Dreamchaser coming to Kickstarter January 24th

Dreamchaser 2017 Imagining GamesDreamchaser: A new roleplaying experience coming to Kickstarter January 24th

Who wouldn’t want to sit down at the table and know for certain — without having to depend on the GM — that you’ll be able to experience an amazing story that hits all of the important, exciting beats?  Or to know that everyone will have essential input on the story?  Few games can promise that, and even fewer can guarantee it.  Dreamchaser does.  Each player decides on one or more “Milestones”, story beats that will appear in the story, that are written with a minimum of context.  These Milestones are arranged in a logical order and placed in the center of the table for everyone to see.  In play, the GM will guide the players through each Milestone in order.  Since the player decides on the beat, but not on its context, our characters get to experience them authentically, since we don’t know how they’ll appear in the story, or even that they’ll go well!  That’s up to our characters.

Unlike most roleplaying games, where you start with a setting and build within its box, Dreamchaser lets you create whatever character you want, and then, due to its focus on narrative mechanics, builds the box around you.  The world, its inhabitants, central conflict, even the genre of the game come organically from player input, but seldom explicitly, which leaves the story free to go in directions no one player will expect.  Dreamchaser gives us the freedom to determine and explore our identity, powers, connections, and essential components of the world and story, both at character creation and throughout play.  Because its focus is on player input and contribution above and before anything else, Dreamchaser is ideal for new players who haven’t had their spark of creativity squelched by more traditional, more restrictive systems.  And since anything goes, no two campaigns will look anything alike, giving it replayability truly limited only by our imagination.

Dreamchaser is a game everyone should experience at least once – but you’ll want to play it again and again.  Whatever you want to experience, whatever your dream, Dreamchaser will make it happen.

Dreamchaser comes to Kickstarter on Tuesday, January 24th.

Jim Dagg
Assistant developer/designer

Psionics Kickstarter is Now Live!

Psionics Kickstarter is Now Live!
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End Transmission Games is thrilled to announce the opening of their Kickstarter campaign for Psionics.
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(Cover art by Jake Bullock; Logo by M. Barree; © End Transmission Games LLC)

Psionics is a tabletop roleplaying game using the DicePunk System, which was featured in our ENnie Nominated Phantasm (2010).


In Psionics, PCs take on the role of troubled youth with tremendous psychic powers; hunted by The Man, coming to grips with their own unique abilities, the characters must navigate a volatile world with even more volatile gifts.

 

 

Psionics Kickstarter to Begin on the 28th!

End Transmission Games is excited to be unveiling a kickstarter campaign for their upcoming game, Psionics.

Following in the footsteps of Akira, Firestarter, Scanners, and Chronicle, Psionics is a game about troubled youth with tremendous psychic powers.

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Psionics is designed under the DicePunk system, a d6-based pen and paper RPG system used in the ENnie Nominated Phantasm 2010. Please check out End Transmission Games’ facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EndTransmissionGames, or their twitter at ETGames, for news about this exciting project.

Non-Player Cards – Kickstarter Countdown

Kickstarter Countdown Begins: Non-Player Cards

Closes on July 30th!

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Creating memorable NPCs can be a difficult task; creating marginally interesting NPCs in-the-moment can be even more challenging. The Non-Player Cards Project is more than a gamer tool, it’s an inspiration tool, full of great art and writing suitable for any setting and system.

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cards7Consisting of 300 cards, the deck is broken out into 8 categories, allowing you to create almost 50 trillion unique character combinations. What’s even better is that, the project offers more than just cards. If you prefer just the text, the project offers a Reference Booklet. And, if you prefer art, you can get the KS exclusive Art Book (or even the Deluxe Art book).

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The project is around for only a few more days. So, if you need an inspiration tool that will help create a personable character or help spicing up an existing NPC, this tool is for you.

Jump in on the action before July 30th: 

http://kck.st/1pO9H1J

 

Fragged Empire – is now on Kickstarter, funded within 12 hours!


Fragged Empire – is now on Kickstarter, funded within 12 hours!

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“Betrayed by your creators, you are a genetically engineered remnant, emerging from the ruin of genocidal war…” sets the scene as players emerge from 100 years of brutal tribalism & savagery after a terrible war and are just now returning to space.

Fragged_Empire_Facebook_v4 (1)Fragged Empire follows four non-human races as they seek to build a new society after barely surviving a genocidal war. As an example one of the playable races (the “Nephilim”) are the descendants of the genetically engineered army that all but wiped out civilisation. 

Wade Dyer has been working on Fragged Empire for the last four years with the goal of creating a stylish and exciting sci-fi tabletop game with his excellent eye for design. “I really want the art in my book to show 2 things. Firstly, it needs to convey the tone of the setting; beautiful, modern, detailed, subtle depth, but vibrant & fun. That mix of energy & grit. Secondly, it needs to convey the passionate craftsmanship that has gone into this book.” – Wade

Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1pVeq1y
Website: http://www.fraggedempire.com/
Youtube (Rules videos): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8YZVac5wtpGMKO_BqlH0Yg

Urban Shadows Kickstarter

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After nearly a year and a half of hard work, Magpie Games is proud to announce that Andrew Medeiros has launched the Kickstarter for Urban Shadows, a Powered by the Apocalypse urban fantasy game. And we are publishing it!
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A dark urban fantasy tabletop RPG Powered by the Apocalypse. Fight the darkness or let it swallow you whole!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1287928832/urban-shadows-rpg

Here are a few words from Magpie’s Mark Diaz Truman about the release:

765a37392278433eabe574f75d1e0e85_large“I knew when Andrew first talked with me about Urban Shadows that I wanted to publish it. I cut my roleplaying teeth on White Wolf games, and the urban fantasy genre has always spoken to me as a person of color. In these stories, the world that I know and the communities I see are the ones that have screen time!”

So for the last year and a half, Mark and Andrew have been working to get Urban Shadows ready. Now we need your help to get it finished, funding the art, the layout, and the printing for our first run of books. And if we can get a little extra to get us started, we’ll be able to work on new Playbooks (The Hallowed! The Dragon!) and City Guides for cities around the United States (and maybe the world?). In other words, help us make this an awesome game!

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WunderWerks Publishing Launches A World of Dew RPG Kickstarter

Ben Woerner of WunderWerks Publishing announced today that he is launching the Kickstarter for his new role-playing game, A World of Dew. 

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This table top role playing game is a sequel to John Wick’s hit RPG Blood & Honor. A World of Dew draws inspiration from Japanese Chambara films, movies like the 47 Ronin, and Memoirs of a Geisha, and game design inspiration from the Dresden Files, Houses of the Blooded, and Legend of the Five Rings.

A World of Dew with LogoIn this Samurai Noir RPG players take on the roles of Geisha, Sumo Wrestlers, Gaijin, Ronin, and more. The game is set during the Tokugawa Shogunate, a time of warring ideals between the old and new. Instead of playing in clans like in Blood & Honor or Legend of the Five Rings players design a vibrant city to explore with unique locations and threats that become the backbone of the campaign. The book is filled with gorgeous artwork from some of the greatest masters of Japanese woodblock printing like Hokusai, Hiroshige, and more.

The Kickstarter launch offers a wide range of backer levels and scads of rewards. Starting as low as $10 for the PDFs of both A World of Dew andBlood & Honor and going as high as $3,000 there is a tier​​ for everyone. The rewards are no less extensive: PDFs, softback copies, custom dice, limited edition hardbacks, stone Honor markers, hachimaki headbands, custom happi coats, custom character rewards, and more. The Kickstarter shares both a quick overview of the rules as well as some of the fantastic art that will be appearing in the book. It will run until early June.

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Follow WunderWerks Publishing on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/woernerswunderwerks

and on Twitter: @BenWoerner

Of Gods & Heroes – The Game of Mythic Adventure Kickstarter!

Of Gods & Heroes – The Game of Mythic Adventure Kickstarter!

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Experience Mythic Adventure!

Create a Hero.

Walk with gods, perform incredible feats, punch monsters in the face.

Be a Legend!

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OGH is a complete, new game from Green Fairy Games, makers of Fae Noir.

Of Gods & Heroes is inspired by mythology – the action movies of the ancient world. We’ve created a system that encourages stories with the same over-the-top coolness and creativity that is embodied in the most ancient storytelling traditions. The focus is on empowering GMs and players to build their own epic – a story unique to their larger-than-life characters, whether your campaign is set in ancient Greece, Viking-era Norway, the height of the Aztec empire, or in a post-apocalypse where the gods have returned.

arm-wrestlingExciting combat is backed by a robust social conflict system and flexible magic.

The system is “rules-medium” with a core d6 dice pool mechanic and consistent, modular sub-mechanics that all support exciting stories and an emphasis on player agency and fun.

The OGH Kickstarter will run through May 18th, but some rewards are limited, so check it out today!

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Adventure Quest: A New Kind of Larp for Youth

Adventure QuestRenaissance Adventures is a Colorado-based company that runs live-action roleplaying games for kids. Its game system, called Adventure Quest, has been crafted and refined over the past 20 years, and it is now nearing completion. Thousands have playtested this re-imagining of fantasy larping; it is the cornerstone of a new kind of edu-larp that develops 21st century skills in the modality of experiential education. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game book can be purchased through the Renaissance Adventures website (www.RenaissanceAdventures.com) or Amazon.com.

 

Gamers and hobbyists will enjoy a game system with nearly unlimited character options, a fast paced and low-math combat system, a larp-to-tabletop translation guide, and a campaign world that is supported by a healthy and expanding business that will continue to provide advanced rules, youtube guide videos, and dozens of adventures that incorporate epic plots, mysteries, ethical dilemmas, and social challenges. Educators and parents will be able to use this system (or a simpler system in production called Adventure Quest: Fundamentals) to develop critical thinking, teamwork, decision making, ethical reasoning, and other skills that are difficult to teach in the classroom.

Beyond individual play, the Adventure Quest game book and its support material is a step toward offering business licenses so that others may take advantage this new kind of youth programming. Renaissance Adventures has already launched one successful license in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Lore Adventures), and they are looking to help other like-minded entrepreneurs to create a fun and successful larp of their own.

For more information, contact Manager@RenaissanceAdventures.com. 

Iron Edda: War of Metal and Bone – For Fate Core™

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Built with Fate Core™, War of Metal and Bone lets you tell the stories of brave warriors, Jarls, Bonebonded giants, and their defense of their holdfasts.

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Be whomever you want: Bonebonded or seer, thrall or Jarl, War of Metal and Bone is designed to let everyone play side-by-side using the same excellent Fate mechanics.
Create your own holdfast and add to the world. Every campaign begins with the creation of your own unique holdfast. Every session will see you adding to the map you’ve made. This is your world and you get to see how it changes.
Form bonds with your party members, celebrate your warrior clan, and honor your history with your own sacred item.

A diverse and inclusive setting that strives to make it so anyone who sits down at the game table will find a place for themselves.

The war with the dwarves and their constructs rages across Midgard. What role will you play?