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In Defense of Thuil, a Multi-System Fantasy RPG Adventure!
Swamp raiders from the jungle province have been raiding the small border towns of Wynhelm for years, with the village of Thuil being a frequent target. Raiders no longer attempt to invade Wynhelm over the many small bridges spanning the Black River, but have taken to rafting large groups of warriors through the calmer sections of the water. Raiding parties of a dozen or so desperate bandits have turned in to organized troops of lizardmen and red cloaked priests. The snake god Sshanasa is surely behind these recent attacks!
A moderately challenging adventure for three to five players, In Defense of Thuil can be played using OSRIC, 5E, and TSRS.
All of my series work is set in the World of Terra Minor. Each adventure provides more detail about the world and its inhabitants, factions, governments and history. In Defense of Thuil takes place in southern Wynhelm near the Nolgur-Wul border.
When this Project Ends, What Needs to be Done?
Printing and shipping the rewards. The writing, editing, artwork and cartography are already complete! I like to complete everything *before* I start a Kickstarter project, so you get your rewards after payments process and the books are printed. No waiting. No excuses.
In Defense of Thuil is a 20 page, saddle-stitched 8.5" x 11" book. It has a color exterior and a black and white interior. The book comes in two parts; a 20 page booklet and a detachable cover with black and white maps on the interior.
Some publishers like to use bigger fonts with lots of whitespace. I use a size 8 Book Antiqua font; this means I put a lot of information in the pages I write. You get history, encounters, treasure, new monsters and spells, and much more!
The initial goal of $500 roughly equates to 20 printed books. Why only $500? Because we want to meet a reachable goal! This will be the second printing of this book (the first printing has nearly sold out). There is no difference between the first and second printing of this book with the exception that the interior notes the printing version. Note that the #1 print from the first printing is offered as a single reward.
Lucas Pandolfelli returns to another ThrowiGames project, adding his amazing work to In Defense of Thuil. As you can see above, his cover illustration is outstanding! Here is an interior sample:
Monkey Blood Design has drawn both the maps for the interior cover. Here is a sample of his awesome isometric work in the first map:
His town map with a style mixture of top down and isometric:
The maps will be on the inside of the detachable card stock cover.
We're working with Game Mash to produce a bundle of low cost monster tokens perfectly suited to this adventure! Head over to their website (https://gamemash.com/Catalog.aspx?tag=in%20defense%20of%20thuil) and check out the In Defense of Thuil tokens! While you're there, check out the other token sets for more adventures too.
Special Note on PDFs
Any Print Supporter can request a PDF in addition to their physical reward - I do not automatically send the PDF to print backers. Many print backers from my last project did not want the PDF. I'll ask you in the survey if you want the PDF. If you don't want it, you won't get it.
Part One of Four?
This new series will take adventurers from the southern reaches of Wynhelm and in to the dark jungles of Nolgur-Wul, pushing back the evil forces looking to expand their foothold. The first book, In Defense of Thuil, could be considered a standalone adventure but leaves the door wide open for continuation in to the next book of the four book series, Trail of the Serpent Queen. The next three books in the series will release at a rate of one every 2-3 months.
*GOAL MET!* $750 - custom adventurer sheet, double-sided
$1000 - illustrations for each of the 4 adventurers
$1250 - 4 page (digest sized) add on side adventure
Previous Project(s) and Work
The Throwigames Simple Roleplaying System (TSRS) All-in-One Guide, successfully launched and completed in March 2014. Additionally, I've published four other books outside of Kickstarter, all on time and on budget. My work was featured in the February and March Mythoard boxes, and several of my books are available at Noble Knight.
I've now produced over two dozen books and adventures for my own game system. This book will be the fourth book than can also be used outside my system, for first or fifth edition gaming.
FP1 False Promises, for TSRS and B/X
FP2 Fury of Thringalesh, for TSRS and B/X
MHEX The Miller's Blunder, a Mythoard Exclusive
TSQ2, TSQ3, TSQ4 (the last three books in the Trail of the Serpent Queen series), releasing throughout 2015 and in to 2016.
FP3 God Slayers will release in August 2015.
All of these books will be available for direct sales by the publisher and through Kickstarter.
Thank you from ThrowiGames LLC!
Risks and challenges
With print projects, we are often at the mercy of the printing company; their delays become ours. Luckily, I've found a reliable local printer that I've used several times now, and the print runs have been high quality and completed *before* the expected date.
This isn't my first Kickstarter project - my last project was successful and delivered early. I use the same strategy when printing books for direct sales, these offline projects have also been delivered on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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