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Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine on Kickstarter

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First time poster and I apologize I'm leading with a check-out-my-Kickstarter. I was not aware of bacisroleplaying.org until Sean_RDP invited me to become active and share my projects. 

Love's Labour's Liberated introduces the theme of February, love, into your 5e campaign. Part of Kickstarter’s RPG Zine Quest, this publication focuses on a romanticized view of Cavaliers, Enchanters, Magic Items, and more for the world's most popular roleplaying game. Each component is designed to be a hook that draws the player into the game utilizing character motivations. This zine will enhance the roleplaying flavor of the classes while offering chances for characters to buy-in to the setting and its challenges. 

Focusing on a new version of the fighter archetype, the Cavalier of Love, a 5e-realized Enchanter, and Magic Items with lovely story hooks, these rules expansions ramp up the quiet moments between combat. Each chapter will lead with a stanza of poetry by Leland Beauchamp. These pieces can standalone or be combined as an adventure hook. Through this zine, you’ll experience the creator’s love of roleplaying and 5e, and be able to share it with your table. 

Developed by longtime friends, novelist, John McGuire of The Dark That Follows, Hollow Empire, and the graphic novel, The Gilded Age, poet and gamer, Leland Beauchamp, and RPG journalist, Egg Embry of EN World (Hey!), Knights of the Dinner Table, Open Gaming Network, and the Tessera Guild, this book is the culmination of years of their experiences with ROLE-playing over ROLL-playing. Available to backers as a $5 PDF or $12 print zine including the PDF, the campaign offers bonuses like the option to declare your love in the zine, create love-based magic items, or even handwritten poems. The romanticized virtues of chivalry, the mystical nature of enchantment, magic love potions, and the passion of poetry all await you in Love's Labour's Liberated: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-a-5e-rpg-zine

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Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e by John McGuire, Leland Beauchamp, and Egg Embry. An RPG zine focusing on romance and love in fantasy is available during Kickstarter’s Zine Quest. 

#LoveAtTheGamingTable #D&D #5e #ZineQuest #Kickstarter

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For this update, I discuss some of the poems and quotes that inspire me as I write for Love's Labour's Liberated. As well, in my continuing mission to create some zine community (zine-munity?), I look at:

- Silver Swords: An RPG fanzine by Stronghold Press Games
- Shards: Worldbuilding Zine - Quickstarter by Stephen Coffey (Written with dyslexics like me in mind)
- The Isle of The Amazons - RPG Zine for #ZineQuest by Eric Bloat (Bloat Games)
- The Playmakers by Epistolary Richard 
- Temple of the Blood Moth by Jacob Butcher


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We passed the 50% mark for Love's Labour's Liberated. I discuss that milestone and two RPG zines in our latest update: 

 - POWERED by the DREAMR (by me). A Powered by the Apocalypse game in a zine in which you have the power to explore and control dreams.

 - Ascension: The Codex of Immortals. A 5e supplement that pays homage to Deities & Demigods


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FINAL WEEK for Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e!!! Over 60% of the way toward our goal! As we head into the final stretch, we've added new rewards including copies of POWERED by the DREAMR!

NEW REWARD!!! "ALL-IN - LOVE THE LABOURS" includes PDF and print of Love's Labour's Liberated as well as an option to declare your love in a line, contribute a love-themed magic item, and receive a hand-written poem by Leland Beauchamp.

If you need some love-based game options at your gaming table, try Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e

What is POWERED by the DREAMR? It's my Powered by the Apocalypse zine in which you are a Dreamr, a warrior within dreams. Until you wake up, you travel between the subconscious of sleepers living out their dreams, searching out their secrets, or battling nightmares. Set in a dream state you and your friends collaborate on, this game maximizes the narrative rules to give each dream a surreal quality. As you navigate an ever-evolving environment of dream logic, your Moves will lead to success, reveal hidden truths, or unleash your character’s nightmares.

More details here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/737521052/loves-labours-liberated-a-5e-rpg-zine/posts/2426446

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EN World columnists Sean Hillman (D.I.R.G.E.zine) and Egg Embry (Love's Labour's Liberated) will be on Dan Davenport's #randomworlds doing a Q&A about our respective zines! 


Q&A #randomworlds welcomes Egg Embry, Leland Beauchamp, and John Robert McGuire (Love's Labour's Liberated) as well as Sean Hillman (D.I.R.G.E.zine) 02/27/2019 8:30 p.m. EST!

Love's Labour's Liberated - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/737521052/loves-labours-liberated-a-5e-rpg-zine

D.I.R.G.E.zine - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reigndragon/dirgezine


To join: https://tinyurl.com/randomworlds-chat

Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com

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Love's Labour's Liberated ends this Saturday!!! 


Last night, Leland Beauchamp and I spoke with Dan Davenport and Sean Hillman in a Q&A for #randomworlds


As well, Drew Cochran praised us in his latest update to Harrowings From the Rime


More details in our update: 



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As our RPG zine about love in D&D 5e, Love's Labour's Liberated, ends this Saturday, I asked several other Zine Questers what they're looking forward to among the zines. A creator's view of other zines from:
- Eric Bloat of The Isle of The Amazons
- Drew Cochran of Harrowings From The Rime!
- Sean Hillman of D.I.R.G.Ezine
- Justin Ryan Isaac of Cade’s Big Book o’ Booze
- Riley Rethal of synthesis.
- Jacob DC Ross of The Compleat Beastman
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