Parlor

is creating Retroscape: A Decopunk RPG

15

patrons

$85

per month
We're making a new tabletop roleplaying game, and we want you to be involved!


Retroscape is
 a decopunk sci-fi RPG set in a jazzy post-apocalyptic landscape. You are an operative, using reality-bending technology in order to reclaim the Earth from the disasters that humanity released upon it.

Have you ever been so hungry that you prepare a plate with so much food piled on it that you could possibly eat? That's basically what we're doing with Retroscape.

Retroscape will include:
  • 10 labs (our variant of "classes") that are each extraordinarily unique. We are trying to redefine party mechanics.
  • A fast and engaging combat system. I'm tired of seeing bored players during a life-or-death fight.
  • Monsters, adventures, sweet loot, crazy backstories, weird locations, and complex conspiracies. We're building a complete world of adventure. 

We are defining our own genre. This is the world's first RPG about tech-powered decopunk operatives in a post-apocalyptic world.

The final goal is to launch a full line of books, in color, to compete with the top RPG contenders. 



The core Retroscape game is available for free at RetroscapeRPG.com

You get access to all of our "alpha" documents. You'll see new progress, ideas, and notes months ahead of everyone else. You'll have a voice at the table for how we design. You'll be able to shape the future of Retroscape.

At our $5 tier, you'll get a new playtest adventure every month. These adventures include 3-5 new fights, new mechanics to test, and new places to explore. So far, we've released adventures set in old factories, prison colonies in space, peaceful-seeming settlements, and alien-ravaging farms. 

We use Google Docs exclusively for our development, so we recommend providing a Google-friendly email address.



Our first project, Tephra: the Steampunk RPG, won awards and built a massive following. It was known for its crafting system, unique heroic fantasy elements, and crazy degrees of character customization. We're taking everything we learned from Tephra to develop Retroscape. Retroscape has been in development for years now, and we're aiming to put out a product that really wows you.

Daniel Burrow is the original founder and has been published RPGs for over a decade. Jake Paul joined up a few years ago, and together we make a pretty darn good team. And we're not alone -- a small team of incredible people support us and help make our dreams a reality. 

We can't wait to tell stories with you. Come join us!
Tiers
Player
$1 or more per month

You want us to make cool things?
THANK YOU!

  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents.  Alpha documents are ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all of them.  
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products
  • Discord Status: "Backer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in blue)
Includes Discord rewards
Operative
$5.50 or more per month
Our most popular option!


  • New Reward! Adventure: Every month, we're going to give you a "Guided Playtest Adventure." This is a full adventure, generally 3-5 pages, and good for a full night of gaming. 
  • New Reward! Complimentary PDF: You'll get complimentary PDFs of our playtesting books, when they're available. 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents. Alpha documents are ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all of them. 
  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products
  • Discord Status: "Backer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in blue)


(Please note: it might take us a few days to build your permissions in Google docs.)  

Includes Discord rewards
Influencer
$20 or more per month
You want it all!


  • New Reward! Softcover Playtest Books: We'll send you a softcover playtest book whenever we compile one. We don't know exactly how often this will be (maybe once or twice a year), but the more backers we get, the more regular this will become. Tell your friends! 
  • New Reward! Commenting Access: We're going to give you commenting access on all of our working documents. That means that you can leave comments, tell us what we're doing wrong, and make suggestions for future development directly on our live documents.  
  • New Reward! Discord Status: "Influencer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in green)
  • Adventure: Every month, we're  going to give you a "Guided Playtest Adventure." This is a full  adventure, generally 3-5 pages, and good for a full night of gaming. 
  • Complimentary PDF: You'll get complimentary PDFs of our playtesting books, when they're available. 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents.  Alpha documents are  ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all  of them. 
  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products


(Please note: it might take us a few days to build your permissions in Google docs.)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$85 of $150 per month
We'll commission at least one new art piece every month!

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We're making a new tabletop roleplaying game, and we want you to be involved!


Retroscape is
 a decopunk sci-fi RPG set in a jazzy post-apocalyptic landscape. You are an operative, using reality-bending technology in order to reclaim the Earth from the disasters that humanity released upon it.

Have you ever been so hungry that you prepare a plate with so much food piled on it that you could possibly eat? That's basically what we're doing with Retroscape.

Retroscape will include:
  • 10 labs (our variant of "classes") that are each extraordinarily unique. We are trying to redefine party mechanics.
  • A fast and engaging combat system. I'm tired of seeing bored players during a life-or-death fight.
  • Monsters, adventures, sweet loot, crazy backstories, weird locations, and complex conspiracies. We're building a complete world of adventure. 

We are defining our own genre. This is the world's first RPG about tech-powered decopunk operatives in a post-apocalyptic world.

The final goal is to launch a full line of books, in color, to compete with the top RPG contenders. 



The core Retroscape game is available for free at RetroscapeRPG.com

You get access to all of our "alpha" documents. You'll see new progress, ideas, and notes months ahead of everyone else. You'll have a voice at the table for how we design. You'll be able to shape the future of Retroscape.

At our $5 tier, you'll get a new playtest adventure every month. These adventures include 3-5 new fights, new mechanics to test, and new places to explore. So far, we've released adventures set in old factories, prison colonies in space, peaceful-seeming settlements, and alien-ravaging farms. 

We use Google Docs exclusively for our development, so we recommend providing a Google-friendly email address.



Our first project, Tephra: the Steampunk RPG, won awards and built a massive following. It was known for its crafting system, unique heroic fantasy elements, and crazy degrees of character customization. We're taking everything we learned from Tephra to develop Retroscape. Retroscape has been in development for years now, and we're aiming to put out a product that really wows you.

Daniel Burrow is the original founder and has been published RPGs for over a decade. Jake Paul joined up a few years ago, and together we make a pretty darn good team. And we're not alone -- a small team of incredible people support us and help make our dreams a reality. 

We can't wait to tell stories with you. Come join us!

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Tiers
Player
$1 or more per month

You want us to make cool things?
THANK YOU!

  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents.  Alpha documents are ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all of them.  
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products
  • Discord Status: "Backer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in blue)
Includes Discord rewards
Operative
$5.50 or more per month
Our most popular option!


  • New Reward! Adventure: Every month, we're going to give you a "Guided Playtest Adventure." This is a full adventure, generally 3-5 pages, and good for a full night of gaming. 
  • New Reward! Complimentary PDF: You'll get complimentary PDFs of our playtesting books, when they're available. 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents. Alpha documents are ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all of them. 
  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products
  • Discord Status: "Backer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in blue)


(Please note: it might take us a few days to build your permissions in Google docs.)  

Includes Discord rewards
Influencer
$20 or more per month
You want it all!


  • New Reward! Softcover Playtest Books: We'll send you a softcover playtest book whenever we compile one. We don't know exactly how often this will be (maybe once or twice a year), but the more backers we get, the more regular this will become. Tell your friends! 
  • New Reward! Commenting Access: We're going to give you commenting access on all of our working documents. That means that you can leave comments, tell us what we're doing wrong, and make suggestions for future development directly on our live documents.  
  • New Reward! Discord Status: "Influencer" status on our Discord (so your name appears in green)
  • Adventure: Every month, we're  going to give you a "Guided Playtest Adventure." This is a full  adventure, generally 3-5 pages, and good for a full night of gaming. 
  • Complimentary PDF: You'll get complimentary PDFs of our playtesting books, when they're available. 
  • Alpha Docs: You get access to our Alpha playtest documents.  Alpha documents are  ugly, old, outdated, probably won't work, and you'll get access to all  of them. 
  • Patreon Blog: Get access to our Patreon blog 
  • Works-in-Progress: See work-in-progress shots of our newest products


(Please note: it might take us a few days to build your permissions in Google docs.)

Includes Discord rewards