RPG Crowdfunding News: Dragon Stew, BroadSword Monthly, Space Kids RPG, and more

This week, I look at some of the RPG crowdfunding projects that end between March 6th and the 12th. While ZineQuest 2 continues, its volume has turned down from tidal flood to manageable flow, allowing me to go back and pick up a few quickstarters I missed. At the same time, there are a few non-RPG products that have RPG ties (a video game and some minifigures) that are worth checking out.
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Dragon Stew: a 5th Edition Cooking Supplemental by Antonio Demico
  • END DATE: Wed, March 11 2020 12:31 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €15 for the PDF of the book
“A cooking supplemental for 5th Edition with Cooking Classes, Dessert Familiars, Cooking Rules, and a Cooking Trial adventure. Dragon Stew is a Fifth Edition Supplemental that gives both players and GMs the tools to bring the magic of cooking into their games. There are several different rulesets included in the book, like Cooking Classes, Dessert Familiars, and Cooking Rules. Feel free to mix and match in order to create the experience you want at your table. The book also includes an entire adventure, designed from the ground up to showcase all different aspects of these additional rules. It makes for an excellent introduction to the different systems, and can even act as the perfect starting point for a whole cooking-themed campaign. The book is expected to have between 120 and 140 pages.”
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BroadSword Monthly Extra Attack by DMDave
  • END DATE: Thu, March 12 2020 1:01 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $32 + $3 US S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
“Monthly Fifth Edition adventure books from DMDave. Includes the 300-page BroadSword Compendium #1 with totally remastered adventures. BroadSword Monthly is a monthly 150+-page book filled with Fifth Edition adventures written by the internet's most prolific Fifth Edition writer, "DMDave" Hamrick. This ensures that you never run out of adventure ideas for your Fifth Edition campaigns! Since BroadSword already has three issues out, all backers at the 6-month level plus will get PDF copies of issues 1-3 in addition to their normal rewards for FREE.”

SPACE KIDS RPG by Big Bald Games
  • END DATE: Sun, March 1 2020 11:00 PM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $18 + $2 US S/H for the PDF and print versions of the zine
SPACE KIDS RPG is a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) for kids aged 4-12 and their parents, set in a lighthearted science fiction universe of advanced technology, fascinating aliens, and unending adventures. The rules in SPACE KIDS RPG are simple enough for young players to learn under the guidance of an adult. Kids will discover the joy of acting like a young space adventurer, also known as roleplaying, and rolling funny-looking dice to determine outcomes. SPACE KIDS RPG welcomes players from all walks of life. Young players are encouraged to play as adventurers from many alien species. The lesson is simple: everyone matters, regardless of their species, skin color, physical features, religion, culture, personal beliefs, gender, identity, age, or ability. Play as a multi-legged Crutauri, an a water-suit wearing Quaan, a tread-wheeled robot, a futuristic human, or one of the many other alien species planned out. All space kids are friends and equals.”
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Rebel Crown by Narrative Dynamic Press
  • END DATE: Mon, March 2 2020 9:32 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): Forged in the Dark
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + $5 US S/H for 2x PDFs and 2x printed zines
“A roleplaying game of courtly intrigue, feudal ambition, and perilous conflict. Rebel Crown is a tabletop roleplaying game of courtly intrigue, obsessive ambition, and perilous conflict. One player takes on the role of the Claimant, former heir to the throne who was betrayed by their family and robbed of their rightful titles. Others play their most stalwart allies: wise chancellor, devoted knight, idealistic noble, vengeful soldier, or opportunistic outlaw. Conflicting duties and ambitions will push them into points of tension, but their commitment to the Claimant’s ascent ties them together. Rebel Crown is a Forged in the Dark game, building on the core system pioneered in John Harper’s Blades in the Dark. It leverages a resolution and advancement system that is character-driven and full of interesting compromises while developing a unique focus on character relationships and a finite campaign arc.”

THEY FEED ON FEAR: A Horror RPG. by Alexei Vella
  • END DATE: Tue, March 3 2020 11:01 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$25 + CA$6 US S/H for the PDF and print of this zine
“A Horror RPG where YOU play the HORROR! They Feed on Fear: A Horror RPG is an RPG system that allows the players to create and take control of Fear-Eaters, horrific inter-dimensional beings that sustain themselves by devouring the fear/essence of their victims. Players name their Fear-Eater, create their appearance, behavior, background, and mythology. The players must then stalk their way through the world outlined by the game master, called the Provider. The Fear-Eater's goal is to sow discord, fear, and horror, all while avoiding the feeble attempts to end their rampaging unquenchable feast. THEY FEED ON FEAR: A Horror RPG, a 32 + page, 5.5" x 8.5" fully illustrated self-contained Tabletop RPG Rulebook and Artbook in a Zine format.”
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DELVE: A Solo Game of Digging Too Deep by Anna Blackwell
  • END DATE: Fri, February 28 2020 11:57 AM EST.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £7 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the zine
“Lead your dwarves as you build your hold and face the terrors of the dark in this solo map drawing zine game. DELVE: A Solo Game Of Digging Too Deep is a solo map drawing game that puts you in control of a dwarven hold as you discover the horrors that lurk below. This roughly 32 page A5 zine has everything you need to generate natural formations, forgotten ruins, enemies, wyrd magics, and ancient monstrosities. It has a simple turn-based combat system, rules for building your hold, and tips on how to implement your hold into your RPG world. Inspired by games like Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, DELVE aims to capture that feeling of building and protecting a fortress in an unforgiving subterranean world. All you need to play is, a pencil, paper (preferably 1" grid), and a deck of playing cards.”
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Bricks of the MOUSE GUARD Returns! by Crazy Bricks
  • END DATE: Thu, March 12 2020 11:27 AM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: Lego-style minifigures
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $234 + S/H for all 13 minifigures
  • EGG’S THOUGHTS: These are Lego-style minifigures based David Petersen’s comic series that’s also an excellent tabletop RPG in its own right. These figures will go nicely with a game of the Mouse Guard RPG.
  • “Based upon the beloved books, intricately detailed Mouse Guardian minifigures for your favorite brick-based collectibles.”
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous by Owlcat Games
  • END DATE: Wed, March 11 2020 3:00 AM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: Video game
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $28 for the digital version
  • EGG’S THOUGHTS: I’m excited to see more Pathfinder products coming, especially a new video game. This one has more than exceeded June, 2017’s Pathfinder: Kingmaker video game, which speaks to the market for RPG tabletop taken to video games.
  • “A new isometric single-player RPG set in the Pathfinder universe – an indirect sequel to Pathfinder: Kingmaker.”
The Gaslight Club by Stoo Goff
  • END DATE: Fri, February 28 2020 6:00 AM EST.
  • “A ZineQuest Role-Playing Game of theme-park deception and awakening androids.”
Let's Make A Mary Sue! A Zine Game for Zine Quest 2! by Density Media
  • END DATE: Fri, March 6 2020 11:13 AM EST.
  • Let's Make A Mary Sue! is a non-traditional party game experience.”
Treasures of T'urokk by James Millichamp
  • END DATE: Sat, March 7 2020 1:45 PM EST.
  • “A surreal science-fantasy RPG zine based around the Altered World RPG System (the rules to which will be included in the Zine)!”
Golem's Gambit: A Tabletop RPG Game of Chance™ by David Savedge
  • END DATE: Sun, March 8 2020 9:00 PM EDT.
  • Golem's Gambit is a fantasy tavern game featuring hand crafted wood, iron, and brass playing pieces.”
Recipe for Adventure Cards for 5E by RPGCrate
  • END DATE: Mon, March 9 2020 9:48 PM EDT.
  • “The Lost Tomes of Culinary Arts are cards with a tasty recipe on the front and a surprise encounter on the back.”
Tales from the Smoking Wyrm Issue #2 by Blind Visionary Publications
  • END DATE: Wed, March 11 2020 12:28 PM EDT.
  • “Exploring the DCC system with new classes, patrons, monsters, and magic!”
Pre-Generated Character with Miniatures and Solo Adventure by Marco Mazzei
  • END DATE: Sun, March 8 2020 4:25 AM EDT.
  • “Give your character a reason to adventure.”
The Era Zone 2020 (Zine Quest) by Shades of Vengeance
  • END DATE: Sun, March 1 2020 4:00 PM EST.
  • “A continuation of the Era games zine series from 2019, which brings fresh material for all of our games to players around the world!”
SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit by EN Publishing
  • “It’s Die Hard … On a starship. Can a returning science team end the Spartan siege of the USF Copernicus? A one-week Quickstarter!”
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Giving Delve a read now. I've always wanted to return to my Dwarf Fortress inspired campaign. [Edit: $10 + shipping? Sold!]

Already backing Dragon Stew. I love the idea of a D&D version of Iron Chef + hunting show. The art is really nice and the previews look like some solid design.

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