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
- 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
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
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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I'm lazy litch, a Dungeon master, artist, graphic designer and aspiring OSR content creator.
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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