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Solemn Vale™

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Mark Kelly - Dirty Vortex

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A folk horror roleplaying game set within Solemn Vale, an isolated town in Southwest England.
Backers: 703
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $40,006 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 15th -> Apr 12th (28 days)
Project By: Mark Kelly - Dirty Vortex
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Unlocks #12, #13 & #14

April 11th - via:
As we close in on the end of the Solemn Vale Kickstarter campaign, three new Stretch Goals have been unlocked! $34,000 - A Dark Legacy by Graeme Davis - A module for Into the Wyrd $36,000 - Book Expansion - Spells, charms and invocations $38,000 -... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #11 - The Ride of Their Lives by Richard Dansky

April 9th - via:
Another stretch goal has been unlocked for our Into the Wyrd compendium. Richard Dansky (Wraith: The Oblivion, World of Darkness) has spent over two decades working on video and tabletop games and brings backers a chilling tale in The Ride of Their... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #10 - A Bit About the Margins by Phil Brucato

April 5th - via:
We are humbled by your continued support for Solemn Vale. We are pleased to announce another module has been added to Into the Wyrd. Phil Brucato (Mage: The Ascension, World of Darkness) is certainly no stranger to Wyrd and strange stories. In A Bit... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #9 - The Bride by Justin Achilli - Short fiction for Into the Wyrd

April 1st - via:
The next short fiction Stretch Goal has just been unlocked. This time Justin Achilli delves into a Solemn Vale local legend. Surrounded in myth and superstition, the bride is a name often whispered when someone goes missing in the region. Talk to one... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #8 - The Muse by Graeme Davis

March 30th - via:
Another module has just been added to our Into the Wyrd compendium - The Muse by Graeme Davis. A Top of the Pops glam rock band has undertaken a retreat to Solemn Vale in a quest for artistic legitimacy and a new creative direction. Weeks later, at... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #7 - The Lock by Howard David Ingham - Short fiction for Into the Wyrd

March 30th - via:
Thanks to your continuing support for Solemn Vale, another Stretch Goal has been reached. The Lock by Howard David Ingham is the first piece of short fiction for our Into the Wyrd compendium. In The Lock, a group of out-of-towners arrive in Solemn... (Read More)

The Mechanics of Folk Horror

March 29th - via:
Hello folks — Chris Allen here, the designer of the game mechanics that underpin Solemn Vale! I’m going to talk a little bit about the Wyrd Abacus system, and provide a brief overview of how it works. Our intention with Solemn Vale is to provide... (Read More)

Solemn Vale: The Atlas Mines

March 27th - via:
The first chapter of Red Moon Roleplaying’s live play of Solemn Vale: The Atlas Mines is now available. The session is hosted by The Gentleman Gamer, Matthew Dawkins and features guest players: Mark and Tracey Norman of The Folklore Podcast. Two... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #6 - Stage Rules - Denizens

March 26th - via:
The second of our Stage Rules Stretch Goals has been unlocked! In our last Stage Rules update (#3) HERE, we talked about how these rules help shape a scene, drive the narrative, and create challenges or complications. Today we will talk a little... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #5 - Terror of the Dekons by Kenneth Hite

March 25th - via:
Our latest Stretch Goal unlock comes from another writer many of our backers may be familiar with - Origins, Golden Geek, and ENnie Award winner Kenneth Hite (GURPS Horror, Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #4 - Stranded by Danielle Lauzon

March 24th - via:
The Solemn Vale Kickstarter campaign is going fabulously. We have just unlocked another stretch goal, Stranded by Danielle Lauzon - A module for Into the Wyrd compendium. A bus tour along the coastline of Southwest England brings the characters into... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #3 - Human Chemistry by Justin Achilli

March 21st - via:
“I will find out the truth for you, have no fear.” Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General We are pleased to announce that the next Stretch Goal for Solemn Vale has been unlocked! Joining our Into the Wyrd: Volume 1 compendium is a module from a... (Read More)

Notification - Sunday Service

March 18th - via:
Hi Folks, The campaign is going great and I'll take this opportunity to thank everyone again for their amazing support so far. Each week we are going to give backers access to a free .STL (3d printable) model or two.  We've got some good stuff lined... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #2 - Stage Rules - Challenges

March 17th - via:
Another Stretch Goal unlocked! This Stretch provides exciting new game content via Stage Rules. All Stage Rules unlocked during the Kickstarter campaign will be consolidated into a single PDF that all backers will receive.  The Stage Rules will also... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #1 - Emily's Tale by Steffie De Vaan

March 16th - via:
The Solemn Vale Kickstarter campaign is going strong! After, successfully funding in 4 hours, with your continued support, we have just unlocked the first of our Stretch Goals: Emily's Tale by Steffie De Vaan - A module for Into the Wyrd The... (Read More)


March 15th - via:
“Anger of fire, fire of speech, breath of knowledge... render us free from harm. Return to us the innocence that once we knew.” Hendrick, Children of the Stone. Thank you! Your amazing support has brought this project to life. May the cardinal... (Read More)

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