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Levi HuntsmanBy Levi Huntsman
First created
Levi HuntsmanBy Levi Huntsman
First created
$248
pledged of $750pledged of $750 goal
30
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Thieves have always been my favorite part of a fantasy world, and so I decided to begin writing a city dedicated to thievery. Everyone is the thief! Those kids are thieves. This shopkeeper is a thief. Even the cook in the back is a thief! How do you think he gets those rare ingredients...?

At baseline funding, this Half-Letter size zine will include 7 unique and occasionally humorous Thieves Guilds, each with its own 2-Page Spread describing its charismatic leader, the guild's methods, preferred targets, hideouts, and a unique test of skill to be completed if you wish to gain audience or perhaps even membership.

With this zine in your hands (or on your computer), you'll have unscrupulous NPCs to drop into your game, guilds to steal, and hopefully have inspiration for the many different ways you can use Thieves in your tabletop campaign.

 (Cover Art Below by @tabsterblaster)

Cover Art by @tabsterblaster on Tumblr
Cover Art by @tabsterblaster on Tumblr

Current Table of Contents:

0. Cover (Seen Above)

2-3. Description of the city, its layout, and the factions at play.

4-17. 2-Page Spreads of Each Guild: The Dove's Shadow, The Fire of the Night, We Daring, The Quick Hand, Cutpurse Clan, Youth of the Rooftops, The Ebony Daggers.

18. Event Roll Table

19. Chaos Index

20. Back Cover: Thank Yous!


Inspiration:

I love tabletop gaming, and want to take inspiration from different sources when designing this zine. The Guild Leader descriptions are based on the format of 'Masks - 1,000 Memorable NPCs', by Gnome Stew, which is a great resource for lots of unique NPC's. I want to add in the zine a modified roll table for randomly assigning relationships between the 7 guilds based on the quick NPC relation table found in Vornheim, but with more of a Fiasco twist, where each guild is connected to 2 others, rather than all of them to each other (unless you want to keep track of 36 relationships?). I'm also making my way through Hydra Cooperative's Hill Canton series (Slumbering Ursine Dunes etc.), and want to write a chaos index which changes how much control the city guard has, and much power they can muster to crack down on the thievery of this city. Or perhaps on the other end of the spectrum, the consequences of thievery getting totally out of control?


Stretch Goals!

$800 - Digital Bookmarks for each of the Guild Leaders!

$900 - Character art commissioned from @tanfasticanna and @tabsterblaster, to help the world will come to life.

[Anna's Instagram for examples of art: https://www.instagram.com/annamag_art/]

[Example of @tabsterblaster's character art: http://tabsterblaster.tumblr.com/post/171647563220/walk-walk-fashion-baby]

$1,000 - I'll buy a custom-made stamp and a red ink pad, and stamp the inside cover of each booklet with a dagger logo.

$1,100 - Physical Bookmarks delivered with the zine!


UPDATE: Progress with one of the guilds has reached a point I feel comfortable showing it off as a rough draft, so if you're wondering what the book will look like, this should give you an idea:

Risks and challenges

The writing was started before this kickstarter started, but I'm a full time student, and have a part-time job, and I'll be moving at the end of May, so I'll need to buckle down in March to finish the writing and do the lay-out to ship out in May as predicted. The people doing the artwork are also students. Luckily, the place I'm printing the zines is local, and also takes care of shipping, so when that happens it will happen quick. If everything falls apart, this ships out in July.

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