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Jinkies! the Roleplaying Game

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Toby Strauss

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A roleplaying game about solving a mystery with the gang, animated hijinks, talking animals, and plenty of Groovy Snacks.
Backers: 205
Average Pledge Per Backer: $18

Funded: $3,750 of $3,500
Dates: Feb 15th -> Mar 19th (33 days)
Project By: Toby Strauss
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Latest News

That’s all, folks!

March 19th - via:
Hello backers!   The Kickstarter has officially ended!  I am incredibly humbled to report that we had 205 backers.  This is overwhelming!  I’m so grateful to you all for giving me the chance to get Jinkies! out on shelves and into your hands.... (Read More)

We did it! What happens now? Also, some housekeeping

March 18th - via:
Hello backers, We did it!  Jinkies! hit and exceeded its goal today with a little more than 24 hours to go.  I'm very excited about it and I can't wait to wrap Jinkies! up and get it out to you all. But we still have 24 hours . . . Jinkies! is... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
We've funded! With 31 hours to go, we hit our funding goal! That means Jinkies! will be a reality! Thank you all for your support, your reshares, and your love! I know a lot of you dug deeper into your pockets to upgrade your pledges in these final... (Read More)

A Play in One Act?

March 18th - via:
Hello Backers! We are about 30 hours from the end of the kickstarter.  Thanks to your support, we are under $200 from funding!  In my almost-time-to-celebrate fervor, I have written a play in one act.  I hope you enjoy it! Guy 1: “Hello, guy 2.... (Read More)

53 Hours to Go!

March 17th - via:
Hello Backers, We are 53 hours away from the end of the kickstarter campaign and we need under $700 to finish.  We are so close! As a reminder, the final product for Jinkies! will include: - Final playbooks with professional layout, - A full... (Read More)

4 Days to go update! All of the media about Jinkies! in one place!

March 16th - via:
Hello backers, We are so close to the end of the campaign.  The Jinkies! kickstarter has 4 days left.  We've hit 78% of our goal--just $761 to go!  In preparation for the final push, I've put all of the media about Jinkies! together for you all.... (Read More)

Jinkies! at Passionerdly Podcasts

March 14th - via:
Hello backers, Passionerdly Podcasts did an interview with me about Jinkies!, and it has gone live.  You can check it out here. Thank you for your support.  And please, keep talking about Jinkies! with your friends.  We are in the final stretch... (Read More)

75% and 7 Days to go!

March 12th - via:
Hello backers, We are so close and in the last stretch of the Kickstarter--7 days to go!  We're also at 75% and our first stretch goal, a setting by the amazing Banana Chan, has been posted.  Please keep sharing this Kickstarter!  I need your help... (Read More)

Announcing our first stretch goal: Banana Chan will write a setting!

March 10th - via:
Hello backers! We're 9 days from the end of the kickstarter campaign.  Wow!  This seemed like a good time to reveal our first stretch goal: if we hit $5000, Banana Chan will write a setting for Jinkies!, including several adventures ready to go.... (Read More)

Jinkies! in the Gauntlet’s weekly roundup

March 9th - via:
Hello backers!   Stephanie Bryant and I ran Jinkies! over at the Gauntlet last Saturday.  If you missed it, no worries: Stephanie’s game was recorded and is available to watch right now!  Check it out at The Gauntlet's weekly roundup!   In... (Read More)

Jinkies! has been featured at Geek Initiative!

March 7th - via:
Hello backers, Geek Initiative has just dropped an article about Jinkies!  You can check it out here. Thank you for all of your support.  We're less than 2 weeks from the end of the campaign and we're so close to our goal!  Please keep boosting... (Read More)

Jinkies! is in the RPG Crowdfunding News over at EN World!

March 6th - via:
Hello backers! Quick update today.  EN World has included Jinkies! in their Crowdfunding News.  You can check it out here. Please keep sharing our kickstarter and thank you again for your support! -Toby  (Read More)

Gamers on Games has Jinkies! on their Kickstarter Spotlight!

March 5th - via:
Hello backers! Just a small update today.  Gamers on Games posted Jinkies! for its Kickstarter Spotlight.  You can check it out here. In other news, we are officially 2 weeks (14 days) from the end of the Kickstarter campaign.  We've got great... (Read More)

Big day: 50% to our goal AND the Q&A log is up!

March 4th - via:
Hello backers,   What an exciting day: we’ve hit 50% toward our funding goal!!!  There’s still work to do, but it still feels great to celebrate the accomplishment!   Also, I sat for a Q&A with Dan Davenport and the fine folks over at... (Read More)

Jinkies! Actual Play

March 2nd - via:
Closing in on 50%! Let's keep that momentum going! Stephanie ran Jinkies! for a group of players from The Gauntlet and elsewhere. Watch the exciting adventures of The Sound Safari, featuring Beau, August, Max, and Leopold the Mesmerizing Ostrich!... (Read More)

Come check out tonight’s Q&A!

March 1st - via:
Hello backers! Tonight at 5:30 PST, I’ll be doing a Q&A with #randomworlds. Come join us at ! -Toby  (Read More)

Plus One Forward! Also: Do you want to play Jinkies?

February 27th - via:
Toby was on the excellent +1 Forward podcast today! Check it out-- it's a great recording, includes an actual play, and +1 Forward is a good podcast to follow! Also, I'm not sure if we sent out the link to the game this Saturday! Both Toby and... (Read More)

Achievement Unlocked: We've broken $1000!

February 26th - via:
Hello backers! Thanks to all of your help, we broke $1000 last night.  Wahoo! Please continue sharing Jinkies! with your friends and family.  That is making all of the difference in the world.  With your support, we can fund this project and get... (Read More)

We were on a podcast!

February 25th - via:
Hello backers! I recorded a podcast for James Introcaso's Table Top Babble recently (along with fellow guest Stephanie Bryant).  We had a blast talking about structure and how it drives Jinkies!  It just dropped so go check it out!  (Read More)

New article on Geek Native

February 25th - via:
Hello backers, I recently wrote an article for Geek Native about how to incorporate humor into your games.  It just dropped, go check it out! -Toby  (Read More)

Upcoming Q&A! Online play! And more!

February 24th - via:
Hello Jinkies! fans! We have big Jinkies! news coming down the pipe that I couldn't wait to share with you all! 1) On Friday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30 PST, I'll do a Q&A for #Randomworlds (formerly #RPGnet).  You can join in the fun by clicking... (Read More)

Big Jinkies! News!

February 19th - via:
Hello backers! Hello everyone! Thank you for your support so far!  I'm excited about the game and I can't wait to make this project a reality with your help. I have a lot of exciting news to share with you all! There are now 2 quickstart documents... (Read More)

Play or watch Jinkies! on March 2nd

February 19th - via:
Toby and I (Stephanie) are running 2 tables of Jinkies! for my twitch stream on Saturday, March 2nd, 11 AM PST through the Gauntlet Hangouts program. This game is open to anyone! Sign up here!  (Read More)

Whoops! Pledge Level without shipping!

February 15th - via:
So, we missed one little thing in our preparation, which was that we had a placeholder for shipping, which didn't get removed before launch! ZOINKS! I've added a new pledge level for The Groovy Snack ($0 Shipping). Please back that one instead of the... (Read More)

Welcome and thank you so much! (Quick Start link)

February 15th - via:
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