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Compelling 5th Edition Challenges For CR1 to CR5
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One thing we can all agree on as DMs, is that the more time invested in planning your session, the more fun everyone is going to have. Published adventure modules have hundreds of man-hours invested into them; crafting an adventure, the npcs, the treasure and so on. My problem is that I’m a compulsively creative person. I’m an artist and an author and a nerd. I love DMing BECAUSE of the freedom to invent my own adventures. So yeah, it is a huge investment of time BUT I’m at a stage of life now where that’s okay. I’m passionate about it and, as you know, when you pursue your passions, that’s when you will create the most amazing things in your life.

 You'll get the full PDF of the book in spread format. Fully linked and bookmarked for easy navigation. The PDF is included with all reward levels.

 You will get the beautiful hardcover book with all the exclusive Kickstarter content and the handy PDF.

You'll get this beautiful book plus the 5 STAR rated Call To Adventure hardcover book of backgrounds for 5e. PLUS the PDFs for both books!

Get this beautiful hardcover book for yourself and one for a friend! Includes the hyperlinked and bookmarked PDF of the book. 

You will be recognized as a contributor on a special page of the book. Your copy of the book will be signed by author and illustrator, Jerry Joe Seltzer.  You will, of course, also get the fully linked and bookmarked PDF as well.

You will single-handedly make the book longer by adding one of the following encounters.  Includes an autographed copy of the book, contributor credit on a special page, and the PDF!

A) A drinking game at the tavern turns into a whodunit murder mystery.

B) An eclipse turns day to night and awakens a nocturnal terror.

C) As impartial spectators, the party is asked to decide the case.

D) The party awakes to find an extra person asleep in their camp.

E) They must act quickly or be buried by an avalanche.

F) Monks wave the party over for a friendly game of wall ball.

G) It's mating season for a rare species and the local druid is on edge.

H) They made camp on a sacred site and wake to find angry locals.

I) Oh wait, these aren't rocks we're walking on! Everyone step carefully!

J) A disgruntled familiar seeks sanctuary from his abusive master.

Your favorite character will be drawn by Jerry Joe Seltzer and included in the book! You will get a digital file of the illustration as well as an autographed book and the PDF.



Stretch Goals

We might reach the following stretch goals if you spread word of this project to fellow DMs on Facebook groups, Reddit, and elsewhere. 

A simple shopping trip can unexpectedly become a formidable test of the party's abilities. Perhaps that peddler has more in store than just his wares. The clerk at the store in town cannot sell you what you want because his vault is locked and he lost the key. The best deal in town may be more than you bargained for.

An easily referenced index will allow you to quickly choose an encounter by the type of terrain, the season, urban or wilderness, traveling the road or resting in camp, day or night.

Getting from dock A to dock B is rarely as straightforward as it seems. Danger lurks below the water line but also in the cargo of other passengers. When fleeing isn't an option, quick wits may be key to surviving. 

Overlooked and underused skill proficiencies have been consciously utilized throughout the book. A quick reference guide will point you to the encounters that make the most of your players' neglected backgrounds.

It's as easy as falling off a horse! Sometimes you have to push your mount in challenging ways or perform other skills while staying in the saddle. Will your players be able to finish the race?

At this level of success, the contributor copies will come with a dustjacket. AND that dustjacket will be sturdy enough to stand up on its own and act as a DM screen. This particular DM screen puts all your usual quick references at your fingertips but also includes a treasure trove of narrative aids. It is built for those DMs who like to conjure images in their players' imaginations using the power of words.

Extreme acts of nature bring out the best in people, both real and imagined. Imagine combat while wading through chest-high snow drifts, or resisting gale-force winds, or getting swept away by a flash flood.


Add Ons

With any reward level, you will have the option of adding the 5 Star rated Call To Adventure book of backgrounds, also written and illustrated by Jerry Joe Seltzer, for only $19 (hardcover) or $9 (paperback.


Legal 

This campaign is being published for 5th Edition through the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, under the terms and conditions set forth in the System Reference Document 5.1 as provided by Wizards of the Coast.

All content from the System Reference Document 5.1 is Open Game Content as described in Section 1(d) of the License. No portion of this work other than the material designated as Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without permission.

Risks and challenges

As an experienced book publisher, I do not foresee any risks or challenges in bringing this project to completion in a timely fashion.

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    d20: Make The Book Longer +Book +PDF

    You will single-handedly make the book longer by adding one of the following encounters.
    Includes an autographed copy of the book, contributor credit on a special page, and the PDF!

    A) A drinking game at the tavern turns into a whodunit murder mystery.
    B) An eclipse turns day to night and awakens a nocturnal terror.
    C) As impartial spectators, the party is asked to decide the case.
    D) The party awakes to find an extra person asleep in their camp.
    E) They must act quickly or be buried by an avalanche.
    F) Monks wave the party over for a friendly game of wall ball.
    G) It's mating season for a rare species and the local druid is on edge.
    H) They made camp on a sacred site and wake to find angry locals.
    I) Oh wait, these aren't rocks we're walking on! Everyone step carefully!
    J) A disgruntled familiar seeks sanctuary from his abusive master.

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