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Mottokrosh Machinations Kickstarter campaign for Capes and Cloaks and Cowls and a Park

26 January, 2022

From Mottokrosh Machinations, creators of acclaimed* science fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Hypertellurians, comes a self-contained adventure setting of whimsical frolics, fashionable sewists, and dark unravelings. Capes and Cloaks and Cowls and a Park is a 112+ page, system neutral, hardcover book for any fantasy game, and perfect for Hypertellurians.

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Written and laid out by Frank Reding (Hypertellurians, Brutal Imperilment in the Bag of Infinite Holding, A Bride for Dracula), lavishly illustrated by Katie Wakelin (Knives at the Feast, Hypertellurians), and dungeon mapped by Diogo Nogueira (Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells, Lost in the Fantasy World).

  • Six themed islands and a floating tower
  • Three or more packed adventure sites for each
  • Isometric maps for many locations
  • Garments marvelous or magical
  • One hundred extraordinary treasures
  • Simple rules for powerful grimoires
  • Adjectives for describing fabulous fabrics
  • A metric ton of irresistible illustrations
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Riblerim the Unsure, Master Diviner, is a shy person, possessed of benevolent, eccentric eldritch prowess. He created a secret wizard’s demesne in an ultradimensional plane of his own devising, tucked away in his unassuming cloak. A place to study in private, or perhaps a private theme park to impress visitors with. Numerous topical islands float in an arcane sea of gold, interconnected with wondrous means of locomotion. He called this place simply Riblerim's Interesting Place (RIP).

During Riblerim the Unsure, Master Diviner’s time, came the Great Needle Pusher Purge. Seamstresses and tailors, long suspected of sorcery, one and all, were persecuted and driven away. Predictably, the Great Needle Pusher Purge was followed by the Great Wearing of Nothing but Rags. Unwilling to idly stand by, Riblerim created the Costumiers with Latent Arcane Magicks Refuge Initiative & Motivation Scheme (CLAMRIMS, for short), seeking out freethinking clothiers and modistes, and sheltering them in his wondrous realm. The practical outcome of this was a fashion and decor renaissance for the park.

But no one has heard of Riblerim the Unsure, Master Diviner, for about 50 years now, nor seen his famed cloak. Has he lost interest in the world of his making? Or can he no longer stand the mundane world? Perhaps he’s in trouble? Or eloped with one of the dressmakers?

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Whether your players enter RIP to uncover the mystery of its vanished creator, or to avail themselves of the realm’s numerous treasures, Capes and Cloaks and Cowls and a Park promises many sessions of fun and surprises. Use it as a standalone sandbox setting, or drop it into an existing campaign as a fashionable distraction.

Capes and Cloaks and Cowls and a Park is kickstarting right now. Pledge to don the many trappings of this fashion-forward realm.

* Tabletop Gaming Best Games of March 2021, Tabletop Gaming Best Games of 2021, Alan Bahr (Gallant Knight Games) Top Ten RPGs of 2019, “1. Hypertellurians: Hypertellurians is the best RPG I’ve read this year. Full stop.”