Announcing Zine Quest, a Tribute to RPG Zines in February 2019

This winter, let us summon the ancient forms and blazon our sigils on portentous parchments!

Emerging in the early 1970s, RPG zines were hugely influential in the early days of role-playing game fandom and publishing. Inspired by classic titles like Judges Guild and Alarums & Excursions, Kickstarter is inviting creators to launch their own RPG-inspired zine projects in February 2019 as part of Zine Quest, a celebration of these influential documents.

“It’s hard to imagine how role-playing games could have come along without zines,” RPG historian Jon Peterson recently told us. “Zines were the primordial soup where the ideas that became RPGs bounced around, combined with each other, and eventually merged into something amazing.”

Early RPG zines, 'Alarums & Excursions' and 'Domesday Book'
Early RPG zines, ‘Alarums & Excursions’ and ‘Domesday Book’

To be considered for Zine Quest, projects must be RPG-related and they must be zines—they can contain complete RPGs, supplements, adventures, articles, interviews, art or even comics about RPGs. Read the complete guidelines.

Throughout February 2019, we’ll feature Zine Quest projects on a special collections page, in our Games newsletter, and beyond.

Learn more about Zine Quest.

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