RPG Crowdfunding News – The Sundering, Stillfleet, Demon Dog, and more

This week’s RPG crowdfunding projects end between August 27 and September 15. This week is a light sampling of what’s available. While I include some RPG zines, the majority can be found here on Kickstarters’s 2022 RPG Zine Quest.

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The Sundering from Unlikely Heroes Too
  • END DATE: Thu, September 8 2022 5:30 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook and adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + $5 S/H in the US for the PDF and print versions of the book as well as PDF maps and comics
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Hannibal Tabu (Bleeding Cool, War Medicine, and winner of the Top Cow Talent Hunt), Damion Poitier (Goldface from The Flash TV series, among others), and a team of talented creators come together to author a book of D&D options and adventures. In a world with gods pulled from the Orisha and Kemetic pantheons, The Nation has three rulers, all women of color. In this world of diversity, you’ll adventure using new ancestries, classes, monsters, and more. Designed as an open and welcoming fantasy world featuring people of color and LGBTQ+ diversity, you’ll find a different basis for this campaign setting. If you’re looking for 5e with diversity and creators with great comic book related credits, this campaign page is worth exploring.

The Stillfleet Core Rulebook from Wythe Marschall
  • END DATE: Wed, August 31 2022 10:32 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $69 + $10 S/H in the US for the PDF and print of both books plus either a t-shirt or a pin
  • TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: Stillfleet ☉ Quickstart Rules are PWYW at DriveThruRPG
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This RPG explores space capitalism 300 years into the cycle of human and alien expansion and exploitation of the cosmos. Over 300 pages featuring an original system, the game promises a spacetime paradox of political tensions and market penetration. You are employees of the Co., corporate facilitators working to gain every resource from those that can’t protect them. The setting sounds dark and the system, rolling various dice against a static target number, offers a new take on space. If this interests you, check out the preview and the campaign page.

Demon Dog from Nightfall Games
  • END DATE: Thu, September 15 2022 3:27 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Mörk Borg
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £26 + free S/H in the US and UK for the PDF and print versions of the book plus a discount for Mörk Borg at the Free League webstore
  • ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: Earlier this year, I spoke to Mark Rapson about this RPG
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? From the company behind SLA Industries 2nd Edition and The Terminator RPG comes their take on Mörk Borg. In this take on the system and world, you died, you made a deal with the devil, and now you’re back for revenge. Done as 80 pages of violence and irreverent humor, this RPG gives you the doom grimdark of Mörk Borg with a new punk attitude. If you need bloody gallows humor, this may be the RPG for you.

Under the Autumn Strangely from Graham Gentz
  • END DATE: Wed, August 31 2022 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the zine
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Graham is one of the best GMs I’ve ever played with. At Origins Game Fair 2021, his session of The Excellents lived up to the game's name. When I learned about his RPG, I was ready to try it out. What follows is a shared GM experience of pastoral horror, and an interesting RPG experience. Winding dirt roads, creaking fields, dirty white clapboard siding, forests that block out the sun, and the dread that you’re lost, far from the world you started in. Using a system that focuses on tone, this RPG promises a slice of old Americana that never was. If you dig country horror, this zine is worth exploring.

Tales from the Dungeon - Monsters - RPG Zine from Black Box Games
  • END DATE: Sun, September 4 2022 9:51 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $1 gets you the PDF of the zine
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? At Gen Con 2022, I ran into Skylar Simmons, creator of Tales from the Dungeon 1 to 6. Each issue of his work focuses on a specific bit of 5e content. In this issue’s case, monsters. Over 28 pages offering everything from new monsters to loot to the monstrous death generator. The zines feel old school, giving 5e a great OSR feel. If you need 5e content, and want some back issues too, check out the campaign page.

Tales from the Void: A Liminal Horror Anthology from Goblin Archives
  • END DATE: Thu, September 8 2022 3:13 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Liminal Horror
  • PROJECT TYPE: Roleplaying pamphlet
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $9 for the PDFs of the pamphlets
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This is a series of RPG adventures offered as digital pamphlets. Inspired by Junji Ito’s work, these adventures dig into the paranatural and weird, which is perfect for Liminal Horror. They’re odd horror made into adventures like a living chair, graffiti that heralds a monster, and a semi-X-Files tale. If you’re interested in offbeat but dark horror, check out the campaign page for links to the core game including a free option.

Old-School Solo Adventures from Gaming Ballistic
  • END DATE: Sat, August 27 2022 9:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Old-School Essentials
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventures
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of all four books
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Gaming Ballistic created a number of The Fantasy Trip adventures for Steve Jackson Games’ system. Now they’re offering some Old-School Essentials, but with a twist: These are solo adventures. Mixing a Choose Your Own Adventure play style with OSE rules, you’ll get an old school adventure with a tight ruleset deployed for solo action. If you’re a fan of OSE and want to go some adventures alone, this is worth checking out.

Wicked Ones and Undead Awakening: High-Quality Print Run from Bandit Camp
  • END DATE: Wed, August 31 2022 8:57 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Forged in the Dark
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: ¥19,000 + S/H for the the PDFs and print versions of the books, slipcase, maps, dice, and dicebag
  • TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: Wicked Ones: Free Edition at DriveThruRPG
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This campaign takes a popular property and offers a print version. Wicked Ones is about a group of monsters building a dungeon and raiding the surface. Basically, before the murderhobos show up to clear out the dungeon, this RPG tells the story of the monsters that had to be hunted down. This campaign takes the core rulebook and Undead Awakening, using the same engine but with undead, bringing them both to print. If you’re a fan of monsters winning, these books may be for you.

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