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A thrilling collection of sword and planet-style adventures for Hollow Earth Expedition.
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The hunt for a legendary sky pirate's treasure. A cursed city risen from the sands. A wayward expedition stranded on the Red Planet. A desperate quest on a mysterious Martian moon.

Perils of Mars contains four pulp adventure scenarios set on the dying and dangerous Red Planet. Player characters will set sail with sky pirates, investigate the ruins of an infamous city, explore a forbidden moon, and search the Martian wasteland for a way home. Each of these adventures can be played by itself or as part of an existing campaign. They can also be linked together or used to launch an epic tale of your own creation. The choice is yours!

Perils of Mars also delivers optional rules and expanded setting material for Gamemasters, including ancient treasures, boarding actions, lunar locations, and more. Use this information to enhance and expand your existing characters and adventures or as inspiration to create brand new stories.

Grab your sword, climb aboard your rocket ship, and get ready to blast off for some out-of-this-world adventure!

In addition to the Perils of Mars hardcover books and generally available add-ons, we still have some limited edition rewards from Revelations of Mars, including Martian Princess miniatures, Revelations dice, and Revelations Style chips. Plus, we were able to put together a few more collector's sets that include hardcover versions of all our books. 

We only have so many of each item left, so we allocated them to specific reward levels. If you want one or more of the above items, just pledge at the appropriate level, but be sure to do so early since we may run out of some things sooner than others.

If your pledge level includes physical rewards, such as a hardcover Perils book, you may add any of the following rewards by increasing your pledge by the appropriate amount. On the other hand, you can only add digital rewards to a PDF-only pledge level, such as the BANDIT, MERCENARY, and SPYMASTER levels.

Books and Accessories

Exploding Ubiquity Dice

 Maps

If you think surface world shipping rates are expensive, you should see how much it costs us to send things back from Mars! And don't get us started on shipping from inside the Hollow Earth. Packages get lost there all the time.

Fortunately, we have some allies on the surface world who help us out, and we're happy to report that domestic shipping in the United States is already included in each pledge level. Alas, we cannot ship things farther away at the same price, so international backers will still have to pay extra for shipping

Unfortunately, these costs just recently went up, and while there is not much we can do about that, we will continue to look for better options in the future. For now, rest assured that we've already deducted the amount the domestic shipping amount from the international shipping costs to try and keep them down as much as we can.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments or send us a message directly. You can also connect with us on Twitter @ExileGameStudio and Facebook.

Risks and challenges

This is Exile Game Studio's fourth Kickstarter, and we have a track record of delivering on our promises--even if it did take us longer than expected last time. Still, it's perfectly reasonable to ask us the tough question: How do we know Perils won't be delayed?

Well, the reason Revelations took extra time is because the vision needed to get established and new talent had to be found to fill in for some of our go-to people that were no longer available. Plus, we had more than a few stretch goals to deliver on as well, with takes time.

Fortunately, none of this is likely to be a problem with Perils of Mars. The vision for the Red Planet has now been firmly established, and we've already signed up the people we worked with on Revelations to work on this book too. And in this case, the overabundance of stretch goals actually helps us out here.

Thanks to our generous backers, three of the four adventures that will go into Perils are already paid for (and we're already working on them), which means those will be completed no matter what. Additionally, we don't need to ask for much to create the last one and turn them all into a book. Plus, the better this Kickstarter does, the more improvements we can make to the adventures, which makes them better for everyone involved. In short, we're set up for success and have a head start already.

That doesn't mean there won't be unexpected challenges. Freelance writers and artists sometimes turn in work late or drop the ball entirely, but we are better positioned to reassign that work now. Also, if something does go sideways, our backers know that we will communicate honestly about it and work tirelessly until we deliver on the project.

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    MESSENGER

    You get our deepest gratitude (plus a Perils of Mars PDF if you are also Revelations of Mars backer).

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    BANDIT

    You get the Perils of Mars PDF and your name in the credits.

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    JUST THE DICE
    You will receive two sets of the classic Ubiquity dice (or one set of the new dice if we unlock them as a stretch goal).

    * Classic Ubiquity dice (x2)

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    MERCENARY

    You receive Perils of Mars, Revelations of Mars, Revelations GM Screen, and Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDFs, plus your name in the credits.

    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Revelations GM Screen PDF
    * Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF
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    WARRIOR

    You receive a Perils of Mars HARDCOVER book, PDF, bookmark, and your name in the credits.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Bookmark
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    BLOODWING RAIDER

    You receive a Perils of Mars HARDCOVER book, PDF, bookmark, and credit, plus one set of limited-edition Revelations dice.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Bookmark
    * Credit
    * Revelations dice

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    SPYMASTER

    You receive a copy of all our PDFs (Hollow Earth Expedition, Secrets of the Surface World, Mysteries of the Hollow Earth, Revelations of Mars, Perils of the Surface World, Perils of Mars, and both GM screens), plus the Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF and your name in the credits.

    * Hollow Earth Expedition PDF
    * Secrets of the Surface World PDF
    * Mysteries of the Hollow Earth PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Perils of the Surface World PDF
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF
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    MERCHANT PRINCE

    Your store will receive four Perils of Mars HARDCOVER books, PDFs, and bookmarks, plus your store's name will be listed in the credits.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover books (x4)
    * Perils of Mars PDFs (x4)
    * Bookmarks (x4)
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    BLOODWING MARAUDER

    You receive a Perils of Mars HARDCOVER book, PDF, bookmark, and credit, plus one set of limited-edition Revelations dice.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Bookmark
    * Credit
    * Revelations dice (x3)

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    TRIBAL WARCHIEF

    You will receive Perils of Mars and Revelations of Mars HARDCOVER books, PDFs, bookmark, credit, and one set of limited edition Revelations dice.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Revelations of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Bookmark
    * Credit
    * Revelations dice

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    SKY PIRATE CAPTAIN

    You will receive a Perils of Mars HARDCOVER book plus a copy of all our PDFs (Hollow Earth Expedition, Secrets of the Surface World, Mysteries of the Hollow Earth, Revelations of Mars, Perils of the Surface World, Perils of Mars, and both GM screens), the Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF, bookmark, and your name in the credits.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Hollow Earth Expedition PDF
    * Secrets of the Surface World PDF
    * Mysteries of the Hollow Earth PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Perils of the Surface World PDF
    * Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF
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    CLAN WARCHIEF

    You will receive Perils of Mars and Revelations of Mars HARDCOVER books, PDFs, bookmark, credit, and one set of limited edition Revelations dice.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Revelations of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Bookmark
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    * Revelations dice (x3)

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    IMPERIAL NOBLE

    You will receive a Perils of Mars HARDCOVER book, PDF, bookmark, and credit, plus all the Revelations of Mars extras (Martian Princess mini, Mars map, character prints, GM screen, Style chips (50 pts.), and dice.

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Martian Princess miniature
    * Mars map (11"x17")
    * Revelations character prints
    * Revelations GM screen
    * Revelations GM screen PDF
    * Revelations Style chips (50pts.)
    * Revelations dice
    * Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF
    * Bookmark
    * Credit

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    TERRAXUS

    You will receive Perils of Mars and Revelations of Mars HARDCOVER books, PDFs, bookmark, and credit, plus all the limited edition extras (Martian Princess mini, Mars map, Revelations character prints, GM screen, Style chips, and dice.)

    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Revelations of Mars hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars PDF
    * Revelations of Mars PDF
    * Martian Princess miniature
    * Mars map (paper, 11"x17")
    * Revelations character prints
    * Revelations GM screen
    * Revelations GM screen PDF
    * Revelations Style chips (50pts.)
    * Revelations dice
    * Fat Dragon Martian Terrain PDF
    * Bookmark
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    COLLECTOR

    You will receive one of the last remaining collector's sets, including all the HARDCOVER books, a custom slipcase, plus Perils of the Surface World, Perils of Mars, all PDFs, bookmark, and credit.

    * Hollow Earth Expedition hardcover book
    * Secrets of the Surface World hardcover book
    * Mysteries of the Hollow Earth hardcover book
    * Revelations of Mars hardcover book
    * Custom slipcase
    * Perils of the Surface World hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * PDFs of all books
    * Bookmark
    * Credit

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    ATLANTEAN KARN

    You will receive one of the last remaining collector's sets, including all the HARDCOVER books, a custom slipcase, all PDFs, bookmark, and credit, plus all the limited edition extras (Martian Princess mini, Mars map, Revelations character prints, GM screen, Style chips, and dice.)

    * Hollow Earth Expedition hardcover book
    * Secrets of the Surface World hardcover book
    * Mysteries of the Hollow Earth hardcover book
    * Revelations of Mars hardcover book
    * Custom slipcase
    * Perils of the Surface World hardcover book
    * Perils of Mars hardcover book
    * Martian Princess miniature
    * Mars map (canvas, 16"x25")
    * Revelations character prints
    * Revelations GM screen
    * Revelations Style chips (50pts.)
    * Revelations dice
    * All the PDFs
    * Bookmark
    * Credit

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