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Sryth enters its 16th year online! I'm raising funds to continue full-time development of Sryth. Thanks for your support!
205 backers pledged $32,496 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, I’m Matthew H. Yarrows, the creator, writer, and developer of Sryth!  - sryth.com 

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise the funds necessary for Sryth to continue to operate as a full-time endeavor through 2019 and beyond.

Back in 2003 I began creating a gamebook-style RPG with the idea of using available technology to take the traditional pick-your-path gamebook to another level.

The result was Sryth – a browser-based, story-driven fantasy RPG that greatly expands the playing experience found in printed gamebooks.

http://www.sryth.com

In 2007, four years after its launch, and all thanks to its dedicated players, Sryth became a full-time project.

Sryth is the way I currently make my living, but it has always been and always will be a labor of love. Words alone can’t express my appreciation for the dedication and support of all the generous and faithful players of Sryth, and I work hard to deliver content that meets their expectations.

Player dedication and support makes it all possible.

Without the dedication and support of its many players, Sryth would never never have reached its 16th year online. At last count, Sryth is comprised of more than 32,000 game sections and over 3.5 million written words. None of that would have been achieved without player support.

Because Sryth is my full-time endeavor, its financial backing is, out of necessity, high on the list of priorities.

Players support Sryth through a variety of ways in-game, including the purchase of account upgrades (which provide full access to the entire game), special packages (which include rewards and bonuses), and by donating to earn rewards.

By backing this Kickstarter campaign, you’ll be funding my ability to continue to create and develop Sryth while allowing me to focus less on the game’s financial side and much more on what I feel I do best – deliver fun and original content to Sryth’s brave adventurers!

There's a lot to be done, including the continuation and completion of story arcs, the addition of new locations, the creation of new adventures, and the introduction of new game features.

Your backing will also help meet operational, development, and equipment costs for Sryth, including a new and upgraded server (Sryth runs on its own dedicated server) and related network hosting and domain expenses.

I'm looking to take Sryth to the next level and need your help to get there.

The success of this Kickstarter campaign will help determine the continued viability of Sryth as a full-time endeavour.

In return for your much-appreciated support, you’ll receive a reward based on the level at which you back our campaign. The rewards are detailed in the Backer Rewards section below.

Thank you for considering backing our 2019 Kickstarter! Your support is very much appreciated.

Stretch Goals

If the funding for Sryth exceeds the target, we've identified some stretch goals that will help take us to the next level.

Here are our Stretch Goals for our 2019 campaign.

$40,000 - A new server for Sryth! The current server, reliable and robust as it is, could use an upgrade. A new server would be acquired, set up, and put into production, ensuring the fastest and most reliable gaming experience for our players.

$50,000 - An even more powerful new server for Sryth along with a backup server that would replicate the live server.

$60,000 - The server of all servers for Sryth, an upgraded backup server to replicate the live server, and a new/upgraded workstation/development environment for Sryth creation and development.

Backer Rewards

$10 - Lifetime Sryth Account Upgrade

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$25 - $5,000 -  Backer Bundles

From $25 to $5,000, backers will receive Backer Bundles that can be claimed by each of their Sryth adventurers (on a single account).

The Backer Bundles include Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency), Exclusive and Customizable Items from the  Everforged collection, various exclusive items and game features, permanent stat increases, and more.

The Everforged Items, the stats for which are based on their level (Copper through Diamond), can be re-named as often as you like and allow you to select (from a set of options) the bonuses they provide. Everforged weapons can change their weapon type as often as you desire (sword, mace, hammer, staff, axe, dagger, spear).

$25 - Backer Bundle (Copper)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 200 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • Any 1 Everforged (Copper) Item: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Ashes of Elder Fire: +5 MR, + 5 SP, +1 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Luck (combat benefits)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Copper) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 1 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinket
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • 5,000 Gold - 5,000 XP (General) - 500 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$50 - Backer Bundle (Bronze)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 400 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • Any 2 Everforged (Bronze) Items: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Embers of Elder Fire: +9 MR, +9 SP, +5 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Special Luck (combat benefits)
  • The Coin of Guile (help w/Thievery & Diplomacy checks)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Bronze) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 2 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinkets
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • The Deck of Awe (draw 2 cards each day)
  • Quickstone Power: Valourous Echo
  • Key to a glowing strongbox in the cellar of Braelmir's Tavern (Tryndmoor)
  • Mark of Fortuity (Bronze) (Skill check benefits) 
  • 10,000 Gold - 10,000 XP (General) - 1,000 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$100 - Backer Bundle (Silver)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 800 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • Any 3 Everforged (Silver) Items: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Smouldering Elder Fire: +14 MR, +14 SP, +8 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Extreme Luck (combat benefits)
  • The Coin of Guile (help w/Thievery & Diplomacy checks)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Silver) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 3 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinkets
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • The Deck of Awe (draw 3 cards each day)
  • Quickstone Powers: Valourous Echo, Malleable Bane
  • Key to a glowing strongbox in the cellar of Braelmir's Tavern (Tryndmoor)
  • Mark of Fortuity (Silver) (Skill check benefits) 
  • Jiriwyd's Quiver (Silver) (archery benefits)
  • 20,000 Gold - 20,000 XP (General) - 2,000 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$250 - Backer Bundle (Gold)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 2,000 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • Any 4 Everforged (Gold) Items: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Flickering Elder Fire: +20 MR, +20 SP, +12 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Amazing Luck (combat benefits)
  • The Coin of Guile (help w/Thievery & Diplomacy checks)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Gold) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 4 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinkets
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • The Deck of Awe (draw 4 cards each day)
  • Quickstone Powers: Valourous Echo, Malleable Bane, Aura of Perceived Invincibility
  • Key to a glowing strongbox in the cellar of Braelmir's Tavern (Tryndmoor)
  • Mark of Fortuity (Gold) (Skill check benefits)
  • Jiriwyd's Quiver (Gold) (archery benefits)
  • The Harbinger's Halo (Gold) (boost to head armour)
  • 50,000 Gold - 50,000 XP (General) - 5,000 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$500 - Backer Bundle (Platinum)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 4,000 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • Any 5 Everforged (Platinum) Items: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Blazing Elder Fire: +30 MR, +30 SP, +16 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Astounding Luck (combat benefits)
  • The Coin of Guile (help w/Thievery & Diplomacy checks)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Platinum) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 5 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinkets
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • The Deck of Awe (draw 5 cards each day)
  • Quickstone Powers: Valourous Echo, Malleable Bane, Aura of Perceived Invincibility
  • Key to a glowing strongbox in the cellar of Braelmir's Tavern (Tryndmoor)
  • Mark of Fortuity (Platinum) (Skill check benefits) 
  • Jiriwyd's Quiver (Platinum) (archery benefits)
  • The Harbinger's Halo (Platinum) (boost to head armour)
  • Dragonhide Weapon Wrap (Platinum) (boost to wielded weapon)
  • Flying Mount (Platinum) (rapid transport)
  • 100,000 Gold - 100,000 XP (General) - 10,000 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$1,000 - Backer Bundle (Diamond)

  • Lifetime Upgrade for your Sryth account (if required)
  • 8,000 Adventurer Tokens (premium in-game currency)
  • All 6 Everforged (Diamond) Items: (Weapon, Armour, Ring, Amulet, Gauntlets, or Shield)
  • Raging Elder Fire: +50 MR, +50 SP, +24 NV
  • Dralgoro's Token of Amazing Luck (combat benefits)
  • The Coin of Guile (help w/Thievery & Diplomacy checks)
  • Orvellyn's Dust of Polymorphism (Diamond) (combat benefits)
  • A Pet for your Residence
  • 6 Exclusive Trillwark's Trinkets
  • The Orb of Inspiration
  • The Deck of Awe (draw 6 cards each day)
  • Quickstone Powers: Valourous Echo, Malleable Bane, Aura of Perceived Invincibility
  • Key to a glowing strongbox in the cellar of Braelmir's Tavern (Tryndmoor)
  • Mark of Fortuity (Diamond) (Skill check benefits)
  • Jiriwyd's Quiver (Diamond) (archery benefits)
  • The Harbinger's Halo (Diamond) (boost to head armour)
  • Dragonhide Weapon Wrap (Diamond) (boost to wielded weapon)
  • Flying Mount (Diamond) (rapid transport)
  • Varkyn's Eye of Wrath (multiple amazing benefits)
  • 150,000 Gold - 150,000 XP (General) - 15,000 XP (All Skills/Powers)
  • (optional) Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome

$2,500 - Backer Bundle (Epic)

  • Includes EVERYTHING in the Backer Bundle (Diamond)
  • The Titans of Tysa package (in-game monuments for your adventurers and your own custom tavern which will become permanent parts of the game, and much, much more)
  • Any 10 In-Game Special Packages (current, future, or retired)

$5,000 - Backer Bundle (Legendary)

  • Includes EVERYTHING in the Backer Bundle (Diamond)
  • The Titans of Tysa package (in-game monuments for your adventurers and your own custom tavern which will become permanent parts of the game, and much, much more)
  • Any 25 In-Game Special Packages (current, future, or retired)

Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of Sryth that link through to the  Screenshot Gallery on sryth.com.

Thank You!

Thank you for visiting and considering supporting our Kickstarter.

All the very best,

-- Matt

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    Includes everything from the Backer Bundle (Diamond) and more!

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    • Lifetime Sryth account Upgrade
    • Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome
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    Includes everything from the Backer Bundle (Diamond) and more!

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    • Lifetime Sryth account Upgrade
    • Your name in the Sryth Backers Tome
    • Backer Bundle (Diamond)
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