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The Clay That Woke, an RPG about Minotaurs

A project in Redford, MI by Paul Czege

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Minotaurs in a human civilization sundered by a surreal, trackless jungle. A wholly new RPG from the designer of My Life with Master.
Backers: 674
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $25,518 of $8,500
Dates: Feb 13th -> Mar 15th (30 days)
Project By: Paul Czege
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Latest News

Final Hours!

March 14th - via:
And we're down to the last 21 hours! Please tell anyone who might be on the fence that time is short. Thanks! Paul  (Read More)


March 10th - via:
$20K. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you. Thanks for sharing my excitement for this project. I know it's not a game you imagined wanting beforehand; it says a lot about the roleplaying hobby that it has so much enthusiasm for new experiences. Paul  (Read More)

Haweshad's herd

March 4th - via:
Nate finished another illustration. The caption is, "Haweshad's herd are twins whose skin condition is from poison given their mother by her husband when they were in the womb." And I couldn't resist. I made it into a screensaver for my e-reader.... (Read More)

Wanna see a minotaur perform on Friday?

February 28th - via:
There's this minotaur snake handler who performs down at the ruins. He's supposed to be great. Wanna go with me? (Nate finished another illustration.) Paul  (Read More)

That scene in the granary in "Silent As the Sun"?

February 27th - via:
Four nameless minotaurs take refuge from the screaming of the Ehn flowers in Municipal Lehekesh, and have a conversation. What was up with that? It's called "The Nameless Conversation." At the end of every game session, two or more players--any... (Read More)

Five different jobs in "Silent As the Sun"?

February 25th - via:
Have you read "Silent As the Sun"? Did you note that across the fourteen sections the minotaur narrator has or mentions having had five different jobs?!? Here's what's up with that. In the game, minotaurs don't have good control of their employment.... (Read More)

Five or So Questions about The Clay That Woke

February 24th - via:
Brie Sheldon asked me Five or So Questions about The Clay That Woke. Paul  (Read More)

Twice As Much Art Stretch Goal Is Met!

February 20th - via:
We've crossed the $13,500 stretch goal, so Nate Marcel is now on the hook for an additional 10 interior illustrations, and I could not be more thrilled! Thank you everyone. Want an idea of what to look forward to? Here's art direction for one of the... (Read More)

Just added more of THE BOOK AND TOKENS

February 19th - via:
Hi everyone, I'm tremendously gratified by the excitement for the game. It's about the best feeling in the world to see people enthusiastic about a creative project you've put your heart into. But I've heard some disappointment too that the token... (Read More)

Graphic Design and Layout Stretch Goal Is Met!

February 16th - via:
Thank you everyone, we've crossed the $11,000 stretch goal. Brennen Reece is now on the hook for graphic design and layout. Expect a book that feels like a lush, comfortable, illustrated descendant of pulp novels by authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs... (Read More)


February 14th - via:
Do you use Goodreads? Did you read "Silent As the Sun"? Add it to your bookshelf. ┬áPaul  (Read More)


February 14th - via:
That was fast! Thank you everyone for all the love...on Valentine's Day. I'm super excited to see people sharing so much enthusiasm for the project. Thank you. Paul  (Read More)

Thank You! And, Silent As the Sun.

February 13th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

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