Hell Train - A Weird Frontiers Adventure

A project in Houston, TX by John F. Watson

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A 1st-level DCC-compatible adventure for Weird Frontiers Roleplaying Game.
Backers: 283
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $7,791 of $1,000
Dates: May 30th -> Jun 13th (14 days)
Project By: John F. Watson
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Latest News

9 hours to go and close to the final stretch goal!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening! We're down to the last 9 hours of the crowdfunding. We're just a hair away from achieving the final stretch goal - Snakes on a Train, an encounter written by Lou Hoefer. I'm excited about getting Hell Train to everyone, but I'd be even... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Dark Marshal's Gift

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Woohoo! We unlocked another stretch goal! Now all Digital Cowboy and higher backers will receive a Hell Train-compatible encounter (or for use in any of your Weird Frontiers Adventures) written by the Dark Marshal, David Baity!  Remember, if you're... (Read More)

Less than 48 hours to go!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning! We've got less than 48 hours to go and we're within striking distance of hitting the last two stretch goals. If we get to the $7500 mark all Digital Cowboy Tier backers and up will get a Hell Train-compatible encounter written by the... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning from Texas! Another stretch goal has been unlocked! Now, every Kickstarter copy of Hell Train will come with a back page showing all the lovely playtesters over the years enjoying the game. I only have a few of the pictures, but I know... (Read More)

Hell Train Artist Profile - SGT Dave

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Good afternoon! What a ride it has been since we launched a little over a week ago! Thank you all for the feedback, comments, and for helping us bring Hell Train to so many other gamers!  Today I'd like to share a bit more with you about the artist... (Read More)

Conductor Level Clarification & Comic Crawl Classics

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening! I'm back from NTRPGCON and had a blast! I played in some great games with some great people including a Weird Frontiers playtest with the Dark Marshal running the game! See the pic below.  I wanted to clarify one thing with the... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked, the LongCon Booth, and the Dark Marshal's Gift's

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning again from NTRPGCON! It's been a lot of fun so far. I got to play in some great games and even run a playtest of a new DCC-compatible game that Rugby-Melee Games will release soon. I'll share more details about that as we close out this... (Read More)

YouTube Interview & Conductor Tier added

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good afternoon from NTRPGCON! Many of you have come by to see me at the LongCon booth and to check out the physical proof of Hell Train. It's been a pleasure chatting and meeting everyone!  In other news, after talking with so many fans and backers,... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked and a New Stretch Goal!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning from NTRPGCON! We've unlocked another stretch goal. Now all the Digital Cowboy and higher tier backers will receive a copy of an alternative ending for Hell Train - a fight WITH the Hell Train! Can the posse defeat the train itself? Find... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked, a New Stretch Goal Added, and a New Add-On!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, John here. This will be my last update before heading out to NTRPGCON. I will send some updates from the con, of course. With that being said, to the good stuff.  Another stretch goal has been unlocked! We'll now fully flesh out a posse of... (Read More)

Funded in just over an hour, the 3rd Stretch Goal Unlocked, and NTRPGCON!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning! We would have sent out an update last night, but we did not want to bombard you with too many emails. We're so happy that you (our backers) helped us to make our goal quickly. Thank you and you have our commitment to getting you Hell... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Unlocked: Encounter - The Stampede

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Aaand another stretch goal has been unlocked!  In this Hell Train-compatible encounter, the posse finds themselves caught in a stampede! Surviving such an encounter is possible, but how do you do it when you're on foot, without a rope, and your... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Encounter - The Kixhid

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit our first stretch goal! This means all backers that are at the Digital Cowboy tier or higher will receive a pdf of a new encounter that can fit into Hell Train - the Kixhid.  The Kixhid (featured in the intro video created by Festerius) is a... (Read More)

We're funded!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We're overwhelmed that we funded in just over an hour! Thank you all for your support.  Later today we'll share a bit more about our artist for Hell Train, Sgt. Dave, and a preview of his art in the adventure.  Again, we're super excited.... (Read More)

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