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$2,792
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
83
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 13 2019

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Our Story

This game is a combination of my love of two things: tabletop RPGs and the Redwall novel series. My first attempt at combining these two things was the creation of the podcast If You Give a Mouse a Dagger, an actual play podcast that uses the FATE Core system and is set in the Redwall universe. When deciding what system to use for this podcast, I could not find a system that worked exactly for what I wanted from the game. The closest we could find was FATE Core, but even this system doesn’t have a rule system in place for food, bravery, honor, or many of the other aspects I loved about Redwall without creating extra rules.

Because of this dilemma, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a system that allows for all the things I found missing from FATE. This way, if anyone is like me and searching for a system to use for their Redwall or similar themed campaign, they can find it. Thus, Paws & Claws was born.

What is Paws & Claws?

Paws & Claws is a tabletop roleplaying game that uses the Status Die System and is set in the medieval fantasy world of Wudlind. 

The world of Wudlind.

Wudlind is a land of rich forests, rushing rivers, majestic mountain ranges, relaxing beaches, and calm meadows. Each part of the map is filled with life and every area showcases a unique culture. When you adventure in Wudlind, will you be a member of a travelling band of entertainers loyal to the Fox Merchant Collective or a member of the Order of the Crescent who pledges to protect the small folk of Wudlind? Perhaps you will be an ambassador to the mole kingdom stationed in the Geode Keep deep underground while representing the squirrels of Hightop Castle in the thick foliage of the Great Oak Woods? Perhaps you won’t be a part of any kingdom or organization already designed. Wudlind is an ever-evolving world with room for whatever you bring to the gaming table! 

The world of Wudlind is inspired by novels like the Redwall series, Watership Down, and The Builders.

What all does this game feature? Or what are you paying for?

  • · The all-new Status Die System
  • · 8 unique vocations
  • · 10 unique species
  • · Systems for crafting, cooking, honor, bravery, and more.
  • Rules and guidelines for GMing
  • · 100+ enemies
  • · 4 short ready to play adventures

In addition, stretch goals will allow for more vocations and species available for play.

What is this Kickstarter for? Or where does my money go?

The funds from this Kickstarter will be split between three main areas: professional artwork, professional editing, and professional design. I am only interested in releasing a professional product, and in order to create one I need to hire others to do this work.

Can I try this game out before I commit to this Kickstarter?

Yes, you can! You can find the Quickstart Guide on DriveThruRPG and download it for free! It is important to know that this while the core system of Paws & Claws will be mostly the same in the final product, the page design, quality of editing, and certain aspects of the gameplay will be drastically different. You may find the free version here:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278565/Paws--Claws-Quickstart-Guide?term=Paws

Risks and challenges

Why is the timeline a full year?

The timeline is projected to be an entire year before the finished product is released. It might seem long, but it is once again about creating a top quality product. I want to spend a significant amount of time play testing to balance and nuance every aspect of the game. Of course, during that time, a significant amount of artwork and design can be done. However, editing cannot happen until the rules, lore, and other text are done. It might be sooner, and I wish I could promise it would be. However, this is an indie game made by one guy who already works a full-time teaching job. It might take a while for the finished product to be released, but it is to ensure quality. If I try to rush it, the product will suffer in quality. Nobody wants that.

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