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Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Created by 9th Level Games

Roleplay in the Four Kingdoms! Take on perilous quests, raise an army, & defend your Kingdom from the malevolent forces of The Tower. Please Note: Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date. We will keep you updated through Kickstarter Updates for when shipping fees will be applied to your pre-order. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Final 48 hours & Gencon News!
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 01:51:59 PM

It's the final 48 hours of the campaign! 

Stretch Goals 

We are just 9 backers away from unlocking the 1100 goal for gold foil stamping on the Screen PLUS the bonus of including some of the new COVENANT Return to Dark Tower board game characters! With 48 hours left in the campaign we are showing another stretch goal just in case we are lucky enough to hit the 1200 goal. 

Attending GENCON? Play MAZES!

  • Learn to Play Mazes 

There are only 3 sessions with seats open to learn to play MAZES Fantasy Roleplaying at GENCON 2022! You can search "Enter the Maze"  HERE (event numbers are: RPG22209873, RPG22209877, and RPG22209882)

  • Mazes at Midnight Special Event
Mazes Til Midnight Event at Origins Game Fair 2022

We are also hosting MAZES AT MIDNIGHT which is an epic special event from SATURDAY AUGUST 6th night 11:59pm until 2am lit by BLACKLIGHT and pumping dungeon synth beats! We can accommodate 100 players and about 40 seats are left. ***GET YOUR SPOT HERE!

Mazes til Midnight Event at Origins Game Fair 2022

 Thank you for your support and here's to a great last 48 hours of the campaign! 

~9th Level Games 

Deeper Descriptions of Accessory Items
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 09:21:15 AM

There have been a lot of questions over the last few days about the GM screen, Player Tower Accessory Set, Poster map, haggle die, and character sheets. 

Accessory Descriptions 

The Screen and Player Tower will feature information that is applicable to the GM in the case of the screen and to the players in the case of the tower. Please see the GM screen from Mazes which has a good amount of information for the player as well. We'll be putting the pertinent player information on the bottom piece of the tower and the top piece of the tower will be thematic to look like the dark tower. 

Maze Controller Screen for Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying

Adversary GM Screen 

  • Full color tri-fold thick cardboard material
  • Gold Foil Stamping 
  • Pertinent GM reference information 
  • Adversary Sheets

 Player Tower Accessory Set

  • Full color player tower with player reference information (in compact 2 piece box)
  • Dice Roller 
  • Polyhedral dice set (8 dice) - $15 value
  • Full Color character sheet pad - $10 value
  • Full Color Token Set for tracking Spirit, Hearts, & Forces - $10 value
  • Full Color Reference Card Deck for visual aid - $10 value

NOTES: 

  • The value of the player reference tower & dice roller is surely more than $5, making the $50 price point quite reasonable. 
  • Tokens will be made of cardboard and will be full color on both sides. 
  • The 8 polyhedral dice will be the color scheme of the Return to Dark Tower board game/RPG and we are hoping to be able to offer custom faces. That is our 1300 backer goal, BUT if we don't hit it we may be able to hit it during the pledge manager survey as that is something Backerkit offers. 

Poster Map

The map will be folded paper which could be used to track your game if you don't own the board game. However, the board game board will be superior quality than the poster map provided via our stretch goal. Of course you could also simply hang it on your wall in your office or game room. 

Haggle Die

The haggle die will be used for random events off scene (things happening in other places). We expect the faces of the die to be VERY similar to the haggle die but not exactly the same as we are not using it in the same mechanical way that the board game does. 

Character Sheets 

The hardcover and the digital version of Return to Dark Tower RPG will include printer friendly character sheets and adversary sheets.  We plan to offer the player tower accessory kit and the GM Screen through the pledge manager however when we are ready to go into retail (Spring/Summer 2023) we may decide to offer the items individually as well. 

As we are not in production with any of these items yet, this is subject to change. Thank you for your questions! 

~9th Level Games

Final Week of the Journey - AMA with Restoration
3 months ago – Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 02:33:08 PM

Thank you for being part of our journey in the Four Kingdoms! The campaign closes in just one week on Thursday June 30th at 4pm Eastern time. 

AMA with President of Restoration Games 

Tonight at 8pm Eastern Time designer Chris O'Neill welcomes Justin Jacobson to this week's AMA. Justin Jacobson is the founder and President of Restoration Games. He is also a huge roleplaying fan and is one of the most excited people about the Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying game. 

Click HERE to attend the event 


Interviews 

In case you missed them, here are a number of interview Chris O'Neill has done over the last few weeks. 

VICTORY CONDITION GAMING 

 MILDRA

SWARM CAST PODCAST

We hope you are enjoying this journey as much as we are. Thank you for your continued support! 

~9th Level Games

3 weeks into the journey
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 01:33:12 PM

Stretch Goal Status

You may notice that we added a few more things to the stretch goal list as we head into the final 10 days of the campaign.  We are VERY close to unlocking the full color map which is very exciting! For those of you familiar with the board game, we felt the need to include a Haggle Die in the Player Tower Accessory Set as it is such a fun part of the board game. 

Adversary Sheet

Just as we did with the character sheet, the Adversary sheet was updated based on feedback from playtesting the game. 

Updated Advesary Sheet Mockup

Restoration Games plays the RPG

Last night the Restoration Games team played Return to Dark Tower RPG. Watch it here: 

 Thank you for going on this journey with us. 

~9th Level Games 

AMA Links & Updated Character Sheet Preview
4 months ago – Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 02:20:27 PM

AMA Info

Our next AMA is very soon. 8pm Eastern tonight! Next up will be June 23rd with Restoration Games! 

LINKS TO EVENTS: 

  •  JUNE 16th: Ask Me Anything! Your questions answered.
  •  JUNE 23rd: 9LG and Restoration Games – Designing the Dark Tower and Beyond
     

Updated Character Sheet

Through the development of the game and playtesting we have decided to make a few changes to the character sheet. Please see the updated preview below. 

Slightly updated character sheet