Tales of the Warrior Princesses
Tales of the Warrior Princesses takes you on an adventure in three acts. Each focuses on a Warrior Princess and her travels.
Tales of the Warrior Princesses is a Kickstarter for a setting and adventures taking fairy tale princesses and turning them into the active heroes of their own stories. We're funding two books, Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter, a setting book that includes character sheets for all the princesses and details their world, and Tales of the Warrior Princesses, a book of 11 adventures, each focusing on one of the princesses as the star of an adventure going up against the enemies in her realm. Take the role of one of these Warrior Princesses and go adventuring with your comrades! This setting and these characters are compatible with the fifth edition of the best-selling role-playing game on the market.
Tales of the Warrior Princesses
Each Tale focuses on one particular Warrior Princess and would be played with four warriors in total. The adventures are broken up into three parts that should be a session of play each. These tales expand on the character story, further explain the motivations of the villains, and add more detail to the Realm and its inhabitants!
Tales of the Warrior Princesses is the second book in the Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter game world series. This book is compatible for play with Wizards of the Coast’s OGL SRD5 (read D&D 5th ed). It contains eleven tales of adventure, where you take on the role of the Warrior Princess player characters or your own PCs!
The Tales… book can be used in conjunction with the Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter core deck. If you missed this project (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309426607/warrior-princesses-in-the-realm-of-everafter) you have an opportunity to get the revised book version of the Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter in this Kickstarter. Included in the book are eleven 5th level adventures for 4-5 characters. Each of these tales further the story of Everafter. Also inside, there are maps, artifact, magic item, and monster listings to expand your gaming collection.
This book will be released in hardcover and paperback with beautiful art by Rebekie Bennington, and written by twelve great writers.
Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter (Revised)
Once upon a time, in the extraordinary and vast Realm of Everafter, the World Spear fell from the skies causing calamity and destruction. In the Spear’s wake, where once there was beauty, evil creatures appeared, taking advantage of the confusion and despair. Play as one of eleven Warrior Princesses and defend the Realm of Everafter using their bravery, strength, wit, and many powers.
Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter is compatible for play with Wizards of the Coast’s OGL SRD5 (D&D 5th ed). This book contains region information of the Realm of Everafter with a world map and smaller maps for individual points of interest. You will also find player character explanations for the eleven Warrior Princesses with their equipment, class archetypes, feats, and backgrounds to advance the PCs to higher levels. Also included, are story hooks for each Warrior Princess, descriptions and stats for their villains and other monstrous beasties that inhabit the Realm.
This book will be released in hardcover and paperback with beautiful art by Paul Sementilli and John Carimando and written by Saif Ansari and John Carimando.
Tales of the Warrior Princesses hardcover will have a red faux leather cover with embossed gold lettering. Inside will be full color images and text.
Tales of the Warrior Princesses paperback will have a full color standard softcover. Inside will be full color images and text.
Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter (Revised) hardcover will have a blue faux leather cover with embossed gold lettering. Inside will be full color images and text.
Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter (Revised) paperback will have a full color standard softcover. Inside will be full color images and text.
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Phone and computer backgrounds! Get art for your iPhone, Android, or computer background!
$25,000 - Locked
Art Cards! We will create art cards that will go out with every physical order. Get a tarot-sized card with art of the Warrior Princesses to use as a bookmark for you game.
$30,000 - Locked
A collectable cloth map of the Realm of Everafter will be included for everyone who backs at the $50 level or above. This will be the beautiful Realm map by John Carimando suitable for hanging or for use on the table when you are playing in this world.
Authors of the Tales!
Yokopa's tale is written by Ishki Ricard - is a two-spirit diaspora Chahta parent, decolonial activist, freelance writer/author, game & comic reviewer (https://jammylam.wordpress.com/), game designer & developer, and multi-media creator working for the next Seven Generations. Her previous work can be seen at SMA (www.s-m-a.proboards.com [listed at https://www.sovereigngames.org/games/ as Soowees Academy]) & she can be reached at email@example.com
Huā Mùlán’s tale is written by James Mendez Hodes - You might know James Mendez Hodes from role-playing games like 7th Sea: 2nd Edition, Scion 2nd Edition, Geist 2nd Edition, Monsterhearts 2nd Edition, or about a dozen other games which don’t have second editions. His academic interests include Afro-Atlantic religion, Eastern classics, and comparative martial arts. In his hypothetical spare time, Mendez translates Homer’s Iliad from ancient Greek into rap, and runs RPGs for kids and then makes fun of them on the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @LulaVampiro. http://lula.transneptune.net
Josephine's tale is written by Darcy Ross - Scientist by day, gamer by night, creating molluscan monsters 24/7. Blogs and interviews people about gaming at Gnome Stew. Helps organize and support minority-led events at gaming cons with ConTessa. Podcasts about Monte Cook Games’s Cypher System engine and related products on CypherSpeak, part of the Misdirected Mark podcast network. Follow her @DarcyLRoss for RPGs and weird critters.
Josephine's tale is written by Rebekah McFarland - Bookbinder, writer, gamer, and non-stop reader. Wrangler of cats and ne'er-do-wells. Video gamer since 1994; tabletop gamer since 2010. Periodically appears on gaming and/or Star Wars related podcasts. Writes books, reads books, and restores books. Suspected of working towards some form of book-singularity.
Cinderella’s tale is written by Betsy Isaacson - A historian by training and a journalist by trade, never stops writing. She has written cover stories for Newsweek Magazine. She has written headliners for the Huffington Post. She has written fairy tales for Seventh Sea. She has written theater games for middle-school students. She is currently writing for 'Tales of the Warrior Princesses' and is terribly excited to be doing that. Stay tuned!
Briar Rose’s tale is written by Kira Magrann - Creates jewelry at Anima Metals, organizes Indie Games on Demand, and creates sexy, feminist, queer and cyberpunk games. Some games she's recently designed are Strict Machine, Mobilize, RESISTOR, and Game of Thrones: Play the Cards. Follow her on G+ or twitter @kiranansi. http://kiramagrann.tumblr.com/
Thalassa’s tale is written by Monica Speca - A freelance writer and game designer. She has worked for the Onyx Path since 2013 on several World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness lines, as well as the upcoming Scion and Trinity Continuum line. When she's not gaming, she dresses up as fictional characters and also spends too much time overthinking her favorite shows. Follow her on Twitter @zenithsun.
Scheherazade's tale is written by Jacqueline Bryk - a freelance author for both tabletop and live action gaming. She has written with Damocles Thread Development, Onyx Path Publishing, and Helmgast AB, as well as writing some small projects of her own. In April, she co-edited and published "queer gaymes" with K.N. Granger. In November, much to her surprise, she won the 2016 Golden Cobra Award for Most Convention-Ready Design with her freeform LARP "The Porch". When not writing, Jacqueline enjoys watching cooking shows, reading the old Planescape splats, and giving herself nightmares with horror games.
Snow White's tale is written by Danielle Ackley-McPhail - Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com).
Belle's tale is written by Beth Rimmels - has written for 5th Epoch's Vampyre Codex and Flying Buffalo's CityBook series.
Rapunzel's tale is written by Willow Palecek - The author of the games Escape from Tentacle City and Awesome Adventures, and the novella City of Wolves, and host of the Fastcast Podcast.
Moira's tale is written by Elsa S. Henry - is a .5 blind .5 deaf .5 Scandinavian game designer, and fiction writer living in New Jersey. Her game writing has been included in the award winning Dracula Dossier, and she is the creator of Dead Scare and the Fate Accessibility Toolkit. She's written about games and disability in Dragon + magazine and for the Analog Games Journal. Her fiction work has been featured in Apex's Upside Down, Inverted Tropes anthology, and at Fireside Fiction Company. When not telling stories for fun and profit, she can be found walking her hound dog on Revolutionary War battlefields.
The character illustrator for the 'Tales...' series of books is Rebekie Bennington - A pint sized illustrator and storyboard artist based in New York City. She enjoys wearing oversized boots, eating sandwiches, and drawing on any available flat surface.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter always has some risk! We could all die, that might cause a bit of a delay. Other unforseen circumstances like natural disaster, serious illness, or global financial meltdown would obviously be a problem. All of these are impossible to plan for, but barring something this serious these products will absolutely be produced.
The main risk is delay, a problem we have had with previous Kickstarters. This project is in good shape, however, as all of the products will be written and complete by the time the Kickstarter ends. All that will remain will be layout and printing. Some delays might occur there, but layout will be completed by the project creator John Carimando.
It is possible that one of our authors on the Tales will fall through, but we will find someone quickly if that occurs, and again, this will only cause delay rather than cancellation of the project. We have multiple people involved in the project, so it does not depend wholly on one person, another way we have reduced risk, but that does spread responsibility. We are always working to improve our project management to deal with problems identified in previous projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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