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A Mesoamerican Giant Robot RPG
A Mesoamerican Giant Robot RPG
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Nagual is a tabletop roleplaying game based around a world of Aztec-inspired giant robots who are the last line of defense against an alien invasion. It is as much inspired by Mesoamerican mythology and spirituality as it is by 80s and 90s mecha series.

Nagual distinguishes itself from other games with it’s very easy to learn, non-intrusive, open, fast-play system, unique mechanics, and its totally novel premise.

Our Story

We are Little Red Goblin Games LLC and we've been publishing role playing games for about 8 years. We have released over a hundred products and have had 3 successful Kickstarters of this scope before!  We've mostly done 3rd party support for Paizo's Pathfinder & Starfinder systems, but we've branched out into our own games like Doodle Dice Monsters, TV the RPG, and Free Wars. We want to bring a new and exciting system and story to your table!

What You Are Funding

We are looking for funding for the core rulebook of this game. We believe we should invest into a product before we ask you to so we self-funded a lot of the game's initial development and spent countless hours working on it. All rewards are digital (see FAQ for more information). The book is near completion but we need money for art, to recuperate the funding we have invested already, and to fund future Nagual products!

We want to get get artwork for our remaining 8 unit types, some layout assets, add more units to the document, pay Ian for his editing work, Scott for his design work, and Christos for his contributions.

Here is our spending breakdown
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Stretch Goals

$2,000 (Goal)- Expanded Art: At this goal we will be able to fund the full additional art order we want! This will add designs for all of those not only to the book but also to the digital art packs for the $25+ tier!

$2,250 (+$250)- Variant Nagual: We will add variant nagual unit types for every major frame! This includes:

  • "Dawn Lord" aerial-sniper variant for the Quetzalcoatl.
  • Mixcoatl fire-support variant for the Tezcatlipoca.
  • Huracan air superiority variant for the Xolotl.
  • Chaac siege-breaker variant for the Tlaloc.
  • "Diamond" solar-weapon variant for the Tonatiuh.
  • Patecatl chemical-weapon support variant for the Mayahuel.
  • Otomi high-quality officer variant of the Yao.
  • Momoyactli electronic warfare/psyops variant of the Pipiltin.
  • "Itzy" close-combat variant of the Camazotz.

$2,500 (+$500)- Tier 1 Nagual: We break out the big guns and add several tier 1 frames! These nagual are classified as "weapons of mass destruction" and represent the highest level of power available to players! While we are including the Tonatiuh (Aka "Gold"), we want to add more! Each will include it's own "Chosen Nagual" talent list as well! These include:

  • Shorn Ones: While officially designated “Cuachicqueh”, shorn ones are large, imposing, military nagual whose spirits are as honorable as they are bloodthirsty. They never retreat- always moving forward. They have large displays standing behind them, coming off their back.
  • K'awiil ("Vulture Lord"): A mysterious and deadly nagual, possessive of an intelligent, mystic, and Machiavellian spirit. It employs various extra-dimensional powers. It protects itself with an armored cloak and moves in mysterious ways.
  • Ometeotl ("Twins"): The famous two-headed nagual that defeated the first Centzon invasion! It requires two like-spirited pilots to bring out its full potential but it's power is nearly unlimited!

$3,000- Nagual Strike Force: If we hit this goal we will have funded our 2nd book! This will include rules for some rules for Centzon defectors, combining nagual, rules for "insane play" (75+ EP characters), expanded world lore, animal nagual & animal "pilots", non-nagual pilot player options, weapons inhabited by spirits, support staff rules as well an expanded roster of variant Nagual!

Our Team

Scott Gladstein (Producer)

Also known as "Red", Scott has been developing for about 8 years. He started Little Red during his undergrad and has over a hundred published works, and has freelanced at various companies. He wears a lot of hats at Little Red: producer, designer, layout, and manages the business side of things. He is also co-host on the weekly Professional Goblins podcast and avid fencer.

Ian Sisson (Editor)

Ian is one half of the management team at Little Red. He started as a designer in the early days and worked his way up to head editor. He is a regular designer and has contributed a lot to this project as well.

Rui Ferreira (Artist)

A frequent collaborator with Little Red, Rui is our Portuguese art angel and all the art for Nagual has been of his creation. He is excited to work on more art for future books!

Christos Gurd (Designer)

While the great and terrible Christos is taking a sabbatical at the moment (congrats on getting married!) he was a key designer both at Little Red and on Nagual.

Special Thanks To: Endzeitgeist, Lucus Palosaari, Kristopher Cruz, and many more.

Risks and challenges

The development of the core rule book is about 75%-80% done and has been play-tested, received a round of paid feedback from reviews/industry professionals/external players. We invested our own time and money to reduce the risk to you guys- the core rule book is more or less good to go.

As we all know however, things happen. We plan to get to future books but developer schedules change, life gets in the way, and things could be delayed or have to be canceled.

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    Early Bird: Yao Tier

    Early bird gets the worm! If you are one of the first 10 backers you can snag the core rule book for just $10!

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    Core Rulebook

    Suit up because it's time to play Nagual! This gets you the full core rulebook!

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    Quetzalcoatl Tier

    At their tier you get not only the core rulebook but also a digital file pack with all our custom art at full resolution and custom unit sheets designed for each of the core unit types!

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    • Digital Prints
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    Tlaloc Tier

    This gets you not only the book but also 3 extra download codes and we will add your name to a key NPC in the book! This may be one of the premade NPCs, someone in one of their backgrounds, a named character in the lore, etc.

    Includes:
    • Nagual Core Rulebook
    • Custom Unit Sheets
    • Digital Prints
    • Your Name As an NPC
    • 3 Download Codes for Friends (DriveThruRPG)
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    Tezcatlipoca Tier

    Got a whole group that will need books? This tier will not only get you 5 Download Codes for Friends (DriveThruRPG) but also get the digital files for a custom GM screen and game maps made just for our backers!

    Includes:
    • 5 Download Codes for Friends
    • Custom Unit Sheets
    • Nagual Core Rulebook
    • Digital Prints
    • Next 2 Digital Nagual Books
    • Backer-Only Files for Game Screen and Game Maps
    • Your Name As an NPC
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    Tonatiuh Tier

    Back us at this tier and we will run a 2 hour session for you and up to 4 friends via Roll20, your name will appear in-universe as a person of important, and you will get a code that will provide you free access to the next 2 Nagual books.

    Includes:
    • Nagual Core Rulebook
    • Digital Prints
    • Custom Unit Sheets
    • 2-Hour Game Session
    • Your Name As an NPC
    • Next 2 Digital Nagual Books
    • 5 Download Codes for Friends
    • Backer-Only Files for Game Screen and Game Maps
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