Cade's Big Book o' Booze is a humorous zine designed to be used with the 5th edition of the world's most popular fantasy rpg. While the tone is jovial, the book itself will contain content useful for any fantasy game.
- The "Intoxicated" condition and what it entails
- New alcohols for your fantasy game to add some flavor (pun-intended) to your campaigns
- New equipment and weapons, including the formidable dwarven battle mug
- Cade's Bar Guide: a list of materials/ingredients found in the game world and how to use them to make the ultimate cocktails
- New magic: spells and magic items
- New monsters to face, including the b'ooze and the dreaded bad beer elemental
- NPC stats for Cade Ashworthy, the titular planehopping halfling
- And more...
As part of Kickstarter's February Initiative, Zine Quest, this is a by-the-rules RPG zine. Black and white, 5.5” x 8.5”, saddle-stitched. While we don't have an exact page count, we're thinking it will come in around 36 pages. We will follow the advice of Luke Crane, Head of Games Kickstarter and owner of the Burning Wheel, and print this through Smartpress.
For PDF delivery we are going to be using DriveThruRPG.
In addition to the pledge rewards at funding, all backers will receive PDF copies of Conspiracy Theories A SURVIVE THIS!! Zine: Issue 1: The Dark Door and Conspiracy Theories A SURVIVE THIS!! Zine: Issue 2: Frostbitten by Bloat Games. I want to thank Eric for his generosity.
Justin Isaac - Justin has been playing D&D and other RPGs for nearly 25 years. His gaming blog, Halls of the Nephilim, is over eight years old and has 2,300+ posts. While he's created several pay-what-you-want pdfs, most recently he's written for two projects released by Bloat Games: SURVIVE THIS!! Zombies! Second Edition Sourcebook 1: Among the Living and the Dark Places & Demogorgons Holiday Special.
Josh Beckelhimer - Josh has been playing D&D in its various incarnations for nearly 17 years. He periodically creates content for his blog, JB Publishing, and you can find his stock art and one page adventures on his DriveThruRPG publisher page.
David Coppolletti - David's has been gaming for almost 20 years. His first dice experience was with TSR's Marvel Super Heroes and his love of games has expanded. His artwork has been featured in various RPG releases, including Theorems & Thaumaturgy Revised Edition and several of Reid San Filippo's Umerica DCC series. You can check out some of his other art on his Instagram page.
Risks and challenges
Much of the content and several pieces of art have already been created. I have experience with document layout, so I don't see that being a major issue. However, this is my first Kickstarter project and creating and publishing on this scale is new to me. I have done research on the printer, Smartpress, as well as shipping costs. The goal I selected has been chosen to add a bit of buffer if those estimates are low. Finally, I have a few colleagues that have done successful Kickstarter projects before though and they've offered advice and help if needed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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