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Tales of Arcana: Roleplaying Card Game

A project in Seattle, WA by TalesofArcanaRPG

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Tales of Arcana is a roleplaying game system that uses cards to randomly generate characters.
Backers: 307
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $19,805 of $15,000
Dates: Dec 2nd -> Jan 1st (30 days)
Project By: TalesofArcanaRPG
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Latest News

Bag of Bombs and Ray Gun blow up the Armament vote!

January 1st - via:
In addition to Lance and Revolver, Bag of Bombs and Ray Gun will be one of the 20 Armaments in the game. Thank you to all that voted. Please know that I'd like to have all these, even the poor Strikeball Bat, as cards in future expansions.  There... (Read More)

Ice Elemental and Ghost unlocked; Armament vote ends at 12 PM Pacific

January 1st - via:
We've unlocked the last two stretch goal races. I'll be honest, I did not think I'd get anywhere close to this. I'm overjoyed with the response. Any more money raised in the last 15 hours will go towards Monster and NPC art for the free story... (Read More)

Clowns and Toons join in on the fun!

December 31st - via:
Happy (Almost) New Year! We've hit another stretch goal and have unlocked the Clown and Toon races! That means the last stretch goal to reach the Ice Elemental and Ghost playable races, which is only 13 backers away, sits at a $18,600 goal. Also... (Read More)

Make Peace Not War Golems

December 31st - via:
Interestingly enough, not all War Golems are fighters. Some value peace and hate that they were created to fight. Or maybe they are crazed, homicidal constructs. It'll now be up to you to decide because we've unlocked the War Golems! This also means... (Read More)

Fairies and Harpies take flight!

December 31st - via:
Hello Arcanauts! We have reached the $17,300 stretch goal, which means the Fairy and Harpy race cards will now be included in the game! I've added new stretch goals. $17,700 - Unlock the War Golem race and four new armaments including Lance and... (Read More)

Tales of Arcana: Armament Vote

December 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Elemental-ry, my dear Watson

December 31st - via:
In just a few hours we've unlocked the third stretch goal. That means you can now expect to sneak through the streets as an Earth Elemental Rogue, cast magic as a Wind Elemental Wizard, sing songs of victory as a Fire Elemental Bard or smite your... (Read More)

200 cards unlocked!

December 30th - via:
Hello Arcanauts! I'm happy to announce we've hit $16,300 last night, which means that the base game will now be 200 cards! This means I will be able to include more Races, Abilities and Traits. We still have 2.5 days left, but my goal now is to use... (Read More)

160 cards unlocked! New Armaments!

December 29th - via:
Hey Arcanauts! We have reached the $15,900 goal, which means the game will now be 160 cards and include the following Armament cards: Chainsaw, Whip, Boomerang, Sniper Rifle, Trombone, Mace! We only need $391 to hit the maximum amount of cards, $200!... (Read More)

3 backers from 160, 19 from 200

December 29th - via:
Hello Arcanauts! There are 3 days left (just 2.5 really) until the campaign ends. We've gotten a lot of new backers yesterday and today, which helps get us closer to the goals for more cards. I'm confidant that we can reach 160, and possibly even... (Read More)

The Great Race Kerfuffle: A Victor Emerges

December 28th - via:
Fellow Arcanauts! The results are in with half of the backers participating: 1. Kitsune 20 votes (26%)  2. Ghost 11 votes (14%) 3. Centaur 10 votes (13%) 4. Gargoyle 9 votes (12%) 5. War Golem 9 votes (12%) 6. Clown 8 votes (10%) 7. Ratfolk 6 votes... (Read More)

1 Day left to vote for a Race/18 backers from 160 cards

December 27th - via:
The vote for the new Race card continues until tomorrow at 12:00 PM Pacific, so Backers head over to the 10th update (which is private to only Backers) and vote by selecting the link if you haven't already. Also, we are $450 (18 backers) from 160... (Read More)

The Great Race Kerfuffle: Vote for a Race card!

December 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Prevails of Arcana: Stretch Goal updates and Vote for new Race

December 26th - via:
Updated Stretch Goals Hello Arcanauts! I've reevaluated the project costs and found some areas to help save money, which means I can now increase the number of cards to 144! This means the Races and Classes I had slated for stretch goals will now... (Read More)

Update #8: Two stretch goal cards announced!

December 25th - via:
Happy Holidays Arcanauts! I wanted to whet your appetite by showing you two possible cards that can be unlocked with the first stretch goal. In addition to the Pirate class, I am proud to show the Warlock and Clarion class cards: While many people... (Read More)

Update #7: Funded!

December 24th - via:
Good news everyone! I am proud to announce that Tales of Arcana is now funded for the basic 112 card deck! I'm glad that so many people have seen the potential for this roleplaying system. So far I've heard an overwhelming majority of positive... (Read More)

Update #6: Sales of Arcana: Two-thirds there!

December 22nd - via:
Hello Arcanauts! As of right now, we are 68% towards the goal, just over two-thirds of the backing required, with 10 days left. But I still need your help. Please share the game with other gamers or roleplayers you know. We have a facebook and a... (Read More)

Update #5: Obligatory internet memes

December 20th - via:
Hello Arcanauts! We have now reached over 9,000 dollars! I apologize for the meme, but internet law decrees that it has to be made and can never die the death to obscurity it deserves. There are still 12 days left and we are now at 60%. Please tell... (Read More)

Update #4: Fails of Arcana: Intro Video added

December 15th - via:
Hello Arcanauts! Have you ever wanted to hear the ambient noise of my apartment? Eager to know what audio recorded through a duct-taped microphone sounds like? Or, do you just want to make fun of my voice? Well, good news! I uploaded a video... (Read More)

Update #3: Scales of Arcana: Halfway there!

December 14th - via:
Hello Arcanauts! Tales of Arcana has not reached the halfway point with 18 days to go! Thank you all again for your support this far, but we could still use a lot of help spreading the word. Please reach out to your local gaming communities. I've... (Read More)

Update #2: Mails of Arcana: New Pledge Rewards added

December 6th - via:
Hello my fellow Arcanauts! I have added new pledge rewards - helping to design an Ability, helping to design a Story Guide, and private online story sessions.  (Read More)

Update #1: Fails of Arcana: EU Shipping

December 4th - via:
Hello my fellow Arcanauts! Day two of the campaign is coming to a close, but we are already at a solid start hitting over $1300 in just that time. After feedback from interested parties and looking over the plans for the game's costs, it looks like I... (Read More)

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