The Spy Game: 5th Edition Action/Espionage Roleplaying Game

Snowhaven for Fifth Edition

A project in Washington, DC by Josh Heath

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Snowhaven is a Snowpunk Fantasy setting for the 5th Edition of the world's oldest and most popular roleplaying game system.
Backers: 630
Average Pledge Per Backer: $21

Funded: $13,334 of $500
Dates: Feb 27th -> Mar 31st (32 days)
Project By: Josh Heath
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Latest News

Monsters of the Snow Wastes

March 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


March 31st - via:
The fundraising portion of this campaign is over, and now we are going to continue doing a ton of work to make Snowhaven come alive for you all! That said, in a few minutes I'm going to pull a backer report and get the link out to the Monsters of the... (Read More)

13 hours Left

March 30th - via:
Ok, folks. We are down to the wire for you to lock in your pledges. 1st Edition Levels - These will not get stretch goal products. This level is only for 5E, and the booklet is 64 pages. $7, $10 and $15 levels The monsters of the snow wastes pdf for... (Read More)

Yetu Full Write-Up

March 30th - via:
This species will appear in the 2nd Edition only, which you’ll receive with the $20 and higher tiers. Yetu EXILED SURVIORS Many generations ago, the Yetu were a strong, populous species that lived in the high snowy mountain ranges located far the... (Read More)

Update From Justin

March 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We hit that stretch goal!!

March 29th - via:
Thanks to all of you we have hit that 11,000 stretch goal. Thanks everyone! As I said before, we intend to take any extra and put it largely back into creating more awesome products for you all!  (Read More)


March 29th - via:
In my wildest dreams a few months ago when Justin and I started this project I never even thought that we'd get to this level of support. Thank you everyone. -Josh  (Read More)

$11,000 Stretch Goal

March 27th - via:
After some thought, I decided we are going to offer one more stretch goal. At $11,000 we will expand the items section of the 2nd Edition of Snowhaven to includes more magic items, artifacts, and additional steam and snowtech to fit the setting.... (Read More)

400 Backers! Wow!

March 27th - via:
400 folks have joined up to make Snowhaven come to life. Thanks for joining the team everyone!  (Read More)

First to Know

March 27th - via:
Hey folks, As a way to thank all of our wonderful backers you are the first to know that our Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Jumpstart, Archons of Nikud is out. It is Pay What You Want, so feel free to check it out even if you aren’t a Savage... (Read More)

Some Stretch Goal and Reward Clarity

March 26th - via:
Hi Folks, In the last few days of this campaign I wanted to clarify a few things for backers, just so we are all on the same page and you can adjust your pledges if you think you want to receive specific stretch goals that we've unlocked. 1st Edition... (Read More)

Beware the Hammerquinn

March 26th - via:
Written by Michael Jacobson Hammerquin Large beast, unaligned Armor Class 13 Hit Points 33 (5d8 +5) Speed 10 feet., Swim 60 feet STR 17 DEX 13 CON 13 INT 5 WIS 10 CHA 7 Skills Perception +2 Senses Passive Perception 10 Languages - Challenge 2 (450... (Read More)

What we do in the background.

March 25th - via:
Hey folks, On our end we are starting to lock down artists for the art upgrade for Snowhaven 2nd edition. We are also looking for folks to start helping with the translations, we have a team together that we’ll start pulling from soon. That’s... (Read More)

7 days to go!

March 23rd - via:
We’ve got just under a week left on the campaign folks. I know I keep saying how excited and thankful we all are, but it’s totally true. We have art discussions on-going at the moment with several artists and we are excited to see what we’ll... (Read More)

Other Projects We Love

March 22nd - via:
What other Kickstarter projects excite us? Check them out here. And, Capers Noir too.  (Read More)

7000 and 300 Backers!

March 21st - via:
Thanks everyone for being a member of our new snowpunk community!  (Read More)

EN World Highlight!

March 20th - via:
EN World featured us in their weekly Kickstarter round-up Article!  (Read More)


March 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$6000 Stretch Goal and Brinefrost Merfolk

March 19th - via:
Thank you everyone that pushed us past the $6000 stretch goal!! Justin, the team, and myself, are super happy to have all of you in our small(growing) community! What’s next? We can see that there is a love, appreciation, and excitement for this... (Read More)

Update, Just for Update's Sake

March 16th - via:
Hey folks, Well, I had a whole long update written... and my laptop just ate it because of a few incorrect click on the keyboard. That's lovely! Anyway, I wanted to thank you all for jumping on to support Snowhaven. We are thrilled to bring this... (Read More)

High Level Games Interview

March 14th - via:
Hey everyone, Here is the latest interview we did for Snowhaven. It’s on our HLG site, and our reporter Phil did a great job generating some questions about the setting  (Read More)

Great Grimoire of Snow and Ice

March 13th - via:
Thanks folks! With your support we have just hit our $5000 stretch goal to add a grimoire of spells to 2nd Edition Snowhaven. The backer that kicked us over the line did so via a Buy a Copy, Get a Copy reward level. This reward level fits part of our... (Read More)

Monsters of the Snow Wastes Preview

March 12th - via:
Prior to the Kickstarter we ran a very limited presale to pay for some extra content that we absolutely needed in the first edition book. People that purchased then got an early version of Monsters of the Snow Wastes, which Kickstarter backers of $10... (Read More)

New Stretch - Tier 3 Adventure

March 10th - via:
Hey folks, We’ve added one more stretch goal at the $6000 mark, a new adventure by Katriel Paige! If you haven’t yet, please share the campaign with your friends and other folks who love gaming. Thanks for being wonderful, everyone! -Josh  (Read More)

$275 Pledge Level

March 8th - via:
Hello everyone, We have contacted with an artist for our new cover art. Our friend Carie is an excellent artist and we are happy to support her art and have her support us! The new pledge level will get you... (Read More)

Snowhaven Interview!

March 7th - via:
We got a chance to talk with the wonderful folks at On a Roll Podcast about Snowhaven. Check it out.  (Read More)

Snowhaven Featured in Steampunk Explorer

March 7th - via:
Hey folks, We were just featured in The Steampunk Explorer Digest! If that is something you are interested in, you can find out more about the site and their email digest here: At the time we are sending this, the... (Read More)

Geek Native Article

March 6th - via:
Getting a bit of press, it’s not totally accurate, though. Anyone that backs at $7 or more will get the pdf of Snowhaven 1st Edition, which is for 5E. And, anyone that backs at any higher level will also get that pdf at the end of the campaign.... (Read More)

2nd Edition Teaser - Clocksmith Rogue Archetype

March 5th - via:
Clocksmith Archetype for Rogue You have learned the tricks of engineers and brass men, you've studied how wheel and spring can make magic. You've focused your cunning mind on creating tools needed to bypass traps, locks, and poorly paid guards. Your... (Read More)

Character Sheets

March 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$3000 Goals!

March 4th - via:
Well, thanks to all of you wonderful backers we have hit the next big goal! Also, I just did a podcast with the folks over at On A Roll Podcast, talking mostly about Snowhaven, but we also talked about Archons of Nikud and some other cool stuff that... (Read More)

100 Backers!

March 4th - via:
Welcome to the HLG community folks! If you don’t know who we are, check out our website at We run a podcast affiliate network, write great blog articles, and produce game industry products!  (Read More)

Yetu - New Playable Species Pre-view

March 4th - via:
Greetings and well met adventurers!!!! My name is Michael Jacobson and currently, I am crafting a new and dangerous adventure for Snowhaven unlocked by you, our backers. To be given this opportunity to work with High Level Games, excites me greatly... (Read More)

Backer Questions

March 3rd - via:
How big is this region/country/world? Did I understand it correctly that there is kind of an eternal winter everywhere? Snowhaven is a city that was founded in the arctic circle of the world Snowhaven is on. It’s part of a great arctic bay, which... (Read More)

Bonus Reached!

March 3rd - via:
Thank you, all! With this goal we’ve hit a small bonus for our writers.  (Read More)

Snow Merfolk?

March 1st - via:
Ok, weird poll time. Two writers have come to me with the idea to introduce snow based merfolk who lure people to their deaths in one form or another. Do you like this idea? Yay or nay? We don’t own the photo, nor do we claim any benefit from our... (Read More)

NPC Folio!

March 1st - via:
We hit the NPC Folio goal! Thank you everyone and don’t be afraid to tell your friends about Snowhaven.  (Read More)

Three Stretch Goals Added!

March 1st - via:
We have added the three stretch goals below! Tell all of your friends so that we can hit them all.  (Read More)

1500 Funded!

February 28th - via:
Yay! We hit the next goal. Thanks folks! Now onto the next goal.  (Read More)

$1500 Stretch Goal

February 28th - via:
What sort of adventure do you want for this goal? Our included adventure with the setting is a bit of a classic under the city dungeon crawl, but what would you like for the stretch? Intrigue or Exploration?  (Read More)

Tier Added - Buy a Copy, Give a Copy

February 28th - via:
Based on feedback from backers we’ve added a reward Tier at $45 where you will get a print and pdf copy of both editions of Snowhaven and subsidize someone else who cannot afford it getting a copy as well. That’s good team work!  (Read More)

Comment/Backer Questions

February 28th - via:
Good questions below from one of our backers. I’ll answer them real quick. What races/cultures are there? All of the core 5E species are represented in Snowhaven. We use and will continue to use that word rather than race. There are about four... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
Just so everyone knows, the conversions will be of the 2nd Edition of the setting and will be delivered with that edition to backers. Thank you for backing our project!  (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal is Right Around the Corner

February 27th - via:
Before I go to bed for the night I wanted to say thank you to everyone and it looks like we’ll hit our next stretch goal very soon. Savage Worlds here we come! Next, an expansion of NPCs at $2000.  (Read More)

Passed our First Stretch GOAL!

February 27th - via:
Wow! Thanks again for all of the support. With all of you dedicated folks we have sped past our first stretch goal in less than 4 hours.  Next up is our conversion for Savage Worlds. High Level Games is an SW Ace, and we are thrilled with the... (Read More)

Funded! Less than 2 hours.

February 27th - via:
Well, thanks to the amazing support of folks we both know and do not know yet, we have hit our funding goal for Snowhaven! Next up is our first stretch goal at $700 where we will make a Pathfinder compatible version of Snowhaven. The ride is just... (Read More)

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