We've been discussing dice ideas with backers in the comments section and this afternoon we have sketched out a few ideas from the comments discussed.
Here is a brief sketch of some of the dice ideas!
This is not a finished design but a work in progress to aid further discussion. The final design decision will be taken by TAG but we'll take on backers views as much as possible.
Following the interest in the dice we may re-order the stretch goals to make the dice happen first - let us know if you think this is a good idea!
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” ―Bram Stoker, Dracula
Two previous Kickstarters launched by Triple Ace Games funded Leagues of Gothic Horror, a packed 160-page guide to Ubiquity-powered horror, and three 64-page supplements covering apparitions, black magic, and mummies in great depth. This project is to fund two additional supplements simultaneously - the Guide to Shapeshifters and the Guide to Vampires.
Curiosity killed more than one investigator of the paranormal, but for those of you curious as to the sort of material these books will contain, you can check out the previews for Guide to Shapeshifters and Guide to Vampires.
If you're wondering what you missed on the earlier Kickstarters, you can check out these sample pages from the final version of the Guides to Apparitions, Black Magic, and Mummies, and this in-depth video by Runeslinger Castingshadows.
Format: 64-pages, comic book size (6.69" x 9.61"), softcover, color cover, black and white illustrated interior (approx 25-30 images per book).
While the contents are shaped to suit the specific beast being discussed, both books have the same chapter headings. Our aim is to make these a one-stop resource for the particular monster. As a result, some information is copied from Leagues of Gothic Horror to save you searching through multiple books at the table or when designing adventures. The great majority of what you'll get, though, is brand new material.
Chapter 1 - Infernal Origins: Looks at the creature in folklore and history throughout the ages.
Chapter 2 - The Nature of the Damned: Describes how the fell monsters come into existence, their motivations, means of identifying your prey, and ways to protect yourself and defeat them.
Chapter 3 - Forsaken Lairs: Discusses the sorts of lairs the creatures inhabit, as well as any special powers or abilities they might have.
Chapter 4 - Diabolical Powers: Details the array of fell powers wielded by these creatures. Using a pick-and-mix system, the Gamemaster can create unique individuals in a matter of minutes.
Chapter 5 - Catalog of Fiends: Includes statistics and information on a number of stock creatures of the appropriate type.
Chapter 6 - Princes of Darkness: A number of unique villains, complete with image, statistics, and background notes.
Supporting our Kickstarter is easy! Just follow the steps below:
1. Choose the pledge level you want. We have all of our recommended pledges detailed below.
2. Click "BACK THIS PROJECT" and select your reward level (called REWARD) on the page following.
3. Kickstarter will automatically calculate shipping based on your geographic location.
4. Enter your total amount.
You are free to amend your pledge at any time using the green 'Manage My Pledge' button.
We've tried our best to provide pledge levels covering previous levels of support for this product line and for varying depths of pockets. If you missed out on the Leagues of Gothic Horror Kickstarter, or are new to the Ubiquity system, then the Fresh Meat pledge level provides everything you need to start exploring our Victorian world of steampunk and Gothic Horror.
Shipments will be sent from within both the US and the UK, thus minimizing any complicated customs or shipping issues.
Please be aware that customers are responsible for paying any customs duties for their country.
The Guides to Shapeshifters and Vampires don't spell the end for Leagues of Gothic Horror - we have more books and special items planned!
Leagues of Gothic Horror Expansion
LOCKED. Unlocked at £6,250
Using the same comic book format as the other books in this project, but expanded to 96-pages, this sourcebook provides a wealth of new material.
For players, there are new Talents, Leagues, weird science devices, occult relics, and occult tomes to wield against the minions of darkness.
For Gamemasters, there are dozens of supernatural sites, information of Gypsies and their nefarious cousins, the Syzgany, plus a wealth of new minor horrors, mortals, greater horrors, unique villains and heroes, and sinister cults with which to torment or aid the globetrotters.
Shipping: No additional delay to shipping - writing is already completed.
Guide to the Ministry of Unusual Affairs
LOCKED. Unlocked at £8,500
Using the same format as the other books in this project, this sourcebook delves into the workings and secrets of the British Ministry of Unusual Affairs.
Inside you'll discover why Department M has such a high turnover of staff, find out how to borrow the contents of the Ministry's many vaults, learn how to cover up supernatural occurrences for reasons of public safety, and meet some of the many agents who defend Great Britain and her colonies against supernatural threats.
Shipping: Unlocking this stretch goal may delay shipping until December 2016.
Leagues of Gothic Horror Dice
LOCKED. Unlocked at £10,000
If we reach this level we'll unlock custom Leagues of Gothic Horror dice. Each die is a standard d6 shape, but with three blank faces and three featuring a Gothic Horror symbol. They will be packed in bags of 10 dice.
Backers at Veteran Monster Hunter will automatically receive one pack of 10 dice when this goal is unlocked. Keepers of the Tomes and Fresh Meat will receive THREE sets of dice for free. Other backers will be able to add them as add-ons for £7 per bag.
Shipping: No additional delay to shipping.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
LOCKED. Unlocked at £12,250
Triple Ace Games began in 2008. The masterminds behind the company, Paul "Wiggy" Wade-Williams and Robin Elliott, had previously worked on The Savage World of Solomon Kane and Slipstream settings, among others, for Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Triple Ace Games has produced many popular settings, including Hellfrost, Leagues of Adventure, Leagues of Gothic Horror, and All for One: Regime Diabolique, plus the Rocket Race, Cadaver, and Halfling Feast card games. With many years of experience in the games industry, we continue to create fantastic games for everyone.
Risks and challenges
We have a great deal of experience in the field of games publishing, and we think we can deliver this project without problems.
However, things can go wrong with anything that goes into a manufacturing process. We have identified that delays in artwork delivery and delays in manufacturing could happen. So we have allowed additional time in our schedule to enable us to navigate any delay issues. If all goes to plan, we may even be able to deliver the project a little sooner.
We understand the printing process as we have printed a good number of books previous to this project, and we know how to communicate our ideas to the printer. We have discussed proofing requirements, so we know that when the printing press is started our book will match our specification requirements.
With projects like this there is nearly always something that costs more so it is good business sense to have some contingency for this, which we have built in to our costs.
With regard the dice stretch goal, our aim is to have everything ready to ship at the same time.
No matter what problems may occur we will always keep our backers and supporters informed of all issues so that you are aware of the situation and how we are dealing with it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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