Sinister Beard Games have hit the funding goal for the Powered by the Apocalypse roleplaying game about found family, queerness and giant robots made of meat.
It’s a Kickstarter pitch from which quoting the story is an absolute delight. First, though, the video – or you can skip straight to the pitch page yourself.
Extreme Meatpunks Forever is based on the computer Extreme Meatpunks Forever by Heather Flowers. That’s $10 on Itch and covered in glowing reviews.
The tabletop game is also brought to you by Flowers and TTRPG creator Aura Belle with Quietus and Night Reign publisher Sinister Beard Games helming the project.
In the beginning, there was meat. A decaying chunk of flesh from a dying god, hurtling through the void of space, thousands of miles wide. A million eyes, a billion hands grasping for purchase against nothingness itself. This is where we live.
Sinister Beard is based in the UK and asked for £15,000 for the project to fund. Today, with 22 days still to go, there’s just over £19,000 pledged.
At £20,000, printed endpapers are unlocked via stretch goals. At £35,000, there’s UV varnish and then more art at £45,000. There is the potential for more.
EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER is a tabletop roleplaying game where you’ll play as a gang of queer antifascists in a strange place called Meatworld. Spinning through space on the screaming corpse of a dead god under the glow of an absent sun, the people of Meatworld harvest its flesh to make their technology.
A pledge of £15 (about $21) will get you the PDF. You can step up and make that £25, which gets you the very same PDF and two community copies are made available to marginalised groups.
At £35, you get a hardcover of the game and the PDF and will also have to find shipping.
Much higher tiers exist, many enabling you to pledge more to support the creators and others.
The core deliverables are expected out in May 2022, with some of the fancier pledge levels having bonuses with a longer lead time.
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