9th Level Games, publishers of Kobolds Ate My Baby! and Mazes, have made a good start on the crowdfunding for the Venture Society Roleplay Game.
What’s so special about Venture Society? It’s a non-violent RPG emphasising social skills; it’s empathy over melee. You can follow the progress on the project page.
The war is over, and the world of animals has united into a single Venture Society.
9th Level is confident in the intelligence and design behind the game as they suggest it’s not just parents but professionals who could use the game to boost children’s Social Emotional Learning skills.
The capital letters on Social Emotional Learning are on purpose and the name of practised techniques.
There’s a digital version and a physical pack that contains;
- Venture Society RPG Guidebook
- Professional Guidebook
- 60 page Adventure Book Standee with map & GM “screen” foldout
- 6 double sided dry erase characters sheets
- 6 dry erase markers
- 6 polyhedral dice (2 d6, 2 d8, & 2 d10)
- 52 card Adventure prompt card deck (including non-verbal action cards)
- 12 Venture Point Tokens
- 6 Help Tokens
- Quick Start Rules
You can back the campaign for as little cash as you want; $5 gets you updates and access to the pledge manager, while $20 gets the core pack of the game (physical and PDF), adventures, VTT tokens, and stretch goals.
It’s $30 for a PDF collection that includes the Professionals Guide, and that same offer adds in the boxed RPG for $60.
$90 secures three boxed sets and the digital copies, and that’s a tier targeted to groups or perhaps even schools.
Above that, there’s a Pay-It-Forward option and lessons with the creator.
It’s also worth noting that shipping is only supported to certain countries, and the estimated delivery is late next year, in September.
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