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5th Evolution (5Evo) takes the wildly popular 5E game mechanics and applies them to new genres: super heroes, WW2, and 80s horror.
5th Evolution (5Evo) takes the wildly popular 5E game mechanics and applies them to new genres: super heroes, WW2, and 80s horror.
5th Evolution (5Evo) takes the wildly popular 5E game mechanics and applies them to new genres: super heroes, WW2, and 80s horror.
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5th Evolution: New Genres for Your 5E Game!

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What is 5th Evolution?

5th Evolution (5Evo) takes the wildly popular 5e game mechanics and applies them to new genres. 5Evo products are a marriage of comics and roleplaying.

Learn more about 5Evo with this explainer comic!

Why 5E?

5th Evolution is intended for gamers who enjoy the 5E game engine and would like to use it in other genres. 5E is wildly popular, has been extensively play-tested, and is easy for new players to learn. Many players familiar with 5E are hesitant to learn a new system, and 5Evo allows them to explore new worlds and genres of play seamlessly.

What does this Kickstarter Contain?

This project is made up of three separate graphic novel-sized softcover books in three different genres: WW2, Super Heroes, and 80's Horror. Each book contains three parts:

  • Part 1: the comic. Each 5Evo book opens with a comic that GMs will share digitally with their players prior to the gaming session. These comics serve to introduce the genre and setting, as well as to get players invested in the coming adventure.
  • Part 2: the adventure. The second section of each 5Evo book is a one-shot adventure, complete with pregenerated characters, that picks up where the comic left off.
  • Part 3: the source guide. Finally, the third section of each 5Evo book is a source guide that gives the GM the monsters, equipment, and characters to create their own adventures in that particular genre.

The Books

World War II - Set in North Africa in 1942, you'll crew an M5A1 Stuart tank on a special mission during Operation Torch. This book contains the adversaries, equipment, characters, and vehicles to run a WW2 North Africa campaign with or without supernatural elements. 

Source guide includes:

  • 4 American WW2 solider archetypes
  • Period specific tanks and trucks
  • Meticulously researched, period specific firearms
  • Customizable enemy combatants

Super Heroes - Set in Carbide City in the present day, you are part of a team of the super heroes trying to stop a gang of super villains wreaking havoc downtown. This book contains the super villains, equipment, and player archetypes to run a supers campaign.

Source guide includes:

  • 13 of Carbide City's worst super villains
  • Customizable non-super enemies
  • Future tech equipment
  • 10 character archetypes

80s Horror Films - Set in the small town of Woodhaven  in 1985, you and your friends get in over your heads and uncover a dark plot while seeking a party. This book contains the monsters, equipment, and teen hero archetypes needed to run a horror campaign set in the 1980s.

Source guide includes:

  • 10 1980s horror movie monsters
  • Customizable non-monster threats
  • 6 teen hero archetypes & 6 variants
  • Variant rules for younger characters

Sample(s)

Download "No Going Back", our free sample comic and adventure PDF.

Download "No Going Back" - a sample comic and adventure PDF
Download "No Going Back" - a sample comic and adventure PDF

View Boost full size by clicking the image below:
Meet "Boost" - A 5Evo NPC!
Meet "Boost" - A 5Evo NPC!

Note: This is not a stand alone game, these books still require DnD5e core books or rules from the SRD. We recommend 5thSRD.org.

Stretch Goals!

Meet "Betty" - an M5A1 Stuart tank
Meet "Betty" - an M5A1 Stuart tank
$15,000 - STL files for you to print your own M5A1 tank and ammo tokens!

At $15,000 we will unlock .STL files you can use to print your own M5A1 "Betty" Stuart tank to use with our WW2 sidequest. Also included is the .STL files to print the four shells used by the M5A1, so your loader/commander and gunner can keep track during combat. We'll also unlock an online store where everyone can purchase discounted M5A1/ammo 3D prints for those without printers. Includes 3D printable 3" removable base for the tank. Turret can be rotated, and can have magnets installed to hold it in position. Shells have space in the base for tungsten weights to keep them upright on the table.


$25,000 - The Carbide City Setting
$25,000 - The Carbide City Setting

$25,000 - Carbide City Setting

You've Unlocked the Carbide City PDF, which details 10 locations, complete with NPCs & Villains and 30 Further Adventure hooks.  Estimated delivery - Sept. 2018

$35,000+ / Further Stretch Goals

We'll reveal more details about the Carbide City setting and further stretch goals as we unlock each level.

$35,000 - ???
$35,000 - ???

Risks and challenges

Every Kickstarter has risks, but for this project they are minimal. This is our fifth Kickstarter. We have delivered every project on time and without incident because we write the material in advance. We have delivered four projects successfully and this be no different.

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    You will receive a PDF copy of all three 5Evo books: WW2, Supers, and 80's Horror.

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    Digital Archenemy

    You will receive a score befitting a super villain:
    • A PDF copy of each of the 5Evo books (WW2, Supers, & 80s Horror)
    • A PDF copy of Limitless Encounters vol. 2
    • A PDF copy of Limitless Monsters
    • A PDF copy of Limitless NPCs vol. 1
    • A PDF copy of Limitless Encounters vol. 1
    • A PDF copy of every product we've released to date

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    Archenemy

    You will receive a score befitting a super villain:
    • A softcover copy of each of the 5Evo books (WW2, Supers, & 80s Horror)
    • A PDF copy of Limitless Encounters vol. 2
    • A PDF copy of the Limitless Monsters
    • A PDF copy of Limitless Encounters vol. 1
    • A PDF copy of Limitless NPCs vol. 1
    • A PDF copy of every product we've released to date
    • Note: Reduced shipping outside the US for Archenemy level backers.

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Funding period

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