Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay is a Labyrinth Lord™ supplement for the Chronicles of Amherth™ campaign setting.
The Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay is a Labyrinth Lord™ supplement for the Chronicles of Amherth™ campaign setting.
89 backers pledged $2,961 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

$2,961

89

Kickstarter: Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay

The Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay is a Labyrinth Lord™ supplement for the Chronicles of Amherth™ campaign setting that details the people, layout, and government of the City of Dolmvay. The city was specifically designed to give Labyrinth Lords a convenient city setting to place their adventures.

The Guidebook will be largely Open Game Content and will be offered for free under RPGNow's Pay What You Want Program.. My goal is to provide professional and amateur publishers with a simple to use common city setting to publish their city-based OSR fantasy adventures.

Content 
The Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay is packed full of useable content. The current book includes: 

 1. Map of the City of Dolmvay designed by Tim Hartin of Paratime Design
 2. History of the City of Dolmvay
 3. Overview of the Government (Banner, Power Structure, Military, etc.)
 4. Overview of the People (Social Classes, Style of Dress, Customs and Attitudes, etc.)
 5. Overview of the City Including Descriptions of:
  -City Districts
  -Sample Quarters
  -Sample Neighborhoods
  -Other Features (Bridges, Gates, Islands, etc.)
  -Interesting Locales (Taverns, Towers, Temples, etc.)
  -Shops and Businesses
  -Major Factions and NPCs of Note
  -Random Tables (Names, Shops, Random City Encounters, etc.)

All descriptions are painted in broad strokes and are designed to be easily adapted to your campaign. All NPC entries are fully statted for the Labyrinth Lord system.  

Costs
All money earned from Kickstarter pledges will be put towards artwork and maps (with a bit held out for printing/shipping/handling), so the more backing I receive the prettier the product will look. I expect the look of the product to be a factor when attempting to get other publishers on board, so the more professional it looks, the better.

Stretch Goal: $1000 

A full length city-based adventure for 3-6 characters of 1st-3rd levels entitled Oak Grove Whispers. This adventure will be available for sale on RPGNow at the usual price of $4.95 (PDF) or $7.95 (softcover). The PDF will be free to backers who pledge $20 or more to the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay. 

Stretch Goal: $1500

A special edition hardcover of the Guidebook of the City of Dolmvay that includes the adventure Oak Grove Shadows. This edition will be available for sale through RPGNow in PDF and softcover format. The special edition hardcover and PDF will be free to backers who pledge $50 or more to the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay (this special edition hardcover will replace the standard hardcover that is offered to backers who pledge $50 or more).

Risks and challenges

This is my first experience with Kickstarter, so I want to make sure everyone knows that up front. However, this is not my first experience with publishing. I have been publishing Labyrinth Lord™ products (particularly adventures and a campaign setting) on a steady pace for the past three years and I have recently been managing the release of the Brave the Labyrinth fanzines. Hopefully that helps to set your mind at ease.

If not, let me assure you that the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay will be released. There is no question of that. The writing is about 85% complete. I plan to be finished with the entire project by the first quarter of 2014 at the very latest---quite possibly much sooner. A lot of it will depend on how quickly I get the art and maps back. I've also included a full-length adventure module as a stretch goal which will have to be fleshed out if that goal is met (it is currently in outline form).

Progress reports will be sent out weekly to interested backers (I'll create a mailing list for those who wish to participate). The initial report will be a detailed summary of the product's contents. Future reports will describe my overall progress and include select pieces of artwork and/or maps. I will also be available to answer questions and respond to feedback.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    There are no special rewards at this level. The Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay is a free product, so this would just be a donation to help out a small press OSR publisher. Thanks!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    At this level, you get a PDF copy of the Chronicles of Amherth™ campaign setting as well as PDF copies of the adventures Atarin's Delve, Blood Moon Rising, the Inn of Lost Heroes, Pyramid of the Dragon, and the Stealer of Children.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    At this level, you get all of the perks from the previous levels as well as PDF copies of the adventure the Shrine of St. Aleena and the Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands setting supplement.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    At this level, you get all of the perks from the previous levels as well as a softcover copy of the Chronicles of Amherth™ campaign setting.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    At this level you get all of the perks from the previous levels plus a softcover copy of the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay within one month of its release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    At this level you get all of the perks from the previous levels. In addition, Small Niche Games will work with you to create an NPC to be included in the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay. This can be an entirely new NPC or a former character whose name you'd like to see in print.The NPC will be illustrated by a professional artist (possibly as part of a scene) and the image will be included in the Guidebook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    At this level you get all of the perks from the previous levels, but instead of a softcover, you receive a hardcover copy of the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay within one month of its release. In addition, Small Niche Games will work with you to create an NPC to be included in the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay. This can be an entirely new NPC or a former character whose name you'd like to see in print. This NPC will be an important NPC such as a nobleman, the head of a wealthy merchant house, a guild master, or even a member of the royal family. The NPC will be illustrated by a professional artist (possibly as part of a scene) and the image will be included in the Guidebook. Plot hooks and adventure seeds surrounding the character will also be created.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 15 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    At this level, you get all of the perks from the previous levels, including the hardcover copy of the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay. In addition, Small Niche Games will work with you to create a venerated saint of the Church of Law and Order, complete with his or her own holy day, religious symbols, and festival description. This saint can be an entirely new creation or based on a former character whose name and deeds you'd like to see elevated to sainthood.The saint will be illustrated by a professional artist and the image will be included in the Guidebook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)