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Jeremy Hart IllosBy Jeremy Hart Illos
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Jeremy Hart IllosBy Jeremy Hart Illos
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$366
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 11 2018 10:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

This is a third "quarterly" in an ongoing project I started on Patreon. The basic idea is to create 5th Edition D&D monsters with an oldskool feel. Each monster includes a big, bold, black and white illustration plus statblock on the main page. The facing page is 100% fluffy stuff. You will get Description, Lore, Ecology and Adventure Seeds. As well as a Size Comparison.

39th monster in the series. The Gloom Walker. Stat page.
39th monster in the series. The Gloom Walker. Stat page.
Gloom Walker. Fluff page.
Gloom Walker. Fluff page.

In addition to the stat and fluff pages, I have created paper mini designs and VTT tokens for each monster. The idea that you can grab a monster and within a few moments you can slap together an encounter or even an adventure along with visual props quickly and easily.

Gloom Walker. Paper Mini, Black background.
Gloom Walker. Paper Mini, Black background.
Gloom Walker. Paper Mini, White background.
Gloom Walker. Paper Mini, White background.
Gloom Walker VTT Token.
Gloom Walker VTT Token.

My design inspirations for the books are the Tome of Horrors Complete (Swords and Wizardry version) and S. Petersen's Guide to Cthulhu Monsters (original and new are both awesome).

I went for a novel design that is light and "zine-like" as one reviewer has put it. First off, if you haven't noticed, these are slim books. There are only 13 monsters per Quarterly. And, I used a Landscape format so the pages are a bit... um... floppy. So, you can easily flash the big illustration and size comparison to your players without revealing and rules, abilities, etc. 

Risks and challenges

I am in a bit of a quandary about the Print On Demand version. I am relying on DriveThruRPG to fulfill PDF hosting and any potential PoD duties. Unfortunately, the Landscape format makes PoD a bit more expensive. I prefer this layout, but if the project gets enough backing and the backers want a Portrait format I will adjust. If it goes really well, I will go back to Volumes 1 and 2 to adjust those to Portrait as well.

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    PDF copy of CFQ Vol.3

    A PDF copy of the new quarterly. The copy will be posted to and shared from DriveThruRPG.

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    * Paper Minis: The paper minis are scaled to around 3cm to the average human. They are presented with art on the front and silhouette on the back. The minis will come in two flavors, black background and white background.

    * VTT Tokens: The VTT tokens are scaled to a 500 pixel by 500 pixel .PNG file with a wide 50% transparent outline.

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    Your concept. What sort of monster... ?

    You can suggest a monster that you would like to see included in the book. I will negotiate with you and if we can agree, your idea will appear in the book. But, I do not want to include anything that goes against the overall tone of the book.

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