Dungeons & Datemates: 12 Romance NPCs - System Neutral & 5e

A project in Boston, MA by Fiona Shade Stories

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Pursue your D&D dating desires! Queer friendly! Full backstories, roleplay guides, art, 5e CR-scaling stat blocks, & more!
Backers: 156
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $3,562 of $500
Dates: Apr 16th -> May 16th (30 days)
Project By: Fiona Shade Stories
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24 Hours Left! + Kattan (she/her): Pookah, Spirit Advocate, Warlock of a Forest! Vote!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! We've got 24 hours left to bring the Datemates to a table top near you! If you're on the fence, please reach out via direct message here or on Discord to ask questions!  Below, we have a quick overview of the remaining characters... (Read More)

Meet Marin, the Half-Orc Chef! Vote!

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Today we introduce you to Marin (he/him), a half-orc chef with a kind heart and unique story hook. Sturdy Roots & Heartbeets:Marin hails from a far away town in a far away land, and he’s traveled quite the distance to stumble... (Read More)

New Add-On! Add-Ons & Rewards Overview! Questions?

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers, One Week Left! Can we hit that sci-fi variants stretch goal? It's time to tell your friends, check that you've got all the add-ons you want, and help us find out! This update overviews each of the add-ons and reward tiers.... (Read More)

Get Your Pins: 3 Datemates + Trip Cornbread the Dog! Collaboration with Fool's Moon!

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! The horizon brings pins of three of our Datemates, including 2 you've yet to see (one pictured below)! Plus, we are collaborating with Fool's Moon so that anyone who backs both our projects will receive a free pin of the... (Read More)

Lamia Librarian! Vote on Tattoo!

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Today we have another character spotlight for you! Stay tuned next week for more character profiles, updated color art for Billford and Sashandar, a special collaboration reveal involving Datemate PINS, a new add-on, and more! Side... (Read More)

Billford the Minotaur! New Collaborator! Vote!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Today we bring you Billford Bonegrinder. Time for a twist: This character concept, while created by myself, has been fully drafted by someone else! :o New Writer! Today, I welcome to the Fiona Shade Stories team a new member: Jacob... (Read More)

Gothy Nymph! Vote on Rat's Name! + Interview Transcript!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! If you or someone you know is considering backing this kickstarter, please check out or share this interview transcript! We are two weeks from the finish line and about 50 backers away from unlocking our next stretch goal, Sci-Fi... (Read More)

Let's talk about Brax, baby! ♫ Character Profile + Vote on the Power of Love!

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Let's talk about Brax, baby! ♫  First, I will be doing a Q&A tonight at 6pm EST in the RandomWorlds Chatroom about this kickstarter! The Q&A transcript will be uploaded to a site and I will link it in an upcoming update!... (Read More)

Character Profile: Flora! Vote on Signature Item Power!

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Welcome to Day 1/5 of character profiles! Each day, we will review a new Datemate and give YOU a chance to vote on an aspect of them! Today, let's meet Flora! FlirtingFlora has a keen eye for craft, design, and trained skill.... (Read More)

Lineart & Character Previews! Next Week: 5 Full Datemate Profiles!

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers, We almost have the full art or line art ready to go for five more Datemates! We will profile one a day this Monday-Friday, as we did Luca this past Monday. Each profile will bring another timelapse video of a Datemate's art being... (Read More)

Why Romance? + Love on the Battlefield: New Mechanics! Vote!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast Adventurers! Today, we take a look at the mechanics of love on the 5e battlefield. I've decided to include some crunchy rewards for players who progress their romances. Scroll down to find out more and vote on how these mechanics are packaged!... (Read More)

Luca & Layout! Vote for the Doggg's name! Watch My Interview

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Avast adventurers! Today, we kick off our character profiles and backer polls! We will also review the layout of the Dungeons & Datemates book. Scroll past that for a cool vid of Luca being drawn by the talented Ellie Erhart while I discuss him.... (Read More)

Dungeons & Datemates Brings Romantic Drama to the Table

April 19th - via: techraptor.net
In Dungeons & Dragons, players can experience a wonderful wish-fulfillment fantasy. Slaying powerful monsters. Accruing fortune and status. Getting reliable restful sleep. Meeting a special someone to settle down with. The latter is explored in the Kickstarter campaign for Dungeons & Datemates, a new fantasy supplement by Fiona Shade Stories. (Read More)

First Stretch Goal!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Avast adventurers, We hit our first stretch goal!!! We actually did this on Day 1, but I've been grieving, so I've been a wee bit slow on the updates. Expect character profiles, including the chance to vote on certain details, on Monday / Wednesday /... (Read More)

Funded Already?! Things to Look Out For!

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Ahoy adventurers! Woah!!! We are already funded, under an hour into the KS campaign! You all are making me jump with joy! Now, Let's Look AheadWe will post updates profiling each of the Datemates! Each update will include an embed of a timelapse... (Read More)

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