Kieron Gillen And Stephanie Hans’ ‘Die’ RPG Funded In Sixteen Minutes

by Olly MacNamee

Launched today and funded in just sixteen minutes, the Die role-playing game from Rowan, Rook and Decard is already a bonafide smash-success. Based on the comic book by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, you can still back it and help to unlock some of those tasty stretch goals that many Kickstarter campaign offer. In this case stretch goals like even more art by artists Stephanie Hans (£50,000), Adrian Tchaikovsky (£60,000) and Tula Lotay (£90,000). And something tells me all these will be achieved.

Oh, wait, I’ve just checked back in and, yep, it’s hit the £90,000 goal too! That’s fast, very fast.

Working closely with Gillen and Hans, Rowan, Rook and Decard will be offering all backers a role-playing tabletop game the opportunity to “let a group of players make their own personal version of the comic.”

“You and your friends are dragged into a treacherous fantasy world made from your own fears, doubts and desires. There’s only one way to escape – but with limitless adventure within your grasp, would you even want to?

In DIE you play a group of authentically flawed people from the real world who gather together to play an RPG and are dragged into a fantasy realm. They then have to find their way home… or not.”

The basic pdf rulebook will cost you £20 with a hardcover rulebook costing £40. And, of course, the more you pledge the greater the rewards. These include a deluxe version of the rulebook with resin dice and GM screen (£100) or even the ultimate reward package for £275 which will bag you a special edition variant of the DIE RPG rulebook with a variant cover by Rian Hughes, the GM screen illustrated by Stephanie Hans, art prints, and custom-designed dice from Level Up Dice made from holographic glass and obsidian in a special display case.

If you’re a gamer and up for a new RPG, then maybe check out the campaign page here. And, from all of us here, a huge congratulations to Gillen, Hans and all involved. Happy gaming, folks.

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