I’m clearly not the only fan of Shadows of Esteren out there. It’s barely a day into their latest Kickstarter and they’ve smashed targets. They’ve raised $58,000+ from nearly 550 backers on a goal of just $20,000. At the time of writing there’s still 31 days on the clock and you can get more information here.
The goal of the latest Kickstarter is to finance two projects. One of the campaign goals is to fund the publisher’s third music album “Rise”. The main piece is the new supplement “Occultism”.
It’s been a good ride of the game; two Gold and one Silver ENnies.
The lowest reward tier is a $20 plege. This gets you the PDF copy of Occultism and the soundtrack Rise. If digital stretch goals are unlocked – which seems likely – the $20 starter will get you those as well. Right now there are still some of the limited “Tri-Kazelian” pledge tiers at $35 available which will get you the printed book plus game aids, the PDF, Rise and the stretch goals. If you miss out on the limited tiers then your next pledge level is “Greater Shadow” that comes in at $60.
As increasingly common for Kickstarters based in Europe (even if they’re using Dollars as currency) it comes with the EU-Friendly badge. This means no extra custom charges. It doesn’t mean no shipping costs.
This video from Grognard Games does a good job at diving into Shadows of Esteren and why it works so well. You can read Geek Nativ’s Shadows of Esteren review here.