Boom Queens: Issue #02

Anime 5E – Fifth Edition Fantasy Role-Playing Reimagined

A project in Fort Wayne, IN by Dyskami Publishing

Funding Successful

Unleash your anime and manga fantasy adventures with a balanced, point-based approach to the world's most popular Fifth Edition RPG!
Backers: 8073
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $608,703 of $10,000
Dates: Mar 30th -> Apr 22nd (24 days)
Project By: Dyskami Publishing
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Latest News


April 22nd - via:
What a tremendous Kickstarter campaign! On behalf of the entire Dyskami Publishing and Japanime Games crew, we want to express our sincerest thanks for the tremendous support you have shown to us throughout this entire 23-day campaign. $608,702... (Read More)

Anime 5E SRD $600,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!

April 22nd - via:
We are speechless. You collectively pulled together to do something we didn’t think was possible. You unlocked the final $600K stretch goal! Thanks to you, we will now create an Anime 5E System Reference Document (or SRD) that compiles all the... (Read More)

Anime 5E Kickstarter Timeline

April 22nd - via:
This is an important update, so please read it thoroughly so you’ll understand the timelines for the campaign from today until fulfilment. 22 April @ 9pm EDT Kickstarter will charge your credit card tonight for the total amount that you pledged... (Read More)

WOW! $575K Unlocked! Just One More To Go!

April 22nd - via:
This is a short update to express our heartfelt thanks for pushing the campaign through the $575K stretch goal so rapidly! ☺️ Now every backer who pledges $13+ will receive our conversion PDF of an additional five monster variants from the Fifth... (Read More)

Add-Ons and Kickstarter Funds Allocation Through BackerKit

April 22nd - via:
Happy Thursday! Some backers had questions about add-on options coming in BackerKit, since they were interested in topping up their funds now to help qualify for stretch goals. Here’s a brief rundown. How BackerKit Works Any funds you pledge in... (Read More)

Adventure Unlocked and Final Two Stretch Goals Revealed

April 21st - via:
Thank you for advancing the campaign through the next stretch goal threshold so quickly! Because you helped funding reach $550K, every backer who pledges $100+ will now receive a short adventure scenario PDF for 4th-level characters. Next Up at... (Read More)

Welcome, 48-Hour-Reminder Backers!

April 21st - via:
We’d like to extend a HUGE welcome to the 400+ new backers that have joined the campaign during the past 24 hours. We know that many of you may have received Kickstarters 48-hour reminder email, and we appreciate you taking the time to revisit... (Read More)

$500,000 Reached With Over 6,600 Backers!

April 20th - via:
THANK YOU! You have kept this campaign rolling steadily for three weeks now, and helped push the funding beyond the remarkable $500,000 milestone – or 5,000% of its original funding target! 😱 Since you unlocked the $500K stretch goal, we will... (Read More)

More Pre-Gens, and Let’s Keep Things Rolling!

April 19th - via:
With several hundred more backers joining you to help make the Anime 5E Kickstarter super awesome, the funding broke through the $475K stretch goal overnight. This means we will be designing a pre-gen pack of six 16th-level Anime 5E characters, which... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Clarity

April 18th - via:
Happy Sunday! We’ve seen an increase in messages concerning stretch goal eligibility and add-on availability recently, and so today we’ll provide additional clarity. Three Types of Stretch Goals Stretch goals fall into three general categories:... (Read More)

Free Character Folio and High-Level Adventurers

April 17th - via:
Happy Saturday! We’ll keep this update short today. Your dedication and the collective will of over 6,000 backers (WOW!) has pushed campaign funding through $450K! This means that every $100 Adventurer tier pledge will include an extra bonus copy... (Read More)

Anime 5E Preview: Customising Attributes

April 16th - via:
You’re helping the campaign make steady progress towards the $450K stretch goal to unlock the free Anime 5E Character Folio for the Adventurer and Collector tiers. To help provide additional context to the features available to player characters,... (Read More)

Alice Cooper Would Be Proud – And Free Gift at $450K

April 15th - via:
Your cruel device | Your blood, like ice | One look, could kill | My pain, your thrill You’ve been busy overnight, and apparently have fiendish plans ahead! Collectively, you unlocked the $425K stretch goal, which means that five original poison... (Read More)

Anime 5E Preview: Character Creation Example

April 14th - via:
As we progress towards the unlocking the $425K poison stretch goal, we are going to present the flow of character creation. Not everything presented below will make sense at this point since you don’t have the full understanding from the Anime 5E... (Read More)

$400K Unlocked So Dice Are Coming!

April 13th - via:
Thank you for pushing the campaign to an astounding 4000% of its original funding target! Since you unlocked the $400K stretch goal, we will now make an Anime 5E boxed set of polyhedral dice available as an add-on to your pledge (after the campaign,... (Read More)

Anime 5E Preview: Character Advancement

April 13th - via:
Whether you’ve been supporting the Kickstarter for weeks or joined the community in the past day, your efforts have been steadily progressing the campaign funding towards the $400K milestone. It’s thrilling to watch so many stretch goals unlock!... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked With 5,000 Backers!

April 12th - via:
This morning, you helped the Anime 5E Kickstarter cross a mind-blowing threshold: 5,000+ backers! Thank you for the encouragement and support as we count down the final 10 days of the campaign. You also collectively unlocked the $375K stretch goal,... (Read More)

Anime 5E Preview: Margins of Success and Critical Hits

April 11th - via:
As we move through Sunday and closer to unlocking the $375K stretch goal, we thought you might enjoy a peek at our critical hit and failure rules. Standard Fifth Edition Rules The normal Fifth Edition rules for extreme successes are well known: If... (Read More)

Anime 5E Will Have a Soundtrack!

April 10th - via:
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! We are thrilled that you pushed the campaign through the $350K stretch goal, because now Anime 5E will have it’s own epic soundtrack score! This bonus soundtrack will be available as a free audio download for all... (Read More)

Anime 5E Designer Insight: Race and Class Selection

April 10th - via:
Hi everyone! I’m Mark MacKinnon, and today I want to provide a brief insight into my choices for Anime 5E races and classes. When I set out to design Anime 5E, I wanted to ensure it evoked an anime thematic feeling without being overly... (Read More)

Please Don’t Stop the Music on the Way to $350K

April 9th - via:
Thank you for continuing to support this Kickstarter! You smashed past the $325K stretch goal, which means every backer pledging $25+ will receive expanded digital content: two original Anime 5E player character races, with feature blocks and... (Read More)

Anime 5E Has Reached $300,000 and Over 4,000 Backers!

April 8th - via:
WOW! Over 4,000 backers like you have pledged their support for this campaign, pushing funding past $300K and its linked stretch goal. You folks are simply AMAZING! ☺️ We will now create and print a short Anime 5E Primer and include a copy as a... (Read More)

Mid-Level Pregens, Anime 5E Primer, and Ask Me Anything Video

April 7th - via:
Overnight you collectively pushed Anime 5E funding through the $275K stretch goal threshold. Your generous support means we will be designing a pre-gen pack of six 12th-level characters, which will be a free bonus PDF for all backers pledging $13+.... (Read More)

Tactical Actions Plus Designer Interview

April 6th - via:
As indicated in the Anime 5E combat flowchart from Update #20, a character can choose from four actions during each combat round: ready action, attack action, tactical action, and general action. Today, we delve into character options during tactical... (Read More)

Paper Minis Are Unlocked Plus Veteran-Level Characters

April 5th - via:
THANK YOU!!! Your engagement with the 5E and anime communities, as well as invitations to your gamer friends to join the campaign, keeps pushing the funding to new heights! Because your support has smashed through the $250K stretch goal, you have... (Read More)

Rules Preview: Character Size in Anime 5E

April 5th - via:
Anime 5E’s approach to character and monster size is one of the biggest (see what we did there?) foundational changes when compared to standard Fifth Edition. We accomplish this through size templates, which are collection of Attributes and Defects... (Read More)

Unlocked Weapons and Paper Minis

April 4th - via:
The word about this Kickstarter continues to spread at a phenomenal rate! 😱 You and nearly 3,000 backers have pushed funding through the $225K stretch goal, which means that five original arcane weapon designs will be a free bonus PDF for all... (Read More)

Licensed to Thrill, Plus More Weapony Goodness!

April 3rd - via:
YATTA! 2000% Funded! 🥳 You unlocked the massive $200K milestone stretch goal for the campaign! Now we can set aside some funds to continue resourcing for a popular fantasy anime series license to adapt to our Anime 5E system. It’s going to be... (Read More)

Streaming Session is Unlocked With License On Deck

April 3rd - via:
Wow! You have all generously worked together to unlock 22 stretch goals up to this point. Since the campaign recently reached $190K, we will schedule some time for Mark to host an Anime 5E livestream adventure to showcase the game and take it for a... (Read More)

Let’s Ride, Then Stream!

April 2nd - via:
Gamers do love their vehicles! Since you quickly pushed funding past the $180K mark, you collectively unlocked the next stretch goal: five fantasy vehicle designs will now be a free bonus PDF for all backers pledging $13+. At $190K: We’re Going to... (Read More)

Reference Sheet Unlocked and Fantasy Vehicles Up Next

April 2nd - via:
Thank you for ensuring it’s difficult for us to keep up with campaign updates! In a few short hours, you ongoing pledges pushed funding through $170K mark and unlocked the next stretch goal. Now the Anime 5E Game Screen will also come with a free... (Read More)

Roll20 Advancement and Anime 5E Mounts Unlocked

April 2nd - via:
What a great way to start our Friday morning! You unlocked two stretch goals overnight as you pushed through $150K and $160K – and it still hasn’t even been three full days into the campaign yet! Your support means that we can advance development... (Read More)

Stickers Unlocked and Roll20 Advancement

April 1st - via:
Before we turn off the computer for the evening, you broke through another stretch goal – and so here’s another update. Reaching $140K means that all backers who pledge for physical rewards will receive a free 4” x 6” Anime 5E sticker set.... (Read More)

Fantasy Mecha Unlocked, Stickers to Come

April 1st - via:
You really like your fantasy robots! Collectively, you unlocked the $130K stretch goal, which means that five original fantasy mecha designs will be a free bonus PDF for all backers pledging $13+. Booyah! Stick Around For This $140K Stretch Goal! We... (Read More)

Deluxe-Deluxe Edition and Fantasy Mecha!

April 1st - via:
We set them up, you knock them down! And blazingly fast. Since you have blasted through the $120K stretch goal (thank you for that!), we will now print a frontsheet for the Anime 5E Deluxe Limited Edition that will be individually signed and numbered... (Read More)

Pre-Gens Have Powered Up! Plus Signed DLE

April 1st - via:
Just a quick update, between interviews (it’s been a busy day!). In a few short hours after the last milestone, you pushed the campaign funding and unlocked the $110K stretch goal. Your generous support means we will be designing a pre-gen pack of... (Read More)

Over 1000% Funded Plus BESM d20 Comparison

April 1st - via:
You've gone Super Sayan! The outpouring of support for Anime 5E has been incredible by any conceivable measure. Collectively, 1400+ backers, including you, have raised over 1000% of the funding threshold to exceed $100,000 in pledges – all in the... (Read More)

Sneaking In One Final Update Tonight

March 31st - via:
OK, so we called the day over prematurely because you smoked another pledge goal before we turned off the computer for the night. Since the campaign reached $90K funding, all backers pledging at least $50 will receive a free bonus poster of Anime... (Read More)

$80K Traps, with $90K Poster to Follow

March 31st - via:
Admiral Ackbar would be pleased! Thanks to your generous support, you have collectively (and quickly!) unlocked the five original traps stretch goal, which will be a free bonus PDF for all backers pledging $13+. Next Up at $90K: A Gorgeous Anime 5E... (Read More)

$70K Stretch Unlocked and Looking for Stretch Goal Feedback

March 31st - via:
Welp, that didn’t take you long! Now that you’ve pushed the Kickstarter to over $70K, everyone whose pledge includes the Anime 5E Game Screen – whether through a reward level, or as an add-on – will also receive a free PDF pre-gen pack of six... (Read More)

Artefacts, Pre-Gen Pack, and Omissions, Oh My!

March 31st - via:
This campaign is like a runaway freight train! Over 800 amazing backers pledged $60K in just over 24 hours – which is by far the most successful crowdfunding campaign Dyskami has hosted. And now, you have collectively unlocked the five original... (Read More)

THREE Stretch Goals Unlocked Overnight!

March 31st - via:
We may be headquartered in the Eastern time zone, but clearly the world keeps on moving even while we sleep. 😴 Overnight, backers like you worked together to unlock three stretch goals – including ones that we didn’t even have a chance to... (Read More)

We Have Bookmarks at $35K – And An Adventure in the Wings

March 30th - via:
Clearly, you all have proficiency in the Pledging skill! 🤓 Thanks to your help spreading the word about the Kickstarter and crushing the $35K stretch goal, all backers of physical rewards will receive a free Anime 5E bookmark with their pledge... (Read More)

Free Adventure, Next Stretch Goal, and The Foundation of Anime 5E

March 30th - via:
Have we thanked you recently for your continued support? 😉 Because you certainly deserve it! Kazuma Sito from KonoSuba (no, sadly, we don't have this license) You broke through another stretch goal, and now every backer pledging $13+ will receive... (Read More)

Third Stretch Goal is Crushed!

March 30th - via:
It feels like we are spamming your inbox today with all these updates, but you keep crushing the stretch goals so quickly! With the $25K threshold reached, the Anime 5E hardcover will now have a bookmark ribbon sewn into the spine. 👍 For the next... (Read More)

Sweet! Anime 5E Deluxe Upgrade is Unlocked!

March 30th - via:
Well, you collectively didn’t take long to smash through the $20K stretch goal, helping us achieve 200% funding in well under three hours! Backers with pledges that include the Anime 5E Deluxe Limited Edition are going to love having a panoramic,... (Read More)

$15K Stretch Goal Unlocked!

March 30th - via:
Thanks to your astounding support, you have unlocked the $15K stretch goal in under 90 minutes! We are happy we now have the funds to add that UV coating to the Anime 5E hardcover. It really does make a difference vs. an uncoated cover. Up Next:... (Read More)


March 30th - via:
Thank you so very much for helping this campaign fund in only X minutes. Your blazingly fast support for Anime 5E has been amazing! 🥳 You can help us keep the momentum going by spreading the news to all your gamer friends and family. Also,... (Read More)

Anime 5E Adds A Twist, And More Customization, To The World's Biggest TTRPG

March 30th - via:
The book's 272 pages can stand as its own game, offering a point-based system to create characters with more varied skillsets than typical fantasy RPG heroes. It also provides new rules to simulate dramatic anime battles - things like dramatic feats and called shots. Anime 5E can also act as a companion to your existing D&D games by introducing new races and classes rebalanced around anime themes. (Read More)

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