönlich viele Projekte und es gibt gleich 41 überaus interessante Kickstarter.
Aus Deutschland gibt es mit Rückkehr der Runenherrscher ein neues Projekt von Ulisses Spiele, bei dem ein Abenteuerpfad für Pathfinder finanziert werden soll, für Fans des System ist es sicher einen Blick wert.
Ebenso wie Fate-Enthusiasten einen Blick auf Titan Hunt werfen sollten. In dem Spiel geht es darum riesige Kreaturen zu erledigen. Ich persönlich hingegen habe Girl Underground gebackt, ein Spiel in Zine-Form, das sich bei Geschichten wie Alice im Wunderland, Zauberer von Oz und ähnlichen anlehnt. Daneben finde ich Mall Kids spannend und Champions of the Earth liest sich zumindest vom Text her spannend. Fans von kleinen Charakteren, sollten einen Blick auf die Zines zu Goblinville und Kobolds Ate my Baby werfen. Letzteres geht nur noch ein paar Stunden. Tome & Wish You Were Here bietet viele kleine Rollenspiele und Verona könnte Shakespeare Fans interessieren.
Unter den Settings finde ich A Rasp of Sand tatsächlich recht interessant und ich fühle mich versucht. Wohingegen ich bei den Magazinen Two Apocalypse World Zines als PbtA-Fan tatsächlich unterstützt habe. Auch das RPG Design Zine hat mich zur Unterstützung überzeugt. Demhingegen zögere ich noch bei Other Magic und Skill Points, beide klingen super spannend, versenden aber nicht nach Deutschland (und ich habe eine Schwäche für Papier).
Daneben gibt es noch super viele, coole, interessante und lohnenswerte Projekte, schaut selbst:

Deutsch Deutschsprachige Crowdfundings

1 Ergänzungsband

Englisch Englischsprachige Crowdfundings

1 Rollenspiel
3 Magazin Rollenspiele
2 Magazin Rollenspiele (Teenage Angst)
2 Magazin Rollenspiele (Goblins & Kobolds)
2 Settings
2 Ergänzungsbände
3 Abenteuer
3 Würfel Projekte
2 Magazine
2 Magazine (Spieldesign)
2 Magazine (System-Spezifisch)
2 Magazine (D&D)
1 Magazin (OSR, Old-School)
3 Enamel Pins
1 Notizbuch
3 Karten Projekte
4 Weitere RPG Projekte

Französisch Französischsprachige Crowdfundings

1 Rollenspiel

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #95, including every tabletop project started between 01/27 and 02/03.

These collection seen the start of more then 60 crowdfunding projects in the span of a week, with at least 20 of them over their works in the form of a magazine. Which made the selection for the shout-out ones tough, I went for mostly those I starred.
I noticed Reach of Titan because I consider the idea to focus on fights against colossal creatures, and the challenge to survive in a world in which those roam, quite interesting. Cat cat CAT cat CAT CATS & CATS catcat, cat c2t caty cat (So funny I laughed hard and I backed it). Then there is POWERED by the DREAMR, which is a PbtA game about fighting within dreams. I like the idea, I trust the creator and thus I backed it. I didn’t back The Isles, though I find the idea to revieve a „Play by Post“ style of rpg that uses real live mail. There are plenty games that fit within a magazine, like, DREAMR, and I consider Reunification, DEAD HALT and Exodus the most interesting, yet there are so many, that you should check them all..
Next to this I think Journey to the Year 3000 to do a CYOA audiobook is cool. I did actuall back the More Kittens supplement because of… kittens and kitten cards and because Laser Kittens turned out great. I did star the magazine supplements D.I.R.G.E because it sounds interesting to discuss LGBTQ+ topics and I starred Strings because it addresses death. I do like the The „Spirit Of“ Dice Range and think that it might be doing good checking out Jeremy Tangman’s fundraiser and supporting him.
There are many, many more projects, some that I just couldn’t investigate further. Just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
2 PbtA Role-Playing Games
2 Story Game Role-Playing Games
4 Magazin Role-Playing Game
3 Magazine (General)
3 Magazine (Supplements)
4 Magazine (System-Specific)
2 Magazine (D&D 5E)
3 Magazine (OSR, Old School)
1 Game(Audio)Book
2 Settings
4 Supplements
5 D&D + PFRPG Supplements
3 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
1 Magazine (Comic)
1 Medizine Fundraiser
2 Notebook Projects
3 Map Projects
5 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Webserie

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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In one of my former articles a discussion arose that Vampire: The Masquerade offers a multitude of approaches in how it can be played in regards to genre, style and theme. It’s an aspect of the game that Martin Ericsson discussed and explored in his panel „White Wolf – 50 Shades of Darkness„.

The conversation I had was focused on the aspect that it does occasionally appears as difficult if not impossible to agree beforehand and that thus the game might turn into a disappointment.

In this article I’ll address the topic and aim to provide aides.

Index
  • Different Ways to Play
  • The stance of Vampire: The Masquerade
  • How to Play the Game
  • Talking about It
    • Mind the various legitimate ways to play V:tM!
    • Communicate directly, not through the game!
    • Talk about it before the game (in moderation)
  • Take a Note from V5 (Approaches)
    • First Note by V5: Chronicle-Tenets, Convictions
      • What does the System actually Do?
      • What is the Consequence of the Analysis?
      • How can previous Editions be Adapted?
    • Second Note by V5: Coteries
      • How can previous Editions be Adapted?
    • Third Note by V5: Relationship-Map
      • How can previous Editions be Adapted?
  • When Things goes Awry! Because of different Styles of Play!
  • Conclusion

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #94, including every tabletop project started between 01/20 and 01/27.

Usually I don’t put German projects front and forward in the English version of the Crowdfunding Collection, yet Roll Inclusive: Diversity und Repräsentation im Rollenspiel is really near and dear to my heart. Thus, if you are interested in inclusivity from a German perspective, if you understand German or if you want to support the creators, I recommend the project wholeheartedly.
Among the English projects Wolfspell stood out to me because of the cool artwork and the idea to play humans who transform into wolfs – without being werewolves.  Zorro does look cool as well, yet am not a fan of the swashbuckling genre or the titular hero and hence just suggest to check the game out if you are. In Name Only doesn’t wow me with great illustration, but the rules-light story game appears well worth giving it a closer look.
Among the other projects I am most enticed by the first three dice ones, which look quite stunning. Though I do recommend that you take a glance at all the other projects as well:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 RPG Literature

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
4 Supplements
2 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
3 Accessoires
2 Various RPG Projects

Französisch French Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook Collection

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #93, including every tabletop project started between 01/14 till 01/20.

This time around I’ll have two projects from Germany, one in English.
The one in Englisch is ADOM, which transforms the old CRPG classic by the same name into a tabletop rpg, while I do not know the original game the project looks okay. Die Schwarze Katze is a game in which one assumes the role of a sentient, two-legged cat in the world of The Dark Eye. The presentation is excellent, I followed its development for years and one can even play vampire cats! thus I am backing it. I would say, have a look at it if you like cats ^^
Back to the English games, I recommend Vulcania, it looks cool and had me coin the term „vulcan punk“. Why… Why not? If you are more a fan of cyberpunk take a look at Carbon 2185. It looks charming and promising. Then again maybe you want to play a dragon in modern time, then you should take a look at Lex Draconis. Well, and if you like more some Indy-like action in the 30s, check out Destination Danger.
Next to the games and as a big WoD fan I do wholeheartidly recommend backing the Patreon of Mr Gone, Chris creates and shares excellent character sheets and he deseveres the support. I am as well enamord with the Damsels, Dice, and Everything Nice project, as I greatly enjoy their first episode.
Though there are plenty more interesing projects:

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
3 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
4 Supplements
1 Setting
2 Adventures
2 Dice Projects
1 Accessoire
2 YouTube Series
2 Enamel Pins
2 Map Projects
2 Art Projects
3 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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