7–13 September 2021: Skyraiders and SideQuest

This week: a new RPG from the co-creator of Dragonlance; a new initiative looks to bring the magic of ZineQuest to other platforms; and a host of 5e Kickstarters.

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Dragonlance co-creator, Tracy Hickman, announces Skyraiders of Abarax, a skyship fantasy RPG setting.

This year’s partners for Free RPG Day (taking place on October 16th) have been announced.

Screenrant takes a look at the upcoming The Wild Beyond the Witchlight sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons.

Bundles & Deals

Bundle of Holding is offering a bundle of Numenera books, a bundle of City of Mist books, and two bundles of Mutants & Masterminds books.

DriveThruRPG is running a sale on RPGs with historical settings.

Crowfunding News

Dicebreaker looks at the success of the Avatar RPG Kickstarter, and where that $9.5 million is likely to go.

Designer collective, Zine Creators Workshop announces SideQuest, an initiative to promote Zine-format RPG crowdfunding campaigns. The initiative, designed to mirror Kickstarter’s ZineQuest, will take place in November.

Noteworthy New Projects

Quest-O-Nomicon: A set of comical low-level 5e adventures, by XP to Level 3. So far this project has raised $290,000 from 3,300 backers. Ends October 9th

Closing Soon

The Corpus Collection is a collection of 5e supplements focusing on the themes of good and evil. So far this project has raised £186,000 ($258,000) from 2,400 backers. Ends September 16th

Boricubos is a Latin American-inspired campaign setting and bestiary for D&D 5e and Pathfinder 1e and 2e. So far this project has raised £86,000 from 1,500 backers. Ends September 17th

Wondrous Items for 5e is a series of card decks featuring magic items for 5e. So far this project has raised $135,000 from 1,500 backers. Ends September 16th

It’s a big week for new and successful 5e projects. No great surprise there, with possibly Boricubos standing out for both its focus on Latin American lore (and Latin American creators). It’s also the biggest project we’ve seen for a while to be cross-compatible with Pathfinder. Whisper it, but after a year or so of quiet on the Pathfinder front, it seems to be making a comeback. — James


The Tiny Tome of Chivalry: A sourcebook on Knights for 5e, by Xacur (The Tiny Tome of Dragons, Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva, a 5e Supplement) — September 22nd

Good Little Children Never Grow Up: An adventure set in a haunted orphanage for 5e, Pathfinder 2e, and Savage Worlds, by Matthew J. Hanson (Lock and Key — A Mini-Book for 5e, PF2, and Savage Worlds, Terrain Toolbox for 5E and Pathfinder 2E, The Runewild — A Dark Fairy-Tale Setting for 5E) — September 17th

The Curse of BloodStone Isle: A vampire-and-pirate themed setting for 5e, Mark Rein•Hagen (Democracy: Majority Rules — A Game of Politics & Negotiation) — October 4th

For a project led by a famous designer, with a number of celebrities endorsing it, this project is not doing as well as you would expect it to on paper. — James

OSR & Retro

Down We Go — Infinite Edition: An OSR dungeon-crawling RPG, by Tony From Plus One — September 24th

Other & Generic Fantasy

Stingers & Spores: A Savage Worlds-based high-fantasy RPG about insects, by John Thompson (Gods and Masters) — September 23rd


Alien Armory: A weapons and equipment compendium for the Mothership RPG, by Nyhur — October 11th

Andromeda: A Mothership RPG adventure module, by Leyline Press — October 9th

Gravemire: An RPG set in an uncanny, supernatural 19th-century Louisiana, by Clawhammer Games — October 1st

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