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Crowd-funded games
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:36:55 AM »
I've backed a few Kickstarters over the past couple of years. Many have been fun and exciting (Monte Cook's Numenera and the Dungeon Bastards "World's Worst Dungeon Crawl" are two examples). Most have been late, of course. Really late. But, then, that's Kickstarter.

I have never actually perused Kickstarter. I've always heard about interesting projects via social media. So I figured that it would be nice to have a thread here where we can all share interesting, gaming-related crowd-funded projects. Not just from Kickstarter, but any of the other ones as well.

To start off, I'm currently backing Breachworld. It looks to be an interesting cross between Rifts (unsurprisingly, the author freelances on Palladium products) and Gamma World (civilization collapsed some time ago). It's built on Mini Six, which happens to be my go-to gaming system. Because I've been burned before, I'm paying special attention to how the author is planning his release schedule. He's already released a free 77 page preview which tells me that he really is serious about production.
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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 06:30:19 PM »
I've become something of a Kickstarter Junkie. I'm backing one right now.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63676387/worlds-in-peril

Superhero RP built using the Apocalypse World engine. Looks fun.

I'm only in for a PDF, because for some reason shipping outside of Korea is extra, and I'm...well... outside of Korea.

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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 05:10:14 PM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game

This one looks interesting for folks like me who do a lot of online play.

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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 10:34:27 AM »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-salvation-for-witches-a-pay-what-you-want-book

Saw some of the artwork posted on Monster Brains (somewhat NSFW). Not sure yet if I'm going to back it, but it did catch my eye.
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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 02:18:15 PM »
For a bit of OD&D madness, err fun: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marktaormino/maximum-mayhem-dungeon-2-secret-machines-of-the-st

Looks to be a typical fantasy meets Little Green Men.
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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 07:30:19 PM »
New edition of the classic CHILL:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playattentiongames/chill-3rd-edition-a-horror-roleplaying-game

Lots of good people involved. Give it a look.

To be honest, it is going to be too close to Mayfair's second edition for my taste. But my wife is interested so I pledged.

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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 09:28:07 PM »
I tried kickstater once... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmsarli/game-design-e20-system-evolved-roleplaying-gam-0

It got the funding and then during the post-kickstarter design phase GM Sarlie just kept disappearing and soon the $200 I invested for the 3 collector's edition hardbacks went poof and no one has heard from him since.

I am only slightly bitter, he was in bad health... but nothing was passed onto the investors that were helping with the background, world setting, so on and so forth

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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 09:19:18 PM »
Just a few days left on this one: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120302834/fall-of-gods

Not really game related, but it is about story and the artwork looks phenomenal.
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Re: Crowd-funded games
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 12:25:15 PM »
I was pretty much sold on this as soon as I saw the name... How could I pass up on a game called Shotguns and Sorcery? I hadn't heard of the setting before Monte Cook posted about it (it's using the Cypher engine that's at the heart of Numenera and The Strange and the first 3rd party product to do so) but there are some short novels out. Goblintown Justice is free, a quick read, and gives a nice sense of the setting's flavor.
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Might: 2 | Agility: 3 | Wits: 4 | Charm: 3 | Spirit: 4 | Power: 2

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His craggy face is turned up, bathed in moonlight;
He looks for his goddess to smile upon him.