The Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game is Now Live
As the treasured backers whose support helped make Hillfolk so much more than we originally thought it could be, I thought you might like to know that Pelgrane Press and... Read more
Download 22 Free Series Pitches
As Hillfolk backers you may be interested in the results of RPG Geek's recent Series Pitch Contest. Participants created a total of 22 new Series Pitches, which can now be... Read more
Pelgrane's Dracula Dossier adds DramaSystem stretch goal
Greetings, raiders -
As I bet many of you already know, Pelgrane Press now has another Kickstarter on the go, for the Dracula Dossier.
A new edition of Stoker’s... Read more
Feng Shui Action Movie Roleplaying Kickstarter now in progress
I'll keep this brief, esteemed Hillfolk backers, as most of you already know about this and a gratifying many are already on board.
Atlas Games and I are currently Kickstarting ... Read more
Hillfolk wins Indie RPG Awards
If you're not too tired of patting yourselves on the back, Hillfolk funders, I'm surprised and delighted to report that the game just won not one but two coveted Indie... Read more
Hillfolk Wins 2014 Diana Jones Award
I am deeply grateful to the Diana Jones Award committee for making Hillfolk their 2014 winner. We couldn't have done it without you, Kickstarter backers, so please take a moment... Read more
ENnies Voting Reminder: Hillfolk, Blood on the Snow
ENnie voting time has come again. This is the stage where public campaigning is not only acceptable but desirable, as a way of spotlighting the awards and the many fine... Read more
Hillfolk ENnie Nominations
This year's ENnie nominations are out and I am very happy to report that judges favored Hillfolk with nominations for Best Game, Best Rules, and Product of the Year. To... Read more
Hillfolk Nominated for 2014 Diana Jones Award
Backers, take a moment to pat yourselves on the back. Hillfolk has been nominated for the prestigious Diana Jones Award, and we couldn't have done it without you.
I very... Read more
Last Chance Hillfolk Goodies
Pelgrane is now selling off its last few Hillfolk cards, tokens, and limited editions of the core book and Blood on the Snow. If you missed out during the... Read more
Open GUMSHOE SRD Now Available
At the risk of flooding your inbox with updates, another final piece of Hillfolk fulfillment has fallen into place, with Pelgrane's release of the Open GUMSHOE System Reference document. Backers... Read more
Well, we've got some good news, and some bad news.
The good news is that the books for the USA and Canada have started shipping. We're working our way down... Read more
Hillfolk Signings at Gen Con
Hail, raiders of the Gen Con high country! To celebrate the launch of Hillfolk and its companion volume Blood on the Snow, we've arranged two signing events at the Pelgrane... Read more
Hillfolk Goes to Layout
I am very pleased to report that editorial for the core Hillfolk book has been completed. The last submissions are in, edited, and proofed, and the text and illustrations are... Read more
Hillfolk Actual Play Series Kicks Off on NYERD Podcast
I’ve had a lost of requests for an actual play series to introduce people to Hillfolk and DramaSystem and have kicked around various ways of making this happen. Turns out... Read more
DramaSystem on See P. XX
This month's early installment of Pelgrane's See P. XX webzine includes a couple of features of particular interest to Hillfolk backers.
My column looks at recurring characters and how they... Read more
A Thrilled Thank You To All -- Hillfolk Has Funded
Hillfolk has funded, with a gross I never in my wildest imaginings have predicted: $93,845. That's 3128% of the number we needed to launch.
We leave the process with two... Read more
With 12 Hours to Go, Wolves Surge into Commanding Lead
Aided by the last-minute declaration of allegiance from a Badlands Overlord, the howling wolves have spread across the badlands, routing the once-triumphant Lions! With 12 hours left in the Hillfolk ... Read more
In the Wreckage of Pagemageddon 2: The Pitch of the Month Club
I thought it couldn’t be done, yet here we are, on the brink of Pagemageddon, with just one more pitch left to fund before we reach the physical limit of... Read more
In the Shadow of Pagemageddon II, Wolves Retake Lead Over Lions
Yesterday was our best day to date, beating even our first full day of the campaign. If you'd asked me on Wednesday night if there was any danger of filling ... Read more
Lions Maintain Lead as Hillfolk Kickstarter Goes Crazy
As I ate breakfast this morning I was mentally composing an update exhorting you to rally your allies among distant clans to get us to $70k and the Blood on... Read more
With the Finish Line in Sight, Lions Overtake Wolves Yet Again
It's hard to think Kickstarter with so many of our friends on the East Coast of the US socked by Hurricane Sandy. Here's hoping all of the tribe is safe,... Read more
John Rogers Takes DramaSystem to Shanghai 1930
The final Monday of the Hillfolk Kickstarter campaign brings us some exciting new content announcements and stretch goals. But first, some housekeeping.
If you missed yesterday morning's announcement, Limited Editions... Read more
Blood on the Snow Limited Edition is a Go
Enough people want it, so we're making it available: a Limited Edition of the Blood on the Snow book with a faux leather binding matching the Limited Hillfolk.
We're... Read more
Limited Edition Blood on the Snow?
It turns out that we can produce limited edition versions of Blood on the Snow: The DramaSystem Companion, if enough people want them. These would include signed and numbered... Read more
What Do You Want From the DramaSystem (or GUMSHOE) Open License?
It's been a crazy few days in the badlands.
Thursday, when we announced the Blood on the Snowsourcebook, we had our second best day ever. Students of Kickstarter growth... Read more
Announcing Blood on the Snow: A DramaSystem Companion
With Will Hindmarch’s covert android series Intelligence now funding, and CA Suleiman’s West Bank telekinesis saga The Green Line and Rob Heinsoo’s anti-slaver pitch Maroons announced and waiting in the... Read more
More Exciting Art from Jan Pospisil
You'll have to scroll down for news of the clan battle and the onrush of Pagemageddon, because today's update throws the spotlight on Hillfolk illustrator Jan Pospisil, who just sent... Read more
Baur and Baker Bring Us One Step Closer to... PAGEMAGEDDON!!!
Mac Sample's orcish Series Pitch By This Axe funded at about midnight last night.
That unlocked Jason Pitre's historical ninja saga Shuriken in Shadows. As I type this, it... Read more
Wolves Overtake Lions (and Ninjas Sneak In)
Thanks to your efforts, Sarah Newton's First Contact pitch has been funded. Your pledges, and those of your gaming crew, help us make Hillfolk ever more impressive.
That unlocks the... Read more
Alien Contact, Steampunk Cowboys and Treacherous Orcs
Meguey Baker's Under Hollow HillsSeries Pitch has now been unlocked, bringing us political intrigue in the court of the Fairy Queen. Captive humans, magic rings, thousand year old fairy... Read more
Hillfolk Goodies Now Available in Handy Add-On Form
It’s time to respond to your clamor for add-on choices allowing you to mix and match your way to a custom package of Hillfolk plunder. To spare you a frenzy... Read more
A Thunder of Announcements
Today we have too much news for one meager headline to encompass: new stretch pitches, components upgrades, the Greasepaint pitch, our ambitious Seizing the Throne stretch goals, and another shift... Read more
Hamlet's Hit Points Joins the Fray
You asked for it. We thought we couldn't do it. But then we asked, and we could!
Hamlet's Hit Points, Robin's much-loved book of story analysis, has joined the ... Read more
Cthulhu Cultists Coming Your Way
James Wallis' Battle of Wits is now unlocked!
Now, with rugose tentacle trembling and mandibles clacking, we announce the next three Series Pitch stretch goals:
$29,000 – Chris Lackey (... Read more
Cover Mock-Up, Token Preview
Time for a clan feast, warriors! We've just cracked $25,000, unlocking Jesse Bullington's moonshine-soaked series pitch The White Dog Runs At Night.
Next up: comics artist extraordinaire Gene Ha... Read more
New Stretch Goals from Bullington, Ha and Wallis
Well, you did it—the ref has called it, and the $23,500 stretch goal for Eddy Webb’s Deadweight lies pinned to the mat, red-faced and gasping for breath.
That means it’s... Read more
Lions Stage Stunning Comeback Over Wolves!
We're over halfway to unlocking Eddy Webb's indie wrestling Series Pitch, Deadweight, and thus to a new wave of exciting stretch goal announcements after that.
But the real news?... Read more
Will No One Save the Poor Kitty-Kats?
We're making solid progress toward our print upgrade stretch goal. After that comes Eddy Webb's series pitch, Deadweight. Here's a longer version of his logline:
Owner of a struggling independent... Read more
New Stretch Goals: Print Upgrade, Deadweight; More Podcasts
Having just passed the $20,000 mark, Steven S. Long's 4 Motion Aztec series pitch is now funded, as was Rob Wieland's Mafia Century before it.
Next up, a much clamored-for... Read more
Mafiosi, Aztecs and New Rewards
Thanks, backers, for your stunning response to the Hillfolk effort so far. We've blown past the $17,500 stretch goal needed to unlock Emily Care Boss' Colony Wars series pitch. That... Read more
New Stretch Goals: Inhuman Desires, Brigades, Colony Wars
As we zoom toward our open licensing stretch goal, it's time to announce what comes next. Here are the next three Series Pitch stretch goals:
$14,000: Jason L. Blair (... Read more
New Stretch Goals: Malice Tarn & Open DramaSystem
Response to the Hillfolk Kickstarter has been so overwhelming I haven’t had time to tell you how overwhelming it’s been. Things are moving faster than I can type this update. As... Read more
The Clan Battle Begins
Ask for conquest, and conquest ye shall receive. After a dizzying four hours the project is already 80% funded. And here I thought I had enough luminaries in pocket to... Read more