If you’ve been counting, Mythroll Armory has launched ten Kickstarters since their founding, and all of them have been successful. Mythroll simply makes products tabletop gaming enthusiasts want, whether that’s their signature art-styled, hand-carved dice, or related inventions like the one they’ll be introducing next week.
We’ve all been there: You’ve got the urge to play your favorite tabletop roleplaying game. You want the thrill of telling a great story, tossing some dice, and making instant memories. The only problem: your gaming group’s on hiatus, or you’re travelling for a work trip, or – in today’s pandemic world of self-isolation – you’re not able to meet with friends. The only option before was to simply pine over our lost hobby and dream if the good ol’ days. But now, there’s hope: A light that shines at the end of this proverbial tunnel: The Radiance Adventure Engine.
About three days ago Oddfish Games launched the crowdfunding campaign for their latest tabletop RPG modification product, the Radiance Adventure Engine. It’s turned into their most successful campaign to date, reaching its initial funding goal in less than 72 hours.
Most tabletop RPGs are meant to be played by more than one person — someone’s gotta be in the GM driver’s seat, after all. This makes them useless when your buddies aren’t around. But Oddfish Games is working on a solution — an engine that promises to convert ANY multiplayer tabletop game into a single-player experience. Sound impossible? They’re making it happen.
Soon you’ll be able to take your gaming sessions back to the Mesoamerican past when Cinco Soles Games introduces Anawak to the tabletop market. The game’s crowdfunding campaign is live today.
Last year, Free League introduced a revised edition of their famed Lord of the Rings replaying game, The One Ring, in a crowdfunding campaign that set new records. By the time the campaign concluded, it was the most successful tabletop roleplaying core game ever hosted on Kickstarter. As every single company on this Earth knows except for HBO Max, when there’s demand for a product, you keep making it…hence a new variant of The One Ring has been announced for release next year.
The Wicked Ones TTRPG by Bandit Camp Games is a new tabletop roleplaying game being funded on Kickstarter along with its new expansion, Undead Awakening. In both books, Player Characters play as monsters building a dungeon together and slaying adventurers – it’s heavily inspired by the PC game Dungeon Keeper. Both games are currently on Kickstarter in a high-quality print run of the successful 2019 Kickstarter of the original (digital-only) Wicked Ones campaign.
The newest Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Starter Set from Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro showcases a tutorial-style approach mixed with a classic adventure style to bring brand-new players into the fold. The starter set features everything you need to explore your first campaign – but its emphasis on new players may leave experienced players looking for another plot hook.
Next month, London-based Brave Alice Studios will begin crowdfunding their virtual tabletop (VTT) builder, RPG Stories.
Those who enjoy painting miniature figures for tabletop games (or other reasons) may be interested in The DMG Mini Painting System, a new customizable artist’s workstation from Dog Might Games.
Steamforged Games is back — they’re the folks behind the tabletop game translations of Dark Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter: World, as well as a few original creations. One of those original games, Euthia, was sold a long time ago as an exclusively crowdfunded product and has not been made available anywhere since — until now.
The other day I was thinking about Tales From The Loop and wondering if the main reason for its success was that there is no official Stranger Things tabletop game. This feels like a bizarre oversight, as when you think about it, the show is one giant advertisement for tabletop gaming. Just as The Queen’s Gambit introduced a lot of people to chess, I’m sure many viewers got absorbed in ST and then drove down to their hobby shop, but found nothing based around the series. But the shop owner DID have a game about a bunch of kids fighting monsters in the 80s, just not on-brand.