About this project
The Complete Roslof Keep Campaign is a mega-dungeon compiled from Folio’s 1-6 in both 1st Edition & 5th Edition fantasy gaming formats. It encapsulates the struggle of your characters joining the Company of the Ivory Scimitar as they take on the dangers of a ‘living’ dungeon in hopes of finding the key to immortality. Six detailed levels broken down in both 3D and 2D (classic blue) maps help spin a story of adventure, struggle, martial prowess, and ingenuity in doing something no other adventuring company has ever been able to do, defeat the Infernal Machine that drives the dungeon.
This unabridged version will be include 6 gazetteers, 6 adventures, 6 mini-adventures to flesh out the campaign, Races of the Nameless Realms supplement, and 2 character sheets (one each for 1E & 5E). Our goal is to attempt 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 brand new commission artwork by artist Jeff Easley who did all those 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 Roslof Keep 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 a starting point for adventure that will lead them on an epic quest. This means a hard driving concept (think the Descent series of OSR modules) but some adaptability within the overall frame.The base mechanic will be for 1st Edition with 5th Edition stat blocks in grey.
A LOOK AT A FOLIO MODULE!
3D MAPPING SAMPLES!
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 a December release, just in time for Christmas!
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.
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 $15,000. 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 an epic quest, so the more we can expand the story for you, the more fun is available to you and your players.
TAKE ON THE ADVENTURE WITH CLASSIC OSR DESIGN!
$11500: Iconic Character Inclusion #1 UNLOCKED!: There are seven Iconic Characters that the campaign follows throughout the series, and for the first time you’ll be able to have them, stats and all, in both 1st Edition and 5th Edition formats with color and b/w art. The first in the series will be my personal character Elsa Clarion Moonbright, ass-kicking Cleric of Freya! THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$15000: Fantasy Grounds Conversion UNLOCKED!: Yep, the entire Roslof Keep 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 #2 UNLOCKED!: Moving on up, we hit a Halfling from a very notorious line of Halflings in my world, Ealandir Thornthistle. THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$17000: Iconic Character Inclusion #3 UNLOCKED!: Sticking with our demi-human bent, we will feature the dwarven warrior Gorm Grimshade. THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$18000: Iconic Character Inclusion #4 UNLOCKED!: Yep, we are rounding out the demi-humans in the Company of the Ivory Scimitar with the silvan elf ranger Linglion Stillwater! THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$19000: Iconic Character Inclusion #5 UNLOCKED!: You want the wizard, you got the wizard! Tattooed magic-user Almus of Far Zimbolay has come a long distance seeking answers, will he find them in Roslof Keep? THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE GETS!
$20000: Roslof Keep DM Screen UNLOCKED!: 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.
$21000: Iconic Character Inclusion #6 UNLOCKED!. Well, you wanted the Monk? Okay, you get Zed the wandering master of no winds. Can Zed become more than his lowly title implies? You be the judge.
"AD&D" and "B2 Keep on the Borderlands" are trademarks 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 10 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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