Arcane Rites - A Deadly New 700 Paragraph Fantasy Gamebook!

Created by Simon Birks

Face the Cult of the Pajoli to rescue your ward; use your abilities to fight monsters, detect traps and survive the perilous adventure!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Quick Update
15 days ago – Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 09:33:59 PM


Yesterday I sent the up-to-date version of the book out to a handful of playtesters who'd previously expressed an interest in testing the book. They have approx. two weeks to supply feedback, which I will incorporate into the book.

Art also continues to come in. We're still about 15 images away from the 40 promised. My feeling is they won't be here until end of November, so the printing and shipping will have to be moved back, probably, with Christmas looming, till January 2020.

Apologies for this. It's the first time I've created/published a gamebook, so there's a learning curve for me to climb. It's of utmost importance to me (and to you, I'm sure) to produce the best quality book I can.

I'll give you an update around the 17th November, when I will have received the feedback, and let you know my thoughts then!

Thank you!


More art & latest Kickstarter!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:37:05 PM


More art - here it is! The one thing I love about being a creator is bringing other creators in to create shiny new things!

Here's one of the latest images from Willi!

Frost Sprites by Willi Roberts

I hope you like it!

Latest Kickstarter...

So, our latest Kickstarter is for a new graphic novel, Hexes Volume Two!

It might not be a gamebook, but it Arcane Rites definitely has links to the Hexes universe.

To check out the campaign, click the image above or the link below!

Speak soon,


More art!
2 months ago – Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 09:44:05 PM


Art is continuing to arrive! Here's a couple of recent pieces!

Art by Willi Roberts
Art by Willi Roberts

When I have them ready I'll send out the book to the play testers for feedback! Still planning on sending them out in November.

Speak soon,


3 months ago – Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 04:43:27 PM


It's been a couple of weeks since the campaign finished, and I wanted to let you know what's been happening.

I'm pleased to say we only had a few dropped backers. The surveys were sent out via Backerkit, and we've had a good response so far with only about 50 people left to complete it.

I completed my latest draft of the book this morning, and will begin some personal playtesting later today. After that, we'll send the book out to the playtesters who responded during the campaign.

When the Backerkit surveys are completed, I'll have the numbers for each of the rewards and can start getting them produced.

Hopefully by the end of September, we'll be a lot closer to the finished product. In the meantime, I'll let you know if any issues arise.

We'll also be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon for Hexes Volume Two graphic novel, so keep an eye out if that's of interest to you!

Speak to you soon,


Surveys start to go out - How to amend your reward tier in Backerkit!
3 months ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:14:37 PM


Hope you're well! I've started to send out the Backerkit surveys, and wanted to draw your attention to how you switch your pledge level. This is especially important if you're a digital backer, as you won't be able to add physical add-ons until you change your pledge to a physical reward pledge.

Please take a look at the screen below. I've highlighted in yellow the fairly small link that Backerkit put on the survey screen. It's there, underneath the massive green button!

Hopefully, the instructions from there should be fairly straightforward, but please get in touch if you get stuck!

Speak soon,