Skip to main content

Designers & Dragons on Kickstarter

Evil Hat Productions "officially" launches a new Kickstarter today, after a soft launch yesterday that saw the product fund its first stretch goal. The project is Designers and Dragons, a four-volume scholarly history of the RPG industry by +Shannon Appelcline.

Each of the four volumes looks at a single decade in the history of RPGs (the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s) and goes into depth on a number of the most important producers of that decade. This second edition expands on the first (published by Mongoose in 2011) with over 50,000 words added in just the first volume.

For now, the books are 6"x9" softcovers, and you can expect high quality from Evil Hat. But future stretch goals yet to be announced will surely push these into even greater realms of awesome production as the Kickstarter total climbs ever higher.

As soon as you pledge, you get access to the PDF of the first volume on the 1970s. Evil Hat has reported that the 80s volume should be available to view at the end of the week. These books are basically ready to go.

Go check out the Kickstarter and listen to the testimonials by many gaming greats, look at the backer levels, and decide if you want to let this intensive look at gaming history slip away.

Popular posts from this blog

Dungeon Crate, May 2016

For my birthday last month, my friends got me a subscription to DungeonCrate.  This service is the RPG-focused entry in the current "crate" craze, where you pay a subscription fee and a box of themed stuff is sent to your home monthly, quarterly, or whatever. Well, my first crate arrived today, and I thought I'd go through it here on the blog.





Discworld RPG Review

The Discworld Roleplaying Game is a standalone fantasy RPG written by Phil Masters with rules based on GURPS Fourth Edition by Steve Jackson Games. It is the second edition of Discworld RPG, following the original GURPS Discworld published in 1998 and reprinted under the Discworld RPG name in 2002.

For those who may not be familiar, Discworld is the setting of an extremely popular series of fantasy novels written by Sir Terry Pratchett. The Disc consists of a flat, circular plane resting on the backs of four elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an enormous turtle which swims through space. It began as a fairly traditional — if satirical — fantasy world, but through over 40 novels, Pratchett advanced the setting into a rich canvas on which to poke fun at the peculiarities of modern life.

The first edition of the Discworld RPG was based on GURPS Third Edition, and it included GURPS Lite, a pared down version of the core system. Still, it relied perhaps too much on knowledge of th…

Voting Is Live For The 2016 Ennie Awards

The 2016 Ennie Awards are now open for voting. Go to http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2016/ to vote for the great gaming products in two dozen categories.

While you’re there, I hope you’ll consider voting for It’s Element-ary! for Best Family Game. I’m up against some very worthy competition, and I’m honored just to be nominated. But who knows what could happen, right?