HERO - The Adventurer's Journal
HERO is an epic and fantasy Adventurer's Journal adaptable to every role-playing game to write the stories of your heroic characters!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 10 2019 4:14 PM UTC +00:00.
As a roleplayer, you know you can’t let time erase your characters’ most unique accomplishments. To prevent that from happening, here at Isola Illyon Edizioni we envisioned a journal designed expressly for you and your characters. With 'HERO - The Adventurer's Journal' you will have a true, out-and-out adventuring journal in which you’ll write and display every detail of your character and his actions in the different role-playing campaigns he will tackle, game by game.
We have already published 'HERO:The Adventurer's Journal' in Italian language (available here) and with this campaign Kickstarter we desire to make it in English language too!
Who’s your character’s nemesis? What has he or she been doing in the last 20 years? What are his greatest addictions? What about phobias? What happened that time in the tavern when he’s been served a poisoned ale?
You’ll be able to record these and hundred of other informations inside 'HERO - The Adventurer's Journal' choosing to either fill in the available fields or twist its structure, using it as you see fit!
What will be the language of the diary? The journal will be available in English. An italian edition is already available here.
What tabletop role-playing games is the journal compatible with? All of them! The sections 'Attributes', 'Skills' e 'Magic powers/Spells' are built in a nonspecific way so to adapt easily to the different RPGs. Keep in mind that this is a journal and not an official product for a specific role-playing game, so feel free to customize and adapt it as much as you like to your own character and his deeds.
'HERO - The Adventurer's Journal' is an hardcover journal that measures 156 x 216 mm (6,1 x 8,5 inches) and contains 208 ivory colored pages. On the front cover there's a beautiful art printed with hot foil stamping method. In each copy of the journal you’ll be able to fit up to 3 different characters. Inside it you will find a structure comprised of 'CHARACTER' (about 20 pages dedicated to your character) and 'CAMPAIGN' (about 50 pages dedicated to the active campaign, session by session). This structure is repeated 3 times, so that in each journal you will be able to jot down the details and tales of up to 3 different characters.
This could be useful if you’re playing in different concurrent games of the same RPG or even different ones. The journal is made to fit informations of every kind thanks to lined pages, square grids for maps and various white boxes in which to draw whatever you fancy. The possibility to contain details and adventures of 3 characters makes this journal an object to bring with you at every play session!
In this section of the journal you will be able to place all of your character’s details.
You will find pages dedicated to bio, physical details, background, group memberships, known languages, family bonds, scars, vices, fears, nemeses, and further attributes, skills, spells and incantations. Additionally to all this, you will get other pages to update your inventory and a blank mannequin figure on which to draw your character and all their equipment, with slots to note stats for each equipped item.
In this section of the journal you will be able to write down everything that goes on in the role-playing campaign you’re in, session by session.
You will find pages dedicated to places you explored, people you meet and many others in which to note the date of each session, the gamers playing with you and what happens in-game: names, places and events. There will be no lack of square grids to draw dungeons and maps.
How to include add-ons in your pledge: Watch this sample video to know how to include add-ons in your pledge.
🐲 HERO: The Adventurer's Journal - Hardcover Copy: Get an additional copy of 'HERO: The Adventurer's Journal' and give it to a friend! [+20€ (about 23$)]
🐲 HERO T-shirt: Get the exclusive 'Hero T-shirt', made of high quality printing on a 100% cotton t-shirt. Available all sizes, male and female models. You will select sizes and model (male / female) only after the end of the Kickstarter campaign through the 'Survey Reward'. [+25€ (about 28$)] (Look at the t-shirt in high resolution)
🐲 HERO Poster: Get the big and amazing A2 poster of HERO 'Fighting with the dragon'. [+5€ (about 6$)] (The poster will be sent folded and not in a tube.)
The shipping costs will be paid only after the end of this Kickstarter campaign through the pledge manager with a tracked delivery. The shipping costs may slightly change but we will strive to keep them as low as possible. The shipments are all trackable, and we encourage you to pledge the special Kickstarter multiple HERO bundles, so you can split the shipping cost with your friends.
Find below the approximate cost of shipping to every country.
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Scotland, Spain, UK: 15€ (about 16£)
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal (Azores excluded), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland: 18€
USA: 18€ (about 20$)
Andorra, Canada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey: 24€
Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates: 33€
Rest of the World: 40€
This project is EU-friendly: this means that european backers will pay only the pledge and the shipping, with no extra costs. The backers from the US and the rest of the world could have to pay extra customs duties that we can't determine right now.
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Risks and challenges
We were impressed by the great welcome HERO received in Italy, so we decided to try again and launch a new campaign to give to all the RPG fans around the world the chance to have their own HERO!
Since the structure of the diary is already developed, if this international edition of HERO will be successfully kickstarted, we expect to complete the project and proceed with the shipping phase in a very short time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter