RPG Crowdfunding News – Vaesen, Fantasy Advent Calendar, Wild Shapes, and more

This week, I look at RPG Kickstarters that end between December 22nd and 30th. During the holiday season, the number of quickstarters (two week campaigns) and longstarters (two month campaigns) become a larger percentage of the overall offerings. As such, I’m focusing on quickstarters since the longstarters give me time to cover them.

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If you’re following the news about Kickstarter’s proposed move to blockchains, Darryl Mott has a write up in last week’s news roundup here on EN World.

Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland from Free League Publishing
  • END DATE: Wed, December 22 2021 3:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Year Zero Engine
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebooks
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: SEK 598 + S/H for the PDF and print version of both books
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? ENnie Award winning artist Johan Egerkrans is illustrating another pair of books for the Vaesen RPG. This time, Johan is working with Graeme Davis to bring the vaesens of the British Isles to your gaming table. In the Vaesen RPG, you play an individual in Scandinavia with The Sight, the ability to see traditional spirits and monsters called vaesen. In Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland, you’ll get information on the British Society that deals with vaesen, information on London, new vaesen, and more to take your game to England. In Vaesen RPG – Season of Mystery, you’ll find four adventures, each tied to a different season. I play this RPG in my home campaign and can’t recommend it enough. If you’re interested in trying out Vaesen, the crowdfunding campaign offers a backer level with the new books as well as the core rulebook.

Fantasy Advent Calendar 2021 from The Oracle
  • END DATE: Mon, December 27 2021 1:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £16 for the 2020 and 2021 PDF collections
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? If you want a digital advent experience, this is a fun idea for a campaign. You pledge as little as £2 and each day throughout the holiday season, this campaign offers a backer only post sharing an adventure. At the end of each post, you get a choice to vote on. Each day, the votes are totaled and the results are posted along with a new bit of the holiday adventure and another vote. When the campaign is complete, you’ll have participated in the full adventure and, if you pledged at a high enough level, a PDF copy. If you’re looking for a simple holiday experience, this is a fun option.

Fey Encounters (5E) from Scoundrel Game Labs
  • END DATE: Thu, December 23 2021 11:00 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Need 60 random encounters for the fey realm? If the answer is yes, you are in luck because this book has those encounters plus new monsters, new magic items, options for DMless solo encounters, digital maps, and tokens. Basically, if you’re looking for everything you need for fey realm encounters, this project is your one stop shop. Check out the campaign page to download a free PDF preview.

Wild Shapes Deck + Expansion from Arcane Goods
  • END DATE: Fri, December 24 2021 12:43 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $35 + S/H for both decks plus the wild shape coins
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? If you’re a superfan of the 5e druid class’ wild shape ability, or want quick reference for animals as pets or familiars, this project provides cards for each animal complete with stats. The cards list everything the DM and player could need from CR to stats to abilities to what level a druid needs to be to use this form. The base deck offers 86 beast cards while the expansion deck provides many more beasts (83 as of this writing) plus some other options.

Dear Mr. Tank-Cop from Pontus Björlin
  • END DATE: Sat, December 25 2021 1:39 PM EST.
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €25 + €9 S/H to the US for the PDF and print version of the poster plus four pairs of decoder classes and a PDF of the core rules
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? If you’re looking for a game night where everyone wears cardboard glasses and plays a kitschy RPG, this is likely to fit the bill. This is a product you have to see to decide if this going to be a fun night of novelty gaming for your table. There’s an adventure map printed in red, white, and cyan. Players wear cyan tinted glasses meaning they can’t see key GM info. To visualized this product, watch the video as it shows what this looks like with the glasses on and off.

Riddlehouse Volume 01 (5E) from Anthony Qualkinbush
  • END DATE: Thu, December 23 2021 12:10 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure modules
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $5 for the PDF and printable handouts
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Need four 5e one-shots with maps for each adventure? Need blessings, curses, diseases, potions? How about 23 monsters? This project gives you adventures and handouts, all for a manageable price point. While the adventure and the printable handouts are $5, if you just want the adventure, it’s $1, and for $1, this is a stout amount of content.

Hand drawn Tabletop Maps for D&D or any RPG - 1 EUR from XploringMap
  • END DATE: Thu, December 30 2021 5:01 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €1 for the PDF and PNG versions of the maps
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? For €1, you’ll get five dungeon maps. Each map includes a system agnostic lead in and random tables for traps and treasures. Done on A2 sized paper, these are nice black and white maps with the random tables drawn on the margins. If you’re looking for well-drawn, low cost maps, this isn’t a bad offer.

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