The Secrets of the Drow trilogy consists of three complete DnD 5e adventures:
➛ Troubles in Winterhold
➛ Find the Lost Expedition
➛ The Spider Queen's Ritual
Each adventure will be approximately 30 pages long (including illustrations) and aimed at a party of 3–5 players of 4th to 6th level.
*** Update regarding the project ***
This project was fully funded within 3 hours of release, to our enormous surprise. We’re absolutely astonished over that we’ve reached our Kickstarter goal, it really knocked our socks off! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
Therefore, we decided to add dark elf-inspired stretch goals rewards to our wonderful backers!
*** Update 2 ***
All stretch goals and rewards have been unlocked for this project! Backers can look forward to a FREE PDF copy of the Drow Compendium, which is full of dark, nefarious magical items, weapons, and spells!
Join us on our epic journey! All onboard!
The Secrets of the Drow trilogy is set in Winterhold, a former Dwarven mining settlement that has turned into a busy trading town in the mountains.
However, Winterhold is under threat. The dark elves have increased their raids and kidnappings are becoming more and more frequent. Their agenda is unknown and shrouded in mystery.
Help the people in Winterhold to protect their town and defeat the dark elves once and for all!
➛ Open structure adventures with different quest paths to choose from
➛ New monsters: Fellstalker and Drow Mounted Guard
➛ Unique magical items: Izabel’s Dirk, Ring of the Explorer, and Ceremonial Robe of the Drow
➛ Nine detailed NPCs with background descriptions and traits
➛ Lore & Legend: The history of Winterhold, The drow city of Myl Argoth, and the dark elf high priestess’s unholy ritual (Tar’zael Nar-haul)
➛ Approximately 90 pages of content
➛ More than 60 original art illustrations and maps of high quality in colour
Stretch goal #1: The drow assassin’s apothecary
This is a wicked and malicious addition to any Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and a quick way to add an evil flair to an adventure. Enter and examine the Drow Assassin's Apothecary at your own risk...!
Stretch goal #2: An awesome fantasy map in black and white
We'll include a professional map made by the talented Lizard Ink Maps cartographers. Thanks to our generous backers we can hire them to make a map over the region where the adventures take place. (We could never afford this without your help!) UNLOCKED!
Stretch goal #3: The Drow Armoury
The Drow Warrior’s Armory is our third stretch goal in our current Kickstarter campaign – now fully funded by our amazing backers!
The armoury contains 12 new types of blades, bows, and armour, all crafted by expert dark elf smiths to be extremely stealthy, deadly, and stylish.
Every item will be fully described and feature information about its origin, DC checks, effects, and costs. It will also be filled with high-quality illustrations and original art. Inspect the weapons as you please – but handle them with care!
Stretch goal #4: Fantasy map in sepia colour from Lizard Ink Maps!
Yay! The fourth stretch goal has been unlocked and we’ve updated the black-and-white map to a gorgeous fantasy map over the region in classic sepia-toned colours. The talented cartographer LeslieAnn Khoury from Lizard Ink Maps are currently working on the map and we hope to be able to show her amazing work later on. Thank you so much everyone for your support!
Stretch goal #5: The Drow Mage's Library
No one really knows what type of magical items that can be found in The Drow Mage's Library, but according to hushed whispers and vague rumours, it is said to contain 4 unique magical items, 4 new spells, and 4 dangerous potions…
Stretch goal #6: Epic fantasy map from Lizard Ink Maps! The deluxe version!
Epic fantasy map from Lizard Ink Maps!
This stretch goal includes an absolutely gorgeous map with all the extra bells and whistles, including illustrated borders and a compass rose created by the LeslieAnn Khoury from Lizard Ink Maps.
There will be dragons!!!
Stretch goal #7: More art!
More artwork and high-quality illustrations will be added to all of the adventures and the Drow Compendium. Backers can look forward to even more original art in colour and full resolution.
Stretch goal #9: More magical items!
Shal’Asaschz (which loosely translates to ‘Blooddrinker’ in Undercommon).
Shal’Asaschz, a cursed ceremonial dagger that the dark elves use for their evil ritual sacrifices, has been added to the Drow Compendium.
Stretch goal #10: More of everything! Mooar!
Writers! To typewriting machines!
Artists! Grab your brushes!
Let’s get creative!!!
This is our first Kickstarter project! We’ve spent six months working on this project (often late in the middle of the night and during weekends) and now we kindly ask for donations to cover the costs associated with the project.
Publication costs include proofreading ($69), covers ($19), giveaways ($47), and trailer music ($18).
The more funding we get, the better the adventures will be and the more commissions we’ll be able to afford–which in turn will support other fantasy artists! :)
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Our other Dungeons and Dragons adventures are available from DMs Guild!
Risks and challenges
The good news is that the first draft of the adventures is already written! We’ll publish the trilogy on DMs Guild even if we don’t reach the Kickstarter goal, and pay editors and cover artists with our own money. (And we’ll live in gloomy frugality for the next couple of months to cover the publications costs. It’s okay.)
However, if wonderful and kind people donate to our Kickstarter campaign and we reach our goal, we promise to make the adventures even better!
Fans can look forward to wonderful maps, more illustrations, and additional content!
Not to mention that we can start writing on the next trilogy in the series...
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