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A project in White River Junction, VT by penny lantern

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A tabletop fantasy adventure RPG centered on a village community.
Backers: 2491
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $125,004 of $15,000
Dates: Mar 1st -> Mar 31st (30 days)
Project By: penny lantern
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Latest News

Introducing: the Judge

March 31st - via:
I'm gonna save most of the gushing gratitude and bewilderment for tomorrow. Right now, I just want to introduce our final playback: Click for a PDF of the Judge playboo, This was the first playbook that I wrote for Stonetop, and I thought it'd be... (Read More)

A look at the GMing procedures, and some actual play

March 30th - via:
The final-day push is well underway, and we continue to welcome newcomers to our not-so-small, not-so-isolated village.  Welcome, one and all! I've noticed that we're piquing the interest of folks who are intrigued by the setting and premise of... (Read More)

Introducing: the Blessed

March 30th - via:
Every time I come back to this page (and let's face it, it's been pretty often today), the numbers keep ticking up. We passed 2,000 backers around lunch time, and 10 hours later, we're over 2100. That kind of growth feels almost... magical. Speaking... (Read More)

Final 48 hours, international shipping news

March 29th - via:
The Final Forty-Eight Here we go into the last sprint, and holy @#$! we are looking to break 100k. Honestly, it feels a bit unreal when you set out crossing your fingers hoping to ship maaaybe 500 sets of physical books at the outside, and end up... (Read More)

Inventory, supplies, and gear

March 28th - via:
One of the things that sometimes throws off new Stonetop players and GMs is the inventory insert, or this guy: Click for a visual tutorial (best on a widescreen monitor) So, I just spent way more time than I probably should have putting together a... (Read More)

Introducing: the Ranger (and travel)

March 25th - via:
As I write this, we're at well over 1,600 backers and we just passed our last stretch goal, $85,000. That means Lampblack & Brimstone will be publishing Moe and Michael's Holdfast Station, which I'm really excited to see and play. So, what lies... (Read More)

Introducing: the Would-Be Hero

March 22nd - via:
The most recent episode of +1 Forward featured Stonetop, and the actual play session featured the Heavy and Anwen, the Would-Be Hero. The previous update introduced the Heavy, so tonight, let's meet... Click for a PDF of the Would-Be Hero playbook... (Read More)

Introducing: The Heavy

March 20th - via:
As Jason mentioned in the last update, the most recent episode of +1 Forward featured Stonetop. The actual-play segment featured Rich playing the Heavy, Pleswyn, and Rach playing Anwen the Would-be Hero. I thought it'd be nice to feature those two... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal, Stonetop on +1 Forward

March 19th - via:
The Last One We looked at all of our options, seeking to balance something exciting against our existing workload, and this is it! The last thing for which we will reach during this campaign.  Cover mockup (not final) "We're gonna make it off this... (Read More)

Introducing: The Marshal

March 17th - via:
Folks continue to heed the call to muster at Stonetop, so I think it's time we met... Click for a PDF of the Marshal playbook The Marshal is in charge of the Stonetop's defenses. Maybe its a formal position, maybe it's just something that falls on... (Read More)

Spring bursts forth and books get covered

March 15th - via:
Long before the assassination of a certain emperor, the Ides of March marked the first full moon of the new year, which was considered a harbinger of the coming spring. At the start of each new season during a game of Stonetop, one of the player's... (Read More)

Introducing: The Fox

March 11th - via:
Time for some more content!  Last time, we got to see the Lightbearer, one of the "magic" classes in Stonetop. This time, we get to meet... Click for a PDF of the Fox playbook The Fox fills the "rogue" or "thief" niche in this game. They're clever,... (Read More)

Foundry System & Lucie's Art Online

March 10th - via:
Phew! We just cleared 60k. I don't even. It's super exciting to see our numbers climb like this, but also just a little bit nerve-wracking. The addition of the slipcase has added some complexity to the logistics, but more money means we'll be... (Read More)

Introducing: The Lightbearer

March 7th - via:
First of all: holy cow.  Less than a week in and we've blown through our stretch goals, over 1,000 people have backed this project, and more backers are continuing to join. It's humbling. I can't really express my gratitude, nor my excitement at... (Read More)

Stretch goal update

March 4th - via:
Dear backers, We have the great good fortune of finding ourselves in an unexpected and wonderful position—raising far more funds than we originally anticipated. Before launch, I thought we stood an outside chance of hitting 35k and as I type this... (Read More)

International shipping update

March 3rd - via:
Okay, I've gone over 2021 rates with our fulfillment partner and it looks like we can safely lower our original shipping estimates. Phew. Apologies to everyone who was put off by our original estimates. I hope these rates will be more agreeable.  As... (Read More)

‘Hearth fantasy’ RPG Stonetop brings adventurers home to protect a simple village

March 3rd - via:
Defend a home at the edge of the world in Stonetop, an upcoming RPG system of “hearth fantasy” based on Powered by the Apocalypse’s engine and run through with local lore, small dreams and earnest heroes. Stonetop comes from the design team of Penny Lantern’s Jason Lutes and Jeremy Strandber, along with artist Lucie Arnoux. (Read More)

Stretch goals and international shipping

March 1st - via:
A few hours ago, Jeremy, Lucie and I had a Zoom call to celebrate the campaign's success, raising glasses in Wisconsin, Vermont, and the south of France. After we signed off I checked the main page again and saw that we had cleared several more... (Read More)

Funding goal achieved!

March 1st - via:
Um... did we just... we did! We crossed the $15k threshold! In just about 4 hours. Thank you all! Jeremy, Lucie, and I are very grateful. When I asked my 11-year-old son Max to hit the "launch" button before he went to school this morning, he said,... (Read More)

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