Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Created by Magpie Games

A tabletop roleplaying game based on the award-winning Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right board game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Over $550,000! Color booklets unlocked! Fewer than 18 hours!
10 months ago – Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 02:42:46 AM

Hectoring hawks! You’re still pushing strong, and unlocked another stretch goal! We may only have fewer than 18 hours left to go, but there’s no telling how far this vagabond will travel before we’re done!

Stretch Goal Unlocked

Because we reached $550,000, we will print the clearings booklets in color! The booklets are the 6” x 9” saddle-stitched compilations of the 4 clearings unlocked as prior stretch goals. They were automatically added to the Vagabond’s Satchel in the last stretch goal, and now, they’re even better! Every page will be in color, between graphics and art. This way you’ll have the full experience of the digital materials at your table!

Upcoming Stretch Goal

If we reach $600,000, we will release all the Travelers & Outsiders content for Roll20 for FREE! The Roll20 content unlocked in a previous stretch goal already includes everything in the core book. With this stretch goal, all of the expansion material—including the new factions and the new playbooks—will be released for free as well! This means you’ll be able to play with the full panoply of options in your online Roll20 games! Now your Heretic can play online with your friend’s Scoundrel, and everyone can band together to see what the Lizard Cult is getting up to.

Counting Down the Final Hours

We have fewer than 18 hours left in this whole campaign, but you’re still knocking it out of the park! Thank you for making this campaign such a spectacular success, and please keep spreading the word in these final hours!

Over $5 (HUNDRED) THOUSAND! Cloth bag unlocked! Clearings booklet unlocked! Final 48 hours begun!
10 months ago – Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 11:14:33 PM

Felicitous foxes! You did it! Well over $500,000 pledged! Another stretch goal unlocked! I got to make a silly Dragonball Z joke in the header title! Everything is awesome!

Stretch Goal Unlocked

Because we reached $500,000, we will add the cloth bag and the clearings booklet to the Vagabond’s Satchel! We know that you’ve all wanted a satchel for the Satchel since the beginning...and if we’re being honest, so did we! But we wanted to make sure that when we did the bag, we could make it practical for the project as a whole. So we’re very excited that we reached half a million dollars (!!!!) and we get to add the bag! We’ll have more on the bag and its design in the days after the campaign is over, for sure.

And we also knew that you all had asked many times for the clearings to be in print, so we decided to commemorate the $500,000 landmark with TWO items, instead of just the one! We’re very happy to be able to bring you these clearings in print! It wasn’t part of the initial plan, but knowing that you wanted them, and that there was a way we could make it work for the overall project, meant that it became a priority.

Upcoming Stretch Goals

Firstly, we just want to take the chance to say, this has been an incredible journey, and we’re so excited that the Vagabond’s Satchel has become chock full of so many goodies! But with that said, we still have a responsibility to ourselves and to you to make sure this project is manageable, both financially and in terms of a production timeline. So we’re unlikely to have further stretch goals that will add more items to the Satchel. There is already an absolute SMORGASBORD of awesome, and we want to make sure that we can get everything done in time to send you your books and the Satchel together.

That said, we’re going to focus our upcoming stretch goals on improving some of the things we’re already offering! So...

If we can reach $550,000, we will print the clearing booklets with full color! The saddle-stitched 6” x 9” booklets were originally going to be black and white, but if we reach this stretch goal, we’ll do them in full color so they are gorgeous—just like everything else in the project!

Final 27 Hours

This is it! We’re coming down to a close, but we’re not done yet! We here at Magpie Games HQ are incredibly excited to watch this amazing campaign come to the finish line, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride! Thank you all, always and forever, for all of your support! Please keep sharing out the project in these final hours! Let’s bring our vagabonds home!

Over $450,000! Notepads unlocked! Less than 72 hours left!
10 months ago – Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 02:22:28 AM

Jabbering jays! Another stretch goal unlocked, and both notepads added to the Vagabond’s Satchel!

Stretch Goal Unlocked

Because we reached $450,000, we will add both the Woodland notepad and the Clearings notepad to the Vagabond’s Satchel! These two notepads will make tracking your campaign of Root: The TTRPG even easier, while giving you a cool record of all the changes that your Woodland undergoes during the game. We always like resources like this, especially because we can look back over the sheets and remind ourselves of cool NPCs and interesting stories from the game. We’re very excited to create these notepads and share them with you!

Upcoming Stretch Goal

If we reach $500,000, we will add two new things to the Vagabond’s Satchel: a cloth bag, AND a saddle-stitched booklet of the unlocked clearings! The new cloth bag will have a full-color silkscreen printing on one side to make it even prettier. The bag’s dimensions are still being fully determined, but are likely to be approximately 9.5” x 7” x 3.5”. The bag will hold the dice and the decks of cards that come with the Vagabond’s Satchel, along with the books themselves! What’s more, we’re also going to release 6” x 9” saddle-stitched black & white printed copies of the clearings to everyone who gets the Vagabond’s Satchel! These saddle-stitched booklets will contain all 4 of the unlocked stretch goal clearings in print!

New Vagabond Portraits

Kyle Ferrin has created some fantastic new portraits for the new vagabonds featured in Root: The TTRPG, and we wanted to share them with you!

Behold—the Chronicler, Envoy, Exile, and Heretic!

The Final Days of the Beginning

We’re coming up on the final 48 hours of the campaign, and we’re excited to see our vagabonds come home! We’ve already come so far, with over $450k raised and a veritable cornucopia of stretch goals unlocked! Now, let’s bring this phase of the journey to an end together! Please let everyone know about the campaign, what you think the coolest bits are, and that it’s coming to a close! And please, keep being such awesome traveling companions!

Over $400,000! Roll20 Module Unlocked! Plus, Equipment Card Mockup!
10 months ago – Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:41:19 PM

Bouldering badgers! Yet another stretch goal unlocked, unlocking the Roll20 module and taking our racoon vagabond back to shore!

Stretch Goal Unlocked

Because we reached $400,000, we will release a Roll20 module for Root’s core gameplay! The module will include all the playbooks in the core book, along with the materials to play the base game online! The Roll20 module will be available for anyone to use, for free! We’re very excited at the idea of making Root: The TTRPG available in the online Roll20 format so that you can play the game in as many ways as possible. We’ve always enjoyed playing RPGs online, and Roll20 has definitely been a huge boon to our games in the past—so we can’t wait to get this module out there to facilitate online play!

Upcoming Stretch Goal

If we reach $450,000, we will add physical notepads with Woodland and clearing record sheets to the Vagabond’s Satchel! The clearing record sheets will make it easy to track the features, NPCs, and problems of individual clearings, while the Woodland record sheets will allow you to track the overarching status of the entire Woodland, including the factions vying for control and the ongoing war. The Woodland record pad will come with 30 sheets, and the clearing record pad will come with 50 sheets. Both pads will be added to the Vagabond’s Satchel at no additional cost!

Equipment Card Mock-up

Some of you have asked for an idea of what the cards in the Deck of Equipment will look like, and we have a nice mock-up to share with you! These aren’t final by any means—just like with everything else, we’re going to be refining these to make sure they are both functional and good-looking—but this should give you an idea of what we’re going for!

As you can see, the plan is to contain all the important information for a piece of equipment including its skills, its traits, its decay boxes, and an image, all in one easy to access place. This way, you can have a whole armory's worth of equipment ready to go in an instant!

Wander Home Through Misty Glades

We have just over a week left in the Kickstarter! We’ve come so far since we launched, adding so much to the Vagabond’s Satchel, and we’re still not done. Thank you all so much for making this possible, and stick with us as we come into the close!

Over $350,000! Full Dice Pack Unlocked!
10 months ago – Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 02:24:22 AM

Ransacking raccoons! You did it again! Another stretch goal unlocked, adding 4 new dice pairs to the Vagabond’s Satchel!

Stretch Goal Unlocked

Because we reached $350,000, we will add 4 new dice pairs to the Vagabond’s Satchel, bringing the total up to 7 pairs of dice! Now the Vagabond’s Satchel will include dice for all of the board game’s non-vagabond factions—the Marquisate, the Eyrie Dynasties, the Woodland Alliance, the Lizard Cult, the Riverfolk Company, the Corvid Conspiracy, and the Grand Duchy! Each pair of dice will be colored with its faction colors, and include their faction symbol engraved on the die!

Upcoming Stretch Goal

If we reach $400,000, we will release a Roll20 module for Root’s core gameplay! The module will include playbooks and other tools to make digital play a cinch. With this module, you’ll be able to quickly and easily set up an online game of Root with your friends over Roll20’s effective and useful system. The Roll20 module for Root: The TTRPG will be available for everyone to use for free!

Story Told Interview

Chazz Kellner of Stories Untold gave me the opportunity to do an interview on their podcast! I was incredibly grateful to Chazz for the chance, and you should check it out if you’re interested in hearing more about Root: The TTRPG!

http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-episode-13-root-the-rpg-interview-with-brendan-conway

Terrible Warriors Actual Play

We’ve featured the Legends of Avantris and Very Random Encounters Root actual plays for a while (and if you haven’t checked them out, you should!), and now we’re happy to add Terrible Warriors to the mix! Check out the Crosspatch Gang here!

https://www.terriblewarriors.com/root

Stroll Through Wooded Glades!

The campaign is still going strong thanks to all of you, with 19 days left, close to 3,750 backers, and over $350,000 pledged! Thank you all for your continued support! Please keep being marvelous!