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Kotaku | New Afro-Futurist RPG Is A Fresh Break From Sci-fi’s Tired Tropes

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The internet gaming and nerd culture magazine, Kotaku, had an interview with Brandon. It centered around the Kickstarter for Welcome to Tikor as well as Swordsfall as a whole.

- Kotaku | New Afro-Futurist RPG Is A Fresh Break From Sci-fi's Tired Tropes

It was a nice little interview, and it was really great being able to be interviewed by such a big magazine like Kotaku. This was that first, “This is real!” moment for me.

An Excerpt from Kotaku

The art book Kickstarter for Swordsfall, a tabletop roleplaying game set in an Afro-futurist African nation, raised over $64,000 in about 24 hours and cleared its $2,000goal with ease. Creator Brandon Dixon told Kotaku that he’s not all that surprised by the success of this campaign. He knew that he had something unique, that fills a hole in the tabletop RPG landscape for black players.

Swordfall takes place in the world of Tikor, which is inspired by pre-colonial Africa and also imagines an independent African nation with futuristic technology. This Kickstarter was just for the art book, which includes lore about Tikor, though it promises an upcoming tabletop RPG and has a publicly available world bible for the curious.

If you liked the excerpt be sure to head over to Kotaku to read the full interview on Swordsfall and Welcome to Tikor!


Creator and Author of Swordsfall. He's a longtime omni-nerd who grew up during the classic days of Toonami, TechTV, and Transformers. However, as a black man in the hobby, he found himself longing for more stories that told the adventures of people that looked like him. Creating Swordsfall has not only been an effort to be the change he wanted to see but also as his own personal journey.
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