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Avalon’s Solo Adventure system
(Cover for the Tears of War book, part twoof the banners of War series)
With the successful campaign for the backing of Avalon’s Solo Adventure system, we, the folks here at Avalon Games, thought we would run another campaign, this time to support the adventure books. This time up we have Wave Two of our adventure books. Ten more exciting books filled with all kinds of fun.
For those that missed the first run of ASA, Avalon’s Solo Adventure system is a way for you to play 5e D&D by yourself, where you get to control a party of adventurers as they seek out glory and great deeds.
The system is usable for anyone who:
* has ever wanted to play a solo 5e D&D adventure.
* has ever wanted to learn the rules for 5e D&D by playing a fully realized solo version of the game.
* has wanted to play a solo 5e D&D adventure that takes their characters from acquiring their first adventure at an inn all the way up to defeating their evil nemesis.
* has ever wanted to play a fully cooperative game without a Gamemaster sitting on the opposite side of the table.
* just has an hour or two and wants to play a game of 5e D&D.
It’s all here: the inns, the monsters, the treasures, the secrets, and the story!
We won’t go into too much detail here about this great solo game. If you want more information, look at our first campaign here on Kickstarter.
This time around, we are going to offer our great fans some of the planned adventure books at an even deeper discount than what you would have received with your initial support with first campaign for ASA.
As per the request of the majority of your great fans, we will be releasing, through these Kickstarter campaigns, these adventure books in waves. Each wave will allow Avalon to generate and or release these great books is smaller chunks, but with all the books within a series.
Normally an Adventure Book for ASA would retail for $6.99. Those that backed the first campaign will receive an email when these books are released, offering it for $5.99. What we thought we would do here is create a Kickstarter that offers the adventures, in advance, at a price of just $4.00 each. So you, great fan, can get in early and at a greater savings than if you just wait around.
(Cover art for the King's Guard book one)
So then, what are we offering?
All the adventure books either follow a story line or are geared toward a set type of adventure. With the adventure books that fall into the Banners of War story (Which continues the story found in the Child of Destiny series), all work toward telling that story, with your characters being a part of the epic events.
If, however, you want to step away and just work as part of the town guard, we have books that deal just with those sorts of adventure. We even have a series of stand-alone, one-off adventures geared toward different character levels, so you can go off on a sidetrack adventure anytime you want.
Each adventure book comes with a great, full-color cover by one of our wonderful artists, and is fully detailed with encounters, maps, and choices, just like those adventure you found in the main game. All are fully bookmarked, of course, and come in a print-friendly version. You, the fans, as always are given permission to go out and have a copy printed up, should you like.
Here are the Books we will be releasing through the second wave.
Banners of War Series (Three Books)
This is a three book series that will continue the story first started with the Child of Destiny series of adventures. If you have been playing through that great series of adventures, the next set of adventure books is the Banners of War. Here though, we will introduce a mass combat system to reflect the nature of war in our setting, so be ready to command massed troops as they stand to protect little Hope and her quest to reclaim her throne.
Written by Robert Hemminger with cover art by Beatrice Pelagatti.
The King’s Guard Series (Two Books)
This two-book series follows the four heroes after the events found in the main ASA adventure book, where the four have chosen to join the King’s Guard. Solve mysteries, seek out justice, and protect the realm from danger, both internal and external. There is truly a great time to be had within these two books.
Written by Jennifer Povey with cover art by Wayne Peters.
Temple of Light Series (Two Books)
Having joined the temple of light after events found in the main adventure book, here your heroes will have to deal with threats to the realm, the lands and the faithful. A two book series, it is a great time and a true adventure.
Written by Jennifer Povey with cover art by Vlad Voronchiukov
Rauh’s Roughnecks Series (Two Books)
For those that want to work on the other side of the law, the Roughnecks has some adventures for you. The halfling crime lord of Firth, Rauh, needs a few good rogues, well to do bad things. Do you have the stones to take on the quests he might offer.
A two book series and crime, cons and fun times.
Written by Jennifer Povey with cover art by Vlad Voronchiukov
Side Track Adventures, Book 2
These three books each offers several one-off adventures for your group of heroes. Need some experience to rise up to the next level—well, take on one of these great little adventures. Need something to do after completing one of the other adventure series” Here are exciting adventures just waiting for you to explore. The second book of adventure focuses on 2nd to 4th level characters, while the last book is set for 3rd to 5th level characters and offers some truly great stuff.
We will be releasing the first of these books with this wave.
Written by Jennifer Povey and Robert Hemminger with cover art by Beatrice Pelagatti.
(Cover art for the Side-Track Adventures book 2)
This time around, we will not be offering any stretch goals, but if you exceed the listed goal of $1,000, then we here at Avalon will start working on some new adventure books not listed, again offering them by email as they come available at a lower cost than listed for retail. In the end, we want to get as much stuff out to you fans as we can, so you can have endless adventures with ASA.
We though, do have a special gift for all you great fans. We have been re-working many of the maps for the setting and have compiled them into a single book. Why, well just for fun. We are offering this great book, which can be used for solo games, or if you want to start your own campaign. It is free with your backing of the “I want all the adventure books” selections.
We will be sending out updated email links for new downloads for several of the adventure books already produce, so you can have these maps in your adventures. Why? Well AsA is a living system and Avalon is always looking to make it better and better, so we continue to work on it and all the supporting books, just so we can give you the best stuff possible.
Creative Director for Avalon Games, Robert has been a game designer for most of his life and has written or guided into production well over a thousand games and gaming products. He has been a published writer and artist for many years and holds a Master’s Degree in Art.
Born in Nottingham, England, Jennifer R. Povey now lives in Northern Virginia, where she writes everything from heroic fantasy to stories for Analog. She is currently working on an urban fantasy series, of which the most recent volume, Fallen Dark, was released in the summer of 2017. Additionally, she is a regular writer and designer of tabletop RPG supplements for a number of companies. Her interests include horseback riding, Doctor Who, and attempting to out-weird her various friends and professional colleagues.
Beatrice Pelagatti is an Italian freelance illustrator who has been working over 5 years.
She loves everything about fantasy and sci-fi art, in all their depictions. Some of her clients are Paizo, Legendary Games, Wayward Rogues Publishing, Jon Brazer Enterprises, Kobold Press, Lost Sphere, Eos Sama, and Ufo Edizioni, and she volunteers for the magazine Wayfinder. She is also a Co-founder of Potato Killer Studio and the Lead Artist working on "Fangold" (TCG).
This year her work has been selected for the international art collection Infected by Art.
During 2015 she did some 2D illustration for a tablet game for Ferrari.
In 2014 she was a “runner-up” at a concept art contest for the videogame Rift.
In her free time, she works on private commissions and personal paintings, loves to play videogames, RPGs or boardgames, practices yoga, travels when she can, and pets her two cats.
As a gamer and dreamer herself, her goal is to help people live their adventures with the images she creates.
Jen has worked for a myriad of game companies, starting with West End Games in 1996. Since then she has been published under Seiden, Schoonover, and Sadler, and hopes she never has to change her last name again. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with a number of family members and pets, and dreams of a place where she can write and edit in peace and quiet.
I have a passion for storytelling and design,always looking to reach new creative heights
A freelance illustrator from Vilnius Lithuania, mostly self taught using digital media Vlad has been drawing since 2012.
Freelance illustrator for RPGs, tabletop/card games and magazines. Also an indie comic book author. Favorite themes are Sci Fi, Horror, Fantasy, History and Politics.
Risks and challenges
While this is Avalon Game’s third Kickstarter campaign, we have been around for a long time and produced well over a thousand PDF games. We have plenty of experience in generating this sort of gaming product line and we are sure we will be able to offer you, the backers, all we have promised and more.
If, for some reason, we are delayed in the release, we will keep you well informed and updated on what is going on. If we cannot release the product, you will be reimbursed for your backing, or given a series of games of your choice in compensation. We do not foresee this taking place, but it is our goal to keep all of you great fans happy. and will bend over backward if we need to see that all of you remain our fans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter