Join us for an adventure with Ducks Lost in the Dungeons of Doom IV: Quack Keep!
They're back! Or should I say Quack? This time Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom has gone to the ducks! More fantastic metal miniatures and a very special RPG module for YOU to explore!
This Kickstarter campaign is a collaboration between legendary game designer Jennell Jaquays and sculptor Darcy Perry, following the appearance of ducks in the previous Star Hat Miniatures Kickstarter: Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom III.
This is also an opportunity for YOU to contribute! With the Legendary Duck/Hero pledge, YOU can collaborate with us to bring new characters to the Quack Keep module and gaming table.
Torchbearer: No reward but thank you for your support.
Quack Keep PDF: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download.
Lone Duck: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download, plus 1 Duck, plus Duke Crow, Daisy Ladyhawk and Stefan Weresheep!
Duck Party: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download, plus 5 Ducks, plus Duke Crow, Daisy Ladyhawk and Stefan Weresheep!
Duck Quest: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download, plus 10 Ducks, plus Duke Crow, Daisy Ladyhawk and Stefan Weresheep!
Duck Crusade: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download, plus 20 Ducks, plus Duke Crow, Daisy Ladyhawk and Stefan Weresheep!
Duck Inn: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download AND in print! Plus The Dragon's Secret in PDF! Plus Lunos Archfey! Plus EVERY miniature in this Kickstarter! Over 30 miniatures! Plus the impressive Daffyd Platypyros!
Legendary Duck: The Quack Keep module as a PDF download AND in print! Plus The Dragon's Secret in PDF! Plus Lunos Archfey! Plus every miniature in this Kickstarter! Over 30 miniatures! Plus the impressive Daffyd Platypyros! Plus a Custom Miniature sculpted to represent your own Legendary Duck character, included in the module Quack Keep! Your character also becomes a free gift for other duck mini pledge backers!
Every 1k funding goal reached a new miniature will appear, available for you to choose as part of your pledge.
This Kickstarter will provide funds for Quack Keep - inspired by classic game adventure modules of the past but written to be more approachable for a new generation of role-players and workable with a wide range of game rules thanks to the 5th Wall Generic Rank System. It even comes with a fold-out GM screen as a cover!
The title is a nod to Quag Keep, the first novel based on a roleplaying game, published by Andre Norton in 1978 - around the same time that Jennell Jaquays began producing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Runequest modules for Judges Guild. The Caverns of Thracia and Dark Tower are both best-selling examples of her early work, both still in print after almost 40 years.
The later inspired Legendary Duck Tower and other Tales, which included a ducky-pastiche of her original Dark Tower cover. It was due to this and her work for Chaosium that Jennell Jaquays "was pretty much labeled as that designer and artist who did the ducks."
This Kickstarter will also fund the casting of metal miniatures for you to enjoy. Due to the popularity of the original five Duck Quest miniatures, these are available again along with a whole new range of web-footed heroes.
The miniatures are sculpted by Darcy Perry, a personable Kiwi from The Land Of The Long White Cloud (Aotearoa, New Zealand). The first 5 miniatures were painted by Claire vand der Goes. All miniatures are supplied unpainted.
Fifth Wall Games & Miniatures
Fifth Wall Games & Miniatures was established in 2016 by renowned adventure designer and artist, Jennell Jaquays to represent her own games and miniatures projects, often developed in collaboration with other companies or creative professionals.
Star Hat Miniatures
I have been collecting and painting miniature figurines for over 30 years - almost as long as I have been playing roleplaying games. In 2016 I began sculpting miniatures and launched my first Kickstarter: Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom!
Star Hat Miniatures was born out of that success and the help of my friends and fellow gamers; Lewis Morgan, Grant Stone, Rom Brown, Dave Hunter, Blair Keenan, Dennis Travaglia and Greg Middleton.
Are you ready for the Quack Keep!? What are you waiting for? Choose a pledge level and join the party!
Casting and shipping will be from Regal Enterprises and Star Hat Miniatures in New Zealand as well as Scotia Grendel in Scotland. You will have the option of choosing which works best for you during the Backer Pledge Survey after this Kickstarter campaign funds.
Risks and challenges
Jennell Jaquays has a long professional career as a game designer, writer and artist in a variety of mediums. The quality of her work speaks for itself. With a reputation for exceeding expectations, Quack Keep is going to be a very special adventure setting for your roleplaying group.
For the printed $25 Add-On option, I am working with a local Print House to make sure a premium quality book and GM screen/cover is produced for you to enjoy for years to come.
Many of the miniatures are already sculpted are now awaiting production. New ones will be completed during this Kickstarter. Ian and Allan Farley of Regal Enterprises (Greytown, New Zealand) are handling mould production and spin casting. I have employed their services on the previous three Kickstarters.
Elton Waters at Scotia Grendel will handle Casting and Shipping from Scotland. Both companies have been great to work with. Any issues were dealt with quickly in a professional manner with clear communication. They're awesome!
I'm also very happy with the services of NZ Post and Express Couriers Limited. For some of you, New Zealand may be a small country at the far ends of the earth (I live a stone's throw from Hobbiton). However, our creative industries and postal service are excellent.
I'm not expecting any problems with this Kickstarter campaign but if there are, I'll deal with them and keep you informed along the way. I estimate shipping out the miniatures within 3 months of funding this Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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