About this project
The Complete Cities of Sorcery Campaign hardcover is a mega-dungeon compiled from Folio’s #8-#13 in both 1st Edition & 5th Edition fantasy gaming formats. It encapsulates a duo of epic trilogies set in two distinct fantasy cites, Valoria in the Dwarven Forge world of Mythras, and Taux in the Art of the Genre world of the Nameless Realms. Six detailed adventures incapsulating grand story telling and weighty dungeons in both 3D and 2D (classic blue) maps help spin a story of struggle, martial prowess, and ingenuity. The Hidden Valoria section takes players from 1st thru 7th level, while the Ghosts of Taux section will revolve around mid-level gaming.
This unabridged version will be include 6 gazetteers, 6 adventures, 6 mini-adventures to flesh out the campaigns, a Valoria Places V1-2 section, and 6 Iconic characters ready to be played.
Our goal is to replicate the 128 page format of the old TSR ‘orange bound’ AD&D series of hardcovers from the early 1980s (Stranger Things anyone?), and like those hardcovers this will be covered with beautiful swords & sorcery inspired piece of artwork by artist Jeff Easley, who did all those classic covers.
If you’ve ever dreamed (like I have) of one day getting to expand your old 'orange collection', then now is the time. Or, if you are a 5th Edition player and are looking for a great way to introduce players to the system while hankering back to the old days, look no further.
My Project: Restating the above, The Complete Cities of Sorcery Campaign is a 1st Edition & 5th Edition mega-dungeon adventure hardcover. It will be produced as an 8 1/2x11” matte hardcover with both b/w & color interiors. The current page count is scheduled for 128, although this may vary up slightly.
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 to explore two distinct fantasy cities with various intrigues only found in such settings. If you like starting fresh, Valoria will allow this, and if you like an experienced party to enter a foreign port, Taux provides that. The base mechanic will be for 1st Edition with 5th Edition stat blocks in grey.
A LOOK AT A FOLIO MODULE!
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR 3D MAP SYSTEM!
When? The initial writing for this mega-dungeon is complete, however, some new modifications will have to be made when compiling it into a single volume. This means we will need time for the modifications and new layout, plus time to print and ship, but all looks good for an August release!
I can’t do this without you: Art of the Genre needs your help! We've trimmed out all excess costs and have a break even amount of $10,000. This covers the printing, shipping, & redesign, to create this OSR tribute. We have already devoted countless hours to seeing this product come together, but to make it ‘real’ and available to all players, we need your help. We believe in this dream, and we hope you do too!
What happens if we pass the goal? If we pass the goal, we hope to be able to continue to add in refinements and bonus material to the book. Remember, this is about two huge cities, so the more we can expand the story for you, the more fun is available to you and your players.
GHOSTS OF TAUX ADVENTURE COVERS by Todd Lockwood!
THE HIDDEN VALORIA ADVENTURE COVERS by Chet Minton!
$11000: Iconic Character Inclusion #1 Maximus Brand! UNLOCKED!: THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$12000: Cities of Sorcery Character Sheets inclusion UNLOCKED! THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$13000: Iconic Character Inclusion #2 Alexa Ravena! UNLOCKED!: THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$15000: Fantasy Grounds Conversion! UNLOCKED!: Yep, the entire Cities of Sorcery Campaign will be translated into the Fantasy Grounds format! Personally, I can’t wait for this one! Presented as an add-on.
$16000: Iconic Character Inclusion #3!: Hector 'Huck' Willows. THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$17000: Iconic Character Inclusion #4!: Torrent the Corsair. THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$18000: Iconic Character Inclusion #5!: Dethocrates the Rogue! THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$19000: Iconic Character Inclusion #6!: Savino the Charlatan. THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$20000: Cities of Sorcery DM Screen!: Yes, because backer DM Misha has been after me for 2 years to make it, we now have a shot at a DM screen to help run all your adventures! Presented as an add-on.
"AD&D" is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Art of the Genre is not affiliated with Wizards of the Coast LLC. Fantasy Grounds is a trademark unto itself and is in no way affiliated with Art of the Genre. 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 13 Folios 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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