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About this project

The Evoker’s Path is a trilogy of adventures for use in The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or similar fantasy RPG's such as d20/OGL compatible games.  Each adventure will be approx. 20-25 pages of core content, along with additional character information, background story, terrain maps, etc.  We anticipate the final product to be between 85-100+ pages when completed.

Our Story:

The basic campaign story revolves around a group of Evoker's (Summoner's, Wizard's, Sorcerer's) that are trying to open gateways into the elemental planes.  Do you stop them?  Or maybe this works to your parties advantage?  Only time will tell.  I don't want to give to much of the story away, but there is definitely more that can be added by you, or future adventures. (Check updates for more!)

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We intend The Evoker’s Path to take your characters through three distinct parts of the adventure.

  • Part 1- The Coming Storm- designed as an introduction and story hook for 4 to 6 characters level 1-3.
  • Part 2- The Elemental Surge- designed to intrigue, develop teamwork, group decisions and support, and to discover a re-occurring foe.  Designed for 4 to 6 characters level 3-5.
  • Part 3- The Rift- the final encounter with a few old 'friends'.  Can your party be true heroes? Only time will tell.  Designed for 4 to 6 characters level 5-7.

New Items: One of our favorite things about older modules or adventures are the magic items.  We will introduce many new items, weapons, armor, and magic items for use in your future games.

New NPC archetypes: We will introduce and provide detailed information for new NPC character types.

New Monsters: Come on, of course we have to have some new monsters specially crafted for these adventures.

Our Intent: 

This story line will add intrigue and adventure to the worlds you create.  We do not intend this adventure path be a full-fledged campaign, rather an easily insert-able part of your world.  We are specifically designing the towns, characters, and creatures to easily be embraced into a larger world of your own choosing or design.

While we have recommended encounter numbers and ratings, each encounter can have its numbers easily increased or decreased to meet the needs of your individual setting or party makeup.  Do you want to be Mr./Ms. Nice Guy GM, or have the players finally hit that last nerve?  That's your call.  Trust us, we have been there.

While we want to keep parts of the adventure 'in character' for all you RP'ers, we also want the classic dungeon crawl “hack and slasher's” to enjoy their time.  So we will have notes at certain points, this will be for the GM only to possibly spice up your game.

Our Difference:

We not only offer the story, but a way to visually represent the epic battles you are due to have. We will provide instructions with each encounter/map to build the rooms using compatible terrain. Each map will come with a legend listing pieces to be used for easy setup. 

** Note- Mini's not included, shows pre-production terrain pieces  **

Our Dungeon Terrain: 

While it is great to play pen and paper games, to use your imagination to flesh out worlds of fantasy, the future, or past, but everyone seems to have their own picture of combat in their minds eye.  "I wasn't standing there, I was over here"  "He can't reach me, I moved remember?"  To solve this many people turn to graph paper and miniatures.  Why not add that one extra step?  A dungeon complete with floors, walls, twists and turns.  What better way to explain what it is like to walk down the hallway into the grand dungeon crypt then to actually be able to simulate it.  Don't worry about line of sight issues, look for yourself; you know you can’t see around that corner.  It adds depth to any game. 

Sample Room Layout 1
Sample Room Layout 1
Sample Room Layout 2
Sample Room Layout 2

** Note- Painted pre-production version shown **

Our terrain is based on 1 inch square grids. We mold our terrain pieces from high strength plaster.  This creates a product that when hardened is just like stone, and is VERY strong.  The look and feel of the pieces adds even more to the image we have been trying to create with this terrain. 

We offer two terrain options unpainted and hand painted.

The unpainted version comes in light Grey and is fully useable as is.  This is unsealed and ready for painting.  We offer this option for those who enjoy terrain and miniatures and want to take the time to paint each piece for yourself, or play as received.  The choice is yours. (Although we do recommend sealing it with a clear finish to protect the pieces from wear/tear and moisture) 

The hand painted option includes multiple coats of paint and shading, to create a true dungeon feel.  We then seal the paint to the plaster to prevent the paint from rubbing off accidentally and to prevent the plaster from picking up any spilled liquids that may come in contact with it. 

To see additional pictures of our terrain please check our site at: www.EvokersPath.com 

What we are seeking funds for?:

We are seeking funds to cover the costs of printing, art work fees, packaging and shipping the books.  Along with materials to make additional molds, paint, and ship the terrain.

Funding as a Gift?: 

 Looking for something special for a gaming friend or loved one?  We are well aware that the holidays are approaching and everyone loves gifts.  While we wont be ready to ship by the holiday season, we are currently designing a printable/email-able gift certificate (more info/previews to come) so that special someone can know what is coming early next year.  If requested, this will be delivered digitally shortly after the end of funding- you can tell us if its a gift, and who it is for.

Your Feedback:

While we have the story path laid out, we also welcome feedback.  What do you love about campaigns/adventures?  What do you hate? Backers will actually play a part in the final product.  While we may not be able to use every idea, we will listen to them all.  We will be hosting a website and forum system during and post Kickstarter campaign to work through these ideas and issues.

NOTE:  Anyone at the BACKER level or higher will have their name listed as a Kickstarter backer in the digital and print copies of the book.

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Add-On's: 

Anyone at the level of Earl or higher is eligible for the following add on items.

  • +$10 - 6 Pieces of painted lighting

  • +$10 - 4- L Shaped Wall sections, unpainted
  • +$15 - 4- L Shaped Wall sections, hand painted
  • +$10 - 2- 2x2 and 2- 4x4 floor tiles, unpainted
  • +$15 - 2- 2x2 and 2- 4x4 floor tiles, hand painted
  • +$15 - 4- Corner Wall sections, unpainted
  • +$20 - 4- Corner Wall sections, hand painted
  • +$15 - 4- Hallway sections, unpainted
  • +$20 - 4- Hallway sections, hand painted

International backers please add an additional $40USD to cover shipping costs on Complete sets.

  • +$80 - 1- Complete Set of unpainted terrain (may ship separately from your original shipping wave)
  • +$120 - 1- Complete Set of hand painted terrain (may ship separately from your original shipping wave)

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If this Kickstarter becomes popular beyond our initial funding levels, we of course want to bring forth the Stretch Goals, so here you go.  More WILL follow.

Stretch Goals:

  • $3500 - 4 Additional pieces added to each terrain set
  • $4000 - New custom artwork produced for cover
  • $4500 - 2 Extra areas added to each of the adventures (6 total)
  • $5000 - 5 Unique creatures added to the adventure
  • $5500 - 2 Additional pieces added to each terrain set
  • $6500 - Unique Story terrain added to each set (3 total)
  • $7000 - New custom art for each adventure
  • $7500 - 2 Additional pieces added to each terrain set
  • $8500 - Printed props for your next game, with all printed copies (Maps, etc)
  • $9000 - All print book copies numbered and signed
  • $9001+ - More add-on's, story content, creatures, and terrain….

Risks and challenges

Our main obstacle we have foreseen is the time necessary to produce terrain. As each piece is hand molded, this will take some time. We have prepared our schedules to complete this project in a timely manner. We have also introduced a "Wave" based system for shipping. This will allow us time to meet and hopefully beat our delivery goal times. If you are Wave 1 this is the first batch, Wave 2 is second, and so on.

If there is any delay in our schedule, we will work directly with the backers effected. We wont leave you 'hanging' and searching out information. I have backed enough campaigns to know communication is key.

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    IMMORTAL STATUS: Hardcover signed print version of The Evoker's Path containing all 3 Adventures, two (2) complete sets of deluxe hand painted scenario terrain, a Custom Personalized Wooden Storage box for the terrain, and all stretch goal extras. Our group will take you and one other person of your choosing out for dinner and drinks in the Hampton, VA area **. (Or via Skype if not in local area) We will sit down and discuss the project and the direction we are taking. We will work with you to help design and name one of the main antagonists in the series. In addition you will be listed on a special recognition section of the digital and printed copies.
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    GODLIKE STATUS: Wow. What else can we say! Your order will be the very first we make and ship, before mass production starts. You get the very first copy of the Hardcover signed print version of The Evoker's Path containing all 3 Adventures. You also receive the following: ten (10) sets of hand painted deluxe terrain, we will make-mold-paint two (2) additional custom pieces for each of your sets (20 total), you can name the primary antagonist in the book*, you can help create and name two (2) of the custom magic items in the book*, your name (or a person of your choosing)* listed on a special dedication page in the book, and all stretch goals. Not enough? We will take you and one other person of your choosing out for dinner and drinks in the Hampton, VA area**. We will sit down and discuss the project and the direction we are taking.

    We will host in person (if in the Hampton Roads, VA area) or via Skype, two 4hr sessions of The Evoker's Path *Subject to approval **Transportation to Hampton, VA, lodging, etc. is not included.

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