Crowdfunding by past Bundle contributors – Sept 2019by Bundle Operator Sunday 15 September 2019
- We presented the original d20-era Scarred Lands line in June 2014. In 2014 Onyx Path Publishing reworked the setting for 5E and Pathfinder, and now they’re Kickstarting a new full-color 5E version of the book that started the Scarred Lands line in 2000, the Creature Collection. The Scarred Lands is a place of dynamic heroism, supreme villainy, and incalculable magic. Torn and twisted by battles between the titans and their children, the young gods — fought largely by monstrous titanspawn pitted against humans, elves, dwarves, and other divine races — Scarn is a world still wounded deeply by the Divine War that took place less than two centuries ago. Already funded, this edition of the Creature Collection stands at 160 pages with almost a month left in the campaign.
- Our friends at Magpie Games (whose Bundle contributions include Masks, Urban Shadows, the Fate Codex series, and many more) are funding a licensed RPG based on the boardgame Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right. Powered by the Apocalypse, the Root RPG is about anthropomorphic woodland creatures fighting for money, justice, and freedom from powers far greater than they, in stories reminiscent of Redwall, Watership Down, and Mouse Guard. In its first two days this handsome campaign has already ripped through 11 stretch goals.
- Grant Howitt’s Spire was a highlight of last November’s Indie Cornucopia. Grant is funding a new standalone companion to Spire, Heart: The City Beneath, “a game about delving into a nightmare undercity that will give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of – or kill you in the process. It is a dungeon-crawling, story-forward tabletop RPG that focuses on what characters have to lose in pursuit of their dreams in the chaotic darkness beneath the world.” Heart updates the Spire Resistance system to help tell stories of desperation, hubris, and adventure in the City Beneath.
- Rob (Shadow of the Demon Lord) Schwalb is funding PunkApocalyptic. “The world has gone to hell and nearly everyone who has lived through it has gone mad. In PunkApocalyptic: The Roleplaying Game, based on the wild and irreverent miniatures game of the same name by Bad Roll Games, you and your friends assume the roles of mercenaries who roam the Wasteland. In this bleak and radioactive land, you fight to survive, explore the ruins of what came before, and trade blood, sweat, and tears for the precious bullets that have become the land’s currency. Explore the radioactive ruins, fight battle-crazed mutants, negotiate with bizarre cultists, bargain with junkers and scavengers, and unearth fantastic relics from the past. Brutal and filthy, PunkApocalyptic: The RPG offers thrilling adventures steeped in the carnage of a bleak and devastated future.”
- Caias Ward at TaleSpinner Holdings designed Trigger Happy in our October 2015 Indie Treasure Trove 3 and Riders: A Game About Cheating Doomsday in our October 2015 Indie Trove 4. Now Caias is Kickstarting Retired, a two-player storygame about the ordinary life of a former supervillain. “One player is the Retiree and the other is The Narrator of a world dead-set on annoying a former supervillain trying to enjoy a return to regular life. From nosy neighbors and chores around the house that get out of hand, to former rivals and alien invasions, your retirement isn’t going to be just puttering around the garden.”
- Sanguine Productions (Ironclaw, February 2019) is funding a new edition of its licensed Usagi Yojimbo RPG based on Stan Sakai’s long-running anthropomorphic comic of Miyamoto Usagi, a swordsrabbit in 17th-Century Japan. Originally published in 2005 for the Interlock system, this Second Edition Usagi Yojimbo RPG is Powered by the Apocalypse.
- Graham Bottley of Arion Games contributed the Advanced Fighting Fantasy Bundle in March 2017 and its More Fighting Fantasy companion this past June. Graham is raising funds for Crown & Dragon, a licensed Savage Worlds Adventure Edition flintlock fantasy based on the novel For the Crown and the Dragon by Stephen Hunt. “The year is 1797, and regiments of soldiers fight with muskets and bayonets as well as culverins and cavalry. Arcane magic is wielded by Weirdsmen and Mummers; an enchanted forest known as the Tumble cloaks much of the land; and strange creatures pose a threat to the great warships and merchantmen that ply the seas.”
- Golden Goblin Press (which contributed its licensed Call of Cthulhu scenarios to several past Bundles of Tentacles) is funding The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection with 1920s 7th edition Call of Cthulhu scenarios and a six-story fiction companion, both with adolescent protagonists. “Kids growing up in Lovecraft country have unique childhoods. One set of six cousins growing up in Arkham, Kingsport, Innsmouth, and Dunwich know shadows hide a darker evil, ghosts haunt lonely fields, monsters lurk beyond the walls of sleep, and their hometowns aren’t like other places. They also know that whatever happens, they can face it together and do what it takes to set things right. They’re sure the light of friendship and family can cast away any shadows. But what do kids know…”
- Third Eye Games (The Ninja Crusade 2e in the November 2016 Indie Cornucopia 4 and Part-Time Gods of Fate in the November 2015 Bundle of Fate 3) seeks funds for the Sins of the Father Companion, a new expansion for its 2016 horror RPG Sins of the Father: A Roleplaying Game of Spiritual Debt. You play someone paying for a dark deal made by your family long before you were born. Your character and their family are beholden to this entity for the gifts and purpose the family enjoys. Throughout their lives, the hellborn are asked to perform tasks for their Dark Lord. Even if they are not bound by blood, they are bound by service and must fulfill their duties as stated in their family contracts. Sins of the Father, true to its name, also supports generational play. Once you decide the story is done with one set of characters, a new game can begin as the children of the previous characters who then have to put up with the same thing. The Companion offers new Sinful Gifts, Rituals, and Dark Lords, pregenerated antagonists, and four alternate settings.