Death Enters the Saloon

A project in Persico Dosimo, Italy by Daniele Di Rubbo

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A weird Western role-playing filler about guilt, judgement and fear of Death. #ZineQuest2024
Backers: 276
Average Pledge Per Backer: €13

Funded: €3,628 of €777
Dates: Feb 1st -> Mar 1st (30 days)
Project By: Daniele Di Rubbo
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Latest News

Last 24 hours and a note on hand delivery

February 29th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We are officially in the last 24 hours. Thank you again for your support: you have supported us in great numbers and from all over the world! We would really like to get everywhere and give you a big hug one by one, even... (Read More)

We are very close to the end!

February 28th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We are 48 hours apart from the end of the campaign, and there are no words to express all the gratitude we feel for being with us on this journey. So many things are happening very fast: let’s try to keep you updated... (Read More)

Meanwhile, in Iceland + a new free minigame on

February 27th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here It’s been a hectic few weeks at work for me, which is why I have dumped almost all the updates on poor Daniele! I would like to tell you, however, that during these weeks I had the opportunity to try out the game with... (Read More)

Past and future gaming events

February 25th - via:
On the right is Simone, companion of a thousand games on Giù lo Schermo (and more).Last Friday (23 February), our friend Giulia told us that she was playing Death Enters the Saloon and also sent us some photos of her game. We are only a few days... (Read More)

A special case and how we fixed it

February 23rd - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. In today’s update, I wanted to talk to you about how we are tweaking the game mechanics, based on the feedback we received after the Kickstarter started. For example, Andrea (Lord Lance) had advised us to make better... (Read More)

A weekend of play and a recommendation

February 19th - via:
Clockwise: Simone, Daniele, Barbara, Raffaele and Matteo playing Death Enters the Saloon at Dark Tower Con 2024.As I announced in the last update, I have just come back from a weekend of role-playing at Dark Tower Con 2024. On the afternoon of... (Read More)

Upcoming gaming events and video on GDR Unplugged

February 14th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. Dark Tower Con 2024I am writing this update to let you know that this weekend (16, 17 and 18 February), in Cremona, Italy, there will be the Dark Tower Con 2024, a convention dedicated to role-playing games. In... (Read More)

Final touches to the Italian text and a big THANK YOU to the playtesters

February 12th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. Daniele has done a lot of work on the Italian text of the game to refine inaccuracies and create game examples that clarify ambiguities. I have just started the revision. We want to use this opportunity to thank all our... (Read More)

We will print the “Unwanted” card

February 10th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. Well, yes: we have also unlocked this stretch goal and will also be printing and attaching an “Unwanted” card illustrated by Benedetta to every hard copy of Death Enters the Saloon. Previously, in the rules text, we... (Read More)

See you tonight live

February 8th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. For those of you who want to and can, I would like to remind you that tonight, at 9 PM (UTC +1), we will be the guests of the role-playing game popularisation channel “GDR Unplugged”. Unlike what I told you in update... (Read More)

Better paid illustrations and friendly projects

February 6th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We also recently unlocked a higher fee for illustrations that we had already planned, and in the meantime, we also had another idea... Seventh stretch goal: Special printed X-card – 2,000 €We thought of having... (Read More)

Guests of GDR Unplugged

February 5th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We would like to update you again to let you know that, on Thursday 8 February 2024, at 9 PM (UTC +1), Greta and I will be guests of our friends from the “GDR Unplugged” YouTube channel to talk (in Italian, sorry)... (Read More)

Print run increase

February 4th - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We were also able to unlock the increase in the print run of our zine. We know what the next stretch goals will be, but we are still calibrating them. After that, we will step out of the vortex of the stretch goals and... (Read More)

Towards new horizons

February 3rd - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. Last night I went out to party (karaoke is very popular in Reykjavík, and I love karaoke!) and when I woke up in the late morning, at the edge of the afternoon, a big surprise was waiting for me: the fourth stretch... (Read More)

Two illustrations and counting

February 2nd - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We have unlocked the third stretch goal, and now Benedetta will also draw the second interior illustration for us. Fourth stretch goal: Interior illustration – € 1,490Now we are trying to unlock this last stretch... (Read More)

We have the colour cover

February 1st - via:
Italiano sotto. English here. We have unlocked the colour cover! We have notified Benedetta, who is already sharpening her pencils. Second stretch goal: Interior illustration – € 1,230In the meantime, we are preparing to make the zine even more... (Read More)

Goal reached and next steps

February 1st - via:
Project cover with “Just funded” banner. Absolutely not to be replaced as the official project cover, otherwise Kickstarter will get angry. ❤️Italiano sotto. English here. Did we get it right? Goal reached in just six hours?! It’s... (Read More)

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