The adventurers return to their favorite local tavern, "The Crippled Swan". Weary, hungry and very thirsty from a successful quest they stroll to their favorite spot in the back where they can relax, play a game of cards and have a nice drink.
The barmaid leans on the table, holding a pitcher of ale. She looks at party and says: "Gents, milady, the usual?"
"Well, dear lady, not this time." The dwarven warrior said. "I would like to have a fine glass of Dragon Spit please, and a round of Tiefs Burning for my friends here".
"Coming right up, sir!". The barmaid quickly turns around with a catlike grace and walks to the bar like a princess at a masked ball. But not many will stare too long...she has enough knives hidden to make any assassin run like hell.
What is going on here......they didn't order ale or wine?? What are those fine drinks the dwarf is ordering? Has the party gone mad...
No, not mad... They had a little help from a new fantastic book. Thanks to intensive research while travelling the entire continent from north to south, east and west, the owners of Gnimsh & Gnumsh Brewing Brewery, namely the brothers Gnimsh and Gnumsh, made one of the greatest books ever: The Book of Marvelous Mixtures!
It contains an extensive list of drinks, taverns (and the like), breweries, (side)quests, staff and all kinds of other things which can be used to booze...eeh... spice up your adventures. But it doesn't stop there, all recipes are based on real-life cocktails! Ready to make at home. But keep in mind: Drink responsibly!
So what's the book about?
Instead of ordering the same old beer and wine in a tavern, you can give your adventure some extra dimension by making every resting place a real resting place. The main topic of the book is the collection of cocktail recipes, 50 of them. Besides the ingredients for each drink, we have added extra stats enhancements, special rules, debuffs, funny traits etc. These can be used to make a trip to the tavern a bit more entertaining :)
You can use this book as your favorite cocktail reference to make a RPG party a real RPG party. Mix up your favorite drink for a RPG session or throw a RPG themed festivity with cool tasty looking recipes.
This sound like fun!
Yes my friend, it is fun indeed. Plain old fun! What's better to see your dwarven barbarian beserker going down after 5 drinks of Unicorn Piss. Or that lofty High Elf having a "Divine Smite Shot" to many which turns him into a fanatic gambler... and losing all his hard earned quest items.
Still interested? Time for some short examples. The end product will have full stats and printable quickstat tentcards for NPC's:
Drinks (Page concept)
A first page concept. We will add more illustrations and professional product photography (done in-house) for all cocktail recipes.
Staff (some text examples)
The Bouncer, Bone.
'Although you can almost see the bone beneath the skin of this charming fellow at the door of gambling den "The Twisted Weasel", it is not what the nickname refers to... It refers to the bone sticking out of your flesh when you don't pay up.'
Stats: Advantage on Intimidation, +8 on perception, one extra feat (depending on level).
Miranda, The maid who is made for killing
'Who would have known that when she is skinning a rabbit during the day, its just a warming up for the job at night'
Stats: +10 stealth, Two-weapon fighting, extra feat
Big spender: After you fail your saving throw, you will do anything to show your wealth to your party members and anyone within 30 feet. You feel the urge to buy everyone in range 3 rounds of drinks. You will show off your latest acquired item with the most value. And give a generous tip of 30% of the total spend. If this leaves you broke...well good luck!
Arrogant Bastard: After you fail your saving throw you feel the urge to boast about your highest stat for 1d20 minutes. Make a persuasion check DC12 every 2 minutes to see that you don't get into a bare handed fight with the nearest person.
I'm ready for this! I'll back it, so what do I get?
1) The greatest list of (at least) 50 cocktail recipes to be used in any situation. In case you are wondering...yes, we tried them all.
2) Inspiration for taverns & breweries. Perfect breeding ground for (side)quests.
3) Inspiration on different kinds of NPC's. From Barmaid to the local drunk and more.
4) Specific rules/stats changes per drink. Never underestimate the power of a cocktail.
5) Pre-made Quests, special items, barfight rules and all kinds of exotic content.
6) Printable quickstat cards for NPC's.
7) Everything just before christmas!
Delivery info - DriveThruRPG
All rewards are downloaded/printed at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/. This means you are in control of shipping costs. We are based in Europe, so manually printing and shipping outside Europe would be very costly. We looked at some Print On Demand suppliers but in the end the best and reliable way to handle things is using DriveThruRPG. Check for estimated shipping costs: https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936893
Not specifically, this is a very straightforward project but we can add some extra's if the funds allow it. So below are some goals we have in mind:
- Card deck with all the drinks so you can deal them to the players. Including status cards
- Card deck with the NPC's (mini american sized which can be used as a mini stand-ins)
- Extra recipes
- Extra quests / inspiration / content
- Extra artwork
- Large tavern maps
- Card deck with random bar fight actions
- Some typical tavern games for some gambling entertainment
- A dedicated website with merchandise :)
- An extra book! Gnimsh & Gnumsh Brewing Brewery: List of Pristine Potions. This would be a non-alcoholic version. (probably a new kickstarter project if this one is funded)
Risks and challenges
The recipies are tried and tested, most of the content is in draft.. so the only thing left is the production. The challenge is to get this up to standard of any other RPG related book with the neccessary artwork.
Luckily most of the layout, texts etc. are done in-house. The only delay we can think of is that some of the artists could be a bit late finalizing their concept art.
So in the end its all about quality checks, grammar checks etc. etc. which could take some time. But we set a realistic deadline with at least one month of slack. We keep you informed along the way.
This is the first time we are releasing a RPG Book. It should not be a risk because in our professional business we handled larger projects...but no project is 100% perfect. We try to share as much as possible so everyone can give feedback on the end product.
- (40 days)