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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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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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Many find it challenging to grasp or understand the continued development of White Wolf and the current state of their game lines and IPs, with the focus of the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness.

With this article I aim to provide an overview how White Wolf started, how it changed and how the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness lines unfolded into their current form.

White Wolf Logo

Thus, without any further ado, we start at the very beginning:

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #92, including every tabletop project started between 01/07 till 01/13.

Amon the games this time round you’ll find Land Under the Flames. A game with a fantasy setting which will see the players character and tribe develop through the years and epochs. The setting and concept sounds interesting, yet the information regarding the system is a bit scarce – maybe to be found on the games website. I personally do like The Bone Marshes a bit more. It’s closer to actually being a fantasy rpg adventure, yet it does come with a small OSR-like system of its own to help one explore marshes in hex’es. Then there Clockwork Depths, which combines tabletop rpg and LARP with a setting of their own. It’s an alternative world to our own, with lot more of underwater action and some (in my opinion) steampunk influences. The last of the games, Station Keepers, offers quite and interesting approach to Kickstarter next to its Science Fiction setting. While the game will be about the characters trying to loot a space station under the creators watch, neither the system nor the setting has been formulated it. Which isn’t unintentional bad Kickstarter design, but an experiment by the creator. Though am hesitant about it, as money is involved.
Next to those projects you’ll find plenty more interesting ones, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
3 Supplements
1 Setting
3 Adventures
1 Dice Project
1 Accessoire
1 Soundscape
1 LARP Project
1 Comic
1 Coloring Book
3 Various RPG Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #91, including every tabletop project started between 01/01 till 01/06.

A happy New Year to everyone and welcome to the first collection of  2019.
I do really like the rpg Patreon project by Liz and Steffie. While the project isn’t dedicated to a single game, by the nature of Patreon, I am really curious what the two will produce and look forward to those games.
f you like the Era games, you might be happy that you got the chance to lay your hands on a limited edition of Era: Lyres. Adventure Post was a bit of a chellenging project. It isn’t a straight up tabletop rpg, but got some other game elements. I still think it is worth having a look.
As well as the ‚TWAS – The Krampus Night Before Christmas gamebook by Jonathan Green, who I backed previously for his gamebook take on Alice in Wonderland. He is a good creator, and I recommend checking the project out.
The Deco Dice by Mark Kelly didn’t only get to be the „preview/cover project“, but it is the only project I backed. The dice look super cool, Mark is a gifted artist and a nice person and I watched the project preparation for month. Thus it comes with the highest recommendations from my part.
There are plenty more projects, just take a look:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
1 Supplement
4 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
1 Accessorize
2 Card Projects
2 Various Projects

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #90, including every tabletop project started between 12/09 till 12/31.

Welcome to the last Crowdfunding Collection of 2018.
In regards of the projects I am enticed by They Came from Beneath the Sea!. The game offers a pulp SF setting along the movies and narratives of the 50s. I had the chance to play the game during GenCon and it was quite some fun, plus I do consider the author very reliable. Thus I recommend it even though I couldn’t yet squeeze it into my budget.
If you would rather prefer fantasy games you might like to check out Map Maker Adventures. Fans of a more fantastical Rome should take a look at Maelstrom Rome.
In regards of game books you’ll find that Choose Your Way Micro Action Booklets does offer some small adventures. While I personally felt tempted by the Silent Titans OSR adventure.
If you fancy a look across the plate, maybe check out the Record of Dragon Wars project by the German Uhrwerk publisher. It’s their take on a Record of Lodoss Wars setting, with a OSR inspired rule set. Fitted to be suited for beginners.
There are plenty more projects to take a look at, thus go forth and slide comfortably into the new year.

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
1 Gamebook
3 Supplements
4 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
2 Coin & Token Projects
1 Enamel Pin
1 Soundscape
3 Various RPG Projects

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Gamebook Collection

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Italian Crowdfundings

1 Setting

They Came from Beneath the Sea! -a tabletop roleplaying game

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