About this project
I want to provide you with awesome and upgraded OSR 1E gaming content, quickly and efficiently, so that you can enjoy it without getting into a slog. I mean, remember, no 1980s module was more than 35 pages and classics like G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl was only 8 pages, but it was pure genius! Plus, all backers get a 5E PDF of The Folio #2 as well if they want to try out the new system!
I’ve already created & fulfilled the initial module, The Folio #1 Beneath Roslof Keep, here on Kickstarter and want to put The Folio #2 in your hands just as fast, breaking a pattern of late, infinitely delayed, and cancelled KS campaigns within this platform.
Instead of making gaming anvils, I’ve drilled the art 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 #2 is a 1st Edition 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 40 pages of content.
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 can be modified to their liking while providing excellent reference content and framework.The base mechanic will be for 1st Edition, but I’ve designed it to be readily modified to any fantasy game, and don't forget the 5E PDF!
What’s in it? All original content. It has been written by myself and my OSR compatriot Mark Timm, with incredible cover art from old school masters Jim Holloway & Jeff Laubenstein, and interior artwork by skilled black and white illustrators Travis Hanson and Michael Wilson. I'm even going to throw in at least one interior illustrations by Jim Holloway, because I can never get enough Holloway. We are intent on providing a polished and modern design with creatively nostalgic content that transcends a particular age. The Folio #2 will contain a 3-D map, a Gazetteer, a monster section, a new monster unique to the setting, DM’s notes and guides, and a full adventure.
When? The bulk of the module is complete, we only need to be funding so we can begin the full printing process. This means that PDFs will go out after the campaign wraps, and the physical copies should be to you no later than May!
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 $5,000.This covers the printing, shipping, design, mapping, and the incredible story telling artwork we’ll be using in these adventures. 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, it will allow us to begin production of the next adventure in the series [as we did with The Folio #1 KS campaign], and our hope is to find enough support along the way to complete the entire six part Roslof Keep Campaign series of modules. Bottom line, our goal is to make a truly fantastic and age-defying piece of gaming history, each penny we receive goes toward that. This ‘put everything into the product’ mentality is why this Kickstarter is so thin on ‘rewards’, as SWAG steals from the overall content of the project, the product, and the backers, as well as slowing the process of getting the module into your hands!
EDITION WARS? Interested in playing this as a 5th Edition module? Request a 5E PDF and you shall receive, free of charge!
"G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl" 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. We make no claim to, or challenge to, such trademarks.
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 The Folio #1 on time to all backers. One thing that all backers should understand is that although we will provide The Folio #2 by May 2015, in physical form, further volumes achieved through stretch goals will likely require two months per issue to be completed and shipped.
Still, 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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