Lente, a young video game developer from The Netherlands, grew up in and around boats. While entering college, she purchased her own small boat to live on and reduce her cost of living. And while on that boat, she began work on Spilled!, a game about the floating structures that have defined her life. Now the crowdfunding campaign for the game is live.
Dynamite Entertainment has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a board game based on the cinema classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Sometimes you hear an idea and you think “I can’t believe it took THIS LONG to think that up.” This is one of those times.
Let’s start the new year off with something from an old year — the Nintendo Entertainment System. Courier is a brand-new game for the 8-bit console, homebrewed to perfection by Kevin Hanley (whose past credits include other NES games like NESCAPE). The crowdfunding campaign to produce physical copies went live this morning.
Free League once partnered with illustrator Simon Stålenhag to bring his book Tales From The Loop to life. The tabletop game became one of their biggest sellers, so why not try it again? Free League has announced a new RPG based on a different Stålenhag book, The Electric State. Its crowdfunding campaign launched on Kickstarter today and reached its goal in minutes.
Frenemies Inc is a card game for two to five players coming from Frenemies Media this fall. The crowdfunding campaign for the game just went live now.
LionWing Publishing has brought over a lot of Japanese TTRPGs to the US, but you might not have heard of this one before. That’s because Eldritch Escape: Tokyo is the first tabletop game to be simultaneously released in both Japan and America at the same time. LionWing is working with design studio Draconian in Japan to pull this off, and the game’s English crowdfunding campaign was launched today.
You don’t need to be involved in big business to know it can be ruthless, but board games like Monopoly drive the point home. That iconic game is rather tame compared to Frenemies Inc, a card game for two to five players coming from Frenemies Media this fall.
In the not too distant future, next Sunday AD, there was a man named Joel, no different than you or me. He produced a long-running cable show, where they made fun of movies either bad or slow. He did a pretty good job raking in the cash, but his bosses grew sick of him so they booted out his ass.
LionWing Publishing has translated quite a few Japanese TTRPGs, but today’s subject, Eldritch Escape: Tokyo, marks a milestone for the company…it will be the first tabletop game to be simultaneously released in both Japan and America at the same time, in both Japanese and English respectively. LionWing is working with design studio Draconian in Japan to make this happen.
After receiving my demo copy of Don’t Play This Game for review and reading the rules, I was keen to jump into a solo TTRPG. This would be my first foray into the solo role-playing genre. I had played Fighting Fantasy books when I was younger, and I am not sure if they count.
If you enjoy Free League’s LOTR tabletop games — The One Ring, which runs on Free League’s engine, and Lord Of The Rings Roleplaying, which is 5E compatible — you’ll be interested in the crowdfunding campaign currently running on Kickstarter. Moria – Through the Doors of Durin, a new expansion, is currently available for a pledge. For long ages, the great city of the Dwarrowdelf was the seat of Dwarven kings, and they were rich beyond measure in gold and Mithril. But a thousand years ago, Durin’s Bane arose and drove the Dwarves from their halls. The city fell into darkness, becoming an abode of Orcs, Goblins – and worse. Countless Orcs perished in the Battle of Five Armies. Maybe the Halls of Durin lie empty once more. Maybe there are piles of treasure there, waiting to be claimed. Maybe Mithril still glimmers in the mines under Caradhras. Cross the dread threshold, adventurer, and delve deep!
Homie and The Dude are a father and son led TTRPG team who enjoy D&D and have created their own systems within it. Fortunately, since the chaotic events from last year mercifully left the third-party 5E-compatible product market intact, they’re still able to package and sell those ideas through crowdfunding. This week they’ve introduced SKY ZEPHYRS, a world of airships where the sky is literally the limit. SKY ZEPHYRS is not a stand-alone product. It’s designed to supplement Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition; you will need 5E to do anything with it. What it can do is dramatically overhaul how vehicles and airships operate in the game. The book contains over two dozen pre-built Zephyrs (airships) ready for use, along with 16 fully illustrated NPCs, 11 new creatures, 13 new player options, 38 magical items and over 200 parts and stations! With SKY ZEPHYRS, each player can pilot their own airship with their own NPC crew, and battle against one another with the intricate set of rules and procedures the book provides. Battles involve a 3D movement system that allows each airship to move on an XYZ axis to dodge enemy fire; as well as deal with the factor of wind. Everything you need to add SKY ZEPHYRS to your game is written within a 250-page book. This book can be purchased digitally with a $22 pledge; extras can be added with higher pledges. It doesn’t sound like either Homie or The Dude are ready to produce a physical copy yet; most tiers include a 25% discount coupon for the future release of the book. Check out the campaign here; SKY ZEPHYRS will be available until September 14.