Updated October 11, 2018: Added to Gaming Sunday Week of October 7, 2018 and appears to end in “a month left” which puts it around November 11, 2018 – will update if I find the date is later or earlier.
I received an e-mail from the creator of Fairytale the Roleplaying Game. It was sent through DriveThru RPG (DTRPG)’s messaging system so they couldn’t include a link to it. It took a while to find it as I couldn’t find it doing several searches on Indiegogo. I used my least favorite search engine (you will see this term a fair amount and I meant least favorite) and found it: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fairytale-the-roleplaying-game/x/19581145#/.
Here’s the blurb from the e-mail:
I’m making a new game, Fairytale the Roleplaying Game, which is on Indiegogo right now. It’s a new kind of RPG, because it focuses on the morals of the story very heavily. Failing is not nearly as dangerous or troublesome as going against a moral set by the Narrator. As you play it, there is an additional level of play, where you don’t only think about the consequences of your actions, but also the ramifications in which you make those actions. The answer to the same question might be different in two different games, where the narrator and morals are different.
The game also has a much lighter mood than most games. Dying is almost a nonexistent threat, but your own corruption and accidentally becoming the very thing you’re trying to oppose is the largest threat and the source of most of the trouble in the game.
It will eventually show up on DTRPG and you can also find it on the company’s website once it gets published: https://www.artificergames.com/. The goal is €4,000 and the designer chose flexible goals so it will receive whatever funding (minus Indiegogo‘s fees) it receives.
Here’s the company’s DTRPG link: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13164/Artificer-Games. There is only one game on it now and you can get the PDF for it using Pay What You Want (PWYW), or order a print copy ($10.00 USD + shipping).
I included in the Humor Category, but only because it tends to take a lighter view than most RPGs.
I think this is one of the more innovative RPGs in a long time and it’s why I chose to add a blog post about it. I plan on doing a blog post on the various crowdfunding options out there and I haven’t done anything with Indiegogo before seeing this e-mail.
You can also see a podcast with the designer on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAz80vf1WME&feature=youtu.be about Misfortune, the game available on DTRPG. Maybe they will do another podcast about the new project.