Sine Nomine Publishing, aka Kevin Crawford, is well known for the popular fantasy of Worlds Without Number and sci-fi of Stars Without Number.
Now Cities Without Number brings the talent to Kickstarter and has smashed through one-quarter of a million despite a free game being on the cards. You can see the total climb or get involved from the project page.
Let’s talk free first. There will be two editions of Cities Without Number; one free and one deluxe. Sine Nomine has proven this works, as you can get Worlds Without Number for free or pay for a better edition. You can also go free with Stars Without Number, at 261 pages, or upgrade for 324 pages and pay.
Backers of Cities Without Numbers will get the free version first and get into the draft version.
Both versions of the chrome and rust cyberpunk worldbuilding kit also come with an OSR-inspired game system you can play straight away, which is compatible with the game system in the sci-fi and fantasy games already out.
Cities Without Number will have cyberware and tech gear, playable hacking rules, drone runes and missions.
The core, though, is a system-neutral toolbox for creating cyberpunk cities.
The paid-for deluxe edition gets gengineered variant humans, spells, more content creations and some extras depending on what backers suggest.
Within the pages of this tabletop role-playing game, you’ll get a full-fledged system-neutral Sine Nomine toolkit for building a cyberpunk world of your own, plus an old-school game system for playing out the reckless adventures of the desperate men and women who live in it. Whether polished metal or flesh and blood, your operators will risk their lives and more to seize those precious things a merciless world would keep from them.
Support the popular indie creator by spreading the news or offering some cash, and if you can go up to $25, you’ll get the first wave of DRM-free PDFs. Over 1000 tabletop gamers have done so already.
At $40, backers will also get an at-cost POD code. The tier is designed for people outside where Sine Nomine can ship too.
Backers at $80 will get an offset print book from the solo publisher instead, but pay attention as there are two tiers; one for the US and one for select other countries. It’s interesting to note that the US backers outnumber the rest of the world 4:1.
The final delivery of the project is slated for February 2024.
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