Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I Supported Deluxe T&T

Today was payday; after paying a few essential bills and buying some much-needed toilet paper, my next priority was to make a $28 pledge to the Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls Kickstarter campaign. The new edition of T&T has already met its funding goal, but I nevertheless encourage you to get in on the action. As I have discussed before, T&T is a delightfully fun, easy to play, and historically significant FRPG that really belongs in almost any gamers' collection. And at these prices, who can refuse? The Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls Kickstarter page reveals that one can get a pdf of the new edition at the low pledge level of $14; or you can pledge $28 like I did to get the softcover edition of the book (plus pdf); or ratchet up to the $60 pledge level to get the hardback version (plus pdf).

The Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls Kickstarter campaign ends on Tuesday, February 5th.

I am very excited about the new edition, and encourage you to read this blog post or this one for insight into what it will include. In brief (from the Kickstarter description):

"The minimum we intend to deliver is a book of at least 200 pages (and possibly a lot more) wherein designer Ken St Andre lays out new rules, including new options for character creation, better methods of character development, new playable kindreds, and new personas like Paragon, Specialist and Citizen.

"The book gets a complete graphic make-over, including new art and old favorites, and a new cover painted by Liz Danforth.

"The game will play much the same as it did in the 70s and 80s, and be backwards compatible to existing modules and adventures. It will still be fun, lightweight and customizable."

Wow! To me, the new Danforth art alone is worth the price of admission. Not yet convinced? Then watch this somewhat hyperbolic yet amusing video:

The take-home message: make your pledge to the Deluxe T&T Kickstarter, and see also Trollhalla, Ken St. Andre’s online home base for the T&T community.

Image copyright Liz Danforth

UPDATE: I'M IN THE VIDEO! Upon watching the Deluxe T&T promotional video a second time, I caught something: if you watch closely right around the 4:50 mark, you can see an image of me from OSRCon holding up my T&T 5th Edition Rulebook!


  1. Come on, you know you want the hardcover... know you want it...


    Guess if I pledged already?

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