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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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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #89, including every tabletop project started between 11/25 and 12/09.

Quite some interesting projects have went live within the last two weeks. For example Tale, a fantasty rpg with some very interesting illustration and a solid project design. Though in conversation with fans of fantasy rpgs Low Fantasy Gaming is well worth having a look. Well, and I consider the design the game Queste nice.
I am not as much smitten by the looks, but by the science fiction setting and game system of Termination Shock by Greg Stolze. The setting should be accessible to new players and the idea to read several information from one roll, looks enticing. I am considering backing it. Nibiru is more to my taste in visually, yet the system isn’t exactly what I am looking for, though I do think it is working and solid. Check it for yourself.
I found it difficult to categorize the two games which I sorted under „RPG-adjenct games“. On the one hand there is Situations, which sees players collaboratively creating a story, though without feeling like an actual rpg or even story game rpg. The Noticeboard is somewhat of a more traditional boardgame, yet according to its creator, with quite some options to utilize it for tabletop rpg.
Next to those I got somewhat intrigued by Into the Wyrd, a horror setting for D&D.  With Nile Empire you’ll find a supplement for Torg and Vagabond’s Cyclopedia one for Vagabond’s of Dyfed.
Though there are many, many more supplements, adventures and other cool projects:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
2 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
2 RPG adjenct games
3 Settings
2 Supplements
4 D&D Supplements
5 Adventures
8 Dice Projects
2 Apps & Tools
2 Card Projects
2 Notebooks
3 Maps & Tiles
1 Various RPG Project
2 Various Games

spain Spanisch Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Adventures
1 Map Project

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games

Italian Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #88, including every tabletop project started between 11/04 till 11/25.

As I’ve returned from my US vacation where I attended the The Night in Question Larp this collection of projects spans three week and a total of 75 new and fresh projects.

There are two projects located in Germany but available in English. You’ll find impressive looking gaming table with the HÜNE Spieltisch and D&D 5E miniatures and cards with Canitaurs & Felitaurs.

The section of new role-playing games host an astounding amount of fresh science fiction or at least syfy projects. Thus one can play a space faring scoundrel in Never Tell Me The Odds, explore an AI and discover yourself in the more transhumanist game Become and experience memetic horror with After The War. Then there is Mutant: Elysium creating another entry to the Mutant: Year Zero series, where I am personally are more inclined to wait for the German translation. FlipTales offers an interesting, little Fantasy RPG well suited for kids. Well and Rockopolis offers to get into the Kickstarter late via the means of IndieGoGo.
Amongst the settings I found Crystal Heart for Savage Worlds endearing. It offers a colorful setting, with superpowered characters who are inflicted with maybe just a speck of insanity..
The most interesting supplements for me were Wyrd of Stromgard, which builds upon Dungeon World and Occult Philosphy that massively extends the setting of Shadow of the Demonlord..
You’ll find many, many more cool games, books, dice and other projects. Just take a look:

Deutsch/Englisch Crowdfundings located in Germany

1 Gamingtable
1 Miniature & Card Project

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
3 Fantasy Role-Playing Games
5 Science Fiction Role-Playing Games
2 Settings
4 Supplements
4 Adventures
10 Dice Projects
3 Token & Coin Projects
3 Dice Accessories
1 Gameingtable
3 Soundscapes
4 Card Projects
1 Enamel Pin
1 Comic
3 Movies, Docus and Series
5 Maps & Mats
4 Various RPG Accessories
2 Various RPG Projects
3 Various (RPG) Games

Belgien Dutch Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
2 Supplements
1 Campaign

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games
1 Campaign
1 Notebook

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