Impulse Drive

A project in Melbourne, AU by Adrian Thoen

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A Roleplaying Game about Misfits and Spaceships Powered by the Apocalypse.
Backers: 504
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29 AUD

Funded: $14,378 AUD of $8,000 AUD
Dates: Sep 9th -> Oct 24th (45 days)
Project By: Adrian Thoen
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Latest News

Last Few Hours!

October 24th - via:
we've nearly hit $14,500!Thank you everyone who has contributed so far with pledges, sharing the kickstarter, discussing the game, and following. I can't believe how many folks have shown excitement for this game and I'm truly moved. I'd love for us... (Read More)

Impulse Drive at Gauntletcon 2018

October 21st - via:
3 days left to back Impulse Drive!Time is running out to back the Impulse Drive Kickstarter and back Impulse Drive. Each reward is discounted for backers compared to the final retail releases of the final products, ranging from a savings of $5 for... (Read More)

Waypoint reached: Telemetry received

October 18th - via:
More to see.At $11,500 AUD we've unlocked more art from Claudia to adorn the pages of Impulse Drive. I really can't wait to see what she brings to the look and feel of Impulse drive with her iconic style and wonderful skill. Our next goal is a ways... (Read More)

The Last Week and Gauntletcon 2018

October 17th - via:
We're in to the last 7 days of the Kickstarter for Impulse Drive. We've come so far, and found respite at some incredible waypoints along the way. We've discovered 2 new ships, a lumbering Pioneer on a great pilgrimage across the stars, and a... (Read More)

Waypoint Reached! Put it on my Card.

October 13th - via:
We’ve hit $10,000, unlocking the Cards Stretch Goal! Thank you everyone who has contributed by backing, following, and discussing Impulse Drive. You are all giving me life! With the Cards stretch goal unlocked, Backers at the $20 or higher level... (Read More)

The Datafeed is buzzing, and our next waypoint.

October 10th - via:
There’s lots of Impulse Drive news this week! As always, thank you to everyone who has contributed by backing, following, discussing, and sharing Impulse Drive. When I first started pottering around with designing this game I never thought so many... (Read More)

Docking in at the Outpost

October 9th - via:
We have hit our first official Stretch goal - The Outpost! Thank you everyone who has contributed, shared, followed, and discussed Impulse Drive up until now. Your excitement for the game has brought us so far!  On reaching $9000, the Outpost has... (Read More)

A First Look at Impulse Drive

October 8th - via:
The Outpost playbook stretch goal is still looming close, just at the edge of sensor range. Thank you to everyone who has contributed by backing, sharing, discussing and following Impulse Drive so far. I'm very grateful for each of your support on... (Read More)

5 or so questions about Impulse Drive on Thoughty

October 2nd - via:
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the wonderful Brie Beau Sheldon over at their blog Thoughty. They had some great questions for me about Impulse Drive and we dove quite deep into what makes the game tick.   Brie Beau has a lot of... (Read More)

Creative commons and third party content.

October 1st - via:
Thank you to everyone who has pledged, commented, shared, and discussed Impulse Drive so far! All of you have shown support that has taken us to such great heights! We’re now almost half-way to unlocking the Outpost as a bonus ship playbook for... (Read More)

Waypoint Reached. Impulse Drive is funded!

September 25th - via:
 Thank you everyone who has contributed so far, $8000 is an incredible amount, and I am humbled by your excitement for the game.  We have hit our first milestone, Impulse Drive will become a professionally edited, illustrated, and laid out PDF and... (Read More)

Playing Impulse Drive online with Roll20

September 19th - via:
Impulse Drive has hit 90% funded! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. We're getting very close and I'm incredibly excited! So many tabletop games are played online these days, both for folks playing in personal groups, and as a public... (Read More)

The Spacemaster’s Toolkit - the world in front of you.

September 17th - via:
We are closing in on 90% Funded!Thank you to everyone who has backed so far. My excitement continues to build as we get ever closer to our first waypoint. Today I talk about some of the tools the Space Master has to organise their thoughts for... (Read More)

An update to the Preview version of Impulse Drive

September 15th - via:
We are currently at 80% of funding!Only need around $1500 AUD to hit the $8000 needed to turn Impulse Drive into a real book.  But I haven't stopped working! The core rules are still getting better, and I have made a number of small changes and... (Read More)

Making Connections

September 14th - via:
75% funded! Only $2000 to go! Thank you to to every one of the 191 backers who have pledged to help make Impulse Drive the absolute best game it can be! I hope you feel as much excitement about Misfits and Spaceships as I do. Whether you've backed... (Read More)

Free Spacer // Another great debtrunner RPG.

September 13th - via:
You can never have too many space tramper & sci-fi RPGs.We have been so lucky this year to get a plethora of amazing space and scifi RPGs. Scum & Villainy from Stras Acimovic, a new version of Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford, The Veil:... (Read More)

The Pioneer - now at the $8000 milestone

September 13th - via:
We are closing in on hitting 70% of our funding goal!Thank you everyone who has contributed. You excitement for this game is giving me life! Last time I talked about a new ship playbook added to the $9000 stretch goal, the Outpost, but I want to make... (Read More)

The Space Master: Mouthpiece of the Universe

September 12th - via:
We're closing in on 60% funded for Impulse Drive and that's awesome! Thank you to all the backers that have brought us this far.  One major way that a game enforces its themes is through the rules and tools for the player running the game. Game... (Read More)

Update to Stretch $9000 Stretch Goal - The Outpost

September 11th - via:
45% of funding goal in 2 days!Thank you everyone who has contributed so far to this campaign. Your excitement for the project inspires me greatly! I can't wait to start collaborating with the professionals I have lined up to make this game the best... (Read More)

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