Follow Me Down

Created by Joie Martin

A GMless, two-player tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Powered by the Apocalypse NOTE: Shipping for physical items will be charged later, when your order is ready to ship!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Follow Me Down in the News & Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 05:58:51 AM

Follow Me Down in the Media

Hi everyone, I normally try to keep updates to once a week during a campaign, but we've had a flurry of media attention about Follow Me Down, so I wanted to link you those articles, interviews and actual plays. 

Tabletop Potluck did an amazing actual play podcast of Follow Me Down right before the campaign started. You can listen to Sally and Abby's playthrough here:

I did an actual play podcast for Follow Me Down with Jeff Stormer of Party of One that was just released today. Click the link to hear it:

EN World included Follow Me Down in their "Crowdfunding RPG News" article. Click here to read about it (and some other awesome projects):

Follow Me Down has also been featured on Dicebreaker. Click here to read the article:

I also chat about Follow Me Down with Eliza Lambert of After D&D on Youtube. Click here to watch the video:

$15k Stretch Goal Unlocked & A New Stretch Goal!

While I was sleeping, we passed $15,000 overnight, which means we've met our Character Sheet Upgrade goal, so all backers will now receive fillable PDF character sheets with their PDF, and physical backers will receive a pack of 10 printed character sheets with their book.

Our next stretch goal at $20k is a set of Kith & Kin Playbooks, based on familial and ancestral relationships. As I mention in the Follow Me Down ashcan, there are many types of love, and these Playbooks are designed to explore the familial relationships between siblings, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, and so on. Just above that at our $25k stretch goal is a brand new playset by Josh Heath inspired by the Nordic legends of Hel and Valhalla!

Our newest released stretch goal at $30k will allow us to make upgrades to both the PDF and physical book. This means more gorgeous art, higher quality paper, and printed end sheets for the physical book. We also have another stretch goal further down the line that will unlock additional book upgrades like foil-stamping and ribbon bookmarks, but we have to smash through our previous stretch goals first!

That's all for me for now. Expect another update next week as we spotlight another member of the Follow Me Down team and keep you updated on the Kickstarter's progress!

Next Stretch Goal & Team Member Spotlight
about 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 05:57:36 AM

Our Next Stretch Goal

Hi everyone! Follow Me Down is less than $500 from our second stretch goal at $15000; Character Sheet Upgrades. When we reach this goal, we'll create fillable PDF character sheets that will be bundled with the game PDF, and will automatically add a pack of ten printed character sheets (5 for each Playbook) for all physical backers. I've found that fillable PDF character sheets are extremely useful for online play, but they do take a bit of time to create, which is why this is listed as a stretch goal.

Beyond stretch goals, today is our first team member spotlight, where I get to tell you more about the people who are making this project a reality!

Team Member Spotlight: Misha Bushyager

For our first spotlight, I'd like to introduce you to Misha Bushyager, our editor for Follow Me Down! Misha is a powerhouse with an impressive list of projects, both as a writer and editor. She was one of the people behind #Feminism, an anthology of 30+ feminist nano-games produced by a collective of feminists from 10 different countries, is a founder of New Agenda Publishing, "a consortium dedicated to promoting diversity in the RPG community through [their] hiring and choices," who produced Orun, a post-apotheosis, Afro-centric, space opera tabletop roleplaying game, and a curator of More Seats at the Table,  a biweekly newsletter highlighting analog games by cis women, non-binary and agender folk, and trans folk.

I had the pleasure of meeting Misha a few years ago, when she GMed a demo of Orun for a gaming podcast I used to produce, and was able to meet her in person not much later at a convention we were both attending.  I knew I wanted her for this project, partially because her reputation as a skilled writer and editor precedes her, but also because Misha is someone who gets things done. This is the first time I'll be working with her in a professional capacity, and I am very much looking forward to it! If you'd like to know more about Misha and her work, I encourage you to visit her website, Black Girl Gameworks.

New Playset Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 05:56:03 AM

We have reached our first stretch goal, and unlocked a new playset inspired by the Chinese mythological afterlife, written by Chris Tang!  I've known Chris for over ten years, and had the privilege to work with him on numerous projects, so I know backers are in for a treat. I'm absolutely chuffed to be working with him again.

We've also added another stretch goal, a brand new playset based on the mythical Norse afterlife of Valhalla, written by Josh Heath! Josh is a lifelong Norse heathen and award winning skald, so I knew he was the perfect person to write this playset. We'll be able to unlock it at $25k.

And, of course, there are more Playbooks, playsets and book upgrades to come. Stay tuned!

Joie Martin

Drowning Moon Studios

Follow Me Down Funded!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 05:55:36 AM

This morning, Follow Me Down reached its funding goal of $8000! I am blown away by the level of enthusiasm and support for this project, and appreciate your help in making it a reality. We're also well on our way to funding our first stretch goal, a Playset based on the Chinese mythological afterlife, written by Chris Tang. It, and future stretch goal Playsets, will be sent to all backers, either as part of Tomes of the Dead, or as individual PDFs. We've also got several new Playbooks as stretch goals, including another legendary pair of Greek mythological lovers. But let's not spoil the surprise...

Over the coming weeks, I'll keep you in the loop about the progress of the campaign, the production timeline, and take the time to spotlight members of our team. I have the privilege of working with some incredibly talented and creative people on this project, and I want to make sure each of them gets their time to shine.

That's it for now, and thank you once again for making Follow Me Down possible!

Joie Martin

Drowning Moon Studios