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Samantha DarcyBy Samantha Darcy
First created
Samantha DarcyBy Samantha Darcy
First created
$11,445
pledged of 4 000 $pledged of 4 000 $ goal
190
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 6 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Roleplaying games and Scouting both tremendously impact many lives. Unfortunately, RPGs lack patch-covered fashion-statements showing everyone exactly how awesome you are...

Until now!

Introducing Tabletop Roleplaying Game (TTRPG) Achievement Badges! From the crazed minds of Samantha Darcy and Stephen Rowe, these patches allow you to forever memorialize pivotal moments from your games! 

Produced by Pin Game Strong, each badge is a 2-inch, sew-on, 100% embroidered patch, with unique art, and an accompanying PDF. Included for each are requirements to earn the badge, and optional reward mechanics compatible with 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons!

With your help, we plan to initially release EIGHT (8) Common and EIGHT (8) Rare achievement patches, plus TWO (2) extremely exclusive and super secret Legendary patches! And that’s only the beginning. We can all work together to make this project a success, and there’s a LOT more we can’t wait to share!

Our preliminary badges memorialize two tiers of achievements: Common and Rare, with requirements of varying difficulty to gain each. Also included in the accompanying PDF are optional game mechanics for every badge! You can incorporate these into your 5th Edition games, allowing anyone earning the patch to gain a thematic, one-use blessing! 

Earning the Frequent Die-er Discount badge might mean Death cuts you a deal on your next resurrection (buy three, get the fourth for free!), or the owner of the Immortal Minion patch could miraculously prevent the dragon from swallowing their precious pet!   

The 16 preliminary badges
The 16 preliminary badges

We’ve got a LOT more stretch goals we're hoping to share, all featuring truly Legendary achievements! These badges all signify epic memories, with suitably difficult requirements, and the mechanical options of powerful, permanent blessings! 

At the project start, we are only offering a mysterious, super-secret pair of these patches to our biggest supporters, but we hope to create create many more with your help!  

Add-Ons

Thank you ALL for helping us to unlock our Legendary Stretch Goals, and for some wonderful feedback! We are now offering all of the following as Add-On options! To include them with your order, please increase your pledge by a value equal to all add-ons you would like to receive. 

Please note: if you are at a backer level currently without shipping charges (like PDF Only or No Rewards), then you will need to add those charges as well: $8 US / $26 international.

We’ll send a Questionnaire out after the Kickstarter ends to make certain everyone receives their entire requested order, with funds distributed appropriately!

LEGENDARY SET ($15 each)      

Add any one set of FOUR (4) Legendary Badges to any backer level! Want more than one copy of the same set? That’s totally fine! Just add everything you want up!

These following sets are currently available:

  •  All 4 Legendary Feat Badges I 
  •  All 4 Legendary Class Badges I 
  •  All 4 Legendary Monster Badges LOCKED 
  •  All 4 Legendary Class Badges II LOCKED 
  • ???

LEGENDARY BUNDLE ($25 total)

Add ALL the Legendary Badge Stretch Goals to any backer level! This deal is just going to keep getting better, as we reach more of our exciting Stretch Goals! Want multiple bundles of ALL the Legendary Badges...? Go for it! Just multiply the amount by how many sets you'd like to have!

The bundle currently includes the following EIGHT (8) patches!

  •  All FOUR (4) Legendary Feat Badges I 
  •  All FOUR (4) Legendary Class Badges I 
  •  Legendary Monster Badges LOCKED 
  •  Legendary Class Badges II LOCKED 
  • ???

EXTRA BASE SETS ($20 each)    

This add-on is available if you’ve backed at any level with a reward, and want one or more additional sets!

  • All 8 Common Achievement Patches
  • All 8 Rare Achievement Patches

BUNDLED BASE SETS ($40 or $60)

This add-on is available if you’ve backed at any level with a reward, and want one or more additional bundled sets!

  •  All 16 Common and Rare Patches $40 
  •  All Common, Rare, and Legendary Patches $60 

Do you have a question or need help?

We’ll do our best to answer as quickly as possible! 

You can reach out to us on Twitter:

Samantha Darcy: @65thvictor

Stephen Rowe: @RiteRowe

… Or just leave a Comment here!

This project is being managed, presented, and produced by the dynamic duo of Samantha Darcy and Stephen Rowe!

Samantha Darcy (Artist)

Crafted from only the finest twigs and glamours, Samantha Darcy was well-nurtured in exchange for her father’s freedom. She was beloved by all her neighbors, though her presence would frighten the livestock and cause the room to chill. The families would vie for her attention on the hot summers’ days, and found they preferred the taste of soured milk. Samantha saw her first artistic inspiration behind their straining smiles, and delighted in drawing all their prettiest nightmares. 

An illustrator for tabletop roleplaying games, Samantha has risen far above those humble beginnings. She has contributed to works both great and small, including the Uncaged Anthology, Rolled & Told, Dragon+, and countless commissions. 

Samantha lives in a tower of toadstools and teeth, located somewhere in the strange wilds of Indiana. She dwells there with her loving husband — a musical clockwork filled with bartered voices, and their darling son — who she made herself, using only the finest twigs and glamours.

Stephen Rowe (Writer)

Once an invisible sewer pixie, Stephen Rowe served the unseelie sovereigns of sludge and storm... with dutiful boredom. He'd steal away from their unending draining dances, and squeeze his eyes so tight they hurt. The pain seemed a fair price, for even a few, phantom colors. Fortunately, his viscous regents caught the cloying scent of sweet dreams, and the fairy was forced to flee. 

A writer, designer, developer, and editor for various tabletop roleplaying games, Stephen has written or contributed to more than a hundred articles, books, and supplements, working with companies such as Paizo, Kobold Press, Baldman Games, Rite Publishing, Playground Adventures, Rogue Genius Games, and many more. 

Though still usually invisible, Stephen now haunts the poisoned fang hedges surrounding Samantha’s toadstool tower. There, he grows color-hungry eyes that feel no pain... no matter how hard they're squeezed. 

Legal

This campaign is being published for 5th Edition through the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, under the terms and conditions set forth in the System Reference Document 5.1 as provided by Wizards of the Coast.

The following items are designated Product Identity, as defined in Section 1(e) of the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and are subject to the conditions set forth in Section 7 of the Open Gaming Licence, and are not Open Content:

  • All TTRPG Achievement Badge artwork, graphic design elements, and promotional graphics created by Samantha Darcy,
  • All TTRPG Achievement Badge text created by Stephen Rowe not found in the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a, System Reference Document 5.1 found at the internet link: http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/DND/SRD-OGL_V5.1.pdf,
  • All promotional materials, including but not limited to, marketing text and social media content, 
  • All merchandise associated with the TTRPG Achievement Badges, including but not limited to, the 2-inch sew-on badges and accompanying PDF document.   

All content from the System Reference Document 5.1 is Open Game Content as described in Section 1(d) of the License. No portion of this work other than the material designated as Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without permission.

Risks and challenges

We've been working in the TTRPG industry for years, and have taken part in numerous successful crowdfunding efforts. While we’re not strangers to Kickstarter and production projects, we’ve not attempted to create and distribute physical sew-on patches of this type. Our biggest challenge with this project will be ensuring everything is held to our high standards, and properly delivered to all of our backers.

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    We Don’t Need No Patches!

    Thank you for your support! We’ll send you the PDF with descriptions of all our beautiful badges, optional rules, and legendary stretch goals, even if you don’t gain any actual physical patches!

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    We totally earned those arts & crafts patches! Working with dry macaroni takes a lot of skill!

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    UNLOCKED!
    Leave no badge behind! This backer level is just going to keep getting BETTER as we continue to reach our exciting Stretch Goals!

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    We feel if you are going to volunteer your time AND buy a bunch of patches for murderous burglars trampling all over your dreams... you should at least get a discount!

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    Rule them all!
    In addition to all lesser patches and ALL Legendary Stretch Goals, you've become the bearer of this ultra-rare and ridiculously cool patch which will ONLY ever be available to backers at this tier or higher!!
    (Imagine meeting another Scout, and knowing their joyless smile hides endless depths of jealousy!)

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    Wow. I mean. Wow.
    In addition to all lesser patches, and any Legendary Stretch Goals, you receive the Platinum Award Badge! Having this amazing Better-than-Gold Badge basically means Sam and Stephen owe you BIG TIME.
    We’ll run a game! Play a game! You can just WIN! Do you want a sash?! Take ours! We’ll buy pizza! Whatever! We don’t even know, but it’ll be great!
    We'll contact you after the Kickstarter to negotiate an appropriately amazing favor or service!
    (Just no wishing for more wishes, please!)

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    Pinewood Racer Special

    Whoa! So fast! Are you sure that’s not against regulations?!
    Please enjoy the patches at a discount!

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