It’s time to take another look at an upcoming comic that’s currently up on Kickstarter. Today it’s Death Saves: Fallen Heroes of the Kitchen Table, a collection of stories about tabletop characters and role playing games. As always, let’s see what the creator has to say about the project:
“Death Saves: Fallen Heroes of the Kitchen Table” collects 16 all-new comic book stories about what happens when fantasy gaming characters run out of hit points. This book will be a 132 pages, full-color, perfect bound softcover printed in digest format (5.5″ x 7.75″) and features an original cover by artist Jared Morgan.
Some of the tales in “Death Saves” are funny, others tragic, others something else entirely. Every gaming table is different. However, one constant is that the real relationships between players impacts the fantasy characters’ fate as much as the dice.
For whatever reason, tabletop RPGs seem to be increasing in popularity lately. Whether that’s from YouTube shows, new games being more accessible or just from better availability with the internet, it’s pretty cool to see. RPGs are a really fun and creative way to hang out, so it’s nice that Death Saves looks to have really incorporated that social aspect into its stories.
The reward levels are pretty flexible and a digital copy of the book can be grabbed for as little as $10. As for what your money is going on, this is purely to pay for printing the book and shipping the rewards out in just a few months time. It’s always a reassuring bonus for backers when that’s all a Kickstarter is paying for, as it means delays are unlikely when the bulk of the creative work is already done.
Josh Trujillo is the editor of the project and contributes directly to one of the stories too, his name may be familiar to those who follow the indie comic scene. His work has been featured before in a number of Kickstarters, including one we’ve featured here on the website before. As for the other creative teams there is a ton of talent here.
If you’re curious to know more or get a look at who’s involved, you can check out the campaign itself right here.