The Ultimate Guide on Roleplaying Shops
Remarkable Shops & Their Wares is the ultimate guide to fantasy shops and how to roleplay them. From the classic general goods store to wildly exotic locations such as magic item artificers, black markets, underwater libraries, and traveling merchants.
The Highly Anticipated 2nd Book!
Following the success of our Remarkable Inns & Their Drinks book, Remarkable Shops has all the familiar ingredients that made "Inns" such a big hit, while being bolder and bigger, exploring new exciting avenues.
This book is written to be largely system neutral, providing 90% worldbuilding ideas, rumors, roleplaying ideas and more that are not rules-specific. It is very easy to adopt the material into your fantasy roleplaying game and is bound to inspire you and your players.
- Estimated content around 100 pages
- Full-color and "pencil" illustrations
- Largely system neutral contents to fit any fantasy ttrpg
- Some special effects and item stats in "5e-ish" rules
- Easy to adapt and fit into any campaign
Funding Goal & Stretch Goals
If you are familiar with Loresmyth products and campaigns you will know that I like to keep things lean and mean :-) I am a single-person operation so I don't do anyone a favor by adding exotic stretch goals. Instead, I deliver the product as promised, to my highest standards, and as timely as possible. I am a 8-time creator and have satisfied backers that appreciate good my communication.
UNLOCKED: 15K Funding Goal - Small Print Run - The Remarkable Shops & Their Wares campaign is intended to raise funds to pay for writing, editing, artwork and printing the book. The main goal is to reach €15.000, which allows me to deliver the book as planned, with a short print run using print-on-demand via DriveThruRPG. If we manage to reach 28K, I can afford a large print run and extra "stock" in the warehouse which helps for the future.
*** WE WILL NO LONGER DO PRINT-ON-DEMAND SINCE WE HAVE UNLOCKED ENOUGH FUNDS FOR A FULL PRODUCTION PRINT RUN OF THIS BOOK ***
UNLOCKED: 20K Funding Goal - Shop Floorplan Maps - When we reach this goal, I will hire artists to create floor plan maps for the shops included in the book. Will be available as digital download for VTT and included in the book for copying and reference.
UNLOCKED: 28K Goal - Large Print Run - Funds raised exceeding our core goal will go towards paying for increasing costs. If we able to reach €28.000 I can afford to manufacture a large production run of softcover and hardback books, replacing the print-on-demand fulfilment. The upfront investment required to manufacture thousands of books and stock them in Europe and the USA is significant, hence the steeper funding goal.
UNLOCKED: 35K Goal - Extra Artwork - I will commission additional artwork to visually flesh out the book's contents even more. Namely, chapter opening spreads, more interior illustrations and an overall "boost" in level of polish and richness.
Over funding: A kind note on over-funding. There's a common misconception I hear often when a campaign overfunds, people believe the creator gets to "pocket" a big profit. I have found the contrary to be true: With more backers and pledges, shipping and handling costs rise equally, as do production costs and overhead. After the costs to hire artists, writers and other talent have been deducted, there's 30% to 50% taxes and payment fees. The actual profits earned usually go towards "compensating" slow-sales months and investing in future products.
Euro Currency - Since I am from The Netherlands (Europe) all prices in our images and texts are stated in € Euro. Kickstarter will automatically show the campaign funding status and reward prices in your country currency, so numbers may vary.
You can pledge additional funds to get bonus add-ons on top of your base reward. These funds will appear as spendable credit in your Backerkit pledge manager when the campaign ends. At that stage you can still customize your reward selections.
VTT pack - €10 This digital download includes the shop floorplan maps, book illustrations images such as NPCs, Items and fullcolor artwork pieces.
Loresmyth Dicebag + Dice €13 Show your allegiance, get the Loresmyth dicebag with matching dice and roll in style.
PDF Book - €15 Get the Remarkable Shops or Remarkable Inns book in PDF format as an add-on to your normal pledge.
'Claws of Madness' Adventure Softcover - €15 Get the classic Claws of Madness adventure module (great campaign starter) in softcover format. 5e and Pathfinder available.
'Remarkable Inns' Softcover - €25 Get the Remarkable Inns & Their Drinks book in softcover format to round out your collection. Hardcovers currently not in stock.
Backer Name Listing - €25 Get your name listed in the backer "thank you" acknowledgement list at the back of the book. You made this book happen!
Dungeon Discoveries Card Sets Bundle - €34 Get our successful modular Dungeon Discoveries decks to never be lost for words again! Players going off the rails? Generate thousands of fun prompts so you never have to say "you find nothing" again.
Backer VIP Listing - €75 Get your name listed in the special backer thanks on the credits page at the front of the book. You made this project come to life!
Autographed book(s) - €100 Get your book(s) and other products autographed by the creators, turning it into one-of-a-kind special edition. Will come with a handwritten thank you card.
About The Remarkable Shops Book
Wonderful characters, items and history - Remarkable Shops is filled with interesting NPCs, wares, and history behind the stores. The pages are fully stocked with rich world-building details and rumors/story hooks to use in your campaign. Indeed, many of our characters such as Bilz Fizzlenozzle and Quilla Bladesong are now mainstay personalities in roleplaying campaigns around the world.
Common Goods & Exotic Items - Our book will not only list an extensive range of common goods, local produce, prices and services. It will be packed with imaginative exotic wares, rare goods, magical items and more. Prepare to be inspired!
Elevate your stores - This book, like Remarkable Inns, sets a new standard for what detail and roleplaying you can bring to a "cliche". With this book, you will no longer have the players simply dump their gold and move on. The core chapters describe everything from the classic general goods store, to item prices, services, how local products are sourced, and supply and demand. Never was there a more detailed source for roleplaying shops. Then we deep-dive into exotic wares, magical items, markets, festivals, traveling merchants, clandestine operations, and much more.
Build Your Fortune - The last section of the book is wholly dedicated to building your own store. This allows the GM to roll up (or choose from many, many tables) the most detailed shops ever to grace your world. From buying the property to hiring the architect to draw the plans. From sourcing building materials to overseeing construction. From the staff, grand opening to operating and becoming profitable. Have high-level characters that are ready for their next big adventure? Have them open a store!
Backerkit Pledge Manager - LoreSmyth uses Backerkit to handle reward shipping, shipping cost collection, and all post-pledge changes/add-ons. This is a mandatory step that enables us to more reliably deliver rewards. You will be asked to create a Backerkit account to select your reward. Add-ons to your pledge and modifications such as address changes can be done through Backerkit as well. Please complete this process.
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Nord Games Fulfilment Partner - Our friends at Nord Games LLC in the USA handle USA and Canada backer shipping for me. They deliver at great prices and speed directly from their California facility. EU and other countries are shipped from Loresmyth, The Netherlands.
Risks and challenges
This our 8th Kickstarter project and the second book in the series. We're confident in our reward fulfillment estimation. We are working with manufacturers we have an established relationship with.
Delays can sometimes happen beyond our control, such as postal strikes, weather, customs clearance and illness. We have set our delivery goals defensively, but still delays can sometimes happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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