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Fire Mountain Games, publisher of "Way of the Wicked" launches a subterranean adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG -- Throne of Night
Fire Mountain Games, publisher of "Way of the Wicked" launches a subterranean adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG -- Throne of Night
314 backers pledged $40,640 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Throne of Night Kickstarter!

This kickstarter will help fund Fire Mountain Game's second Pathfinder RPG compatible adventure path. What is our first? That would be the critically acclaimed ENnie award nominated "Way of the Wicked".

"An apex of the art of adventure-crafting" -- Paizo.com

"This is the best adventure I have had, evil or not." -- Facebook

"Amazingly well-done and written" -- DriveThruRPG

" An adventure path as epic as anything by Paizo." -- RPG.net

Throne of Night is a second stand-alone adventure path that takes you into the depths of the earth. Set entirely in the realms below, this is an adventure where you can explore the mysterious underworld and build a kingdom there. Following in the tradition of such adventures as Paizo's "Kingmaker" and TSR's classic "Vault of the Drow", "Throne of Night" opens up the mysterious underdark for your enjoyment as never before.

You can play as a party of noble dwarves working to reclaim a long lost kingdom. You can play as a house of wicked drow enslaving all they survey to build an empire of darkness. You can even play as a group of adventurers come from above to seek their fortune in the alien underworld. The choice is yours!

Above: Some of Michael Clarke's artwork! An enigmatic aboleth rises from the sunless depths to carry out its malevolent designs. Michael Clarke will be illustrating the entire adventure path. By using a single artist we ensure a consistent look throughout the entire project. 

Who is Michael Clarke? This veteran fantasy artist has worked not only for Fire Mountain Games but also for Steve Jackson Games, Atlas Games and Fantasy Flight Games. His proven track record of excellence in art and layout makes him perfect for this project.

Fire Mountain Games is a small company with only two full time employees. With Kickstarter funding we can create and illustrate these books up to the highest standard. We can do real print runs (we've entirely relied upon Print on Demand up to this point) and make our products even better than our first efforts.

With Kickstarter, what would take us years to slowly build through steady sales could be accomplished in 45 short days. But this only happens because people like you believe in us.

To thank you for your support, we are offering eight pledge levels that allow you to customize your level of support to your budget. These are detailed to the right of this page.

Throne of Night will be six 100-page full color softbound books. These books will also include a PDF version, a printer friendly version and a digital player handout pack you can print out for use at your tabletop.

By signing up for this kickstarter, you can get these books at a substantial discount. If you subscribe at the EXPLORER level ($120) you will be receiving $150 worth of books with free shipping anywhere in the United States (international shipping must pay a little more). The books will retail at $25 a book.

Even if shipping cost you only $5.00 a book, that means you're saving $60 off the cost of the six books bought individually! After the kickstarter is over, this discount will never be available again. So act quickly!

Further, at higher pledge levels you can receive special benefits unavailable anywhere but here -- custom art, signed books and a special GenCon game session for kickstarter backers only.

For $57 you may receive a full PDF subscription to all six books of our ENnie-nominated, critically acclaimed "Way of the Wicked" adventure path. This will deliver immediately after the kickstarter survey goes out. 

Anyone may purchase this add-on.

For $150 you may receive print copies of all six "Way of the Wicked" books. These will be sent with your first "Throne of Night" book for no additional shipping cost. You will also receive all six PDFs for free (a $54 dollar value!) with this add-on.

For $25 you may receive a single "Way of the Wicked" book. This will be sent with your first "Throne of Night" book for no additional shipping cost and you will also receive a free PDF.

For $15 you can order a limited edition Throne of Night poster. This full color poster will be at least 17"x22" at will show the entire Azathyr with all connections displayed. It will make for a great play aid or simply an attractive art piece.  Shipping is free within the United States. Outside, add another $5 for shipping.

If you've pledged at the DELUXE EXPLORER or higher level, no need to order the poster. You're getting it for free. Shipping is on us, domestic or international.

This poster will not be a kickstarter exclusive, but the free shipping and the $15 cost (it will have an MSRP of $20) is a kickstarter only deal!

Anyone at the Explorer level or higher may purchase these add-ons.

With stretch goals, this is where this kickstarter can get really exciting.

At $30,000 we will offer Way of the Wicked Book Seven: Tales of Talingarde for presale via this kickstarter. For a special kickstarter-only price of $20.00 (free shipping within the US), EXPLORERs and above may order this special expansion to our "Way of the Wicked" adventure path.  You will get the PDF version for free and two weeks before anyone else as well.

This book will be a 100-page full color soft-cover that will feature the MinionQuest adventures (I,II, and III) and other miscellany to expand the "Way of the Wicked" adventure path. This book will ship early in 2014.

At $40,000 we add an exclusive 32-page full color adventure to the Kickstarter. This as yet unnamed adventure will expand the Throne of Night adventure and be available nowhere else besides this kickstarter. It will be free to everyone who supports us at the EXPLORER DELUXE and above.

And if we go beyond that...more? You bet! Let's see how high we can go. I would love to produce a full color poster of the underground realm called the Azathyr where Throne of Night is set. Can you make it happen?

Together we will build this Throne of Night.

Risks and challenges

With a proven track record of publishing RPG adventures, there is little risk here. The largest risk is that we are month or two late on a particular book because of unforeseen publishing delays. But rest assured, if you pledge, you will receive Throne of Night.

We are in the last phase (fulfillment) of our first kickstarter Creature Cards. We anticipate having that entirely completed before the end of funding on this kickstarter.

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    SURFACE DWELLER. You receive the PDF of Book One: Dark Frontier as soon as it becomes available.

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    DIGITAL DELVER: You receive all six PDFs of "Throne of Night" as soon as they each become available. The first book arrives by May 2013 and then you receive one more roughly every two months later.

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    EXPLORER: You receive all six soft-cover full color books of "Throne Night" mailed to you as they become available. Further, you also receive the PDF versions of all six books. Free shipping within the US!

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    DELUXE EXPLORER As the EXPLORER above but all your books are signed by the author and artist.

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    GENCON SPECIAL: You receive everything at the DELUXE EXPLORER level and are invited to participate in an exclusive "Throne of Night" side-trek on the Wednesday night before Gencon run by the author, Gary McBride. In addition to playing the adventure, you will also receive an exclusive printing of that side-trek signed and available nowhere else.

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    OVERLORD: You receive everything at the DELUXE EXPLORER level and a custom piece of black and white art work from Michael Clarke, our staff artist and illustrator of both "Way of the Wicked" and "Throne of Night". Have your character or favorite monster drawn by this amazing talent.

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    LORD OF THE FIRE MOUNTAIN: You receive everything at the OVERLORD level and we will work with you to arrange a weekend in 2013-2014 where you and a friend can come and spend the whole weekend gaming with the fine folks at Fire Mountain Games. We will provide accommodations but you must provide transportation to Portland, Oregon. You must be over 21. You will receive exclusive goodies -- original art, hand drawn original maps, and more. Be ready for a non-stop weekend of gaming overload. If multiple people sign up, we will try to consolidate as many weekends as possible into one, but ultimately we will work with your schedule. At this level, shipping for your books is free to anywhere in the world.

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