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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 17 2019 10:04 PM UTC +00:00.

A Dozen Sinister Rumors, for use with Fantasy RPGs

A PDF of rumors that the GM may use as background flavor and inspiration.

A Dozen Sinister Rumors, for use with Fantasy RPGs

A PDF of rumors that the GM may use as background flavor and inspiration.

$4,946
pledged of $75pledged of $75 goal
1,070
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 17 2019 10:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

This Kickstarter campaign is a bit of an experiment: How many backers will join in when a PDF is only a buck? And will we gain even more backers as stretch goals are unlocked, each unlocked goal making that dollar reward an even better value?

Let's find out!  

No physical rewards. This project is all about the PDFs. There are no print books offered through this campaign.

Sample rumors. Each entry in the A Dozen . . . series PDFs are on a single 8.5" x 11" page so that you may print only the page you need for your current game session.

Many, many years ago, my days were spent writing PDFs for use with the D20 System. I wrote several titles, each ranging from a few pages in length to complete books. The freedom of creating whatever I felt like writing as inspiration hit was an enjoyable time in my life.

Recently, after the success of The Book of Unusual Potions (see the Kickstarter page; the books are moving into the printing stage and all rewards should be delivered ahead of schedule), I thought it might be relaxing to take a shot at creating a new PDF of rumors. Rumors can be a blast to imagine; they give the GM a bit of flavor to sprinkle into the campaign's background and, at times, can inspire the GM to create a session-length adventure from the loose threads and ideas detailed in the rumor's description.

Each rumor is designed to fit on a single page (with artwork), so that you may print only the page that you need for your next game session. A Dozen Sinister Rumors comes in at 14 pages and includes -- as you may have guessed from the title -- twelve different rumors + a cover page and a page outlining the anatomy of a rumor (as well as tips on using the rumors in your game).

The content is systemless and for use with any fantasy roleplaying game. 

As project stretch goals are unlocked, all reward levels -- including the $1 level -- will receive the unlocked PDFs at no extra charge. Tell your friends; more backers could mean more PDFs for all project supporters!

For information on the following titles, including page counts and size specs, please see the earlier Kickstarter campaign pages:

I offer these earlier PDFs as a part of this campaign for those of you who may have missed out on my earlier works.

Risks and challenges

After years of experience with Kickstarter, running and backing projects, combined with decades of experience in publishing, I think many of the largest challenges and risks have been avoided. However, things can go bad. As an individual, I do not have access to a company to assist when things go wrong, and I have no control over life. Everything should deliver on schedule. If something goes off the rails, I will post an update to explain the situation.

NOTE: At project launch, none of the PDFs have been written. If the project closes successfully, then I'll start the serious task of writing A Dozen Sinister Rumors (as well as any unlocked stretch goal PDFs). I'll keep everyone informed through project updates as I work on writing whatever PDFs are required to complete this campaign.

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    Three PDFs! A Dozen Sinister Rumors, The Book of Unusual Potions, and issue #2 of Delayed Blast Gamemaster, all delivered through Dropbox. These are files that you can use on a tablet or other device or, if you wish, print at home for personal use. No physical rewards.

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    Rumors and Outdoor Encounters

    A PDF copy of A Dozen Sinister Rumors, delivered through Dropbox. Also includes PDF copies of Outdoor Encounter Cards and Outdoor Encounter Cards 2, 36 cards in each set. These are files that you can use on a tablet or other device or, if you wish, print at home for personal use. No physical rewards.

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    • The Book of Unusual Potions PDF
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    Lots of PDFs!

    So many PDFs! A Dozen Sinister Rumors, The Book of Unusual Potions, issues #1 and #2 of Delayed Blast Gamemaster, and the two decks of Outdoor Encounter Cards, all delivered through Dropbox. These are files that you can use on a tablet or other device or, if you wish, print at home for personal use. No physical rewards.

    Includes:
    • A Dozen Sinister Rumors PDF
    • The Book of Unusual Potions PDF
    • Delayed Blast Gamemaster #1 PDF
    • Delayed Blast Gamemaster #2 PDF
    • Outdoor Encounter Cards PDF
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