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Nachdem ich länger kein Kickstarter-Projekt mehr aus schierer Begeisterung vorgestellt habe, mag ich für Cartel: A Mexican Narocfiction Tabletop Roleplaying Game aus der Versenkung kommen. Ich verfolge die Entwicklung des Spiels bereits seit einer Weile, habe die Vorab-Edition (Ashcan) erworben wie gelesen und bin auch bei dem Projekt mit größter Begeisterung.

Ihr habt nur noch 53 Stunden, bis zum 16.04 April zur Unterstützung!

Zunächst stellt sich die Frage worum es bei dem Spiel geht.
Es handelt sich um ein Spiel welches das Powered by the Apocalypse System verwendet und damit es ermöglicht Runden im Narcofiction-Genre zu spielen. Wem das Genre nichts sagt, es handelt sich hierbei um Geschichten die im Kontext oder vor dem Hintergrund mexikanischer Drogenkartelle spielen. Wobei es bei Cartel nicht darum geht gewissenlose Verbrecher zu spielen, welche die größten werden wollen – quasi kriminelle Heldengeschichten. Sondern man spielt eher Personen, welche in die Angelegenheiten des Sinaloa-Kartell verstrickt sind und versuchen ein chaotisches Leben zu koordinieren.

Als Referenz für das Spielgefühl werden hierbei Serien wie The Wire und Breaking Bad benannt, wobei nach meiner Einschätzung auch Serien wie Queen of the South (org. La Reina del Sur), Gomorra oder Suburra passen sollte. Hinsichtlich Filmen nimmt der Autor Bezug auf, unter anderen, Siciario und El Mariachi.

Neben dem Setting rund um die organisierte Kriminalität des Sinaloa Kartells, wird es darüberhinaus auch eine Setting über Deutschland, das heißt Berlin während des kalten Krieges geben:

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Projektvorstellung: Das WODnews Blog

Veröffentlicht: 09/04/2018 in RPG, Urban Fantasy
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Nachdem ich mein WODnews.blog, mein zweites Rollenspiel-Blog, schon einige Monate betreibe. Habe ich mir überlegt, das es sinnvoll ist, hier darauf hinzuweisen.

Mit diesem Artikel möchte ich das Projekt vorstellen.  Schließlich sind, mit Einrichtung des Blogs, Artikel die früher hier gelandet wären, nun dort zu finden.

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

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

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

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Mail Gamebook

Englisch English Crowdfundings

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

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Games
1 RPG Novel

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Dice Tower

Portugese Portugese Crowdfundings

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

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Es gibt eine frische Crowdfunding Kurzübersicht #73 (Zeitraum: 25.03. bis 08.04.).

Diesmal mit gleich zwei Projekten aus Deutschland. Zunächst finanziert der System Matters Verlag die Übersetzung des Horror-Rollenspiel Dread. Dieses eher erzählerische Rollenspiel sticht durch die Verwendung eines Wackelturm als Eskalationsmechanik vor, und hat einen Blick verdient. Ich selbst konnte da nicht widerstehen. Daneben startet mit Schwarzkalten ein, wie der Autor es nennt, interaktiver Brief-Roman. Ich denke „Brief-Spielbuch“ umschreibt das Konzept recht gut, und bin zumindest versucht einzusteigen.

Hinsichtlich der fremdsprachigen Rollenspiele habe ich die portugiesische Plattform Catarse entdeckt, und die Projekte gelistet. Gerade Áureos, ein Spiel bei dem man Capoeira-Kämpfer spielt, wirkt faszinierend. Bei den spanischen Projekten sticht für mich 1800: El Ocaso de la Humanidad hervor. Aufgrund der coolen Illustrationen sowie der Beschreibung. Nun und bei den schwedischen könnte Neotech Edge einen Blick wert sein, immerhin liebäugeln die Autoren mit einer englischen Übersetzung.

Zurück zu den Englischen Rollenspielen, bieten die letzten zwei Wochen mehr als reichlich. Mit Familiars of Terra gibt es ein supersüß gestaltetes fantastisches Fantasy Rollenspiel, das neben vielen putzigen Tieren auch noch interessante Story Game Mechaniken bietet. Mit diesen kann auch The King is Dead, rund um eine Thronnachvolge, von Vincent und Meguey Baker, aufwarten, sowie das PbtA-Spiel Wingless, welches sich mit Engeln beschäftigt.
Natürlich sollte hier auch Uprising nicht unerwähnt bleiben ein Fate basiertes System, welches das Setting von Social Deduction-Spielen wie The Resistance, Coup, und One Night Revolution ins richtige Rollenspiel überführt. Nun, und wo wir bei Science Fiction sind, ich finde Battlecruiser Alamo RPG hat ebenso einen Blick verdient. Es ist ein weiteres Spiel der Era-Systemreihe, zu dem zuletzt doch einiges an Sekundär-Material finanziert wurde.
Jenseits der Rollenspiele finde ich die Idee des Graphic Novel Adventures Spielbuch, respektive Spielcomic, super spannend und schaue grad ob ich noch einsteige, schließlich wirkt das Konzept super und die Umsetzung sieht cool aus.
Fans von Torg, dürfen sich auf den Torg: Eternity Ergänzungsband von Ulisses North America freuen. Zudem gibt es mit Dragon-Blooded einen fetten Ergänzungsband zur neusten Edition von Exalted.
Mit den Metaphor Dice kann man ggf. besser im Spiel improvisieren und die Backstory Cards helfen ggf. bei der Hintergrundfindung. Die Wee Beasties machen vermutlich nicht nur dem Rollenspielnachwuchs Spaß und es gibt noch viele weitere spannende Projekte, egal ob Notizbücher, Würfel, Pins,… sogar einige coole Nicht-Direkt-RPG-Spiele schaut einfach selbst:

Deutsch Deutsche Crowdfundings

1 Rollenspiel
1 Brief-Spielbuch

Englisch Englischsprachige Crowdfundings

5 Rollenspiele
3 Science Fiction / Dark Future Rollenspiele
1 Spielbuch
5 Ergänzungsbände
3 Ergänzungsbände für D&D
1 Kampagne
3 Abenteuer
5 Würfel-Projekte
1 Würfel-Accessoire
1 Münz-Projekt
2 Notizbücher
4 RPG (Spiel-)Kartensets
3 (Enamel) Pins
3 RPG Bücher (Kinderbuch, Artbook, Comic)
2 Weitere RPG Projekte
4 Weitere Spiele

Schwedisch Schwedische Crowdfundings

1 Rollenspiel
1 RPG-Roman

Französisch Französischsprachige Crowdfundings 

1 Rollenspiel

spain Spanischsprachige Crowdfundings

3 Rollenspiele
1 Würfel-Turm

Portugese Portugiesische Crowdfundings

8 Rollenspiele
2 Rollenspiel Übersetzungen
1 Fanzine
1 Community Seite
1 RPG Buch

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Damit ich diesmal gen Monatsende nicht wieder in Verlegenheit komme, gibt es hiermit meinen Beitrag zu der aktuellen RPG-Blog-O-Queste #31, zum Thema Schwerter und Kanonen.

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Those who interacted with me, or followed my activities, might have noticed that my favorite Vampire Clan in Vampire: The Masquerade is Clan Giovanni. Which is indeed my favorite Clan by far.

Giovanni Clanroman Cover-Ausschnit

While I don’t examine all the things I favor in regards of why I do like them, I did contemplate my inclination towards the Giovanni as well as examined my perspective.

There might be several reasons why I did that.
The fact that I did receive the question „Why did you, and how could you, chose this Clan as your favorite?“ several times in various version. The aspect that people will highlight a negativ viewpoints of the Clan; which might draw or invite the conclusion that it is immoral to chose it as ones favorite. The personal aspect that I do enjoy pondering my favorites, which most recently expressed itself by the fact that I remembered the 4th of April better than I did the (German, Roman Catholic) customs regarding Easter Monday.

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[RPG Blog O Quest] #30 – Abenteuer

Veröffentlicht: 29/03/2018 in Blog-O-Quest, RPG
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Erneut mag ich mich, kurz vor Monats Ende, der aktuellen RPG-Blog-O-Queste #30, zum Thema Abenteuer, widmen.

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

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

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

Englisch English Crowdfundings

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

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

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

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

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

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

Englisch English Crowdfundings

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

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

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

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

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

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

Deutsch German Crowdfundings

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

Französisch French Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Map Project

spain Spanish Crowdfundings

1 Novel

Crowdfunding Collection Parts:

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

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