RPG Crowdfunding News 085: Tiny Wastelands, Good Society, Era: The Empowered, Pirate Campaign Compendium, Terror from the Black Isles, Limitless Encounters 2, Creatures of Vathis, Deadly Dice Enamel Pins
  • RPG Crowdfunding News 085: Tiny Wastelands, Good Society, Era: The Empowered, Pirate Campaign Compendium, Terror from the Black Isles, Limitless Encounters 2, Creatures of Vathis, Deadly Dice Enamel Pins

    Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game, and accessories, crowdfunding roundup! We have a bumper crop of campaigns this time round, ranging from post-apocalyptic to super-powered, from 5th Edition and Pathfinder to Savage Worlds, and from Georgian Society to Pirate Society and beyond. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, or questions about anything we talk about, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly.

    Tiny Wastelands: Minimalist Post-Apocalyptic Roleplaying by Gallant Knight Games
    (Campaign Ends : Thursday 15th March 2018; 15:00 UTC)

    Tiny Wastelands is the latest instalment of Gallant Knight Games TinyD6 minimalist RPGs, crammed full of micro-settings. Tiny Wastelands is, as the name suggests, a post-apocalyptic RPG where the players are survivors of lost and destroyed civilizations. In addition to the usual Tinyd6 rules system the game also introduces Enclave rules; a set of rules for managing a post-apocalyptic settlement that also comes with an Enclave Deck that helps you manage random events that may occur each year.

    There are a bunch of micro-settings already going into the book, and more are getting unlocked as stretch goals fall. The micro-settings are pretty varied, and offer up a lot of really cool and interesting ideas for GMs and players to explore. From the moon crashing into the Earth, mutated beasts in a lush and green world, farm tractor war vehicles, a flooded Earth with rumors of Atlantis, underground colonies hiding from a radioactive surface, and a California where the rich live in Sky Castles whilst everyone else tries to survive in the smoke-choked deserts trying to outrun the continual wildfires…

    Good Society: A Jane Austen Roleplaying Game by Storybrewers Roleplaying
    (Campaign Ends : Monday 5th March 2018; 21:55 UTC)

    “Navigate the pitfalls of romance, reputation, manners and marriage n this tabletop rpg that captures the heart of Austen’s work.” The Storybrewers team of Vee Hendro and Hayley Gordon are back with their follow-up Kickstarter to the fantastic Alas for the Awful Sea that funded and fulfilled late last year. Whilst Alas explored [hq]“Myth, mystery and crime in a 19th century town desperate to survive”[hq] Good Society rolls the years back a little (although not much) further to explore the Georgian period of Jane Austen’s novels.

    Good Society is a collaborative roleplaying game that seeks to capture the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen's work. It is a game of balls, estates, sly glances, and turns about the garden. At least on the surface. Underneath this, just as in Austen's own novels, it is a game of social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking, heart-stopping longing.

    In this game, you play the type of characters that captured your imagination in Austen's books - from a wealthy heir who falls in love with the aloof new arrival, to a charming socialite bent on ruining the reputation of their rivals. Exploit your advantages, connections, and family influence to achieve your secret desire - all while jealously guarding your good name.

    Not only that, players in Good Society hold the power to control the story itself, and change it in their favour. Take control of influential connections, create rumour and scandal, and spend tokens to orchestrate balls, carriage accidents, and even marriages.

    It is the elegance of Austen's world, the sharpness of her wit, and the beauty of her passion that inspired us to create this system. But it is the deep and complex struggle between desire, expectation, and position that has guided its development - and we hope you will enjoy both elements.

    Era: The Empowered – A super-powered RPG! By Shades of Vengeance
    (Campaign Ends : Sunday 18th March 2018; 21:00 UTC)

    Shades of Vengeance are back with the latest game in their Era series, this time turning their attention to the superhero genre with Era: The Empowered!

    The game offers a wealth of options of when to set your game. It supplies a timelime, starting with the emergence of the first Empowered in Year One and working through ten years of events and campaign ideas including Atlantis’ forces emerging from the seas to attack the surface world, the return on the Old Gods, and culminating in the formation of the Empowered Department.

    The game is supported with a lot of really well written fiction. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of a lot of the supportive fiction, that shows snippets of events throughout the timeline, and was genuinely impressed with the overall level of writing and the way many of the signature characters develop through the years.

    The 300-page Era: The Empowered Core Rulebook is built with the player in mind, using the Era d10 Rule Set. Even with the vast amount of possible character builds, Empowered abilities (superpowers), choices and outcomes, Era: The Empowered is a easy and simple game to play.

    Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E and Pathfinder RPG by Legendary Games
    (Campaign Ends : Tuesday 6th March 2018; 07:59 UTC)

    Legendary Games Pirate Campaign Compendium not only comprises of a compilation of their full line of Pirate Plug-Ins for Pathfinder and 5E, but also expands upon them, adding a wealth of extra information, and giving backers arrange of options to get involved by submitting characters, treasure maps, new monsters and a host of other things.

    The book will include:

    · You'll find FIVE complete adventures ranging from 4th level to 14th level, including the smuggling run gone wrong in Spices and Flesh, the mad captain's hidden harbor in Tarin's Crown, the fast-paced high-seas heist of Raid on the Emperor's Hand, the seething rage of an ancient mystic secret of the seas in Scourge of the Steaming Isle, and an all-out assault on the stronghold of the pirate king in Fort Scurvy!
    · Dozens of maritime magical items in Treasury of the Fleet, including personal items like the hurricane harpoon and sea lord's tricorne as well as magic items for your ship.
    · A selection of sinister sea monsters in an ever-growing bestiary of the briny blue!
    · A Pirate Codex of 30 nautical stock NPCs from 1st to 16th level, ready to drop into any encounter at a moment's notice.

    · A pair of fully developed ship crews to use as allies or adversaries in Cutthroats and Crew. Eight richly detailed and ready-to-play pregenerated PCs in Nautical Heroes, each with detailed histories and backgrounds and advancement notes, perfect as followers, rivals, or even replacement PCs!

    Dark Hold: Terror from the Black Isles RPG – Savage Worlds by Rebel Minis
    (Campaign Ends : Monday 5th March 2018; 04:00 UTC)

    Terror from the Black Isles is the third in the Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures series from Rebel Minis and written by Andrew J. Lucas. It follows the same general format as the previous releases, expanding upon the world information provided in the main world book (Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures) but emphasizing the adventure plot.

    The adventure contains the following:
    • A 35 page adventure including new maps expanding the Dark Hold, unique new locations and a classic styled dungeon crawl.
    • 4 maps of the Black Isles and Dungeon Layout.
    • A random encounter table including stats for all creatures encountered including new creatures like Battle Beaks and Bonefish.
    • Unique items (3) to reward or challenge players all unique in the tone and flavor of the Dark Hold’s setting.
    • Duckmen - As encounters within the adventure and as a Racial choice including a new god, and Pilot/Captain, Mage and Warrior archetypes.
    • Lizardmen - As encounters within the adventure with a unique Boss encounter (Terrax).

    Limitless Encounters 2 – 100 DnD5e encounters by Limitless Adventures
    (Campaign Ends : Thursday 1st March 2018; 05:59 UTC)

    Limitless Encounters 2 brings us 100 new Dungeons & Dragon 5th Edition encounters for all levels across ten distinct environments, over twenty new monsters, pre-rolled treasure to help reduce DM prep time, and 300 further adventure hooks to help in writing follow-up quests!

    This book picks up where our first left off, with one large difference: our first book was a collection of published modules, while vol. 2 consists of 100 entirely new, never before seen encounters.

    Use these encounters to plot an adventure or campaign, as random encounters, or to stock a sandbox-style map. Be prepared for any situation you find yourself, because players are unpredictable.

    Limitless Adventures was created as a way for busy DMs to liven up their campaigns, and reduce the burden of game prep. We specialize in DM-friendly products that minimize your prep so you can spend more time at the table playing and less time writing.

    Creatures of Vathis: Volume One (D&D 5e & Pathfinder) by ZodiacEmpires
    (Campaign Ends : Saturday 3rd March 2018; 23:30 UTC)

    Creatures of Vathis: Volume One is a 150 page bestiary for the ZodianEmpires Campaign Setting, using the Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules systems. The book will contain over one hundred creatures that can be found in the world of Vathis.

    Though developed for our world, these creatures are versatile, and they can be used in any setting! Within this bestiary you will find four new creature types: vastborn, living eldria, kami, and the forsaken. You'll also find a variety of beasts, monsters, mounts, and companions, all itching to be a part of your game. For this book we have been lucky enough to work with the awesome Chris Stoll, who created unique art for every single creature. Two versions of this book will be printed. The first will contain stats for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, and the second will contain stats for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Both will contain full lore descriptions and beautiful art for every creature and type.

    The entities featured in this tome are a varied and diverse sort applicable to any tabletop game. You'll meet companions willing to become your best friend, such as the orava, a tiny fey-squirrel with the ability to teleport. You'll also find information for unique mounts that will take you from place to place. These include drakes (we've detailed a breed for every nation in Vathis!), along with an elk, ram, panther, and many others. Creatures of Vathis will also highlight everyone's favorite fantasy beast – DRAGONS! The dragons in the world of Vathis are slowly waking after being trapped in stone for countless years, and we've included some you may encounter on your perilous journeys. We are also introducing the four new creature types mentioned above: vastborn, living eldria, kami, and the forsaken.

    Deadly Dice Enamel Pins by Leah M. Art
    (Campaign Ends : Monday 12th March 2018; 03:59 UTC)

    We’ve been liking our pins recently and the trend seems set to continue with more campaigns for enamel pins having recently launched. Among them is the Deadly Dice Enamel Pins campaign by Leah M. Art. This is her second enamel pin campaign, and her first games orientated one (the first one was for Japanese Treats Enamel Pins).

    As a D&D player herself, using dice as the inspiration for her second campaign seemed a natural progression. The campaign offers different pins. The d8 and d20 get their own pins, whilst the d4, d6 and d12 share one and the fourth pin is for the faithful duo… the d10 and d% pairing.

    Made with metal plating and hard enamel and backed with two posts for stability, each pin measures approximately 1.5 inches (38mm) and features various dice against a backdrop of two different kinds of toxic flowers each.


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