On January 15th, 2019 Bloat Games will launch their 5th RPG Kickstarter for SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons: The Cryptid Manual. This will be the 3rd Kickstarter from the SURVIVE THIS!! line, created by Bloat Games founder, Eric Bloat, in 2015 and the 2nd in the Dark Places & Demogorgons series (Created by Eric Bloat and Josh Palmer). All of Bloat Games previous Kickstarters have funded, including their most recent Kickstarter, SURVIVE THIS!! Vigilante City, which funded at nearly $13,000.
Bloat Games will be using Drivethrurpg for both digital and physical fulfillment.
The Cryptid Manual is Bloat Games first exclusively Bestiary/Monster Manual type of product. However, instead of using the same monsters that find their ways into most Bestiaries, for the Cryptid Manual, Bloat Games focused on highlighting the creatures of Cryptozoology from all around the world. If you’ve ever wanted to run your players against a Big Foot, a Lake Monster, The Mothman or Jersey Devil, then this supplement will be a must have. While the Cryptid Manual was created for Dark Places & Demogorgon it can easily be used with any OSR game, with very little conversion needed by the DM.
The physical book will be approximately 90 pages, full color, digest size (6x9) and available in hard cover and softcover.
"Building the Cryptid Manual for DP&D was a creepy, weird, creatively wide-open delight. This book is the heart of the 'Survive This' series in that it shows a bizarre, unlike anything-else monster set for modern times. Goat man fo' life." - Brandish Gilhelm aka Runehammer
“Survive This!! Cryptid Manual is a unique rpg bestiary. It’s overflowing with creatures, new and old, for your games of Dark Places & Demogorgons, or any OSR game that you may enjoy. Designed to emulate a governmental file on all things top secret, this volume of monsters, nefarious and strange, will test your players wits, investigation skills, and sanity in ways they may have never expected.” – Jodie Brandt
“Working on this book was exhilarating, stretching my research and creative talents in directions bold and new. While many of the creatures within will be familiar to some, others will be newly discovered, and others are brand new, springing into existence and new mythologies from the weirdest corners of Josh’s and my mind. Coupled with dynamic and visceral Runehammer art, the Survive This!! Cryptid Manual is sure to bring many hours of fun to your tabletop. So, crack the cover and dive in, but beware! Some things cannot be unseen…” - Jodie Brandt
“The Cryptid Manual is the newest addition to the Dark Places & Demogorgons library. It adds greatly to the DP&D bestiary, encompassing cryptid creatures from all over the globe. Written from the point of view of a cryptozoologist that is searching the world for monsters, but has his journey enhanced by the discovery of a portion of a long-lost item used to track and fight monsters. Unfortunately, it looks like something horrible happened to him and his life’s work has ended up in a partially redacted government file. Hopefully, his work will be of some help to those monster hunters out there.” – Josh Palmer
“I was happy to work on this book because of my lifelong love of cryptozoology. It was challenging selecting a good variety of creatures to include in the manual. Many of the monsters are well-known to most people, while others will be completely new to the reader. I think that hardcore cryptid fans will be pleased by the book as much as the fans of Dark Places & Demogorgons.” – Josh Palmer
“Working with Jodie Brandt was great, because his mind for gaming and love of cryptozoology. Runehammer’s artistic talent really brings these beasts to life!” – Josh Palmer
Why the change to Drivethrurpg for fulfillment?
“We really wanted to streamline the process and get our books into the hands of GMs and the players that much sooner. Plus, Drivethrurpg has really made it so convenient for small publishers like myself and we’ve seen so many of our piers in the industry have great success with the Drivethrurpg fulfillment method on Kickstarter that for us, it was a no brainer.” - Eric Bloat.
Other products by Bloat Games:
List Off (Core Box Set)
List Off: 1980s Expansion
List Off: Comics Expansion
List Off: Movies Expansion
List Off: Music Expansion
SURVIVE THIS!! Zombies! Collected Edition
STZ: Zombie Manual II: Welcome to Zombie Land
STZ: The Body In The Road
The Zombie Hack
White Box Zombies
The Vigilante Hack
TVH: A City Full Of Sinners
TVH: Sanctuary Asylum
The Complete Vigilante Hack
SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons Core Rules