MajiMonsters is a unique tabletop roleplaying game, focusing on monster battling, catching, and training. Players take on the roles of binders, humans with the magical ability to capture MajiMonsters, raise them, and command them in combat. The world of MajiMonsters is a fantasy dystopia; the enigmatic Old Empire is in ruins, humans were once driven to near extinction, and huge spans of the Wildlands separate today's civilizations. A young emperor hopes unite mankind in a glorious new age, and heroes are needed to bring the shattered empire together.
MajiMonsters: Shattered Empire is the first major supplement to the MajiMonsters system. It adds intriguing locations for players to visit, interesting NPCs for players to interact with, compelling plot hooks to start new adventures, and—most importantly—brand new Monsters to battle, bind, and train. Each location is written as a refuge of humanity, far from the Capitol of the burgeoning New Empire, but a GM can use them however he or she wishes!
This Kickstarter campaign goal represents the needed funds to create the first three Shattered Empire locations, described below. Each location is complete with its own lore, local (and new!) MajiMonsters, NPCs, and adventure ideas. As we fulfill our stretch goals, new locations will be added.
Explore the vast reaches of the New Empire
Shattered Empire presents remote locates on the fringes of imperial territory. Each location comes complete with its own history, as well as adventure hooks you can use to guide the party.
Broken Vale. A land ravaged by an old and mysterious magic; enigmatic sights and challenges present themselves across this unnatural landscape.
Bog Bottom. A vast swampland inhabited by surly locals, unforgiving weather, and MajiMonsters more irritable than the people who live there.
Klifhafen. A refuge high in the mountains, safe from MajiMonsters of the lowlands, though many Monsters have found a way to breach these heights.
Meet the people who call these places home
The world of MajiMonsters is filled with all kinds of people. Each new location in Shattered Empire presents NPCs you can use to enhance the game world. Some maybe be dutiful servants or heroic binders, willing to help the party. Others may be driven by more insidious motives...
Discover, battle, and bind new MajiMonsters
It's a long trek through the Wildlands to reach each location presented in Shattered Empire! These places are home to their own local MajiMonsters, previously uncatalogued by imperial scholars. You can use these new creatures to fill out encounters against the party, providing a new slate of challenges and possible companions!
If you've already discovered the world of MajiMonsters, a simple $15 pledge is enough to get Shattered Empire as well as of the stretch goal content from this campaign. If you're new around here, consider backing at the $39 level—this is enough to get you started with all the rules and supplements available in the MajiMonsters catalog.
See below for a description of each reward.
Looking for a physical copy?
We have designed this Kickstarter around digital-only rewards to ensure our budget is accurate and rewards can be delivered as soon as possible. However, we intend to develop Shattered Empire to be printed as a softcover supplement down the line. Any backers who back the Kickstarter campaign to receive the Shattered Empire PDF will be issued a coupon to "upgrade" to a softcover at the supplement's production cost + shipping.
The actual production cost will vary with the final size of the supplement, but a good estimate would be the $8 - 12 USD range.
This approach allows us to deliver everything within a reasonable timetable without stressing over shipping or budget concerns, and gives you the ability to choose whether you want the actual physical copy or not at the time it is available!
Full MajiMonsters Catalog
New to MajiMonsters? For a pledge of $39 or more, you can collect the entire MajiMonsters line of products to date at a Kickstarter-only price!
The MajiMonsters catalog consists of:
- MajiMonsters: Core Rulebook
- MajiMonsters: Echoes of the Lost Empire
- Monsters' Night: Terror Stirs
- Scenes from the Wildlands encounter series
Make a MajiMonster
Looking to make your mark on the MajiMonsters world? Here's your chance! A pledge of $149 or more gives you the opportunity to work with Late Knight Games to create your very own Monster, which will debut in the Shattered Empire supplement. This means your creation is official! It can appear in future supplements, works of art, stories, anthologies, and more!
At the close of the campaign, you'll be surveyed to complete your MajiMonster. Each MajiMonster will be subject to the approval of the design team, but we work in every way possible to keep the creation true to your idea.
Keep the following in mind with this reward level:
- We must approve everything with your submission. Obviously, offensive names or descriptions will be rejected.
- We'll be handling attribute scores, traits, techniques, and other features of your Monster. You can guide us with descriptions of its abilities, but the crunchy game effects will be left to us for playtesting.
- Be as descriptive as possible with what your Monster looks like: its personality, where it lives, what it eats, etc. The vaguer you are, the more you're leaving for us to fill in the gaps.
- Final versions of all backer-submitted MajiMonsters will be revealed together!
All the rewards for Shattered Empire are fulfilled by DriveThruRPG. Please make sure you have a DriveThruRPG account associated with your Kickstarter account email address to receive the reward downloads.
More locations await across the empire to be discovered! It's up to our backers to find them. Each stretch goal unlocked adds another location (complete with new NPCs, MajiMonsters, and more) to Shattered Empire.
Stretch Goal: Nezine's Cradle
To add Nezine's Cradle to the supplement, simply "like" the MajiMonsters Facebook page. At 500 total likes or more, the goal is achieved!
Stretch Goal: Outpost 83
To add Outpost 83 to the supplement, encourage your friends to back the project. Even a $1 backer counts! At 100 unique backers or more, the goal is achieved!
Stretch Goal: Luminous Grotto
To add Luminous Grotto to the supplement, this project needs to accrue at least $2,500 in total funding. At that amount or more, the goal is achieved!
More human settlements await amid the morass that is the Wildlands. Once 2 of the above stretch goals are met, new locations will surface on the map, as well as instructions on how to unlock each in the supplement!
Over the course of making MajiMonsters, we've had the great opportunity to meet many talented artists. They deserve a lot of credit for bringing the MajiMonsters: Shattered Empire to life!
Kristine Weeks. Kristine is an artist from Reading in the UK, specializing in digital illustration and traditional graphite drawing. She learned to draw while at school, and in 2015 took a year's MA course in Concept Art and Illustration. Kristine likes to draw characters and scenes from books she's read, and she often creates artwork based on fantasy worlds.
Matteo Facchinelli. Matteo is a young Italian artist, but online he goes by the name of Blazeknight. Matteo has been drawing his whole life and lately he's trying to transform his passion into a career. Matteo specializes in digital art and character design, and basically anything video game related. In addition, he has a degree in Natural Sciences and has a predilection for entomology and herpetology. Matteo also plays the ukulele.
Alyne Leonel. Alyne Leonel is an illustrator, concept artist, character designer, colorist and freelance artist. She has a degree in Visual Arts. Her specialties are fantasy, anthros and animals. Born in Teresina, Brazil, she's been illustrating since 2006.
Raquel Stone. Raquel has been a freelance artist for 5 years. Her online name is Seafoammelon, and her work can be found on most forms of social media. While she mostly draws fan art of video games and anime she is also currently working on an original horror comic. In addition to this she is a Twitch streamer and can be found there most days. Her hobbies include watching anime, eating pizza, and playing video games.
MajiMonsters: Shattered Empire comes to life through the efforts of talented writers, designers, and illustrators. In order to fund production, we've turned to Kickstarter in the past with a great deal of success. The MajiMonsters community has been incredible since we first released the Core Rulebook over a year ago; you're why we're here again.
Risks and challenges
In January of 2015, Late Knight Games, LLC. came to Kickstarter with a vision to create MajiMonsters, a tabletop roleplaying game centered around monster catching! Now, nearly three years later, MajiMonsters is in the hands of thousands of gamers worldwide. We are a group with combined decades of experience in game design and production, and we all share a passion for the product we're creating. We've run the gamut from funding the project to fulfilling each order, and we've learned from every step along the way. Now, we're here with Shattered Empire.
MajiMonsters isn't our only Kickstarter experience. We've successfully funded and fulfilled six independent Kickstarter campaigns. We know the pitfalls that can occur. To that end, we've done everything we can to eliminate as much of the risk as possible, and you should be very confident backing this project.
Our approach is to keep our costs manageable, and to complete as much as possible before asking for funding. As it stands, the majority of Shattered Empire is written, with a bulk of the artwork completed or in the process of completion. Our funding goal is used to cover these costs, with stretch goals planned to cover additional content. We've also decided to keep rewards for this project digital-only. This eliminates headaches with shipping costs, as well as any production or delivery delays.
Our strategy allows us to produce our content efficiently, and put it into your hands as soon as possible. The time we've estimated to deliver Shattered Empire allows for our designers to develop stretch goal content, artists to finish their illustrations, and graphic designers to bring everything together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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