Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls

A project in Scottsdale, AZ by Richard Loomis

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The team who created the classic role-playing game Tunnels & Trolls comes together again to make the finest edition yet.
Backers: 1638
Average Pledge Per Backer: $77

Funded: $125,440 of $26,000
Dates: Jan 3rd -> Feb 5th (33 days)
Project By: Richard Loomis
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Reviewing My Kickstarter History

March 20th - via:
With some Kickstarter campaigns of interest running of late, like the Massively Overpowered funding campaign and the much-talked-about Crowfall campaign, I decided to look back at the projects I had funded to see how the whole Kickstarter thing has treated me. (Read More)

Clarification! ;)

April 1st - via:
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Did you order a wooden box?

April 1st - via:
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When Will I Get My Postcard?

March 17th - via:
We promised everyone (except the underappreciated $1 backers!) a postcard. Then we promised to send a bookmark, 4 tattoos, (and in some cases, an early bird magnet). I am in the process of printing out labels for these. I have printed out labels for... (Read More)

Names - please take a moment.

March 10th - via:
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What Are We Doing Now?

February 21st - via:
Just to let you know what we are up to: Since the Kickstarter closed, Liz has turned her focus on wrapping up previous assignments and preparing to attend Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle at the end of the month. When she gets back to town, she will... (Read More)

Address changes!

February 11th - via:
Sorry to keep bombarding you, but a backer just asked me a question that made me think of something. I run a mail order company. I can keep track of address changes. When you fill out the survey, tell me your address NOW. We plan to mail you the... (Read More)

Survey Coming

February 10th - via:
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What Happens Next?

February 6th - via:
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One More Milestone....yet again

February 5th - via:
Huh. I make a quick trip to the post office and the printer, and when I get back, we have blasted past the $120,000 milestone. Surely we can't make $130,000 in the next (less than) two hours? But if we do -- I will celebrate by sending everyone (who... (Read More)

Wooden Box? Personalized!

February 5th - via:
The guy who is going to make the wooden boxes for us just told me that he will PERSONALIZE it for you with your name engraved on it with the gold fill, just like the logo, for no extra charge! Woo hoo! I'm going to order one of these for myself! You... (Read More)

Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Kickstarter

January 31st - via:
Old school games aren’t just about rolling a d20. I have some pretty fond memories of running a few sessions of Tunnels & Trolls way back when. It was a fun game that wasn’t too serious but still had what to took have some great adventures. It’s coming back and it’s all new, shiny updated. (Read More)

The Bizarre World of Roo the Hunter

January 29th - via:
Old friends, old times - there are times when thru my medicine induced stupor, I start thinking about the past and people I met and know from back then. Something always triggers these thought patterns, like today. So these will be musings from the past! "a little history...." I started board war gaming in 1966, a year after Afrika Korps came out from Avalon Hill (1965). I played and learned most of the early AH titles, then got in S&T (SPI). In 1977, I came back from overseas and friends of mine - Bob and Alice King who owned King's Hobby Shop in Austin Texas, gave me Monsters! Monsters!, a paper & pen role playing game and the first copy of DnD (3 small booklets in a slip cover box. And I still have all today!). (Read More)

Tabletop Review: The Trollmanac (Tunnels & Trolls)

January 29th - via:
I was never a big Tunnels & Trolls gamer as a kid – mainly because I didn’t know anyone that played it. As I’ve gotten older though, I’m really finding I enjoy the system for its wit and whimsy, along with the adventures people write for T&T. That said, I still haven’t found anyone else that plays the game, outside of online forums. However I’m hoping that changes with the release of Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls as its Kickstarter campaign has over 1,700 backers, two of which I not only know, but have are writers for the site! In preparation for the release of DT&T I’ve been flipping through some third party releases for the system, one of which, The Trollmanac is what we’re reviewing today. (Read More)

Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls Kickstarter

January 20th - via:
Ok, I know this is a Traveller RPG blog but I wanted to mention the Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls Kickstarter that is running at the moment. TnT was the main fantasy RPG I played in my teens and in some ways has influenced ‘The Fantasy Traveller’ posts on this blog. The same people behind the original TnT (the notably infamous Ken St. Andre, Rick Loomis, Liz Danforth, Bear Peters and Steve Crompton) have put together a kickstarter project to publish a deluxe version of the rules, along with a number of milestone rewards if the project reaches sufficient funding. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Own A Piece Of Role-Playing History With A Remake Of Tunnels & Trolls

January 18th - via:
As fans of D&D will attest, there are not many games as satisfying as Gygax’s original but darn it if it wasn’t fun to try new platforms when they came out. Tunnels & Trolls, created 37 years ago by Ken St. Andre, wasn’t so much a D&D knock-off but an alternative. St. Andre streamlined the D&D rules, reducing the complexity, and added a bit more humor. For folks unable to get the original D&D books, T&T was a real lifesaver. (Read More)

Kickstarter to revive Tunnels and Trolls, the sillier, more casual early cousin of D&D

January 17th - via:
One of the problems faced by early enthusiasts of Dungeons & Dragons was a severe shortage of the actual game. Tactical Studies Rules wasn't up to the job of supplying sufficient copies of a game that burst out of its traditional audience of miniatures wargamers. I remember photocopied sets of the first printing were ubiquitous at gaming hang-outs. (Read More)

New on Kickstarter: Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls!

January 9th - via:
I've never played Tunnels & Trolls myself, but I've always been very interested in the game. To find out more about this project, I went right to source, asking Ken to shed some light on what this game is all about. (Read More)

Reflecting on What It All Means

January 7th - via:
I WOKE UP this morning to the realization that some of my plans for 2013 were going to need revision. At 5:30 this morning, little more than 36 hours after our Kickstarter launch for Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls, we have pledges for the $26,000 we asked for. (Read More)

Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls

January 7th - via:
Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls is now on Kickstarter. There are not many tabletop roleplaying games that have been around quite as long as Tunnels and Trolls. Introduced over half-a-century ago... (Read More)

Tales of the Staggering Zombie

January 6th - via:
“Frankly, if I had to run a fantasy campaign today, I’d probably use the Tunnels & Trolls rules. Yes, they’re dumb, but they’re simple, and they’re adequate to my needs.” – Greg Costikyan, Letters, Space Gamer #76. An old friend of mine is getting a facelift. More than that, really: major surgery, practically Six Million Dollar Man stuff. (Read More)

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