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A 5E Adventure for Dungeons and Dragons
A 5E Adventure for Dungeons and Dragons
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NEW $250 STRETCH GOAL ($2,750)

If we can hit $2,750, I'll include an additional appendix of detailed NPCs. 

ACHIEVED: $2,500 (another $250 stretch goal)

Also a side adventure for the Keraptis series: The Ruins of Xan Yae's Kingdom. The map will be posted shortly as an update. 

ACHIEVED: Next $250.00 ($2,250)

The stretch goal is a side adventure for the Keraptis series. It's suitable for play with any of the three modules. Players who complete the side adventure will get a bonus long rest (which are hard to come by in this series). I will post the map as an update tonight, but it's called: The Hidden Lair of Gorgo of the Black Art. 

FINAL STRETCH GOALS: Different approach for the next three days. In increments of $250, I'll add additional supplemental material in the Appendices. I'm thinking things like enhanced monster sheets, additional NPCs (currently there is one), perhaps a couple of maps that you can use if your party needs a quick side adventure if you get low turn out at a game! 

Here's the twist: I'll definitely announce and we'll celebrate as we go, but the supplemental material will be surprises that I'll slowly reveal when we transition from the campaign, to final editing and production to shipping these out. 

Additional supplementals will also be included in the PDF, regardless of your contribution level. 

ACHIEVED! FIFTH STRETCH GOAL: At $2,000 we'll print the module in hardcover format instead of soft cover format. 

ACHIEVED! FOURTH STRETCH GOAL: At $1,500 I'll add TRG3 The Tomb of Keraptis as the final installation of the TRG module series!

ACHIEVED! THIRD STRETCH GOAL: At $1,250 we'll add an Appendix for AD&D statistics blocks for all of the monsters and NPCs. Consider playing White Plume Mountain with these adventures using classic AD&D rules!

ACHIEVED! SECOND STRETCH GOAL: At $1,000, we'll print the entire module in full color regardless of your contribution level (PDFs will be in full color).

ACHIEVED! FIRST STRETCH GOAL: You folks are amazing! We're already at goal, thank you! If we get to $750, we'll reprint an Appendix with the original module in its hand-written form.

This should have been a lost module. 

When I was in High School in the 1980s one of my favorite modules was White Plume Mountain (S2) by Lawrence Schick. Almost equally inspiring, however, was the gutsy and deadly Tomb of Horrors, written by Gygax.

Both modules inspire TRG1 (In the Dungeon of the Wizard Lord Keraptis) and TRG2 (In the Chambers of Keraptis). The original map was designed in approximately 1985 when I was 15 or 16 years old.

Original Map of the Dungeon, circa 1985
Original Map of the Dungeon, circa 1985

At the end of White Plume Mountain, Schick writes that if the party of adventurers is still strong enough to continue, they might encounter Lord Keraptis—at great peril or his henchmen Box and Cox. He advises that a good Game Master (GM) can just figure out what that encounter might look like.  

TRG1 was my initial response, in the form of a dungeon, to Schick’s challenge back in the mid-1980s. For some reason, I ended on a similar note as Schick and left the ultimate ending to the GM as the party never encountered Lord Keraptis nor his minions.  

In the Chambers of Keraptis (TRG2) nearly forty years later, finally brings that adventure to a close.

Risks and challenges

I have funded some initial illustrations through about a dozen very encouraging pre-sales! I will share those illustrations over the coming campaign.

Both TRG1 AND TRG2 are already written, so there is no risk there.

So what remains, and needs funding:

1) editing
2) illustration
3) printing

$500 will not cover these expenses, so I'm taking a risk that $500 will seed the project, and that ongoing sales will cover the rest. My goal, ultimately, is to just break even on this project as my younger self just wants to see it get into print and into your hands to enjoy as DMs and players!

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