Faerie Fire is a bestiary and supplemental expansion intended for the fifth edition of the world's most popular tabletop RPG. We wanted to explore the world of the fairy wilds in more depth--so we've made a court full of 10 wild, dangerous, and chaotic fey, and 20 new and unique monsters to add to your campaign bestiary--and an additional 20 magical items to fill your players with wonder (and avarice).
The base edition of Faerie Fire will be full-colour, hardcover, and feature approximately 104 pages of content; it will match the same dimensions as your other 5e books, so that they all line up nicely on your bookshelf.
The book is divided into two sections: the Fey Court, and the Wilds. In the Fey Court you'll meet a cast of ten strange and complicated beings: from the childlike Monarch to the mischievous Pox & Pilfer--and the mysterious, isolated Sepal, warden of the fairy prisons.
Members of the court are just as likely to turn on one another as they are to uphold any kind of order, and a player who finds themselves in the court's capricious graces could make a lot of trouble--or wind up dead.
In the Wilds, you'll encounter an even stranger collection of beings--some sentient, some not--who all operate by the fairy realm's arbitrary and downright chaotic rules. While not every creature in the book is immediately deadly (some would simply like to ask you a few questions), not one of them should be underestimated. An adventurer navigating the wilds may find themselves ensnared by the deadly Chondrofeyr--only to be rescued by their new, strange fairy familiar.
All 30 entries will come complete with beautiful, bold illustrations provided by an incredible line-up of talented artists--not to mention balanced stats, inventive mechanics, and vibrant lore for ideas on how to insert them into your own campaign.
We'll also be including a library of magical items in the book, perfect for any explorer with sticky fingers and time to sort out a curse or two. Five new weapons, five new armours, and ten new magical items--including a potions table filled with various tricks, grenades, and concoctions. In our own tabletop campaigns, we like to encourage players to think outside the box and use their magic items for roleplay as much as combat, so we've created items that we hope will give you lots of opportunities to be inventive.
Previews of some of our creature and item stats will be revealed throughout the campaign on our Tumblr or you can follow us in Twitter for details about upcoming playtesting livestreams
Faerie Fire is inspired by the neon noir aesthetic of the late 80s, with a touch of Trapper Keeper, and a spot of 90s Lisa Frank thrown in for good measure--we're calling it fairypunk. Adventurers making their way to the fairy wilds will meet creatures strange and new: some beautiful, some curious--but all of them dangerous in their own way. We also introduce the Plane of Living Light, a mysterious realm that can be skillfully manipulated by warlocks imbued with the Living Light. With magic reminiscent of neon lights and holograms, and a fey court full of glamour, the fairy wilds are filled with creatures dazzling and deadly in equal measure.
Part artbook, part bestiary, Faerie Fire is guaranteed to be a stunning addition to your bookshelf. But stay tuned: when the campaign funds, stretch goals will unlock even more monsters, new player races and subclasses, more illustrations and aesthetic upgrades, and even a module.
Faerie Fire is designed by Shannon Campbell, Dillon MacPherson, and Malcolm Wilson--professional game designers and passionate GMs from Vancouver, BC. Shannon previously served as an editor on The Underground RPG and Bones of the Coast.
Faerie Fire features a line-up of over 30 amazing artists to start--with plans for additional monsters, and talent, to join the ranks with our first two stretch goals.
In addition, artists will receive bonuses at each stretch goal, increasing their compensation for their incredible work. Our goal is to make Faerie Fire the most stunning book on your RPG shelf--and we can't do it without this incredible array of talent.
INITIAL LINE-UP - FUNDED!
Sfé R. Monster
Tessa Joyce Riecken
Art by Tuna
ARTISTS UNLOCKED AT $27,000 - FUNDED!
ARTISTS UNLOCKED AT $33,000 - FUNDED!
Shauna J. Grant
Digital Flare ($15) & Faerie Fire ($30)
Faerie Fire will exist in both a beautiful, hardcover book for your shelf, and an accessible, DRM-free PDF for your electronic devices. All physical tiers receive the PDF by default, so you can use whichever format is most convenient to you in your game.
Fey Patron ($50)
Backers wanting to show that extra bit of support will receive not only the book & digital rewards but also a limited edition postcard set featuring art exclusive to the book, as well as have their name listed in the Fey Patrons section of Faerie Fire.
Fey Fever ($120)
At this tier, you'll receive a customized square avatar for your social media drawn by one of our talented participating artists. Have yourself turned into a fey! Have your dog turned into a fey! It doesn't hurt and (probably) isn't permanent!
This tier is limited, though we'll be adding more as additional artists are unlocked at later stretch goals.
Original Commision Tiers ($250 & $350)
At these tiers, not only will you receive the Fey Patron reward, but you'll also receive an original, custom commission drawn by one of our supporting artists. Specifications can be found in the reward tiers on the right.
Our initial funding goal is set for $22,000, which will guarantee that Faerie Fire is published in full-colour hardcover, featuring 30 original, fully illustrated creatures (complete with stat blocks and lore for your campaign) and 20 new, unique magical items to mix up your combat and roleplay.
We have loads of exciting stretch goals planned.
$27,000 - More Monsters, More Art - FUNDED!
An additional ten creatures (and artists!) will be added to the book; additionally, each participating artist will be given a pay bonus reflecting their hard work and talent!
$33,000 - More More Monsters - FUNDED!
Another ten creatures will be added to the book; additionally, a second pay raise will be granted to all the participating aritsts.
$37,000 - Ultra Glam - FUNDED!
The book gains a level in glamour and style: we'll add a spot foil, spot gloss, and satin ribbon bookmark to Faerie Fire.
$43,000 - Full page illustrations - FUNDED!We'll be adding five full page illustrations to showcase some of our most exciting fey creatures, illustrated by five new artists, including Monarobot, Priya Huq, and a custom 80s-themed character sheet by Kate Leth!
$48,500 - Player options - FUNDED!
We'll add player options, with illustrations, to Faerie Fire, including three new playable races and three original player subclasses. Tap into your own fey powers with the Warlock of the Living Light!
$55,000 - Original short module
We'll create an original short module of a Fairy Ball, complete with gowns, a fey palace, and all the fey lords, ladies, and regal enbies in attendance! Including six new illustrations to help you visualize and invoke all the fey splendour we can muster!
Our initial funding goal is for $22,000, which we hope to make quickly--as you can see, we have a lot of ambitious plans for Faerie Fire and we won't rest until it's fabulous. Roughly 35% of that total goes towards the base printing costs; meanwhile, 27% goes towards the cost of reimbursing the various artists and designers collaborating on the project. An additional 24% covers the cost of shipping and fulfillment--which your shipping fees helpfully subsidize, but unfortunately don't cover all of the expenses. Finally, an additional 14% is reserved for Kickstarter fees and unexpected expenses to ensure your book arrives at its best, as guaranteed.
Risks and challenges
Faerie Fire is being developed by professional game designers who have previous experience with running successful Kickstarter campaigns. We'll be playtesting the content rigorously as the artists complete their work in order to ensure the creatures are as fun and well-balanced as possible.
We're confident that we'll meet our initial funding goal and provide you with the best book possible. However, as with any project that involves a large number of collaborators: delays do occasionally happen. We've set a fulfillment date of June 2018 to anticipate late design changes that might occur during the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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