On the Shoulders of Heroes Campaign Setting
A fantasy campaign setting designed for Pathfinder & Dungeons and Dragons v. 3.5.
Greetings explorer, welcome to our domain!
We are Windmill Slam Games, a tiny Dutch company dedicated to writing and producing content to enrich your roleplaying experience. You have found our very first project on Kickstarter: The On the Shoulder of Heroes campaign setting. On The Shoulders of Heroes is intended for use with the 3.5 edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game and systems based on it, but due to its informative nature it could easily be used with any fantasy RPG-system. It is inspired by old school roleplaying games, traditional fantasy, Germanic and Japanese mythology. It is based on the idea that the world was built by the great deeds of great people – both good and evil.
The complete book is close to 230 pages. It features 12 new and redesigned races, class descriptions, new feats and language rules, a whole continent with 8 countries in great detail, 19 new and redesigned deities, trade rules, new items and weapons, 23 new magic items and artifacts, new and redesigned monsters, 9 specially crafted NPC heroes and suggestions on how they might fit into your campaign. It is beautifully illustrated in gray-scale by 4 talented artists and is bound in a sturdy hard cover. We've uploaded some previews for you here: http://bit.ly/2Bd4b78
The book is designed to teach you everything you need to know to about the continent of Bellög and its inhabitants, its history and state of affairs. Everything is designed to be intuitive, to make you feel right at home, but with small twists and redesigns that keep you wondering. It pays homage to the rich history of fantasy and D&D.
Your support will help us to cover printing and production costs and to get started on future projects (that will further expand on the setting). We want to publish materials on a regular basis and for multiple gaming systems. If worlds are being explored we want ours to be among them! By supporting us you are making an investment in a company for gamers by gamers.
Production and Distribution
Large companies print immense batches of books in low-income countries. We print and produce in the Netherlands, not in low-income countries, so we spend more on printing and production. This a deliberate choice on our part, as it allows us to monitor the printing process from up close. We deal with reliable people who deliver high quality products. Our books will be delivered on time and, if treated with care, will last a lifetime. We value quality and reliability above all else: you will get what you have paid for, on time!
Everything is processed and shipped locally from our HQ in the Netherlands. For now we want to keep our enterprise small and avoid having to deal with third parties that could complicate things. Shipping costs are included in the price stated in the tier list. We ship worldwide and with insurance.
We introduce the following stretch goals as free digital downloads on our website:
1. Gamlelaw & Calendar – The ancient law of the continent in splendid detail and a calendar with all notable OTSOH holidays and festivities. (5.500€)
2. Introduction adventure – An introduction adventure by OTSOH's creators. (6.500€)
3. Art book – Digital compilation of art featured in the book, with designers notes. Includes some art that didn't make it to the final version of the book. (7.500€)
Stretch goals might be available/delivered at a later time than other products.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project and we've gone through great lengths to ensure that you will receive products of the highest quality. Work on our book is completed and the final product will be printed by a local printing company in Amsterdam. Test prints of the book have come out great and we are certain that the final print of our book will grace your table for decades to come. We have not been able to receive test product from other suppliers, but as they are local as well we are confident of their ability to deliver materials that meet our expectations. Orders will be placed as soon as possible to allow for an ample time margin for delivery.
We are situated in the Netherlands and we have access to top quality infrastructure and worldwide shipping. That being said, the end of the year is the busiest time for postal services. We have therefore decided to start shipping in February of 2018. As these are more quiet times for the postal services we hope that this will ensure a safe and quick journey for your book and goodies.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any specific questions regarding our product or company.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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