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Avalon’s Solo Adventure system
With the successful campaign for the backing of Avalon’s Solo Adventure system, we folks here at Avalon Games thought we would run a second campaign, this time to support the adventure books and possibly even produce more adventure books beyond what we had initially planned.
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, have a 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 you great fans, we will be releasing, through these Kickstarter campaigns, these adventure books in waves. Each wave will allow Avalon to generate and 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.
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 as an example, that fall into the Child of Destiny story, 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 first wave.
Child of Destiny Series
This is a seven-book series, which will take place after the events detailed in the main adventure book for ASA. After the Black Prince is defeated, your four capable characters find they are truly heroes of the realm and treated as national treasures. The series will take your characters from their lowly beginnings to heroes of the realm, and see them travel the world as they seek to protect the Child of Destiny. These adventure books can take your four heroes as high as 10th level, so be ready for a blast of a time.
Written by Robert Hemminger with cover art by Beatrice Pelagatti.
The Town Guard Series
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 town guard of Firth. Solve mysteries, seek out justice, and protect the town 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.
Side Track Adventures, Book 1
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 first book of adventure focuses on 1st to 3rd level characters, while the second book offers adventures for 2nd to 4th level characters. 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 Miguel Santos.
This time around, we will not be offering any stretch goals, but if you backers 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.
Proposed second and third waves….
We plan to release the following books and series, in this order.
King’s Guard, a 2 book series
Rauh’s Roughnecks, a 2 book series
The Temple of Light, a 2 book series
The Sea Hag, a stand alone adventure book
The White Boar and the Warlock, a stand alone adventure book
Side Track Adventures, Book 2
Banners of War, a stand alone add on to the Child of Destiny series
The Watchers, a four book series
The Inquisition, a stand alone adventure book
Side Track Adventures, Book 3
Plus four additional adventure books to be announced
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.
Wayne Peters is a freelance 3D artist and digital illustrator and a games industry veteran. He lives in Wales in the UK with his wife, two kids and his dog, Merlin.
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.
Risks and challenges
While this is Avalon Game’s second 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 backwards if we need to so we can see that all of you remain our fans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter