About this project
BR-5: Isle of the Ancients is a Fantasy Adventure Module for 6-8 players of Levels 7-9, designed for Advanced 1st or 2nd edition rules, of the first ever and most popular Fantasy Role Playing Game. BR-5 can be run as part of the Black Ridge Island Series, as a stand alone module, or can fit easily into your own campaign.
Isle of the Ancients was supposed to be a beacon of hope and unity between the races. Dwarfs were commissioned for the construction, and everything was on schedule for the first few months, and then it went quiet. Everyone assumed the worse. Months passed, the scheduled date for completion came and went, and still nothing. Those that ventured to the island reported finding nothing except an abandoned keep, or never returned at all.
Years passed, then decades, no one had the desire or means to fully explore the island. Rumors of underground caverns, treasures, magic and death surround the small island. Now only the very foolish or very brave, set their course for what awaits on this rocky island.
Isle of the Ancients is the 3rd module in the Black Ridge Island series. BR-5 was written as part of the Black Ridge Island campaign, but can easily fit into your own campaign, or run as a one off adventure.
I expect the module to be 40 pages when it is complete. I have been a DM for over 30 years, running multiple campaigns and writing my own adventures. I have run this particular module several times and it is always rated as a top adventure.
It will also be featuring the art work of the very talented Jenna Bastian.
$1 Kobold Level - Watch the fun, read the updates and then realize you want to upgrade your pledge to a higher reward tier.
$15 Goblin Level - Receive a Hi-Res PDF Copy of Isle of the Ancients.
$20 Orc Chieftain Level - You receive one of the first prints hot off the press. The lucky few who get one of these, will have it numbered, signed and delivered into your hands.
$20 Orc Level - You receive a a printed copy of BR5: Isle of the Ancients delivered anywhere in the world.
$35 Goblin Shaman Level - Receive a Hi-Res PDF Copy of all three Black Ridge Island Modules. BR1-3, BR 4, and BR5
$40 Ogre Level - You receive two copies of BR5: Isle of the Ancients. One signed for your collection and one for use.
$50 Giant Level - You receive the complete Black Ridge Island series of modules released to date.
- BR 1-3: The Adventures on Black Ridge Island
- BR 4: Oh Rats!!!
- BR 5: Isle of the Ancients
(see more details on BR1-3 and BR4 below)
$80 Dragon Level - You receive the full Horde. Two complete sets of the Black Ridge Island series released to date. One set signed and the other set of three modules to use.
$100 Peddler Level - Own a store and want to stock this item. Receive 10 copies of BR 5: Isle of the Ancients ready to sell.
$280 Merchant Level - Own a store and want the complete Black Ridge Island series for your stock. Receive 10 copies of each module in the series. That is 30 Modules to put on your shelves.
Here are the first few to start. I will keep going as long as you do.
FUNDED!! We made it, the Module will be completed and I have all of you guys to thank for it. Now let's go hit some of those real stretch goals.
Maps Upgrade!! I make good maps, but I will lay out the money, at no extra cost to you, for quality professional maps.
Bigger!! What's better than a 40 page module. A 44 page module. I already have the expansion laid out and ready to go into full production.
Mega!! We will double the expansion and increase the module to 48 pages. More rooms, more art, more treasure, more everything.
5th Edition!! $10K gets 5th edition. I know a lot of fantasy role-players are into the new 5th edition, so I will create a new reward level for players wanting a copy of BR5 in the latest version.
BR 1-3: The Adventures of Black Ridge Island
This 40 page module is a compilation of 3 mini-dungeons.
BR 1: Adventurers Wanted is designed for 6-8 characters of level 1-2 and is always my introductory module for all my campaigns.
BR 2: Xvarts - Silent but Deadly is the follow up module to BR1, designed for players level 2-3.
BR 3: Revenge is Best Served Cold is the follow up module for player characters of level 3-4.
BR 4: Oh Rats!!
BR 4 is a 40 page module that can be run as a standalone module or as a follow up to BR 1-3. It is designed for 6-8 characters of levels 5-8. This booklet also provides a sandbox skeleton of an entire city of Vermin that the players can return to again and again. There are new monsters, spells, skills, potions, weapons, and more.
Risks and challenges
There is almost no risk at all unless we sell a million or more, then there might be some delay, but I am willing to take on that challenge. Otherwise I do not see any real chance for any delays. All the preliminary work is done, the art is almost finished, and the printer is lined up and ready to start production.
I have published 3 other modules before this one, so I am very familiar with the process, and do not expect any surprises. I have also run 2 successful Kickstarters before this one.
My first project was Ultimate Dinosaur Fighting, a Deluxe board game that used 3 artists, a sculptor, miniatures, 3 publishers, and I still finished production on time. And I have already begun delivery ahead of schedule.
My 2nd Kickstarter was Engineers Excuse Dice. This was a huge success that raised over $30,000 with over 2,000 backers. These were produced and delivery has begun with them, on time.
I look forward to completing this project, with the same efficiency and quality that I put forward in my first two projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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