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Return to high adventure with this upper level (10+) module that features a living dungeon, adversarial NPC companies, and much more!
Return to high adventure with this upper level (10+) module that features a living dungeon, adversarial NPC companies, and much more!
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Join the adventure as Art of the Genre revisits the various curses of Roslof Keep!  This first part of a six part mega-campaign is based around experienced characters levels 10+, and I've specially designed the dungeon to breath life into those adventuring levels without relying on old standards like giants, dragons, and constructs. 

The Curse of Roslof Keep revolves around an adventuring company moving to the city of Tiefon, capital of the great eastern power of Thalonia, where they will match wits against other great adventuring companies as well as the intelligent dungeon known as The Infernal Machine. 

Folio #20 will introduce characters to the setting, the mysterious and ancient Kasbah of Tiefon, as well as the other companies hired by the great houses to clear the magical dungeon that has suddenly appeared beneath their streets.  Dungeon details include 2D standard 'blue' hex maps as well as fully 3D renderings of Level 1.  A gazetteer will give background on the Infernal Machine and the city, as well as the stakes that weigh on the characters, and includes a new monster designed specifically for this campaign.  It also features a fully removable stand-alone cover, and two booklets (gazetteer & adventure). 

The adventures of Folio #20 await!
The adventures of Folio #20 await!

As with all previous Folio adventures, this is written in classic AD&D mechanics, while also having D&D 5E stat blocks and adaptations as well.

What is Roslof Keep? Roslof Keep is a six part mega-dungeon produced in 2015, and comprises Folios #1-#6.  It is based around an intelligent dungeon known as 'The Infernal Machine' that has now spread to other cities with greater threats, thus bringing about the events of The Curse of Roslof Keep adventure series.

Folios 1-6 in the original Roslof Keep Campaign
Folios 1-6 in the original Roslof Keep Campaign

What do Folio dungeons look like? Below you will see a internal Folio removable cover dungeon, rendered in full 3D for easy use by the DM, and well as defined in hex style 2D for mappers.  Rooms are well described, and stats are provided for both AD&D and 5th Edition D&D formats. 

Sample of 3D maps on the removable interior module cover!
Sample of 3D maps on the removable interior module cover!
Sample 3D mapping from the original Roslof Keep Campaign!
Sample 3D mapping from the original Roslof Keep Campaign!

What is The Complete Roslof Keep Campaign Hardcover? Produced in 2016, this 128 page compilation book includes all six Folios in the Roslof Keep Campaign as well as 6 bonus mini-adventures that tie in with the set and a Nameless Realms Races gazetteer, as well as the stats for the 7 Iconic characters seen in the series.  It has an original cover by Jeff Easley, and a classic 'orange spine' to go along with the TSR AD&D hardcovers of the 1980s.

The Complete Roslof Keep hardcover edition
The Complete Roslof Keep hardcover edition

What are 'Bridge' Mini-Adventures? These three 'throwback' style mini-adventures bridge the timeline between the close of The Roslof Keep Campaign, and the events of The Curse of Roslof Keep, allowing players to build on the adventure before it has even truly begun.

'Bridge' mini-adventures included in the 'Full' backer levels
'Bridge' mini-adventures included in the 'Full' backer levels

$5500 The Rivermen [Unlocked!]: Detail levels, classes, and personalities of The Rivermen adventuring company inside the Folio #20 gazetteer.

$6000 Guilmor's Company [Unlocked!]: Detail the 2nd great company to be added to the Folio #20 gazetteer.

$6500 Firebeards of Karas [Unlocked!]: A fully dwarven company gets detailed inside the pages of the Folio #20 gazetteer.

$7000 10 Stout Blades [Unlocked!]: This mercenary company from the far west gets fleshed out inside the Folio #20 gazetteer.

$7500 Saryn's Spell Weavers [Unlocked!]: Coming all the way from Arcania, these magically adept warriors get their write-ups put into the Folio #20 gazetteer!

$8000 Company Sponsorship List [Unlocked!]: Get a full list of the merchants, churches, military and nobility that are looking to buy a piece of your adventuring companies success added to the Folio #20 gazetteer!

$8500 Iconic Characters Update, Elsa Clarion Moonbright: See what Clarion looks like after taking on Roslof Keep now that she's 12th level (in both 1E & 5E)

$9500 Mini-adventure CRK1.5 The Kasbah Assassins! Yes, your company may have made it to the Kasbah, but that doesn't mean they are safe outside the infamous dungeon!

Some of the creations of Art of the Genre produced here on Kickstarter!
Some of the creations of Art of the Genre produced here on Kickstarter!

*TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER

"D&D" and "AD&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.


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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.

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    FULL ROSLOF PDF SET

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    Backer receives physical copies of ALL 20 Folio adventures, plus The Complete Roslof Keep Hardcover, The Complete Cities of Sorcery Hardcover, and The Storyteller's Arcana hardcover, and the Roslof Keep DM Screen, plus PDFs of all the above, and PDFs of the 'Bridge' trilogy of mini-adventures, Folio Digital Quarterly #1 & #2, and all digital stretch goals for this Kickstarter

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