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A project in Kvinnherad, Norway by Two Starving Gnolls

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A roguelike tabletop scenario set in the Arctic.
Backers: 836
Average Pledge Per Backer: kr239 NOK

Funded: kr199,702 NOK of kr40,000 NOK
Dates: Jan 7th -> Feb 6th (30 days)
Project By: Two Starving Gnolls
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Latest News

Thank you!!! We’ve done it!!!

February 6th - via:
836 Backers… We’re out of words, so we must settle for a big THANK YOU!!! This is amazing, jaw-dropping, and YOU made it so! Thank you!!! Cthulhu may be slumbering, but we at Two Starving Gnolls roll up our sleeves to bring you and your players... (Read More)

Counting Hours…with another Music Track!

February 6th - via:
As you all may know, we’re producing a custom-made soundtrack for the scenario, available free for all backers through download. To have something to listen to while we count down the hours to end this campaign, we present another premiere of one... (Read More)

24 Hours to go! Our Exclusive add-on offer is about to expire!

February 5th - via:
This is the last call for anyone interested in buying the ‘Svalbard’ Tokens. They will ONLY be available for sale during this campaign – meaning you only got 24 hours to grab one if interested! We want to make this offer exclusive to all you... (Read More)

More add-ons unlocked! And a FREE GM-screen!

February 5th - via:
We’re into the final hours of the campaign! And we’ve reached another Stretch Goal! Behold our special made ‘Svalbard’ Tokens in solid stone and delivered in a polished, wooden case! These tokens double up as props in the game, as well as... (Read More)

Voice-over introduction story/video!

February 3rd - via:
72  hours to go! To celebrate this occasion, we have yet another surprise  for you, dear backer: You might remember Update #7 where we presented  the introduction story for ‘Svalbard’? Some of you suggested creating it into an audio file, so... (Read More)

Rooms & Keys + GM Screen!

February 1st - via:
The layout of this scenario is centred around Rooms. Each page (or sometimes two pages) explains a specific area in the mine, and we call these areas Rooms. In several of these Rooms, there are Keys. Keys are crucial pieces of information the... (Read More)

Intro story

January 26th - via:
Greetings, wonderful backers! Today, we’re giving you all something very special…  The introduction story for ‘Svalbard’! As a GM, you are not obliged to read out loud or paraphrase this introduction to the players; ‘Svalbard’ also... (Read More)


January 22nd - via:
This campaign is rolling – let’s talk Stretch Goals! The first Stretch Goal is already reached: A FREE soundtrack for all backers, custom made to the scenario! The first track is already out, found in Update #3 – more to come! The second... (Read More)

Player characters

January 17th - via:
Today we’ll be talking some about player characters. As you might have read, ‘Svalbard’ introduces a concept of ‘finite time’. This finite time is realized in Time Units (TU). The scenario starts at 8 TU before time runs out and the... (Read More)

More artwork + Become a part of 'Svalbard'

January 14th - via:
We’ve passed 300 backers! Our Second Stretch goal is within reach! This is fantastic! It enables us to add more artwork to the scenario, making the arctic horror come even more alive! Surely to hit the Stretch goal, we’ve already commissioned our... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal!

January 11th - via:
…and we’re reached our first Stretch Goal!! Meaning we’re able to produce a custom-made soundtrack for the scenario, available FREE for ALL backers through download! Thanks all for being part of this and enjoy the very first single from the... (Read More)

Svalbard is an RPG inspired by Edge of Tomorrow that will kill your character again and again

January 11th - via:
Use the knowledge gained through repeated deaths to save the world in Svalbard, an upcoming RPG inspired by the film Edge of Tomorrow and the TIME Stories board game. Set in the year 1993, in a remote region of Norway near the North Pole, Svalbard is a roleplaying game that tasks its players with investigating a mysterious Russian mine sleeping below the icy earth. (Read More)

'Svalbard' is funded!

January 9th - via:
We had to rub our eyes upon wakening; one and a half day into the campaign, and already achieved our goal! We did it! YOU did it! ‘Svalbard’ is now a reality! We’re also thrilled to see the variety in the support; PDFs, softcovers, hardcovers,... (Read More)

On our way!

January 8th - via:
We’ve passed the 50 % mark! Thanks to all backers out there; you’re just great! At this pace, the goal is definitely within reach! Thanks again and spread the word to those who might be interested! All the best from TSG.  (Read More)

Svalbard introduces player respawning to tabletop RPGs

January 8th - via:
Svalbard is an RPG and adventure from the Norweigan publisher Two Starving Gnolls. The game uses a simplified system focusing on action, and the primary mechanism is “Explore, Die, Repeat”. (Read More)

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