Add professional background sound to your table top role-playing game.
We are taking suggestions for Add-on Pack 4. Please see update 29 for details.
Audio pack rewards per level:
$13= Core 11
$20= Core 11 + Stretch Goals + 2 Bonus MP3s
$30= Core 11 + Stretch Goals + All Bonus MP3s + PDF Pack
$50= Core 11 + Stretch Goals + All Bonus MP3s + 2 Exclusives + Add-on Pack 2 + PDF pack
$80= Core 11 + Stretch Goals + All Bonus MP3s + All Exclusives + Add-on Pack 2 + Add-on Pack 3 + Add-on Pack 4 + PDF pack
Optional packs that are not part of any reward level.
- FLAC File upgrade $10
- DVD File Backup $20 (U.S. Residents Only)
- Add-on Pack 1 $10
- Gift a Pledge (Raise your pledge to mach the amount of the reward you would like to gift. More details in the Add-on section.)
To get any of add-on packs not included in your pledge level, just increase your pledge for each pack you want using the "Manage Your Pledge" button to the right. I will be sending surveys out at the end of the Kickstarter so you can let me know which add-on packs you want. Please click the banner above to see what MP3s come with what Reward levels. If you have any questions, please let me know.
You've set up your dungeon/space map/haunted house. Your players are assembled, ready to dive in and save the world, or at least get some coin. What's missing? Immersive environmental sounds for the area your players are in. Plate Mail Games is going to change all that. This project's aim is to make 11 MP3 backgrounds for your role-playing games. Now you can cover up the sound of your refrigerator with a cool dungeon, lab, or battlefield background loop. Below is a complete list of the core MP3s. The first five have been completed and I have put samples below for you to listen to.
Each MP3 is 10 minutes long with no distracting sounds to draw your attention away from the game. As much as I love metal music, you will find none of that either. All audio is professionally mixed and can be played at low volume without losing quality. Set the volume that is comfortable for you. The information for each MP3 is fully filled in for easy navigation. GMs can simply create a playlist in their favorite MP3 software on their tablet, laptop, or smart phone and when the players arrive at the area where the background is to be used, the GM hits play. The audio will add a layer of detail to your story that aids in everyone's imagination.
I'm also offering five bonus MP3s, six Kickstarter exclusive MP3s, and 30 Stretch Goal MP3s depending on your pledge level. You could end up with hundreds of minutes of audio to enrich your campaigns. Again, these are listed below. The more people who pledge at the $20 or higher levels, the more Stretch Goal MP3s people will be awarded. Help me spread the word to reach all the goals.
Core MP3 Sounds:
(Actual files will loop seamlessly without fade in/out or "sample" ID)
1. Clockwork Factory (Done)
2. Pirate Ship (Done)
3. Fantasy Medieval Inn (Done)
4. Dungeon Realms (Done)
5. Burning Post-Apocalyptic City (Done)
6. Hero's Spaceship Bridge (Done)
7. Dwarven City (Done)
8. Space Battle (Done)
9. Dreamlands (Done)
10. Dark Woods (Done)
11. Daytime Medieval City (Done)
Even better, all the stretch goals include more backgrounds. If we reach every stretch goal, all our backers will have an additional 30 MP3s for their games on top of their pledge rewards. To do this, you'll need to help me spread the word.
You must pledge $20 or higher to receive stretch goals.
Note: Add-on packs will be available to everyone under $80 pledge level for an additional $10. See add-on section for details.
Bonus MP3 Rewards:
1. Heaven's Choir (With a pledge of $20 and up)
2. Hell's Howls (With a pledge of $20 and up) (Done)
3. Arctic Wasteland (With a pledge of $30 and up)
4. Monster Sewer (With a pledge of $30 and up)
5. Police Headquarters (With a pledge of $30 and up)
These MP3s are only available during this Kickstarter campaign. They will never be available again.
1. The Hive (With a pledge of $50 and up) (Done)
2. London 1860s (With a pledge of $50 and up)
3. The Asylum (With a pledge of $80 and up)
4. WWI Trenches (With a pledge of $80 and up) (Done)
5. Orient Express (With a pledge of $80 and up)
6. Wizard's Tower (With a pledge of $80 and up)
Increase your pledge amount for each pack you would like. Prices are below. At the end of the Kickstarter, I'll be sending out surveys to make sure you get the pack you want. Just press the "Manage Your Pledge" button to the right and adjust your pledge amount. The Add-on Packs will be added to your rewards. I plan deliver these sometime in December through January. Some of the packs are free for higher pledge levels, check pack for details. Here is the list of add-on MP3s:
MP3 Add-on Pack 1 (Just $10 increase for all levels)
- Inside Horror House
- 1890s Train Station Platform
- Super Villain's Volcano Lair
- Deep in the Jungle
- WWII Dog Fight
- Pharaoh's Tomb
- The Raja’s Palace
- Swamp Lands
- San Francisco 1910
MP3 Add-on Pack 2 (Automatically added to the $50 level and up. Just $10 dollars for everyone else.)
- Lich's Tomb
- Bar of Scum and Villainy
- Tea House
- The Cabin
- Stormy Night on the Freighter
- Old West Saloon
- Astral Plane
- Cavalry Battle
- Dungeon Realm 2
MP3 Add-on Pack 3 (Automatically added to the $80 level and up. Just $10 dollars for everyone else.)
- Derelict Space Station
- Witch’s Cave
- Nighttime down at the Docks
- 1930’s New York
- Mind of a Killer
- Futuristic City
- Sand Storm
- Sea Shore
- Super Hero’s Hover-Fortress
MP3 Add-on Pack 4 (Automatically added to the $80 level and up. Just $10 dollars for everyone else.)
- Werewolf Forest
- Abandon Castle
- Cult Ceremony
- Jungle War Drums
- Dragon Sleeping on Treasure Pile
- High Society Ballroom (I will do my best to make sure this can be used in multiple eras)
- Disaster City
- Car Chase
- Nighttime Camp Fire
- Gothic Sounds
FLAC Audio file Add-on Pack for $10 increase.
If you would like to have your files upgraded to FLAC lossless files. Increase your pledge by $10 dollars. Remember, they will be larger files than the MP3s, around 55 MB per loop. For the $80 level that's almost 4.8 gigs.
DVD File Backup Add-on for $20 increase (U.S. Residents Only)
Get a DVD backup of your files sent anywhere in the U.S.A. with a $20 increase. Sorry, we are only able to ship to U.S. addresses. They will be sent out after all MP3s are completed in December 2013 or early January 2014.
Gift Add-on Pack
If you would like to gift a pledge reward to a friend and support the project, increase your pledge by the amount you would like to gift. Remember, the amount needs to be the same as the pledge reward being gifted. I'll send out surveys at the end to get information for all the orders, including who you would like to gift too. That's it. Email me if you have any questions.
Plate Mail Games has several PDFs that are part of the rewards bundled together for the first time here. An overview of these rewards is presented below. When you back the $30 Audio Earl level and up, you receive both PDF packs, eight files in all.
Hooks Throughout History Pack
The Hooks Throughout History PDFs are a collection of adventure starters that cover all of human history. There are four in all: Horror, Fantasy & Magic, SteamPunk, and Space & Time Travel. Each has 100 plot hooks for you to start a great campaign. They are linked to historic people and events, but can easily be modified to fit any game.
People, Places, & Plots Pack
People, Places, & Plots are fantasy locations and NPCs compatible with Pathfinder RPG and can be used with any setting. With some modifications, they can be used with any rules set as well. There are four PDFs in this series: The Red Goat Inn (20 Pages), Wandfire University of Wizards (63 pages), The Cult of Asmodeus (18 pages), and The Thieves' Guild which is still in production but will be done before the end of June. Each has hooks to add to your game and are interlinked with each other. The maps that come with these PDFs are not battle maps but are full color and created with Campaign Cartographer 3.
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I have never missed a deadline in my professional career, and I plan to be in contact with backers via updates on a regular basis. As stated above, I have five MP3s ready to go. As soon as I'm funded I'll start working on the rest of the core 11 MP3s. With luck, this will be well before the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and the core 11 will be done. All rewards will be delivered via internet, so there will be no waiting for the mail carrier.
I will be granting a license for RPG podcasts. This will cost the podcaters nothing. I only ask that they mention Plate Mail Games, that someone is talking over the MP3s (hopefully while being used in a game), and you drop me a line saying you intend to use them so I can post your links. I will have all the details before the end of the Kickstarter.
Unless it's specifically an RPG podcast, no, this product is meant for home use. If you are making a video game, movie, YouTube short, TV show, or any other piece of entertainment, you may not use the background loops. BUT please contact me and tell me about your project. We may be able to work together. I have worked on many productions and yes, I'll work with you even on small budget stuff.
No, because the Kickstarter Exclusives are not going to be sold after the Kickstarter is done, so they are set at the higher pledge levels.
They will be delivered using digital downloads, but you can add a DVD backup. See the DVD backup section.
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Check out update #5, which explains the cost of the MP3s , what goes into them, and more on my background.
No, the Kickstarter Exclusives are set at the $50 and $80 level because they will not be on sale after the Kickstarter is done. All the MP3s are set up in packs that won't be broken up.
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Bar Fly Level: You get a copy of the Fantasy Medieval Inn MP3.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Knight Level: You get all 11 core backgrounds.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Baron Level: You get all 11 core backgrounds plus two bonus MP3s: Heaven's Choir and Hell’s Howls. You also receive all stretch goals.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Earl Level: You get all 11 core backgrounds plus five bonus MP3s: Heaven's Choir, Hell’s Howls, Arctic Wasteland, Police Headquarters, and Monster Sewer, as well as Hooks Throughout History and People, Places, & Plots PDFs. You also receive all stretch goals.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Prince Level: You get all rewards above plus two Kickstarter exclusive MP3s: The Hive and London 1860s.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Magic User Level: Gets you all rewards above plus four more Kickstarter exclusive MP3s: The Asylum, Orient Express, World War I Trenches, and The Wizard’s Tower.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Merchant Level: Early Bird Price! Good for only the first 10 days. All the rewards above plus I’ll make you a custom audio background MP3 that will not be for sale. It’s yours and yours only. You tell me what you want, I’ll make it.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Merchant Level: All the rewards from the $80 level plus I’ll make you a custom audio background MP3 that will not be for sale. It’s yours and yours only. You tell me what you want, I’ll make it.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Merchant Level: All the rewards above plus I’ll make you a custom audio background MP3 that will not be for sale. It’s yours and yours only. You tell me what you want, I’ll make it.This will be the last two offered during this Kickstarter.Estimated delivery:
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Audio King Level: All the rewards above, including a custom background, plus if you live in the Los Angeles area, I'll take you to a studio in Burbank and give you a four hour audio lesson on Pro Tools, no matter what your experience level.Estimated delivery:
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Audio Emperor: All rewards above and I’ll come to you anywhere in the continental U.S. and spend eight hours teaching you Pro Tools at a local studio. We'll go over Pro Tools, sound design, and I'll work with you to create your own background.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)