Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom – Goblinko Brings Back Fantasy RPG for Fifth Edition
Goblinko has brought back the very weird and VERY popular fantasy tabletop RPG Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom for an astonishing fifth edition and they are doing so with the help of fans by bringing it exclusively to Kickstarter. The RPG stands tall among the plethora of enticing tabletop games and has still managed to sell out four times with the fifth tracking to do the same. It’s an impressive feat but with the unique style that blends Punk, Metal, and Stoner culture, this universal horror take on the Wizard of Oz is hands-down one of the best adventure board games available right now.
Dungeon Degenerates was created by Sean Äaberg and Katie Äaberg who launched the Portland, Oregon based Goblinko which sits as the area’s most celebrated underground shop. The tabletop RPG is embellished by the inspiration of counterculture, underground comix, and all the blacklight posters that would bring back memories of your favorite hole-in-the-wall shop that reeked of incense burners but had a killer vinyl collection. The RPG gives players the freedom to toe the line as an anti-hero or delver into the dark pits as a criminal degenerate. The choice is yours as the game features a unique outlook that has made it stand out from other RPGs.
Check out the description of the world within Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom below:
“The Würstreich – an Empire in decline, where survival is an adventure unto itself. Once the pinnacle of human civilization, it now teeters on the brink of Total Doom; collapsing into corruption, decadence, decay & madness. Evil Wizards pervert the very fabric of nature, bringing gibbering madness from beyond screaming into absolution & an endless menagerie of monsters fight for domination! In chaos – there is opportunity!
The fecund stench of the Rotten Realm of the Würstreich beckons as the shadowy Necromancer’s Hand of Doom points its yellowed fingernail & projects its diabolical decree on the cursed land! Having escaped from the moldy dungeons of Brüttelburg, a handful of Degenerate Adventurers must use wits & weapons to find their fortune in the monster & madness infested Borderlands – fate decided by the luck of the draw & the roll of the dice!”
Creator Sean Äaberg shared how the idea behind Dungeon Degenerates spawned from the “prehistoric swamp” that is his brain, saying:
“My brain is like a prehistoric swamp with life crawling out of it. Then I let the elements stew in my brain for a while until ideas start spilling out, in sketchbooks and in writing. The ideas start to relate to each other more when they start to gain form, they’re still more fluid ad not in a permanent state—I bounce ideas off of Katie to solidify the plan where we hope that people simultaneously get the feeling of escape from reality into this world of fantasy, but also that they come out feeling stronger, like there are more opportunities, that life can offer more. We want people to learn from their experiences, take something with them.”
Check out the praise Dungeon Degenerates has received from fellow dungeon dwellers:
What’s in the BOX?!
- 24” x 24” full color game board
- 8 playable adventurer character cards which come with their own items & abilities
- standees & stands of each adventurer
- 150 Monster cards divided into five decks by map region
- 60 Encounter cards divided into four decks by map region
- 12 Epic Monster cards
- 84 Loot cards
- 12 Epic Loot cards
- 28 Doom cards
- 36 Skill cards
- 36 Danger cards
- 14 Triumph cards
- 24 Weakness cards
- 6 dice
- 300+ counters & the Hand of Doom!
- 36 page the Rules
- 20 page the Missions
- 2 Reference cards
Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom is live right now exclusively through Kickstarter. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of the best solo or group RPG available now.
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