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Hams, hags, and troll fats! Sorcery and savagery! Talking cats! Loot! RPG is a fantasy webcomic ready to enter the world of print.

Thanks to all my awesome backers and everyone spreading the word, I've met my fundraising goal in only 16 hours! Unbelievable! My mind is still blown...but I've got even bigger plans for RPG, so I've set a new fundraising goal of $10,000! Watch the videos below to find out more!

CURRENTLY IN OUR ADVENTURE...

Our Warrior has successfully conquered the ferocious Gatekeeper and defeated a rolling boulder trap on her way up the Wizard's Tower! However, the Wizard has now unleashed a powerful magic blast on Level 3...

Become a BACKER * to help decide the Warrior's fate!

Previous Conquests:

Level 1: THE GATEKEEPER

Level 2: THE ROLLING BOULDER

* Becoming a backer immediately enrolls you in this Kickstarter RPG, where you can help determine how the story plays out! You will also gain the ability to see the true ending of each scenario!

RPG is a high-fantasy webcomic that pays tribute to the conventions found in well-loved roleplaying games from yesterday and today. The comic follows Alyth, a farm girl who finds herself cast in the unlikely role of world-saving hero when her village is destroyed. She journeys all across the land of Hyberia and battles fearsome monsters, loots every dead body she can, acquires party companions, visits taverns, levels up, and completes quests both large and small as she attempts to foil the forces of evil.

Plain and simple: I want to bring RPG into the world of print and if I meet my Kickstarter goal, I can make that dream come true. Pocket Hams and Troll Fats: RPG Collected, Volume One will be 150 pages of RPG goodness, comprising pages from the website as well as the story, previously found exclusively in the pages of Womanthology, that details B'lue's origin, introduces new party members, and much more!

The money raised will go toward printing and production of Pocket Hams and Troll Fats AS WELL AS a brand-new 48-page sketchbook full of drawings, secrets, and lots of peeks into the making of RPG. While the $2500 will help me achieve that goal, I've got even bigger goals and dreams in the works should I surpass that amount: I'd love to expand RPG further, launching into the realms of animation, gaming and beyond! There are limitless stories I can tell and untold avenues to pursue with these characters that I love so much, so thank you for helping me make it possible.

SEE PAGE 41 HERE!

The Level 1 Gatekeeper has been defeated! Onward to Level 2 and...

Level 2 has been unlocked, and so has the reward!

Level 3 unlocked! And the reward is...

See more of Chrissie's amazing art here.

Level 4 unlocked! And the reward is...

See Chad's killer comic art and more here!

Level 5 unlocked...and a bonus unlocked reward because WHY NOT!

See more of Fiona's incredible art here.

The clock is ticking! It's unlocking madness!

Video narration by Laura Morley

Music by John Mapes

Wizard hat by Renae De Liz

The Wizard is Ray Dillon

Awesome winged helmet courtesy of Coast City Comics

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    Everything from the $15 level PLUS POCKET HAMS AND TROLL FATS: RPG COLLECTED, VOLUME 1. A wizard must have cast a spell on this reward, because it's like a +10 bargain. International backers, please add $5 for shipping.

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    Everything from the $30 level PLUS your very own plush POCKET HAM! That's right- a stuffed slab of ham made of felt, the fabric of kings! It measures about 9" x 12" x 4" and it's as soft as the ears of a nug. Handcrafted by yours truly! Reenact your favorite RPG scenes by snuggling up with some ham!

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    Everything from the $55 level PLUS a signed and sketched-in edition of POCKET HAMS AND TROLL FATS. You even get to choose what Stacie sketches in it...that's some serious power you wield, adventurer!

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    Everything from the $30 level PLUS...JOHN DARNIELLE of THE MOUNTAIN GOATS will turn you into a monster! You'll receive a handwritten note and sketch from John that gives you a MONSTER NAME, ABILITIES, and POWERS! Think of the possibilities. THINK OF THEM.

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    SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! Everything from the $30 level PLUS...BREA GRANT- writer of We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls, and more...actress of Heroes, Dexter, and more- will turn you into a super hero! You'll receive a handwritten note and sketch from Brea that gives you a SUPER HERO NAME, ABILITIES, and POWERS! That is so cool I can't even stand it.

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    Design the monster for a boss battle against the RPG heroes! Sketch it, describe it using the power of words, give it abilities...whatever Alyth and her cohorts fight is up to you. YOU ALSO GET: a copy of the sketchbook and a copy of POCKET HAMS AND TROLL FATS, and one of the original RPG pages featuring your monster.

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    SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! Everything from the $30 level PLUS an 8.5" x 11" B&W sketch of an RPG character by FIONA STAPLES. Unbelievable, right? I KNOW.

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    SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! Everything from the $75 level PLUS the original full-color art from RPG page 41, signed by FELICIA DAY and STACIE PONDER! The page features more than 20 characters from THE GUILD, DRAGON AGE, LORD OF THE RINGS, MASS EFFECT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and MORE! A true one-of-a-kind reward. Like a snowflake!

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    SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! Everything from the $30 level PLUS a page of ORIGINAL ART from the forthcoming DRAGON AGE digital comic (Dark Horse/BioWare)! This is real art, baby, by the awesome Chad Hardin...and the comic features DA favorites Isabela, Varric, and Alistair. What more could you ask for?

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    SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! Everything from the $45 level PLUS the ORIGINAL COVER ART from POCKET HAMS AND TROLL FATS by DC Comics cover artist CHRISSIE ZULLO! A piece of RPG history and a piece of amazing art: two great tastes that something something!

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