Imp of the Perverse: A Jacksonian Gothic American Horror RPG

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Hunt down monsters in order to save yourself in this RPG inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Can you resist your Imps temptation?
  • Funding Breakdown
  • Goal $5,000.00
  • Total Pledged $27,420.00
  • Backers 731
  • Pledge Rewards $21,973.00
  • Addons & Shipping $5,447.00
  • Avg. per Backer $37.51
  • Rank 2313 of 12243
  • Rewards
  • Reward Levels 8
  • Lowest Level $1.00
  • Highest Level $200.00
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    361 backers
    You will get the print book of the game, along with one set of the Perversity/Greatest Strength tarot-sized cards. "They heard!-they suspected!-they knew!-they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But any thing was better than this agony!"

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    You'll get all of the campaign updates. Thank you for the support! "My love, she sleeps. Oh, may her sleep/As it is lasting, so be deep!"
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    You will get the PDF of the game. "On this home by Horror haunted-tell me truly, I implore-/Is there-is there balm in Gilead?-tell me-tell me, I implore!"
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    You will get the print book of the game. If any upgrade goals are reached, all books will be upgraded automatically! "Examine these and similar actions as we will, we shall find them resulting solely from the spirit of the Perverse. We perpetuate them merely because we feel that we should not."
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    361 backers
    You will get the print book of the game, along with one set of the Perversity/Greatest Strength tarot-sized cards. "They heard!-they suspected!-they knew!-they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But any thing was better than this agony!"
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    In addition to the book and the cards, you are invited to contribute a monster to the game! After the campaign, you submit an idea for a monster, and it will be fleshed out, illustrated, and included in the game for use in play. All submissions will be vetted for appropriateness to the tone and style of the game. "But from a certain nameless awe with which the mad assumptions of the mummer had seized the whole party, there were found none who put forth hand to seize him..."
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    Save on shipping by getting 4 books delivered to one address (and enjoy a slightly lower cover price). "And travellers now, within that valley,/Through the red-litten windows see/Vast forms, the move fantastically/To a discordant melody"
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    Save on shipping by getting 4 books and 4 sets of cards delivered to one address(and enjoy a slightly lower cover price). "When at last the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier."
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    In addition to the book and cards, you are invited to contribute the concept for a Chapter to the game! After the campaign, you submit a premise for play to be fleshed out as an entire ready-to-go Chapter, including a monster (which will be illustrated), their Web, and a set of six pre-generated protagonists. All submissions will be vetted for appropriateness to the tone and style of the game. "'I will tell you all I know about this affair;-but I do not expect you to believe one half I say-I would be a fool indeed if I did. Still, I am innocent, and I will make a clean breast if I die for it.'"

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Mar 18 254 $10,458.00 11 1
Mar 19 264 $10,844.00 11 1
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Apr 1 418 $16,377.00 24 6
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Apr 3 435 $17,099.00 24 7
Apr 5 444 $17,555.00 25 7
Apr 6 466 $18,350.00 29 8
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Apr 10 541 $20,849.00 35 9
Apr 11 555 $21,279.00 38 9
Apr 13 664 $25,006.00 39 9
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