RPG Crowdfunding News – Hellguard, When the Wolf Comes, Death Throes, and more

This week’s article looks at RPG crowdfunding projects that end between July 26 through August 11. Lots of original systems, 5e, Shadow of the Demon Lord, and more available in this sampling of what’s campaigning right now.

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Hellguard: Curse of Caina from Granite Glyph Publishing Co.
  • END DATE: Tue, August 2 2022 6:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $80 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the boxed set with hardcover book, miniatures, dice, maps, and more
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Horror investigation with anime style combat inspired by Diablo, Castlevania, and Call of Cthulhu. Designed as a full RPG with five single session adventures and tools to create more, this rulebook has a lot to offer. Core rules, five character classes, bestiary, plot hooks, the adventures, and essays on how to keep horror safe. Ed Greenwood, Noura Ibrahim, B. Dave Walters, Gwendolyn Kestrel, and John Wick, among others, contribute to this book. If the creators and project sounds interesting to you, check out the campaign page for a link to a preview of the rules.

When the Wolf Comes RPG from Ian Stuart Sharpe and Outland Entertainment
  • END DATE: Thu, August 11 2022 11:54 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Shadow of the Demon Lord
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$25 for the PDF of the book
  • NOTE: My interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe is coming this week
    WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? What if the vikings won it all, took the world, and then the stars? If the concept of space vikings appeals, this project is worth your time. Coming from the mind of novelist Ian Stuart Sharpe and published by Outland Entertainment, this RPG uses Robert J. Schwalb's Shadow of the Demon Lord (SotDL) rules to game the Vikingverse. With ten Norse ancestries, classes, rules, and magic designed for the SotDL system, this project is bound to be of interest to fans of vikings, Ian’s novels and graphic novel, SotDL fans, and more. With the novelist helming this RPG, the game will feel authentic. Check out the campaign page for a free preview of the setting to get a feel for the world.

Death Throes: Zombie Outbreak Roleplaying from Ex Stasis Games
  • END DATE: Tue, July 26 2022 11:15 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Rooted in Trophy
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £15 for the PDF and POD versions of the game
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This is a new take on the zombie apocalypse, it offers something refreshing: Hope. The zombie outbreak just started. It’s not the 9th ending, civilization is still in the pregame; at this stage, the outbreak could be contained, the world as we know it could carry on, there just has to be a push to succeed. The game comes from an all-star team of creators (Cat Evans, Erin H. Rea, and Cody Faulk) with stretch goals to add more. If you want a different take on the zombie apocalypse, one in which the players of your roleplaying game might win and save the day, this could be the right book for your table.
Hidden Worlds: Incursion – Refined from Section 28 Publishing
  • END DATE: Sun, July 31 2022 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $95 + S/H for the PDF and leather signature hardcover plus a sticker
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Bryan Donihue brings his World of Incursion near-future urban fantasy series to tabletop with a second edition of his setting and original d20 system. Monsters hunt humanity. You hunt the monsters. No classes or levels, your advancement is based on improving skills. This is the second edition of the RPG, it offers refined character creation, skills, faith abilities, and smoother combat. If you want an RPG by the author of the books, I’m going to imply the same here as I did with When the Wolf Comes above, this is worth checking out for its authentic voice.

Monstrous Personas for 5th Edition Roleplaying from Spoony Minstrel Games
  • END DATE: Fri, August 5 2022 6:29 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $9 for the PDF of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Don’t just slay the monster, take their powers. If you’ve ever thought it’d be cool to add some 5e monster’s ability to your character’s, this is the book for you. This book picks specific monsters, offering rules for how to take their powers and level into those abilities. This is a clever path because the powers don’t break the overall leveling system, providing more balance then you might expect. If you think monster hunting for power sounds fun, this is worth checking out.

Humblewood Tales from Hit Point Press
  • END DATE: Thu, August 11 2022 3:01 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? With over 200 pages of new Humblewood content, I couldn’t pass this project by. New adventures, new monsters, new subclasses, and more, this is a nice addition to the anthropomorphic world of Humblewood. Among the book’s offerings is the ENnie Award winning Free RPG Day adventure, The Wakewyrm's Fury, a proven winner. If you want to add to your Humblewood 5e collection, this project awaits.

Til Death Do Us Part: Adventures With Heart For 5E from EN Publishing
  • END DATE: Thu, August 4 2022 6:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £10 for the PDF of the book
  • DISCLAIMER: EN World is a subsidiary of EN Publishing
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Need some love in your 5e adventures? This book offers four adventures, each one with a different take on love and designed for different levels. On top of the adventures, this book offers an event, a wedding. It’s not an adventure, but an experience, and one that will speak to certain GMs. If you’re a fan of 5e and lovely adventures, this is worth pursuing. Also, this is the “last mini-quickstarter for a while, as [EN Publishing has] something big coming up on August 30th.” If you’ve been waiting for all of the books to drop, this is a good point to catch up.

The Big Squirm from Melsonian Arts Council
  • END DATE: Wed, August 10 2022 10:33 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Troika!
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £30 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? I struggled with how to present this genre mashup so fans can understand how cool this could be. It’s hardboiled detective Troika! If you know Troika!, then you know weird does not begin to summarize where these adventures can go. Add in the hardboiled detective format and you’ll either fall into the group that feels this is a work of underappreciated genius or Troika! is not your jam. At over 100 pages of weird detective work, I expect this to be a great time, one that you’ll think back on over and over again. If you’re a Troika! fan, check out the campaign page.

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