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HUNTERS MARK is an adventure/sourcebook for D&D 5E. It contains new monsters, crafting, rules and monster hunts to take a party from level 1 to 10+.
We have six different reward pledges for this Kickstarter.
The first reward gets you the Hunters Mark PDF. This is the core book containing the rules for running monster hunters and the Hunters Mark adventure storyline.
The second reward gets you the Fantasy Grounds Files. These files include everything from the Hunters Mark.
The third reward gets you the Hunters Mark PDF plus the Bounty Book PDF, which contains printable maps and handouts for the Hunters Mark adventure storyline.
The fourth reward gets you the Fantasy Grounds Files. These files include everything from the Hunters Mark and Bounty Book. Plus, you receive the Hunters Mark PDF and Bounty Book PDF for reading away from Fantasy Grounds.
The fifth reward gets you the Hunters Mark Softcover Print version (standard color heavyweight) at cost from RPGNow. The Print version includes everything in the Hunters Mark, the Bounty Book, and the Guild Guide in one book. We estimate the softcover to cost between $7-10 with all fulfillment taking place through RPGNow. With this reward, when the books are ready, you will receive an email with a code for ordering the book from RPGNow.
With this reward tier you'll also get the Hunters Mark PDF, Bounty Book PDF, and Guild Guide PDF (which has pre-generated hunters, pets, and gear).
The sixth reward gets you the Hunters Mark Hardcover Print version (standard color heavyweight) at cost from RPGNow. The Print version includes everything in the Hunters Mark, the Bounty Book, and the Guild Guide in one book. We estimate the hardcover to cost between $9-11 with all fulfillment taking place through RPGNow. With this reward, when the books are ready, you will receive an email with a code for ordering the book from RPGNow.
With this reward tier you'll also get the Hunters Mark PDF, Bounty Book PDF, Guild Guide, and Ghost Hunters PDF. Plus one Guild membership allowing you to create a custom guild pet, hunter weapon or hunter armor which will be included in the Guild Guide!
With the seventh reward gets you the Hunters Mark Hardcover Print version for you and a copy of the Hunters Mark Softcover Print version for a friend.
With this reward tier you'll also get two copies of the Hunters Mark PDF, Bounty Book PDF, Guild Guide, and Ghost Hunters PDF. Plus the Territory Map Pack, and two Guild memberships allowing you to create custom guild pets, hunter weapons or hunter armors which will be included in the Guild Guide!
+$10 Guild Membership. Pick one: Create a custom guild pet or hunter weapon or hunter armor. Limit five membership per backer. All custom content from Guild members are put into the Guild Guide!And you get the Guild Guide PDF.
+$10 Hunters Mark: Ghost Hunters PDF. Introduces new ghost bounties, corruption, and ghost traps! This is a exclusive kickstarter PDF not in the Hunters Mark Softcover.
+$10 Territory Map Pack. Play on ten gorgeously designed maps representing monster territories. This PDF contains both web and printable versions.
+$15 Fantasy Grounds Files. With this add-on you'll get the Fantasy Grounds Files for all PDFs in your reward level.
You'll notice an expanded stat block with Primal Actions and Spoils.
Primal actions work similarly to Legendary/Lair actions. They trigger when a monster is wounded, transforming it into Beast mode.
Spoils is one of the rewards of a successful hunt. They act as components that you can craft weapons and armor with.
Second Preview...Hunter Weapons!
Hunter Weapons including Infused and Transform weapons.
Infused weapons allow you to expend a rune attached to the weapon to gain elemental attacks for 24 hours.
Transform weapons or trick weapons have a secondary mode that can give a hunter an upper hand in a monster fight. Critical hits with a transform weapon is a combo of both modes as the hunter expertly takes down her foe.
Third Preview...Hunt Rules!
Hunting monsters the size of a whole village can be a daunting task Luckily, a hunter has a few tricks up his sleeve including climbing huge monsters and escaping combat.
Fourth Preview....Wolfhorde Hunter Faction!
Fifth Preview...Campfire Games!
Campfire games let's you play games of chance in your RPG game!
Welcome to the World of Monster Hunting
Are you ready for the most brutal job in the world…where every fight is a boss fight? Can you co-operate with your rivals to take down the most dangerous monsters?
Hunters Mark provides you with an over-the-top storyline, bad-ass monster fights, and perilous lairs to plunder. Welcome to the bold world of monster hunting - where the only thing more savage than rampaging monsters are the hunters tasked to take them down. You’ll get everything you need in this book to expand your world including monster spoils, a new treasure option for characters!
We got frustration with published adventures being narrow and linear. Save ______ from _______.
So, we got it in our heads to put out what we like to play.
Inspired by action role-playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Dark Souls, and Monster Hunter, we sat down for over seven months coming up with Hunters Mark. We love this book and we think you will too.
Hunters Mark provides an over-the-top storyline and lets the players pick rivals and difficulty – are you the very best hunter or do you team-up to take on the monster that’s out of your league? The outcome of the adventure grows out of real choices that the players make!
Look, we’re not going to sugar coat it – many of the bounties are punishing. Do not get this if you are afraid of total party kills. Do not get this if you want a relaxing game session.
Hunters Mark has thirty monster bounties with both new and classic monsters -- here are some of the first bounties the players face.
The Birds of Baubles: After a few odd eggs hatch at market, the party must hunt the young cockatrex.
A Dirge of Dogs: In order to help the nearby town folk, the party struggles with a death dog pack.
A Snake of Fires: When a failed summons results in demise, the party battles with a fiery snake from hell.
To Hang the Harpy: One of our hunters learns that he has a fatal attraction from a crag harpy.
The Chase of Crawlers: A town seeks to move its old graveyard but find out that their dead are not alone.
The Ruins on Rooftops: When gargoyles take a lowly hostage, the party must take to the church rooftop.
The baseline product is a book with thirty bad-ass bounties, including beautifully illustrated full-color artwork.
COMPLETED! If we reach $4,000, we’ll increase the bounties! We’ll add six Rare bounties detailing devious denizens. In addition, you’ll also find maps and handouts for these bonus bounties if you get the Bounty Book.
COMPLETED! At $5,000, we’ll add three guild pets; the traveling Tome Tortoise, the monstrous Mini Mimic, and the elusive Eldritch Eyebiter.
COMPLETED! At $6,000, we’ll increase the bounties even more! We'll add six Very Rare bounties covering crafty creatures. In addition, you’ll also find maps and handouts for these bonus bounties if you get the Bounty Book.
COMPLETED! At $8,000, we’ll add Very Rare monster spoils, which can be found on those tougher monster bounties. Looking for that extra edge in monster hunting? Find it here.
COMPLETED! At $10,000, we'll add a new chapter to the book called "Designing Bounties," featuring a how-to on making monster hunting bounties so you can build your own. It will give you advice on how to turn a monster’s stat block into a memorable adventure.
COMPLETED! At $11,000, we're going to add another chapter to the book called "Designing Guild Pets.” This expands on the framework introduced with guild pets. Similar to crafting new gear, you can use monster spoils to design wondrous new pets.
COMPLETED! At $12,000, we're going to add one last chapter to the book called "Running a Hunters Guild,” featuring tables and advice for players that want to run a hunters guild. Starting at level 10, players can draft bounties, recruit new hunters, and run the guildhall.
Kicktraq has Hunters Mark trending towards 228% of its goal. Lets keep it up! Be sure to share with your gaming group on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
Risks and challenges
All of the bounties, stat blocks and the artwork for the book are wrapping up in the next month. Stretch goals, minor editing, and file optimization could delay us but this is unlikely to happen. If this does occur, we’ll bring in a freelancer or two to get everything back on track. We’ll be completing additional content as it comes in.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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