d6xd6 CORE Role-Playing Game

A project in Delavan, WI by Lester Smith

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Quick-and-easy 5-minute character creation. Tactical combat rules. Three dozen professional settings so far . . . !
Backers: 490
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $11,456 of $1
Dates: Jul 7th -> Aug 3rd (27 days)
Project By: Lester Smith
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Latest News

More Unlocked - and Countdown Party!

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
In case you haven't seen, the Dark Angel (Hanna Peach) chapter is now unlocked.  So are the bonus PDFs from Neulow of Judy of the Jungle: Murder Goes Native and Newshounds #1. (Thanks, Steve!) And we're trying our hand at a live Google Hangouts... (Read More)

Knocking Down Goals - Adding Rewards!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
To avoid flooding your inbox, we've not posted an update for each new goal reached (though we've announced each via social media).  Here's an overview, in case you've missed any: Twice the Character Sheets - Unlocked Psionic Pentalogy - Unlocked... (Read More)

Urban Fantasy Titles Are Now Individual Goals!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Given the hours remaining (just 63 as I write this update), we've decided to separate the Urban Fantasy pack into separate bonus settings. This way we can reach one at a time, instead of all-or-nothing.  We're already very close to unlocking the... (Read More)

Horror Pack Unlocked!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
If you haven't seen, we're well past the Horror Pack goal. That's great!  And in case you haven't yet read the books the horror settings are based on, three of the opening novels are currently free, and the fourth is just 99 cents. Follow the links... (Read More)

Two Quick Notes . . .

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
1. We've received another glowing playtester testimonial! ("Playtestimonial"?) .  2. The $6k "More Character Sheets" goal is unlocked. Onward to the Horror Pack!   --Les  (Read More)

Final Week Starts Now!

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This has been an interesting project to run: from the initial concept of building game rules online (at www.corerpg.com); to the idea of involving other authors and drawing upon their worlds; to a year's worth of playtesting locally, at conventions,... (Read More)

New Setting Stretch Goals

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Over 100 people have responded to our survey, and we've rearranged the bonus settings to match those preferences. Those bonus settings also now have individual target goals, rather than "packaged" goals.  Take a look; see what you think.  And... (Read More)

Help Choose Our Secret Goals!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're planning  to break our Secret Goals "Packs" into individual releases at $625 intervals instead of the current $2500 for four.  To that end, we'd love to know what Secret Goals titles you would prefer first. You'll find a survey... (Read More)

Dice Update - Pledge Levels Get Twice the Dice!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
In our zeal to provide a dice add-on, we neglected to recheck their value in pledge levels. Fortunately, we can now rectify that error by doubling the dice for each pledge level.  So if your pledge level includes one die, you'll get two (one of... (Read More)

Example Posters

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a snapshot of posters printed of the d6xd6 CORE RPG cover and the Blood Type cover for the charity auction at Quincon today (held by daughter Kate, who designed them). These were printed at a local Walgreens shop.  Once we reach... (Read More)

Midpoint Thanks!

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Sci-Fi Pack Unlocked - Upward and Onward!

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a video thanks for pushing us to the $5k goal, and a peek at the actual business card character sheets, being debuted at Quincon today! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  --Les  (Read More)

Backers-Only Video Update

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

New Authors!

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
T. Mike McCurley has joined our band, bringing his modern supers setting, Emergence, to the project. See corerpg.com/settings/emergence-t-mike-mccurley.  Also now aboard is famed SF writer Robert E. Vardeman, who together with long-time... (Read More)

New Artist, and New Backer Level!

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We're happy to welcome illustrator Lenka Šimečková to the artists working on this project. See the "Commissioned Character Illo" Add-On for examples of her work.  Also, we've added a "Your World Here" backer level. It includes an ebook and... (Read More)

Serendipity is the Kindly Grandmother of Invention

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday! Here's hoping your week is starting off brightly.  I've started mine with a blog post. If you'd like some insight into how the d6xd6 CORE RPG came about, please visit "Serendipity is the Kindly Grandmother of Invention."  And please... (Read More)

We've Added Another Artist!

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This is just a quick note to introduce you to Otakatt, a newly joined illustrator. She will be doing some interior art of creatures--as well as commissioned character illustrations!  Sample images from Otakatt Welcome aboard, Otakatt! --Les  (Read More)

Thanks, Peter Cobcroft!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We just crested $4k, which means the printed business card "character sheets" are now unlocked!  Next up: The Sci-Fi pack at $5k, which will increase the book size to 112 pages! I've been in touch this weekend with the sci-fi group: Andrea K Höst,... (Read More)

Shortlink to Share

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
For your convenience when telling friends about the d6xd6 CORE RPG project, here's an easy-to-remember shortlink: bit.ly/corerpgks All you need to remember is bit.ly, a slash, and core rpg ks, all lowercase, with no spaces.  We hope that helps! ... (Read More)

We Take Requests!

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Christopher Reed asked, "Any chance of offering a stack of character "sheets" as an add-on item?" After some calculating, we've been able to create that add-on, as requested.  Just $10 will get 50 business card "character sheets" mailed to you... (Read More)

Character "Sheets"!

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
As mentioned on my blog tonight, a few weeks ago Doug Niles, Steve Sullivan, and I were playing the CORE RPG at a local bar, in preparation for their setting chapters in the game. I forgot to bring paper, so we made due with the backs of Popcorn... (Read More)

Three Days, $3k!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
So today we not only unlocked the Fantasy Pack, we also crossed the $3000 mark! That's very encouraging, and it makes the next Stretch Goals seem very doable. I have high hopes of rocketing onward to not only expand the book for you, but to also add... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached! First Secret Goal Revealed!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, two days down, and we've already reached our first Stretch Goal!  The Fantasy Pack is now unlocked. Thanks! That means, of course, that your book has grown to 88 pages already, with plenty of time to add even more.  Also, we've now revealed... (Read More)

New Price for Commissioned Character Art!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Len and I have negotiated further, and the commissioned character art is now just $95! Thanks, Len! --Les  (Read More)

Thanks! And Add-Ons!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backer, With previous Kickstarter projects, I've made a point to send a thank-you note to each backer individually. This time around, that may take a while. Less than a day along, we have 73 backers already and are nearing $1,700 in pledges.... (Read More)

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