Be Like a Crow

A project in Somerset, UK by Critical Kit

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A solo journalling RPG where you get to be like a crow.
Backers: 2381
Average Pledge Per Backer: £28

Funded: £67,832 of £1,295
Dates: Oct 30th -> Nov 29th (31 days)
Project By: Critical Kit
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Latest News

The final day... what happens next?

November 28th - via:
Well, here we are. The last 24 hours of the Be Like a Crow Kickstarter. When I decided to use Kickstarter to help me fund production of this strange idea I had for an RPG, I only expected to get the funds I needed to print a few hundred copies.... (Read More)

The Be Like a Crow Journal

November 26th - via:
One of the key concepts in Be Like a Crow is recording your feathery alter-ego’s exploits. How you do this is entirely up to you. For instance, you could use a pen and paper, a set of flash cards, a spreadsheet, a blog, voice-recorder, or even draw... (Read More)

A first look at the custom playing cards

November 25th - via:
As you probably know, playing Be Like a Crow involves using a deck of playing cards. You can use any standard 52 card deck plus 2 jokers. Pledges to my Feathered Friend reward or above receive a custom deck of cards with corvid artwork that matches... (Read More)

A first look at the character sheets

November 24th - via:
To give you some more insight into the mechanics available in Be Like a Crow, I'd like to share with you the beta of the character sheets. They currently contain all the essential elements for the game so they are unlikely to change other than in... (Read More)

We're a "Project We Love" on Kickstarter!

November 23rd - via:
I'm absolutely thrilled that Kickstarter have made us into a "Project We Love". I've worked hard on Be Like a Crow and, whilst my only goal is to deliver a truly unique solo RPG experience, this is like a little cherry on the top. Again, there's no... (Read More)

We did it crow!

November 22nd - via:
Everyone gets a mini! That's the update. We hit 40k last night which means that digital backers get the .stl file for the clockwork crow mini and physical backers get the file + a real mini! I'm so thrilled that we made that one. The minis are... (Read More)

Final mini renders and retail options.

November 20th - via:
Hullo!  Yesterday I let you know about our stretch goal for the clockwork crow mini and promised you a look at the final render when it was finished. Well, it's all ready now and below is a 3D rotating video thingy powered by quantum sorcery. You'll... (Read More)

Stretch goal update part deux!

November 19th - via:
Let's get the apologies out of the way first. Two updates in one day has a bit of a spammy vibe, but it's all in the name of good news. I've seen the first drafts of the steampunk crow mini renders (pics below) and I am happy enough to show them to... (Read More)

There's a new stretch goal coming!

November 19th - via:
I've been waiting to announce this one for a while now but, whilst we are finalising a few design details, I wanted to put out a "soft-launch" of the next stretch goal. Two words... Crow mini. Or, if you prefer three words... Steampunk Crow Mini.... (Read More)

Crowy Skillz and your Crow Content!

November 18th - via:
If you don't want to read this, you can get straight to your crow content at the bottom! Last week I touched upon how lifecycles and objectives work in Be Like a Crow. Today, I want to give you a quick overview of your corvid’s skills, most of... (Read More)

Here's your crow content for today!

November 17th - via:
Right up-front, I want to thank you for your support. Last night, whilst I was playing D&D, the KS hit 20k and somehow I managed to stay calm and in character! For someone who works with words, I really am lost for how to thank you all at this... (Read More)

Be Like a Crow is a solo tabletop RPG that lets you do exactly what it promises

November 15th - via:
The journalling gameplay is driven by a deck of cards, which players draw to generate random events in the setting of their choice, recording the outcome in a journal or notepad. Players look to complete random objectives by exploring the world and collecting objects, communicating with fellow birds, developing a relationship with humans and engaging in beak-and-claw combat when necessary. (Read More)

Tick peck, Tock hop. Caw.

November 14th - via:
Amazing! We've hit the steampunk stretch goal which means all digital and physical backers will get a piece of original artwork on the theme by Hannah Newman-Plummer. I've already had a sneak-peek at what she is doing with the theme and whoowhee!... (Read More)

Gothic crow art unlocked. Next up... Steampunk.

November 12th - via:
I am so thrilled to be letting you know that the 8k stretch goal has been passed and I have now commissioned breezybeetleart to work their stained-glass style magic on a piece of Be Like a Crow art. The brief is Gothic Crow and the rest is up to... (Read More)

New stretch goals - artist commissions

November 10th - via:
I'm soooooo excited about these goals, because they are in the spirit of everything I try to do with Critical Kit. I've added a new 8k stretch goal for a specially commissioned piece of art by Breezybeetleart who produced the beautiful artwork for my... (Read More)

Objectives and lifecycles in Be Like a Crow

November 8th - via:
Like other RPGs, Be Like a Crow is an exercise in storytelling, with mechanics to guide you. In this update, I’d like to give you a high-level view of those mechanics. I’ll add one caveat, that these mechanics are there to serve your creative... (Read More)

An example ability from the Raven expansion.

November 6th - via:
I've had lots of wonderful messages sent to me regarding Be Like a Crow, but the most common appearance of any word is "intrigued". So, I though it might be good to give you a teaser of the kind of thing to expect from the rules. This example is an... (Read More)

Mo' humans, mo' problems!

November 5th - via:
We've done it! The latest stretch goal is unlocked which means an Urban Crow expansion will be added for every digital and physical backer. Thank you! With this expansion you'll be able to navigate modern life as a corvid. There will be more humans,... (Read More)


November 3rd - via:
Great news! We hit a stretch goal for the digital playing card app. Every backer will get access to a browser based deck that will make it easier to play Be Like a Crow on the move. This virtual deck will include the same beautiful corvid-themed... (Read More)

If the ravens leave the tower, the kingdom will fall...

November 2nd - via:
Wonderful news! Ravens of The Tower of London has been unlocked. This expansion builds upon the existing Be Like a Crow rules offering a new species and setting with its own objectives. As a Raven of The Tower, you can choose to protect your... (Read More)

First stretch goal reached - stickers are go!

November 1st - via:
Just a quick update to let you know that the first stretch goal was hit yesterday which means all physical backers will now get 4 Be Like a Crow stickers with their order.  And, we're closing in on the next goal which will give every backer an... (Read More)

The first stretch goals have been launched. More to come!

October 31st - via:
We're almost double-funded at less than 24 hours in, so thank you for that! To celebrate this achievement, I'm releasing the first two stretch goals: First up, at £3000, is a set of four vinyl stickers, for your laptop, journal, or wherever the heck... (Read More)

Wow! Just wow, and thank you!

October 30th - via:
I really didn't expect to be writing the first update so soon but as Be Like a Crow hit its funding target in under 2 hours, I want to thank everyone who made it happen. As a result, I'm now going to be working on some stretch goal ideas, over the... (Read More)

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