We launched our first-ever Kickstarter project on July first, with Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate.
It’s already fully funded with Stretch Goals unlocking, and you can back it now.
Since early 2019 Rebellion Unplugged have been working with several exciting designers developing projects in parallel, trying to think outside of established formats to deliver the best tabletop experiences. One of those projects has been Adventure Presents, an anthology RPG project inspired by the Future Shocks strips in Rebellion’s own 2000 AD, and by my personal experience of never having finished an RPG campaign once I’d started one.
When the UK went into lockdown in March we made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Sniper Elite the Board Game (it’s still coming, more news on that front soon). We’ve been keeping busy developing it, Adventure, and several top secret projects. During playtesting Adventure has worked particularly well remotely, so we moved the game to the top of our schedule, as a way to better serve tabletop gamers who are social distancing.
Adventure is a complete RPG in a single magazine, with pull-out character sheets, handouts, maps, a GM’s guide, and a fully illustrated 24-page adventure in three acts.
The first issue, Tartarus Gate is a game of sci-fi horror designed by Grant Howitt & Chris Taylor, the creators of Spire and Honey Heist, and their work has been featured in the likes of Critical Role and The Adventure Zone. In Tartarus Gate, players will take on the role of unpaid interns in deep space trying to secure permanent jobs in the face of cosmic chaos. The art and graphic design comes from 2000 AD veteran Pye Parr.
By using the printing systems which have kept 2000 AD on a weekly delivery schedule we can deliver a physical copy of the game to Games Masters in lockdown. We’re pairing that with a set of digital assets for players, allowing for an ideal remote play experience with a mix of real-world and online tools.
We think you’re going to love it, so head on over to Kickstarter and give it a look.