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5e compatible Prog Rock inspired Dungeon-Punk resource book full of plot hooks, monsters, NPCs, and magic items (Zine Quest)
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Reality is What You Can Get Away With 

Welcome to the Kingdom of Moormist, where the walls between worlds are getting blurrier

There are strange events happening these days in the coastal city of Delonde. Things have always been a bit strange in the Feybluff District, so that's nothing new. When you build a settlement on top of a portal where dryads, centaurs, and spriggans roam about freely passing between the Material Plane and the Feywild you're bound to wind up with some oddness. But the sprites and spirits of Feyblush don't mind associating with the human and half-elf population.  So that's alright.

Meanwhile, sailors in the Dockwood District tell tales of crossing over into the Ethereal Plane while out to sea. These used to just be tall tales a salty dog would tell when he was deep in his cups but now such stories are becoming more common. And its anyone's guess what they're getting up to in Arcanist Town. Potion pushers have been cooking up Crystal Mage for years now, but there's something new on the streets that's causing a lot of bad craziness. They call it GOO (working name). Some say it let's you see into forever. Some say it summons unspeakable horrors. Some say you can score some from the tall shifty looking dragonborn who might or might not be five kobolds in a trench coat.

What's This?

It's a resource book full of cool stuff to add some Dungeon-Punk spice to your tabletop games. What kind of cool stuff? Glad you asked! We have a whole bunch of weird crap to add some grimy and gritty nonsense to your world.

NPC's for your players to interact with

  • A Hedge Witch with a "thing" for Lycanthropes
  • The  butcher's son who is... not a werewolf. Why? Who told you that, what do you know?!
  • Hillbilly Hobgoblins who've been cooking up some Crystal Magic-amphetamine
  • A one-eyed gnomish Alchemist who's been brewing potions in his bathtub
  • A mysterious drifter who just rolled into town

Plot Hooks to awaken your players' sense of adventure

  • What happens when a rival gang tries to muscle in on the Hobgoblins and unseat them from their place as kingpins of the local Crystal Mage trade?
  • Is the bartender at the local tavern undead or just suuuuper goth?
  • They say the dreams of a Beholder can shape reality. What happens when a Beholder gets sick and starts having fever dreams? What if the Beholder starts to dissociate?!
  • If you think the Hedge Witch and the butcher's son don't have something going on, you must be high on Crystal Mage
  • Kinda burying the lede with this one, but a cult of evil necromancers have defiled a local temple (the titular Wizard Burial Ground) and your party needs to cleanse the place.

Monsters & Mooks (complete with art & stat blocks)

  • Necromancers and Liches and Undead, oh my!
  • Can you make a zombie out of a mechanical construct? Well when a mommy Necromancer and a daddy Artificer love each other very much...
  • A swarm of giant vampire bats that also teleport. 
  • Inside-Out Kobolds. Oh no, why? Why are they like that?!
  • Is that a Bearsharktopus? Are you kidding me?
  • You know what a "rat king" is? Okay. So that, but made of Dire Rats. A Dire Rat King.  Is that freaky enough for ya?
  • Just wait til you meet the Rag and Bone Man.

Maps (with at least one dank ass dungeon)

  • How dank? I mean, it's subterranean. It's super dank. 

Magic Items (all homebrew, probably weird) For example:

  • Hot Peppers of Fire Breathing
  • Psychotropic Potions 
  • Magic Wand that is also a Spork
  • Boom-sticks (it's probably what you think it is)
  • Cursed Weapons. All the cursed weapons.

What is "Dungeon-Punk" ?

Think Steampunk, but more magic and mayhem. Embrace the chaos. Let's get weird. 


What are the specifications of this thing?

The zine will be 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches featuring black and white artwork, probably on cream colored paper, almost definitely saddle stapled.  We're looking at 36 pages of action packed content, dripping with visceral art by yours truly.


Who are you?

I'm an artist, designer, and longtime fantasy freak. I've been playing tabletop RPGs since the late 90's and reading fantasy novels since like, the 4th grade. I've been dreaming up weird worlds and the fantastic creatures and characters that inhabit them for as long as I can remember. I've been drawing since I could hold a crayon.

Why should I care?

Fair point. For the fun of it, I suppose. Game worlds always need new ideas to keep things fresh. This zine is my way of contributing to the great TTRPG community that I have found both in person and online.


What's the money going towards?

Well, after Kickstarter fees, taxes, etc. the money is going towards printing costs, shipping, and fulfillment. Boring but true. Non stretch goal money will be funneled into higher print quality for the zine. Also paying the artist. Who, full disclosure, is me.



What are your Stretch Goals?

150% Funding - UNLOCKED - Bonus Digital Content:

All tiers from the $3 Wallpaper Tier on up will receive a second high resolution digital wallpaper and a printable PDF One-Sheet Zine with a micro-dungeon.

200(ish)% Funding - Bonus Physical Content

At $1,500 there will be postcards available to all Physical backers. They will be included with your zine and will ship at the same time.

300%  Funding - Secret Stretch Goal

It's a secret. For now.


*All artwork is temporary and may not fully reflect the artwork in the finished project*

Risks and challenges

This is my first project. I'm a one-man team. It's possible I could suffer an accident and break my drawing hand, thus delaying the art. Or something else could come up delaying shipment. Things happen. I feel pretty prepared though. As an artist, I'm most concerned with making the maps look cool while staying functional.

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    Work with me to help design a cool Background complete with Tool Proficiencies, Suggested Features, Traits, Ideals, Bonds, Flaws, etc. This is very 5e flavored cuz that's what I play. Please don't back this if you don't know how backgrounds work in 5e! That will be a pain for everyone.

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