RPG Crowdfunding News – World of Aetaltis, Epic Legacy Campaign Codex, Cities of Hârn, and more

This week, I look at RPG Kickstarters that end between August 23rd and August 29th. There are more than eight RPG campaigns that complete during that period as well as seven RPG accessories, all worth checking out.
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World of Aetaltis - RPG Campaign Setting for 5E by Mechanical Muse
  • END DATE: Fri, August 23 2019 10:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $75 + S/H for the PDF and hardcovers of the three main books plus another PDF adventure and unlocked stretch goals
“A new roleplaying game campaign setting that brings classic heroic fantasy RPG gaming to Fifth Edition. We want to publish the three core books and an adventure for the World of Aetaltis, a heroic fantasy campaign setting created for the Fifth Edition of the world's most popular role-playing game! Aetaltis takes everything you've ever loved about fantasy RPG worlds and gives it new life. We aren't turning our backs on classic fantasy elements or throwing out the stuff that made fantasy so popular with gamers to begin with. Instead, we embraced it all, made it cooler than ever, and used it to make a world that is deeply familiar yet totally new at the same time!”

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Wranglers of Westhallow (for D&D 5E) by P.B. Publishing
  • END DATE: Sun, August 25 2019 8:57 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: AU$13 for PDFs of both adventures
  • NOTE: P.B. Publishing published an NPC I created.
Wranglers of Westhallow is a rootin-tootin, yeehaw Wild West D&D 5E adventure book with focus on lighthearted comedic fun. Set in a world of medieval fantasy, Westhallow is a town like no other. Thanks to a clock-work construct gone haywire, and a mysterious yee-hawing gunslinger shaped spirit, the good people of Westhallow have been subject to a radical shift in culture - albeit a forced one. We have designed this so that once the first introductory adventure has been played through, all followup adventures are modulated and can be run in any order. We call this the Westhallow Wagon-wheel approach. All special rules (such as the "lead spitter" firearms) are included in the adventures, so you don't need anything other than these adventure books (and your standard D&D 5e rules) to play.”

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Epic Legacy Campaign Codex: 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level by 2CGaming
  • END DATE: Mon, August 26 2019 12:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $28 for PDFs of both books
“The Ultimate Guide to 5th-Edition Adventuring. Epic Legacy is 2CGaming's Epic level expansion to 5th Edition. Following the tradition of older editions, we envisioned tiers of play above 20th level and brought them to life in the form of the successfully crowdfunded Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. After thousands of hours of development, play testing, and an awesome community at our backs, we delivered the ultimate Epic-level 5E experience which has received critical acclaim throughout the RPG sphere. This system empowers both Players and DMs to take their 5th Edition game to the literal next level, and hundreds of adventurers and DMs wove Epic tales of wonder and glory. With Epic Legacy, you can advance PCs to 30th level through the awesome power of Epic Prestige classes that compliment every base class, cast world shattering spells, face down gods and monsters of incalculable strength, and many many more epic experiences that can't be found anywhere else in 5th Edition.”

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Cities of Hârn by Columbia Games
  • END DATE: Mon, August 26 2019 2:59 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $1 for the PDF map and a supplement
Cities of Hârn is a medieval RPG setting. All seven cities will be updated, colorized, with more content than ever before! Cities of Hârn is a collection of 7 different urban environments. Each city has information about its history, economics, government, religion, military forces, residents, culture, and more. The consistency and comprehensive details about urban life is unmatched. A framework for compelling adventure and immersive storytelling is provided while leaving GMs infinite room for their own creativity. First published in 1983, the HârnWorld setting has been enjoyed by thousands of role-players worldwide for over 35 years. There are over a million words in print and 4500 pages of material in an ever-expanding environment like none other.”

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Dusk to Midnight by Riley Rethal
  • END DATE: Tue, August 27 2019 12:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rule zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $7 + $1 US shipping for the PDF and print zine
Dusk to Midnight is a GM-less tabletop rpg about doomed mech soldiers in a losing war. It's a game about relationships, both with your fellow soldiers and with the war itself. The game uses a unique dice mechanic where your stats are a number 1-6 that represent your relationship with different aspects of your life: the war, your mech, the special skill you have, and each of your fellow pilots. A low number represents a very negative feeling towards that thing, and a high number is very positive. When you make a move in Dusk to Midnight, you roll 1d6, and take the difference between the stat you're rolling and the die result. The higher that difference is, the better your outcome. Because of this, the most beneficial stats are the extreme numbers, whether they are a 1 or a 6. In Dusk to Midnight, your characters will lose the war they have been fighting for who knows how long, but it doesn't have to be a tragedy. There's a certain kind of calm in the knowledge as a player that your fate is fixed. Much like real war, there's no point in gaming the system, as everyone involved has been doomed from the start. This lets players create very interesting stories that let their characters be vulnerable and make mistakes.”


HOPE RPG by Cody Beatty
  • END DATE: Thu, August 29 2019 2:54 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system (Roll-Under Resolution Mechanic)
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $5 for the PDF of the game
“A post-nuclear apocalypse base-building RPG with exploration elements. HOPE is a Tabletop RPG with moderate complexity. The goal of this game is to set out into the decimated wastelands and grow the Hope Township into a flourishing place. Hope is set in a world not unlike our own, only several hundred years after a nuclear holocaust. If you so choose to play Hope in our world then you may, just bear in mind the provided map covers a vast stretch of area not too unlike central Canada to central Mexico. You will take charge of the common people of Hope. You will lead them through dangerous radioactive wastelands, pit them against foul mutated beasts, and ride off into the hazy sunset. You will wade through the ashes of despair to raise Hope!”


Magonomia: the RPG of Renaissance wizardry by Shewstone Publishing
  • END DATE: Sun, August 25 2019 5:12 AM EDT.
  • “A new roleplaying game with magic based on authentic European lore.”
The Secret Ingredient by Marco Mazzei
  • END DATE: Tue, August 27 2019 7:59 PM EDT.
  • 5th Edition Adventure for 1 to 4 adventurers of 1st to 2nd Level”

Dungeon Craft: Build your own battle maps! by 1985 Games
  • END DATE: Fri, August 23 2019 3:01 AM EDT.
  • “A book that has over 1,000 terrain pieces for you to use in Dungeons & Dragons.”
The SimplyUnlucky Game Shop by SimplyUnlucky!
  • END DATE: Sun, August 25 2019 2:59 AM EDT.
  • “Your chance to support the World's First SimplyUnlucky Game Shop!”
DM Solution: DM Screen, Dice Tower, Dice Tray and more! by Hrothgar's Hoard
  • END DATE: Mon, August 26 2019 11:59 PM EDT.
  • “The DM Solution is great accessory for your game which includes a DM screen, whiteboard, dice tower, dice tray, and accessory holder.”
Dice Friend - Innovative Dice Tray & Dice Bag - 2 in 1 by Playmats.EU
  • END DATE: Tue, August 27 2019 9:39 AM EDT.
  • “Roll silently, transport easily and take your dice anywhere you want.”
Gemini Dice Tower and Wall System by John Wrot!
  • END DATE: Tue, August 27 2019 11:01 PM EDT.
  • “Fully modular Dice Tower & Component Tray system. Natural, customizable, and wholly indestructible. *Displayed entirely in stop motion.”
Dice Bags! by Asha Menai
  • END DATE: Wed, August 28 2019 6:00 PM EDT.
  • “Soft dice pouches with dice in them!”
Brain Trust by Adam Vass & Will Jobst / Break Kickstarter
  • END DATE: Thu, August 29 2019 11:59 PM EDT.
  • “An interactive tabletop RPG design process with accompanying development podcast.”
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