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Shadows of Esteren RPG: Dark Romanticism

A project in Paris, France by Jim Searcy

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Celebrate the 8th anniversary of the most awarded french RPG, grab the last printed copies and discover our first artbook
Backers: 1117
Average Pledge Per Backer: $122

Funded: $136,333 of $10,000
Dates: May 11th -> Jun 2nd (22 days)
Project By: Jim Searcy
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Latest News

Last hours! 130K reached!

June 2nd - via:
We did it! We are more than 1000 now and the very last goal has been reached! Let's go to the Book of Secrets! Secrets will be divided in six parts, six volumes each exploring a specific theme from the world of Esteren. Every backer will receive the... (Read More)

Last day + 120K goal + Summary of Options

June 1st - via:
Welcome to all our new backers! We are more than 900 now on this adventure :) Sorry for my broken english, I will try my best for this update! Let's go! We hit the 120K and we are going to add a nice touch to the artbooks! Standard edition will get... (Read More)

DAY 21: Argan Music + Fateforge 5E Options

May 31st - via:
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DAY 20 : Cast your vote for the Book of Secrets

May 30th - via:
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DAY 19: Welcome to Vermin 2047 + Last Three Goals

May 29th - via:
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DAY 18: Last Options! Metal Dice and Dice Tray

May 28th - via:
Today we reveal our very last options! First, you can add an extra Critical Metal Die for $10. In addition to being a collection die, the Critical Metal Die introduces a variant into the rules. You can learn more here. 3D rendering of hte prototype... (Read More)

DAY 16: Patron of Arts + Game Master's Screen Option + After that ?

May 26th - via:
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DAY 14: New Reward Tiers + New Option + A Memory

May 24th - via:
Hi all ! Nel here - I hope you have a good weekend :) First, sorry really sorry for my broken english in this update. Our translator did not intervene on this update ... I am all alone on this one! I take this opportunity to greet him. Clovis has... (Read More)

DAY 12: Critical Metal Die!

May 22nd - via:
We made it! Look at this beautiful completed triangle :) For having reached the final stretch goal, we wish to give you a symbolic gift: the Critical Metal Die! This special die is marked with a triskelion, the symbol of Esteren’s Tri-Kazelian... (Read More)

DAY 11: New Print Run for the Shadows of Esteren Core Book + Special 8th Anniversary Edition

May 21st - via:
Our very last copies of the Shadows of Esteren core book were made available via this Kickstarter campaign… Currently, there are less than ten available! This stretch goal unlocks a new print run of Book 1 – Universe. Thanks to your support, the... (Read More)

DAY 10: Portfolio for the 6 Artworks

May 20th - via:
There we are! The 45 K stretch goal is a portfolio featuring art by Yoann Lossel, which will contain the 6 previously unlocked art prints by Gawain. All backers with physical rewards will get this portfolio and the six artworks. Look at this :  The... (Read More)

DAY 9: Haunted House

May 19th - via:
“You shouldn’t go.” The face of the man before me closed off tighter than a prison door. His hardened eyes reflected only the dwindling flame of the melting candle on the table. “I understand your anxiety, but I absolutely must.” “All... (Read More)

Haunted House PDF

May 19th - via:
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DAY 8: Restocking on Daols + Daol Options

May 18th - via:
These sure have been in demand! Thanks to your support, we can make more Daols, which have been out of stock for a while. As thanks, all backers with physical rewards will be sent a set of three Daols: an Ember one, a Frost one, and an Azure one. You... (Read More)

DAY 6: 5th Esteren Album: Mac Lyr

May 16th - via:
Thanks to your support, we can produce our 5th album. We are very grateful for this, as producing music nowadays is no easy endeavor! Each album can require a lot of time and resources, from its initial design and first tracks up to its final... (Read More)

Occultism PDF

May 15th - via:
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DAY 5: New Print Run for the Occultism Supplement

May 15th - via:
Tonight we reveal the $50K achievement! Occultism is a supplement of the Shadows of Esteren series. It has been out of stock for a long time, with the only copies available here and there on the web. Now that we have reached this new stretch goal, we... (Read More)

DAY 4: Three More Art Prints!

May 14th - via:
The 25K stretch goal is three art prints, which come in addition to the three previously unlocked ones. A dedicated portfolio for these prints will be unlocked with a third stretch goal. The first of these new art prints is related to the narrative... (Read More)

DAY 3: Yldiane Comic + Artbook Option + About All In tiers

May 13th - via:
The campaign keeps progressing…! We just crossed the $55K goal ! Many thanks for your support. We are thinking about stretch goals beyond $60K. This is more than we had hoped for, and we are fully appreciative of your support. Over 40% of voters... (Read More)

DAY 2: Art Prints + FAQ

May 12th - via:
Here you go! For this second stretch goal, we offer you three art prints. As the campaign carries on, our plan is to offer you 6 in a special portfolio featuring art by Yoann Lossel. This first artwork represents the theme of love, which is central... (Read More)


May 11th - via:
And here we are! The project has been funded in 30 minutes… and then some! Many thanks to all of you. This campaign is an important step for Esteren. We can already see many familiar faces among the backers, some of whom have been with us from our... (Read More)

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