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Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #7: Dread Swamp of the Banshee

RPG Module used with OSRIC or adapt to 1E AD&D, D&D 5e, DCC, Pathfinder or OSR role-playing games!

Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #7: Dread Swamp of the Banshee

RPG Module used with OSRIC or adapt to 1E AD&D, D&D 5e, DCC, Pathfinder or OSR role-playing games!

$5,095
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
148
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 4 2019 5:13 PM UTC +00:00.

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With your help we have UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL #1 at $3,000: 4  Pre-Generated Characters will be included in the PDF digital extras!  Next up is STRETCH GOAL #2 at $6,000: A full page B/W interior artwork  piece will be included in the module. [LOCKED]

Downstream from the village of Silt is a great marsh created by a massive flood long ago. Many treasures were lost and now lay buried in the ruins of these cursed and water soaked lands. There are rumors that smugglers and criminals hide their felonious activities and great wealth here, but there is more to fear in the mist than the designs of men. For something sinister lurks in the darkness of the bogs. Find your courage, sharpen your blade, trust no one and you may just survive the Dread Swamp of the Banshee.

This module is completely written (see the full Kickstarter video above) with the usual Maximum Mayhem Dungeons humor and wicked style you know and love.  We had a blast working with author Joe Pearce and have created another adventure we know you will enjoy playing for many years with your family and friends! 

Joe has been a longtime personal friend and co-worker of mine for over 20 years and he is a dedicated AD&D gamer well versed in D&D 1E and 5E rules and publishes his own line of 5E modules under the name Wyrmkeep Adventures. He is also a professional software engineer and computer game developer working on many projects including Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb published by New World Computing.

We just need to get some more artwork created and finish the blue maps! That's where we need YOUR HELP! By supporting this project we can finish it quickly and get it out to you fast! Our amazing backers and supporters have made it possible for us create these all of our games for you to enjoy and we have many more planned for 2020 and beyond!

On the left this poor bastard thought he was going to inspect that Funerary Slab for any surprises and he was right! Surprise! Oh well he still has one good arm left... for now. And on the right a Lurker Above surprises Gwendolynn down in the caves. Good thing for her she is more than bad ass enough to deal with it! She's also got that magic sword she found in the ... well MAYBE your Players will find it too unless they get killed in a bloody mess by the ... well THEY'LL find out!

Don't worry about the Mummy about to attack! It's all of his "buddies" behind him you better be afraid of... very afraid! What the Hell are they? I hope somebody has some kind of Holy water or something to splatter on those bastards!

MODULE FEATURES:

  • Removable Cover with classic blue map mazes on the inside
  • High quality, old-school style artwork reminiscent of 1st edition
  • 34-40 pages (est)
  • 2 New Monsters (possibly more see Stretch Goals)
  • Classic style Boxed and Un-boxed text
  • Saddle stitched book (softcover books)
  • Pre-Generated Characters in Classic 1E Style (see stretch goals and sample below)
  • Extra PDF with 27 AMAZING Character Sheets!
Sample of Pre-Generated Characters done in my favorite classic Ghost Tower style!
You will also get the 27 pack of character sheets with any Pledge Reward of $10 or more!

$95 - DREAD SWAMP + MAYHEM BOX 

Includes:

  • Dread Swamp of the Banshee Softcover Module and PDF with all digital extras
  • World of Mayhem Box (Does not include books 1-5 or Monsters) This option is great for folks that have our previous modules and want to also pick up the box to store them in etc. 
  • Palace of the Dragon's Princess Dice set of 7 polyhedral dice in Vortex Purple and Gold
  • Black Velvet dice bag with white Dark Wizard Logo

$190 - DREAD SWAMP + MAYHEM FULL BOX SET:

Includes:

  • Dread Swamp of the Banshee Softcover Module & PDF
  • World of Mayhem Box
  • #1 Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen Softcover Module & PDF (36 Pages)
  • #2 Secret Machines of the Star Spawn Softcover Module & PDF (40 Pages)
  • #3 Villains of the Undercity Softcover Module & PDF (32 Pages)
  • #4 Vault of the Dwarven King Softcover Module & PDF (48 Pages)
  • #5 Palace of the Dragon's Princess Softcover Module & PDF (40 Pages)
  • Monsters of Mayhem #1 Softcover Supplement & PDF (32 Pages)
  • Palace of the Dragon's Princess Dice in Dark Wizard dice bag
  • PDFs of all books and supplements, character sheets and digital extras

Yes your gaming "shelfie" could potentially include all of our awesome and fun modules, dice, dice bag and box set!

MODULE CREDITS:

Special Thanks: (To Be Determined - This could be your name - see rewards)

Editor: Mark Taormino

Author: Joe Pearce

Game Designers: Joe Pearce, Mark Taormino and Alan Chamberlain

Art Director / Cartography: Alan Chamberlain

Proofreader: Justin Ryan Isaac

Front Cover Artist: Phil Stone

Interior Artists: Jacob Blackmon,  Ed Lacabanne,  Mark Lyons, Phil Stone and more (pending availability and schedules.)

Playtesters: Elliot Hochberg, Gary Mack, Ron Shaw, Tobias Loc, Kevin Wilby, James Bayhylle, Richard Pickard, Clay Gilpin, Thomas Allison, Timothy Connelly, Timothy Brannan, Jeremy Kear, Mitchell D. McPhetridge

WHAT DOES THE KICKSTARTER MONEY PAY FOR:

  • Module Creation, Production, Module Layout and Graphic Design
  • Artwork for the module
  • Blue Map Cartography
  • Printing of the physical full color cover and B/W interior module softcover books
  • Reward Fulfillment
  • Shipping to backers

RELEASE TIMELINE SCHEDULE:

November, 5th to Dec 5th, 2019: Kickstarter runs and completes backing phase.

December 6th to December 20th, 2019: Project funds released around December 20th. Final art gathering and begin InDesign layout. Get all boxes, dice sets and dice bags ordered and ready to ship. PDF rewards and T-Shirts will be delivered at this time.

February 1st: Begin shipping modules and box sets to backers.

#1 at $3,000: 4 Pre-Generated Characters will be included in the PDF digital extras [UNLOCKED] 

#2 at $6,000: A full page B/W interior artwork piece will be included in the module.[LOCKED]

#3 at $9,000: A first edition styled character sheet themed for Dungeons will be created and included in a separate PDF file. [LOCKED]

#4 at $12,000: 4 More Pre-Generated Characters will be  included  PDF digital extras [LOCKED] 

#5 at $15,000: A beautiful two-page B/W CENTERFOLD artwork will be added to the module booklet! [LOCKED]

#6 at $18,000: Four new monsters will be created along with four new pieces of artwork! [LOCKED]

So that's the plan! You can help by pledging for any reward level, even $1 you will get some PDF goodies! 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.

Please like the Facebook page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/darkwizardgames/

You can also visit our website at: https://www.darkwizardgames.com

Check out the other modules below!

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

Mark Taormino

Check out more t-shirts and merchandise on our store!
Past modules and products are available individually through our store!
Click on the image above for more info!

You can read a sample of the Hanging Coffins PDF by clicking here!

The Vampire Queen and her two succubus lieutenants Sin and Diabolica! Don't worry, they would love you to "invite" them into your home for "dinner" ...  wink smiley face!

Click the above image for more information!

You can see a sample of Secret Machines of the Star Spawn here.

I hope your players can win in the Speedee Bike Race! If they lose will be ripped to shreds by hundreds of those Little Green  Bastards in the stands!  

Click the image above for more infomation!

You can read a sample of the Villains of the Undercity PDF by clicking here!

The KILL band from Snoot's Pit Fight and Rock N Roll Arena encounter! "I Wanna Hack and Slash All Night" with these dudes!

Click the image above for more information!

You can read a sample of the Dwarven King PDF by clicking here!

Oh it looks like the previous riders decided to make their visit a  permanent one! One of the poor bastards "got it" right in the eyeball! I  sure hope that doesn't happen to one of YOUR PLAYERS they would  probably be pretty pissed... The Goblin attendant is wearing a little  hat and a vest with a name tag that reads "Mr. Sprinkles." He speaks to  the Party in Common. "Everyone all aboard, remain seated please and keep  your hands and arms inside the mine car at all times..."

Click on the above image for more info!

Dragos the evil Cleric / Magic-User cult leader is not happy with any adventurers exploring the castle on his watch! You'll be dead long before before you ever hear him utter the words, "... and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids!"

Click on the image above for more info!

Another  one bites the dust... and another one's gone and another one's gone!  Yup this poor bastard just met his maker in Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #6:  Moving Maze of the Mad Master! I hope that doesn't happen to one of YOUR  PLAYERS! I mean can you see the look on their face? Oh that's right  there won't be a "face" left... Golly that will really piss them off!

The disgusting Block of Hungry Flesh awaits you in the Monsters of Mayhem #1! Yes this thing smells as bad as it looks, complete with body odor, bad breath, farts and unwashed flesh aromas. How does it move? It secretes a magical sweat that allows it motion, of course. If the Player Characters get devoured by the monster they will emerge from it as another appendage! Boy that will sure be embarrassing won't it?

Risks and challenges

This is my 9th Kickstarter project and I don't anticipate any delays in this project as it is fully and completely written as of this Kickstarter. In the past I have run behind sometimes by a couple months because of writing delays on previous modules that were not completed as of KS but I always deliver a high quality product usually with even more goodies than the originally planned! You can check my previous Kickstarters as well. I've also backed over 700 projects so I have seen it from both ends.

We've already got a sample box printed and ready from the the printing company and everything looks great. We have the dice ready to be ordered with the dice company and same thing with the dice bag company, they are just waiting until the Kickstarter finishes so I can give them each the order totals then they will deliver us the goods as we finish writing and printing the module.

Thanks again for your support and have a great day!

Mark Taormino

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    MAXIMUM MAYHEM SUPER PACK

    You get the DREAD SWAMP DELUXE plus the complete WORLD OF MAYHEM BOX SET and Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #6: Moving Maze of the Mad Master Softcover with Paper minis, with Bonus printed content (Character sheets, 3D images, and art pack on high quality card stock) 5 pairs of 3D glasses for your group and any Dark Wizard T-shirt, all digital extras and anything else we can throw in there. You also get to name an NPC to be included in the new book.

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