Trophy RPG

Created by The Gauntlet Gaming Community

A tabletop roleplaying game of dark forests, doomed treasure-hunters, and a world woven on a loom of rumor, history, and myth.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

October 2021 Update
2 days ago – Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 01:48:22 AM

Hello! Following are some updates on various parts of the project...

Trophy Loom

We were getting close to being able to release the Trophy Loom PDF, but then Jesse got hit with a number of unexpected things at his day job and in his personal life, and so it got slowed. But things are back on track, and Jesse says he should have the final PDF to editorial by November 4th. From there, editorial will do a final quality check and then send it out to you (the final QC will take a day or two after we get the PDF from Jesse). In the meantime, we have some more preview pages to share, including a page that explains how to use the book, which we think you'll find interesting (note: these are not necessarily final). 

How to Use
The City
Hidden Manikins
Legends interior
Fort Duhrin interior
Fort Duhrin interior
Deep Kalduhr interior
Deep Kalduhr interior

Add-Ons

Dice and tokens have been slowly arriving from their long journeys overseas. We have boxes of this stuff in a temperature-controlled storage facility until they're ready to be packed up and shipped out (we have enough Hunt Roll tokens to do a Scrooge McDuck dive into, haha). We're still wrapping up the artwork on the cards, but we'll be getting those printed very soon. 

A mere fraction

Roots of Old Kalduhr

As you know, during the Kickstarter campaign we funded the Trophy Gold megadungeon, Roots of Old Kalduhr. Roots has been, by a mile, the most challenging aspect of Trophy from a developmental standpoint—but it's a fun challenge. The trickiest part for the editorial team has been taking these 40+ sections, from dozens of different authors, and not only trying to make them fit with one another, but also making sure they are mechanically sound and following all the conventions of Trophy Gold. It was a lot to do, but the end result is so, so cool. The megadungeon is a work of art—easily one of the most captivating, thrilling things we've ever seen in a roleplaying game. 


We thought it would be fun to share our working diagrams with you. These are rough sketches of what the final set diagrams will look like in the Trophy Gold book. It isn't the final order of things, but it's pretty close. The megadungeon is divided into six layers, with multiple sets per layer, and different ways of traveling between the sets and between the layers. The special sets called "Streets" and "the Climb" are large, generic sets that are used when traversing the megadungeon, and certain large sets, like the Rhunnveldt Gardens, contain smaller sets within them. 


Take a look at these set names and ponder what they must mean...

Surface and Layer One
Layer Two
Layer Three
Layer Four
Layer Five
Layer Six

Trophy Discord Server

We want to encourage your to join the Trophy Discord server. The project creators and editors are on that discord. We're very interactive and love chatting about the project. We organize online game sessions, contests, and all kinds of other stuff on that server, too. You can also learn about all the 3rd-party Trophy projects that are out there. It's a great community. You can find that server here.


The Trophy project is coming together. We are in extremely challenging times, but it's getting done, and we know you're going to love it. As always, thanks so much for your support! 


-The Trophy team

July 2021 Update
4 months ago – Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 03:04:21 AM

Hey everyone! Jesse is plugging away on Trophy Loom. We're getting close, and as soon as it's done, you'll have the PDF in hand. In the meantime, we have a couple of quick updates plus A TON of artwork to share with you. 

Final BackerKit charges

There are  some BackerKit orders we haven't yet charged. We'll be charging all the rest of those on July 15th. 


Join us on Discord

A regular reminder that we have a Discord server for Trophy. It is, hands down, the best place to communicate with us about everything related to Trophy. You can find that server here.

Trophy Loom Preview

Below is a preview of Trophy Loom. This is the Local Gods section of the book, written by James Holloway. Artwork and layout is by Jesse Ross. Note: this is just a preview for fun—it hasn't been through a final quality check. 

Loom Pg.122
Loom pg. 123
Loom pg. 124
Loom pg. 125
Loom pg. 126
Loom pg. 127
Loom pg. 128
Loom pg. 129

Card Art Preview

We have so much card art to show you, but only so much space in this update, haha. Nevertheless, here's a good look at some images from the Occupations and Rituals decks. The Occupations are by Anna Zee and the Rituals are by Brian Sago. 

Artificer
Blacksmith
Cook
Hedge
Herbalist
Leech
Nest
Sorcerer
Army ritual
Aura ritual
Channel ritual
Darkness ritual
Enliven ritual
Guide ritual
Immolate ritual
Inhabit ritual
Knock ritual
Messenger ritual
Numb ritual
Parse ritual
Rewind ritual
Tadpole ritual
Unravel ritual
Wail ritual
Yoke ritual

As always, thanks so much for your support! As you can see from the things we have shared today, we are absolutely determined to make Trophy the best and most beautiful TTRPG to come out in ages. We are so grateful you are giving us the time and resources to accomplish that. You're going to be so proud to have this on your shelf! 


-The Trophy team

Trophy Dark PDF
5 months ago – Mon, May 17, 2021 at 12:10:17 AM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Trophy Dark PDF is almost here PLUS Temple of the Peerless Star and Equipment Card art preview
6 months ago – Sat, May 01, 2021 at 12:07:05 AM

Hey everyone! 


The Trophy Dark PDF is sooo close to being ready.  We know it's been a bit of a wait, but you are going to absolutely love it. It's one of the most beautiful TTRPG books we've ever seen; the pages are absolutely dripping with atmosphere.  We're very excited to get that PDF to you, and we'll send it out the moment it's totally done. 


Our bottleneck right now on getting these PDFs done is the artwork. Between the books and cards, there will be nearly 400 original pieces of art, and so we're bringing in some extra artists to help us speed that part of the process up. It's a lot, especially for a small outfit like us, but we want these books and add-ons to be as beautiful and high quality as they can be. We're very thankful for your patience, and for giving us the space to do something we can all be proud of. 


Speaking of add-ons, we've finalized numbers for our dice and token manufacturers, so those are being made right now. 


The Temple of the Peerless Star

From the very beginning, we've been committed to giving you things to play while you wait for us to finish these books. In that spirit, we have added The Temple of the Peerless Star, a Trophy Gold incursion, to the backer folder. We're not linking the folder here because this is a public post, but you can find it in earlier backer-only posts. If you preordered on BackerKit and want access to the PDF folder, just drop us a message here on KS and we'll send it to you!


Art Preview

Below is some more art, this time for some of the Equipment Cards. These are by artist Anna Zee. Anna has finished the Equipment Card deck and it's all very gorgeous; below are a few samples of her work. 

Pet Goat
Bag of hard candies
Dice
Heirloom compass
Journal and ink
Musk, deer and bear
Scroll tube with mysterious scroll
Skinning knife
Vermin repellent
Troll blood

As always, thanks so much for your support! We'll be back again soon with the Trophy Dark PDF!


-The Trophy Team

January 2021 update PLUS art & layout preview
9 months ago – Mon, Feb 01, 2021 at 12:33:39 AM

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