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This sourcebook features 71 new THINGS, an adventure, rules for monster PCs, optional rules for variable damage, and more!
This sourcebook features 71 new THINGS, an adventure, rules for monster PCs, optional rules for variable damage, and more!
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MONSTERS MACABRE

Cover art by Mark Allen, copyright 2015
Cover art by Mark Allen, copyright 2015

Now add more terrors to your CRYPTWORLD game with Monsters Macabre!

Monsters Macabre is a new sourcebook for CRYPTWORLD, featuring:

  • 71 new THINGS to haunt the night
  • 10 new unsettling powers
  • A complete adventure featuring one of the new creatures
  • Rules for monster PCs
  • Guidelines for creating your own THINGS
  • Optional rules for variable weapon damage
  • Tables for generating random monster hunting organizations

Approximate page count 64 pages.

WHAT WE NEED

All of the writing is done and paid for. The cover art is done and paid for. I'm looking for community support to help fund the interior art. The more funding I get, the more art I can include! I'd love to be able to have most of the new THINGS illustrated, but that will depend on the success of this Kickstarter.

Backers at all levels will receive the current draft of Monsters Macabre! (Check for a download link in the Updates section.) You can begin reading and using the book in play right away. It needs one last editing sweep and formatting, but it is fully usable at the game table.

HOW DOES FULFILLMENT WORK?

I'm running this Kickstarter a little differently from the previous ones I've done. All PDFs will be sent via download link at RPGnow. RPGnow has great support for Kickstarter fulfillment, so all backers who order a print edition of any of the titles in the rewards section will be buying a link to purchase the title(s) at cost of manufacturing plus shipping to your location.

This is becoming a more common method of Kickstarter fulfillment, and here is why it benefits everyone. On my end it means I don't have to personally package and ship all orders, which means there is no chance of delays at that step. I also don't have to worry about budgeting shipping and manufacturing into the pledges, eliminating those variables from causing any issues if I were to miscalculate. The big benefit to backers is that you will generally receive a better deal on shipping, especially for orders outside of the U.S.

You will receive a survey after the Kickstarter ends, where you can specify your awards where applicable.

STRETCH GOALS?

I have no plans to include stretch goals, though if this campaign becomes incredibly successful (in other words it funds enough art to illustrate all monsters and cover my current investment costs) then I may consider some form of bonus rewards for backers. As many people have experienced by now, stretch goals can be good for a campaign, and bad. I'm just doing a straight-forward fund campaign to get interior art so I can get this great book finished up and out into the world.

Risks and challenges

I have successfully funded and fulfilled three crowdfunding campaigns (The Labyrinth Lord ref screen, Majus, and Starships & Spacemen 2e). I have experience doing these and understand the pitfalls.

Since the book is already written there is low risk to backers. The main risk would be if there are delays in the art. I will be working with a few artists, most of whom I have worked with before, but there is always the possibility something might happen to delay their work. However, I have planned enough in advance that if there are any delays I can adjust plans accordingly to hit my release date of September 2015.

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    PACESETTER PACK I: Backers at this level receive the Monsters Macabre PDF and your choice of a link to purchase EITHER the perfect bound or hard cover edition. In addition, you may choose a perfect bound OR hard cover purchase link for ONE of our other Pacesetter titles. You will also receive the PDF. Titles to choose from include Cryptworld, Timemaster, Majus, or Rotworld.

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    PACESETTER PACK II: Backers at this level receive the Monsters Macabre PDF and your choice of a link to purchase EITHER the perfect bound or hard cover edition. In addition, you may choose a perfect bound OR hard cover purchase link for TWO of our other Pacesetter titles. You will also receive the PDFs. Titles to choose from include Cryptworld, Timemaster, Majus, or Rotworld.

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    PACESETTER PACK III: Backers at this level receive the Monsters Macabre PDF and your choice of a link to purchase EITHER the perfect bound or hard cover edition. In addition, you may choose a perfect bound OR hard cover purchase link for THREE of our other Pacesetter titles. You will also receive the PDFs. Titles to choose from include Cryptworld, Timemaster, Majus, or Rotworld.

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    PACESETTER PACK IV: Backers at this level receive the Monsters Macabre PDF and your choice of a link to purchase EITHER the perfect bound or hard cover edition. In addition, you may choose a perfect bound OR hard cover purchase link for the entire current line of Pacesetter RPG titles (four games). You will also receive the PDFs. Titles include Cryptworld, Timemaster, Majus, and Rotworld.

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