What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

13th Age Coins and Icon Tokens
These coins are beautiful. I love how they duplicated them from the text of 13th Age, and that they stack just as described. The icon tokens are beautiful as well, and they show a side by side comparison of the picture in the book they duplicated them from. I think if you play 13th Age you really need to check out this kickstarter, and if you don’t then you still really need to look at it because the work put into these coins is amazing.

“We are Campaign Coins from Australia. We make beautiful metal coins for tabletop games. With your help, we’d love to make licensed coins and icon tokens for the 13th Age roleplaying game designed by Rob Heinsoo & Jonathan Tweet, and published by Pelgrane Press.

Whenever we get a new RPG, the first thing we look for is the coins:

“Dwarven gold pieces are square with grooved edges. They get their name from the fact that they stack perfectly, though obviously not with anyone else’s gold coins. To start a fight with a dwarf in a tavern, knock over the tower one of them has stacked beside their ale.” – 13th Age

What a great idea! We recruited our Australian artist friend Drew Morrow and got to work.”
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Fishy Business 1: When it Rains, It Pours

The Fremont troll, a large sculpture under the fremont bridge. He has long hair and a beard, and has a VW Beetle clutched in his hand. He looks like he's crawling out of the ground towards you

The uneasy peace that has allowed Seattle’s supernatural community to grow is suddenly shattered by a blast targeting an apartment block housing many of the city’€™s practitioners: but as usual in the world of Harry Dresden, not all is as it seems.

Featuring Aser, Megan, Patrick, and Uriah. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Ramos Theme.”

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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Elvenroot Collapsible Dice Tower and Dice Case
These dice boxes are amazing. I love that they look a d20, and the engraving is beautiful. A giant d20 on your desk with all your favorite dice seems like the perfect storage mechanism. The Dice towers look beautiful as well, even when collapsed. If you want some beautiful wood pieces in your collection, check these out.

“The Elvenroot Dice Case is itself a perfectly handcrafted 20 sided die. Made of solid White Oak, this dice box measures 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) in diameter with a volume large enough to hold several sets of dice. The rare earth magnets hold the lid securely in place while allowing easy access to the dice inside.

The Elvenroot Dice Tower is a truly portable handcrafted hardwood Dice Tower. Made from solid domestic and exotic hardwoods the tower looks amazing on the gaming table, but it really separates itself from other dice towers in its portability and ease of use. Collapsed, the Dice tower is a small 6 inch x 6 inch square that is 2 inches tall (15.25 cm x 15.25 cm x 5 cm), making it convenient to carry. Unlike other portable towers however the Elvenroot tower not only disassembles in seconds, it also goes together in seconds. If you enjoy assembling 3D puzzles thats great, I just don’t think you should have to at the gaming table.”
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Not So Strange 6: Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Knives

A front and side view of partly mechanical beings

The team follows their nemesis to Ruk where they are joined by a veteran agent with a very familiar name.

Featuring Aser, John, Matt, Mike, and Megan. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Failing Defense”.

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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Noirlandia
I like the idea of the quickstart game, especially since there is no GM! Also I love murder mysteries so this is my kind of game, especially bringing in the Noir aspect. I think there’s a ton of possibilities with this game, and I can’t wait to get my copy.

“Noirlandia is about a tangled murder mystery in a fantastic city. It’s a collaborative, one-shot roleplaying game inspired by Questlandia’s worldbuilding and narrative resolution systems. You’ll create a murder mystery from scratch, reveal the corrupt forces lurking in the shadows of your city, and follow the investigation to its terrible conclusion.

Your characters will fight for answers and question their principles. After 3-4 hours, you’ll have either found the truth, or lost the chance forever. Noirlandia doesn’t have a game master, so nobody knows the answers in advance—your mystery will be created and solved at the table.”

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May Release Schedule

Map of Ruk

What are we playing this month? We’re still going a little reduced on our schedule as Megan has just moved across state lines. Thanks for all of your patience and support!

May 15, 2016 Not So Strange 6: Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Knives
The team follows their nemesis to Ruk where they are joined by a veteran agent with a very familiar name.

May 22, 2016 Fishy Business 1: When it Rains, it Pours
The uneasy peace that has allowed Seattle’s supernatural community to grow is suddenly shattered by a blast targeting an apartment block housing many of the city’s practitioners: but as usual in the world of Harry Dresden, not all is as it seems.

May 29, 2016 Not So Strange 7: Wait, it Shoots What?!
Escaping from the tunnels beneath Ruk, the team and Agent Davis join forces with the Quiet Cabal to take on a threat to Earth. And Ruk before it’s too late.

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Acadecon 2016: Leveling Up
We love the folks over at RPG Academy and are so excited to see them launch AcadeCon once more! This convention focuses on letting you play games with like-minded enthusiasts and big names in the RPG community. It’s located in Dayton Ohio from November 11th-13th this year. You can get a regular badge, VIP badge, or GM badge. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area, or even if you’re not so you can have the chance to hang out with people like John Wick, Rob Schwalb, Kenneth Hite, James D’Amato, Kat Kuhl and more!

“With AcadeCon 2016: Leveling Up! we at The RPG Academy are expanding and growing our own regional tabletop gaming convention. This year it will be in the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton, Ohio. AcadeCon is happening November 11th-13th, 2016.

AcadeCon’s primary focus remains tabletop role playing games. But we welcome board games, card games, tactical miniatures games, LARPs, and anything else that gets people together playing games and having fun!

We have had the extreme fortune of building a wonderful community of gamers that listen to our podcast and play games with us. More than anything, we thrive on interacting with our listeners and fans. This is the true purpose of AcadeCon.”
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A huge thanks from Megan and Aser

Megan and Aser hold out a Cthulhu statue after their wedding.

Megan and Aser would like to thank all the people on social media that have sent them their best wishes and congratulations. We hope TRF has helped you find a fraction of the happiness it has spawned in us, for you would then be very happy indeed.

Megan is in the process of moving to California, to make it harder for them to electronically eavesdrop on the happy new couple’s whispered conspiracies, so the release schedule will be disrupted for a time yet. But oh dear reader, when the time is right… Well, that would be telling. 🙂

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Noisy Person Cards
I’m a huge fan of Kat Kuhl and James D’Amato of Campaign and One Shot podcast fame. This game from them helps you develop new voices for your characters and NPCs in games, as well as have fun using silly voices with your friends. They’ve also made it easy to play with your more inappropriate adult friends and remove cards to play it with kids.

“Noisy Person Cards (NPC) is a party game designed to help people develop new character voices for roleplaying games. If you’re looking to take your role playing to the next level, have a passing interest in voice acting, or want to get some laughs in while killing time before a game, NPC belongs at your table! The core set of Noisy Person Cards comes with 100 unique Character Cards and 500 hilarious Phrase Cards!

Though NPC can be enjoyed by anyone who likes silly voices and classic fantasy tropes, we designed it as a tool for roleplayers. In the work we do on The ONE SHOT Network, we strive to make roleplaying more accessible. For our first game at Paracosm, we wanted to make a tool for people who want to improve their roleplaying skills. While voicing characters isn’t necessary to have fun at your table, it can make an already good thing better! NPC challenges you to invent a variety of character voices in a pressure-free environment. You’re almost guaranteed to walk away from a game with a list of voices you know everyone likes, giving you the confidence to use those voices in a game.”

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Scary on the Choo-Choo 6: You Just Wake Up

The Prince standing proudly on a gibbet with bodies hanging behind him

As they reach Lausanne the party looks up the man who sent a note to Dr. Laurian. As they engage in a bidding war with a mysterious French man for a document with clues about the Simulacrum, things take a turn for the strange.

Featuring Aser, Eli, Megan, Phil, and Zack. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”

Thank you so much for all of your support! Aser and Megan finally got married last week and are headed towards wedded bliss and hopefully several more years of killing each other’s characters.

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