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The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path is a post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure for the Obsidian Apocalypse table top RPG campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path is the first adventure path for Obsidian Apocalypse, which was released in 2013, as the premiere setting for the post-apocalyptic survival horror genre for Pathfinder. The reason that we are having this Kickstarter project is to generate the funds we need to pay for the cost of development, writing, artwork and printing this adventure path and getting it out to the premiere retail gaming stores.

The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Contributors:

This project is Steven T Helt’s first as full developer, and published by Louis Porter, Jr. Games. Louis Porter, Jr. is a pioneer among third party publishers, having released more than 600 RPG products in print and PDF over the last 15 years. Louis Porter, Jr. is no stranger to delivering timely products to his loyal Kickstarter backers. He’s produced material for backers of the Obsidian Apocalypse setting

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The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path consists of the following adventures:

Part 0: Long Way Home - Estimated Page Count: 8 Pages

HURLED INTO ENDLESS NIGHT

Seeking potent magic in the hands of an insane entity, accomplished adventurers find themselves transported to the bleak wasteland of Abaddon. As they explore their new surroundings, they must encounter a host of new terrors and determine whether to save a desperate caravan of nomads. Can adventurers save them, and can their weary new allies help them find a reliable way home?

The Long Way Home is an adventure for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The story and encounters are the first episode of the Cross of Fire Saga, but can also be played as a stand­alone adventure with light modification. The module includes a brief history of the Cross of Fire, an introduction to the world of Abaddon, and a powerful new curse. Characters should take up the adventure approximately half­way through 8th level. If they survive their first nights on Abaddon, they should reach 9th level by the adventure’s conclusion.

Who is Cassandra Papacis? More importantly....can she be trusted?

Part 1: Havoc of the Mind’s Eye  - Estimated Page Count: 32 Pages

BLOOD AND TERROR AWAIT
Nothing is as it seems in the blasted countryside surrounding the insular fortress­town of Lockgate. For weeks, the people there ­­locals and outsiders alike­ ­have been terrorized by a creature they only know as the Beast. It strikes fast and vanishes, leaving behind mutilated corpses to find. The town’s lord has issued a reward for the death of the beast and a band of monster hunters have answered. The seer traveling with the PCs leads them straight into the heart of this mystery where it becomes quickly evident there is more at work than a simple ravaging monster. Can the PCs unearth the true source of Lockgate’s horror?

Havoc of the Mind’s Eye is an investigative horror adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The scenario is designed for four 9th level PCs, and is suitable as a single horror tale or as the second episode of the Cross of Fire Saga. By the end of the adventure, the PCs will either die screaming or reach 10th level.

Part 2: Ravagers of the Shadow Black - Estimated Page Count: 32 Pages 

FALL TO SHADOWS

Two lost Osirian civilizations fell deep within the earth during the Cataclysm. They struggle to survive at the expense of fey calling the subterranean tunnels home. When a strange plague of poisoned light corrupts the land, the desperate people starve and turn upon one another. Can a small group of heroes return the peace and cleanse the blight, or are they doomed to die in the lands of endless shadow?

Ravagers of the Shadowfall is an adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. It can be played as a unique scenario for 10th level characters, or as the third episode of the Cross of Fire Saga. The adventure includes 32 action­packed pages filled with dark artifacts, gremlins, survivalist adventuring, and a challenging new underground setting! Players can expect to reach 12th level or a shallow grave by the time they complete this adventure. 

Will the PCs be pawns in Baltazar's deadly game?

Part 3: Raiders of the Cataclysm - Estimated Page Count: 32 Pages 

AS BELOW, SO ABOVE  

High atop the Amaranth Glacier lie the ruins of long­ abandoned Qhazlor . A band of sorely tested travelers seeks a unique path home, away from the strange mountains and salted valleys of Abaddon. Equipped with half of the ancient tools they need to escape this hell on earth, they encounter another party much like themselves. The adventurers must survive on the harsh plateau long enough to overcome a wrecked band of crosstraders who also seek a way home, or convince them to share the power that they themselves are only beginning to understand.

Raiders of the Cataclysm is a scenario for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the penultimate adventure in the Cross of Fire Saga. It includes several dangerous encounters, a description of the mutinous crew of the Endurance, and a pair of climactic battles that will test the PCs’ outer limits. Those who survive are likely to reach 14th level.

Is this kaylethon mercenary friend? or foe?

Part 4: Crusaders of the Cross of Fire - Estimated Page Count: 32 Pages

LEAVE ALL HOPE OUTSIDE

Armed with four mighty relics, a beleaguered band of adventurers arrives at the doors to a place known only as the Crucible—an abandoned adamantine mine once worked by disciplined, benevolent monks. None doubt that terror and death wait within, but the path home requires the PCs to take up sword and spell once more and face the dark truth concealed within an ancient monastery. Who can withstand the shocking truth, or the vessels of evil that lay it bare?

Crusaders of the Cross of Fire concludes the disturbing story of the Cross of Fire Saga. Within its pages are more than a dozen traps, haunts, and monstrous encounters devised with the express intent of keeping the PCs’ corpses trapped within the Crucible forever. Though the depraved powers will more than likely claim their souls, characters who survive should reach 15th level before the final encounters.

This man saved the world from a tyrant once. Will you pay the price he requires to return home?

The Cross of Fire itself!

Background: Since 2000, the d20 System gaming license and the Open Game License (OGL) have allowed publishers to share a common framework for creating roleplaying games using the System Reference Document (SRD), which contains the same core mechanics as those found in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition. Under the OGL, third-party publishers use the SRD as the basis of many different games. Paizo Publishing expanded the concept of the OGL with their creation and development of the Pathfinder Resource Document (PRD), and in turn made a successful open gaming system.

Patronage and Funding: Our project initially funds at the $8,000 level. We intend to achieve this goal in a little over 40 days—from 25 September to 4 November. This amount covers the costs to write and produce the product for the backers, and gives us a head start on backing the retail level. Of course, the project is impossible without our backers, so backer levels allow an impressive amount of retail product for much less than the expected retail cost for the adventures and their support product.

Processes: Louis Porter Jr has produced fantasy roleplaying games and support for those games for 15 years. Our commitment to our backers, in addition to high quality and impressive value, is to have the materials we publish to you finished and shipped on time. We are grateful for our backers and will continue our commitment to timely delivery of a unique professional product.

The Pathfinder community has loyal fans and creative designers. Backers at certain levels earn the right to also submit professional designs for publication in an advanced stretch goal. Becoming a patron on this project is a great way to gain a design credit on the book, which in turn is a great way to gain experience and build a resume for those interested in pursuing a career in game publishing!

What are you backing?The funds form the kickstarter campaign allow us to produce high-quality professional products, including materials to provide to retail vendors. At the successful funding level of $8,000, each backer receives the product their backer level implies, but the funds only pay for the printing of the first adventure. Beyond that point, the addition of several exciting stretch goals allow us to finance the retail expense for the remaining products.

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Project Donor Levels

Donor Threshold Goals

 Tier 1 Donor Threshold Goals

  • 50 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Hazards for possible publication - UNLOCKED
  • 60 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Haunts for possible publication - UNLOCKED
  • 70 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Insanities for possible publication - UNLOCKED
  • 80 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Traps for possible publication
  • 90 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Drugs for possible publication
  • 100 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Poisons for possible publication
  • 110 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Diseases for possible publication   

All submissions and entries become property of Louis Porter Jr. Design Inc. with the copyright to any generated material will be held by Louis Porter Jr. Design Inc. Accepted submissions will be listed as an "additional designer" in the credits.

Money Threshold Goals

  • $8,000: WE ARE FUNDED!!!!!!!!
  • $10,000: Mini Cross Of Fire Players Guide PDF
  • $12,000: Mini Hazard Guide PDF
  • $14,000: Deluxe Cross Of Fire Players Guide PDF
  • $16,000: FATE & Savage Words PDF Conversions
  • $18,000: Deluxe Hazard Guide PDF

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Risks and challenges

Our challenge lies in the ability to raise the funds needed to cover the initial costs of the project. Specially the authors, artist, editors, layout, printing.

Once funded our risk is low as we have shown that we can produce quality books in a timely manner. We already fulfilled our Obsidian Apocalypse Campaign Templates for Pathfinder RPG, Free RPG Day NeoExodus Adventure for Pathfinder RPG and NeoExodus Adventure: Origin of Man for Pathfinder RPG.

However, bonus goals added to this project might delay delivery but we will communicate that. We take very seriously our commitment to fulfill on time.

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