Crestfallen, a new Bronze Age RPG up on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 12th, 2015

White Rose Games doesn’t think that going home with the bronze is such a bad thing. In fact, Bronze is one of the most important metals throughout history. It certainly ushered in a new set of refinements in tool-making. They’ve created Crestfallen, a new fantasy RPG set in a world where technology is much the same as our world during the Bronze Age. There’s also magic and mystical creatures. They have a Kickstarter up and running to try and get the system, powered by Fate, into your hands.

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In Crestfallen, life is tough. Just about everything is out to get you. Or it could be there to help you. You never really know (but generally that sneaky, conniving GM does). Will the gods help or hinder? Will your “friends” lead you astray? Is that spirit benevolent or malevolent?

The team behind Crestfallen has been working on it for over 15 years, researching life back in the Bronze Age and trying to bring that time to life in their game. This massive, 280+ page book, has been a labor of love and they’d love to have it sitting on your tabletop.


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  • Lost Egg

    I like the Iron Age shield on those Bronze Age warriors.

  • Dan

    47% funded in the first 24 hours! I want to thank everyone who has taken part so far, and I really can’t wait to show off some of the stretch goals – several published rpg authors have signed up already.

  • Dan

    We Funded! There are 14 days left on the Crestfallen Kickstarter so plenty of time to hit some stretch goals, check them out on the Kickstarter page!

  • Dan

    Our first stretch goal has been unlocked! check out the Kickstarter page for the next one:

  • Dan

    33 hours remaining on the Crestfallen rpg Kickstarter – we are well into our stretch goals now!

  • Dan

    Wow – the last couple of days have picked up the pace a bit haven’t they? Thank you so much for all your support – Crestfallen is a lifetime ambition and I’m honoured you are enabling me to bring it to the wider world.

    Every extra pledge will improve the final product – more art and better editing and layout.

    We are also very close to Joseph Ridley’s stretch goal scenario, I’m sure we can hit it before we break open the celebratory beverages tomorrow night!


    I was recently interviewed by Samuel Van Der Wall of RPG Alchemy, it’s a fantastic interview that really captures the essence of Crestfallen – I highly recommend that you give it a read:

  • Dan

    With just under 10 hours to go we have unlocked a free scenario for everyone! Joe is a member of the Crestfallen playtesting team (as both a player and a GM). He will be adapting and polishing up one of our internal playtest scenarios.

    This also means we unveil another stretch goal, and it’s a special one!

    £3,500 / $5,398 – System agnostic Crestfallen

    The big one! I will adapt the book to be system neutral and include it as a bonus PDF for the SPIRIT WARRIOR tier and above, free of charge.

    So if you have any gaming friends who have a favourite system they would rather not stray from, let them know!