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Last updated October 30, 2019

Summoner Chronicles: a 5e Sourcebook + Dark Fantasy Novel (Canceled)

An immersive RPG supplement featuring the summoner class and their familiars, the demiplane of magic, and a dark fantasy magical novel.

Summoner Chronicles: a 5e Sourcebook + Dark Fantasy Novel (Canceled)

An immersive RPG supplement featuring the summoner class and their familiars, the demiplane of magic, and a dark fantasy magical novel.

£789
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 30 2019
Last updated October 30, 2019

About

A SHARED UNIVERSE: The Summoner Chronicles project is two books: one novel and a dark fantasy sourcebook compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5e and Pathfinder that highly details the magical summoners, arcane spellcasters who can conjure the magical creatures of legend. Read about the world of the summoner, then bring them to life in your favourite fantasy RPG.

 Here are more details on what is on offer: 

The Secret Door: is the story of a twelve year old boy who moves into a creepy old hotel that's filled with ghosts that only he can see. It's an adventure with lots of twists and turns and quite a few scares. It's a "young adult" book, which means it's suitable for teenagers, but, like Harry Potter, it's really aimed at adults.

If you're into fantasy,  magic, and a liberal dose of horror, then this is the book for you. It's all about creepy things that lurk in the dark, watching you while you sleep. That strange creak in the  middle of the night - it sounds like a single footstep in the hallway - but it's just the house... isn't it? 

DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER HERE! 

There's a slew of wizard powers missing from the Fifth Edition of D&D: the Summoner class is almost entirely absent. Aside from a few measly spells, there really isn't a magical wizard-type that could conjure creatures on any meaningful level, which is a huge shame as that was one of my favourite roles in the game.

It's all based on the Summoner Chronicles (although set in a generic fantasy setting so you can effortlessly slot everything into this book into your campaign). 

Check out the page index for some of the incredibly detailed and juicy magical features that have never been seen before in a 5e sourcebook. Please note this is just for starters - there's a lot more written and planned.  

*Starting as a minimum of 32 pages.

I have designed some truly original monsters - nothing you've ever seen before - I sincerely promise that this is some really scary monstrous nastiness that you have to (as the DM) think carefully about using, but when you do, it will terrify your players. The whole book is just one big series of adventure hooks with information and ideas on every page. After all, it's my goal to inspire you to create something amazing - and I think this book does just that.

THE TEAM


STEWIE BLACK

Stewie has written a LOT. Formerly a professional columnist for almost thirty years, he's eaten a lot of cake and written about it. He's worked on Dungeons and Dragons and with White Wolf Publishing, had columns in PC Zone and Shivers Magazine (to name but two)... and designed Ember: the Magical Card Game. 2020 sees three game releases (Cake Off, Geode, and Eldritch), two novels (one about his dogs), and the launch of the anticipated RPG, BlackSpire.

When not designing games, Stewie can be found walking his dog, Zachary, or eating cake (usually both at the same time).

NIKITA VASILCHUK

Nikita has been working as a concept artist and illustrator for over three years. An experienced concept artist, he has worked in film designing concept visuals. He's worked a lot in the comic industry, but dark fantasy is his great love (I think he's found her perfect home here with District 31).

When he's not designing monstrous creations, he can be found climbing mountains and hiking.

STRETCH GOALS

Coming Soon...

Risks and challenges

The books are already written in full and short of a final edit, we only need to send the files to the printer. Stretch Goals may extend the development period, but our artist is on hand to work on the project during the campaign. We have a brand new and very professional printer who has already processed our test files, so I'm expecting few delays.

That said, I have allowed *three* extra months on top of the standard printing period to ensure we meet the June deadline.

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