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The first adventure in a trilogy based on NY Times Bestselling author Richard A. Knaak's: Rex Draconis fantasy setting.
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Welcome to the Rex Draconis RPG 

 Set in the world of Tiberos, the Rex Draconis RPG setting allows you to experience the epic fantasy of Richard A Knaak’s new world, dubbed by many as ‘the spiritual successor to Dragonlance’. 

Against the backdrop of war, play as honourable Minotaur, chivalrous knights, mischievous Kwillum or powerful wizards, as you thwart the warmongering of the savage Wheyr and the machinations of the mysterious draconic Fafni and Afafni. 

The Rex Draconis RPG is written for the D&D 5th edition and Pathfinder rules sets, and feature setting material that can be easily imported to any RPG system of your choice. 

The Rex Draconis RPG is being produced in conjunction with an active novel line. While the novels are not required to use and enjoy the RPG, this structure allows you to interact with and fight alongside your favourite characters in a living, growing setting that evolves as Richard envisions. It is also important to note that the RPG storyline is a separate and unique story, that interestingly crosses paths with the novel line.

Map of Avondale city
Map of Avondale city
Map of Tiberos
Map of Tiberos

What is Rex Draconis?

Rex Draconis is the latest offering from Richard A Knaak, renowned fantasy author, and creator of some of the most iconic elements of the Dragonlance world. Richard is credited with the strong development of the Minotaur culture and the Solamnic Knights, as well as many other elements that made Dragonlance such a unique setting.

After many years, Richard has chosen to breathe new life into these embers, in an all-new high fantasy setting that combines favourite elements with an exciting new world, characters, monsters and  storylines.    

The first novella - Under the Dragon Moon (Hydra Publications) - has been released, and the second - Lords of the Dragon Moon - is due for release shortly. Work has already begun on the next installment.

Why Kickstart?

With the success of the new novels, Richard would like to see the setting become a playable world for Table Top Roleplaying, much like its predecessor, the Dragonlance setting. Rex Draconis is wholely Richard's creation, over which he has, and would like to retain, full creative control.

Bringing on Phil and Micah adds significant indie RPG experience, with numerous successful products and projects and a proven track record. However without the funding of a large game company, alternative funding needs to be sourced for professional art, editing and layout, as well as production of both PDF & physical products.     

Considerable time, effort and expense has already been invested in the project, but to do it justice and create a standard we - and you - are satisfied with, further funding is required.

Rewards 

While a full RPG world setting is in development, this first kickstarter will focus on launching the line with the following three main products, digital art and map pack, and a smaller, exclusive mini-adventure;

The Rex Draconis Player's Guide - This book is primarily an adaptation guide, offering rules changes to the chosen official rulesets to ensure compatability with Tiberos - the world of Rex Draconis. This book will include new races, classes, archetypes, rules and more, as well as advice on adapting the material from your favourite RPG systems to create a more personalised Rex Draconis experience for your tastes.

Rising Tides - Adventure 1 - The first adventure in a series, Rising Tides allows players to foreshadow the action of the novels, playing roles that interact with the story in meaningful and lasting ways. In Tiberos, there is more than one story being told in this war. Rising Tides acts as a prequel to the official novel storyline and takes thre characters on a journey of discovery across this fantastic new world.

Amble's Guide to Avondale - This book is the first of the setting content, a complete guide to Avondale, the capital city of Dracoma, home of the Knights of Dracoma. This guide provides all you need to launch your own adventures in Tiberos.  

Digital Art & Map Pack - All art and maps produced for the project will be offered to eligible backers as a digital pack for personal use.

Misunderstandings - A mini adventure to whet your appetite for the unique qualities of the setting. This adventure is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE, and will not be reproduced anywhere else.

We know that everyone is different, and will desire different rewards. PDF or physical copy, pathfinder or 5th edition rulesets, or both. We have arranged the rewards in a number of Backer Tiers that allow you to choose the rewards you want. We also have a special early adopter reward tier for the digital products.  

Stretch Goals

Kickstarters flourish with funding. As we fund, first and foremost, this funding will be channelled back into the project to create a better, more complete vision of the setting. The initial stretch goal rewards will be that at every stage more art will be added to the final products, raising their quality as high as we possibly can. 

However, if funding exceeds our wildest expectations, we will begin adding tangible rewards as a thank you, and at various stages of funding we'll include additional rewards for all qualifying backers (Knight of the Shield and above).

$5000 AUD (approx $3575 USD) More Art! - At this stage of funding we'll increase the internal art for all three main books, including characters and scenes not previously rendered.

$7000 AUD (approx $5000 USD) New Covers! - At this stage of funding we'll improve the covers, commissioning art similar to that of the Lords of the Dragon Moon novel - artist credit Raluca Marinescu  

$10000 AUD (approx $7150 USD) Full Colour Artwork Throughout! - The planned art will be a combination of full colour, inked and black & white throughout the books. At this funding level we will upgrade this to complete full colour art.

More stretch goals to be announced...

Reward Fulfillment

All PDF, digital art & maps and physical books rewards will be distributed through DrivethruRPG, an online RPG publisher platform. DrivethruRPG has a print on demand feature, and is a stable and trusted distributer of quality RPG materials

Who Are We? 

Phil Beckwith 

IT Project Manager by day, owner of P.B. Publishing by night, known mostly for many bestselling and successful titles on the DMs Guild, including the highly rated horror adventure - The Haunt, the 200 page hardcover tome Adventure Anthology, and a co-creator for the best-selling Monsters of the Guild

Micah Watt 

Owner of Pyromaniac Press, Micah is a successful Pathfinder and D&D 5e designer, known widely for his adventure path ‘What Lies Beyond Reason’, and the epic D&D 5e hardcover deity supplement; Faiths of the Forgotten Realms. Having run successful Kickstarters previously, Micah comes on board as our Pathfinder and Kickstarter expert. 

Richard A. Knaak 

The creative genius behind Rex Draconis. Richard builds the world of Tiberos in his brand new novel series; Rex Draconis. He is known worldwide as a New York Times Bestselling author of novels in the Dragonlance, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Pathfinder, and Dragonrealm series. Richard provides creative consultancy and canon authority for the Rex Draconis RPG team.

Want to Know More?

You can follow us on Facebook, and see some press at Nerdarchy here and here

Podcast interview with Tabletop Babble here 

Podcast interview with the Dragonlance Canticle here

Q&A interview with #randomworlds here

Find Rex Draconis novels: 

  • Under the Dragon Moon novella here, and check out its reviews from readers here
  • Lords of the Dragon Moon novel here

Risks and challenges

While every project comes with its risks, we believe we've limited these to an absolute minimum.

There is a strong personal relationship between the author and property owner (Richard) and the RPG developers (Phil & Micah). The licencing for the project is settled for 3 years, and with literal daily consultation we ensure all parties are involved and invested in the project.

Writing and art are already underway, and the project team are experienced developers with a proven track record of successful completion of quality products. The project has been allotted ample time to ensure completion by the intended dates, with delays and crisis recovery accounted for.

The final products will be released and distributed through DrivethruRPG, a platform that is well established and stable.

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    SHIRAUD OF THE EMPIRE - PF & 5E

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    AMBLE THE WIZARD - 5th Edition

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    AMBLE THE WIZARD - Pathfinder

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