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$1,623
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
58
backers
12days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 11 2019

About

On the search for traders and merchants who went missing along a new road, the heroes discover a mighty mechanical fortress, hidden until now. Fight, sneak, and scheme your way through 10 rotating floors of hideous abominations. Meet dozens of bewildered NPCs from multiple factions, and risk aiding their survival at your expense; or leave them behind, should desperation take you. Weather random attacks from the metal maze's creators, keen on putting your participation in this experiment to an end. All done to find whatever secret lies at the top of this pyramid, and whatever adventure may follow. 

The Mechanazium is part 1 of a megadungeon adventure, estimated to provide around 6 months of content or more (assuming weekly meetings), taking players from levels 3-9. The content is divided such as to allow any game master to easily slice and serve the content as he needs, speeding up the progress of the dungeon for a shorter adventure or adding "spare" NPCs and factions to up the tension and increase the adventure's duration! 

Dozens of new monsters, potions, magic weapons and armor, scrolls, NPCs, and more come together in the race to get to the top of the Mechanazium. 

Risks and challenges

Not only am I fluent in 5E's design and a writer myself, I'm surrounded by people I regularly game with who are similarly proficient. That being said, the adventure as presented may prove more challenging than players or the DM expected. The "funnel" method we're incorporating into the design (as opposed to the rails) is attractive to many players, but the DM may not have prior reference for managing the various complexities of the adventure.

If this project is funded, the adventure will be written. Zero chance of any other outcome. That being said, the people who run the game itself may find it not to their tastes, or need to adjust it to the group they're running. We'll make sure any competent DM is adequately equipped to run this adventure, but there are exceptions to any rule.

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    Purchased!

    Thanks so much for helping out! You'll get a PDF of the adventure, as well as any other goodies that become available as part of stretch goals.

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    Playtest Packets

    Can't wait until the adventure's release? No worries, we have you covered. Starting March 10th, playtest packets will release at least once per month, giving you folks special insight to the design,

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    The Complete Mechanazium

    Your playtest packets won't be stopping in June, because you just bought Part 2 of the Mechanazium as well! Just in case you're still running the campaign at the conclusion of part 1, we'll be sending you a slice of Part 2 every single month, as well as the full adventure at the conclusion of its design.

    There'll be a second kickstarter for Part 2, but no worries.

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    Soft-cover book

    The Mechanazium Part 1 in soft-cover!

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    The Complete Mechanazium (Softcover)

    You'll either receive Part 1 and 2 separately of the Mechanazium in soft-cover, or receive the entire thing at the completion of the whole project, you choice!

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    Mechanazium Kickstarter Exclusive Poster

    In addition to your other rewards, you'll receive a mesmerizing graphic poster of the Mechanazium.

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    The Complete Mechanazium: Hardcover

    The total, finished, 3-15 megadungeon adventure packaged in a Kickstarter-exclusive graphic hardcover.

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