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About

The Flaming Crab Games Archetype Compendium features 256 archetypes (8 per core, base, hybrid, and alternate class) and 32 illustrations (1 per class).

About a year ago, we released Advanced Archetypes I and II, two PDFs with 20 archetypes each. Both books were received well and we were planning to release a new book to the series every couple months.

However, we switched gears and decided to simply wait and release a plethora of archetypes at once. We figured a compendium was a big enough project to have our first hardcover. And we decided we should go all out and release a book chock-full of gorgeous illustrations.

Stretch Goals

After we reach our initial base goal, we'll continue to crank out additional material. Even if you help us double the amount of content via stretch goals, we'll still deliver the product at the same price.

$17,500: +4 racial archetypes per core race (+28 archetypes, 284 total)

$20,000: +1 archetype per class (316 archetypes total)

$22,500: +1 archetype per class (348 archetypes total)

$25,000: +1 archetype per class (380 archetypes total) and 16 more illustrations

$27,500: Hero Lab Support

Voting

Backers that gain the benefits of the VOTER reward will be able to participate in the voting process of this product. Specifically, they'll be able to see a master list of the archetypes and a short description of each of them and then vote on their favorites for each class. The highest voted archetype of each class will be illustrated.

Add-ons

The following are add-ons for the Archetype Compendium. Increase your pledge by the cost of the desired add-on without changing your selected reward. At the end of the Kickstarter, you'll be sent a survey in which you specify which add-ons you wanted.

Personalized - $0
Anyone that gets a print version of a book can request a signature, note, and/or drawing from the publisher Alex Abel.

Artbook: $20 
You get a softcover artbook. It includes finished illustrations and concept art, signed by our illustrator Allen Morris. If you live outside the United States, please add an additional $20 to cover shipping and handling.

Full Color Ad-space: Quarter Page - $25, Half Page - $50, Full Page - $100

Character - $200 
Select an archetype and send us a character description, subject to our approval. Our artist Allen will illustrate that character and place it in the book. 

Add Your Own Archetype - $500
Either submit a completed archetype or work with the designers to develop an archetype to be placed in the book. By request, we'll include an illustration with the archetype.

Master List

Example Archetypes

Nightmage (Rogue Archetype)
Nightmage (Rogue Archetype)
Wildfire Druid (Druid Archetype)
Wildfire Druid (Druid Archetype)

Risks and challenges

Approximately 2/3 of the archetypes are finished up and ready to ship. The remaining 1/3 still need to completed and play-tested. With only a couple writers on this project, the project could be slowed down due to unexpected illness.

And because we're waiting to illustrate any archetypes until the voting is done, there's a lot of work to be done on the artists' end. A mishap to an illustrator would greatly slow down the project.

Additionally, each stretch goal that we reach will greatly increase the amount of work to be done. However, we promise to deliver our project no matter what setbacks come our way, assuming that Alex Abel doesn't permanently turn into a fire-breathing crab.

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    SUPPORTER: You get listed as a backer in the first few pages of the book!

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    EARLY BIRD PDF: You get the PDF at a great price, which comes with 250+ archetypes, 30+ illustrations, plus all stretch goals achieved! In addition, you gain the VOTER and SUPPORTER rewards.

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    PURE PDF: You get the PDF which comes with 250+ archetypes, 30+ illustrations, plus all stretch goals achieved! In addition, you gain the VOTER and SUPPORTER rewards.

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    B&W HARDCOVER/ PDF BUNDLE: You get a black and white hardcover and PDF which comes with 250+ archetypes, 30+ illustrations, plus all stretch goals achieved! In addition, you gain the VOTER and SUPPORTER rewards.

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    COLOR HARDCOVER/ PDF BUNDLE: You get a full color hardcover and PDF which comes with 250+ archetypes, 30+ illustrations, plus all stretch goals achieved! In addition, you gain the VOTER and SUPPORTER rewards.

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    COLOR HARDCOVER/ PDF BUNDLE (International): You get a full color hardcover and PDF which comes with 250+ archetypes, 30+ illustrations, plus all stretch goals achieved! In addition, you gain the VOTER and SUPPORTER rewards.
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    RETAIL SPONSOR: Ten copies of the color hardback, two page spread of ads, plus you get your store's logo stamped on the front of every book/PDF we produce!

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