Every Saturday, we take a look at notable and interesting Tabletop campaigns ending in the next week. We focus on RPG settings & adventures, accessories, and medium-heavy board games with interesting themes.
Tegel Manor is one of the first RPG modules ever published. It was created by the Judges Guild which was a magazine independent of TSR that was one of the first magazines to feature 3rd party content for Original D&D. and the first officially licensed. I can tell you, I got the original Tegel Manor with the Goodman Games’ Judges Guild Kickstarter, and it is not the most exciting module ever written. But you can see some interesting ideas underneath the chaos of that printing. Tegel Manor is a haunted house adventure there’s not much of a coherent story, and the rooms are just filled with treasure and monsters (with no real backstory on much of anything.)
Frog God Games has done a full reboot of Tegel Manor taking the interesting little tidbits such as the Rump family and extensively detailing them beyond their appearence as living portraits in the original. This campaign has smashed several stretch goals and both versions of the book will now be hardcover.
This is a super-low budget module in a box designed for 3.5 edition. What caught my eye here is they include miniatures, that are for use in the module. Sadly, the price point @$60 appears to be a bit high for the quality here, and even adding in a free snack and “Potion of Healing” hasn’t pushed them close to their goal.
Vagabonds of Dyfed Cyclopedia is a RPG I hadn’t heard of before. It uses the Dungeon World (PbtA) system, merged with OSR (1st edition) D&D rules. This is a very basic RPG which focuses on atmosphere and setting. This campaign is for creating more interesting and detailed characters within the system.
Board & Card Games
Tainted Grail - FOMO of the Week!
Kickstarter is very light on mega-games this week, so Tainted Grail picked a prefect time to launch. This is the latest game from Awaken Realms who did Nemesis, Lords of Hellas, and This War of Mine.
Tainted Grail looks like a dungeon crawler, but it’s quite a bit more ambitious than that. You’ll be playing dark heroes exploring the lands of Avalon in an extensive story-based campaign. Interestingly, it’s not just combat challenges you need to overcome, but also diplomacy.
The game had a $50K goal, but is at over 4.5 Million, so the stretch goals are really pumping, but unlike CMON campaigns, there aren’t a lot of miniature unlocks, with the focus on content unlocks (Although several characters have been unlocked so far.)
The miniatures that are featured are amazing, and some of the best I think this side of Kingdom Death.
This is a modest campaign for expanded content for the OGRE board game, which was one of Kickstarter’s first runaway hits. The campaign focuses on expanding the base game with more scenarios and maps.
This game didn’t catch interest the first round, but after a complete campaign revamp and a better-timed launch, it’s done fantastically; raising over $100,000. The game is a tactical chicken game, and includes a ton of comical chicken miniatures. You roll five dice and place them on banners to enhance your army on your turn. Then, you activate your chickens, moving and attacking in a very simple format that looks to be a great gateway for more complicated miniatures games.
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