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5th Edition RPG module for 8th to 10th level characters who defend an imperiled village by invading a castle in the sky!
5th Edition RPG module for 8th to 10th level characters who defend an imperiled village by invading a castle in the sky!
5th Edition RPG module for 8th to 10th level characters who defend an imperiled village by invading a castle in the sky!
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Wyrmkeep Dungeons TZ1: Raiders of the Cloud Castle has been funded! Good work, everyone!

The third Stretch Goal has now been surpassed.

Next up is the second full-page illustration Stretch Goal.

Help us add this additional content by becoming a backer today!

A complete list of announced Stretch Goals can be found below. 

Are you a gamemaster looking for an interesting and challenging adventure to begin a new campaign? Or maybe you just want a scenario you can run for your players that can be completed in one session? In either case, I have just what you want… Wyrmkeep Dungeons TZ1: Raiders of the Cloud Castle is a fantasy role-playing game adventure module designed for a band of 6-8 5e DnD characters of 8th to 10th level.

The final entry in a ranger’s journal reveals clues to a terrible secret: wandering horrors from the sky have been ravaging secluded settlements all across the mountains and valleys of the Tanz in the last few years, taking all they can carry and enslaving those that survive the assault. The journal also has a prediction of which village will be the next target of attack: the farming community of Woods-end!

Quickly riders travel to nearby towns seeking those who would be willing to immediately lend assistance. Can a dignitary from Woods-end convince a band of adventurers to rise to the occasion (no pun intended) and make a preemptive strike against these Raiders of the Cloud Castle before all is lost?

The author of the module is Joe Pearce, who has been running and writing RPG adventures for over 20 years. This is his fourth fantasy RPG funding drive, the first three being the successfully funded and shipped Temple of the Dragon Kin, Befouled Maze of the Demi-Lich, and The Beast Below. Joe is also a video game developer and writes a webcomic.

An abridged version of Raiders of the Cloud Castle was run at Gamex 2018, and all that is needed to complete the module is a few additional encounters, final stat blocks, and illustrations. As such I expect it should be available for delivery to backers by early 2019. 

The module will have the following features as a base goal:

  • 16-20 pages in length
  • Over 16 encounter areas
  • 4 black & white interior illustrations
  • A color cover illustration
  • At least 2 new monsters available as Open Game Content
  • Maps of the cloud castle
  • 8 pre-generated player characters ready to use
Hey! What are you looking at?!
Hey! What are you looking at?!
All backers receive these custom character sheets!
All backers receive these custom character sheets!

Once the base goal is reached, I would like to make Raiders of the Cloud Castle even better by adding more content!

Mock-ups of paper miniatures. Back of miniature is a silouette of character.
Mock-ups of paper miniatures. Back of miniature is a silouette of character.
The Shadow Knows... It's Going to Wreck You!
The Shadow Knows... It's Going to Wreck You!

 You can include additional items in your rewards by increasing your pledge total above to the base for the tier you selected. Just include the additional amount(s) listed below. Please note that some add-ons have restrictions.

More information about our other modules below!

Softcover copies of The Beast Below included a printed handout featuring the four primary foes of the adventure! See the gray T-shirt above under Add-ons to get an idea of what that artwork looks like.

Thanks for your interest in this project! I hope you will become a backer and help make Wyrmkeep Dungeons TZ1: Raiders of the Cloud Castle a reality for gamers to enjoy. Regardless of whether you can donate, please share a link to this project with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or any other forum were you think people would like to know about the module.

Short link to this Kickstarter project page: http://wyrmkeep.com/cloudcastle

Wyrmkeep Dungeons Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wyrmkeepdungeons

Wyrmkeep Entertainment RPG Products: http://wyrmkeep.com/rpg

Wyrmkeep Entertainment Twitter: @wyrmkeep

One final note: As a backer of Kickstarter projects myself, I have one request for you: even if you don’t support this project, please find another project today and donate at least $1 to them. That way they will be excited, you will feel great, and it will help us further everyone's creative and artistic goals on this site.

-- Joe Pearce

Risks and challenges

We have already successfully funded and shipped three fantasy RPG modules, and based on that we know that the risks are pretty minimal for a project of this kind. We don't anticipate any delays or issues, but once in a while they happen due to the detail level of an encounter or two.

I want to create a top-notch module, so extra drafts, testing and final tweaking may be required. Backers will be kept up-to-date on these issues. If and when this causes a delay, it will be for making the best product that I can on budget!

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    PDF Module

    You, like the PCs of this module, prefer your adventures from the Cloud (ha-ha). You will receive a copy of Raiders of the Cloud Castle in digital form.

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    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
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    Softcover Module

    You get a printed, softcover copy of the module. Perfect for stashing in your treasure horde. You have one of those, right?

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    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
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    All the Modules (PDF)

    Thanks for noticing we now offer four different modules! You'll be able to download all of them.

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    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
    • Special Thanks given on module's web page and our Facebook page
    • Temple of the Dragon Kin in PDF Format
    • Befouled Maze of the Demi-Lich in PDF Format
    • The Beast Below in PDF Format
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    2 Copies of Softcover Module (1 Signed)

    Perfect for the collectors among our backers! Your second copy of Raiders of the Cloud Castle will be signed by the author!

    Includes:
    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
    • Special Thanks given on module's web page and our Facebook page
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    All the Modules (Softcover)

    Thanks for noticing we now offer four different modules! We'll be mailing printed, softcover copies of each to you.

    Includes:
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
    • Special Thanks given on module's web page and our Facebook page
    • Softcover copy of Raiders of the Cloud Castle
    • Softcover copy of Temple of the Dragon Kin
    • Softcover copy of Befouled Maze of the Demi-Lich
    • Softcover copy of The Beast Below
    • All four modules in PDF format
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    Name a PC or NPC

    Make your personal mark in Raiders of the Cloud Castle by naming one of the pre-generated PCs or an NPC, plus your name will appear at the top of the website's backer list among the others who did the same. You also get two copies of the module (one signed by Joe).

    Includes:
    • Name a PC or NPC
    • Two softcover copies of Raiders of the Cloud Castle, one signed
    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
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    Two Softcover Copies of All Modules

    Perfect for the collectors who want to catch-up on our offerings. Your second copy of each module will be signed by the author!

    Includes:
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
    • Special Thanks given on module's web page and our Facebook page
    • All four modules in PDF format
    • Two softcover copies of Raiders of the Cloud Castle, one signed
    • Two softcover copies of Temple of the Dragon Kin, one signed
    • Two softcover copies of Befouled Maze of the Demi-Lich, 1 signed
    • Two softcover copies of The Beast Below, one signed
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    Entitled Supporter

    You like us! You really like us! For your generous pledge you receive CREDIT on the module's TITLE PAGE. You also receive a THREE softcover copies of Raiders of the Cloud Castle (two signed), plus one of our T-shirts of your choice. FREE SHIPPING. And as a bonus you get to name TWO pre-generated PCs or NPCs.

    Includes:
    • Raiders of the Cloud Castle in PDF format
    • PDF of cover ready to print at 24" x 36"
    • Special Thanks given on module's web page and our Facebook page
    • "Special Thanks" Credit on Module's Title Page
    • One of our T-shirts (your choice)
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