I never realized just how much RPG products are appearing on Kickstarter on a weekly basis until I started tracking them this year. In my Most funded tabletop games kickstarters in January 2019, you could see that most of the RPG projects are succesful as well.
So for this overview there are no less than 10 kickstarter projects I want to highlight. All of these projects are ending between the 11th of February and the 24th of February. There are also a boatload of RPG fanzines on Kickstarter right now which I will talk about later in my post.
Land under the Flames
Land under the Flames is a storytelling game in which you play tribal men and women in a world filled with beasts, heroes, and tribal gods. In addition to epic storytelling, the game also allows you to show off your tactical skills in large scale warfare. Land under the flames storylines can take place over many years and multiple generations of your character’s house. It also features a very distinct and beautiful art style.
Monsters & Magic
After an unsuccesful attempt earlier this year, Windmill Slam Games are back with the Monsters & Magic kickstarter. The book provides you with 100 monsters and 100 magic items inspired by European legends and statted for 5th edition D&D. The kickstarter has already funded and is ending on the 11th of February.
Lex Draconis is a game about dragons living in the modern world who must balance their nearly-divine thirst for power with their mortal lives. It’s
a standalone corebook designed for use in the same setting as the Modern RPG. You can play games of Draconic conflict, personal struggles, or quests for new powers and mythological artifacts.
The Lex Draconis kickstarter has already funded and is ending on the 11th of February. Check out the Higher Grounds Games website, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook! Or pick up some of the Higher Grounds products on DriveThruRPG!
The Folio Digital Quarterly 4
The Folio is an ongoing series of releases by Art of the Genre, each detailing a setting in AD&D and D&D 5th edition formats. The Folio 4 is an hommage to the Spelljammer setting with amazing cover art by Jim Holloway. It features The Delve into the Stellar Mine, a dungeon adventure for character of 3rd-5th level, the Stellar Haunt monster, and a Gazetteer.
The ADOM Roleplaying Game
The ADOM Roleplaying Game kickstarter aims to bring you the Player’s Handbook and Gamemaster’s Guide, with beautiful cover artwork that is an hommage to the Old School D&D books. The project has been able to rope in some great names from the industry like Ed Greenwood, Skip Williams, and James Ward as guest authors.
If you are interested in games with an OSR vibe, definately check out the ADOM Roleplaying Game kickstarter. The project has funded already and is ending on the 13th of February. Follow the progress of the game on Twitter and Facebook!
Haunting of Hastur
The Haunting of Hastur kickstarter campaign aims to produce a 240 page hardcover book that bundles 5 previously funded kickstarter scenario’s into a campaign. Contrary to the separate scenario’s, this book will be full-color. If you’re a fan of the OSR and want your adventurers to visit Carcosa, then check out this project!
The Tome of Magical Mystery
The Tome of Magical Mystery by is a collection of over 200 magical items compatible with the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. The book will collect the items of 4 previously kickstarted magic item decks into one single volume. Every backer can even submit their magical item!
The Tome of Magical Mystery kickstarter project has already funded and is ending on the 21st of February. Follow their progress on Twitter or on the Deep Dungeon Games website and pick up some of the Session Zero products on DriveThruRPG!
Sentinel Comics the Roleplaying Game
Sentinel Comics by Greater Than Games is a game of powerful heroes, terrifying villains, and the conflicts between them in a world of comic book storytelling. To assemble your dice pool you choose one of your Powers and one of your Qualities as the traits you’re using for the action. Your Status defines which type of die to use.
The Sentinel Comics RPG kickstarter has already funded and is ending on the 22nd of February. Follow the progress of the campaign on the Greater Than Games website, Facebook page and Twitter. And pick up the Sentinel Comics Starter Kit on DriveThruRPG!
The Zorro RPG by Gallant Knight Games is a swashbuckling and heroic roleplaying game using the brand new West End Games D6 2nd Edition system. Players will be able to work alongside Zorro as part of Zorro’s Legion, or even take on the role of the legendary hero. And for the collectors among us, the campaign also aims to produce an extra deluxe faux-leather copy of the Zorro rulebook.
The Zorro RPG kickstarter campaign has already funded and is ending on the 23rd of February. Follow Gallant Knight Games on Facebook and Twitter and pick up some of their other products on DriveThruRPG.
Awakened by Metal Weave Games lets you discover new creature NPCs and companions with bestowed intellect to spice up your campaign or inspire new characters. The book features 20 creatures that are bestowed permanent intelligence and awareness by the 5th level Awaken spell. In addition to the awakened characters, the book provides a number of rules and ideas for running your own awakened companions and player characters, all compatible with 5th edition D&D. And all of this accompanied by beautiful artwork!
Inspired by classic titles like Judges Guild and Alarums & Excursions, Kickstarter invited creators to launch their own RPG-inspired zine projects in February 2019 as part of Zine Quest, a celebration of these influential documents.
Below I will feature the zines that are ending in week 7 and 8 of 2019:
- The Era Zone: A zine celebrating 5 years of the Era games.
- Delayed Blast Gamemaster: A 48 page zine packed with dungeon oddities and adventure hooks.
- Hexagram: A retro-style collection of articles for and about The Fantasy Trip.
- Gamma Zine: A fanzine dedicated to first edition Gamma World and other early science fiction role-playing games.
- RPG Design Zine: A cut-and-paste zine about game design.
- Reunification Zine: A storytelling RPG about a war-torn family and their journey towards reunification.
- Mini-Dungeon Monthly: A new monthly RPG zine from AAW Games featuring five brand-new Mini-Dungeon adventures for D&D 5th Edition.
- Creature Feature Quarterly: A monster zine for the OSR DnD crowd with 13 new monsters and lots of fluff to read, adventure seeds, paper miniatures and VTT tokens.
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