Playsets — The future of social storytelling.

A project in Los Angeles, CA by the playsets team

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A new way to play tabletop RPGs remotely. Say goodbye to your graph paper and share an immersive adventure in minutes.
Backers: 1207
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $42,852 of $30,000
Dates: Oct 17th -> Nov 16th (31 days)
Project By: the playsets team
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Latest News

Sneak peek at the exclusive Kickstarter tokens.

November 15th - via:
We wanted to do something special for the exclusive tokens given as a reward to backers. So we made EPIC versions of our standard hero tokens, with each color being a different theme. With the wizard, you might have a fire mage as your "red"... (Read More)

First stretch goal hit!

November 13th - via:
Isn't she pretty? The color options will be different materials for the chess set.  So white tokens will be a stone material, red tokens may be wood, etc. playsets will now include the mini-setting, "The Royal Players Courtyard".  Yay for more... (Read More)

New stretch goal concept art.

November 11th - via:
 Hello Friends, Check out the new concept art for the stretch reward "The Ship!" With swappable backgrounds and some other customizable elements planned,  your crew of pirates can take to the seas (or the air) for whatever adventure may blow your... (Read More)

Stretch goals update

November 11th - via:
So you may notice that we’ve crossed the 30k goal we set for ourselves a bit early.... THAT MEANS PLAYSETS IS GOING TO BE A REALITY, YAY!!!  But you already knew that. It also means that, with 4 days left, we’ve decided to slightly adjust and... (Read More)

playsets is a go!

November 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

More fun with magnets.

November 7th - via:
Hello Friends, We've picked up a lot of new backers in the past few days, so first I want to say, Welcome to the family! We have more reward samples to show off. Want to know what the magnet set reward looks like? Here are some samples. See that... (Read More)

playsets goes analog

November 6th - via:
Hello FriendsWant to know what the paper craft reward tier looks like?  Here is a taste.    Now you can rest assured that even if your wifi goes down, you can still use playsets. with love, the playsets team  (Read More)

Now everyone can play!

November 4th - via:
Yay!  playsets will be available for iPads, Android tablets and on the web.  At launch! The number one question we've been asked during this kickstarter is, "Will this be available on Android, PC, etc?".  It hurt us to say no, even if we thought... (Read More)

Kickstarter Review: Playsets

November 4th - via:
For the tabletop gamer on the go, Playsets might just be the killer app you've been waiting for. Shut down the Skype session and lend an ear! (Read More)


November 3rd - via:
Haven’t you ever just wanted to relax and play a tabletop RPG but you don’t own a tabletop board game. Well then check out playsets! It is a virtual tabletop game including many maps and characters. It brings enjoyment to all players with entertaining emoticons and status effects. (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 10/30

October 30th - via:
Whether you like online multiplayer, survival-horror, or a good ole table-top game; we have something for you in this week's packed Kickstarter spotlight (Read More)

Sneak peak at reward samples!

October 29th - via:
Hello Friends, We are putting together some reward pictures to better illustrate the awesome loot you get from being a playsets backer. In the mean time, here is a preview. These are the samples for the custom token rewards for Get in the game!, Get... (Read More)

New Rewards Added!

October 28th - via:
Hello Friends, We have great news today, due to the popularity of the Get in the game! and Keymaster reward tiers, we have added three new ways to get a token modeled after your beautiful and unique features, so you can star as part of the playsets... (Read More)

A deeper look at depth.

October 25th - via:
Hello everyone.  Alex here, I’m in charge of development for playsets and I’d like tell you a bit more about the worlds we are creating for you. We have depth. One of the most important factors in a 2D/3D environment is how you experience it.... (Read More)

How do settings work?

October 24th - via:
Hello Friends, We decided to postpone Anthony's update because we have received some questions recently about what exactly goes into a setting in playsets, and we thought that deserved some attention.  So I'm here to break it down for you.  We... (Read More)

Our growing family.

October 23rd - via:
There's a lot going on this week in the playsets world.   First, we've crossed 20% of our goal and more importantly 145 backers! This is huge, and our family keeps growing. We've also hit some milestones on tumblr and facebook. We now have over... (Read More)

Kickstarter Roundup: October 22 – 26

October 23rd - via:
Kickstarter is quickly becoming a favorite place for us here at Castles and Cooks to mine for our next great game or piece of cooking equipment. While the risks are well established, the chance to discover something truly unique is one of the things that keeps us coming back for more. From time to time we’ll aggregate our favorite Kickstarters here and tell you why they are worth supporting. (Read More)

Playsets Looks to Upgrade Your Tabletop

October 23rd - via:
It’s Wednesday night and I’ve got two bowls of Doritos and one bowl of Swedish Fish laid out in the corners of the table. A velvet table cloth adorns the fold-out plastic table, a relic of games gone past, and time ticks by as I wait for the adventurers to arrive. 30 minutes later and the room is filled with the laughter of friends as they travel through the fantasy filled realm of Dungeons and Dragons. But wait, something is different. There are no miniatures, no maps, and no people around this table; only an iPad and new app called Playsets by the Playsets Team. (Read More)

Where do tokens come from?

October 22nd - via:
Long ago on a distant planet, an evil overlord used the most forbidden technomancy to transform every living thing (and some undead things) into digital tokens for his weekly gaming night that he hosted for other evil overlords and the like. And he... (Read More)

You are incredible!

October 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Finally, A Real Solution To Long Distance Tabletop Gaming

October 17th - via:
Playsets, a new iPad app that replaces maps and miniatures for tabletop roleplaying games, launched a kickstarter campaign today. A new way to play RPGs remotely, playsets focuses on social storytelling and ease of use. (Read More)

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