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RPG Crowdfunding News - The Practical Guide to Becoming a Great GM, The Lazy DM's Companion, and more

This week, I look at content that ends between October 10th and the 28th. I’m turning this one in early due to travel to Origins Game Fair so it, like all of the articles, is just a sampling of what’s available.

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The Practical Guide to Becoming a Great GM from How to be a Great GM
  • END DATE: Thu, October 28 2021 9:30 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG advice
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £45 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? 250 pages of tips on how to be a better game master from the Youtuber behind the How to be a Great GM channel. Broken down into different types of advice across the chapters, this book promises to consolidate some of the best bits of wisdom from the Youtube channel as well as other tips and tricks to help you step up your GM game. If you’re looking for advice, this may be what you’re looking for.

The Lazy DM's Companion from SlyFlourish
  • END DATE: Thu, October 28 2021 9:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $25 + S/H for the PDF and softcover versions of the book plus VTT map pack
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? 64 pages of options to help streamline 5e and make gaming easier on the GM. Ultimately, that is exactly what DMs need, an easier time of kicking off the adventure and this book helps to quicken the movement from creation to realization. Check out the campaign page for a sample of the book.

Fight With Spirit: A Sports Drama RPG from Storybrewers Roleplaying
  • END DATE: Tue, October 26 2021 2:15 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: AU$89 + S/H for the PDF and boxed set of the game plus the digital card pack
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Want to play an RPG about being on a sports team? About teamwork and going for the goal? If you’re looking for the drama and in your face action of a sports manga, this project offers a lot of promise. It’s well laid out and has the potential to be fun for the right table. Check out the campaign page for a free preview of the rules.
Glorious Taverns from Critit.co.uk
  • END DATE: Sun, October 24 2021 3:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £40 for the PDF and the print versions of the book plus STL files
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? The name says it all, it’s about the inn where your characters meet. Add to the bar, this book brings bards. Four new bards to add to your 5e game. If your table needs more details on the place where they eat, if they want to know the owners, and get more adventure hooks, this may fit that bill. Want a free preview, check out the campaign page.

Demiverse: A Campaign Setting for 5e & Those Who Wander from Adam Hancock
  • END DATE: Thu, October 21 2021 11:11 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition or Those Who Wander RPG
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the 5e compatible book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This project will create demiplanes, small planes for your characters to stumble upon and adventure in. This book starts at 20 pages with 4 demiplanes but for every stretch goal that they unlock, they add another demiplane as 4 or 5 pages of content. They have stretch goals that will carry them up to 50 demiplanes if they’re all unlocked. If they unlock them all, this book will be 200 pages. If you need more locations to adventure to, this might be an interesting add to your campaign.

Delver #2: Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee from James Floyd Kelly
  • END DATE: Fri, October 15 2021 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Old-School Essentials
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG magazine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $20 for PDF and print copies of Delver #2 and GUILD
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Delver #2 offers 40 pages of OSR content, mostly random charts, articles, printable props, and a 2nd or 3rd level adventure. Add to that, GUILD offers 32 pages featuring three guilds to use in your OSR campaign. History, members, rumors, magic items, and more for each guild. If you’re looking for new OSR content, check out the campaign page for a preview.

Flabbergasted! A comedic tabletop RPG from The Wanderer's Tome
  • END DATE: Tue, October 19 2021 10:53 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £30 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? An alternate 1920s rules-lite, narrative-driven, comedic RPG awaits you at the end of this link. This project brings adventure, comedy, fun, and the Roaring 20s to your tabletop. The art is outstanding and the concepts could be perfect for the right table. Check out the campaign page to see the free quickstart.

Bernpyle: YEAR ONE from ManaRampMatt
  • END DATE: Fri, October 15 2021 10:47 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Mausritter
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $10 for the PDF
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Supporting Mausritter, a rules-lite RPG in which you play a fantasy mouse, this anthology collects the first year of the Bernpyle zine. This book collects six issues worth of content supporting the swords and whiskers RPG. Expect adventures, mechanics, weapons, and more. If you’re a fan of Mausritter, this unofficial content may speak to you.

Mag of Holding - Gothic Horror - Book For DnD 5e from Paddy Finn
  • END DATE: Sun, October 10 2021 12:09 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG magazine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £25 + S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book plus more
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Like the previous two Mag of Holdings, this one is over 100 pages of 5e content. This one is themed around Halloween so expect horror adventures, new subclasses, monsters, and more. It’s a lot of content arranged as a magazine, you get an interview, short story, RPG content, and all with a holiday theme.

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