The Electrum Archive - Issue 02

Created by Emiel Boven

Explore Orn, a world where adventurers delve into ancient alien shipwrecks in search of magical ink which is used as both currency and spellcasting fuel. Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Poster Map stretch goal unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 08, 2023 at 01:55:51 AM


The project just passed 25k which means you will get a A3 sized poster map of Titan Port included with every copy of TEA 02! 

Here is a rough sketch of how the map would look like:

This is a very rough sketch; the final map will contain a lot more details and locations to visit :)

Thank you so much for helping reach this stretch goal! I really enjoyed illustrating the poster map that's included with the first issue, so I'm excited to work on this one and make it a nice artifact for you to use at the gaming table or just hang on your wall.

The next stretch goal is a double feature! It will be a package of pre-generated characters, including character portraits and a short backstory, and a quick reference sheet that contains most rules found in issues 01 and 02.

Again, thank you so much for helping the project reach this milestone!

Talk again soon :)

- Emiel

Project Spotlight - Cloud Empress and Wraithlands
over 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 07, 2023 at 02:26:42 AM


The campaign just got "Projects We Love" status from Kickstarter and is nearing its next stretch goal at 25k, so while we're waiting, I thought it might be a cool idea to highlight some other projects that are funding right now. So here are two projects I backed and am looking forward to receiving once they're done!

Cloud Empress

Most of you have probably seen this one already, but I think Cloud Empress jells quite well with The Electrum Archive. The game is also inspired by Nausicaa and has a similar mix of scifi and fantasy. I had the pleasure of reading through it before the Kickstarter launched and I can't wait to see where Watt will take this project in the next few years. The campaign is ending soon, so go check it out before that happens!

You can find it here.


This self-described "vibes-heavy" game has a great aesthetic to it. Playing fucked up little guys looking for powerful artifacts definitely resonates with how I like to play role-playing games, so I'm excited to see this game getting some love!

You can find it here.

I'll probably do another one of these spotlights a little later this month :)


- Emiel

More Art! Stretch Goal unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Sat, Feb 04, 2023 at 10:34:56 AM

Hey friend!

Thanks to your help, the campaign has crossed the 20k threshold! This means I get to hire a bunch more amazing artist to fill the pages of the zine with awesome illustrations!

To give you an idea of the type of art you can expect, here is a new illustration created by the amazing Conner Fawcett! It shows two inkseekers camping among some desert ruins, accompanied by their trusty strider.

I can't wait to commission more art like this to bring the world of Orn to life!

The next stretch goal will be a poster map of Titan Port that you can use at your gaming table or hang in your home. I really enjoyed drawing the poster map for Issue 01, so I'm excited to make one for the second issue as well!

Again, thank you so much for backing this project and helping me make this zine a reality! 

Talk to you soon :)

- Emiel

First stretch goal unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Feb 02, 2023 at 03:15:44 AM

Hey folks,

We've just passed the first stretch goal! This means I get to pay my collaborators a little extra and I get to actually pay myself to work on this! Thank you all for making this happen!

It also means that the longest early stretch is behind us. The next few stretch goals will unlock at every 5k from this point on! 

The next goal will be the expansion of the art budget for the zine. The amazing artist Conner Fawcett is already working on an illustration of some inkseekers camping among ruins in the desert outside of Titan Port. I can't wait to share this image with you all in an upcoming update once it's finished!

Thank you all for backing this project and an additional thanks to those who shared the project and helped it reach a wider audience! Thank you, it means a lot :)

Talk soon!

- Emiel

Funded within 4 hours!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 12:12:21 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm blown away by the positive response to this campaign! I did not expect it to fund as quick as it did and to be already barreling towards the first stretch goal on the first day! So thank you so much for being here with me and pushing this project to where it is right now!

The project has almost reached 200% funded and soon we'll reach the threshold after which we will start unlocking some of the early stretch goals; something I can't be more excited about!

I'm only one person running this campaign, so even though I have spent a while promoting this Kickstarter beforehand, I did not expect it to be going so fast. Thank you!

If you would like to help push this project towards some of the higher stretch goals, you can help by sharing the project and recommending it to folks who you think might be interested :) I only have so much reach as an independent creator, but together we can make these stretch goals happen!

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Talk to you soon :)

- Emiel