Pugmire Fantasy Tabletop RPG

Created by Richard Thomas

Pugmire Fantasy Tabletop RPG
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3,239 backers pledged $193,404.00 on Kickstarter

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Latest Updates from Our Project:

October update!
15 days ago – Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 01:29:56 PM

Hi, folks. Rose here, with a update from Eddy.



Hello, good dogs! We have some more tasty Pugmire updates for you!


But first, a quick word from our friends at Earplay:

Hey, Pugmire backers! This is a message from Earplay - we’re already working on stories you play with your voice for some Onyx Path titles, and we have a small request to make of you, fellow fans of storytelling.

The Earplay Demo, our 5-minute intro narrated by the legendary Dave Grossman, is a finalist in the Future of Storytelling (FoST) People’s Choice Awards, hosted at the FoST Festival in New York this October, Fri 6th-Sun 8th. This is an amazing opportunity for us, so we’d be immensely grateful for your vote. You can read more about the festival at our blog:

And, if you're willing, please submit your vote BEFORE Oct 8th for the Earplay Demo at the FoST Prize page, here:

We truly appreciate your support, both in the Pugmire Kickstarter and the People’s Choice Award.

Chapter 1 of the Pugmire Earplay, “Friends and Enemies,” is almost ready for release, but we’d like to let our truest supporters enjoy it first! We have limited invites, and drawings will be random. If you’re interested in being considered as a beta tester for the new Pugmire Earplay, let us know by filling out our form here:

We hope you (have been) enjoy(ing) the free content available on the Earplay hub, and thanks in advance for your support and vote!


As promised last month, I was able to dig into some feedback I got from the last round of playtesting on Fetch Quest. I tweaked the cards and the rules a bit, and sent them out for one last round. I'm hoping to have that all in by the end of the month, so we can mock up a nicer-looking print-and-play playtest deck for an early 2018 Kickstarter. All in all, though, the core system is looking sound, and I hope that this game will offer another exciting avenue to play in the realms of Pugmire!


* Writers are continuing to rewrite their stories for the Pugmire anthology. 

* YouTube video scripts for Pan's Guide are written and being reviewed by Matthew Dawkins.

* Music is being composed for the non-interactive Pugmire audio drama.

* Monarchies of Mau writers are turning in drafts!


Rose Bailey, long-time White Wolf/Onyx Path developer and a dear friend of mine, is Kickstarting her own creator-owned game. "Cavaliers of Mars" is set on a fantasy version of the red planet, featuring swashbuckling and intrigue. Because if Mars has canals, why can't it have Venice? Go check it out:

September update
about 1 month ago – Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 02:15:25 PM

Hi, everyone! Rose here, with an update from Eddy.


Hello, good dogs! It's time for another Pugmire update!  



(Yes, I used that joke last month. But it's still true!)  

Gen Con 50 was amazing for Pugmire. We sold out of the books several times, as well as the Guide screens and Mau Early Access! I ran a couple of demo games (one for Pugmire, and one for Mau), and the Wrecking Crew ran several four-hour sessions as well. It seemed like the biggest complaint was that there weren't enough Pugmire events and products to go around, which is a great problem to have!  

I lost count of the people who brought their Pugmire copies for autographs or took the time to tell me about their experiences with Pugmire. Thanks to all of you who came to the booth, attended the panels and events, wore the buttons, and otherwise made our launch at Gen Con such a success. It meant the world to me.  


Onyx Path had a number of announcements at the show. One of them was that we're going to work with DriveThruRPG to provide a Pugmire Community Content portal! That means that members of the Pugmire community can upload their own adventures and other content. You can even sell them (although Onyx Path and Pugsteady will get a percentage of every sale)! If you've looked at programs like the DM's Guild for Dungeons & Dragons or the Storyteller's Vault for the World of Darkness, you'll get a sense of what we're hoping to accomplish.  

I'm still working out details, so I can't really answer questions just yet. But if you have a cool Pugmire adventure you think others would enjoy, hang on to your notes, and we'll have more information soon!  


Now that I'm settled in Ireland, it's time for me to make the rounds of the European conventions. I have to look at my budget and time to see what I can commit to, as well as learning the wrinkles of European travel, but I have already committed to attending Dragonmeet in December. I'll be there just as an attendee, but feel free to catch me between games for an autograph or just to chat.  


* Now that some other projects are out of the way, I'm back at work on the Fetch Quest card game. We're eyeballing a Kickstarter for that next year sometime.  

* Writers are continuing to rewrite their stories for the Pugmire anthology.  

* YouTube video scripts for Pan's Guide are being written.  

* Music is being composed for the non-interactive Pugmire audio drama, so I should be getting a rough cut soon.  

* Earplay is getting close to launch.  

* Mau writers are writing.

August update
3 months ago – Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 07:21:11 PM

Hi, Rose here, with a new update from Eddy!



Hello, good dogs! It seems updating on both Pugmire and Mau in the same post led to some confusion for folks, so I'll focus on Pugmire and only lightly touch on Mau. Look for more details in the Mau Kickstarter update!


Over the past few days I've been tagged on Facebook and Twitter by people excited to receive their Pugmire shipments. I'm really glad it's finally in people's hands. Shipping will continue over the next couple of weeks for our international backers. However, the original Kickstarter had delivery listed as "August 2017," so we're exactly on target! =As a note, this is the first Kickstarter Onyx Path has done in which distribution is handled by third parties. As such, if you have a problem with your shipment, please contact BackerKit, and they'll get you in touch with the right people. (One quick thing to check is to make sure you filled out your survey -- 63 people still haven't!)


I'll by flying all the way from Ireland to come to Gen Con 50. At the Onyx Path booth (#501, by the Paizo booth) we'll have plenty of cool things for Pugmire and Mau fans!  

  • Short 10-minute demos of Pugmire and Mau Early Access for people who want to learn more  
  • One-hour games of Pugmire and Mau Early Access, run by me  
  • Lots of full Pugmire and Mau Early Access events run by our tireless demo team, The Wrecking Crew 
  • A panel about Pugmire and Mau (as well as other OPP games) on Friday, 1pm, at Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Grand Central Ballroom A  
  • Copies of the Pugmire book so your friends who missed the Kickstarter can buy one  
  • Maybe some secret Pugmire news or swag? Who knows?

Even if you just swing by to say you backed the Kickstarter, I'd appreciate an opportunity to thank you for your support!  


  • Writers are continuing to rewrite their stories for the Pugmire anthology.   
  • Pan's Guide has moved on to the next stage: Creating a series of short YouTube videos for players interested in learning Pugmire!  
  • The non-interactive drama is moving along. I can't wait to hear how it turns out!  
  • Earplay is getting very close to launch.  
  • The outline for Monarchies of Mau has been written, and writers have started collaborating on our joint Slack channel.  


There are still some projects left to finish, but we're getting close to the end. It's been a wild ride, but the Pugmire/Mau community has been so positive and supportive. It's really been a wonderful experience from start to finish. I hope I get to meet some of you at Gen Con!




We're also currently kickstarting a new book of historical Dark Eras, intended for the Chronicles of Darkness, but designed to be fascinating reading regardless of your gaming interests. Each Era features two different game lines. 

We started the book with six Dark Eras, and backers have already unlocked a seventh - the Golden Age of Piracy!  

Most importantly, backers are currently voting on which one of three other Eras to include in the book when the next Stretch Goal is met. 

Come on over and join in the fun:

Pugmire and Mau July update!
4 months ago – Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 11:36:45 PM

Hi, Rose here, with updates from Eddy!



Hello from lovely Ireland! After a somewhat chaotic couple of weeks getting myself and Murray Pug to Eire (including a cross-country drive from Atlanta to San Francisco), I have an update on all things Pugmire and Mau!  



The book, dice, cards, pins, and screen are all printed and are being shipped to our distribution warehouse, so last week the BackerKit was locked down. If all goes well, by this time next month many of you should already have your materials in hand. If you haven't filled out your survey yet -- there are 63 of you out there -- we'd love to get your stuff to you!  

(If you've having problems with the BackerKit survey, comments here won't be useful. Instead, click on Richard Thomas' face in the upper-right and use the "Contact me" button.)  

Other Projects  

  • Writers are continuing to rewrite their stories for the Pugmire anthology.  
  • Pan's Guide is back in the hands of Matthew Dawkins, who is addressing my comments before we have another chat about it.  
  • I've been listening to lines for the non-interactive audio drama, and it's sounding pretty good!  
  • Earplay is getting the last round of audio polish.  



With the help of 1,970 of you, we raised $118,534 to make Monarchies of Mau into a reality! We'll be able to make not only the Mau book, but dice, a Guide screen, pins, a Kickstarter-exclusive shirt, an adventure collection, a fiction anthology, a book of pre-generated cats and dogs, and another Earplay adventure! Rich and I need to sit down and start talking numbers now that the Pugmire campaign is close to shipping and the Mau campaign is finished. Budgets are less exciting, but still an important part of the process.  

Monarchies of Mau Book  

The next step is starting work on the core book. This time around I'm building a team to write it, instead of doing most of the writing myself. As such, I'm planning to spend this month writing a comprehensive outline, polishing the writer's documents, hiring my team, and kicking things into gear. Again, this is the less exciting "getting things made" phase of things, but writing should begin in earnest soon!  


I'll be at Gen Con next month! Some games of Pugmire and Mau will be run by the ever-impressive Wrecking Crew, and we'll have some demos of both at the booth. For those that can make it, I hope to see you there (even if I'm pretty jet-lagged)!

Pre-Pre-Shipping Notice for Pugmire
4 months ago – Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:34:11 PM

Hello Pugmire backers!

RichT here:

Just wanted to let you know that we will be putting up the 48 hour notice on Monday, the 26th that we'll be locking addresses and closing down the Pugmire BackerKit site on Wednesday, the 28th. All addresses will be locked down and no changes will be possible, and the site will be shut down and no more "pre-orders" will be possible, in preparation for shipping in July.

If you need to change your shipping address, please do so before Wednesday the 28th, by going to your Survey responses on the BackerKit site. If you lost your Survey link/email, you can recover it here:

Please do not let this time go past if you need to change your shipping address!

Anything that has to happen after the 28th will have to be hand-entered and is prone to human error. (Don't tell the Pugmire Dogs!)

Here are a couple of pics of the finished book and Screen - enjoy and thanks!