Spire RPG Up On Kickstarter

While no, I don’t really go out into the sun too often, it doesn’t actually burn my skin. Such is not the case for the dark elves. They do what they can to avoid the light, staying in the twisting corridors in the city of Spire. There, the high elves are the rulers, and have made it so the dark elves are 2nd class citizens. But after long centuries of oppression, the dark elves are ready to rise up. That’s what’s going on in Spire, a new fantasy rpg that’s up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

You are a dark elf. The touch of the sun burns your grey skin, and you hide from the light in twisting corridors, crumbling temples and the lawless undercity of the metropolis known as Spire. The high elves, rulers of the city, alien and capricious, allow you to live here as an underclass forced to beg for scraps.

Your religion, your culture, and your people are being destroyed all around you. You have seen your fathers, your mothers, your grandparents subjugated by the high elves, and you have had enough. You have joined the resistance: the ministry of Our Hidden Mistress, worshippers of a forbidden goddess.

You have sworn in blood that the high elves will fall, that you will destroy them through subterfuge, and insurrection, and terror.

The campaign is roughly half-funded with 29 days on the clock.


  • FYI, Grant Howitt (company called Rowan, Rook & Decard) has delivered their previous 2 Kickstarters. Unbound was late by about 1/2 a year. It is now available in PDF if you check the usual suspects. It’s not actually available through the official site, nor does a general google search pull up the drivethru site. The Kickstarter physical book’s quality was apparently pretty poor, which someone is addressing if the subreddit is to be believed.

    Anyway, I’m keeping my eye on it, but remain skeptical. I’m looking for reviews of Unbound. as it really caught my eye, but it wasn’t enough for me to buy in without more info. This KS also looks good (again great art and an awesome map), but it’s 50 pounds including shipping.

  • Michael Dee

    Don’t see a reason to bother with this.

    The whole thing looks like it was rolled up on a couple charts.