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A customizable disc-bound notebook specifically designed to help you plan and run your favorite tabletop RPG campaign
Customizable disc-bound notebooks specifically designed to help you plan and play your favorite tabletop RPGs
Customizable disc-bound notebooks specifically designed to help you plan and play your favorite tabletop RPGs
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Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Planner

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The Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Planner is a specially-designed disc-bound planner for DMs and GMs, and is the companion book to the MMCD (which is geared towards players)

A Preview of the Campaign Planner's Encounter Spread
A Preview of the Campaign Planner's Encounter Spread

While the majority of the pages in our books will work great with any system (we've used them for D&D, Shadowrun, Open Legend, and Star Wars), there are a few pages (such as the Encounter Spread, above) that are designed to organize information in a way that is specific to a certain RPG system. When the MMCD launched earlier this year, the only system that was supported was Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

Mischief & Misadventure
Mischief & Misadventure

However, thanks to the strong support of our backers, we will be making versions of system-specific pages available for at least FIVE other systems: Pathfinder, Starfinder, and three additional systems that will be chose by our backers!

Our Partners
Our Partners

We've also partnered with some of our favorite nerdy vendors whose products we use at our table every week

If you want to learn more about the MMCD and Campaign Planners themselves, scroll down below the Stretch Goals section for details!

A Couple Quick Notes

International Backers - We realize how expensive shipping outside the US is (even to Canada), and while we can't make it cost any less, we will be including a little something extra in every package that leaves the US

Additional Books, Addons, or Accessories - You can either increase your pledge or wait until the pledge manager opens up to add additional books (either MMCDs or Campaign Planners), as well as any components or accessories either from our shop or unlocked as stretch goals. The only difference is that, should you choose to increase your pledge, you can help raise the overall funding to unlock additional stretch goals during the campaign. You can also find more information in our FAQ.

Please also see our FAQ for more information on shipping, the exclusive "Wyrmsblood" design, adding additional books and accessories to your pledge, how our Retail Bundle differs from the rest of our tiers, and more

Custom Cover Designs

Two of our limited edition reward tiers (Dressed to Impress and Ultimate Table) feature custom cover designs to give you or your party a truly bespoke experience

Having a hard time picturing it? Take a peek at an early design draft of Amber's beloved Tiefling Cleric, Arasinya. The die cut features the holy symbol of the Devourer (Arasinya's deity) and peeking through from behind is the glorious full-color artwork on the inner cover.

Arasinya - Tempest Cleric of the Devourer (art by @BusyMatches)
Arasinya - Tempest Cleric of the Devourer (art by @BusyMatches)

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!

Tier 1 - FULLY UNLOCKED

  • $5,000 (UNLOCKED) - All backers can now choose between Top-Bound and Left-Bound books
  • $10,000 (UNLOCKED)- New bright shimmery colors (over a vibrant full-color map) will be available to all backers in our Spellcraft series
  • $15,000 (UNLOCKED)- Every book will now ship with an Accessory Pack (high-quality full-color stickers plus a sturdy divider/bookmark) and backers can now choose between the standard Square Grid, new Hex Grid, and new Isometric Dot styles for their map pages!
  • $20,000 (UNLOCKED)- The WorldBuilder's Kit (additional tools to help you design and track regions, kingdoms, governments, powerful families, and similar details that may influence your players either directly or indirectly)
  • $25,000 (UNLOCKED)- Pathfinder versions of all the system-specific sheets in both the MMCD and Campaign Planner

Tier 2 - FULLY UNLOCKED

  • $30,000 (UNLOCKED) - The Party Pack includes pages specially designed to track your group inventory, party funds, and quest/mission progress, and reaching this tier will add a Party Pack to every MMCD!
  • $35,000 (UNLOCKED) - We will add support for one additional game, voted for by the backers
  • $40,000 (UNLOCKED) - Special bonus! In addition to adding a second backer-selected game, we'll throw in a new Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer's League Character Pack Variant to easily record your downtime, renown and DCI
  • $45,000 (UNLOCKED) - We will add support for a third backer-picked game
  • $50,000 (UNLOCKED) - Magic Item Cards: reinforced, disc-bound cards that can easily be swapped from DM to Player or between Players

Tier 3 - Ultimate Goals

  • $60,000 - The C4 Pack (Critters, Companions, Conjurations, & Constructs) for tracking everything from beast shapes to familiars, pets to henchmen, and other friendly entities

Mischief & Misadventure For Everyone At Your Table

Earlier this year, we launched the Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Diary (available now), or MMCD for short.

Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Diary (for Players)
Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Diary (for Players)

The MMCD's unique lay-flat disc-binding lets players add, rearrange, and even remove pages as needed, in order to adapt and grow with a character throughout their adventuring career

More than just a basic notebook, the MMCD includes character sheets, wet-erase overlays, spell sheets, and a number of flexibly-designed pages. It was, from the start, designed to best serve players' needs

But where would players be without their DMs?

Diary and Planner - Side by Side
Diary and Planner - Side by Side

Since the launch of the MMCD, it has always been our plan to design a book specifically for dungeon masters. And, finally, it's ready to make its debut!

The larger, 7" x 8.5" Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Planner utilizes the same flexible disc-bound design as our Diaries, but is built from the ground up to support both phases that dungeon and game masters alternate between: Preparation and Execution

Some parts of the Campaign Planner may look familiar. The Session notes, Note paper, and Quad pages are largely unchanged (at least, besides taking advantage of the increased real-estate), while the Grid Sheets and Sketch Packs are getting a little bit of a redesign to make them better suited for dungeon and encounter planning

Session Notes (Campaign Diary)
Session Notes (Campaign Diary)

That's where the similarities end. The rest of the Planneris brand new!

The Encounter Spread

For players, the MMCD Encounter Spread consists simply of a well-formatted character sheet. DMs, however, have slightly different needs.

The Campaign Planner's Encounter Spread has three distinct sections:

  • The Party Snapshot tracks key stats for each PC in the party, such as AC, Spell DC, Max HP, Proficiency Bonus, and commonly-used passive stats (Perception, Insight, and Stealth)
  • The Initiative Board is a reusable template for tracking initiative order and HP totals for all the participants in an encounter. It's designed to be used with the Planner's wet-erase overlays, allowing fields to be updated as an encounter progresses
  • The Enemy Block lets you take advantage of the flexibility of the disc- binding and move encounter-planning pages into and out of the spread. If you don't have an encounter page prepared, the NPC Quick Stats table is ready and waiting to help you improvise encounters
Campaign Planner Encounter Spread (Design Draft)
Campaign Planner Encounter Spread (Design Draft)

While the standard encounter area has room for three stat blocks, each Planner includes a handful of Major Encounter variant pages that have one large and one standard stat block, providing you with plenty of room for notes on your Big Bad, such as legendary actions, lair actions, and major abilities and attacks

NPCs

The Planner features a number of pages designed to help you keep track of your NPCs throughout their evolution from Throwaway Peasant to Honorary Party Member

NPC Names List
NPC Names List

The Names List helps you prepare and manage a list of names for a particular demographic (based on race/species, class, faction, village or region, etc), so that whenever your players stop a random stranger in the street, you're always ready with a name. By every name, there are spaces to quickly jot down the session number they were first introduced and a space for additional notes about the character (accent/voice, distinctive features, location, etc.)

When an NPC graduates to needing stats, the Stat Blocks pages give you abbreviated character sheets, and the Major NPC sheets let you fully flesh out an NPC to a near-PC level of detail - perfect for villains and major allies alike

NPC Quick Stats Table and Redesigned Map Page
NPC Quick Stats Table and Redesigned Map Page

On the other end of the spectrum, not every NPC needs its own stat block (or even a name). When you need to improvise an NPC's stats, the NPC Quick Stats table will provide you baseline hit points, AC, hit bonus, damage, and major/minor stats, organized by equivalent PC level, and can easily be scaled to make an unplanned encounter either more or less difficult

Sessions and Story Arcs

Session Pages in the Campaign Planner closely resemble their MMCD brethren, but they make use of the extra width in the Planner to add a lined margin. Like most of the Planner and Diary, the space itself isn't opinionated and everyone will use it differently, but some of the things we've used it for are:

  • Noting when NPCs are introduced and what they've told the party
  • Marking which fork in the plot the party took
  • Making quick, mid-session notes on things to prepare for next week
Session Notes (Campaign Planner)
Session Notes (Campaign Planner)

A new page type that's exclusive to the Campaign Planner is the Story Arc Outline. These guided sheets are designed to help you plan (and re-plan, and re-re-plan) multi-session story arcs within your campaign. They dig a bit deeper than the standard "Location", "Villain", "Reward" fields, with prompts such as:

  • What does the villain want?
  • Who do they have on their side?
  • Who (besides the party) wants them to fail?
  • What will they do if they get what they want before the PCs stop them?


Upgrades to the MMCD

This Kickstarter is all about funding the purchase of new tools to allow us to make better books. Additionally, some of the features in the Planner will also make their way to the MMCD as design updates

Full-Bleed Inner Covers
Full-Bleed Inner Covers

One of the prettier changes we've made is how we make the stiff inner covers. Our new process lets us run the image right to the edge of the page (what's known as full-bleed printing)

We have a number of other upgrades and options lined up as stretch goals that will be available for both the new Planner and the original MMCD, including a top-bound design, thicker die-cut covers, and even a full-blown hardcover option

Mischief & Misadventure in the #Retroverse

We've teamed up with Lasers & Liches to offer a limited edition die-cut Iron Mistress cover design for the MMCD and Campaign Planner featuring the incredible artwork of Lluis Abadias

The Iron Mistress design will be available for any Mischief & Misadventure book or cover reward, just choose it as your cover design in the pledge manager!

NOTE: Even though the Retroverse Kickstarter has been delayed, this limited edition cover will still be available to Mischief & Misadventure backers! Limited Edition "Iron Mistress" Cover Limited Edition "Iron Mistress" Cover

Limited Edition "Iron Mistress" Cover
Limited Edition "Iron Mistress" Cover

Risks and challenges

We already produce and sell our Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Diaries through our online shop (https://shop.therookandtheraven.com). In order to do that, we had to solve the basic production issues, and we have a pretty clear picture of where our pain points will be as we scale up.

In fact, that's exactly what this kickstarter campaign is all about - upgrading our tools so we can make better quality books much more easily.

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    DRESSED FOR ADVENTURE

    Already have one of our Campaign Diaries? Show your support and pick up a Kickstarter Exclusive Wyrmsblood cover.

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    THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WYRMSBLOOD

    Be the first to get your hands on a Campaign Planner. This tier not only saves you $5, but these books ship out right away once the campaign closes!

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    THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE

    Begin planning your next campaign ahead of the masses. This tier not only saves you $5, but it ships out only two weeks after the campaign closes!

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    DRESSED FOR DANGER

    Clad your Planner or Diary in our heavy plastic Book Armor and bind it with mithral (strong, but light solid-metal discs). This book can take whatever your Bag of Holding can throw at it.

    Add +$60 to your pledge for each similarly dressed Planner or Diary you'd like to add to your order, or +$30 for additional standard books of either kind (don't worry, we'll cover any additional shipping)

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    DUNGEONEER'S PACK

    We've partnered with SunshadeauArts to offer a reward bundle that includes a very limited number of specially-commissioned color-coordinated dice trays!

    Additional books can be added for +$30 and any of the books can be upgraded to be Dressed For Danger for an additional +$30

    Additional trays may be added for +$50 each, and trays can be upgraded to dice chests, dice cases, or gamer chests. Please message for pricing.

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    DUNGEONEER'S PACK (INTERNATIONAL-ONLY)

    Full Disclaimer: This is a reserve tier for international backers. If you back this tier and you are in the US, we can't stop you, but you WILL be charged a ludicrous amount ($200) for shipping. You have been warned.

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    Additional books can be added for +$30 and any of the books can be upgraded to be Dressed For Danger for an additional +$30

    Additional trays may be added for +$50 each, and trays can be upgraded to dice chests, dice cases, or gamer chests. Please message for pricing.

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    DON'T SPLIT THE PARTY

    This four-book set includes a Campaign Planner for the DM and 3 (or more) Campaign Diaries for all the players at your table

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    RETAIL BUNDLE

    This Retailer's Kit includes 10 books in any combination of Diaries or Planners, and in your choice of colors. Each book will be individually packaged for resale.

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    DRESSED TO IMPRESS

    Make your Campaign Planner or Campaign Diary truly your own. We will work with you to design a high-quality, bespoke die-cut cover that shows off your unique artwork or map*

    In addition to color options that can only be found on this tier, and a couple other goodies inside, your armor-clad and mithral-bound book will come with two additional color-coordinated accessories: a specially commissioned hand-poured dice tray from SunshadeauArts and a full set of dice

    * We will not provide the artwork itself, only the book design and accessories

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    ULTIMATE TABLE

    Forge a bond like no other by getting a complete custom package for everyone at your table (DM included).

    You'll receive a Campaign Planner and up to 8 Campaign Diaries decked out with everything in the Dressed to Impress tier (that means covers, coordinating dice, custom dice trays).

    The die-cut outer cover will feature your party crest or campaign emblem while each inner cover features that character's individual artwork.

    No need to worry if you're overseas - the shipping's on us

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