Every week, 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.
Silent Titans is an indy RPG book based on the Into the Odd ruleset (which I had never heard of.) What caught my eye here is the amazing art featured throughout the campaign pages. This is some truly unique stuff. It’s kind of European Modern Art meets OSR RPG games.
The campaign has really taken off, clearing $48K on a $6,500 goal, even though there’s very little about the game actually written. I think that, like me, a lot of people have been captivated by the art, and we have high hopes for the gameplay based on the descriptions on the main campaign page.
Tale is a rules-light dark fantasy RPG. In the game, you will be taking a character who is defined by their diploma (a sheet you print and fill out similar to Dungeon World.) This campaign hasn’t exactly taken off, and I think more about the actual rules of the game would have been nice to feature on the campaign page.
Nibiru is an interesting game that is set on an megaship drifting through space. The PCs unlock memories of past lives which gives them bonuses to actions they take in the game. The start rulebook is available on DriveThru RPG, but I have to say I found the rules to be very confusing. It involves rolling a lot of D4s to determine results. I thought D4s were everyone’s least favorite dice!
The original Gemhammer games Deck of Wonder was to be used in place of the (rather boring) 5th Edition Wand of Wonder table. When you need a random and odd wondrous effect, you could draw from the deck and something great would happen (and you can improvise the rules.)
This After Dark version of the Deck of Wonder adds a ton of much darker and sometimes risque wondrous effects.
Board & Card Games
The Final Flicktier is a 4X space game where combat is resolved by dice. But in this game, you don’t actually roll the dice, instead you flick the dice to capture planets. This looks like an interesting and ultra-streamlined 4X game. Flicking is over very small distances, so it looks like its easy to keep the dice on the table.
This campaign is for a new edition of the popular roll and write game. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on with this campaign, but this is a pretty popular game, and it’s barely broken 10K. It might be just the very confusing rewards offered (several other games by the publisher are offered before you get to the actual Roll Through the Ages rewards.) It might also just be that the only thing that was really added was a smaller game box(!) May be just bad timing as well as there’s very little actively running on Kickstarter right now.
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