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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #50, which includes every tabletop project started between 08.09 till 08.21.

In regards of English crowdfundings, I do really love Vanagard. A story focused game, in which one assume the roles of curious, anthropomorphic animal like creatures. Second to that I took a liking to SINS, a narrative game in which one assumes the role of powerful ex-dead fighting against monstrosities on a post-apocalyptic earth.
If you fancy over the top, satiric science fiction, just take a look at Iron Skies. Yet you might as well take a look at GROGNARD, a biography of Loren Wiseman.
In regards of the German tabletop RPG projects I do like Protektor a lot. It is a fun approach to Urban Fantasy. Where players play rather regular people with strange animal companions being heroic, or well trying to be. Next to that „Rise of the Dungeon Master“ gets a German translation by Feder & Schwert.
Next to those projects you’ll find aplenty of cool map projects and other interesting pages,.. just check the collection:

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Secondary Literature

Englisch English Crowdfundings

6 Role-Playing Game
1 Story Game RPG
1 Game Book
1 Supplement
2 Adventures
1 Dice Project
3 Accessoires
2 Apps
1 Secondary Literature
3 Map / Terrain Projects
3 Various RPG Projects
1 Card Game

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Adventure

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #48, which includes every tabletop project started between 07.31 till 08.09.
This edition features a slightly varied design. Feedback is appreciated :)

This collection presents the Dungeon World project by System Matters. Which aims to bring a translation of the Powered by the Apocalypse game to Germany, offering a beautiful Deluxe edition. It’s a project I’ve been excited about, and jumped on it as soon as it went live. Next to this I did choose to include the pre-order project for My Little Pony: Tales of Equestria by Ulisses Spiele. I don’t often include pre-orders, but this one just been to cute to skip.

Next to those the English projects are as well fabulous. I did back Wicked Pacts as the combination of Urban Fantasy with „Mafia“ elements hits right up my ally. The second edition of Stars without Numbers is a bit out of my budget, but sure worth having a look up. I do recommend the Seco Creek Vigilance Committee RPG. A Western RPG following the story game principles, putting the characters into an interesting place. Fans of the Powered by the Apocalypse games should take a look at Sixty Mile Sky. An SF take on PbtA I gladly support.

You’ll find three game books, „choose your own adventure“ game, where the first two do quite impress and tempt me. The hybrids offer a fascinating take on role-playing games and you’ll find a extended crowdfunding for the „Warring States“ The Dark Eye supplement.
Oh, and there are a bunch of (imho) exceptional projects. Like dice coins or coins designed with very cool motives. Even a tabletop smoke machine! Yet, see for yourself:

German Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games

Englisch English Crowdfundings

4 Role-Playing Games
3 Story Game RPGs
3 Game Books
2 Hybrid Role-Playing Games
2 Supplements
1 Campaign
4 Adventures
3 Dice Projects
3 Coin Projects
5 Dice Accessoires
3 Map & Terrain Projects
2 Role-Playing Games Aides
3 Various RPG Projects
2 Various Games

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Deciding to run the V5 PreAlpha scenario at the FeenCon convention called for a more extensive preparation of game materials.

With this article I’d like to display what I did and explain my thought process. It would usually be included in the actual play reports to come, yet I find it a bit to extensive.

Convention material for running the V5 scenario

My convention material for running the V5 scenario

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I had several runs of the V5 Pre-Alpha planned for, and promised to, various groups or people.  Thus, after the first one completed, I started organizing the next one on the German tabletop RPG Forum Nerdpol. Which eventually happened on 20th of July.

This article will describe how the game went, which challenges we encountered, as well as my thoughts regarding the scenario and rules. It is the second of a series of four actual plays. I will try my best to recall the game correctly, though I didn’t took notes during the game and things might get mixed up.

I will express my comment, thoughts, thoughts of players in block quotes.
You will experience spoilers in regards of the scenario „The Last Night“. Specially if you are a player of mine, planning to play in another run.

Printed V5 Pre-Alpha Documents (Rules + Scenrio)

My two V5 Pre-Alpha books

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #48, which includes every tabletop project started between 07.24 till 07.31.

Within the collection I’d like to highlight the PbtA game „Legacy“. The Kickstarter that managed to get me out of my „need for vacation money“ induced backing hiatus. Another project I really do like the the German Retro-Box for DSA (The Dark Eye), which offers the first edition rules of the game.
Next to those projects you’ll find cool adventures, interesting supplements, nice dice accessories and more. Just have a look:

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Game
1 PbtA Role-Playing Game
2 Supplements / Materials
2 Adventures
1 Role-Playing Game Aides
3 Dice Accessoires
2 Various Projects
1 Other Game

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Within less than a week of its release I organized a group to play the V5 PlayTest scenario „The Last Night“ on the 10th of June via Google Hangout.

The article will describe how the game went, which challenges we encountered, as well as my thoughts regarding the scenario and rules. It is the first of a series of four actual plays. I will try my best to recall the game correctly, though I would point out that it is about a month and a half in the past.

I will express my comment, thoughts, thoughts of players in block quotes.
You will experience spoilers in regards of the scenario „The Last Night“. Specially if you are a player of mine, planning to play in another run.

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My two V5 Pre-Alpha Playtest books

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #47, which includes every tabletop project started between 07.17 till 07.24.

Following the FeenCon convention, which I attended and where I GM’ed a bunch of V5 games, I present to you the brief collection of current crowdfunding project.
One of its many highlights is „Paladin – Warriors of Charlemange“. A fresh tabletop rpg by Nocturnal Media, which will use the system provide by Pendragon for its fresh setting. Another highlight, though quite a contrast, is Xas Irkalla. A new Horror RPG in which the player characters will be transported to an alien and hostile world made from the dreams of dead psychics. Compared to Xas the world described in the Spire RPG appears somewhat brighter. Though not for the dark elves who have to fight the system of oppression in this cyberpunk setting.
There are many more interesting projects,… though have a look for yourself:

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
1 Horror Role-Playing Game
1 Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Game
1 PbtA Role-Playing Game
1 Gamebook
2 Supplements
2 Campaigns
1 Adventure
6 Dice Projects
2 Dice Accessoires
2 Various Games

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #46, which includes every tabletop project started between 07.10 till 07.17.

This project does feature two interesting projects from Germany, and one which is actually more of a cooperation. The biggest one, available in English, is Cthulhu Wars 3, an immensely popular board game that I feel still deserves a mention. You’ll find as well a pretty impressive and beautifully illustrated collection of token cards by Johannes Voss, that might be of good use for a tabletop game.
If your interested in tabletop RPGs in foreign languages, take a look at Neciamus. Its developed by games in Aachen/Aix la Chapelle and offers a fantasy setting, placed during the times of reformation, as well as a fresh system.
Among the „English“ projects I personally favor the „parsley games“. Which looks like an intriguing mix of boardgame, „computer“ text adventure and RPG. Though Firelight comes in in as a close second and The Last Remnants appears to be quite fascinating.
You’ll find quite a bunch of other, fascinating project. Thus have a look for yourself,…

German Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game
1 Token Collection
1 Boardgame

Englisch English Crowdfundings

2 Role-Playing Games
1 Story Game
2 Supplements
2 Campaign-Settings
3 Adventures
4 Dice Projects
2 Dice Accessoires
4 Various Projects
2 Social Deduction Games
3 Various Games

Französisch French Crowdfundings

1 Role-Playing Game

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I have had a first run of the V5 Playtest a few weeks ago. During the playtest I noticed that the character backgrounds as written, even though I already made a few alterations, did offer some some challenges.

In consequence I decided to give the characters a bigger overhaul for the next playtest. I would like to share my documents and do would be happy to receive comments or remarks.

For the playtest itself, please go to white-wolf.com and download it at their blog:
V5 pre-alpha: The curtain rises!.
If you run the playtest, please give them feedback. If you did alterations, like using the characters as I changed it, please mention it as the standard assumption will be that you ran it as written.

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I present to you the new Crowdfunding Collection #45, which includes every tabletop project started between 26.Jun till 10.Jul.

Thanks to a cold I caught the collection got delayed a week, yet you will find an abundance of interesting projects.
There are 13 Role-Playing Game core books included. I personally backed into the spy game Top Secret, the action of Era: Hitman and the rebellious, Misspent Youth. Yet there are aplenty of other cool games. Whether the newest game by Mark Rein-Hagen Revolutionaries, the cool looking Ghost Ops or the modern day cinematic Graphic RPG and more.
I did got a bit inventive with the categories this time round. Thus I would like to point out that „historical“ is more a loose term for games set in the past and that the story game section has some games more focused on storytelling and collaborative fiction creation than the usual.
Yet not only are there cool new RPGs but the other projects are worth a look or two too. Like the Fidget dice and other cool dice design. Like the possibility to support ConTessa (which I did) and get a cool plushy mascot. Like „Night Forest“ that tries to enable larping in the Forest without Boffers. There’s a whole bunch of interesting various games like a „scratch“-character sheet for DCC or an audio play and more.
Plus, even though I count about 50 project, I noticed three „normal“ games that looks like they are worth a mention. Though, take a look for yourself,..

Englisch English Crowdfundings

3 Role-Playing Games
3 Agents & SpecOps RPGs
2 „Historical“ RPGs
2 „Modern Action“ RPGs
3 Story Game & Storytelling RPGs
5 Supplements
2 Settings
2 Adventures
7 Dice Projects
1 RPG Mascot
3 LARP Projects
6 Various RPG Projects
4 Games with small RPG Elements
3 Dice games
3 Games I consider cool

 German Crowdfundings

1 Game Café
2 Terrain Projects
1 Card Deck

Schwedisch Swedish Crowdfundings

1 Artbook

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