Kickstarter: The Peasants’ Fell Bargain – A DCC RPG Zero Level Funnel

Let me tell you. I just love these things. I love seeing other people create interesting things. That’s why I like hobbies like tabletop gaming, why I am more and more interested in “OSR” styles of TTRPGs and why I’m a sucker for Kickstarters.

So far there is no sway in my obsession with DCC RPG, and there have been some good 3rd party Kickstarters lately (for zines and for adventures). This one strikes me as particularly interesting. It’s a 0 Level Funnel titled “The Peasant’s Fell Bargain“.

The two things that catch my attention:

First, I love the idea of “striking a bargain with the devil”. Just on the way to work tonight, I was listening to a Podcast about paranormal experiences in Rock & Roll, and of course the idea of Selling Your Soul at the Crossroads came up (See one of my all time fav’s Robert Johnson). This is one of my all time favorite legends!

Second, you can’t watch this video and not want to play anything these guys have cooked up. Seriously, you they just look fun. So, I’m glad to give my twenty bucks. I’m signing (in blood) on the dotted line!

#ConManKen

This is a PSA of sorts. If you follow a lot of RPG Kickstarters, maybe you already know about this guy, Ken Whitman. For some reason, I didn’t know about him and his scams until just recently. And now the more I read about this guy, I am completely amazed. I’d seen a few of these, only posted a single $1 for the KODT KS (now I know why I never got that PDF…)

I guess I’m not surprised, some asshole out there was gonna be “that guy” and do something as easy as abuse the crowdfunding model. But like a lot of things, it’s the story that is the most interesting. This video kinda says it all and is hugely entertaining as well. Another source is this blog “Not Another Dime“. Lastly, Tenkar’s Tavern covers this guy a lot.