About this project
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A Gallery of Rogues is a fantasy sourcebook of a criminal guild and its network of operatives. More than just a thieves guild, the book provides details on operation, range of influence, adventure hooks, and numerous tools for GMs and Players to get involved right away. There are even quick reference cards you can buy, along with special guild dice. How ****ing cool is that?
The characters come from all backgrounds, including criminal, civil, and even political. The guild maintains a wide array of members, including at least one wizard and a few politicians — to keep things orderly and all that. Each has a deep background, linked to other members of the guild. This interwoven design promises for a realistic and complex web for your organization. Which in turns means months, if not years of rich game play.
Each character in the book includes game information for old and new editions of the world's favorite fantasy RPG, including Pathfinder, but not 4th.
What makes this project unique, in addition to the levels the contributors can have within the guild itself, is that the size of the project actually grows. With each contribution (and with near-daily updates on where the project stands), the book may actually get bigger. The guild starts with 20 characters, but more members are added to the book, based on both milestones and contributor levels. Eventually, as many as 100 more characters can be added to the book.
The guild is more than just a collection of NPCs. It's a complex network of interlocking relationships. Each character has something to offer players, the other NPCs, and the gamemaster's campaign. With detailed histories, ambitions, goals, and relationships, A Gallery of Rogues is a rich tapestry of characters.
Eric Lofgren is a long-term figure in the gaming industry and all the artwork inside the book will be done in Eric's patented black and white style. Each NPC comes with it's own piece of art. Here's a picture of a dwarven thug.
The book is a minimum 80 pages, that grows as each milestone is hit and contributors add more NPCs to the project. Potentially, with 100 NPCs, the book would exceed well over 200 pages. At present, we are looking at a minimum of 108 now, if not closer to 120.
The sourcebook also includes a history and overview of the criminal guild, including their spheres of influence in the fictional city it is set in. Each character in the book includes game information for old and new editions of the world's favorite fantasy RPG, including Pathfinder, but not 4th.
At $3,000, A Gallery of Rogues becomes funded. It includes at least 20 criminals, though at last count the number was 28. In addition, a new reward level allowing for a color interior book to be printed also becomes available.
At $4,000, A Gallery of Rogues includes a shiny color cover by Eric Lofgren or a mystery guild member.
At $4,500, A Gallery of Rogues includes Fate-Core game stats for each of the NPCs as well as an elegant social interaction system to replace your musty old d20 woes. That's right. A complete new game mechanic.
At $5,250, A Gallery of Rogues includes 10 more criminals and a map of the guild-house, complete with secret passages and all the other goodies a secret order of thieves might have.
At $6,000, A Gallery of Rogues includes a 6-page adventure/initiation called "the Gauntlet," which introduces new recruits to the guild.
The following items can be added to your pledge, just add the dollar amount and send us your selection. We'll do the rest.
Add $10 to any level ($35 or higher) to receive a color version of the book. The interior will have a gunmetal blue tint. Not much different, but cool enough you'll want more.
Add $10 to receive a print of any single criminal from the book.
Add $30 to receive five prints of any criminals.
Add $20 to receive a deck of reference cards of all the criminals. These will hae roleplaying information and art, so you use them at a glance to keep track of your network or show the PCs who they are dealing with. In color, just like the color version of the book.
Add $10 to receive a set of six special 1d6s designed for the Gallery of Rogues. This will have the guild symbol on the face of the six and done in blue, though I can't guarantee specific tint.
Risks and challenges
My previous kickstarter is finished (despite being late). I have 15+ years experience in the hobby with numerous awards both in and out of gaming — several ENnies, two origins awards, and a Cinequest 22 screenwriting award. Eric Lofgren and I are both public figures who can be easily reached should we fall behind on this project. We have also secured the aid of two additional writers for this project, so it's more about wrangling cats and less about waiting for pinto.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
NPCs of course with art for all 24 so far, with we hope, more to come.
Cells of criminals, all in the Solomon Guild, serving the higher-ups, detailing who they are, and who they work for.
A web of characters with real backgrounds and real goals... NPCs you can expect the PCs to meet.
A single powerful guildmaster and his four cronies all leading the guild's ultimate goals to control the city's flow of coin.
One dirty cop and one dirty politician.
A deck of cards you can buy with all the "at a glance" information you need to roleplaying each guildmember.
Hardened criminals who don't give a ****.
Eric Lofgren's art all over the place.
90% of the text is, but there will be game stat-block information for old and new school editions of d&d. at least what we can legally produce. The product focus is on the guild network's activities, spheres of influence, inter-personal relationships, and favorite color.
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