Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kickstarters You Should Investigate

So I haven't been advertising as much as I'd like.  Here's some stuff you may have missed.

Lamentations of the Flame Princess has an Indiegogo campaign to release the core books in hardcover.  And blah, blah, blah, something about adventures from game designers such as Kenneth Hite, Frank Mentzer, Graeme Davis, Jason Morningstar, and Zak Smith.

You know you want to make those adventures happen, right?

How awesome is Lamentations?  Last time I ran it, the phrase "Sexually transmitted beartrap" was the takeaway message.  Prior to that, Remnant happened.  Check out Mr. Raggi's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (you have until June 1).

Barrowmaze II is a thing.  Following on the heels of the wildly successful Dwimmermount Kickstarter, Barrowmaze II is another old-school megadungeon for Labyrinth Lord.  In this case, Barrowmaze II is the sequel and continuation of the highly-regarded Barrowmaze.  Don't know about Barrowmaze?  Check out the website.  Or the review at Dreams in the Lich House.  Check out Mr. Gillespie's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (you have until June 11).

Farewell to Fear seems like a bit of a gamble, but I'm a gambling man.  It bills itself as "progressive post-fantasy" and indicates that it will focus more on social issues than typical D&D-type games.

While that sounds a little very pretentious, the game has some neat concepts, like the potential for scientific and archaeological exploration.  The planned supplement introduces a chef class, and features a cookbook.

Plus, it's being penned by David A. Hill, Jr., who has done work on World of Darkness, Shadowrun, and Eclipse Phase, so he didn't just fall off the turnip truck.

If you want to learn more, or give funding a try, check out Mr. Hill's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (you only have until May 20).

3 comments:

  1. Well there goes 20 bucks to Farewell to Fear.

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  2. It's a shame that the LotFP kickstarter's likely not going to raise enough money to produce even one of those adventures, nevermind a heap of them. :(

    I noticed Farewell to Fear on RPG.net yesterday; I couldn't make up my mind if it was interesting or unbearably pretentious. In the end, I decided the latter. :/

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    1. Agreed. They might get enough money for the Kenneth Hite adventure. For that matter, they have about half a month left; maybe a bunch of people will pony up?

      I'm with you on Farewell to Fear, although I was intrigued enough to contribute. I'll let you know if it's worth investigation.

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