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Six adventures and the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook for 5th Edition. Continue the journey to 20th level in the World of Myrr!
Six adventures and the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook for 5th Edition. Continue the journey to 20th level in the World of Myrr!
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Illustration by Brandon Chang
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We are going to publish six 5E adventures and the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook. The adventures are part of a series based in the World of Myrr (MEER) 5E campaign setting. Volume One took the characters to 13th level. These adventures will be high level adventures, all the way to 20th level. However, they can be played as standalone adventures as well. The Hirelings and Henchmen handbook will be at least 100 pages long, filled with unique NPCs and tables to create NPCs. We also have a new world map showing all of Myrr and other rewards as well. This campaign world has been playtested by our West of the Wood group for three years!

The new World of Myrr map by Philip Stephen
The new World of Myrr map by Philip Stephen

  

The adventures are based on sessions from our Sunday night 'West of the Wood' gaming group. We always write up our sessions afterwards so the process of creating the modules is already under way. There will be six adventures in three modules for 4-5 characters. Each module should be about 50-60 pages long. Here are summaries of the adventures:  

A11 The City of Magic/A12 Citadel of Aramoor (Character Levels 15-16)

The players escape the city of Bladen on the vampires' warship and head north. They make their way to the city of Nox, known as the city of Magic. Once there, they will continue to deal with the evil Alliance and visit the mysterious Citadel of Aramoor. Agents of the Alliance are everywhere and the party must be prepared for anything.

Monsters include: anti-paladins, evil bards, gargoyles, hobgoblins, hydras, vampires, vampire spawn, and wizards.

A13 Into the Tunnels/A14 The Thunder Halls (Character Levels 17-18)

To avoid the deadly tarrasque, the heroes decide on an alternate route to reach the giants' enclave. A hidden trove of vampire-fighting weapons were hidden in the Thunder Halls during the Dark Times. However, the journey to the giants' halls is still a dangerous one! An old school dungeon crawl makes up a large portion of this module.

Monsters include: cloakers, dragons, elementals, giants, golems, ogres, orcs, rocs, ropers, and xorn.

A15 The Hell Gate/A16 Into the Fire (Character Levels 19-20)

The true leaders of the Alliance are the devils. Our heroes must travel to the Hell Gate in the far north. The only way to close the gate is to travel into hell and close it from the other side! Once there, the party must find a way back home and deal with a city full of devils. Will the continent of Myrr be saved? Or will the Alliance succeed in bringing an army of devils through the gate?

Monsters include:devils (barbed devils, chain devils, horned devils, pit fiends, etc.), dragons, invisible stalkers, succubi, and vampires.

Volume One cover by Brandon Chang
Volume One cover by Brandon Chang

 

Interior page from Volume One module
Interior page from Volume One module

 

Interior page from Volume One module
Interior page from Volume One module

 

A game master can never have enough NPCs! This 100+ page book will contain about 180 NPCs. There will be two main sections; one for hirelings and one for henchmen. Detailed stat blocks for each character will be included. We'll also have art throughout the book. All of these characters could also be used as pre-generated PCs. Finally, we'll include several tables for you to create your own NPCs. Making handbooks is our specialty, we have a number of top-selling game master handbooks. This includes two platinum-bestselling handbooks on the DMs Guild, the Dungeon Master's Handbook and the Travelers' Handbook.

Illustration by Mark Adelhoch. Graphic by Jeff Porter.
Illustration by Mark Adelhoch. Graphic by Jeff Porter.

 

Example of NPC stat blocks
Example of NPC stat blocks

  

 

  

The artists working with us include; Travis Hanson, Jeff Porter, John Latta, Brandon Chang, and Mark Adelhoch. Travis is the new one among the group and comes with quite the resume. He is the creator of Life of the Party, a successful Kickstarter project of his own. Travis is also the artist behind the Bean comic and other fantasy works.

Brandon, Jeff, John, and Mark all worked with us on the last project. Jeff is the main graphic designer for many of our products.

 

Illustration by Travis Hanson
Illustration by Travis Hanson

 

Illustration by Travis Hanson
Illustration by Travis Hanson

 

The Elder Brain by John Latta
The Elder Brain by John Latta

  

The cover for our A7/A8 module by Brandon Chang
The cover for our A7/A8 module by Brandon Chang

  

World of Myrr coins by Jeff Porter (3D printed)
World of Myrr coins by Jeff Porter (3D printed)

  

Most of the funding will go to our editor in Toronto and the illustrators in California, Singapore, and Toronto. We've produced twenty-one 5E products in the last two years. That includes two platinum-bestselling Dungeon Master guides on the DMs Guild. Last year we had a highly successful Kickstarter to create the silver-bestselling Between Dungeons Handbook and six adventures. We've also created the silver-bestselling World of Myrr campaign setting, more than a dozen adventures, and several other game master handbooks.  

Recent reviews:

https://thekindgm.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/review-between-dungeons-handbook/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#3439254328-tw#1496439765958

https://deathbymage.com/2017/07/28/death-by-review-cawood-publishing-adventures-in-myrr-and-faerun/

$5000 - FANTASY GROUNDS VERSION. Everyone will receive a Fantasy Grounds VTT software version of the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook! Fantasy Grounds was the first officially licensed virtual tabletop for 5th Edition. Made by Rob Twohy. He has numerous Fantasy Grounds products at the DMs Guild. For all backer levels. 

$5500 - THE THIRD CONTINENT. Everyone will receive the Naern 5E campaign setting. A 100+ page book detailing the third continent in the World of Myrr. Naern is the homeland of the elves, halflings, and gnomes. Will include detailed settlements, factions, a pantheon of deities, new monsters, etc. A PDF for all backer levels.  

$6500 - HARD COVER. If this goal is reached, we'll add a bonus for the Gold and Platinum level backers. A hardcover version instead of a softcover version of the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook!

Risks and challenges

There are risks to everything. Professional editing is very expensive and time consuming. Including more art and improving the design will also be expensive. The prices for artwork have increased so we had to add some shipping costs this time. We feel our budget and timelines are appropriate. Our last Kickstarter was on time and on budget!

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