About this project
Freeport: The City of Adventure is one of the most exciting and memorable cities in fantasy tabletop gaming. From the moment Green Ronin Publishing revealed it in the adventure, Death in Freeport, it was clear this setting was unique--a pirate city on the edge of the known world, crawling with orcs, gangs, monsters, and servants of dark and maddening gods. Since that first adventure, Green Ronin has released a slew of support products, adding adventures and supplements that have brought this city to life.
One of the most appealing parts of Freeport, aside from all the blood, carnage, and madness, was how it could fit into any world by simply dropping it in on the edge of the map. When I was working at Green Ronin, we took this idea a step further and made it possible to drop the City of Adventure into any game by publishing The Pirate's Guide to Freeport--a system-neutral book that could be used with any game, from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay to Rolemaster, and everything in between. In the Companion Series of Freeport books, the setting has been adapted for use in Savage Worlds, Pathfinder, Castles & Crusades, Fate, and more. Now it's time to bring this classic city to the world of the Demon Lord.
In 2015, I launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for Shadow of the Demon Lord, a horror fantasy roleplaying game set in the last days of a dying world. When building the setting for the game, I reserved a small spot for Freeport, a city that will always have a soft-spot in my cold, black heart. Now that I have shipped out all the rewards for Shadow and released 120 titles for the game (including adventures, card decks, sourcebooks, and more), I want to bring Freeport to my world and I need your help to do it.
The Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion will be loaded with goodies for any fan of the Demon Lord. Inside its pages, you'll find two new ancestries--the undine and the mysterious serpent people known as the Valossans. The book offers ten new expert and master paths, such as the drunken celebrant and the vicious pit fighter. Over thirty new spells join the game, all speaking to the darkness of the city and the sorts of adventures one might undertake in and around it. New gear and new rules for underwater exploration, voyages, and ship battles all help you run seafaring adventures in Shadow. This book gives you a ton of characters, relics, new monsters, and a big adventure you can use to kick off a new campaign.
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As with my last Kickstarter campaign, I have everything written and ready to move into production. I'm just waiting on the funds to make this happen. I'll be using pledges to pay the editor, graphic designer, and artists for all new art to make this product as awesome and gorgeous as it deserves to be. So I could really use your help to bring this sourcebook out. All you need to do is choose one of the pledge levels on the right side of this page and you're done. As with any Kickstarter campaign, you pay nothing if the project doesn't fund. But if it does fund, you can rest assured that you'll get a kick-ass book that's loaded with great gaming content.
Shadow of the Demon Lord has a slew of great support products already, and now is a great time to get caught up on releases you might have missed. We're offering all of the following bundles and projects as add-ons. To get them, just increase the amount of your pledge at the time you make it. Once the campaign ends, you’ll be able to choose the add-ons you want.
$15 (normally $19.99) Shadow of the Demon Lord (PDF) Grab a digital copy of the game that started it all!
$45 (normally $69.94) Shadow of the Demon Lord (Print & PDF; US) Get the game that started it all! US shipping included.
$65 Shadow of the Demon Lord (Print & PDF; Everywhere Else in the world) Get the game that started it all! Shipping included.
$5 (normally $10) Demon Lord’s Companion (PDF)
$5 (normally $10) Tombs of the Desolation (PDF)
$6 (normally $12) Terrible Beauty (PDF)
$5 (normally $10) Exquisite Agony (PDF)
$6 (normally $12) Uncertain Faith (PDF)
$5 (normally $10) A Glorious Death (PDF)
$6 (normally $12) The Hunger in the Void (PDF)
$5 (normally $10) Tales of the Demon Lord (PDF)
$30 Thirty Adventures Bundle (PDF) Get all of the following adventures: Tales of the Desolation, Dark Deeds of Last Hope, The Witching Wood, A Year without Rain, Survival of the Fittest, The Slaver’s Lash, Blood Will Run, The Huntsman’s Isle, One Perfect Moment, The Demon’s Wet Nurse, The Knife in Your Hand, The Apple of Her Eye, The God Below, A Case of Consumption, The Feast of the Father, The Flute of Farewell, Beware the Tides of Karshoon, The Gorgon’s Tears, The Star’s Refuge, A Measure of Faith, Wretched, The Man Who Fell to Urth, With My Last Scream, Heart of Winter, Oblivion’s Edge, The Darkness in Shadowturrets, The Giant’s Tribute, The Last Train to Darksville, Forbidden Fruits, and The Measure of a Man
$15 A Dozen Poisoned Pages Bundle (PDF) Get a dozen Poisoned Pages--alternate and expanded rules for the game. This bundle includes: Battle Scars, Children of the Earth, Do We Not Die, Fever Dreams, Flesh of the Fallen, Insupposable Instruments, Riders of the Wind, Tooth and Claw, Unhinge the Mind, Vine and Willow, Dark Passages, and Power in a Name
$50 The Freeport Trilogy in Print Get all three adventures in print. The price includes worldwide shipping.
$20 Beyond the World's Edge (Print) Get Beyond the World's Edge in print. The price includes worldwide shipping.
$20 Tales of the Pirate Isles (Print) Get this trilogy of adventures in print. The price includes worldwide shipping.
$20 Demon Lord's Companion 2 (Print) Get this supplement in print. The price includes worldwide shipping.
By popular demand, we're now offering select printed titles as add-ons. Within a month after the campaign closes, you will receive a code from DriveThruRPG that will allow you to purchase the titles for cost ($6 to $8) plus shipping direct from the printer (usually $5). To get access to the code and the PDF, just increase your pledge amount by the listed amount.
$10 Demon Lord’s Companion (PDF & Print)
$10 Tombs of the Desolation (PDF & Print)
$12 Terrible Beauty (PDF & Print)
$10 Exquisite Agony (PDF & Print)
$12 Uncertain Faith (PDF & Print)
$10 A Glorious Death (PDF & Print)
$12 The Hunger in the Void (PDF & Print)
$10 Tales of the Demon Lord (PDF & Print)
And, we're offering Freeport and Demon Lord Tokens from Campaign Coins!
FREEPORT COINS (46 coins) - $40
A set of 46 high-quality metal Freeport coins, designed by Lynda Mills and made by Campaign Coins under license from Green Ronin. The set contains 25 x Freeport Copper Pennies (about the size of a US penny), 15 x Freeport Silver Skulls(size of a US Quarter), and 5 x Freeport Gold Lords (size of a US half dollar). The set comes in a red velvet Campaign Coins bag, and includes an exclusive bonus coin, the Cursed Skull, a version of the Silver Skull finished in black nickel. Beware the curse!
US, Canada, EU, Rest of World - $6; Asia / New Zealand - $4; Australia - $2
SHADOW OF THE DEMON LORD FORTUNE TOKENS (6 tokens) - $10
These tokens are emblazoned with the word Fortune. The top side features the Demon Lord symbol in magnificent 3D, while the reverse has the design in 2D, making it naturally lie flat on the table. Comes as a pack of 6 tokens. Designed by Lee Smith and made by Campaign Coins under license from Schwalb Entertainment.
US, Canada, EU, Rest of World - $3; Asia / New Zealand / Australia - $2
SHADOW OF THE DEMON LORD TURN TOKEN (1 token) - $10
This large 50mm token is 4mm thick, and brings real weight to the table. It can be used to track the Fast and Slow combat rounds, and the token features white enamel letters and red enamel sigils and glowing eyes. Not for the faint hearted. Designed by Lee Smith and made by Campaign Coins under license from Schwalb Entertainment.
US, Canada, EU, Rest of World - $3; Asia / New Zealand / Australia - $2
This time around, we’ll be shipping printed rewards to international backers directly from the printer, which saves us all loads and loads of money. International backers: If you want expedited shipping please add $20 to your pledge. US backers should receive their copies 1-3 weeks after shipping, while international backers should receive their copies 3-7 weeks after shipping. Easy peasy. Please note that delivery estimates are for PDF of the Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion; add shipping time to the delivery dates for printed materials. Similarly, any products unlocked in the stretch goals will arrive when they are ready.
We funded and we unlocked all the stretch goals!
Risks and challenges
If you were around for the Shadow of the Demon Lord Kickstarter, you know I don’t screw around. I delivered everything promised in about 18 months from the funding date, and I over-delivered in most cases. The book is written and ready to go, so there will be no blown tires there. My team of editors, graphic designers, and artists are all experienced veterans and kick all the ass, so I don’t anticipate trouble there. The only potential pitfall is getting approval from the printer. Sometimes, this can be a bit tricky, but we have a solid layout template that should sail through the approval process. So, short of my death, I expect everything to go swimmingly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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