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Out of the Ashes

A project in Sheffield, UK by Paul Mitchener

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A fantasy tabletop RPG about rebuilding a ruined world.
Backers: 485
Average Pledge Per Backer: £44

Funded: £21,219 of £10,000
Dates: Jan 11th -> Feb 10th (30 days)
Project By: Paul Mitchener
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Latest News

The Draft Manuscript

February 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Book of Beasts

February 9th - via:
Hi all, Just a very quick (and pleased) update to say the Book of Beasts has now funded. So as well as the core and quickstart, higher pledges now include two additional books. Thanks to everyone for your support of the project, and your faith in it.... (Read More)

Final 48 hours

February 8th - via:
Thanks everybody! We've come a long way, and we're now in the final stretch. As well as the core book and quickstart, the Book of Quests and virtual tabletop support is funded. I hope we reach the Book of Beasts in the final couple of days. There was... (Read More)

Dice Tray, Interview and Actual Play

February 5th - via:
Hi everyone, So we're now within the final 5 days of the campaign and heading towards the virtual tabletop support stretch goal at the time of writing - under £500 to go. I though I'd share a few things in this update. Firstly, we have a new picture... (Read More)

Rules, Rules, Rules

February 2nd - via:
So... what are the rules for the game? Basically, characters (whether player characters or GM characters) have skills, talents, and a few numerical characteristics such as Damage, Spirit, and Endurance. Player characters and important GM characters... (Read More)

Book of Quests funded

January 28th - via:
Yesterday we hit the £15,000 mark, which means the Book of Quests is now funded! Great news. And that means the Kickstarter now includes three books at tiers where the stretch goals are included - the core book, the quickstart, and now the Book of... (Read More)

New stretch goals.

January 25th - via:
First of all, I’ve been having fun this week with interviews and more recorded actual play of Out of the Ashes. You’ll hear about them on podcasts when they’re ready (and I will of course update you here). Secondly, there are now further... (Read More)

Chat and Monsters

January 23rd - via:
Hi there! We're on the brink of the very first stretch goal, the Book of Quests. This will be a 20,000 word book with a new starting community and linked adventures, all ready to play, and forming a structured campaign leading to a finale. It's... (Read More)

Actual Play!

January 21st - via:
On Tuesday evening I ran a streamed game of Out of the Ashes for JamesCorpTV.  Thanks to Sue, Jesse, J.Wall and James for playing. You can find the recordings of the game on YouTube: Part 1  Part 2... (Read More)

The Caledor Forest

January 19th - via:
At the time of writing, we're just over 2/5 of the way to the first stretch goal, the Book of Quests. There are exciting things coming up for Out of the Ashes, including two interviews and a streamed game session. But before we get to those, let's... (Read More)


January 16th - via:
In the previous update, I spoke about communities. It's now time to look at player characters, and give an idea about the game mechanics (with more details in a future update). A character has a culture, a name appropriate to that culture, and a... (Read More)


January 14th - via:
Sorry for the capitalisation and three exclamation marks, but I can't help getting excited that the Kickstarter is now funded. Thank-you everyone so much. But the story isn't over by a long way - it's time for stretch goals galore. The stretch goals... (Read More)

First Day

January 12th - via:
Thanks everyone for a great first day, which brings us over 75% of the way to the funding goal. Terrific stuff, and I'm very pleased. I thought I'd use this first update to say a little more about communities in Out of the Ashes. The players create... (Read More)

Post-apocalyptic fantasy Out of Ashes rises on Kickstarter

January 11th - via:
Liminal author, Dr Paul Mitchener, has put his latest RPG on Kickstarter. Out of the Ashes uses a system involved from Liminal. Changes include a 2d10 mechanic rather than 2d6 and a Spirit system for players to tap into when they want to boost their stats. (Read More)

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