Inspired by the likes of Indiana Jones, Uncharted and the Mummy and boosted by success in Italy, Broken Compass is a new RPG that comes not in a glossy hardback that you might find in a library but as a rugged notebook that might be stashed away in a backpack.
It was a midsummer day when winter ambushed the world. Lakes turned to ice, and even the sun grew more distant. Crops failed, and wars over resources erupted. Temples were overrun by the hungry, but the gods were silent.
The heart of most RPG is a collaborative effort dictated by a conversation. The programming loop of most games is 'player dictates own narrative, makes check, GM describes narrative until they are prepared to give it up, then they hand narrative back to players', and it can seem jarring to deviate from that.
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Ghostfire Gaming returns to Kickstarter to bring The Players Guide for their dark fantasy and 5e-powered Grim Hollow setting to life.
Intended to help with storytelling and creative problem solving, Beasts & Behemoths is written by Jim Zub (who has a D&D Skullkickers Kickstarter live), Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler.
Modiphius has a new Star Trek Adventures 2d20 bundle live on DriveThruRPG which gets you three key books for nearly half price. The old Admirals bundle is still live for hardcore fans, though.
There's a new Planet Apocalypse 5e-powered RPG and expanded board game in the same Kickstarter. It's a way to flood your fantasy world with demons. You know; to stop things feeling samey.
Jetpack 7 have announced Blackstorm Realms, a new space fantasy setting for 5e, with a Kickstarter due to launch on the 28th of September.
The Yellow King Bestiary adds alien parasites, hungry buildings and war machines that hunt like wolf-packs.