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Corpus Malicious is a 400-page codex of evil supplement for DND 5th Edition with content for both players and Dungeon Masters
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Yes, we have a demo booklet that has 50 pages of content in it. The good thing is, it is only a glimpse of how much you will have in Corpus Malicious!

Here is the new demo booklet for Mindabar - The City of Malice!

You can download  the demo booklets by clicking this link

Sample page of the demo booklet

By backing us now, you will help the development of Corpus Malicious. We will make this possible thanks to you! Additionally, you can take advantage of the generous pricing and additional content we have for our backers specifically. When our Stretch Goal opens, you can also pledge for our special collector’s edition which has its cover made of (synthetic) leather.

In Dungeons and Dragons, stories and adventures are often depicted in black and white. Also, evil is often seen as evil, without looking at the reasons behind it. As Dream Realm Storytellers, we believe in the power of lore for much deeper stories and campaigns. So in Corpus Malicious, we will provide a lot of information about nature, reasons, and acts of evil.

The rules of degeneration will provide gifts and curses that will add meaning to the corruption of evil.

  • Rotten essence makes the character more undead-like and unfeeling while providing advantages in necromancy and aspects of death.
  • Foul essence makes the character more fiendish while providing favors from devils and demons.
  • Maddening essence makes the character lose its mind to the truth of the Far Realm, but also provide the eternal insights of it.
  • Desecrating essence is the character’s inner, pure evilness manifested to the outside but increasing the character's means of self-preservation or evil agendas. 

In addition to the rules of degeneration, you will have rules for vampirism, lycanthropy, making sacrifices and an economy for soul trade.

  • You can create or become a vampire or werewolf, exploring much more depth of being one than what is given in D&D.
  • Sacrifices are an important aspect of evil. Both players and Dungeon Masters can use the rules for sacrifice to add both mechanics and flavor to their game.
  • Soul trade is a common practice of demons and devils but it is left abstract in D&D, the economy of soul trade will add vast detail for this economy.

Corpus Malicious has pages and pages of archetypes for every class in Dungeons and Dragons. The number of archetypes we have is even larger than that of the core books! Each archetype has the theme and flavors for unique, dark approaches to D&D classes. For example, you can be a dark templar, a paladin that is devoted to a dark god from the beginning. Or you can be a warlock who dominates devils and demons rather than obeying them as patrons.

Fallen Angel - Remnant

You will be able to create your character with uncommon and interesting races, which can be plot materials or quest hooks even on their own. For example, with fallen angel race you can experience what it is like to literally fall from grace, and start a new life with your lessened angelic abilities. With remnant, you can experience shades of undeath by being a character who has died at some point in life but somehow refused to pass away.

Cultist

We are designing backgrounds that are especially suitable for evil or antihero characters. For example, murderer provides the depths of a past-time, or serial murderer, with different reasons, goals, or flaws. Cultist background provides the depths of how a character joined a cult, what are the thoughts, and what are the flaws regarding the viewpoint of the cult.

There are many monsters of demon, devil, undead, abomination origins. There are also monsters of horror from folk myths and legends. Each monster has its own background that can fit multiple settings and a detailed description about its lore.

Book of Tainted Mind

Magical items are not just tools for greater success, they have their own character! Magical items in Corpus Malicious comes in various forms. All of them have a flavor and theme suitable for an aspect of evil. They have their own stories as well, which you can use as a hook or lore in your adventures or campaigns.

Spears of Vengeance - Art by Gökhan Kahraman

You will discover mysterious, eccentric, and often wicked and frightening cults with Corpus Malicious. All the cults have their methods of initiation, known agendas, secret agendas, and possible relationships.

In your campaigns, you will be able to use many villains that have unique characteristics and themes. You will also realize that even a common villain such as an orc can have much depth in it, as well as much more potential for dread.

For adding more occult, flavor, and tactics to your spellcaster characters or villains, WE HAVE 100 NEW SPELLS and RITUALS!

Delve into spells that are too wicked for respectable guilds of magic to acknowledge. You will also learn forbidden rituals that provide great rewards but take dire sacrifices.

Also for more wickedness, we have 15 NEW FEATS in new player options! AND MORE!

Mindabar is an evil setting that provides detailed lore about a cursed, cosmopolitan city. Dungeon masters can find everything they need: buildings, NPCs, inns, special days, traditions, culture, art, and even food. With all the lore, it is possible to design a campaign that takes place only in Mindabar.

The first draft of the map

The book will be softcover and around 70 pages long.

When our Mountain of Skulls $42,500 Stretch Goal passes, Skull Collector’s Edition will be available among the pledges.

By making this pledge, you will get the leather edition of the book, DM Screen, and all 5 encounter map addons. 

Here is our main artists, Özge Güngör, Muhammet Feyyaz

We are working with very talented artists from Turkey and abroad. We can say that half of the 400-page book will have beautiful illustrations. This means around 200

Corpus Malicious Cover Art by Jon Elliott
Mindabar - The City of Malice Cover Art by Ömer Tunç

You will have quality artwork for every two pages! This is a ratio that is only common for big studios.

We want to do much more with Corpus Malicious, adding dozens of new content to the book including new archetypes, monsters, items, spells, villains and more. We are even planning 2 small expansions to the Corpus lore! 

On top of all this, we have even greater plans for our last stretch goals! They will be chosen by you from a poll of alternatives.

We can make this happen with YOU! Here is our list of Stretch Goals, we will be waiting very excitedly to see them unlocked.

We will be able to continue working on Corpus Malicious and Mindabar to deliver you this great supplement!

Artwork in Corpus Malicious will become even better, with more artwork and higher quality of the arts!

We will be able to print Corpus Malicious GM Screen and 5 A2 sized Encounter Maps that you can add to your pledge!

  • We will add 10 more FEATS to specialize your character even more. 
  • We will add 5 additional BACKGROUNDS to add more variety to your character’s role play.
  • We will add an additional RACE with a unique flavor and suitable traits for a dark game. 
  • We will add 5 additional CULTS that you can use against your players or join them as a character.

You will have the special, exclusive leather-covered version of Corpus Malicious available, with the GM Screen and Dungeon add-ons in Skull Collector’s Edition pledge!

We will add 25 more MAGIC ITEMS to our book. Each item has its own story and unique method for evil. Yet be careful, some of them might have a curse on them!

We will add 10 more VILLAINS to Corpus Malicious. As a Dungeon Master, you will have an even larger pool of bosses to challenge your players!

We will add 15 additional MONSTERS to our book. These monsters are various types of demons, devils, undead, or aberrations. 

Some of them are horrific legends from real folk myths and tales.

We will add 5 more ARCHETYPES to Corpus Malicious. Each of our archetypes has a different focus on D&D classes’ themes that suit evil characters or a dark campaign

We will create the first expansion for Corpus Malicious, Tome of Forbidden Magic. The tome will have dozens of new spells and unique rituals. Moreover, we will update our chapter arts to masterpieces with a lot of detail and excellent composition.

Add-ons can be added to any reward. You can increase the pledge by the amount of your chosen Add-on when you pledge, or by adjusting the pledge amount through “Manage my pledge”

Add-ons can also be managed after the Campaign ends, through BackerKit survey.

How Do Kickstarter Add Ons Work?

While we are working for Corpus Malicious, some of the websites released news about the project and demo booklet. Also, we recorded a podcast with Table Top Babble which will release soon!

Here are the links.

Geeknative.com
Tabletop Gaming News
Here is an interview with A Pawn's Perspective
Tabletop Games Uk

 When you unlocked social goals, there will be some surprises for you folks!

 Please find the pinned post (which is at the top) for sharing and retweeting: 

Corpus Malicious and Mindabar will be delivered in a year from the campaign’s end, which is October 2020. We will first deliver the fully laid out PDFs, in which you will have the chance to check out and provide feedback and suggestions before the final version.

We will collect the shipping costs of your fulfillment via Backer Kit towards the end of the book’s development. We will provide the PDFs of the books while we begin the printing process at the end of our development time.

After our first campaign, we learned a lot and we believe that it has increased our confidence and capacity in this project.

The PDFs of Corpus Malicious and Mindabar - The City of Malice will be fulfilled by DrivethruRPG.

This is the average shipping price of Corpus Malicious for Europe and Rest of the World, if your country is usually cheaper or more expensive than your region’s average, you can expect a change in your shipping cost accordingly.

Risks and challenges

We are working with the experience and relationships we gathered from producing Svilland Campaign Setting. We can say that we passed a huge learning curve while developing the book of our previous Kickstarter campaign. Because of this, our development time can actually be shorter than what we suggest in Our Schedule!

We have printing and fulfillment companies that we work for some time now as partners. Still, we also have other alternatives if any problems occur in printing or shipping with our other partners.

We have observed considerable cost increases (when hundreds of backers considered) in shipping throughout the year, so we cannot risk providing you an exact shipping cost in the pledges. We will overcome this risk by collecting the shipping costs from you towards the end of the development. Still, the shipping costs will not be quite different from what we have listed.

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    Includes Corpus Malicious in leather cover, Mindabar in print, DM Screen and the Dungeon Pack of the 5 encounter maps!

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    • Mindabar - The City of Malice in softcover
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    Pledge today and get both of the books in print and in PDF with 20% discount from Kickstarter pledge!

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    Antagonist

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    Create your own low-level NPC for our book!
    You get the Corpus Malicious in hardcover (leather cover if the stretch goal unlocks) and Mindabar in softcover, as well as their PDFs.

    In our pledge manager after the campaign, you can choose to have your NPC drawn with the briefing you provide (even perhaps your face) for $21.

    You will also have the Dungeon Master's Screen and 5 maps Dungeon Pack add-ons when they unlock!

    Includes:
    • 1-7 level NPC with 2 pages of content in Corpus Malicious
    • Corpus Malicious in hardcover
    • Mindabar - The City of Malice in softcover
    • Corpus Malicious in PDF format
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    Villain

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    Create your own mid-high-level NPC for our book!
    You get the Corpus Malicious in hardcover (leather cover if the stretch goal unlocks) and Mindabar in softcover, as well as their PDFs.

    In our pledge manager after the campaign, you can choose to have your NPC drawn with the briefing you provide (even perhaps your face) for $21.

    You will also have the Dungeon Master's Screen and 5 maps Dungeon Pack add-ons when they unlock!

    Includes:
    • 10-16 level NPC with 2 pages of content in Corpus Malicious
    • Corpus Malicious in hardcover
    • Mindabar - The City of Malice in softcover
    • Corpus Malicious in PDF format
    • Mindabar - The City of Malice in PDF format
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    Dark Monarch

    Approximately $666

    Create your own CR 21 dark monarch that will bring havoc to those who oppose you! You will have 6 pages in Corpus Malicious to talk about your dark monarch, its cult or princedom, or other things significant about it.

    You get the Corpus Malicious in hardcover (leather cover if the stretch goal unlocks) and Mindabar in softcover, as well as their PDFs.

    Your dark monarch's art will be drawn according to your briefing (even your face perhaps) in high-quality artwork.

    You will also have the Dungeon Master's Screen and 5 maps Dungeon Pack add-ons when they unlock!

    Includes:
    • 21 CR Dark Monarch with 6 pages of content in Corpus Malicious
    • Corpus Malicious in hardcover
    • Mindabar - The City of Malice in softcover
    • Corpus Malicious in PDF format
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