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Black God's Kiss RPG Box Set

A project in Boston, MA by Janaka Stucky
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A perilous adventure unearthing the dark arcana behind Sword & Sorcery’s iconic tabletop roleplaying game
Backers: 1313
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $110,939 of $35,000
Dates: Aug 30th -> Sep 29th (30 days)
Project By: Janaka Stucky
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$110K Stretch Goal Unlocked + 1 Hour Left!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Sixth Stretch Goal Unlocked! ⚔️🖤🔥 The Jirel Miniature stretch goal allows us to create a Jirel miniature (full art and 3D render forthcoming)! All pledge levels will get an STL file for the miniature to print their own. A physical miniature... (Read More)

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September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
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Meet the Creators: Sam Winnie

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Throughout the rest of the campaign we will be posting spotlights on each creator who is contributing to the project, where we ask and answer some questions to help you get to know us and where we're coming from to the world of TTRPGs. This update is... (Read More)

$100K Stretch Goal Unlocked + Final Stretch Goal Unveiled!

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
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Meet the Creators: Jog Brogzin

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
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Heading Into the Final 48 Hour Stretch!

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey All! We have 48 hours left on the Kickstarter for Black God's Kiss, and it's getting very exciting! We are soooo close to unlocking the Hellsgarde $100K stretch goal—and still have (at least) one more stretch goal planned after that: the Jirel... (Read More)

Meet the Creators: Peter Bebergal

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
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Unlocked $90K Stretch Goal + a Big Announcement!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Fourth Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Foil Stamping stretch goal upgrade the box cover printing to use metallic silver foil for the title text. It's a small tweak but it makes a big aesthetic impact and we're really psyched to be able to add-on this... (Read More)

Over 1,000 Backers! + a video interview with some of our creators

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
WE ARE LEGION We have been (not so) quietly watching the progress from our team space on Discord these past few days as our back count crept towards 1,000. It's a psychological milestone that we've been looking forward to for about a week, and when... (Read More)

Add-Ons Now Available!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We have received quite a few questions about add-ons since the project started. We had planned on waiting to allow add-ons until the pledge manager launched—after the project is complete—because it reduces the number of fees we pay. But due to... (Read More)

Passing $80K and New Price Drops!

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We Have Now Passed $80K in Funding! And as I write this update we are fewer than 40 people away from hitting 1,000 backers. This is incredible and has truly surpassed our expectations going in—with still 12 days left to go in our campaign! As a... (Read More)

Meet the Creators: Saprophial

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
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Meet the Creators: Max Moon

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
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On Game Design and the Horror of the Black God

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
When Janaka and I first talked about this project, I did my usual thing; I got ahead of myself.  I read through "Black God’s Kiss" a few times, taking notes and frantically scrawling game ideas. Knowing that Janaka and Peter would be creating... (Read More)

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September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
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FAQs Answered!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
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Unlocked Stretch Goal: Illustrated Character Sheets

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Third Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Character Sheets stretch goal unlocks printable character sheets for both 5e and OSE illustrated by our project's artist, Saprophial. These will be made available as digital downloads to backers at all levels. If... (Read More)

Guest Post: Composing the Black God's soundtrack

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Throughout the campaign, we’ll be featuring guest posts from our creators talking about the project. Today’s guest post is from Sam Winnie, who composed the score for our project video and—now that we've unlocked out $60K stretch goal—will be... (Read More)

Unlocked Stretch Goal: Gameplay Soundtrack!

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Second Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Soundtrack stretch goal unlocks a brand-new composition by Sam Winnie, who created the score for our project video. This will be an intensely atmospheric, ambient piece for adding a further dimension of disquiet to... (Read More)

"I can't wait for this Black God's Kiss adventure" — Boing Boing!

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
ICYMI: Online culture site Boing Boing published an article today about Black God's Kiss! From the article: When poet and game designer, Janaka Stucky, read the story in Peter's book, he was similarly taken with it. "I was immediately gripped by the... (Read More)

Guest Post: Unearthing C.L. Moore's Influence

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Throughout the campaign, we’ll be featuring guest posts from our creators talking about the project. Today’s guest post is from Peter Bebergal, who edited Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons. Peter is a scholar of religion and... (Read More)

Unlocked Stretch Goal: Black God's Shadow!

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
First Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Black God’s Shadow stretch goal means we will license the rights to an additional story from C.L. Moore’s estate. This story is just as strange as its predecessor, following Jirel back into the Black God’s... (Read More)

New Add-On: GM screen

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
You asked, we listened! First, thank you all again for such an enthusiastic reception! We're now only about $3K away from hitting our first major stretch goal, which would add two more books to all the pledge tiers, and create and expansion for the... (Read More)

🔥 FUNDED 🔥

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
🖤 WOW 🖤 I finished that pot of coffee a long time ago but I'm still buzzing from the energy on the project ... We are all a bit in shock. For all of us on the team, this has been a tremendous first day!  I speak for the entire Black God’s... (Read More)

Welcome + a heartfelt thanks to our earliest backers! <3

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
As I'm writing this update, it's a bright warm day here in Minneapolis—where I’ll be through the end of the week—visiting family and friends. It feels strange not to be at home in Boston on the project’s first day … but life is strange! I'm... (Read More)

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