About this project
FINAL HOURS! HURRY GRAB COLLECTABLE YOUR FIRST-PRINTING SOFTCOVER COPY OF THIS AWESOME GAMING SUPPLEMENT WHILE YOU CAN!
NOTE: WE DO HAVE THIS IN THE SOFTCOVER PRINT OPTIONS NOW DUE TO HIGH BACKER DEMAND! SEE REWARD LEVELS BELOW OF $25 MONSTERS OF MAYHEM (PRINT VERSION + PDF) or $125 MAX MAYHEM SET (5 BOOKS PRINT + 5 PDFS) FOR EVERYTHING IN SOFTCOVER! YOU CAN SEE VIDEOS OF WHAT THE FIRST THREE PRINT MODULES LOOK LIKE JUST CHECK OUT THE "ADVENTURES" SECTION BELOW!!!
NOTE: We are also on our way to UNLOCKING STRETCH GOAL #14 at $7,500: A black and white "back cover" artwork piece will be created! - [LOCKED]
Are you a DM looking for something offbeat and different than the usual monster supplements? Do you like our Maximum Mayhem classic old school dungeon modules with outrageous villains, over the top monsters and wicked encounters? Do you want some cinematic, fun, memorable, challenging monsters to coldly and callously toss at your players to crush and destroy them in awesome and humiliating ways?
If you answered "HELL YES!" to those questions then Maximum Mayhem Dungeons: Monsters of Mayhem #1 is the supplement for your campaign and adventures!
MONSTERS OF MAYHEM #1 is 32+ page SOFTCOVER PRINT BOOK or PDF ONLY BOOK of new monsters with stats, descriptions and lots of cool original artwork! This supplement contains dozens of new creatures written with the usual Maximum Mayhem style humor and wickedness with hit dice ranging from 1 to 14. These all can be played with the OSRIC system or easily adapted to AD&D, D&D 1e to 5e, Pathfinder, D20 System, etc or any fantasy role playing system you may want to use!
Here are a few of them: DEMONIA GIGANTICA, TINY TERROR, DANCING LOON, PANDORA'S WORMS, WALVINORS, KAJADI, SLAYTILLIANS, FANGBATS, WAR TITAN, GRETZEL, FARAWYN, WIZARDS BANE, SHADOWFIEND, VEGGIEPYGLET, BLUE TROLL, NIGHTMARE WARRIOR, LURKING GREEDLING, BONE SPIDER, BLOOD GOLEM, LAGOON CREEPER, FLUORESCENT OOZE, WIZZLEWIG, HORDE MASTER, PLAGUE BUNNY, GORE DOG, BLOCK OF HUNGRY FLESH, ASTRAL DRIFTER, TEMPEST DEMON, TUMULUS (BARROW WIGHT), DROP BEAR, PHANTOM GUARDIAN, ANGULAR ABOMINATION and FACERIPPERS!
Plus you will also get the best of our original monsters from our first four adventures! Some of these creatures are: DEATHGUARDS, NEVERDEAD STALKER, VENUS II PLANT, LAVA WORMS, BRAIN STRIDER, CASKET CREEPS, LITTLE GREEN BASTARD, WOOD MORPH, DUNGEON BREAKER, VAMPIRE LICH, LAVA TITAN and more!
You can also Create a Monster to appear in the supplement! (See reward levels of $75 MAKE A MONSTER AND GIVE ME IT ALL or $125 MAKE A MONSTER WITH ART AND GIVE ME IT ALL OPTIONS or higher reward levels below!) You also get the SOFTCOVER PRINT version of MONSTERS OF MAYHEM with those as well.
You can also pick up ALL of our first Maximum Mayhem Dungeon Adventures in SOFTCOVER PRINT and PDF! Choose the $125 MAX MAYHEM SET (5 BOOKS PRINT + PDFS) option in rewards for getting those! #1 Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen, #2 Secret Machines of the Star Spawn, #3 Villains of the Undercity and #4 Vault of the Dwarven King in this Kickstarter as well! (If you just want the PDF versions of all 5 products see the "GIVE ME IT ALL" reward level for $50 and the "Adventures" section for art and preview PDFS!)
Some of the dozens of new monsters include:
DEMONIA GIGANTICA: A huge demon woman your players will regret ever meeting on the battlefield! Beautiful? Yes. Sexy? Yes. Deadly? HELL YES!
TINY TERRORS: These little one foot tall gremlin like creatures travel in hordes and when they get near the players they morph into tiny versions of the victim and attack!
FACERIPPERS: These wicked beasts have a human like torso and a horrible mouth for a head! When they attack they rip your face off and it it mutates onto theirs so you don't know who are your friends or enemies!
BLUE TROLL: Very rare and little is understood about them. No one knows how they reproduce or if there is even a female Blue Troll (maybe the term 'blue' has a different meaning until they find those female ones, but for now they are viciously mad and deranged). They have amazing regenerative abilities and can heal most wounds within a few seconds. Cut off parts can be reattached or regrown in hours. They are very intelligent and industrious but only when constructing a good con job to get the players to give up treasures. They will usually appear at times and places of great suffering and despair in order to capitalize on the misery in some way.
KAJADI: These are a race of hideously deformed humanoids that live in the desert and wear strange face masks made from tubes and goggles. The Kajadi are an isolated race, rarely venturing out of the harsh desert landscape where they dwell. They are scavengers by nature and keep to themselves unless provoked, but are also very intelligent and cunning.
PANDORA'S WORMS: They can appear small as a jewelry box or large as a wooden chest. One of the new creatures to unleash on your hapless unsuspecting players! Boy are they going to be sorry when they get worms in their eyeballs, mouths and other orifices like this poor bastard below after they open that small little jewelry box or big treasure chest...
GRETZELS: These horrible beasts are rumored to be half human, half demon (without the planer abilities) spawning from the seed of devils in the flesh fornicating with humans or other races in our Fantasy World. The Gretzel are cunning, deranged and sometimes mentally unstable resembling demonic monstrous half-breeds. More info on them later in the supplement!
SHADOWFIENDS: Dark and mysterious beings are these wicked and evil creatures of the night. Nobody has ever see one of their faces and lived to tell the tale. There are rumored to be seven of them, each representing: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Each of them has a nightmarish black steed that is their familiar that breaths fire and smoke.
LITTLE GREEN BASTARD: These foul creatures were brought here to our Fantasy World by the wicked Star Spawn from outer space and have been running around these parts gleefully fornicating, killing, smoking Highbottom Leaf, causing chaos, havoc and mayhem! Yes in that order too, those little degenerates!
FLUORESCENT OOZE: These things are particularly awful. They glow various colors while emitting a rhythmic pulsating musical beat and then attack players when they least expect it, leaving their dead bodies glowing a bright green, orange or yellow color!
LAGOON CREEPER: These thing live in murky swamps and bogs. Rising out of the water and darkness to prey on their unsuspecting victims pulling them into the deep.
LURKING GREEDLING: This thing resides in the darkness of caverns and dungeons. They are rumored to be some kind of hideous magical beast but scholars are still unclear of their origin. They just know one thing: stay the Hell away from it or die!
FYI the monsters are already written with stats and completed! We also will include all of the best monsters from our previous modules as well. All the monsters will be formatted in the usual style stats. Final version will be left justified so artwork can fit next to stats (like old Monster Manual style):
Everyone that backs this project for any level will also get a poster size 24" x 36" PDF file of the art on the front cover of the supplement AND you also get our PDF of SIX different classic player character sheet designs! (See Adventures below for samples)
Hi, my name is Mark Taormino. I'm a software engineer, actor / filmmaker and game designer. I first started playing AD&D back in 1980 and I've always wanted to make printed, retro-style modules and gaming supplements and now with your help it is possible! With the success of my first four projects: "The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen", "The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn", "Villains of the Undercity" and "Vault of the Dwarven King" I was able to launch a small press games company called Dark Wizard Games to release my Maximum Mayhem Dungeon product line! (See "Adventures" section below for info and links to preview those PDFs!)
We have most of the same art folks back on board (pending their schedules and availability): Alan Chamberlain, Bradley McDevitt, Brian McCranie, Ragnar "Steve" Hill, Chuck Bowman, James "Bluto" Neal, Joshua LH Burnett, Mark Lyons and Jacob Blackmon!
Executive Producers: Mark Taormino and Jeremy Kear
Producers: (Two Names TBD - This could be your name - see rewards)
Associate Producers: (Three Names TBD - This could be your name - see rewards)
Editor / Author: Mark Taormino
Front Cover Artist: Brian McCranie, Alan Chamberlain (digital coloring)
Back Cover Artist: TBD (Stretch Goal #14), Alan Chamberlain (digital coloring)
Interior Cover Artist: TBD
Interior Artists: Brian McCranie, Bradley K McDevitt, Ragnar Hill, Stephen "Chuck" Bowman, Joshua LH Burnett, Mark Lyons, Jacob Blackmon and William C. Pfaff (pending schedules)
Graphic Design / Layout: Alan Chamberlain
Playtesters: Thomas Allison, Timothy Connelly, Timothy Brannon, Emil DeVries, Eric Fabiaschi, Grant Foster, Victor Garrison, Justin Ryan Isaac, Jeremy Kear, Scott Kobayashi, Mitchell D. McPhetridge, Joe Pearce, Herb Severson, Gene Turnbow, and Kevin Watson (Pending Everyones Availability)
WHAT DOES THE KICKSTARTER MONEY PAY FOR:
1. Artwork for the supplement
2. Supplement Creation, Production, Layout and Design
RELEASE TIMELINE SCHEDULE:
MAY 16th, 2017 through to JUNE 6th, 2017 (THREE WEEKS): Kickstarter runs and completes backing phase. Send out Kickstarter Surveys.
JUNE 6th, 2017 to JUNE 21st, 2017: Project funds released around the 21st. Begin final art gathering / creation phase. Play testing begins. InDesign & Layout begins. If you chose any reward levels containing any or all of the PDF versions of the previous modules, e.g. Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen, Secret Machines of the Star Spawn, Villains of the Undercity or Vault of the Dwarven King then you will be sent those modules to download at that point. Then around July 25th, 2017 you will be sent the download link for the Monsters of Mayhem #1 PDF.
JUNE 21st, 2017 to JULY 24th, 2017: Completion of InDesign layout and art gathering. Proofreading / Fix all typos or mistakes.
JULY 25th, 2017: Send Monsters of Mayhem #1 PDF to backers to download.
AUGUST, 2017: Send Monsters of Mayhem #1 SOFTCOVER books and any other softcover ordered modules to backers.
#1 at $1,000: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: DEMONIA GIGANTICA, TINY TERRORS and the DANCING LOON! - [UNLOCKED]
#2 at $1,500: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: PANDORA'S WORMS, WALVINORS and the KAJADI! - [UNLOCKED]
#3 at $2,000: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: SLAYTILLIANS, GRETZEL and the FARAWYN!
#4 at $2,500: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: WIZARDS BANE, SHADOWFIEND, and the VEGGIEPYGLET! - [UNLOCKED]
#5 at $3,000: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: NIGHTMARE WARRIORS, WAR TITANS, and the FACERIPPER! - [UNLOCKED]
#6 at $3,500: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: HUNGER BEAST, LURKING GREEDLING, and the BONE SPIDER! - [UNLOCKED]
#7 at $4,000: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: BLOOD GOLEM, LAGOON CREEPER, and the FANGBATS - [UNLOCKED]
#8 at $4,500: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: FLOURESCENT OOZE, WIZZLEWIG, and the HORDE MASTER! - [UNLOCKED]
#9 at $5,000: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: PLAGUE BUNNY, ASTRAL DRIFTER, BLOCK OF HUNGRY FLESH, TEMPEST DEMON - [UNLOCKED]
#10 at $5,500: The following monsters get a black and white custom illustration created: PHANTOM GUARDIAN, DEATHGUARDS, GORE DOG, NEVERDEAD STALKER, and the VENUS II PLANT! - [UNLOCKED]
#11 at $6,000: A black and white "two page" artwork interior centerfold art piece will be created in the center of the monsters booklet! - [UNLOCKED]
NOTE: It will look something like this one from our Maximum Mayhem Dungeons #4: Vault of the Dwarven King only depicting a different scene of players and monsters fighting:
#12 at $6,500: The interior cover of the booklet gets some b/w artwork, table of contents, index etc and monster credits for contributors and a few more things if we can fit them in. - [UNLOCKED]
#13 at $7,000: A black and white "title credits" artwork piece will be created! - [UNLOCKED]
#14 at $7,500: A black and white "back cover" artwork piece will be created! - [LOCKED]
#15 at $8,000: The black and white "back cover" artwork piece will be colored in by Alan Chamberlain! - [LOCKED]
See below the following dollar amounts if you want to add more soft cover printed modules etc:
Add $25 for the SOFTCOVER of HANGING COFFINS OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN
(includes PDF version) or just add $10 for PDF only without printed version.
Add $25 for the SOFTCOVER of SECRET MACHINES OF THE STAR SPAWN (includes PDF version) or just add $10 for PDF only without printed version.
Add $25 for the SOFTCOVER of VILLAINS OF THE UNDERCITY (includes PDF version) or just add $10 for PDF only without printed version.
Add $25 for the SOFTCOVER of VAULT OF THE DWARVEN KING (includes PDF version) or just add $10 for PDF only without printed version.
EXAMPLE #1: So if you chose the $25 MONSTERS OF MAYHEM (PRINT + PDF) reward and you want Hanging Coffins to be added in softcover print then ADD ON $25 (for a total of $50 pledge in this example) for the SOFTCOVER of HANGING COFFINS OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN to be added to your order. A survey will be sent at the end of the project to determine which book was added. If you want more keep adding $25 per each other printed module or $10 per module if you just want the PDF of that module.
EXAMPLE #2: So if you chose the $25 MONSTERS OF MAYHEM (PRINT + PDF) reward and you want Hanging Coffins PDF to be added then ADD ON $10 (for a total of $$35 pledge in this example) for the PDF of HANGING COFFINS OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN. A survey will be sent at the end of the project to determine which book was added. If you want more keep adding $25 per each other module for softcovers or $10 for PDFs etc.
You can also choose to add any one or all of our previous modules in PDF form by choosing the $20 to $50 reward levels above. Or get all FOUR PRINTED MODULES BELOW BY CHOOSING THE $125 MAX MAYHEM REWARD. Below here are some images and information about those adventures and links to preview the pdfs!
A Survey will be sent at the end of the project where we will ask which add-ons you added. PDF modules will be sent download links after the KS ends and funds are collected on or around June 16th, 2017.
You can see a sample of the Hanging Coffins PDF by clicking here!
Below the Vampire Queen on her throne with her two lieutenants Sin and Diabolica!
Yes if you win the arm wrestling challenge then you go free and you don't get your appendage ripped off!
Here is the Vampire Master freed from his Magic Jarring in the Heartstone... Now he is out for blood from everyone - and revenge on the Vampire Queen as well for his 500 year imprisonment!
Here is the back cover!
Below are some images from my second module:
You can see a preview of the Star Spawn module by clicking here!
Speedee Bike Raceway encounter below!
Below you can see the Star Spawn in the Eternity Machine encounter!
Below artwork shows the shocking discovery that Ancient Aliens really did attempt to mate with the native species!
Below is some artwork and info for my third module:
You can see a sample of the Villains Module by clicking here!
The KILL band from Snoots Pit Fight and Rock N Roll Arena encounter!
The Master of Disaster Wendell Hobblefoot!
The ghost of Count Mohrberg! He sure is an ornery cuss!
Here is my 4th module:
You can see a sample of the Vault of the Dwarven King PDF here!
Below, these poor bastards don't know where the snake begins but it looks they definitely know how it's going end! If only that one guy could reach his weapon down there I'm sure things would be much different...
Valmort and Zeldarino can't believe their good fortune in finding a room full of hundreds of red candles! Despite Gretchen's initial skepticism - they are down to one last torch... so boom goes the dynamite?
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..."
Here is an example of one of six the free PDF character sheets you will get if you back the project even at the $1 level!
So that's the plan! You can donate anything $1, $5, $10, etc. 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.
Thank you again for your time and I look forward to making this project a reality for all the folks to enjoy!
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This is my 5th Kickstarter project and is already completely written and ready to go into the Testing, InDesign / Final Artwork creation phase. I don't anticipate any delays in this project since the writing has already finished and that's the part that can be time consuming. I've also backed over 700 projects so I have seen it from both ends.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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