My Father's Work

Cerebos: The Crystal City

A project in Regina, Canada by Penguin King Games Inc.

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A tabletop game of memory, attachment, and riding the uncanny rails.
Backers: 855
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50 CAD

Funded: $42,502 CAD of $3,000 CAD
Dates: Mar 11th -> Apr 10th (30 days)
Project By: Penguin King Games Inc.
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Latest News

Dawn of the final day

April 9th - via:
Hey, folks. At the time of this posting, exactly 24 hours remain on the clock for this campaign; after 7:00 AM CST (3:00 PM UTC) on Saturday, no further pledges will be accepted. It's time to double-check your selected rewards, make sure your (Read More)

The last mile

April 7th - via:
Hey, folks. This is it – the clock has officially ticked over from "days" to "hours". We've knocked stretch goals flat in record time and reached nearly ten times our initial target, and with over 60 hours left on the timer, there's still plenty... (Read More)

On comics and cards

April 5th - via:
Hey, folks. We have two updates for today: First, we've cleared the final goal on our stretch ladder: the core rulebook will now include an introductory comic by Cynthia Yuan Cheng. You've already seen her illustrations for Cerebos throughout the... (Read More)

On home stretches

April 2nd - via:
Hey, folks. Several things are moving into their respective home stretches today. First, the final part of our ongoing series of actual play posts just went up – you can find it here: For... (Read More)

Uncertain pasts

March 28th - via:
Hey, folks. We've reached another major milestone on our stretch goal ladder: the Random Touchstones Table is now locked in. Every traveler in Cerebos has an uncertain past, both in character (travelers often suffer from a sort of literary amnesia),... (Read More)

Actual Play, Part II: Reconstruction

March 27th - via:
Our ongoing series of actual play posts for Cerebos: The Crystal City continues – you can find today's instalment at the following link: Next time, the thrilling conclusion!  (Read More)

The crab has landed

March 24th - via:
Two updates for today, folks. First, we've reached another milestone for copies of the limited edition hardcover to be donated to libraries and school gaming clubs. The total currently stands at 21. Second, we've officially crossed the final... (Read More)

Actual Play, Part I: Introductions

March 24th - via:
By popular request, we've written up an actual play report based on one of Cerebos' playtest sessions. You can find Part I on the Penguin King Games blog at the following link: The remaining... (Read More)

Alarming amenties

March 21st - via:
We've reached another stretch goal: all backers will now receive a pair of additions by Paul "Ettin" Matijevic and Kevin Snow; the former, an Events table concerning the occasionally alarming conveniences that travelers might avail themselves of... (Read More)

A correction to the previous update

March 20th - via:
It seems that we inadvertently included a Zoom meeting link the preceding update, rather than a link to the update explaining the social media stretch goals. That link should have been as follows:... (Read More)

On persistence

March 20th - via:
This campaign shows no signs of slowing, so perhaps it's appropriate that we've reached a stretch goal that's all about not knowing when to quit: as of today, the "Cities of Persistence" Stops table will be included for all backers, adding two new... (Read More)

Have your passports ready

March 19th - via:
Hey, folks. We've just knocked down another stretch goal: fancy passport-style character folios, courtesy of Francita Soto, are a go. She's done some amazing work with character record sheets in the past, and we're excited to see what she'll come up... (Read More)

Communities, crabs, and other things rarely found on trains

March 18th - via:
Hey, folks. Two quick updates for today. First, we've crossed two more stretch goals since our last update:  Guest writers Amelia Gorman and Ashley Flanagan will be contributing the seaside surrealism Stops table "The Rolling Waves" and the... (Read More)

Time for crab

March 17th - via:
Help Silvaire, City of Discovery, find her friends! It is said that during the Convocation of Hermits, hierophant crabs gather to breed and renovate their crabitations. The citizens who build their cities on the crabs' shells celebrate as well,... (Read More)

Stretching a little further

March 15th - via:
Hey, folks. The next batch of stretch goals for Cerebos: The Crystal City is up. These goals include more content from our talented guest writers – check out the stretch ladder in the project's description for details – and also a handful of more... (Read More)

Add-on issues

March 12th - via:
Hey, folks. We've received reports that some backers who pledged at the Limited Edition Hardcover level weren't given the option to select add-ons when checking out. We've asked Kickstarter's technical support folks to look into it; in the meantime,... (Read More)

Feeling pretty

March 11th - via:
And double the art for the core rulebook is a go! We'd put the next batch of stretch goals up right away, but in the interest of full disclosure, we didn't plan on more than tripling our basic funding goal in under twelve hours. We're going to have... (Read More)

Far away and close to home

March 11th - via:
We've reached our fourth stop, and with it, our fourth stretch goal: "Wayfaring Strangers" by Kevin Snow and "Folk Horror" by Madeleine Ember will be coming to all backers. For our next goal, rather than making the book bigger, we're aiming to make... (Read More)

Tracks and trees (cursed and otherwise)

March 11th - via:
That's three stretch goals down; "Clearly Cursed Trees" by Natalie Ash and "Shadows on the Tracks" by Amelia Gorman will be coming to all backers. Next on our itinerary, at $7000 CAD: "Wayfaring Strangers" (Events table) by Kevin Snow – Inspired by... (Read More)

Of aviaries and anime

March 11th - via:
Our second stretch goal is in the bag – with this, "Lost Aviaries" by Pam Punzalan and "Surreal Coming-of-Age Anime" by Ashley Flanagan will be included for all backers. Coming up at $6000 CAD, we have: "Clearly Cursed Trees" (Stops table) by... (Read More)

Haunted relics

March 11th - via:
Our first stretch goal has been reached! That means "Relics and Reclamations" by Paul "Ettin" Matijevic and "Hauntings" by Will Mendoza will be included for all backers. Next up at $5000 CAD: "Lost Aviaries" (Stops table) by Pam Punzalan – Aviaries... (Read More)

Leaving the station

March 11th - via:
All aboard, folks – our journey is officially underway! Fully funded in under three hours, and already more than halfway to our first stretch goal, we're off to a strong start, with many more stops left to visit. Speaking of stretch goals, our next... (Read More)

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