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William FisherBy William Fisher
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William FisherBy William Fisher
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 22 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Are you ready to get D&D 5e Adventure sent to you every month?How about a subscription box with everything you need to get right into action of your games with less prep time. 

As lifelong gamers and DM's, we remember really looked forward to getting the monthly Dungeon or Dragon magazine to find new great ideas to throw in to our games - and the frustrating hours of prep work that comes with crafting those unique stories and adventures for our players.

So we created Brassman’s Adventure Club, a subscription service for DnD 5e content offering ready-to-play adventures and supplement books - just like the classic magazines - but with all the maps, minis, and play aids that give you everything neccessary to get right into the fun parts of your game with less prep time. 

Everything you need to run 2 sessions each month!
Everything you need to run 2 sessions each month!

What's in the box?

Unlike other subscription boxes, the Adventure Club offers price tiers that give casual gamers access to great stories, but also provides innovative, premium quality game aids to help more dedicated players who want to up the quality of their sessions - including some great real-life rewards to keep players engaged and excited.

In every shipment are 2 books (60+ pages of content) - 1 adventure and 1 supplement - to help run your game smoother, with player handouts and durable chipboard quick use cards for creatures, NPC's and encounters. Digital subscribers get these as a .pdf download.

All adventures have handouts and quick play cards
All adventures have handouts and quick play cards

May's Adventure

The Ballad of the Bear and the Serpent will thrust the players into a contest of wills over the fate of a young orc whose fate will shape the landscape for generations. It is designed for four 5th-level player characters.

We just got prototypes in for our amazing 24"x36" printed canvas Battlemaps - shipping every month to our top two subscription tiers.

The "Instant Adventure" box and above include 10x laser cut acrylic miniatures and stands that match each monthly adventure. 10 new minis every month is a great way for new groups to start their library of play figures!

Sample art - actual miniatures will vary to fit the monthly adventure
Sample art - actual miniatures will vary to fit the monthly adventure

For the top tier "DM's Toybox", every box will contain custom dice - In our first month we will have the "Kill it with Fire!" dice box, because when you cast that lvl 5 fireball, you're going to want 10 matching fireball dice, right?

And we have a lot of ideas for things to aid your game in sublte ways, such as coasters listing all of the status condition rules (because every game needs coasters and it's always handy to have the difference between Restrained, Paralyzed, and Stunned...)

One of the unique things in our DM's Toybox will be real-life rewards for your players, high quality enamel pins themed around the monthly adventure you can give out as rewards or achievements to keep your players engaged.  Everyone is going to want the "Dragon Slayer" badge pinned on their game bag!


Backer Levels and Rewards

$15 - Digital Subscriber  

Get the print-ready PDF’s of all books, maps, and handouts for three months - More than 60 pages of D&D content every month! This is a 16% savings on the cost of the subscription!

PDF versions of the books are included in all tiers.


$30 - Busy DM

Two months subscription to our printed game books - high quality print books plus player handouts and durable chipboard prints of the quick use enounter and NPC/Creature cards.

Shipping is included for all US addresses, international shipping available for an additional $20 - note that this covers 2 months of shipments.


$50 - Instant Adventure 

Everything you need to run 20+ hours of games! You get two months of the printed books and handouts, PLUS the Canvas Battlemaps and 10 Punchout Miniatures! 

Shipping is included for all US addresses, international shipping available for an additional $25 - note that this covers 2 months of shipments.


$75 - D&D Fan 

You get two months of the books, the handouts and cards, the Battlemaps and the Miniatures PLUS in the DM's Toybox level you get custom dice sets, unique play aids for your table (such as the reference coasters above) and the real-life achievement badges for your players.

Shipping is included for all US addresses, international shipping available for an additional $25 - note that this covers 2 months of shipments.

$125 - DM Toybox Pack with Exclusive Brassman Dice only 10 available! ALL SETS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED.

Our friends at Fresh Hell Studio have created 5 sets of clockwork dice for Brassman Foundry to use as rewards for our loyal kickstarter backers!  You get the D&D Fan reward plus one full set of these gorgeous completely unique dice - 7 dice which would retail at $75 normally!


$150 - DM Toybox Pack with Exclusive Custom Hardwood DM Screen only 10 available!

Brassman Foundry is a unique place with a full professional fabrication shop attached to it (see Saxon's bio below,) and we have designed a wooden DM screen for this project that will be engraved with your custom text! (I was thinking "Make a saving throw vs BAD IDEA")

Made out of hardwood, the screen will fold up to fit in your core book stack, and include magnet friendly steel whiteboard interiors. Comparable DM screens for $100 without customization!

Contact us about the custom engraving

You might be wondering, “How do I select an add-on?” It’s easy. Select the Manage Your Pledge button on the right-hand side of the Kickstarter page and increase your pledge for the amount listed for the add-on. It’s that easy.


$50 ADD-ON: Adventure Club Founder Dice Box

Available exclusively to our Backers on kickstarter are engraved mahogany dice cases.  With rare earth magnetic latches and plenty of room for all your dice and even pencils and dry erase markers. 

You can choose between hinged or magnetic only closures (so you get two separate dice rolling trays) and for interior layouts of full open trays or with custom dice slots - just specify in a message when you add $50 to your existing pledge.


"Welcome to the Jungle" will be an additional printed supplement book containing 32 pages of new monsters, beasts, and variants on some Monster Manual standards - 40 new enemies to help flesh out any wilderness jungle adventure setting. The print book will ship in June to all $30 backers or higher, and will be available as a digital download to all backers.

"50 Fathoms Down" will be a tier III adventure (level 13) set in a costal town where something inexplicable just washed up on the beach.  Like all of our adventures it will be a printed book 30+ pages long (8-10 hours of gameplay) and will ship out with the June materials to all $30 backers or higher, and will be available as a digital download to all backers.

For all $30 or higher backers, we are creating a tri-fold DM screen printed on heavy chipboard with quick tables AND dry erase sections on the back.


Free Sample!

We've put together a sample of the content that you're going to get each month that you can download for FREE over at brassmanfoundry.com 

Get it today from our site!

Shipping

We are a US company, and shipping to all US addresses is inculded in the cost of your reward package.  For all international backers interested in our shipped products, we have added international shipping to all rewards at an additional cost and please note that it is high because it covers 2 months of shipments - or consider backing as a digital subscriber!

Time frame

Our first box is set to ship on May 9th, and then on the 2nd of each month after that - Most of our support packages are set up so you will be enrolled for the first two months, and you can decide to renew with us from there

Our inaugural adventure for May is for tier II parties - around level 5 - The Ballad of the Bear and the Serpent will thrust the players into a contest of wills over the fate of a young orc whose future will shape the landscape for generations. There may or may not be Snake Cults involved as well.

The first monthly supplement book is Into the Wilderness! - 10 ready-to-play wild encounters that you can hook into an existing campaign or keep on hand for when that unexpected random encounter happens when the party is travelling, and you didn't have anything prepped.

More About us

Brassman's Adventure Club is the brainchild of Saxon and Fish - We have been tabletop gamers for decades, and know just how tedious it can be to prepare adventures for a weekly gaming group - especially when they just insist on following that red herring or wandering off into the wilderness unexpectedly. 

After years of creating our own games and content for weekly board game nights and tabletop gaming sessions, we realized it would be possible to polish up endless pages of notes and game designs and bring them to the world. Now, given the exploding market for both Boardgames and Tabletop RPG’s, we’ve finally taken the plunge to turn that notion into a reality.

Saxon:  Co-founder, Lead Designer

Matt came up with Brassman Foundry years ago while working at his big-boy job of... building games.  In this case it is actually designing and fabricating highly detailed and immersive escape games - You should check out their YouTube.  But what this means is he spends his days thinking about how to make better games for people, and extending that to board games and tabletop is just an extension of his craft.


Fish: Co-Founder, Principal

Fish has been a D&D player and gamer all his life (no really, he started on a secon-hand copy of the red box in the 80's) and has played and run games in more systems and genres than is probably healthy.  In real life he is a media producer and designer, so Brassman brings his passion together with his experience as an entrepreneur. But let's face it, small world is more interesting than big world so if he can spend his days crafting games that people enjoy, he stays happy.

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge this project faces is beginning with a large enough subscription volume allowing us to order items in sufficient bulk quantities to produce an deliver our monthly materials at a cost below our set subscription price. We are obviously addressing this challenge by using kickstarter as a platform for pre-ordering and marketing to ensure that we have sufficient interest to launch this service.

In addition to needing a certain number of subscribers to succeed, the largest operational risk is having the neccesary capital outlay and time required to turn our prototype products into finished products to fill a pile of boxes to ship out to a host of subscribers (especially as we are planning our first product ship date a little over two weeks from the planned end of this fundraising campaign.) We've done the market research, planning, and modeling, but there is a high probability that we will still run into either cost or time overruns in producing and fulfilling our first month's order.

Another concern is ensuring high quality art and editorial content of the product. We are keenly aware that there is a competitive market for this type of product, and another key reason for launching with a kickstarter is to step-up the level of artists and contributors we can attract to the team through higher visibility and the ability to offer higher commissions on work. We already have more than 10 artists and 6 writers eager to contribute who are comfortable with our planned commission rate.

Our final challenge is that the partners behind the project have all the skill sets needed to pull this off - manufacturing, writing, gamecraft, design and marketing - but very little experience with shipping and fulfillment. This is of note but in no way insurmountabe as we are workig out of Dallas, a town with a variety of options to help with logistics.

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    Get a custom hardwood DM Screen along with two months' subscription to our DM Toybox.
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