What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Goodman Games goes post-apocalyptic with a sci-fi twist on the old school Renaissance in this game full of long lost technology tempting those willing to risk the hazards of an unfriendly world. We’ve been wanting to play Dungeon Crawl Classic for quite a while, but this might just be more up our alley.

“You’re no zero. You’re a wasteland wanderer: a mutant, a seeker, a robot-killer, a stoic shaman guarding forgotten ancient sciences. You seek triumph and technology, winning it with mutations and magic, soaked in the radiation and quantum fields of the mutated, the savage, the semi-sentient, and the artificially intelligent. There are treasures to be won in the taboo lands and ruins, and you shall have them. Return to the glory days of science fiction gaming with the Mutant Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure like it’s 1978 again, with modern rules grounded in the origins of post-apocalyptic role playing. Fast play, a mysterious future, and 100% compatibility with the DCC RPG system await you — just activate your artifact…

Mutant Crawl Classics (MCC RPG) is a stand-alone setting that applies the DCC RPG rules to a post-apocalyptic setting. You’ll love MCC if you like Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, or DCC RPG. You don’t need to own DCC to play MCC.”

Dice Throwers
Aser and I finally caught up on owning RPG accessories, buying our first dice tower. Now there are Dice Throwers to add to add to the collection. These toss your dice across the little enclosure. You can get a catapult or a crossbow means of locomoting your dice.

“A unique twist to the dice tower idea, with three beautiful dice throwers, ensuring fun dice rolls with the most imposing game accessory ever! We simply love board game accessories. We love using them but even more, we love making unique, beautiful and fun ones! We have ran two successful Kickstarter campaigns for our Legendary Metal Coins under our belt and now we are back to Kickstarter to present you our Legendary Dice Throwers.”

Alternate Histories 2017 Calendar
I really love random monsters showing up in traditional art, and I like this calendar with monsters scattered across history.

“I started my business, Alternate Histories, in 2010, putting monsters, robots, zombies, and other pop sci-fi creatures into historic images. For years now people have been asking if I’m going to make a calendar of all my images.

I looked into it and the answer was always the same: I’d love to, but they’re just too expensive to print. Glossy, awesome color calendars are difficult to print & bind and cost a lot of money to do right, especially since I wanted them printed here in the US. And while I thought they’d sell well, I didn’t have the money in the summer, my slow period, to print calendars and have them ready for winter. Until now! That’s where you come in! I’m basically asking you to buy a calendar now and I’ll ship it to you in September. Think of it as a presale, with some cool gifts or added bonuses.

Since calendar years overlap every 28 years, I modeled the look of the calendar grid on a vintage insurance calendar from 1905 – only with more dates and fun facts about monsters. Each of the 12 months is a different American city: Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC, Charleston, Richmond, Seattle, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, and a few surprises. Click here to download a PDF that shows the rough draft!”

Ancient Astronaut Mission Patches
These patches are a little silly, but a lot of fun. If you’re someone who likes patches then you should pick up these commemorative patches for the visit of intergalactic travelers.

“To boldly go where someone has gone before…

The NAZCA: Ancient Astronaut Mission Patch Set is a 3-pack of embroidered patches commemorating the ancient space travel missions of intergalactic visitors to Planet Earth. Not content with merely leaving enigmatic and gargantuan architecture behind, these ancient ambassadors also wanted to immortalize their visits with embroidered patches commemorating these missions. Each patch features one of their main spaceport landing sites established here on Earth 432,000 years ago: Easter Island Outpost, Sphinx Central and Stonehenge Station.”

Role vs. Roll
These cards will help you and your players emphasize roleplaying in your games by giving prompts and items. This will help flex their roleplaying muscles and hopefully increase the interaction in the game.

“The deck is a tool to assist players in practicing their ROLE-playing ability. It can assist players to create a depth of character, improve both Player and Gamemaster (GM) experiences and help bond a group of new or unfamiliar players. The deck is designed as a non-disruptive, in-game device that provides the GM with an optional system of rewards to incentivise interactive role-playing, generating a better game story for all involved.”


Still active!

Light of R’lyeh
Iris Bowl
Coins of the Forge
Heroes of Red Hook
Sea Monster Jamboree Curtain

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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