AQUELARRE — the dark & mature medieval RPG *now in English*

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AQUELARRE — the dark & mature medieval RPG *now in English*
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738 backers pledged $57,694.00 on Kickstarter

Perhaps the best RPG not available in English & one of the most gorgeous RPGs anywhere, Aquelarre deserves a deluxe edition in English.

Raised in Kickstarter
$57,694.00 / 738 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$22,509.12 / 791 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

23 days ago – Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 12:06:57 AM


Thank you for your patience and grace as we sort these things out. 

  • The core Aquelarre manuscript is finished, and we're preparing to send it to layout.
  • The Aquelarre Art cards are being finalized, then printed. 
  • The coin is being minted! 
  • The GM Screen is done and ready for layout!

Things are moving along. We're looking forward to getting this in your hands. As soon as I have a timeline update on layout, I'll be sure to provide that.

Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this.

- Alan and the Nocturnal Media Team

Aquelarre Update
29 days ago – Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:17:49 AM


Steve Wieck and I sat down at GenCon and discussed Aquelarre. The book is being sent to layout. Our usual layout artist has a queue, so we're discussing the option of a replacement to get this moving. We have to review resumes and timing to make sure we make the right choice.

The coins are being finalized with Campaign Coins and once we have the proofs we'll be ordering that.

Dice are in progress!

We appreciate your patience as we sort out the remaining pieces. This game will be fulfilled, and we're working to make progress. 

Update + PALADIN!
2 months ago – Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 04:44:30 PM

Hey folks,

I'm here with a quick update for you.

  • The coin has gone off to Campaign Coins for manufacturing. 
  • The corebook is edited, so we're prepping to move it into layout (our layout artist has a few projects ahead of her, so it'll be a week or two). Once it's in layout, we'll update you.
  • We're still sorting the dice and checking what we need to finish against what Stewart had already ordered, so there's still some moving parts (we have a lot of projects we're diving into simultaneously and we're doing our best).

But we are pushing a head as best we can, and I'm hopeful in the next two weeks I should be able to provide a list of everything and it's current status and deadlines.


 PALADIN: Warriors of Charlemage is on Kickstarter right now from Nocturnal Media. This had been the project Stewart was preparing to launch in early July before he passed, and to honor him and his passion and excitement for all things Pendragon, we've moved ahead with it!  

We've already funded and unlocked 3 stretch goals. The corebook is a massive tome, clocking at 708 pages in manuscript form, and we've enlisted some of the best artists we can find to make this a reality.  

We'd love it if you'd come take a look, and help us spread the word about this.


3 months ago – Tue, Jul 04, 2017 at 12:38:36 AM

Hi folks,  

I'm Alan Bahr, Associate Producer at Nocturnal Media. At this point, I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news about Stewart's passing. I can't imagine how hard it's been on everyone (I can only speak for myself), but now comes the point where we have to push forward, past the pain, sorrow, and confusion, and this update is the first step down that road. I'm popping in to make sure you know a few things.  

The first being that someone from Nocturnal is here and we're not ignoring this Kickstarter.  

Secondly, Steve Wieck (Stewart's brother) and I are sorting out the various Nocturnal projects that are outstanding (this is one), and we're figuring out what we need to do to keep things moving.  

Expect a detailed plan of action in the near weeks (likely early next week, maybe a little later). Our every intention is to fulfill the outstanding Kickstarters, but our plans to do so might require some re-calibration before we proceed.  

If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me at my email:, and I'll do what I can to help.  

Be aware, at this point, anything more concrete than "We're making plans, decisions and figuring out how to move forward" is unlikely, so please be patient with us.  

- Alan

Chapter 12 for Backers!
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:16:25 AM

The good progress continues! Please go to the backer-only Dropbox to have a look at Chapter XII: Mores. The link to the folder is in this prior backer-only update (so this update can be seen by anyone who's interested in our progress).

And here's some great news! It's possible that the PDF of Aquelarre will be in your hands by the end of July. As an outside deadline, you'll absolutely have a digital version of the game prior to GenCon in August. (So I won't need to hide from you at the convention!)

As editor Roderick has been saying, "There's light at the end of the tunnel!"

Next Books for Aquelarre

I asked in the prior update what you'd like to see next for Aquelarre, and the result was a virtual dead-heat between Asturies Medievalia (setting), Ars Malefica (pagan and witchcraft sourcebook), and Bestiarium Hispaniae ("monster book"). While that voting and discussion was underway, Cabell completed translating the 25k words of material that remained in the Game Screen, which includes a three-part adventure.

He's now started on Asturies Medievalia which was his own first choice, a choice I liked because it's the shortest of the books. However, he's set out an aggressive plan to complete all three of these books over the next nine months with the intent to be finished end of February 2018. That means, shortly following your receipt of your rewards for this project, we'll be ready to bring a second Aquelarre project to Kickstarter, something I don't want to do again without the translated text already in hand.

Which reminds me...!

Current Kickstarter Projects

There are two small-format RPGs funding on Kickstarter now that might interest you! Tiny Wastelands will be published under our Gallant Knight Games imprint, while Clink is published in association with Sigil Stone Publishing.

Both of these project creators have outstanding track records on Kickstarter, so please take a look!