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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 10 2018 4:28 PM UTC +00:00.

Shane WalsheBy Shane Walshe
First created
Shane WalsheBy Shane Walshe
First created
€3,633
pledged of €2,000 goal
218
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 10 2018 4:28 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Woodfall is a mini dark fantasy setting that is designed to be easy for DMs to pick up and run in their campaigns. It focuses on game-able content and is art and graphic heavy.

Explore a dark fairytale setting, wade through a misty swamp, get caught up in the fighting between warring monster clans, discover a strange town of witches and thieves, and search for forgotten treasure.

Woodfall is a swamp belonging to a king where witches, thieves and outlaws are squatting. They have built a town on top of the swamp and have resisted several evictions. The town is a hub for black market activity and magical folk

The surrounding forest and swamp is a hexcrawl filled with various monster factions.

  • Approx. 100 pages of content
  • New monsters
  • DIY magic item creation system
  • Hirelings
  • Villains
  • Weird shops
  • A hexcrawl with 12 keyed locations
  • Lots of random tables
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Rules for the setting changing over time
  • Various random tables
  • Legal system for the town
  • Thieves guild
  • Monster hunting content 
New Villains : Communist Necromancers
New Villains : Communist Necromancers

The design goals for Woodfall are to make a book that has a focus on :

  •  Modular design
  •  Game-able content
  •  Easy to pick up and run with little DM prep
  •  A lot of art and graphics to cut down on text
  •  A dark fantasy fairytale theme
  • 6 x 9 digest size
  • Printed hardback and softback through print on demand
  • Black and white
  • Roughly 100 pages
  • The PDF version will have hyperlinks and bookmarks
Hexcrawl location - Sample 1
Hexcrawl location - Sample 1
Hexcrawl location - Sample 2
Hexcrawl location - Sample 2
Town Map - Sample 3
Town Map - Sample 3

If you pledge at level 3 or 4 than you get some original hand-drawn artwork from the book mailed to you.

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Small Original Art
Small Original Art
Large Original Art
Large Original Art

I'm lazy litch, a Dungeon master, artist, graphic designer and aspiring OSR content creator.

My Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lazy__litch/

My google+ profile : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LazyLitch

When you back this Kickstarter above level 1, you get the PDF book and a code for DriveThru RPG.

This code allows you to buy my book from DriveThru RPG at print cost.

To get your book you click the link and pay DriveThru RPG a few more dollars to cover the cost of printing and shipping the book to you. I don't make any money off the printing or shipping. I only make money from the Kickstarter pledges.

Softcover estimated* at cost print : $3  + shipping

Hard-cover estimated* at cost print : $8.55 + shipping

*This is an estimate because the page count is not yet finalized. It should not vary by more than a dollar.

Risks and challenges

This is my first kickstarter.

I have intentionally kept things very simple with no stretch goals,
no alternative book covers, or bells and whistles so that I can focus on delivering a great product and avoid complications.

The printing is being done through Drive-Thru's print-on-demand with at cost coupons being sent to backers, which also helps to simplify things and avoid delays in printing and fulfillment.

The only work on the book that I am not doing myself is the editing and play-testing, so I can avoid any delays and budget issues that might arise from hiring artists and graphic designers. But since I am kind of a one man band, I am vulnerable to being taken out from a lightning strike or something like that!

I have been heavily researching lessons people have learned from kickstarter campaigns and potential pitfalls for a year now, and have put a lot of thought into this project.

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    Level 3 - Small Orginal Art

    You get everything from level 2 and an original piece of art from the book. You can choose from 9 pieces, first come first serve, Free shipping.

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    Level 4 - Large Orginal Art

    You get everything from level 2 and an original piece of art from the book. You can choose from 10 pieces, first come first serve, Free shipping.

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