The Kickstarter project that I am most proud of backing recently?

Tenra Bansho Zero!

When I first read the description of this it was like, this was made for me. with my love of all things Japan and gaming,  this was a perfect juxtaposition of my interests.

Almost a decade ago, Japanese artist and game designer Jun’ichi Inoue sat down to create a uniquely and unmistakably “Hyper Asian” (in his own words) Japanese world: A world of magic and technology, of samurai and Taoist sorcery, of powerful mecha and cultured geisha. The world was named Tenra, and the game was named Tenra Bansho, or “Everything in Heaven and Earth“. With a rulebook dripping cover-to-cover with high quality anime-style art, a setting rich in culture both real and fantastical, and a revised and simplified rules system that focused with precision on roleplaying and character drama, this game took the Japanese tabletop RPG market by storm and spearheaded both a renaissance and revolution in the Japanese gaming industry.

 

Now the project is fully funded, and I am eagerly awaiting this game.

This is the movie adaptation of Terry Pratchetts’ Discworld story of an aged warrior looking for one last shot at glory.

The production values look very good especially for an amateur film crew. From the Kickstarter pitch:

Troll Bridge is an epic short film based on a fable written by Terry Pratchett.  Set in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, Troll Bridge is about the world’s last Barbarian hero (now at the age of 87) embarking on a suicide mission to battle a bridge troll in mortal combat.

I asked if this project would be subtitled and immediately the response came back as “yes, we want to do this in as many languages as possible.”

I backed the project right then 🙂

The following teaser trailer shows Cohen the barbarian in his youth and glory: