It seems like the number of RPG Kickstarters that interest me is declining. Not sure if that’s because there’s less RPG kickstarters generally or I’m becoming more picky. This month there’s only two, both ending shortly, be sure to check them out.
Custom Pro Tabletop Audio Background Loops
(Ends June 16, 2015)
This Kickstarter is for professionally-produced audio backdrop loops for tabletop gaming. Each professionally designed and mixed track is ten minutes long, loops seamlessly, and is delivered in both Mp3 and FLAC formats. All you need is your favorite audio player, such as iTunes, to use these tracks.
I backed one of their previous Kickstarters and can attest to the quality of the background audio, but right now I am running most of my games at a game store, so it’s hard to make use of it since background noise generally is too loud to use it. But, I’m hoping in the future I’ll have my own space to run games, at which time, these will come in handy.
The tracks cover a wide range of settings and genres, leaning most heavily toward Fantasy (which makes sense). For $25 you get 30 tracks including an outdoor café, gritty city streets, a fantasy tavern, a merchant square and many more. For $45, you get those, plus a bunch of unlocked tracks (busy mall, elemental temple, etc.). I’m looking forward to them unlocking the jungle firefight.
If you game in a space where you play music in the background, these tracks are useful in setting the mood and worth checking out.
No Thank You, Evil! a Game of Make-Believe for Families (Ends June 17, 2015)
No Thank You, Evil! is tabletop game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling designed especially for families (especially the kids).
I’m impressed by the components and watching the video on game play, it looks like it’ll be fun for the kids in my life.
A pledge of $40 will get you a colourful box full of everything pictured here, but if you up it to $70, you get a bunch of Kickstarter exclusives such as a bigger box, extra tokens, pad of character sheets and a cloth map of Storia.
If you have kids, this Kickstarter’s worth backing as it’s the first real kid-oriented RPG box set I’ve seen and will likely spawn a new generation of gamers. For that alone, it’s worth it.
That’s it for now, stay tuned for next month’s wallet-emptying extravaganza known as the Reaper Miniatures Bones III Kickstarter.