City of Brass: Epic Adventure for 5e and Swords and Wizardry
City of Brass: A Legendary Adventure for 5e and Swords and Wizardry! Based on the 2006 Necromancer Games classic!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 24 2018 10:22 PM UTC +00:00.
From his gleaming palace, the Sultan of Efreet turns his cruel gaze upon the Lost Lands ...
Good folk have vanished. Those who were once disparaged and forgotten now wield power unlike anything seen before. Rulers and sages turn a blind eye to the disturbing events unfolding around them. In every corner of the Lost Lands, the Cult of the Veiled One spreads unchecked.
Prophesizing a cleansing jihad of flames and the coming of the Burning One, the cult has erected its brazen spires in every land. What follows depends on the wit and courage of mighty heroes who must rise to the occasion and take the fight to the enemy in its very stronghold. Will they succeed, or will they succumb to the temptations of the Veiled One’s court and join in the conquest of their home world? A fabled city of wishes on the edge of an eternal flame. The City of Brass is a rich combination of sand-box style role playing adventure, planar exploration, and twisted dungeons designed to test even the most seasoned adventurers.
Beginning with low-level challenges in the familiar confines of the Lost Lands, the adventure leads characters on a thrilling journey through multiple planes of existence culminating in the exploration of the City of Brass itself. The gleaming towers and floating platforms of the city hold terrors and wonders such as the Great Repository and the Minaret of Screams. Characters may choose to take a turn in the Circus of Pain, raid the floating Pyramid of Set, or join the resistance to the Sultan’s oppressive rule and lead an assault on the palace itself! A phoenix rises fully formed from the ashes of the past. The City of Brass is re-imagined for the new renaissance of fantasy role playing games, brought to you in the epic style of old school fantasy campaigns of yesteryear.
From the design team that brought you Bard's Gate and Sword of Air, the City of Brass is an adventure unlike any other. With full color art and maps, new content and new organization, the City of Brass returns bigger and better than ever! An Adventure Sourcebook for characters level 1-20. New versions for Swords & Wizardry and the Fifth Edition of the world’s most popular role-playing game.
City of Brass 2018
So what’s new in this release compared to the original Necromancer Games Boxed Set?
This new release of The City of Brass includes all new color maps by Alyssa Faden and Robert Altbauer. Plus amazing new color art by Colin Chan, Adrian Landeros, Terry Pavlet, Michael Syrigos, C. J. Allan Marsh, and Artem Shukaev.
The original City of Brass was divided into 3 books and has been revised and reorganized throughout with 150,000 new words of adventures and material.
Section1: Cult of the Burning One - Now includes the following adventures:
- Lornedain the Secret Flame: An introductory adventure for characters Levels 1-3.
- Freegate: the Brazen Spire (For Levels 4-6), giving new details to the Lost Lands city of Freegate as the characters investigate the arrival of a new cult and its magical tower.
- The Sea of Baal: (For levels 5-8). Adventures in the Titian Isles, the Elemental Plane of Air and Beyond as they travel across the Sea of Baal to the continent of Lybinos!
- Numeda a Caliphate in Flames: (For levels 6-9). Arriving in Lybinos the characters discover that the city of Cirtius in the Caliphate of Numeda is over-run by the forces of the Sultan of Efreet. Help free the survivors or join the Sultan in his conquest of the Lost Lands!
- The Path of the Prophet: (For Levels 8-10). Rewritten from the original with new content.
Section 2: The City of Brass is now newly organized with details on factions, new locations in the Plane of Molten Skies.
Section 3: Tales of Brass
New Adventure Locations including:
- Ard’s Sanctuary: An adventure location for 11-14th level characters.
- Freeman’s Tower: An ultra-dimensional apartment complex and home base located in the lower city. Conquer the tower and live rent free under the Sultan’s nose! For 11th-14th level characters.
- The Apartment of Ra Po Jejh!: An old enemy makes a surprise return. Find his phylactery and finish him off once and for all! For 16th-18th level characters!
- Cathedral of the Lightbringer: The cathedral of the Lord of Infurnace’s minions serving as his consulate in the City of Brass. Steal the Sword of the Lightbringer if you Dare!
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$5 City of Brass Tourist - Get an overview of the City of Brass with a colorful and detailed digital map.
$45 Digital City of Brass - Get the PDF version of City of Brass and the City of Brass PDF Map. Plus all free digital stretch goals.
$95 City of Brass Hardcover - Get the City of Brass Hardcover Book AND City of Brass PDF for either Fifth Edition OR Swords & Wizardry. Includes PDF Map of the City of Brass and all free digital stretch goals.
$140 Bazaar Hero - (Retailer Pack) Verified Retail Stores Only. Get 3x copies of the City of Brass Hardcover for the systems of your choice. Additional copies plus other wholesale items available in Backerkit. VERIFIED RETAILERS ONLY PLEASE!
$225 City of Brass Collectors - Leather City of Brass Hardcover Collector's Edition Book AND City of Brass PDF for either Fifth Edition OR Swords & Wizardry. Includes PDF Map of the City of Brass and all free digital stretch goals.
$295 Vizier Pack - Leather City of Brass Hardcover Collector's Edition Book AND City of Brass PDF for either Fifth Edition OR Swords & Wizardry. Includes PDF Map of the City of Brass and all free digital stretch goals. PLUS retail City of Brass Hardcover Book AND City of Brass PDF for either Fifth Edition OR Swords & Wizardry as play copy (see sidebar for detailed list).
$550 Sultan of the City - Leather City of Brass Hardcover Collector's Edition Book AND City of Brass PDF for either Fifth Edition OR Swords & Wizardry. A standard edition hardcover of the City of Brass as a play copy and a City of Brass Tapestry Map. Also includes PDF Map of the City of Brass and all free digital stretch goals (see sidebar for detailed list).
$750 Emperor of the Sands - Identical to Sultan of the City ($550 level) but includes all the rewards in both Swords & Wizardry and Fifth Edition (see sidebar for detailed list).
$1750 Temple of the Sands - Everything in the Sultan of the Sands Pledge ($750) plus the Temple of the Sands pledge gets you an invite to join the Froggies at North Texas RPG Con 2019 in June, or GameHole Con 2019 in November.
At either of these events, we will pay for:
- Your convention badge
- Your hotel room
- Your meals and beverages
All you pay is your transportation to and from the convention! (see sidebar for detailed list)
Completed - $40,000 FUNDED!!!
$45,000 PDF of Desert Travel chapter from upcoming Environments Hardcover
$50,000 Quorrk encounter area added to main City of Brass (Free to backers at $45 level and above).
$60,000 City of Brass Play Pack (includes player and GM maps from City of Brass) available as an add-on for $40 print+PDF/$20 PDF.
$65,000 Handout added to City of Brass Play Pack. These stretch goals are player handouts like treasure maps, illuminated poems, merchant shop prices, clue-filled letters about important characters or events, art cards, etc.
$70,000 City of Brass Promo Poster (expected 11" x 17"). Printed version included with all pledge reward levels $95 and up. PDF free to all backers.
$75,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$80,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$85,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$90,000 GM Screen PDF files free to all backers
$95,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$100,000 City of Brass Softcover Reference become available. This is an exact reprint of the creature appendix in the City of Brass book in Black & White for use as a reference guide while playing. $20 softcover for Swords & Wizardry or Fifth Edition.
$105,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$110,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$115,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$120,000 Magic Items, Merchandise and Spell appendix added to Reference Softcover add-on.
$125,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$130,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$135,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$140,000 Printed 4-Panel City Map will be available as an add-on.
$145,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$150,000 Physical GM Screen unlocked as an add-on.
$155,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$160,000 Softcover Reference add-on now printed in color.
$165,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$170,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$175,000 Additional handout added to City of Brass Play Pack.
$180,000 Complete City of Brass Bestiary becomes available. $20 softcover/$10 PDF.
$200,000 Set of City of Brass digital tokens for use on virtual table-tops FREE to all backers.
$95 Additional City of Brass printed book (Swords & Wizardry or Fifth Edition).
$225 City of Brass Collector's Edition Leather Book
$100 City of Brass Digital PSD layered map pack
$150 City of Brass Cloth Tapestry (at least three available). Choices will be made in Backerkit. Includes options like City of Brass City Maps, Cover Art or other fine art pieces.
City of Brass Play Pack (if unlocked) - $40 Print+JPEGs or $20 JPEGs only. This add-on includes player and GM maps from City of Brass. The print version will be loose sheets shipped in a cardboard tuckbox. This add-on improves with stretch goals as additional material.
City of Brass Softcover Reference $20 Softcover for Swords and Wizardry or Fifth Edition (if unlocked). This is an exact reprint of the creature appendix in the City of Brass book in Black & White for use as a reference guide while playing.
City of Brass 4-panel folded map (if unlocked) of the City of Brass $10
City of Brass GM Screen (if unlocked) - Screen with setting specific tables and information for use during play. Featuring high-quality art from the book.
Note from the CEO
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Building the City of Brass
It has become traditional for Matt Finch to make a model of some part of our bigger adventures while the Kickstarter is live, and then make a video in which you see the model from miniature's eye level, walking through the adventure and seeing it through the eyes of the adventurers. Matt, Zach, and Jim are making one of the city's Black Magic Bazaars as the model for this Kickstarter. Keep track of their progress as the Kickstarter rolls forward. Here is a link to the first video, with special guest star Casey Christofferson, the author of the book! There will be lots of "secret" information about the city coming out in these videos, as well as tips for painting minis and terrain and how to make good scenery for city adventures! Don't forget to subscribe to Matt's channel if you want to get notifications of each video's release.
Risks and challenges
Frog God Games has been in business since 2010, and has fulfilled numerous (19!) Kickstarter programs in the past. As with any crowdfunding program, the time-lapse between payment and delivery of a final product is subject to various risks, including the failure of a supplier, damage in shipment, disruptions within a company, and changes in the prices of materials and shipping. Experience gained over a number of projects makes us confident that we have contingency plans for the ordinary, foreseeable issues that might arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter