Daniel Sell has brought Luke Gearing’s Troika adventure The Big Squirm to Kickstarter. If you back for a physical copy in the first 48 hours, then you’ll get a secret dossier.
That perk seems in line with the detective-esq hard-boiled vibe of the no-less than usual Trokia-styled adventure. Hundreds of backers have rushed in already, the campaign funded in hours, and you can catch up on the crowdfunding platform.
The adventure promises 100 pages, some 46 paintings by Andrew Walter and 23 corrupt and mysterious locations such as hotels, mansion estates and even warships.
The RPG offers 8 factions for players to join and row with, as well as 6 rival detectives on the case or otherwise up to something. As this is Troika, one of those detectives is a tortoise.
Welcome to The Big Squirm, a hardboiled detective roleplaying game adventure. In this adventure players take the role of private investigators working for one of several factions embroiled in the mystery of the missing Scarf-Worms. Players will search, steal, and trade for clues, exploring a wealthy neighbourhood in the infinite city of Troika. What they uncover will have massive implications for your ongoing campaigns and provide a huge amount of gameable material to take your games even further into the weird and infinite city. The clear goals and open-ended creativity of The Big Squirm is also the perfect way to introduce new players into the world of TROIKA!, and TROIKA! is a great introduction to the world of roleplaying.
You can support the indie RPG by pledging some cash or by sharing the campaign. If you promise at least £1, you can join the add-ons later or upgrade anytime.
Backers who pledge at least $10 are offered a digital version of The Big Squirm as a reward.
Then, at £30, a hardback copy is added to the rewards.
There are higher tiers beyond securing the hardback. At £48, you also get the Troika! core rules and therefore a great tier for people who like to learn by jumping in.
At £70, there’s an exclusive and deluxe Kickstarter bundle with a map poster, tokens, a bag and a GM screen.
All being well, the Melsonian Arts Council predict that the project will ship in December.
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