Kick Picks – Chicago by Night, Invisible Sun

Kickstarter continues to churn out great tabletop gaming projects. We’re here to help you figure out which ones might be worth your while to take a look at. We’re going to focus on two projects today, both of them roleplaying games:


Chicago by Night (Vampire: the Masquerade, Fifth Edition) – OK, I admit it, I wrote this Kick Picks article mostly because I wanted to highlight Chicago by Night. Chicago (along with Gary, Indiana) is the original Vampire: the Masquerade setting, and Onyx Path Publishing is bringing it into the modern age with a V5 version of Chicago by Night (the original Chicago by Night was released in 1991). Highlights include the introduction of the Lasombra into V5, the return of the Succubus Club (a Vampire mainstay in its own right), and a metaplot update – in addition to piles of story hooks. The standard ‘get a physical copy of the gorgeous hardcover book’ pledge level is $50 ($25 if you just want the PDF). The campaign ends on November 29, 2018, and is already funded. Stretch goals so far will add additional PDF material.


Invisible Sun – Invisible Sun is a unique RPG from Monte Cook Games – a massive production, a distinct setting, and a guided campaign that delivers content throughout the year to liven things up. The player characters are magic users, called from this world (the Shadow world) into the Actuality, where they will explore more real realms of metaphor and magic. The game integrates play away from the table, using methods such as side scenarios and flashbacks to keep the character going even if the player isn’t at a weekly session. A custom app lets the GM interact with players to facilitate these modes of play. The original Invisible Sun kickstarter funded last year, and this is a second chance to get in on the action, along with picking up some additional content. Options for outfitting an entire table of players run from $243 to $917, depending on how much stuff the GM desires and how luxurious the players’ setups will be. The Invisible sun (second go) Kickstarter ends up November 16, 2018, and is fully funded.


Other Tabletop RPG Kickstarters to Check Out: The Dreams in Gary’s Basement, Nighty Knights,


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