The Clay That Woke, Paul Czege’s RPG about minotaurs (yes that’s the player characters are minotaurs), is currently running on Kickstarter. Normally this pitch might give me pause, but it’s Paul Czege, and he’s promising game mechanics that inspire immersive character play in a richly imagined world. Also the core mechanic is the “Krater of Lots”, an oracle system that uses custom tokens to guide situation outcomes. How cool does that sound?
Mr Czege says this is one of the best games he’s ever designed, so don’t be a fool, go back it now.
Will Hindmarch’s Project: Dark Kickstarter pitches a stealth adventure game that is part deck building and part tabletop roleplaying game. The characters are fantastical thieves or spies sneaking unseen through the shadows to obtain loot or secrets. It sounds different. It’s all about infiltration and intrigue, not blundering around storming dungeons and being a hero. I’m in.
Edit: There’s a really atmospheric actual play report over at Platonic Solids that I think really captures the flavour of what this game is going to be all about. Go check it out.
Edit 2: Even more flavourful, listen to an awesome session of Dark, GM’d by Will Hindmarch himself and set in the Dark Planet world, over on James D’Amato’s One Shot podcast.
The TimeWatch RPG Kickstarter is a new GUMSHOE game of investigative time travel from game designer Kevin Kulp. You’ve got a time machine, high-powered weapons and a whole lot of history to save. What could possibly go wrong!
I’m a long time fan of Fred Perry’s Gold Digger comic series; a fun, high-octane cross of Indiana Jones and Final Fantasy. And yet somehow Antarctic Press’s Gold Digger Color Gold Brick One Kickstarter had slipped under my radar. I stumbled across it today and jumped on board.
Happy New Year by the way!
The Protocol Game Series Kickstarter by Jim Pinto of Post World Games is a collection of thematic story/roleplaying games, which use the same simple mechanics — vignettes, interrogations, interludes, and ensembles — to tell non-derivative stories. It’s worth a look for the game pitches alone.
The Ryuutama Kickstarter by Andy Kitkowski, is an original Japanese heartwarming tabletop RPG focusing on travel and wonder, which is currently being translated for release in English.
The Collectanea Creaturae Kickstarter by Ebon Gryphon Games, is delivering a collection of creatures for the Monsters & Magic RPG , which I posted about a couple of months back. As a bonus, one of the stretch goals means there’s also going to be a Fate Core version.