UPDATED: Paypal pre-orders are now available. Please use this option only if you are unable to pledge via Kickstarter. Paypal pre-orders will count toward meeting stretch goals!
Take on the role of Nature’s bratty daughters in Costume Fairy Adventures! Twelve inches tall, immortal and full of mischief, your fairy will wield her great powers in the cause of tomfoolery and petty nonsense. Prank the gnomes, humble the ogres and make the humans have all the fun they can stand as you and your friends introduce delightful chaos wherever you go.
Create a unique fairy of your own with the game’s expressive rules and unleash her on an unsuspecting world. Some of her abilities will come from the kind of fairy she is (Pixie, Brownie, Sprite, Goblin, Elf or Fairy), some will come from her extreme personality, and a lot will come from...
...what she’s wearing.
Fairies have reality-warping magic that they’re not bright enough to understand. Sometimes the universe lets them have their way when they wish really hard. Most of the time they put on outlandish costumes to gain thematic powers... because as far as they know that’s how it works. Every problem can be solved by dressing up. Better problems can be created by dressing up. There is no occasion that does not call for dressing up.
Put on a cape and tights to gain the strength of a superhero. Change into a bee suit to summon a swarm! Take on the unfathomable power of disco in a snappy white polyester number.
Costume Fairy Adventures includes a snazzily illustrated, full-colour deck of costume cards, each with unique powers to help your fairy get up to shenanigans. Every session you’ll draw new costumes, and we’ll be expanding the selection as the game grows, so you’ll always have a novel look and fresh magic to fuel your madcap nonsense.
Gather up your friends and escalate an otherwise serious situation to the height of hilarious chaos - that’s a fairy adventure. It doesn’t matter whether the Fae Queen has charged you with a dread quest, if you’re intruding on the academy ball, or if there’s a spaceship launch that needs brightening up, you’ll infect even the most dismal affair with your demented whimsy.
Keeping those antics even resembling a coherent story might sound tough, but Costume Fairy Adventures makes the Game Master’s life easy with mechanics and Playsets bursting with rich targets for the fairies’ capers. Playsets are a little like traditional adventures, but tend to emphasise the setting the fairies are messing with rather than a planned series of events, and include specialised mechanics to reinforce their intended mode of play. This helps give the madness some structure, and provides the GM with material to improvise on in response to the players’ unpredictable actions.
Most Playsets are packed with Shenanigans - miniature quests that reflect the fairies’ innate sense of whatever would be most awesome or hilarious in a given situation. Completing Shenanigans awards points that track the chaos of the story and fuel further pranks and mischief. They’re like video game achievements, but with the freedom in improvising their accomplishment that you’d expect from a roleplaying game (and of course snappy names that are equal parts pun and pop culture joke). Sometimes Shenanigans serve as the shared record of your group’s triumphant tomfoolery, or sometimes you’ll fight tooth and nail to be the fairy that completes them to prove herself the premier prankster. But they’re always worth pointless bragging rights!
Costume Fairy Adventures is where the mischievous and silly impulses that get you into trouble in more serious games are actively encouraged; after all, it’s what your character would do. And when your character is a twelve inch tall indestructible ball of whimsy and reality-warping power in a fetching outfit, you have plenty of scope to inflict those impulses on a setting that richly deserves it. Join in the fun!
Quickstart Edition Now Available!
Want a taste of what's in store? Head over to the Resources page on the Penguin King Games website and pick up a copy of our free Costume Fairy Adventures Quickstart Edition. With a bare-bones Core Rules Booklet, a selection of pregenerated player characters, a 36-card print-and-play Quickstart Costume Deck, and a playtest preview of our first Playset, "The Big Pie Caper", you'll have everything you need to get up to magical mischief right away!
Everyone who backs our game - even for a single dollar - will receive their name on a special backer acknowledgments page in the core book, as well as a set of Costume Fairy Adventures wallpapers in a variety of desktop and mobile resolutions. If you're feeling flush with cash, though, more rewarding options are available, including...
Our most basic reward package, the Shenanigan Starter Kit ($10 CAD) includes print-and-play PDFs of the core rulebook and the fully illustrated 108-card Core Costume Deck. The Quickstart Costume Deck, above, provides a small sample of what's found within - if you haven't checked it out yet, have a look!
If that's not enough, try our Plentiful Nonsense Set ($15 CAD). This enhanced reward package includes the print and play core rulebook and Core Costume Deck, and adds print-and-play versions of our first three Playsets - plus any Playsets added by reaching stretch goals! (See below for more details.) In addition, you'll receive a special Troublemaker Tier credit on our backer acknowledgments !
Now we're getting somewhere! The Troublemaker's Wardrobe ($40 CAD) includes all of the print-and-play PDFs, plus a physical, full-colour copy of the 108-card Core Costume Deck. In addition, you'll receive a special Troublemaker Tier credit on our backer acknowledgments page! American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
UPDATED: Thanks to your generous support, all Core Costume Decks will now be printed on premium black-core cardstock - similar to what's used in Magic: The Gathering cards or fancy casino poker decks - at no additional charge!
If you love the smell of new books, the Printed Pranking Pack ($70 CAD) is the reward for you! This package includes the print-and-play PDFs, the physical Core Costume Deck, and a full-colour hardcover core rulebook. In addition, you'll receive a special Mischief Multiplier credit on our backer acknowledgments page! American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
As any gamer knows, you can never have too many dice. The Magical Mischief Makers ($77 CAD) package comes with everything in the Printed Pranking Pack, plus a beautiful set of seven dice in the seven shades of the rainbow! American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
Want to show off your fairy fandom? We've got you covered with the Adhesive Antics ($77 CAD) package, which comes with everything in the Printed Pranking Pack, plus two dozen colourful, high-quality stickers featuring fairy costume designs drawn from our own Core Costume Deck. American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
UPDATED: An upgrade to the new Fairy Portrait Pack is now available at this level and higher! Please see the Add-Ons section for additional options.
Perhaps you prefer a hands-on approach to mischief-making? Then the Extravagant Nonsense Set ($85 CAD) is the set for you! This package comes with everything in the Printed Pranking Pack, plus a set of durable saddle-stitched softcovers, one for each basic Playset! American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
Note: This reward package does not include physical versions of any Playsets added via stretch goals. After all, we can't price those out if we don't know how many there are going to be! As stretch goals are met, Add-On options will be made available to obtain the stretch goal Playsets in softcover form as well.
UPDATED: Thanks to the higher-than-expected volume of pledges for printed Playset packs, all printed Playsets will now be perfect-bound softcovers. In addition, all Playsets - both PDF and printed - will receive bonus material.
So many rewards! How can you ever choose? With the Complete Chaos Collection ($99 CAD), you don't have to. This hefty package comes with everything in the Printed Pranking Pack, plus the rainbow dice, the costume stickers, and the printed Playsets! Get ALL the things. American backers, please add $10 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $20 CAD.
Did we say all the things? We may have spoken too soon. With the Entrancing Elegance Pack ($130 CAD), you'll receive everything in the Complete Chaos Collection, plus a limited edition, hand-painted resin figurine based on the "Dancer's Shawl" Costume from our Core Costume Deck. In addition, you'll receive a special Supernatural Disaster credit on our backer acknowledgments page! This reward package may leave you feeling like dancing yourself! American backers, please add $15 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $30 CAD.
Backers of a more heroic bent may prefer the High Heroism Pack ($130 CAD). Such stalwart souls will receive everything in the Complete Chaos Collection, plus a limited edition, hand-painted resin figurine based on the "Protagonist Garb" Costume from our Core Costume Deck. In addition, you'll receive a special Supernatural Disaster credit on our backer acknowledgments page! Just the thing you lift you from your existential angst! American backers, please add $15 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $30 CAD.
Giant swords aren't for everyone. If you fancy yourself a more festive sort, why not try the Autumn Anarchy Pack ($130 CAD)? Our seasonal backers will receive everything in the Complete Chaos Collection, plus a limited edition, hand-painted resin figurine based on the "Spirit of Fall Dress" Costume from our Core Costume Deck. In addition, you'll receive a special Supernatural Disaster credit on our backer acknowledgments page! You're feeling spookier already! American backers, please add $15 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $30 CAD.
Can't decide which figurine is the most adorable? The Full Motley ($160 CAD) offers a solution: get all of them! This reward package includes everything in the Complete Chaos Collection, plus all three fairy figurines. In addition, you'll receive a special Supernatural Disaster credit on our backer acknowledgments page! This time you really do get All The Things! American backers, please add $15 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $30 CAD.
You've got All The Things and you still want more? Well, then the only thing left is for us to make More Things, just for you! When you become a Fairy Fashion Designer ($300 CAD), not only will you receive everything in the Full Motley, you'll also work with our talented designers and artists to create your very own Costume Card, which will be included in the Core Costume Deck for everyone to enjoy! American backers, please add $15 CAD shipping; international backers, please add $30 CAD.
(Disclaimer: backer-created Costumes will be subject to Acceptable Content guidelines. Y'all know what we mean!)
... but why stop there? If you can design a Costume, why not try your hand at designing a WORLD? In addition to everything in the Fairy Fashion Designer package, as an Angel Dress Investor ($1500 CAD), you'll work with our designers and artists to create a fully illustrated Playset to your exact specifications! This Playset will be yours to do with as you please: you can keep it for yourself, give it away for free, or even ask us to make it an official part of the Costume Fairy Adventures product line! (And if you're outside Canada, don't worry about the shipping - we've got it covered!)
(Disclaimer: as above, backer-created Playsets will be subject to Acceptable Content guidelines.)
Want to customise your reward? No problem! Just refer to this handy chart.
Any of these items can be added to any reward package - just bump your pledge up by the listed amount, and you'll be good to go. When the funding period is over, a survey will be sent out where you can specify that Add-Ons you want.
UPDATED: A new Add-On is now available thanks to backer requests: the Fairy Portrait Pack!
This set of twelve portraits (including the nine previewed above and three others) is designed to be used in conjunction with a standard Costume Fairy Adventures character sheet, and is available in two forms:
- For $5 CAD, you'll receive a set of twelve super-high-resolution digital portraits for all your electronic-character-sheet needs.
- For $10 CAD, you'll receive the digital files, plus a set of twelve large (2.5" diameter) clear-backed stickers, the perfect size and shape to stick on your physical Costume Fairy Adventures character sheets.
There are also a couple of special options available:
- If you've pledged for a reward package that includes the Costume Sticker Set, but would rather have the Fairy Portrait Pack instead, you can trade it in for an additional $3 CAD. This includes both the digital files and the physical stickers.
- Finally, if you're flush with cash, for $100 CAD you'll work with one of our artists to create a Fairy Portrait to your own specifications, for which you'll receive a high-resolution digital file and a dozen stickers - plus everything that's included in the $10 Add-On!
Add-Ons and Shipping
Here's where it gets a little tricky. If your reward package already includes shipped items, or if you're having your rewards sent to a domestic address (i.e., within Canada), then you're set - the shipping is already included in the above prices.
However, if your reward package does not already include shipped items, and you're having your rewards sent to a United States or overseas address, then you should also add shipping as follows:
- +$10 CAD United States/+$20 CAD International if your Add-Ons do not include any figurines; or
- +$15 CAD United States/+$30 CAD International if your Add-Ons do include one or more figurines.
We know that sounds complicated, so we've set up a pledge calculator to help you figure out what your total pledge, including all Add-Ons, should work out to:
Give it a try - and if you're still not sure, don't hesitate to send us a message and ask! Just tell us what you want to add to your reward package, and we'd be happy to figure out the total pledge for you.
A Note On Figurines
Owing to a variety of extremely boring factors, the exact number of figurines we can produce isn't very flexible. The upshot is that availability of a particular figurine is not guaranteed if you add it to your reward package as an Add-On. If you want to make absolutely certain that you get a particular figurine, please select a reward package that includes it.
If the delivery date rolls around and it turns out that your Add-On figurine has run out, you'll be given the option of either waiting for a second production run of that figurine, or of receiving a refund for that portion of your pledge.
You didn't think we were stopping there, did you? No chance! If we beat our basic funding goal, we've got something very special in store: more Playsets! Just refer to this handy graphic:
When we reach each of these targets, a new Playset will be added to the reward packages: all backers at the Plentiful Nonsense Set ($15 CAD) level and up will receive these Playsets in PDF form, and Add-On options will be made available to obtain them in softcover form as well. And beyond that? Who can say - there may be even more fabulous goodies in store!
Friday Knights ($12 500 CAD)
by Ewen Cluney
The Friday Knights are a gaming group, and tonight is the big night, when their characters will at last face the Dark Lord and save the land from eternal darkness! But there's more than just the game going on. There's magic in the air, and that magic pulls some fairies (that's you!) into our world. You have a chance to help these gamers confront their very human problems... or maybe just run around trying not to let the cat catch you.
Disorder in the Court ($15 000 CAD)
by Ashley Flanagan and Zach Welhouse
The Fairy Queen of Autumn’s prized sky corgi has been stolen and his wrangler has been killed! You've been press-ganged as the Queen's crack legal squad, and it’s up to you to track down the guilty party and bring her before the Autumn Court - where a case is only as good as its lawyers’ wits - to exact swift justice. Objection!
Gorgonzola Sky ($17 500 CAD)
by Annika K Johnson
Launch your fairy higher than any has flown before! In this space adventure, something has gone terribly wrong with the Moon; you and your friends must find a way to travel to its miniaturized surface and discover its dairy-scented secrets. Play the comet-lassoing heroine and gallantly restore balance to nature - or let your devious side take over and horde the Moon Cheese all for yourself!
Penguin King Games is a small publisher of tabletop roleplaying games and related accessories. Founded in 2012, our goal is to bring fun and inclusive games to everyone. Costume Fairy Adventures will be our first commercial project - and we need your help to make it happen!
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Risks and challenges
While we HOPE everything will run like clockwork, we know better than to expect it. Here are a few of the steps we've taken to avoid potential pitfalls.
* We plan to provide total transparency regarding our progress. Our backers will have access to regularly updated playtest drafts, and will receive updates whenever new materials are received. You'll know exactly what's happening - and how long it's likely to take - every step of the way.
* We've solicited binding quotes from numerous printers and manufacturers, both domestic and overseas, in order to get a clear idea of our production costs. We've also done a complete, end-to-end dry run of our production chain for every major component of our reward packages; our manufacturing partners are just waiting for us to flip the switch and begin full-scale production.
* "Costume Fairy Adventures" has been in active development since August of 2012, and many of the most risky and time-consuming portions of the project have already been completed. The core rules are already available to preview, and the Core Costume Deck is 100% complete in terms of illustration and graphic design, needing only a few rounds of additional playtesting to work out the bugs.
* We've assembled a large and geographically diverse project team, including both newcomers and experienced industry professionals. We've worked hard to minimise potential bottlenecks; with multiple team members ready to take up the slack on any aspect of the project, no single person is in a position to set back our timelines. Though a newcomer to tabletop RPG publishing, our project leader brings over a decade of experience in project management to help keep things on track.
* Finally, if worst comes to worst, Penguin King Games Inc. has a no-questions-asked backer refund policy for all overdue projects, whether via this or any other crowdfunding portal. If we've missed our deadline, and we've failed to reassure you that things are still on track, we're fully prepared to give your money back. We'd be sorry to have lost your support - and we think you'll be missing out on a wonderful game - but we offer this option as a demonstration that we take our commitments seriously.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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