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English Eerie: Rural Horror Storytelling Game Available Now

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Nov 14, 2017

English Eerie is a storytelling game for one player about horror in rural England.

The game takes inspiration from folklore, along with the works of M.R. James, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to help players tell their own haunted tales of the English countryside.

The game is designed to be played over one or a series of dark evenings by the flicker of candlelight. The player, you, will need a journal, a pen, a ten-sided die (d10), a set of tokens in two colours (beads etc) and a deck of playing cards.

The aim of English Eerie is to tell your own tale of rural horror through entries in your journal – just as many protagonists do in horror literature. The card deck will be the engine that drives your story, presenting scenes for you to flesh out and for your character to overcome – all of which is recorded in physical journal entries. As time goes on tension rises and the horror is ramped up until the climactic end scene. There are several scenarios at the end of this book that offer you an inspirational framework to build a terrifying tale. You can choose to play the game in a single sitting or to draw out the experience over a series of nights.

This book contains five spine-chilling scenarios to inspire your tales of terror:

The Beast on the Moor
The Lost River
Detox
A Rattle of Chains
The Inn

For those who want a group game, the Campfire rules offer suggestions for playing English Eerie with friends.

FAITH Sci-Fi RPG Core Book on Kickstarter

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April 2nd, 2017

After three consecutive successful campaigns, Burning Games returns to Kickstarter to fund the latest entry in the FAITH – The Sci-Fi RPG Universe: a 300 page long hardbound Core Book that will greatly expand the lore and mechanics of the game.

The Book, acting as a compendium of the rules and setting of FAITH, will feature 225 pages of backstory with intricately detailed accounts of the species, planets and people that inhabit this universe, and 75 pages of mechanics that will expand the character creation system and introduce vehicle piloting and miniature gameplay mechanics.

The Book comes along two decks (of 54 cards each) that depict NPCs and pieces of equipment that players will find in their adventures. Additionally, players will be able to secure the latest edition of the FAITH player deck, a custom poker deck with beautiful illustrations that is at the core of the game’s card based mechanic (known as RPC Engine).

The campaign also introduces a full range of miniatures based on characters from FAITH. Created in high quality resin, these 33mm figures will be exquisitely crafted by Big Child Studios, one of the leading mini manufacturers.

This Kickstarter is intended for avid roleplayers who enjoy complex and gritty settings. No previous experience in FAITH is required: the  Kickstarter campaign includes everything players need to thrive in this universe.

FAITH won the Silver ENnie for Best Free Content last year and has achieved four Golden Geek Nominations including Best RPG (2016 runner up), Best Art and Best Supplement.

The Great Labyrinth from Heroic Maps

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April 5th, 2016

The builders of the Great Labyrinth are unknown, but the forbidding structure has stood for centuries, birthing dozens of legends, tales and stories. People say that the centre hides a great treasure, others a fearsome beast, others that it has no centre. Over the years various groups have used the Labyrinth for their own purposes. Lord Vantarg would send prisoners in and take bets on their survival, whilst the Thieves Guild of Heramar tested their initiates by ordering them to retrieve items hidden deep within. Most never returned from the deadly maze!

The Great Labyrinth is a printable rpg battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl or skirmish game from Heroic Maps. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset. The map is 50×50, equivalent to 25 of our standard 10×10 tiles.
Contains a large labyrinth, with winding passages, dead ends and some large rooms. Sinister statues, skulls and bone pits adorn the walls and floors.
Download includes:
250dpi A4 pdf map spread across 50 pages for easy printing.
250dpi full jpeg versions for VTT or poster printing

Task Force H.A.T. RPG Kickstarter has launched

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February 9th, 2015

Tabletop game developer Tim Obermueller Games is crowdfunding his next role playing game project, Task Force H.A.T. (Heroes Against Tyranny), an action movie style game. Getting the funding for publishing and distribution of a game is a major obstacle for getting a game out on the market. Kickstarter.com only allows creators a set number of days to meet their funding goal, or no money changes hands. Obermueller’s game has a 30-day fundraising window. If the funding goal ($1,000 US) isn’t raised by March 3rd, the project will be cancelled.

Obermueller first decided to go commercial with his previous project, The Hunted: A Game of Medieval Magic, Mischief and Mayhem in January 2014. His first Kickstarter project launched in February and was successful at 173% funded after a 30 day funding period on March 20th, making it the first successfully funded gaming project in Nebraska outside of Omaha. It still holds that distinction amongst gaming projects in Nebraska. Obermueller is looking to add another to that list with his latest campaign.

The Hunted’s success caused Obermueller to remain in the gaming business, “Getting The Hunted out into the world was a labor of love, I had a good concept that I felt I should share with as many people as I could. As that project was wrapping up I realized that making games was something that I was passionate about. I had a few ideas and what became Task Force H.A.T. (Heroes Against Tyranny) was the one that I ultimately felt was best.”

Obermueller’s role-playing game Task Force H.A.T. (Heroes Against Tyranny), is meant to be played as if the characters were in an action movie. Each hero has their own special tactics, weapons and abilities to take down the “Big-Bads” of the world.The game is also a satire of action movies with cheesy puns and players are encouraged make cheesy puns during play.

Should the project be successfully funded, Obermueller hopes to have the book published by June of 2015.

Shades of Vengeance sci-fi RPG kickstarter launched

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February 23rd, 2014

Shades of Vengeance has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Era: The Consortium, their new sci-fi RPG game.

It is the “future” and Earth, the planet where the Consortium was really born, is nothing more than a distant memory. In order to understand the present, I have believed my whole life, you have to understand the past. On this night, the last before I join the true government of the Consortium, I feel a need to gather my lifetime of research on how Humanity reached this stage. All I’ve ever managed to find are small snippets of evidence, and I’ve made my own assumptions from these. Perhaps you’ll find them amusing or perhaps, like me, you’ll detect the ring of truth in the story.

Not much is known of Earth beyond the name – almost all of the records, particularly those around the launch of the Kurmaja, have been lost. What we do know is that for several decades after Humanity first ventured beyond the atmosphere of their biological cradle, they did very little – conducted a few cursory scans of nearby planetary bodies, but little more. It seems safe to assume, given what we know of Humanity, that they were intent on finishing business at home, be that simple politics or old grudges between nations. While the records of the following years pulled from the Kurmaja’s databanks are sketchy and damaged, it seems Humanity pulled themselves together at long last and colonized every planet in their home system.

Mecha vs. Kaiju sci-fi RPG up on Kickstarter

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February 23rd, 2014

Mecha vs. Kaiju is a Fate Core system RPG book that’s up on Kickstarter now.

Mecha vs Kaiju is a FateCore role playing game inspired by Japanese kaiju eiga (monster movies) like Godzilla and Gamera, and anime robots like Gundam and Evangelion. You take the role of a dashing pilot of the Mecha Assault Force, defending Japan against the depredations of the monstrous kaiju. But there is much more to the MvK setting than just slugfest setpieces. Your characters will embroil themselves in a conflict as old as time, against shadowy ninjas, hulking ogres, and immortal oni demons.

Emer Atlas III for Rolemaster RPG’s Shadow World

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January 29th, 2014

Shadow World, the official campaign setting for Iron Crown Enterprise’s venerable Rolemaster RPG, benefits from some attention with the company’s release of Emer III. In characteristic detail, the book elaborates on the southeast region of the continent of Emer.

Its 210 pages contain sections on the rainforests of Khûm-kaan, the Lost City of Zæn, the Isles of Glass and Jade, and the secret hives of the Krylites. Emer III also provides numerous maps, several years of advanced timeline, a new fantasy weapons chart, encounter charts, and the particulars for a variety of adventures.

Available now as an ebook, Emer III is on-sale for $16 through February 21st.

DeadQuest, a new zombie RPG on Kickstarter now

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January 28th, 2014

DeadQuest is a brand new tabletop game set in the Southwest United States in the wake of a zombie apocalypse looking for funding on Kickstarter.

All you’ll need is dice and the DeadQuest core rule book to take on a world that has been ravaged by an undead terror. Players will have to fight off a variety of villains both undead and living while gaining favor from local factions. Our book features information on all of the classes and equipment needed to take on the undead apocalypse.