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A non-linear adventure in the classic Sandbox style where the party opposes the efforts of followers of a Lovecraftian Old God
A non-linear adventure in the classic Sandbox style where the party opposes the efforts of followers of a Lovecraftian Old God
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The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil is an adventure for three to seven characters between levels four and six. It is designed for use with Fifth Edition and OSR versions of Gary and Dave’s RPG. It can be adapted to any fantasy RPG.

The Premise

The small town of Boldon, and its surrounding villages, are afraid. Dozens of people are missing, some speculate lost to some nefarious purpose. Tales of an evil temple and the horrible things within circulate. The few who know the legends and history of the region are beginning to think the dark times have returned, not seen since the fall of the first age of man. People are beginning to feel the icy fingers of fear closing in. Upon arrival, the party encounters a broken man, a homeless drunkard prone to incessant rambling. This inspires an investigation into the stories of a lost temple. Has it been rediscovered by men seduced by its forgotten evil? The drunkard’s tale leads to others who might help the party discover more before they face The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil.

Cyne, Hastur's servant, and the party's target
Cyne, Hastur's servant, and the party's target
Dark Naga Adventures: Awesome is in our DNA!
Dark Naga Adventures: Awesome is in our DNA!

Who is Dark Naga Adventures? Why should you trust them? 

Dark Naga Adventures is my company. It exists to create and publish adventures that are a combination of the classic sandbox adventures of the early days of the hobby combined with modern features. 

I have probably written 30 adventures in my life, about a dozen worlds. This is the first one that I wrote for commercial release. Several others are planned, including four sequels to this one. 

As a young company, I am very motivated to produce a great product and to leverage everything I have learned from participating in a number of Kickstarter campaigns. As a one person shop, the buck stops with me. Art, cartography, editing are all being done by top notch freelancers. 

Expect regular updates and as much transparency as we all can handle. 

An old man and his daughter attacked by ruffians
An old man and his daughter attacked by ruffians
  • Saddle-Stitched 32+ page adventure
  • Detached color cover with classic blue maps on the interior
  • 4 half page maps (maybe more)
  • 4 pages of art (maybe more)
Not the guys you want to meet in a dark alley
Not the guys you want to meet in a dark alley

$1 Support Naga - You want to keep an eye on things, and you want to be in the loop. Maybe you want to consider supporting a higher reward level as things progress. Well, for $1 you get that along with sincere gratitude from the Dark Naga.

$10 Digital Naga - You will receive a digital copy of the adventure, The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil, in PDF form suitable for printing, and all digital media devices.

$25 Print Naga - You will receive both a physical and a digital copy of the adventure, The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil. Additionally, this level includes all digital and physical stretch goals. Print products are bagged by the printer, and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

$50 Collector Naga - You will receive two physical and one digital copy of the adventure, The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil. (One physical copy for the archive and one for the table) Additionally, this level includes all digital and physical stretch goals. Print products are bagged by the printer, and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

$100 Involved Naga (Limited) - You will receive the rewards of a Print Naga and enjoy limited participation by naming and describing an NPC (subject to Head Naga final approval). Print products are bagged by the printer, and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

$200 Committed Naga (Limited) - You will receive the rewards of an Involved Naga and take a few steps further by having the NPC you helped develop crystallized with a B&W drawing. The art blends the description with your likeness (or a likeness of someone you want to immortalize). There are some Terms and Conditions on this item. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me via PM, and we can discuss offline.

$300 Apprentice Naga (Limited) -  You will receive the rewards of a Committed Naga and also enjoy the option of having me run the adventure for you. This can be online, or at a convention I attend. Convention schedule will be communicated privately. The adventure will be run over a total of 8 hours, and over at least 2 sessions. All rewards other than running the adventure will be fulfilled with the other backer levels.

These guys are the welcome committee
These guys are the welcome committee

Extra Digital Copies

Add $10 per digital copy you wish to gift to your favorite DM

Extra Print Copies

Add $25 per additional copy

Extra Dice (When unlocked)

$2 per die.

Art

The art you love, professionally printed on archival quality paper.

$15 per print

The prints will be on matte archival paper, 230 gsm, 9.5mil. I will contact you to identify which print(s) you add and confirm it. These prints will look great. I am ordering a full set for myself to use as visual aids when I run the adventure.

Pinto's Captain of the Watch, Vyncis
Pinto's Captain of the Watch, Vyncis

Important Note About Shipping:

Shipping and Handling: Shipping charges will be invoiced just prior to fulfillment. Only the shipping cost will be invoiced. Transparency is important to me. We have opted to charge separately for shipping as part of our effort to provide individual backers with the best value. Every package WILL have the final postage fee printed on the label for verification. A tracking number will be provided when the reward ships. Estimated shipping costs are exactly that - estimates. The final weight of product is undetermined but most rewards are expected to weigh less than 1 lb.

International: International orders will be invoiced at actual postage cost as well. International postage requires customs forms. We are required by law to disclose the pledge amount on these forms. If you are unsure how expensive international shipping can be, please ask us for an estimate.

$2000 - Funded!

The project is a go. 

$3000 - More Art  - UNLOCKED!

We'll add another small portrait (quarter page) and upgrade one of the half page pieces to full page.

$4000 - Custom Dice

All backers at the Physical Naga level will also receive a custom D6 with the naga head logo on the '6' side. Additional dice can be added to the pledge for $2 per die. as listed in the Add-ons section

$5000 - More Custom Dice

All backers at the Physical Naga level will also receive a custom D10 with the naga head logo on the '10' side. Additional dice can be added to the pledge for $2 per die. as listed in the Add-ons section

Sample of the custom dice with the Dark Naga Snake Head
Sample of the custom dice with the Dark Naga Snake Head

Other goals will be detailed later, including art, more dice and player handouts

This brave explorer might be watching out for more stretch goals
This brave explorer might be watching out for more stretch goals

 Sample layout, preliminary maps, and art

Below are some more samples of the interior work.

Mock Up of the Cover
Mock Up of the Cover
Preliminary sketch of the fishing village, Sumer
Preliminary sketch of the fishing village, Sumer
The broken drunkard who's tale is the key or the folly.
The broken drunkard who's tale is the key or the folly.

Risks and challenges

I have a full time job, and this is a side business for me. I take projects seriously and respect my backers. Any delay will be disclosed in a status update with a revised estimate for all remaining steps.

This is my first Kickstarter. To mitigate Freshman issues, I am starting this campaign with the adventure fully written. With the adventure fully written, and in a final round of playtest at launch, most of the risks associated with me are mitigated, specifically that I cannot get the adventure written in the planned time frame.

I have advanced the funds for the cover and interior art (except for the stretch goals). I have most of the art in hand and will be showing some of the art and the maps off as we progress through the campaign. The cartography is in progress. As stretch goals are unlocked, I will get them underway, and update the master schedule. My goals are to control the risks, minimize the delays, and deliver ahead of schedule.

To provide an additional layer of confidence, I will provide backers a project status chart weekly until fulfillment is completed. Additionally, I pledge not to start the next project until fulfillment exceeds 90% Proof of Delivery. I want to earn your trust, and plan to do so by delivering a quality product with solid communication and a high level of open dialog.

I am glad you are taking a look at the project and hope you become one of my backers.

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    Additionally, this level includes all digital and physical stretch goals.

    Print products are bagged by the printer, and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

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    Committed Naga
    You will receive the rewards of an Involved Naga and take a few steps further by having the NPC you helped develop crystallized with a B&W drawing. The art blends the description with your likeness (or a likeness of someone you want to immortalize). There are some Terms and Condition details on this item. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me via PM, and we can discuss offline.

    Print products are bagged by the printer, and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

    Backers will be billed for actual shipping costs at the time of fulfillment. For an estimate on domestic or international shipping charges, please contact me via private message with destination details.

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    Apprentice Naga
    You will receive the rewards of a Committed Naga and also enjoy the option of having me run the adventure for you. This can be online, or at a convention I attend. Convention schedule will be communicated privately. The adventure will be run over a total of 8 hours, and over at least 2 sessions. All rewards other than running the adventure will be fulfilled with the other backer levels.

    Print products are bagged by the printer and will have a stiffener added to the mailer to help avoid damage in transit.

    Backers will be billed for actual shipping costs at the time of fulfillment. For an estimate on domestic or international shipping charges, please contact me via private message with destination details.

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