Dusk City Outlaws

A project in Seattle, WA by Scratchpad Publishing

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A roleplaying game of heists & other thievery by Rodney Thompson. Play as members of 8 criminal cartels in a massive fantasy city.
Backers: 2048
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $154,155 of $65,000
Dates: Jan 24th -> Feb 28th (35 days)
Project By: Scratchpad Publishing
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Latest News

The Final 48 Hours Begins!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're on the home stretch, folks. Thanks to everyone that has supported the project so far. We've unlocked a lot of stretch goals, and the game is going to be bigger, better, and deeper than it ever could have been without your help. Just this... (Read More)

Deck of Enemies Design

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’re on the home stretch, heading into the final weekend of the campaign, and looking pretty solid! As of this writing, we’re about halfway to our next stretch goal, the Deck of Enemies, and we’re still several days away from that last 48-hour... (Read More)

Scott Lynch Added to the Crew; New Stretch Goals Revealed

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Fantastic news, everyone. Scott Lynch, creator of the Gentlemen Bastards series, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, and Republic of Thieves, is going to be contributing to the game and designing a scenario! I've mentioned... (Read More)

All About the Sorcerous Specialties

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Today marks the start of the final week of the Dusk City Outlaws Kickstarter campaign, and we’re sitting in a really good position to unlock all announced stretch goals, plus possibly some more! Yesterday, we passed the point where 8 sorcerous... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked; This Week's Livestreams

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a short update for the weekend. We’ve crossed over another stretch goal milestone, increasing the art budget for the Traveler’s Guide to New Dunhaven, and are now almost halfway to the next stretch goal: 8 sorcerous specialties, for... (Read More)

RPG Designer Rodney Thompson & Dusk City Outlaws! (Podcast)

February 18th - via: shaneplays.com
Rodney Thompson is a game designer whose credits include D&D 5th Edition , the Star Wars Saga system RPG, the Lords of Waterdeep boardgame, and the Destiny video game from Bungie. (Read More)

First Two Stretch Goals Unlocked! New Crew Members Revealed!

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday was an exciting day for Dusk City Outlaws. We had an afternoon surge that carried through the night, and when I awoke this morning I found that we’d blown past the first two stretch goals and are now working on the third! That’s right,... (Read More)

Cyberpunk Hack & A Look at Luck

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday was an exciting day for Dusk City Outlaws! Not only did we hit our funding goal, late last evening we also hit 900 backers, which allowed me to reveal our latest creative contributor that’s been added to the crew: Steve Kenson. Steve is a... (Read More)

Funding Goal Achieved! Bring on the Stretch Goals!

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you. Thank you so much, to everyone that has supported Dusk City Outlaws and backed the campaign so far. I cannot tell you how much this means to me that we have reached our funding goal, and with two weeks left in the campaign. To everyone who... (Read More)

Rodney Thompson on

February 13th - via: critical-hits.com
The newest fantasy heist game to hit Kickstarter is Dusk City Outlaws, designed by Rodney Thompson, one of the designers of such hits as Lords of Waterdeep, Star Wars Saga edition, and a little game called Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. (Read More)

Campaign Rules Deep Dive

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s been a big week for Dusk City Outlaws. A lot of podcasts and livestreams helped us rebuild some momentum at the critical mid-point of the campaign, and as I write this we’re less than 3% away from funding. Getting this close to funding means... (Read More)

New Reward Tier: Wood Dice Vault & Dice Tray

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Extra update today. First of all, today marks the halfway point for the campaign, and due to a recent surge in backers we've just passed the 90% mark! This is great news, and means that I'm going to start putting together some more... (Read More)

3 New Gaming Kickstarters for Your Consideration

February 10th - via: geekdad.com
Like many of my fellow GeekDads and GeekMoms, I spend a lot of time perusing Kickstarter for new and interesting projects. (Read More)

Kickstarter Odds: What RPG Rolls 20 to Retail Success?

February 10th - via: sportsbettingdime.com
Trevor looks at five popular RPG games on Kickstarter and predicts whether they will find success outside of crowdfunding. (Read More)

Third Backer Goal Achieved: Susan Morris Will Create a Scenario for the Game

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we've hit our next backer goal of 800 backers, so it's time to announce the newest member of the crew! Susan Morris, editor and author, creator of Heroes of Hesiod and all-around talented creator, will be contributing a scenario to the box set!... (Read More)

Campaign Rules, Free Scenario, Chat, Livestreams, and Specialty Art

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s update is a little different than the last few I’ve been posting. Today, I’ve got a lot of things to show you and tell you about, so instead of a deep dive into a single mechanical system in the game, I’m going to hit several topics... (Read More)

Dusk City Outlaws

February 8th - via: bjgeeknation.com
[PODCAST] - Rev & Chris interview Rodney Thompson about his game Dusk City Outlaws (Read More)

What's Your Specialty?

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick reminder before we get to today's design update: You can watch Dusk City Outlaws livestreaming tonight at 8 PM PST on the Saving Throw Twitch channel. Tom Lommel (Nikolai Rostoff from the actual play videos) will be running the game for... (Read More)

James Introcaso sits down with game designer Rodney Thompson

February 6th - via: dontsplitthepodcastnetwork.com
Rodney Thompson discusses his work on the Star Wars RPG, Dungeons and Dragons, Destiny, and his on-going Kickstarter for the new Dusk City Outlaws. (Read More)

Livestreams, Chats, and the Dice

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! It's been a big week for Dusk City Outlaws. We had our first livestream on Divvy the Loot's Twitch channel last Sunday (the replay is now available on YouTube). At the Winter Fantasy convention in Ft. Wayne, IN, Dusk City Outlaws made... (Read More)

The Tome Show: Rodney Thompson (podcast)

February 3rd - via: thetomeshow.com
Jeff Greiner gets back into the interviewer seat this week when he sits down with the incomperable Rodney Thompson. (Read More)

The Application of Heat

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Today's update is all about heat, a resource generated by the player characters and used by the Judge to  introduce complications into the scenario. You can read the full rules for heat in the Print-and-Play Quick Start rules, available to every... (Read More)

The Cartels of New Dunhaven

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
The cartels in Dusk City Outlaws make up half of your character, and provide both a flavoring for your specialty and a deep connection to the setting. They came out of a desire to have strong factions in the game, each of which is designed to cater... (Read More)

More Dusk City Outlaws In Action

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Just a short update today. If you haven't gotten a chance to check out the game in action, I've got three updates on opportunities for you to do so. Livestreaming Today on TwitchToday I'll be running a live game of Dusk City Outlaws on... (Read More)

Days & Nights in the Dusk City

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
From the beginning, one of the most significant goals for Dusk City Outlaws has been to be the kind of game that could be easily pulled off of the shelf at a moment's notice and be ready to play without significant prep work. A lot of the decisions... (Read More)

Digital Creator Pack Available as Add-On for PDF-Only Tiers

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update on the Digital Creator Pack. The campaign's page had previously listed it as only being available to everyone who backed the game at the Crew Boss level or higher. That was a mistake; the Digital Creator Pack, which includes... (Read More)

A Great Two Days

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi folks. Let me start by thanking you for your support so far. We've had a great two days, far better than I could have hoped for. At the end of 48 hours, we're sitting at being about two-thirds funded. That's really great, and we couldn't be here... (Read More)

Second Backer Goal Achieved: Saladin Ahmed Will Create a Scenario for the Game

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Excellent news! We've hit 500 backers, the second milestone on our journey to putting together a crack crew of creatives to add their touch to Dusk City Outlaws as a part of the Kickstarter Job. Saladin Ahmed, Locus Award-winning author of Throne of... (Read More)

First Backer Goal Achieved: John Rogers Will Create a Scenario for the Game

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
John Rogers has been added to the crew! Great news! We've already hit our first backer goal, which means that we've added the first creative team member to our crew for the Kickstarter Job! John Rogers, the creator of the hit TV show Leverage, will... (Read More)

Dusk City Outlaws Print-and-Play

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Scratchpad Publishing

January 24th - via: tribality.com
Dusk City Outlaws is an exciting upcoming tabletop roleplaying game where players play as criminals drawn from one of the eight powerful cartels that rule over the shadowy side of the massive fantasy city of New Dunhaven. (Read More)

Interview With Game Designer Rodney Thompson

January 18th - via: ddoplayers.com
Drac has a nice chat with Rodney Thompson, about his history in gaming, game design, and his new company Scratchpad Publishing and the new game Dusk City Outlaws (Read More)

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