Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 16, 2012.

Update #3

Preview Page: the Zobeck Legionnaire

6 comments

The Midgard Bestiary has come a long way in just a few days, and the project is now just $670 from its goal. This is very encouraging indeed, and there's no reason not to celebrate a bit.

So, as a sneak preview for all the backers and for everyone still on the fence, here's a sample page! This is for the Zobeck legionnaire, a level 5 Soldier in need of little introduction. 

They make a fine monster, of course, in clockwork cities, in ancient tombs, or in dungeons where bringing in food and water might be a bit difficult. Their most amusing ability, to my eyes anyway, is Clockwork Resilience.

Clockwork Resilience (free; when the Zobeck legionnaire takes ongoing damage; encounter)
Effect: The Zobeck legionnaire makes a saving throw vs. the ongoing damage with a +2 bonus.

Comments welcome, and spread the word!

Wolfgang Baur

Open Design

Comments

    1. Kp%20logo%20vertical.small

      Creator Kobold Press on June 15, 2012

      Correct image now posted above. Still waiting on some color art (including this one), but we will have all art colored before this Kickstarter ends.

    2. Missing_small

      Creator Paramo on June 14, 2012

      Nice.

    3. Kp%20logo%20vertical.small

      Creator Kobold Press on June 14, 2012

      Yep, the stat blocks in the final will be MM3 style. My fault for showing off the older page formatting.

      In addition, the B&W art seen here will be swapped for a full-color piece in the PDF.

    4. Missing_small

      Creator Paramo on June 14, 2012

      I'm wondering, though, will monster stat blocks will be written in the MM3 style, which breaks up Standard, Move, Minor Actions and Traits into different, green-banded categories?

    5. Kp%20logo%20vertical.small

      Creator Kobold Press on June 14, 2012

      Rich and Brian drew on the best for both rules and lore. This one is a bit of a favorite around here, because it was one of the first creatures with a particular link to the setting.

    6. Ghprofilepic.small

      Creator Gary Hoggatt on June 14, 2012

      I love that art. And the fiction is interesting, too.

      Why, yes, I am a huge warforged fan...

220
Backers
$10,251
pledged of $3,500 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    SUTUREFLY - You’re part of the team that made the 4e Bestiary a reality, and you have shown the world that people still want new 4e products. You have our appreciation, and your name listed as a backer in the final product.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    51 backers

    DIRE WEASEL - You get a PDF copy of the final book, packed with more than 100 pages of new monsters to surprise your players with! The entire book has been playtested, edited, illustrated, and laid out to the Open Design standard. Your name will be listed as a backer in the credits!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    35 backers

    INK DEVIL - You get all the prior rewards and a softcover copy of the final book is yours! FREE SHIPPING to any address in the US. If you live outside the US please include an additional $10 postage.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $30 or more
    You selected

    31 backers

    DIGITAL BEAST: Skip the print edition entirely, just pick up the PDFs! The Midgard Bestiary, Iron Secret adventure and maps, extra monsters, and (if we reach the goal) Defenders of Midgard are all included.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $35 or more
    You selected

    32 backers

    IRON GHOUL - You get the print+PDF of the Bestiary, plus a PDF of Bonus Bestiary 1! This collection features the Andrenjinyi, Dopplerat, Salt Golem, and Oculo Swarm. You are in credits for both the book and the Bonus Bestiary 1. Free Shipping in the US. If you live outside the US please include an additional $10 postage.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    25 backers

    FELLFORGED - You get the book, plus a PDF of the Bonus Bestiary 1 and Bestiary 2, featuring the Witchlight, Bagiennik, Star Drake, and Chort Devil. Free shipping in the United States. If you live outside the US please include an additional $10 postage.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $60 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    ASPECT OF MAMMON - A special package intended for retailers, you get five copies of the softcover book including US shipping via Media Mail. Bonus Bestiaries are not included. Meant for retailers who want enough early copies for their store--you will be asked to confirm your retail address. International locations please add $20 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    11 backers

    THE ISONADE - You get all the Fellforged reward items and a Kickstarter exclusive adventure, The Iron Secret, a new PDF adventure for PCs levels 1-3. This adventure is exclusive to this Kickstarter and will not be offered anywhere else. Free shipping to the US or internationally.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    STEAM GOLEM - You get all the rewards from the Isonade tier, plus the Bonus Bestiary 3, featuring the Dragonleaf Tree, Strangling Watcher, Stuhac, and Kikimora. Free shipping to the US or internationally.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    5 backers All gone!

    CAVE DRAGON: You get one of the very rare, limited edition, hardcover copies of the Midgard Bestiary book, plus all three Bonus Bestiaries, and The Iron Secret adventure. Brian Liberge will run a 4e Midgard game for you and your friends at your choice of Gen Con 2012 or PAX East 2013, or a mutually-agreeable venue.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    MITHRAL DRAGON: You get all the Cave Dragon rewards including the limited edition hardcover--but in a leather-bound, autographed edition with gilded title. All the pages from the three Bonus Bestiaries are bound in, and a separate print edition of the Iron Secret adventure is also included.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (35 days)