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$11,084
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12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, May 7 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Umerica is a gonzo super science & sorcery post-apocalyptic setting for the Dungeon Crawl Classics role playing game from Goodman Games set in a twisted version of North and Central America. It originated in the Crawling Under a Broken Moon fanzine but the previously Kickstarted Umerican Survival Guide is a fully revised and fleshed out version of the setting.

This Kickstarter funds AT LEAST two new books for the Umerica setting: The Umerican Road Atlas and Umerica Unnatural, with more possibilities as stretch goals are unlocked. Both books will be 128+ pages in PDF and Print On Demand.


What’s in The Umerican Road Atlas?

The Umerican Road Atlas takes you all over this irradiated land and shows you what’s what. Written by Reid San Filippo and Bob Brinkman, this book includes:

  • Interesting Places to Die
  • Infamous Gangs of the Wastes
  • The Random Gang Generator
  •  New Vehicle Rules: construction and military vehicles
  •  New Classes: holy roller, hunter, and road hawg
  • New Vehicular-based Mighty Deeds

What’s in Umerica Unnatural?

Umerica is a place full of weird supernatural mysteries, and Umerica Unnatural covers them all. Written by Reid San Filippo and Forrest Aguirre, this book includes:

  • Revised and Expanded Psionic rules
  •  Grimoire of the Wastes:  over a dozen new spells for wizards and clerics
  •  New Classes: wasteland psion, psi mutant, beastkin, shifter
  •  Cache of Astonishing Salvage: new equipment and artifacts of technology, magic, and just plain weirdness

 The Goal (WHAT’S THE MONEY FOR, BUB?) 

The plan is to produce at least two books with color covers and black and white interiors in both PDF and Print on Demand (POD) formats (available at DriveThruRPG, Amazon, and Lulu). Both books will be 128+ pages in length.

What is the money for? The writing is well underway but it still needs get a full proofreading, professional layout, and a lot more awesome art put into it. Some of this is already in the works but the funds from this Kickstarter will be essential to finishing this project.

How does a POD Kickstarter work, exactly? If you pledge at a POD level, you will get emailed a coupon code from DriveThruRPG to be able to purchase the book at only the actual printing cost plus the actual postage. This means NO MARK UP at all! You’ll still get the books cheaper than retail!

As the printing will be conducted in both the USA and UK, the shipping costs should be reasonable for many backers.

If you’re still in doubt as to the quality of the work or you’re not sure if the books are what you need for your game, the first update for this Kickstarter is a backers-only preview of both books… over 30+ pages each! Is it worth a $1 pledge to find out what your money will get you? Of course it is.

Here’s where things get really exciting. Hitting these stretch goals allows Umerica to grow even more with several adventure modules, a gazetteer, and possibly even another sourcebook full of crazy mutants and terrible monsters!

$13,000: Mall Maul/Under Plunder:  A revised version of Mall Maul from issue 3 of Crawling Under a Broken Moon, with the new 2nd level follow-up adventure Under Plunder. Plus advice on how to run Mall Maul as a four-hour convention game and how to run it as a tournament! Written by Reid San Filippo and Jarrett Crader.

 $16,000: Damn Tasty: Ever wonder how Go! Bars come up with such tasty flavors like Peppermint Pot Pie?  Ever think that it’s odd that Go! Bars are still around and plentiful?  Find out as you join the Go! Bar team as wage wights. Find out how they decide on their innovative flavor combinations. Learn about the secret ingredients. Find out if escaping on your bi-annual day off really is a way to taste freedom. A 0-level funnel adventure by Tim Bruns. Works great as a TPK recovery funnel to get back your previous characters… 

And that is not all!  We’ve got other fantabulous authors like Tim Bruns, Steve Bean, Valerie Emerson, and Julian Bernick lined up and ready to go if things go exceedingly well.

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The previously Kickstarted Umerican Survival Guide (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/276689953/the-umerican-survival-guide) raised over $17,000, and delivered everything on time. Prior to that I published the Crawling Under a Broken Moon fanzine for three years so I am very familiar with publishing project direction and tight timeframes.

Since every part of this Kickstarter and all stretch goals are electronically deliverable or are purchasable via Print on Demand, there are no order processing or shipping issues that could bog down the delivery of this project.

Should some sort of unforeseen disaster strike the project, I promise to remain in contact as much as possible to keep you up to date on the issues and revised timelines.

Thank you for considering pledging for my project and I look forward to delivering at least two books of hot awesome into your hands, on time or sooner.

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-Reid San Filippo, President of Shield of Faith Studios, LLC

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    The PDF of both the Umerican Road Atlas and Umerica Unnatural. Also, all Stretch goals in PDF

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    Umerica Virtual Tour

    This pledge level includes PDF codes for the following books, worth a total retail value of $80+

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    • Umerica Unnatural (MSRP $5) in PDF
    • The Umerican Survival Guide, Chase Cover (MSRP $10) in PDF
    • The Umerican Survival Guide, Delve Cover (MSRP $10) in PDF
    • The Twisted Menagerie Manual (MSRP $10) in PDF
    • Children of the Sun Umerican gazzeteer (MSRP $5) in PDF
    • Killer of Giants adventure (MSRP $5) in PDF
    • Slave Drones of the Fastas-Ti-Plex adventure (MSRP $5) in PDF
    • Burger Wars! adventure (MSRP $5) in PDF
    • The Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation (MSRP $15) in PDF
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    PODpocalypse II, the Return

    PDF and print-on-demand at-cost codes from DriveThruRPG.com for the Umerican Road Atlas and Umerica Unnatural, as well as all Stretch Goals!

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    Umerican Combo Meal!

    The radioactive opportunity of a lifetime! This pledge level includes PDF and print-on-demand at-cost codes for the following books with a total retal value of $185+!!

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    • Umerican Road Atlas (MSRP $25) PDF and POD code
    • Umerica Unnatural (MSRP $25) PDF and POD code
    • Umerican Survival Guide, Chase Cover (MSRP $45) PDF and POD code
    • Umerican Survival Guide, Delve Cover (MSRP $45) PDF and POD code
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    Umerican Ultimo Deal!!

    The Total Umerican Package! This pledge level includes PDF and print-on-demand at-cost codes for the following books with a total retal value of $293+!!

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    • Umerican Road Atlas (MSRP $25) PDF and POD code
    • Umerica Unnatural (MSRP $25) PDF and POD code
    • Umerican Survival Guide, Chase Cover (MSRP $45) PDF and POD code
    • Umerican Survival Guide, Delve Cover (MSRP $45) PDF and POD code
    • Twisted Menagerie Manual (MSRP $45) PDF and POD code
    • Children of the Sun gazetteer (MSRP $12) PDF and POD code
    • Killer of Giants adventure (MSRP $12) PDF and POD code
    • Slave Drones of the Fastas-Ti-Plex (MSRP $12) PDF and POD code
    • Burger Wars! adventure (MSRP $12) PDF and POD code
    • CUaBM Compilation (MSRP $35) PDF and POD code
    • Deck of Twisted Terrors (MSRP $25) PDF and POD code
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    Umerican World Tour

    Reid will run a FIVE session campaign for you and up to five of your friends (6 players MAX). You may choose the general campaign theme and/or location, if you so choose. Each session will run for 3-4 hours and will be hosted on Google Hangouts, Skype, Roll20, or a different platform that works for everyone. Session dates and times to be set by you but will be subject to Reid’s availability. If you happen to live within a reasonable distance of Reid (Naperville, IL), he will consider running the game in person...
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    • Hardcover Print and PDF copies of the Umerican Road Atlas
    • Hardcover Print and PDF copies of Umerica Unnatural
    • Print and PDF copies of all Stretch Goals
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