Since the rise crowd funding platforms, many interesting projects came up on various platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo.com or Startnext (German), to name just a few. By pledging to these projects you’ll receive a version of the final product, depending on the amount you spend and on reaching the pledging goal (As most of you’ll already know).
It quickly became clear that this type of financing is almost ideal for Roleplayers to realize their wishes, products and ideas, but of course not only to them.
Small RPG tools are mostly easy to fund, that’s why a lot of interesting creative projects were already funded, for example the DungeonMorph Dice by Inkwell Ideas. But still new, interesting projects are introduced and question for help to fund them.
That’s why I came across some interesting projects during the last few weeks, which are related to Roleplaying (I preferably have a look at these of course). Well, most projects are initiated by or particularly directed to Roleplayers and as I didn’t want to report about every single project one after one, I thought it could be helpful to provide a short overview of some recent ideas and projects. So here we go.
Professional MP3 Background Loops for Role-Playing Games
Sick of bad background sound, your GM is using? Well then:
Add professional background sound to your table top role-playing game.
ePIC Generator – A hero portrait generator
As I recently reported, the ePIC Generator was initiated to be funded at indiegogo.com by Sade. The goal is to create a portrait generator, where you can easily equip your character with various items, clothes and stuff. Seriously, have a look:
Radio Rollenspiel (German)
This is a German project, initiated by Marcus Richter at the German platform Startnext. If the interactive radio drama gets funded (it actually already is), it will be broadcast and published under cc-license, according to their plans.
Practice your German:
Ein Radiorollenspiel ist ein interaktives Hörspiel, bei dem die Hörer die Hauptrollen spielen und Einfluß auf die Geschichte nehmen können. Wir wollen ein solches Radiorollenspiel planen, schreiben, produzieren und im Programm des Radiosenders detektor.fm aufführen.
Ok, ok there you go:
The Radiorollenspiel is an interactive radio drama, in which the listeners play the main roles and are able to influence the story. We want to plan, write, produce and perform such a radio drama via the radio station detektor.fm.
Toolcards : Fantasy GM Cards
Another interesting Kickstarter project to create easy-to-use cards that inspire the GameMaster to run adventures.
World of Classcraft
Last but definitely not least, a soon to come project on Kickstarter to create a free online version of the game World of Classcraft created by Shawn Young. World of Classcraft game? WHAT?
World of Classcraft is an educational augmented-reality multiplayer role-playing game. Played in the classroom, students play as one of three classes, gaining awesome powers, while risking a terrible death.
Students gain experience points for good actions and take damage for bad actions. As they gain experience points, students level up and gain powers that can be used in the classroom.