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Our #1 Bestselling 600+ page Underworld setting & mega-adventure for levels 1-20 D&D 5th Edition or PFRPG in a collectible hardcover
Our #1 Bestselling 600+ page Underworld setting & mega-adventure for levels 1-20 D&D 5th Edition or PFRPG in a collectible hardcover
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1000 Backer Goal Unlocked / Clash of the Factions: Round 7

Posted by AAW Games (Creator)


Wow! You keep blowing us away with your support on this project. 

We now have 1000 backers which has unlocked yet another surprise add-on! 

Fungi Forest Battlemap by Gale Force Nine

Yes, Gale Force Nine, the same company that crafts all the cool accessories and supplementals for the official Dungeons & Dragons game is making this beautiful vinyl flip-map for AAW Games in a limited print-run just for Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition!

We're getting a beautifully depicted battlemap from the Fungi Forest of the Underworld crafted by ENnie nominated cartographer Tommi Salama (Snow White, Into the Wintery Gale). Tommi is hands-down the best cartographer I've ever worked with, he creates realistic and exciting scenes, it doesn't hurt that he's also an avid tabletop gamer who runs his own weekly D&D games! 

I do want you to note that the map example shown below is only a mock up we've created while Tommi begins work on his Fungi Forest battlemap. Once we get a preliminary sample of the new battlemap we'll share it, which might be after the project has concluded. You can take my word on this: If you get this map, you won't regret it. Tommi does INCREDIBLE WORK! 

Increase your pledge by $30 to add on the Fungi Forest Battlemap!

Note: Map is only a mock up, a BEAUTIFULLY rich and detailed map by ENnie-nominated cartographer Tommi Salama is forthcoming!
Note: Map is only a mock up, a BEAUTIFULLY rich and detailed map by ENnie-nominated cartographer Tommi Salama is forthcoming!

To include an add-on item as part of your pledge, do the following steps:

1. Visit the main Kickstarter page

2. Click on the “Manage Your Pledge” button.

3. Click the “Change Your Pledge” button.

4. Adjust the amount of your pledge by adding the funds to cover the cost of the add-on item you want to include.

5. Click on the "Continue" button after adding funds, and then click the “Confirm” button.

That’s all you need to do! When the campaign ends we will send a survey out to all backers where you will have the option to indicate which add-on item you provided additional funds to receive.


Word from the Outsider allies alerted the Dominion to the separation of the Rebel and Upperworlder forces. The Rebel forces rolled upon the city of Holoth but were beaten back, brutally, by the forces of the Dominion. Vidre and drow alike held their ground, decimating most of the intruders in the early attack.

The Outsider allies were a turning point, allowing the Dominion enough of an advantage to tip a weighing scale; and not only in a physical sense. At the end of it all, the Rebel forces were left with little option but to retreat and the Dominion and Outsiders retained their alliance. (Written by the Dominion)

(No change in dice!)


The Outsiders, having located the Upperworlder's stronghold, sent some runners back to inform the Dominion and prepared to attack the village of Rybalka under the cover of night. The kraydil took to the lake to approach the village and wait for the ambush. Using the cover of the forest, the bulk of the force surrounded the settlement while the ahooling took to the air. The ahooling struck first dealing with any guards and then the bulk of the troops moved in. At first, the attack was quite effective, with many enemies killed, buildings burned, and the church sacked. Unfortunately, the Upperworlders rallied behind a hero with a powerful magical sword who succeeded in turning the tide against the Outsiders, thereby forcing a retreat. The Outsiders returned home to plan their next step. (Written by the Outsiders)

(No change in dice!)


Feeling the time was right, the forces of Embla decided to attack the drow in Holoth again. However, proper caution had not been taken, and the drow were alerted, firing ballistae. The attack went back and forth for quite some time, and the drow had an edge for the rest of the battle. 

A force of the Upperworlders showed up to help, but it became obvious that this was a losing battle. A drow spy was discovered amongst the Rebel troops. Before the Rebels were killed, their allies, the Upperworlders, laid down covering fire so the bulk of the forces could safely retreat from the battle. They vowed that they would be back. (Written by the Rebels)

(No change in dice!)


A small group was sent to investigate reports of a nearby cave. Delving into the cave, they found the Blade of Sun Lord Ka'teek. Triumphantly they returned to Rybalka.

As the Upperworlders ate and prayed, the Outsiders attacked in the night. Many Upperworlders fell in the initial onslaught. Responding to the attack, a hero drew forth the blade blinding the outsiders and started to counterattack. His heroism rallied the troops who began to cut down the Outsiders in droves. Mayor Igor Leonid joined the fray, slaying three Outsiders in one swing. The Outsiders sounded a retreat. The Upperworlders gave chase but the Outsiders adeptness in the dark made catching them impossible. (Written by the Upperworlders)

(No change in dice!)

 REMEMBER! The more dice unlocked in CLASH OF THE FACTIONS mini-game, the more dice you get per $10 set purchased via the add-ons. What you see above is what you actually get in each set. There is potential to advance the game up to 10 dice per faction but you must work closely with your faction to brainstorm the best course(s) of action each round of the game. 

If you'd like to join the CLASH OF THE FACTIONS but don't know how, please feel free to private message us via the Kickstarter, we'll happily set you up. 

Thanks and good luck!

Jonathan G. Nelson

AAW Games

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