What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Spire RPG
I’m really interested in Spire, an RPG where you play as part of an ongoing revolution, fighting for freedom and against your oppressors. The worldbuilding that has been done for you looks incredible and I love their redesign of character classes. The game uses a d10 system and as the game continues your character will accrue stress, which can cause them trouble when their luck as a member of the resistance turns. I really think this game will be a meaningful one, and I can’t wait to play it.

“You are a dark elf. The touch of the sun burns your grey skin, and you hide from the light in twisting corridors, crumbling temples and the lawless undercity of the metropolis known as Spire. The high elves, rulers of the city, alien and capricious, allow you to live here as an underclass forced to beg for scraps.

Your religion, your culture, and your people are being destroyed all around you. You have seen your fathers, your mothers, your grandparents subjugated by the high elves, and you have had enough. You have joined the resistance: the ministry of Our Hidden Mistress, worshippers of a forbidden goddess. You have sworn in blood that the high elves will fall, that you will destroy them through subterfuge, and insurrection, and terror.

Spire offers players a chance to take part in a fantasy revolution, and to fight back against those who oppress you. Unlike many games, the monsters aren’t out in the wilderness; they’re living above you in obscene luxury, dominating your people in the aftermath of a brutal war. Spire tasks players with changing the city, whether for good or ill, and that’s how they gain experience and new abilities.

We’ve taken the common tropes of D&D (and other fantasy mainstays) and adjusted them to mesh with our own world, so while there’s plenty that’ll seem familiar to any seasoned roleplayer, there’ll be something in there to surprise everyone, too. ”

Hex Chests Remastered
I got a Hex Chest from the original campaign and it is beautiful. These remastered chests are something else though. The details on the inside and outside of each perfect little box are stunning. They’re also offering a flat pack box that you can assemble and decorate yourself. There’s a lot of beautiful possibilities for your dice storage in this kickstarter, and you should hurry to get your own Hex Chest.

“Our Remastered Classic was designed in all ways to immerse you in your gaming world and heighten your tabletop experience. Just like their predecessors, Hex Chests Remastered are crafted in living wood, precision carved, and hand finished to bring out the balanced beauty of natural materials. We’ve redesigned the base and lined it in etched maple to showcase your dice, hidden the magnets under a series of beautiful inlays and accent wood, and appointed the lid with a supple, foil stamped leather lining for our softest finish yet. Hex Chest Remastered are pocket-sized so they can travel with you on your adventures, and as always, you fully customize your new Hex Chest with your choice of wood and signature or inlaid art, making them personal, pleasing, and wholly unique.”

Cthulhu Tarot Cards
We have a couple of games that use a Tarot deck instead of a normal deck of cards, so this is a great opportunity to get a deck with a Mythos theme. The art on the cards is really nice, though of course could use more Shoggoths. I really like the choices they are showing off though, especially with all the cars on The Moon card, or the dangling Deep One for The Hanged Man.

“The Major Arcana are the foundation of the Tarot, consisting of 22 universal archetypes beginning with the Fool and coming full circle with the World. The Eldritch Tarot is an interpretation of these archetypes in the Lovecraft world, created by Sara Bardi for the Lovecraft cards collection. This deck is composed of 22 cards (70x120mm / 2.75×4.75″) printed on high quality 310gsm european paper with linen finish, and it comes in two editions: the basic purple unlimited edition and the Kickstarter Limited Edition.”

Cthulhu Dice Bags
Grandma’s are great at making pretty much anything, so of course they would make the greatest Cthulhu Dice Bags, available in a huge variety of colors. These hand-crocheted bags are really amazing, and even have eyes to stare deep into your soul.

“From the twisted imagination of HP Lovecraft, and the loving and caring hands of actual grandmas, comes the Cthulhu Dice Bag, a haunting, but charming, edition to your Saturday night gaming sessions.”

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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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