Just days after blogging about My Crowdfunding Stats, I’ve broken my “no crowdfunding” streak of near 18-months by backing something small, but delightful!

Last night a tweet by Tom Brinton crossed my desk. Tom is creating a notebook in which every page is a procedurally generated portable dungeon crawler. The campaign is called “Tiny Paper Dungeons” and it runs until 2nd February 2021.

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Tom has previously made a project in a similar vein called NUTRI-TRACK. Collectively these are “Paper Apps”, which I find engaging. Yes, I totally get that these are “just” pre-printed pads, I get it. But I love the whole concept of single purpose analog devices which drag us away from “smart” things now and then.

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This also hits an intersection of interests for me. I’ve recently written about my love of (and problem with) paper notebooks. I also have a “problem” with games, and I love all things procedurally generated.

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So backing this was a no-brainer. I backed at the 3-pad level, meaning I get 3 unique pads of procedurally generated “dungeons” to play. Thankfully plenty of others also liked the idea, so the project was easily fully funded in just 90 minutes! They’ve blown past £8000 in under 24 hours, with the potential to go much higher (according to Kicktraq).

If you’re interested in portable dungeon crawlers, and supporting indie makers, maybe take a look at the project page.