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I'd Rather Be An NPC

I'd Rather Be An NPC

Celebrate the experience of side-questing in video games and imagine what it would be like to leave all the Heroic responsibility behind to become an NPC (Non-Player Character).
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Pintopia 2023

This project is part of Pintopia 2023, which runs from January 17th - February 7th 2023. Learn more →



NPC = Non Player Character, BTW

The Journey Begins


Enter The Dungeon

Killed? By what?? No one said anything about this being dangerous.

The Talismans (Pins) Upclose

As you enter the dungeon, you see ancient glyphs on the wall, with further details of the talismans.

As you stand studying the glyphs, you hear a familiar voice enter your mind by some magical means.
It's the Sage, back to give his "helpful" advice or wisdom or something.

The Sage


The Vote!

Ok Sage, that's some fancy magic.


aaaaaaannnd it was a TIE (well, it was at the time voting closed). You are still welcome to place your vote anytime in Update #2, but the Sage came up with a plan for what we can do from here.


Pledge Levels


Make your pledge!

After looking over the entire dungeon, determining each of the pledge level options, studying all of the details, (and, of course leaving absolutely no trace of the mini map's "fog of war"), you circle back here, double-check your scroll, and step forward to make your pledge.

Now is the time!
🎶 Toss a coin to your, uhhh to the Campaign 🎶

Click "Back It" or go here



Timeline & Expectations

Even before the pandemic, shipping and manufacturing products can be very unpredictable. The timeline is the best calculation of things going smoothly, with some buffer times.
All estimated dates are subject to change. I will keep you updated along the way!

About the Creator

While not a practiced artist since early college, I was excited about the creative challenge to join Pintopia! Digging into my love of nostalgia, retro video games, and nerd culture - what's more fun than poking fun at video games.

I have been working as a Sr Account Manager for BackerKit for the past 2 years, and have worked with small businesses and entrepreneurs to launch crowdfunding campaigns and grow their businesses since 2015.

I live in Utah with my beautiful wife (who is also running an awesome pintopia campaign, check it out here) with our 3 wonderful kids.

Pintopia | Earn FREE Pins

This project is participating in Pintopia 2023 —  a series of 20 small-scale enamel pin projects from a diverse group of creators collectively launching on Crowdfunding by BackerKit. All Pintopia projects will be LIVE from January 17th at 10 AM PST until February 7th at 1 PM PST.

Since there are so many awesome projects participating in Pintopia, we can’t imagine you’ll choose just one. As a thank-you to those that back multiple projects, BackerKit will be shipping out limited edition pins including some amazing creator-collab pins for FREE to those that reach the following milestones:

A limited edition pin from BackerKit
Let’s make sure each and every Pintopia project gets 100% funded!

A limited edition collaboration pin designed by
Jason Furie (Movie Moths) x Katie Bacigalupi (History of Floral Fads)

A limited edition collaboration pin designed by
AsherBee (Gourmet Ghoulfriends) x Liquid 90s (90s Starter Pack)

A limited edition collaboration pin designed by
If you back this many Pintopia projects you deserve a gold trophy!

Something super special from BackerKit
Wow, if you support each and every project we are going to send you something extra special.
If you believe that this project is not in compliance with BackerKit’s Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, you can file a report by sending a message via this link: Report this project