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Heroes of Thylea

A livestream show on Twitch based on the upcoming 5E adventure "Odyssey of the Dragonlords", featuring some of your favorite streamers!

Heroes of Thylea

A livestream show on Twitch based on the upcoming 5E adventure "Odyssey of the Dragonlords", featuring some of your favorite streamers!

$301
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9
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 1 2019 5:28 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Heroes of Thylea is a TTRPG show that is based in the upcoming epic adventure Odyssey of the Dragonlords.


Our heroes are faced with a path forged for them by prophecy...

The Oath of Peace that has long held the powerful god-like Titans at bay is coming to an end. When it does their vengeance would be felt by untold thousands. War will come to Thylea.

Heroes forged in prophecy have emerged to reclaim the mantle of the legendary Dragonlords and keep the Titans from once again terrorizing the lands unchecked! They will face monsters, armies, and even gods...but can they defeat fate itself?

Join our amazing cast of characters as they embark on a tale of EPIC proportions!

This is a TTRPG show that will take a well known cast of players through an adventure module soon to be published by Arcanum Worlds called Odyssey of the Dragonlords.

"Odyssey if the Dragon Lord" by Arcanum Worlds. Click Picture to learn more and get a copy of your own!
"Odyssey if the Dragon Lord" by Arcanum Worlds. Click Picture to learn more and get a copy of your own!

The writers of this adventure insist it will be a story that promises epic scope, epic storytelling, and epic heroes. These are three pillars we are totally on board with and want to deliver to you in our show! We have the heroes lined up, now we just need your support to tell their stories!

We intend to at least play through the opening parts of the campaign. We would love to take you through the entire core adventure and maybe even into the world-ending epic content after the main story arc, but that will depend on your support!

Your pledges help us to pay the cast, produce the art, and provide a long running show!

When is it?

While our dates are not yet set in stone, we anticipate the show would launch in early November based on the schedules of the cast and the time needed for artwork.

We plan for this to be a bi-weekly production, but the specific day each week is still being determined. Currently we are eyeing either Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday evenings.

If fully funded, we'd be set for 3 months of content. If we meet our stretch goals we can easily be funded well beyond that! It is entirely up to you!


More names will be revealed as we unlock our stretch goals! 

Once show goes live and in production, we would only go live with full cast. No partial cast shows!


What The Funds Cover

If fully funded, we will deliver the following:

  • An amazing cast! (As we reach stretch goals we can add and reveal an A-list cast member!)
  • Stunning overlays to showcase our story and players
  • Vibrant, full body character art for each player
  • Beautiful hand painted splash screens for show countdown, show breaks, and ending credits
  • Character Creation episode
  • Origin story episodes (Silver tier and up only)
  • 6 full 4-hour episodes streamed live on Twitch with in-house edited YouTube recordings posted following each show.

We will also have some awesome Stretch Goals that will allow us to expand the number of episodes so that we can provide you epic storytelling entertainment for months to come!


Breakdown of Funds

$2300 - Art Assets

$4800 - Cast

$400 - Campaign Cost

Overlays

A great livestream show requires beautiful, hand painted overlays to set the tenor of the story being told. We have commissioned the incredible Jackie Whilser to creating us masterful High Definition overlays that capture the setting and epic nature of the series!

Splash Screens

Epic tales deserve epic art. Nobody is better suited to deliver exactly that than the talented Jackie Whisler. We aim to have 2-3 unique pieces of art for you to take in and enjoy during breaks on the show! This is the first of these!

Character Art

We want to bring our characters alive through our players certainly, but we also want them to find representation through stunning character art as well! Once again, Jackie Whisler is the artist we trust to deliver vibrant, expressive, and engaging character art for our players. The characters will be set against a thematic backdrop for the show poster!

This is not our first time producing a livestream show, so we know the challenges that come with getting it off the ground and keeping the show healthy. One of the most difficult parts of keeping a show sustainable is generating enough early support to fund the cast. Understandably, the cast needs to be conpensated for their time and effort they devote to entertaining us each week! We thought that Kickstarter would be the best way to both generate interest in the production and also to fund the cast for the initial months. (Hopefully the year!) We need to get a sense of the demand for the show and this also allows to launch with a vested audience built in!


Stretch Goals


$7,500 - FUNDED! (Character Creation, 4 Origin Videos, and 6 Episodes)

$10,000 - Add 2 episodes! (8 total)

$12, 500 - Reveal second A-list cast member! Add 2 episodes! (10 total)

$15,000 - Reveal third A-list cast member! Add 2 episodes (12 total)

$17,500 - Reveal fourth A-list cast member! Add 2 episodes (14 total)

$20,000 - Add 2 episodes (16 total)

$22,500 - Add 2 episodes (18 total)

$25,000 - Add 2 episodes (20 total)

$30,000 - Add 4 episodes (24 total. A FULL YEAR!)

$40,000 - Evolving character art throughout the show!

Every $1,000 beyond this will add another episode to the show! 

Risks and challenges

This is the first Kickstarter that Dark Galaxies Gaming has run, but it is not our first TTRPG show! We know the hurdles of a new production and what is needed to keep it sustained long after. There are a few inherent risks, but none that should be total showstoppers.

We've erred on the side of simplicity for this Kickstarter campaign to ensure we can deliver what we've promised. The is always the potential risk of life events pulling a cast member away, but we are well connected in the TTRPG sphere and would easily be able to recruit new players. This is unlikely to happen, however, and we do not anticipate such a case. There is also potential for art delays as we refine and revise the product we want to present to you. Again, this is unlikely. We have worked with all of our artists before and they have always been on time and produced high quality work. The final risk is the schedule. It is possible the intended day or time of show could change after production starts, though we see this as a low risk.

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    (For Businesses Only) Sponsor the show with a pledge of $250 and we will provide:

    A live advertisement where we promote your product or service during our stream to our viewership. In addition to sharing your product or service on air we will also paste a link to your product/service in the chat area for viewers to click at various points in the show. Your advertisement and the corresponding link will be included in the permanent YouTube posting as well and continue to advertise for years after your advertising episode has aired!

    You will get one advertisement slot for one episode for every $250 you pledge.

    Example: $750 would get you 3 slots of advertisement!

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