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$12,910
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
554
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 8 2019 9:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Memorable Monsters

                                                                       A star born from death
A star born from death

Moving from the Pathfinder Role Playing Game to 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, I was instantly taken in by how streamlined the game was and how much easier it was to run a campaign. Still, after a few sessions of being a 5th edition Dungeon Master, I started to notice a pattern with some of the core game’s monsters. Attack, multi-attack, cast a spell if they were clever… it seemed like the same thing again and again. Many of them were lacking something unique, something that really set them apart from a mechanical stand-point. Fearsome Foes and Where to Fight Them seeks to remedy that - making each and every monster in it a unique and memorable encounter! Every creature is fleshed out and can be handled in a multitude of ways! These creatures have been play-tested by seasoned veterans and new players alike to ensure proper balance in any Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition campaign or one-shot session. Let these Fearsome Foes take your encounters to the next level! 

Here's what each book will include:

  • 40 monsters from CR 2 to CR 30 for adventurers of all experience levels! 
  • 10 new spells for creatures and players alike! 
  • 5 new magic items to entice players and enhance enemies! 
  • 3 new settings for you and your players to explore and conquer! 
                                                                              The timeless titan
The timeless titan

What makes an advanced monster?

What separates these monsters from their canon counterparts are their innate abilities. More than their base attack, damage, and basic spell-casting, these creatures draw new and improved abilities from their unique backgrounds and habitats. Perhaps a creature with a strong link to the void sends you there for a brief moment, exposing your unprepared body to the vacuous nothingness. An animated plant moving a corpse secretes a sticky sweet sap which lulls intruders into a deep slumber. An apparition, enraged over being forgotten, steals your memories as its tendrils sweep through your mind. Each creature in the guide will have some unique aspect to ensure that each new encounter actually feels… well… new!  

                                                                           The herald of the Void
The herald of the Void

Every monster needs a home!

Included with your new and improved creatures are fully fleshed-out settings for them to inhabit. These newly created settings will give you everything you need to know about special environmental effects, places of interest, and advice on how to incorporate them into your own campaigns and one-shot sessions. Bring your players to the ancient sunken city of Sarnath, the once mighty magical empire which mysteriously disappeared overnight! Expose them to the harsh infinite cruelty of the transient Void, where they’ll come face to face with terrifying heralds of nothingness. Make them shiver and shake with anticipation in the frozen forests of the Deep Feywild, where beauty belies deadly beasts.   

                                                                            The avatar of the forest
The avatar of the forest

Who's behind all this?

  • Joshua Greer: Author of Fearsome Foes, Creative Director, and Creature Creator. 
  • Zack LeFevers: Graphic Designer, responsible for compiling creature statistics and artwork for each unique stat-block! 
  • Drew Greer: Producer, Engineer, and Composer of the Fearsome Foes Soundtrack. Based out of Denver, Drew has worked in the music industry his whole life. His RPG-based musical work for Dungeons and Dragons campaigns is compelling and will fit anyone’s campaign theme and style! 
  • Various Artists:  The artwork for the Fearsome Foes will be coming from many different independent artists. All artists are of the highest caliber and none have been paid in exposure! Fearsome Foes prides itself in supporting independent artists and ensures that all artwork used for the book will be linked throughout the project and credited in the final work. Do your part – support art! 
  • Various Play-testers: Although there are too many to list here, they will all be credited in the final work. These play-testers have aided us in our quest to ensure all monsters are fair, balanced, and compelling! They’ve given time and feedback as well as sacrificed a few characters to make sure that these creatures will induce feelings of terror and triumph in even the most seasoned adventurers.
                                                             What goes bump in the night
What goes bump in the night

Sample Tracks!

Below you'll find sample tracks of Drew Greer's work! Track lengths vary from three minutes to four minutes but loop seamlessly. Each track is unique and complements any Dungeons and Dragons atmosphere, including those in Fearsome Foes! Did we mention it's royalty free? Perfect for livestreams and videos! 

Rewards!

Of course we wouldn't ask you to back this for nothing in return, so here's a helpful breakdown of the reward tiers! Add-ons will be handled after the Kickstarter has finished via a pledge manager. $5.00 shipping only applies within the United States, international shipping is not available at this time. The full text referenced for the PDF means the fully illustrated and final product in PDF form, not a text only PDF.

Why Kickstarter?

You may have realized at this point that there is one thing missing from this project that most like it have - star power. Our group is made up of talented and passionate people who have not had the opportunity to show the public their hard work! As such, we don't have much capital as a whole and everything so far has been funded out of our own pockets. Our love of the game and passion for story-telling drive us to want to create new and exciting experiences for all players and Dungeon Masters! We know the Dungeons and Dragons community is an active one, and we need your help to turn this dream into a reality! Want to know how we’ll use the money raised? Check out the infogram below, all money will go into the project, and any extra funds will go into making it even better! 

Want more?

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              Twitter: @FearsomeFoes for more updates as the project progresses! 

Risks and challenges

We're looking to have all artwork paid for and and completed by August 2019. The composition of the book is estimated to be completed by September 2019. Publishing and shipping of the full content is estimated to begin by January 2020.

A lot of planning and foresight has gone into the project to ensure that we have mitigated as much risk as possible. Please keep in mind that this is a small team and that poses challenges on its own. The biggest risk we run with a small team is a delay in finishing assets, such as the artwork, sound tracks, or the pages themselves. Still any delays or issues will be communicated and addressed right away! We promise not to roll a natural 1!

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    Get everything mentioned above, a hardcover copy of the book, five full color posters of monsters of your choosing, and work with the author to put your own monster into the book and bring it to life with full artwork! (any Tier level may get the hardcover as an add-on after the funding goal is reached)

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