Tarot Adventures, Book Two: Comet over Echo Rock
What is this about?
Comet over Echo Rock is a gritty adventure and also contains setting information for Glenfallow, as it stands after the liberation of Glenfallow Keep by Pieron and his friends. This book details new non-player characters, changes to the area, and adds information of use for extended game play. With this book you get a piece of setting you can drop into any world for your use, along with a tough adventure.
This adventure is setting neutral, meaning it doesn’t rely upon setting specific information and is suitable for use in most fantasy settings.
This book includes art created specifically for the adventure. The art done for this project consists of black and white, as well as some color images, and consists of an array of styles with each illustration done specifically for the scenes they enhance.
Available in PDF and print formats (soft cover premium color, and hard cover premium color collector's edition). All backers receiving a copy of this adventure will also receive copy of the Encounter Scale System (tm) map pack created for Comet over Echo Rock. The ESS map pack, is a black and white printable PDF file that allows you to print and assemble maps that are scaled for miniature use.
Designed to be a difficult to deadly challenge for characters of second through fourth level of ability, this adventure requires courage, cunning, and strength to overcome. This is a gritty adventure, designed to challenge your group.
Written as a follow up story to The Draw of Glenfallow, this adventure builds upon the relationship characters develop with Pieron, the newly installed lord of Glenfallow Keep. Characters who have not played through The Draw of Glenfallow have an opportunity to build a relationship with this newly minted lord. Characters who survived and helped elevate Pieron to his new station can further enhance their standing in his eyes and may firmly establish themselves as trusted heroes.
What is it about?
In this book, the characters are once again asked by Pieron to come to his aid. While Pieron is busy rebuilding Glenfallow Keep and overseeing the settlement of his lands, dark forces are making themselves known in the mountains to the north. Dwarves seeking to reopen the Echo Rock silver mine have been killed, and their fellows are calling for the blood of the monsters who struck them down. Pieron wants the monsters in the mine destroyed and the player characters are just the people for the job.
There is treasure to be had, innocents to avenge, and political clout to be earned. All that need be done is to triumph where all others have failed. Climb the mountains to face deadly peril. Wield steel and magic to put down the monsters of the north.
What secrets will you uncover in the stygian depths of the mine?
Victory over the monstrous creatures in the mountains brings glory and wealth for those characters brave enough to undertake the challenge, and skilled enough to survive.
BEYOND THE CAMPAIGN GOAL:
Stretch Goal $1500!
Pre-generated characters A total of six pre-generated characters, with a full page illustration depicting all those characters together (Illustration to be commissioned from Alexia Veldhuisen) will be included in the book.
Stretch Goal $3000!
Unlocks additional content for all copy types - Adds side quest material to the adventure module to provide even more fun for you and your group. This side quest involves the Temple of the Sun and brings the priestess, Oliana, and the monk, Platis, into play.
What are my reward options?
You have a wide array of backer rewards to chose from.
Digital (PDF) copy of the adventure (All reward levels at $5 or more)
Soft cover copy and Collector's Edition hard cover of the adventure, as well as signed copies and original art.
Original black and white original illustrations (By: Jake Ochoa) ~ see below for the originals he is offering!
As many as two backers will be illustrated as a recurring NPC's in the series (character illustrations by: Kelsy Cowan). One as the priestess, Oliana, and the other as the monk, Platis.
Backers at all levels will have the option of having their name included in the book under the backer credits and on the online product page for this adventure.
Backer reward fulfillment:
Fulfillment of backer rewards will be conducted through drivethrurpg.com.
This KickStarter campaign is being launched to help cover production costs associated with development and printing of this book. This is my third adventure module KickStarter campaign. Both previous books funded fully, with Tale of the Wizard's Eye fulfillment going out on time and The Draw of Glenfallow fulfillment being delayed for signature backers due to a print production problem. You can see the first adventure, Tale of the Wizard's Eye, Here and my second, Tarot Adventures, Book One: The Draw of Glenfallow, Here.
Original Art offered by Jake Ochoa
What are the Tarot Adventures?
The Tarot Adventures are a series of adventure modules written along themes based upon the 22 cards of the major arcana of the traditional Tarot Deck. Created to be a growing story, this series is planned to be 22 books in length at its completion, with adventures created for characters of level 1 through 20. Art for these books is commissioned from a talented pool of professional artists who create art which is specifically designed to enhance the encounters described within the book.
The Tarot Adventures are setting neutral adventures designed to be easily integrated into your campaign world.
The first book of the Tarot Adventures series, The Draw of Glenfallow, was fully funded through Kickstarter. It is now available on drivethrurpg.com.
Comet over Echo Rock is an adventure written for the 5th edition game mechanics of the world's original role-playing game. This adventure is released under the open game license and complies with the terms of that license under the SRD5.1 document.
Disclaimer: W.S. Quinton and Sinopa Publishing LLC are not associated with Wizards of the Coast LLC. All copyright material used in this book is used under the terms of the Open Game License Version 1.0(a) as published under the System Reference Document 5.1 "SRD5". Tarot Adventure Series, Book Two: Comet over Echo Rock is Copyright (C) 2017 by W.S. Quinton and released through Sinopa Publishing LLC. All paintings, sketches, visual digital composites, and illustrations contained within Comet over Echo Rock are copyright of their respective creators and are used with permission.
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Risks and challenges
This is my third KickStarter Campaign for a role-playing game adventure module. Both prior campaigns were funded and rewards fulfillment was on time for Tale of the Wizard's Eye, and fulfillment ran late due to issues with the printing for The Draw of Glenfallow but was fulfilled within one month of the original fulfillment projection.
Comet over Echo Rock is written and the majority of the art is complete. With final maps scheduled to be complete by February 13th, 2018. Final play testing shall be done by February 10th and final file sent for proof copies by March 1st. Proof copies will be reviewed upon receipt and any necessary corrections made. After review, final release version file will be uploaded, and print copies should then be ready within 4 to 6 weeks (per the printer).
Delays that may occur: Print problems and shipping problems are the most likely cause for delay. This is the principle reason for fulfillment being targeted in April as it allows for slow production and shipping times. You may see a delay in receipt of print copies based on the time it takes to deliver to your location. A valid address to a country I can ship to is required for receipt of hard copy.
I will be sending out the backer reward survey after the project funds to obtain information necessary to fulfill backer rewards. In order to have your name in the book's backer credits you must respond to that backer survey within fifteen (15) days of it's transmission.
I am confident that I can address problem that may arise, and I will certainly keep backers notified via updates of any difficulties.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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