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RPG Crowdfunding News – Mag of Holding, Between the Devil & the Deep, The Goblings, and more

This week, I look at RPG Kickstarters that end between December 16th and the 21st. It’s a tight time frame with a number of RPGs sliding in under the Christmas deadline. This time of year sees an increase in the number of quickstarters (campaigns that fund over the course of two weeks) and longstarters (those that push two months in length). Each is trying to work around the holiday season. As such, I’m covering more quickstarters that interest me and leaving the longstarters for later on. As always, this is not an exhaustive list of RPG crowdfunding campaigns, but a summary of some that interest me including several D&D campaigns, a GUMSHOE offering, some system neutral content, and more.

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Mag of Holding - Breath of the Feywild - Book for 5e from Penny Dragon Games
  • END DATE: Fri, December 17 2021 12:13 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG magazine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £22 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the magazine plus PDF extras
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Offering fantasy 5e content, the Mag of Holding magazines give you a lot of themed content done with an eye towards the layout. This issue’s theme puts the emphasis on the fey delivering over 100 pages of archfeys, familiars, fey settings, spells, and more including world building section called “War of Worldcraft”. If you’re interested in a sample of their 5e content, check out the campaign page for a 21-page preview PDF.

Between the Devil & the Deep GUMSHOE RPG from Sons of the Singularity LLC
  • END DATE: Mon, December 20 2021 7:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): GUMSHOE
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $16 for the PDF and POD versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? 165 to 200 pages of pirates using the GUMSHOE system. Set in the late 17th century across the whole of the Caribbean, this RPG lets you play as fantastic pirates with cannons and magic. Bending the GUMSHOE system to their needs, this RPG lets you create characters, adventure as a pirate, and participate in ship combat. More importantly, there’s magic to use in this world of historic fantasy. If you’re looking for a pirate RPG with a known system, this one is worth checking out.

Old-School Armory from Grand Time Games
  • END DATE: Thu, December 16 2021 12:26 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Basic Dungeons & Dragons
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $10 for the PDF and POD versions of the supplement
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? If you play D&D of any stripe, this book is built for you and a good resource to streamline one of the longer parts of character builds: Starting equipment. Figuring out what your character’s starting equipment list should be may involve some serious counseling or perhaps some waving house rules, especially with OSRs. If you’re looking for a solution, this book offers suggestions and tables to make your character’s equipment a pleasant part of the RPG experience.

Drop Dead City from Vivid Worlds
  • END DATE: Thu, December 16 2021 8:28 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £7 for the PDF of the zine
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Under the city is another city, as city of undead poets and ghost rockers living a bohemian afterlife. If you want to add that layer of post-existence to your campaign, this system neutral supplement offers NPCs, story hooks, setting locations, critters, and random tables giving you every type of afterlife artist to populate your underworld. If you’re a fan of kitschy supernatural RPGs, this product may spark some haunting ideas for your campaign.

Era of Silence, A Chemipunk TTRPG from Shrike Tabletop
  • END DATE: Thu, December 16 2021 1:29 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? The gods went radio silent a millennia ago. 400 years ago, there was a cataclysm. Now, living in a world without gods or freedom, your characters fight against the new systems of oppression that have arisen. Using an original RPG engine that encourages teamwork, you use alchemical powers to defeat your enemies and their unjust agenda. If this campaign interests you, check out the campaign page for a link to the free core rulebook.

Twice Made, Once Forgotten: A Belief-Based OSR Setting from Seth Treber
  • END DATE: Sat, December 18 2021 5:38 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): OSR
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $6 for the PDF of the RPG
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This 36-page OSR zine takes inspiration from properties like Perdido Street Station, The Dying Earth, and The Iron Giant. The project offers a setting that pushes the boundaries of what adventures you might have. Leave your human body to inhabit an awakened goat. Learn the origins of constructs. Adventure in a building clinging to the edge of a cliff. If you’re looking for non-typical ideas all put into one zine, this one promises original content to excite your gaming table.

Legacy of Mana 5E World Guide, Immersive Map Book & Novel from Lynnvander Studios RPG
  • END DATE: Sun, December 19 2021 12:04 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook and novel
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$ 54 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book of maps
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This campaign offers three books, each presenting aspects of the Legacy of Mana setting. This world is focused on reinventing aspects of the standard fantasy world to be more mystical while leaning into steampunk at the same time. Legacy of Mana is the over 300-page 5e setting guide that gives all of the new rules for this world. Immersive Map Book gives you 30 highly detailed maps creating a lot of settings to play in this world. This book should lay flat to give you the most use from the maps. Strands of Destiny is a 400 page novel by Josh Vogt, which gives you a better sense of this world through fiction. If you’re looking for a revised world of magic, try out their campaign page.

The Goblings: A Whimsical Adventure for 5th Edition from Bodie H
  • END DATE: Tue, December 21 2021 5:09 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €35 + €10 S/H to the US for the PDF and print versions of the adventure box, tokens, adventures, GM screen and more
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? You’re a slimy goblin in this 5e adventure. Coming in a boxed set, there’s a 25 page booklet of adventures plus maps, reference cards, monsters, treasure, and more. As newly formed goblins, you’ll spend three sessions adventuring for the glory of the goblin queen. It’s not all-ages, but for everyone and likely to offer some silly and adventure with a side of slime.

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