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An RPG where the smallest creatures become the world's greatest heroes! Enter the world of Harvesters!
236 backers pledged $9,822 to help bring this project to life.

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What Comes with the $49 Package

$49.99 BOXED SET (print and digital)

  • Full Color Box Harvesters Rule & Monster Book (print & digital)
  • One Set of Dice
  • Wheat Hollow Adventure (print & digital)
  • 5 Players Book and Character Sheet (print & digital)
  • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure (print & digital)
  • Black Tim's Prize Adventure (print & digital)
  • Full Color Wheat Hollow World Area Map (print & digital)
  • Full Poster of Jim Holloway's Amazing Cover
  • Art T-Shirt of your choice

See below for this really cool mini pack!

A Map of the West Bank of the lake and Wheat Hollow

WHAT IS HARVESTERS?

Harvesters is a complete all-in-one table top role playing game packaged in a stout box, with rules, dice, adventures and maps!

Begin an epic journey in the rugged tracks of unlikely heroes. Enter the world of Harvesters, where badgers, rabbits, squirrels, and otters launch into adventures of epic wonder. Here, the smallest of creatures take on the roles of the greatest heroes: Knights, Druids, Clerics, Rogues, Wizards, and Fighters. Together, they tackle the greatest of exploits, from rescuing the princess to finding lost treasure. You'll find no humans here, only animals. They live their daily lives and do work just like humans do in your world. You may find a rabbit as a local constable, or a squirrel as a baker or a mouse as a black smith.

Art by Jim Holloway!

Chose from one of five animals to play: rabbits/hares, squirrels, badgers, otters, and mice. Each can be a fighter, wizard, rogue or more!

Harvesters is a game for all ages. It uses the time honored Siege Engine, an insanely easy to learn game system that focuses on story over mechanics. It generally takes only 15 minutes to pick the how's and why's of a Siege Engine RPG.  

If you are familiar with any of our other games (Castles & Crusades, Amazing Adventures, Victorious) you'll be able to pick it up and play it immediately. You can even bring your characters over from one world to the next, and play that star-finding and slightly funny and a little obnoxious racoon in your own game!

More on the Animals!

You can choose from the following classes: fighter, ranger, rogue, cleric, knight, wizard and druid. In its current edition you can play 1 of 5 animals (More have been added to the game, see stretch rewards below). They are: Badger, Rabbit, Squirrel, Mouse or Otter. Each comes with their own special abilities. VERY Briefly they are:

Badger: Along with your CLASS abilities, the badger has twilight vision, digging, enmity toward wolverines, primal fury and special languages.

Rabbit: Along with your CLASS abilities, the rabbit has twilight vision, burst of speed, unarmed combat, camouflage, and special languages.

Squirrel: Along with your CLASS abilities, the squirrel has climbing, fall, camouflage, special languages and is highly skilled with the bow and sling.

Mouse: Along with your CLASS abilities, the mouse has twilight vision, move silently, enmity toward rats and special langauges.

Otter: Along with your CLASS abilities, the otter has swimming, twilight vision, underwater weapons and special languages.

Harvesters is a role playing game specifically designed for family play. Using the wildly popular and easy to use Castles & Crusades Siege Engine, players choose any one of the listed animals to play, in any of the classes provided. Designed for children ages 6 and up, Harvesters is the perfect game to bring everyone together. Children delight in taking on the roles of their favorite animals and parents find the role of Castle Keeper easy and fun!  

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE EARNS YOU

We have only two pledges: a digital version or the full boxed set! Note: We have an early bird that expires Monday night June 11 at 10:00pm.

$10.00 DIGITAL

  • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book (digital)
  • Harvesters Players Books (digital)
  • Wheat Hollow Adventure (digital)
  • Lost Fangs Gold Adventure (digital)
  • Black Tim's Prize Adventure (digital)
  • Character Sheets (digital)
  • Wheat Hollow World Area Map (digital)

$39.99 BOXED SET Early Bird (print & digital) (expires 10:00pm June 11 Monday)

  • Full Color Box
  • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book (print & digital)
  • One Set of Dice
  • Wheat Hollow Adventure (print & digital)
  • 5 Players Book and Character Sheet (print & digital)
  • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure (print & digital)
  • Black Tim's Prize Adventure (print & digital)
  • Full Color Wheat Hollow World Area Map (print & digital)
  • Full Poster of Jim Holloway's Amazing Cover Art
  • Art T-Shirt of your choice

$49.99 BOXED SET (print and digital)

  • Full Color Box
  • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book  (print & digital)
  • One Set of Dice
  • Wheat Hollow Adventure (print & digital)
  • 5 Players Book and Character Sheet (print & digital)
  • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure (print & digital)
  • Black Tim's Prize Adventure (print & digital)
  • Full Color Wheat Hollow World Area Map (print & digital)
  • Full Poster of Jim Holloway's Amazing Cover Art
  • T-Shirt of your choice

Harvesters provides all the rules, equipment, and spells you'll need to get started.

THE WORLD OF WHEAT HOLLOW

Wheat Hollow is a small village that lies upon the west bank of Lake Lotor. It is the heart of a country that includes The Quacking Woods, Black Midge Swamp, Linden Forest and so much more. Here you can wander the wilderness in search of adventure, glory, fame or gold! It all takes place on the western banks of the lake.

Wheat Hollow: The starter adventure begins when we learn that old Farmer Thistledown's farm has been burgled by an unknown beast that haunts the environs of Wheat Hollow. Plunge into the wilderness to face down the villains who bring terror to the good creatures of Wheat Hollow.  

Lost Fang's Gold: Over the last many seasons, the Southern Road has been plagued by the Long Fang rat gang - they have been hijacking goods and stealing every little bit of gold that has passed their way. The surrounding communities have been trying to track them down without any luck. All the clues lead to the Linden Forest, but nobody is overly eager to step foot in it – beside the Long Fang gang, there’s been tales of nasty critters and the ghost of a long lost wizard. Anyone who is stalwart enough to enter the woods will be richly rewarded - for to find the hideout and all the gold that has been taken will make that person wealthy indeed.

Black Tim's Prize: Pandin and his crew sailed north, carrying a map that charted the treasures of Tamias the mad fox squirrel of legend. But the map was not Pandin's, it belonged to a pug-nosed pirate named Black Tim. And Black Tim is none too happy. Expands Wheat Hollow in the town of Thimbleberry and beyond, includes the water shrew village and more.

STRETCH REWARDS

$1000: Harvesters Funding Goal: Funded! We hit this mark, we'll fund and the world of Wheat Hollow comes to life!

$4,000: Harvesters Expanded: Chipmunk Joins the Fray! Having more options to play makes for a much better game!. We'll add the chipmunk to the animals you can play!  

$5,000: Harvesters Expanded: Water Shrew Joins the Game! Again, more options, more fun! We'll add the water shrew to the animals you can play!

$6,000: Harvesters Expanded: Woodchuck Joins the Mayhem! Steve Chenault (CEO of Troll Lord Games) feeds a family of wood chucks that live out side his house. He's particularly fond of these guys. So it has to go into Harvesters! We'll add the woodchuck to the animals you can play!

$7,000: Harvesters Expanded: Frog Join the Party!  Unlocked! What would the wold be without a frog in the mix! Now you can swim the lake and see what lies on the East Side! We'll add the frog to the animals you can play!

Flash +400: 4 Players Guides: For every $100 we add before 10 PM CST we'll add one more Players Book, up to a maximum of five! Also, if we hit $8k before the same time we'll add a tshirt to the $49 and Early Bird pledges!

$8,000: Harvesters Expanded and T-Shrit: Unlocked! We are adding a turtle to the mix! This means you could, if you desired, play a teenage turtle...with a chosen profession as a ninja? T-Shirt for Early Bird and $49 backers only!

$10,000: Wheat Hollow Gazetteer: At last! We are expanding the world of Wheat Hollow with its own Gazetteer. This will include all manner of setting material. It will be available to the Early Bird $39.00 level as well as the $49.00 level in print form. It will be available to the $39.00 overseas level in digital form only!

ADD-ONS!

We've partnered with Dark Sword Miniatures to bring you some really cool add ons. If you have pledge $39.00 EARLY BIRD and $49.00, you are eligible to add on these fantastic miniatures for $40.00!

$15.00 T-Shirt: Pick a size (small to 3XL) with the animal class of your choice on it: Racoon, Squirrel, Rabbit, Mouse, or Otter.

$20.00 T-Shirt: Pick a size (4XL+) with the animal class of your choice on it: Racoon, Squirrel, Rabbit, Mouse, or Otter.

$40.00 MINIATURE PACK: Add FIVE Dark Sword Miniatures to my box set please! Click the picture to see more on these miniatures. REMEMBER: These are unpainted and may require some assembly!

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Risks and challenges

One of the greatest challenges we face in creating a boxed game is creating a box that is stout enough to survive time and usage, but also one that has aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, making certain all the components fit and do not make the game unwieldy.

We are confident that with a successful Kickstarter we can bring this product to the world not only as a great resource, but also as a great looking book.

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    • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure
    • Black Tim's Prize Adventure
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    • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book
    • Complete Set of Dice
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    • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book
    • Players Book and Character Sheet
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    • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure
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    You receive the Print and Digital Versions of Harvesters in the RPG. This set comes complete in a box.

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    • Harvesters Box
    • Harvesters Rule & Monster Book
    • Complete Set of Dice
    • Players Book and Character Sheet
    • Wheat Hollow Adventure
    • Lost Fang's Gold Adventure
    • Black Tim's Prize Adventure
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