John Harper of One Seven Design is currently pitching Blades in the Dark on Kickstarter. If you like “Powered by the Apocalypse” style games or you don’t want to miss out on the next big thing, stop reading this, head straight over there and pledge.
I’ve you want some flavour, check out this great Actual Play post on Sean Nittner’s blog. There’s also a couple of videos of the same session linked from there.
The Kickstarter campaign finishes on 10 April 2015.
Spirit of 77 is a Funky 1970’s Tabletop Role-Playing Game being pitched on Kickstarter by Bob Richardson and Dave Kizzia of Monkeyfun Studios. The game is set in an alternate pedal-to-the-metal, nitro-burning 1970’s that combines over-the-top action, kung-fu films, glam music and classic sci-fi.
It’s also powered by D. Vincent Baker’s Apocalypse World engine, with modifications to encourage amped up action – leaping cars, swinging from rooftops, blowing up tanker trucks, and punching bigfoot right in his hairy face. Can you dig it!
Jason Lutes is currently kickstarting Servants of the Cinder Queen, an adventure for Dungeon World that attempts to capture the flavour of classic Old School AD&D adventure modules. According to the text it gives the GM all of the building blocks; an oppressed village, a ruined monastery, a mad sorcerer, a lost tome, warring gods, an active volcano and a plane of elemental fire; with the freedom to combine and create connections between all of these according to how things unfold at the table. As one would expect from Mr Lutes, it looks really nicely done. There are some very neat ideas here!
The Hero’s Journey Kickstarter campaign, currently being run by Anne and John Ruthven, offers a tabletop roleplaying game set in a world almost identical to our own except that ancient polytheistic pantheons are all still actively and vibrantly worshiped and the gods’ power remains as strong as it ever was.
Gillian Fraser and John Wick are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Wield, a tabletop Fantasy Roleplaying Game in which you play an ancient, powerful weapon and the heroes you wield are disposable hit points.
As a long time fan of the Atomic Robo comic book series by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game from Evil Hat Productions. Well the wait is finally over as it’s now available for pre-order. If, like me, you’re in the UK then the recommended route is to pre-order from Leisure Games. This way you still get your free pdf through the Bits and Mortar program.
Adam Bosarge, Kyle Simons and Jason Faulk have launched their Kickstarter campaign for Worlds in Peril, a Superhero RPG based on the Apocalypse World engine. They look to be doing some interesting things with damage conditions and building characters from multiple mini-playbooks that represent their origin and drive/motivation (e.g. ‘See justice done’), plus I’ve been waiting for a *World game that cracks the superhero genre for a while. This is a strong candidate.
The Kickstarter campaign finishes on 12 May 2014.