More than just a plain vanilla dungeon crawl or a few boring encounters strung together, Grave Treasures will be a full-fledged adventure story filled to the brim with intrigue and mystery. The book will be approximately 65-75 pages long in full color, as my attempt to really create a quality book to set itself apart from others like it. The Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition components will be used according to Wizard of the Coast's Game System License (GSL). Keep up with the project on Facebook.
The adventure is set in and around the port city of Melaguard, a place I've create myself. It's flexible enough to be plopped into any campaign setting, with only a minimal amount of tailoring. Melaguard is a bustling merchant community, full of colorful locales to use in your game.
At the core of my project is two fundamental ideas. The first idea is to make it as easy as possible for a dungeon master (DM) to jump in and run the module without a whole lot of time and effort beforehand. Beyond stat blocks and scene descriptions, I give DMs tips and suggestions to create a better atmosphere for the players to get immersed in. I actively encourage DMs to improvise and expand beyond these suggestions I will write.
The second idea is to build a story that is compelling as it is adventurous. A strong story engages players, and gives DMs ample opportunities to form imaginative settings, and set the mood for dramatic scenes. There will be plenty of combat encounters for the players who enjoy killing evil creatures over doing a lot of talking. I strive to find the balance between roleplaying and combat, and present it in an easily readable format.
The money I'm seeking is to pay for the art and production of the book. I'd love to have a couple beautiful full-page illustrations inside the book to give it that extra pizzazz! Aside from that, all the design work is being done by myself, not to mention creating a whole set of custom monsters to battle with.
(Note: For anyone international who wants to pledge, please add $10 for any of the tiers that require me to send you a package to account for higher international shipping costs.)
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