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The Fen of the Five-Fold Maw is a thrilling swamp-themed action adventure for the Pathfinder RPG.
The Fen of the Five-Fold Maw is a thrilling swamp-themed action adventure for the Pathfinder RPG.
180 backers pledged $7,733 to help bring this project to life.

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The Fen of the Five-Fold Maw is an 80+ page action adventure for 7th level characters told in the style of early RPG adventures which we are well-known for.  It's an old-school style romp using the Pathfinder rules to their fullest to make a very challenging and fun swamp-themed adventure.

The PCs will work to save the small village of Wyverglynn from defeat at the hands of a vicious tribe of lizardmen living in the Sorrowfen Swamp.  These fanatical lizardmen venerate a dreadful hydra known as the Five-Fold Maw, a wicked creature that lives within the depths of the swamp.

The PCs will travel across roads of giant lily pads built upon the water, brave the hazards of the swamp itself, battle ferocious lizardmen and other dangerous denizens of the swamps, search for lost magics and much more in this dangerous and thrilling TPK Games adventure.

As part of the thrilling conclusion to the Fen, you'll even get to use a custom deck of swamp-themed chase cards that are included with the adventure!

Also, backing this adventure will also earn you the Rawr! II: Flame & Wrath sourcebook by TPK Games.  New options are presented for dragons themselves, including dragon barding, embedding treasure in their scales and the aberrant template, allowing dragons to have mutated colors, throwing off their hunters.  Give your dragons any of the 15 new draconic feats or 7 new traits.

What about players or monsters with draconic bloodlines?  We have you covered.  We have major and minor bloodlines for all the chromatic and metallic dragons.  There's also 90 feats to enhance your bloodline abilities!  Of course, we wouldn't let you go without giving you 5 new draconic creatures too.

Grab this awesome sourcebook now and breath new life into your dragons.  Build a paladin with the gold dragon bloodline...  Create a wyvern with the red dragon bloodline template...  Create a blue dragon with the aberrant template and look like a brass dragon...

It's time to set the world on fire...

We are taking a new approach to some of our kickstarters. This one in particular will be the first of a new “ultra-fast turnover” style.  We are dubbing it a "Quick-starter."  We have an adventure written, but need the amazing art and cartography that the adventure deserves. We want to allow our fans to drive the amount of extras this book contains, yet deliver it in the fastest manner possible. Unfortunately, any kickstarter where the publisher actually has to handle the products will add significant time to onto the timeline of pledge to delivery. We are hoping to significantly reduce that with a new strategy. We won’t handle the physical books at all.

Yeah, you read that right. Our goal here is to develop the pdf and print files in a very timely manner. Most of the work is completed at this point already, but we need to insert the art and create the final print-ready files. We’ll then send everyone a PDF of the adventure (and other electronic rewards) as soon as they are ready. Once the PDFs are approved, we’ll upload the print files and send out discount coupons to everyone so you can purchase a greatly discounted print version as reward for backing the Kickstarter.

Why do it in this manner you ask? For one, by allowing you to buy in at only a PDF level, it will cost you less up front and we can deliver the adventure in an extremely fast manner. By allowing you to order your own print books later at a discount, you are rewarded again for backing the project, get reduced shipping costs (since we don't pay for shipping twice), and you will get your books much faster, direct from the printer.

The drawback here is that we will be offering less physical rewards, but we really feel this format will be a win for everyone involved.  In addition, we've partnered with some other great Pathfinder-compatible publishers to give away a load of great PDFs as our stretch goals are accomplished.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS AND ARTISTS

Skip Twitchell - is a 30+ year veteran of RPG games, having begun with the basic box set and has loved RPG games ever since.  Skip is a contributor to the Canonfire Greyhawk (TM) fan site and an author/editor for Total Party Kill Games.

Brian Berg - is the co-founder of Total Party Kill Games and has authored numerous supplements for TPK and freelanced for a number of other RPG companies and magazines.

Terry Pavlett - is a 15+ year comic and RPG industry artist, having worked for numerous companies such as DC Comics, Image Comics, Fantasy Flight Games, White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast (to name a few).

Jacob Blackmon - is a prolific fantasy artist who has worked with nearly every Pathfinder-compatible publisher in the business.

Erik Frankhouse - is a 23 year veteran of tabletop gaming. Known for his work as a cartographer, designer and editor on Razor Coast along with other map works for Gaming Paper, Raging Swan Press and THQs Volition studio. Tie it all up with a 9 year streak of top 3 placement in the Iron GM World Championship and we have a true love of gaming.

Jeff Easley - is a legendary fantasy artist, who inspired the creative minds of many gamers across several decades.  Jeff is most well known for his work on the cover artwork for the popular series of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons hardback rulebooks of the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his artwork from the period was featured on the covers of book such as the AD&D Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master Guide, Tome of Magic, the Monstrous Manual book, and over a dozen Monstrous Compendium supplements, as well several editions of the basic D&D box. Some of his notable works include the cover art of the 1st edition incarnations of the Monster Manual, Monster Manual II, Legends & Lore, Unearthed Arcana, Oriental Adventures, and Dungeoneer's Survival Guide, as well as the 2nd edition core books (the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monstrous Manual. In addition, Jeff has done numerous cards for Magic the Gathering by Wizards of the Coast.

$3,000 – Hero Lab portfolio for all included monsters and NPCs and Bonus PDF sourcebook by Abandoned Arts: Amazing Races: The Grippli

$3,500 – Bonus PDF sourcebook by Ennead Games: Novus Draco

$4,000 – Bonus PDFs by Necromancers of the Northwest: The Secret of Herbs and Herbs of the Jungle

$4,500 –Bonus PDF sourcebooks by Tabletop Adventures – Bits of Wilderness: Into the Swamp

$5,000 - Bonus PDF adventure by Adventure-A-Week Games: A11 Wild Thing

$6,000 – Bonus PDF by Rogue Genius Games: Codex Draconis: Black Lords of the Marsh

$6500 - Bonus PDF adventure by Silver Crescent Publishing: Claws of Pelazin.

$7,000 – Bonus PDF by Scrying Eye Games - 25 page TopoTile set, Basic Terrains: Swamplands

$8,000 – Bonus PDF by Frog God Games: Against Tsathogga Adventure

HELP THIS PROJECT BY SELECTING ANY OF THESE ADD-ONS!

LAYING WASTE PRINT ($30): Grab our epic critical hit system and make your adventure even more awesome!  Add $15 for PDF only.

FEATS REFORGED I, II, III PRINT ($13 each): You'll need some extra help in the Sorrowfen, so why not get all the Pathfinder feats to level up with you as you progress!  Add $6 each for PDF only.

THE ULTIMATE GLADIATOR PRINT ($15): Try out this amazing gladiator class in the Fen!  Our Ultimate Gladiator is an alternate fighter class, built on the "talented" framework.  Try any of the eight archetypes within and lay some smack down!  Add $7 for PDF only.

SERVANTS OF SHADOW PRINT ($20): Go dark.  Play one of the five necromancy-themed races in this sourcebook.  Add $10 for PDF only.

RAWR! VOL. II: FLAME & WRATH PRINT ($20): Enhance your PCs (and monsters) with draconic feats, templates and lineages for all types of dragons!  PDF is already included to all backers of $25+.

THE REAPING STONE ADVENTURE PRINT ($25): Try this gargantuan adventure for 2nd-5th level characters.  Have your players bring extra characters...  Add $13 for PDF only.

THE BLEEDING HOLLOW ($30): This dark survival horror sandbox adventure takes players from 5th-7th level.  Do you have what it takes to be a hero or will you just be fertilizer?  Add $13 for PDF only.

TPK T-Shirt ($20): These black t-shirts are in any size up to 5XL.  Grab one with our logo, or the blood-spattered "We Kill For Fun."  

WHY BACK THIS KICKSTARTER?

1) Because you don't have a killer TPK Games swamp adventure in your repertoire yet.

2) Because of the crazy amount of PDFs you will loot for backing this as we hit our stretch goals.

3) Because this kickstarter will turn over incredibly quickly.

4) Lastly, because Brian Berg pays it forward. I take a percentage of my own earnings from Kickstarter projects and put it back into the creativity pool. I've backed everything from gaming conventions I'll never visit to starving artists (and game designers).

UGH!  I MISSED THIS AWESOME KICKSTARTER! 

Don't worry.  You can send us funds via paypal up until October 30th and we'll honor your pledge. Also, you can add funding or items in this manner.  Just message us.

COME SEE US AT GAMEHOLE CON!

Gamehole convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast.  Be there!

November 7-9th, Madison WI

Risks and challenges

This should be a very easy kickstarter to fulfill. As we are doing almost no physical rewards, they will be very easy to manage. The adventure is written and cartography is nearly complete as well. We only need the artists to turn in their work and barring an unfortunate act of god, we'll have no hangups. Should their be any issues with artists that are unable to complete their obligations, we will find suitable replacements.

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    PIRANHA BAIT - We will list the name of everyone who contributes at least five dollars or more in the credits of the Fen as a supporter!

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    QUAGMIRE EXPLORER - PDF copies of both the Fen of the Five-Fold Maw and our Rawr! II: Flame & Wrath sourcebook on dragons and draconic lineages, plus you get to loot all the bonus PDFs as they are unlocked!

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    MASTER OF THE MIRES - You’ll get the PDFs as per the PDF backer, but also get a digitally signed copy, kickstarter only version of the adventure that contains all the author’s notes. Read the adventure from the eyes of the author! Note this is a special edition, in addition to the commercial release. Plus you get to loot all the bonus PDFs as they are unlocked!

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    PRINT BOOK BACKER - As per the Master of the Mires, but you'll get the Fen adventure, the Chase Deck and Rawr II: Flame & Wrath in print (shipping included).

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    JACOB BLACKMON ART COLLECTOR - As per the Print Book backer, plus you get one of the original signed art pieces by artist Jacob Blackmon (Rogue Genius Games, Adventure-A-Week, TPK Games).

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    GAMEHOLE GURU - You'll get everything as per Master of the Mires, but also get a weekend pass to Gamehole Con (Madison WI, November 7-9th), exclusive access to the Fen of the Five-Fold Maw adventure to be run by the author at GHC, a TPK Games t-shirt, GHC t-shirt and pizza during the game. We'll also give you a print copy signed by all the authors and artists. (Please note you are responsible for travel and accommodations)

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    ULTIMATE GAMING GROUP PACKAGE – Be epic! We’ve got your entire group covered. One print copy of ‘Fen of the Five-Fold Maw,’ plus other select titles (see below), six sets of swamp-themed dice, six TPK Games t-shirts, a Reaper Bones™ Hydra and (10) lizardmen! Split the cost with your group!

    Contains: (Fen of the Five-Fold Maw, Feats Reforged I & II, Laying Waste, Servants of Shadow, The Malefactor, Rawr! II: Flame & Wrath, The Tomb of Caragthax, The Reaping Stone, Scions of Stone, The Deductionist, The Bleeding Hollow and Dwellers in Dream)

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