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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 3 2013

About

They came from Albion, from Gaule and Esbania and Batavia, in search of the treasures of the New World. They found a menace older than mankind – dragons! In their mountain lairs on the Dragon Isles, giant beasts – old and wise and malevolent – sit on their piles of gold, surrounded by their zombie minions. The natives have found ways of appeasing or evading them – the Dragon Tribes honour them with gold and human sacrifice, the other Islanders use their magic to hide away or resist. The Uropans must rely on gunpowder and cold steel. And the pirates? The pirates will use whatever comes to hand in their battle with the dragons. Armed with science, sorcery, steel and superstition, they take the fight into the dragons’ lairs in their endless quest for gold. 

Pirates & Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game of fantasy swashbuckling in a world of magic and treasure, of fantastical islands inhabited by strange beasts and vile necromancers, of treachery and heroism. Together with a group of friends, you take on the role of pirates, out for adventure and booty – raiding the treasure galleons of Esbania, the merchant fleets of Gaule and Batavia, the dragon-hunting ships of Albion, the ruins of lost Adalantas... and the gold-filled caves of ancient and evil dragons. Gather your crew. Load your flintlocks. And prepare to plunder! 

Pirates & Dragons features slick, cinematic game mechanics based on the acclaimed Renaissance D100 system, and is compatible with other D100 system games.

Cakebread & Walton have been creating fine role-playing games since 2010, and working in the industry even longer. Our games include the critically acclaimed Clockwork & Chivalry line (“The best British fantasy setting since WFRP 1st edition,” says Newt Newport, author of OpenQuest) and the UK Games Expo Award winner and Origins-nominated Abney Park’s Airship Pirates, as well as the D100 black-powder rules system Renaissance Deluxe and critically acclaimed supplements such as the 18th century Cthulhu Mythos setting, Dark Streets (“These guys are making some of the most amazing historical books I’ve seen in a very long time...” says RPG Pundit).

News Just In: All those who pledge to the Digital Rulebook Plus, and those who pledge £50 or more, will receive high quality combat-scale PDF deck plans of the pirate ship featured in the core rulebook, designed by Dramascape.

We have a host of awesome products planned for the line, and will be updating our stretch goals as the project progresses.

LOCKED - £12,000 We'll be printing the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook as a black & white hardcover. All who pledge £15 or more will get a PDF copy of the Dragon Isles poster map.

LOCKED - £16,000 All print core rulebooks purchased through this Kickstarter will be accompanied by a full colour poster map (84cm x 55cm) of the Dragon Isles.

LOCKED - £21,000 The core rulebook in all formats will now be in full colour.

LOCKED - £24,000 Introductory 42-page Adventure Module, "The Temple of Light and Darkness" by Peter Cakebread & Ken Walton.

The Adventurers are ship-wrecked on a mysterious island. If they are to escape and find a ship of their own they must brave savage beasts, hungry cannibals, and the ruins of an ancient Adalantan temple complex.

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive a PDF of this adventure, for free, as soon as it is available. Print edition will be purchasable as an add-on for backers.This will be added to the 'Add-Ons' section below when unlocked!

LOCKED - £26,000 The core rulebook and all supplements will include basic D20 retro-clone stats for all monsters, NPCs, etc.

LOCKED - £30,000 96-page Bestiary, featuring more weird and wonderful monsters for your Pirates & Dragons games.

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive a PDF of the Bestiary, for free, as soon as it is available. Print edition will be purchasable as an add-on for backers.This will be added to the 'Add-Ons' section below when unlocked!

LOCKED - £34,000 Gazetteer #1, "Esbaniola and the Southern Tempests", an 80-page supplement describing Esbaniola and the surrounding islands. Including more maps, details of life on the islands, and adventure hooks for the region. 

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive a PDF of Gazetteer #1, for free, as soon as it is available. Print edition will be purchasable as an add-on for backers.This will be added to the 'Add-Ons' section below when unlocked!

LOCKED - £38,000 Adventure Module Set #1. A 64-page adventure supplement, including three linked adventures, set in the Esbaniola region. 

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive a PDF of Adventure Module Set #1, for free, as soon as it is available. Print edition will be purchasable as an add-on for backers.This will be added to the 'Add-Ons' section below when unlocked! 

Add-Ons

Pirates & Dragons Tee-shirt

Indigo Blue Pirates & Dragons Tee-shirts. Available in sizes S-XXL (please state). Premium shirts with the Pirates & Dragons Logo on the chest. Price £17 (approx. $25 US) + Shipping £8 (approx. $14).

As the Kickstarter progresses, we'll add more Add-Ons, often to get printed versions of additional material unlocked through stretch goals. Watch this space!

Extra Copies

If you want additional copies of the rulebook (up to the maximum allowable, of ten copies), add them as Add-ons to your pledge:
Each extra rulebook - add £35.00 (+ shipping) to your pledge.

Shipping for Add-ons

The various printed Add-ons will not be published at the same time as the rulebook, but as they are completed. To allow for this, we have made the shipping process as flexible as we can. You can choose to have only have one shipment (which will be done after all the Add-ons you added are produced), or you can split your products up into as many shipments as you like.

For each shipment you want, please add £5 to your pledge amount if you are in the USA, the UK, £10 if in the EU, and £15 if you are anywhere else in the world.

For example, if you want two shipments, please add £10 (or £20, or £30, depending on where you live) and so on...

After the Kickstarter ends, we will get in touch with you to organise exactly how you'd like your order shipped.

Risks and challenges

Cakebread & Walton have been producing RPG books since 2010. We have been working in the RPG business for a combined total of 25 years. We have produced 15 titles to date. We will be working with reputable international printers and distributors, to ensure you receive quality products. We collaborate with other professional writers and artists, so should be able to meet deadlines as they arise.

We already have a lot of the writing on the core rulebook done, and most of the art is also finished - but as with any RPG project, delays can occur. Should any problem arise, we will do everything we can to quickly resolve it, and we will ensure that we maintain good communication throughout.

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    DIGITAL RULEBOOK PLUS (Approx $46 US)
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    RULEBOOK (Approx $53 US) You will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook.

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    RULEBOOK PLUS (Approx $75 US) You will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    LIMITED EDITION hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook. Faux leather with Pirates & Dragons logo on the front, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    CARTOGRAPHER (Approx. $155 US) A1 deluxe poster map of the Dragon Isles. Tear resistant, waterproof, high quality map, signed on request (front or back, your choice, depending if you want to hang it on your wall or use it as a game aid) by authors and artist. You will also receive the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals.Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    EXPLORER (Approx $225 US) You get to name your own island on the Pirates & Dragons map (within reason!). Along with the main map, you will receive a print of your own island. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    GOVERNOR (Approx $340 US) You get to name one of the Governors of a Pirates & Dragons island. You will work with the designers to create a synopsis for the NPC, which will be included in the rulebook. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    DRAGON (Approx $340 US) You get to name one of the dragons living on a Pirates & Dragons island. You will work with the designers to create a synopsis for the dragon, which will be included in the rulebook. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    MAKE YOUR OWN PIRATE (Approx. $420 US) - Your image as a pirate in a 13x19 hand-colored print by MANDEM. Send a good photograph of yourself, in your best pirate costume and pose, and MANDEM will make it into an AWESOME
    pen-and-paint art piece. Create a character write-up to go with it. The character and art will appear in a future Pirates & Dragons supplement. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals, and a physical copy of the book your creation will appear in when it is published. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    ROLL THE BONES (Approx. $600 US) You and up to five friends play a game of Pirates & Dragons via Google/Skype/etc., run by the authors, followed by a Q&A session. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. (Rulebook delivered December, game from January onwards). Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Shipping is £5 UK/USA; £10 Europe; £15 Rest of the World

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS (Approx. $1520 US) Tim Rigby's sketchbook of artwork for Pirates & Dragons. All of his original pen-and-ink drawings for the rulebook, a unique item. In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Free shipping.

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    ART COLLECTOR (Approx. $2300 US) 42 x 32 inch original and unique transdigital (digital and oils) canvas of the Pirates & Dragons cover painting by MANDEM.
    Only one available. Museum Wrapped (1.5 inch stretcher bars). In addition you will receive a hardcopy of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook, along with the core rulebook PDF and all additional PDFs unlocked in the stretch goals. Your name will be listed in the main rulebook. Free shipping.

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