The vampires are in control in the “castlepunk” Forged in the Dark setting of Brinkwood. However, the fae have given one last chance to the human brigands who would rebel against these dark masters; magical masks that enable people to drink vampire blood.
The San Jenaro Co-op asked for $10,000 to fund this setting, and with 29 days still on the clock, there is more than $18,000 pledged. You can see where other backers and I have taken that total to over at the campaign page.
Curious about Brinkwood? You can download a free preview from Itch.io.
There’s a $10 hardship tier for people struggling that offers up a PDF version of Brinkwood and the digital resources needed to play.
It’s $15 if you don’t need the discount. Right now, the hardship to normal split of backers is 1:3.
$25 gets you the PDF and a print-on-demand coupon. $40 gets you all that plus a printed copy and a community copy. The catch? US shipping only.
That catch remains in place as the tiers increase and offer maps and multiple downloads.
The San Jenaro Co-op runs a Discord server if you want to pop in and ask questions.
We’re told in the campaign pitch that castlepunk is an aesthetic genre that merges gothic horror, gas-punk and fantasy. So there might be factories or victorian fashion used in contrast to gloomy castles.
And the punk? That’s the best bit. I’ll quote;
The “punk” in castlepunk implies a punk aesthetic and intention brought to bear on the setting. You aren’t here to admire the scenery, or brood in secret castles, or soliloquize on your moral complexity or the depths of your depravity while you drink the blood of virgins from a crystal chalice; you are here to fuck shit up. This isn’t a game about having sympathy for blood-drinkers and oppressors; it’s about staking them through the goddamn heart. Be reckless. Be active. Stay mad. Stay punk.
Brinkwood actual play example
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