Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – April 2016 Edition

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Bask and Shadow – FP 3D Steampunk/Swordcery Dungeon Crawl, Ends May 19

A first person, single-player adventure where Sword and Sorcery meets Steampunk: based in a twisted city and the dark depths below. Crawl through multi-levelled dungeons riddled with tricks and traps, where exploration and route planning skills are as important as fighting. Difficult challenges await you in the city and dungeons as you encounter unique hordes, motley crews, legions, lieutenants and bosses . This is not a hoarders paradise. The treasures are unique to the quest.

My favorite reward: For $19 you can get the game and a your name added to the digital poster given as a reward at other levels

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Silent Meridian – Steampunk & Time Travel, Ends May 13


The Story

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.

Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.

Silent Meridian reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other notable luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.

My favorite reward: For $14 you get a paperback of the book

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Modis – YA Steampunk Novel, Ends May 22

I’m excited about this story, and sharing it with others, so let’s start with what it is. The Modis is an action filled steampunk adventure set in early 1800’s England. It is about a boy, with an unusual gift, and a drive to be reunited with his sister. Along the way, he meets a motley array of characters, some warm, and others who are downright dangerous. More than just an adventure, this story carries with it some wonderful and challenging history, and the characters deal with some big issues. What happens when we magnify our internal issues into the physical realm and add in some high stakes peril? A wildly entertaining romp through the revolution of early Industrial England…

My favorite reward: $5 and you get the ebook. The goal is very small, I have no doubt it will be reached, so even a small donation will mean a lot to this creator!

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60 – A Steampunk Dice and Card Game, Ends May 13

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Fresh from our successful No Dice Kickstarter we have another creative little game. Score points by rolling a die. Simple, yes? Not if you can trade up to a d8 or a d10, or double your score every turn. 60 is a combination of card and dice game in a 2oz tobacco tin.

Each player holds two cards (one if there are 5 or 6 players) and draws one more per turn. They must then play one of the cards in front of them either to benefit themselves or to hinder another player. Finally, rolling to score points for their turn, play passes to the next person.

Draw, Play, Roll, Score. It’s that simple…

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My favorite reward: $22 pledge gets you the game.

Breach City Token Line, Ends May 19

The Project

The Breach City Token Line is a complete line of tokens for the table top miniature war game Malifaux™ produced by the company Wyrd™ Miniatures.

As you all know, a lot of abilities and effects in this game need to be tracked down. In their latest tournament packet, Wyrd™ Miniatures even added a section about tracking the different elements in the game, for the sake of clean play. There are a lot of different options on the market to help you with tracking, but most of these will only offer the most popular conditions and marker tokens but will leave out those that are used sparingly. This is where my project comes in…

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My favorite reward: $12 pledge gets you 25 tokens of your choice.


Phoebe Darqueling is an author who hails from the frigid north of Minnesota. Check out her blog to find our more about her debut novel, Riftmaker.

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