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More crowdfunding news: Loads of adventures for DCC RPG and LotFP

July 1, 2012

I stopped off at a cosy tavern for refreshment and heard about the Appendix N Adventure Toolkits campaign by John Adams of Brave Halfling Publishing. While I’d been watching the big race on Kickstarter, this one had slipped under my radar. But it’s a belter, and represents very good value for money, especially since it reached all its stretch goals – including, rather brilliantly, a bonus goal after the so-called “final” goal of $15,000. For the paltry sum of $20 (that’s about £12.75 in “proper” money), you get six adventure modules written for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (and therefore easily convertible to your favourite flavour of old-school game), plus a setting book, plus a GM screen, plus a box to keep them all in. Not too shabby, I think you’ll agree. The higher-level deals are excellent value too, especially if you want multiple copies. Anyway, take a look, but hurry! At the time of writing, there are 20 hours left. Don’t miss out.

While that one draws to a deservedly successful close, James Raggi launches a typically ambitious project on Indiegogo: the LotFP July Grand Adventures Campaign, consisting of no fewer than nineteen adventure books written and illustrated by the great and the good – and a few people I’m ashamed to say I haven’t heard of. (Click the link above for the complete line-up.) Each adventure is funding separately, but simultaneously with all the others, and there are pot-luck “grab bag” deals to be had. No, I’m not certain I fully understand it either, but that hasn’t stopped me jumping in. So far, I’ve pledged for three adventures:

Of Unknown Provenance, by Michael Curtis (writer) and Amos Orion Sterns (artist): This one was a no-brainer for me. Michael Curtis, as I’m sure most people are aware, wrote The Dungeon Alphabet and Stonehell Dungeon, the latter of which I’m running at the moment. His stuff is solid gold old-school goodness, usually involving a new twist on a classic template. Amos Orion Sterns is my favourite of the LotFP “stable” of artists. Moreover, I used to work in museums, and the title and premise of the adventure are right up my street. So far I seem to be the only funder. Come on, there must be Stonehell fans out there who would like to own this one. Let’s make it happen!

Broodmother Sky Fortress, by Jeff Rients (writer) and Stuart Robertson (artist): Why would you not want an adventure module written by Jeff Rients? Especially with that title, and this blurb: “You know what your crapsack campaign world needs? Giants made out of sharks and elephants, lurking in a haunted house in the clouds, ready to jump out of cyclopean shadows and murder your PCs right in their stupid faces.” The classy chiaroscuro of Stuart “Weird West” Robertson is a bonus. If this one doesn’t get funded, the world has gone completely hatstand.

Horror Among Thieves, by Kelvin Green (writer and artist): It’s Kelvin Green. (Whose name always sounds to me like it should be a parliamentary constituency in Glasgow, but it’s not.) It’s got a spooky criminal underworld vibe, and a simple but brilliant title with “horror” and “thieves” in it. Works for me.

Good luck to Cap’n Raggi and his motley crew. Who else is coming aboard?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. kelvingreen permalink
    July 1, 2012 10:15 pm

    Thank you! I hope Horror Among Thieves lives up to the title!

    • July 1, 2012 11:12 pm

      You’re welcome. Strictly speaking, given that this is for LotFP, shouldn’t it be Horror Among Specialists?

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