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£763
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40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 27 2014 10:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

City of Aldenheim is the first edition of a new project that focuses on supplying game masters with unique locations to place their fantasy RPGs campaigns. 

The pack "City of Aldenheim" gives you complete background for adventures, ready to use, compatible with any RPG system. Prepare your characters and enjoy the intrigue, adventure and danger that Aldenheim offers. 

City of Aldenheim is the first piece of a whole campaign setting to be further developed in additional [or "later"] installments. Feel free to make this world your own, to be a hero and make it bigger with your own stories.

Why not offer a physical copy? 

The main reason for only offering the game in pdf format, instead of a physical version is due to the final cost of producing and shipping. The high quality pdf maps allows you to easily print at home, with much lower cost than a physical copy.

All maps are ready to print at 420x297mm and 300dpi (A3 with maximum quality)

Thieves guild -level -1- (secret entrance)
Thieves guild -level -1- (secret entrance)

 • An original city, built on three levels around an ancient promontory, made by a lost civilization.

• General maps of the city, its neighborhoods and its most important buildings.

City of Aldenheim -level 1-
City of Aldenheim -level 1-

• Illustrated, detailed high quality maps that presents 8 key locations ready to play. A grid has been applied to these locations, in order to be used with  miniature games and tabletop. All locations include several maps representing the floors and buildings of each location.

The locations included in the goal are: 

The Palace: Aldenheim’s palace dominates the city from the top of the promontory. It is the Alden dynasty home, descendants of Galagar, founder of the city. There are many stories that talk about a hidden power inside the castle, a secret hand that guides the Aldens’ destiny.

Temple: The main temple in Aldenheim is dedicated to Nuimir, god of fortune, gems and the patron of traders. The temple has the protection of the governor and is said to be very rich.

Wizard's Tower: Upright in the highest part of the city, the Wizard's Tower keeps big secrets, arcane items and ancient tomes of forbidden knowledge.

The Manor: Watching the slope, situated in a gardened area of the second level, there is the domain of the Aldpride family, relatives of Alden who govern the city. They are a rich, powerful and influential family, led by Trevius Aldpride.

Explorer's Guild: The Explorers Guild is a sophisticated society belonging to wealthy merchants, nobles and captains. Non-members can pay for the services of the guild to have access to ships, exploration resources and high quality cartographic information.

The iron Maw (Tavern): The Iron Maw is a sordid tavern frequented by sailors and citizens from the ground floor. They serve a liquor so strong, that it could bring down a troll. Although a site usually unpleasant, its a good source of information and gossip.

The Iron Maw level 0 -line art-
The Iron Maw level 0 -line art-

Guard Barracks & Jail: Located at the base of the city, the barracks is the city guard operation centre. The city has about 80 guards, 15 of which are permanently in the barracks. The prison has the capacity to hold between 20 and 30 prisoners.

The Thieves Guild: Somewhere near the city, hidden underground, is the Thieves Guild. It is a secret and dangerous place where only the bravest dare to enter.

These maps are ready to print at 420x297mm and 300dpi A3 with maximum quality

Wizard's tower -level 0-
Wizard's tower -level 0-

• Information, hooks for characters, plots, advice and game-aid are presented individually for each key location in English and Spanish.

Wizard's tower -all-
Wizard's tower -all-
Wizard's tower game aid -level 1-
Wizard's tower game aid -level 1-

• Background and general history of the city.

• Background and characteristics of the main Aldenheim characters.

Vaelgor Frozenbeard and Retlaw
Vaelgor Frozenbeard and Retlaw

• Stunning illustrations ready to be shown to your players during the game sessions.

Wizard's tower detail -level 1-
Wizard's tower detail -level 1-


And this is just the beginning! As the project progresses we will include new content, information and key locations. Check out our stretch goals!

We are a team integrated by Daniel Rosa Durán, Fran Fdez. (artists and designers, co-owners of Lost Games) and Javier Gil Lebrero (History teacher and writer).

Since young we have been deeply interested in RPGs and fantasy literature. As players and gamemasters, we decided to design an interesting scenario, with high, detailed background in which we would have loved to play. Our idea its to make this scenario independently from any RPG system, giving complete freedom to other gamemasters to use the system they prefers. So finally it seemed better to us to focus on art and background.

As we said before, the team composition (two artists and one writer) allow us to make a really cohesive teamwork, sometimes drawings comes from writings and sometimes writings comes from drawings.

Our hope is to develop more locations if the proyect succeed, to finally materialize in an own RPG bases in these locations (whose rules are being created right now).

Javi Gil is an experienced gamemaster since 80's. He has mastered AD&D, d20 System, MERP, WoD, Legend of Five Rings, Warhammer RPG, and many others games. He is interested in history and fantasy literature, and its sources of inspiration are authors like J.R.R Tolkien, GRR Martin, J.A García de Cortázar and Eric Hobsbawm. He currently teaches and writes local history articles.

Fran Fdez and Daniel Rosa are experienced freelance artists. Recently they launched a succesful proyect on kickstarter with their company Lost Games, the tabletop game CASTLE RISING

They are deeply interested in the rigth fusion of literature and illustration as a source of inspiration to develop his art.

They are working on a new game for Lost Games (The Orcfather) and developing this project as a personal initiative.

Fran Fdez portfolio

Daniel Rosa portfolio

Risks and challenges

The purpose of the goal limit is to cover project planification, background and history notes, and above all this, the design and artwork. Our goal is to create a useful, clear and high quality product. Stretchs goals have been made in terms of implementing new buildings and characters, as well as further information abour Aldenheim's history, politics and economics.
Because this project will be delivered digitally the risks are very low.

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    SPECIAL LOCATION: Pirate ship (4 levels)

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