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5e Fantasy RPG Advent Calendar rammed full of custom gifts!

A gift filled 24 door Advent Calendar for players of the 5th Edition of the World's Greatest Fantasy Role Playing Game.

5e Fantasy RPG Advent Calendar rammed full of custom gifts!

A gift filled 24 door Advent Calendar for players of the 5th Edition of the World's Greatest Fantasy Role Playing Game.

£3,064
pledged of £12,500pledged of £12,500 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 17 2019 11:08 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 18, 2019

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CURRENTLY SHIPPING TO: EU/ UK/ US/ Canada. Working on other shipping hubs - please contact me if you can help!

TL;DR: 24 doors hiding 24 physical gifts alongside an exclusive Module to download that uses many of the calendars' contents! This includes exclusive metal miniatures commissioned for the calendar, game aids and so forth. 

The calendar front features stunning artwork with a developing cartoon style story and internal pictures behind ever door that further expand on the adventurers journey. Every calendar ships with a poster version of the cover art for when you've torn the doors off!

If you would like to know a little more about the contents, and are prepared to take the "Full Gandalf" pledge of silence, please drop me a message.


"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...…"

So last Christmas myself and the goblins were sat around the table playing the first session in our Christmas DnD Campaign, when one of them opened up his Advent Calendar and popped the resulting chocolate into his mouth.

"Dad" he said, round the chocolatey contents of his goblin maw, "wouldn't it be cool if there was a DnD Advent Calendar?" and so an idea was born.

The adventure begins!
The adventure begins!

Luckily I'd just completed a 28mm mini design project with some really talented 3d sculptors so I got right onto one of them - the hugely talented Andre de Souza. Once he'd got over me disturbing his Christmas Day he readily agreed to sculpt for the project.

The art work was a little bit more tricky - I had a clear view of what I wanted: a calendar that told a classic dungeon crawl story, and the style of art I was looking for (reminiscent of the 1980's Dungeons and Dragons cartoon and the old "Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" cartoon film that used to be shown every Christmas here in the UK). I really struggled to find an artist who could do it justice - and was on the point of giving up when the talented Randall Hampton was recommended to me.

Its not all been plain sailing......
Its not all been plain sailing......

Randall was so great - he needed virtually no direction and built the story around the advent calendar door layout brilliantly. It was his idea to have another image inside every door, showing what happened to the adventurers as they stepped through the portal, dropped through the trapdoor etc! And of course the last scene had to have them fighting a dragon.....

Don't go down there!
Don't go down there!

Myself and the goblins got together a list of things that we'd like to see in a 5e Advent Calendar and I asked other role players what they'd look for..... it was good, but it lacked something: cohesion. I really didn't want the calendar to just be full of unrelated but cool stuff for 5e, but wanted them to hang together somehow. Then one of my regular groups came up with the solution: a custom Module written to go alongside the calendar and using many of the components inside. Since I write pretty much all Homebrew stuff I rolled for damage as I face palmed.....

Next came the less exciting stuff - sourcing a printer for the calendar, approving stl. files and so on - months of it - but finally, in April 2019, we are ready to launch: requiring only production costs so that the calendars can hit your mats in time for Christmas 2019. Will you take the Advent-ure with us?

Risks and challenges

Its key that we hit our timescale so that the calendars are delivered in plenty of time for onward posting before Christmas: so the sooner we hit the target (which represents the minimum order requirement for the project to run) the sooner we can start the casters, printers and so forth rolling.

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    Toe in the water....

    I get it: you're not ready to begin the Advent-ure with us yet. Perhaps you need to pop home and collect your hankie or stock up on healing potions before you take the plunge?

    This pledge level gives me an indication that there's still hope to hit the funding target (so I can sleep at night) whilst making sure that you are kept updated with developments.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $71

    I want one!

    Entry level package - one calendar rammed full of goodies compatible with 5th Edition and the accompanying bits.

    Includes:
    • Advent-Ure Calendar
    • Adventure module pdf. download code
    • Poster version of the cover art
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    Pledge £110 or more About $141

    And one for a friend while you're at it!

    Save on postage and get yourself a gift for the fantasy roleplayer in your life at the same time. This package has 2 Advent-Ure Calendars rammed full of the same gifts, the accompanying bits and pieces and, as a thankyou, a 5% discount on next year's calendar!

    Includes:
    • Advent-Ure Calendar
    • Poster of the calendar cover art
    • Adventure module pdf. download code
    • 5% Discount voucher for the 2020 Advent-Ure Calendar
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    Pledge £150 or more About $192

    I'm in the Game!

    With this special package not only do you get the calendar but you also get to star in the accompanying Adventure Module and other rewards besides! Choose this package and we'll be in touch to ask you to name one of the NPCs (note: we reserve the right to veto any rude ones!) or if you prefer a location or monster that features in the module. As well as that we'll throw in the T Shirt with the cover art, stl. files for the contents of the calendar so you can print more versions if you want to, and a whopping 25% off the 2020 calendar! As a final "Thank You" we'll take care of the shipping on this package for free anywhere in the world.

    Includes:
    • Advent-Ure Calendar
    • Poster of the calendar cover art
    • Adventure module pdf. download code
    • T Shirt with calendar cover art
    • 25% discount voucher for the 2020 Advent-Ure Calendar
    • stl. files for components in the calendar
    • One NPC, location, monster or magic item named by you.
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    Gimme, gimme, gimme!

    So unlike me you may have more than 1 friend - or perhaps you fancy hanging an adventure calendar in every room in the house? Then this is the package for you! As well as 5x the basic package and the 10% discount on next year's calendar we'll throw in a T-Shirt with the package so you don't have to leave the calendar art behind even when you leave the house.

    Includes:
    • Advent-Ure Calendar
    • Poster of the calendar cover art
    • 10% discount voucher for 2020 Advent-Ure Calendar
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