I’ve been gaming since the early 1980s, and each time I set down to do another AD&D campaign, I’m always facing the same resources, the venerable Monster Manual, the less stellar Monster Manual II, and the oddity that is the Fiend Folio.
Considering how many Monster and Bestiary books have been created for other editions, it has always seemed a bit of an affront that there wasn’t another classic monster book for AD&D, and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make the dream a reality.
So, after producing twenty Folio adventures, and with each introducing a new monster for the classic setting, I figured why not work with incredible cover artist Jeff Easley and my awesome fans to give us all another ‘orange spine’ 1E supplement that would expand on cool monsters that can come into play for gaming tables hungry for new creatures to encounter.
Now is the time to unite and expand your collection with The Folio of Fiendish Monsters!
What's in it? Our plan is to create a 128 page book (like those in the original AD&D orange spine series) and fill it with as many monsters as we can get in there. All monsters will be set up for 1E AD&D.
What is a Monster Sponsor? Well, art is expensive, and even old TSR didn't get images for all its monsters in the original books, so this campaign features a level called a 'Monster Sponsor', and as a backer you are helping create a piece of art for one of the monsters in the book, and in doing so, you will get credit posted next to the image, so you'll be immortalized inside the book.
When is the release? We plan on having this book out before Christmas 2018, so get extra copies for your friends, especially if your name is in it!
$11,000: Monster Level Encounter Appendix [UNLOCKED!]: Break down monsters by HD to better customize campaign building or DMing on the fly.
$12,000: Monster Climate Encounter Appendix [UNLOCKED!]: Break down monsters by geographical zone for better encounter charts and easier DM reference.
$13,000: Regional Treasure Type Table [UNLOCKED!]: Break down treasure to a specific geographical region for better customized treasure distribution.
$14,000: New Ability and Powers Appendix: Get a quick reference for various new powers and abilities of monsters in the book.
$15,000: Full 5E stat appendix expansion! Add 5E D&D gaming stats to all monsters in the book with this special appendix.
What are the backer levels? We have so many great reward levels for this project, and it is everyone's chance to get into a book on their gaming shelf!
"AD&D", "Monster Manual", and "Fiend Folio", are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Art of the Genre is not affiliated with Wizards of the Coast LLC. We make no claim to, or challenge to, such trademarks.
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As a fantasy fiction imprint working exclusively on Kickstarter, Art of the Genre has produced and fulfilled 8 novels using this platform as well as delivering 17 Folios (including 2 other digital only Folios for a total of 19), and 2 compilation hardcovers early to all backers!
This is a personal passion project for all the authors and artists involved, so we are as anxious as our backers to see these volumes become a reality as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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