About this project
I want to provide you with awesome and upgraded OSR 1E AD&D gaming content, while also giving you the option to enjoy the new landscape of 5E Dungeons & Dragons if you choose. My goal is always to quickly and efficiently deliver our products so that you can enjoy them without getting into a waiting game or feel overburdened with lengthy text. I mean, remember, no 1980s module was more than 35 pages, and a classic like G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl was only 8, but it was pure genius! Plus, all backers have the option getting PDF versions as well for easy reference on their computers, tablets, and smart phones!
I’ve already created & fulfilled fourteen fantastic Folio adventures right here on Kickstarter. Now I want to create the second part of my epic 'White Ship' mega campaign that rivals the six part Roslof Keep Campaign. At AotG, we are about quality, content, and speed, and I like to think of myself as a time machine that can bridge the gap between things I loved in the past and what technology can bring us today.
Instead of making gaming anvils, I’ve drilled the artistry of the game down, found the gems of an extended campaign, and delivered it in such a way that both new and old gamers alike can enjoy and play without taxing their life schedules. In the end, isn’t gaming about being fun for everyone, not just the players? The Folio’s goal is to ensure that, and always give folks the very best quality ‘lean and mean’ adventures we can.
My Project: The Folio #15 is a 1st Edition AD&D & 5th Edition D&D combined gaming module. It will be produced as an 8x11”, removable cover [11x17" once removed], adventure with mostly b/w interior artwork. There are two interior booklets, The Gazetteer and The Dungeon, with the final size being roughly 32 pages of content.
Who’s it for? ALL gamers, both new gamers and old gamers as it is easily expandable or playable as is. As the 2nd part of this two part Isle of Jade adventure, you'll climactic boss battle against the threat of the Necrotic Pearl.The base mechanic will be for 1st Edition with 5th Edition insets, but I’ve designed it to be readily modified to any fantasy game, and don't forget the PDF!
What’s in it? All original content built in the Art of the Genre world of the Nameless Realms. Incorporating tidbits from previous Folios such as Roslof Keep and the Taux Trilogy, this new adventure will allow players to start at 3rd level as they set on the forbidden plateau to free the island from the curse of the notorious necromancer Molo of the Thirteen wives. Incorporating my love of ocean adventures, epic exploration of distant cultures, and delving into the past with cursed ships and rampaging dinosaurs, this adventure is everything I ever wanted TSR's X1 The Isle of Dread to be, but was disappointed in upon playing it.
When? As always, we aim to get these out to our backers fast, so we plan on a August delivery of physical copies with a likely July delivery of PDF.the bulk of the module is complete, we only need to be funding so we can begin the full printing process.
What is The Isle of Jade? This mysterious isle is the setting for this two part section of The White Ship Campaign. It works as a one part adventure, as an epic set alongside Folio #14, or as the initial stepping stone to the full White Ship.
What is a Folio mini-adventure? A Folio mini-adventure is a great way to expand your adventures in the Folio with these roughly 10 encounter point additions to the campaign. They include a map, story, and monsters that go along with the overall story arc of the campaign.
$3500: Iconic Character Reld Fleetwood: UNLOCKED! Meet the leader of this expedition, and part of the famed blood line that rules the Nameless Realms.
$4000: Ports of the Halo Ocean #1 Taux: UNLOCKED! Get a bit of sailor's knowledge and lore of the Port of Whispering Stone in this first part of a greater volume of the Nameless Realms most renowned ocean.
$4500: Ports of the Halo Ocean #2 Ebontra: Want to know more about the City of Black Stone? This is the place to learn it, from the sailors who have called the port home.
$5000: White Ship Campaign Character Sheets! Yep, get your own character sheets for this campaign in both 1E & 5E!
$5500: Ports of the Halo Ocean #3 Ulandm: Enter the one of the famed slave cities of the Opal Gates and far Zimbolay! Learn more about the dark planes of the Nublar, their infamous tome-mages and witches, and the slave lords that control the trade.
$6500: WS2.5 The Ruins of Casaria: Although the Corsair city of the Amazons is already in flames, there might still be something alive in the ashes!
$7000: Ports of the Halo Ocean #4 Shu Yung: Enter the port of the the Eternal Emperor of the Four Dragons. What secrets lie within the tangled streets of this distant southern port?
"G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl" and "XI The Isle of Dread" and "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. "Pathfinder" is a trademark of Paizo and Art of the Genre is not affiliated with Paizo nor do we make any claim to, or challenge of, their trademark
Risks and challenges
As a fantasy fiction imprint working exclusively on Kickstarter, Art of the Genre has produced and fulfilled seven novels using this platform as well as delivering 13 editions of The Folio, 2 Folio Digital Quarterlies, and the Roslof Keep Hardcover early to all backers. One thing that all backers should understand is that although we will provide The Folio #15 by August, in physical form, further stretch goals might come later, although this has yet to happen in our 5 year history on the platform.
Please remember, 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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