RiotMinds proudly presents the first complete regional sourcebook for the world of Trudvang: Stormlands. Follow the path of the great storm maidens, the fearsome berserkers of the north, and the battle between men and beast. This is an extensive book covering one of the most wild and savage parts of Trudvang.
PLEASE NOTICE! THIS IS AN EXPANSION TO THE TRUDVANG CHRONICLES RPG. In order to play with these books you must have the core rules of this game. For more info about Trudvang Chronicles please visit: www.riotminds.com
The scope of this kickstarter is to deliver one regional sourcebook, the campaign Snowsaga (together with some meaty strechgoals, should we be successful) and the action-packed adventure Frostbitten (as pdf). In this Kickstarter we truly want to give you both a piece of the rich and unique world of Trudvang, a massive and extensive campaign to throw at your players and the adventure Frostbitten.
A perfect start to explore Trudvang further!
This campaign is aimed at funding the English version of the following items:
- Regional Sourcebook - Stormlands (hardback, approx. 100+ pages)
- Adventure Campaign - Snowsaga (softback, approx 140+ pages)
- Adventure - Frostbitten (pdf)
- All stretch goals that we manage to unlock
Our goal is to deliver this package in September - October 2018, depending on how long editing and printing will take.
This is a funding campaign, and portions of the work are set to take place after we know if we are successful in the funding or not. This means that we have to engage writers, editors, printers etc, after the campaign ends.
Please, consider the delivery date only as an estimate, not as something which can be accurately predicted at this point. Too many factors can delay the production, albeit pains will be taken in order to respect the deadline as much as possible
The crowd went quiet. ”Make way for the Battleborn”, a tall man clad in fur and mail shouted.
The crowd opened up like a belly slashed on the battlefield. A tall and skinny woman with bare chest and a heavy sword in her hand entered the hall. She wore a thick wool skirt and a leather girdle with silver ornaments. She took a step towards the jarl.
”I have come to claim my right”, she said. The fearless Wildbrons, well known for their strengh, stood still. They knew far too well that not even they could kill her, not even if they outnumbered the woman five to one. They knew the Battleborn would slay them before they could even draw their axes.
The pale jarl looked up from his oak throne, covered in fur and pelts.
”What claim do you have here warrior?” He said, as he looked for support from the crowd.
”The right to slay you and to avenge the death of my mother”, the Battleborn said.
Before anyone could react, the woman strode forward and cleaved both throne and skull in a mighty blow with her heavy iron blade.
The breaker of rings was dead.
”By Stormi, my mother's death is now avenged. May she rest in the hall of the Great Gods!”
Let your adventure begin in the far east, in the grim and cold Stormlands! In this book we will cover the following:
- New archetypes such as: Storm maiden, Battleborn, Sea Wolf and Berserker.
- Expansion Rules and framework on how to play with Hero-features such as Berserker, shape-shifter and Battleborn.
- Religion and gods: Explore the Great Gods of gerbanis including the tales of creation and Hávafall, the end of the world.
- An in depth description of gerbanis and their gods, including the Vanirs, Chaos Gods and the Death Gods.
- Myths and legends: read about the great deeds and heroes that once tamed this great lands.
- A whole chapter about the blót, the sacrifices and their meaning for the Stormlanders
- Feasts such as Wolf Night, Totring, Etterstapp and other holy days for the Stormlanders
- In depth description of more than 12 countries and territories in the Stormlands, including Ejdland, Wildland, Vortland and more.
- General information about the Stormlanders, why warriors have two votes instead of one and why it's better do die young than old.
Adventure Campaign Snowsaga
He pulled the arrow out of the dead body and studied its black surface in wonder. The arrow looked like any other arrow, but its surface was covered in intricate patterns which possessed an almost hypnotic power. Something woke him from his dreamless slumber. He pulled his mantel closer around him. The winter had hit without warning or mercy. He was cold, and little did he know, this was merely the beginning of a long and brutal winter…
Snowsaga is Riotmind’s first official campaign for Trudvang Chronicles. This project will lead to an English, updated version of the original Swedish book: it is an epic story with a dark tone and a fierce, brutal atmosphere.
This is the campaign where the adventurers battle an ancient threat and incarnation, but also the giant Blodughadda and his army of frost-trolls and their kin. The campaign will take the adventurers to the gates of Helgardh (the dark underworld) and an encounter with the albino logi dragon Nifelfang, to the dwarves mines, and the ancient stronghold Ysetur. It's a long journey and campaign for the heroes that takes part in the Northern parts of the Stormlands.
Please notice, Snowsaga in print is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE. There are currently no plans to print this for retail since it will be sold only as a pdf.
When released in Swedish, it was hailed and awarded as, some say “the best campaign ever created for a fantasy game”.
The players must be prepared! A death god, a frost giant and a logi dragon. It's not an easy task. But the rewards are high and much is at stake in this massive campaign in three parts.
In the prehistoric times of the world, when the land was wilder and its people more savage, there was a small village hidden well beyond tall trees and moss-covered rock. To the east, in the Stormlands, a few strong men and women dwelled under the canopies of what today is only known as the wolf forest. Today, in a time where the struggles of the past are still so eerily present, few dare venture too close to that place, not even the brave descendants of Wulfr and their wolves travel upon its winding paths. For that forest is cursed, and its name held in blackness. But it was not always so and it is written in the ancient legends of the Wild Lands that that which once was shall come again. This is the story of how brave adventurers lifted the curse of the wolf forest and liberated the people who dared to dwell in its shadow.
Frostbitten is a magical adventure set in the enchanted cold north of the Stormlands. This is a romantic and tragic tale where brother stands against brother as ancient bonds of love and vengeance are reforged.
- Frostbitten is a Trudvang Chronicles adventure designed for one gamemaster and 2-6 players
We've got most of the artwork in place, most of the texts are written and translated. Should we succeed in this campaign the funds will be used for:
- Additional editing
- Additional artwork
With some help from you all, we can make this campaign even more amazing.
Stretch goals as follows:
- 200.000 SEK (approx. € 20.205 | $ 25.250)
- Stretch goal: Background chart
- Status: UNLOCKED
We add a chart in the Stormlander book with special background features for your Stormlander character. Roll on this table and you will have a real son or daughter of the lands of the Untamed!
- 300.000 SEK (approx. € 30.310 | $ 37.890)
- Stretch goal: Map of the Stormlands
- Status: UNLOCKED
We add a poster with a beautiful stand alone map of the Stormlands.
- 400.000 SEK (approx. € 40.410 | $ 50.500)
- Stretch goal: Map of Ysetur
- Status: UNLOCKED
We add a poster with maps of the stronghold Ysetur.
- 500.000 SEK (approx. € 50.510 | $ 63.115)
- Stretch goal: Hardcover Snowsaga
- Status: UNLOCKED
We produce Snowsaga as a Hardcover book.
- 600.000 SEK (approx. € 60.615 | $ 75.740)
- Stretch goal: NPC, booklet
- Status: UNLOCKED
We produce a small, few pages, booklet with stats of the Snowsaga NPCs.
- 800.000 SEK (approx. € 80.820 | $ 100.980)
- Stretch goal: Snowsaga GM-screen
- Status: UNLOCKED
We add a game master screen specially made for the Snowsaga campaign.
- 1.000.000 SEK (approx. € 101.025 | $ 126.230)
- Stretch goal: Frostbitten printed
- Status: UNLOCKED
We print the adventure Frostbitten as a softcover book.
This campaign is based on a previous, extremely succesful Kickstarter campaign for the English version of the Trudvang Chronicles rpg. Did you miss out, or do you wish to add another Player's Handbook, Game Master's Guide or Jorgi's Bestiary to this package? Just add to your pledge:
- Player's Handbook: 420 SEK (approx. € 43 | $ 53 )
- Game Master's Guide: 300 SEK (approx. € 30 | $ 38)
- Jorgi's Bestiary: 350 SEK (approx. € 35 | $ 44)
- Wildheart: 140 SEK (approx. € 14 | $ 17)
Extra shipping cost for each specific book is INCLUDED in this sum. ADD ONS will be delivered together with the kickstarter books.
IF you want the ADD ON books delivered as soon as possible, please buy one extra shipping from our web shop: http://www.riotminds.se/store/trudvang-chronicles/extra-shipping and we send you the ADD ON right after this kickstarter has ended (please tell us your kickstarter USERNAME, e-mail and BACKER NUMBER under customer notes when you order the extra shipping).
Once the campaign has ended, we will send out a survey and you'll let us know the book/s you’ve added.
If you want 2 players handbook just add 840 SEK to your pledge and then write 2 Players Handbooks in the survey.
If you want one of each book above add 1070 SEK to your pledge and the write 1 Players, 1 Game Masters Guide, 1 Jorgi's bestiary in the survey.
RiotMinds is a traditional game publisher since 16 years back. We have published numerous of gaming books for mainly two games: Trudvang Chronicles and Götterdämmerung.
Both games have been awarded with prestigious ratings and reviews. All books have been sold in Swedish and Trudvang Chronicles is available in Riotmind’s online RPG service in English.
The founders: Theodore Bergqvist and Magnus Malmberg have been working with fantasy and gaming properties for 20+ years. Between 2001 and 2004 Theodore Bergqvist was the CEO and Creative Director at Conan Properties Inc, working with renowned properties such as Conan, Solomon Kane and others. Theodore Bergqvist was also the main owner and CEO of Paradox Interactive, a Swedish strategy games developer and publisher producing and publishing major gaming franchises such as Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings and many more.
RiotMinds has published more than 20 books for it’s tabletop Role Playing Game: Chronicles of Trudvang, a Board Game, Götterdämmerung game (now renamed to LexOccultum), and numerous of other products of which many is sold out.
RiotMinds have had three very successful international Kickstarter campaigns: the Fabulous Art of Trudvang, Trudvang Chronicles, LexOccultum and two for the Swedish audience Drakar och Demoner: Retro and Ereb Altor.
Trudvang Chronicles is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game based on the mysterious and dark Nordic and Celtic sagas and myths. Trudvang is both grim and dark, epic and yet down to earth, with a melancholic tone of an ancient age when nature was a living creature and magic was wild and strong. Above all, Trudvang is a saga...
Trudvang Chronicles was voted "The most anticipated game in 2017" by ENWorld's community.
Risks and challenges
Printing can take a bit longer than expected, and even though we aim at a fast delivery, there’s a risk it will take more time than planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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