About this project
(Rewards increased! See below!)
FOR BOTH NEW AND RETURNING AMETHYST PLAYERS!
RULE SYSTEMS BEING SUPPORTED:
4th Edition D&D
13th Age (NEW!)
Fate Core (NEW!)
Savage Worlds (NEW!)
Which side will you choose? Which weapons will you wield? Venture into lands once claimed by skyscrapers and factories, now overrun by elves, goblins, and dragons. Ride gracefully on horseback or plow through the wilderness in an armored transport.
Earth is torn between the order of science and the chaos of fantasy. The realm of magic has invaded our world, forcing man into the last few bastions of technology. These two worlds cannot mix. Will you embrace the wonder of legends and myths or accept the reality of refrigerators and washing machines?
For 500 years the planet was locked in stalemate, but no more. The Stones of Amethyst have risen. When brought together, they could decide the future of the planet, cast off the remaining shred of technology, or close off the world of magic forever. Choose your path and commit to the quest. Monsters will hunt you; machines will track you. No gods will help you; no prophecies will choose you. The fate of the world rests with you.
What’s the objective?
It is the singular goal of bringing Amethyst into full-color and introducing it to new and returning players.The end result will have several manifestations, the first being the release of Amethyst-Factions, the next supplement, for both 4th Edition D&D and Pathfinder.The second is a color-reboot of the original sourcebooks. Amethyst Renaissance 2.0 will only be a color-update but Amethyst Compendium will be a complete 4th Edition reboot, including content from both Foundations and Evolution, errata updated.
What’s the goal?
We are looking for $8000, which is all reserved for the production of content, not for the development of the DEM label or to fund other ventures.This will be for digital products only.We’re not sending out USB keys and T-Shirts as those all take away from the money we want to use to produce more Amethyst content.Anyone receiving a PDF as part of a reward will be able to acquire the color premium POD of that same PDF at print cost.
Pledge $5 or more
Contributor Level: Get your name in the credits of our core rule book as a contributor. Every little bit helps. Also receive four brand-new high resolution wallpaper images from Amethyst. Pledge $10 or more Art Nut Level: Contributor rewards + you get a digital copy of the Amethyst Artbook—a promotional book detailing the dozens of sketches and color images created for Amethyst. You’ll also receive a pre-release preview of Amethyst Factions 30 days before the release of the main rulebook.
Pledge $20 or more
Factions Level (FOR RETURNING AMETHYST PLAYERS): Art Nut rewards + you’ll receive a digital copy of the Amethyst Factions rulebook (for every system Amethyst supports) as well as a digital copy of the Amethyst novel, Aiden’s Way. You’ll also be able to acquire the POD edition of any digital books in premium color at cost from RPGNow.
Pledge $20 or more
Amethyst Starter (FOR NEW AMETHYST PLAYERS): Art Nut rewards + you’ll receive a digital copy of the Amethyst core rulebook (for every system Amethyst supports). You’ll also be able to acquire the POD edition of any digital books in premium color at cost from RPGNow.
Pledge $40 or more
Complete Amethyst: Factions rewards + you’ll receive digital copies of every Amethyst product created via this Kickstarter (core rulebooks, Factions, and the Hearts of Chaos--Complete adventure). You’ll also be able to acquire the POD edition of any digital books in premium color at cost from RPGNow.
Pledge $70 or more
Amethyst Overload: Complete Amethyst rewards + you’ll receive ALL old and new Amethyst color art in SUPER-high resolution available as a digital download. Over a hundred illustrations, more than four gigabytes of art with permission to print said art, hang it on a wall, put it on a shirt, etc.
Pledge $100 or more
Techan Fanatic: Amethyst Art Overload rewards + you’ll also receive personalized signed art inserts from both writer Chris Dias and artist Nick Greenwood. You’ll also have your name or your character’s name added into the Amethyst lore. In addition, you will receive the print edition of one of the PDFs offered by the Kickstarter (your choice). For those collectors out there, you'll also receive PDF's from every product DEM offers until now (including Ultramodern4, Apex, NeuroSpasta, and all previous Amethyst products).
Pledge $250 or more
True Saint: Techan Fanatic + you’ll receive a customized 8x10 image by Nick Greenwood of your character or character of your choosing. Said illustration may even find itself in the main book. You’ll also be invited to name a city/region in the final publication and add additional detail in said entry. (The end results of everything you provide will be held by Dias Ex Machina Games. We reserve the right to reject or modify unsuitable suggestions.) In addition, you will receive the print editions of two (total) of the PDFs offered by the Kickstarter (your choice). You and up to four of your friends will also be invited to a personalized online Amethyst game experience run by game creator Chris Dias. Said session/s will run around 4-6 hours total and will be a fully personalized experience not found in any published form. You’ll also have access to an exclusive developer forum allowing access to early artwork and game concepts.
NOTE: Alternately, instead of a customized game session, you can have a hand in creating additional content for Amethyst. This can be either a mini module to be released as an additional adventure for everyone that pledged $40 or more or an entire section of the world map you will be able to develop with the original creator of Amethyst.
Pledge $500 or more
One of the Angels: True Saint rewards + you become an official sponsor of Amethyst, with a separate credit. You and up to four of your friends will gain the benefits from the "Techan Fanatic" level. In addition, you will receive the print editions of three (total) of the PDFs offered by the Kickstarter (your choice). Your group will also be invited to a personalized online Amethyst game experience—a mini-campaign run by game creator Chris Dias. Said sessions could run between 12-18 hours total and will be a fully personalized experience not found in any published form. Your group’s characters will be illustrated by Nick Greenwood with a digital and print of the artwork, signed by the artist. Your customized module with characters and original artwork will also be compiled and released as an additional adventure for everyone that pledged 40$ or more.
NOTE: Alternately, instead of a customized campaign, you can have a hand in creating a full adventure to be released as an additional adventure for everyone that pledged $40 or more. You will receive top writing credit for said adventure. Original artwork will be created and you will have a hand that development as well!
We have stretch goals in mind, which include...
$10,000: The Amethyst Soundtrack, rewarded to all pledges $20 and above.
$13,000: A new Amethyst Adventure, rewarded to all pledges $40 and above (for all supported systems).
$20,000: Amethyst Shattered, the next full supplement (for all supported systems), rewarded to all pledges 40$ and above.
ALL ARTWORK BY NICK GREENWOOD
AMETHYST THEME BY BILIAN
This is only for those unable to use Kickstarter's payment option. Please make sure you include your address and pledge level when you contribute. Anything earned this way will still be put towards the stretch goals (if we reach any). This offer will continue to run after the campaign ends (assuming the campaign succeeds).
Risks and challenges
Most of the writing has already been completed. All that remains is the commission of color artwork. Since the artist (Nick Greenwood) and I have worked together for nearly six years, the chances of him not being able to deliver quality artwork is slim. The only remaining obstacle is completing the material by the deadline; given my reputation for writing, only the severing of my limbs will prevent me from completing this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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