ALAS VEGAS: an RPG of bad memories, bad luck & bad blood

A project in London, United Kingdom by James Wallis

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ALAS VEGAS is an RPG miniseries about amnesia, sin, horror and gambling, by 'the godfather of indie-game design'.
Backers: 1164
Average Pledge Per Backer: £21

Funded: £24,061 of £3,000
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 28th (30 days)
Project By: James Wallis
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A fairly desultry update

March 14th - via:
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February 28th - via:
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February 27th - via:
£23,000. John Kovalic, of Dork Tower and Munchkin fame. A new comic strip, 'Li'l Vegas'. Sixteen hours to make it happen. Tell your friends. (And if anyone ever tells you that John Kovalic is not a prince among men, punch them in the throat and... (Read More)

I think we crashed Kickstarter

February 27th - via:
Did you see that? Kickstarter went down. Deleting the Update I was about to post. I blame you lot. As you may have noticed, the £20,000 stretch-goal didn't last long, and by the look of it the £21,000 one won't last long either. Less than £100 to... (Read More)


February 27th - via:
And Dansky's stretch-goal is dust in the wind. Dust—wind. Dudes. Next up: £1000 in 24 hours. Or even £2000? Go on. Oh, go on. While I'm writing, you should look at this video for TableTopDay on 30th March:... (Read More)

Novel unlocked! Dansky in £325! On track for £20k!

February 27th - via:
You people continue to take my breath away. Alas Vegas blew through its £18000 stretch goal and unlocked the novel like a shockwave from an atomic-bomb test blowing a model house to kindling. I really didn't think we were going to get anywhere close... (Read More)

£20,000 is doable!

February 26th - via:
There are 39 hours to go for Alas Vegas, as I write this, and I bet a bunch of you think that the massive stretch-goal at £20,000 (Ken Hite! Dennis Detwiller! Open Gaming License!) is out of reach now. It isn't. The total is near-as-dammit £17500... (Read More)

I Need Your Help! Plus new stretches, new rewards and Matt Forbeck unleashed!

February 22nd - via:
Yesterday was a big day for Alas Vegas—the playtest document is out there so the backers have had their first real taste of Alas Vegas and the Fugue system that powers it; plus we blasted through Matt Forbeck's £13000 stretch goal, which is... (Read More)

The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Episode 81 – Alas Vegas with James Wallis

February 21st - via:
Alas Vegas is a seriously fun-sounding game in which the players are characters who wake up in Las Vegas unable to remember anything from their past. The story unfolds as the game progresses with some twists and turns and a lot of surprises along the way. (Read More)

Episode 53 – Storytime with James, Colby and David!

February 20th - via:
You’ll be aware of the work of James Wallis, ‘the godfather of indie RPGs’ – with games like Baron Munchausen and Once Upon A Time under his belt, he’s built quite the reputation in the gaming industry. Now he’s back with a blast RPG called Alas Vegas; a tale of amnesia, violence and life in the desert. We talk about the game, his experience with Kickstarter and much more. There’ll also be a few lies in there, but it’s up to you to work out precisely what is true… (Read More)

Kickstarter Conversations: ALAS VEGAS

Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! Today I am pleased to be joined by a fellow James, this time James Wallis has come to talk to us about his Kickstarter “ALAS VEGAS.” Thank you for joining us today James. It’s a solid pleasure to be here, James. Thanks for asking me. (Read More)

Interview - James Wallis

February 5th - via:
I'm exceptionally pleased to welcome to Farsight Blogger James Wallis. You might remember James from memorable hits such as Hogshead's Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Dragon Warriors. (Read More)

Interview: James Wallis | ALAS VEGAS

February 5th - via:
James Wallis is an award winning games designer who has been described by his contemporaries as the godfather of indie-game design. His credits include Once Upon a Time, Puppetland and Nobilis and his influence can be seen across the breadth of the tabletop gaming industry. His new game, Alas Vegas, is currently being sponsored through crowd-funding. (Read More)

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