RPG Kickstarter Zine Quest News – The Initial Seven Zines
  • RPG Kickstarter Zine Quest News – The Initial Seven Zines


    Kickstarter’s February initiative is called, Zine Quest, and it features RPG zines. Built on a nostalgia for the early days of tabletop when zines – single color, hand-folded mini-magazines – were an integral part of the scene, this initiative appears to be reigniting that interest. Over 20 zines have dropped since February 1st and more are lined up. In this article, I look at Zine Quest Kickstarters ending between February 10th and the 21st.


    Mini-Dungeon Monthly: RPG zine for D&D 5th Edition by AAW Games
    END DATE: Fri, February 15 2019 1:07 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $1 PDF, $5 PDF and POD
    “The new monthly RPG zine from AAW Games. Each issue features five brand-new Mini-Dungeon adventures for D&D 5th Edition #zinequest”


    Gamma Zine, Issue #1 by Throwigames
    END DATE: Fri, February 15 2019 5:00 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $3 PDF, $3 POD, $5 PDF and POD
    “A fanzine dedicated to first edition Gamma World and other early science fiction role-playing games. For the Zine Quest KS project.”


    Creature Feature Quarterly Vol. 1 -for- The OSR by Jeremy Hart Illos
    END DATE: Fri, February 15 2019 11:27 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $3 PDF
    “A monster zine for the OSR DnD crowd. 13 new monsters with lots of fluff to read, adventure seeds, paper miniatures and VTT tokens.”


    Reunification: a letter-writing game about reconciliation by Travis D. Hill
    END DATE: Thu, February 21 2019 10:00 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $5 PDF, $10 print and PDF (free shipping in the USA, shipping & handling applies outside of the US)
    “An RPG storytelling #zinequest about a war-torn family and their journey towards reunification.”

    ENDING SOON

    Zine Quest: The Era Zone! by Shades of Vengeance
    END DATE: Sun, February 10 2019 4:00 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $3 PDF, $6 plus shipping & handling print and PDF
    “A new and unique zine from the creator of the Era games, which will bring fresh material for all the games to players around the world!”


    Hexagram #1, an Old-School RPG Zine for The Fantasy Trip by Steve Jackson Games
    END DATE: Wed, February 13 2019 6:03 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $3 PDF, $6 plus shipping & handling print and PDF
    “A retro-style collection of articles for and about The Fantasy Trip.”


    Delayed Blast Gamemaster #1 by Philip Reed (of Steve Jackson Games)
    END DATE: Wed, February 13 2019 6:03 PM EST.
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $3 PDF, $10 print and PDF (USA-only)
    “A 44-page saddle-stitched zine loaded with ideas for use with most fantasy RPGs.”

    RPG KICKSTARTERS BY EN WORLD COLUMNISTS

    D.I.R.G.Ezine by SMHWorlds (Sean Hillman), Amanda Makepeace, Andrea Fornero, Rachel Quinlan, Nadia Heller, Dawn Gilreath, and more
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $5 PDF, $10 plus shipping & handling print and PDF
    “An RPG-zine based on encouraging diverse ideas and diverse creators. The focus will be on world building, design, and art.”


    Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine by John McGuire, Leland Beauchamp, and Egg Embry
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $5 PDF, $12 print and PDF (free shipping in the USA, shipping & handling applies outside of the US)
    “Cavaliers, Enchanters, Magic Items wrapped in the theme of February, love, for your 5e campaign.”


    POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest by Egg Embry
    HOW MUCH IS THE ZINE? $5 PDF, $12 print and PDF (free shipping in the USA, shipping & handling applies outside of the US)
    “Dreamrs, we are such stuff as dreams are Powered on, and our little life is rounded by the Apocalypse. Complete Powered by the Apocalypse RPG in a zine.”

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    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Thank you for the continuing coverage of Zine Quest!
    1. Egg Embry's Avatar
      Egg Embry -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      Thank you for the continuing coverage of Zine Quest!
      I'm happy to spread the word and see all of the zines! Obviously, I'm a fan of this initiative as I put some horses into this race. ;-)

      Thank you,

      Egg Embry
      Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine
      POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      I'm going to check these out so it is not a big deal, but it might be helpful to see the funding goal in these write-ups.
    1. Egg Embry's Avatar
      Egg Embry -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      I'm going to check these out so it is not a big deal, but it might be helpful to see the funding goal in these write-ups.
      dave2008,

      This isn't quite what you're asking, but, of the 35 Zine Quests I'm watching right now, here are some goal numbers:

      • Goal of less than $500 - 10 Kickstarters (all currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $500 - 7 Kickstarters (4 currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $501 to $999 - 3 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $1,000 - 10 Kickstarters (7 currently over their goal)
      • Goal over $1,000 - 5 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal)


      25 of 35 are over their goals already.

      Thank you,

      Egg Embry
      Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine
      POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Yikes! I don't know how to contact Jeremy Hart Illos (Creature Feature Quarterly); but I fear his kickstarter is in violation of the DMsGuild guidelines as I believe he has already sold his work on the that site.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Egg Embry View Post
      dave2008,

      This isn't quite what you're asking, but, of the 35 Zine Quests I'm watching right now, here are some goal numbers:

      • Goal of less than $500 - 10 Kickstarters (all currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $500 - 7 Kickstarters (4 currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $501 to $999 - 3 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal)
      • Goal of $1,000 - 10 Kickstarters (7 currently over their goal)
      • Goal over $1,000 - 5 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal)


      25 of 35 are over their goals already.


      Thank you,

      Egg Embry
      Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine
      POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest
      That's great - thank you for sharing. I remember in one of our earlier post on Zine Quest that Kickstarter was hoping for low funding goals $1000-$2000 and it looks like the campaign is delivering! Keep up the good work!
    1. timbannock's Avatar
      timbannock -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave2008 View Post
      Yikes! I don't know how to contact Jeremy Hart Illos (Creature Feature Quarterly); but I fear his kickstarter is in violation of the DMsGuild guidelines as I believe he has already sold his work on the that site.
      I can't 100% verify this but my understanding based on a few posts and conversations I've had in comments sections is he contacted Wizards and made a deal with them to move his stuff around (possibly ending future sales on DMsGuild after a certain time period, but I don't know that for sure). He's very active on Facebook and Instagram if you want to contact him directly. He's been very forthcoming about the situation, I just don't recall all the details.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by timbannock View Post
      I can't 100% verify this but my understanding based on a few posts and conversations I've had in comments sections is he contacted Wizards and made a deal with them to move his stuff around (possibly ending future sales on DMsGuild after a certain time period, but I don't know that for sure). He's very active on Facebook and Instagram if you want to contact him directly. He's been very forthcoming about the situation, I just don't recall all the details.
      Good to know! I have some of his stuff on my Dms Guild "wishlist" so I was worried they might shut down his kickstarter, which would be unfortunate.
    1. pickin_grinnin's Avatar
      pickin_grinnin -
      Posting for a friend:

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      I have launched a new rpg supplement project as part of Kickstarter's Zine Quest campaign.

      "Other Magic" takes the spells, rituals, and practices of real world traditional magic system and translates them into rpg-compatible formats. The first issue includes information on American hoodoo, Pennsylvania Dutch braucheri/powowwing, and more.

      If you have an interest in bringing real world practices into your game or in taking a more subtle approach to magic in rpgs, please check it out!

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...62/other-magic
    1. chrisshorb's Avatar
      chrisshorb -
      I’m going to back DREAMR, just not right now as I am reading this on my phone on a plane.
      Looks really cool Egg, and I love Zines.
    1. Egg Embry's Avatar
      Egg Embry -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisshorb View Post
      I’m going to back DREAMR, just not right now as I am reading this on my phone on a plane.
      Looks really cool Egg, and I love Zines.
      chrisshorb,

      Thank you so much! I'm flattered that you're using your time on a plane to read my article! That's awesome! I cannot thank you enough for believing in my vision and wanting to use it at your gaming table. Thank you! :-)

      Thank you,

      Egg Embry
      Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine
      POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest
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