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RPG Crowdfunding News – Ptolus, Stibbles Codex of Companions, Pasión de las Pasiones, and more

Among the RPG crowdfunding projects that end between March 20 and 26, there are several that use Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules as well as some Powered by the Apocalypse options. Kickstarter’s ZineQuest 2 ran in February, but RPG zines are still rolling out into March marking this Kickstarter initiative as a success. While this is not an exhaustive list, there are some winning options below.
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Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire by Monte Cook Games
  • END DATE: Fri, March 20 2020 8:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e and the Cypher System
  • PROJECT TYPE: Campaign Setting
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $150 + S/H for the print version of the game (for either 5e or the Cypher System) plus PDFs for both systems and 28 PDFs for D&D 3e
Monte Cook's legendary campaign setting, updated for Fifth Edition and the Cypher System. Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire, the classic and much beloved campaign setting, returns for 5e and Cypher System fans. We're reissuing the whole, deluxe product in two versions, one for each of these popular, critically acclaimed game systems. Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire is amazing. It’s not just huge – 672 beautiful pages plus hundreds of physical and digital extras – it also set new standards for physical production. In addition to the two new versions of Ptolus: Monte Cook’s City by the Spire, this campaign will also fund the Ptolus Player’s Guide in print and PDF. This is a 32-page book that gives new players a great overview of the setting and helps them think about the types of characters they might want to play. Like all of Ptolus, it’s steeped in details that bring the setting to life, giving players not just a sense of the geography, events, factions, and important locales that shape the campaign, but also a real sense of atmosphere.”
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Stibbles Codex of Companions by Eldermancy
  • END DATE: Sat, March 21 2020 8:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book plus a set of monster cards
“A 5th Edition supplement providing unique animal companions, familiars and pets. Along with new ways to use them at your table! Stibbles Codex of Companions is a 5e supplement focusing on lovable party companions for players and GM's to enjoy. Strengthen your bond with familiars and pets, and discover dozens of fantastical new friends. With over 150 pages of new content, Stibbles Codex of Companions brings 70+ new low CR monsters to be used as pets, familiars, and helpful little friends. Additional content includes an amazing array of new spells, feats, and game mechanics to experience pets in a whole new way.”
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Pasión de las Pasiones by Magpie Games
“A tabletop role-playing game of deception, desire, and passion. Pasión de las Pasiones is a game of passion, drama, secrets, delights, and heated conflict. In Pasión de las Pasiones, you and your friends will play out the stories of the greatest telenovela ever to air—a telenovela called, of course, Pasión de las Pasiones. You won’t be playing the actors, directors, or camera crew; instead, you’ll be playing a scheming and dangerous character like El Gemelo, or you’ll be playing an innocent character, striving for love, like La Empleada. You’ll play through stories with dramatic reveals, explosive confrontations, evil twins, and more! Pasión de las Pasiones is a Powered by the Apocalypse game, drawing on game techniques and mechanics from games like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Masks: A New Generation. When your character takes an action that fits a move, the move tells you what happens in the story or you roll two six-sided dice to find out. The moves in Pasión provide their own system geared towards melodrama, excitement, and romance. Pasión de las Pasiones creates stories like those of Marimar, La Usurpadora, or Cuna de Lobos, but you don’t have to be familiar with telenovelas to play and have a great time! The game will ensure that you’re kept on track while creating your own telenovela, a show of such quality that it will go down in the annals of television history!”
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Princess World by Kevin Petker
  • END DATE: Tue, March 24 2020 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Powered by the Apocalypse
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $40 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the game plus more
Princess World is a tabletop roleplaying game of action, adventure and problem-solving. Two to five players take the roles of various diverse Princesses, working together, for the most part, to deal with issues and concerns in Princess World, while one player takes the role of Weaver, who works with the other players to gather their ideas and choices into a shared narrative, with everyone playing to find out what will happen next. The game provides the players with the rules and framework to create their own worlds, realms and adventures and is designed to act as an introduction to the exciting world of role-playing games, particularly for younger players. Extensive play testing with both kids and adults has gone into the creation of Princess World. While it is a game made for kids, it's not a game just for kids; as well, interviews with younger players produced some surprising information about what they're looking for when it comes to gaming experiences! Princess World takes many of its cues from television shows such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and books like The Princess in Black and Princeless.”
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The Camlann Chronicles by Sons of the Singularity LLC
  • END DATE: Mon, March 23 2020 8:51 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Lore 100 System
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $38 + $10 US S/H for the PDF and POD (or offset print version if the “King Bran’s Feast” stretch goal is reached)
Camlann Chronicles is a Welsh and Brythonic themed campaign for both 5th edition and the Lore 100 System. The Camlann Chronicles weaves together Arthurian legends and fantasy RPG tropes. Fledgling kingdoms, including the likes of Gwynedd, Rheged and Dyfed, fight amongst themselves for control of the mythic British Isle. The nobility of these fledgling kingdoms share the common dream of a united realm; though they are unwilling to bend their own knee. In this campaign, the struggle to unite the kingdoms of the British isle is primarily a fight between two human kingdoms, Gwynedd, in the South, and Moray, in the North. Gwynedd is the kingdom ruled by the hand of the righteous King Aeden; it is backed by the Fey, or Elves of Avalon. Moray is a Pictish kingdom ruled by the battle-hardened King Ungus, and backed by the Seelie, the exiled elves who were wrongfully cast into the darkness of Underearth by the Fey. If the Fey and their allies are champions of chivalry and the light, then the Seelie and their allies are believers of liberation theology and are quite comfortable lurking in the dark. The Camlann Chronicles will be a full color book of approximately 200 pages. It will include 4 full scenarios, 10 pre-generated player characters, settings section for a fantastical rendering of Welsh and Brythonic Britain, [and] description of important NPCs. Designed for 5e gameplay, with optional rules for incorporating character background, [it] includes the Lore 100 RPG system.
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Limitless Side Quests Quickstarter (11 short 5E adventures) by Limitless Adventures
  • END DATE: Sat, March 21 2020 12:59 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure modules
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $10 for the PDFs
  • NOTE: “Already own the Side Quest Bundle PDF? You will receive a free copy of the revised PDF.”
“A PDF and Print bundle of 11 5E side quests, each suitable for one night's play. Contains 11 new monsters and 33 Further Adventure™ hooks to inspire busy DMs with new adventure once the quest is complete. These side quests are perfect while traveling in new areas or transitioning between your own stories. They can be played as-is, or pulled apart to merge seamlessly in your own adventures.”
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The Magitech Chronicles Pen & Paper Roleplaying Game by Chris Fox
  • END DATE: Wed, March 25 2020 11:08 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $20 for the PDF of the book
  • NOTE: This RPG is based on the Magitech Chronicles book series by Chris Fox
“Help us bring the Amazon Bestselling series into the RPG world! The Magitech Chronicles is an RPG designed by gamers, for gamers. Using our Catalyst creation rules you can quickly and easily craft an adventure for your players. You can pack it with anything you can imagine, from fire elementals, to goblins, to dragons to tech demons, and it's all internally consistent with the universe. Enterprising adventurers journey to these Catalysts in search of magic. Those who succeed come away with a piece of divinity, and can use their new magic to power their spellships and armor. From a gameplay perspective they gain new powers, attributes, or magic, and so does their armor and weaponry.”

  • END DATE: Sat, March 21 2020 12:59 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF
I WAS A TEENAGE CREATURE is a narrative-focused, urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game that emulates a young adult paranormal TV show such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teen Wolf, or even the Dresden Files. What keeps fans of this genre coming back for every single episode of the show? Is it the monster of the week...or the angst and drama of the main characters' lives? An exciting paranormal threat or creature certainly helps, but it's mostly the audience wanting to witness the main characters go through the emotional wringer (and hopefully emerge generally victorious on the other side.) In this game, that's exactly what happens...it's actually the point of the game. In IWATC, it doesn't matter how strong the werewolf is, or how fast the vampire is, or how beautiful the fae is...what matters is how each of these characters feels, WHY they're doing something, not just how capable they are of doing it. When the monster of the week invades Signal Lakes High School grasping the Hunter guy's mom by the throat, of course he attacks it...but why? Out of LOVE for his mother, or RAGE at the monster for threatening her? FEAR he's about to lose her? Or maybe he's PROUD to have learned the family business well and proves it by saving her all by himself! The Player tells their character's Story in this game, choosing why they do the things they do and how they try to do them. The I WAS A TEENAGE CREATURE core gamebook is the complete roleplaying game, all in one ~350 page book.”


Climbing the Witch's Tower by Amalie McKee
  • END DATE: Sun, March 22 2020 7:00 PM EDT.
  • “A game of fairytale horror.”
TPK Bestiary - Vol. 2 for 5th Edition by 2CGaming
  • END DATE: Mon, March 23 2020 12:00 AM EDT.
  • “The Bestiary for 5E RETURNS with 100 MORE deadly monsters, ecology, tactics and more! Bring your best - it's going to be a bloodbath!”
Tiny Cthulhu by Gallant Knight Games
  • END DATE: Sun, March 22 2020 9:02 AM EDT.
  • “Cosmic Horror meets the minimalist TinyD6 RPG system in Tiny Cthulhu!”
Journey Back, a solo journaling adventure by Rebelle de Jour
  • END DATE: Wed, March 25 2020 10:27 PM EDT.
  • “Inspired by the hero's journey, Journey Back facilitates a journey back to the hero you already are.”

The Infinidungeon. 100 feet of reusable scrolling dungeons! by Yarro Studios
  • END DATE: Wed, March 25 2020 12:00 PM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • “Dungeons and scrolls! Push giant dungeons or add 100s of customizable battle maps to your collection! Scroll and roll to reveal!”
Die of the Beholder by JD Decanniere
  • END DATE: Thu, March 26 2020 6:12 AM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • “Handmade, balanced, sharp-edged, precision polyhedral dice with custom painted miniature inserts.”
Hardbound Support - 5E Starter Set (LMOP) by Arcknight
  • END DATE: Fri, March 20 2020 5:44 PM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • “Custom Minis and Maps, in direct support of the 5E DnD Starter Set adventure.”
The TableTop Games KickStarter Quarterly Report Spring 2020 by Steve Hampson
  • END DATE: Fri, March 13 2020 2:00 PM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • “The TTGKSR is back. Bigger Listings. More Info. Bang up to Date. 600+ Successful Projects. Spring 2020. Categorised. Sorted. Awesome!”
The Games Table by Kieran Meenaghan
  • END DATE: Fri, March 20 2020 5:59 PM EDT.
  • LOCATION: Lower Goat Lane (numbers 14-16) in Norwich, UK
  • “A Welcoming and Exciting Space for Tabletop Gamers.”
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I really can't afford to back another KS right now, but that Camlann Chronicles looks awesome. I already have done a very similar campaign called the Summer Isle where I have adapted that place and time period and changed the races of the people involved. Hmmm.

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Tiny Cthulhu from Gallant Knight Games has all my attention and money right now. Can't wait for that book!

On a selfish note, I'm asking folks to look it over and pledge if you can because GKG has said if we reach $35,000, they will write a Tiny Cthulhu and Beach Patrol crossover...Beach Patrol: Innsmouth Edition. And I'm super excited for it! I love my gritty, atmospheric, Lovecraft as much as anyone...but there's something about Hasselhoff/Baywatch meets the shores of Innsmouth, hybrids, and cultists of Dagon/Mother Hydra that just tickles something perverse and corrupt within. Do I protect beach goers from otherworldly evil...or am I a hybrid lifeguard protecting the townsfolk of Innsmouth from nosey investigators on the beaches? Must...see this...in print! Can you imagine watching those tentacles sway in slo-mo beach running scenes?!? =)

In related news, and just highlighting what a great company Gallant Knight Games is, they have made their game "Tiny Supers" a pay what you want item on Drive Thru RPG for a limited time in acknowledgement of the coronavirus hardships hitting folks. With more and more people being stuck at home (adults and kids) and some with no or reduced pay, this might be just the thing to add a little bit of sunshine in otherwise dreary days.

If I wasn't already a proud KS backer and owner of the game, I'd be all over it.


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