What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Downfall
Aser and I have recently begun looking for some interesting storytelling games to add to our to play list, and this one definitely looks like it will be up our alley. A perfect world that is collapsing due to a fatal flaw while a hero tries to save it? Sounds perfect.

“Downfall is a role-playing game that explores the collapse of a society, a cataclysm brought about by a fatal Flaw at work within it. First you sit down and build your world, then you destroy it. You tell the story of a hero who tries to save their home. But in Downfall, the hero fails.

The game works in any kind of setting, from mythical fantasy to the real world to high-flying science fiction. It’s made to tell a whole story in a single 2-4 hour session and doesn’t require preparation, dice, or a GM. ”

 

Steampunk Militia Miniatures
I really like the look of these miniatures, but we don’t play any steampunk games they’d be relevant for at the moment. You should really give them a look and think about adding them to your collection.

“My name is Andrew May, I have been working as a freelance sculptor of wargaming figures for the last couple of years and now also run my own miniatures business “Meridian Miniatures”. Nearly two years ago I ran my first Kickstarter campaign for a “Steampunk Army” and now comes the follow up “Steampunk Militia” campaign to complement the military figures with their civilian counterparts in the “Steam & Aether” table top setting.

As you can see below the, initial miniatures are already sculpted with the pre production painted masters shown. In each of my previous campaigns I have tried to avoid leaving to much ambiguity between the miniatures promised and the actual product you will receive, where possible I try to avoid relying on renders and “concept art”. Occasionally I will illustrate an idea using either but feel I have built up the reputation for delivering on promises by this stage that you won’t be disappointed.”

 

Dungeons on Demand 2
You can get some nice instant dungeons with traps, monsters and treasure all ready to drop on your players with little to no preparation. Sometimes you just need a dungeon while you plot out the next step, and it’s only $5.

“Dungeons on Demand are instant dungeons you can drop into your campaign, each is designed for 4-5 player parties of specified levels, and each dungeon is complete with a back story, hand drawn maps, traps, puzzles, and reference information to monsters and treasure. You can customize each one to fit in your campaign however you wish, and each one can be played through in one or two gaming sessions (depending upon how long you play!)”

 

Marked for Death: A Comedic Fate module about assassins
I think adding some slap-stick fun into your assassination attempts makes everything a little better when you’re playing Fate.

“Marked For Death is a FATE Module which lets you play as a group of assassins and choose how to eliminate your targets in hilariously unfair situations! Marked For Death’s gameplay is designed to be a challenging experience, where ridiculous things still happen on occasion.

You are a small group of well-trained individuals going up against a much larger force. Guile and planning are your greatest allies; although hiding behind a plant in an otherwise empty hallway is always an option…”

 

Still active!

Blackskull Dice
The Pale Blue Die
Space Roller: Futuristic Dice
Things Could Be Worse Mugs
Microscope Explorer
The 20th HP Lovecraft Film Fest and Cthulhu Con
Starvation Cheap: Planetary Warfare for Stars Without Number
Cardboard Clothing: Apparel for the Modern Board Gamer
Let’s Play Dice
Carbon Fiber and Luminescent Rings

Megan loves RPGs, cephalopods, robots, dice, and Kickstarter campaigns related to the above. She is a co-founder of The Redacted Files and runs our Numenera, Pathfinder, and Horror on the Orient Express campaigns, as well as the Trail of Cthulhu one-shots.

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