From the minds that bring you Mordite Mondays… comes a new zine, jam-packed with stories, one-page adventures, adventure ideas, monsters, items, town locations, NPCs, and oodles of content to expand your Torchbearer RPG campaign.
To be a part of Zine Quest, this will be a one-color, saddle-stitched, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" zine booklet for players and GMs alike.
The Grind is a dope, print-only, single issue containing:
- Stories for various campaign settings
- One-Page Adventures
- Adventure Ideas & Leads
- Essential NPC stat blocks
- New Monsters
- Intriguing Items
- Hacks and Conversions
- Lots of pages of wicked Torchbearer content
Get this all exclusively in print.
Unleash The Grind and all of its glory in your Torchbearer campaigns!
The Player Handouts help players track light and resources, helpers, and henchmen inventory during the game. Designed to complement the character sheet, this tool will be finalized with input from our Kickstarter supporters.
The GM Card helps GMs track rewards spent, advancement, goals, beliefs, and instincts during the game. This useful tool with be finalized with input from our Kickstarter supporters.
Your copy of The Grind will be signed and personalized on the inside credits page.
At 4th Level or higher get the Battle Mage of Mordeth lapel pin. Hand-made, hand-cut 1" copper-plated pin with black and white kiln-fired enamel. Kickstarter exclusive!
Your name or a dedication will be listed on The Grind web page.
Your name shall be scribed in the hallowed pages of The Grind for all of eternity! There is precious space inside the zine because we've jam-packed it full of monsters, loot, and adventures, but we've saved a special place on the credits page for those that have given their all in this fight!
Marshal's Service Reward
Become a part of our Dastards & Desperadoes Wild West hack! Your name will inspire one of the characters in the book. We'll translate any real or fictional details inspired about yourself into a western NPC.
You'll also receive a commemorative, gold-plated Marshal's Star badge. Limited Edition: Only five total (one for each of the Wild West core classes).
1st Wave Folder
As a special thank you and bonus for the first 100 of our early supporters (Levels 1 -3), you will receive The Grind in an 80's-style, 2-pocket folder adorned with unique doodles and decoration — just like you'd find in an old Trapper Keeper. 4th and 5th Level supporters always get the folder.
We have two other special rewards. The first is an online hangout with Mordite artists Paul, Matt, and Koch. You'll get to see The Grind as it is developing.
The second unique reward is original artwork from all three artists.
UPDATED STRETCH GOALS
Stretch Goals Map Key
Room 1 (Completed):
- Increase content to 24 pages
- Soft touch aqueous cover
- Paper upgrades
Room 2 (Completed):
- Increase content to 30 pages
- Guest contributors
- A Brunnmigi adventure
Room 3 (Completed):
- Beiloch's Cure adventure by Owen O'Connell a.k.a. Lord Mordeth
- Extra Physician character class for Dastards & Desperadoes™ Wild West hack.
Room 4 (Completed):
- Level Benefits up to 10th level for all five Wild West classes.
- More diabolical monsters and magical items.
- Even more pages of content!
Room 5 ($6,200):
- Front/Back fold-out page for two of the one-page adventures
Room 6 ($8,000):
- Torchbearer Gazetteer: Mordeth
Room 7: More riches and adventure locked behind this door...
Room 8: Explore the other rooms to unlock this final chamber...
About Mordite Press
Mordite Press is a group of artists, authors, and Torchbearer enthusiasts that publish content under the Torchbearer Sagas license. The Grind comes to you from the creators of the Torchbearer adventures The Crypt of Khaab'r, Roost of the Condor Queen, and character classes in Fearless and Freebooting.
Main contributors: D. Koch, Matt Gibeault, Paul O'Connell, Ryan Browne, and edited by Owen O'Connell. For more info, check us out at www.Mordite.Press.
What is Torchbearer?
Torchbearer is a riff on early fantasy role-playing games like D&D. Players take the role of an adventurer seeking fortune from forlorn ruins, dungeons, and the wilds.
About Zine Quest
We are excited to be a part of Kickstarter's Zine Quest. To participate in Zine Quest, our zine must be RPG-related, sized 5.5 x 8.5", feature one-color printing, and bound via saddle-stitch. There will not be a digital PDF version, so get this now!
Risks and challenges
We have a solid "adventure hook" for our next session: we have worked with the printer before and have built in some buffer for printing delays.
However, failure is an important concept in Torchbearer, and failed tests can sometimes lead to Twists.
Fortunately, we have been saving up our Persona points so that we can Tap Nature if the need arises.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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