Kenku Tools' RPG Stamps are a new line of 5cm x 5cm (~2" x ~2") pre-inked stamps designed to make mementos for you or your players' adventures in any role playing game system.
Whenever a player reaches a major milestone, whether that's surviving an ambush, killing a boss, completing a quest, or even dying, you can use the stamp to mark their character sheet and create a history of that character's adventures.
We were inspired by Goodman Games' prized R.I.P. stamps for Dungeon Crawl Classics. We initially set out to create our own line of R.I.P. stamps to be used with the deadly DCC funnels and tournaments (where player death is very common), but we've extended the idea to other roleplaying systems with our Character Record sheet.
Print out these sheets and hand them out to your players; they can attach the page to the back of their character sheet. Whenever you want to mark a major milestone, pass the appropriate stamp around and have players mark the event.
Our stamps are self-inking "Flash" stamps that have a great size and impression, and are perfect for gaming. They are very easy to transport (lightweight and compact), and include a plastic cover to ensure your ink doesn't dry out.
Each stamp comes in your choice of black, blue, or red ink, but additional colors will be unlocked via stretch goals.
We have more stamps and style ideas that can be made available via stretch goals. Including stamps designed for Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic, and Cyberpunk settings.
The Self-Inking Stamps
These stamps are "Flash" style self-inking stamps. They are built with a tough plastic shell and are rated to provide about 5,000 impressions. We have been using these prototypes in our game nights and at cons for about 6 months and haven't seen any sign of the ink drying up.
Our stamp style: "R.I.P." was originally designed to commemorate character deaths in 0-Level Dungeon Crawl Classics "Funnel" games. Players get a stamp to not only indicate a character has died, but also an epitaph so that they will be remembered for how they lived (and what stopped them from living!) This makes a fun souvenir for players at cons, and a unique keepsake for new and experienced DCC players alike.
In less lethal campaigns, this could be used to mark the defeat of a major opponent, or the death of a major ally NPC.
In testing, we've found "You Have Survived" stamps to be a great way to track encounters and experience across game sessions. Each time players survive an encounter, pass the stamp around with a description of the encounter "Hag's Hollow", "The Oni's Deathtrap", "Owlbear Mama", etc. Players can mark their experience or any other relevant notes.
Quests are close-to-universal in fantasy RPGs, so we thought it would be a good idea to include this as our third stamp. Players can mark information about the quest, and any experience, titles, or treasure earned.
We have two styles of Character Record sheet for you to track your characters.
Players fill in their character records as they complete milestones with their stamps. When they have completely filled a sheet, print out another, and attach it.
This is a great way not only to track a party and character's history, but also to track XP earned from battles and quest completion.
We have a number of stretch goals which if unlocked will increase the number of styles, ink colors, and extra stuff you get for backing us in the campaign.
Our first stretch goal was to unlock an additional stamp design which can be purchased alone or switched into any 3-stamp set. The second stretch goal is a FREE Character "Passport" books with each stamp. These are small books that make great memoirs of your PC's adventure. Each stamp will ship with one book free. They can also be purchased as an Add-On.
These are fantastic dice bags hand-sewn here in Los Angeles. The dice bags are made of cotton fabric with a vibrant exterior print and a matching colored lining fabric. They feature 2 ribbon drawstrings for a tight closure. The bag is 5.5" tall and has a 4" diameter round bottom.
We met the owners at a local convention, and have been buying their bags ever since. These have fantastically strong stitches (I have yet to have one show any sign of damage even with heavy use.)
We have an exclusive design for Kenku Press being offered as well as a few more styles specifically designed for RPG players. You will be able to customize your own bag and select the exterior fabric print, interior fabric color, and ribbon color.
Shipping will be charged at the completion of the Kickstarter in our pedge manager. We will be assembling and shipping the stamps from Los Angeles, CA, USA. (Although they will be manufactured in China.)
Unfortunately for Non-US backers, we will be fulfilling the stamps from the US. This means that you may be subject to additional tariffs upon the package arrival. Products in the US will be either shipped USPS First Class or USPS Priority depending on the size. All international products will be shipped either USPS First Class International or USPS First Class Priority (for larger items.)
If you are ordering more than 24 stamps, we will need to give you a custom estimate on the shipping charges. If you are unsatisfied with the shipping charges, we will offer a full refund.
About SGL, Inc.
SGL (Smorpheus Games Laboratory) is a small game development studio located in Los Angeles California. While we have previously worked on software and game development, we are now pivoting to developing products for tabletop games because of our joy for this hobby.
Brenda Ho (Designer & Illustrator)
Brenda is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles, California where she lives with her cats Duke and Lilith. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. When she's not fumbling as a beginner DM, or playing her D&D characters Katonic (Level 8 Tiefling Warlock), Blanche (Level 6 Halfling Ranger), and Obsidian (Level 5 Earth Genasi Forge Cleric), she works at a toy company designing packaging for Disney products.
Thom Denick (Product Developer & Campaign Manager)
Thom Denick is a programmer/consultant based in Los Angeles, CA. He lives with his wife Ji Young, and son Dante in Koreatown. He regularly judges DCC games at Strategicon in Los Angeles. He is the Dungeon Master for two separate biweekly D&D Games (a classic Gygax Greyhawk campaign, and a more modern 5th edition campaign stuck in Barovia.) He is also exploring the continent of Chult as Renderak, a 6th level Svirfneblin tank wizard in the Tomb of Annihilation (no spoilers please!)
We understand you are taking a leap of faith by support a first-time creator. As such, we are offering a money back guarantee on the stamps. If you are not completely satisfied with the stamp, you may return it to us within 30 days for a full refund.
If you change your mind at any time before the product ships, we will honor a 100% refund to you.
Risks and challenges
We are a first-time creator, and this is our first time manufacturing a product overseas. We have done extensive research and found a fantastic manufacturer partner to work with.
We've been on the receiving end of many successful Kickstarter projects, and a few that have gone sideways, either through massive delays, unexpected costs, or project creators quitting before it's done. We hope we've learned something from others' mistakes, and we've done the ground work to ensure everything goes smoothly.
However, if mistakes are made, it is our priority to keep our backers in the loop on any delays, and to ensure a quality product is delivered to you as close to our anticipated ship date as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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