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A roleplaying game of gods and heroes, set in a modern world full of ancient myth.
213 backers pledged $21,003 to help bring this project to life.

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    Hero of Destiny: Backers receive their names listed in the Hero's Journey core rulebook as the official Heroes of Destiny who made this game possible. Take your place in the annals of history!

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    Soldier of Stories: Backers receive their names listed in the Hero's Journey core rulebook, plus a package of four beautiful high-definition digital wallpapers of official Hero's Journey artwork by talented artist Julian Lancaster.

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    Seeker of Adventure: Backers receive everything listed in the Soldier of Stories level, plus a PDF copy of the Call to Adventure, a starter kit for Hero's Journey that includes sample characters and a beginning adventure – everything you need to immediately test out the game for yourself and your friends.

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    Chosen of Fortune: Backers receive everything listed in the Soldier of Stories level, plus a set of ten custom 10-sided dice, engraved with the Hero's Journey ouroboros symbol and suitable for all legendary escapades. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Warrior of Myth: Backers receive everything listed in the Seeker of Adventure level, plus a PDF copy of the Hero's Journey core rulebook – an action-packed compendium of rules, gods, and heroic adventure.

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    Muse of the Arts: Backers receive everything listed in the Soldier of Stories level, plus an exclusive original sketch of one of the gods of Hero's Journey, signed by artists Stephanie and Samantha Braithwaite. (This level is obviously limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis – we can't guarantee a sketch of the particular god you request if it's already been claimed.) Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Traveler of Worlds: Backers receive everything listed in the Warrior of Myth level, plus a softcover copy of the Call to Adventure, allowing you to take your adventures from the world of the digital to the printed word. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Crusader of Legend: Backers receive everything listed in the Warrior of Myth level, plus a hardcover book version of the Hero's Journey game, perfect-bound in full 8.5 x 11” size, signed by game creators John and Anne Ruthven and in glorious full color. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Teller of Tales: Backers receive everything listed in the Crusader of Legend level, plus a signed softcover copy of Children of the Sun, the debut fiction novel by Anne Ruthven set in the Hero's Journey universe. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Lord of Lore: Backers receive everything listed in the Soldier of Stories level, plus the opportunity to help create and name one of the NPCs in the Hero's Journey core rulebook. Unleash your creative genius on the divine world!

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    Priest of Piety: Backers receive everything listed in the Teller of Tales level, plus a beautiful 8.5 x 11 inch giclee print of the deity of their choice from the original artwork done by Samantha and Stephanie Braithwaite exclusively for Hero's Journey. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Pioneer of Universes: Backers receive everything listed in the Teller of Tales level, plus the opportunity to play in a custom one-shot online game with John and Anne Ruthven, the creators of Hero's Journey, for yourself and any friends (up to a maximum of four) you would like to invite along!

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    Trader of Treasures: Retailer specialty package! Backers receive everything listed in the Soldier of Stories level, plus five copies of the Hero's Journey hardcover core rulebook, suitable for resale or distribution as you see fit. Backers who are outside the United States may need to provide extra for shipping.

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    Herald of the Pantheon: Backers receive everything listed in the Teller of Tales level, plus the ability to choose one additional god to be added to the Hero's Journey core rulebook as a potential divine patron. This god must be actually found in mythology and must belong to one of the four pantheons in the rulebook - Egyptian, Greek, Hindu or Norse - but can be anyone you choose within those guidelines!

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    Devotee of Divinity: Backers receive everything listed in the Teller of Tales level, plus a customized introductory fiction story for their own Hero's Journey character, written by Anne Ruthven to your specifications for personality, story and concept.

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    Venturer of Vistas: Backers receive everything listed in the Teller of Tales level, plus the opportunity to play in a custom online chronicle with John and Anne Ruthven, the creators of Hero's Journey. This game will last at least five sessions, and will be tailored especially for yourself and any friends (up to a maximum of four) you would like to invite along!

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    Master of Magics: Backers receive everything listed in the Chosen of Fate, Lord of Lore, Teller of Tales and Priest of Piety levels (one of each item), plus recognition as a producer in the Hero's Journey core rulebook.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Immortal Ruler: Backers receive everything listed in the Master of Magics level, plus the mighty divine power to choose the next supplement that is produced for Hero's Journey after the game's initial release. This might be an expansion that includes a new pantheon, a supplement including new divine Spheres of power for Heroes, an adventure chronicle for players to enjoy, an expanded look at one of the pantheons in the original game release, or anything else (within reason) that the backer might request.

    If two people pledge at this level, both will choose a new supplement to be produced, and they will be created in order of pledges.

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