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Bring characters from creation to 20th level in this mad dash against time across the North.
Bring characters from creation to 20th level in this mad dash against time across the North.
Bring characters from creation to 20th level in this mad dash against time across the North.
73 backers pledged $11,313 to help bring this project to life.

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Grim and the Wicked - A D&D 5e Campaign

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Grim and the Wicked

To the gods, mortal beings are pawns in the Great Game. Moves and counter-moves — some subtle, some not so — are what makes the world go round. Oil your swords, dust off your tomes, and check your gear because you're about to embark on one of the craziest campaigns ever created!  

This adventure includes classic dungeon crawls, timed events, epic chases over rooftops and through streets, and so much more! Each encounter in the Grim and the Wicked builds on what's learned from the encounters before it, creating a streamlined, easy-to-run campaign that your players will swear you've sweated bullets over for months.

Don't Just Be a Dungeon Master, Be a Game Master!  

I've spent the better part of 4 decades learning how to run the best games I can. Not just Dungeons & Dragons, but just over 100 different roleplaying game systems. From this, I have been able to translate my experiences into a campaign that unleashes that knowledge in easy-to-understand chunks so that you realize your Game Master Potential.  

The Kickstarter Project  

The first two books are fully written and in playtest. Books three and four are in the works and are being parsed out to the private playtesters (currently 50 of them) as they are completed.  

What is the Kickstarter money being used for? We need it for art, maps, and layout. We have contracted with Derek Ruiz of Elven Tower Cartography for a large number of great maps. And, Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games will be doing the graphic design and layout work. Additional money will be spent on contracting additional artists to do original art pieces (revealed in future Stretch Goals).

Campaign Features  

  • A full Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition campaign that brings characters from 1st to 20th level  
  • 50+ new monsters and over 100 colorful NPCs  
  • 2 Cities to explore  
  • Shadowfall Deck accessory  
  • Chase Deck accessory  
  • the introduction of the Encounter Tracker accessory  
  • 3 MEGA dungeons  
  • Devious traps, horrible creatures, and enticing treasures await your players  
  • Over 200 hours of game play!!  
  • WARNING: This campaign isn't recommended for players and Game Masters with heart conditions or who are prone to strokes. Additional side effects include: divorce, retreating into your grandmother's basement, wearing 1980's hair band t-shirts, cutting up your wife's drapes to make cloaks, dice paranoia, obsessions with statues, asking for Charisma checks during normal conversations, and utter dependence on caffeine.   

About the Pledge Tiers  

Wondering what you get in each of the pledge tiers? This is the place to find it all!

Backer's Pack ($10 Pledge Tier)  

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Backer" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies  

Wicked Sampler Pack ($25 Pledge Tier) 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Backer" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • Your choice of either the Shadowfall PDF or Fantasy Grounds module (both versions contain the Encounter Tracker accessory) 
  • Your choice of either the Shadowfall Deck PDF or Fantasy Grounds module 

Wicked Playtester's Pack ($75 Pledge Tier) - Only 25 Available! 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Playtester" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • Access to the playtest files (your choice of either PDF or Fantasy Grounds). PLEASE NOTE: the playtest files don't contain the complete campaign, only areas that needed testing and don't include color maps or artwork - delivered after Kickstarter payments have been processed (estimated date: Oct 2018) 
  • Your choice of either the Shadowfall PDF or Fantasy Grounds module (both versions contain the Encounter Tracker accessory) 
  • Your choice of either the Shadowfall Deck PDF or Fantasy Grounds module 

Get It All! ($100 Pledge Tier) 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Campaigner" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • Your choice of the PDF or Fantasy Grounds Virtual Boxed Set 
  • All stretch goals (choice of PDF or Fantasy Grounds module) 
  • All social media milestone awards (choice of PDF or Fantasy Grounds module) 

Get It All! Deluxe ($150 Pledge Tier) 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Campaigner" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • You receive the PDF and the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Boxed Set 
  • All stretch goals 
  • All social media milestone awards 

Get In the Game! ($150 Pledge Tier) - Only 25 Available! 

  • Your name is added to the credits as an "Immortal" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • You will be contacted after the Kickstarter campaign has been processed (around Oct 2018) to create a NPC to be added to the Grim and the Wicked 
  • You receive the PDF and the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Boxed Set 
  • All stretch goals 
  • All social media milestone awards 

Twitch Campaign ($250 Pledge Tier) - Only 5 Available! 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Campaigner" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • EXCLUSIVE first televised play through with GeoQuester as the GM and The Mistress of Dorkness, SusieQ as one of your party members 
  • You receive the PDF and the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Boxed Set 
  • All stretch goals 
  • All social media milestone awards 

Get It All! Limited Edition ($500 Pledge Tier) - Only 100 Available! 

  • Your name is added to the credits as a "Shademaster" 
  • Eligible for add-ons and freebies 
  • You receive a limited edition, autographed, numbered Print Boxed Set exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign (ships only to the United States and Canada) 
  • You receive the PDF and the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Boxed Set 
  • All stretch goals 
  • All social media milestone awards 

What's In the Boxed Sets? 

You get all of the following in our boxed sets, whether it's PDF, Fantasy Grounds module, or limited edition print! 

  • Shadowfall (Tier 1, levels 1-4). Shadowfall is the first module in the campaign. (164 pages and includes the Encounter Tracker
  • Ruins of the North (Tier 2, levels 5-10). Ruins of the North introduces the characters to their first mega dungeon, the Archivist's Tomb. (164 pages) 
  • Allies No More (Tier 3, levels 11-16). Allies No More sends the characters on a chase through dwarven ruins and a city and introduces the second mega dungeon, the Shattered Path. (164 pages) 
  • Blood and Shadows (Tier 4, levels 17-20). Blood and Shadows is the exciting conclusion of Grim and the Wicked campaign (written with an alternate ending for those who need #safespaces or with a heart condition). Delve into the depths of the final mega dungeon, the Sepulcher of the Black Sun. (164 pages) 
  • Shadowfall Deck. This deck of cards comes with 30 cards (more with social media milestone awards) which detail detrimental effects that your players need to overcome. 
  • Chase Deck. This deck of 64 cards (more with social media milestone awards) details chase obstacles to overcome. 
  • Encounter Tracker. The encounter tracker is a Game Master's aid to add some life into encounters. (Included with Shadowfall.) 

Fulfillment 

Fulfillment of all digital products will be handled through DriveThruRPG.

Stretch Goals

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About the Designer

Grim and the Wicked is designed by JP "GeoQuester" Quinn, award-winning game master and author of over 20 adventures and RPG game supplement books, including Dungeon Crawl Classics #1: Idylls of the Rat King (Goodman Games) and the award-winning Redwood Scar for Dave Arneson's Blackmoor (Zeitgeist Games). "Geo" now runs the GeoQuester Gaming Twitch channel, bringing his passion for and knowledge of tabletop games to a mass audience.

Risks and challenges

This project is of medium risk. The first two adventure books are written and ready for maps, art, and layout. The second two books are in process (please be sure to check our FAQ section for the current status of parts).

We don't foresee and delays, however, there may be certain production delays we encounter as we collect our art assets.

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    • Grim and the Wicked: Ruins of the North - PDF
    • Grim and the Wicked: Allies No More - PDF
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    • Grim and the Wicked: Ruins of the North - Fantasy Grounds module
    • Grim and the Wicked: Allies No More - Fantasy Grounds module
    • Grim and the Wicked: Blood and Shadows - Fantasy Grounds module
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    Play on JP "GeoQuester" Quinn's Fantasy Grounds table on Twitch! In addition, you'll be playing side-by-side with the Mistress of Dorkness herself, The SusieQ! This level also includes your choice of virtual boxed sets (PDF or Fantasy Grounds modules).

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    You like what you see, but that's not enough? Looking for the ultimate package? Here it is!

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