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An illustrated Filipino folklore book for Dungeons & Dragons.
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Islands & Aswangs is an illustrated fantasy book about Filipino folklore that you can also use to play Dungeons & Dragons. The book is a collection of stories as the Filipino creators ourselves have inherited them, but it's also an invitation to create your own adventures with friends. 

This book can't exist without your help! With principal funding by ArtReach Toronto, we've paid all the authors and illustrators who've contributed to Islands & Aswangs. This Kickstarter is for everything else: editing, design, TTRPG formatting, and most of all, printing.

Filled with stories passed down through the generations, the Islands & Aswangs book serves to intrigue horror lovers, connect young Filipinos to their roots, and present adventurous D&Ders a new source to fuel their 5th edition games.​

It's your essential guide to the heart of Filipino culture: the heroes, monsters, and legends. Get lost in the tales of baby-eating manananggals, divine diwatas, and tricksy duwendes.

With breathtaking, original artwork, Islands & Aswangs is far from just your supernatural encyclopedia. It's also an engaging reference piece for tabletop roleplaying games with haunting playable encounter stories.

At the very minimum, we'll handwrite a thank you to your name. At the highest, we'll include and illustrate a character YOU made in the sample character sheets!

A tote bag! Postcards! bookmarks!
A tote bag! Postcards! bookmarks!

Stretch goal downloadables include: character sheets, tabletop map, overworld map, and character tokens.

As you can see below, most of the funds will be used for printing, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. What does "finishing the book" entail? Quality checks, play-testing D&D stats, added illustrations, and final design for the book. Most of our team are volunteers because we prioritize paying our creatives, artists, and writers.

If you can't afford the limited release custom-stamped early release, Islands & Aswangs will be available in select stores in Toronto and on our website later. Stay tuned for discount deals!

Give your love to our all-Filipinx contributing cast!

Writers: Jillian Hernandez, Mary Joy Pascua, Bea Palanca, Dani Magsumbol, Maria Iscel Bulatao, Sarah Quinto, Kylie Coleen Tan, John Smith, Robbie Adolfo

Illustrators: Caitlin Taguibao, Joanna Sevilla, Mariah Llanes, Justus Buenaflor, Keet Geniza, Philip Ocampo, Jashley Tapeceria, Marie Sotto, Beatriz Leuterio, Denisa Patron, Kara Manso, Dinah Teston, Alesha Aquino, Kerwin Tan, Keneth Su, Robbie Adolfo

Editorial & Production Team: Dot Valledor Cabrera, Ken Geniza, Kristine Buerano, Pamela Dungao, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Joyce Voegler, Cezil Tanudtanud, Jemicah Colleen Marasigan, Robbi Ave, Helen Saygan

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International pledges will have to wait for book launch in the fall. The timeline for the rewards indicates when the rewards will be sent out; please take consideration for time to ship and possible delays.

This book is largely created by volunteers! Lack of play-testing has delayed progress in the past; we're going to continue needing your support after the Kickstarter succeeds!

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    Custom Character Illustration

    Create your own character to traverse through the islands and aswangs. Direct a beautiful illustration of your own to be included in the book! Provided by Illustrator Dot Valledor Cabrera.

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    After high demand, we're printing more materials. Limited quantity so grab while you can!

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