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Adventure in the strife-torn lands of Andergast and Nostria in the first full regional supplement for The Dark Eye!
Adventure in the strife-torn lands of Andergast and Nostria in the first full regional supplement for The Dark Eye!
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For a deeper experience in the world of The Dark Eye, look to the Warring Kingdoms! This in-depth series offers adventures, accessories, and a wealth of information for the most complete play experience you could want!

The grudge between the Warring Kingdoms of Nostria and Andergast has burned for almost two millennia.

Nostrian Soldiers Defending the Marshland
Nostrian Soldiers Defending the Marshland

The history of the Warring Kingdoms has been shaped by constant enmity, which is why nearly every other region in Aventuria has heard about them. Others may view their inhabitants as backwards and cantankerous, but these kingdoms are among the oldest on the continent, and their citizens refuse to shed their ancient traditions.

An Andergastan Noble
An Andergastan Noble

While their many wars have created poverty, they have also given rise to inventive problem solving. Heroes in the Warring Kingdoms must deal with many challenges. Secrets from past ages wait to be discovered in the wilderness of the Andergastan forest or the swamps of the Nostrian Lake Districts, and opportunities abound to explore primeval wilderness, go on a knight’s quest, uncover stories of ancient cults and local nature religions, discover powerful magic, or deal with the influence of witches and sumes (druids).

The Baronies of Andergast and Bombasties of Nostria
The Baronies of Andergast and Bombasties of Nostria

May you have many exciting adventures in the Warring Kingdoms!

The lore of this region is deep and rich, and the creators of The Dark Eye have developed a wealth of materials to help you explore and experience it. Immerse yourself in the tragic and inspiring tales of this land, and create your own unique stories!

The Books and Accessories

The Warring Kingdoms Sourcebook

This book is the starting point for all your adventures in Nostria and Andergast. At nearly 200 pages long, it is an incredibly thorough overview of the region, covering politics, history, geography, wildlife, commerce, law, magic, and more!

The book comes in hardcover, a green leatherette Deluxe Edition, or a real black leather Limited Edition. You can add $25 to any regular hardcover reward to get the Deluxe leatherette. The Limited Edition can only be found in the top-tier rewards.

The Warring Kingdoms Map Set

The Warring Kingdoms Sourcebook includes many pages of regional and city maps. This set presents each one as an individual poster for convenient use at the table or for display on your wall, plus some new maps not available in the Sourcebook! Posters fold up to fit neatly into the box included with your Aventuria Map Set.

New Bonds and Ancient Quarrels

This full-length (48 page) adventure book offers the heroes an opportunity to seek a new alliance that could bring peace between the Warring Kingdoms. Will they succeed? Is peace even possible between these ancient foes?

The Warring Kingdoms Armory

This 32-page supplement examines in detail the weapons and armor of the region. It covers history, usage, and game statistics for a wide variety of armaments and wares.

Hero's Breviary of the Warring Kingdoms

This in-character journal (similar in format and style to previous journals like On Aves' Path) is the perfect way to see the region through the eyes of someone living in the world of Aventuria.

The Warring Kingdoms Card Pack

If you already use the various Dark Eye card packs for reference at the table, you'll know how handy they are. This pack includes 120 new cards covering everything in The Warring Kingdoms - advantages, spells, creatures, weapons, and more!

Sounds of the Spheres Volume 1: The Warring Kingdoms

This CD contains 20 tracks composed by Ralf Kurtsiefer. Some of these tracks will be available to all backers digitally, depending on how many stretch goals are unlocked. Purchase the CD to get them all! (This add-on is also included in all "Collection" reward levels.)

The Andergastan

This hardcover, full-color graphic novel tells the story of the Warring Kingdoms in a new and exciting way! This add-on has been unlocked through stretch goals and is now added to all "Collection" pledge levels!

All of these products are already being printed. Our goal is to get them to our fans as quickly and effectively as possible. For that reason, we are running a short and simple campaign with a quick fulfillment turnaround.

Witches and Druids

There are plenty of new options for play in the Warring Kingdoms Sourcebook, but none quite as exciting as the sections on the specific magical disciplines of Nostria and Andergast.

Witches already have many spells and cantrips listed in the Core Rules, but there are several new ones that are unique to the Daughters of Satuaria, such as Serpent Call:

Because druids have not appeared in previous supplements, they are covered more thoroughly in this volume. There are numerous new spells for Druids, and they also get access to some terrifying rituals such as these:

Guild Mages also get a few new things to work with, like the devastating spell Agony:

There are numerous character options for non-spellcasters as well, especially with the weapons and armor introduced in the Armory. But we know that many fans are eager to see the wide range of new magic options in the Warring Kingdoms!

 

Here we have information about the Kickstarter campaign itself. If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask!

The reward levels are designed for your ease of use. You can either get just the book (and purchase individual add-ons afterwards) or you can get the book and all the add-ons.

With either of these physical rewards, you can order one of two different versions. Just add $25 for the Deluxe leatherette. If you want the real leather Limited Edition, you'll need to pledge for the Collection Limited reward level, which includes all of the add-ons.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for 5 lucky backers (who are able to get to this year's Gen Con). You will play an adventure run by Mhaire Stritter of Orkenspalter TV!

[Travel and accommodations not provided, but we will work around your convention schedule to the best of our abilities.]

If you aren't able to make it to Gen Con, you can still get in on one of two special games! 10 lucky backers will get a chance to play online with one of the German staff members (to be determined later). We have planned for these games to be in English, although we can change one to German if there are enough German-speaking backers to fill it.

With both of these top pledge levels, you'll be getting a Limited Edition copy of the book.

A Sister of Knowledge (Colloquially - Serpent Witch)
A Sister of Knowledge (Colloquially - Serpent Witch)

 

The best way to get all the Warring Kingdoms products is with the Physical Collection reward level. But if you don't want everything, you can order each item individually as an add-on.

The prices are listed below so that you can adjust your pledge based on the add-ons you want. (Note that some additional shipping may be charged through Pledge Manager following the campaign.)

Warring Kingdoms Map Set - $25
New Bonds and Ancient Quarrels - $15
Warring Kingdoms Armory - $13
Warring Kingdoms Card Pack - $10
Hero's Breviary of the Warring Kingdoms - $15
Sounds of the Spheres Volume 1: The Warring Kingdoms - $20
The Andergastan Graphic Novel - $25

A Sume (Druid) of Andergast
A Sume (Druid) of Andergast

Other products for The Dark Eye will also be available through Pledge Manager following the campaign.

Although we have all of the basic rewards ready to go, you also have an opportunity to make them even better!

$9,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Heroic Works 7: Legacy of the Dike (PDF)

Every backer will receive a digital copy of this short adventure that is the next in the Heroic Works series. This story takes place along the coast of Nostria and would be a perfect addition to your Warring Kingdoms adventures!

$11,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Andergast Die

Every physical backer will receive one of our new Andergast logo D6.

$13,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Warring Kingdoms Music Sampler (mp3)

Every backer will receive 4 digital tracks of music from the Warring Kingdoms.

$15,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Herald #E6 (PDF)

This edition of the Aventurian Herald continues where we left off with the last Herald released in English. It contains information relevant to numerous products released since then.

$17,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Heroic Works 7: Legacy of the Dike (Print)

Every physical backer will receive a physical copy of this Heroic Works adventure.

$19,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Nostria Die

Every physical backer will receive one of our new Nostria logo D6.

$21,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Warring Kingdoms Music Sampler (mp3)

Every backer will receive 4 additional digital tracks of music from the Warring Kingdoms.

$23,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Herald #E6 (Print)

Every physical backer will receive a physical copy of this issue of the Herald.

$25,500 (UNLOCKED!) - The Andergastan (Print)

This 80-page, full-color, hardcover comic is set in the Warring Kingdoms. At this level, it becomes available as an add-on (for $25) AND is added for free to the Print Collection reward level and above!

$27,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Heroic Works 8: Turnip Harvest (PDF)

Every backer will receive a digital copy of this short adventure that is the next in the Heroic Works series. This story takes place in the Lowermarshes region of the Bornland and connects directly to the ongoing Theater Knights campaign story!

$29,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Herald #E7 (PDF)

This edition of the Aventurian Herald continues from the previous stretch goal. It contains information relevant to numerous products released in recent months and some still yet to come.

$31,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Warring Kingdoms Music Sampler (mp3)

Every backer will receive 4 additional digital tracks of music from the Warring Kingdoms.

$33,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Heroic Works 8: Turnip Harvest (Print)

Every physical backer will receive a physical copy of this Heroic Works adventure.

$35,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Warring Kingdoms Figure Flats Supplement (PDF)

As part of the Almanac Kickstarter, we developed a set of tri-fold paper miniatures representing all the creatures and many of the people from the Core Rules, Almanac, and Bestiary. If we reach this level, we will create a new set covering everything from the Warring Kingdoms and many of the adventures we've released during the past year!

$37,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Herald #E7 (Print)

Every physical backer will receive a physical copy of this issue of the Herald.

$39,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Warring Kingdoms Music Sampler (mp3)

Every backer will receive 4 additional digital tracks of music from the Warring Kingdoms.

$41,500 (UNLOCKED!) - Extra Dice

Every physical backer will receive an additional Nostria D6 and an additional Andergast D6!

$43,500 - Warring Kingdoms Figure Flats Supplement (Print)

Every physical backer will receive sheets of tri-fold figure flats ready for you to cut out and use at your table!

$45,500 - Warring Kingdoms Music Sampler (mp3)

Every backer will receive 4 additional digital tracks of music from the Warring Kingdoms. If we reach this level, all backers will be receiving the ENTIRE digital soundtrack!

A Knight of Nostria
A Knight of Nostria

 

Shipping is calculated by your Pledge Level and location. Click "Back This Project" and enter your information to see the total before you commit to the final pledge.

We have shipping centers in Germany and the US, plus a distribution partner in Australia (Aetherworks). This allows us to assure that we are US, EU, and Australia-friendly. In addition, we have another shipping partner in Hong Kong (VFI Asia), which means that many locations in Asia and the Pacific Rim are also cheaper, though not all customs for those countries may be covered.

Other locations will be more expensive based on how difficult it is to ship from those four centers. If your country is not included in our shipping list, but you think it might be accessible from one of our shipping centers, please contact us and we will check.

 

Risks and challenges

We have made a concerted effort to streamline this Kickstarter to speed up the fulfillment process. As we well know, any interaction with third parties can cause delays, so we are also being cautious in our shipping estimates.

However, most of the core products are already being printed, and we expect any unlocked stretch goals to be printed quickly.

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