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ROTATOR: Science fantasy gamebook

A project in Vinnytsya, Ukraine by Vadym

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Part 1. Space vortices
Backers: 60
Average Pledge Per Backer: €82

Funded: €4,899 of €3,300
Dates: Apr 30th -> Jun 29th (60 days)
Project By: Vadym
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Latest News


June 21st - via:
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Femme Fatale

June 18th - via:
Those eyes are more eloquent than many mouths.  (Read More)


June 15th - via:
Coming soon in update #28.  (Read More)

The artefact. Horseshoe

June 10th - via:
A folk tale tells of a blacksmith who was a customer of a devil in human form. When the devil passed by a barrel of water in which hot iron is being cooled, he did not leave his reflection in it. The master guessed who had appeared to him, but was... (Read More)

Look into this dream…

June 2nd - via:
In one of the paragraphs, having succumbed to Mavka's magical charms, Captain Moran falls asleep. In this dream he sees his wife in the guise of the forest sorceress who has just bewitched him. Meanwhile by the lake someone screams, but the spell is... (Read More)

The artefact. MOTANKA

June 1st - via:
Motanka is a Ukrainian folk doll and amulet. It differs from a usual toy by the absence of a face. According to ancient beliefs, the soul moves into the doll through the face. And the soul can be either good or evil. Often the face was marked with a... (Read More)

Card characters. #3 Hetman

May 30th - via:
Yesterday we were supported for the first time by people from our native and beloved Ukraine! We are therefore sharing this update with you. In this illustration you can see one of the heroes of our playing cards. His prototype was the historical... (Read More)

Digital illustration for Abstract.

May 29th - via:
Electromagnetic gun, stormtrooper, fortress.   (Read More)

The process. Rada at work

May 28th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

We did it!

May 27th - via:
ROTATOR •Space vortices• has been successfully funded! Thanks to you the gonfalon of our project has been raised! There are still 33 days to go. The journey continues!  (Read More)

The Wizard of Bald Mountain

May 26th - via:
According to Ukrainian folklore, witches, magicians and sorcerers would gather on this Kyiv mountain to hold their coven. They were often joined by various paranormal creatures, as well as eagles and crows. Folk legends say that evil sorcerers often... (Read More)

Very soon!

May 26th - via:
Sharp pencils in our hands again! WIZARD. The new illustration in the new update will appear today. We are creating.  (Read More)

"Which came first: the chicken or the egg?"

May 25th - via:
The dilemma stems from the observation that all chickens hatch from eggs and all chicken eggs are laid by chickens. "Chicken-and-egg" is a metaphoric adjective describing situations where it is not clear which of two events should be considered the... (Read More)

The emblem

May 23rd - via:
It may seem like such a small symbol, but how much meaning must be put into it. It is the emblem that represents the identity mark in which, together with the ideas of the illustrator, the details that reflect the concept of the whole project have to... (Read More)

The Knight

May 22nd - via:
There is a character in our history whose prototype we do not stop drawing in traditional techniques, nor in digital. This is a real historical personage, a man who in the 17th century was at the head of the defence of Vinnytsia. The name of our... (Read More)

Ivan the Terrible

May 20th - via:
Today I prepared a post for our project about a character whose prototype was Ivan the Terrible.  All day long I have been thinking about what I could write about a man who got lost in the labyrinths of his mind and got caught in the tight nets set... (Read More)


May 19th - via:
One of the card characters has a specific historical prototype: Maksym Kryvonis (a.k.a. "Crooked-nose") - one of the Cossack leaders, a close associate and first colonel of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnitsky. He was considered one of the best scouts of the... (Read More)

Card character. #2 Boyar

May 18th - via:
Who's the stern guy on one of the cards?) That's the BOYAR. Now for more details: A boyar was a representative of the highest stratum of feudal lords in ancient Russia.  They were second in command after the grand princes. At the courts of the grand... (Read More)

MAVKA. Portrait. Illustration for paragraph 225.

May 17th - via:
With the hope of your support. Mavka  (Read More)


May 15th - via:
What takes longer: drawing a poster or coming up with a name for the villain?  In the first case, the artist simply sits down and tunes into the wave of their imagination. In the second case, you walk around the room with a tense face for a long... (Read More)

Card characters. #1 Hussar

May 14th - via:
This is what you get when you draw a Polish winged hussar for one of the cards and listen to  "The Game of Love" by Daft Punk)) Tablet edition  (Read More)

Sketch of a new character. MAVKA

May 13th - via:
She is a type of female spirit in Ukrainian mythology… New illustration and more information coming soon!  (Read More)

The Ataman's Hand

May 12th - via:
Ivan Sirko is a real historical figure of the 17th century, an outstanding Ukrainian military leader who during his life fought 55 battles and lost none. He was believed to have supernatural powers - Ivan was described as a sorcerer, psychic and... (Read More)


May 7th - via:
On the Rotator pages. Historical fact: Gulyay-gorod is a mobile field fortification made of wooden boards with arrowslits, used by the Russian army between the 15th and the 17th centuries. These shields were fastened together with hooks and loops... (Read More)

A new character in our gamebook!

May 5th - via:
SULTAN. Ottoman Empire. Sultan  (Read More)

That's what we like!

May 5th - via:
Flipping through pages of different projects, sometimes you find something you really like! Our team supports Adam and his graphic novel Of Flowers and Daggers.  We wish him to reach his goal as soon as possible! Best wishes from the Rotator team.... (Read More)

Good start! We're on a good run!

May 3rd - via:
Thank you all so much!  To thank you for your attention, we present you with a new illustration from Abstract - the electromagnetic cannon that took out the Stormtrooper's engines:  (Read More)

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