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Flames of Freedom: powered by Zweihander RPG

A project in Kansas City, MO by Daniel Fox

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American gothic horror tabletop RPG set in the Thirteen Colonies of 1776.
Backers: 1090
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63

Funded: $68,769 of $15,000
Dates: Oct 5th -> Nov 4th (31 days)
Project By: Daniel Fox
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Latest News

Free GM Screen Unlocked, 16 hours to go!

November 3rd - via:
Hello friends, Only one day left in our Kickstarter, and there are now 1,000 backers AND you have unlocked the $65K Stretch Goal, all in one day! We truly could not be more grateful for your support. You have made this Kickstarter so rewarding and... (Read More)

You asked. We listened. GM Screen unlocks at $65k!

November 2nd - via:
Good morning friends, Thanks for all the support, and for your feedback on Stretch Goals. We see you all really want the Historian's Screen! To that end, we are swapping out the Stretch Goals for the Dice Tray and the Historian's Screen. The... (Read More)

Freaky Friday!

October 30th - via:
Hello friends, 5 days left in the Kickstarter! If you haven’t yet, this is the time to share it with friends:  Today, please meet our cartographer and cover artist: Gabriel Brouillard is half illustrator, half game designer, half author and half... (Read More)

Coming soon to Twitch - Designhänder 2, the UX design for FLAMES OF FREEDOM character sheets

October 29th - via:
Hello friends, One thing we've promised to do for all our future tabletop RPGs is to hyperfocus on usability of the book at the table. UX is oftentimes overlooked, particularly when it comes to the cornerstone of gameplay - the character sheet.... (Read More)

Expand the Quickstart with overland travel & encounters now!

October 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

One week remaining!

October 28th - via:
Hello friends, Only one week left in our Kickstarter, can you believe it?! To date, you have unlocked the following Stretch Goals: BONUS FREE UNLOCK! The next Stretch Goal is the Magnetic Dice Tray at $65K. Let’s go for it! And if you missed... (Read More)

Rejoice, New Shipping Rates for US and International!

October 27th - via:
Hello friends, We have been working diligently on a new international shipping matrix to address as many of your questions and concerns as possible. (Please do note that of course, rates remain subject to change.) This matrix is even more detailed... (Read More)

Canvas Map UNLOCKED for $75+ pledges!

October 27th - via:
Hello friends, This is the first of two updates for today: Do you like surprises? We sure hope so, because we’ve cooked one up for you: You’ve expressed so much interest in our canvas maps over the past three weeks that we went and found a way to... (Read More)

It's the Monday Round-up!

October 26th - via:
Hello friends, How are you this October morning? Here in the Midwest, we are actually watching snow fall as we type. Before Halloween! Unbelievable… We’d like to take a minute to remind you of our Add-On options for your pledges: Exclusive for... (Read More)

Friday, Friday, play FLAMES OF FREEDOM on Friday!

October 23rd - via:
Hello friends, t’s been another terrific week for FLAMES OF FREEDOM! We are tickled to have been selected as a Kickstarter Project We Love. And your support continues to be so gratifying. We truly appreciate you all! Have you gotten your own copy... (Read More)

Wednesday updates!

October 21st - via:
Hello friends, We really hope you are enjoying meeting our team members! Admittedly, there are lots of us, but we think that is exactly what has made FLAMES OF FREEDOM the thoughtful, sophisticated, and fun game that it is. On this note, please allow... (Read More)

Dice are unlocked and free for backers at $75+

October 20th - via:
Hello friends, You’ve done it!!! The $50K Stretch Goal has been unlocked. Activating custom dice sets - congratulations! Now how do you feel about magnetic dice trays for your dice? Those come with our next Stretch Goal, so be sure to share this... (Read More)

Why level up your pledge from $50 to $75 or $85?

October 20th - via:
Hello friends, Happy Tuesday! Thanks to backers like you, we've unlocked our custom dice: Let's talk about 'leveling up' your pledge. I pulled together a quick infographic to show what sort of value you can immediately get your hands on by adjusting... (Read More)

International shipping updates!

October 19th - via:
Hello friends, Thanks to everyone who has been asking about international shipping rates. We've pulled together a pricing matrix that includes shipping + VAT/GST/Tax + paperwork filing charges for a Book Only option, or a Book + Stretch Goals option.... (Read More)

Week 3, New Actual Plays, Add On Updates + More!

October 19th - via:
Happy Monday friends, Hope you had a wonderful weekend with lots of opportunities to play! Since we announced our new Add-on Items for backers last week, a bunch of you have jumped on the chance to get (or complete) your Zweihander RPG library at a... (Read More)

Friday Actual Play & interview with Sean Van Damme

October 16th - via:
Hello friends, Our FLAMES OF FREEDOM Kickstarter is nearing the end of Week 2! We can’t say enough how thankful we are for your support, and how excited we are to get your actual books out to you soon and see you dive into this world. Do share our... (Read More)

Actual Play tonight at 5pm CDT + interview with TK Johnson!

October 14th - via:
Hello friends, Thank you to all who have watched our FLAMES OF FREEDOM Actual Plays to date! Please let us know what you think. We honestly want to hear from you. Don’t forget Encounter Roleplay’s adventure coming up tonight: And if you miss it,... (Read More)

Custom dice are almost unlocked, an interview with Kate Bullock + First Look with Encounter Roleplay!

October 13th - via:
Hello friends, Just one week in, and incredibly, you all are closing in on the $50K Stretch Goal – a set of six Kickstarter-only FLAMES OF FREEDOM custom dice. So if you’ve been on the fence about sharing this campaign with a friend, this may be... (Read More)

Monday updates, new Add-Ons and a new First Look and Actual Play coming this week!

October 12th - via:
Hello friends, A happy start of the week to you! We are beyond thrilled with your response to FLAMES OF FREEDOM during the first seven days, especially so many great comments and questions. Keep them coming! We promise we are listening. First and... (Read More)

Zweihander RPG Returns To Fan The Flames Of Freedom

October 12th - via:
Every nation has its mythology. The designers of Zweihander have a new game currently on Kickstarter that explores the mythology of one of the strangest places on Earth; the United States of America. (Read More)

Saturday updates + an interview with Anna Goldberg

October 10th - via:
Hello friends, Hopefully you are all enjoying your well-deserved weekend! Thank you for an amazing first week for FLAMES OF FREEDOM here on Kickstarter. Thanks to you, we just broke $40,000! We are beyond excited to have you on board. Now please meet... (Read More)

Friday updates & an interview with developer Gabe Hicks on FLAMES OF FREEDOM!

October 9th - via:
Hello friends, WOW! What a week it’s been! Our Kickstarter is now over $38K, and we can’t wait for you to get to the next Stretch Goal, which is a set of six Kickstarter-only FLAMES OF FREEDOM dice. They'll be customized with the engraved Rising... (Read More)

Day 3 - Coins are free for $75+ backers & an interview with our lead Indigenous developer

October 7th - via:
Hello friends, You’ve unlocked the second Stretch Goal! (And it’s only day 3!) This means all FLAMES OF FREEDOM backers (at our $75+ pledge level and above) will now receive 6 poker chip-sized Campaign Coins engraved with a skull on one side and... (Read More)

Day 2 - you all are incredible!

October 6th - via:
Dear friends, It’s Day two of the FLAMES OF FREEDOM Kickstarter, and you all continue to be amazing! We reached our first Stretch Goal yesterday afternoon, which means your books will include a full-color perforated World Map illustrated by Gabriel... (Read More)

Fully funded in 76 minutes?! WOW!

October 5th - via:
Hello friends, We’re only halfway through the first day, and your support has been amazing! Thanks to your enthusiasm, our funding goal was reached in 76 minutes! We cannot even make this up: The code name for the game was Project 1776 FLAMES OF... (Read More)

Flames of Freedom Brings Grim and Perilous Gothic Horror to the American Revolution

October 5th - via:
A new tabletop RPG brings gothic horror, sorcery, monsters, and more to the American Revolution. Earlier today, Daniel Fox launched the Kickstarter for Flames of Freedom, a brand new tabletop RPG set in the pivotal year of 1776. (Read More)

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