$268
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 8 2019 6:56 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 8, 2019

Warden's Game

A passion project from the desk of a writer and Table-Top RPG lover.

Warden's Game

A passion project from the desk of a writer and Table-Top RPG lover.

$268
pledged of $11,200pledged of $11,200 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 8 2019 6:56 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 8, 2019

About

My project

Like a great many of its predecessors, Warden’s Game is a Tabletop Role Playing Game built on the imagination. The possibilities are only as limited yourself. That said, a game still needs rules, and rules need books to hold them. That's where the project is born: bringing the game to life.

My Story

I'm not looking to make a living off of this game. I'm just a guy that really loves TTRPGs. I want to pour that passion into making this game and sharing it with anyone who wants it.

I came up with all of this seven years ago to have fun with my brother. We were poor little dudes that couldn’t afford forty, fifty, sixty-dollar RPG books and didn’t trust the internet for a digital copy, so we made due. We took monsters straight from the books at the store, hastily copied into a notebook, used the math-dice from when we were home schooled, and we muddled through it. There were no stats, just a roll of a d20 to see what would happen. It was rough, but we had a blast.

Now I want to take that unbridled enthusiasm of youth and turn it into an actual game.

My plan

I have been toying with the idea of putting this game out into the world for a while, and I decided I needed to do it. So, I devised a plan. The steps are simple but no less difficult, and in no less need of time and effort.

  • Formalize the game's systems and rules
  • Playtest
  • Rework
  • Playtest
  • Finalize the game's systems and rules
  • Embellish with pictures and nice page design
  • Publish

The budget for this project is ~$11,000. While the exact amounts that will be spent on which aspects are relative, there is a definite list of things that are needed.

  • Technology (hardware, editing programs, graphics, etc.)
  • Editing Services
  • Art
  • Publishing

Among these, the art will definitely be the most expensive. I'm looking for good art and don't want to skimp on the paycheck for those artists, but the other costs will add up, too.

Rewards

In exchange for your outrageous generosity, I'm offering, quite simply, the game. For $5 you can get access to the game a month early and will receive monthly updates on how it's going. The rewards then go up to $10, $20, all the way to  $100 when you get my soul. Actually you'll get all three of the books and a letter from me saying how grateful I am.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is that I am a one-man team. I have a lot of people supporting me and those that will help with the playtesting, but, for the most part, it's just me. That shouldn't be an obstacle as I have plenty of time to dedicate to the project, but it is no less a challenge.

A second challenge is actually budgeting for the art. Art is invaluable and thus difficult to price for as I want to make sure all the artists I work with are compensated according to their efforts and talents. However, I have evaluated the costs and feel I have accounted appropriately.

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    Initiate

    Be on the short list to get early access to the game. You'll get a monthly update on how the game is progressing and can buy the three books (Player's Guide, Creature Compendium, and Game Master Manual) a whole MONTH early.

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    Master

    Get all the previous rewards, PDF copies of all three books, and updates on any following expansions to the game.

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    Get a physical copy of the Player's Guide, and digital copies of the other two, a month early, on top of all the previous rewards.

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    The Warden

    For being the biggest supporter of the Warden's Game, you will receive physical copies of all three books with a signed Player's Guide and a personal letter of thanks. Not to mention all the previous items.

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