Today I’m going to do something slightly self-serving, but also to spread the word about some awesome projects. There are always tons of Kickstarter projects going on and I know that I hate it when I miss out on ones that I would have loved to back. Today I’m going to tell you about three that I’m currently backing and why. Maybe you’ll jump on too!
The Seas of Vodari
The Seas of Vodari D&D 5e supplement has everything I like to see in a setting for Dungeons & Dragons. First of all, it’s got room for most of what people like in the game. There’s magic and elves and all that junk. On the other hand, it’s got a fresh take on what D&D can be instead of being another land of castles and caverns and goblin hordes. It’s ships and high seas adventures, something familiar but outside of your standard D&D setting. On the other hand, and this is related to the first bit, it’s not like we’re in a realm of floating iron towers or the scattered city-states of sorcerer-kings. If you want to meld this campaign setting with something more traditional you totally can.
I’m excited to see what this group comes up with and I’ll let you all know when I get the final product. If you’re interested too, you’ve got a week left as of the date of this post!
Humblewood Campaign Setting
Speaking of settings for D&D 5e that go in new directions, Humblewood is both adorable and compelling. In the tradition of Pugmire and Mouse Guard, Humblewood is the story of anthropomorphic birds and assorted woodland creatures in a world of fantasy, magic, and adventure. The setting is a valley of isolated villages being devastated by elemental fire and the fiery minions. Take a look through their page at the artwork and discussion and if you aren’t hooked by all the amazing portraits, the oozes with creepy bird-skulls should do it. The best part is that I certainly intend to combine this with Pugmire, specifically with the Pirates of Pugmire sourcebook that’s coming up. This time next year I hope to be having a campaign of dogs and cats sailing to the great eastern continent of wilderness and encountering the birds and “humblefolk” in need of help.
If you’re interested in doing the same, consider backing the Humblewood Campaign Setting. As of the date of this post you’ve got less than a week to jump on this!
An Inner Darkness: For 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu
Golden Goblin Games is awesome. They made Cthulhu Invictus, which I wrote about a while back, and other fun Call of Cthulhu products that head in new directions. An Inner Darkness is just that with a collection of “mature” scenarios, but probably not what you’re thinking. These scenarios deal with stories that include both the Cthulhu mythos and issues of social injustice. This promises to be a really interesting and fun collection of stories and I can’t wait to play through it.
If you feel the same way, check out the Kickstarter. As of this posting you have ten days to do so!