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A fully 1E & 5E compatible adventure and gazetteer set in the steampunk Gun Kingdoms timeline of the Nameless Realms.
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With the development of The Nameless Realms in the Folio series, it has always been my hope to show further adventures in different ages of the world I’ve created over the years. A personal favorite of mine has always been The Gun Kingdoms, a world of steam and magic where technology is destroying the old ways of life through epic genocide of magical races known as The Enlightened. Over the past few years I’ve had a chance to write two novels and a couple of short stories detailing this timeline, and with The Folio Digital Quarterly #1 fans got their first taste of the setting.  Now, it is my hope to be able to bring the setting to even more new players with The Folio Digital Quarterly #2. This all digital Folio will feature standard Folio sections like the Gazetteer and Adventure, with fantastic artwork and ship designs by David Deitrick, who helped coin the name steampunk with his work on GDW’s Space: 1889.

I truly hope you all will join me in this fantastic adventure as I take inspiration from Gary Gygax’s work on ‘Sixguns & Sorcery’ in the original AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide (page 112), transition that to new 5E rules as well, and then package it for high adventure in a desolate Nameless Realms ripped apart by war.

 

Fantastic new cover art by gaming legend Jim Holloway!
Fantastic new cover art by gaming legend Jim Holloway!

 

What do I get?: You get a PDF version of The Folio Digital Quarterly #2, which includes a setting gazetteer, a new monster (exclusive to the setting), 3D & 2D maps, and a full adventure for beginner characters in 1E & 5E D&D mechanics.

When do I get it? April 2017!

Where can I get more info on The Gun Kingdoms? Well, I've written to light novels (The Gun Kingdoms & The Airship of Fools) concerning the setting, as well as a couple of short stories.  Those, along with the Nameless Realms Races Gazetteer are prefect ways to learn more, and all of these can be had in digital format inside this Kickstarter.

Read about the setting and the adventure in these light novels!
Read about the setting and the adventure in these light novels!

Are there rules for weapons? Yep, and we are working to expand that list with every new Folio!

Choose your weapon!
Choose your weapon!

What does the setting revolve around?  Cool steampunk and magic inspired ships in a post apocalyptic fantasy war setting!

What's not to like about awesome ship designs?
What's not to like about awesome ship designs?

What do some reward levels look like?  Well, here are the covers of some of the things you can get if you are looking to collect product beyond what this Kickstarter produces.

In Quarterly Complete you get both Digital Quarterly issues plus a mini-adventure and Iconic character!
In Quarterly Complete you get both Digital Quarterly issues plus a mini-adventure and Iconic character!

 

Here are 12 of the 15 Folios a backer can get with the Complete Folio Adventure Series Bundle!
Here are 12 of the 15 Folios a backer can get with the Complete Folio Adventure Series Bundle!

 

There are some great stretch goals that help flesh out the setting, not to mention some great iconic characters to help you get the feel, like Kaleb Cross, from the Digital Quarterly #1!

$2000: Setting Archive #1: The Final War Dossier: The Final War has been mentioned, whispered, and remembered, but for the first time in print you will have a real look at what transpired to build the current setting of The Gun Kingdoms.

$2500: Iconic Character #2: First Mate Skylla: Half-Enlightened, slave, free-woman, and sorceress; Skylla has become something of a local legend along the coasts of the Halo.

$3000: Mini-Adventure DQ2.5 'The Pirate Witch': Men are dying along the Findalynn Coast, gunned down or drowned, and it is up to your crew to find out the who and the why of it.

$3500: Setting Archive #2, Countries of the Samaya: For the first time get a world map and call-list of the new countries that form a crude alliance against the last vestiges of Enlightened fugitives.

$4000: Setting Archive #3, Weapon Cache: What could a new player in the Gun Kingdoms desire more than weapons?  If there is something, I've not heard of it!

$4500: Iconic Character #3: Quartermaster Stoneham: Some say the glue that binds the Sand-Tyger's crew together, some say the pebble in everyone's boot, whatever the case, Stoneham is a good man to know.

$5000: Mini-Adventure DQ3.5 'Ghost Ship': The fog has come for 12 straight days along the Aflyr coast, and with it a strange ship that some say holds a treasure beyond the coil of mortal men.

*TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER

AD&D and Dungeon Master's Guide are the property of Wizards of the Coast and not a property of Art of the Genre and we make no claim to it. Battletech is the property of Catalyst Game Labs and not a property of Art of the Genre and we make no claim to it.

Awesome adventures and books all released right here through Kickstarter!
Awesome adventures and books all released right here through Kickstarter!

 

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 a dozen Folio products early to all backers. Our #1 priority is fulling our projects, and we've proven that over and over (25 Kickstarters and going!).

That said, 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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