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Dystopia Rising: Evolution Tabletop RPG

A project in Macungie, PA by Richard Thomas

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Help us create a traditionally printed, full color, hardcover game book and then get it into stores.
Backers: 736
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $39,608 of $20,000
Dates: Aug 22nd -> Sep 21st (30 days)
Project By: Richard Thomas
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Latest News

We Did It! Dystopia Rising: Evolution will rise & evolve!

September 21st - via:
Hello Dystopians! We did it! We funded a new tabletop game - Dystopia Rising: Evolution!  And we unlocked a whole bunch of Stretch Goals! Including adding the Fiction Anthology to all backers getting the DR:E PDF! That JUST HAPPENED TODAY!  This is... (Read More)


September 21st - via:
Hello Dystopians, We're in the final hours of this campaign, and about $500 away from another Stretch Goal! Let's push! We've had a ton of new backers join us in the past few days, and I'm guessing we'll see a bunch more jump on before the end! So,... (Read More)


September 20th - via:
Hello Dystopians, We're in the FINAL DAY (well, final 26 hours...) of the campaign and racing toward the finish line. We've had, and will have, a lot of new backers join in during these last few days. I want to take a moment to highlight some key... (Read More)

Backers Only Manuscript Preview # 5

September 19th - via:
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September 18th - via:
Hello Post-Apocalyptians,  We are just about THREE DAYS from the end of the campaign, and less than $500 from unlocking another Stretch Goal! Let's see if we can get there in the next three days... and then further! New art, hot off the presses!... (Read More)


September 16th - via:
Hello Post-Apocalyptians, No, I'm not sure that is a word. But we'll try it out! We are about to officially enter the 5-day countdown! It's been an awesome journey and we've hit some cool Stretch Goals, and there are still more to come! I'm expecting... (Read More)

FINAL WEEK: Be An Ambassador

September 14th - via:
Hello friendly Zombies! We're officially in the FINAL WEEK of the kickstarter campaign. I've still got the final manuscript preview post to put up next Wednesday, but I'll also be sharing a bunch of book-keeping-type posts about Reward Tiers &... (Read More)

Backers Only Manuscript Preview # 4

September 12th - via:
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Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Raiders

September 11th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution - RaidersZombies aren't the only problems survivors have in the wastelands. Hell is other people, but some folks don't neatly sit on one side or the other of the "undead abomination" line. There are those who aren't quite... (Read More)

Fiction: The Mother of Exiles

September 9th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction The Mother of Exiles The tug boat growls as the captain kills the engine. For a moment, Kai thinks they’re busted, and she nocks her loose arrow. But nothing stirs this far out on the river. Exhaling, she relaxes... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Zombies

September 8th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution - ZombiesWhat would a zombie game be without lots and lots of zombies to fight? DR:E offers a wide variety of zombies (called "zed" in the game world), along with rules to help you make your own. Aside from your typical... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Psionics

September 7th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution - PsionicsAside from Creeds and faith, the other route to unusual power in DR:E is psionics. This game is based on the Storypath system, just like Trinity Continuum: Æon, which also has a Psi system. However, Æon psions... (Read More)

Backers Only Manuscript Preview # 3

September 5th - via:
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Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Creeds (Part 2)

September 4th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Creeds (Part 2)Last time I talked a bit about Creeds. Here's one of my favorites as an example, the Telling Visionaries. It's a subtle blend of silly and horror that comes from taking something out of its original context... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Creeds

September 3rd - via:
Dystopia Rising: Creeds (Part 1)  Aside from a Strain, characters in DR:E choose a Society they are part of. Communities are very important in the game, and one of the most common communities are religious in nature. The religous groups (what we... (Read More)

Fiction: Harvest

September 2nd - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction HarvestRed vaulted the cement barricade and landed hard in cover, any remaining breath driven out in a coughing gust by the impact, the howling of the raiders so loud on her tail she was amazed she hadn’t caught a... (Read More)

Memento Mori Reward Tier & Stretch Goal Achieved!

September 1st - via:
Hello Survivors & Friendly Zombies! MEMENTO MORI REWARD TIERThe Memento Mori reward tier for the Dystopia Rising: Evolution campaign is one of the most unique and interesting reward tiers I've seen. It's a premium reward tier, so not cheap, but... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Strains Part 2

August 31st - via:
Elitists, and Gorgers, and Stretch Goals. Oh My! Dystopia Rising: Evolution Strains 2  In DR:E, characters are one of eight Lineages. These are a kind of "meta-Strain" that allows us to organize all the possibilities, and build new ones in future... (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS - the road ahead

August 30th - via:
Hello Survivors! It's Zombie James, your point person for this Kickstarter campaign.  Yesterday, we hit 500 Backers! I love that we're mirroring the in-game challenge of building a community! I also love that we're working together to grow this... (Read More)

Backers Only Manuscript Preview # 2

August 29th - via:
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Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Strains

August 28th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution - StrainsThe main "character class" you choose in DR:E is called a "Strain." I'll talk a little about Strain Paths in another update, but I wanted to give you a bit of an in-world explanation of what they are. Just remember... (Read More)

Fiction: Tell Me About Yourself

August 26th - via:
Dystopia Rising: Evolution Ficton: Tell Me About Yourself"Tell me about yourself." The woman who spoke to Mila Tierney did not wear anything as fancy as Mila. She did not have a private army. She did not have vast wealth. She certainly did not have a... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - Background

August 25th - via:
Hey Survivors! A few words from Eddy from the book's introduction, and then some more words from me: Dystopia Rising: Evolution background  So what is Dystopia Rising: Evolution actually about? Here's a snippet from the book's introduction, to give... (Read More)

Closing on Target... and next Target in sight...

August 24th - via:
Hello Dystopia Risers! (I really need to come up with a name for this community!) Evolvers?  It's Zombie James, your point person for this Kickstarter campaign.  Looking at my rough notes, scribbled on the backs of napkins and candy bar wrappers,... (Read More)

19 Hours in... FUNDED!

August 23rd - via:
Hello Survivors! Well, nineteen hours into this campaign... and WE'RE FUNDED! That means Onyx Path will be producing the Dystopia Rising: Evolution tabletop RPG core rulebook and everyone who's supported this project will receive the rewards listed... (Read More)

Dystopia Rising: Evolution - An Introduction

August 23rd - via:
Hey Survivors! Over the next 29 days, I'll be sharing updates about our funding progress (it's amazing so far!) and Stretch Goals, the manuscript previews, some awesome post-apocalypse fiction, and information about the game from lead developer, Eddy... (Read More)

Backers Only Manuscript Preview # 1

August 22nd - via:
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