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RPG Crowdfunding News – A Christmas Carol Adventure, Electric Bastionland, and more

All of the RPG crowdfunding projects shared here are available through either GameOnTabletop, IndieGoGo, or Kickstarter and end between December 6th and the 12th. Due to the holiday season, the number of entries declined from the low-20s over the past several weeks to 15 for this report. However, that does not decrease the creativity with projects ranging from a 5e Charles Dickens adventure to a German version of Pathfinder 2e and more.

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A Christmas Carol Adventure by Verge Games
  • END DATE: Fri, December 6 2019 12:00 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e and Pathfinder 2e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + $3 US S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book and maps
  • NOTE: “Digital rewards will be delivered Dec. 2019.”
  • NOTE 2: On d20 Radio, I reviewed an advance draft of this product here [NOTE: This review goes live on US Thanksgiving at 7:00 AM EST]
“A 5e one-shot adventure for 5th to 7th level following Charles Dickens’s classic tale: A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol Adventure is a 5th Edition one-shot module designed for 5th to 7th-level heroes based upon Charles Dickens’s classic masterpiece. The adventure offers a full adventure book, maps, and miniatures - all crafted to bring the secret tale behind Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption to the tabletop. On a cold winter night, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Spirits of Christmas, each of whom shows him what he needs to see to give him a chance at redemption. But if Spirits of Christmas are willing to come to Scrooge to redeem him, what breed of ghost would want him to stay on his dark path? The supernatural moves in ways often hidden from the eyes of men, but not all are unaware of the unknown. As dark things move against Scrooge, adventurers wander into town. We will add a supplement PDF with all necessary information to run the adventure in the Pathfinder 2nd Edition system.”
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Beneath The Missing Sea by SoulMuppet Publishing
  • END DATE: Sat, December 7 2019 7:00 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Best Left Buried and other OSRs
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £10 for the PDF of the adventure and the Best Left Buried: Zini Edition PDF
“A fantasy horror RPG adventure for Best Left Buried and other OSR/Swordream games. Beneath the Missing Sea is a new adventure written for Best Left Buried and other D20 Roleplaying systems, providing you with even more content to creep out unwary adventurers. Beneath the Missing Sea is a part hexcrawl, part pointcrawl sourcebook, built in and around the Andrussian Basin. Once a mighty sea, the ocean’s waters have disappeared overnight, and in doing so, exposed a bleak and arid landscape dotted with shipwrecks, leviathanic corpses, coral reefs and merfolk societies ripe for exploration. At its heart, the book revolves around themes of loss, vengeance and greed, all-wrapped up against a bleak, briny backdrop. We wanted to dig into the gruesome culture of Cryptdigging as its presented in Best Left Buried, and provide an environment full of grim opportunity for your characters to explore. We plan the book to be around 60-80 pages, put together into a beautiful, offset printed, hardback, smyth sewn A5.”
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The Curse of the House of Rookwood – RPG by Nerdy Pup Games
  • END DATE: Mon, December 9 2019 10:59 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $25 + $5 US S/H for the PDF and print versions of the game
“A tabletop RPG about a cursed family with skeletons in their closets and dark magic in their veins. The Curse of the House of Rookwood is a gothic horror tabletop roleplaying game where you create a cursed family with supernatural powers and troubled relationships, and take them on strange adventures in an alternate history haunted by mythical monsters and dark magic. Will you work together to bury your skeletons, or will family drama bring your house to ruin? In The Curse of the House of Rookwood, you play members of the cursed Rookwood family. Long ago, your ancestor formed a pact with dark forces, granting power to the Rookwood bloodline at the cost of their humanity. The more you use the gifts of your Curse, the more inhuman you become. Your family is haunted by Skeletons -- unresolved matters that strain your relationships and threaten to tear the family apart. Ultimately you will either put your Skeletons to rest, ensuring the future prosperity of the family, or bury your Skeletons in a shallow grave, hastening the family's demise.”

  • END DATE: Mon, December 9 2019 9:15 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €2 for the first episode as a PDF
“Original adventure setting for use with fantasy Role Playing games. The book you'll get from this campaign will give you an awesome location of the World of Askhalon, Agorath, the Sky Archipelago. Send your players in an adventure beyond the clouds, in the beautiful suspended islands of Agorath, a place which entrance was sealed long ago. This book is system neutral, which means you'll be able to use it with any party level, even if you change game system in the future. The publication includes [an] introduction to the World of Askhalon and how to start your party in the setting or to incorporate the setting as a part of your world, the islands of Agorath and their peculiarities and rumors, the Allus new race, [and more].”
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Electric Bastionland RPG by Chris McDowall
  • END DATE: Wed, December 11 2019 7:40 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Into the Odd
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £40 + £9 US S/H for the PDF and hardcover
Electric Bastionland is a roleplaying game written by Chris McDowall, author of the critically-acclaimed Into The Odd. It uses and expands upon the systems developed in Into The Odd, resulting in a rules-set that’s easy to run as a Referee and even easier to play. Bastion is the only city that matters: impossibly large and expanding more every day, ruled by warring borough councils enforcing draconic laws, and fizzing with electric discoveries. You are a Treasure Hunter in Bastion: something went terribly wrong for you, you are deeply in debt, and you have no other way out. You and your fellow debtors - disgraced Street Judges, demobbed Avant Guardsmen, refugees from Deep Country, swarms of urchins and dozens of other flavours of luckless eccentrics - band together to earn enough cash to survive.”
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VIGOR: Into Dust by Stitchcraft Press
  • END DATE: Thu, December 12 2019 11:00 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of the game
"A character-forward tabletop roleplaying game about the power of shared humanity in a world on the brink. Vigor: Into Dust is a game about surviving, and thriving, in a withered world on the brink. It is a tabletop roleplaying game that utilizes collaborative storytelling and character-forward framing to help players discover who they are and who they might become. As players, you’ll craft the world around you together, and unearth its secrets, as you play. The final product will be released as a 150+ page hardback, paperback and bookmarked PDF.”


GEAS: Broken Gods - A new RPG 5e DND adventure series by Kris McDermott
  • END DATE: Sat, December 7 2019 9:55 PM EST.
  • “Explore a sentient twin-planet where high magic is forbidden, war rages and the world is being dragged into a Lovecraftian abyss.”
  • NOTE: Crowdfunding canceled
The Lost Crypt: A Classic Crawl by Necromancer Games
  • END DATE: Sat, December 7 2019
  • NOTE: This campaign is available through IndieGoGo here
  • NOTE 2: For those concerned about coverage of a project from a subsidiary of Frog God Games, I’m linking the Joint Statement of BJ Hensley and Frog God Games
  • The Lost Crypt is a standalone Swords & Wizardry adventure suited for 7th- or 8th-level characters.”
If Not Us, Then Who? - A Card Based TTRPG by Riley Hopkins
  • END DATE: Sun, December 8 2019 9:48 AM EST.
  • “A player-less, card based RPG about Power Rangers, Animorphs, and Sailor Moon!”
One More Thing - a Two-Player Narrative Tabletop Game by ndp design
  • END DATE: Tue, December 10 2019 12:59 AM EST.
  • “A narrative tabletop game of murder and justice. The Detective always catches the Murderer - the drama is in how you do it!”
Pathfinder 2 - Zeitalter der Verlorenen Omen by Ulisses Spiele
  • END DATE: 12/11/2019 10:00 (GMT-5)
  • NOTE: This campaign is available through GameOnTabletop here
  • NOTE 2: This is for a German-language edition of this product
  • Pathfinder 2 - Zeitalter der Verlorenen Omen beinhaltet alle Produkte, die ihr für den Einstieg in Pathfinder 2 braucht und noch so einiges mehr”
  • GOOGLE TRANSLATE: “Pathfinder 2 - The Age of Lost Omen includes all the products you need to get started in Pathfinder 2, and more.”

Unique CNC dice set by Kickstarter Stock
  • END DATE: Fri, December 6 2019 9:16 AM EST.
  • “Creative CNC classic design of D6 dice (Aluminum) for your tabletop games.”
Dispel Dice Debut Collection With Sharp Edges & Inclusions by Dispel Dice
  • END DATE: Mon, December 9 2019 2:59 AM EST.
  • “Handcrafted designer dice sets with sharp edges and beautiful inclusions for the aesthetic conscious tabletop RPG player. #RecognizeKSR”
Metal Spindown Dice by Eldersteel by Eldersteel
  • END DATE: Mon, December 9 2019 12:13 PM EST.
  • “Colorful metal 20-sided Spindown Dice for Magic: The Gathering
Dice Tower Brick Set by Game Tank
  • END DATE: Thu, December 12 2019 1:20 AM EST.
  • “Reasonably priced brick sets for tabletop RPGs.”

VAST KAVIYA by Mike Myler
  • END DATE: 12/01/2019 21:59 (GMT-5) [Extended from its original run]
  • NOTE: Mike Myler writes for EN World and EN Publishing’s EN5ider Patreon
  • NOTE 2: You can listen to Mike talk with Morrus and Peter Coffey here
  • NOTE 3: Try before you buy with the primer at DriveThruRPG
  • NOTE 4: This campaign is available through GameOnTabletop
  • “A primordial sword and sorcery campaign setting of low magic and high adventure for D&D 5E!”
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US and, if that applies to you, have a great one!

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