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Crowdfunding campaigns by Bundle contributors – March 2015

Crowdfunding campaigns by Bundle contributors – March 2015

by Sunday 1 March 2015
  • Just three days left to pledge to the Kickstarter for Don’t Turn Your Back, “a worker placement/deck-builder board game set in a city of Nightmares,” from Evil Hat Productions. You’ll recognize the setting of Don’t Turn Your Back from the RPG Don’t Rest Your Head in our October 2013 Bundle of Nerves. Evil Hat is the gold standard for delivering Kickstarter games on time, as shown by its staggeringly successful US$433K Fate Core campaign in January 2013 and, more recently, the September 2014 Designers & Dragons campaign that funded Shannon Appelcline’s four-volume history seen in our recent Designers, Dragons, and More offer.
  • Ron Edwards, whose landmark indie RPG Sorcerer we’ve presented in two past offers, is crowdfunding an art upgrade for his next RPG, Doctor Xaos. This game of “the quintessential ultra-supervillain” is already finished and will definitely be published; the Patreon funds improved artwork. Ron will post Doctor Xaos updates on his new Adept Press blog.
  • Lady Blackbird designer John Harper, whose Agon was part of our August 2013 Bundle of the Ages, is a week away from Kickstarting his new industrial-fantasy RPG Blades in the Dark, “about a crew of scoundrels trying to make their fortunes on the streets of a haunted city. It features a lighting-fast system for planning jobs, a dynamic action mechanic you adapt to the details of each fictional situation, and a robust crew creation and advancement system that puts the team in the spotlight.” John will be posting teasers all week in the Blades in the Dark Google+ community.
  • And don’t forget John Harper’s Patreon campaign, Tabletop Games, Graphics, and Guides. The most recent fruit of this successful campaign is a new free one-shot game using the Lady Blackbird approach, Lord Scurlock (.PDF link).
  • Newt Newport, whose Monkey was part of our December 2013 Super Asian Bundle Blast, has just launched a Kickstarter to “remaster” his Old School Revival sword-and-sorcery game Crypts & Things. “‘Remastered’ means all the art is being replaced, the rules are being tided up and streamlined, and, if the campaign funds, there will be extra content: more rules, monsters, spell and setting information.”
  • Dyson Logos, OSR map-meister and mastermind of Dyson’s Dodecahedron, continues to produce tons of material for his successful Patreon campaign Maps and Adventures for OSR RPGs. We displayed some small fraction of his output in our November 2014 Old School Revival +2 offer. Dyson’s Mega Delve has extended to 29 maps and is starting to resemble Carlsbad Cavern.
  • Joseph Browning of Expeditious Retreat Press, who contributed to both of our Old School Revival offers, has gone to Patreon to fund his long-running The Tome of Tomes series, descriptions of books you could find in a sage’s or wizard’s library. “If I could only get five people to support my efforts, I’d feel okay about spending the time needed to create them,” Joseph writes on his Sorcery & Super Science blog.
  • Stewart Wieck of Nocturnal Media, publisher of King Arthur Pendragon (and all the titles in our April 2014 Pendragon Bundle) is funding Deck100, a deck of cards to replace dice and enhance your RPGs.
  • And don’t forget the Patreon campaigns Bonus Content from Jenna Moran, designer of Nobilis and Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine (both in our Indie Cornucopia +2 last November); and The Fate Codex magazine from Mark Diaz Truman. Four issues of The Fate Codex have been added to our IGDN Bundle, now in progress.