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A treasure and crafting guide for the Rack & Ruin miniatures game.
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Earlier this year Spiral Bridge Studios released Rack & Ruin, a campaign-based fantasy miniatures skirmish game. Now we are looking to build upon that success by adding a multitude of new options to help players build their parties in alternative ways.

Jewels and Ancient Things will give players the option to focus a character or even a whole party on different goals such as being expert treasure hunters or master artisans. Now, they can build their legacy though these methods rather than winning games or completing quests.

Rack & Ruin is about creating the story of your party. With the Epic Items rules presented in the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion, you can now tell the story of a Halfling destined to carry a magic ring of tremendous power if you wish.

Six new scenarios will also be introduced to freshen up game play. These scenarios will focus on obtaining rare and precious items. While the new scenarios may not offer the goal-legacy bonuses of their counterparts in the core rulebook, they will be rewarding enough that you may wish to make that sacrifice.

The reason we are offering this Kickstarter is so that we can put together the funds to purchase artwork and get it professionally edited. While the outline and basics of the book have been written, we would like to hire at least one additional writer to help get it finished.

Jewels and Ancient Things will be a book with an estimated count of around 100 pages. It will not be a complete game, as the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook will be required to play.

Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, Spell Cards and Terrain Cards
Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, Spell Cards and Terrain Cards

For more information about Rack & Ruin check out www.spiralbridgestudios.com/rackandruin.

Bigger Artwork Budget: Unlocked at $1,600 (Locked)

If we reach this level of funding we plan to commission more unique interior art for Jewels and Ancient Things.  While the book will, of course, have some art, we would like to improve the product with more pictures, full page art at the beginning of each chapter, and other illustrations that will make the book more enjoyable.

Fiction: Unlocked at $2,500 (Locked)

At this funding level we will be commissioning some short works of fiction that will be included in Jewels and Ancient Things. We would like to have one story at the beginning and one in each chapter to help illustrate the rules in literary terms.

More to come...

As we unlock stretch goals more will be posted. The overall goal is to produce the best possible book we can for you.

Risks and challenges

There were a multitude of challenges that we were not expecting when it came time to publish the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook after our last Kickstarter.
There were serious delays, unexpected hiccups, and all the challenges we expected since we were first time publishers.
This time around, however, we have the system in place. And while every project will have its unique issues, as far as the publishing goes, we now have the experience to handle them quickly.
That being said, it would be really hard to introduce as massive a set of options and alternatives such as we are planning here and suggest that there will be no issues. Everything we are proposing is going to require serious and thorough play testing.
The major challenge of this project will be making sure that the options in Jewels and Ancient Things are viable and useful to players, but not game breaking.

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    When the rules for epic items are presented there will be two examples for each level. If you’re familiar with the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, imagine the follower examples. The person who pledges at this level will be able to design an epic weapon item using the Destined trait rules once they have been beta tested, and name it. That item will be presented as one of the examples in Jewels and Ancient Things. We will have an artist draw the item to accompany its description and a “by” line, if you wish. Our writers reserve the right to adjust your name to ensure that it avoids other intellectual property and fits the Rack & Ruin world. Pledging at this level also gets you 1 digital and 1 print copy of the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion upon its release.

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    When the rules for epic items are presented there will be two examples for each level. If you’re familiar with the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, imagine the follower examples. The person who pledges at this level will be able to design an epic weapon using the Greater Destiny trait rules once they have been beta tested, and name it. That item will be presented as one of the examples in Jewels and Ancient Things. We will have an artist draw the item to accompany its description and a “by” line, if you wish. Our writers reserve the right to adjust your name to ensure that it avoids other intellectual property and fits the Rack & Ruin world. Pledging at this level also gets you 1 digital and 1 print copy of the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion upon its release.

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    When the rules for epic items are presented there will be two examples for each level. If you’re familiar with the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, imagine the follower examples. The person who pledges at this level will be able to design an epic armor or clothing item using the Greater Destiny trait rules once they have been beta tested, and name it. That item will be presented as one of the examples in Jewels and Ancient Things. We will have an artist draw the item to accompany its description and a “by” line, if you wish. Our writers reserve the right to adjust your name to ensure that it avoids other intellectual property and fits the Rack & Ruin world. Pledging at this level also gets you 1 digital and 1 print copy of the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion upon its release.

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    When the rules for epic items are presented there will be two examples for each level. If you’re familiar with the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, imagine the follower examples. The person who pledges at this level will be able to design an epic weapon using the Legendary Destiny trait rules once they have been beta tested, and name it. That item will be presented as one of the examples in Jewels and Ancient Things. We will have an artist draw the item to accompany its description and a “by” line, if you wish. Our writers reserve the right to adjust your name to ensure that it avoids other intellectual property and fits the Rack & Ruin world. Pledging at this level also gets you 1 digital and 1 print copy of the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion upon its release.

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    When the rules for epic items are presented there will be two examples for each level. If you’re familiar with the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook, imagine the follower examples. The person who pledges at this level will be able to design an epic non-weapon item using the Legendary Destiny trait rules once they have been beta tested, and name it. That item will be presented as one of the examples in Jewels and Ancient Things. We will have an artist draw the item to accompany its description and a “by” line, if you wish. Our writers reserve the right to adjust your name to ensure that it avoids other intellectual property and fits the Rack & Ruin world. Pledging at this level also gets you 1 digital and 1 print copy of the Jewels and Ancient Things expansion upon its release.

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