RPG Kickstarter News – Fate of Cthulhu, Endless Realms, First Kings, Paths, The Cthulhu Alphabet, an

Between May 17th and 23rd, there are at least 20 RPG related-crowdfunding projects ending. From that list, I look at 12 RPGs and accessories. Fate of Cthulhu by Evil Hat Productions

  • END DATE: Tue, May 21 2019 3:30 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Fate Core
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $35 + $7 US shipping for the PDF and hardcover of the rulebook plus PDFs of all unlocked stretch goals
“The stars are right for Great Cthulhu's return—and it's your job to make them wrong again in this Fate-powered roleplaying game! The stars are right for Great Cthulhu's return. It's up to you to make them wrong again! The Great Old Ones reach out from the future and into their past—our present—corrupting the timeline such that events and individuals turn towards the apocalyptic and lead to their inevitable rise. A small and battered resistance effort mounted by time-travelers and present-day heroes stands in their way. You are those one-way travelers from a dark future and their crucial allies from the present day, working together to save the human race from looming apocalypse. Armed with foreknowledge of Judgment Day, you must succeed at a series of vital missions aimed at restoring hope to the future. Fate of Cthulhu is a stand-alone game powered by the Fate Core system from Evil Hat Productions. It will be around 256 pages in length, featuring color art in 6"x9" hardcover and digital PDF formats and a whole lot of tentacles (so, so many tentacles).”

The Cthulhu Alphabet by Goodman Games

  • END DATE: Wed, May 22 2019 2:58 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $25 + S/H for the PDF and print of the book
“A book of Lovecraftian inspiration for your RPG sessions. A is for Altar, B is for Books, C is for Cultist, N is for Nyarlathotep! The Cthulhu Alphabet is a collection of random tables to inspire your role playing game, structured around an abecedarian theme. If you are a player navigating an uncaring universe, a haunted setting, or horror-filled dungeon, you will find new ideas for your character and adventures. And if you are a game master creating scenarios set in the Cthulhu Mythos – or in any fantastic world – you will find every page bursting with ideas. Your brain will spark on every page, whether you roll randomly for inspiration or read the tables in order. The Cthulhu Alphabet is systems-neutral and will work with any rules set, whether 5E, DCC RPG, or otherwise. The book is estimated to be 112 pages long, and will be printed with color cover and B/W interior.”

5e Fantasy RPG Advent Calendar rammed full of custom gifts! by Advent-Ure Calendars

  • END DATE: Fri, May 17 2019 7:08 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Advent calendar
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £55 + £22 US shipping for the PDF and physical advent calendar and a poster of the cover
“A gift filled 24 door Advent Calendar for players of the 5th Edition of the World's Greatest Fantasy Role Playing Game. 24 doors hiding 24 physical gifts alongside an exclusive Module to download that uses many of the calendars' contents! This includes exclusive metal miniatures commissioned for the calendar, game aids and so forth. The calendar front features stunning artwork with a developing cartoon style story and internal pictures behind ever door that further expand on the adventurers journey. Every calendar ships with a poster version of the cover art for when you've torn the doors off!”

Pride Dice Bags by Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins

  • END DATE: Fri, May 17 2019 11:28 AM EDT.
  • PROJECT TYPE: Dice bags
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $24 + $3 US shipping for 2 dice bags
“Pride dice bags for gamers who want to show their pride and/or support! Show your pride with one of these great dice bags. Roll in style with these rainbow dice sets. Show off with the Unicorn pin! These great dice bags feature beautiful embroidered graphics and will be the envy of everyone at your game table. Each bag is satin lined and has a drawstring closure. Choose from the Pride!, Gaymer, d20, or Unicorn dice bags.”

Sinopa Omnibus, Volume One: 5E NPC's, stories and more by Sinopa Publishing LLC

  • END DATE: Fri, May 17 2019 11:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $4 for the PDF of the book
“A collection of NPC's for your Dnd5e fantasy game Original art and content created for my subscribers, in one book RPG DnD TTRPG. A monster fit for a supernatural slasher film, the goblin veteran who you can trust to betray his master, your old elven grandmother and her famous tembleque and a young apprentice wizard (and more) await you in the first volume of the Sinopa Omnibus. Excerpts from the working draft of the print file are displayed below (page border art is forthcoming). In October of 2018, I began publishing a monthly release to subscribers of my Drip page (Drip is basically Kickstarter's version of Patreon). This campaign collects the first six months of releases (and one bonus entry) into one book, the Sinopa Omnibus (Volume One). Each entry contains a character, companion, creature, item or monster; an illustration; a narrative / short story featuring the subject; treasure information; and more. Each entry is basically its own article concerning that resource for your game. The book is going through final edits as we launch.”

Valor - Best in Class by Valorous Games

  • END DATE: Sat, May 18 2019 11:35 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 + $5 US shipping for the PDF and print of the book
“A new adventure path and official setting for Valor: The Heroic RPG System. The World of Valress is a realm where magic and technology have joined to the advancement of society. The world has grown progressively smaller as modern technology and convenience have helped mortals join together with immortals and tame much of the planet. Dragons who once slept in caves filled with gold now shout orders into their phones as they trade stocks and run billion-dollar companies. The Fey, once wild and untamed now walk among mortals, their fabled Courts having become major tourist destinations. Even the mighty Rakshasa, once feared as eaters of men and deadly hunters have found their place in modern society, their command of illusory magic having spawned entirely new forms of theater that open to sold-out crowds the world over. Head to class with a new adventure in the Valor system perfect for beginners and experienced players alike! Best in Class takes you to the world of Valress, the first official campaign setting for Valor: The Heroic RPG. The module will contain all of the rules and characters to play, even if you don’t own a Valor Core Rulebook. The book will include a full rules primer for the Valor system, ten fully playable characters with pre-generated abilities between levels 1 and 6, and a 34-scene adventure that features a story line split depending on the choices of your players. The book is currently anticipated to be around 150 pages when completed and will be printed in full-color paperback.”

The Adventurer's Guide to Theria Volume 1: Ellara by Jason Massey

  • END DATE: Mon, May 20 2019 11:30 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Campaign setting
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $100 + $10 S/H for the PDF and leather-bound hardcover of the book plus all unlocked stretch goals
“A "Dungeons and Randomness" podcast setting book. Theria is a world comprised of six continents filled to bursting with gorgeous scenery, bustling towns and intrigue. While some people are content to simply "get by" and live their lives performing common jobs around town, others thirst for something more. These people are adventurers! They live on the fringe of society, doing jobs and exploring places that most wouldn't dare to touch. While most of these brave souls risk life and limb only to come up short, a few break through and become the things of legend. For 7 years, we here at "Dungeons and Randomness" have gone on a journey with you. Starting from humble beginnings with a group (mostly) sitting down to play D&D for the first time, we've grown into something that we never could have imagined. These days, we run multiple groups exploring the world of Theria and providing more than 250 episodes of content. The first setting book for Dungeons and Randomness will feature the continent most prominently featured on the show: Ellara.”

FIRST KINGS (RPG in a Dark Fantasy Rome) by Epic Party Games

  • END DATE: Tue, May 21 2019 5:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: £52 + S/H for the PDF and print of the game plus all unlocked stretch goals
“Dark-Fantasy RPG, where the descendants of the First King of Rome, Werewolves with divine powers, fight against the Old Dark World! First Kings is a pen & paper roleplaying game that features a pretty unique setting, based on a Dark Fantasy uchronia that casts its own particular lights and shadows on the history and the mythology that permeates the legend of the foundation of Rome. This new and highly immersive historical-fantasy RPG, with intense dark atmospheres, conceived by Matteo Sanfilippo, and designed & developed with Andrea Macchi and Max Castellani from Epic Party Games (previously on Kickstarter with Shattered Tower RPG), will throw you right in the middle of a raw, ancient Rome ..not the rich and glorious Imperial Rome of the splendors that you are used to see in movies, videogames or history books, though, but a nebulous and more bare Rome, where the mist and the darkness beyond the walls frighten even the most courageous of men, where the very streets of the nascent citadel can become dangerous and deadly at nightfall, where the howls and the shrieking cries of the Horrids of the woods fill the nightmares of every Roman. The modern and innovative game mechanics consist mainly of a high narrative component, which emphasizes the interpretation as the protagonist of the whole gameplay. At the very same time it leans upon the solid foundations of an elaborate and very specialD12System - the ZodiacusSystem -that unites narration, dice-pool, zodiac, numerology and lunar phases, in order to create a rule set and a character building system unique in their kind.”

Paths: World of Adia tabletop RPG by Smunchy Games

  • END DATE: Wed, May 22 2019 12:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $110 + S/H for the PDF and print of the guidebook, the Secrets of Tynordane (GM-in-a-box), the PDF and print of the Trade Trouble Classic Module, and all unlocked stretch goals
Paths: World of Adia is a tabletop RPG that supports both classic Game Master group play and Solo Gameplay. Join us in Adia, a young living world whose political landscape shifts as drastically as its physical growth. This planet of extremes is in constant flux as its three moons influence the magical Spirit that flows between Adia and all of her living creatures. In Paths: World of Adia, players adopt the role of a denizen in a rich, multicultural world, a denizen who has decided to embrace and pursue their goals to become more than just another face in the crowd. Our lush, developed environments and evolving story are designed with immersion and interactivity in mind as players move and grow with a unique blend of both new and familiar game systems. The world of Adia needs adventurers, and understands the limits players have in their personal lives. We’ve developed a system where players can play together, even without a Game Master. Branching choices and required checks are handled within the module itself. This allows for groups or a single player to interact with the world and progress even when real life gets in the way. Paths: World of Adia is a world rich in lore and uses the Paths System. The Paths System is an entirely new system that uses 3D8.”

Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #6: Moving Maze of the Mad Master by Mark Taormino

  • END DATE: Wed, May 22 2019 12:09 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 1e, 5e, Pathfinder 1e, DCC, and OSRs
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + $7 US shipping for the PDF and print of this adventure
“Adventure Module used with OSRIC or adapt to 1st AD&D, 5e, DCC, Pathfinder or OSR role-playing games! Hordes of metal monsters are ransacking small towns and villages and it's up to you to track down and put an end to the terror. The quest will take you to ancient ruins where you must face off against the diabolical designs of the Mad Master and traverse the mind-bending dungeon of his grand maze. Devilish inventions, clockwork horrors and insidious traps will test your party's mettle as to the unravel the mysteries, solve the puzzles and escape from the Moving Maze of the Mad Master! It wouldn’t be a Mayhem Adventure if it wasn’t packed with that little something extra. It’s not called “Moving Maze” for nothing! In addition to the regular cover and stationary blue map, there is a 11”x17” game board with two rotating maze wheel components.”

Endless Realms: Tome of Spirits by Lunar Games

  • END DATE: Thu, May 23 2019 12:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: CA$65 + S/H for the PDF and print of the book plus all unlocked stretch goals
Endless Realms: Tome of Spirits, Our first Tabletop RPG Supplement, and your gateway to the world of the spirits. In Endless Realms, players take on the role of a character with fantastic abilities and tangible personality traits to play through adventures created and piloted by a Game Master. The Tome of Spirits adds an array of additional content focused on spirits and the Spirit Realm, including new magic and cursed items, class paths, religions and cults, rules for corruption, stats and lore for spirits themselves, and rules for becoming the champion of a spirit. The religions and cults of the Tome of Spirits largely surround the spirits that are also found within the tome’s pages. These snippets of lore and information provide grounding for these religious organizations, giving Game Masters and players alike plenty of fuel for the motives and stories of characters they introduce in their campaigns. Corruption is first introduced in the Endless Realms Core Rulebook, and is greatly expanded upon and given actionable mechanics in the Tome of Spirits. This sickness yields great power, but has dangerous and often fatal effects even for the otherwise immortal inhabitants of the Spirit Realm. We originally estimated the book would be around 210-230 pages, but we hope to make this a massive supplement of over 300 pages just like our Core Books!”

Rebels of the Drifting City: A one-shot 5E adventure by Space Daddy Games

  • END DATE: Thu, May 23 2019 5:22 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $5 for the PDFs of the adventure, map, player handouts, adventure cards, and all unlocked digital stretch goals
“A 5E adventure to overthrow the rulers of a magical city in the sky and save the inhabitants from a terrible fate. Rebels of the Drifting City is a one-shot adventure for the fifth edition of the world’s greatest role-playing game. The players and game master are dropped into the last days of a mysterious city in the sky. As members of a rebel cell, the players are working to finish their final mission and end the reign of a despotic group of wizards. Designed as a one-shot adventure to be played in a single session, it's a perfect adventure when you don’t have much time, or you need an action-oriented addition to your existing campaign. It is scaled for four to five players at level five.”


FINAL WEEK SHOUT OUT FOR EN WORLD COLUMNIST SMHWORLDS!

  • A.R.M.zine by Reign Dragon Press (SMHWorlds on EN World)
  • END DATE: Tue, May 14 2019 9:30 AM EDT.
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $4 for the PDFs of the zine
A.R.M.zine is a Fanzine dedicated to teaching kids (of all ages) how to play tabletop Role-Playing Games.”

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