Crowdfunding Campaign Countdown: August 2021

Here’s a selection of crowdfunding campaigns and bundles that are counting down, ones that I’ve noticed and am currently watching for August, 2021. There’s a lot less this month, because I’m not paying as much attention to crowdfunding efforts, tbh, atm, in case you were wondering why the difference. But, I did notice these, fwiw. And, two bundles of note.

  • 3 days to go: “The Drowned War. A pen & Paper Table Top Role-playing game for Savage Worlds set in a flooded world.”—”The Drowned War uses the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Roleplaying System (SWADE). This setting adds additional rules, Edges, Hindrances, and new options for science fiction and horror.”
  • 8 days to go: “A COLOSSAL offer of the FATE tabletop roleplaying game system. FATE WORLDS AND TOOLKITS. FATE OF CTHULHU, FORTY-FIVE Worlds of Adventure, five TOOLKITS, and LOTS more.”
  • 10 days to go: “KENNELS OF KARNAGE, a Third-Party Mörk Borg Adventure. A short adventure about saving lost dogs.”—”Kennels of Karnage will send the PCs to a dungeon in an abandoned Outpost Castle from a long lost war, to rescue the grand duke Death of Galgenbeck’s dog, called Murder. The reward is high and the risk is even greater.”
  • 10 days to go: “Adventure Post: Train of Terror. A 12-week long horror-themed, solo adventure delivered to your door via postcard, including an interactive PDF and free Teaser!”—”Adventure Post is a series of mini-adventures played over the course of 12 weeks. Each game so far has been wildly different. This one, written by Nicholas John-Charles, is a horror-themed, abstract train ride that ends on the week of Halloween, 2021!”
  • 10 days to go: “Spire’s End: Hildegard. Solo & Cooperative Card Game Adventure.”—”Hildegard is a solo and cooperative card game adventure set in the world of Spire’s End. After the dark and foreboding descent into the Spire, I decided to spin in a different direction. I’ve left behind the cold and the darkness for vibrance and warmth. I’m calling it ‘card game comfort food.’ It’s a different take, but it still fits snuggly into the Spire’s End world. This is a stand-alone adventure that can be played with or without any knowledge of the previous game. It’s split into 4 chapters, 400 cards total. There’s very little set-up and minimal components. No DM, or character sheets, or major bookkeeping. What you will have is a healthy stack of 400 glorious story cards with over 25 illustrations per chapter, 12 lovely custom etched dice, some cube markers and a rulebook, all in one tight little package.”
  • 12 days to go: “The Devil Made Us Do It. Save existence as we know it by bending reality to carry out the perfect heist in this unique zero-prep RPG.”—”Stealing Stories for the Devil is a fast-paced tabletop roleplaying game by legendary designer Monte Cook, in which you save existence as we know it by bending reality to carry out the perfect heist. When you play Stealing Stories, you pull off the perfect heist. Unique mechanics and structure ensure players and PCs are competent and cool at every stage of the adventure, and always have a trick up their sleeves. A collaborative scenario-building process means zero GM prep as the group formulates its elaborate plan while creating the adventure scenario at the same time. Unique mechanical elements such as Mission Cards hand the initiative to the players, turning crisis into opportunity just when it looks like there’s no hope of success. And, as reality-shaping liars, PCs can reshape their situation in literally any way they can conceive of. And lies always succeed. (While success is not the question, the price may be steep.) Throughout gameplay, unprecedented player agency ensures the PCs create and pull off amazing feats, completing their heists against incredible odds and looking great while they do it.”
  • 14 days to go: “Humble Comics Bundle: Judge Dredd – Perps, Punks & Partners by 2000 AD“—”Judge Dredd: The only law that matters in Mega-City One. The law is here, courtesy of 2000 AD in our newest bundle. Absolutely packed with everything Judge Dredd and related stories and settings, enjoy diving into comics like Zenith Book 1-4, Judge Death: My Name is Death, Dredd: Final Judgement, and Young Death. Plus, your purchase helps support Cancer Research UK and Save the Children UK!”
  • 15 days to go: “The spirit of early British tabletop roleplaying, conjured by FIRE RUBY DESIGNS. WARLOCK!. EVERYTHING YOU NEED for grim-and-perilous adventures of dark wonder.”
  • 16 days to go: “In the footsteps of the Mad Wizard:Forbidden Psalm Expansion. In the footsteps of the Mad Wizard. Forbidden Psalm: Miniature gaming Inspired by Mörk Borg.”—”Forbidden Psalm is a tabletop miniatures game, inspired by and fully compatible with MÖRK BORG TTRPG. Forbidden Psalm is a 28mm miniatures agnostic game. You can use suitable miniatures you already own or build custom minis for this game. Solo Play and Coop rules included. All content is compatible with MÖRK BORG ttrpg. In the Footsteps of the Mad Wizard. A campaign setting for Forbidden Psalm picking up the narrative where the core book leaves off. In this campaign expansion your warband of 5 greedy souls will face new trials, find new treasures, recruit pets and die in horrible ways.”
  • 17 days to go: “Humble 13th Age Bundle: Treasures! Maps! Adventures!“—”Experience the 13th Age tabletop RPG as it was meant to be played! Tabletop RPGs are more popular than ever. It’s time to start your own adventure! Enjoy exploring the 13th Age, an epic tabletop RPG straight from two of the minds responsible for recent editions of Dungeons and Dragons! Combining streamlined combat with excellent indie story game design, and packed with a collection of beautifully-crafted books, music, digital maps, and more such as 13th Age, 13 True Ways, and the 13th Age Bestiary, take your character from a plucky adventurer all the way to become an epic hero! Plus, your purchase will support Oceana (supporting the reduction of plastic pollution)!”
  • 17 days to go: “Humble RPG Book Bundle: Starfinder by Paizo“—”Explore the stars, one tabletop grid at a time! Looking for your next tabletop adventure? Look up, and turn to the stars. Paizo’s Starfinder is the perfect place to lose yourself in excitement, mixing fantasy with sci-fi, resulting in epic adventures through the galaxy and battles both on-foot and ship-to-ship! Buy this bundle, and enjoy everything you need to enjoy tabletop in this sci-fi world, with items like the Starfinder Beginner Box, Starfinder Pact Worlds, Starfinder Adventure: Skitter Home, and Starfinder Pact Worlds Hardcover. Plus, your purchase helps support Comic Books for Kids!”
  • 19 days to go: GÜRLZ – An artbook by Serge Birault. The new collection of Serge’s warrior ladies, all in one big minimalistic book, up to 240 pages! Half of the stretch goals unlocked!”—”For the past years, Serge has been producing numerous drawings in his very popular cartoony style. They are showing us strong warrior-ladies with a twist, sometimes from a fantasy setting and sometimes in a pretty casual but yet ax-swinging fashion and then sometimes they are just the funniest and most amazing hipsters that ever killed their boss for misbehavior. For the first time, these ladies have been put together in an artbook, and you have the chance to get your hands on it, by backing this campaign!”
  • 25 days to go: “Looking For Buildings: Wendi Dunlap’s debut album. An album of hooky, original, and personal songs, produced by Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star).”
  • Upcoming: “Forbidden Lands RPG – Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch. A double feature for the award-winning Forbidden Lands RPG – fight murderous monsters and explore the demon-infested lands of the west.”
  • Upcoming: “Traveler’s Ironsworn: Mobile and Deluxe Editions. An invaluable part of your Ironsworn play kit… now in super-durable synthetic paper and running on your favorite mobile device.”
  • Upcoming: “KINLESS – A Mörk Borg Solo Viking Adventure. You are an outcast… sent away to die alone in the cold night. Will you survive long enough to return and get your revenge?”

Update 2Aug2021:

  • 48 hours to go: “Vast Grimm. Vast Grimm is a rules-light Infectious Sci-Fi Horror RPG packed with everything you need to immerse yourself into a universe on the brink of collapse. Vast Grimm features 3 new Elder Dice sets with amazing holographic grimoires!” “Vast Grimm is a stand alone, art-filled, punk-fueled OSR role-playing game about the few humans remaining in a universe being consumed by growing parasitic würms.” “Compatible with Mörk Borg, this book was inspired by the incredible game created by Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr. Vast Grimm does not require you to have their book to play, but what lies before you would not exist without it.”
  • 27 days to go: “Ex Libris. A digital platform for cataloguing & showcasing RPG content.”—”Ex Libris is a bibliographic tool for cataloguing RPG content. The system is designed based on my firsthand experience curating Ex Libris Mörk Borg (ELMB) and feedback provided by its users. The platform is already open to the public. This campaign will raise funds for the maintenance and development of Ex Libris and its flagship content, the ELMB directory.”

Update 3aug2021:

  • Launched with 23 days to go: “Forbidden Lands RPG – Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch. A double feature for the award-winning Forbidden Lands RPG – fight murderous monsters and explore the demon-infested lands of the west.”—”Forbidden Lands is growing bigger – and more dangerous! This Kickstarter offers not just one but two major expansions for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands retro-fantasy survival RPG: The Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters. The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn. Come join us in making these books a reality and also to help us to fill them with Forbidden Lands goodness!”

Update 4aug2021:

Update 5aug2021:

Update 7aug2021:

  • 35 days to go: “Demon-Bone Sarcophagus. An adventure for Old-School Dungeons and Dragons. Hopefully the first of three.” From Patrick Stuart, writer of Deep Carbon Observatory.

Update 8aug2021:

  • 35 days to go: “Epic Legacy Hero’s Handbook. Remaster and expansion of the Epic Legacy system – bringing the Core Rulebook to its zenith.”—”The Epic Legacy Hero’s Handbook is a 5th Edition supplement that takes your gaming experience to a whole new tier of play. Within these pages is everything you need to advance character progression to level 30 and create Epic adventures to challenge such mighty champions.”
  • Upcoming: “Sölitary Defilement: Solo resources for MÖRK BORG. The popular engine of lonesome death, now in print and expanded!”

Update 10aug2021:

  • 11 days to go: “Real Fictional People. These are the chronicles of Seiko. A dystopian future brought briefly to life and captured for eternity in the kodaks.”—”During summer and autumn 2020 I was part of three coherent live action roleplaying events set in the world of Mutant: year zero. The island of Stora Höggarn, just outside Stockholm, full of rusty old oil cisterns and half-sunken ships, became The Zone where this fantasy of a post-apocalyptic Sweden came to life.”

Update 11aug2021:

  • 18 days to go: “Broken Luck. A 28 page full-color zine supplement for the Space Fantasy tabletop RPG Troika!”—”BROKEN LUCK is a full-color 28 page zine supplement for the science-fantasy tabletop RPG TROIKA! Inside this zine you will find mythical backgrounds, magical tarot cards, spell tables, adventure sparks, NPCs, and everything you need to spice up your Troika! game with (un)godly adventures. Use it in combination with any preexisting sphere or as an independent setting.”
  • 20 days to go: “Mausritter: Box Set & Adventure Collection. Sword-and-whiskers roleplaying, in a box set and brand new adventure collection.”—”This collaboration between Losing Games and Games Omnivorous will bring you the 2nd printing of the critically-acclaimed Mausritter RPG box set, as well as an entirely new Adventure Collection. You may choose to pledge for either or both.”
  • 21 days to go: “Yasuke: The African Samurai. Brought to Japan as a slave he rose to be a samurai warrior.”—”Welcome to Yasuke: The African Samurai Kickstarter by writer Koji Steven Sakai, artist Jamie Noguchi, and published by Outland Entertainment! This campaign is to help fund the printing of the first issue in the series as well as the artwork for issue two! Issue one is fully complete! The series is planned to be three issues long with this first issue kicking the series off.”

Update 12aug2021:

  • Extended with another 11 days to go: “EXTENDED! A COLOSSAL offer of the FATE tabletop roleplaying game system. FATE WORLDS AND TOOLKITS. FATE OF CTHULHU, FORTY-FIVE Worlds of Adventure, five TOOLKITS, and LOTS more.”
  • 11 days to go: “DUNGEON DEGENERATES: HAND OF DOOM FOURTH PRINTING. The Dark Fantasy, Weirdo Art, RPG in a box board game from GOBLINKO.”
  • 13 days to go: “Deep Space D-6: The Long Way Home RPG Gamebook 2nd Edition. A newly enhanced update to The Long Way Home solitaire gamebook. More planets, more missions, more story!”—”The Long Way Home RPG Book 2E can be played with the Deep Space D-6 board game or the Deep Space D-6 Print & Play* (Both are available in this Kickstarter) A 12-sided die, a pen or pencil, and your imagination is also required. The Endless Expansion may be used, but is not required.”
  • 13 days to go: “From December 2018, tabletop roleplaying game ebooks that span all time and space. DOCTOR WHO RPG. EVERYTHING YOU NEED for timey-wimey adventure.”
  • 13 days to go: “A dozen .PDF sourcebooks for the DOCTOR WHO tabletop roleplaying game. 12 DOCTORS. All twelve DOCTOR SOURCEBOOKS from CUBICLE 7 ENTERTAINMENT.”
  • 20 days to go: “Humble RPG Bundle: Mutant Chronicles with 3D Miniatures. Drive Back the Dark Legion In Mutant Chronicles, Modiphius’ Tabletop RPG! Ready to pick a tabletop fight with the Dark Legion? Want to know what lies beyond the edge of our solar system? What does our world look like millennia into the future? Check out our new bundle, packed with Modiphius’ Mutant Chronicles ebooks and 3D print files like Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Core Book Savage Worlds Edition, Mutant Chronicles 3D Printed Heroes Collection, and Mutant Chronicles Dark Legion Campaign. Plus, your purchase helps support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund!”

  • 29 days to go: “Delta Green: The Conspiracy
    A gorgeous, 25th-anniversary edition of the original DELTA GREEN, the classic RPG sourcebook of horror and conspiracy.” Shit ton of stuff unlocked for stretch goals already, including a “The King in Yellow Tarot” add-on.

  • 31 days to go: “From June 2018, Cthulhoid horror-espionage tabletop roleplaying ebooks. DELTA GREEN RPG. Covert agents face Mythos terror in ARC DREAM’s standalone RPG”
  • 31 days to go: “From October 2019, more tabletop roleplaying ebooks for DELTA GREEN. DELTA GREEN OPERATIONS. CONTROL GROUP, THE COMPLEX, and more DELTA GREEN RPG scenarios”