What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Scroll and Codex Dice Tower and Rolling Tray
I got a beautiful hex chest from Elder Wood in their last kickstarter, and they’ve out done themselves with this one. You can get a couple of things from this. You can just get the Scroll, which is a beautiful collapsible dice tray that can roll up. There’s also the Codex, an amazing portable dice tower. If you get both, the Scroll fits inside the Codex when collapsed. Seriously, these are so beautiful together.

“Hello, we’re Quentin and Dan (the androids from the video). Today, we’d like to share Scroll & Codex, an ancient, leather-bound scroll and scroll case that brings elegance and a touch of the fantastic to your games. Codex transforms into a dice tower with a twist of its base, and Scroll unfurls into a personal rolling tray in moments. With a host of customizable wood, leather, and art options, each Scroll & Codex is crafted to be a unique, timeless relic transported straight out of your game and onto your tabletop.

Help us bring Scroll & Codex into the world, and together we’ll change dicetiny. We know some of you are thinking about the Holiday season, so scroll down to learn about our Holiday Gift Package. As always, if you have any questions, we are at your disposal.”
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Scary on the Choo-Choo 10: DOOM

A green reptilian statue near a lake with mountains in the background

As the team scrambles to find the thing that committed the most horrific murder in the entire campaign, they’re drawn into the conflicts and drama of the other passengers on the Dreamlands Express.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Eli, Phil, and Zack
System: Call of Cthulhu 7e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”(incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Review: Dungeon Crate

I decided to try out another RPG-themed subscription box, so this month I received my first box from Dungeon Crate! Dungeon Crate has been going since about the beginning of the year, and they have pictures of what was in the previous boxes which gave me a better idea of what I could expect in my box. Each box has a theme, and the one I received was Elementally Speaking, with lots of elemental-related items.

Shows the box before and immediately after opening. Box looks like a small chest with the logo on the top. The box is filled with prown paper packing, a sheet about the contents, and the loot!

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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.

Filigree in Shadow
I wish I had a ton of money to sink into the Mysterious Package Company, because everything they release looks intriguing, high quality, and really, really cool. Filigree in Shadow is their latest package that they’re sending out, which is a Victorian thriller. I think there’s plenty of inspiration for a game in the mysteries surrounding their boxes, and the props seem incredibly detailed and cool. (And if someone wants to send me the King in Yellow package, I won’t say no)

“For several years, The Mysterious Package Company has turned the daily trip to the mailbox into an adventure by providing unique stories you can touch. These packages tell amazing tales in multiple chapters, each arriving weeks apart. Chapters are comprised of customized newspaper articles, diary pages, lab notes, photographs, objets d’art, and so forth. Together they place the recipient at the centre of the narrative, often even referring to long-lost (or non-existent) relatives.

These adventures culminate in a handmade wooden crate that has been nailed shut. Within, a custom-crafted artifact acts as the touchstone for the experience; a centerpiece that will spark the telling and retelling of the unexpected sequence of events that began with an unassuming envelope found in one’s mailbox.

We pay extraordinary attention to the details of each experience, right down to the accurately recreated postmark on each letter and how the paper is aged. We include real history in every story, which lends authenticity to the experience and disguises the point at which reality ends and fiction begins.”
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A Rune Awakening 11: Farm of the Living Dead

Foxglove manor from a distance, an eerie house on a hill

Quickly following the clues the true culprit of the crimes plaguing Sandpoint is leaving behind, the party finds themselves needing to rid the countryside of zombies.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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This episode was edited by Desmond A. Interested in having him edit your podcast? Contact him at Desmond@DesmondA.com

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Upwind Interview and Demo with Jeff Barber

The cover for upwind. Shows a ship in the sky with a floating city in the distance

Last week we had the chance to play Upwind, a new game from Jeff Barber and Biohazard Games. This game is a “fable of lost science, elemental magic, and uncharted skies” that uses an inventive card mechanic in an original setting. Aser and I really loved the way the mechanics played out and can’t wait to see this game launch on Kickstarter on October 11!

You can find Jeff and Upwind at the Biohazard Website or on Twitter.

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Thank You for Screaming
We’re really big fans of Greg Stolze, and can’t wait to get this collection of short stories. A few of these stories are available on Stolze’s personal site, but additional stories are going to be available all in one place, for your reading pleasure (or horror).

“Over the last several years, I’ve written a lot of short fiction for a lot of different venues. I’d like to fund a bound, printed volume of those separate works and make it available for sale.

Backing Thank You For Screaming at a low level gets you eBooks of twenty-five short stories (and one nonfiction essay), released in PDF, ePub and a Kindle friendly .mobi variant.”

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Scary on the Choo-Choo 9: Murder on the Dreamlands Express

A twisted black cat in profile, with spooky trees and a strange figure behind it.

As the group choo-choos towards Venice, they take the chance to get some much needed rest. Unfortunately, their sleep is troubled when they board the Dreamlands Express.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Eli, Phil, and Zack
System: Call of Cthulhu 7e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”(incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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.

World of Aetaltis
Aser and I had the opportunity to sit down and chat about Aetaltis with Marc Tassin, and we’re really in love with the new ideas and rich world he and his team have put together. Aetaltis is a 5e setting with new monsters, expanded PC races, and some really intriguing new rules for magic. I think the extra content would be great for any GM, even if you don’t want to move your campaign to this intriguing new setting. If you like heroic fantasy gaming, definitely check out World of Aetaltis.

“Discover the fate of the last dwarves of the Donarzheis Mountains, reveal the strange and terrible wonders of the Elliyan Wilds, pull back the ancient shroud that conceals the truth about the first children of the gods. The veil of mystery that hides the truths of Aetaltis is heavy, but with your help we will reveal its story in this new 5E compatible RPG campaign setting.

We’re producing a complete 5E compatible RPG campaign setting called The World of Aetaltis. Your support will let us deliver all the books and accessories you need to run or play in an Aetaltis campaign. And by helping us to unlock our stretch goals, we’ll extend the Kickstarter campaign to include an entire line of Aetaltis products.”

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The World of Aetaltis Kickstarter Interview with Marc Tassin

World of Aetaltis kickstarter image

We sat down with Marc Tassin of Mechanical Muse to learn more about his new Kickstarter for The World of Aetaltis, a 5e setting. We learned a lot about the new world and denizens of Thornwall, as well as the really great ideas Marc and his team have put together for magic and downtime. I’m really excited for when we can get our hands on these books because I think the ideas will really help to make 5e even better.

Interested in Aetaltis? You can find them online here, or check our their Twitter Feed. The Kickstarter has launched and will be running until October 11.