As of this posting there are 16 hours remaining in +Douglas Cole's Dungeon Grappling Kickstarter. It's reached its funding goal and two of its three stretch goals. There will be an ebook layout and there will be full color artwork. He's $650 shy from a custom cover.
Doug Gets Interviewed
Doug was interviewed by the Tome Show podcast and went into detail about the development of this Kickstarter and the content within Dungeon Grappling. If you are interesting in hearing an in-depth discussion about the project please check out the podcast.
Why to Get Dungeon Grappling
I believe it'll be a great addition to anyone's gaming table. It adds depth to combat situations and role-playing possibilities beyond a drawn sword. Not every combat needs to be kill or be killed. Okay, most of the times it does. But there are times when good barroom brawl is called for, not a body count. Maybe the group needs to get information, send a warning, knock a cocky youngster down a peg or two, wrestle the bomb detonator away, disarm a would-be robber and so on.
Dungeon Grappling, while dungeon is in the name I can see it implemented into any genre, especially modern day settings. You could run with the Dungeon Grappling system in countless situations. So it's not for the dungeon and tavern.
Doug's shared one of the fill colored pieces of artwork for the Kickstarter and it looks fantastic.
Doug's got himself an impressive stable of artists working on the book, full color spread. It's going to be impressive once it's done.
The buy in price for the PDF is $5. That's more than you spend at McDonald's at lunch. If you want a print version it's $18 + $5 or $6 for shipping. For Brazil I saw it was like $23 for shipping. I have no idea what the hell is going on there. I think Doug's price points are spot on. There are options for buying multiple print and PDF copies.
I've had the pleasure of watching Doug develop his grappling system. He and +Peter V. Dell'Orto offered to run an article about grappling in my zine, The Manor. From there he's expanded it and refined the system. I've been privy to copies of Dungeon Grappling as the Kickstarter campaign has progressed and I'm impressed with the quality and usability of the system. Congrats to Doug on a successfully run first Kickstarter. But there is still a few hours to get in on Dungeon Grappling. Check it out, listen to the podcast and then throw a fiver or more at the Kickstater.