For thousands of years, the Elves have remained isolated and secretive. Their magics are mysterious and the extents of their power have remained untold - Until now.
The secrets of the Elves have been revealed in the Book of Elves.
The powerful portals that guard Tír na nÓg have been thrown open and secrets long kept are laid bare. With this setting guide for Modern, you can play an Elf as never before. You will find descriptions of individual Elfen subspecies complete with full write-ups, information on the Elfen Court and their relationship to the United Coalition and the world at large. Book Of Elves helps to reveal the mystery of the truly incalculable lifespans and their relationship to Tír na nÓg. In other words, the Book of Elves will provide the Gamemaster with the ability to bring Elves to life as never before.
The Book of Elves Kickstarter is designed to enable us to create a full-color book. I would like to create an 8.5" x 11"softcover with beautifully designed full-color artwork. I estimate the book to be about 130 pages.
The Book of Elves includes everything a Gamemaster needs to run a game revolving around Elves, their Culture as well as their homelands. From political intrigue to new and mysterious combat forms and magic to the Elfen homelands - both known and unknown. This sourcebook will also allow players to play expand the way they play Elves with more customization options and more.
The Book of Elves includes information on each member of the Elfen Court subspecies including Arctic Elves, Deep Elves, Dark Elves (Dökkálfar), Lunar and Sylvan Elves.
My intention for this Kickstarter is to create the best version of Book of Elves possible. Your support will allow me to find the best production, writing and editors for the book. I may even be able to contract more artwork.
Beyond the additional funding for the creation of a better supplement guide, our goal is to explore more of what it means to be an Elf in today's Modern world. I want to explore their isolation and secrecy, their culture and provide a great accessory to allow Gamemasters and players to play the best game possible. The greater our funding for this project, the more resources I can devote to creating the magical world hidden in every city.
Last but certainly not least, my goal with the Book of Elves is to open a widened path into an Urban Fantasy world unseen in gaming, today. Every single person who backs this project will be contributing to creating a more fantastic world for all of us to play in. This project will help players and gamemasters alike in exploring the mysteries of our world through the eyes of the Elves. When you back this project, you join us in exploring the Modern universe, together.
As funding and support for the Book of Elves increases, I will be able to dedicate additional resources to the project and increase the material included! Each stretch goal will have a target that, once achieved, will open a portal to new rewards. I will continue to build this list during the campaign so, from time to time new stretch goals or items may be added to the project. Whenever a stretch goal is reached, the image below will reflect that!
At $1,000 in Funding - Wasted Youth - Age has always been the primary means of gaining respect in Elfen culture. And that's BULL$#&T! When the Wasted Youth stretch goal is hit, a section will be added to the Book of Elves that will provide useful in-character viewpoints, hooks, utilities and plots to explore the relatively new Elfen counterculture running rampant through today's Elfen youth. All backers receiving the Book of Elves PDF will automatically have the Wasted Youth section added to their book.
At $2,500 funding - Tomes of the Dökkálfar - The Dökkálfar have always had a bad reputation, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? At this level of funding, an additional section will be added to the Book of Elves exploring what lies in the secret tomes of the Dökkálfar as well as the truth of the Elfen Court's media overtures and propaganda against them. Things are not what they seem, and at this funding level you will finally come to understand the truth.
At $4,000 funding - Genetic Anomalies - Elves have always been closely ties to the land, and their genetic predisposition to quickly evolve adaptations to the land they are born is is well-documented. At this level of funding, an additional section will be added to the Book of Elves providing several new Elfen variant subspecies as well as additional customization options, feats and rules to create your unique Elf character.
Risks and challenges
This is Higher Grounds Publishing's twelfth Kickstarter. As a company, we have learned a great deal about how to maintain our focus during production and how to create manageable projects with achievable goals.
Risk: This supplement is not finished.
Solution: I have successfully completed and shipped several Kickstarters and even more are headed toward completion at this very moment. Each project teaches us new things about how to better manage our projects and maintain deadlines. We are better able to anticipate problems and obstacles to provide a better product on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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