Is 13 a spooky number? That’s how many minutes it took for Free League Publishing’s latest RPG, Vaesen, to fund on Kickstarter.
The company behind the newly published Alien RPG, Tales from the Loop and Mutant Year Zero are at it again. Vaesen is a game that tugs on Nordic mythology and player characters with the Sight. There’s already SEK 830,000 pledged (about £69,000) against a mere SEK 100,000 (about £8,000) goal and can follow progress on the campaign page.
It takes a pledge of SEK 250 (about £21) to get the PDF and digital stretch goals. Step up to SEK 350 (about £29) to make that the completed print core rulebook, beta PDF access in early 20202 and a finished PDF copy.
You can go higher, but all 50 spaces of the top tier – which sets you back SEK 2,000 – have sold out.
Vaesen is written by Nils Hintze, the author of Tales from the Loop and the game is based on the illustrations of Swedish author Johan Egerkrans. The final product will be more than 200 pages and packed with art. The physical copy will use premium paper.
There’s a gold foil limited edition. That costs SEK 1,000 or about £81 and nearly 300 people have gone for that level. There’s no limitation on that tier, so it’s something to mull over.
In Vaesen, characters are members of a Society of people who can see things that other people cannot. They can see the strange creatures that live alongside humanity. The Society are explorers of the Mythic North and who oppose the unnatural creatures of the forest.
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