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Mini Mods are short, Manga-sized adventure modules that can be run when the GM is unprepared. This Kickstarter will fund three quests.
Mini Mods are short, Manga-sized adventure modules that can be run when the GM is unprepared. This Kickstarter will fund three quests.
84 backers pledged $3,017 to help bring this project to life.

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Many of you have seen The Bogey of Swindle preliminary print at Gary Con and then at North Texas RPG Con and online. Now that a few folks are familiar with a Mini Mod, we want to go full on to produce a number of them. These mini Mods are being written for OSRIC / FIRST printed EDITION of our favorite RPG system. If things go well, we hope to add Pathfinder versions in the future.

The Bogey of Swindle is for 3-4 players level 2-3, Children of Blackweb bog is for characters level 3-4, Midnight Oliviah we plan to have land at levels 5-6.

All the numbers and challenges can easily be altered by DM for a few more players or slightly altered levels.

With Full funding we hope to:

  • Pay our writer to finish Midnight Oliviah and start work on the next project
  • Compensate Ian for his time in Layout, and our proofreader
  • Cover the cost of art work
  • Print at least 100 copies each of the Mini Mods
  • Upgrade the cover to cardstock quality (This has been more a challenge than we imagined while keeping costs down)

In an effort to sweeten the backing desserts:
Backing levels that receive products in the mail will now receive, IN ADDITION to whatever rewards you already have, 3 5x7 prints of the module covers!!
If you are backing at a level that has signed 5x7 prints, expect 3 extra prints!
This includes all levels except well wisher and digital.

Add just $8.50 ea to your backer level for 25 pg Character Sheets
Add just $8.50 ea to your backer level for 25 pg Character Sheets


Midnight Oliviah Cover Art

Work moves forward even before funding!?!?! Yes, it's one of the joys of being the artist on board for the project.

We have a number of offers on the table to print the mini mods with card-stock covers!! This is not guaranteed as keeping end cost in check is the top priority.

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Let's face it, not every GM has time to sit down and prepare adventures on short notice every time the players decide to pop in for some RPG fun.

A Mini Mod quest is simply a side quest in short format, designed to serve many purposes. A Mini Mod can be a quick one-off adventure or a side quest in a longer campaign. You can use a Mini Mod to unobtrusively make sure that players come across objects or tavern-rumors with connections to larger story lines. You can also use one to enrich the campaign setting in a longer story arc.

Mini Mods will keep your players entertained and give them things to do while other events are cooking. You can use them as a springboard to further adventures or just to add depth to your world, and all with minimal pre-planning time.

This Kickstarter will raise the funds necessary to produce 3 complete Mini mods in their entirety. The Bogey  has previously been done, but will receive a re-write and some added details from our newly added writer Christopher Scott Thompson along with Ian Graham and myself (Lloyd Metcalf).

Christopher is already hard at work fixing up The Bogey of Swindle and ironing out the bugs in "The Children of Blackweb Bog". Two great mini mods to get the ball rolling.

We will pay our professional writer to help us along in creating "Midnight Oliviah" with successful funding. A mini mod inspired by a lady known to a number of Texans, but loaded with character ready for any world.

All Mini mods will be illustrated by myself (Lloyd Metcalf)

"Lloyd Metcalf is a talented artist, improving real fast; recently started hanging out with superstars like Easley and Diesel; insider fast-track to quality imo."
~Frank Mentzer


Backer Levels:

 Thanks for the boost! You will get to see all the updates and how things progress.

 Your pick of any one Mini Mod from the three produced mailed straight to your doorstep!

 For those who like to have digital copies or game from tablets. Just the .PDF version of the Mini mods sent to your email inbox. These will be high res .pdf versions.

 A copy of each of the 3 mini mods created here and shipped right to your doorstep. PLUS (3) one each 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod. *Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive.

All in One
All in One

 A copy of each of the Mini Mods produced.
PLUS a 5x7 print of each mod cover piece of art.
PLUS One character sheet notepad.
PLUS one standard mini mod GM screen.
PLUS Lloyd will roll up a character (old fashion 3d6 method) and send you the signed result on an extra character sheet.
*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive

  A copy of each of the Mini Mods produced PLUS
(3) Three 5x7 artist signed print of each piece of cover art. PLUS (3) one each additional 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod.
*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive

 (2) Two each of the mini mods being produced - One each to game and use, one to store in mint condition in your collection. PLUS six (6) 5x7 prints. one each of the module covers. *Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive.

 A copy of each of the Mini Mods, PLUS:
(3) 5x7 artist signed prints of the mod covers.
(3) one each 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod.
(1) CUSTOM GM Screen!!
This will be an undersized GM screen 9" x 16.5" on high quality 120lb card stock. The front will have the cover art from the Mini Mod Kickstarter, the back will be filled with handy dandy OSRIC or first print RPG GM info.
You will dictate the title on the outside!
Your gaming group name, your GM's Name, Your Cat's name..... Any slanderous thing you can think of :)
We will alter the graphic and get it printed just for you and you alone! *Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive.

Some of the Pen and Ink Art
Some of the Pen and Ink Art

 
One each of the Mini Mods being produced PLUS
An old fashioned hand drawn Pen & Ink RPG or sci-fi fantasy piece of art on 90+lb archival paper in archival ink.
Drawn and chosen by Lloyd Metcalf.
PLUS (3) one each 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod.
*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive.

 Receive one each of the mini mods produced PLUS:
(3) one each 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod.
PLUS You name and describe one of the NPCs in a mini mod AND get credit as an NPC contributor in print

Your character will become part of the adventure storyline in some way.
This can be your own name, your favorite character (Leveled appropriately by us to match game), your kids, your dog. Send us a brief or character sheet of the character contribution, and you will see it printed in the Mini Mod!!

*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive.

PRICE REDUCED TO $875!!

  • A copy of each of the Mini Mods produced.
  • PLUS a 5x7 print of each mod cover piece of art.
  • PLUS One character sheet notepad.
  • PLUS one standard mini mod GM screen.
  • PLUS Lloyd will roll up a character (old fashion 3d6 method) and send you the signed result on an extra character sheet.
  • PLUS The original 16 x 20 unframed Oil painting "Summoners Call"


Some of you may be aware that the last kickstarter sold a similar sized painting for $1700 and a small 12 x 16 for $900. At $975 This 16x20 original oil painting is a steal AND it includes the all in one level! At $875... well, that's just silly! I have added it in to possibly help get us over the funded mark.

There is still some work to do on the piece, but it simply has to dry before I can layer on glazes. This was going to go with me to Gary Con in March, but I upped the priority and added it on.

At this level I will carefully pack, insure and ship this piece to your door step, ready to be framed and adorn your man-cave game room. In just the past 2 years the prices on Lloyd Metcalf oil paintings has surprised even myself. This is an investment piece as my career in the RPG world is just getting some air.

*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive

 Receive one each of the produced mini-mods PLUS:
YOU'RE THE BOSS!! You give us an outline, your own characters, and basic adventure idea low-down (No copyrighted material).
You will need to sign a waiver of I.P. release.
We will then write, illustrate, and print your Module in our style and give you credit on the cover! You will also receive the first 6 copies off the press.
We need to extend the delivery on this slightly to accommodate production times. please understand the Feb 2015 is an estimate and we will do everything we can to hit that delivery. There are many variables in this process, including how long it takes to receive and plan your outline.
PLUS (3) one each 5x7 print of the cover artwork from each Mini Mod.
*Add $18 for each additional set of 3 mini mods you would like to receive

Risks and challenges

The major risks of production of these Mini Mods have been faced already. We have done 2 print runs of the first edition of "The Bogey of Swindle".
The Children of Blackweb Bog is completely written and ready for proofreading and updates in illustration.
Midnight Oliviah is outlined and waiting for Kickstarter funds to pay our writer to turn it out.
If all falls through, Ian and I are prepared to be back up writers and produce Midnight Oliviah on our own if necessary. If the world blows up before delivery... somewhere in those atoms will be bits of these Mini Mods in production :)
We have done much of the leg work already to produce Mini Mods.
The RPG Greeting Card Kickstarter delivered ON-TIME which I think shows some experience and ability to work with delivery and deadlines.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lmetcalf/fantasy-rpg-greeting-cards

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    (1) CUSTOM GM Screen!!
    This will be an undersized GM screen roughly 9" x 16" +/- on high quality 12pt card stock. The front will have the cover art from the Mini Mod Kickstarter, the back will be filled with handy dandy OSRIC or first print RPG GM info.
    You will dictate the title on the outside! Your gaming group name, your GM's Name, Your Cat's name

    Any slanderous thing you can think of :)
    We will alter the graphic and get it printed just for you and you alone!
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    Drawn and chosen by Lloyd Metcalf.
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    You name and describe one of the NPCs in a mini mod AND get credit as an NPC contributor in print. This can be your own name, your favorite character (Leveled appropriately by us to match game), your kids, your dog.
    Send us a brief or character sheet of the character contribution, and you will see it printed in the Mini Mod!!
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    Receive one each of the produced mini-mods. You will also receive the FIRTST THREE of each mini mod off the press. These are reserved before even our own private copies! PLUS:
    YOU'RE THE BOSS!!
    You give us an outline, your own characters, and basic adventure idea low-down (No copyrighted material). You will need to sign a waiver of I.P. release.
    We will then write, illustrate, and print your Module in our style and give you credit on the cover! You will receive the first FIVE of your creation off the press!
    We need to extend the delivery on this slightly to accommodate production times. please understand the Feb 2015 is an estimate and we will do everything we can to hit that delivery. There are many variables in this process, including how long it takes to receive and plan your outline.
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