RPG Crowdfunding News - The Thief & the Necromancer, Graveyard of the Gods, PEACEMAKER, and more

This week’s article includes RPG crowdfunding projects that end between September 7th to the 15th. I look at a sampling of games including the tail end of Kickstarters’s 2022 RPG Zine Quest. As always, I encourage you to check out these campaigns as well as others that may interest your gaming table.

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The Thief & the Necromancer from Lumpley Games
  • END DATE: Wed, September 7 2022 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Powered by the Apocalypse
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $22 + $5 S/H in the US for the PDF and print versions of the game
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This is the fourth game in Vincent Baker’s The Wizard's Grimoire zine series. Each game stands alone but can be played together for a larger experience. In this one, you play a necromancer while another player is the thief. You’re friends, that relationship coming from the horrors and experiences of your pasts. You can play with these characters or add in the other books to enjoy a wider fantasy world. If you’re a fan of fantasy and Powered by the Apocalypse, this is worth checking out since it is from the creator of that movement.

AcadeCon 2022
  • END DATE: Wed, September 7 2022 10:15 PM EDT.
  • LOCATION & DATE: Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio from November 4th to the 6th 2022
  • PROJECT TYPE: Gaming convention
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $45 for the weekend badge
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Looking for a gaming convention in early November in Dayton, Ohio? If so, AcadeCon is coming back. This year, many gaming conventions returned to their pre-pandemic timeframes as they rebuilt their audiences. For AcadeCon, their pre-Covid attendance was 500, which is in-line with what they’re aiming for as a convention. They’re not seeking to supplant Origins or Gen Con, just to provide a fun experience for gaming fans. With a focus on tabletop gaming, this convention is worth checking out.

Bestiarium: Scales & Decay from ND Hobbies
  • END DATE: Fri, September 9 2022 4:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: MX$ 300 for the PDF of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? At least 300 pages with over 300 monsters for 5e. These books always speak to me as I’m a monster manual fan. This one offers dragons, undead, template options, and more. I’m a proponent of adding creatures to your GMing options and this should be a nice collection. Check out the campaign page to get a free preview of the book.

PEACEMAKER - a quickdraw western RPG for two from Aaron Russin
  • END DATE: Tue, September 13 2022 7:54 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system combining “BOTH Shawn Tomkin's Ironsworn and John Harper's Blades in the Dark
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$4 for the PDF and POD versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This project demonstrates the potential of RPG zines. The spaghetti Western final shoot out is an iconic cinematic experience, but hard to recreate without cameras and editing. This RPG creates the tension by starting at the standoff and working through flashbacks of how the fighters came to this impasse. Done as a two-player RPG experience, each player is one of the gunslingers, ready to settled their differences with lead… just as soon as the flashbacks reveal what those differences are. At CA$4 for the PDF and POD, this campaign page is worth checking out.

Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland "Total Carnage Edition" from Super Savage Systems
  • END DATE: Wed, September 14 2022 12:01 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): OSR
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + $6 S/H in the US for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland Core Rulez Quick Start Edition is PWYW at DriveThruRPG
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland is a world of grimdark fantasy and neon sci-fi blended up, ingested, and vomited onto your gaming table. Think nasty instead of necessary, puke before pain, and gonzo overshadowing goals. This RPG uses the “BX” ruleset as its North Star and The Toxic Avenger as its rating system. Ultra violent and hair style specific, this RPG has 12 classes, a unique magic system, 100 enemies, items, a sick campaign setting, and worse. If you’re down for bloodied clowns and slugs in your eyes, this version of the game is a fresh pass of the core rulebook with fresh edits and errata fed into the machine. If the words “Total Carnage Edition” speak to you, check out the campaign page.

Graveyard of the Gods - D&D 5e and Pathfinder 2e from Matthew J. Hanson
  • END DATE: Thu, September 15 2022 11:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Second Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventures
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of the adventures using your choice of systems
  • ADDITIONAL REPORTING: Interview with Matthew J. Hanson coming soon on Sep. 6
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Do you need an anthology of adventures for 5e or PF2e? Not just any adventures, but journeys set upon the corpses of dead gods. That’s the hook, your adventures will take you to a gods’ graveyard, a vast land of enormous beings, each representing a different, unique god. From there, the adventures tie directly to that pantheon and give your players unique options around what you’ll encounter. If you need 5e or PF2e journeys that give the dungeon crawl a different feel, this anthology promises some excellent content.

CY_OPS /// a CY_BORG zine from Lettuce
  • END DATE: Fri, September 9 2022 8:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): CY_BORG
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG zine
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £10 + £4 S/H to the US for the PDF and print versions of the zine
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This project is a little different, it’s a 32-page in-game zine. Written without mechanics or stats, you get in-game info and plot hooks for the players to check out. NPCs with important information, threats and assessments of them, new tech, businesses, and random bits of in-world lore. Designed to give the world more of a grounded feel, this zine is for CY_BORG gamers interested in the depths of the setting.

D20 Delving Board Game from Wizard Tower Games
  • END DATE: Wed, September 14 2022 8:16 PM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG board game
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $110 + $22 S/H in the US for the core game and Krampus pack
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This project promises an RPG style board game dungeon crawl. Pick your figure, choose your stats card, and adventure through the dungeon. The game includes videos read by Tim Kask, original TSR’s first employee, to be played during the game, which adds an element of old school gaming to the mix. If you want a board game that works hard to feel like an RPG dungeon crawl, this may be right for you.

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In another space I inhabit someone was really talking up Wizard's Grimoire, and it sounds cool - especially the shared/collaborative GM-fulness of the volunteers. Glad to see I can get the "back issues" as add-ons.
 



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