Riders: A Game About Cheating Doomsday

A project in West Orange, NJ by Caias Ward / TaleSpinner Holdings

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An RPG about mortal servants of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse deciding to not end the world.
Backers: 181
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $5,087 of $3,300
Dates: Oct 14th -> Nov 17th (35 days)
Project By: Caias Ward / TaleSpinner Holdings
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Latest News

You get me 24 more backers...

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
And I will make another new character set.  You have sixty-five minutes.Caias  (Read More)

For all of you with friends who said they would back Riders...

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Tell them they have less than 3 hours to get on board. We're about to hit the fiction goal, so not only do you get access to the game but the additional character set, the form-fillable sheets in PDF and the fiction.I'll keep quiet now. Just reach... (Read More)


November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Alright, 18 hours to go...We've got a bit more time until this wraps up, then it's head down and finish working.Thank you, again, for all your contributions. I'm excited about what we're going to do. For now, I can only ask you spread the word if you... (Read More)

Hours, Not Days...

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We're getting to the end of the road. Kickstarter now tells me how many hours we have left, not days. I've been reaching out to people left and right, including at Nope-Vember for Dystopia Rising. I just got back from a day of pick-up games,... (Read More)

The home stretch...

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We have 4 days left. We've hit our first stretch goal.  I'd like to get to $4000 so I can give you the form-fillable character sets and open up the electronic stretch goals to the PDF backers. I'm sure they would want the Oathbreaker too. We need... (Read More)

I was going to ask for a dollar...

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
When someone backed us and we hit $3299, but someone beat me to it and put us over the top.Thank you. I got really nervous when the project stalled a bit in the middle. My last Kickstarter had pretty consistent funding all the way through and funded... (Read More)

Six days!

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
And we are 90% of the way!As a thank you to the big jump, let's throw a new character set your way...The Understudy The Understudy is a Fallen who, when a mortal has died an anonymous death, jumps into the role and goes all in. They assume that... (Read More)

Back from Metatopia!

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Back from Metatopia, rested and recovered.Got three playtests in, all revealed some minor questions and clarifications regarding character creation and ability use. Seems like things are moving pretty well development-wise so we'll be good on that... (Read More)

Tick Tock and Metatopia

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Some solid pledges and some more reach. We need about a thousand more to put us over the top, so any word you can spread would help.BTW, here's my Metatopia (November 6-9) schedule, where I will be running stress-testing of Riders. It's in... (Read More)

#RPGnetchat now posted!

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The Q&A is hereLots of good questions. Feel free to share it and the Kickstarter link.  (Read More)

National RPG Examiner interview about Riders

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The National RPG Examiner, Michael Tresca, interviewed me about Riders.  Please read and share with 500 of your closest friends.Interview here Thanks again for your support! Caias  (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight: Interview with Caias Ward of TaleSpinner Holdings

November 3rd - via: examiner.com
I caught up with my buddy Caias, lead writer for TaleSpinner Holdings, to discuss his latest Kickstarter, Riders. (Read More)

#rpgnet chat tomorrow night!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Everyone,I'll be on #rpgnet talking about Riders (and maybe some other stuff as well). Jump in and ask questions about the game!___________________________________‪#‎rpgnet‬ welcomes Caias Ward (Riders: a Game about Cheating Doomsday)... (Read More)

Hope you had a good Halloween

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
This is my daughter as a biker. Let's Ride!... after storytime at the library  Certainly a Rider of War, based on how she kicks when she is upset.We've made some progress and we've got some good stuff coming up. In addition to Metatopia playtesting,... (Read More)

Some more art!

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We move, slowly.For those who have backed, thank you. Keep on reaching out to people.For those who have not backed... why not? :PHere's some more incredible art by Alida Saxon, with the Metatron, fooled by the Rite of Ea, busy at work on her notes... (Read More)

Back in the world...

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I have returned, ready to answer questions you may have about the game. We are moving with pledges, albeit slowly, so any outreach you can do will help us. So ask questions, spread the word and let's make this happen!Caias  (Read More)

Some radio silence (not in a bad way)

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all,I'm off to an event this weekend (as well as college midterms) and won't be around much. Any responses will be slow until Sunday. We're chugging along, but can always use a signal boost.Let me know if you have any questions about the game... (Read More)

Oathbreaker Notes, Rider of Conquest, Metatopia

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit 65 backers so as I promised, some previews. Oathbreaker NotesThe Oathbreaker is a Sworn (a mortal who has been invested with power by a member of the Host or the Fallen) who decided to turn on their Unearthly benefactor. So we've established... (Read More)

Thread on RPG.net!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got a thread on RPG.net in case you have any questions about the game.  Not a lot of activity right now, but feel free to jump in and ask... (Read More)

Halfway there!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We just hit 50%! We only need $1645 to fund now! Remember, we get 4 more backers today I'll share my notes on the Oathbreaker, our first stretch goal at $4000 dollars.So let people know what's going on and... (Read More)

50 Backers!

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We just hit fifty backers!Excellent *steeples fingers*I have a request and something to offer in return.The request is that you reach out to a few people directly, as you are able, and ask them to share the Kickstarter to their networks. The more... (Read More)

Diner Run

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning!We moved over $1000 dollars overnight and in just one day. I know there will be a slowdown shortly, but let's see what we can do to keep stuff going...And for a teaser, here's some short fiction from the opening of the book, called Diner... (Read More)

As we approach midnight...

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We're nearly a third of the way to funding.Thank you. We're making something cool happen. For clarification (although it's included in the KS text and in the pledge levels), your pledge will give you access to get the softcover or hardcover of... (Read More)

We are live!

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
For those of you who have backed, thank you. We're building something here which will be a shift from your standard roleplaying game. Part experiment in design, all game, I think we've got something great here. We have 34 days and a little over... (Read More)

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