There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.
HP Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Petroglyphs
These are really cool looking sets of glyphs depicting Cthulhu that you can display in your home as an artifact you found last time you were in the South Pacific. I really like the full slate with the glyphs in sequence.
“H.P. Lovecraft created a universe where outside forces came to and inhabited our planet before the dawn of man, and left a lasting record of their travails and accomplishments. In stories that are cornerstones of Lovecraft’s history of deep time, like “The Shadow Out of Time” and “At the Mountains of Madness,” explorers, antiquarians, and researchers discover this history through carvings in stone, bas-reliefs, petroglyphs, and murals left behind by ancient races. Our stones depict scenes from the Cthulhu Mythos using the South Pacific Island style of petroglyphs, like those made by the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) people and the Māori of New Zealand.”
There’s a lot of games out there currently with a focus on PC’s having god-like powers, but I’ve always been impressed with Sine Nomine Publishing. This game looks like pure power fantasy, and a ton of fun.
“Godbound is a tabletop role-playing game from Sine Nomine Publishing built specifically to support the tremendous deeds and realm-changing ambitions of demigod PCs. Forget zero-to-hero; characters in Godbound start off as legendary powers. From the very first game session they have the gifts and abilities necessary to fulfill their role as throne-shaking wild cards in a world that is slowly crumbling around them.
Yet this support isn’t just for the players. Godbound is built in the classic Sine Nomine Publishing style, fabricated from the very start with the tools, techniques, and resources a GM needs to actually support demigod PCs and their doings. Godbound doesn’t leave you alone to guess at the sort of things these heroes might be challenged by, or invite you to handwave the results of their deeds and ambitions. It gives you solid mechanics and clear tools to make a GM’s job a pleasure rather than a grim test of ingenuity.”
Bullseye Damage Dice
I really like the idea of special dice for rolling damage, and these ones are specialized for your ranged damage.
“These unique dice feature a design meant to capture the spirit of the rangestriker! This go around, we’re doing things a bit different. Based off requests from our backers, we’re presenting both a d8 Arrow die and a d4 Dagger die. The project is structured a little different than last time, but we’re sticking with the Robin Hood theme because, well, he’s awesome.”
The Claws of Cthulhu
You can now show your fealty to Great Cthulhu with a signet ring. I really like the design of this ring, and think it would look great on anyone’s finger.
“Cthulhu is one of the most intriguing characters in literature as well as pop culture. H.P. Lovecraft’s titular character was first introduced in “The Call of Cthulhu” a short story he published in a pulp magazine called Weird Tales. Since the publication, the Cthulhu mythos has grown to encompass many different creatures and horrors. I want to make available to the fans of the series a number of rings that will incorporate the best of the stories into their design.”
Hollow Earth: Perils of Mars
I love Fandible’s games of Hollow Earth, and I love that the system has pulled Mars into the world too for maximum pulpiness. This kickstarter is for four new scenarios on Mars, though there’s a lot of cool add ons and stretch goals.
“Perils of Mars contains four pulp adventure scenarios set on the dying and dangerous Red Planet. Player characters will set sail with sky pirates, investigate the ruins of an infamous city, explore a forbidden moon, and search the Martian wasteland for a way home. Each of these adventures can be played by itself or as part of an existing campaign. They can also be linked together or used to launch an epic tale of your own creation. The choice is yours!
Perils of Mars also delivers optional rules and expanded setting material for Gamemasters, including ancient treasures, boarding actions, lunar locations, and more. Use this information to enhance and expand your existing characters and adventures or as inspiration to create brand new stories.”
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