Nerdburger Games‘ latest RPG is on Kickstarter and it’s going very well. The campaign is a day old and is at 200% funded.
The setting is a darkly whimsical world populated by talking fantastic creatures and newly arrived human allies from Earth but terrorised by a faceless enemy known as the Void. The more successful your hero becomes, the greater the Void’s interest in them grows, and the more it whispers offers to you…
You can see how many people have succumbed to the lure of the game itself over at the Kickstarter campaign page.
The world of Reverie is inspired by movies like The Neverending Story, Legend, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and even that underrated classic Willow.
The campaign will provide a complete rulebook for GMs and players, character creation rules and GM prep that can be done in minutes and access to fantasy folk not in other RPGs.
Good Strong Hands will use collaborative world-building, which means each trip to Reverie could be different from the one before, and the book will include thirteen 2-page story schemes and a free-form magic system.
Nerdburger also highlights what the game doesn’t include – which is many historic fantasy tropes, discarded for being too much baggage.
A pledge of $20 will get you the PDF, a thank you mention and all stretch goals. Doubling to $40 adds the hardcover in and the indie publisher is offering worldwide shipping.
Signed copies of the Kickstarter exclusive cover are available for $60, and you can help design a three-part adventure for Good Strong Hands at $200.
The game’s stretch goals include more story schemes and an unannounced extra PDF. The hardcover is destined for print-on-demand unless the Kickstarter does well enough. In that case, Good Strong Hands will get a traditional print-shop printing. We don’t know where that line has bee placed, but given the success of the first 24 hours, there’s every reason to be hopeful that “well enough” has been reached.
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