After a cold and wet winter, the Bears have finally come out of hibernation here at D101 HQ. Lots of stuff is being worked on, and releases will be coming thick and fast in the coming months.

The big news for today is that Beyond Dread Portals, Paul Mitchener’s Fantasy Roleplaying Game of multidimensional world hopping is now on Kickstarter until 2nd May.

This is Paul’s take on fantasy D20 Class/Level gaming, streamlined rules with narrative elements, set in the baroque worlds controlled by the Empire of Ys.

If you want more info, there’s a video of Paul and me talking about the game, an interview with the Smart Party Podcast and us, and a 92-page preview pdf (rules up to 5th Level includes an adventure) linked to on the Kickstarter page.

It went live today, and until Tuesday, 4th May, all backers get an early bird backer gift of “The Traveller’s Guide to Polydrones” written by Paul and myself.