Tech Tuesday: RPG Kickstarter – LFG Stickers for Tabletop Gamers with Alyssa Raabe

In this column, I’m looking at RPG-related Kickstarters and interviewing the creators to find out what makes their project standout from the rest. This week, I’m talking with Alyssa Raabe, a gamer who is revamping an old but proven idea and bringing it to the world of RPGs. Sometimes the hardest part of gaming is finding a table to play at and that’s where Alyssa’s campaign comes in.

EGG EMBRY – Thanks for talking about your campaign. You’re a gamer with something of a mission, yes? What is your Kickstarter and what are you hoping to achieve with it?

ALYSSA RAABE – I’m making LFG (Looking for Group) stickers, magnets, and window clings that gamers can use to help them find other gamers. One person called it a bat signal for gamers, which is pretty much perfect. It’s a simple, discreet design that will show other gamers you’re looking for a group, but that non-gamers won’t recognize so you avoid awkward conversations where you’re trying to explain D&D and they look at you like you’ve grown another head. It’s a stigma that’s fading, but unfortunately still there. My biggest hope is that it will help other gamers find games, or at least open conversations and help build friendships.


EGG – What inspired you to produce these stickers?

ALYSSA RAABE – It started when I posted my rather hilarious year of mishaps in attempts to find a group after moving from Texas to Kentucky on the Pathfinder facebook group. The response was massive, I had thought I was the only one to have such ridiculous luck, but it turns out tons of people have a hard time seeking out a group. There are online options, but not everyone uses the same websites. Someone there suggested game books come with stickers, and I liked that idea so much I decided to make it a thing. I’m still looking for that group, by the way.


EGG – Do you have a background in graphic design? Speaking of background, what games do you play?

ALYSSA RAABE – I have a background in visual effects, and have done some small work with TGWTG and Linkara, though that was a while ago. It isn’t quite the same thing but the two are related. Thankfully I do know photoshop well enough to create something simple like this. I knew a clean, basic design would be easiest to spot from a distance, and wanted to make it as universal as possible to tabletop gamers.

Alyssa Raabe

As for games, Pathfinder! It’s not the first tabletop I ever played, but it is definitely my favorite. Also, I’ve really enjoyed Star Wars Sagas and Mutants & Masterminds. I’ve played a small bit of D&D 5e, Palladium, and Spycraft, but not to say I know them well.


EGG – Where can fans find out more about you and your project?

ALYSSA RAABE – Right now all I have is the Kickstarter, and an email where I can receive feedback. I’m working on a Discord server as well, it’s not quite finished yet but the link is for those who don’t mind a work in progress. The email is, I’d love to hear people’s ideas and suggestions. Oh! I do have a twitter, @charade539. I’m not much on social media but I try to check it every so often. As a quick note, once the stickers are produced I will be aiming for pins next, that seemed to be my biggest suggestion so far. I’m really hoping this becomes a thing, I’d love to know it helped people find local groups!


To learn more about the LFG Stickers for Tabletop Gamers, check out the Kickstarter page here.

About Egg Embry

Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer™, wrote comic book short stories, edited comic book series, wrote and drew a webcomic, and contributed to comic book journalism across the 2000s. With the advent of Kickstarter, and the resurgence in his love of role-playing, he bought a series of writing opportunities in tabletop role-playing games in the tradition of vanity press. Now he freelances for EN World, Open Gaming Network, and Tessera Guild, and writes for a variety of game publishers.

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