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Brass Rings: A game of steam punk rodents on Saturn's rings

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Orcs Unlimited

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An RPG that fits in your pocket that you can play with your pocket change!
Backers: 465
Average Pledge Per Backer: $5

Funded: $2,269 of $60
Dates: Jul 10th -> Aug 9th (30 days)
Project By: Orcs Unlimited
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Latest News

We Made It and Thank You!

August 9th - via:
Thank You! What a ride it has been. This little game has had so much love that we are just stunned. Now we will finish it and make it a game worth your trust and support.  Pat and Kota  (Read More)

The awful mechanical spider.

August 8th - via:
Excerpt from the adventure journal of Tam Shivers... ... As I neared the monument in the center of the garden I heard mechanical clicks behind it. Then climbing over the top of the statue came the most awful spider I have ever seen a mechanical... (Read More)

His Majesty’s Brilliant Brass Balloon

August 7th - via:
From an editorial in the Big Tree Gazzet... Today I was able to take a walking tour of His Majesty’s Brilliant Brass Balloon. To say it is extravagant would be an overstatement. However, this term does it no justice because the most amazing... (Read More)

Society of Seekers

August 6th - via:
From a Story in the Tannis Falls Times... The Society of Seekers is a private group of rodents whose lives revolve around exploration. They may be airship captains, archaeologist, treasure hunters, or the idle rich. They are often confused with the... (Read More)

Last 3 days!!

August 5th - via:
We can't even explain to you what this Kickstarter has meant to us. We were not trying some strange sales technique when we made the $60 goal. That was really all we thought we would get, but you have shown us that this little game idea means... (Read More)

New Reward Levels

August 4th - via:
We have new reward levels for multiple print copies shipped to the same location, just in case you want to get some to give to your friends and family.  (Read More)

The Return of Dr. Crackers!

August 4th - via:
It is time for the triumphant return of Dr. Crackers. This will be the first of our Audio Hooks, designed to allow GMs a base for their next adventure. We have a few more of these planned so stay tuned! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see... (Read More)

Pete's Peanut Parlor

August 3rd - via:
From an interview with Dr Crackers... I love Pete's it's my home away from home when I'm at the Great Tree. A place for adventurers to gather, trade tips, and have a good drink. It is not only the best bar in the upper limbs it is also the home to... (Read More)

One Week Left

August 2nd - via:
We are on the last 6 days of this amazing Kickstarter. We would like to say thank you again for all your support as we enter this final stretch. When we made this, we didn't even have any stretch goals planned, we couldn't have even imagined that a... (Read More)

Welcome to Tannis Falls

August 1st - via:
From my first meeting with Meg Nutter... Welcome to my home. I know it's not as glorious as the Great Tree, but the falls are magnificent and the spirit of exploration vibrates through every street and warren. If you have never been here, the falls... (Read More)

What We Have Been Up To

August 1st - via:
We thought we would update you on what we are up to over here in the Orcs Den. We are in the final writing stage and entering editing for the Zine. The layout for the second pamphlet will start Monday, and we have collected some new interior art for... (Read More)

The Great Tree

July 31st - via:
From the Diary of Dutchess Parmesan... The first time I saw the Great Tree was from the observation deck of my father's airship. It was magnificent! I have never lost that young girl's fascination with the city all our civilization sprang from.... (Read More)


July 31st - via:
If you havent seen them yet, we just released 2 content updates today, so please check them out and let us know what you think! I don’t want to spoil anything, but we have a good amount of content that we will be giving out free in our newsletter... (Read More)

Tannis Falls Times and Great Tree Gazette 1st Edition

July 31st - via:
We’re happy to announce that we have the first edition for both of the in-game newspapers! The Great Tree Gazette, by Duchess Parmesan’s Press Bureau; and the Tannis Falls Times, by the Tannis Falls Free Press Union. Please let us know what you... (Read More)

Sinking of the Scritch-Scratch

July 31st - via:
From the Tannis Falls Times ... The sailing ship Scritch-Scratch coming into Tannis Port was capsized by a killer koi. All crew and passengers aboard are missing, presumed eaten. The Scritch-Scratch was coming from the town of Crackerpoth on the... (Read More)

The Great Tree Gazette and Tannis Falls Times Newspapers!

July 29th - via:
From an interview with Cheddar Chase, a reporter for the newly formed hard-hitting Tannis Falls Times newspaper, posted on a well known public forum website... Q: What inspired you and your team to form the Tannis Falls Free Press Union? A: Why did... (Read More)

Saturn's Calendar!

July 29th - via:
Greetings rodents! To help Brass Rings feel more immersive, I've designed a calendar system for the rodents on the rings to use! On Saturn's rings, there are 10,759 days in a year. That is wayyyyy more than we have here on Earth, so I added 2 new... (Read More)

Brass 'N' Boom Outfitters

July 28th - via:
Welcome to Brass and Boom Outfitters, the largest outfitters for sportsmen and explorers in Tannis Falls! Located at the height of the falls, we have easy airship access. Our buyers and craftsmen make sure that only the best adventuring equipment... (Read More)

we did a Q&A with The Hardboiled GMshoe's Office.

July 28th - via:
We did this fun question and answer with The Hardboiled GMshoe's Office we thought that you would be interested in it was amazing and fun.   (Read More)

Forben’s Clockwork Messenger Bird

July 27th - via:
Advertisement in the Great Tree Gazette...  This beautiful bird is made of silk and brass clockwork and is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. With just the wind of a key, fly to almost anywhere and deliver your message to an individual or entire room.... (Read More)

Last survey

July 26th - via:
Hello again! This will be the last content survey for the Brass Rings campaign. we are astounded by the amazing response we have gotten so far. we will be re-opening the other surveys open so that backers that are just hearing about us can give their... (Read More)

Over Halfway There!

July 26th - via:
It's hard to believe after all the incredible support we've received and how quickly this kickstarter took off, that we're still only halfway finished with the Kickstarter! We don't have any major announcements to celebrate the halfway mark, but we... (Read More)

A Train Ride

July 26th - via:
From an interview with Dr. Crackers... The rail system of the rings is in its early stages, with nearly 20 engines traveling over miles of track and moving thousands of pounds of cargo every day. They are quickly connecting all the cities, towns, and... (Read More)

dice tower

July 25th - via:
some quick news for the day. Brass Rings dice tower on our twitter pop over and share our pinned post. Our monthly newsletter will be out on the 31st you can sign up here. also, we are ending our second survey today and starting the last one... (Read More)

Killer Koi

July 24th - via:
From a discussion of Killer Koi by Dr. Crackers ... ...The descendants of ornamental fish, these large fish have become the scourge of the lakes. These monsters of the deep can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh as much as 15 pounds and have a row of... (Read More)


July 22nd - via:
Excerpt from a speech given by Duchess Parmesan... The bugs were brought by the Forerunners as stowaways. These bugs are barbarians and rogues, unable to conform to the world around them. They raid the railways and airships of the rodents to provide... (Read More)

Moving Right Along.

July 21st - via:
We are amazed at your love for our little game and can't wait to get it out to you. The crew is hard at work here in the orc den. Artwork is on the way, writing is being completed and reworked, test play is underway, and the page layout is in the... (Read More)

A quick look at the main pamphlet

July 20th - via:
 This is a quick look at our first layout of the main pamphlet. It will change quite a bit before it is released but this should give you a good idea of where we are going with the project. We plan to add some more graphics and headers and clean the... (Read More)

Overwhelming Success and A Thousand Thank You's

July 19th - via:
I wish there existed a stronger word than "thank you" At OrcsUnlimited, we are a small 2-person team. Just Pat and I (Kota). So when we say every dollar means everything, we really mean it. When we made this Kickstarter, our only goal was to get... (Read More)

Who is Dr. Crackers - Last Stretch Goal

July 18th - via:
Who is the mysterious mouse named Dr. Crackers? Well, rumor has it while he was a young rodent completing his Doctoral Thesis, he ran afoul of a Mousetrap that took his left arm. When he arrived at the university to defend his dissertation, he had a... (Read More)

The Second Survey

July 17th - via:
The first survey was an amazing success! We had to weed some selections down to 3 choices and it was not easy. Please go check out the second survey here and give us your delicious feedback.  (Read More)

Waiting On More Input for The Book

July 16th - via:
We have received amazingly positive feedback on the possibility of making a larger game for sale. However, we pride ourselves on being as open as possible and taking all of your feedback to heart. As such, we will wait until Friday before we make a... (Read More)

Dr Crackers Introduction

July 16th - via:
My name is Dr. Crackers and I am a mouse of some renown. I will try to condense that information into this document so it will be useful to you as you continue my work.  What can I tell you about the forerunners that you don’t already know?  We... (Read More)

A quick interview with Midgardia

July 15th - via:  (Read More)

A Retail Version.

July 15th - via:
It has been suggested to us by a number of backers that we make a larger retail version of the game as a stretch goal. This was far beyond the scope of the initial Kickstarter and we didn't think there would even be enough interest in such a game.... (Read More)

Thursday We Will Close Survey 1

July 15th - via:
On Thursday at 6 pm PST we will close the first of our surveys, collect data, and compile the 2nd of the planned 4 surveys. Thank you for all the input, it will make this game better and us better as developers. If you haven't responded to the survey... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 2 Met!

July 13th - via:
We made it to $150, we are so excited to print you more information about the Rings of Saturn and the life of its new residents. We have one more stretch goal for the $200 mark, it will be a set of paper miniatures that you can cut fold and use for... (Read More)

A Quick Look at the Character Sheet

July 12th - via:
Nothing will give you insight on how a game runs like its character sheet, so here it is! This is the most current working copy of the Brass Rings Character sheet. What do you think? This isn't necessarily the final version, so if you have some ideas... (Read More)

Over 100 backers!!!

July 12th - via:
First, we want to say thank you, you are the best and we love you all. Second, we want your input on some game stuff. We are going to ask for the first round of suggestions for names and gadgets, but then we will narrow it down for a poll. We hope... (Read More)

More Information on Gameplay and Lore - Thanks for an Amazing First Day!

July 10th - via:
We have had an amazing first day! With your help, we achieved our goal in the first 10 hours! We also have our first stretch goal up and are well on the way. It was suggested that we outline a bit of the gameplay and lore. So we will do so. Gameplay... (Read More)

A Warm Thank You From the Team

July 10th - via:
We are stunned! We had a meager goal in mind when we made this project, but we still never imagined we would hit it overnight! When we started this project, we could only hope you would love this game as much as we do. Today, we have seen just that.... (Read More)

Over half way there!

July 10th - via:
Hello to all you wonderful people!  We are so excited to meet you and so happy to have you onboard for this journey.  We are well over the halfway point already today. this means its time to discuss some stretch goals. due to this project form... (Read More)

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