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BeastlandsBy Beastlands
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BeastlandsBy Beastlands
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$605
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 4 2019 11:32 AM UTC +00:00.

About


The Beastlands Monster Manual Generator is a tool that produces hundreds of monsters in minutes. Each monster is procedurally generated by a group of rules made with code to help them make sense. The statistics, abilities, and descriptions all play a role in how the creature will act and bring immersion to the group of players.

Beastlands provides creatures that the players will have no knowledge of, It is like having the magical feeling of running into epic monsters all over again. The Dungeon Master has enough information to form an idea of how the creatures will act from the information given to weave them into the dialogue of any campaign. Providing a very neutral setting approach to Dungeons And Dragons.

 I feel like Kickstarter is a great community to make great things happen. With community interaction and feedback we can make a great system that sure to sit with roleplaying games for ages to come. What I need to make that happen is funding, and here is what that funding will go towards!

A good chunk of the prototype is finished, I have plans to add more abilities, and more descriptions. The generator makes 285 monsters spread evenly between Challenge rating 1/8th to 26 as well as the 14 monster types within minutes. I want to make this better and make tools to expand this already great scalable system. So I can provide monsters for years to come.

I also want to hire an artist to provide illustrations throughout the book and add extra flare to bring Beastlands to a whole new level. Minor detailing, illustrations for section breaks and extra pieces to help provide imagery of these generated monsters.

The stuff that needs to get done. Legal documents and legal console to help provide a stable experience for years to come. Taxes, licensing and Kickstarter fees are also a must. Here is a little breakdown on where everything is going:

The thing that is always hard for new campaigns is gaging your players, especially if they are all new faces. Some can be veterans, some might have a campaign or two under their belts, and others are bright eyed and ready to get into the game.

Other manuals are predefined, and all it takes is one player that might know a bit more than they should and it can break immersion. Meta-knowledge can be a tricky thing to handle and tough even for veteran players to pretend they don't understand how a predefined monster may or may not work.

This is where Beastlands is handy, you can integrate it with the other resources and provide an experience that your players will be talking about for months. Now everyone can come in on a blank slate whenever a Beastlands' monster is used. Each creature provided is procedurally generated without the player's knowledge, Using it by itself or with other resources to provide new and exciting experiences.

This is the current prototype for my generator with a key to explain the extra pieces I have added to the common monster template. Eventually, I will add legendary abilities and more innate abilities.

This is also kind of the starting point. I would like to add a way to display the monster's parts to give you an idea of what these creatures look like. Also, I would like to include more templates that control how each monster type is generated. Adding subtypes and templates to add to creatures to make a great mixture of creatures and abilities.

The descriptions are currently based off of the monster's type. Eventually I want to tie this to alignment and my Warbands feature that I will be adding to the book. A lot of these are things I would like to include eventually and any funding would allow me to accelerate the progress.


There are a variety of different rewards used within this Kickstarter, with the mindset of having a lot of options to help promote such an awesome project. We also have some early bird promotions going on for the first people who help support. We also have a Twitter challenge! If the Kickstarter post on Twitter has more than 250 retweets we will also be running a give away for 5 Maelstrom of Monster PDFs  with black and white prints to go with them. If that same post goes over 500 retweets, we will be giving away one color PDF.

I will be updating a graphic that shows Twitter support as the campaign continues.

Every stretch goal we hit will allow us to throw more and more quality into Beastlands! Each piece will allow us to expand how many creatures can be generated,  extra illustrations, more abilities, and descriptions that expand the monster count each time we add attributes. Eventually introducing other goals that would allow us to make procedural art for the monsters that have been generated as well as porting the system to other great roleplaying gaming systems.

Risks and challenges

Since the prototype is already done, the hard part is going to be trying to find great artists to help finish the product, the sooner the better in order to deliver these later this year! If we hit the major stretch goals, we would need to make time in order to add these extra complex parts, but with the funding, I would be able to hire help that could meet these goals in no time.

Other complications would involve finishing integrating and maintaining great performance on the website in order to deliver the finished product. As far as the generator goes, it just needs more data and balancing, the bulk of the generator is complete.

I am confident that I can deliver what I promised here, I have launched many websites and played a major role in making sure a newspaper was always on time and never missed a day. I want to take my experience and pour it into this book that would be released to everyone who helps support this Kickstarter!

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