Despite a yearning, I didn’t back Thirsty Sword Lesbians at Kickstarter because Evil Hat couldn’t/wouldn’t ship the book to the UK.
It’s not a criticism of the publisher; it reflects the US postal system and global trade. Now, a new Kickstarter for the expansion Advanced Lovers and Lesbians gives me the first chance. The Kickstarter, with some international support, is live with less than two weeks to run.
April Kit Walsh’s game is emotional drama and action held together with a strong narrative and protected by safe play.
The Powered by the Apocalypse-based RPG is easily expandable, and that’s the space Advanced Lovers and Lesbians finds and does so with the professional touch.
There are 10 new playbooks, character concepts such as, The Dream Mirror by Christie R. Fremon that tries to be what everyone else needs and the cost of their sense of self, and there’s the Investigator, a clever mystery hunter by Ash Cheshire.
Advanced Lovers introduce 21 new settings for the game, worlds and scenarios well suited to the storytelling nature of the RPG. These worlds include Lucian Kahn’s Gaylords, Avery Alder’s Greasy Dock Goblins and Bryanna Hitchcock’s Battle Bards of the Sol System.
Throughout this 272-page book, you’ll find beautiful, full-color artwork that captures the full spectrum of characters you can play as part of the diverse, expansive, and unabashedly queer worlds found within.
Let’s look at the pledge levels; as it is here, we find some international support.
Backers at the $20 level get Advanced Lovers and Lesbians in PDF and a print-on-demand at-cost softcover coupon as well as a community copy. It’s nice to see Evil Hat not taking money simply to supply the POD code, as backers still have to pay printing and shipping on that. It also feels right to bake in the community support.
At $39, backers have those rewards upgraded with a hardcopy of Advanced Lovers and Lesbians, supporting UK, Australia and New Zealand shipping.
A hardcopy of Thirsty Sword Lesbians joins the loot of the Advanced Lovers and Lesbians PDF, hardcopy of Advanced Lovers and Lesbians and a host of POD codes is there at $69.
There are other tiers, and the estimated delivery is set for March 2022. Backers get immediate access to a preview document.
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