It’s time to roll a saving throw against Kickstarting, because I’m back with another weekly review of Dungeons & Dragons and 5e-Compatible projects on Kickstarter – including Kickstarter’s ZineQuest 2022!
There have been twenty-four 5e-Compatible projects launched in the past week, which is double the pace of any weeks I’ve covered in the past month! That’s because we’re in the middle of ZineQuest 2022 – a special Kickstarter-sponsored initiative to encourage creators to create small-scale, zine-sized RPG campaigns.
Just taking a peek at all of these Kickstarter campaigns took a while! From those two dozen projects, I’ve picked nine to cover in this post that tickle my fancy the most or fit my digital-first campaign the best – several of which are part of ZineQuest.
- The Bloodbay Abduction – Adventure Zine – for DnD 5E – $2 – A solid seaborne adventure for ZineQuest!
- Cute Creatures Compendium, by Catilus – 40+ adorable deadly creatures
- Deep & Dangerous 5e – A terrific micro-setting with classes and creatures
- Joshua Tree: A 5E Park – Digital maps based on US National Parks
- The Oddity Offprint, No. 1 – 5 goofy monsters for ZineQuest!
- One-Hour RPG : The City Watch (A Zine Quest Project for 5e) – 50+ pages of 10 one-shot drop-ins for $4!
- 🎭 Roles & Rolls 🎲: Giant Expansion Books for DnD 5E – 4 books packed with options at $6 each
- Stranger Sights: Challenges for 5e and Advanced 5e – 40 kinds of terrain and 50+ monsters to populate it with
Here are the other 15 projects launched since my last post:
- The 5E RPG maps – Pay what you want!
- Assassins, Rogues and Outlaws
- Blackmore: a high fantasy Rock & Roll zine for 5E & OSE – Very cool, check it out!
- Catpocalypse Meow: 5e
- Crazy Farm – A 5e DnD Zine Quest 4 Adventure Module
- Darkness Reigns: The Chronicles of Shadaryn Campaign Setting
- Battlezoo Eldamon Monster Training & Year of Monsters (5E/PF2) – Brings Pokémon mechanics to D&D!
- GEAS: Broken Gods – A New RPG adventure series for 5e DnD
- Inventory of Improving Items
- Lost in the Dark: Solo-play 5E RPG Zine
- A Multiverse of Subclasses
- Ritual Cuts #1 – Shattermage
- A Shadow over Odir – A Coastal Mystery Adventure for 5E
- Tomb – A Dungeon Crawl For 5e
- The Traveler’s Guide to the Goblin Fells
- XENOZINE ISSUE 2: Enemy Within
For projects with a scope that extends beyond being a single adventure or specific topic like “wands”, I review them based on the 9-point criteria I established in “What makes a good Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition official release or 5e-Compatible supplement?”
Want to catch up on other currently-running campaigns? Here are all of the other XX campaigns currently-running on Kickstarter, all of which I’ve covered in depth on past posts in this series.
- 3 Projects from the 26 July 5e-Compatible Kickstarter Post
- 5e D&D – Adventure Journal, Character Sheets & Planners – Reviewed! A cool physical artifact to track your character.
- 11 Projects from the 19 July 5e-Compatible Kickstarter Post
- Brave: Guide to the shattered
- Calls To Action: Extraordinary Party Backgrounds for 5e – 3 Days Left!
- D&D 5E Modules: Tomb Raiders of Orek / Into the Royal Tombs – 9 Days Left!
- The Dark Nun’s Church, a D&D 5e Adventure – Cool first time campaign!
- Druid Wild Shape Reference Deck
- A Guide to Guilds For D&D 5E – 9 Days Left!
- Maps & Monstrum Compendium – 9 Days Left!
- Quick 5e Side Quests – 1€ – 3 Days Left!
- Rings of Protection – 1 Day Left!
- Shipwrecks of the Astral Sea
- Whisper & Venom: Dark Fantasy Adventure for 5e and OSE
- 6 Projects from the 12 July 5e-Compatible Kickstarter Post
- The Courts & Kingdoms Tavern: 5e Drunken Supplement – 4 Days Left!
- Customizable, Comprehensive DND 5E Character Journal – 6 Days Left!
- Hag Mag: A Terrible RPG Adventure Setting for 5E – Check this out! 3 Days Left!
- Humblewood Tales – Sequel to a cool campaign setting. 9 Days Left!
- Monstrous Personas for 5th Edition Roleplaying – Unusual Concept! 3 Days Left!
- Til Death Do Us Part: Adventures With Heart For 5E – Great value! 3 Days Left!
Do you have an upcoming 5e-Compatible Kickstarter project? I’d be happy to check out your sample pages, give you comments on your planned campaign page, or highlight your project in a future post. Just leave me a comment below or reach out to me @CrushingComics on Twitter. [Read more…] about D&D 5e-Compatible Kickstarter Round-Up: ZineQuest 2022, Cute Creatures Compendium, US National Park maps, & more!