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A gripping adventure for 5e with new monsters, magical items and thrills. High quality book with gorgeous maps, artwork and extras.
First book in a new series of gripping adventures for 5e with new monsters, magical items and moving story. Edited by Michele Carter (ex-Wizards) Ideal starter for a new campaign, including a story arc suitable for high level players.
First book in a new series of gripping adventures for 5e with new monsters, magical items and moving story. Edited by Michele Carter (ex-Wizards) Ideal starter for a new campaign, including a story arc suitable for high level players.
75 backers pledged €1,727 to help bring this project to life.

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The Claws of Madness - Roleplaying Adventure 5e

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"The Claws of Madness" a roleplaying adventure book designed for 1st to 2nd level characters. It uses the open game license and 5e ruleset and is easily dropped into (and adaptable) to your existing campaign. It features glorious artwork by George Stratulat and others.
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If funded, the adventure will be edited by Michele Carter, editor of multiple award-winning D&D products including the 5th Edition Player’s Handbook.

What sinister tidings are afloat?

The gripping story brings the adventurers to a small port town, shaken up by disappearing and mutated townsfolk. Fear takes hold and the villagers look to the players for help. The Claws of Madness is a thrilling tale of power and redemption and lets your players explore a mysterious atoll, its abandoned monastery, and delve deep underneath the earth to stop a madman’s evil plans.

PDF & Softcover Book

The Claws of Madness is available as: 

  • A high quality, 30 page PDF
  • Softcover Book via DriveThruRPG print on demand
  • Detailed maps, beautiful illustrations and cover art.
  • New monsters and magic items

It has everything you need to use it in a new or existing campaign and introduces several exciting new monsters (including the spooky, amphibious Mangkoon) and new magical items.

Stretch Goal 1400: Custom Dice Bag

When we reach 1400,- we will manufacture custom "LoreSmyth" dice bags in a limited Blue Suede print run. 10x15 cm featuring our logo on it. Look swag with this classic tabletop roleplaying must-have, and you promote our brand at the same time!

  • All Pledges of 40,- or more now also include a Dice Bag  
  • Provided when we reach our stretch goal

Extended Digital Maps

 The extended maps are a set of high resolution, full color versions of the normal maps included in the PDF. They contain a few additional cut-a-ways and details not found in the PDF. The scale and detail is higher making them a fantastic, beautiful thing and they are ideal to print for your sessions.

Rewards & Development

Backers get the PDF book ahead of everyone else. 
Additional rewards include high quality printed maps, posters, signed posters, and my eternal gratitude. Most rewards include FREE shipping anywhere in the world, unless stated otherwise.

I’ve already invested months of work and money to develop the product to a far advanced stage. To finish the adventure module to the highest standards Im going to use your backing to pay for professional editing, additional artwork, posters, shipping and simply make it the best it can be.

Release Date

Release date is scheduled for the end of August.
After it has been released through Kickstarter I consider making it available through other outlets.

About Me 

Hi my name is Chris. Im 36 and live in the Netherlands. I love writing, games, music and art. I have about 20 years experience in graphic design and product development. Im also an entrepreneur, with loads of experience doing startup companies. Dungeons and Dragons has been a huge part of my teenage years, and I continue to love it to bits.

Risks and challenges

Risk level is fairly low as the product is already in far stages of development. If needed, I might take 1 month extra for professional rewrites and play testing before publishing.

During the Kickstarter I will make previews available to show the quality of the work and advancement.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    PDF book

    You get the high quality PDF book. Works on all major devices such as iPad and eReaders or print it yourself.

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    NPC inspired by YOU

    As a special reward to celebrate our "halfway" mark I offer you to be a named NPC in this adventure. This is a seperate Perk you can buy on top of others.

    Either an existing NPC will be re-named after you, or I introduce a new one to fit the story. We can include looks, character traits and other details at your choice. If your name needs a bit of re-flavoring, we will craft it together to fit the story.

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    PDF book + Extended Digital Maps

    You get the high quality PDF book + an extended set of high resolution digital maps. The additional digital map files detail sections not featured in the standard PDF book.

    Works on all major devices such as iPad and eReaders or print it yourself.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    PDF book + Printed Maps

    You get the high quality PDF book + an extended set of high resolution digital maps + an A3 poster of the amazing cover artwork by George Stratulat.

    The additional digital map files detail sections not featured in the standard PDF book.

    Works on all major devices such as iPad and eReaders or print it yourself.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $46

    PDF book + Printed Maps + Poster

    You get the high quality PDF book + an extended set of high resolution digital maps + an A3 poster of the amazing cover artwork by George Stratulat. Hand numbered by the author.

    The additional digital map files detail sections not featured in the standard PDF book.

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    Pledge €60 or more About $68

    PDF book + Printed Maps + Signed Poster

    You get the high quality PDF book + an extended set of high resolution digital maps + a A3 poster of the amazing cover artwork by George Stratulat, signed with a special message by the author.

    The additional digital map files detail sections not featured in the standard PDF book.

    Works on all major devices such as iPad and eReaders or print it yourself.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $114

    Ultimate Backer

    You get all of the above goodness plus you will get a special mention in the credits of the PDF as official patron of the project.

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