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Adventure Module used with OSRIC(tm) or adapted to DCC, Pathfinder, D20, Labyrinth Lord, BFRPG, Swords & Wizardry, or FRP OGL v1.0a!
Adventure Module used with OSRIC(tm) or adapted to DCC, Pathfinder, D20, Labyrinth Lord, BFRPG, Swords & Wizardry, or FRP OGL v1.0a!
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Thank you to everyone again! We have successfully reached and broken our fifth stretch goal of $3,000 with all of your dedication and support:

$3,000 = Another dungeon map level added with more encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [UNLOCKED]

Are you a GM hunting for something offbeat and different than the usual adventures? Do you like classic old school dungeon modules like we used to play in the 1980s? You remember back when you could use any old excuse to throw an 18 die Fireball at the party? Do you want something fun, memorable and challenging to play with your friends?

If you answered "HELL YES!" to those questions then Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #3: "Villains of the Undercity" is the perfect adventure module for you!

Hi my name is Mark Taormino and I've always wanted to make printed, retro-style modules since I first realized it was possible using the OGL v1.0a and the OSRIC (tm) over these last several years. Now with your help and the Kickstarter system it is possible! With the success of my first and second projects:  "The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen" and "The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn" I was able launch a small press games website to continue further creation of more products in a new brand I am calling Maximum Mayhem Dungeons!

Danger lurks at every corner of the small coastal city of Las Farporte. The locals insist people are being abducted in the night and taken into into the bowels of the rumored "Undercity Dungeon" below. A lone survivor managed to escape and give some information before dying in your arms: “Secret door... Tavern of the Wiley Wench... The password is... the password is... Ugh!” You and your brave team of adventurers have decided to investigate these rumors, plunder the dungeon and destroy the dreaded "Villains of the Undercity!" Oh but first loot the body, of course. He won't mind... he's dead.

This module is designed for character levels 1-3 and can be played with the OSRIC(tm) system or easily adapted to AD&D, D&D 1e to 5e, Pathfinder, D20 System, Labyrinth Lord, BFRPG, Swords & Wizardry, Warrior & Wizards, etc or any fantasy role playing system you may want to use it with under the Open Gaming License v1.0a! The module will have a mix of hack & slash and interesting puzzles, traps and characters. I need your help to actually finish it and turn it into a real game book for you and your players to enjoy. It can easily be adapted to most campaign settings as well. If you like this module, look for future ones soon (I have about 10 more planned so far and will make more after that).

This is my third Kickstarter module I want to make for you and your friends to enjoy! MAXIMUM MAYHEM DUNGEONS are created with one thing in mind: ass-kicking fun. This adventure has that classic look and feel both inside and out, including blue maps and old-school fantasy art from some of the best artists in the business! Filled with irreverent characters, diabolical villains, over-the-top monster encounters, outrageous magic, mischievous NPCs, traps, puzzles, and more blood and gore than an 18 die Fireball can deliver! This adventure will entertain and challenge everyone who dares to play it!

Bluto the Strongman doesn't agree that the secret password is "Yo Mama!" - Artwork by Brian McCranie!
Bluto the Strongman doesn't agree that the secret password is "Yo Mama!" - Artwork by Brian McCranie!

WHAT YOU GET FOR $500 MODULE:

- Minimum 8-12 page module saddle-stiched with removable old school cover (we will grow module in size via stretch goals to unlock more pages, encounters, dungeon levels, new monsters, magic and technological weapons etc in stretch goals)

- One blue dungeon map on inside of the removable color cover (more will be unlocked in stretch goals)

- At least one new monster (more will be unlocked in stretch goals, e.g. in the previous module Secret Machines of the Star Spawn I ended up adding about 8 new monsters!)

- A couple of new weapons etc (more will be unlocked in stretch goals)

- The artwork you see here currently (more will be unlocked in stretch goals)

- Six new pre-generated characters. 

The Bonebane Warrior is definately happy to see you... I mean... eat you!
The Bonebane Warrior is definately happy to see you... I mean... eat you!


THE PLAN:
What I'm trying to do here is set the target at $500 which is the bare minimum, this way we know we are guaranteed at minimum to hit that goal and we will be able to make a kick-ass module even at the $500 level. But I am sure we will go far beyond that initial target goal and unlock many more levels and stretch goals. This we can grow the module in size to as big as you want to make it.

Yes... a face only a mother Shambling Mound can adore!
Yes... a face only a mother Shambling Mound can adore!


THE TEAM:
We have most of the same art folks back on board (pending their schedules and availability): Bradley McDevitt, Brian McCranie, Trevor Henderson, Jason Lenox, Ragnar "Steve" Hill, Chuck Bowman, Robert Bruner, Joshua LH Burnett, James Neal and Jacob Blackmon! Alyssa Faden will be doing her amazing cartography work on the old school blue maps and B/W maps (if they get unlocked).

MODULE CREDITS:
Executive Producer: (One Name - To Be Determined - This could be your name - see rewards)
Producers: (Two Names - To Be Determined - This could be your name - see rewards)
Associate Producers: (Five Names - To Be Determined - This could be your name - see rewards)
Editor / Author: Mark Taormino
Proofreader: Sam Saldivar
Front Cover Artist: Chuck Bowman (characters), Alan Chamberlain (background and digital coloring)
Back Cover Artist: (To Be Determined)
Interior Cover Artist: James Bluto Neal
Interior Artists: Brian McCranie, Bradley K McDevitt, Ragnar Hill, Stephen "Chuck" Bowman, Jason Lenox (possible pending schedule), Trevor Henderson, Joshua LH Burnett, James Bluto Neal, and Jacob Blackmon
Cartography: Alyssa Faden
Graphic Design / Layout: Alan Chamberlain
Playtesters: (To Be Determined)

WHAT DOES THE KICKSTARTER MONEY PAY FOR:
1. Printing of the physical full color cover and B/W interior Module units
2. Module Creation, Production, Module Layout and Design
3. Artwork for module
4. Cartography work
5. Reward fulfillment

EXAMPLE OF RETRO STYLE BLUE MAPS:
These are portions of blue maps from my first module "The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen" and my second module "The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn." They show you what the maps will be like as far as retro look and style!

Sample map from Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #1:
The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen:

Sample map from Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #2:
The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn:


$1 Reward - UNDERCITY HELPER: Special Thanks with your name on the "Villains of the Undercity" Facebook page and in the Special Thanks section of the module!

$8 Reward - PDF MODULE:

You get the PDF version of the Villains of the Undercity module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page! You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module cover!

$15 Reward - PRINTED MODULE (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print version of the module, the PDF version and your name in the "Special Thanks" page in the module. You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module cover!

$20 Reward -  VILLAINS SET (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print & PDF versions of the "Villains of the Undercity" module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module cover!

$30 Reward - AUTHOR SET (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print & pdf versions of the "Villains of the Undercity" module. Your print copy will be signed by the author. You get a signed B/W photo of the author Mark Taormino. With that photo your Players can: shake their fists at the heavens and bellow in rage at it, throw darts at it, shred in the shredder, light it on fire and sneer as it burns or keep and cherish along with all the fun memories of game they just played then spill soda pop or pizza on it. You also get your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module cover!

$60 Reward - NAME AN NPC (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print & pdf versions of the "Villains of the Undercity" module. Your print copy will be signed by the author. You get to name an NPC character (per Mark approval) in the module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module! You get a signed B/W photo of the author Mark Taormino.

$100 Reward Level - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print and pdf versions of the module. You will be listed as an "Associate Producer" in the module credits. You get an extra copy of the print version of the "Villains of the Undercity" module signed by the author. You get to name an NPC character (per Mark approval) in the module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module! You also get a signed B/W photo of the author Mark Taormino. Note this Pledge level is a limited count (see rewards area for current count!)

$250 Reward Level - PRODUCER (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print and the PDF version of the module and you will be listed as an "PRODUCER" in the module credits. You get an extra copy of the print version of the "Villains of the Undercity" module signed by the author. You get to name an NPC character (per Mark approval) in the module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module! You also get a signed B/W photo of the author Mark Taormino. Note this Pledge level is a limited count (see rewards area for current count!)

$500 Reward - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (PRINT + PDF):
You get the print and pdf version of the module and you will be listed as an "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" in the module credits. You get an extra copy of the print version of the "Villains of the Undercity" module signed by the author and a signed copy of Secret machines of the Star Spawn and Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen. You get to name 3 NPC characters (per Mark approval) in the module, your name in the "Special Thanks" page, a B/W photo of one of the Evil Villains (TBD) with one of their signature catch phrases (TBD). You also get a signed B/W photo of the author Mark Taormino. You also get the 24" by 36" digital pdf poster file of the module! Note this Pledge level is a limited count (see rewards area for current count!)

$1,000      = A nice back cover art piece, more encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [UNLOCKED]

$1,500      = More artwork added to the interior of the module. [UNLOCKED]

$2,000      = A full page B/W piece of artwork on one of the interior module pages! More encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [UNLOCKED]

$2,500      = More artwork added to the interior of the module. [UNLOCKED]

$3,000      = Another dungeon map level added with more encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [UNLOCKED]

$3,500      = More artwork added to the interior of the module. [LOCKED]

$4,000      = More encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [LOCKED]

$4,500      = More artwork added to the interior of the module. [LOCKED]

$5,000      = More encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [LOCKED]

$5,500      = More artwork added to the interior of the module. [LOCKED]

$6,000      = Another dungeon map level added with more encounters, characters, monsters, puzzles, weapons, miscellaneous items and fun stuff added to module. [LOCKED]

$6,500+    = We'll continue adding more of the same, making the best possible module for you! [LOCKED]

I have added the following for the $8 to $500 Reward Levels:

Add $8: You will get the PDF version of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #1: "The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen" (This is a special offer for the Kickstarter backers - normally the PDF module sells for $10) You also get the digital B/W photo of the Vampire Queen (see print version below) You also get the digital PDF 24" by 36" inch poster of the Hanging Coffins Cover.

Add $8: You will get the PDF version of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #2: "The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn" (This is a special offer for the Kickstarter backers - normally the PDF module sells for $10) You also get the digital B/W photo of Chocolate Thunder and the digital photo of Otto the Viking. You also get the digital PDF 24" by 36" inch poster of the Secret Machines Cover.

I have added the following for the $15 to $500 Reward Levels:

Add $15: You will get the printed module and PDF version of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #1: "The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen" included in your shipment of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #3: "Villains of the Undercity!"

Available now on www.maximummayhemdungeons.com and www.drivethrurpg.com
Available now on www.maximummayhemdungeons.com and www.drivethrurpg.com
Actress and Pro WWE wrestler "Winter" a.k.a Katarina Waters as "The Vampire Queen." Coffins print order "Add Ons" to this KS will recieve this reward as well. PDF Add ons get the Digital File of this photo.
Actress and Pro WWE wrestler "Winter" a.k.a Katarina Waters as "The Vampire Queen." Coffins print order "Add Ons" to this KS will recieve this reward as well. PDF Add ons get the Digital File of this photo.

You can see a sample of the module and my style from Hanging Coffins here: http://www.maximummayhemdungeons.com/Sample%20PDF/Hanging%20Coffins%20of%20the%20Vampire%20Queen%20-%20PDF%20Sample.pdf

Add $15:
You will get the printed module and PDF version of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #2: "The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn" included in your shipment of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #3: "Villains of the Undercity!"

Available around June 2015 on www.maximummayhemdungeons.com and www.drivethrurpg.com
Available around June 2015 on www.maximummayhemdungeons.com and www.drivethrurpg.com

So that's the plan! If you can donate anything $1, $5, $10, etc - everything helps. If you can't donate please share the links with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other forum that you think would like the project.

One final note: As a backer of many, many, many Kickstarter projects myself I have one request for you... Regardless of whether you can donate to my project - I'd like you to find someone else's Kickstarter project today and donate at least $1 to them, I assure you they will be super excited, you will feel great, and it will help us further everyone's creative and artistic goals on this site with this new crowd funding concept.

Please like the Facebook page for more updates:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Mayhem-Dungeons-3-Villains-of-the-Undercity/1639017712984458

Thank you again for your time and I look forward to making this project a reality for all the folks to enjoy!

Mark Taormino

Risks and challenges

The project risks are pretty minimal for the basic print module. We don't anticipate any delays or issues but once in a while they happen due to the detail level of encounters. I ran behind about 6-10 weeks on each of the previous modules but it was because of careful re-writing and making the modules top notch with extra updates, more art, testing and final tweaking and improvements. If and when it happens it is for making the best product we can on budget!

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