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Tired of Paladins? Peek behind the black veil! This will be 3 Zines about evil campaigns: Drow, Orcs, and Humans.
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The Way of Wicked Sin

Are you tired of playing good? Tired of the trope Paladin, cry baby? Want to slap him or her around a bit? Kick them good in the codpiece? Then this Zine is for you!

These zines will be for GM's who want to give their players a taste of playing evil. It's not for everyone, but for some it is the caviar of gaming: that bittersweet taste that is rarely served, difficult to procure, and eminently hard to manufacture.

There will be 3 zines which contain a short campaign. Each campaign will be written for a particularly evil race, including the evilest of them all, we humans. There will be a zine for the Drow, the Orcs, and the Humans. The zines will be compatible with 5E, Pathfinder, Swords & Wizardry, and Rolemaster

The Drow

This campaign will be set deep in the Under-dark, a cavern complex and hive of scum and villainy. 3 treacherous Drow queens battle it out for dominance, while still threatened by an old nemesis the Duergar, and now invaded by bands of Orcs.

Only the most vilest and most treacherous Drow shall survive. Their mistress and Queen is a powerful master of the mind, and can read peoples thoughts. How can anyone defeat or cheat her under her watchful eye?

The Orcs

Set deep in the desert, these Orcs of the Clan of the Desert Scorpion must battle with the giant scorpions and other treacherous wildlife, defeat bandit bands of nomadic Orcs, battle out with other servants of Orc warlords, enslave Goblins for their wicked masters, and lie, cheat, and steal whenever they can get away with it.

Their masters are truly vile: A Necromancer bent upon conquering the lands around him, the Orc chieftain whose mighty two handed sword cows all who come before it, and their cunning right hand man who enjoys torturing his opponents.

What will happen now that their overlords have built a temple for the new Demon statue that they found in the desert? Will they force the Orcs and Goblin slaves to pray to it?

The Humans

Set in the city of Ambidia, a wonderful and carefree city, which is about to go straight to HELL! A new force is in town and their master, unknown to them as yet, needs to feed on the blood of innocents, and will pay handsomely for this choice delicacy.

Our sinners will raid, capture, pillage, and plunder the town, to snatch those innocents for their foul master. They will spread fear and panic throughout the city!

Can these sinners dodge the police, the hunters, and angry lynch mobs that will eventually arise to kill them, in order to help their vile master achieve the ultimate goal?

The Zines

These 5.5"x8.5", 12 page booklets will be packed full of black and white line art from the amazing Yaroslav Golubev. You can view his work here: 

https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

Each Zine will contain:

  • Gorgeous campaign area overview maps
  • Gorgeous maps of key locations/encounters.
  • Detailed Campaign backgrounds
  • Detailed Key NPC backgrounds
  • Encounter charts for various locations
  • Detailed Monsters/NPCs with stats for 5E, Pathfinder, Swords & Wizardry, and Rolemaster

Stretch Goals

Stretch goals will contain more pages, maps, art, NPCs, and encounters.

  • $6,000 - Bump up the page count to 16 pages per zine.
  • $8,000 - Add more maps, and encounters
  • $10,000 - bump up the page count to 20 pages per zine.
  • $15,000 - Provide a free PDF to all backers with high resolution, color editions of the maps for VTTs such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc.

Risks and challenges

This is my first kickstarter project ever. I am however, extremely passionate about this project and I am very determined to bring it to fruition. Luckily, the cost of doing a zine is relatively low and I have a highly successful artist along with me as well as over 30 years of role-playing experience. If I am going to drop the ball the most likely place will be on the timeline, but I have given myself a lot of time to make this happen. I am confident that I can pull this off.

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    Malcontent Orc

    A black and white PDF of the evil Orc campaign with gorgeous line art provided by incredibly talented Yaroslav Golubev. See his amazing art here: https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

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    Malcontent Human

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    Orc Sinner

    A black and white, saddle stitched Zine, of the evil Orc campaign with gorgeous line art provided by incredibly talented Yaroslav Golubev. See his amazing art here: https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

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    Drow Sinner

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    Human Sinner

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    Foul Supplicant: 3 PDFs

    A black and white PDFs of all 3 evil campaigns with gorgeous line art provided by incredibly talented Yaroslav Golubev. See his amazing art here: https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

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    Vile Practitioner: 3 Zines

    All 3, black and white, saddle stitched Zines, of the evil Drow, Human, and Orc campaigns, with gorgeous line art provided by incredibly talented Yaroslav Golubev. See his amazing art here: https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

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    Priest of Black Magic: All Zines & PDFs

    All 3, black and white, saddle stitched Zines, of the evil Drow, Human, and Orc campaigns, along with all 3 PDFs, with gorgeous line art provided by incredibly talented Yaroslav Golubev. See his amazing art here: https://www.artstation.com/yargolubev

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