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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: The Gingerbread Gang

It’s Christmas in Julyyyyyyy It’s Christmas in Julyyyyyyy. Bring on the Gingerbread cookies… wait… are they…. aaaaaargh*

OK, that’s my brain right now this. Sorry, not sorry.

Every year, since well before The Rat Hole launched, I’ve done a series of holiday reviews to celebrate the winter season. As a rule, I’m pretty obstinately against celebrating before American Thanksgiving, or as we call it here in Canada “Thursday”, although I give a soft pass to retailers after Remembrance Day. In fact, serious shoutout to the small, but growing, number of retailers who clear their seasonal section after Halloween and make a point to leave it empty out of respect for those who gave their lives for our freedom. End of rant, back to the CrowdFUNding Spotlight at hand...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Magical Kitties Save the Day

“You are Cute. You are Cunning. You are Fierce. You are Magical Kitties, and it’s time to Save the Day!”

Magical Kitties Save the Day is a family-oriented roleplaying game, where players take on the part of a kitty with magical powers, trying to save the day. That may seem unusual, based on the title, but there you have it.

The game itself is surprisingly simple, especially for a roleplaying game. Characters have three stats, Cute, Cunning, and Fierce. When they try to do something, they get a pool of six-sided dice based on the attribute they are using, plus any Talents or Powers they want to use...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the week: Galaxies

I’ve used this point before but remains as true now as when Styne & Sondheim’s musical, Gypsy, debuted 60 years ago: You Gotta Get A Gimmick. In this particular case, the gimmick is a game that can be played in the dark. It’s not a completely unique gimmick, but the list of games that use it is exceptionally short. (I can only think of one off the top of my head, which was also created in Quebec interestingly enough)

One of the nice things about Galaxies, is that you don’t HAVE to play in the dark. You can, and doing so drastically improves both the theme and the experience, but it’s not required...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: A Teddy Bear Tale Act Three

Did you know Teddy Bears have been protecting children from the monsters under the bed since 1902? Either did I, but apparently it’s true. A Teddy Bear Tale is the continuing story of Tristan the Teddy Bear and Wilma Bunny, as they find themselves on the front lines of the war with the Monsters Under the Bed!

This campaign covers the third installment of this cuddly opus by the team of Nick David, Veronica Smith, and Kat Roets. The sample pages in the campaign look great and makes me wish I wasn’t coming to the party in Act Three, thankfully there’s a pledge level for that.

For only $5 (USD) you can get a Digital PDF copy of Act 3, and $10 gets you the physical and PDF editions...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Endless Realms- Tome of Shadows

Tome of Spirits is the first full-sized supplement for Endless Realms since their initial release set of the Core Rulebook and Creature Compendium (make sure to take a look at our reviews on both of them). Slated to be 200+ pages, the book will focus around the spirits of the different Realms.

The lore surrounding this game is ridiculously deep and well written. It took me probably double the time it normally does to read an RPG because I was just savouring every word. There is a sizable section of corrupt spirits in the Creature Compendium, and spirits in general, appear in essentially every section of the Core Rulebook in some way.

Tome of Spirits will expand on basically everything spirit related, from the different Realms, to cults and religions, to expanding on how the Corruption of...

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