Day 29: What’s the best run RPG Kickstarter you’ve backed?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: my pockets are not deep. I’ve backed very few kickstarters, though I vocally support a lot of them. I want them to succeed, even if I can’t take part. So, before I mention what I have backed, I thought I’d spotlight two that I didn’t (and am kicking myself for missing out).
Trudvang Chronicles is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game based on the mysterious and dark Nordic and Celtic sagas and myths. Enter a world of enchanted forests, trolls, dragons, spirits of nature, heroes and adventures. Trudvang is both grim and dark, epic and yet down to earth, with a melancholic tone of an ancient age when nature was a living creature and magic was wild and strong. Above all, Trudvang is a saga…
Sounds awesome, right? Well, here’s what I missed out on —
My heart breaks, but not as much as this next missed opportunity.
Monte Cook’s Invisible Sun makes magic magical again. Magic’s not just a series of mechanics. It’s weird, wonderful, unpredictable, and dangerous. With spells and incantations like The Flock Scatters at the Sound of Teeth, Sharp Edges in the First Frost, and The Punishment of Change Comes to the Wary, magic is what the game is all about.
Sounds exciting, no? Like Pan’s Labyrinth meets Doctor Strange. It gets weirder. Take a look at what you’d have gotten with a pledge —
A little part of me just died.
But hey, like I said, I’ve backed a couple of kickstarters via my gaming group.
Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of was a brilliant campaign, full of excellent core and splat books, maps, screens, and more. As a lifelong Howard fan, this was a no-brainer for me, and thus far, Modiphius has delivered a beautiful collection of products.
Here’s what was offered —
My favorite kickstarter, though, wasn’t really an RPG per se.
A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game is a competitive miniatures game for two or more players. Each player controls one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne. Featuring House Stark and House Lannister, the Starter Set comes with over one hundred amazing, preassembled miniatures that are ready to play out of the box! All-new sculpts are based off original art created for the game by our crew under the direct supervision of George R.R. Martin and Dark Sword Miniatures, to ensure that the game delivers what fans have been envisioning for years.
Yeah, so my group will be modifying the game quite a bit, adding our own elements and introducing it into our RPG Campaign. Here’s what we got for our pledge —
Uh, yeah, that campaign was run almost flawlessly, despite all the grumbling on the campaign messageboard. In the end, we received an enormous value for our money. The years of enjoyment that lie ahead for our gaming group is priceless.
#RPGaDay for 2017 is winding down. Only two questions remain.