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RPG Crowdfunding News – CY_BORG, The Barbarian's Bloody Quest, Advanced Lovers and Lesbians, and more

This week I look at RPG crowdfunding projects that end between November 23rd and December 3rd. It is that time of year when many projects are quickstarters and the new projects are fewer and further between. That noted, these aren’t all of the projects available, but what we have are in the order of their end date. Some of them were inspired by Side Quest 2021, a November initiative to give more spotlight to RPG zines and indie projects.

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SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons RPG Hardcover from Bloat Games
  • END DATE: Tue, November 23 2021 9:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): OSR
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + $5 S/H in the US for the PDF and blue hardcover of the book
  • DISCLAIMER: I have freelanced for Bloat Games, but not on this project
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This campaign will fund a 200+ page hardcover version of this OSR take on Stranger Things. Dark Places & Demogorgons is set in the 1980s where you play kids and teenagers fighting against the unnoticed horrors of your small town. If you’re a fan of OSR, the Kids on Bikes subgenre, and reasonably priced hardcovers, this is worth checking out.

Advanced Lovers and Lesbians from Evil Hat Productions
  • END DATE: Tue, November 23 2021 9:40 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Powered by the Apocalypse
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $39 + $10 S/H in the US for the PDF, POD, print, and community copy of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? At 272 pages, this is a massive expansion to Thirsty Sword Lesbians. If you’re a fan, this campaign offers 10 new playbooks, 21 new settings, 4 adventures, options for two-player games and more. Using this sourcebook, the game will offer more options to your table. If you’re already a fan of Thirty Sword Lesbians or interested in checking it out, this campaign presents a great expansion and jumping on point.

Graveyard of the Lost Gods, a Mörk Borg Soundscape from Phillip Reed Games
  • END DATE: Wed, November 24 2021
  • SYSTEM(S): Mörk Borg
  • PROJECT TYPE: Vinyl record with adventure hooks
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $32 + $8 S/H in the US for the 12” vinyl record
  • NOTE: This campaign is on IndieGoGo
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Philip Reed is creating another record, this one is a 12” disc with Mörk Borg game hooks on the inner sleeve and a nice sized insert. He did a record like this before with music and game content. That was a 7”, this is a 12” so literally more content. If you’re a fan of Philip’s other work, music and related adventures, check out the campaign page on IndieGoGo. Oh, and the page includes samples of the music.
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The Barbarian's Bloody Quest from lumpley games
  • END DATE: Fri, November 26 2021 8:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Powered by the Apocalypse (Dice Pool Variant)
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $22 + $5 S/H in the US for the PDF, plain text, and print versions of the game
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? From the creator of the Powered by the Apocalypse system comes the second in a series of standalone and interconnected games. In this one, you play a barbarian whose people were murdered by a wizard and you’re out for revenge. You can play that game without any other books. Alternately, D. Vincent Baker created The Wizard's Grimoire, a compatible game. Compatible as long as your barbarian doesn’t kill that wizard. This uses a variant of the PbtA system so it should be easy for fans of Vincent’s work to run with.

CY_BORG from Johan Nohr and Free League Publishing
  • END DATE: Wed, December 1 2021 2:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Mörk Borg
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: SEK 616 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book and asset pack
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? What is Mörk Borg went cyberpunk? This book gives you 160 pages from the creators of Mörk Borg to answer that question. The world has become the worst possible cyberpunk, not neon and rebellious, but decaying and dying. Within the husk of this society, it’s not so much rebelling against the system as rebelling against the horrors that overran this world. In this book, you’ll get everything you’ll need to play in what is likely to be another award winning RPG.

NewEdo RPG from Salty Games
  • END DATE: Thu, December 2 2021 8:58 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$15 for the PDF of the game
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This RPG lies somewhere between cyberpunk and sci-fi (and, yes, cyberpunk is sci-fi, but this project bridges between them). In a neon-samurai world, your characters have a lineage and traditions that face off against robots and laser katanas. I mentioned CY_BORG above as the worst possible cyberpunk world. Well, this one is a brighter, more hopeful alternative with its own original system.

Hal and Roger's Creature Compendium for 5e from The Grinning Frog
  • END DATE: Thu, December 2 2021 1:02 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £39 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? These type of books come out from time-to-time and they’re always exciting. I’m referring to new “monster manuals” for 5e. This one gives you 50 monsters with detailed backgrounds, ecology, and more, In 144 pages, you’ll great artwork, adventure hooks, NPCs, and more. If you need more monsters in your 5e game, or just love books of monsters, this is worth reading over.

Voyages on the Zontani Sea from The Merciless Merchants
  • END DATE: Fri, December 3 2021 9:30 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, Old-School Essentials, and OSRIC
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure modules
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $36 for the PDF and POD versions of the books in the system of your choice
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This campaign will create two adventures, “Ascent of the Leviathan” and “The Cauldron.” “Ascent” is for levels 2 to 4 and centers on your ship and the creatures that attacked it. You have to free it before they drag you under. “The Cauldron” is for levels 3 to 7 as the party fights through a treasure filled island guarded by apes, a volcano, and sea creatures. Designed for OSE and OSRIC, “Ascent” is also available in 5e format.

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Cthulhu Hack Second Edition from All Rolled Up
  • END DATE: Sun, November 28, 2021, 8:00 PM UTC.
  • SYSTEM(S): The Black Hack (Resource-focused Variant)
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: Dogged Investigator (with Add On Access) $33.50 + actual S/H in the US for the PDF and hardcover of the game, with access to all stretch goals
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Multi-award winning in its own right and from the creator of the recent award-winning The Dee Sanction, a game of Elizabethan supernatural investigation, this campaign offers a refreshed and revised edition with entirely new illustrations from Paul Tomes. You can play the game in any era of Lovecraftian horror or choose to use the flexible and straightforward engine to run any investigative game. At the time of posting, this is a 120-page book that includes 14 full-page illustrations, including a selection of Mythos entities, advice on running campaigns within the framing of a broader threat, and an introductory adventure.

I thought I'd lend a hand, as my campaign had slipped under the Egg-dar on the crowd-funding updates! --- Paul
 

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