Backwater: Southern Gothic Horror (TTRPG)

A project in St. Paul, MN by Backwater Games

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Survival horror tabletop roleplaying game set in post-apocalyptic Louisiana, Mississippi, and southern Arkansas. Original game system.
Backers: 129
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $6,335 of $2,500
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 24th (30 days)
Project By: Backwater Games
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Latest News

Final 8 Hours!

February 24th - via:
Backwater is in the last eight hours of it's campaign, and we're hoping to pass $6,000 before it ends! We hit all of our stretch goals, and the remaining funds that we receive will go toward additional illustrations and further beautification of the... (Read More)

Update #10: Stretch Goals, Monster Preview, and Final Countdown

February 22nd - via:
The Final Countdown There are 48 hours left, and the next time that you hear from us will be after the campaign officially closes. ¬†Until then, there's little else we can do except express our appreciation for our wonderful supporters. Thank you,... (Read More)

Update #9: Limited Release Hardcover with cover art by Marlowe Lune!

February 17th - via:
Hi, everyone! We mentioned a couple times that we've been working on something special for the Kickstarter... We're excited to announce it today. Now available is our limited release hardcover with special artwork by the incredible Marlowe Lune! We... (Read More)

Monster Preview and Hardcover Poll: Matte or Glossy?

February 15th - via:
News We're still inching toward that second stretch goal with 9 days to go. It's the final lap! You'll probably hear from us twice before the campaign's end. Until then we have another preview for you, and we'd like your opinion about whether we... (Read More)

Update #7: Another Monstrosity and Backwater Rules Preview

February 10th - via:
Hey, everyone! Just wanted to drop this brief mid-week update. We're still inching our way toward that second stretch goal. Until then, we thought we wanted to share a couple quick previews: another monster and a link to our rules preview, which... (Read More)

Update #6: News, Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked, Weapon Preview

February 8th - via:
News Hey, everyone! We're over $3000, and we have 16 days to go still. Later this week, we're going to post a preview of our rules for you all to view. We recorded a playtest this weekend too, which we plan to edit and share, hopefully before the... (Read More)

Kickstarter's New "Add-Ons" Feature

February 4th - via:
Hey, all! We're only $73 from our first stretch goal, which includes bonus monster art and instructional videos for gameplay. With 20 days left in the campaign, we're excited to see how much value we can add to our game! We also want to remind you... (Read More)

Update #4: Stretch Goals!

February 2nd - via:
We did it! The campaign is fully funded, and it's time for stretch goals. These goals are designed to add value to the original content: the Core Rulebook and Backwater Adventures. These stretch goals have been calculated with estimates provided by... (Read More)

Update #3: 100% Funded!! Our Second Giveaway, Monster Preview, Upcoming Stretch Goals, and a Kickstarter Friend!

February 1st - via:
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Update #2: New Reward Tiers and 60% Funded

January 28th - via:
Hi, everyone! We're up to 60% funded, and we have about a $1,000 to go in the next 27 days. Today's update is for some new reward tiers that we're rolling out and an inside look at a piece of art by Natalie de Corsair. New Reward Tiers We've posted a... (Read More)

Update #1: Halfway there!

January 26th - via:
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