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Alas for the Awful Sea RPG Up On Kickstarter

Old salts will tell you that the sea is a cruel mistress. Billy Joel would probably also say much the same thing, actually... But that's beside the point. In Alas for the Awful Sea, a new RPG up on Kickstarter, you and your crew find yourselves forced ashore by terrible storms along the English coast. The only thing even remotely close-by is a single fishing village. But not everything is calm in this town. Small town politics and poverty will force you to make tough decisions about who you want to trust. If only those unnatural storms would subside and just let you get back to sea...

From the campaign:

Unnatural storms and terrifying waves forced your ship to shore. Now you’re stuck here, in this dirt poor town, drenched in the smell of cheap whiskey and rotten fish.

As poverty and politics consume the town, and folklore tales come to life, you will face harsh realities and even harsher choices. You and your crew must make deals, find answers, and pick sides. But believe me, you won’t all pick the same one…

The Kickstarter is doing rather well, I'd say. If you consider about 18x funded "rather well," that is. There's still 22 days left to go, too.