RPG Crowdfunding News – Sentinel Comics, Zorro, Reach of Titan, LexOccultum - Carta Monstrorum, and more
  • RPG Crowdfunding News – Sentinel Comics, Zorro, Reach of Titan, LexOccultum - Carta Monstrorum, and more


    Between February 22nd and the 28th, there are more than 11 RPG Kickstarters ending. Add to that, there are 15 RPG-related zines from Kickstarter’s Zine Quest ending by the 28th as well. Some of these are RPG powerhouses have already pulled in 5- and 6-figure sums while others are making their 3-figure goals. I’m going to cover as many as possible so let’s dive in.


    RPG CORE RULEBOOKS

    Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game by GreaterThanGames

    • END DATE: Fri, February 22 2019 4:00 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): GYRO System
    • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $59 (plus shipping & handling outside of the USA) for the hardcover and PDF of the Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game rulebook

    “An all-new tabletop roleplaying game system based in the exciting world of Sentinel Comics! A mad scientist holds an entire city hostage with a crackling doomsday device. A horrifying monster from another realm walks out of the ocean and begins smashing its way through major coastal population centers. Galactic raiders from beyond our solar system launch an attack on the first human outpost on Mars. Who saves humanity from these threats? You do. It's time to team up with your fellow heroes, stick to your principles, and save the day! Welcome to the world of Sentinel Comics, an exciting place of super-powered heroes, dastardly villains, and the ever-changing environments where they clash! This is a game of powerful heroes, terrifying villains, and the conflicts between them in a world of comic book storytelling. The years of Sentinel Comics storytelling that Greater Than Games has produced have all lead up to this point, and now it's time for you to take the reins of your own heroes and bring evil to justice! Sentinel Comics: the Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook is a hardbound, full-color, 8.5" by 11" book printed on well over 400 pages (we're still determining the final page count as we finish up the writing and art!) of high-quality printing-press grade paper.”



    Zorro™: The Roleplaying Game by Gallant Knight Games

    • END DATE: Fri, February 22 2019 7:00 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): West End Games D6 System 2e
    • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of the Zorro RPG rulebook plus all unlocked digital rewards

    “A swashbuckling and heroic roleplaying game using the brand new West End Games D6 2nd Edition system! Zorro, the classic swashbuckling freedom fighter and hero, makes his full tabletop roleplaying game debut! Ally with Zorro as you carve your own initials into the fight against evil land and railroad barons, scoundrel soldiers, and those who would abuse and take from the less fortunate! This rulebook brings Zorro to the tabletop in a complete game, powered by the brand new edition of West End Games classic ruleset: D6 System 2e. We are aiming to produce a full color 200+ page hardcover Zorro: The Roleplaying Game core rulebook in a full-color, 8.5 x 11 sized book. The book will detail the setting of Zorro's adventures in Alta California, as well as providing rules to emulate the swashbuckling, dramatic action of this masked hero of the people. Players will be able to work alongside Zorro as part of Zorro's Legion, or even take on the role of the legendary hero! The book is being created under license from Zorro Productions, Inc., and has access to over 70 years of Zorro history, artwork, media and research to power it! More than an RPG, this book will also contain detailed accounts of Zorro's adventures through media, from his original novel appearances, to blockbuster movies and TV series. While there is more media than a single book can contain, with our partners at ZPI, we've selected the highlights and essentials of Zorro's career, and turned those into scenarios, adventures and more!”



    Reach of Titan by Jim McClure

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 10:00 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): An original RPG system
    • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $60 plus shipping & handling for the hardcover and PDF of the core rulebook

    “An RPG about fighting larger than life creatures, and the struggles to survive their world. Reach of Titan is a tabletop role playing game designed to emulate fantasy style battles with giant creatures. Players take on the role of Titan Hunters, special members of their tribe who are responsible for the safety and growth of the community. These hunters are tasked to go out and fight the giant creatures that roam the land, to feed their families, and protect what they have built. The world is dangerous, the Titans are an incomprehensible threat, but those with the will to survive, can use their talents and skills to eek out an existence. Reach of Titan will have a familiar feel for anyone who has played Shadow of the Colossus, Monster Hunter, or watched the Attack on Titan anime. The battles are designed to be half-puzzle, half-combat, where players must use more than their die rolls to bring down these behemoths. Encounters are challenging, as you must solve the puzzle of killing the Titan, while also working with the resource management system of traditional RPG combat. This combination of systems will provide play groups with a very unique game experience. The game book itself will be a 300-400 page (depending on stretch goals) full-size, full-color, illustrated Hardcover. The first half of the book will contain the rules of play, character classes, character advancement, settlement building, item inventories, culture growth, and Titan hunting. The second half of the book is a bestiary filled will all the known Titan's that roam the land. This bestiary includes information about the history of each Titan, all the stats needed for the GM to run an encounter, information about how they fight, and their weak spots. In addition a full illustration for each Titan is presented in the book which can be used as a battle map for the encounters.”

    RPG SOURCEBOOKS AND CAMPAIGN SETTINGS

    Awakened - NPCs and Companions for 5e by Baby Bestiary

    • END DATE: Sat, February 23 2019 11:00 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
    • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook (NPCs and Companions)
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $20 plus shipping & handling for a softcover and PDF copy of Awakened - NPCs and Companions for 5e plus unlocked digital rewards

    “Discover new creature NPCs and companions with bestowed intellect to spice up your campaign or inspire new characters. Awaken is a powerful 5th-level spell that bestows permanent intelligence and awareness to a target creature. With its newfound intellect, the creature is free to explore the world and even make a name for itself. But who are these characters and how did they become awakened? What are they doing with their new intelligence? And how might they get entangled with the player characters in your world? Explore 20 awakened characters (and more to unlock with stretch goals). Each of these characters is complete with their own awakening story, including what they’re doing with their newfound intellect, their goals, and how to roleplay the awakened character. If they end up joining your adventurers, we even have a handy table of quirks that can shake things up a little bit. In addition to the awakened characters, we will provide a number of rules and ideas for running your own awakened companions and player characters.”



    LexOccultum - Carta Monstrorum by RiotMinds

    • END DATE: Mon, February 25 2019 2:49 AM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): LexOccultum RPG
    • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook (Monsters)
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: SEK 300 plus shipping & handling for hardcover plus PDF of the LexOccultum - Carta Monstrorum and all unlocked digital stretch goals

    “This is the complete monster manual for the LexOccultum RPG game, this is Carta Monstrorum! In year of the lord 1716, a group of slingers from the Royal Society discovered the remains of the late Dutch surveyor and geographer Clement Birkenbosch. Stories swirled around the discovery of his body, some tall, others terrifying, but as with everything Birkenbosch was involved in during his life the truth is shrouded in mystery. It is said that in his satchel they recovered various journals and half-written notes as well as more thorough and systematic examinations of the monsters of our world. Included in the find were Birkenbosch's own sketches of more than 30 vile and mysterious beasts he had encountered on his travels, including vampires, werewolves, witches and, incredibly, one of the legendary creatures of the deep, the fabled kraken. At first the Royal Society disregarded this find as as yet more fakery from the Enlightenment movement, but as they read further it was impossible to deny that that Mr Birkenbosch had gathered this information first hand from the corners of Europe and expeditions into the most dangerous territories of the Middle East. It was a truly incredible discovery. Arguments followed, of course. Some unbelievers claimed Birkenbosch was no more than a story teller, retelling the tales told to him, but the true believers insisted that his profession as surveyor was nothing more than a fabrication, a cover for his true purpose, that Clement Birkenbosch was a servant of a secret society deeply involved in the occult... The Swedish version of the game was awarded "Game of the Year", the English version LexOccultum was named as "One of TOP FIVE games in 2018" (Yawningportal.org). Dig deeper into the mysterious and occult world of LexOccultum. Move beyond the veil of darkness and enter the domain of horrid creatures and callous monsters. This is the complete monster manual for the LexOccultum RPG game, this is Carta Monstrorum! Our goal is to produce a 150-200 pages monster book for the LexOccultum RPG.”


    INTERFACE ZERO 3.0 by Gun Metal Games

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 11:59 AM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
    • PROJECT TYPE: Cyberpunk campaign setting
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 plus shipping & handling for print and PDFs of Interface Zero, GM’s Guide to 2095, and an introductory adventure plus all unlocked digital stretch goals

    “The third edition of Interface Zero for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. Welcome to the kickstarter for Interface Zero 3.0: Cyberpunk action for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (SWADE)! We’re running this campaign to fund the development of the Interface Zero 3.0 core rules, the GM's Guide to 2095, the introductory adventure, and a host of cool add-ons such as a 3-panel Game Master's screen, an action deck, bennies, and much more! Interface Zero 3.0 is a cyberpunk setting… Sort of. Interface Zero 3.0 is inspired by a plethora of sources including novels such as Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Count Zero, Altered Carbon, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Snow Crash. Anime such as Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Psycho Pass, Ghost in the Shell, Alita: Battle Angel and Appleseed help to round out a vision of our world, incorporating eastern and western influences on the genre. The result is a setting that echoes other popular cyberpunk games in that it holds tight to the flavor of a world where megacorporations have enormous wealth and influence with little regard for the masses or the world in which they live. It diverges slightly in that Interface Zero tends to focus more on geopolitical action and intrigue as ways to bring in dystopian elements and really hammer home the idea that the world your characters live in is in need of change. The question is, will you work towards change, or will you stand idly by and watch the world burn? In Interface Zero 3.0, you might play as genetically modified humans, vat-grown simulacra, or even a psion, more commonly known as a zeek. You'll be able to embrace a variety of concepts firmly rooted in the cyberpunk genre, but geared towards the setting. You'll be able to play razor boys and razor girls, gearheads who use their drones for tactical dominance of the battlefield, hyper reality hackers and network crackers, combat medics, lone wolf assassins, cybermonks, and many more concepts common to our setting!”

    QUICK HITS

    The Lesser Key to the Celestial Legion by Donn Stroud

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 12:00 AM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): DCC RPG
    • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook (Religious elements)
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $14 plus shipping & handling for a softer cover and PDF of The Lesser Key to the Celestial Legion

    “A source book for generating angels, relics, and various elements of religions for DCC RPG campaigns.”


    Krakens & Cannons - Epic Ship Battle Maps for Roleplaying by LoreSmyth

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 7:38 AM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
    • PROJECT TYPE: Maps
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €40 for 16 ship maps and 85 tokens as well as all unlocked stretch goals

    “Set sail with the Definitive Ship Battle Map pack for Roleplaying. Full size Galleon, tokens, sea monsters, and more.”


    FROM BEYOND:OUTPOST 49 SciFi RPG Starfinder Roleplay Module by Davide Tramma

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 10:00 AM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): Starfinder RPG
    • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: MX$100 for a PDF copy of FROM BEYOND:OUTPOST 49 SciFi RPG Starfinder Roleplay Module

    “The fourth of six Starfinder RPG compatible adventures, a mystery to add to your game or create a new one.”


    Legacy of the Ancients - Campaign Setting & Player's Guide 2 by A Hole in the Ground Terrain & Games

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 6:59 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
    • PROJECT TYPE: Campaign setting
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $12 for the PDF and POD of both the core book and the intro adventure as well as the Coin & Armband STLs and all unlocked digital rewards

    “A campaign setting and player's guide for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons based on the popular CRPG from 1987, Legacy of the Ancients.”


    More Kittens by Stentor Danielson

    • END DATE: Thu, February 28 2019 11:59 PM EST.
    • SYSTEM(S): Laser Kittens RPG
    • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
    • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $35 plus shipping & handling for the Kitten Cards, print and PDF of the More Kittens book, and PDF of Laser Kittens

    “Kitten cards and a book of expansions for the Laser Kittens RPG

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