Have looked a little further afield over the last week and the few Kickstarters that have caught my eye are;

Scroll Play: A Deck Box & Playmat All in One

This is a handy, all in one storage solution for card game players, you get a playmat and enough storage for a couple of decks and tokens.

From the Kickstarter

Scroll Play Benefits

  • Mat, card, and stuff storage all in one
  • Magnets in mat keep it flat and also self centers when wrapping it up
  • Mat acts as another protective layer for your cards.
  • Cylindrical shape helps keep integrity of mat
  • Fast deployment and cleanup
  • Easier to keep track of when out and about

Technical Specifications

Overall Dimensions: 15″L x 4″W x 4″H
Mat measurements: 24″ x 14″
3x Compartments
Compartment measurements: 3.9″L x 1.86″W x 2.75″H
which can each hold: ~ 75 single sleeved cards or a box of Dragon Shield sleeves. As a side note you can stash mini pens in the space below the hinges!

I know these are not essential but I’ve always liked the little add-ons and paraphernalia that comes with our hobbies and this seems like a perfect one to add to that collection.

This isn’t completely funded yet and has 12 days to go, so if you like what you see get on in there.

Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game

I remember playing Delta Green in much earlier version of Cthulhu and it was fun (though I did prefer the earlier, classic Cthulhu settings) and made for some great campaigns and changes in Modern History.

Lovecraftian cosmic terror meets the War on Terror. The award-winning RPG setting comes thundering back in a new Cthulhu Mythos game.

This is completely funded and has 17 days to go.

Due to this being completely funded there are a lot of extras coming with a pledge;

Funded Goals

Here are some of downloads and books that this project has funded. You can get them as Add-On Rewards. To reserve one just add the listed amount to your pledge. When the project ends we’ll send instructions for choosing which books and downloads you want. See the FAQ about shipping and handling.

FUNDED! THE AGENT’S HANDBOOK: Everything you need to play Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. Available in full-color hardback and PDF. ADD-ON COST: $50 in hardback, $20 in PDF. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “VISCID”: A new Delta Green scenario by Dennis Detwiller, wherein the agents find that even magic has a half-life. ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “OBSERVER EFFECT”: A new Delta Green scenario by Shane Ivey. Most physicists think a new lab’s experiment to study the nature of reality won’t reveal a thing. Your Delta Green agents are about to learn otherwise. ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! OPERATIONAL HISTORY: A new 128-page timeline of the world of Delta Green — much more than we can fit in the Case Officer’s Handbook — written by Gil Trevizo with Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, and Shane Ivey. ADD-ON COST: $15, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! THE CASE OFFICER’S HANDBOOK: This expanded book will have everything from the Agent’s Handbook plus a Game Moderator’s view of the setting and ton of new material for running Delta Green campaigns, customizing the setting and the threats, and keeping your players surprised and scared. ADD-ON COST: $70 in hardback plus free PDF, or $30 for just the PDF. You can upgrade your Agent’s Handbook to the Case Officer’s Handbook if you wish. See the FAQ for instructions. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “DOWN IN THE DELTA”: Adam Scott Glancy’s story of Delta Green confronting horrors in New Orleans, told as emails to A-Cell from an unhappy agent. Available FREE to all backers.

FUNDED! “ARCHINT”: A new collection of new artifacts and spells created using the guidelines in the Case Officer’s Handbook. ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “THE CHILDREN OF ATLACH-NACHA”: a horrifying new threat for Delta Green. Available FREE to all backers.

FUNDED! “PROTOCOLS: THE UNRIPENED FRUIT”: A report on ways Delta Green agents must deal with unwanted corpses. Available FREE to all backers.

FUNDED! HANDLER’S SCREEN WITH QUICKSTART RULES AND STARTER SCENARIO: A GM screen for your table, short “quickstart” rules to teach new players fast, sample characters, and a short starter scenario to begin play immediately. ADD-ON COST: $25 in print with free PDF (see the FAQ about shipping and handling); $10 for just the PDF. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “MAKING HORROR SCENARIOS”: Suggestions and examples for creating horror for your players in Delta Green. Available FREE to all backers.

FUNDED! “ICONOCLASTS”: A new scenario by Adam Scott Glancy, wherein Delta Green learns of the repercussions of ISIS zealots destroying artifacts that were better left alone. ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “THE STAR CHAMBER”: A new scenario by Greg Stolze, wherein Delta Green agents must untangle conflicting narratives from a mission that went very wrong. Greg calls it “Delta Green meets Rashomon.” ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

FUNDED! “IN THE COURT OF THE YELLOW KING”: A short play by John Scott Tynes. Available FREE to all backers.

New Goals—Make These Books Happen!

This project is moving fast! Here are some of downloads and books you’ll be able to get as Add-On Rewards (see below!) when we hit these new funding targets…

At $165K, “KALI GHATI”: “A scenario by Shane Ivey set in the drawdown of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. We used it to playtest combat rules earlier in development of the game. This expanded version is a more complete scenario ready for further playtesting. Available FREE to all backers.

At $170K, “I HAVE SEEN THE YELLOW SIGN”: A look the challenges of containing the King in Yellow “infection” in the Information Age. Available FREE to all backers.

At $180K: IMPOSSIBLE LANDSCAPES IN PDF AND FULL-COLOR HARDBACK: A sourcebook and full-length campaign where Delta Green agents face the influence of the King in Yellow, written by Dennis Detwiller with Daniel Harms, Robin Laws, and John Scott Tynes. ADD-ON COST: $50 for hardback plus free PDF; $20 for just the PDF. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

At $190K, “THE LAST SHOW”: A short story of Delta Green and the King in Yellow, written by Dennis Detwiller. Available FREE to all backers.

At $200K, “REDACTED: FUSION CENTERS”: Detailed player-facing write-ups of organizations that are only summarized in the core rules: the ATF, the Secret Service, ICE, Customs and Border Protection, the Coast Guard, and FEMA. Available FREE to all backers.

At $210K, “WORMWOOD ARENA”: A new scenario by Greg Stolze in which Delta Green agents must go undercover to learn the true goals of a cult with ties to the unnatural. ADD-ON COST: $5, PDF only. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

At $220K, CONTROL GROUP IN PDF AND FULL-COLOR HARDBACK: An introductory campaign by Greg Stolze, written to teach new players the rules and to create a team of Agents out of those who survive along the way. ADD-ON COST: $50 for hardback plus free PDF; $20 for just the PDF. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

At $230K, “REDACTED: THE COLLECTORS”: Detailed player-facing write-ups of organizations that were only summarized in the core rules: DIA, NSA/CSS, NRO, ONI, NGA, NCTC. Available FREE to all backers.

At $240K, “REDACTED: BIG DATA”: Detailed player-facing write-ups of organizations that were only mentioned or summarized in the core rules: DARPA, Nuclear Security Administration (NEST), NASA (Dryden AFRC). Available FREE to all backers.

At $250K, “REDACTED: BELTWAY BANDITS”: Detailed player-facing write-ups of organizations that were only mentioned or summarized in the Agent’s Handbook: Constellis Group, CACI, RAND, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin.

At $260K, DEEP STATE IN PDF AND FULL-COLOR HARDBACK: A sourcebook detailing the diaspora of secret MAJESTIC-12 programs. Built around an alien threat that seemed to vanish, these projects failed, changed, evolved and in some cases grew throughout the Global War on Terror and as a consequence of conflicts with Delta Green. ADD-ON COST: $50 for hardback plus free PDF; $20 for just the PDF. PDF included in tiers that get “All New PDFs Funded by This Project.”

And if we get that far, we have a lot more to come….

Folklore: The Affliction

Face your fear, bring your faith, fight your nightmares! Build your character and embark on a dark fantasy RPG board game adventure.

Folklore the Affliction is a dark fantasy role playing board game for 1-5 players that does not require a game master. Adventure in a land steeped in fear, myth and superstition. Hunt or be hunted by creatures of antiquity and legend. Explore dangerous locales to find clues to the sources of evil sinking claws into the heart of the land, and decimating the populace. Defend the weak from the scourge of witchcraft and the demonic, the taint of lycanthropy and vampirism. Advance through highly immersive stories of epic scale with multi-layer character development in an on-going quest to drive the darkness back into the hell from which it came.

I always liked boardgames like Dungeonquest which tried to put the RPG into board games, with quests, monsters and treasures.

This looks really interesting with lots of models, which from the renders look as though they will be beautiful and when painted really add to the atmosphere of the game.

This has 15 days to go but, thankfully, is fully pledged.

The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition

Ninjas…

I could just leave it there because, Ninjas…

But seriously I’ve always loved Ninja RPGs, when we could get Eastern Realms into AD&D I was over the moon, when we found Rokugan it was almost perfect, almost as perfect as GURPS TMNT.

This though looks like a professional game with some lovely art.

Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition is a corebook, meaning it will contain all of the rules you need to create characters and play the game. This includes:

10 ninja clans to pick from (plus an 11th clanless option)
Detailed history of the Ninja and the Izou Empire
Lifepath-style character creation system
Brand new d10 mechanics, redesigned from the ground up to bring stunning ninja action to your table
Opponent systems making it easy for GameMasters (GMs) to come up with enemies on the fly
New Dynamic Environments that make your choice of terrain a real part of the fight.
Plenty of advice on how to run the game
The final product is estimated to be 8.5 x 11, 240 pages, hardcover, black & white interior art, selling for $40 when it hits the markets. We have the amazing Daniel Wong (http://oshouki.com) who will be tackling the majority of the artwork for the book itself. We are honored to have such a talent to bring this awesome game to life.

Hey Eloy, Why is this Kickstarter Goal higher than your others?

We are taking a different approach with Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition.

1. First, in the past, expenses were kept to a minimum because I wrote the majority of the game myself. This time we have an amazing team of writers, who would all like to get paid.

2. We are entering a new 8.5×11 Hardcover market. Third Eye Games has been dipping its toe in with past releases, but we are going all in and making all of the books hardcover this time. We’re doing an offset run to up the quality of the books for everyone involved, but this also requires a larger upfront investment vs. the PoD route we’ve taken in the past. The hope is that this new edition will also be packed with way more material than 1st Edition, which means higher word counts and higher expenses. The end result will be a better book all around.

3. Lastly, while the 1st Edition book is great, it was created on a shoe-string budget, and we really want this game to shine. We’re investing a large part of the Kickstarter goal (about 1/3) to pumping this book full of amazing art to really drive home the themes, moods and action of Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition. We hope you have faith that we will deliver an awesome product you will feel very happy to have backed.

This has 24 days to go and is almost funded, so a great time to get pledging.

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