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Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts & The Bloodmarch Launches on Kickstarter

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Forbidden Lands The Bloodmarch and Book of Beasts

Rejoice! Monsters and demons are roaming the land! Free League Publishing has launched its crowdfunding campaign – a double-feature for the multiple award-winning RPG Forbidden Lands. The time has come to fight murderous monsters and explore the demon-infested lands of the west.

Brace yourself, because the Kickstarter offers two major expansions:

  • Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters.
  • The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beast

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play. It presents at least twenty-five new monsters in great detail, with further bonus monsters unlocked as stretch goals. Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go.

The book also includes legends about each monster, introduces the option to harvest resources from slain beasts, and lets players use their Lore skills to gain insight into a monster´s strengths and weaknesses. This will help you and your fellow adventurers to defeat – or at least survive – an encounter with the book´s monstrosities.

Among the monsters within these covers you will find the Amphibian, the Basilisk, the Iron Dragon, the Twisted Ent, and many more, ready for use in any Forbidden Lands campaign.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is penned by seasoned game writers Andreas Marklund and acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, gloriously illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg and with graphics by Niklas Brandt.


The Bloodmarch

With this expansion, Forbidden Lands will become even stranger.  The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient land of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. Most see this red curse as a threat to all that is good, while others view it as a good thing – or at least a necessary evil needed to reach other goals. 

You will be able to choose a side, or side with yourself, as the Legacy of Horn campaign sets explorers on a hunt for Horn´s Astra, a legendary set of artifacts sought by many in the ashen land. These powerful items are said to be able to stop the demonic growth, or be powerful enough to ensure its triumph.

The Bloodmarch and the Legacy of Horn are written by acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, lead setting writer for Forbidden Lands RPG and designer of the game’s first campaign module, Raven´s Purge. The Bloodmarch is illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg.

Carbon Grey, the Tabletop RPG Based on the Popular Graphic Novel Series, Launches on Kickstarter

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Carbon Grey RPG

Magnetic Press Play, the new tabletop game imprint from publisher of graphic novels and art books Magnetic Press, today launched the Kickstarter for their first tabletop role-playing game — Carbon Grey. In the game, players will experience and explore a land similar to World War I-era Europe, featuring dieselpunk technologies and paranormal elements. Carbon Grey will use an updated and streamlined version of the renowned D6 System from West End Games, which offers accessible gameplay coupled with mechanical depth.

Carbon Grey is set in an alternate land reminiscent of World War I-era Europe, filled with fantastic dieselpunk technologies and elements of the paranormal. In the game, players will explore a war-torn universe filled with mystery, prophecy, and intrigue, taking the role of one of 24 character archetypes which they can customize with unique traits, skills, and talents. The sourcebook is being written and overseen by game designer and graphic novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, an ENnie and UKGE award winner for his work on the recent Alien RPG from Free League and the lead writer of the Terminator RPG from Nightfall Games.

Built upon the classic D6 System developed by West End Games, the Carbon Grey role-playing game will be the first release to use the Magnetic Variant of the popular tabletop role-playing game rules (D6MV). The Magnetic Variant rewinds the D6 system back to its classic roots while streamlining it for a modern audience.

Rules variations unique to the Magnetic Variant of the system include Genre Defined Attributes, Streamlined Skills, and Character Quirks and Obligations. Space/time in Carbon Grey is bent — apply too much pressure, and it will snap — so a special Wild Die has been added to the formula representing this element of chaos to the game — chaos that can cause Continuity Surges, Flux Effects, and more.

The game is offered in two configurations: as a 224-page standalone Hardcover Core Rule Book, and as a complete Boxed Edition which adds 21 plastic miniatures, 140 character and item cards, a sturdy three-panel GM screen, 12 custom D6 dice, a large two-sided battle map, and multiple boards of punch-out map-modifying markers and tokens. Other offerings include the complete 300+page hardcover Carbon Grey Omnibus collecting the entire original comic series, remastered and re-edited to fit the newly re-defined game world. Retailer bundle tiers will also be available at discounted wholesale prices.
 
The campaign will also offer numerous ancillary add-ons, such as additional minis, dice, and other gameplay items, as well as various items of Carbon Grey merchandise. Many exciting stretch goals will be revealed throughout the campaign, such as new monster and mini types, gameplay expansion scenarios, and other significant enhancements to the gameplaying experience.

Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes expansion is NOW on Kickstarter!

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Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Vesuvius Media has announced Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion, by game designer and illustrator Luis Brueh, launched on Kickstarter and funded within the first 2 hours of the crowdfunding campaign. The Lost Tribes expansion is the latest addition to the award-winning Dwar7s series of board games, and can be played with Dwar7s Winter, Dwar7s Spring, and Dwar7s Summer (in development).

The Lost Tribes expansion completes winter and spring, and gets you ready for summer! During the campaign, there’s a possibility of unlocking over 140 miniatures for this expansion.

The Lost Tribes expansion adds 3 new tribes: Crystal Dwarfs, Half-Bloods, and Ogres. Each tribe has their own detailed back story and asymmetric gameplay.

Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Dwar7s Winter is a semi-cooperative, tower defence and hand building game for 1 to 4 players. It plays in about one hour and is recommended for ages 13+. Backers of this Kickstarter campaign will receive Dwar7s Winter Family Mode, which simplifies the rules and streamlines the game for children as young as 5 years old.

Much like the previous Dwar7s games, Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion is language independent (no text on the cards). The Dwar7s Winter rulebook is available online in multiple languages, including English, French, Greek, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese. 

The Kickstarter Campaign will run until January 21.

Wise Wizard Games Launches Robot Quest Arena Kickstarter

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Robot Quest Arena

Robot Quest Arena is a new deckbuilding game from Wise Wizard Games. It’s currently on Kickstarter and has blown past its goal on the first day.

In the game, 2-4 players battle to be the best Robot Tech in the world. You control, protect, and upgrade your pot as you fight to knock out other competitors.

Each turn, players get a 5-card hand which you play for cool effects to gain energy or attack. You use your energy to move your robot or buy powerful new cards to improve your deck.

You’re able to attack your opponent removing their health cubes and adding them to your Victor Point pile. When a robot loses its last health cube, you take it off the board at which point it respawns the next turn.

The player with the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins!

You can get the basic game for $49 or the game and three expansions for $89. The campaign ends on June 17 at 10pm ET.

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Robot Quest Arena

Hellboy: The Board Game from Mantic Returns to Kickstarter

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Mantic Games, Dark Horse Comics, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Board Game back to Kickstarter. This latest campaign will complete the current board game story arc and launch some exciting new additions to the franchise, including Hellboy: The Dice Game, which is a whole new way to explore the rich Hellboy universe.

In this Kickstarter, fans can complete the storyline in Hellboy: The Board Game with the Storm and the Fury expansion. Inspired by the graphic novel, in this epic conclusion to the saga, Hellboy will face his toughest foe yet: Nimue in her dragon form! This is not an experience for the faint of heart and features the biggest miniature Mantic has produced for Hellboy: The Board Game.

With the story complete, it’s time to move onto a whole new chapter. The PandemoniumHell on Earth, and End of Days expansions take their inspiration from the dramatic B.P.R.D. comics. With these new additions to the game, players can add new playable agents, new cinematic boss encounters, and vicious minions to their Case Files. Designed by original developers, Needy Cat Games, each of these expansions builds on the tension-packed co-operative experience of Hellboy: The Board Game but turns the danger up to 11, thanks to the all-new RAGNAROK mode. That’s right, saving the world just got a whole lot tougher.

But that’s not all! As part of this Kickstarter Mantic Games will also be funding the creation of Hellboy: The Dice Game. Created by Mantic Games, Hellboy: The Dice Game is a pick-up-and-play Hellboy experience for the whole family. In this push-your-luck game, you’ll have to decide when to take risks or play it safe, as you explore a mysterious location and encounter some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes.

Hellboy: The Dice Game

Hellboy: The Board Game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members––Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus––before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artefacts, and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages and has been reprinted several times after selling out worldwide.

The Kickstarter has kept it simple with backers able to get everything for about $110. There’s also a pledge level for retailers as well. The game has already blown through its goal and unlocked numerous stretch goals with more to come!

Everything Epic is Bringing Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition to Kickstarter

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Everything Epic has revealed Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition, their next Kickstarter.

Agents of SMERSH was originally released in 2021 and has agents racing across the globe to thwart the plans of the sinister Dr. Lobo. The game is for 1-4 players ages 13+. The game had a positive reception upon release receiving awards and positive reviews.

Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition is one of the largest narrative storytelling choose-your-own-adventure-like games of all time! With a 394-page Encounter Story Book and another over 120-page Epic Showdown Story Book, and 2000 encounters it’s one of the most replayable games ever! This “Epic Edition” also features updated art and edits.

You can sign up to receive a notification of the games’ launch.

Riot Quest: Chilly Con Carnage Has Arrived on Kickstarter with a 48 Hour “Gold Tier”

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Riot Quest: Chilly Con Carnage

Privateer Press has launched Riot Quest: Chilly Con Carnage on Kickstarter. The game features a “Gold Level” tier available for just the first 48 hours.

This pledge tier will reward you with Gold level Prize Tickets and Bounty Tokens that you can use to get rewards from the Loot Vault in the post-campaign pledge manager!

Go all in with the full complement of new releases featured in the Chilly Con Carnage Kickstarter campaign, including the Boss Fight expansion, The Heist expansion, the Bounty Tokens expansion, Mekanolith, The Living Covenant, Tubbin, Widget – Mathlete Archaeologist and get both Dreyfus & Flubbin – Storm Patrol, Malvin – Revenge Artist, as well as the new Icy 3D Cooler, and Kommandog Barkevich totally free! You also receive all digital rewards and Treasure Stash Upgrades unlocked as we achieve the stretch goals of this campaign.

Shipping will be charged in the pledge manager.

INCLUDES:

  • Karchev and Deathjack: Malignant Fusion Boss Fight
  • The Heist Expansion
  • Bounty Tokens Expansion
  • Mekanolith
  • The Living Covenant
  • Tubbin
  • Widget, Mathlete Archaeologist
  • Dreyfus & Flubbin, Storm Patrol
  • Malvin, Revenge Artist
  • Icy 3D Cooler
  • Kommandog Barkevich, the Iron Woof
  • Gold Level Prize Tickets and Bounty Tokens
  • All Applicable Stretch Goals

There’s a lot of options whether you’re new to the game or a long-time player, Privateer Press has you covered. The campaign ends on May 6.

Explore the World of Warchief Gaming’s Auroboros

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Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent

Warchief Gaming has launched a Kickstarter for Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent, a new roleplaying game set in the world of 5E. The campaign has blown past its goal on its first day guaranteeing this project will be funded.

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a campaign setting for 5E by Chris Metzen and Warchief Gaming. The first release in this universe, “Worldbook: Lawbrand,” features the realm of Lawbrand. The new world is based on the world Metzen created in the 1980s and 1990s before he headed to Blizzard.

The book features over 100 pages of lore, 5 new races, 4 subclasses, new spells, magic items, bestiary, and more. New races include the Ma’ll, Desert Dwarf, Xu’Keen, Atsaad, and Salamar. Subclasses include Wildkeeper, Wraithblade, Way of Eminence, and Souleater.

You can get a digital copy of the book for $25 and a hardcover is at the $50 level. Other pledges involve GM Screen, maps, dice, and more. The campaign runs until May 21.

Hellboy: The Board Game is Getting Expansions and Dice Game through Kickstarter

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Mantic Games has more to come for their popular Hellboy: The Board Game. While specifics are still coming, the game is getting four new expansions plus an all-new dice game based on the character and comics created by Mike Mignola.

Mantic launched the original campaign for Hellboy: The Board Game in April 2018. It went on to raise £1,454,343 from 12,716 backers. A follow-up roleplaying game based on the property was also Kickstarted in August 2020 raising £360,519 from 6,071 backers.

The campaign is coming soon and you can sign up to get notified.

Hellboy: The Board Game

A New Pathfinder Comic Comes to Kickstarter!

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Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Inc. are launching a new Pathfinder comic book. It’s currently being funded on Kickstarter and live right now with lots of cool extra content for fans!

Pathfinder: Fumbus is a 40-page standalone special issue starring the riotous eponymous goblin alchemist. The mischievous goblins of Pathfinder have always been one of the iconic roleplaying game’s most signature features, but now with the new Second Edition ruleset and the added alchemist class, Fumbus takes a starring role in his pursuit to join the Pathfinder Society. With appearances from characters like Seoni, Ezren, and more, it’s a chapter not to be missed!

Writer and lifelong tabletop RPG addict Fred Van Lente has worked closely with Paizo’s creative shepherds to craft this tale alongside returning Pathfinder artist Tom Garcia. They’re joined by the vivid colors of Vinicius Townsend, and lettering of Tom Napolitano.

Just like Dynamite’s previous Pathfinder titles, this comic book comes with extra content that will entice longtime fans of the RPG, with lore and scenario writing that can translate right to one’s next game night. Six whole pages of playable content, including new alchemical and magic items, rules for trapmaking, and a character sheet and stat block for Fumbus himself.

Those same great qualities make the world a perfect fit for comics books. Dynamite has worked closely with Paizo to produce comics for nearly a decade across 11 graphic novels. Many of Paizo’s top internal creatives like Erik Mona and F. Wesley Schneider have contributed to the titles, as well as top creators in the comics industry like Jim Zub (Avengers, Conan the Barbarian), Crystal Frasier (Immortal Hulk, Cheer Up), and Carlos Gomez (Red Sonja, America Chavez). As part of the Kickstarter pledge options, fans can stock up on the previous comics as well.

For collectors, Dynamite is offering a fun glow in the dark version of Tom Garcia’s cover, as well as a limited character sheet variant. Fan-favorite artist Ken Haeser is also doing sketch covers and remark sketches. Those looking for the ultimate Pathfinder haul can turn to the deluxe set, which comes packed with an exclusive custom D20 die, CGC graded copies of the comics, a character trading card, a set of graphic novels, and the gorgeous Seoni statue.

Pathfinder: Fumbus
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