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A 1E AD&D and 5E D&D compatible mega-adventure featuring all a DM needs to take characters from 1st through 12th level
A 1E AD&D and 5E D&D compatible mega-adventure featuring all a DM needs to take characters from 1st through 12th level
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When I designed The White Ship Campaign I wanted to provide players and DM with a full ocean journey adventure experience.  It took more than a year and a half to get there, but I think the final result is something that everyone should enjoy as they get to explore mysterious islands, encounter new monsters, and finally have a boss battle that is worth the wait. 

This unabridged version will be include 6 gazetteers, 6 adventures, 6 mini-adventures to flesh out the campaign, 6 playable characters, and the Ports of the Nameless Realms V1-2 supplement, all in both 1E AD&D & 5th Edition D&D format. 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 in homage to the great TSR artists of those hardcovers, this will be covered with a never before published Keith Parkinson masterpiece.

My Project: Restating the above, The Complete Complete White Ship Campaign is a 1st Edition AD&D & 5th Edition D&D 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.

Incredible Old School Keith Parkinson cover!
Incredible Old School Keith Parkinson cover!

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 October 2018 release!

Sample of 3D maps created for each of the 6 adventures!
Sample of 3D maps created for each of the 6 adventures!

What is The White Ship? The White Ship is a fabled and cursed stone ship (about the size of a modern aircraft carrier) that plagues the Halo Ocean.  It is said to be tethered to powers beyond the elemental plane of shadow, and thus the dark necromancer Molo of the 13 wives seeks to claim it and control the world.  The campaign spends two adventures on an Isle of Dread type 'lost island', then jumps to a recently fallen oriental style island set of adventures, before finally entering the Corsair Mists and contesting with all manner of high level creatures, ending with the assault on the White Ship and finally the boss battle with Molo and his wives.

Iconic Characters in both 1E & 5E formats!
Iconic Characters in both 1E & 5E formats!

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!

Story and experience adding mini-adventures!
Story and experience adding mini-adventures!

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.

Orange spine fits perfectly with your old 1980s TSR collection!
Orange spine fits perfectly with your old 1980s TSR collection!

What are the other Folio Hardcovers?  The Folio 'orange spine' hardcover series are comprised of The Complete Roslof Keep Campaign (a dungeon delve taking characters from 1st - 12th), The Complete Cities of Sorcery (2 trilogy adventures built around cities), The Storyteller's Arcana (my personal RPG table notes, new spells, npcs, and monster encounters), and The Fiendish Folio (new monsters!).  All are 128 pages in length, and fit perfectly with your old 1980s collections.

Collect all 5 incredible orange spine hardcovers!
Collect all 5 incredible orange spine hardcovers!

$11000: Campaign Character Sheets and Digital Table Top Friendly Blue Maps! [UNLOCKED!]

$12000: Crew Design: Get to know the full crew of the Reld's ship, as well as levels and special powers that can add to the campaign.

$13000: Inclusion of mini-adventure WS1.6 Tomb at the Dragon's Spine.

$14000: Inclusion of the mini-adventure WS1.7 Candon Shaman of the Dark Fen

$15000: Inclusion of the mini-adventure WS2.6 Lost Among the Crystals

$16000: Inclusion of the mini-adventure WS3.6 The Ogre Magi of Jade Rock

$17000: The White Ship Campaign DM Screen PDF!

*Trademark Disclaimer

"AD&D" and "Isle of Dread" "5th Edition D&D" 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.

Just a few of the products we've produced here on Kickstarter
Just a few of the products we've produced here on Kickstarter

Risks and challenges

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 19 Folios (including 2 other digital only Folios for a total of 19), and 4 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.

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