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A new novel by Matt Banach set in the world of dream.
A new novel by Matt Banach set in the world of dream.
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Bonus Content: Any one who pledges at least $10.00 will get a free complimentary PDF copy of Five Room Dungeon: The Rabbit Hole

Bonus Content #2: Anyone who pledges at least $10.00 will get free complimentary PDF copies of all the battle maps for the Coliseum Morpheuon by Cartographer Jonathan Roberts which includes The Clockwork Maze, Arena of Fire, Glass Ships and Icebergs  and The Stepped Pyramid.  

Bonus Content #3 Anyone who pledges at least $10.00 will get free complimentary PDF copies of Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Belladonna, the Face of Love Unrequited and Faces of the Tarnished Souk: The Ghost-Light that Dreamed, Gozutozawa

Bonus Content #4 Anyone who pledges at least $10.00 will get a free complimentary PDF copy of Paper Minis Coliseum Morpheuon and anyone who pledges at least $50.00 will get a complimentary PDF copy of Adventure Quarterly #3 (with an adventure by Lost in Dream author Matt Banach). 

Bonus Content #5: As a final bit of bonus content anyone who pledges at least $10.00 will get free complimentary PDF copies of Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Nameless Nil, the Beggar of Self which had a honorable mention for the best of 2012 by reviewer Endzeitgeist and Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Smiles-Under-the-Bed which was written entirely by author Matt Banach. 

I am lost in Dream, and I hate it.
I didn't start out to have an adventure.  
I didn't intend to escape some dreary hell by fancying myself up some wonderland of tricks and treasures.
No. Someone precious to me was taken, and I was left with no choice but to plunge into the infinite bowels of unreality - or do nothing.
Given that, what else was a father to do?

Enter a world which is strange beyond strange.

It is a realm of feverish thoughts floating on bubbling notions, with nightmares holding court and hopes set out to melt like snowdrifts.

All the terrible things people imagine just run around here, killing and living in equal measure. This place is Dream, and you'd be mad to expect something sane.

But that said, there are still beings here that do things for reasons - slavers, kings, gladiators - all struggling to exist for just a little longer than their due. This is a journey to an island where the impossibles battle, and somewhere in all that bloody mess there's a hope that all is not lost.

Join Matt Banach as he returns to the Dreamlands of Coliseum Morpheuon! This novel delves again into Dream, across the Slumbering Sea, perhaps to reach the far-flung shores of the Coliseum Morpheuon, or the stranger isles which dot the edges past the edge of reality. Captured by the Men of Leng, one man begins his struggle to wake and be free, and from there, to find that which was taken.

With your support, our Kickstarter campaign hopes to fund and present another journey you can only dream of...

 With cover art by Jason Rainville and editing by Perry Grosshans, we want to take you back to realms so vividly portrayed in the Coliseum Morpheuon: Anthology of Dreams, with a new 40,000 word novel and we're hoping you'll help it happen! Thank you for your time, and being a part of Lost in Dream.

I will survive this place.

I will not go mad.

Or, if I do, I'll make the most of it.

You can read a sample chapter HERE!

Our first stretch goal is $5,500.00 (an additional $3,000). If we reach this goal we will include a complimentary audiobook to all backers (narrated by Steven D. Russell). 

Risks and challenges

Matt Banach is a proven freelance writer having worked with Rite Publishing on various projects over the last 3 years including Coliseum Morpheuon, fiction for the Pathways e-zine, the Faces of the Tarnished Souk, Anthology of Dreams, and Adventure Quarterly. Even if Matt Banach were unable to complete the project, Rite Publishing has a selection of co-authors who worked with him on Coliseum Morpheuon and Anthology of Dreams who could take over.

Jason Rainville is the most talented freelance fantasy artist Rite Publishing has ever worked with, he has always delivered on time, with each piece exceeding the quality of his previous work. Rite Publishing has worked with him for over 4 years on such projects as the ENnie nominated To Kill or Not To Kill, Coliseum Morpheuon, Lords of Gossamer and Shadow. He has also worked for a vast array of other companies on their products and including the Pathfinder Role Playing Game: NPC Codex and Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Yet even if he were not able to complete the project Rite Publishing has a host of other talented freelance artists in its stable having worked including Wayne Anthony Reynolds, Ryan Barger, and Hugo Solis.

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    Visionary: Everything from all the preceding levels, but instead of a soft cover you get a limited edition, hardcover of Lost in Dream. A PDF copy of the Coliseum Morpheuon (PFRPG) adventure/campaign setting, plus the ebook (PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats) of Coliseum Morpheuon Anthology of Dreams and your name in the special thanks credits. We will only be printing a very small quantity of these as part of the Kickstarter campaign. Shipping anywhere in the USA, Canada and the UK via media mail included, for other countries please add $5

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    Phantasm: Everything from all the preceding levels, with your copy of Lost in Dream, plus Matt Banach will incorporate a favorite player character of yours into the novel (with modification as necessary).

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    Khan of Nightmares: Everything from all the preceding levels, plus a one of a kind, personalized, and signed leather bound hardback copy of Lost In Dream, plus Matt Banach will incorporate a dream of yours or a loved one into the novel (with modification as necessary).

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