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Title: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 17, 2012, 03:05:54 PM
I thought we could use a thread dedicated to cool things people find on Kickstarter or other pledge services, or for alpha buy-ins, things like that.

To start things off I found a cool looking Kickstarter: The Banner Saga (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoic/the-banner-saga). It's only got a few days left but it's well over it's target amount. Nice looking little RPG that's supposed to be ready in November. They've gotten some nice additions to their team with their overage money so far.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 17, 2012, 03:52:55 PM
Chris Perrin emailed me to let me know about his new mecha RPG Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565866321/mecha-combiners

Looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 17, 2012, 03:58:54 PM
Worlds biggest board game box (14 pounds and growing).  Ogre from S.J.Games
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 17, 2012, 04:08:10 PM
4 PDF pulp hero books with dinosaurs in them for 10$.  Big-ish name authors too.
What book isn't better with dinosaurs in them (Tom I'm looking at you).

Evil hat is doing a kickstarter for a fiction line set in the Spirit of the Century world.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/spirit-of-the-century-presents-the-dinocalypse-tri/posts

(5 days to go)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 27, 2012, 10:03:15 AM
An FPS zombie survival sandbox game. Haven't checked out much of the updates, looks interesting though.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandswept/the-dead-linger
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Joven on April 27, 2012, 11:46:44 AM
Project CARS, a AAA crowdfunded multiplatform racing simulation game, good part is that at the end of it you get a piece of the profits, and can play the game as its being developed, and help shape its features. Currently in pre-alpha status, with a release date ~March-May 2013.

http://www.wmdportal.com/
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Darksaw on April 29, 2012, 11:22:00 PM
Virtual tabletop software!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rileydutton/roll20-virtual-tabletop-gaming-that-tells-a-story
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Review Cultist on May 12, 2012, 01:32:12 AM
Cristoforo: A digital revival of the original Call of Cthulhu game title Font and before that a Classic example of Victorian-Americana Typeface. I backed it because I really like the font style and am a fan of the classic Call of Cthulhu cover art and graphics, also being a graphic designer helped.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tphinney/cristoforo-reviving-victorian-fonts-with-a-cthulhu?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Joven on May 14, 2012, 10:44:17 AM
Grim Dawn - http://grimdawn.com/index.php
An Diablo-esque isometric action RPG, thats open world.

The Kickstarter ends friday.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 15, 2012, 04:55:01 AM
Xenonauts is a remake of the original X-Com with the serial numbers painted over (not even bothering to file them of).
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts?ref=category

Looks good.  I'm going to give them 20 bucks.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 16, 2012, 10:43:18 PM
pfsc kickstarter is the best kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children

look at that video

look at it
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 15, 2012, 01:46:21 PM
Over 4500 doughy nerds invite you to join them in being able to live the dream.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang

It's a sword combat simulator.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 18, 2012, 11:20:54 AM
Top down open world procedural storytelling game inspired by games like Dwarf Fortress.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dhagar/cult-awakening-of-the-old-ones

Already funded, now it's into stretch goals.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 28, 2012, 07:19:33 PM
If you haven't already pledged to support CLANG, time is running down. They've started releasing some of the technical details. Look upon them and believe, ye skeptics!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang/posts/256481?ref=email&show_token=783b65f502b92fda
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on June 29, 2012, 05:38:42 PM
Here are two I'm supporting
Desktop Ballista (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694850905/the-desktop-ballista-shoot-toothpicks-into-the-anc?ref=category).  17 Days to go.  Shoots toothpick sized botls

And Dungeon World (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sage-kobold/dungeon-world-a-game-with-modern-rules-and-old-sch-0?ref=live) RPG. 27 hours to go.  The story game answer to the old style DnD renascence.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Mckma on July 04, 2012, 02:33:46 PM
The World of Synnibarr, 'nuff said:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917876657/republishing-synnibarr-the-original-scifi-fantasy

I actually have a copy of the original system's UAG, apparently they are somewhat rare now (10 left, reward on the $100 pledge).  I got it for free from them when I bought the core rules...
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 04, 2012, 02:57:54 PM
There isn't a video. How do you not make an insane video about Synnibarr.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 04, 2012, 05:03:34 PM
The World of Synnibarr, 'nuff said:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917876657/republishing-synnibarr-the-original-scifi-fantasy

I actually have a copy of the original system's UAG, apparently they are somewhat rare now (10 left, reward on the $100 pledge).  I got it for free from them when I bought the core rules...

He wants 55.000$ !  He's never going to make that.  No way.  Shooting way to high.  Has he not realized that it's a fantasy heartbreaker and....Speechless!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on July 10, 2012, 04:32:58 PM
The very cool video game music website ocremix.org (http://ocremix.org), has a kickstarter going for a FF6 album.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ocremix/a-4-disc-final-fantasy-6-album-from-oc-remix
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on July 11, 2012, 06:36:16 PM
Console gaming not as dead as people think, or so all the news articles about this keep saying.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 15, 2012, 11:51:41 AM
Neo cyber-punk action RPG video game.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leviathaninteractive/project-lodus-a-cyberpunk-co-op-action-rpg
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 15, 2012, 01:42:46 PM
No, not interested in that one. Don't like the art, the story doesn't do anything for me and finally the compare to both Baldurs gate and Diablo. Those games have nothing in common exept the hack and slash and the perspective you look at the avatar from.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 18, 2012, 06:59:50 PM
Shadowrun Online. If this goes through it'll be the first MMO I'm actually excited about.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964352341/shadowrun-online
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 19, 2012, 03:47:19 AM
This one is interesting. I'm not planing to gove them
money, but I'm going to be paying attention.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pennyarcade/penny-arcade-sells-out
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 01, 2012, 05:36:03 PM
Greg Stolze, ArcDream, and the One Roll Engine. How can you not like this?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/better-angels-a-hell-of-a-roleplaying-game-by-greg
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 06, 2012, 06:15:02 AM
I'm in at PDF level.  Looks fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 06, 2012, 02:03:32 PM
oh my god http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499165518/ukiyo-e-heroes

(http://i.minus.com/jyg4pgyTRCVsc.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on August 09, 2012, 10:59:04 AM
CHEETAHMEN! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/343248998/cheetahmen-ii-the-lost-levels?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 09, 2012, 03:57:01 PM
Monte Cook just lunched a new game on Kickstarter
It's about 20 - 30$ for the PDFs and a bit more for printed versions.

It's 150% funded in less then a day.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1433901524/numenera-a-new-roleplaying-game-from-monte-cook
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 09, 2012, 04:21:11 PM
Sequel to Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Looks awesome. And they'll be filming some at GenCon 2012.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/the-gamers-hands-of-fate
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 12, 2012, 06:08:04 AM
Introducing STOMPY: The Giant, Rideable Walking Robot
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projecthexapod/stompy-the-giant-rideable-walking-robot-0?ref=category
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on August 17, 2012, 05:22:56 AM
Who wants a vanity edition of a legendary Cthulhu campaign?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/448333182/horror-on-the-orient-express-a-chaosium-publicatio?ref=live
Horror on the Orient Express comes to pricy reprint but looks cool.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Decimator on August 19, 2012, 12:43:08 AM
Want to use asteroids as planetary bombardment weapons?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: rgallius on August 24, 2012, 04:53:20 PM
How has no one posted the reaper minis kickstarter?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min

25 hours to go from this posting.

If you back at the vampire level ($100) you get 200+ minis.

I'm looking forward to the horde of minis I will be receiving. It's just going to be a while.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on August 26, 2012, 12:39:06 AM
Transreality is a comic book that may be of interest to people who find Eclipse Phase of interest:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084279113/transreality
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kemlin Dragos on August 27, 2012, 11:08:14 PM
Monte Cook has a Kickstarter out right now that seems quite interesting. It's called Numenera, and it's definitely worth reading about even though it's already funded.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1433901524/numenera-a-new-roleplaying-game-from-monte-cook?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1433901524/numenera-a-new-roleplaying-game-from-monte-cook?ref=users)

It's set a long way in the future and 8 human civlizations have risen and fallen, you are inhabitants of the Ninth World and there are remnants from the past all around you.

I think there could be some amazing campaigns set here, and I would love to see what the RPPR crew would do with this world.

P.S. Monte has also written extensively about the world on his blog, so if you are still unsure go check that out.
http://www.montecookgames.com/notes-from-the-chapel-perilous/ (http://www.montecookgames.com/notes-from-the-chapel-perilous/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: BeyondSandrock on September 11, 2012, 06:51:54 PM
Wakaliwood: A documentary about a man, a camera and a plan. TO MAKE AWESOME THINGS!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1979736430/wakaliwood-the-documentary?ref=card

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 11, 2012, 07:27:56 PM
I'll back that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Dom on September 14, 2012, 02:00:03 PM
Hey, you!

Do you like any of these games?

(http://i.imgur.com/H5U6x.jpg)

Well, Obsidian is Kickstarting a computer RPG videogame, and they need all the funds they can get. And you just know that these guys will do an awesome work, no matter what.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on September 17, 2012, 08:38:11 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireopalmedia/13th-age-expansion-book-13-true-ways-0
13th Age is doing a Kickstarter for a second player resource book right off the bat, and it looks awesome! There's four days remaining, and it looks like they've added some fucking awesome stretch goals for the end!
At the minimum, check it out to see the creators explain the game in a lot more compelling and concise manner than my ramblings in the 13th Age thread.  ;D
There's a $55.00 stretch goal that gets you PDFs of both the main game and the expansion book, and anyone who goes in for $50.00 and up gets to download a full beta test of the rules to check it out before it's finalized. Y'all should check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on October 05, 2012, 01:40:00 PM
It's been funded and it's in French, but
http://www.ulule.com/subabysse/
has to do with a post apocalypse underwater.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 05, 2012, 01:46:39 PM
classy art on that one
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 05, 2012, 01:48:56 PM
I really need to track that. They translated Shadows, maybe they'll do that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Dom on November 12, 2012, 02:10:44 PM
The Roxie, the oldest continuously running cinema in the United States and the second oldest theater in the world, is turning to Kickstarter to fund it's upgrades and it's 2013 line-up of movies.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52522596/the-roxie-theater-is-keeping-our-mission-reel
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on December 09, 2012, 11:08:16 PM
Sharp edged dice might be more random, but have they calculated the center of mass and the mass moment of inertia? Are the pips drilled to compensate for mass removed from the other side? Are they Titanium?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/124127689/precision-machined-dice
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: the doomed one on December 20, 2012, 11:12:00 AM
He is at it again...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917876657/republishing-the-world-of-synnibarr?ref=category (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917876657/republishing-the-world-of-synnibarr?ref=category)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on December 20, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
At least he has realistic goals this time.
Love the raccoon with the bazooka.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: the doomed one on December 20, 2012, 11:25:00 AM
Indeed.
I will likely throw in $15 or $25 near the end, just to experience the madness.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 20, 2012, 04:48:30 PM
I backed it  8)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on December 22, 2012, 02:18:11 PM
And it looks like you will be getting something for you money.  He just past 100% and a bit.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Capitalocracy on December 30, 2012, 06:10:35 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675907842/pathfinder-online-a-fantasy-sandbox-mmo

So I don't play MMOs because why would I spend a bunch of money per month to do dungeon crawls online when I can buy borrow or steal dungeon crawl games to just play on my own computer? And I don't play Pathfinder. But I'm backing this Kickstarter because the idea is for it to be different. It's a sandbox, single server with PVP, so the PVP people and the PVE people have to learn to get along, and apparently what most of the dungeon crawl-type stuff will be about is clearing out monsters to take their land and control resources and create settlements, with warring factions and occasional (ie, if the user base gets too large) discovery of new areas of land to colonize (New World, anyone?)

If anyone else gets in on it, come and kill me. It will be easy, I am a n00b.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Flawless P on January 09, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
I am intrigued by Pathfinder Online but I think they might have bitten off a little more than they can chew.

$1,000,000 goal is pretty ambitious.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Capitalocracy on January 12, 2013, 03:12:38 PM
Yeah, it's down to the wire now. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 12, 2013, 05:00:59 PM
They'd probably have made it already if they didn't do that MMO technology demo Kickstarter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on January 12, 2013, 05:20:31 PM
Double dipping is not exactly the best way to ingratiate yourself, to be sure. I'm not going to contribute to this specifically because of that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on January 13, 2013, 06:44:06 PM
Here's a new one:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1384731379/h-p-lovecrafts-dagon-an-animated-adaptation
Like the title says, some folks want to do a full animated version of the Lovecraft story 'Dagon'. It looks interesting, though I'm setting it to 'remember' and not backing yet because I want to see a bit more before I put down money.
As of right now, it's early in the process but looks unlikely to fund.

Also pissed that I missed seeing this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/181123828/aero-3d-bird-flight-game-with-bill-nye-and-gamedes
Project was evidently doomed and there has been no follow-up, but a game where Bill Nye teaches you how a bird flies? Sounds cool to me.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Mckma on January 26, 2013, 01:02:31 PM
The FB updates for World of Synnibarr are always so interesting...

"Had my only printed copy of Synnibarr: Invicta stolen yesterday at the. Coffee house...turned my back for a moment and it was. gone.!!

Gerrrr...failed my sight deed! that's $50 down the drain.

The upside...I had just finished doing all of my edits...

Fortunatly I keep multiplebackups. Both on line and in a protable drive. even if someone takes my laptop we will not lose Synnibarr to some reposssesion specialist...

Here's to your work being popular enough to steal!"
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on February 01, 2013, 01:45:07 AM
I might understand what this is:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameswallis/alas-vegas-an-rpg-of-bad-memories-bad-luck-and-bad

I might not either. I do like the idea of the cocktail list.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on February 06, 2013, 05:29:46 PM
The dude in the video give me a bit of a creepy vibe but the map looks interesting if you have any connection to Seattle. Could be a fun prop for any number of games.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tonydowler/seattle-doomsday-map
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: +1 Hat on February 13, 2013, 08:31:42 PM
Holy crap, I still lurk these boards!

...It's Bill. Y'know, occasional RPPR guy, arguer with Mike?

Anyway, this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop)

Springfield-based game designers. The art guy/partner is a good friend of mine. I've played a super-early version of the game, and it's pretty cool. If you've sunk any hours into The Binding of Isaac, you'd like it. Give them money!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 13, 2013, 11:19:30 PM
Holy crap, I still lurk these boards!

...It's Bill. Y'know, occasional RPPR guy, arguer with Mike?

Anyway, this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop)

Springfield-based game designers. The art guy/partner is a good friend of mine. I've played a super-early version of the game, and it's pretty cool. If you've sunk any hours into The Binding of Isaac, you'd like it. Give them money!

I already did! Tell them if they want to play a one shot for the podcast, they are more than welcome to.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on February 16, 2013, 12:18:25 PM
Holy crap, I still lurk these boards!

...It's Bill. Y'know, occasional RPPR guy, arguer with Mike?

Anyway, this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelscopic/delvers-drop)

Springfield-based game designers. The art guy/partner is a good friend of mine. I've played a super-early version of the game, and it's pretty cool. If you've sunk any hours into The Binding of Isaac, you'd like it. Give them money!

I already did! Tell them if they want to play a one shot for the podcast, they are more than welcome to.

We love and miss you Bill!!
Title: John Wick Kickstarts Wicked Fantasy (Pathfinder)
Post by: Gorkamorka on February 21, 2013, 06:51:58 AM
John Wick, of L5R and Play Dirty fame, is Kickstarting his Wicked Fantasy (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006204732/wicked-fantasy) series for Pathfinder.  If he gets enough money, he'll be adding Savage World and Dungeon Fantasy.

I think it's based on a fantasy races series he did for Kobolt Quarterly originally.

He's had me as a fan since he did Play Dirty for Pyramid magazine, so I'm in.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on February 25, 2013, 02:30:30 AM
Achtung! Cthulhu

Its Cthulhu with Nazi's! This is definitely down Tom's road.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Red Indrid on February 25, 2013, 07:17:43 PM
Help Rifftrax get the rights to Twilight so they can riff it for their next live show.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90538351/rifftrax-wants-to-riff-twilight-live-in-theaters-n (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90538351/rifftrax-wants-to-riff-twilight-live-in-theaters-n)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on February 26, 2013, 01:07:10 PM
If anyone is in the Northwest the HP Lovecraft File Festival is having a kickstarter to raise funds for the next event in Portland in May. The event changed management a few years ago and sort of lost a step but I hear it is back on track. Some interesting ransom rewards.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/hp-lovecraft-film-festival-and-cthulhucon-portland
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on February 26, 2013, 05:18:36 PM
Aaron Diaz is raising funds to print a collection of the first five years of Dresden Codak.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on February 26, 2013, 06:17:30 PM
Achtung! Cthulhu

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators

This project looks like it'll be a great value; it's achieving all sorts of stretch goals for added content. I've pledged.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Setherick on February 26, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
Achtung! Cthulhu

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators

This project looks like it'll be a great value; it's achieving all sorts of stretch goals for added content. I've pledged.

OK, Ross, time to dust off the Colonial America COC material and put together a supplement.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 26, 2013, 11:26:38 PM
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OK, Ross, time to dust off the Colonial America COC material and put together a supplement.

I'd buy that shit.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: geekyogrt on February 27, 2013, 12:42:14 AM
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OK, Ross, time to dust off the Colonial America COC material and put together a supplement.

I'd buy that shit.

Uh, yeah.  Like now.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on February 27, 2013, 11:52:49 AM
Quote
OK, Ross, time to dust off the Colonial America COC material and put together a supplement.

I'd buy that shit.

Uh, yeah.  Like now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QfSzgV1q5g
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on February 27, 2013, 01:02:08 PM
musings on potential 'dangers'/subversiveness of Kickstarter and like http://hive.slate.com/hive/10-rules-starting-small-business/article/the-kickstarter-recession
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Joven on February 27, 2013, 05:07:57 PM
So because instead of going to Evergreen Capital to fund their soddapanners, someone instead gets money from kickstarter, the entire economy of the west will collapse. 

The argument seems to be that EVERYONE will use kickstarter, and that would be bad, because then the banks would lose some areas of investment and no one would take a loan, they'd just open a kickstarter page. Also, noone will ever have a normal job, and we will transition to an entirely kickstarter based economy.

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No miraculous Kickstarter project is going to change the fact that buses need drivers.

Because cars can't drive themselves with the proper application of technology, which could be implemented with enough funds, maybe gained through a kickstarter project...
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Capitalocracy on February 27, 2013, 05:18:09 PM
musings on potential 'dangers'/subversiveness of Kickstarter and like http://hive.slate.com/hive/10-rules-starting-small-business/article/the-kickstarter-recession
They couldn't be more wrong. First of all, Kickstarter isn't going to replace big business, if anything it's going to ease the burden of unemployment on the economy (although of course, big business likes a certain level of unemployment, as Tom's tagline says, to scare the shit out of the middle class wage slaves).

And secondly, he makes the ridiculous argument that Kickstarter will reduce government tax revenue. If you have a single bank that makes a billion dollars a year and you have a billion dollars a year spread out among thousands of Kickstarters and IndieGoGoers and other small crowdfunded or donation-based production models, which one's going to generate more tax revenue for the government, the one that spends nearly 100% of its income on cost of living, employees, and production, all of which is taxed at normal rates including sales taxes, or the one that puts hundreds of millions of dollars to fester in the executives' bank accounts taxed at 15% for capital gains, if they're paying anything at all after the loopholes they purchased from the politicians? I think the answer is obvious.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 27, 2013, 05:33:29 PM
musings on potential 'dangers'/subversiveness of Kickstarter and like http://hive.slate.com/hive/10-rules-starting-small-business/article/the-kickstarter-recession
They couldn't be more wrong. First of all, Kickstarter isn't going to replace big business, if anything it's going to ease the burden of unemployment on the economy (although of course, big business likes a certain level of unemployment, as Tom's tagline says, to scare the shit out of the middle class wage slaves).

And secondly, he makes the ridiculous argument that Kickstarter will reduce government tax revenue. If you have a single bank that makes a billion dollars a year and you have a billion dollars a year spread out among thousands of Kickstarters and IndieGoGoers and other small crowdfunded or donation-based production models, which one's going to generate more tax revenue for the government, the one that spends nearly 100% of its income on cost of living, employees, and production, all of which is taxed at normal rates including sales taxes, or the one that puts hundreds of millions of dollars to fester in the executives' bank accounts taxed at 15% for capital gains, if they're paying anything at all after the loopholes they purchased from the politicians? I think the answer is obvious.

Because banks have billions of dollars, they can afford to hire teams of experts (accountants and lawyers) to mitigate the amount of tax they will have to pay. How many Fortune 500 companies even pay taxes at all? Hell, we subsidize 'too big to fail' institutions all the time.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 27, 2013, 06:23:45 PM
I have a difficult time taking the theory seriously. Does the guy think the money is just going to disappear? That people will intentionally hang onto their money, not give it to banks, and instead "invest" in Kickstarters? Would the Kickstarter people eat this theoretical money?

Amazon gets a cut from Kickstarter. That (might) be taxed as income.

And, from what I understand, many of the larger Kickstarters also have external funding, they don't just use crowd sourcing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on February 27, 2013, 10:55:26 PM
musings on potential 'dangers'/subversiveness of Kickstarter and like http://hive.slate.com/hive/10-rules-starting-small-business/article/the-kickstarter-recession

There are many words in that article. They seem to follow the rules of grammar. I cannot understand where the conclusion comes from or how it gets there. But it is important to note that the article is not in gibberish, it seems much more like a very advanced chatbot perhaps? Something that has all the rules of language and idea of an outline of X is bad because it is new programmed in but nothing more maybe? I am intrigued by the idea of a whole society working on crowdfunding, from the army down to garbage trucks. But that's sci-fi and ideaspace, not functional reality.

I wonder if pre-ordering video games also was going to doom the west?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Capitalocracy on February 28, 2013, 12:11:25 PM
Well, Western society may be doomed anyway. But then the people like this guy who doomed it can look back to this article and say see? I told you so. It was Kickstarter, video game preorders, illegal downloads, and teh gay. Brought down society, just like we said.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 28, 2013, 12:34:21 PM
I'm waiting for the self-aware ironic blog about how blogging will be the doom of Western civilization. It's probably out there but I'm too lazy to look for it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on February 28, 2013, 12:43:12 PM
Quote from: precisecoffee
Because banks have billions of dollars, they can afford to hire teams of experts (accountants and lawyers) to mitigate the amount of tax they will have to pay. How many Fortune 500 companies even pay taxes at all? Hell, we subsidize 'too big to fail' institutions all the time.

just doing their little part in helping keep the state in check ;3
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on February 28, 2013, 03:09:23 PM
I have a difficult time taking the theory seriously. Does the guy think the money is just going to disappear? That people will intentionally hang onto their money, not give it to banks, and instead "invest" in Kickstarters? Would the Kickstarter people eat this theoretical money?

Amazon gets a cut from Kickstarter. That (might) be taxed as income.

And, from what I understand, many of the larger Kickstarters also have external funding, they don't just use crowd sourcing.

That cut is absolutely taxed as income, as are the creators taxed based on what they receive.
Whether or not large corporations are paying taxes on what they are getting is not the fault of Kickstarter. This dude is seriously fucked if he believes the shit he wrote.

Also I'm a bit confused about why the spambot went in and edited Ross's screenname in the quote. Weird.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Setherick on February 28, 2013, 03:28:00 PM
I ran across this by accident. The Kickstarter has already made, and the time is up, but it's still worth looking at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/massoudhassani/mine-kafon
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 06, 2013, 01:46:32 PM
Not like this needs advertising since it's been up less than a day and it's 85% funded but check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera

Remember how Monte Cook did that thing? Now they want to do a video game with his thing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 06, 2013, 02:17:49 PM
A Planescape Torment inspired thing with his game.  I'm considering giving this money.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kemlin Dragos on March 27, 2013, 03:01:02 AM
Sorry meant to post earlier.


If you enjoy comics, especially if you enjoy comics and some of the major themes in Eclipse Phase, you should check out Aaron Diaz's comic, Dresden Codak. His whole archive is free to read and it is as fantastic as it is beautiful. He is having a Kickstarter to collect his first five years of Dresden Codak into well made hardback books. The Kickstarter has already made and as of this writing it only has 17 hours left, but you should do yourself a favor and check out the comic and if you really love it, give to the Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1?ref=home_popular (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1?ref=home_popular)

http://dresdencodak.com/ (http://dresdencodak.com/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kemlin Dragos on March 27, 2013, 03:07:13 AM
To wet your whistle on Dresden Codak, you should really just start with this.

Dungeons and Discourse: The Premiere Philosophy Roleplaying Game.

http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ (http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 27, 2013, 03:38:05 AM
To wet your whistle on Dresden Codak, you should really just start with this.

Dungeons and Discourse: The Premiere Philosophy Roleplaying Game.

http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ (http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/)

by Arneson's codpiece don't scare me!like that :3
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 27, 2013, 03:56:10 AM
I just threw to much money at Achtung Cthulu (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators).  But for my 50$+ I'll be getting the base setting in 4 game systems, 4 splat books, a campaign and whatever else they promise in the last few days. (All PDFs)

So I'm biting the bullet.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on March 27, 2013, 07:57:33 AM
I just threw to much money at Achtung Cthulu (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators).  But for my 50$+ I'll be getting the base setting in 4 game systems, 4 splat books, a campaign and whatever else they promise in the last few days. (All PDFs)

So I'm biting the bullet.

I'm doing the same, you're not alone buddy. Between our gaming group we're going for the £140 ($200) bundle that includes all the books in print. Of course we get get the campaign books and splat books in PDF but an e-reader would cost about that much anyway so we figure why not go for them in print. After all you get that "straight from the printer" smell.

The only concern I have with the kickstarter is that they're spreading themselves thinner with each stretch goal. So far they only have the main keepers book about 50% written and some of the work done on the Investigators book and they're promising the release of the PDFs in August 2013 which seems a little close to me. I could be wrong of course and I'm still backing it regardless, it just means that I won't be surprised if my pledge rewards are delayed.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on March 27, 2013, 08:04:57 AM
If you local to Portland Oregon or like Lovecraft or are 'in to' puppets (I don't judge) or any combination of the three this might interested you.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedoom/the-doom-that-came-to-fiddle-creak-marionette-play

Note the video is god awful.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on April 11, 2013, 11:48:25 PM
Kickstarter:  Consortium http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idgi/consortium-0
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on April 19, 2013, 02:37:36 AM
Adorable: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nekoewen/golden-sky-stories-heartwarming-role-playing


Dammit, I missed this cool, cool, cool thing: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/springboard/rocket-dice
Look at those little dice, zoom, whoosh, LIFTOFF.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: ThadExMachina on April 20, 2013, 10:35:55 AM
Although their rather ambitious kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312036782/project-awakened) failed, the folks behind Project Awakened are at it again, pursuing funding on a more limited scale through their own website (http://www.projectawakened.com).

It's a single player build-your-own-hero action game. Super powered customization without MMO bullshit. I need this to happen.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 20, 2013, 11:12:42 AM
Well, if Thad needs it then I think we know what must be done.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on April 20, 2013, 01:14:23 PM
Adorable: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nekoewen/golden-sky-stories-heartwarming-role-playing



looks gorgeous -- i'm glad people are still making games like this :3
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on April 25, 2013, 07:22:23 AM
Cthulhu scenarios:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/621718369/island-of-ignorance-the-third-cthulhu-companion

But not just any, from Oscar Rios no less.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Leviathan on April 25, 2013, 10:54:31 AM
Fuck yes, Zach Braff is making a film (almost funded, but figured I'd give a heads-up): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1869987317/wish-i-was-here-1

New Divinity looks great, with a cool co-op mechanic in conversations with NPCs: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin

Chasm looks to be a wonderful 2D RPG Platformer, and needs your monies: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/discordgames/chasm

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on April 25, 2013, 10:42:05 PM
RPGs are EVIL Evil evil, the movie:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/295102457/rpgs-are-evil-dark-dungeons-the-movie?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Setherick on April 25, 2013, 11:24:41 PM
RPGs are EVIL Evil evil, the movie:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/295102457/rpgs-are-evil-dark-dungeons-the-movie?ref=live

My favorite is the typo in the FAQ. Proofread your Kickstarters people.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 26, 2013, 12:38:46 AM
Ross isn't a horrible monster . . . he is a vile temptress!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 26, 2013, 01:02:57 AM
Ross isn't a horrible monster . . . he is a vile temptress!

no we talked it out - Caleb's the vile temptress.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 26, 2013, 01:29:04 AM
Ross isn't a horrible monster . . . he is a vile temptress!

no we talked it out - Caleb's the vile temptress.

Based on nothing more than Gaga2.0, I'd totally buy that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: ThadExMachina on April 26, 2013, 04:17:28 AM
There's a horror game called Among the Sleep that's currently Kickstarting (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krillbite/among-the-sleep) (Kickstartering?). Jim Sterling posted a playthrough of the demo over on The Escapist (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/7174-Bonus-Jimquisition-Among-the-Sleep-Preview).

It's like Amnesia, except you're playing as a two year old child. Looks like crazy creepy fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teuthic on April 26, 2013, 06:27:13 AM
For some reason, I kind of wish that game had traditional combat for the sheer absurdity of the idea; imagine a two-year old 3rd person shooter where the kid has to make use of squad tactics to survive. I'm an idiot sometimes.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Setherick on April 26, 2013, 08:38:58 AM
For some reason, I kind of wish that game had traditional combat for the sheer absurdity of the idea; imagine a two-year old 3rd person shooter where the kid has to make use of squad tactics to survive. I'm an idiot sometimes.

I have a toddler. There is nothing absurd about this suggestion.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teapot on May 14, 2013, 11:36:04 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/epiclevel/the-worlds-worst-dungeon-crawl?ref=gamerati
Is a thing, that will happen at GenCon and after
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 30, 2013, 02:44:52 AM
Call of Cthulhu 7th is up.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/448333182/call-of-cthulhu-7th-edition

The PDF are slightly more then I want to pay, but I'll go for them anyway.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Dom on May 30, 2013, 01:31:19 PM
As a 90's kid, I fondly remember the days spent on my N64 playing Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and all sorts of 3D platformers. And so, I'm happy to see the genre being revived through Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonaskaerlev/a-hat-in-time-3d-collect-a-thon-platformer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPnyZ5txtmE

The game looks extremely charming, and I backed it without any second thoughts.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on May 30, 2013, 06:29:13 PM
Kickstart a space telescope http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on June 03, 2013, 11:48:25 PM
An awesome webcomic is making a card game. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/336486938/goblins-alternate-realities
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on June 04, 2013, 09:35:20 PM
I am personally not much of a Dr Who fan (the current series annoys me to no end) but though people might get a kick out of this. 30k for a 1 foot square box into space seems a bit low honestly so buyer beware.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/573935592/were-putting-a-tardis-into-orbit-really
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Red Indrid on June 10, 2013, 05:42:00 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/cthulhu-wars

Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 3 to 5 players produce cultists and monsters, build mystic gates, and awaken Great Old Ones. The players earn spellbooks, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their bases. Each faction has its own unique set of monsters, spells, and its own Great Old One(s)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 10, 2013, 05:46:42 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/cthulhu-wars

Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 3 to 5 players produce cultists and monsters, build mystic gates, and awaken Great Old Ones. The players earn spellbooks, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their bases. Each faction has its own unique set of monsters, spells, and its own Great Old One(s)

yeah I backed that shit
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Marik on June 18, 2013, 01:00:30 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1194220798/berserk-war-of-the-realms

One of the most popular board/card games from Russia is coming to North America. I think the art is fantastic. I didn't have a kickstarter account but created one to back this. About a week left. Check it out.

Note: I'm tempted to back Cthulhu Wars. I love board games and this looks really good but $140 + $45 to ship to Canada for me is really steep to get this game. Much cheaper for me to wait for the release i'm thinking. It's not like they are in danger of not getting funded.

Marik
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 10, 2013, 11:47:39 PM
This is a cool web series I'm helping out with: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shadow-bound/x/1601330?c=home
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 11, 2013, 04:14:17 AM
Not really a kickstarter, but close enough
Bundle of holding +4 is a for charity indie game bundle. (Pay what you want)

At base it's Psi*Run, Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne and How We Came to Live Here
if you pay more then the average  persons you also get  Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple and Monster of the Week.

http://bundleofholding.com/index/current
I'm getting just for Psi*Run and Do. The rest is just gravy.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: geekyogrt on July 11, 2013, 04:45:46 AM
This is a cool web series I'm helping out with: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shadow-bound/x/1601330?c=home

Just a couple of thoughts on the campaign page...

Anyway you guys can embed or clearly link to the video on the front page?  That is the first thing I look at when throwing money at a film project - i.e. can they put together an engaging video.  Making me click into the gallery (the horror) to know if there is a video is a lost conversion for most folks.

Also, throwing some of the plot into the video may be beneficial or at least something that makes the viewer sit up.  It also wasn't clear where they are in the process.  It feels like pre-pro, however their facebook page makes it seem like they are in production?  The further along you are, the more likely I am to pull out the wallet.  They keep mentioning that the production is innovative, how so?

Third - although Vimeo has a certain audience / quality aspect, youtube is the 2nd most used search engine in the world.  I would consider posting the video there with a couple keywords targeted.  I didn't see a version of it there after a quick poke.

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 11, 2013, 03:54:45 PM
The video trailer is literally the top thing on the Indiegogo page so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I chose not to use Youtube because I could not set up an account for Shadow Bound - it insisted on a person's name. It wouldn't let me pick ShadowBound Web Series or anything like that.

This is a cool web series I'm helping out with: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shadow-bound/x/1601330?c=home

Just a couple of thoughts on the campaign page...

Anyway you guys can embed or clearly link to the video on the front page?  That is the first thing I look at when throwing money at a film project - i.e. can they put together an engaging video.  Making me click into the gallery (the horror) to know if there is a video is a lost conversion for most folks.

Also, throwing some of the plot into the video may be beneficial or at least something that makes the viewer sit up.  It also wasn't clear where they are in the process.  It feels like pre-pro, however their facebook page makes it seem like they are in production?  The further along you are, the more likely I am to pull out the wallet.  They keep mentioning that the production is innovative, how so?

Third - although Vimeo has a certain audience / quality aspect, youtube is the 2nd most used search engine in the world.  I would consider posting the video there with a couple keywords targeted.  I didn't see a version of it there after a quick poke.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: geekyogrt on July 11, 2013, 05:11:25 PM
The video trailer is literally the top thing on the Indiegogo page so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

When I went to the page last night, the top was the shadowy face picture vs. the video. Shrug
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: stormwell on August 03, 2013, 05:17:44 PM
In case this interests anyone, has 10 days left to go.

Frozen Skies, a new Dieselpunk (think Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Bioshock, Crimson Skies, etc) setting for the Savage Worlds system.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/349041463/frozen-skies-a-savage-worlds-dieselpunk-rpg

There is also a nice little review on Geek Native: http://www.geeknative.com/40894/frozen-skies-is-a-savage-worlds-dieselpunk-rpg-worth-looking-at/
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on August 06, 2013, 05:51:49 PM
Chris Hussey of the Fear The Boot podcast has just put out a Kickstarter for his new web series "Table Tales".

Basically its gaming stories made into live action shorts. Think "Gamers" but in 6 episodes.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/843103401/table-tales

I personally would like this to succeed, simply because he put on a suit and looked dapper.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 08, 2013, 05:48:03 PM
Not gaming related but given the interests of certian people on the boards felt people may like this -

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1807460731/wheres-walter?ref=city

The dude in the video has a bit of the creeper vibe about him and his reward levels are not cheap ($35 for the soft cover book....) but could be fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Capitalocracy on August 08, 2013, 06:57:04 PM
You guys all already know Shadows of Esteren is doing a Kickstarter for Book 2, but it's in the last couple of days right now, and they've offered a very nice-looking limited edition mini. It's certainly not cheap, but those of us who have spouses or other women at the gaming table who want to play a character that can be pretty without wearing a chainmail bikini, it's a breath of fresh air.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren-a-medieval-horror-rpg-travels/posts/563332
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Oboe Cop on August 13, 2013, 04:49:16 PM
Chris Hussey of the Fear The Boot podcast has just put out a Kickstarter for his new web series "Table Tales".

Basically its gaming stories made into live action shorts. Think "Gamers" but in 6 episodes.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/843103401/table-tales

I personally would like this to succeed, simply because he put on a suit and looked dapper.

Dude, I don't know what to say. I was going to come over here and mercilessly pimp the KS, but you clearly have done that and I can't thank you enough!

And thanks for the compliment on the suit!

If you are looking for an idea of what an episode of the show might be like, here is a rough cut version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUlmw58ndNY
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Review Cultist on August 22, 2013, 05:21:57 PM
Was on Kickstarter looking up horror and found this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336904045/zero-hour-survival-horror-card-game?ref=live
Seems to be similar to "Arkham Horror" or "Elder Sign" in terms of game play but replace the Cthulhu Mythos with Little Fears style horror and creepy pasta monsters. only 29 hours left on that one.

And speaking of Little Fears, the third book is now live on Kickstarter! Blessed are the children: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonlblair/little-fears-nightmare-edition-blessed-are-the-chi?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on August 28, 2013, 01:04:21 PM
Gutters is an online comic parody of the comic book industry and it needs help to keep going.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412277313/a-year-in-the-gutters
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on September 08, 2013, 05:17:56 AM
Do you want to help crowd fund an encrypted, open source, email program?  Check out Mailpile.
Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mailpile-taking-e-mail-back)

About 3 days left to go.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on September 16, 2013, 03:36:38 PM
Let's help bring back one of the best sport games ever.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on September 17, 2013, 05:00:05 PM
John Wick has another Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006204732/the-war-episode-2) going.
This time it's a mocumentary about a fantasy war.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on September 20, 2013, 12:39:06 PM
Are you like me and blindly buy whatever RPPR plays?
Then here is you chance to get Night's Black Agents.

The Bundle of Gumshoe (http://bundleofholding.com/index/current) has it as a bonus content if you play more then average for the bundle (Currently 10,5$).  Along with Ashen Stars, Mutant City Blues, See Page XX, the Zalozhniy Quartet and 1 year subscription to Ken Writes about Stuff.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 22, 2013, 04:30:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bcGtKI8DrM
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on September 24, 2013, 08:51:39 PM
alan moore & mitch jenkins, an urgent message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=41NsxLB2qiQ
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 03, 2013, 11:22:57 AM
Rimworld is up for a Kickstarter at long last.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tynansylvester/rimworld

It's a space colony creation game inspired by Dwarf Fortress though it wants to be less insane and invoke the western feeling of Firefly.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: beowuuf on October 04, 2013, 04:15:07 PM

This RPG seems like it might be fun:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/534651773/three-days-until-retirement-a-game-about-cops-on-t

"Three Days Until Retirement: A Game About Cops On The Edge"

Mostly because I can hear Tom saying that line
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on October 04, 2013, 06:31:15 PM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 2 is just awesome.
So many Minis!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-ii-the-return-of-mr-bones

Btw postage and shipping to the UK is a bitch but its still awesome.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 05, 2013, 09:18:40 AM
Yeah no kidding. I shipped deluxe backer copies of base raiders yesterday and i spent 500 more than I had planned for. International shipping rates basically doubled between when I planned the kickstarter and now.

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Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on October 18, 2013, 04:11:35 PM
Laser cut modular dungeon terrain for your tactical mini battles http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/736875383/infinite-crypt-modular-terrain-for-underworld-arch?ref=search

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Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on November 01, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
I sort of wish the labels were actual labels not parody labels but this has my interest.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkwhiskey/ink-whiskey-concealable-entertainment-flask?ref=home_location (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkwhiskey/ink-whiskey-concealable-entertainment-flask?ref=home_location)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 14, 2013, 10:58:31 PM
Saw Ross and Caleb tweet about this project.  Looks like a fun game, so throw a few bucks at it if you haven't already.  Vampires are still cool!  Really!!  Plus for only $10, YOU can be an NPC doomed to be vampire food.  Sweet.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787661128/feed-the-vampire-mythos-rpg  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787661128/feed-the-vampire-mythos-rpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 15, 2013, 06:43:16 PM
I am also backing this project:  Arthurian Legend goodness + megacorps = neat!

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/504288855/corporia-the-rpg-where-camelot-meets-corporate  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/504288855/corporia-the-rpg-where-camelot-meets-corporate?ref=email)

Unfortunately, it does not look like this project will fund.  :(   Hopefully he is able to release a PDF at some point.

And just an update, FEED is on its last 48 hours and only needs $100 or so.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Wooberman on December 02, 2013, 05:34:36 PM
26 hrs left for dungeon world/fate piratey goodness... Also cthulhu

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2041872302/pirate-world-the-explosive-dungeon-world-fate-sour?ref=email

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Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on December 02, 2013, 06:39:44 PM
I am going to back Pirate World, but I have no idea what level to do.  I want a hard copy, but with the holidays destroying my budget, I might just have to back it for a digital copy.

Aaarrgh...and I was just reminded I bought the fabulous new Bundle of Holding.  Looks like a PDF of Pirate World for me!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on December 08, 2013, 08:59:31 PM
KODT MOVIE!
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on December 27, 2013, 04:07:56 PM
Just give this project all the monies.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on December 30, 2013, 08:34:09 AM
YES.  Everyone please fund KUNG FURY.

It has inspired me to break out my 1st edition Shadowrun and Cyberpunk 2020 books just to be able to run a scenario with the hacking interface in KUNG FURY.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thesauradon on January 15, 2014, 02:26:57 AM
This project passes my initial quality check and sets off my optimism filter. I long for the product and the service.
Imagine: custom miniatures for our 5th edition/Eclipse phase campaigns today, home-printed miniatures for those same campaigns tomorrow! And it's a quantum leap in forward thinking to follow this product with a terrain-printing service. That I would buy into without a pitch, papercraft is a timesink of legendary scale.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heroforge/customizable-3d-printed-tabletop-miniatures
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 15, 2014, 05:02:46 PM
Grimrock the series! Plus they're working on Legend of Grimrock 2. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waysidecreations/legend-of-grimrock-the-series
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Salkovich on January 15, 2014, 11:32:49 PM
Using this as a bit of a pimping space. I'm a member of the Drunk and the Ugly (and active here) and I just started my own kickstarter today. It's for a book of poetry, but I'm putting up tons of RPG related reward teirs.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/359331644/condor-a-book-of-poems

Available are a series of AP episodes of games I've run, and I'm pulling a Ross and running Skype games for backers. I've also got an option for writing on any subject - RPG related or not. I'll write you a cool character concept, a horror scenario, a monster idea, anything you need.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 16, 2014, 02:57:07 AM
Using this as a bit of a pimping space. I'm a member of the Drunk and the Ugly (and active here) and I just started my own kickstarter today. It's for a book of poetry, but I'm putting up tons of RPG related reward teirs.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/359331644/condor-a-book-of-poems

Available are a series of AP episodes of games I've run, and I'm pulling a Ross and running Skype games for backers. I've also got an option for writing on any subject - RPG related or not. I'll write you a cool character concept, a horror scenario, a monster idea, anything you need.

Can I use your work for a commercial product, like a short Base Raiders PDF supplement?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Salkovich on January 16, 2014, 03:03:46 AM
absolutely, as long as we work out the details
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 17, 2014, 11:48:20 PM
I'm going to plug my wife's kickstarter (Thanks again Ross for giving me the okay to do so). The kickstarter will be starting up on Feb 3rd. It's a Wizard of Oz tarot deck, called Shadows of Oz. She has many different artist on the project and to help create buzz she's been releasing names of the artists, one per day. The artists names she's released so far are GAZ GRETSKY, RAY SNYDER, KORI THOMPSON, JIMMIE ROBINSON, EMONIC, GILES CRAWFORD, PAUL GULACY, OLYMPIA MAXENCHS, ERIC SHANOWER, DARICK ROBERTSON, STEVE LEIALOHA, TRINA ROBBINS, and BEN TEMPLESMITH. So this project is not only for tarot fans but for oz fans and comic book fans. If you're interested, please check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IllogicalAssociates
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 22, 2014, 01:12:14 AM
If you don't know who they are, you should go find out.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/angelar/the-doubleclicks-new-album-dimetrodon-weekly-songs
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on January 22, 2014, 09:46:34 AM
GUMSHOE + Time Raptors.

TIME RAPTORS

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kevinkulp/timewatch-gumshoe-investigative-time-travel-rpg  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kevinkulp/timewatch-gumshoe-investigative-time-travel-rpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on January 28, 2014, 02:07:27 PM
I have been attending this festival off and on for over ten years and pretty much always enjoyed myself. Generally a few good movies, a few decent movies, and a lot of bad movies some of which are so bad they crossed over into good again. I pimped their kickstarter last year as well and they were good about delivering their goodies on time and as advertised.

I would recommend if you are in the NW making the drive on over for the event. Kenneth Hite is a guest of honer this year and you will likely get a chance to see or meet Mr Glancy in the imposing flesh as he is running a COC game for high level kickstarter backers. The docket of events also looks pretty good. Live radio play from the HP Lovecraft Historic Society is especially appealing.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/hp-lovecraft-film-festival-and-cthulhucon-2014-por
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on February 06, 2014, 10:16:04 AM
Nice! I won't be able to make it to the festival, but I can get something from it as a low-level supporter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on February 13, 2014, 01:00:05 PM
The Darkest Dungeon
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1460250988/darkest-dungeon-by-red-hook-studios?ref=live

Hero Forge
Customizable 3d printed table top minis
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heroforge/customizable-3d-printed-tabletop-miniatures?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on February 15, 2014, 06:37:40 PM
My wife's kickstarter is finally live (Sorry for the delay). We also just got Christopher Jones on the project as well. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/illogicalassociates/the-shadow-of-oz-a-tarot-deck
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on February 19, 2014, 10:52:49 PM
Westerly Reboot

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010758051/westerly-reboot  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010758051/westerly-reboot)

It's basically Oregon Trail: The Board Game.  What more can I say?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on March 06, 2014, 04:22:05 PM
SHAQ-FU 2 MOTHERFUCKERS

 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn/x/6587800  (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn/x/6587800)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on March 09, 2014, 11:49:41 AM
The end in upon us.  They'll probably also re-release Crystal Pepsi sometime this summer.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on March 13, 2014, 07:20:15 PM
Starcrawlers (Only 4 hours left but still pretty cool - procedural sci fi dungeon crawler)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/125859261/starcrawlers

Table Titans (web comic in paper form)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1212663429/table-titans-volume-1-first-encounters?ref=users

Proven Lands (Sci fi procedurally generated... everything?)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thesetales/proven-lands?ref=users
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on March 21, 2014, 04:54:17 PM
There's a slenderman in his kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1314511460/slender
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 21, 2014, 05:23:58 PM
There's a slenderman in his kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1314511460/slender

Interestingly enough, Slender Man is fiercely guarded by the guy who created the first photoshop images of it - Victor Surge, I think. He claims copyright over Slender Man and I know there has at least been one previous KS backed film that can no longer be distributed because of the copyright issue.

This KS also has poor copy editing and the guy looks like he's straight out of high school.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on March 25, 2014, 07:45:34 PM
This is a fantastic Kickstarter with a lot of boardgame companies already on board.  As someone that works with blind students, having the option to use games for educational purposes would be a great aid.  Please consider pledging any dollar amount to help make board games more accessible.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on March 29, 2014, 05:40:40 PM
On the one hand,  this is kind of pointless...

But on the other way more cool hand, I WILL BAKE COOKIES AND PIZZAS EVERY NIGHT WITH THIS THING.  Why?  FUCK YOU, that's why!   #ItsSoRad

 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/power-mitt-oven-glove  (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/power-mitt-oven-glove)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 31, 2014, 05:11:26 PM
Delta Green is on the current Bundle of Holding
http://www.bundleofholding.com/index/current 
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on April 02, 2014, 11:49:31 AM
Support Erf World!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1554093685/erfworld-print-book-2-and-draw-book-3
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: rayner23 on April 09, 2014, 08:47:52 PM
That second issue of Noir City sure is keen!
And only has a week left.
And still needs a lot of money.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2048096852/noir-city-issue-2
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 11, 2014, 04:46:26 AM
Help fund season 3 of Tabletop.
And if they get enough money they will make a spinoff series about RPGs

LINK HERE (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tabletop-season-3-with-wil-wheaton)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 13, 2014, 06:16:40 AM
John Wick, of Play Dirty fame, has a RPG magazine up on the Patron website (http://www.patreon.com/johnwickpresents)

And if you haven't read Play Dirty, go HERE (http://johnwickpresents.com/market/products/playdirty.html).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Leviathan on April 16, 2014, 08:32:36 PM
I love TableTop, but isn't five hundred thousand dollars an unbelievable amount of money to produce a show where people sit around a table to play games? I'd like to see them make it, though, especially the RPG-only show.

And congrats to Cody, for Noir City #2 being funded by the skin of your teeth. Yay!
(http://i.gyazo.com/947829db1be885b6f007e96a70631c51.png)

For something new, I kicked some money to Serpent in the Staglands (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1649838104/serpent-in-the-staglands), which looks delightful, and isn't asking for a lot of money (already funded, too).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on April 16, 2014, 11:48:58 PM
Thanks for the tip, Levi. For some reason, Serpents really appeals to me.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Biest on April 30, 2014, 09:44:21 AM
There is a indiegogo campaign going for a movie based on Lovecraft's Dreamlands.
For that they released their former film, based on the Colour out of Space, on youtube where it is available for the next five days. I would give it a watch, it is well done and worth seeing. If you can watch German with subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RhwyPrUWx8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RhwyPrUWx8)
The link to their campaign is at the youtube page too, but here (http://igg.me/at/the-dreamlands)  it is again.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 30, 2014, 09:53:53 AM
Help fund season 3 of Tabletop.
And if they get enough money they will make a spinoff series about RPGs

LINK HERE (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tabletop-season-3-with-wil-wheaton)
I love TableTop, but isn't five hundred thousand dollars an unbelievable amount of money to produce a show where people sit around a table to play games? I'd like to see them make it, though, especially the RPG-only show.

...

It looks like they will make the RPG show goal.
They are at 840.000 and have 11 days to go.
*Singing and dancing* 
"We are going to get a RPG show, We are going to get a RPG show"
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on May 01, 2014, 11:41:42 AM
Not really RPG related but I think its pretty neat

Solar Roadways Indigogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Leviathan on May 03, 2014, 02:39:21 PM
TableTop mad the $1M mark. Hope they get people that know how to role-play and not just people coming to fuck about for a couple of hours. Because fun is serious business.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 14, 2014, 05:03:56 PM
Wield: A Little Game about Ancient Powers (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006204732/wield-a-little-game-about-ancient-powers).  By John Wick.

You play an intelligent weapon, the one ring or the cosmic cube and are trying to get the hero to do what you want.  The mechanic reminds me a bit of Better Angels.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Jae. on May 16, 2014, 02:00:36 AM
In the vein of John Wick's Wield, they're also Kickstarting A World of Dew
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381911690/a-world-of-dew-a-samurai-noir-role-playing-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381911690/a-world-of-dew-a-samurai-noir-role-playing-game)

It's supposed to be the sequel to Blood & Honor. I've never gotten to play that but this game just sound so cool. Samurai Noir? With Yakuza, and all the similar shady dealers instead of all the honour and whatnot.

Anyone played Blood & Honour before? How'd it go?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 16, 2014, 06:38:32 PM
In the vein of John Wick's Wield, they're also Kickstarting A World of Dew
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381911690/a-world-of-dew-a-samurai-noir-role-playing-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381911690/a-world-of-dew-a-samurai-noir-role-playing-game)

It's supposed to be the sequel to Blood & Honor. I've never gotten to play that but this game just sound so cool. Samurai Noir? With Yakuza, and all the similar shady dealers instead of all the honour and whatnot.

Anyone played Blood & Honour before? How'd it go?

I would think this one would be something for Ross. You play yakuza or other low life in a samurai-noir
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Rawtooth on May 20, 2014, 08:16:17 AM
Witchmarsh (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1027299776/witchmarsh), a 1920s action RPG.  Remember folks, the eighteenth amendment was super effective!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 23, 2014, 09:41:50 AM
If you don't want to have any money at the end of the month but would like Munchkin LEGO accessories, then look at this kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crazybricks/munchkin-bricks-accessories-for-your-miniature-fig).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 23, 2014, 04:21:07 PM
New Savage Worlds setting. I'm totally in for this one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/east-texas-university-savage-worlds?ref=category
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 24, 2014, 04:04:03 AM
New Savage Worlds setting. I'm totally in for this one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/east-texas-university-savage-worlds?ref=category

The buy in is at 35$ for everything in PDF.  It's a bit high in my opinion.  Specially since they say they are planning to sell the 2 main PDFs at 30$ after the kickstarter.  Nice Buffy clone setting thou.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on June 09, 2014, 12:48:57 PM
Primetime Adventures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801630747/primetime-adventures) is up on Kickstarter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on June 09, 2014, 11:50:16 PM
The Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure line

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/legends-of-cthulhu-retro-action-figure-toy-line
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on June 10, 2014, 11:16:07 AM
Eclipse Phase is now up on the Bundle of Holding (http://bundleofholding.com). (2 days left)
And Calebs Devotees just got added to the loot pile.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on June 10, 2014, 12:12:26 PM
The Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure line

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/legends-of-cthulhu-retro-action-figure-toy-line

This is going to have my money.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on July 07, 2014, 09:14:27 AM
The CORE (D6xD6) RPG, which I have been helping develop, is now up on Kickstarter!

I have been a big supporter of this project, and I think a lot of role-players will enjoy it.  And you can get the basic PDF for $1! 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/d6xd6-core-role-playing-game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/d6xd6-core-role-playing-game)


   
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on July 07, 2014, 11:59:36 AM
New Robotech series!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1381502542/robotech-academy
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on July 07, 2014, 11:50:31 PM
" Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go." Includes stories by Greg Stolze and Dennis Detwiller

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/whispers-from-the-abyss-anthology (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/whispers-from-the-abyss-anthology)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on July 09, 2014, 07:23:51 AM
You had me at Stolze.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Rawtooth on July 13, 2014, 09:30:24 PM
Etsy is like Kickstarter, sorta, right?  (I didn't know where else to put this, don't blame me)

Anyways, Bearded Dragon costumes (https://www.etsy.com/shop/PamperedBeardies?ref=l2-shopheader-name).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on July 14, 2014, 02:40:30 PM
Anyways, Bearded Dragon costumes (https://www.etsy.com/shop/PamperedBeardies?ref=l2-shopheader-name).

What kind of horrible monster has a bearded dragon as a pet?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kamen on July 14, 2014, 04:39:34 PM
*raises hand*
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 18, 2014, 09:12:40 AM
Of Patreon not Kickstarter but needs to be here.
Support Dennis Detwiller writing Delta Green (http://www.patreon.com/detwiller)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on July 18, 2014, 09:24:37 AM
I was never aware that Detwiller wrote for the Prototype game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 23, 2014, 05:10:53 PM
Buy Calebs book!
No Soul Left Behind (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/no-soul-left-behind) is on Kickstarter

Buy it for the kiiids!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Cthuluzord on July 23, 2014, 06:01:01 PM
Thanks guys! I couldn't have done this (or pretty much anything else in RPGs) without this community. RPPR is great and I'm thrilled to know all of you.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Review Cultist on July 23, 2014, 06:28:08 PM
Damn It! Why am I  unable to back this immediately!!! (Will be doing so later tonight) Also holy crow, the backers are just flowing in as I was looking at the page by double! Man... For the KIIIIIIIIDSSSSS indeed. XD
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on July 27, 2014, 09:53:45 PM
It's great to be a part of this process. I've listened, I've play tested, and now I'm backing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on July 30, 2014, 02:45:49 PM
This is the last time I get to pimp this project:   :-[

The d6xd6 CORE Role-Playing Game is in its last days as a Kickstarter.  You can back it for a $1 and get the main PDF (which I think will retail for $6 later on DriveThruRPG).  Backing the project at $6 gets you the deluxe PDF with all the stretch-reward setting bonuses.  $21 gets you the entire deluxe edition as a physical book and PDF.  We've put in a lot of work fine-tuning the system, and the response to the game has been overwhelmingly positive.   8)

It's a good game system.  I think most tabletop role-players will really enjoy it. 

As an aside, I believe Ken Hite may already be working on Cthulhu and horror setting material for the system, but I cannot confirm (or deny!) that at this time.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/d6xd6-core-role-playing-game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/d6xd6-core-role-playing-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 30, 2014, 05:32:57 PM
I backed it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on July 30, 2014, 05:47:13 PM
You, sir, are a gentleman and scholar.

And a monster.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on July 31, 2014, 12:30:51 AM
I was never aware that Detwiller wrote for the Prototype game.

And Ross ran some of the guys(Cody, Jason, and Tom) through a CoC scenario based off it! http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2010/04/systems/call-of-cthulhu/call-of-cthulhu-prototype-a-town-called-hope/ (http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2010/04/systems/call-of-cthulhu/call-of-cthulhu-prototype-a-town-called-hope/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on July 31, 2014, 11:52:57 AM
Pagan Publishing's Horrors of War should be kickstarting as of August 1st, the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.

Given the quality of Scott Glancy's GenCon playtests of many of these scenarios, which have subsequently been recorded and posted by Ross here on RPPR over the past few years, this is a must-buy.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 31, 2014, 12:02:02 PM
Pagan Publishing's Horrors of War should be kickstarting as of August 1st, the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.

Given the quality of Scott Glancy's GenCon playtests of many of these scenarios, which have subsequently been recorded and posted by Ross here on RPPR over the past few years, this is a must-buy.
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Spongebob_9f4724_2126340.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on July 31, 2014, 02:12:33 PM
I could see this selling very well in stores.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804836187/tact-tiles-modular-wet-and-dry-erase-gaming-surfac?ref=category
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kamen on July 31, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
Pagan Publishing's Horrors of War should be kickstarting as of August 1st, the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.

Given the quality of Scott Glancy's GenCon playtests of many of these scenarios, which have subsequently been recorded and posted by Ross here on RPPR over the past few years, this is a must-buy.
(http://i.imgur.com/Pk3W5M6.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on July 31, 2014, 09:23:14 PM
Pagan Publishing's Horrors of War should be kickstarting as of August 1st, the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.

Given the quality of Scott Glancy's GenCon playtests of many of these scenarios, which have subsequently been recorded and posted by Ross here on RPPR over the past few years, this is a must-buy.

Good thing I got this kidney I was not using.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 01, 2014, 08:14:02 AM
Good thing I got this kidney I was not using.

And the kickstarter is live!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 01, 2014, 10:57:31 AM
My money. Mr Glancy has it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Dom on August 01, 2014, 12:17:26 PM
Here's the link for ease of pledging.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460966263/horrors-of-war-a-convenant-with-death
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 01, 2014, 01:28:41 PM
I went for the Skype/Google hangout ticket pledge level - which, incidentally, gets you named as an NPC in the scenario. If any other RPPR denizens splurge for this pledge, let me know and we can request to play in the same game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 01, 2014, 02:01:47 PM
I went for the Skype/Google hangout ticket pledge level - which, incidentally, gets you named as an NPC in the scenario. If any other RPPR denizens splurge for this pledge, let me know and we can request to play in the same game.

I was sort of embarrassed to say I had pledged at that level but now someone else has taken the edge off I would be happy to play with other folks.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 01, 2014, 02:11:13 PM
I went for the Skype/Google hangout ticket pledge level - which, incidentally, gets you named as an NPC in the scenario. If any other RPPR denizens splurge for this pledge, let me know and we can request to play in the same game.

I was sort of embarrassed to say I had pledged at that level but now someone else has taken the edge off I would be happy to play with other folks.

Heh. Why be embarrassed? I can't get to GenCon so this is a nice alternative! And really good value for the money if you have it to spend in my opinion.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 01, 2014, 02:29:11 PM

Heh. Why be embarrassed? I can't get to GenCon so this is a nice alternative! And really good value for the money if you have it to spend in my opinion.

The value is actually very good. Many kickstarters I have seen don't offer the game level till much higher price points. My only concern is that given the games I have heard I might end up committing to a 6+ hour game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on August 02, 2014, 12:25:09 PM
My money. Mr Glancy has it.

I'm just glad Caleb & Glancy's kickstarters are at least 30 days apart...  :P
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on August 03, 2014, 05:02:34 PM
I'm in for a Glancy game too. We'll die terribly in trenches together, it'll be great!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 03, 2014, 05:39:54 PM
I'm in for a Glancy game too. We'll die terribly in trenches together, it'll be great!

Them that die in the trenches will be the lucky ones!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 03, 2014, 06:01:55 PM
I'm in for a Glancy game too. We'll die terribly in trenches together, it'll be great!

Them that die in the trenches will be the lucky ones!

We might fall off a zeppelin instead, you never know ...
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on August 04, 2014, 11:05:23 AM
"Fall", "get shoved"...
Semantics.  8)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 05, 2014, 10:16:00 AM
Evil Hats Designers and Dragons (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/designers-and-dragons), a four-volume history of the roleplaying game industry, just went online. 

And it's already managed to fund itself twice over.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 24, 2014, 01:36:13 PM
Horrors of War nearly funded!

Can't wait to see about stretch goals and a tentative scenario list. Hoping the Serbian army scenario is in volume one since I have some players from that neck of the woods eager to play in that particular scenario.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 24, 2014, 02:54:40 PM
Horrors of War nearly funded!

Can't wait to see about stretch goals and a tentative scenario list. Hoping the Serbian army scenario is in volume one since I have some players from that neck of the woods eager to play in that particular scenario.

I can't wait for them to add a PDF option. 

Currently the options for me are.  Buy paper for to much, that that I then have to pay tax on as well when it gets to me and A. Scott Glancy will not make any profit because he (silly man) promises free shipping overseas.  Or I can kick in a few dollars for a small part in PDF.

I like don't like those options.  I just want to buy my PDF, skip the printing and shipping and give more money to the authors.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 25, 2014, 11:49:22 AM
I can't wait for them to add a PDF option. 

Currently the options for me are.  Buy paper for to much, that that I then have to pay tax on as well when it gets to me and A. Scott Glancy will not make any profit because he (silly man) promises free shipping overseas.  Or I can kick in a few dollars for a small part in PDF.

I like don't like those options.  I just want to buy my PDF, skip the printing and shipping and give more money to the authors.

I am assuming the lack of a PDF option is a sore point with ASG and I made a point of not mentioning it to him at GenCon. I would also love one but it sounds like his co-author is dead set against it. My nightmare scenario is that the PDF does not appear and people bail out and defund the project. Hope that does not happen and a PDF is added but I have my concerns.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 26, 2014, 04:03:35 PM
Here is someone willing to sell PDFs.

Ars Magica 5th Ed is up on the Bundle of Holding (http://bundleofholding.com).
Main book and 5 splats for less then 25 $. 

It's getting to be an expensive month.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 26, 2014, 04:15:57 PM
Horrors of War is comfortably above its initial target so I have no qualms about the project seeing the light of day. I am perturbed however that the lack of a full PDF option at present is definitely a serious impediment towards any cool stretch goals that may be planned - the most obvious being a hardcover print run.

I don't really have much confidence that ASG's co-author will be swayed by the anecdotal evidence that a lot of people want a full PDF; if he's ideologically opposed to digital formats, we're all out of luck.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: SageNytell on August 27, 2014, 09:55:20 AM
I am assuming the lack of a PDF option is a sore point with ASG and I made a point of not mentioning it to him at GenCon. I would also love one but it sounds like his co-author is dead set against it. My nightmare scenario is that the PDF does not appear and people bail out and defund the project. Hope that does not happen and a PDF is added but I have my concerns.

I want this book to succeed, and I want to continue to purchase products from Pagan Publishing in the future, but that requires them to make reasonable business decisions. :/

Refusal to produce PDFs that have a much larger reach than physical products is lunacy in this day and age. Piracy is a concern, yes, but it's far overblown compared to the potential profits that an established company could be getting off of future sales on DriveThruRPG. It's one of the reasons why Delta Green books were so crazy expensive until they sent some in to be ripped apart and imaged; physical books are becoming more and more of a luxury item.

If they're looking to succeed on the kickstarter, they might do it with just physical books. If they're looking to succeed with future sales with new customers who were unaware of the Kickstarter, they're SOL unless Crowe can be convinced to change his mind.

Edit:
This is something I'm increasingly frustrated by with Kickstarters in general. The Kickstarter is not the be-all-end-all unless you're doing a ransom model, which this most definitively is not. It's to raise funds to create a successful product which can be sold after the campaign ends, not as a store. While a lot of RPG developers use KS as a very successful preorder system, it's much more similar to an early adopter program than a preorder. I can understand a lot of users getting this confused and making ridiculous demands of project runners, but more and more it seems like people are just running Kickstarters for the initial campaign and not planning out future revenue streams. This will only work with a ransom, or if the Kickstarter is just plain old fraud (google Confederate Express for a fun time).

It's me, I'm the cynic.  :(
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 27, 2014, 11:28:45 AM
It is very clear that the lack of a PDF is a major hindrance to the kickstarter and long term a major hindrance to the sale of Pagan products long term. I suspect they would likely be double their current goal if a PDF was available at some reasonable level.

I personally just don't buy physical copies of games any more with exceptions. I did buy a few things at GenCon because it was GenCon but I often regret having a physical copy at this point for about 50% of my physical books (why did I buy those two physical copies of unspeakable oath for example). I even sort of don't like how kickstarter can 'force' you into a physical book because you are at a high reward tier. I would really love an option to say I want reward level X because of some extra content but don't actually want the physical book. I actually just started to give at a higher level for projects I want but selecting lower rewards tier. Wish I had thought of this for the Better Angels kickstarter actually. I have a desire to support arc dream at some level and wanted to read the book but now I have this hard cover of a game I have pretty much 0% chance of running.

I also think none of this is news to Mr. Glancy as he has always struck me as a sharp cookie. Sadly if his co-author is so intractable he only has two options. Deal with it or find a new writing partner and of course Mr Crowe is clearly a skilled writer and I assume a long standing friend of ASG so that second option is less than appealing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on August 27, 2014, 11:48:08 AM
It is very clear that the lack of a PDF is a major hindrance to the kickstarter and long term a major hindrance to the sale of Pagan products long term. I suspect they would likely be double their current goal if a PDF was available at some reasonable level.

I personally just don't buy physical copies of games any more with exceptions. I did buy a few things at GenCon because it was GenCon but I often regret having a physical copy at this point for about 50% of my physical books (why did I buy those two physical copies of unspeakable oath for example). I even sort of don't like how kickstarter can 'force' you into a physical book because you are at a high reward tier. I would really love an option to say I want reward level X because of some extra content but don't actually want the physical book. I actually just started to give at a higher level for projects I want but selecting lower rewards tier. Wish I had thought of this for the Better Angels kickstarter actually. I have a desire to support arc dream at some level and wanted to read the book but now I have this hard cover of a game I have pretty much 0% chance of running.

I also think none of this is news to Mr. Glancy as he has always struck me as a sharp cookie. Sadly if his co-author is so intractable he only has two options. Deal with it or find a new writing partner and of course Mr Crowe is clearly a skilled writer and I assume a long standing friend of ASG so that second option is less than appealing.

I wrote a polite email to Mr. Glancy to pass on to his writing partner (Message on the Kickstarter site).  Were I stated that I would happily buy their product if I could do that as a PDF.  The I stated, again politely why I prefered the PDF to the paper product and how it saved them both printing and handling costs.

I hope that if they get enough of those polite emails they might add a PDF option.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 27, 2014, 12:05:22 PM

I wrote a polite email to Mr. Glancy to pass on to his writing partner (Message on the Kickstarter site).  Were I stated that I would happily buy their product if I could do that as a PDF.  The I stated, again politely why I prefered the PDF to the paper product and how it saved them both printing and handling costs.

I hope that if they get enough of those polite emails they might add a PDF option.

That is totally the right way to do this and I think I will also write a similar message.

I do find some of the subtext to the comments in the kickstarter thread very unhelpful. Many are respectful saying they would be interested in a PDF (as would I) but a few gave me the sense that the comment author considered the project founders slack jawed yokels barely able to draw breath let alone understand the holy truth that offering a PDF would make them all the monies. Maybe I am reading too much into some of these comments but those ones don't seem to be helping.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 27, 2014, 01:14:02 PM
Tone and nuance can be really really hard to gauge on the big ol' Internet.

I do think some of the comments on the Kickstarter page come across as more than a bit whiny.

As stated above, ASG is a smart cookie and is likely making the best of it due to his co-author's resistance to keeping up with modern practice in the niche that is small press RPG publishing.

I'm old-fashioned; I like paper books. But I also like PDFs for convenience's sake. Personally I think given the quality of what Pagan has put out over the years the digital diehards would do well to think twice and back the project anyhow, because Pagan products are so good that they deserve precious shelf space. But people can vote with their wallets. I'm just glad the project is coming to fruition so I have the opportunity to give Pagan my money.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 28, 2014, 02:37:27 PM
This is not my cup of tea as I am trying to have less stuff in my life but I figured some people on this list maybe interested in these coins.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/420090979/metal-gaming-coins-rpg-larping-cosplay-board-games

Example

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/487/850/d2755337147daf69bfc08639796b82b3_large.jpg?1409018132)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on August 28, 2014, 06:01:52 PM
Well, the $32K stretch goal for Horrors of War is nuts (in a good way). If only the full PDF obstacle could be conquered, perhaps it would be within the realm of possibility and not completely unobtainable. Two books for the price of one would be sweet.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on August 29, 2014, 11:18:09 AM
Well Kicktraq has it trending to 35k. Will have to see how it plays out.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on September 03, 2014, 06:08:18 PM
If nothing else, the videos of the gameplay are fun to watch
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/indievoyage/reassembly
http://www.anisopteragames.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH9Wje8-FnI&list=UUADmeWNBTXQi8D8y3Bkjb5A
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 08, 2014, 07:52:37 PM
Well Kicktraq has it trending to 35k. Will have to see how it plays out.

My wild-ass guess would be that the Pagan kickstarter would easily make it to 32K and the awesome stretch goal of 2 books for the price of 1 if the full PDF option became a reality. As it now stands it does seem like the 20K stretch goal will be met without much trouble.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 16, 2014, 04:11:56 PM
Well Kicktraq has it trending to 35k. Will have to see how it plays out.

Given how restless the natives seem to be, I doubt Kicktraq will be all that accurate of a forecasting tool on this one. Mr. Glancy would do well to post an update ASAP.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on September 16, 2014, 04:24:39 PM
I checked the kicktraq website yesterday(I think), and it had definitely cooled- trending towards only 24k...  :'(

It may go even lower, given the PDF sentiment. Pretty sad, considering it was looking like we could get the second book for free.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on September 18, 2014, 12:55:29 PM
I am sure this will come as a surprise to no one but the Feng Shui 2 kickstarter is live and it is a monster.

About 12 hours after it launched an already at +50k (original goal was 8k) in backing.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 18, 2014, 05:14:39 PM
I am sure this will come as a surprise to no one but the Feng Shui 2 kickstarter is live and it is a monster.

About 12 hours after it launched an already at +50k (original goal was 8k) in backing.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin)

Already backed! Feng Shui is in my all-time top 5 RPGs. A second edition will be so much fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on September 18, 2014, 07:27:41 PM
I guess Ken and Robin weren't lying about fans being whipped into a frenzy.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 20, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
I'm glad to see that, finally, the Horrors of War kickstarter is now going to have the full digital download option. Maybe the 32K stretch goal is not out of reach now.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on September 20, 2014, 06:09:40 PM
I'm glad to see that, finally, the Horrors of War kickstarter is now going to have the full digital download option. Maybe the 32K stretch goal is not out of reach now.
I am glad too, but I do worry about the harassment/spam John Crowe received in order for him to finally give in.  People can be a bit. . . fanatic.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 20, 2014, 06:12:50 PM
That's fair comment, for sure.

Speaking of fanaticism, with nine days to go in the funding period we're going to have to get the news out about this pdf release to spur some momentum towards that awesome 32K two-books-for-one stretch goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on September 20, 2014, 10:07:41 PM
I am glad as well, though i was in it for the physical book reward- PDF is a welcome addition. I'm glad Mr. Crowe relented.

If I could afford putting any more into the kickstarter for the 32k two-books-for-one deal, I would... What an awesome stretch goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 23, 2014, 02:12:16 AM
ASG is making up for lost time with an enhanced digital pledge level at $40. I hope the kickstarter gets enough late momentum to reach the 32K mark. Getting the word out on social media *coughRosscough* seems warranted.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on September 24, 2014, 02:10:55 PM
Mr. Glancy mentioned this kickstarter in his latest update to backers but i thought I would place it here to try to up its reach with people who might be interested.

The people who run the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland are starting a second file festival focused on the undead. The festival is happening regardless but they have some fun backer levels items and backing it does help support independent horror cinema if you are unable to attend the fest.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/zompire-the-undead-film-festival-2014 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/zompire-the-undead-film-festival-2014)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 24, 2014, 03:20:27 PM
Mr. Glancy mentioned this kickstarter in his latest update to backers but i thought I would place it here to try to up its reach with people who might be interested.

The people who run the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland are starting a second file festival focused on the undead. The festival is happening regardless but they have some fun backer levels items and backing it does help support independent horror cinema if you are unable to attend the fest.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/zompire-the-undead-film-festival-2014 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hplffpdx/zompire-the-undead-film-festival-2014)

Thanks for reminding me there are pledge levels for those of us who can't attend. (I'm on the West Coast but that weekend is impossible for me to get down to Portland) One of those hoodies would be a fun pledge to help support independent cinema.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on September 25, 2014, 09:06:32 AM
While I live in Portland I have too much adult life stuff intruding in on my fun so am not able to attend but did pledge some small amount of money to up the chance they run this next year.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on September 30, 2014, 08:31:05 PM
Apparently the guys over at Dead Gentlemen (Gamers: Dorkness Rising) have an RPG based on one of their films.  Looks like it is using the Fate system.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deadgentlemen/demon-hunters-rpg-a-comedy-of-terrors?ref=category
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thesauradon on October 02, 2014, 02:17:43 PM
It's an RTS from the Planetary Annihilation studio where the factions are Giant Robots versus Elder Things! Humans are the harvestable resource! Can you imagine the  Ross vs Aaron raillery potential?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on October 04, 2014, 01:03:08 PM
It's an RTS from the Planetary Annihilation studio where the factions are Giant Robots versus Elder Things! Humans are the harvestable resource! Can you imagine the  Ross vs Aaron raillery potential?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game
WAAAAAAAANNNT

And in Feng Shui 2 news (https://plus.google.com/105687817218132447381/posts/Q62fXMjU4bm), the Kaiju Patrol pop-up juncture has been unlocked and the next strech goal is adding Big Trouble in Little China and Road Warrior to Blowing Up the Movies.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Darthrex on October 07, 2014, 11:19:06 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/h-p-lovecrafts-the-case-of-charles-dexter-ward

It's a Lovecraft adventure game from the makers of Scratches and Asylum. Need I say more? Yes, I do, they've signed on S.T. Joshi as their consultant.

Why are you still reading this? You should have backed already.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on October 07, 2014, 12:51:00 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/h-p-lovecrafts-the-case-of-charles-dexter-ward

It's a Lovecraft adventure game from the makers of Scratches and Asylum. Need I say more? Yes, I do, they've signed on S.T. Joshi as their consultant.

Why are you still reading this? You should have backed already.

No, you should not. This project is dicey in the extreme given the controversy surrounding their business dealings with some supposed copyright holders of HP Lovecraft's likeness.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on October 14, 2014, 10:10:48 AM
Hasn't launched on kickstarter yet, but Shane Ivy has posted the introduction video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjZfJIHBkhg
Quote
"Puppetland" is a storytelling game (with strings) in a grim world of make-believe. Back it at Kickstarter to bring an expanded, full-color, hardback storybook edition clambering to life. "Puppetland" is written by John Scott Tynes, illustrated by Samuel Araya, Raven Mimura, and Hannah Kennedy, and published by Arc Dream Publishing.

And John Scott Tynes had this to say on G+ (https://plus.google.com/107290072499482738015/posts/fBvVfFZUNix):
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The manuscript is a third longer than the Hogshead edition, which itself was about a third longer than the original version on my website.

I explain how to create Puppetland adventures, include a sample one, and cover quite a bit of advice on how to run and play it successfully. Plus there's a bit about Puppetland LARPs. And some other miscellaneous stuff. Primarily, I wanted to make it easier to run and play.

I have a copy of the Hogshead edition, which I treasure, and I've been looking forward to this new edition since John Scott Tynes mentioned working on it on the Unspeakable! podcast in 2012.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on October 15, 2014, 04:03:43 PM
Monsters and other childish things is up on the current Bundle of holding
http://bundleofholding.com/
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on October 15, 2014, 06:19:05 PM
I know some people are not fans of TOR but this is interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 17, 2014, 01:41:08 PM
I know some people are not fans of TOR but this is interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router)

It's especially interesting now: it was suspended five minutes ago.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on October 17, 2014, 02:01:25 PM
I know some people are not fans of TOR but this is interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router)

It's especially interesting now: it was suspended five minutes ago.

I just saw that. Wonder if we will get the full story about what is happening.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 17, 2014, 02:03:09 PM
I know some people are not fans of TOR but this is interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router)

It's especially interesting now: it was suspended five minutes ago.

I just saw that. Wonder if we will get the full story about what is happening.

Yeah: the project was a lie.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/16/this-debunked-kickstarter-project-may-be-the-biggest-crowdfounding-fail-to-date/

Guy was selling junk and lies.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on October 17, 2014, 02:20:32 PM
Yeah: the project was a lie.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/16/this-debunked-kickstarter-project-may-be-the-biggest-crowdfounding-fail-to-date/

Guy was selling junk and lies.
It did smell a bit too good to be true but I committed at the base level to get a single device to see what it did. I fear I should have been more skeptical about its claims and done more due diligence.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 17, 2014, 02:27:30 PM
Well the good news is that if you read the comments you'll see the thing he's trying to sell does actually exist in some facets. It just doesn't do everything he was promising and he didn't make it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: kanesoban on October 17, 2014, 07:30:51 PM
How about a real time strategy game where Skynet fights Chthulhu ?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts)

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4vzYSRPQg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4vzYSRPQg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on October 17, 2014, 10:41:31 PM
An art book inspired by Norse Mythology. It still needs about $8000 in 4 days.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120302834/fall-of-gods
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on October 21, 2014, 08:13:39 AM
It's an RTS from the Planetary Annihilation studio where the factions are Giant Robots versus Elder Things! Humans are the harvestable resource! Can you imagine the  Ross vs Aaron raillery potential?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game)
How about a real time strategy game where Skynet fights Chthulhu ?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts)

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4vzYSRPQg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4vzYSRPQg)

And the kickstarter's been cancelled:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/human-resources-an-apocalyptic-rts-game/posts)
 :'(
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 21, 2014, 01:39:32 PM
Yeah, maybe if they had made a better game with Planetary Annihilation, people would trust them with another Kickstarter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on October 27, 2014, 04:06:42 PM
And the Puppetland kickstarter is live
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on October 29, 2014, 06:39:03 PM
Another Edition of Paranoia...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/paranoia-rpg?ref=category (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/paranoia-rpg?ref=category)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on October 30, 2014, 11:42:07 AM
And the Puppetland kickstarter is live
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie)
And already funded.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 30, 2014, 01:25:02 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie/posts/1034937 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie/posts/1034937)

If it reaches over $15k, I'll write a stretch goal scenario for it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on October 30, 2014, 02:29:43 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie/posts/1034937 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/puppetland-the-storytelling-rpg-of-grim-make-belie/posts/1034937)

If it reaches over $15k, I'll write a stretch goal scenario for it.

My wallet just called you a horrible monster...
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on November 04, 2014, 01:51:18 AM
The Dracula Dossier (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-dracula-dossier) (Campaign for Night's Black Agents) is up and it's doing spectacularly.  It's pulled in about 40.000 $ in about 24 hours. (Roughly, I'm recalculating from pounds)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on November 04, 2014, 07:45:33 AM
John Wick is kicking Play Dirty 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006204732/play-dirty-2-even-dirtier?ref=users)
I have the original Play Dirty and it's a good read.  I may not agree with all of it, but it's food for thought.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on November 04, 2014, 10:51:37 AM
The Dracula Dossier (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-dracula-dossier) (Campaign for Night's Black Agents) is up and it's doing spectacularly.  It's pulled in about 40.000 $ in about 24 hours. (Roughly, I'm recalculating from pounds)

I am happy to finally see this come to fruition after a long tease but my wallet is unhappy with all the cool stuff that is coming down the pipeline.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 17, 2014, 12:48:21 PM
Time to power up your miniature game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/616900694/24x24-wireless-power-board-game-terrain-and-miniat?ref=nav_search (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/616900694/24x24-wireless-power-board-game-terrain-and-miniat?ref=nav_search)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Zombieneighbours on November 17, 2014, 03:43:54 PM
The nightwitch's are one of the hands down most awesome historical oddities of the second world war. An all female night bomber regiment. They killed Nazi's in the dead of night, and became utterly feared, despite flying obsolete biplanes. Now Jason Morningstar is doing a game about them, using the apocalypse world engine.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/night-witches?ref=friends_backed (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/night-witches?ref=friends_backed)

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 18, 2014, 03:54:29 PM
The masters of point and click games are back.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thimbleweedpark/thimbleweed-park-a-new-classic-point-and-click-adv (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thimbleweedpark/thimbleweed-park-a-new-classic-point-and-click-adv)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on November 19, 2014, 02:59:42 AM
If you ever wanted to run Masks with really good props, this (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16120292/masks-of-nyarlathotep-prop-set) is for you.

Combined with the Masks Companion kickstarter coming in January, the best CoC campaign ever published just got pretty snazzed up.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on November 19, 2014, 10:54:58 AM
If you ever wanted to run Masks with really good props, this (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16120292/masks-of-nyarlathotep-prop-set) is for you.

Combined with the Masks Companion kickstarter coming in January, the best CoC campaign ever published just got pretty snazzed up.

From hells heart my wallet spits at thee for pointing this kickstarter out.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 20, 2014, 02:15:19 PM
as someone who is running Masks right now, I wish I had the cash for those props. Well, we've already done New York and London, so a lot of the props have already been used. Oh well.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on November 20, 2014, 03:35:01 PM
as someone who is running Masks right now, I wish I had the cash for those props. Well, we've already done New York and London, so a lot of the props have already been used. Oh well.

You know it's still worth it, right? You'll probably run Masks again. The project creator has said it will be available later, but it'll cost more, and S&H will be higher.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on November 21, 2014, 12:23:45 AM
Do the kickstarter rewards also include the correct way to pronounce "Nyarlathotep"? ;)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 21, 2014, 12:41:25 AM
Nigh Ar Lo Tho Tep is how I pronounce it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Lordsloth on November 21, 2014, 09:46:20 AM
I know, Ross, I've heard your pronunciation.  ;D I've heard like 3 or 4 different ones from different people, though.   :P
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on November 21, 2014, 02:18:46 PM
I know, Ross, I've heard your pronunciation.  ;D I've heard like 3 or 4 different ones from different people, though.   :P

If one pronounces it correctly one is drawn into his influence. Better to butcher the name.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on November 21, 2014, 07:45:24 PM
I personally tend to pronounce it two or three different ways, depending on how I'm feeling. And in mythos stories and adventures, my preference is for characters to almost never see or hear the name in its "orthodox" form and spelling. Having it highly altered adds to the sense of folklore and incomplete human knowledge. After all, it's not like "Nyarlathotep" is the name his momma gave him; it's just a persona the thing put on back in Egypt one time.

Not that that's relevant to a new scenario I'm currently writing...not at all.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 21, 2014, 09:39:01 PM
My wife's new kickstarter. Give us money ;D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168132927/isle-of-gamers-an-illusive-getaway (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168132927/isle-of-gamers-an-illusive-getaway)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on November 25, 2014, 07:22:07 PM
I personally tend to pronounce it two or three different ways, depending on how I'm feeling. And in mythos stories and adventures, my preference is for characters to almost never see or hear the name in its "orthodox" form and spelling. Having it highly altered adds to the sense of folklore and incomplete human knowledge. After all, it's not like "Nyarlathotep" is the name his momma gave him; it's just a persona the thing put on back in Egypt one time.

Not that that's relevant to a new scenario I'm currently writing...not at all.

When ever I start to pronounce the name I just start doing this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95jD5tMFjhs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95jD5tMFjhs)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Zombieneighbours on December 02, 2014, 01:29:21 PM
Sentinel Hill Press, are seeking funding for the release of Arkham Gazette issue 3. The Arkham Gazette is a really useful Lovecraft country resource, full of esoteria about New England and cool Mythos gaming material. The first issue has my Adventure "The Bosworth House" in it and you can get the revised version of it as part of the kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562089942/the-arkham-gazette-3-a-lovecraft-country-rpg-magaz/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562089942/the-arkham-gazette-3-a-lovecraft-country-rpg-magaz/description)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 02, 2014, 04:05:46 PM
Onyx Path has the new Wraith 20th Anniversery Edition up on Kickstarter as of this morning: http://kck.st/1CC3kaq (http://kck.st/1CC3kaq)

It is damned expensive and that's because this is for the Deluxe edition only which is to be traditionally printed (instead of the usual POD) and embosed. So if you love you some Wraith than check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Zombieneighbours on December 02, 2014, 05:20:07 PM
Yeah....The Wraith release is bad news for me...
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 02, 2014, 05:26:09 PM
I'm happy but also mad. It's expensive as hell AND it's right in the middle of Christmas time, when I already don't have much money. The actual book is 100 dollars... but it looks so pretty... I'll probably just wait myself unless I end up not spending anything Christmas shopping.

Actually what I'm thinking I might do is take up a collection from my gaming group: promise to run Wraith when it comes out if they pony up a few bucks. If I can get four or five guys to put in $15 then the whole thing tooks a little more doable.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Zombieneighbours on December 02, 2014, 05:55:34 PM
Wraith is more than a game for me. It is a work of art.

Everything from the setting to the rules, come together in a perfect storm. It captures everything I like about the world of darkness and yet doesn't descend into the "I hit it with potence" bullshit of vampire, the "i've read this section of rules three times to day, and I am pretty sure they are changing between readings" of mage.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 03, 2014, 12:21:00 PM
Tvtropes is Kickstarting an expansion project, including a mobile ap. I am absolutely in for this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tvtropes/the-tv-tropes-revitalization-project (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tvtropes/the-tv-tropes-revitalization-project)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Graywalker on December 15, 2014, 09:46:14 PM
I recently found this one thanks to the Two Best Friends.

Last Year has one person playing as the psychotic killer from every 80's horror film against 5 stereotypical high schoolers.
A PC exclusive that's made its goal and will not be out until 2016, but the idea of this game intrigued me and I thought I would share it.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lastyear/last-year-5-vs-1-multiplayer-survival-horror (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lastyear/last-year-5-vs-1-multiplayer-survival-horror)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on December 17, 2014, 08:15:11 PM
Sounds pretty awesome
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on December 18, 2014, 11:11:15 AM
Playing superheroes in the UK
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1426158885/legacy-superhero-role-playing-in-the-united-kingdo (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1426158885/legacy-superhero-role-playing-in-the-united-kingdo)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on December 20, 2014, 10:51:16 PM
The long, lost Cody has returned with a comic book Kickstarter that has a strikingly familiar dark, fantasy world with pirates, Cthuloid mermaids, and giant crabs.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2048096852/everland-a-32-page-fantasy-comic (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2048096852/everland-a-32-page-fantasy-comic)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on December 29, 2014, 04:15:28 PM
Eclipse Phase is up on the Bundle of Holding (Again) for the next 9 days.
http://bundleofholding.com/index/current/name/EclipsePhase (http://bundleofholding.com/index/current/name/EclipsePhase)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 13, 2015, 01:13:11 PM
Another Shadowrun story from Harebrained.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kamen on January 23, 2015, 02:18:27 AM
Three projects to take a look at!

Drift Stage. A N64/PS1-era styled arcade racer in the vein of Outrun, Ridge Racer, and Daytona USA.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1910344764/drift-stage (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1910344764/drift-stage)

Starr Mazer. A combination of classic Lucasarts style point-and-click adventure and side-scrolling space shoot-'em-up action!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imagosfilms/starr-mazer (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imagosfilms/starr-mazer)

STRAFE®. A high action, high blood and guts, FPS straight out of 1996.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strafegame/strafe (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strafegame/strafe)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 29, 2015, 12:26:17 PM
World of Darkness new historical expansion: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/world-of-darkness-dark-eras-prestige-edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/world-of-darkness-dark-eras-prestige-edition)

It includes a different era for each of the game lines running from the fall of Alexandria for Mages to the rise of thr Tutors for Vampires, the Cold War for Demons, and the dirty, filty seventies of New York for Werewolves.

Great resource for anybody into World of Darkness or specific historical eras. Check it out, stretch goals will expand eras covered.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on February 08, 2015, 02:55:03 PM
The indispensable Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion kickstarter is now live.



Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Leviathan on February 15, 2015, 02:18:33 PM
Windwalkers looks like it could be pretty cool: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgeanimation/windwalkers-the-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgeanimation/windwalkers-the-game)

The world sounds interesting, but they're asking for a lot of money without showing much of the game, nor much in the way of how they want it to play, which is a bit frustrating.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: nasus on February 17, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
Not gaming but a cool letterpress series on events of 2014 : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/390264703/history-inked-a-design-series-to-remember-the-year (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/390264703/history-inked-a-design-series-to-remember-the-year)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on February 23, 2015, 02:03:00 PM
Support webcomics and see things explode*!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/killer-robot-games/legendary-showdown-machines-and-magic/posts (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/killer-robot-games/legendary-showdown-machines-and-magic/posts)

*"explode" is shorthand for destroyed in a variety of interesting ways.  Things may not actually explode.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Teuthic on March 03, 2015, 01:03:22 PM
Evil Hat is making a boardgame based on Don't Rest Your Head. And it has less than a day to go.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/dont-turn-your-back (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/dont-turn-your-back)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 09, 2015, 03:04:54 PM
The Laundry Files are up on The Bundle of Holding (https://bundleofholding.com/index/current) for the next 2 weeks
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 10, 2015, 03:27:11 PM
John Wick is kickstarting 3 Call of Cthulhu adventures called Curse of the Yellow Sign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006204732/curse-of-the-yellow-sign)

Looks like I need to do some overtime to pay for crowdfunging this month.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 14, 2015, 10:32:58 AM
Help kickstart Ugandan action movies
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakaliwood/help-build-a-ugandan-action-movie-studio-wakaliwoo (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakaliwood/help-build-a-ugandan-action-movie-studio-wakaliwoo)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on March 24, 2015, 03:54:26 PM
Fear the Con 8 is being funded via Kickstarter this year: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336450195/fear-the-con-8 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336450195/fear-the-con-8)

If you're unfamiliar, it's a tabletop gaming con in St. Louis, MO run by the Fear the Boot Podcast guys.

I had a fantastic time there last year, got to meet Ross and Caleb and run Call of Cthulhu for them (good ol' Lefty and the Cyclops), and also play tons of games that I'd never have had the chance to try at home.

This year admission will be free if it gets funded. I'm planning to go and run some games, and hopefully also bring my wife and some other friends along, too.

If it doesn't get funded, it won't happen at all.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Review Cultist on March 24, 2015, 10:05:54 PM
So 30 years of indie film reviews and articles will be going away if this isn't funded...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatchrisgore/save-film-threat-and-bring-back-dvduesday (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatchrisgore/save-film-threat-and-bring-back-dvduesday)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 14, 2015, 02:12:48 PM
Just realised that Vincent Baker (https://www.patreon.com/lumpley) is on patreon.  He's giving access to his game design process. He just announced that work is starting on Apocalypse world 2nd edition.

For those not in the know, he's an a darling of the Indie gaming world and the author of Apocalypse world, Dogs in the Vineyard and  Kill Puppies for Satan among others.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on June 02, 2015, 01:59:31 PM
Inxile is at it again
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv?ref=users (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv?ref=users)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on June 04, 2015, 04:18:43 PM
Kickstarter: We Happy Few....

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/112359230/we-happy-few-welcome-to-wellington-wells-you-saucy (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/112359230/we-happy-few-welcome-to-wellington-wells-you-saucy)

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Zombieneighbours on June 27, 2015, 09:48:30 AM
Hi guys,

For a while now I have been doing some old school Geomorphs as a hobby, relatively recently I set up a patreon, because the process of turning them into a thing for sharing took a lot of time and with a wedding coming up it became pretty important to be able to justify that time in terms other than I like doing this.  I hope you guys will check it out and consider backing it.

Here it is .https://www.patreon.com/the_geomorph_project?ty=h (https://www.patreon.com/the_geomorph_project?ty=h)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on July 07, 2015, 08:39:03 AM
Not about RPGs but interesting none the same

The untold story on Chumbawamba
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dunstanbruce/i-get-knocked-down-the-untold-story-of-chumbawamba (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dunstanbruce/i-get-knocked-down-the-untold-story-of-chumbawamba)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Graywalker on July 11, 2015, 02:25:46 PM
Anyone a fan of Monster Hunter?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507552540/plushie-hunter-monster-hunter-starter-pack (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507552540/plushie-hunter-monster-hunter-starter-pack)

Buttons, pillows and plushies from the game world of Monster Hunter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Kamen on July 11, 2015, 08:37:11 PM
Anyone a fan of Monster Hunter?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507552540/plushie-hunter-monster-hunter-starter-pack (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507552540/plushie-hunter-monster-hunter-starter-pack)

Buttons, pillows and plushies from the game world of Monster Hunter.

Aww, those are super cute!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: BeyondSandrock on August 07, 2015, 04:12:39 PM
Who's up for bringing back one of the greatest cartoons of the 90's?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820796125/swat-kats-revolution (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820796125/swat-kats-revolution)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 07, 2015, 08:53:44 PM
Who's up for bringing back one of the greatest cartoons of the 90's?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820796125/swat-kats-revolution (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820796125/swat-kats-revolution)

I am so down.

Also, new One Night game which I like the look of: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tedalspach/one-night-ultimate-vampire (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tedalspach/one-night-ultimate-vampire)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on August 19, 2015, 10:49:22 AM
Megabots finally has a kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megabots/support-team-usa-in-the-giant-robot-duel?ref=users (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megabots/support-team-usa-in-the-giant-robot-duel?ref=users)

Gaming Tables I wish I had money for :(
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1830353071/carolina-game-tables?ref=users (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1830353071/carolina-game-tables?ref=users)

More Numenera stuff :-D
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/numenera-into-the-ninth-world?ref=users (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/numenera-into-the-ninth-world?ref=users)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Morbid on August 28, 2015, 04:10:47 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084279113/transreality-new-worlds (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084279113/transreality-new-worlds)

A second Transhumanist comic collection from Chris Lackey, half the duo from the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast.  (I suspect between that and the plugs on Ken and Robin Talk about Stuff, many RPPR fans will already be somewhat aware of it.  But just in case..)

I have not read the first one, but I am intrigued by more transhumanist comics.  It's going to be close if it makes it; it's a little over halfway there with only 5 days to go on August 28. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on August 29, 2015, 09:39:08 AM
I really want to read this.  The world needs more transhuman literature.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on August 31, 2015, 06:31:24 PM
I talked about my new favourite movie Turbo Kid over here (http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1281.msg44217.html#msg44217), and now there's an Indiegogo campaign to produce merchandise here: http://igg.me/at/TurboKid/x (http://igg.me/at/TurboKid/x)

The action figure and comic book perks have been unlocked, and it's been hinted rather heavily that the next level will include an 8-bit side-scrolling shooter.  Some of the fun perks already available include getting the movie on VHS tape and 3 1/2" floppy disk, and another hinted at perk is the soundtrack on audio cassette tape.  ;D
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on September 08, 2015, 08:07:53 PM
If you are a design nerd and/or are a child of the 80 space program this might have your interest.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thestandardsmanual/reissue-of-the-1975-nasa-graphics-standards-manual (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thestandardsmanual/reissue-of-the-1975-nasa-graphics-standards-manual)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on September 09, 2015, 06:46:44 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rafaelchandler/viewscream-2nd-edition?ref=home_popular (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rafaelchandler/viewscream-2nd-edition?ref=home_popular)

View Scream
Seems like a interesting little space horror RPG.  The buy-in seems rather cheap at $10 but looks cool.  It is designed to use with video chat programs like Google Hangouts.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 10, 2015, 08:44:46 PM
I actually have a Kickstarter of my own to pimp out. I'm co-writing a space adventure RPG. Please check it out.

http://kck.st/1NrO6tp (http://kck.st/1NrO6tp)

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on September 11, 2015, 11:31:02 AM
New anthology by Golden Goblin Press - Tales of the Caribbean -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/tales-of-the-caribbean (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/tales-of-the-caribbean)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Thorn on September 11, 2015, 06:15:16 PM
Awesome man!!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 13, 2015, 04:00:25 PM
I actually have a Kickstarter of my own to pimp out. I'm co-writing a space adventure RPG. Please check it out.

http://kck.st/1NrO6tp (http://kck.st/1NrO6tp)

Oh shit, I didn't know you were co-writing it. I just backed it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on September 13, 2015, 08:22:57 PM
I actually have a Kickstarter of my own to pimp out. I'm co-writing a space adventure RPG. Please check it out.

http://kck.st/1NrO6tp (http://kck.st/1NrO6tp)

Thanks for sharing.  Sounds like a fast, fun game.  Backed!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on September 14, 2015, 02:34:38 AM
I actually have a Kickstarter of my own to pimp out. I'm co-writing a space adventure RPG. Please check it out.

http://kck.st/1NrO6tp (http://kck.st/1NrO6tp)

Fantastic! Good luck!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: KillItWithFire on September 17, 2015, 10:04:17 AM
The Infinity table top skirmish game is getting the rpg treatment, and it's being done by Modiphius, the guys who produce Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutants Chronicles, and the upcoming Conan rpg, among other things.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/corvus-bellis-infinity-roleplaying-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/corvus-bellis-infinity-roleplaying-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on September 17, 2015, 10:26:11 PM
My friend and game designer Les Smith just launched a Patreon for his latest writing project, The Pastime Machine, a novel written entirely in sonnets.  He's a talented poet (for which he has received many finely timed insults from me), and it is a good read so far. 

http://www.patreon.com/LesterSmith?ty=h (http://www.patreon.com/LesterSmith?ty=h)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: KillItWithFire on October 01, 2015, 03:17:25 PM
Harebrained Schemes is at it again, this time with classic Battletech.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech?ref=nav_search (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech?ref=nav_search)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 07, 2015, 05:35:31 PM
Aquelarre, http://kck.st/1jRR2mj (http://kck.st/1jRR2mj) , is an excellent tabletop RPG that is now getting an English translation!  Think King Arthur + Spanish folklore and mythology + witchcraft + Call of Cthulhu + GORGEOUS stained-glass/tapestry art + the horrors of everyday medieval life = FUN.  Plus it has this guy, who you might encounter in the wild:

(http://goo.gl/g14UY0)

Full disclosure: my friend is the translator for this project, and I didn't want to post until it here until the project was well-funded.  And there are enough Call of Cthulhu and World of Darkness fans here (Stewart Wieck of White Wolf fame is the manager of this project) that might want to check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 15, 2015, 09:08:31 AM
Just to follow-up on Aquelarre:  you can get a 250 page PDF of Brevarium, which is essentially the "player's handbook" (and everything you really need to play) for just 5 bux. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: KillItWithFire on November 18, 2015, 04:39:40 PM
Joel Hodgson is going to be making more awesome!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on November 23, 2015, 05:05:48 PM
Aquelarre looks very slick.

LUMA DICE

Metal dice with lights.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372946489/luma-dice?ref=nav_search (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372946489/luma-dice?ref=nav_search)

how can you not?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on December 03, 2015, 03:27:22 PM
Secret Hitler looks like a really cool Werewolf/Resistance-style game, with the charming theme of pre-World War II Germany and lizardman fascists. Plus some great new mechanical elements. I'm backing it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maxtemkin/secret-hitler (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maxtemkin/secret-hitler)

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on December 11, 2015, 08:04:03 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rykarjove/hp-lovecraft-cthulhu-mythos-great-old-ones-idols?ref=category (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rykarjove/hp-lovecraft-cthulhu-mythos-great-old-ones-idols?ref=category)

Get a Great Old One for your shelf.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on December 17, 2015, 05:20:01 PM
Our latest dice game, SuperPower Smackdown!, is on Kickstarter.  It's basically just a Yahtzee/pub-style dice game where heroes battle each other.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/superpower-smackdown-dice-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestersmith/superpower-smackdown-dice-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on December 27, 2015, 04:37:31 PM
I talked about my new favourite movie Turbo Kid over here (http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1281.msg44217.html#msg44217), and now there's an Indiegogo campaign to produce merchandise here: http://igg.me/at/TurboKid/x (http://igg.me/at/TurboKid/x)

And here's my swag for supporting this campaign:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5650/23642223729_b649830511_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C2bzr4)
Turbo Kid Action Figure Set (https://flic.kr/p/C2bzr4) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on January 29, 2016, 07:06:04 PM
Modiphius have a kickstarter for another post apocalyptic expansion to the award winning Mutant: Year Zero.

Which they advertise as a "furry and feathered (r)evolution" but I digress....

(http://i.imgur.com/UsvkDDQ.jpg)

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"In a remote mountain valley, mutant animals dwell under the watchful eyes of the mysterious Watchers. Kept prisoners for generations by electric wire and drones in the sky, never knowing who's next to be dragged off to deadly experiments in dark laboratories, the animal mutants have had enough. The time for resistance is now. The fight for freedom has come..."


Mutant: Genlab Alpha is the first major expansion to Mutant: Year Zero, the award-winning pen&paper roleplaying game by Free League Publishing and Modiphius Entertainment. But Mutant: Genlab Alpha is no mere supplement - it stands on its own and can be played as a complete game in its own right.

(http://i.imgur.com/8RpzgXG.jpg)

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Mutant: Genlab Alpha tells the story of the mutant animals, and introduces them into the dawnworld of Mutant: Year Zero. Some of the contents:

--   New rules, PC roles, skills and powers for mutant animals. The expansion includes all the rules you need to play!
--   A detailed description of Paradise Valley, the mountain valley where the animals are being held, including a beautiful full-color map.
--     A description of the mysterious underground facility called the Labyrinth, where the Watchers dwell.
--   The complete campaign Escape from Paradise, letting the characters lead the fight for freedom and uncover the mysteries of the Watchers.
--     Unique strategic game mechanics for putting the players truly in charge of the Resistance, planning its operations.
--    An overview of how the mutant animals can travel to the Zone if they manage to escape, and join the human mutants of Mutant: Year Zero.

They smashed through their kickstarter goal in less than one day and the Stretch goals are pretty cool.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/mutant-genlab-alpha/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/mutant-genlab-alpha/description)


(http://i.imgur.com/eMCcs3r.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w7JR4yF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3A1aaf8.jpg)

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Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 01, 2016, 06:36:40 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/226674021/apocalypse-world-2nd-edition?ref=category_popular (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/226674021/apocalypse-world-2nd-edition?ref=category_popular)

Goes without saying.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on February 09, 2016, 12:33:52 PM
John Wicks 2nd edition of 7th Sea (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnwickpresents/7th-sea-second-edition) is life.

If funded 30K $ in 7 minutes.  7 min !   :o

It's now at 150K $ after less then 24 hours and still going.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: The Lost Carol on February 09, 2016, 01:22:16 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/evolution-climate-a-stand-alone-boardgame (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/evolution-climate-a-stand-alone-boardgame)

If you like the board game Evolution, they're Kickstarting a standalone update / conversion kit for the new edition.

(Editor's note: my brother works for North Star games. I am in no way being compensated for this endorsement   :(  lol I actually played and knew about Evolution well before he took this job.)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on March 01, 2016, 04:04:26 PM
Codex

a cool CCG kickstarter, ending soon
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sirlin/codex-2/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sirlin/codex-2/description)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: IDaMan008 on March 02, 2016, 08:36:10 PM
A friend of mine is Kickstarting a quick, fun battling card game that he created called Monster Melee. It has a long list of unique, funny characters and lots of cool original art. My wife and I were a part of the playtest group, and it made her hate me in fewer than two turns!

http://kck.st/1QPWENd (http://kck.st/1QPWENd)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: The Lost Carol on March 04, 2016, 01:11:34 PM
Kinda surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, but Baby Bestiary Vol. 2 (with a reprint of Vol. 1) is up on Kickstarter. 4 more days and needs $3000 more.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/metalweavedesigns/baby-bestiary-volume-2-and-vol-1-reprint (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/metalweavedesigns/baby-bestiary-volume-2-and-vol-1-reprint)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on March 04, 2016, 05:26:27 PM
Well, there goes my money
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on March 05, 2016, 01:24:01 AM
Kult is getting a reboot and is currently kickstarting. I fear my memories of this game (I think I still have a copy boxed up somewhere) are colored by having it occur so long ago and also having been 17 when I read the book and ran the game but it has my money and many other folks as well.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1037361623/kult-divinity-lost-horror-roleplaying-game-rpg (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1037361623/kult-divinity-lost-horror-roleplaying-game-rpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 05, 2016, 06:24:19 PM
I know Dark Horse did the comic when I opened my comic shop.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 11, 2016, 09:30:24 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lacedrecords/hotline-miami-collectors-edition-vinyl (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lacedrecords/hotline-miami-collectors-edition-vinyl)

Beautiful Hotline Miami vinyl. Sorry Ross, they don't have a cassette :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on April 02, 2016, 02:04:46 PM
Most of y'all might already be aware of this, but Unknown Armies is Kickstarting their new 3rd Edition:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game)

I'm in for the whole hog, $160 reward tier. I've always wanted to play this game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 04, 2016, 07:54:06 AM
I have expensive dental stuff to deal with we'll see what my resources are after that. If it doesn't eat in to my Red Markets fund I plan to get the books plus dice.

Problem is I have a large chunk of the pdfs from the bundle of holding.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: constructacon on April 05, 2016, 12:26:16 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lacedrecords/hotline-miami-collectors-edition-vinyl (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lacedrecords/hotline-miami-collectors-edition-vinyl)

Beautiful Hotline Miami vinyl. Sorry Ross, they don't have a cassette :)

Cassette i was hoping for 8 track!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on April 05, 2016, 10:53:18 AM
I'm in for the whole hog, $160 reward tier. I've always wanted to play this game.

I did not go whole hog but only went a half rack of ribs. I am trying to back less kickstarters the rest of this year as I went in pretty heavy on the Delta Green, Kult, Best of Fenix, and a few other non gaming projects I have dropped way to much recently. I expect I will back Red Markets at some reasonable level as well.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 08, 2016, 07:09:40 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanmacklin/katanas-and-trenchcoats-retromodern-roleplaying?ref=home_recs (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanmacklin/katanas-and-trenchcoats-retromodern-roleplaying?ref=home_recs)

And I said to myself there was only 2 projects I was going to back damn it.

Hope we get an AP of this at some point.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 09, 2016, 11:43:09 AM
Mythos colouring book anyone?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jacobwalkerart/mythosmonsters-a-lovecraft-art-book-and-coloring-b (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jacobwalkerart/mythosmonsters-a-lovecraft-art-book-and-coloring-b)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: PirateLawyer on April 09, 2016, 06:09:03 PM
I'm in for the whole hog, $160 reward tier. I've always wanted to play this game.

I did not go whole hog but only went a half rack of ribs. I am trying to back less kickstarters the rest of this year as I went in pretty heavy on the Delta Green, Kult, Best of Fenix, and a few other non gaming projects I have dropped way to much recently. I expect I will back Red Markets at some reasonable level as well.

I went for the whole full meal deal too. I treasure my old UA stuff (which was sadly underused back in the day) and I'm sure my playgroup will dive in with gusto after we finish up some short runs of ToC and CoC published stuff. Running this in tandem with Delta Green will satisfy anything one could want for modern horror.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 12, 2016, 08:08:28 PM
Backed the PDFs for now until I'm sure I can afford postage.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg?ref=category_featured (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg?ref=category_featured)

In the mean time. An RPG about the remnants of humanity living inside a Great Old One.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on April 13, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
For the science/astronomy nerds on these forums, a topographically accurate lunar globe (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1822742096/moon-the-most-accurate-lunar-globe)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on April 19, 2016, 11:42:11 PM
Backed the PDFs for now until I'm sure I can afford postage.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg?ref=category_featured (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg?ref=category_featured)

In the mean time. An RPG about the remnants of humanity living inside a Great Old One.

Stole my thunder!  I added a few things.




Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg/description)

Belly of the Beast RPG

http://www.bendutter.com/sigil-stone-publishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg/ (http://www.bendutter.com/sigil-stone-publishing/belly-of-the-beast-rpg/)

Written by Ben Dutter.  The artists are Jeff Brown and Arthur Asa

(http://i.imgur.com/lYLEYCo.png)

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Belly of the Beast is a tabletop roleplaying game that focuses on grim scavengers living in the vast innards of the Great Devourer, salvaging and scraping through the swallowed ruins of a bygone age.  The game uses the Ethos Engine (Vow of Honor, Hunt the Wicked), but has been rebuilt to model the incredibly difficult and terrifying lives of scavengers in the belly of the Beast. You can read the alpha working draft (about 30,000 words) or the quick start rules (a few pages).  Characters are driven by their Instincts, and improve their skills after successfully completing more and more valuable pulls – scavenging missions. They have to work together with their company, try to barter off their salvaged goods, and survive amid caustic acid, bloodthirsty reavers, and hungry cannibals.

(http://i.imgur.com/TOpCGBf.jpg)

Testimonials

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Joshua Yearsley, editor for Evil Hat Productions:

"Everything about Belly of the Beast makes sense, and that's an impressive feat. This is a Bronze Age fantasy that somehow also feels like hard sci-fi - just as colonists on Venus would adapt to the planet's harsh realities, so do the inhabitants of the Evergut.  The Beast's bowels not only inform the lives, cultures, and practices of the Swallowed, but also incite exploration of gender, class, and family. Ben's created an authentic sense of time and place in nearly unthinkable conditions. Fantastic."

Setting

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A medieval fantasy world has been swallowed by a massive World Eater.   The characters are scavengers, digging through the refuse of the Eaten Age.   Highly focused on surviving in an endless web of dark, digestive dungeons and tunnels.  Hundreds of years ago a massive rock fell from the sky, crushing kingdoms and continents in a shower of molten stone. Eventually, life in the realms returned to a state of normalcy, and the many clans continued their incessant struggle for power.

Three generations ago, the skyrock - possessed with foul energies and discordant vibrations - erupted in a disgusting ball of effluence and viscera, birthing the creature that dwelt within it: the Swallower of Worlds, the Insatiable God, the Devourer, or simply: the Beast.

Incalculably large, the Beast unfurled its great girth upon the land, consuming thousands of leagues of soil, stone, and forest. One by one, the mighty strongholds and great armies of the age fell to its inexorable consumption.

And yet when legions, empires, and cities are swallowed whole, not all is lost. A rare few survive the Devouring, and test their mettle living in the Belly of the Beast.

You are one of these exemplars of grit and greed: a scavenger. Hundreds of great civilizations have been consumed, but their wares, artifacts, and materials are ripe for the taking deep within the recesses of your new home.


(http://i.imgur.com/j1UOEbi.png)


I flipped through the about 300 page alpha.   Check this out.

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Hunger

The single most significant element of the Beast is its Hunger. When the Beast gains Hunger, it decides to consume more of the land. And when its Hunger is abated, it is content to sit for months or years slowly digesting through castles and mountains and forests.

A company’s actions can have a major impact on the Beast’s Hunger. Any large scale extractions, pulls, or movement of heavy quantities of debris that prevent the Beast from digesting it increases its Hunger. Breaking large pieces of debris loose and sending it deeper into the Beast decreases its Hunger.

For example, Katarod’s company wants to accelerate the rate at which the Beast is consuming a particular region, as the influx of fresh trees and water is helpful to the scavengers. They go and make several large pulls, blocking up passageways, and preventing much of the debris from traveling (slowly) down the digestive tract and deeper into the Belly. As it isn’t gaining nutrients from its food, the Beast’s Hunger increases.

Later, Katarod and his crew want to stop the Beast from eating anything until after they’re picked through the best and freshest loot. They go deeper into the Belly and dislodge great quantities of rock, mud, and other waste so as to fill up the Beast’s entrails with otherwise undigested food, making its Hunger decline and desire to eat stop.


Pain

While the Beast certainly doesn’t feel pity or remorse, it can feel Pain. Despite many attempts, the Devourer can’t be killed, or even seriously wounded. The united armies of a hundred kingdoms stood before it, unleashing their greatest weapons and technology - with hardly any effect. They were eaten along with the rest of their cities and the ground they stood upon.

However, the Swallowed know that the Beast can be hurt from within, and while the injuries aren’t substantial or life-threatening to the gluttonous creature, they can change its behavior and cause it discomfort.

Scavengers can use this to their benefit, but more commonly reavers and violent strongholds will attempt to elicit a reaction from the Beast in order to endanger their enemies. The most common of these is to simply hack, drill, and mine your way into its flesh.  :stare:

The first few layers are easily scraped away, however after several feet the omnipotent creature’s guts begin to heal so rapidly that all but the most dedicated organizations can hardly make a dent.

Few and far between are instances in which a hundred or more workers make a concerted effort to damage a segment of the Beast’s innards - and often the boiling hot blood and terribly deteriorative fumes are enough to make the attempt not worth the effort.

Even such a small impact upon the Beast’s health can cause a major reaction, forcing the Beast to roil and move violently, regurgitate great quantities of half-digested waste, or feverishly consume certain elements such as cooling clay or saltwater.

Sometimes external events, or large scale random shifts within the Beast’s bowels can cause it Pain - more than one semi-permanent stronghold has been dislodged in such a tumultuous location, disappearing into the black depths of the Belly’s lowest regions. :ohdear:

In general, scavengers want to prevent the Beast from experiencing Pain, as it complicates their job. The more stable, calm, and happy the Insatiable Demon is, the more reliably they can extract valuable hauls.

...

Hazards

The Evergut is saturated in danger, ensuring that only the most cautious and careful scavengers survive more than their first attempted pull.

...

The most common form of Hazards are the Beast’s digestive systems - various tentacles, acids, fluids, gases, slimes, mucks, and other inner-musculature that causes scavengers to become stuck, encased, drowned, asphyxiated, stabbed, mashed, chewed, or otherwise killed.

(http://i.imgur.com/rzqYy2g.jpg)

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Adapting Belly of the Beast into other games

Want to spring a Belly of the Beast game on your unsuspecting party? The following scenarios come to mind...


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Let's talk mechanics.

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Survival and Instinct

The system focuses on skilled survivors compelled by their innate Instincts. It highlights the dynamic between their need to cooperate with each other and their personal, selfish, and often dangerous desires.

D6 dice pool

Belly of the Beast uses a pool of d6 to resolve Tasks. Successes are counted based on the face value of each die (1-6), with the number determining success based on a character's Skill. Poorly skilled characters succeed on a 6, while the most competent succeed on 3s or better.

Skill based competence

Characters' abilities are based upon the eight Skills (Awareness, Coordination, Cunning, Influence, Lore, Might, Resolve, and Stealth). The better at a particular Skill, the more likely an action within that Skill will succeed.

Universal task resolution

Players roll a relevant Skill to overcome a Task, and can add Instinct Dice (ID) to their base roll. When characters fail to overcome Tasks, they suffer Consequences. Combat, mental challenges, physical obstacles, and social interactions are all handled in the same Task system.

Instincts

Players select two Instincts that drive their characters to act, earning ID when acting Instinctively, and spending them to activate Instinct Maneuvers or add dice to their roll. A character with the Greed Instinct can consistently find the most valuable item in a given area, while one driven by Loyalty allows the character to suffer a Consequence in another's stead.

Talents


Each character has player-defined Talents, freeform abilities that provide bonuses when relevant. A character could be especially Nimble, granting them a bonus when they're attempting to balance over a chasm, or an Expert Alchemist, gaining an advantage when brewing potions and harvesting ingredients.

Specialties


Scavengers fill their role with a single Specialty - a narrow field of expertise or innate capability that grants an edge when relevant. An Engineer automatically succeeds when creating simple tools, while a Tracker has permission to attempt otherwise impossible tracking Tasks.

The author mentions, in the alpha, the system was designed to be a Storygame where the GM does not roll dice.

In order to succeed at a task, you need to be skilled and lucky (only rolling one or two dice) or you need to spend Instinct dice to roll multiple times.  Instinct Dice can be replenished by giving into one's instincts which can be like a vice in World of Darkness.  So there is this sort of tension between "my character giving into his darker side to try to survive" and "he attempts to rely on the thinnest margins of luck and his friends to stay true to his higher nature".



Why you should fund this already funded project

Ben Dutter wrote on the kickstarter... "About an hour and a half ago marks the one week point of the Belly of the Beast Kickstarter. Not only have we funded, but we've pressed onward to the $4,000 stretch goal. That means more art for you and more money for Jeff and Arthur, a win-win I'd say."


Who is one of these Artists?

Arthur Asa

(http://i.imgur.com/gMjiMQj.gif)

Hardworking artist-dude based in Mexico.  I first became aware of Arthur's work when he stopped into /tg/ to illustrate what ever crazy ideas were posted. He did this for free on a regular basis. He has given his dues, is a good guy and why don't we help his project succeed?

I was really impressed by the nuances of humor in the details of Arthur's sketches and just how fast he was able to respond to /tg/'s requests.

Examples. Most of the black and white images are /tg/ requests:

(http://i.imgur.com/pzr1h4B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KkVKmzX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tOKx5bz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5SN6DTJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Gj626NX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0INVbsO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yTjWsZT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PkhcJmD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bmP2mlA.jpg)

Tumblr (Arthur's current portfolio) : http://regourso.tumblr.com/ (http://regourso.tumblr.com/)

Deviant Art: http://regourso.deviantart.com/ (http://regourso.deviantart.com/)

(http://i.imgur.com/0EpUouA.jpg) 

(http://i.imgur.com/1cZBZ9u.jpg)

The idea, "Honor thy father," becomes particularly chilling as the story evolves.

Where the Heart is (free webcomic): http://www.wthi.one/comic/dusk/ (http://www.wthi.one/comic/dusk/)

.....
Links:

How does Belly of the Beast play?

One shot podcast playtest of Belly of the Beast:  http://oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/one-shot/142-belly-of-the-beast/ (http://oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/one-shot/142-belly-of-the-beast/)

Current Belly of the Beast Draft: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15BOdcpeoOTnpkgev1N93lsz9-RlhALj7wIOVr2icB6Y/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/document/d/15BOdcpeoOTnpkgev1N93lsz9-RlhALj7wIOVr2icB6Y/edit?usp=sharing)

Quickstart rules link is currently broken

Belly of the Beast Author's Blog (Ben Dutter): http://www.bendutter.com/blog/ (http://www.bendutter.com/blog/)



Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: The Lost Carol on April 20, 2016, 12:07:13 AM
*Doot Doo Doot Doo Doo* Saving up for Red Markets...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game/description)

Dammit. I'm not really the biggest into Dark Souls and this looks good enough that I might want in.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 20, 2016, 01:05:10 AM
You can always buy the dark souls game when it comes out.

I did back Belly of the Beast and UA3 tho. Also, NPC.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 20, 2016, 06:43:03 AM
Of the two I'd rather wait for BLOODBORNE for the minis etc.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: The Lost Carol on April 20, 2016, 10:11:09 AM
You can always buy the dark souls game when it comes out.

I did back Belly of the Beast and UA3 tho. Also, NPC.

I was being facetious. I've never played a Souls game, so I don't think I'd start with the board game. Does look good though. I like the minis and the single player aspects are nice.

Don't worry, Caleb will get all my money.  :D
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on April 20, 2016, 01:23:08 PM
You can always buy the dark souls game when it comes out.

I did back Belly of the Beast and UA3 tho. Also, NPC.

Cool!

I was thinking, in an abstract sense Belly of the Beast is trying to address the question of how do players survive in a environment where the terrain and resources shift rapidly.

Which reminds me of Carcosa.

From the partial bits I've read of the alpha, Belly of the Beast's mechanics focus more on survival and interaction of players against long odds in a Storygame manner, but maybe there will be additional mechanics (in the Hazards sections) that model different rates of shifting terrain(s) and concomitantly differential access to essential resources in an interesting way.

Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 20, 2016, 02:10:30 PM
My initial impression was the 2000AD comic Gutsville.

then I read the description and it's more torchbearer in a thing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on April 20, 2016, 03:33:22 PM
My initial impression was the 2000AD comic Gutsville.

then I read the description and it's more torchbearer in a thing.

This sounds cool. Can you throw some good links down about it?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 20, 2016, 04:51:47 PM
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutsville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutsville)

www.gutsville.com/Blog/Blog.html (http://www.gutsville.com/Blog/Blog.html)

shop.2000adonline.com/free_thrills (http://shop.2000adonline.com/free_thrills)

That last one is just free 2000AD comics because I am generous.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on April 20, 2016, 06:28:03 PM
Thanks Adam
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 22, 2016, 03:30:34 AM
This might be the coolest game kickstarter I have seen this year.

So, some of you might be familiar with this writer called Patrick Rothfuss.  He wrote a couple of books that some of might have glanced through called "Name of the Wind" and "Wise mans Fear". 

So, his book has a game in it.  It's sort of his worlds version of Chess or Go. 

Now someone has gone and made the dam game and supposedly it's good.  And now Cheapass games is kickstarting (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/tak-a-beautiful-game) the whole thing.  And of course it being endorsed by Patrick Rothfuss (http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2016/04/tak-a-beautiful-game/) it's funded in a day or so.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 23, 2016, 03:40:06 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahshaffer/noirlandia?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahshaffer/noirlandia?ref=users)

A weird Noir rpg I found the other day. I like the idea that it is both gmless and designed for one shot play. Looks like fun if you want to get your Dark City on.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 01, 2016, 11:08:33 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/2027287602/neoreaction-a-basilisk?ref=thanks_tweet (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2027287602/neoreaction-a-basilisk?ref=thanks_tweet)

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A book of horror philosophy about the end of the world, the alt-right, and an AI from the future that wants to torture you. Yes, you.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on May 10, 2016, 10:54:34 AM
Rifts being converted to Savage Worlds
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/rifts-for-savage-worlds?ref=users (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/rifts-for-savage-worlds?ref=users)

I don't know if I am happy or not....
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 20, 2016, 01:41:46 PM
But it's not palladium...


www.kickstarter.com/projects/samjokopublishing/the-veil-cyberpunk-rpg?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samjokopublishing/the-veil-cyberpunk-rpg?ref=users)

Another Apocalypse powered Cyberpunk goodness to go with The Sprawl and Headspace (Tac-net/PC Hivemind the game). This one's more focused on Augmented reality and affecting society-ish.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Cthuluzord on May 23, 2016, 10:43:31 AM
The Red Markets Kickstarter is up!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Moto42 on May 23, 2016, 09:13:47 PM
I don't know how much it helps, but you're featured as a 'Project we love' by KickStarter.
Good luck Caleb, I hope you get to pay your writer when it's all over.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: RadioactiveBeer on May 23, 2016, 10:24:08 PM
I've backed at the "you are legally obligated to tolerate me for at least an hour at GenCon" level.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on June 07, 2016, 10:50:52 AM
A gloomy, nautical campaign setting in the vein of Fallen London's Sunless Sea

14 days left as of time of writing


The Driftwood Verses

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/464014331/the-driftwood-verses (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/464014331/the-driftwood-verses)

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The Driftwood Verses is a gloomy, nautical fantasy campaign setting for old-school tabletop role-playing games. It's directly compatible with Lamentations of the Flame Princess and more broadly compatible with a large selection of traditional systems.

The setting was conceived as a Dark Sun-esque re-skinning of standard D&D tropes, starting with the conceit that "whales are dragons." It has since developed into something well beyond that original idea. The major inspirations include stuff like Moby Dick, Dishonored, Sunless Sea, Dune, The Scar, and the Monster Blood Tattoo series.

The book focuses on a blighted maritime region called Walfismeer. It's an impressionistic fantasy setting, a collection of symbols and metaphors come to life. Anachronisms abound. Grizzled mariners pilot haunted, tentacle-powered iron ships across a sludge-poisoned sea. Sinister roachmen quad-wield black powder pistols in hungry cities ruled by vice and bloodsport. Secretly trained navigators employ esoteric disciplines to guide vessels across a mysterious psychic barrier called The Reef. Desperate meerfolk raise sonorous hymns to Leviathan in deep-sea, whale-corpse cathedrals.

I understand Lamentations of the Flame Princess comes with baggage for some patrons. But please don't automatically dismiss excellent settings that are based on those OSR rules because a writer would rather explore a settting more fully than suffer through making their own mechanical system.

As an example, Kennith Hite wrote Qelong for LotFP

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/117257/Qelong (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/117257/Qelong)

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This is NOT another rehash of the typical age of sail/talk-like-a-pirate setting. It's something slightly weirder. It's like Melville's Nantucket meets Leiber's Lankhmar with an oil-spill-chic soundtrack by Tom Waits and Bathory rattling in the background.

The whole time I've been writing this book, I've been talking about it over on Google Plus. You can catch up and find tons of excerpts, concept art, play reports, and more by checking out the #driftwoodverses tag over there. Feel free to circle me while you're at it.

https://plus.google.com/explore/driftwoodverses (https://plus.google.com/explore/driftwoodverses)

FAIR WARNING: The Driftwood Verses is being created with adults in mind. It contains adult language, violence, sexual references, and disturbing imagery. If it were a movie, it would be rated 'R'.

...

Three new character classes for LotFP: The psychic Navigator who uses sigil foci to unleash mental powers, the quad-wielding Blattarian roachman, and the pitiable Vassal, a vat-grown albino slave species bred to take pleasure in servitude.


(http://i.imgur.com/hV7Fuof.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/R0gtG5o.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/dGIDbxI.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/YvnVZHV.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/5QHjYld.png)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on June 07, 2016, 06:47:02 PM
Reminds me of Dishonored and Bioshock. Along with Blue Planet and Polaris we're getting so many unironic seapunk rpgs.

I don't mind LotFP so much though a lot of their art squicks me the hell out and I'm not into many old school games aside from listening to RPPR's DCC peasant funnels.

That said I did buy the A Red And Pleasant Land setting book which was a really interesting read. If RPPR plays it I look forward to whoever picks the ALICE class (Probably Aaron).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on June 24, 2016, 11:17:45 AM
Caleb mentioned  Murders & Acquisitions on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/HebanonGCal/status/739968769074724870 (https://twitter.com/HebanonGCal/status/739968769074724870)

Unfortunately the kickstarter is over but the project is successfully funded.  Maybe it will be available on Drive Through.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/murders-and-acquisitions-rpg/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/murders-and-acquisitions-rpg/description)

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The Game:

Murders & Acquisitions is a tabletop RPG of subterfuge, espionage, intrigue, theft, and murder in an absurd corporate world. Everything you need to play will be contained in a single game book. A variety of PDF support materials will also be provided.

The players portray corporate go-getters who are willing to climb the corporate ladder by any means necessary. You might sabotage a rival’s pet project, steal his secrets, destroy him socially, or simply kill him and cover it up. Lie, kill, steal – it’s all fair game in a cut-throat corporate world. You can create a character in a matter of minutes. Resources in the book allow a GM to craft an adventure quickly and fill in the blanks as the group plays.

Murders & Acquisitions utilizes a simple, dice-based system for task resolution. Skills are rated with a die type, from d4 to d12. You roll that skill die plus a d6, add the results, and compare the total to a target number. There are ways to bump the die types up or down based on circumstances, as well as ways to gain additional dice to roll. Each action is resolved with one die roll. Both success/failure as well as degree of success/failure are resolved with one roll.

The core game is set in an alternate version of our own real world. Stretch goals will add a series of optional, modular add-on rules that bring a variety of fantastical elements to the game. These add-on rules can be mixed and matched to create a more complex, unique version of the Murders & Acquisitions game for everyone to enjoy.

...

The Game Book

Every optional chapter made it into the book through stretch goals. Here’s a rundown of what will be in the game book.

Introduction – The basics of the game and world setting.
Chapter 1 – Character Creation – Complete rules for creating a Murders & Acquisitions character.
Chapter 2 – Rule System – The core rule set for the game.
Chapter 3 – Supervisor Guidelines – Advice and rules for GMs along with additional setting information.
Chapter 4 – Friends & Enemies – Stat blocks for a wide variety of NPCs.
Chapter 5 – Story Ideas – A guide for creating adventures in the world of Murders & Acquisitions.
Chapter 6 - Magic & Spellcasting - Spellcasting rules and magic items. Also, some magical traps and a company that utilizes magic in its dealings.
Chapter 7 - Monsters & Templates - Monster bloodline templates for characters. Also, a whole bunch of monsters and a company run by monsters.
Chapter 8 - Future Tech - Rules for cybertech and nanotech. Additionally, some tech monsters and a company that wants to build a better you by sticking technology in your body.
Chapter 9 - Cosmic Horror - Dark magic, some artifacts, and insanity. Also, some fell creatures from beyond the edges of our reality and a company that has made a pact with one such horror.
Chapter 10 - Apocalypses & Mutations - Guidelines for different types of apocalypses as well as character (and monster) mutations. In addition, some apocalyptic monsters and dangerous wild animals.

Ongoing news here: http://www.nerdburgergames.com/ (http://www.nerdburgergames.com/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on June 24, 2016, 11:19:04 AM
Mutant Crawl Classics RPG (MCC RPG)

Kickstarter LIVE.  YES! By the Dungeon Crawl Classics folks.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/mutant-crawl-classics-rpg-mcc-rpg (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/mutant-crawl-classics-rpg-mcc-rpg)

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Triumph & Technology Won by Mutants & Magic

You’re no zero. You’re a wasteland wanderer: a mutant, a seeker, a robot-killer, a stoic shaman guarding forgotten ancient sciences. You seek triumph and technology, winning it with mutations and magic, soaked in the radiation and quantum fields of the mutated, the savage, the semi-sentient, and the artificially intelligent. There are treasures to be won in the taboo lands and ruins, and you shall have them.

Return to the glory days of science fiction gaming with the Mutant Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure like it’s 1978 again, with modern rules grounded in the origins of post-apocalyptic role playing. Fast play, a mysterious future, and 100% compatibility with the DCC RPG system await you — just activate your artifact...

Mutant Crawl Classics (MCC RPG) is a stand-alone setting that applies the DCC RPG rules to a post-apocalyptic setting. You'll love MCC if you like Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, or DCC RPG. You don't need to own DCC to play MCC.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on June 29, 2016, 10:11:43 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock?ref=users)

System Shock remake!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Tim on July 05, 2016, 06:45:27 PM
A friend of mine has a pair of these shoes and they are great looking and very comfortable (he claims) although expensive. Had I not just ratchet down my patreon/kickstarter expenditures I would be into this for a pair of shoes as opposed to a token backing but hopeful a few of your will be able to let your atheist flag fly.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1181654223/atheist-shoes-mobile-shop-across-the-usa (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1181654223/atheist-shoes-mobile-shop-across-the-usa)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on August 18, 2016, 01:47:10 PM
My friend makes amazing belts, and he is launching a Kickstarter to make MOAR sweet belts at a cheaper price.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obscurebelts/obscure-belts-a-whole-new-way-to-latch-your-belt

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Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Claive on August 26, 2016, 05:06:57 PM
The Gods War
A Gloranthan Boardgame by Sandy Petersen
Similar to Cthuhlu Wars
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/the-gods-war?ref=user_menu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/the-gods-war?ref=user_menu)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: The Lost Carol on August 30, 2016, 08:47:55 PM
The author Orrin Grey is Kickstarting a hardcover edition of his first short story collection, Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings. The stories have a heavy Lovecraftian feel. One of the stories is available for free on the Kickstarter, Black Hill. The stories are really, really good, and Black Hill alone has some gamable elements. We interviewed him on Technical Difficulties if you also want to hear his pitch.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aeeth/never-bet-the-devil-and-other-warnings (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aeeth/never-bet-the-devil-and-other-warnings)

http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/8/27/keib0l6u6d662jspnpifakop2vow0c (http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/8/27/keib0l6u6d662jspnpifakop2vow0c)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on September 03, 2016, 07:59:35 AM
Steve Jackson Games are doing a kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying-game-powered-by-gurps) for Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game (GURPS engine).  Looks like they are seeing if they can drum up support for a print run, rather then sell PDFs.  The books do look pretty.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on October 03, 2016, 03:03:22 PM
My favourite sci-fi webcomic (Crimson Dark (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/)) is back up after a long hiatus and now has a patreon account.

https://www.patreon.com/crimsondark/posts (https://www.patreon.com/crimsondark/posts)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on October 03, 2016, 06:39:40 PM
I've backed this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ki-khanga-a-sword-and-soul-role-playing-game/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ki-khanga-a-sword-and-soul-role-playing-game/description)

Personally, I want more African-inspired epic and heroic fantasy in my life.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on October 03, 2016, 11:31:03 PM
I've backed this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ki-khanga-a-sword-and-soul-role-playing-game/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ki-khanga-a-sword-and-soul-role-playing-game/description)

Personally, I want more African-inspired epic and heroic fantasy in my life.

That looks super cool. And another card-based resolution system! I'm a fan of that. And yes, the world needs more African-
 culture-based fantasy. The only major property that I can think of that's devoted major attention to it is Magic the Gathering, with the Mirage block way back in 1996. Though Pathfinder does have some African-themed areas in its setting books.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on October 06, 2016, 07:41:37 PM
www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110293/Spears-of-the-Dawn (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110293/Spears-of-the-Dawn)

The Stars Without Number guy has one.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Redroverone on October 19, 2016, 10:00:03 AM
The Kickstarter for Deep Madness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness) seems pretty nice, especially for the Lovecraft curious.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on October 19, 2016, 05:41:21 PM
The Kickstarter for Deep Madness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness) seems pretty nice, especially for the Lovecraft curious.

GOOD FIND
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on October 19, 2016, 05:47:42 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/perseverant-rpg-a-survival-story-game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/perseverant-rpg-a-survival-story-game)

A survival game for the table top.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on October 20, 2016, 10:44:20 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1921129910/bluebeards-bride?utm_source=drivethru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email01&utm_campaign=audience (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1921129910/bluebeards-bride?utm_source=drivethru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email01&utm_campaign=audience)

this seems right up our collective alley and seems particular to Ross' interests vis a vis Ruin.

Edit:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/motobushiman/gattaibushido-fusion-mecha-pilot-rpg?ref=project_page_recs (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motobushiman/gattaibushido-fusion-mecha-pilot-rpg?ref=project_page_recs)

Aaron: I figure you'd want to know about a "Voltron" RPG.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on November 18, 2016, 03:55:56 PM
Fear the Con 10 is Kickstarting now! It'll be in St. Louis Missouri next June 23rd and 24th. Attendance will be free, but the more money they can raise in the KS the better the con will be.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/893138919/fear-the-con-10-x-con (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/893138919/fear-the-con-10-x-con)

Incidentally, Fear the Con was where I first got to meet Ross and Caleb.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 19, 2016, 02:43:10 AM
Yeah, I'll get a table.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on December 13, 2016, 03:34:45 PM
Harlem Unbound

Call of Cthulhu.  Harlem Renaissance.  Gumshoe support as well.

Get in.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1881168175/harlem-unbound-a-cthulhu-roleplaying-game-sourcebo/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1881168175/harlem-unbound-a-cthulhu-roleplaying-game-sourcebo/description)

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Harlem Unbound is a unique RPG sourcebook that takes players into the exciting world of the Harlem Renaissance at its height, to face terrifying horrors from the Lovecraftian Mythos. This groundbreaking tome gives Keepers and players everything they need to bring this unique place and time to life, and engage with the people who gave it its soul.

Harlem Unbound is compatible with multiple systems, with options for investigating the Mythos on New York’s jazz-soaked streets using either Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG or any of the several GUMSHOE-powered investigative RPGs by Pelgrane Press.

This sourcebook flips the standard Lovecraftian view of minorities on its head, putting them in the role of heroes who must struggle against cosmic horrors while also fighting for a chance at equality. By default, the protagonists of Harlem Unbound are African American, not white (which is the standard assumption found in Lovecraftian fiction). Our heroes and heroines come from all walks of life with regard to class, ethnicity, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation.
 
The heart of the Renaissance was a revolution aimed at changing the world through art, ideas, and the written word. It was a uniquely powerful movement against the unjust status quo, a time in history that still inspires today. The history, people and stories in this book shine the spotlight on the people of Harlem, their successes and their struggles.

(http://i.imgur.com/mB2zeF3.jpg)

Some highlights

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Test your moxie by stepping into the ring with the Galveston Giant, Jack Johnson. Bob and weave to stay one step ahead of the horrors humanity isn't meant to know.

Enjoy a night in the Dark Tower listening to jazz, sipping on bootleg whiskey, and verbally sparring with author Richard Wright. Find yourself, lose yourself, among the giants of the Renaissance.

Duck into the Cotton Club, avoiding the Nightgaunt's elevating deadly embrace. Find another way to get high and leave the turmoil behind.

SCENARIOS 

Harlem Hellfighters Never Die: An ancient enemy from the battlefields of World War I has returned to exact vengeance on the Hellfighters. Can you rally them to save the day, or will you join the legion of the dead? 

The Contender: When former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson asks the players to investigate the death of a young fighter, the case takes them to Harlem’s lowest and highest areas in search of answers—none of which are easy, and only open the door for much harder questions.

My only caveat is that some of their stretch goals are non-written products (lighter and a hoodie) which always cause problems.

It's a shame stretch goals don't include a King in Yellow adventure. Or some Dreamlands crossover like Dreamhounds of Paris.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on December 13, 2016, 07:28:21 PM
Dovetails quite nicely with Caleb talking about the Harlem Renaissance in Luke Cage recently and BBC 6 Music had a segment on last sunday about jazz age slang used in Jazz music centering on Harlem.

At least they kept the physical goals to only a couple items and at higher backer levels.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 15, 2016, 01:35:05 AM
I backed it. Also backed Tales of the Loop.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on December 15, 2016, 12:19:38 PM
I was late to the Stranger Things party so I just finished as Tales from the Loop came out perfect timing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on December 17, 2016, 01:49:46 PM
I backed it. Also backed Tales of the Loop.

I'd be interested to hear an RPPR review of Tales of the Loop.  Supposedly Tales of the Loop predates Stranger Things?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 17, 2016, 06:19:32 PM
I backed it. Also backed Tales of the Loop.

I'd be interested to hear an RPPR review of Tales of the Loop.  Supposedly Tales of the Loop predates Stranger Things?

I do plan to review it when I get the book.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on January 24, 2017, 10:58:04 PM
*shines the Ross-Bat signal*

The Star on the Shore

(http://i.imgur.com/KGd1eIT.jpg)

 Chaosium licenced Call of Cthulhu sandbox adventure in 1920s New England.

Six days left

Fully funded, many stretch goals unlocked.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkcultgames/the-star-on-the-shore-a-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-module?ref=nav_search (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkcultgames/the-star-on-the-shore-a-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-module?ref=nav_search)

No idea if it's good.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 25, 2017, 02:31:53 AM
ah fuck it, might as well back it at the PDF level.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: trinite on January 26, 2017, 06:37:58 PM
Alas for the Awful Sea
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259750074/alas-for-the-awful-sea-myth-mystery-and-crime-in-1 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259750074/alas-for-the-awful-sea-myth-mystery-and-crime-in-1)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/015/183/571/4cdb2a621a6ab796c7ae2fb52f07277e_original.png?w=1024&h=576&fit=fill&bg=000000&v=1484559028&auto=format&q=92&s=cf8c0d22c1d830ff3a423b709e00665e)

Alas is a story-focused tabletop roleplaying game about a ship’s crew navigating the remote British Isles. There, they face a world consumed with suspicion, sadness, and desperation. Struggles for power have deadly consequences; mysterious disappearances plague the region; and those who seem human may not all be so. Amidst all this, the sea sends forth strange messages. Will you be the one to listen?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on January 27, 2017, 06:21:52 PM
Alas for the Awful Sea
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259750074/alas-for-the-awful-sea-myth-mystery-and-crime-in-1 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259750074/alas-for-the-awful-sea-myth-mystery-and-crime-in-1)

Backed! We'll have to give it a go on Tech Diff sometime
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on January 28, 2017, 11:22:25 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/fears-sharp-little-needles-adventures-for-call-of?ref=home_recs (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/fears-sharp-little-needles-adventures-for-call-of?ref=home_recs)

More tomes for the pile. I haven't looked at it yet.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: orthelan on February 03, 2017, 12:28:34 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/fears-sharp-little-needles-adventures-for-call-of?ref=home_recs (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/fears-sharp-little-needles-adventures-for-call-of?ref=home_recs)

More tomes for the pile. I haven't looked at it yet.

Loved The Things we Leave Behind. This looks to be more of the awesome quality of that book.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on February 22, 2017, 08:00:32 PM
Found this courtesy of Hiro Protagonist on the Something Awful Forums

Lex Occultum

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256540796/lexoccultum-role-playing-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256540796/lexoccultum-role-playing-game)

Quote from: 'Hiro Protagonist'
Riotminds, creators of Trudvang Chronicles, have put up a translation of their other big roleplaying game, Gotterdammerung, on Kickstarter, under the name Lex Ocultum. It's a really interesting idea. All the secret societies and occult stuff of the 18th and 19th centuries? It was true, and you are the people that had to fight the fuck ups of the ignorant nobility who dabbled in that which man should not know. In a way, it is similar to Call of Cthulhu, and it uses the BRP system, but it is based more heavily in the Enlightenment, with more of a Templars fighting in the background rather than random people swept into the conflict, at least as far I can tell.

(http://i.imgur.com/gXyuGni.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/zCH0fIK.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Twisting H on February 23, 2017, 12:45:26 AM
Post-apocalyptic Luchador comic with zombies.  Huh.

I don't go looking for this stuff, it just finds me.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lukeofkondor/el-marvo-1-post-apocalyptic-luchador-story-for-1?ref=6nn8u4 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lukeofkondor/el-marvo-1-post-apocalyptic-luchador-story-for-1?ref=6nn8u4)


(http://i.imgur.com/SNoW6zA.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on March 05, 2017, 07:21:05 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/medeiros/the-watch-rpg/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/medeiros/the-watch-rpg/description)

The Watch is a tabletop roleplaying game set in a "light fantasy" setting known as The Clanlands. It takes place during a dark and horrific war between the now-united ten clans who live there and an invading force, known only as The Shadow.

The Shadow is a powerful and insidious enemy that is able to enter the minds of its opponents and slowly turn them to its side; twisting them into unnatural foes.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on April 28, 2017, 04:40:55 AM
Eclipse Phase 2nd ed is up and doing well

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507486226/eclipse-phase-second-edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507486226/eclipse-phase-second-edition)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 28, 2017, 06:34:08 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/sigil-and-sign-cthulhu-mythos-rpg-where-you-play-t?ref=profile_starred (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/sigil-and-sign-cthulhu-mythos-rpg-where-you-play-t?ref=profile_starred)

I know we all probably went in on EP2 but Sigil & Sign seems interesting. Being a mythos game where you play the cultists.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 29, 2017, 02:08:56 AM
It sounds interesting but I've heard mixed reviews of system it uses.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 29, 2017, 08:08:39 AM
Fair point. I assume that anyone reading these posts probably has multiple mythos rpgs anyway.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on July 09, 2017, 08:39:57 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-hitman-paperback?ref=profile_starred (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-hitman-paperback?ref=profile_starred)

Psychic Assassins anyone?
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on July 22, 2017, 04:49:01 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/spire-rpg?ref=profile_starred (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/spire-rpg?ref=profile_starred)

The Spire an RPG about subjugated Drow being oppressed by their High Elf opressors. A Weird Fantasy rpg by thy creator of Honey Heist and One Last Job.

Feels like the New Crobuzon books by China Mieville.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on August 11, 2017, 07:59:39 PM
This year being the 40th anniversary of Ogre, Steve Jackson Games is doing another ^@**&?!! Ogre kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogrezine-the-ogre-magazine (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogrezine-the-ogre-magazine)

This is just a small one - a pdf magazine.  But backer rewards include Ogre 6th ed & Ogre Miniatures stuff.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: constructacon on August 26, 2017, 01:01:37 AM
some unknown compulsion has prompted me to post the link to easy roller dice's new kickstarter for there dice tray.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/easyrollerdice/octagon-dice-tray-with-dice-staging-area-and-lid/ (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/easyrollerdice/octagon-dice-tray-with-dice-staging-area-and-lid/)


almost as if i hear a chant every time i listen to rppr!
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on August 28, 2017, 09:05:54 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/983623045/sins-the-roleplaying-game?ref=profile_starred (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/983623045/sins-the-roleplaying-game?ref=profile_starred)

I love Will Kirkby's art and the idea of Immortals versus swarm of undead in a cyberpunk setting. Like Gantz or Blame etc.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: CADmonkey on October 07, 2017, 03:43:07 PM
So this recently popped up on my tumblr dashboard:

Consentacle: A Card Game of Human-Alien Intimacy (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/990619951/consentacle-a-card-game-of-human-alien-intimacy)
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In Consentacle, you and a partner squirm your way to a mutually satisfying Human x Alien romance... with or without the benefit of verbal communication! You'll need to divine the other's desires in order to build trust, play your cards right, and transform mutual trust into starry satisfaction. How tingly will your interplanetary liaison feel in the end? Will your encounter leave one party sweaty and exhausted, the other hungering for more? It's up to the two of you to find out... together!

It's already funded, but they're still short of the stretch goal for a Consentacle comic book, and there's only two days to go.
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Gorkamorka on October 23, 2017, 05:03:46 AM
Goblinscomic (http://goblinscomic.com/), one of the better DnD webcomics is running a kickstarter to do an animated series.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369986283/goblins-animated?platform=hootsuite (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369986283/goblins-animated?platform=hootsuite)
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Adam_Autist on January 29, 2018, 11:40:16 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1635382860/league-of-seekers?ref=profile_starred (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1635382860/league-of-seekers?ref=profile_starred)

A bloodborne style RPG with some interesting mechanics. They say they have a cyberpunk setting to (though they called it a cyberdark setting).
Title: Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
Post by: Alethea on January 30, 2018, 06:48:29 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197523193/infinite-galaxies-core-rules (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197523193/infinite-galaxies-core-rules)
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Infinite Galaxies is a science-fiction role playing game of epic adventure for 3-6 players. The game is based on the Apocalypse engine with some cool tweaks to better model stuff like star ship combat, robots, aliens and other hallmarks of Sci-Fi!

You can view the current quick play packet at InfiniteGalaxies.net under the downloads section!

The Technical Difficulties play through with the creator as the GM can be listened to here (https://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2018/1/13/ow9348zkewyl2ivn2odijqz4jat9jy)