It's your last chance to get these TTRPG and D&D 5E resources at a discount! 1,300+ players, DMs, and GMs just like you funded our Kickstarter, so we could bring you a ton of fun tools for your table! Richly detailed NPCs, virtual tabletop tokens, location descriptions, a storytelling app - Anansi gives you everything you need to make your games less prep and more fun! Pre-order now to get discounted access to all the tools Anansi has to offer. Don't miss your last chance to get the books, PDFs, app, cards, tokens, and more at a huge savings.
Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: 350 pages of NPCs, items, side quests and more. 5E compatible, but perfect for any tabletop roleplaying game.
Anansi's Journal of Common Places: 140 pages of detailed locations the adventure books don't cover. Fits perfectly into any homebrew world.
VoxStoria web app: Phone, tablet, desktop access to every NPC description PLUS professionally voice acted intro monologues to bring these beloved characters to life.
Explore the bundles, and pick the one that's best for you. We're keeping the pre-order store open for just a little while longer. Once these discounted bundles are gone, they're gone for good! Happy gaming!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Thank you, Matt Mercer. Plus, Extra Early Access! (and more art drops)
6 months 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.
Two New Voices Added To The NPC Voices App
6 months 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.
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.
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!
Stretch Goal Unlocked: 5 magic item evolutions! Plus, check out this art!
6 months ago
– Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 12:42:24 AM
You've unlocked another stretch goal!
We're upgrading 5 of the magic items in the book with an evolution. These evolutions keep your items fresh and interesting. And it's like adding 5 new items to the book!
Next up: 5 More Magic Items. And a "minibook."
When we unlock the next stretch goal at $56k, we'll have enough magic items to compile them in their very own PDF. You'll get this "minibook" FREE with The Anansi's Tapestry of Lives PDF. All the items will still appear in the main book next to the relevant NPC description. We just duplicate and compile those items into the minibook, as a useful secondary tool. The goal is to make your life simpler, so you're not hunting through 320+ pages or an appendix for the magic item you want to gift a player or use in your campaign.
Mountain Lake Location (now in color)
In Update #6 we shared this sketch of the mountain lake location.
We got some feedback, so I want to show off our next iteration.Now in color!
We still have some rendering to do, but you can see some beautiful progress. Tell us what you think in the comments.
Thank you again for your support. We appreciate you spreading the word in your socials, discords, reddit - everywhere!
Sneak Peek: Anansi's Journal of Common Places Sketches!
6 months ago
– Sat, Oct 01, 2022 at 03:36:29 PM
We're super excited about all the unique and interesting NPCs in Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. They've got great stories and they're going to add some fantastic depth to your games. Your players will be thrilled!
I also wanted to highlight Anansi's Journal of Common Places, and share a little art we're working on.
One of our writers, DeAngelo Murillo, wrote the location: "Cementerio de la Luna"(or cemetery at night).
Anansi's Journal of Common Places is all about providing you and your players with distinct, highly-flavorful and fun locations. This Hispanic themed take on a cemetery checks ALL those boxes!
We want to share a special Sneak Peak preview of our early work in progress.
I can't wait until this is done!
Here's another sneak peak: an early sketch for a stunning mountain lake. What do you think? A or B?
If you haven't looked at our mini-preview PDF, come on back to the Kickstarter page and download it!
Almost 500 Backers! And almost to our next Stretch Goal!
Please keep sharing and telling your friends!
A Project by our Friends at Awfully Queer Heroes
Selanar's Socketed Items is a 5e and Pathfinder compatible module.
It is designed as an option to magically enhance your equipment and items, specifically tailored to your characters. Flexible enough that low level characters can afford it and have custom gear but also that high level are not overpowered and break the game.
This module is only £7 (about $8.50 US) for exceptional quality and repeated fun.
Nearly 450 Supporters! Plus, should every book come with a D20? (and a project by Alchemy RPG)
6 months ago
– Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 07:06:38 PM
We have almost 450 people who have ledged their support! That's amazing! You all are incredible!
Now, we're only $9,000 from our next stretch goal! Can we ask you to post about the project on your socials?
Feel free to use the following text or write your own:
I just pre-ordered Anansi's Tapestry of Lives on Kickstarter. It's over 320+ pages of TTRPG content, with over 100 detailedNPCs, D&D 5E compatible stat blocks, magic items, adventures and more. There's even an app with professionally voice acted intro monologues for every NPC. You should check it out and pre-order it, so we can unlock more content.
We literally could not do this without you! If you can get the word out, I know we can make this book even better for you!
The Sky God's Oversized D20
Question: Did the early bird free gift of the oversized D20 factor in at all to your decision to back? Did it factor into your decision to get the physical book?
We're asking, because we want to figure out if we should just offer this custom D20 for everyone who gets a physical copy of the book, regardless of if they pledged in the first 48 hours or the last 48 hours.
I'd love to hear your opinion, please.
A Project by our Friends at Alchemy RPG
Our friend over at Alchemy RPG are in the last 6 day of their campaign for: Dark Symmetry. It's the next installment in the Lore of Aetherra saga, dedicated to exploring the underwater city of Chrysalea and its technological mystery. A 300+ page campaign setting and adventure, your party can continue the Lore of Aetherra saga or start fresh and uncover the mysteries of Chrysalea on your own. If you missed the first campaign, you're in luck! Pick up The Lost Druid as a part of several pledge tiers or as an add-on in both the Standard and Limited Editions. Together these two books form the first half of an epic saga that will take your players from level 1-10 with nearly 600 pages of content.
There's so much in this book. Aethercraft rules for crafting, 100+ pages of setting, 200+ pages of adventure, 13+ animated scenes, 12 all new subclasses, 50+ new magic items, and more!