Scriv the Bard has a professional background in Cultural Psychology, and their Kickstarter project is for a tabletop roleplaying game inspired by literary and psychological concepts.
Bard needs $8,600 to fund, is nearly there and will produce an all-ages, genre-agnostic game. You find out more below or from the project page.
Games of Bard are designed to teach and enjoy classic storytelling; as they progress, those taking parts will learn those methods.
The funded guidebook will include;
- A game system
- Storytelling tips
- Full-colour illustrations
- Character sheets
- An Archetype quiz leading to 36 unique combinations
The d6 system is, we’re told, unique and will encourage reflection, mindful action, and collaborative storytelling. That’s quite a promise, and it makes me wish we could export said system into other aspects of life!
The player archetypes are inspired by the work of the famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and represent key themes of your character.
Bard RPG can be played in two different formats: The classic, long-running campaign, or a short-form Story Map.
+ Campaign: An epic, multi-chapter adventure led by a Narrator
+ Story Map: a four-part adventure, inspired by the Kishōtenketsu storytelling style. This can be played with a Narrator, or with a shared Narration experience in which players work together to tell the story!
You can support the indie RPG by sharing the campaign on social media or making a cash pledge.
Backers who pledge at least $12 will get a PDF copy of the finished guidebook as a reward.
Those backers who can afford $20, about £17, will also get a softcover copy.
Hardcovers are also on offer and will be a reward for backers who can offer $40 or more in support.
The game is slated for release in about a year, in May 2023.
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