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Saturday, 27 August 2016

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Kicktraq Is Predicting Mighty Things For Villains & Vigilantes 3.0...

Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0: The Mighty Protectors™ RPG -- Kicktraq Mini

It's only been running for a week, but the Kickstarter to fund the publication of Villains & Vigilantes 3.0: The Mighty Protectors has already hit its funding target and blown through two stretch goals.

The most recent of which (at $21,000)  secured everyone who pledged at least $30 a free PDF copy of  the 62-page Market Forces adventure, with the print version being unlocked as a $16 add-on.

This stretch goal also means everyone who pledged at least $15 also receives a PDF set of Mighty Protectors character sheets for all eight characters from the V&V adventure Intercrime: Hostile Takeover.

And, as it steadily cruises towards its next stretch goal (at $24,000), the crowdfunding campaign still has three weeks to run.

Kickstarter analytics site, Kicktraq, calculates the campaign is currently trending towards a final sum of over $86,000; although this projection has steadily declined over the week as the number of daily new investors has also gone down (understandably after the initial fanfare and surge of hardcore fans).

Of course, Kickstarters often go through the doldrums in the middle of their campaigns and then see a bump in the final days as people rush to get in under the wire.

V&V 3.0: The Mighty Protectors is averaging 61 backers and $2,792 total pledges a day ($46 each).

[RPG] Thanks To Tim The Tuesday Knights Are Never Short An Adventure...


The Tuesday Knights' three-year Heroes & Other Worlds campaign is drawing ever closer to its (hopefully) epic conclusion, making way for (hopefully) a Third Edition Villains & Vigilantes campaign next year.

But, before we sign off on fantasy gaming, I want to once again sing the praises of Tim Shorts' and his Micro-Adventures Patreon scheme.

Tim, of Gothridge Manor, publishes a steady-stream of (generally) small encounters for use with fantasy games. They're available for free, but if you support him on Patreon he'll mail you nice laminated versions (as well as, sometimes, printed editions of larger adventures or sandboxes).

Right from the get-go, in June 2014, when Pete handed me the reins of the campaign, I started using Tim's material; first 'dungeons' from his fanzine, The Manor, and then stitching together various micro-adventures to form the spine of the campaign.

I think I'm a pretty decent Gamesmaster, but my 'problem' is creating convincing scenarios wholecloth. I can come up with scenes, and adapt other people's ideas on the fly, but I need someone else to create the skeleton of the adventure on which to hang the game's set dressing.

And Tim has done a magnificent job there, producing a steady flow of several new micro-adventures every month.

His material is almost system-free (I think any mechanics he references are probably Swords & Wizardry or a similar retroclone) and minimalist (thankfully no massive stat block taking up room, as I have to create my own anyway for HOW), making them very easy to reskin, while still keeping the core of Tim's work intact.

Unless he starts producing superhero-themed micro-adventures I'm going to miss his invaluable campaign assistance when our new game starts.

Thanks, Tim, for doing the heavy-lifting and helping to get our campaign up and running.
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