Three years ago I started the Folio series with a dream of creating OSR inspired adventures that also fit into today's gaming styles. My first adventure was entitled 'Beneath Roslof Keep'. At the time, I had no idea that The Folio would become a 'thing', or that so many fans the world over would enjoy the exploits of this particular dungeon delve. So, as I ring in 2018, I wanted to once again touch base with Roslof Keep, and try to allow new players who might have missed this long out of print module the opportunity to lay hands on it. As it was the first module ever produced by Art of the Genre, I also wanted to have a chance to go back in, modify the content and presentation to match what later became out standard Folio process, and also add-in content not included on first publication.
So, if you've ever wanted to own a Folio, start a new campaign, or just want to see what we do here are Art of the Genre, this is a perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor, or should I say, Beneath Roslof Keep.
My Project: The Folio is a 1st Edition & 5th Edition gaming module. It will be produced as an 8x11”, removable cover [11x17" once removed], adventure with mostly b/w interior artwork. The final size is roughly 32 pages of content.
Who’s it for? ALL gamers, both new gamers and old gamers as it is easily expandable or playable as is.The concept is to allow gamers a starting point for adventure that can be modified to their liking while providing excellent reference content and framework.The base mechanic will be for 1st Edition AD&D, while having 'grey block' stat blocks for 5th Edition D&D, but I’ve designed it to be readily modified to any fantasy game.
What’s in it? It has been written by myself and my OSR compatriot Mark Timm, with incredible cover art from old school masters and interior artwork by skilled black and white illustrators Travis Hanson and Michael Wilson, and even a bit of Jim Holloway because I can never get enough Holloway. We are intent on providing a polished and modern design with creatively nostalgic content that transcends a particular age. The Folio will contain a 3-D map, a Gazetteer, a monster section, a new monster unique to the setting, DM’s notes and guides, and a full adventure.
Why Roslof Keep? Well, because I loved gaming artist Jim Roslof, have toured his studio, and always thought he should have received more credit for his work in the dawn of RPGs. This tribute is for his work on the cover of B2 Keep on the Borderlands, and I'll be making a special limited edition run of modules that feature Jim's final color gaming art that was produced for Art of the Genre before his death.
Is there more to Roslof Keep? YES! This is a six part epic dungeon crawl that takes players from 1st level all the way to the low teens. If you'd like to own all six parts, you can find them in the pledge levels!
(Unlocked) $2750: Mini-Adventure ROS2.5 The Test of the Tower
(Unlocked) $3000: Mini-Adventure ROS3.5 Dire Run to House Fleetwood!
(Unlocked) $3250: Mini-Adventure ROS4.5 Hammer's Fall in Anarchy
(Unlocked) $3500: Mini-Adventure ROS5.5 The Mithel Company Champion
(Unlocked) $3750: Mini-Adventure ROS6.5 The Final Banner
(Unlocked) $4500: Mini-Adventure ROS6.7 A Giant Has only One Mission
(Unlocked) $5000: Roslof Keep 1E & 5E Character Sheet PDFs
(Unlocked) $5500: Races of the Nameless Realms supplement that details some of the races mentioned in the Roslof Keep campaign.
$6000: Mini-Adventure CRK0.5 The Knight in the Casbah
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Risks and challenges
As we've produced and delivered 17 Folios to backers on Kickstarter, and this is a reprint, so the work is already done, there is almost no risk involved in this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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