Kickstarter RPG

Kickstarter Korner — May 2019

Curse of Hollow Hills – Undead Miniatures on Kickstarter
Roleplaying Spell Effects 2.0 -- Cheaper and Pre-Cut on Kickstarter

If you are looking for RPG related Kickstarters you can invest in, look no further than the sampling of recommendations below. You might find the idea of “investing in” a Kickstarter amusing but that is what Kickstarter is really about. You invest in the company and the product so it can become a thing. There are many companies out there that know if a product kicks, then it is a viable product. I also know there are many people who are hesitant to back Kickstarters with too many “What if?” questions.

I have never had an issue with anything I have pledged for. There was one that did take a while, but when it finally arrived you could not get the smile off of my face. There were extenuating circumstances for why it took years, but as stated, in the end the company still delivered. As stated in the last Kickstarter Korner I am breaking this blog series into three categories — miniatures, dice, and RPG-related products. Occasionally I will throw in an fourth item for those times I really want to bring something else to your attention.

Miniatures Kickstarter

Kickstarter RPG
Elf Rogue is just one of the many incredible miniatures from Atlantis Miniatures

Are you interested in beautifully scuplted minis that are a delight to paint? If you are than you might already be a fan of Atlantis Miniatures. I came across this company back in 2015 when they launched their first Kickstarter. I have loved their work ever since. They launched Goblins, Orcs and Trolls. They now have a great Kickstarter for Wood Elves. I think the Elf Druid is truly amazing and will need to be added to my collection. Which one is your favorite? Check out Atlantis Miniatures: 28mm Wood Elves and let me know.

Dice Kickstarter

In this hobby dice are a staple of just about any tabletop RPG and have a variety of uses. Are you like me and feel you are always in need of buying more dice and more dice sets? If so than I have some great options for you. As a Dungeon Master I tend to wing it rather than spend hours in session prep. So for me any tool that allows me some random options is truly a treasure. I know some DMs who spend hours planning out the dungeon to be ready for the players. What if you could just roll some dice and build your dungeon that way? Enter  DungeonMorphs Revenge — RPG Dungeon Dice & Cards.

Not enough dice? Some say that size really counts so why not get a massive 48mm d20 from the best dice company out there: Easy Roller Dice. Easy Roller Dice have been friends with Nerdarchy for years and they have been our chosen dice company ever since. Their Metal Dice of Ancient Dragons series is my favorite dice set. Now they are back to drop some new dice I just have to have. But whether you are looking to roll some massive heavy advantage with large d20s or you want to roll stats that seem like the thunderstorm is over head with large six-sided dice, Easy Roller Dice Co. has got you covered with Dice of the Giants: Epic 48mm Dice.

RPG content Kickstarter

“This book will contain at least 100 new monsters and lore about the Underworld. You’ll find many kinds of dwarves and orcs; as well as drow, duergar, deep gnomes, dragons, giants, fey, fiends, undead, elementals, beasts, and more. 5E subclasses, events tables, random encounter tables, race information, and even local flora will be included. The monsters will range from CR 1/8 to CR 30, with the chance to add even more creatures. Each monster will have its own color illustration, stat block, and bio.”

Monsters of the Underworld for 5th Edition is Cawood Publishing’s follow up to Monster of Feyland. Eisner-nominated illustrator Travis Hanson’s art follows Monster Hunter Desmond Hawkeye as he delves into the dangerous Underworld to discover unusual monsters and underground societies.

Did you see or play Ghostwalk? It was a supplement for 3.5 D&D and was an amazing book. The Afterlife RPG seems to have been inspired by this settling. This is a system where you play someone who has already died, but did not move onto their selected afterlife. The artwork looks great and the setting seems amazing. Check out Afterlife: Wandering Souls and see if it’s your kind of spiritual journey.

Next to Dice of the Giants from Easy Roller Dice, your puny polyhedrals don’t stand a chance.

Kobold Press puts out great products and has done so for a long time. I frequently use their Midgard stuff as well as the two huge monster manuals: Tome of Beasts and Creature Codex. They are great to use as inspiration for new monsters, or just expansions of existing creatures you already use. But they also do a large assortment of campaign books and Empire of the Ghouls: A 5th Edition Campaign vs. the Undead offers a full-fledges campaign to take characters from level 1-13. You can use the adventure in full, or do as Nerdarchy does and steal the parts you want to use for your own campaigns. There is a players guide as well offering new races, sub classes even new backgrounds and spells. What campaign setting couldn’t use a good ghoul uprising?

And here’s one from another great publisher – an amazing aquatic adventure from Frog God Games. They are famous for putting out massive tomes of information. Sea King’s Malice: a 5E Adventure in the Deadly Depths will not be one of these, but it is designed as a great campaign and from the artwork on the Kickstarter page, it is shaping up to be a book full of gorgeous art. There is even an option to get the ecology of the sahuagin which complements the new released Ghosts of Saltmarsh really well. You would be remiss if you did not check out this one if you have any interest in aquatic adventures. [NERDITOR’S NOTE: Sahuagin are so cool and there’s two adventures featuring them prominently right now? Sign me up!]

So there you have it. These are my recommendations of Kickstarter projects you need to at least look at and consider. Catch you again next month when we have some new selections, including one I know will be releasing that I am very excited about. Stay tuned for that. Thanks for reading, and until next time, stay nerdy!

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Follow Ted Adams:
The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

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