Never Tell Me the Odds

A project in Washington, DC by David Somerville

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A space-scoundrel RPG about risking it all.
Backers: 762
Average Pledge Per Backer: $12

Funded: $8,993 of $500
Dates: Nov 20th -> Dec 11th (21 days)
Project By: David Somerville
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Latest News


December 11th - via:
Okay, scoundrels, the campaign's over. Let's review.During the last three weeks you... Raised 8,993 dollars Smashed the funding goal by 1,798 percent Unlocked 5 stretch goals, plus a secret, BONUS stretch goal Tweeted, shared, posted, emailed, and... (Read More)

The final 48!

December 9th - via:
Here we go.I don't know if you all have checked the Kickstarter total lately, but we are achieving escape velocity. The final 48 hours is always a wild ride, and to see the pledges flood in here is absolutely incredible!  Thank you all for being... (Read More)

Secret Backers-Only Update: Vote on Splash Art!

December 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$5,000. We did it. I can't believe it.

December 7th - via:
NTMO is 1,000% funded, thanks to you. We're 5,000 candles in the wind! (I know that's not a sci-fi reference, but it was too good to pass up.) I'm blown away. $5,000 was the best that I imagined we could possibly do in this campaign—and we still... (Read More)

NTMO Actual Play

December 6th - via:
Meet the Solar Flares!The first-ever streaming game of NTMO happened last night, with the inimitable Jeremy D. Kleinhans running a game of interstellar rockstars through a high-stakes adventure under the looming threat of the galactic Empire.  To... (Read More)

NTMO game tonight on Twitch!

December 5th - via:
Pull up a chair—Riker-style.Good news, folks! Although I'm not able to show off NTMO this evening due to a family illness, Jeremy D. Kleinhans of Midnight Kingdoms will be running a session on the GameOctane Twitch channel at 8pm Central... (Read More)

One week left!

December 4th - via:
It's the semifinal countdownAs I write this, we're $4 shy of $4,000. That's 800% of our original goal. This campaign has been absolutely amazing, and it's not over yet! The last week is usually a funding rollercoaster (especially the last 48 hours),... (Read More)

New add-on: Original scoundrel art!

December 1st - via:
Okay, hear me out...Here's the thing, scoundrels—I know you have amazing ideas for the characters you want to bring to life in NTMO. I've been thinking a lot about how I wish I could be at every table playing the game, discovering the... (Read More)

An unsolicited review

November 28th - via:
Someone said something niceHey scoundrels! I just wanted to share this great, unsolicited comment from Reddit, where I'd shared the Beta version a month ago. It was so inspiring to read about u/cjbeacon grabbing the game and having a blast with it.... (Read More)

Location art unlocked!

November 27th - via:
Let's boldly go.We're past the threshold of 500%, and new location art has been unlocked! I'm really excited about the location pages. They're full of tools for creating memorable planets, settlements, ships, and stations! You can raid it for ideas... (Read More)

Art drop & promotional push

November 26th - via:
New human & cyborg art!Check out these amazing inks by Michael Lee Harris. I'm super into them! These are the portraits that will be featured in the species section for Human and Cyborg. I'm so happy to have Michael's vision as part of this... (Read More)

Job Posting Pack unlocked—and an art sneak peek!

November 25th - via:
Downloading assignments now...All right! Get ready for a bunch of cool adventure hooks scattered throughout the book, scoundrels. Amazing work unlocking that goal! Can't wait to get up to $2,500 and unlock location art. New art sneak peek!Our... (Read More)

New $2,000 stretch goal added: the Job Posting Pack!

November 24th - via:
Because space is only as big as its adventures.Hey scoundrels! Good news—I decided to add in a new stretch goal we're DEFINITELY going to hit, at $2,000. When we get there, I'll mix a Job Posting Pack into the rulebook, scattering a variety of... (Read More)

It's a Thanksgiving stretch goal miracle!

November 22nd - via:
Professions stretch goal unlocked!Wow—I can't believe it! You unlocked yet another stretch goal with blinding speed. Get ready from some professions art! I'll be sharing more on the art as it's developed. For now, I won't post a long update,... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving, Scoundrels!

November 22nd - via:
I'm thankful for you! Well, crew, it's ben an amazing couple of days! Our mission is off to an incredible start, thanks to your support. However, in honor of Thanksgiving, the good ship NTMO is going to power down for the day, switching offline in... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal + BONUS SECRET STRETCH GOAL Unlocked!

November 21st - via:
$1,000! That's 200% of our goal, on Day 2!Okay you band of beautiful geniuses, we did it. We smashed our first stretch goal, and unlocked new species art! I'm so excited to commission this and get it in front of you—you better believe you'll be... (Read More)

We made the Kessel Run in less than 24 parsecs!

November 21st - via:
We did it!Well THAT didn't take very long—thanks to this awesome crew of scoundrels! As you probably know, funding in the first 24 hours is HUGE on Kickstarter... it means you can move on to focusing on stretch goals and celebrating an... (Read More)

You're the BEST!

November 20th - via:
— WOW! I can't believe the campaign just launched and we're already more than halfway to our goal! You're an amazing crew, and I'd be glad to take to the stars with every one of you space-scoundrels. As we get started here, I hope you get a chance... (Read More)

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