So my first DnD Kickstarter went so well that I decided to try another while I am finishing the work on the first one.
I DM a game at least once a week. And the way these run is that I will have a backdrop that is pretty wide open; an area the players can explore at their whim with notable NPCs that the PCs may encounter sketched out so that I can run them when encountered, but not really a lot of full statblocks.
And each week I will also have a "prepared" adventure. This is very much in the vane of a prepared module. I have written modules for (literally) decades. I wrote for Living City, and Living Greyhawk before taking a hiatus from DnD during most of 4th edition. So I know how to write an adventure.
At this point in 5th edition, I have written several adventures for my own use for the campaigns I have DMed. And I am willing to polish these up into a product worthy of distribution if there is sufficient interest. So this includes three appropriate for starting characters. And each adventure is designed to run in a single session.
Actually, one, Secrets in the Dark is deliberately shorter to allow for character creation at the beginning of the session. And it is pretty well polished up. So while I will include it in the package, too, I'm also going to go ahead and post it for anyone to use as sort of a token of good faith. Potential backers can decide if the quality is up to their standards before deciding to back this KS and get the other adventures. It is posted at http://www.danhass.biz/dnd.
I use my own campaign setting (Dimgaard). And anyone is free to use it as well. I have a .pdf of the Dimgaard Campaign Setting available for free at http://www.danhass.biz/dnd.
Here are the brief descriptions that accompany each of the adventures:
- DG1: Secrets in the Dark: A dungeon; a dragon (well, dragonish)...Away we go!!!Fortune (or fate) has brought together a fugitive dragon cultist, and an alien creature which has been terrorizing the surrounding communities.It is time for heroes to emerge to set the situation right. A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Adventure for 1-6 first level characters.
- DG2: The Lost Tome: Some books are so important that when a noble loses it, he has to find special help fast to recover it.And if a rival earldom discovers the noble is in such a precarious position, things can get complicated.A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Adventure for 1-6 first level characters.
- DG3: The Archaeologist: A dragon's hoard you say? He has the knowledge, but not the resources; maybe you have the resources and an agreement can be reached. A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition adventure for 1-6 1st or 2nd level characters.
If this KS is funded, I'll fulfill the backers and then offer the finished product up on something like drivethrurpg.com. And likely will offer up another round of adventures in the 2nd-3rd level range.
Risks and challenges
This is really a low-risk situation. No one is looking to get rich here. Just looking to share some enjoyment of the game.
The challenge (if funded) be time on my part. The encounters are complete and have been run several times. And the stories for each adventure is solid. It is just a matter of putting in the time to get them organized and formatted into a product that is worthy of distribution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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