A project in Bristol, UK by Hatchlings

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Tabletop RPG promoting Empathy, Life Skills & Deaf Awareness.
Backers: 777
Average Pledge Per Backer: £41

Funded: £31,501 of £1,200
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 16th (30 days)
Project By: Hatchlings
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Latest News

Tabletop RPG Inspirisles will teach you sign language as you play

May 4th - via:
An upcoming tabletop RPG plans to teach players real-life sign language as they adventure through a Celtic-inspired fantasy world. Inspirisles is the creation of designer Richard Oxenham, who was inspired by more than a decade working with a UK Deaf charity and running the Dungeons & Dragons group Hatchlings for Deaf teenagers near Bristol. (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 16th - via:
Dear backers, With only 7hrs remaining, we’ve managed to unlock the 30k stretch goal. All those backing Guinevere and above will now recieve a full-colour character sheet alongside the B&W version. Thank you for your passionate support, Team... (Read More)


August 15th - via:
Dear backers, Before we close the doors on the Kickstarter, we wanted to give you a sample of what to expect from the core book Bestiary. The Questing Beast was created by Josh and will stalk Foundlings across the islands in its pursuit of the Grail.... (Read More)


August 13th - via:
Dear followers, As we enter the final 48hrs of the Kickstarter, please consider backing our project. As well as being a lovingly conceived tabletop roleplaying game that teaches sign language (ASL/BSL), it also highlights deaf awareness,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Change!

August 12th - via:
Dear backers, After considering the level of backing at the Guinevere level and above, our original dice supplier will be unable to fulfill our order. This is obviously disappointing, but if we still manage to reach 30k, the Limited Edition will ship... (Read More)

Character Sheet!

August 12th - via:
Dear backers, Our Foundling character sheet is now complete thanks to the team’s efforts. We love its intuitive design and simplicity.  (Read More)

New Art!

August 11th - via:
Dear backers, We’ve added some new character art to the campaign page from Lucille. These pieces are reflective of the overall quality you can expect from the final game book. Please also feast your eyes on Josh’s newest knot masterwork for our... (Read More)

Team Work!

August 9th - via:
Dear backers, After your generous pledges, we’ve been able to secure the professional team needed to make this book remarkable. Every penny will go to the talented artists, designers and deaf colleagues involved. To show our commitment, we’ll be... (Read More)

Lady of the Lake Backers!

August 9th - via:
Dear backers, As stated in the FAQ, this being our 1st Kickstarter, we haven’t opted for a pledge manager post-campaign. If you wish to back us at a higher pledge, remember to do so this week. Best wishes, Team Hatchlings  (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 8th - via:
Dear backers, We’ve hit another milestone and unlocked the ASL lexicon! This means we get to work with a promoninent deaf ASL sign language tutor to bring you a lexicon specific to the game world. Thank you for your continued support. Best wishes,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 2nd - via:
Dear backers, We’ve unlocked another stretch goal and given our Limited Edition owners the option of Josh’s alternative cover featuring our Grail Guide options Guinevere & Arthur. We’ll reveal the mystery stretch goals for 20 and 30k... (Read More)

Alternative Cover!

July 31st - via:
Drum roll... If we hit £15k, those backing Inspirisles at the Guinevere reward tier and above will receive Josh’s alternative cover as an option for their core book. Behold, our Grail Guides Guinevere and Arthur.  (Read More)

Guinevere Reward Unlimited!

July 30th - via:
Dear backers, After some feedback from a few of our overseas supporters, we have decided to make the Guinevere reward tier unlimited. While this won’t change the fundamentals of our pledge levels, it will reduce the cost of the full ASL version of... (Read More)

Learn Sign Language While Playing Inspirisles Tabletop RPG

July 30th - via:
Inspirisles is an incoming tabletop RPG currently in the midst of its Kickstarter campaign, and one that you will hopefully be hearing a lot of positive things about in the future. The Inspirisles Tabletop RPG is primarily aimed at teenage players, with a focus on helping them learn about and develop important life skills such as creativity, empathy, and teamwork. Inspirisles will encourage deaf awareness among its players by helping them learn the art of sign language through its incorporation into gameplay as the somatic way spells are cast. (Read More)

IMPORTANT: Non UK backers!

July 29th - via:
to recieve the American sign language (ASL) version of Inspirisles you must back at Arthur level.  (Read More)

Adults Welcome!

July 28th - via:
Although Inspirisles was created with teens in mind, adults will enjoy it equally. Think of popular tabletop RPGs such as Tales from the Loop and Kids on Bikes where you take on the role of a young adult.   (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 27th - via:
We just past our 10k stretch goal and unlocked even more shape, ability and item cards. Now let’s push towards Josh Somerville’s spectacular alt Limited Edition cover. Thank you all again for your support and excitement. Best wishes, Rich  (Read More)

New Team Members!

July 26th - via:
We’re incredibly excited to introduce Anna Urbanek our layout artist of Double Proficiency Studios. Lucille Nual our principle character artist. & Ashley Irelan who is creating our sign language alphabet sheets (BSL & ASL).  (Read More)

IMPORTANT: Lady of the Lake Backers!

July 24th - via:
It turns out backers will not be able to upgrade their pledge after the campaign ends. If you wish to secure a higher reward, please do this during the Kickstarter run.  I have removed this from the FAQ too. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Best... (Read More)

IMPORTANT: ‘Merlin’ Reward Backers!

July 23rd - via:
I have noticed that 29 backers so far have pledged on the Merlin reward, but require international shipping. If you wish for the US version of game, with ASL sign language throughout, you must back at Guinevere or above! (see update #8).  Best... (Read More)

Unlocked Stretch Goal

July 22nd - via:
We’ve done it! Tonight we unlocked the full US version of Inspirisles, which now includes ASL throughout. This is a huge milestone and will allow us to bring this unique ttrpg to our fans overseas. Our wholehearted thanks and gratitude to all of... (Read More)

Launch Video Issue!

July 21st - via:
Hi backers, Some people have been pointing out that the launch video isn’t displaying subtitles. On the creator screen I have uploaded a caption track and it works perfectly. I have reached out to Kickstarter and await a fix. Thank you for your... (Read More)

Monster and Dragon Spotted!

July 21st - via:
Hey backer, There is still an opportunity to take the Questing Beast and Wyrm reward levels. You’ll create these wondrous creatures with the team and have them illustrated for the book by Josh or myself.  Did you know? While the Inspired gift our... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

July 20th - via:
Hi backers, never thought we’d be in this position, but I’ve added further stretch goals on the campaign page. Some of them are under wraps, because our collaborators are preparing something special for those unlocks if unfathomably we manage to... (Read More)

Unlocked Stretch Goal!

July 19th - via:
This is the big one! We’ve managed to unlock the ASL video tutorial for our American backers who have pledged at Guinevere tier and above. Thanks, Rich  (Read More)

Thank you from Rajnie Kaur!

July 19th - via:
A short message of thank you from Rajnie Kaur, the star of our BSL video tutorial. ‘Thank you everyone for supporting INSPIRISLES. Introducing Sign Language to teenagers in a fun way has always been our dream. This book will make it a reality.’... (Read More)

American Backers!

July 19th - via:
First of all, a big thank you for supporting our project. Just a small reminder here about the reward tiers. If you are a backer from the US and wish to receive the ASL tutorial and full version of book, you will need to pledge at the Guinevere... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 18th - via:
We’ve done it! Time to enlist the help of a prominent BSL teacher to expand the introductory content to a world-specific signing lexicon. This will give us terms such as Inspirisles, Underisles, the various Friends such as the Giantheld and... (Read More)


July 18th - via:
A reminder to switch on the captions for our launch video if you are deaf.   (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 18th - via:
We’ve managed to unlock another stretch goal on launch day! This is remarkable and means published adventure writer, Monique Franzsen is now involved in penning our starter quest ’Foundlings’. Monique Well done all of you! Thanks, Rich  (Read More)

Epic Rewards

July 18th - via:
So far 2 backers have pledges on Questing Beast and 1 on Wyrm. Here’s a sample of what they can expect... Nuckelavee Once again, your support is so humbling and will make us doubly determined to deliver something you will love. Thanks, Rich  (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked

July 18th - via:
Hey folx, We’ve hit our 2nd Stretch Goal which will allow us to commission Josh Somerville for more of his spectacular knot art and illustrations. This is a dream come true as his collaboration since the start has been a godsend. As a little... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 18th - via:
We’re surpassed our first Stetch Goal, which means more spell, ability and item cards for the core book.  Thank you all for making this happen. Rich  (Read More)

Thank you!

July 18th - via:
We’ve hit our goal in less than 10hrs! a huge thank you to all our backers. Your support honestly means the world and we could soon be unlocking those all important stretch goals for our Complete American (ASL) version of the game.  Keep it up... (Read More)

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