What is inside this book?
- A complete adventure for 5th Edition, suitable for level 1-10 player characters
- A whole new island to uncover and explore, involved in the history and politics of two Kingdoms
- New rules to explore the wilderness
- More than 20 New monsters, creatures, NPCs, spells and magical items
The Island is available as a PDF or a full-color hardcover volume of 112 pages and, in addition, you can have a 24" x 36" Full Color Map and a Full Color Master Screen, with an innovative system of Initiative management.
What is ISLAND OF MOANING VOICES?
It is an epic adventure that can engage groups of players for countless sessions and make them grow from level 1 to 10. It is a whole new island of adventure, mystery, exploration, struggle for survival but also political intrigue and dark plots that can unfold and develop further in the, already planned, sequels. You can immediately start to play with the pre-generated characters or use your own, even if they are not novice ones! The Duke may call it Prosperity Island today but, for the inhabitants, it is still old Moaning Voices and it "welcomes" people of all kind and powers!
Island of Moaning Voices is a 112 pages sandbox adventure for characters of level 1-10 (or more, in the sequels, if we reach certain PLEDGE GOALS) with rich graphics and original contents, set in an exotic and mysterious island. It's an OLD SCHOOL flavored setting but in line with the simplicity and flexibility of the 5th EDITION game. In the adventure module, presented both in the inexpensive PDF version and in the elegant hardcover volume, there will be many NEW MONSTERS, CREATURES, SPELLS and MAGIC ITEMS! Moreover, NEW RULES for terrestrial exploration will let the players to use the strategic hexagonal map to discover this fascinating setting. A part for the fantastic locations, there is a surprising story and many plot twists! Island of Moaning Voices represents the frontier for the inhabitants of the rich seafaring Duchy of Belqualam, an only partially explored frontier, definitely wild and fraught with dangers. Furthermore, there is the recent discovery of a precious arcane metal whose properties are still not completely understood. The metal, called “Prosperium” to bring good luck to the beginning community, makes the Island a strategic center for the economy of the Duchy and its military supremacy over the neighboring Kingdom of Halethia.
However, the exploitation and colonization of the Island have been particularly difficult. In an effort to clean up the island from the many hostile presences, the Duke thought of gathering there a large number of Adventurers. He has been very successful in this endeavor thanks to a gimmick: since a few years ago, in fact, he organizes the FRAG FEST on the island. It is a month long festival whose main attraction is THE GREAT HUNT, a series of organized events and competitions designed to decimate the population of hostile creatures of Moaning Voices.
What of you? Will you be brave enough to undertake the journey to the Island and become a Hunter? Wealth, Glory or simply Death … what is it really in stock for you?
Here a few samples of what you will find inside the Island, please let us know if you have any comment:
- The arrival to the Island of Moaning Voices: two short tales of people arriving (or not ...) to the Island of Moaning Voices
- The Troblin: a redoubtable and secretive creature of the Island, to scare, excite and, sometimes, entirepartykill the characters!
- The Prosperium: a powerful magical material! One of the main topics of the Island, a more than enough reason to colonize so dangerous a place ...
- The story behind the Island: what happens behind the curtains of the border town of Prosperity?
- The timeline of the Island: a part of the important events occurred a long, or not so long, time ago upon the Island [COMING SOON]
Level 1 - Supporter
Thank you + your name in the Credits
Dear friend, if you want to support us, you have only to donate a symbolic sum and our gratitude will be tangible! Your name will enter in the Glorious Page of Credits along with other people like you, which believed in us and in our project!
Level 2 - Settler
Like Supporter + HD PDF of the adventure + HD PDF Map (24" x 36") (+ Stretch Goal PDFs)
The fantastic full color PDF of the adventure and the HD PDF Map (24'' x 36'') ! With minimal expense, you will get everything you need to experience this wonderful adventure with your friends! And if we reach some targets, we will also send you all of the unlocked Stretch Goal PDFs. Moreover, off course, your name goes in the Credits. You will also spare about 25% respect to buying the PDF after the Kickstarter.
Level 3 - Explorer
Like Settler + 112 pages Full color Printed Book of Island of Moaning Voices
As an Explorer pledger you receive a printed full color book, on high quality paper, to bring out the beautiful illustrations and sumptuous graphics, all enclosed in a sturdy and durable hardcover. Island of Moaning Voices is a book that belongs in every Fantasy RPG fan's library!!! It's 112 pages of fun and joy to behold and, if we reach some targets, other books will follow! In addition, you receive the PDF adventure, HD PDF Map, prospective stretch goal PDFs and your name in the Credits! You will receive the PDFs as soon as we have them, before the printed material. You will also spare about 15% respect to buying the package after the Kickstarter.
Level 4 - Veteran Explorer
Like Explorer + HD Printed Map (24" x 36")
In addition to the previous goodies, we give to you a Printed HD artistic Map (24'' x 36'') of Island of Moaning Voices! You will also spare about 20% respect to buying the package after the Kickstarter.
Level 5 - Landlord
Like Veteran Explorer + DM Screen
In addition to the previous goodies we give to you a wonderful 3- panel folding Dungeon Master Screen (about 8.5'' high and 3 x 11'' wide) realized by one of our gifted artists! It is printed, in full color, with a creative portrayal of the arrival to the Island of Moaning Voices. On the back of the screen, the DM will find many useful details, encounter tables and rules of Moaning Voices! There are two versions to choose from, see the details in the Addons section. You will also spare about 30% respect to buying the package after the Kickstarter.
Level 6 - Jack of All Trades
Like Landlord + Naming of a supporting NPC
In addition to the Landlord goodies, the early-birds Jack of All Trades can give the name, at no additional cost, to a NPC that you will probably meet and interact with, playing the adventure, or an important element of the module:
- The Captain of the ship that brings the PCs to the Island
- The Innkeeper of the main tavern in Prosperity
- The Procuress of the local brothel
- The Commander of the City Guard
- The Central Square of the town of Prosperity
- The bow of the mightiest archer in town
- The faithful Dog of an important NPC
- The Beer of this year Frag Fest
All the names have to be submitted to us and approved. First come, first served!
Level 7 - Master of the Ship
Like Landlord + Naming of the Ship
You have all the goodies of a Landlord but you also have the honor to name the Ship that brings the PCs to the Island! It will figure on the front artistic view of the Island of the Moaning Voices on the Dungeon Master Screen! All people everywhere will read the name you invented and it will also be in several places of the adventure itself.
The name has to be submitted to us and approved.
Level 8 - Friends of the Island
Like Landlord x 2
Two friends can pledge together and receive the full package of a Landlord, for a discount on the goodies (and lower shipping costs)!
Level 9 - Clever Peddler
Like Landlord x 4
If you have a physical shop (no online shops, we will check it!) you can buy 4 copies of the Landlord packages for a retailer price!
Level 10 - Painter of Heroes
Like Landlord + your portrait as an important Hero
In addition to the previous Landlord goodies, you can give us a photo of you (or another person) that our artist Domenico Neziti will transform it into the portrait of one of the five First Hunters, great Heroes of the Island, saviors of Prosperity. In alternative, you can give us a full description or drawing of your character!
Level 11 - Painter of Dames
Like Landlord + your portrait as an important Lady
In addition to the previous Landlord goodies, you can give us a photo of you or another woman who gave her permission that our artist Domenico Neziti will transform into the portrait of the Daughter or the Wife of the Baron of Prosperity. In alternative, you can give us a full description or drawing of your character!
Level 12 - Painter of Beasts
Like Landlord + your portrait as King of the Troblins
In addition to the previous Landlord goodies, you can give us a photo of you or a friend who gave his/her permission that our artist Domenico Neziti will transform into the portrait of the King of one of the two tribes of Troblins, a most dangerous creature of Moaning Voices! In alternative, you can give us a full description or drawing of your character.
Level 13 - Brothers of the Island
Like Landlord x 3
If you have two friends, you can pledge for 3 Landlord packages at a lower price and shipping costs!
Level 14 - Sculptor of Fate
Like Landlord + create an important NPC with us
In addition to Landlord goodies, you can work with us to create a main NPC of Island of Moaning Voices, with his own background, personality and traits. Our artist Domenico Neziti will realize his portrait. Remember, it could be your player character too!
Level 15 - Lord of the Island
Like Sculptor of Fate + create a special event with us
In addition to the previous goodies of Sculptor of Fate, you will work with us to create an important plot event for the main NPC you gave birth to! You will help us to shape the story, congratulations, you are a real Lord of the Island!
HD Printed Map on paper: Full color 24'' x 36'' artistic Map of Island of Moaning Voices on high quality materials!
Increase your pledge by 10 €.
HD Printed Map on PVC: Full color 24'' x 36'' map like the previous addon but it is printed on a durable plastic material: water, fries, coke and beer resistant!
Increase your pledge by 25 €.
Dungeon Master Screen: a beautiful and very useful 3-panel folding Screen, with a clever system of Initiative management! An artistic cover of the Island and the back with a compendium of all the necessary tables and rules to play the adventure.
The screen will be realized in 2 different versions: the choice is yours.
Increase your pledge by 18 €.
At 14.500 €: we will add new pictures and variety in our project. New full page, half page and smaller illustrations will grace the adventure.
We planned several other Stretch Goals to expand the Island: new side quests, NPCs, Creatures and locations for a bigger and more detailed book. In addition, after a few goals, we will produce new Chapters of the story and the books too! Details coming soon.
Who are we?
We of the EPiK team are, first and foremost, friends, RPG players and DMs! We played many different games over the years and, among others, the several editions of the most beautiful game in the world. Today we run several 5th Edition campaigns and we write a blog about many RPG topics: our campaigns, reviews, Kickstarter projects, adaptations and conversions of old ideas and completely new ones! Our most recent work is "The Tomb", a completely original 5th Edition adventure, that you can find for free in our blog.
Several artists collaborate with us:
- Domenico Neziti (Nezart): Nezart is an artist with more than 20 years of professional experience and he is well known in the gaming industry, since he worked as illustrator, colorist, visualizer, concept and comic Artist with Dark Horse, Image, Soleil, Marvel, Steve Jackson Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Glenat, Green Ronin Publishing and many more. His job encompasses several kind of games: RPGs, tabletop, card games and others. You can easily find many of his works in Deviantart, Tumblr and other places.
- Andrea Cortese and Roberto Scandola, from Studioscandola, a design and illustration studio: the big artistic map of the Island of Moaning Voices will be created by these two talented illustrators!
- Jacopo Schiavo: Illustrator residing in Padua, he has always been passionate about figurative art and comics. The passion for fantasy and sci-fi illustration lead him to know over the years the vast world of RPGs and boardgames. In 2016 he graduated from the International School of Comics, taking the freelance illustration career. Jacopo drew a lot of the internal art of The Tomb (gnoll, efreeti and other monster) and, also, the beautiful cover of the Island of Moaning Voices!
- Chiara Piantanida (ShariKia): ShariKia is an illustrator in the graphic field since years ago. She drew since she can remember, but the actual journey as illustrator has started with the passion for mangas, and widened afterwards. In addition to illustrating, she's a cosplayer, writer and enthusiast gamer. She drew the beautiful cover of The Tomb and also the wonderful DM Screen for Island of Moaning Voices and other art too.
Where to find us
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/entirepartykilled/?fref=ts
- Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moaningvoice/?fref=ts
Recently we even published a completely new and highly praised work, The Tomb!
All shipping will be calculated and charged separately through the pledge manager option after the campaign is over. All products will ship at the same time. If you should have any question about products and locations, please private message us for more information.
Tariffs vary from:
Zone 1 (Europe and the Mediterranean area) € 10,00
E.g.: Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia
Zone 2 (North, South and Central America, other countries in Africa and Asia) € 15,00
E.g.: USA, Canada.
Zone 3 (Oceania) € 20,00
E.g.: Australia, New Zeland.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter but not at all the first RPG work of Entire Party Killed!
We all are players and DMs and we make for a close-knit team with a lot of experience in writing adventures. We of EPiK Team published conversions and adaptations of old modules to 5th Edition in our RPG blog and we had thousands of readers and downloads. Recently we even published a completely new work, The Tomb, highly praised for quality and inventiveness.
We organize both local and national roleplay events, which summoned thousands of players in Padova (Italy) and we were in charge of the editing and playtesting of adventures for roleplay tournaments.
If you have doubts about the language, we are not English mother tongue speakers ourselves but we have in-house experience as translators and we will have an external collaborator, mother tongue speaker, checking the final text.
Some of us also worked for a long time in the publishing industry, graphic design and printing so we know what we are doing! There are several more info about us and our work in the Facebook page of EPK (https://www.facebook.com/entirepartykilled/…) and, especially for the Kickstarter, in our dedicated fb group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/moaningvoice/…).
The only unknown quantity is the precise time for the delivery, since it depends on the completed stretch goals and the number of pledgers. We hope to deliver the books in October 2017 but we will send the PDFs as soon as possible.
- (30 days)