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Low Fantasy Gaming - Companion

Expanded Options for Low Fantasy Gaming RPG

Low Fantasy Gaming - Companion

Expanded Options for Low Fantasy Gaming RPG

AU$ 11,334
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310
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 9 2019 11:51 AM UTC +00:00.

About

MOAR LOW FANTASY GAMING GOODNESS!

Following on from Low Fantasy Gaming's Dec 2018 Kickstarter (haven't heard of LFG before? see Link), Pickpocket Press is back with more low magic, gritty gaming!

Monsters. Magic Items. Downtime. Domain Management. 

More materials, tools, and optional rules for use with Low Fantasy Gaming RPG and similar systems. Behold!

  •  100+ New Monsters to terrorize your adventurers.
  •  50 Minor Charms (minor magical items that don't require attunement).
  •  40+ Major Magical Items, individually illustrated, with concise histories set in the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting (easily refluffed for other worlds).
  •  Perilous Magic Table; a less "dark" but no less dangerous variant of the LFG Dark & Dangerous Magic table, which might better suit some game worlds.
  •  XP System; an alternative experience point leveling system that rewards exploration, braving danger, and looting - customizable by the GM to emphasize themes of their choosing - with slower progression as PCs gain higher levels.
  •  25+ Unique Features as further examples of PC customisation to inspire your players.
  •  Downtime Expansion; whether it's new things for PCs to spend their ill gotten gains on, or GM tables to make Downtime more interesting, we've got you covered with Artificing, Alchemy, Attunement, Black Market Trade, Carousing, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals, Gambling, General Research, Healing, Herbalism, Languages, Local Events, Magical Research, Masterforged Items, Obligations, Pets, Pit Fighting, Potion Brewing, Professions, Profiteering (side businesses), Reputation, Rumours, Scroll Inscribing, Skills, Thievin' (criminal activity), Training, and Weapon & Armour Accessories.
  •  Domain Management; guidelines for the trials and tribulations of PC base builders, including Acquiring Land, Construction, Special Purpose Buildings, Garrisons, Servants & Specialists, Overseers, Domain Events, Law & Order, and Population Morale. Note this chapter is still being written and playtested, and will likely change based on feedback as we near completion.   
Cover Art by Andreas Rocha

We've assembled a crack team of killer illustrators - including Daniel Comerci, Andreas Rocha, Daniele Ariuolo, Gary Dupuis, and Matt Morrow - ready and willing to unleash artistic awesome! Now all we have to do is raise the funds to pay them (yes; we already tried editor's tears, IOUs, veiled threats, and first borns - it was a close thing, but when they also demanded my wife's cat she had to say no. I mean we had to say no. Ah you know what I mean).    

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80% Complete 

The present draft is 125 pages (example pages below), and the final book estimated at approx 150 pages, subject to (i) final text for Domain Management, (ii) additional Monsters, Magic Items, Unique Features and illustrations, depending on funding. The more custom art we can afford, the larger the book will grow to accommodate!     

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Rewards 

LFG Companion will be Premium Colour, delivered via DriveThruRPG in PDF, Hardcover and Softcover (11 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide). Backers that select a pledge that includes Companion will receive the PDF and "print at cost" codes for the Hardcover and Softcover via DriveThruRPG. Assuming the book reaches 160 pages, the "print at cost" price for the Hardcover will be approx USD $21, and the Softcover USD $16 (plus shipping; see estimates here: Link).

Similar to the LFG Deluxe Kickstarter, the draft Companion PDF (80% complete text, incomplete art) will be released to relevant Backers as soon as the Kickstarter ends and the funds clear (usually 2-3 weeks, ie towards the end of October). 

Additionally, Backers interested in Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe (Link), Adventure Framework Collection #1 (Link), Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting (Link), or the eleven Colour Adventure Framework PDFs (#47-57 Link) can select pledges to obtain these titles at discount prices, or in discounted bundles, including DTRPG "print at cost" codes for LFG Deluxe and Adventure Framework Collection #1. These rewards will be available after funds clear in late October.

The relevant DTRPG "print at cost" prices are as follows (excluding shipping): 

  •  Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe - Hardcover (Premium Colour USD 32 or B&W USD 20) and Softcover (Premium Colour USD 28 or B&W USD 16).
  •  Adventure Framework Collection #1 - Softcover B&W USD 14.
  • NOTE: There is no Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting "print at cost" reward (this print title is a Lulu product only, not DTRPG), and the Colour Adventure Frameworks #47-57 are PDF only. 
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No Stretch Goals?

To avoid overextending and ensure LFG Companion is produced on time, we are not offering any stretch goals. Extra funding will allow us to commission more custom art, and similar to the LFG Deluxe Kickstarter, we have some surprises up our sleeve for Backers if we are fortunate enough to attract strong support ;D

Links

Low Fantasy Gaming 

DTRPG Products 

Lulu Products 

Adventure Frameworks Patreon 

Youtube, Facebook, MeWe, Reddit 

Risks and challenges

Risks to you? Lilliputian. Companion is 80% written and laid out. Most of the art is done. This is our second Kickstarter, and fifth print on demand book*. We are alert to the usual pitfalls, and have become intimately familiar with DTRPG publishing over the last twelve months. Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe has been well received (5 star rating on DTRPG, try YouTube or Google for reviews) and was delivered on time (well, in July 2019, original due date 30 June 2019). There's no reason we can't make Companion a reality. As with Deluxe, we've allowed a six month buffer to ensure everything comes together by 31 March 2020 at the latest.

* Prior Print Books: Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe (DTPRG 2019), Adventure Framework Collection #1 (DTRPG 2019), Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting (Lulu 2018) and Low Fantasy Gaming Original (Lulu 2016).

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