Friday, July 6, 2012

Start Kicking!

Here are a few crowdfunding campaigns you may wish to consider.

1. A friend of mine by the name of David Phillips (that's his author page on Facebook) is all over the internet.  He's on Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, BoardGameGeek,, Tumblr, and (whenever their website returns) Nevermet Press.  For that matter, he doesn't know it, but the minor Imperial City villain Robert Crafft (better known as Michael Bolton to the PCs) was based on the sorts of nasty villains he played back in our LARPin' days.

Anyway, he wrote a cyberpunk novel called The Trivium Proportion (that's part one of the story from Nevermet Press, again here for whenever the website returns).  Now he's looking to publish.  To that end, he started a Kickstarter for The Trivium Proportion, and he's looking for your help.  I'll have a sample of his writing up a little later; if you like what you read, donate, would you please?

2. Goblinoid Games is still looking for assistance regarding Starships & Spacemen.  Plus, since the new version is compatible with Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future, you can have that "James Kirk, Max Rockatansky, and Gandalf team up to fight Cthulhu" game you've always wanted to run but everyone told you was too gonzo to try (but has already been partially done in this picture).

3. The other day, Land of Nod posted about a battlemap Kickstarter.  If you use minis at the table, these battlemats sound interesting, and the artist's previous work is absolutely gorgeous.  Check out their Kickstarter here.

4. This is the big project being discussed among the OSR crowd.  James Raggi of Lamentations of the Flame Princess is running not one, not two, but nineteen simultaneous Indiegogo campaigns.  Zak Smith wrote about it, Jeff Rients wrote about it, and the man himself wrote about it.  Without further ado, here is the list (or you can check on all simultaneously):

Escaping Leviathan by Aeron Alfrey
The Seclusium of Orphone by Vincent Baker (art by Cynthia Sheppard)
Strange and Sinister Shores by Johnathan Bingham
Towers Two by Dave Brockie
The Unbegotten Citadel by Monte Cook (art by Eric Lofgren)
The House of Bone and Amber by Kevin Crawford (art by Earl Geier)
Of Unknown Provenance by Michael Curtis (art by Amos Orion Sterns)
Machinations of the Space Princess by James Desborough (art by Satine Phoenix)
Horror Among Thieves by Kelvin Green
We Who Are Lost by Anna Kreider
The Land that Exuded Evil by Cynthia Celeste Miller (art by Rowena Aitken)
Pyre by Richard Pett (art by Michael Syrigos)
I Hate Myself for What I Must Do by Mike Pohjola (art by Joel Sammallahti)
Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients (art by Stuart Robertson)
Normal for Norfolk by Juhani Seppälä (art by Rich Longmore)
Poor Blighters by Jeff and Joel Sparks (art by Mark Allen)
The Depths of Paranoia by Jennifer Steen (art by Jason Rainville)
Red in Beak and Claw by Jukka Särkijärvi (art by Jason Rainville)
The Dreaming Plague by Ville "Burger" Vuorela (art by Juha Makkonen)

The ones that caught my eye are  Towers Two because I want an adventure written by the lead singer of GWARThe Unbegotten Citadel because Monte Cook seems to have a head for oD&D,  Machinations of the Space Princess because James Desborough and Satine Phoenix, and  Broodmother Sky Fortress because I still lament not playing in Rients' Caves of Myrddin while I had the chance.  Never having read or run a certain game about Mormons, I can't speak for  The Seclusium of Orphone although it might be up your alley if you know Baker's work.


  1. I'm eyeballing the battlemat campaign closely. I want them, but since I'm hoping to do Salzenmund mat & mini-less, it's tough to justify.

    I went in on the LotFP, as usual, bigger than I should have. I picked up a Gardening Society membership and plunked down for The Faithful on Baker's project. So: fund everything else, guys, and then fund that one. :)

    You might want to consider throwing up links to the Kickstarters you're funding on your sidebar. It's negligibly easy; if you need help working it out let me know and I can show you how. I've done that on my mini blog (still need to tweak my multiple columns to have enough room for them on my gaming blog).


  3. Even better:


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