Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: 110 NPCs, 40 items, 20 side quests, 70 locations & more

Created by NeverEnding, Inc

Don't miss your golden opportunity to experience tabletop gaming like never before! Anansi's Tapestry of Lives is packed with unparalleled tools and resources that will take your Dungeons & Dragons 5E (or other TTRPG) gaming sessions to the next level. Backed by over 1,300 players, DMs, and GMs, our Kickstarter campaign was a smashing success. Now, it's your chance to reap the benefits at a remarkable discount! Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: Immerse yourself and your players in a universe brimming with 110 unique and indispensable NPCs to enliven your world. That's not all, it also features a treasure trove of magical items, side quests and more. While compatible with 5E, this resource is a remarkable addition to any tabletop roleplaying game. Anansi's Journal of Common Places: Step into 70 meticulously detailed locations, each harboring their own concealed secrets waiting to be discovered. These are the overlooked places your regular adventure books don't cover. Whether your players stumble into the castle kitchen or want to know what the inside of their rented carriage look like, these location description help you easily add another level of immersion. VoxStoria Web App: So much of an NPCs mood and personality is communicated by voice. With our app, you don't just read about the NPC's, you listen to them too! Featuring professionally voice acted introductory monologues, these loveable misfits help bring your world to life. Choose from a plethora of bundles to find the one that fits your gaming needs and your budget. Act swiftly as the pre-order store won't be open for long. Grab this opportunity and prepare yourself for an unforgettable gaming experience at a great discount. Once these limited-time bundles vanish, they're gone for good! Happy gaming!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Stretch Goal For Your FREE D20 Unlocked! Next up, stat blocks for multiple tiers of play!
over 1 year ago – Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 11:02:53 PM

Thank you! Thank you!

You've unlocked our 5th stretch goal! Now everyone who backs for a book gets a free special D20 exclusive to the campaign. This is a standard-sized beautiful D20. If you want the oversized D20 or the full set, you can grab those as add-ons! Our Intangible Masters get the book covers as digital wallpaper.

Next Stretch Goal at $75k. More stat blocks.

You can already use Anansi's NPCs in all your adventures. But we want to make them fit even better! Sometimes you quest at lower tiers and sometimes at high tiers. Ideally, NPCs can fit into campaigns of different levels. Well, for our next stretch goal, we'll make that ideal a reality.

While we're not doing different illustrations for each different level of play, once we unlock the next stretch goal, the five NPCs your players are most likely to face off against (or fight alongside), will each get two additional stat blocks! That means 10 more stat blocks! These will include unique new abilities to keep your players on their toes, and keep the NPCs fun for you. It could also include new magic items!

We have some of the NPCs identified for this, but after the campaign ends we'll invite your feedback in our Discord server

Feel free to join our Discord during the campaign too. It's a great space to give us feedback and share your ideas.

Now let's spread the word about Anansi's and get that next stretch goal unlocked!


 Some other projects by our friends!

Into the Wilds is a collection of 6 fully customisable, biome and region themed battlemap books for your favourite TTRPG. They are ideal for pre-set or random encounters out in the wilderness, so you can be fully prepared no matter which direction your players choose to head in.

This Kickstarter has 6 customisable biome and region themed Battlemap Books,  there's 2 variations of each map, 1 pre-setup with assets & 1 unfurnished for you to adapt,  lots of re-usable ‘static cling’ asset stickers for full creative customisation,  a dry-erase finish for easy battle-tracking and notation.  There's digital and VTT ready versions of all Battlemaps and assets!

Get these map books and other rewards -

We're not done with Maps!

MAPS for FANTASY RPGs 6 is a digital maps package with amazing hand drawn, full color grid/grid-less and VTT maps. And each map comes with a Royalty Free License so you can use them in your own print/digital/streaming projects!

Pledges start at around $11 US for the ‘MAPS for FANTASY RPGs 6’ package, with pledges available for lots more maps, all with Royalty Free Licenses included.

Check out all the rewards

Thank you again for supporting Anansi's Tapestry of Lives!

- Jamie

$800 From Our Next Stretch Goal! Plus a new SPECIAL Stretch Goal! AND tell me which video you like more.
over 1 year ago – Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 06:44:29 AM

We're super close to getting everyone who pledges for the book a free special D20, exclusive to this campaign. Digital rewards backers will get the beautiful cover art for all the books as digital wallpaper.

Anansi's NPCs In An Actual Play Livestream?

On Saturday, I woke up and saw we'd hit 701 backers. I was pretty excited. I reached out to some of our voice actors with an idea. Would they be interested in an epic one-shot streamed on Twitch/YouTube, where they play some of the NPCs they voiced through a few of the adventures in the book?

Answers ranged from "yes" to "when can we start?"

This could be REALLY fun for everyone, but a show like this isn't exactly in the budget. So, I'm putting a challenge out there. If we can hit 1001 backers by 11:30 am on Sunday, October 16 we're going to make this show for you! And YOU will have a chance to influence what happens in the show! You'll be able to give inspiration to players, to the DM's monsters, and create other fun twists.

If you want this to happen, one way to get the word out is to do a quick and easy post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, or Reddit about the Kickstarter you've backed (and maybe even why). We need less than 270 more people to back us (even at the PDF level) and we'll beat the goal. If you let people know about Anansi's and tell them they should back it too, we'll get way more than 270 new fans and friends! You'll get this awesome show (and a bunch more unlocked stretch goals)!!

Feel free to use this sample text:

I backed this really great Kickstarter, Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. It's 320+ pages of TTRPG and 5E compatible content. There's over 100 NPCs. There's magic weapons, adventures, detailed locations. Fits great into any game! Check it out and pledge if you can -

OR write whatever you feel comfortable with. But please post if you can, because it really does help. You can unlock the show and unlock more content with stretch goals!

Feedback, please! Which video do you like better?

We have one video, but TWO different soundtracks. I need your help, because I have no idea which one is better. One is more epic and one is more enchanting. Tell me your favorite in the comments, please!

Thank you again for all your support! I really appreciate you.

- Jamie

Stretch Goal Unlocked! More Magic Items. Next Stretch Goal: Custom D20
over 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 06, 2022 at 06:40:51 PM

STRETCH GOAL ULOCKED! We're adding Five More Magic Items to the book. 

We'll also compile all the magic items items into a separate PDF "minibook." 

All the magic items will still appear in Anansi's Tapestry of Lives, alongside the related NPC. However, you'll also be able to quickly reference them in this new separate PDF!

Next Stretch Goal: A Free D20 at $65k

All our backers who pledge for a tier with physical products (or who have physical product add-ons) will get a custom D20. It's a regular sized version of the Sky God's Giant D20.

Intangible Masters (all digital), we haven't forgotten about you! When this stretch goal unlocks, we'll add the three digital wall papers of the Anansi cover art to your pledge!

Overgrown Garden

Because I'm not yet ready to break a trend of sharing art, here's the in-progress version of the overgrown garden!

Like many of our locations in Anansi's Journal of Common Places, the overgrown garden is written to be useable in just about any campaign with any adventure or NPC. However, it's also written to support a specific NPC from Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. In this case, Auspice!

Yes, we do know that technically she should be an "Abbess." We'll make that change before finalizing her write up.

How might Auspice and her overgrown garden make an appearance in your campaign?

- Jamie

Thank you, Matt Mercer. Plus, Extra Early Access! (and more art drops)
over 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 06, 2022 at 05:17:55 AM

If you follow us on Twitter (which you should, ha ha), you may have seen that Matthew Mercer from Critical Role gave a shout out for Anansi's Tapestry of Lives.

It was a nice surprise! I want to say thank you to Matt, and also thank you to all the fans and friends of the show, and others who pledged today, and who will pledge in the coming weeks. We're happy to have you supporting us. I can't wait for your feedback AND to deliver you an amazing bunch of tools!

Extra Early Access!

I know that often there's a long lead time between the end of the Kickstarter and the release of the content. I'm so grateful to you, all of our supporters, that we're going to do something that is maybe a bit different.

If you've pledged at the Intangible Master (all digital) tier or above (e.g. Local Legend, Weaver of Destiny, Demigod-Wielder of Fate) we'll be sharing our early draft material with you, so you can start using all this fantastic content right away! We'll also invite you to our Discord, and give you access to a special channel where you can give feedback. We'll even offer a few AMAs with some of the writers and VO actors. So consider bumping up to Intangible Master, Local Legend or Wielder of Fate if you haven't. 

I'm too tired to update all the pledge images tonight, but I wanted to let you know!

"Cementerio de la Luna" (cemetery at night)

We first previewed the work in progress image in Update #6. Before I show the latest version, I want you to see the original sketch. Kinda spooky!

Part of the lore for this location is that every time a resident of the town is buried in the cemetery, their face later appears in the mural.  We wanted the mural to feel less spooky and more celebratory, as well as reflect the colorful style we sometimes see in Mexican street murals.

Here's our latest version.

We'll likely add some elements to reduce the cartoonish nature of the faces a little, but this definitely feels "celebratory" to me. What do you think about the image?

Thank you again for all your support! I appreciate you.

- Jamie

Two New Voices Added To The NPC Voices App
over 1 year ago – Wed, Oct 05, 2022 at 02:10:52 PM

We've added two more NPCs and their voices to the NPC Voices App mockup. 

You can access the NPC voices app on our Kickstarter page, under the NPC Voices description. 

Or you can just click here.

Keep in mind, this is just a basic Alpha we pulled together so you can get a feel for the app and listen to some of the voice overs. The finished version will be more polished. We even have a stretch goal, where we'll add the functionality allowing you to add your own notes to an NPC, as well as upload your own NPCs!

That said, we'd love feedback and your ideas. I want to make sure we make this fun and useful for you.

Go have a listen to Sinclair the pirate and Xarietta the fortune teller.

Even More FREE Content???

We're completing some edits on an updated sample PDF. This one adds a couple more NPCs and another adventure.

Yes, I know you've already backed and so I don't technically NEED to give you more content while the campaign is running but... this stuff is so good, I really want to share it with you all!

I'll announce in the comments when the new PDF is uploaded. We'll also include it in the update that evening. I can't wait to hear who your favorite NPCs is.

If you have a favorite so far, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

- Jamie