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Delvers to Grow (Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS)

A project in Lakeville, MN by Douglas H. Cole

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Fast, modular character generation. Would-be heroes from 62 points and higher as player characters, henchmen, or supporting cast.
Backers: 451
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $31,662 of $22,000
Dates: May 7th -> May 25th (19 days)
Project By: Douglas H. Cole
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And thats a wrap!

May 25th - via:
Thanks for coming along on the ride. As always now the real work begins.  (Read More)

One hour left

May 25th - via:
Looks like this one is almost in the bag. I hope we get a surge of backers in the next hour, but even so it’s been a good run. I will keep at the process of putting together the adventure in the example books, get them to you guys for proofing... (Read More)

If you're following but not yet pledged...this is your moment

May 25th - via:
Just a reminder. With eight and a half hours left in the campaign, if you're following but haven't yet pledged, this is your time. There are something just over 250 people in that status. If they all came in, we'd unlock the first stretch goal. If... (Read More)

Example Books: WIP Covers!

May 24th - via:
Here's a quick look at what the example book cover art looks like.  You can see thematically they're all unified by background, and the four highlighted characters (each built at  62, 125, and 187 points to show the options for each as they grow in... (Read More)

Grown-up Delvers

May 24th - via:
(As always, Kreios' screen shots are on his blog, and I suggest you check them out there!) Grown-Up Delvers: Holy Warrior of Warding May 24, 2021 • kreios When, in my previous post, I said that I’d use Delvers to Grow even to build a full 250pt... (Read More)

36 Hours to Go! Sprint to the Finish

May 24th - via:
Well, the Delvers to Grow campaign ends tomorrow at 9pm Central Time. The book is now substantially complete. I need to do the "complete these things last" items: hyperlinks, Table of Contents, and the Index. I need to put some quick-reference things... (Read More)

Battle-tested: The Wrestler from the Skogurenda Meatgrinder

May 22nd - via:
[Note: with my permission, Kreios cut images from the sample draft and posted them to his site showing the wrestler build he used. I'm going to let you link over there so you can check out his stuff too...but you can more than get the gist of it from... (Read More)

Artur the Knight

May 21st - via:
Artur the Knight [187 points] Oh, you really don't want to piss this guy off. After the 125-point eldhuð swashbuckler, now we're going to walk through a 187-point knight. Any physical resemblance to my Viking martial arts instructor is purely... (Read More)

Who are the Example Characters?

May 20th - via:
You'll be seeing more of these folks in the three books that are companion to "build-a-Björn," but I got some great pre-visualization art from Ksenia.  (Read More)

Nerdarchy Watch Page Link!

May 20th - via:
Watch me on Nerdarchy at 11am CST/noon Eastern Nerdarchy Live! (Read More)

New Starter Box Pledge; Nerdarchy today at 11am CST/Noon Eastern

May 20th - via:
New $150 Box Set Pledge Level Keen-eyed backers might have noted a sneaky addition to the pledge levels. If you want the boxed set, Monster 2, Delvers to Grow (four books), and Crypt of Krysuvik...and nothing else...there's now a $150 pledge level... (Read More)

Oops. Wrong thing

May 18th - via:
Nothing to see hre  move along    (Read More)

Making a Swashbuckler: Worked Example (and another video interview)

May 18th - via:
Well, good morning! Yesterday was a fine day, having seen the project fund. I got to talk live about that on a video interview with Skeeter Green (usually also Zach Glazar, but he couldn't make it). It's about an hour long and you can rewatch it... (Read More)

Funded! Thanks to Noble Knight Games

May 17th - via:
Credit where credit is due. Thanks to a gigantic retail pledge from Noble Knight Games in Madison Wisconsin, we have now funded. From this point out it is getting the word out, trying to convince people that the on-ramp is fast enough to try GURPS... (Read More)

Delvers Manuscript in Prelim Layout

May 17th - via:
This is a below-the-waterline post, but there's been some fun progress behind the scenes. Delvers to Grow: Clocking in at 40 pages Kevin gave me his final manuscript for the basic book. I did an editing and formatting pass. Then, as I tend to do, I... (Read More)

Manuscript Progress

May 15th - via:
A short but important update. Peter and Marshall turned in the draft of Crypt of Krysuvik last night, and since I wasn't sleeping anyway, I gave it a preliminary review. With minor tweaks to formatting and a few changes here and there, it's ready for... (Read More)

Announcing: Delvers to Grow Omnibus Addon

May 15th - via:
I have received a few comments about the "four books" method for Delvers to Grow. While they are still the primary way I shall be delivering the physical content, I have dug into the  details and determined I can make a Delvers to Grow Omnibus  as... (Read More)

Delvers to Grow: Media Roundup

May 14th - via:
Delvers is getting frisky with media, and I wanted to give a list of all the places we talk about the offerings here, so that backers can point people to their favorite ones. PLEASE...point people to your favorite ones! Did I miss any? I'll add them!... (Read More)

GCA and GCS Support Approved!

May 13th - via:
Thanks to a quick-turn decision by SJGames, I am able to answer the question "what about digital support for GCA and GCS?" with a Minnesota "Yah, betcha!" What's even better about the modular system than if one can existing tools to make... (Read More)

The Hard Sell

May 13th - via:
I want to come in hard on this, and be unusually forceful on my pitch here, because I firmly believe what I'm about to say: This is an absolutely game-changing book for those who like GURPS and the Dungeon Fantasy genre, but find that the 250-point... (Read More)

Delvers to Mow Down II: Grinding More Meat

May 13th - via:
Over at Kreios' Lair, he continues to document the blind-test for Delvers to Grow. I'm going to link it here: Delvers to Mow Down II: Grinding More Meat Go read it for a pretty darn entertaining look at what happens when the GM really is out to get... (Read More)

It's a Roleplay Rescue! Delvers to Grow with Che and Doug

May 12th - via:
Delvers To Grow With Doug Cole (Bonus) Hello Rescuers! Yes, I’m pleased to say that it’s another bonus interview episode. This one’s popping up during the Interregnum between seasons because… well… there’s an excellent Kickstarter... (Read More)

High Praise from the Chaotic GM: Meatgrinder Impressions

May 11th - via:
New DFRPG Kickstarter: Delvers to Grow This is a word-for word repost of a blog post by "The Chaotic GM." He's a Patreon member of mine, and I've been part of several forums he's been on (SJGames, Discord, my own Gaming Ballistic forum on Discord,... (Read More)

Delvers to Grow (Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS)

May 10th - via:
Even the mightiest delver started somewhere. An apprentice, a squire or man-at-arms, a backup singer with The Backstreet Bards. Delvers to Grow allows you to take the part of those starting characters, supporting starting play as low as 62 points. Delvers to Grow provides pre-built modules and packages enabling a player to create a capable, playable character in minutes. (Read More)

Morning! Welcome to Day 3

May 9th - via:
Still having a good first weekend, and that's even before the first Tuesday of the campaign. Tuesdays seem to be "Kickstarter Day," when many campaigns launch and many folks come online. So that's a great day to mention the campaign, link a podcast,... (Read More)

Day 2 Begins Well; Attack of Opportunity Podcast

May 8th - via:
A Fine Night Unlike playing the Pandemic boardgame (which is fun, as opposed to playing the pandemic home game, which is horrible), where "One Quiet Night" is a good card to play...we had a very active night, and jumped up several thousand dollars.... (Read More)

And we're off! A very strong start!

May 7th - via:
Hello, and welcome to Gaming Ballistic's . . . wow. Eleventh Kickstarter. That's not bad. We got off to a great start today. The funding goal is fairly high on this one, but we're over 40% of the way there on the first day. And not only is that not a... (Read More)

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