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A retro-style collection of articles for and about The Fantasy Trip.
A retro-style collection of articles for and about The Fantasy Trip.
961 backers pledged $10,657 to help bring this project to life.

About

Hexagram #1, an Old-School RPG Zine for The Fantasy Trip

$10,657

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The Fantasy Trip, first published at the dawn of the hobby with Melee (1977) and Wizard (1978), is as old-school as you can get. That's why we knew that we had to participate when Kickstarter announced Zine Quest, where they are "inviting creators like you to launch projects for RPG zines—booklets of 5.5” x 8.5” (roughly A5) or smaller, with black-and-white interiors—containing complete games, adventures, new rules, articles, comics, illustrations, bestiaries, or anything about roleplaying games that you can stuff into a zine."

TFT + a retro-style zine? A perfect combination! 

Welcome to Hexagram, an old-school RPG zine for The Fantasy Trip that, we hope, won't be a one-and-done project. Starting out as a 16-page (8.5-inch by 5.5-inch) B&W publication, your support has made the zine a reality and, with luck, will push the page count higher and higher as we attract more backers.

(Later note: It did! Up to 36 pages, where we are stopping.)

What's inside Hexagram? Great stuff, including:

  • "Snackromancer," by Guy McLimore. An encounter for use with The Fantasy Trip.
  • "Overloading a Treasure Chest," by Philip Reed. What goes into packing an 8+ pound roleplaying game boxed set?
  • "Rumors and Truths," by Steven Marsh.
  • "Twenty Terrible Traps," by Steve Jackson. Don't throw away your d20. We have much evil love for it.
  • A preview of our next BIG TFT campaign, with samples!

Plus more articles to be determined!

After the Kickstarter project closes, and after all pledges are collected, we will open the BackerKit pledge manager. There, you will tell us your Warehouse 23 email address, provide your physical address, and pay for shipping (if you are receiving physical rewards). See the FAQ for estimated shipping costs.

Please note that any taxes or customs fees are exclusively your responsibility, and these fees will be determined when the shipment arrives in your country. We also cannot guarantee that an order will not be confiscated or rejected by your country's customs. 

If you wish, you may choose to use a fulfillment service. This allows you to pledge for the project and then provide us with a U.S. address for delivery of your rewards. Forwarding from the fulfillment service, as well as any local fees, is your responsibility when using a fulfillment company.

Publisher's Choice Quality Stock Art copyright Rick Hershey/Fat Goblin Games, used under license.

Risks and challenges

Steve Jackson Games is an established game publisher with a successful track record and we have enough Kickstarter experience to deal with issues should they arise. The creative team has been selected, some of the articles have been completed. and we've started work on writing the rest of the zine content. Now it's time for you to tell us whether or not to complete the project. As we've done in the past, we will stay in touch with our backers during and after the Kickstarter, all the way through fulfillment of the rewards.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY
Please note that backers in some regions may receive their rewards before others; the zines will be shipped to our Austin warehouse where they will be packed for individual shipments and then, in some instances, forwarded to partners in other nations for final fulfillment.

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    Pledge US$ 3 or more About US$ 3

    PDF Zine

    One copy of the Hexagram zine in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23. You will need a Warehouse 23 account to retrieve these files from your library. If you do not have a Warehouse 23 account, you will receive a single download link for the files. If you select any physical add-ons, shipping will be collected separately in BackerKit after the project closes. The estimated delivery date is for digital rewards only. All physical rewards will start shipping in May 2019. NOTE: International backers will receive their physical add-ons roughly three months after U.S. backers (August 2019 estimated international delivery).

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    • Hexagram PDF
    • All unlocked digital stretch goals.
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    Print Zine

    Printed zine! A 16 page 5.5-inch by 8.5-inch old-school RPG zine. Also includes a copy of the zine in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23. Shipping charged separately in BackerKit after the project closes. (See "Shipping" in the project FAQ for estimated costs.) NOTE: International backers will receive their rewards roughly three months after U.S. backers (August 2019 estimated international delivery).

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    • Hexagram PDF
    • Hexagram Print
    • All unlocked digital stretch goals.
    • All unlocked physical stretch goals.
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    Print Zine + The Fantasy Trip Adventures

    Printed zine! A 16 page 5.5-inch by 8.5-inch old-school RPG zine and the printed Adventures book. Also includes a copy of the zine and five adventures in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23. Shipping charged separately in BackerKit after the project closes. (See "Shipping" in the project FAQ for estimated costs.) NOTE: International backers will receive their rewards roughly three months after U.S. backers (December 2019 estimated international delivery).

    Includes:
    • Hexagram PDF
    • Hexagram Print
    • Adventures PDF
    • Adventures Print
    • All unlocked digital stretch goals.
    • All unlocked physical stretch goals.
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    Pledge US$ 236 or more About US$ 236

    Zine, Adventures, and More

    The Fantasy Trip I Want It All shipping carton (which includes the Legacy Edition box, Melee & Wizard Pocket Box, Melee playmat, and Wizard playmat), plus the print zine and printed Adventures book. Also includes the zine and Adventures in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23. Shipping charged separately in BackerKit after the project closes. (See "Shipping" in the project FAQ for estimated costs.) NOTE: International backers will receive their rewards roughly three months after U.S. backers (December 2019 estimated international delivery).

    Includes:
    • Hexagram PDF
    • Hexagram Print
    • Adventures PDF
    • Adventures Print
    • I Want It All Shipping Carton
    • All unlocked digital stretch goals.
    • All unlocked physical stretch goals.
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