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A book of 10 D&D (5E & OSR) adventures with DM/players' maps, new monsters, magic items, player character race, DM hints & bonus maps
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SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES II is the sequel to the successful Shotglass Adventures Volume 1 Kickstarter in March!

Published under the OGL and compatible with 5e and other OSR fantasy role playing games, SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES II  is 56 pages long. Inside you’ll find:

  •  10 'adventure-on-a-page (or two)' one-shot adventures of all varieties - murder, dungeon crawl, gauntlet, planar, puzzle, quest, siege, sci-fi - complete with additional DM and player maps! The adventures are for PCs of 6th - 10th level, designed for minimal preparation and flexible delivery. Each adventure can be run as a ‘fill-in’ for 1-2 gaming sessions (3-4 hours per session) or played as a mini-campaign. Over 50 hours of gaming content!
  •  25 New Monsters + 10 Monsters from Kobold’s Tome of Beasts + 6 Monsters from Kobold’s Creature Codex! 5e stats included! New monsters include the Devil Door, the alien Sargalith Swarm, Marsh Giants and Sh'Vy'Th Archer
  •  17 New Magic Items! New items include the magic-dispelling Spongebob Squareball , the consciousness-altering Phenol’s Mindswapper, spirit-stealing Clockwork Soul and Ion Grenades!
  •  2 New Ships! Compatible with the ship rules in the official GoS adventure!
  •  An all new playable PC Race – Sh’Vy’Th (Sherviath) Elves! Players have escaped the confines of the closeted and fascistic Sh'Vy'Th forest city-states and the Way of the Fell, ruled with an iron grip by the Pale Lords...
  •  Notes on the Invician Empire - the structure, the coinage, religions and calendar of Invicia to support campaign play!
  •  An updated map of Verona Province – the region the adventures are set in, complete with every location used in SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES II

UPDATE: Some of the maps are being upgraded to FULL COLOR and bonus full color pages have been added via stretch goals! Check out the regular updates to see!

Designed to be concise, easily accessible and quick to prepare, these adventures include flexible sandbox-style and structured storylines - something for every style of DM. The one- and two-page format means you get an entire adventure with an intriguing storyline, maps, NPCs and monsters, with plenty of meat to get your teeth into, but with enough 'space' to allow you to incorporate improvisation based on your players' decisions.

There's lots of variety and something for all your players, whether they prefer role playing, hack-and-slash or brain-teasing intrigue! You can run them as one-shots that slot easily into your existing campaign, or as a mini-campaign taking PCs from 6th  – 10th level. There’s enough intrigue and suspense to keep your players excited and engaged for many hours of gameplay!

Check out these teasers for each of the adventures included in SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES II: 

UPDATE: Some of the maps are being upgraded to FULL COLOR and bonus full color pages have been added via stretch goals! Check out the regular updates to see!

Most of the major work is done. All that needs to be added once the Kickstarter is finished are any stretch goals (last time there were MANY!) and putting together the digital maps package. Then we just have to wait for the print proof to be approved (around 4 weeks - not my delay, friends), which happens as soon as the Kickstarter ends and Kickstarter provides the final list of backer names. I delivered my last project a whole month earlier than expected, even with all the additional content produced for backers!

Here are some examples of completed pages:   

UPDATE: Some of the maps are being upgraded to FULL COLOR via stretch goals! Check out the updates to see!

Several of the pledge levels include the option for a Digital Maps Package. This includes grid and grid-less, unlabelled hand-drawn maps from the book, plus early versions of maps, plus any bonus maps unlocked via stretch goals (over 35+ grid and grid-less versions of maps, potentially lots more). Plus, a royalty free license enabling you to use them in your own commercial and non-commercial projects. Here's some examples of the maps included:  

Note: only some of the maps are shown. Additional maps will be added. 

(Note about Digital Maps Packages: whilst you can use these maps in your own commercial or royalty free projects, you can’t on-sell the maps individually or as a package for profit.) 

$1500 - Bonus Page with Full Color Art added to book - UNLOCKED!

$2000 - Bonus Map + Adventure Seed added to book + Digital Package - UNLOCKED!

$2500 - Bonus Map + Adventure Seed & Bonus Page with Color Art added to book/PDF - UNLOCKED!

 $3000 - Bonus Map + Adventure Seed & Bonus Tips Page added to book/PDF - UNLOCKED!

$3500 - Print-and-Play DM’s 3-Panel Mini-Screen - UNLOCKED! 

$4000 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License)  - UNLOCKED!

$4500 - Print-and-Play New Starter Rules Placemat - 2 x Print-and-Play 5e Rules Summaries  - UNLOCKED!

$5000 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License) - UNLOCKED!

$5500 - 'Siege at Crossroads' Map Upgrade - Adventure Map upgraded to Full Color in book/PDF + Digital Maps package  - UNLOCKED!

$6000 - Full Color Battlemap - 4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License  - UNLOCKED! 

$6500 - 'Mire Canyon' + Ship Maps Upgrade - Adventure Maps upgraded to Full Color in book/PDF + Digital Maps package - UNLOCKED!

$7000 -Color Bonus Map + Adventure Seed + Hazed and Confused Map Upgrade added to book/PDF + Digital maps Package - UNLOCKED! 

$7500 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License) - UNLOCKED!

$8000 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License) + PDF Battlemaps Book - UNLOCKED!

$8500 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License) - UNLOCKED!

$9000 - Full Color Battlemap (4 x 600 DPI JPEGs + Royalty-Free License) - UNLOCKED!

$9500 - 'Gauntlet of Fire and Fury' Map Upgrade - Adventure Map upgraded to Full Color in book/PDF + Digital Maps package

$10000 - 'Devil in the Detail' Map Upgrade - Adventure Map upgraded to Full Color in book/PDF + Digital Maps package  

SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES II will be delivered as a PDF via DrivethruRPG, the biggest marketplace for RPG PDFs in the world, so you'll always be able to access a copy through your DrivethruRPG account.

Additionally, you'll receive a POD code to purchase a print copy, if you want one - you won't have to pay the cost of the PDF again, only the base cost of printing and postage (approximately $5-6 printing + approximately $8-9 postage) via DrivethruRPG. The book will look great on your bookshelf and in play! 

I'm a mature-age student with skills in layout and graphic design who first started DM'ing D&D in 1981. I have a semi-regular column called Laidback DM on my website, stevestillstanding.com, where I post free maps, hints and suggestions about DM'ing, and 5e game aids. My last Kickstarter was the very successful SHOTGLASS ADVENTURES! The sequel is finally ready, and I need your support to unleash it on the world and help me to continue to create new content.

This is my second Kickstarter, the first of which was delivered with loads of stretch goals a full month earlier than expected!

Your support helps me to continue to produce quality 5e fantasy role playing adventures and supplements.

Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter - the first was delivered a month ahead of schedule with loads of stretch goals!

Nearly all the major work is done - writing, layout, editing, proof reading, artwork, cover. All that's needed is to add backer names, write and draw any stretch goals and add them to the book, update the cover spine size and compile the digital maps package, which happens not long after the Kickstarter is completed.

I'm a 'one-man band', doing all the work myself, which means there won't be any staffing or scheduling issues. I worked for 22 years in customer service and project management, so I'm used to managing time-scheduled projects and delivering products within timeframe. I learned a lot from the last project so I’m better prepared this time around (I still delivered a month earlier than expected last time, including loads of bonus content).

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    • PLUS MAPS FOR FANTASY RPGs Vol.1 + royalty free license
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