This is the third expansion to the Castle of the Mad Archmage megadungeon adventure. In this adventure, the characters are catapulted to a parallel dimension called Musicland where musical instruments are alive, people speak in musical notes, and the King of Instruments produces melodies that embody the Platonic ideal of music itself.
Not only will the adventurers need to navigate this strange and deadly place, but they will need to figure out a way home, as well. But where there is great peril, there is always promise of great reward, and treasures both mundane and magical await those who enter Musicland.
This Kickstarter will be used to fund art and editing for the adventure. In addition to the PDF version, there will be a limited edition hand-produced print version in a very limited numbered edition of 100 numbered and signed copies, exclusive to this Kickstarter, which will never, ever, be produced again. This is a truly unique opportunity to get a bit of OSR gaming history.
The adventure will be designed using the Adventures Dark and Deep rules, but will be compatible with most other old-school rules systems, 1E, etc.
The original Castle of the Mad Archmage has more than thirteen levels and over 1,500 keyed encounters of perils, monsters, traps, and treasure to bedevil your players. There are levels of warring humanoids, the deadly Arena, ancient artifacts, lost temples, portals to other worlds, and the ultimate secret of the dungeons... the Mad Archmage himself. And now it's getting even bigger!
One of our fans has suggested that we set a stretch goal to come out with a print edition of one of our earlier adventures, Bitterbark's Circus. The Circus is a mirthfully malevolent place, and can also be used as an expansion for Castle of the Mad Archmage (Level 11, Area 34, for those keeping track). Up until now, it's only been available in pdf format.
However, if we break $4,500 on this Kickstarter, making a print version of the adventure will be bumped to the top of the priority list, and will almost certainly be available by the time Musicland is.
Backers of this Kickstarter at any level will receive a coupon for a 25% discount on the print version of Bitterbark's Circus if we hit the stretch goal (and all print versions include the pdf, too!).
Risks and challenges
This will be my fourth Kickstarter campaign; my first three delivered as expected. My track record argues against any issues with completion and delivery.
The most likely risk is a delay in receiving the artwork. This would only cause a delay in completion. A worst case scenario would result in commissioning new artists, which would again only indicate a delay. The finished product itself would not be in jeopardy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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