Manifest the RPG

Created by Waypoint Game Designs

An exciting and immersive Sci-Fi Western tabletop roleplaying game

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Twitch Affiliate Status Achieved! PDFs Coming Soon!!
about 23 hours ago – Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 01:09:08 PM

As we close in on the end of January, you are all due for a little update!

We did have to move our print date a little bit to accommodate issues with the book's layout. However, we're currently still on track to have physical books shipping out by the end of February. As soon as we send our files to the printers, we'll be sharing the PDF of the core rulebook with all applicable backers! This means y'all can look forward to having your own PDF in just a couple weeks!

Meanwhile, we're continuing to turn out content every Tuesday night with a livestream campaign of Manifest the RPG! We've just hit affiliate status with Twitch, meaning channel subscriptions are now available! Go check it out! Tonight is the exciting conclusion of the campaign's first major story arc! We'll be live at 8pm central on Tuesdays throughout 2020. 


We'll be keeping in touch over the next few weeks as we finalize aspects of the core book, send out PDFs, and get estimations on exact shipping dates/times! We're so excited to share this game with all of you, we'll continue working as hard as we can to get everything sent your way as soon as possible!

New Art & Print Date Set!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 07:30:25 PM

Exciting things are continuing to happen behind the scenes here at Waypoint Game Designs! We've officially set our print date with our publishers, and we're pleased to announce that (barring any unexpected delays) we'll be able to ship out all our Backer Rewards early February! We know this is slightly later than our previous estimate of a December release, but unfortunately we had to delay a little bit in order to make sure the final product is as perfect as can be.


In addition to having our print date set, we're thrilled to tease just a little more of the gorgeous art you'll find in the book! The gems below come from the incomparable Andrew Thompson. The very same talented artist who created the cover art featured in our Campaign Video, Andrew's ability to bring the world of Manifest to life visually has left us completely floored. We're incredibly grateful to have him as part of this project. You can check out more of his work on his website: https://schmandrewart.com/

From left to right we are featuring art for the Path of the Gambler, the Path of the Tinkerer, the Path of the Prospector, and the Path of the Gunslinger. These are 4 of the 16 available Paths you can choose from at character creation. Your character's Path will help define various aspects of their skills and starting gear, as well as what narrative touchstones they need to achieve to level up.

We're so happy to share these stunning works of art with you, and we can't wait for you all to see the rest of the art when your books arrive in a couple months! As always, keep an eye on this page for more updates, and drop us a line in the Kickstarter Backer Discord if you're feeling chatty!

A Map of Manifest!
2 months ago – Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 04:50:30 PM

We are thrilled to share with you some of the work from another one of our artists, Jared Blando! He is an amazingly talented cartographer who's considerable talents helped bring the planet of Manifest to life in this full color map of the world:

Click for a larger view!

We're absolutely in love with this map, and can't wait for all of you to see it rendered in the rulebook. You can check out some of Jared's other, non-Manifest, work on his website:  https://jaredblando.com/

We're so honored to have been able to work with him and incredibly grateful to all of the support that made this map a reality!

Fearsome Critters of Manifest!
3 months ago – Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 06:33:44 PM

Hello all! We've been far too silent on our Kickstarter page, so we figured we'd share a little teaser of the kinds of things brewing behind the scenes. For the last few months, we've been collaborating with our amazing artists to make Manifest's book as spectacular as possible. Today we want to share with you some of the gems coming from the amazingly talented Crystal Sully.

Behold just SOME of the beasts you'll find in the core rulebook of Manifest!

Starting in the top left corner, we have the Wampus: a terrifying nightmare creature with manipulative illuminated abilities. In the top center we have the Gowrow: a massive reptilian creature with extremely thick scales. The two bottom corners feature two aquatic menaces: The deadly Wihwin and the telekinetic Snoligoster, and the bottom center is the pervasive Ball-Tail Cat.

Crystal's amazing vision for monstrous creatures is well known, and we're so glad to have her as part of the Manifest design team! You can follow her twitter for more sneak peeks of Manifestian critters: https://twitter.com/CrystalSully

Late Pledges are Closed! We're off to Gen Con!!
6 months ago – Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 03:53:29 PM

Hi friends!

We know we've been a little light on the updates this summer, we'll try to be more on top of them in the future, but here's what's going on with us and Manifest!

Working Hard!

June into July has been a busy month for us here at Waypoint Games.

We sent out surveys for our backers and opened (and closed) the window for people to late pledge for Manifest! Never fear, for those who missed the opportunity to late pledge, preorders are now open! We were also able to arrange a partnership with Chicagoland Games: Dice Dojo to provide a pickup option for Chicago-local backers.

Addie has been working diligently to convert Tommy's awesome rules-draft into the RPG core rulebook we're all waiting for! And Tommy has been connecting with Manifest's artists; Andrew Thompson, Crystal Sully, and Allen Panakal to make the most of their prodigious talents. Keep an eye out on our social media for some previews of their fantastic work!

The great news is is that we're on track for a Q4 delivery!!

We're on Twitch!

As some of you may know, we've been streaming actual plays of Manifest on Twitch every other Tuesday. You can join us at twitch.tv/manifesttherpg for all the excitement and adventure we can muster in two and a half to three hours! 

Heading to Indy

At the beginning of August, the Manifest team will be heading to Gen Con 2019, where we will be hosting four days of sold-out events! We're so excited to have the opportunity to run sessions for so many people! AND if you're going to be in Indy and weren't able to snap up one of the tickets, come and say hi! Our event tables are on the second floor of the Indiana Convention Centre, room 243. We'll be there most of the day every day (except when we're getting lunch at the food trucks, yum!)

If you're able to find us, either at Manifest's event tables or wandering about the convention center, we have some neat little giveaways for you, including a badge ribbon and a postcard size print of the cover art!

<3 Tommy & Addie, Manifest Design Team