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A medieval role-playing game somewhere between Ravenloft, Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu. Winner of three ENnie Awards in 2013! Read more

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A medieval role-playing game somewhere between Ravenloft, Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu. Winner of three ENnie Awards in 2013!

About this project

  • STARTER PACK: New batch of "Varigal RELOAD" & "High Varigal RELOAD" reward tier: Check out and grab one of this starter pack at a good price!
  • COMPLETE COLLECTION: Get the complete collection with the OSTA-BAILLE Collector level! Learn more here.
  • MINIATURES ONLY: You love minis? The TUATH MONK reward tier is for you: get all 4 Esteren minis. 35mm, resin, limited edition, sculpted by R. Chaudon & V. Zak. Learn more here.
  • BOARD GAME ONLY: This campaign offers the first board game in the world of Shadows of Esteren. The BLACK ROSE reward tier includes the board game only! Learn more here.
  • VETERAN: The FARL COLLECTOR is for you: you will get the new book "Monastery of Tuath" in Limited edition + all the stretch goals unlocked. If you want only the standard edition, choose the Tri-Kazelian reward tier.

Welcome to the new Kickstarter campaign dedicated to Shadows of Esteren! Whether long-time fan or newcomer, you are certain to find something to satisfy you!

The veterans will be pleased to see the new supplement “The Monastery of Tuath,” featuring a Limited Edition with a nice amount of additional content that will be financed by this campaign. And for those who are new to Shadows of Esteren, we have designed packages that will get you started on your adventure!

Summary of Pledges and Options

Here is a spreadsheet summing up the contents of all the pledges and options available (click to download the xls file - Last update: April, 2th).

PDF KS's guide for items and options

Also, you can check this PDF KS's guide for items and options to learn more about each items: http://esteren.org/shadows_of_esteren/ks4/Esteren_Tuath_KS_guide_Items_Options.pdf

Shadows of Esteren is a medieval role-playing game with a horrific and gothic influence. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a discreetly fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. This world is populated with humans who have to struggle through tough daily lives, while facing a supernatural threat lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren favors an immersive mood and interaction among the Players.

This particular atmosphere is drawn from several sources of inspiration: the harshness and romanticism of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart; the universes of Tim Burton, particularly that of Sleepy Hollow; Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke; as well as Berserk, the manga by Kentaro Miura.

We have had the honor of seeing our work recognized with many awards, including three ENnies in 2013: Best Art (Gold), Best Production Value (Gold), and Product of the Year (Silver).

You can discover Esteren through the PDF of Book 0 Prologue, freely downloadable here. It contains an introduction to the universe, a summary of the system, 6 premade characters, and three scenarios. Making this PDF available to you was made possible thanks to the involvement of the backers of Shadows of Esteren. Kudos to them!

Here is another trailer for Esteren:

Tuath is the fourth book of the Shadows of Esteren series. It is focused on the Temple faction and features a large investigation scenario inspired by The Name of the Rose, as well as several game aids.

Contents of the Limited Edition include:

  • The Limited Edition of the book: 50 color pages, stamped and numbered, hard black cover with embossing. This edition is limited to 600 copies and will only be available for this Kickstarter campaign, as well as during special events.
  • Printed game aids: clue cards, suspect cards, map of the monastery, summary of the scenario, chronology of the scenario, summary of the clues, documents for the Players, etc.
  • Daernic miniature: 35mm, resin, limited edition, sculpted by Roberto Chaudon.
  • The Black Rose board game (former temporary name: "DEDUCTION") : The Black Rose is the first board game set in the Shadows of Esteren universe. Taking place in the same setting as the official scenario Vengeful Words, written by Nelyhann, it is a 3- to 5-Player game, somewhere between Werewolf and Clue. Black Rose is short and simple, putting the emphasis on interaction between the Players. Unmask the culprit before it’s too late! 
  • Joris miniature (#1 Stretch Goal): 35mm, resin, limited edition, sculpted by Roberto Chaudon.
  • Esteren Concert DVD (# 4 Stretch Goal): On November 30th 2013, a classical orchestra performed in Lyon, France. We will finance a proper audio mix and video montage and send you a DVD of this concert (Farl Collector tier and above). The DVD also includes the private concert for the upcoming thir album RISE.
  • Set of Artworks (# 6 Stretch Goal) : We will select 5 illustrations from the Monastery of Tuath and make physical prints of them. This set of 5 artworks will be delivered in a black folder. A great game aid to put your players in the mood!
  • + Access to all further stretch goals unlocked...

Here is the cover for the Limited Edition, the Kickstarter Special Edition and the one for the Standard Edition:

When you reach a new stretch goal, it finances additional content for the series or unlocks other types of bonuses. For this fourth campaign, you will follow Joris as he makes his pilgrimage toward the Gwidrite capital city, Ard-Amrach. Here is the list of the steps:

First, here is a spreadsheet summing up what each pledge gives you access to. It also gathers all the options available. The file is intended to be read with Excel or OpenOffice.

Below, you will find images summing up each pledge:

In addition to your basic rewards, you can get one or more options by adding the corresponding amount to your pledge. A small flag shows the language the delivered item will be in.

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Also, you can get more DAOLS as an option:

 More info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren-a-medieval-horror-rpg-tuath/posts/789667

[IN FRENCH – About the « Grenouille de Farl » pledge]

La contrepartie Grenouille de Farl est la bonne occasion de réserver un exemplaire des éditions limitées des Livres 2 Voyages, 3 Dearg et 0 Prologue si vous avez raté les souscriptions Ulule !

Pour accéder à ces options, choisissez la contrepartie « Grenouille de Farl » et ajoutez simplement le montant sélectionné à votre participation. Pour cela, cliquez sur le bouton « manage your pledge » et ajoutez la somme adéquate à votre participation actuelle. N’oubliez pas d’inclure les frais de port éventuels.

Voici une FAQ qui répondra à vos principales questions.

Et voici des images qui récapitulent le contenu de chaque édition limitée. Profitez-en, c’est sans doute l’une des dernières occasions de l’obtenir !

This very limited offer will give you the opportunity to get an original drawing (around 8 inches x 6 inches on fine art paper) made by Gawain. You will receive this unique piece of art with your reward. You can give Gawain a key word for your illustration, for example, “warrior” “landscape” or "feond", etc. With this pledge, you can help an artist live off his art! Thank you!

Here is an example:

Esteren is also a cross-media project with other forms besides the role-playing game. Two original soundtracks have been designed, with a third one currently in the works. Here are one sample from each album:

Check our Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/esteren

The visual atmosphere of Shadows of Esteren is a very important aspect of the project. Since 2012, Esteren has won three awards for its illustrations, including a Gold ENnie in 2013!

A team of 8 illustrators is involved in the Shadows of Esteren series. To optimize the atmosphere during gaming sessions, we design the illustrations to bring meaningful support to the imaginations of the Leaders and Players.

Here are a few samples:

The community around Shadows of Esteren has quickly become a very important aspect of the project. People of the community gather on the website : http://www.esteren.org/forum/

The forum has a French section, an English one and now a Spanish one! Do not hesitate to register, introduce yourself, and participate! The community and the game's team will be happy to welcome you and answer your questions.

Thank you for reading to the end!

Risks and challenges

Tuath is our fourth campaign dedicated to Shadows of Esteren. The first three taught us many things: the danger of overambitious stretch goals that can slow down the whole process; the complexities of having the rewards manufactured and delivered (we reached more than 900 backers during the third campaign... that's a lot of people to take care of!) This means investing even more time and energy than making the best possible books already requires.

We have worked a lot in 2013 to prepare additional content for this edition of the Monastery of Tuath, because our goal is to offer the most gorgeous edition and the most thrilling stretch goals possible! And you can rest assured that we will not slack off on quality and delivery times. Wish us luck!

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    Pledge $10 or more

    100 backers

    SHADOW

    DIGITAL PLEDGE : Only Tuath

    ► The PDF of the Monastery of Tuath + the PDFs of all the game aids.

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    139 backers

    TRI-KAZELIAN

    PRINTED BOOK : Only Tuath

    ► You will get a copy of the standard edition of the Monastery of Tuath, along with its game aids and its PDF version. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    11 backers

    BLACK ROSE

    GAME BOARD ONLY!

    Standard Edition

    ► You will get a copy of the standard edition of the Black Rose (english version only). Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $45 or more

    40 backers Limited (60 left of 100)

    GREATER TRI-KAZELIAN

    PRINTED BOOK : Only Tuath Kickstarter Special Edition

    ► You will get a copy of the Kickstarter Special Edition of the Monastery of Tuath (hard cover), along with its game aids in a black folder and its PDF version. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    19 backers

    GREATER SHADOW

    DIGITAL PLEDGE : Get ALL 5 Shadows of Esteren books !

    ► The PDFs of all 5 Shadows of Esteren books released so far: Book 0 Prologue + Book 1 Universe + Book 2 Travels + the Monastery of Tuath (and its game aids) + Ghost Stories.

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    TUATH MONK

    COMPLETE MINIATURES SET: get all 4 Esteren miniatures! Limited edition, resin, 35mm. Sculpted by Roberto Chaudon & Valentin Zak.

    ► With this set, you get ADELIANE, DAERNIC, JORIS and URVAN minis. This set of 4 miniatures has a value of $100: you get one mini for free! Each miniature is delivered in a separate box, with its associated art print and authentication certificate. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $80 or more

    2 backers Limited (28 left of 30)

    BEAUTIFUL BLACK ROSE

    GAME BOARD ONLY!

    Limited Edition and exclusive card

    ► You will get a copy of the standard edition of the Black Rose (english version only). The Limited Edition features an exclusive cover and a numbered authentication card, in addition to the special “Black Rose” card with a particular ability. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $90 or more

    24 backers

    HIGH SHADOW

    DIGITAL PLEDGE : Complete digital bundle !

    ► The complete digital bundle, with all 5 Shadows of Esteren books and many bonuses: Book 0 Prologue + Book 1 Universe + Book 2 Travels + the Monastery of Tuath (and its game aids) + Ghost Stories + Character Sheets PDF + Clues for Prologue PDF+ Game Leader Kit PDF + Game Leader screen PDF + Game Aids for the Book 2 scenario “A Life choice” PDF + Travel Journals PDF + Music album “Of Men and Obscurities” MP3 + Map of Tri-Kazel PDF+ Pronunciation Guide + BETA access to the upcoming point-and-click video game “The Mac Lyrs' Legacy” + ALL the digital stretch goals unlocked.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    49 backers Limited (1 left of 50)

    VARIGAL

    STARTER PACK : 4 books to begin your journey in Esteren...

    EARLY BIRDS : A very limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $180!

    ► The standard edition of 4 Shadows of Esteren books. You will get Book 0 Prologue (softcover, full color, 80 pages) + Book 1 Universe (hardcover, full color, 288 pages) + Book 2 Travels (hardcover, full color, 196 pages) + the Monastery of Tuath (softcover, full color, 50 pages + printed game aids) + the PDF of each one of these books. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    206 backers Limited (94 left of 300)

    FARL COLLECTOR

    LIMITED EDITION OF TUATH + STRETCH GOAL

    ► The Limited Edition of the Monastery of Tuath: the book (hardcover, full color, 50 pages, stamped and numbered from 1 to 600) + its PDF version + printed game aids + a special Daernic Miniature (35mm, resin, limited edition, sculpted by Roberto Chaudon) + “Deduction” board game + ALL the stretch goals unlocked. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    76 backers Limited (74 left of 150)

    GRENOUILLE DE FARL

    Pledge for the French community !

    Le Farl Collector en français + tous les paliers débloqués (livrés en version française) + options spéciales dont l'accès au Livre 2 Voyages Édition Limitée et Livre 3 Dearg Édition Limitées !

    $100 = 75€

    ► L'intégralité du Farl Collector en français : Vous obtenez l’édition limitée du Monastère de Tuath : le livre Tuath (couverture rigide, 50 pages, tout en couleur, tamponné et numéroté) + aides de jeu imprimées + figurine « Daernic » (35mm, édition limitée en résine sculptée par Roberto Chaudon) + le jeu de société “Déduction” + TOUS les bonus débloqués par les paliers (livrés en français). Cette contrepartie donne aussi accès à de nombreuses options, notamment une des dernières occasions de réserver un pack Édition Limitée des Livres 2 Voyage & 3 Dearg. Voir descriptif du projet pour plus de détails. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter ! Frais de port inclus pour la France et la Belgique. +$30 pour le reste du monde.

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    Pledge $110 or more

    37 backers Limited (13 left of 50)

    VARIGAL RELOAD

    STARTER PACK : 4 books to begin your journey in Esteren...

    EARLY BIRDS : A very limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $180!

    ► The standard edition of 4 Shadows of Esteren books. You will get Book 0 Prologue (softcover, full color, 80 pages) + Book 1 Universe (hardcover, full color, 288 pages) + Book 2 Travels (hardcover, full color, 196 pages) + the Monastery of Tuath (softcover, full color, 50 pages + printed game aids) + the PDF of each one of these books. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    154 backers Limited (6 left of 160)

    GREATER FARL COLLECTOR

    LIMITED EDITION OF TUATH + LIMITED EDITION OF "THE BLACK ROSE" BOARD GAME + STRETCH GOAL


    Same as Farl Collector except that you get the Limited Edition of The Black Rose game board (former name : Deduction) instead of the Standard Edition. The LE gets a special black cover and an authentication card (numbered 001 to 600).
    Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    58 backers Limited (42 left of 100)

    GROSSE GRENOUILLE DE FARL

    Pledge for the French community !

    Le Farl Collector en français + tous les paliers débloqués (livrés en version française) + édition limitée du jeu de société « La Rose Noire »

    $100 = 75€

    ► La même chose que le Farl Collector à la seule exception que vous obtenez l’édition limitée du jeu « La Rose Noire » à la place de l’édition standard. L’édition limitée bénéficie d’une couverture noire spéciale et d’une carte d’authenticité numérotée de 1 à 600. Frais de port inclus pour la France et la Belgique. +$30 pour le reste du monde.

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    6 backers Limited (9 left of 15)

    GOUVRAN MERCHANT

    RETAILERS ONLY !

    ► Farl Collector + 6 copies of the standard edition of the Monastery of Tuath as well as its PDF version + ALL the stretch goals unlocked. You can also add a supplement for as many additional copies as you wish. Add $13 for a copy of the Monastery of Tuath, $5 for a copy of Book 0 Prologue, $25 for a copy of Book 1 Universe, and $20 for a copy of Book 2 Travels. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    50 backers All gone!

    HIGH VARIGAL

    UPGRADED STARTER PACK : Get ALL 4 Shadows of Esteren books with hardcover + exclusive game aids + stretch goals !

    EARLY BIRDS : A very limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $300!

    ► You will get Book 0 Prologue + Book 1 Universe + Book 2 Travels + the Monastery of Tuath & printed game aids (all these books are hardcover) + the PDF of each one of these books + Game Leader Kit (Game Leader Screen + Game Aids + Map of Tri-Kazel) + Universe Artworks (a set of six artworks in a folder to improve the mood of your game) + Prologue Clues (a set of 9 game aids in a folder for the Book 0 scenarios) + a printed set of 6 premade Characters + Fearil box (beautiful box to store your game materials) + set of 6 Characters sheets + ALL the stretch goals unlocked. The contents of this tier are worth about $300. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $210 or more

    17 backers Limited (33 left of 50)

    HIGH VARIGAL RELOAD

    UPGRADED STARTER PACK : Get ALL 4 Shadows of Esteren books with hardcover + exclusive game aids + stretch goals !

    EARLY BIRDS : A very limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $300!

    ► You will get Book 0 Prologue + Book 1 Universe + Book 2 Travels + the Monastery of Tuath & printed game aids (all these books are hardcover) + the PDF of each one of these books + Game Leader Kit (Game Leader Screen + Game Aids + Map of Tri-Kazel) + Universe Artworks (a set of six artworks in a folder to improve the mood of your game) + Prologue Clues (a set of 9 game aids in a folder for the Book 0 scenarios) + a printed set of 6 premade Characters + Fearil box (beautiful box to store your game materials) + set of 6 Characters sheets + ALL the stretch goals unlocked. The contents of this tier are worth about $300. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    12 backers Limited (8 left of 20)

    ARD-AMRACH COLLECTOR

    LIMITED EDITION of Tuath & Book 2 Travels + stretch goals + option to get Limited Edition of Book 0 Prologue & Ghost Stories. Soon the last copies !

    ► All the rewards of a Farl Collector + Book 2 Travels Collector's Bundle (Book 2 Limited Editon + “Travels” Box + a set of game aids for the scenario “A Life Choice” in a binder + a set of 6 Travel Journals) + all the contents of the High Shadow pledge. The Limited Editions are from the previous Kickstarters, stamped and numbered (a total of 600 copies have been released). For $100 more, you can add the Book 0 Prologue Collector's Bundle (the Limited Edition of Book 0, stamped and numbered + Loch Varn poster + a set of clues for Prologue + a printed set of 6 premade Characters + Prologue Artworks + Prologue bookmark. Check the pledge manager for all options available. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    GREATER GOUVRAN MERCHANT

    RETAILERS ONLY !

    ► 6 copies of the standard edition of the Monastery of Tuath + 1 copy of the Farl Collector pack (Limited Edition) as well as its PDF version + 10 copies of Book 0 Prologue (standard edition) + 3 copies of Book 1 Universe (standard edition) + 3 copies of Book 2 Travels (standard edition) + ALL the stretch goals unlocked. You can also add a supplement for as many additional copies as you wish. Add $13 for a copy of the Monastery of Tuath, $5 for a copy of Book 0 Prologue, $25 for a copy of Book 1 Universe, and $20 for a copy of Book 2 Travels. Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    SEOL PATRON

    ORIGINAL ARTWORK

    Help an artist to live his art!

    ► All the rewards of a Farl Collector + you will receive an original artwork by Illustrator Gawain. You will give Gawain one key word for your drawing (for example "Landscape", "Tarish" or "Feond") or let him choose for you. Take a look at the left section of the Kickstarter to get more infos. Thanks to this pledge, you help an artist to live his art! THANK YOU! Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    15 backers All gone!

    OSTA-BAILLE COLLECTOR

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION ! Dive into the Shadows with this huge package that includes more than 25 items: all 4 books with hardcover & all game aids available including some of the last limited edition bundle from previous Kickstarter + ALL stretch goal unlocked !

    EARLY BIRDS : A VERY limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $550!

    ► All the rewards of a Farl Collector + Book 0 Prologue Collector's Bundle (the Limited Edition of Book 0, stamped and numbered + Loch Varn poster + a set of clues for Prologue + a printed set of 6 premade Characters + a set of 6 Prologue Artworks + Prologue bookmark) + Book 1 Univers Standard Edition + Book 2 Travels Collector's Bundle (Book 2 Limited Editon + “Travels” Box + a set of game aids for the scenario “A Life Choice” in a binder + a set of 6 Travel Journals) + Game Leader Kit (Game Leader Screen + Game Aids + Map of Tri-Kazel) + a set of 6 Universe Artworks + Fearil box (beautiful box to store your game materials) + set of 6 Characters sheets + Loch Varn Tiles + CD Album « Of Men and Obscurities » + all the contents of the High Shadow pledge including BETA access to the Esteren video game + Esteren MAPS sofware + ALL stretch goal unlocked . Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $430 or more

    13 backers Limited (7 left of 20)

    OSTA-BAILLE COLLECTOR RELOAD

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION ! Dive into the Shadows with this huge package that includes more than 25 items: all 4 books with hardcover & all game aids available including some of the last limited edition bundle from previous Kickstarter + ALL stretch goal unlocked !

    EARLY BIRDS : A VERY limited deal! The contents of this tier are worth about $550!

    ► All the rewards of an Osta-Baille Collector! Shipping costs included for the US and EU. +$30 for the rest of the world.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    HIGH SEOL PATRON

    ORIGINAL PAINTING

    Help an artist to live his art!

    ► All the rewards of a Farl Collector + an original Shadows of Esteren painting by Chris (around 16 x 11 inches). The original painting will be securely sent to you by mail. Help an artist to live his art! Shipping costs included worldwide! Contact us for more details.

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Funding period

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