Demon: The Descent Prestige Edition

A project in Center Valley, PA by Richard Thomas

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Contribute to help create Demon: The Descent, our newest RPG, as a prestige, traditionally printed edition.
Backers: 2076
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $150,235 of $40,000
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 12th (30 days)
Project By: Richard Thomas
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Latest News

Fiction #6 and #7 achieved! Up next: Fiction #8

December 12th - via:
At $146,500 and $149,000, you funded the six and seventh stories in the Demon Anthology and Demon Anthology Interface! Let's bring it home with $151,000 and story number eight!  (Read More)


December 12th - via:
Please read this if you haven't already! RichT here, and I want to reach out to all our backers now that we are less than 3 hours before this Kickstarter is over.   Please, PLEASE, take a moment between now and the end of this Kickstarter at 11:59... (Read More)

Interface achieved! Home stretch: Story #6

December 12th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) You did it! You funded the Demon Anthology Interface, which will flesh out about 2,000 words worth of content for each story in the Demon Anthology! Next, as we race towards the end of the Kickstarter, at $146,500, we'll add a story... (Read More)


December 11th - via:
That sounds pretty serious, and it could be!RichT here, and I want to reach out to all our backers now that we are approaching 13 hours before this Kickstarter is over. Please, PLEASE, take a moment between now and the end of this Kickstarter at... (Read More)

New fiction achieved! Next up: the Demon Anthology Interface!

December 11th - via:
Hey, all. Matt here, with what is probably one of our last stretch goal updates. As I'm writing this, we're at $140,051, so we've blown through the third, fourth, and fifth anthology stories. Rose, Rich, and I exchanged some emails about this... (Read More)

Fiction #4 achieved!

December 11th - via:
Hi, Rose here! We've passed $137,500, adding a new story to the Demon Anthology. We'll have another cool announcement about the anthology soon. We don't usually do this, but our friends at Cubicle 7 have a fantastic Kickstarter running at the moment... (Read More)

New Demon Seed and fiction achieved!

December 10th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Took us a bit to sort this out, due to conversations running across three time zones, but $132,500 and $135,000 were indeed stretch goals. At $132,500, you funded Demon Seed #5, a new adventure. I'm going to be developing these, so... (Read More)

Fiction #2 achieved!

December 10th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Now that we've achieved $130,000, we'll be adding a second story to the Demon Anthology! I'm looking forward to seeing who Matt brings aboard for this one. I know several of our talented writers have expressed an interest in... (Read More)

Global Operative "pick-a-city" reward tier LIVE!

December 8th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. We've opened up the Global Operative reward tier, letting two backers pick cities as settings for the Demon Seed Collection. This is a book I'll be developing, so I'm interested to hear what we get!  (Read More)

First anthology story achieved! Next: Demon Seed #4 and a second story

December 8th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Thanks to you, we've achieved $125,000 and funded the first story in the Demon Anthology! This fiction, in the style of The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology, will feature stories in the world of Demon: The Descent.  Our next stretch... (Read More)

Global Operative "pick-a-city" reward tier coming

December 8th - via:
Hi, everybody. Rose here, with one of the cool new things we're trying out on this project. We're going to be introducing a new, limited reward tier. Global Operative will have just two slots, but each of those backers will get to pick one city to... (Read More)

Third Demon Seed achieved! Up next: fiction!

December 7th - via:
Hello, everybody, Rose here. :) We've now achieved the third Demon Seed! We'll soon be introducing a limited reward tier that will allow backers to select cities for two of the Seeds. We're finalizing details on that, and I'll send another update... (Read More)

Character creation example and correction

December 7th - via:
Hi, Rose here. My last update accidentally reversed the next two stretch goals. $122,500 is the next Demon Seed, while $125,000 is the beginning of the anthology. The project page was correct, not my update. Sorry about that. Thanks for supporting... (Read More)

God-Machine Chronicle PoD achieved! Next up, Seeds and fiction

December 6th - via:
Hiya, Rose here! Now that we've passed $120,000 (which is a nice milestone in and of itself), we'll be giving everyone who pledged for a physical copy of Demon: The Descent a discount on a PoD copy of The God-Machine Chronicle, which set the stage... (Read More)

Pay bonus achieved, GMC PoD discount and Demon Seed up next!

December 4th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. You've achieved another stretch goal, and one near and dear to those of us who make our living as freelancers: a pay bonus for our writers. Thank you. Since the discount on a Demon PoD went over so well, we're unlocking another... (Read More)

Heirs to Hell achieved, pay bump up next

December 3rd - via:
Hi, Rose here! Thanks to you, we've crossed $115,000 and will now be developing Heirs to Hell, a mini-supplement focusing on the children of demons. Matt and I are thrilled that we're getting the opportunity to do this, and it just goes to highlight... (Read More)

Character Sheet and Backer Badge

December 2nd - via:
Hi, Rose here. We now have the interactive character sheet up for Demon, for those of you already getting games together. We also have a backer badge, for forum signatures and other social media: Backer Badge (small) (Read More)

PoD Discount achieved!

December 1st - via:
We've passed our $110k stretch goal, so everyone who pledged for a prestige physical copy of Demon will get a discount on a PoD copy as well! Next up, Heirs to Hell, our mini-supplement about the children of demons! And then a well-deserved pay bump... (Read More)

A peek into Matt's mind

November 30th - via:
Today, we get a little insight into Matt's design process, and how he looks at things from the perspective of play-at-the-table. --Rose *** Hiya. Matt, here. Leverage is one of my favorite shows, and though there are no demons that I've noticed... (Read More)

Condition Cards achieved, Heirs to Hell unlocked

November 27th - via:
Hi, Rose here, with a lot of cool news. Just a day after achieving funding for the second Demon Seed, we've passed $105,000 and funded Demon Condition Cards. Everyone who pledged for a PDF of the Demon core or better will get a PDF of the Condition... (Read More)

Upcoming PoD Stretch Goal

November 26th - via:
Hey gang! RichT here: I wanted to give a quick call out to the latest Stretch Goal we just listed: At $110,000, every Reward Tier than includes a physical copy of the Demon: The Descent Prestige Edition will also be upgraded to include a coupon for a... (Read More)

Second Demon Seed achieved! Plus, reddit AMA tomorrow.

November 26th - via:
Hiya, Rose again, checking in from about 32,000 feet on my way to Thanksgiving. Thanks to your support and help getting the word out, we soared past $95,000 and then $100,000, achieving the second Demon Seed, an adventure in the style of the... (Read More)

Art Preview: Psychopomp

November 25th - via:
Psychopomp, by Cathy Wilkins Rose here. Psychopomps started out in early drafts as angels who dealt exclusively with souls. That role began to expand as we realized the God-Machine needs more moved than just souls. People, materials, all manner of... (Read More)

Art Preview: Messenger

November 22nd - via:
From our art director, Mike Chaney: Messenger Hi Everybody! If you have been following the Kickstarter, you probably have seen the splat illo for the Inquisitor and the Destroyer. I figure why stop there…let’s show off another one. This is the... (Read More)

Art Preview: Destroyer

November 21st - via:
Destroyer Destroyers were the Swords of the God-Machine, sent to assassinate individuals and raze cities. They were instruments of wrath and calculated destruction. Many fall because they were ordered to murder one person too many, or to annihilate... (Read More)

Ready-Made Characters Achieved! Also, developer interview on Darker Days.

November 20th - via:
Hi, Rose here. Thanks to your contributions, we can fund the development of the Demon Ready-Made Characters, a ring of demons ready to be used as characters for one-shots or inspiration for your own player character groups. Next, at $100k, we'll be... (Read More)


November 19th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. One of my favorite aspects of Demon is Cover, and I’d like to talk a little bit about how we developed it. Cover is your character’s false life, the lie they tell both to the people in their lives and to reality itself. The idea... (Read More)

Some Demon: The Descent Actual Play Spoilers

November 14th - via:
Matt here.  I've been watching the numbers go up all week, and I admit it's taking a toll on my attention. :)    So, a couple of people have asked why Appendix II appears twice in the downloadable text of the game. That's a fair question; the... (Read More)

First Seed achieved!

November 14th - via:
While I was asleep, the first seed in the Demon Seed Collection has been achieved. We'll be adding more to the collection in the near future, but our next stretch goal is something a little different. At $90,000, we'll develop a PDF of ready-made... (Read More)

Stretch goal correction

November 13th - via:
Hiya, Rose here again. Mea culpa. The Demon Seed Collection starts at $75,000, not $70,000. I misread our document. Apologies for the error, but it'll be worth it when we get there. Which, the way you folks have been moving, is probably not that far... (Read More)

Seattle Revealed

November 13th - via:
Hi, everyone, Rose here. The big news overnight is that you pledged $65,000 -- funding development of the Seattle PDF sourcebook. You'll be getting an 80-page PDF expanding the information provided in the Demon appendix. To get some of the flavor,... (Read More)

First stretch goal achieved!

November 12th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. Thanks to you folks, we've hit our first stretch goal. We're adding a ribbon bookmark to each prestige edition of the book. Next up, at $65k, you'll be funding the 80-page Seattle sourcebook, a guide to a city where demons and angels... (Read More)


November 12th - via:
You awesome backers- you did it already!Congrats! You've made it possible for us to create the Prestige Edition of Demon: The Descent, and now things just get to be more fun- Our first Stretch Goal is looking like you are going to be charging past it... (Read More)

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