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Imperial Jupiter: A planet sourcebook for Rocket Age RPG

A project in Vincennes, IN by Why Not Games

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Imperial Jupiter: A planet sourcebook for the radium punk Rocket Age tabletop RPG!
Backers: 231
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $4,583 of $2,750
Dates: Jul 30th -> Aug 29th (30 days)
Project By: Why Not Games
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Latest News

Amalthea Unlocked!

August 29th - via:
We have safely passed Amalthea and it will be added to the pdf and print of Imperial Jupiter! Thanks to everyone for getting us here. We are moved by the support we have received from our fans! Now, let's ride this rocket to the finish line!  (Read More)

Metis Unlocked!

August 28th - via:
We just passed the threshold and the moon Metis will be added to Imperial Jupiter in both print and pdf! This also means we are $1000 over the funded level! Thanks to everyone who has backed and supported us. Let's push this rocket as far as it will... (Read More)

Correction- Amalthea at $4250

August 28th - via:
The last update incorrectly listed the Amalthea stretch goal.  At $4250 we will add the moon Amalthea to Imperial Jupiter in both print and pdf. We are about $100 from Metis, so let's put some more radium through the drives, shove that throttle to... (Read More)

Callisto Unlocked, Metis Dead Ahead, and Amalthea Preview

August 27th - via:
Thanks to all of our backers and supporters the Callisto chapter has been unlocked and added to the pdf and print versions of Imperial Jupiter! At $3750 we will add the Metis chapter. As it stands we are a little over $300 from Metis.  After we pass... (Read More)

Playtester Experiences

August 27th - via:
Scott David Gray, playtester and Rocket Age fan, has run three seasons of an ongoing Rocket Age game. The third season featured an extended playtest of material from Imperial Jupiter. You can find that, as well as tons of fan made Rocket Age... (Read More)

Ken Spencer on Who, What, Why podcast

August 25th - via:
Last night Ken was on the Who, What, Why podcast to discuss Rocket Age and Imperial Jupiter with Mike Bonet.  (Read More)

Art preview #2

August 23rd - via:
Some more art you will be seeing in Imperial Jupiter Jupiter and Moons by ReOnna Smith Ration Tubes by Peter Saga  Mmm, ham steak in a tube. Ganymedian Warband by Miguel Santos  (Read More)

Gamers Table presents Geek Speakers with Ken Spencer

August 21st - via:
If you missed the live stream last week, here is the audio for the interview with Ken Spencer about Rocket Age, Imperial Jupiter, and Why Not Games.  (Read More)

Metis Preview

August 20th - via:
We are nearing on Callisto, so let's take a look at the moon beyond. Once we reach $3750 we will add the Metis chapter to Imperial Jupiter as well as new material in the Equipment, Ecology, and Organizations chapters. Including: -The forest moon of... (Read More)

Callisto Preview

August 17th - via:
Once we reach $3250 the Callisto chapter will be added to Imperial Jupiter.  This will include: -The origins of the Callisto Yeti: Erisian refuges who fled the destruction of the fifth planet, how they have been changed by their frigid environment... (Read More)

Ken Live Tonight on Gamers Table

August 16th - via:
Tonight at 8pm Eastern Time (GMT-4) Ken Spencer will be live on Gamers Table to talk about Imperial Jupiter and Rocket Age.  (Read More)

Ken Added Stretch Goals - Moons of Jupiter

August 16th - via:
Thank you for backing Imperial Jupiter! Imperial Jupiter Stretch Goals Announced! Imperial Jupiter covers three of the Jovian moons, Europa, Ganymede, and Io. As we pass these stretch goals we will add a chapter covering another moon, as well as... (Read More)

Thank You!

August 16th - via:
To each and everyone of our backers, We have the official email from Kickstarter that we are funded! We are thrilled to bring you Imperial Jupiter! Be looking for a stretch goal soon! We can’t say it enough... thank you! Why Not Games  (Read More)

New Art Preview #1

August 15th - via:
Our artists are hard at work illustrating Imperial Jupiter. Here are some of the latest pieces that have come in: Ioites at an Earthling Garbage Dump by Miguel Santos Royal Rocket Navy by Peter Saga Hauptman Klaus (all three of him) by Miguel Santos... (Read More)

Less than $500 to go and A Little on the Musical Inspiration for Imperial Jupiter

August 14th - via:
Wow! Less than $500 to go! Thanks to everyone for backing and keep spreading the word. Years ago Ken attended GenCon's writer symposium and received excellent mentorship from Jennifer Brozek. Today she hosts Ken's musings on music, writing, and... (Read More)

The Story of Rocket Age

August 8th - via:
Rocket Age began when Ken lifted his son up and shouted, "Rocket Rangers, Away!" The child would then be tossed into the air and caught. From there the idea of creating a retro-pulp sci-fi setting was born. A map of the Solar System was drawn up and... (Read More)

Random Worlds Interview Transcript

August 7th - via:
In case you missed Ken on Random Worlds last night, here is the link to the transcript.  (Read More)

Random Worlds Chat Interview for Imperial Jupiter

August 6th - via:
This evening Ken will be on Random Worlds to talk about the Imperial Jupiter Kickstarter and all things Rocket Age!  [Q&A] #randomworlds welcomes Ken Spencer (Rocket Age: Imperial Jupiter) 08/06/2018 7:30 p.m. CDT!  To join:... (Read More)

Nearing the Half-Way Mark!

July 31st - via:
Wow! We are a few hundred dollars from the halfway mark. Krystal has promised (some would say threatened) that after we hit the halfway mark she will post a video of Ken lip-syncing to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on A Prayer", mostly because she is a big Bon... (Read More)

Thanks and more of the Why Not Games Story

July 31st - via:
Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this rocket off the pad and on to Jupiter! Why Not Games is a small tabletop RPG company and is just over a year old. Ken Spencer, the creator of Rocket Age, founded this company with his wife, Krystal, and... (Read More)

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