You can tell something is working when season 4 of the idea launched on Kickstarter and swiftly attracts hundreds of backers. Graphic Novel Adventures has nearly $80,000 pledged for the 2021 season of their gamebooks.
The campaign is going to be reasonably brief, not getting the usual whack of 30 days, and so, at the time of writing, there’s less than two weeks left.
Gamebooks like Lone Wolf and Fighting Fantasy helped steer the tabletop RPG community and used text. They are books. This new generation takes that approach but adds a visual element by layering in comic books and graphic novels.
These hardcover books are an incredible gaming experience. And they are so accessible even to those of you that have never played a gamebook before. Most of the books are for one player, but they can easily be enjoyed with another if you choose!
The 2021 collection of these comic book adventures includes these stories;
- Space Brigade – take charge of a tactical squad of elite soldiers.
- The Dark Mage – earn even more power with the aid of your familiar.
- The Grand Tournament – fight in a tournament while you look for an artefact hidden in the arena.
- Sherlock Holmes: International – play as either Sherlock or Mycroft to solve crimes.
- Sherlock Holmes: The Beginning – The aftermath of the events at Reichenbach Falls.
It’s a pledge of $15 for one a la carte book; in other words, you get to pick one of the listed titles from season 4.
If you want four, a spacer and the slipcase, then that’s a pledge of $65. For the complete set of five, with the slipcase, then it’s $80 as a pledge before that reward unlocks.
If you missed out on previous years, then you can get the complete set of slipcases for $275.
The expected fulfilment date is May 2022, no matter which reward level you unlock.
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