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Woe, woe, woe unto Yroden for it is cursed. Nightmares stalk the streets, monsters lurk in the wilds, and a dragon haunts her skies.
Woe, woe, woe unto Yroden for it is cursed. Nightmares stalk the streets, monsters lurk in the wilds, and a dragon haunts her skies.
Woe, woe, woe unto Yroden for it is cursed. Nightmares stalk the streets, monsters lurk in the wilds, and a dragon haunts her skies.
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Highhouse Yroden has been cursed. Apparitions stalk the streets, gnolls lurk in the nearby wilds, and a dragon has taken interest in the town. Yet the curse runs deeper still. Nightmares plague the townsfolk’s dreams and madness grips their waking minds. If something doesn’t happen soon, Yroden will be no more.

Yrisa's Nightmare is an adventure written for 5e and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The project includes: 

  • An adventure suitable for 4-5 2nd-level characters that includes a mix of action, roleplaying, and mystery. You should expect it will take 2-3 sessions (3-4 hours each) to complete Yrisa's Nightmare. 
  • A new monster, the Blackclaw Gnoll. These servants of the demonic prince Zalintar Blackclaw are an unholy merging of demon, dragon, and gnoll.
  • A fully detailed settlement: Highhouse Yroden. Yroden is stocked full of interesting NPCs and will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Additional content for Highhouse Yroden will be provided via an online supplement. 
  • Five pre-generated characters for 5e and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
  • A pile of awesome extras waiting for us to hit our stretch goals. These add ons are focused predominantly on fallout arising from the events of Yrisa's Nightmare.  

Learn more about the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at paizo.com.

Yrisa's Nightmare will be available in three formats. 
  • Print: The print book will be a traditional 2-column layout and, before extras unlocked during the campaign, we expect it to be around 24 pages. 
  • PDF: Our PDF format has been specifically designed for viewing on your tablet and phone. It uses a 1-column layout with a wide gutter. You can see examples of it below, taken from The Book of Terniel, also by us and available on DriveThruRPG.  
  • City of Brass: This adventure will also be made available via City of Brass, our web-based suite of tools for managing all your tabletop RPGs. You can see a screenshot (also from The Book of Terniel) below.

PDF Layout

City of Brass Layout

Learn more about City of Brass in this short video.  

Remember, the City of Brass Resident pledge requires you already have an active account.

Money isn't everything, if we're going to make this project as awesome as it can be, we will need your help. For every four achievements we unlock, we'll make Yrisa's Nightmare even greater! 

What's this, a second adventure for 5 bucks? That's right.

Rats in the Street is a short adventure set in the seedy streets of a large city. Local shopkeepers are being extorted by a street gang and need help. Your PCs are called in to deal with the gang, but can they keep the people safe while waging a war against the troublemakers? 

You should expect 1 - 2 sessions for this adventure, which will be available for both the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and 5e. 

Add the PDF to any pledge for $5 (if your a City Backer you'll also get it via City of Brass). 

Rats in the Street is not available as a print add on. 

  • Extra Copy: $5 (PDF) or $20 (print)
  • Special edition PDF & Playtester copy: $15
  • World Builder: $15
  • The Book of Terniel PDF: $7
  • City of Brass Subscription: $20 (self) or $90 (gaming group)
  • Rats in the Street (short adventure): $5
  • City of Brass Resident Title: $5 
  • City of Brass d6 or Sticker: $2

Extra Copy

Want another printed copy? or maybe you want the adventure for both Pathfinder and 5e? Just add a little extra and you got it. 

Special Edition

Nab a Kickstarter Exclusive Special Edition of the adventure, and receive a playtest PDF copy as soon as we fund. Run it with your friends and give us some feedback that just might make it into the finished product. 

World Builder

Work with me to create an interesting NPC for the village of Yroden or nearby countryside.

Remember, Yroden will be released using a CC BY-SA 4.0 license so only select this option if your comfortable with that. These characters will all be included in the web supplement, and in the finished adventure if they're ready in time.

The Book of Terniel

Our first Kickstarter project, the Book of Terniel, is an adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. It's available on DriveThruRPG for $10, but grab it here for 30% off! 

Your $7 add on gets you The Book of Terniel and The Art of the Book of Terniel in PDF for $7. 

City of Brass

Get a year's subscription to City of Brass for you or your gaming group, access to all the great features of City of Brass, and an exclusive Yrisa's Nightmare badge for your account available only during this Kickstarter.

Limited to new subscriptions only.

Resident Title

Add a custom Resident title to your City of Brass account. This add on require you have a City of Brass account, or be a City, Group, or Everything backer. 

Stickers and Dice

Grab an awesome City of Brass d6 or sticker. 

Printed Copies

Your Print Backer pledge, or print add on, gets you one version of the printed work (either for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game or 5e). U.S. shipping only.

We have been blessed to work with some of the most amazing artists for this project including Stephen Rusk, Monica Doss, and Gennifer Bone. Here's a few samples:

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Learn more about the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at paizo.com.

Pathfinder and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Paizo Inc., and are used under license. See paizo.com/pathfinderRPG for more information on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Risks and challenges

This is our first print project. We have some learning to do and while I believe we've got everything read to go, there may be unknowns yet to be considered.

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