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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 3 2017 5:59 AM UTC +00:00
$2,763
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
74
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 3 2017 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

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Announcement: For the duration of the Kickstarter, all previous campaign content will be on sale on the Atom Switch web store. Profits from these sales will be counted toward reaching any available stretch goals once the main goal is reached!

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Farador's Folly Overview

The Adventurer’s Tome: Farador’s Folly is an open-world, multi-region, system-neutral campaign world designed for use in InfinitasDM.

Crafted to work fluidly with any fantasy themed Pen and Paper RPG rule set (such as D&D, Pathfinder, etc) and created from scratch for use in InfinitasDM, this mighty landmass serves as the primary world space (along with 2 additional micro-worlds/planes), featuring 4-6* separate regions, 5-8* major cities, and 9 different peoples, each distinct in their societal structure, native races, history, and problems.

(*Two regions and their associated cities and quests will be added if their stretch goals are reached)

Although magic use and technology vary from region to region, the upper and lower limits still fall roughly between High Fantasy and Swords and Sorcery. Still, the world could be easily adapted to any setting that can accommodate classic fantasy races.

With a plethora of interweaving sub quests and one primary quest for each region that culminates in an epic overarching story there is a massive amount of content to explore.

Designed around open-world gameplay, your players can start within any region and discover locations, quests, and NPCs at will. Smaller quests help guide the players toward larger ones, connecting to each other through a web of of both apparent and unexpected events.

You can read more about the scope of the Adventurer's Tome content in Backer Update #3.

What's InfinitasDM?

InfinitasDM is a digital tabletop app designed to bring the power and convenience of tools like digital maps, fog of war, document storage and management, and map-based links to documents and other maps directly to your physical table. 

It also features a Player's View that casts a curated version of the Map View to a secondary display, allowing players to follow along and enjoy these benefits as well as enabling more natural, visual exploration of your worlds. You can learn more about InfinitasDM on our website here.

Successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2016, our campaign was completed on budget and on time with regular public updates to keep everyone in the loop during and after development. 

Ripples of The Past

(For the complete Farador Lands creation myth see our Backer Update #2!)

The first race of evil beings, spread from the Titan Anhkotash's remains at the end of the 1st age, were largely beaten back by the burgeoning races of the Farador Lands, settling in the swamps, caves, and hovels of the Golgolath Wastelands. The greatest of these threats laid dormant however, hidden away. Out of sight and out of mind.

Slowly, it has gained power and influence and now seeks to use it to claim the lands, restoring the horror and destruction of the Titan's great battle of so many centuries ago.

With his rising influence, the demon spawn Tevorrask has begun his assault on the living world. Sending ancient beasts, stoking the flames of past hatred, and seeding the holiest of sites with foul darkness, a plot has been hatched to send the farador lands back into chaos. 

With danger spreading from all corners of the world, it will take a heroic group to find the connection between these evil deeds, stop the wicked plot, and unite the estranged peoples of the land to stand up and defeat this supreme monster.

A Tour Of The Lands

Farador Lands (Click for Full Size Image, artwork not final)
Farador Lands (Click for Full Size Image, artwork not final)

 

 Region: The Dry Plains of Angobask

Angobask, the desert plains of Farador. This wide expanse of arid sands and dusty crags in the South turn to tall grassed plains in the Northern boundaries of the region. The Quiet but welcoming people of Torvall are contrasted by their secretive and mystical Ur-Haavak brethren to the south. 

Recently, strange attacks have been plaguing the outlying homes of both peoples. Always accompanied by a series of tremors, citizens fear for their safety as the attacks grow bolder each day. Some say the attacks come from the great worms of the Kagmar Dunes, long shut off from the plains by the Red Dragon Tepui. Local superstition warns of the hobgoblins and angry spirits of the Underdark, seeping out from the hidden caves of the Tepui themselves, unsealing once closed passages to allow and provoke these attacks.

Region: The Great Forest

The center of the continent is dominated by an immense band of woodlands known as The Great Forest. Split into thirds by the Darkwater and Elfstear rivers these woods are the ancient home of the Elves.

In the North are the dark, twisted brambles of Dingurth Eryn. Once a place of worship, these woods have been tainted by an evil air and foul creatures. Too long have the once-holy lands of the Darkwood been enrobed in darkness. The time has come to cleanse the land and restore the ruined temple within, but it will take cooperation from the estranged kin of both great Elvish cities to make it happen.

(Stretch Goal 1) The Golgolath Wastes

Past the winding range of the Great Serpent Mountains and reaching to the Eastern coast are the Golgolath Wastes. These scorched lands reek of death and decay. From the Lizardfolk’s swamps in the South to the Half-Orc capital Girrushaak Castle, these desolate lands are home to Farador's lesser loved children.

The evil force that has risen in the Deadwoods seeks to make war between the U’Ra-Shaak Half Orcs and Za’Rahk Tean Lizardfolk. Through kidnapping, murder, and subterfuge a foul plot has been hatched to goad these two groups into the kind of barbaric behaviors the other lands have long misplaced upon them.

(Stretch Goal 2) The Frozen Northlands of Fallarhorn

For the first time in over 500 years, the Winter Throne sits empty as the heirless King Roetalstaag was found dead at the throne. Having outlived his wife and only child the kingdom is left leaderless.

In the wake of this tragedy an ages old conflict, once sparking a brutal civil war, has been rekindled. The evil rising in the woodlands and plains has caused some to re-examine beliefs in the elder gods they once cast away. All the while as people bicker and battle over who should be fit to rule - a believer of the modern ways, or of those long lost - a throng of evil creatures is assembling, ready to march from the bleeding pits and conquer the weakened lands.

Mini World: Grimdagh Underdark

Grimdagh, the Underdark, a world beneath a world. Tales and rumors of the Underdark date back at least as far as the Second Age. Usually told as bedtime stories to frighten children and keep them from misbehaving, the Underdark is regarded as a place of mischievous gremlins and restless spirits that exists far below the sunlit world above.

These hidden lands have their own problems though; for the first time in 500 years a night stalker has emerged in the glowing fields. Unable to match its might, the denizens of the Underdark risk starvation if access cannot be restored to this bountiful place of harvest. 

Realm Of Death

Sal Daudum, the Hall of The Dead, the final resting place for the souls of departed Farador peoples of all races and creeds. Though each one may find it differently, all souls eventually make their way to the same place. This is the home of The Waystation of Hevkorask Bal, and the Lord of Death himself. 

What purpose could the land of the dead hold for the living? Some say that the darkness besieging the lands has taken refuge in this shadowed realm. Others cry that only Death can save them from this plight, perhaps more literally than they they even know. 

Content Quality Examples

A Sample of Existing Campaign Quality
A Sample of Existing Campaign Quality

The style and execution of this campaign content will be similar to that from The Adventurer's Kit and Teeth of The Bloodwolf. That means plenty of illustrated maps, well laid out reference documents, and a thick web of interconnecting quests, characters, and plot lines.

Rewards

At $35 you get the complete Adventurer's Tome content. That includes any additional content that goes with it, like a Quest Guide pdf, any additional illustrations, and all of the map images as .jpgs so you can use them separately in your own campaigns. 

With a release price of $50, that's a $15 less than retail.

For $60 you get all of the above, plus both of the previously created campaigns and all of their related content. That means the Teeth of The Bloodwolf story driven mini-campaign (plus it's game master's guide pdf, and 9 map images) and the Adventurer's Kit, an open world campaign area that includes a complete town, the surrounding woods, and a 2 level dungeon (plus it's quest guide pdf, "telam map guide" print-sized image, and all 21 map images).

All together, a $90 value.

For $80 you get both of the previous tier's content, plus an InfinitasDM T-Shirt. Backers will get to vote between the previous IDM shirt design or a new design! Shipping to USA is included, +$10 for all other countries.

A $110 value.

Stretch Goals

Rather than reveal the stretch goals as we go along, I'm going to start out with the whole kit and kaboodle. The first two stretch goals expand on the existing content, adding up to two additional complete regions, along with the major quest, minor quests, NPCs, Location maps and everything else that goes with it.

Beyond that comes the big stuff. InfinitasDM upgrades. If we can go above and beyond the development costs of the campaign content, the rest of the funding will go into new features and upgrades for InfinitasDM!

Development of these features will be able to run alongside the Adventurer's Tome creation, so it will not add any additional development time to the 5 month timeline we would be at with both region expansion stretch goals.

Budget

As with all Kickstarter projects, 10% will get shaved off the top for Kickstarter and payment processing fees. Unlike our last project, unless the last few stretch goals are reached, this project will not require any additional staff. That means that really unlike the last project, I would actually get paid for my Atom Switch development time!

Since I'll be able to distribute the campaign contents through our store at https://store.atomswitch.com , the only other campaign cost will be t-shirt printing and shipping. The process for both of which was tested and streamlined in our last campaign.

Why Kickstarter?

Up until now, I have been working my regular full time job as a videogame artist to pay my own bills as well as the operating expenses of the company. This would be a huge help, allowing me to drop down to one full time job - just working for Atom Switch. That means that not only will it be easier (and less stressful) to complete this content, but it means I'll be able to devote more time to InfintasDM as well.

Risks and challenges

After a fantastic Kickstarter Campaign to fund InfinitasDM in 2016, I can confidently say that there is very little risk in creating and completing this content as expected and on time just as we did for our Kickstarter campaign for InfinitasDM.

With the software completed and two campaigns already made specifically for this platform, I have a firm understanding of the workload needed to get this project done, as well as a talented programmer lined up should stretch goals enable us to add additional features to the app!

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