The Exodus of Wolfbane, An Epic 0-2nd-Level DCC RPG Module
An Original 0- to 2nd-level Dungeon Crawl Classics-Compatible Adventure.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, May 4 2019 12:30 PM UTC +00:00.
The Exodus of Wolfbane
Yesterday the village of Wolfbane was razed to the ground by a jealous king determined to find Shadowforde, the mysterious spellcaster who has aided the citizens for generations.
Today you and a few dozen survivors are on the run, desperately trying to protect Shadowforde and reach his mythical homeland, Stonewater, your only hope of a safe haven. You are running to a place you’ve never seen, somewhere past the mountains you’ve never crossed.
The journey will take weeks, and the way is full of danger. Shadowforde is weak and ill. The king’s men are hunting you.
And you are searching for a legend.
This is The Exodus of Wolfbane, an epic 0- to 2nd-level adventure compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics™ roleplaying game. The module features a hefty 56 pages of adventure, illustrations, player handouts, and supplements, including the popular Encounter Cards we introduced in our first project, The Peasants' Fell Bargain. Your peasants will become hardened heroes as they battle strange monsters, harsh elements, and the king’s cruel soldiers. You will grapple with mysteries, hauntings, moral dilemmas, and death-defying chases.
And what will be waiting for you if you manage to reach Stonewater?
Take the journey and find out!
As with our first module, The Peasants’ Fell Bargain, The Exodus of Wolfbane is designed to give your player-characters compelling reasons for going on this adventure. You are trying to save your friends and family, men, women, and children, and protect the strange man who has cared for your village for decades. Merciless soldiers dog your every footstep.
The Exodus of Wolfbane is a funnel that doesn’t end when you reach first level because the exodus doesn’t end. It is long and dangerous, and your goal isn’t treasure or experience points.
Unique Game Mechanics
In The Peasants’ Fell Bargain, we introduced the fell bargain table to help you add diabolical deals with the devil into your own games. Well, we are pulling out all the stops in The Exodus of Wolfbane, beginning with character creation. Your exodus begins with the razing of Wolfbane, so the peasants you play will be drawn from those lucky enough to survive the onslaught of King Haveron’s men.
Along the way, you will need to keep up the morale of the survivors, combining creative roleplay with some lucky dice rolling to lift your desperate band’s spirits.
And you will need this same creativity and luck to care for the ailing Shadowforde, maintain your wagons, and find the food and water you need to survive.
In other words, surviving the exodus will require courage, ingenuity, and good fortune: all of the qualities that can transform lowly peasants into the stuff of legends.
Join the Exodus of Wolfbane, and find out if the road to Stonewater leads to sanctuary or perdition.
$3,000 Some Paint for the Wagon: Gaming Honors Decal. DESTINATION REACHED! Our thank-you for helping us get the wagon train rolling! If we reach $3,000, all backers at the Stonewater Founder level and above will receive an EPIC decal with our cool Steampunk Knight logo!
$4,000 Another Roadside Attraction: Green Devils Bonus Encounter. GREEN DEVILS UNLEASHED! What are the Green Devils, and what do they want? If we reach $4,000, all backers at the Stonewater Founder level and above will receive a PDF of this optional encounter.
At $5500, all backers at the Stonewater Founder level and above will receive a PRINT and PDF copy of an optional “Razing of Wolfbane” Judge’s aid sheet. This page will provide a place for you to track the number of poor villagers that fall victim to Captain Stanlish’s violent assault, the number of successful counterattacks led by desperate peasants, the number of times the soldiers close in on Shadowforde’s hiding place, and the number of times clever players succeed in distracting those soldiers. Be sure to check out the second video on this page to learn more about this opening battle!
$6,000 An Alternative Route: 5E Conversion Guide. If we make it to $6,000, we'll prepare a PDF 5E Conversion Guide for all Stonewater Founder level and above backers players who want to roll their dice in a different fashion.
At $7,000, all backers at the Stonewater Founder level and above will receive a PDF of an ORIGINAL SHORT STORY written by Martin. He wrote a story to accompany our first module, The Peasants’ Fell Bargain, and one of our backers recently commented, “If you are looking for stretch goal ideas, my favorite one from last time was the short story. It really set the background and tone better than any flavor text could.”
$10,000 Go on Offense: The Sequel to Exodus. If we make it to $10,000, then clearly there is a hunger for multi-session adventure. Once you've played, there will likely also be a hunger to avenge the village of Wolfbane. If we raise this amazing amount, our company will commit to writing a 2nd to 4th-level adventure that will let the survivors of Wolfbane go on offense against the wicked King Haveron. When the time comes, noble survivors, we'll need your help Kickstarting this epic sequel!
Did you miss our first Kickstarter, the 0-level DCC-compatible module The Peasants' Fell Bargain?
- Add $7.00 to your pledge to receive a PDF of The Peasants' Fell Bargain, a zero-level DCC-compatible adventure.
- Add $10.00 to receive a print copy and PDF of The Peasants' Fell Bargain.
- Add $15.00 to receive a print copy and PDF of The Peasants' Fell Bargain AND a poster-size battle map for the final encounter, AND a bonus encounter and blank "Fell Bargain" Contract.
Do you want to sport one of the cool Gaming Honors t-shirts from our video? This is the same design worn by our DCC Tournament champion Hammertoes at GenCon2018. Not the same shirts, though. (They got pretty rank.)
- Add $20.00 to receive a t-shirt. (This price includes the increase in shipping costs.)
Wanna see what The Peasants' Fell Bargain was all about? Click here.
Say, what is this Dungeon Crawl Classics™ of which you speak?
Dungeon Crawl Classics™ is the amazing role-playing game from Goodman Games that takes you back to those late-night odysseys in your parents’ basement, when all a good adventurer needed was a map, a sword, and some guts, and all a player needed was paper and pencil, some dice, and imagination. Magic is mysterious and powerful, monsters are menacing and unpredictable, and Luck matters—A LOT more than min-maxing and statistical analysis. DCC takes the best parts of the game you remember and combines it with the wisdom gained from over fifty years of role-playing to create the one-of-a-kind experience that got you rolling dice in the first place. If you haven't checked out the rulebook, what are you waiting for?
Risks and challenges
This is Gaming Honors’ second Kickstarter. We made our target shipping date with The Peasants’ Fell Bargain, and, barring circumstances beyond our control, we are confident we can do it again. The module is largely complete, and we will keep you informed regarding our progress and any issues that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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