As a young child, you were kidnapped away from your family to a mystic, fey land called the Inspirisles. There, you were raised by your supernatural siblings. But now, you're longing to return home. But it's not as easy as just catching the next bus. You must earn Belief and the respect of the gods to be able to make it back. Can you work together to do so? That's what you'll be trying to do in Inspirisles, a new fantasy RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Victims of a changeling kidnapping, the mysterious Inspirisles have been your home and your prison since birth. Adopted and raised by the fey, you have inherited their supernatural abilities, but will never truly belong amongst them. To return home and reunite with your real family, you must earn Belief and the respect of their gods, becoming legends in this strange and dangerous land.
INSPIRISLES is a completely original tabletop RPG aimed at teenagers. It will promote empathy, life skills and deaf awareness with an emphasis on teamwork and creativity.
- Play as teens gifted extraordinary powers.
- Meet famous characters and fearsome monsters from Celtic folklore.
- Work together to heal a crumbling land and restore a fractured kingdom.
- Learn British Sign Language as you cast spells and solve puzzles.
- Become apprentices to the gods.
- Offer Belief to earn your tickets home.
This project came about after running my teen Dungeons & Dragons group Hatchlings for over a year. I wanted to create something for them. Something they could have a hand in building. And something I could take beyond the group to use in schools and communities as a workshop model. Inspirisles is the result of this, a game for young players that reflects my interest in folklore and my ongoing work with the deaf community.
Though Inspirisles is aimed at children, it can be enjoyed equally by adults and we are especially encouraging parents, educators and tabletop beginners to invest in our game. Many of us have fond memories of 80s fantasy classics such as The NeverEnding Story & Labyrinth. Inspirisles aims to capture some of that nostalgic magic and transport its older participants back to a more carefree and imaginative time.
The campaign's more than 6x funded with 25 days to go.