A combination of my "three rules" and a general desire to save money in these trying times has definitely had an impact on my Zine Quest pledges this year.
Since my last round-up, while I've "followed" a handful of new projects (so I get an alert in their final 48 hours), I've only actually thrown money at one RPG project, and that was for only slightly more than the cost of a single comic book.
With the 'buy-in' for a print edition at a mere £4 (then a couple of quid for postage within the UK), A Small Collection of Flowers & Entanglements is a pocket-sized collection of eight templates - along with some examples - to help organise certain aspects of your campaign.
The first is a 'hex flower engine', inspired by those created by Goblin's Henchman, a guided variant of the classic random event table.
The other templates are 'tanglegraphs', as creator Luke Earl calls them, so a gamesmaster can chart the relationships of various characters, NPCs, factions etc in a campaign.
I love the idea of this kind of small mechanic that can be easily slotted into any system and helps add a feeling of 'realism' to the game world.
A short crowdfunding campaign, the window for backing A Small Collection of Flowers & Entanglements only remains open until Wednesday.