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708
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 14 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Run Down #12:  More content unlocked! Alex Kammer is on board! And now we are looking at industry veterans Rob Schwalb and .... Luke Gygax. But there is even more beyond that. In the meantime, celebrate Gaxmoor:

The sun sinks slowly over the desolation of the ancient and once grand Empire. In the distance, just upon the slopes of a broad cliff, lie the ruins of a city. Her alabaster walls wind their way along the rocky mesa, guarding buildings both fair and ruined.  It was a great city in its day, now long since fallen to the ravages of time and war. Long ago she stood as a shining doorway to the east, a place for rest and restocking of provisions for those on the long trek into the wild lands of the barbaric frontier in the Western Empire. But all that is past for this, the ruins of the Lost City of Gaxmoor.

ABOUT THE LOST CITY OF GAXMOOR 5E

The Lost City of Gaxmoor 5E is a sandbox adventure we are converting to the 5th Edition of the world's most popular role playing game. Designed for characters that range from 1st to 10th level. It is the brain child of and written by Ernie and Luke Gygax, the sons of the legendary co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons Gary Gygax. If this campaign is successful, The Lost City of Gaxmoor 5E will be released in hardcover format, in a Full Color, 128+ page book that includes a fold out map of the city that retails for $39.99.

The Lost City of Gaxmoor includes the following:

  • 59 Fully Developed Encounter Areas outside the city walls
  • 70 Fully Developed Encounter Areas inside the city walls
  • The Labyrinth beneath the city proper
  • 70 Magical Statues, Pools and Areas of Interests fully developed for campaign play
  • an overarching objective for those who desire campaign style play
  • over a dozen maps of all the relevant areas
  • NPCs and Areas of Refuge
  • New Monsters
  • New Magic Items 

GAXMOOR, IT CAN BE SO MUCH MORE

If our goal is reached, we hope to add stretch rewards that include the Undercaverns of Gaxmoor, terrain building material from Fat Dragon Games and more. And hopefully, if things go very well, we'll begin adding new encounters areas, statues and NPCs.

 USING THE LOST CITY OF GAXMOOR

The Lost City of Gaxmoor is a sandbox adventure setting. You can begin adventures in Gaxmoor immediately or if you wish to integrate it into a larger campaign it can be placed almost anywhere. This includes published settings such as the World of Okkorim (created and published Luke Gygax), the World of Aihrde (Troll Lord Games), the Lost Lands (Frog God Games) or Eberron (Wizards of the Coast); or it can be placed in your own world created at your table. It is designed for parties that range in size from 1-18 with only minor adjustments to monsters and encounters.  

GAXMOOR HAS IT ALL

The Lost City of Gaxmoor is a game master's dream. The setting is full to overflowing with adventures, adventure hooks, set ups and more. With almost 200 Areas of Interest and a veritable host of NPCS, as well as factions of monsters at war with each other, the NPCs and soon the characters as well, it offers countless hours of fun. Throw in the machinations of ancient gods and the rise of a demon prince and you suddenly have a campaign setting that just won't quit. Here's a little more of what you'll be getting.

Outside the Wall: Gaxmoor begins with encounters on beyond the city walls. These include Grimhelda the Witch, burned out buildings, Weary Travelers Respite Inn and Stable a swamp, the gates, breaches in the city wall and more. 

The Graveyard: There is a graveyard beyond the walls as well. Hemmed in by hedges and wrought iron fences the graveyard, filled with crypts both small and large, offers mountains of adventure and treasure.

Inside the Wall: Hosts of burned out and ruined buildings, couple with others still occupied and some recently taken over. Here orcs and goblins, gnolls and ogres all vie for power over the bloody streets of this ruined city. From the Grand Theatre to the Home of Bones, the Colosseum to the Public Oratorio, watch towers, homes, The Black Feather Inn...the list goes on.

The Lost City of Gaxmoor offers it all.

There are a few items that are not in the pledge levels or that will be added later as the campaign develops that you may want to add to your pledge. 

  • The Codex of Aihrde: This massive full color book is the primary source book for one of the most detailed worlds you'll ever encounter. Print $45 | Digital $15 | Print and Digital $55 
  • 5E The Players Guide to Aihrde: The Players Guide includes a mountain of fresh player material for Aihrde as well as the race classes for Dwarf, Elf etc Print $30 | Digital $15 | Print and Digital $40 
  • 5E Mystical Companions: Unmatched in creative content. Mystical Companions opens worlds of familiars, ancestral swords, companions etc for all major classes. Print $35 | Digital $10 | Print and digital $40 
  • Isometric Maps of Gaxmoor: If you want to get the Isometric maps in digital content, simply add $7.00 to your pledge! When the surveys come around, be sure to list that! 
  • Extra copy of The Lost City of Gaxmoor 5e: Print 39.99 
  • Special Leather Collectors Edition: Print $110 (See below for description and video)
  • 22 x 26 inch poster depicting the town as seen from afar: Digital $3 
  • Long Valley adventure 5e: Digital $5

 ABOUT ERNIE AND LUKE GYGAX

Ernie and Luke are the sons of late Gary Gygax, the Father of Role Playing Games. Both learned to play in the earliest days of the game's creation, and at the feet of the game's original creator. Not content with that, both authors have kept up with modern iterations of the game and Luke frequently participates in 5E games, often running them himself. Ernie has continued to write, working toward bringing his own massive dungeons to the playing public. Luke runs one of the most successful conventions on the circuit today, Gary Con

 TLG has had the pleasure of working with both Ernie and Luke for many years, as well as their late father Gary Gygax, both in previous publications of Gaxmoor and in the many years at Gary Con! 

ABOUT PLEDGE LEVELS

Creating Content for Gaxmoor: For those interested in adding content to The Lost City of Gaxmoor, we are very excited about welcoming you aboard. You can join the fray by adding street names, NPCs, beverage names or even designing a short encounter. We welcome all creative, interesting out of the box approaches. Entries should be about 500-1,200 words (unless you are just naming something of course) and will be subject to approval from the publisher and Luke and Ernie Gygax. Entries must be in by December 1. This gives us time to read, edit, get back with you and generally prepare the entry for publication. 

The Special Leather Collector's Edition: This book will be designed as are other leathers. It will have dual-color embossed logo, with gold trim, hubs on the spine, a place marker ribbon, as well as your name embossed on the front. You can get a better idea of what the book will look like via this video. It was made a few years ago about a C&C PHB collector's edition, but it will get you a good idea of what you are receiving. 

Below are expansions to the Amazing Adventures 5E game  we'd love to see come to your table. With your help, we can make them  happen! Follow the map to see what treasures have been unearthed!


$9,000: Funded! The Lost City of Gaxmoor Funds!

$11,000: Poster of Gaxmoor: UNLOCKED!  You will receive a 22 x 26 inch poster depicting the town as seen from afar. For $75 levels and above. 

$15,000: The Undercaverns: UNLOCKED!We are going to include the Undercaverns of Gaxmoor by Luke Gygax. Over 20 pages of content that plunges you beneath the sewers of Gaxmoor. This reward will be included in the final book.

$20,000: Isometric Maps of Gaxmoor: Unlocked! You'll receive 9 beautiful isometric maps in your pledge. These originally appeared in the C&C Kickstarter for Gaxmoor, but will be updated and colorized for the The Lost City of Gaxmoor 5E. Print and digital copies of these will be included in all pledge levels $89 and above.

$25,000: Terrain Sets: Unlocked! Fat Dragon Games is providing the following 3D printable terrain sets as a free stretch reward (a $100.00 value!) This package is all the terrain you need to recreate massive Gaxmoor layouts. In addition to these sets, Fat Dragon Games will be creating custom crypt scatter terrain for your layouts! Sarcophagi, coffins, and more! These are included in all pledge levels $60 and above.

  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: CAVERNS STARTER SET $19.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: DUNGEON ITEMS 1 $9.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: DUNGEON STARTER SET $9.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: DUNGEON EXPANSION SET 1 $9.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: DUNGEON EXPANSION SET 2 $9.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: VILLAGE BUILDINGS SET 1 $14.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: VILLAGE SEWERS $14.99
  • DRAGONLOCK™ ULTIMATE: CEMETERY $14.99

$28,000: Veteran Writer: Unlocked! Jeffrey Talanian, owner of Northwind Adventures and writer and designer of the very cool  Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea RPG, is jumping in. He's agreed to write an encounter area for the Lost City. We'll include it in the final product. What it entails? We cannot say. That's up to Jeff. But keep in mind he worked with Gary Gygax on Castle Zagyg and has created his own Wild Sword & Sorcery game. AND check out his ongoing Kickstarter (as of this writing it is down to three days). This stretch reward goes to all backers.

$31,000: Veteran Writer: Unlocked!Our very own Stephen Chenault, lead designer on Castles & Crusades and creator of the World of Aihrde, and author of such tales as A Houseless God and Other Tales returns to Gaxmoor (he is the author of the above mentioned The Long Valley). He'll take over his own little corner of the Lost City and create an encounter area you won't forget! This stretch reward goes to all backers!

$34,000 Veteran Writer: Unlocked! Our old friend and compatriot plunges into Gaxmoor! James M. Ward, famed for countless RPG titles but perhaps best known for Metamorphis Alpha and the Starship Warden (which will be wandering into the TLG orbit in the near future). Jim will bring his usual burst of creativity to Gaxmoor and design an encounter that will hurl you through time and space!  

 $37,000: Veteran Writer: Unlocked! I spotted Elisa Teague (follow her on Twitter or Facebook), game designer and author, exploring the ruins of Gaxmoor and she too is jumping in. Elisa is probably best known as being a lead designer on Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition, the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, and her Geek Out! line of games, including the upcoming Disney Edition, not to forget her RPG work for D&D, which includes Return to the Ghost Tower of Inverness and the upcoming Wardlings 5e compatible campaign setting! With over 100 titles to her credit, Elisa will pen an encounter or area of interest that cannot help but enrich the decaying streets of our Lost City. We don't know what she will do, but she specializes in riddles, puzzles and the like and most likely tie it her latest foray into mythology (coming soon to DMs Guild).

$40,000: Veteran Writer: Unlocked! Davis Chenault, famed co-creator of the Castles & Crusades Role Playing Game, author of Dens of Iniquity, Assault on Blacktooth Ridge, Death in the Treklant, By Shadow of Night, Beneath the Black Moon and so very much more, has joined the fray! Well known for his detailed NPCs and the brutal world of Inzae, Davis promises another unique encounter in the bloody streets of Gaxmoor!

$43,000: Veteran Writer/Designer: Unlocked! The Lord of Frog God Games, author of countless titles, including the insanely popular Rappan Athuk, Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Dungeon of Graves, and Lost City of Barakus stands at the city gates. Bill, a long time friend of the Troll Lords, brings a very unique -- and extremely dangerous -- approach to encounters. Prepare to be challenged!

$46,000: Veteran Writer: Unlocked! If we hit this level Alex Kammer, owner of Gamehole Con and author of the insanely successful The Sea King's Malice as well as a host of adventures from his own publishing line, joins the hard, cold streets of Gaxmoor! If you've had a chance to game with Alex or play any of his adventures you know whatever encounter area he cooks up will be well worth the price of admission!

$49,000: Veteran Writer: Rob Schwalb joins the wild and mean streets of Gaxmoor. Rob is known for work on some of the most prestigious RPGs on the market: Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Role and A Song of Fire and Ice Role Play (that last one sounds familiar for some reason. Rob brings his unique vision to Gaxmoor! 

$55,000: Luke Gygax: Luke returns to the Lost City! Luke's going to unearth a favored region of the Lost City and unleash it on your unsuspecting party. Though perhaps best known for establishing and running Gary Con, Luke has also turned his hand to writing adventures for D&D and creating his own world setting: Okkorim. The apple has not fallen far from the tree!

What is coming next is so very much more....map expansions, Satine Phoenix, free adventures....Its only going to get better.Help us build this even more!

Note on Shipping: Shipping cost and payment will be  assessed after the Kickstarter is completed.  This will either be via  Kickstarter or BackerKit.  Every attempt is made to keep the shipping  costs down, both in the US and internationally.   

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Large books such as this one are hard to print and bind and we have to choose our printers with care.

One of the greatest challenges we face is creating such a large book and maintaining the quality of the printing and binding. In order to do this, we must find a printer with the knowledge and capabilities to execute a book of this size and have it look polished and professional, something we take great pride in. This will cost more than usual printing so Kickstarter becomes essential in raising enough capital to give this book the quality it demands and deserves.

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