When I launched the first Digital Quarterly, I was inspired by a couple of light novels that I'd produced back in 2013/14 with artist David Deitrick called The Gun Kingdoms. I combined a fantasy setting with the early ages of the industrial revolution, and we had a blast doing it. Since so much work had gone into world building it, as well as the fact that it was set in the Nameless Realms distant future of my other traditional fantasy novels, I figured why not create some adventures around it.
My first two Digital Quarterlies revolved around this setting, and I've always been inspired by drawing in bits of old history to sprinkle through those adventures. Since the next two Digital Quarterlies were both traditional fantasy, I had a choice to make about what kind of Digital Quarterly I wanted to produce for number 5, and then it hit me, why not do both! So what you will find in this DQ will actually be TWO adventures, one that will revolve around traditional fantasy, and the other in my future 'mage-punk' setting of The Gun Kingdoms. Each adventure can be stand alone, but they also can tie directly to each other, and you could have ancient documents, descendants, or old legends connect the past to the present as this dungeon adventure takes on new features, monsters, and magic.
As you can tell, I'm really, really excited about this one, and how it can introduce you to mixing genres, and how you can created history and story arcs that players will really get attached to.
Who is this adventure for?: It will be based around classic AD&D gaming mechanics, while also have 'grey' stat and treasure blocks for 5th Edition D&D, so it is easily playable in BOTH formats. We will also have TWO different versions of the interior dungeon, one set in traditional fantasy and one in the mage-punk setting. It has been designed for 6-8 characters, roughly 3rd through 5th, and will include a Virtual Table Top map without secret doors, traps, and numbers.
What are in all the other Digital Quarterlies?: All Digital Quarterlies lay out a setting in both AD&D and 5th Edition formats, the first two detailing a 'gun fantasy' setting I call The Gun Kingdoms, and DQ #3 details an 30+ room 'Ice Dungeon', while DQ#4 deals with a fantasy space dungeon.
What is in this Folio Digital Quarterly? This features a small write-up of the encounter setting (although I'm making it easy to 'place' anywhere, a likely place would be a well-removed wilderness), and will have a multi- room dungeon (example below) with everything a DM needs to run a great AD&D or 5th Edition adventure including a detailed map, a new monster, and DM notes.
What are all the other Folio products? Although this is a purely digital product, the bulk of my Folio adventure series has been in physical form and can be found at artofthegenre.com. For the purposes of some of the upper pledge levels, these previously produced adventures are offered in their PDF formats. Thus far, there have been 20 Folio standard removable cover adventures, and 5 hardcoverFolio books (3 compile and reprint the Folio campaigns, and 2 are gaming supplements). You can see more about these products in the video below.
For the $125 Pledge, what are the 'Complete' books?: These 'Complete' volume PDFs include not only all the information from 6 Folio adventure modules, but also 6 or more 'mini-adventure' supplements added for extra content, iconic character cards that are playable, and a gazetteer supplement that defines the world the adventure takes place in. Also included is the Storyteller's Arcana, a 128 page DM & Player guide of my own tips and experiences in 30 years of gaming, and the Folio of Fiendish Monsters with 115 new monsters. ALL these books are in in both AD&D and 5th Edition D&D formats.
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