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The Provinces of Veterumterrum: A Fantasy Novel

How far will you go to get what you want? A fantasy-adventure inspired by the popular role playing game⏤Dungeons and Dragons.

The Provinces of Veterumterrum: A Fantasy Novel

How far will you go to get what you want? A fantasy-adventure inspired by the popular role playing game⏤Dungeons and Dragons.

$265
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 25 2018 1:11 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 25, 2018

About

What is the story about?

The story of Veterumterrum is about a group of strangers who come together for selfish reasons but later discover they must rely on one another in order to defeat an ancient evil which has been burdened upon them. I had structured the narrative under the influence of the legendary role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition). What I got out of role playing, and what I aim to get across with this story is the importance of adventure and exploration; but more importantly doing that with a group of friends.

Day one: Dungeons & Dragons
Day one: Dungeons & Dragons

What can I expect reading this story?

  • Original fantasy lore
  • Adventure and thrilling battles
  • Elves, dragons, and magic (oh my)!

 But don't take my word for it, take a look at the first couple of chapters from the unedited manuscript here. These chapters are likely to change after editing and proofreading but it should give you an idea if the book is for you or not.

Rewards: $5-$25 pledge

All reward tiers will receive a public thank you on social media and additional content will be made available to contributors prior to public distribution. Such rewards include: the first half of the unedited manuscript, the official ebook and autographed physical copies.

Rewards: $50-$100 pledge

Contributions $50 or more while receive exclusive benefits such as the writer's notes, a special book mark and poster, and your name in the special thanks page of the front matter of the book. Contributions of $100 or more will receive previous benefits including your name featured as a character in a future project. 

Rewards: $200+ pledge

The last tier, Nat 20! is for contributions $200 or more and with a signed hardcover of the book, the contributor will be rewarded with a reserved one on one session of Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with La Daryn in person or on Skype/Facetime. This tier includes role playing lessons if you do not already know how to play and the PDF D&D Player's Handbook.

Timeline:

February

  • Commission cover artwork. Done by Jime Wimmer of prettylines.com
  • Send manuscript for line editing and proof reading
  • Launch Kickstarter campaign 

March

  • Social media marketing
  • Review and approve edits
  • Send manuscript for layoutediting

April

  • Finalize publishing fees and distributions
  • Begin professional marketing

May

  • Estimated date to deliver rewards to Kickstarter contributors
  • Continue professional marketing

June

  • Official book release

Why is this important?

What really motivated me to write and publish this book were all my friends who encouraged and supported me through it all. It is because of them that  this story made it this far. Unfortunately one of them passed away this last January; his name was Tanner Paget. I decided to reserve my dedication page of the front matter of the book to him because he was such a big part of getting the story where it is today. Tanner was also one of the inspirations for the main characters. He and many more of my friends had inspired the characters they breathed life into. 

The friends. Tanner Paget on the far left.
The friends. Tanner Paget on the far left.

 What if you exceed your goal?

I wish to use contributions to pay myself back for the publishing fees: Which included employing Lulu.com, hiring editors, distributions, etc. That in total was +$2000. Any money exceeding my goal will be given to Tanner's family and/or used to contribute to myself and my friend's college educations.

I have more questions!

Be sure to check out the faq page, or to contact me through social media. I am eager to answer any questions you may have! Thank you for taking a look at my project and considering to support it.
Happy reading!

Risks and challenges

I am a novice writer, but I have spent many months researching English writing, entrepreneurship, and self-publishing to present my story professionally. One of the books I read was a well accredited book called APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. This book gave me the step by step knowledge on how to get my story where it is today and beyond. The most challenging hurtle for me, is knowing an exact delivery date for rewards. With the book still in development, Lulu estimated an eight week process. My goal is to deliver rewards before the estimated delivery date. Regardless, I want my contributors to get early access before the book goes public. This should be around early summer 2018.

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    Earn a reservation to play a Dungeons & Dragons session with La Daryn in person or via Skype/Facetime. Don't know how to play? La Daryn will add a second session FREE to teach you.

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