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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 16 2014 5:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

In the Beginning

We have been gaming for more than 30 years and despite the advances in the internet and with social media, there is nothing we enjoy more that getting together face to face for a night of gaming. 

The shuffling of paper and the rolling of dice are music to our ears, as well as the laughter and camaraderie of our friends. 

But occasionally, we find that it is just the two of us gaming, and there is a definite lack of pre prepared material that supports this market, which is where we come in. 

We are building a series of One vs.One Adventure Modules that give a pair of gamers everything they need to enjoy a night of roleplaying fun.  This includes a great story, an optimized character to participate in that story, and all the maps and tools you need to make that story come alive. 

Bent Sinister Games

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Specializes in:

  • The One vs. One format
  • Character optimized adventures
  • Serious plots and themes
  • Multi faceted story lines


Questions and Contact

tonyohrazda@bentsinistergames.com

aegypius@bentsinistergames.com

The Children of Bal-Ghul

early layout work
early layout work

Duty's Edge

We start in the lands of Bal-Ghul, a mountain wilderness of noble barbarians and savage beasts.  Our first hero is Ansgar Icebringer, a 3rd level Paladin of Treuec, investigating a crime that threatens to tear the heart out of his people. 

Early concept art for Ansgar
Early concept art for Ansgar

The Darkness Beneath

Next we move to Kar-Rham, a dangerous underground realm sparsely populated by the Fyydarin.  Our hero here is Mairin, a 6th level druid, and a shepherd to her people.  The secrets uncovered on Bal-Ghul lead a terrible evil to invade and corrupt the delicate balance of this land. 

The Fist of Chaos

Lastly we go to Noc-Thal a bleak and desolate canyon land bursting with the savage Ogendi, and ruled over by their mantid-god Ogendai.  Our hero is Grobian, a 10th level warlock who is handed the opportunity to rule the world. 

We plan to continue later with more modules focusing on other hero's with different backgrounds.  Eventually we hope to build a library of adventures that span a variety of levels and play styles. 

Our Ultimate Goal

Right now we want to release this adventure series and see what kind of response we get.  We have big plans for the future and what we want to accomplish but it all starts here - with your support.

What do we need all that money for?

    If we make more than our goal we would like to:
  • Add support for other systems (Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, etc.)
  • Develop more 1v1 adventures
  • Develop multi-player adventures
  • Develop the setting
  • Kicking it Forward to like-minded and supportive Kickstarter Projects

Rewards

$1 - Thank you for your support

$10 - PDF (single adventure)

  • A PDF of one of the three Children of Bal-Ghul adventures, you pick the adventure  
  • PDFs of the maps that accompany that adventure

$18 - PDF (two adventures)

  • A PDF of two of the three Children of Bal-Ghul adventures, you pick the two adventures
  • PDFs of the maps that accompany those adventures 

$23 - PDF (three adventures)

  • A PDF of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of the maps that accompany the trilogy  

$25 - Print (one adventure)

  • A soft cover printed copy of one of the three Children of Bal-Ghul adventures, you pick the adventure
  • A PDF of that adventure
  • PDFs of all of the maps for that adventure

$35 - Print (two adventures)

  • A soft cover printed copy of two of the three Children of Bal-Ghul adventures, you pick the two adventures
  • A PDF for those two adventures
  • PDFs of all of the maps for those two adventures

$45 - Print (three adventures)

  • A soft cover printed copy of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • A PDF for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of all of the maps for the trilogy 

$100 - Print & Playtest (three adventures)

  • A soft cover printed copy of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • A PDF for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of all of the maps for the trilogy
  • An advance copy of the Children of Ba-Ghul in PDF form so you can playtest and preview our work.
  • Opportunity to provide feedback and influence the final Children of Bal-Ghul product.

$300 - Print US only (RETAILER)

This level is designed as a retailer level for stores and other merchants

  • 10 soft cover printed copies of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • A PDF for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of all of the maps for the trilogy.

$500 x3 - Prints and Original Art Work (three adventures)

  • A soft cover printed copy of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • A PDF for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of all of the maps for the trilogy
  • Each of these three available rewards will include all of the original watercolor maps for one of the three adventures.  This is over 15 pieces of original and exclusive art for each reward.

 $500, $2500, $10000 - Live and In Person

  • A soft cover printed copy of the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • A PDF for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy
  • PDFs of all of the maps for the trilogy
  • Full size full color maps for the Children of Ba-Ghul, see Add-Ons below for paper specifications.

Hand Delivery and Night of Gaming

  • $500 includes the greater Seattle area. 
  • $2500 dollar level includes the United States. 
  • $10,000 dollar level is good anywhere in the world. 

One or both of us will hand deliver your goodies and then hang out for an evening of gaming, eat your food, drink your beer and flirt with your wives, girlfriends, partners and pets.

Add-Ons

Add the amount of the Add-On that you want onto your pledge and we will sort out the details with the final backer survey

All of the maps for the adventures that make up the Children of Bal-Ghul are made from beautiful hand crafted watercolor paintings.  The originals were digitally rendered and edited as adventure maps. 

You will be getting a PDF of these maps along with any adventures that you get, but you can also get full size, full color printed maps.  We are offering these as Add-Ons to the project:

Northern Bal-Ghul
Northern Bal-Ghul

Maps are printed on:

  • Basis Weight: 192 g/m2
  • Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO Brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%

The size of the maps vary based on the encounter they are used in.  The smallest is 9" x 12", the largest 24" x 36", and the average is 18" x 24"

Contact BentSinisterGames.com for specific details.

The maps are shipped rolled.

  • Maps for one Children of Bal-Ghul Adventure of your choice - $65.00
  • Maps for two Children of Bal Ghul Adventures of your choice - $120.00
  • Maps for the Children of Bal-Ghul Trilogy - $175.00
The Hive
The Hive

Add the amount of the Add-On that you want onto your pledge and we will sort out the details with the final backer survey.

Stretch Goals

We are currently developing the Children of Bal Ghul for the Dungeons and Dragons 4E rules.  We would like to add support for other game systems, specifically Savage Worlds and Pathfinder.  To do this we will need to generate enough extra capital that we can take the time to properly convert and playtest our adventure for these other game systems. 

  • If we get to $10,000 in funding we will add one additional game system, to be decided at that time through a backer poll.
  • If we get to $15,000 in funding we will add another game system, again to be decided at that time through a backer poll.
    • It is possible that we might add more games systems if there is enough interest. 
    • We would also like to include some Kickstarter exclusive content.  We have not worked out all the details yet, but if this works out we will include an extra encounter for each of the three adventures, only in PDF form, and only sent to Kickstarter backers.

The Video

Let me add a shout out to Evoe Thorne (mae.delove@gmail.com) for her work on shooting and editing the video we used for this kickstarter, and the Harold Henry (Harold@talerian.com) for his fabulous voice work on the video. 

Risks and challenges

We have been writing, editing, drawing, and painting for over a year now. We have our printers lined up, and our shipping worked out. All that remains is to put the final polish on everything and then ship it out to you.

Between us we have more than 30 years in project planning and implementation and I am sure that we will rise to meet any challenge that this project might offer us.

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