Thursday, January 26, 2012

PurplePawn's Interview with Kickstarter Founder Yancey Strickler

While PurplePawn is a news site devoted to gaming as a whole (but particularly board gaming), they are still a great daily news source for what's happening in the gaming world (including RPG stuff.)

They recently interviewed Kickstarter founder Yancey Strickler regarding the way Kickstarter has shaken up the board game industry. He also discussed the sense of community that develops around certain projects or types of projects.

Click here to read that interview.

Also, here are a couple of new/recent RPG Kickstarter projects you might find interesting:

Flatpack: Fix the Future! Optimistic Apocalyptic RPG
With 17 days left to do, it's already reached 425% of its goal.
Here's the free demo from DriveThru RPG.

Tephra: Steampunk RPG
With 9 days left to do, it's already reached $11k+! I was in Austin earlier this year and was going to try to sit in on a playtest session of this, but my schedule/timing didn't allow it. And for those players who like to give the d12 the love it deserves, Tephra uses only 1d12!
Here's an introduction to their game engine (The Clockwork System) at their comapny (Cracked Monocle) web site.

At top: illustration from the introduction to Punch magazine volume 1, published in London in 1841.

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