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Adventure in a magical garden realm infused with the power of the World Tree and insect-like Progenitors. Compatible with 5th Edition.
Adventure in a magical garden realm infused with the power of the World Tree and insect-like Progenitors. Singapore's first crowdfunded campaign world book, compatible with 5th Edition.
Adventure in a magical garden realm infused with the power of the World Tree and insect-like Progenitors. Singapore's first crowdfunded campaign world book, compatible with 5th Edition.
132 backers pledged S$ 7,666 to help bring this project to life.

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Adventure in a magical garden realm infused with the power of the World Tree and insect-like Progenitors. Compatible with 5th Edition.

Pentopia RPG - Art Book & Campaign Setting

S$ 7,666

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Pentopia is an original roleplaying game world set within a magical garden realm thriving beneath the boughs of the Tree of Life – a land of lush color, fantastic flora and exotic fauna where humanity utilizes the boons and blessings of the insect-like Progenitors to maintain nature’s equilibrium and combat the malignant evils gnawing at the sacred Tree’s roots.  

The Pentopia RPG Kickstarter includes an art book featuring some 100 pages of quality illustrations by concept artist CGlas, with a supplementary digital rulebook (compatible with the 5th Edition of the world’s greatest tabletop roleplaying game) by writer and game master Jason Koh of Neo Tokyo Project

It will be published under Neo Tokyo Project's Doujin Market imprint, with an estimated release date of May 2019.  

In this first volume, venture through the root-filled caverns of the Undergrowth, the fetid, sulfur ridden Duskridge, and the dangerous Depths of Thorn. 

At the same time, enjoy a moment’s respite in hidden, sun-kissed glades and all that a civilization that lives in harmony with the natural world has to offer.

If we are funded, we will be able to produce a 96-to-128 page, full color 10.3" x 7.13" softcover art book with stunning illustrations and concept art that breathes life into the world of Pentopia.  

This will be paired with a 96-to-128 page digital rulebook (compatible with 5th Edition) containing material for players and game masters to experience Pentopia firsthand. This rulebook will include exciting new class features, iconic characters, locations, lore, monsters and spells - enough to help you craft your own adventures and legacy in this mystical world. 

If we are fully backed, we expect to release and begin shipping Pentopia to our backers in early May 2019

The Art of Pentopia (10.3" x 7.13" softcover).
The Art of Pentopia (10.3" x 7.13" softcover).
Pentopia Campaign Setting (digital rulebook in PDF format)
Pentopia Campaign Setting (digital rulebook in PDF format)
Sample layout (design not final)
Sample layout (design not final)
Sample layout (design not final)
Sample layout (design not final)

Pentopia is an original campaign world more than 2 years in the making. 

It was initially conceived by CGlas with inspiration from mythology, folklore and the diversity of nature. He taps into these aspects to populate the world with myriad elements and expansive ecology, all the while using brilliant colors to give the setting an ephemeral, almost fey-like quality. 

At the same time, Jason draws upon his wealth of experience as a game master, writer and content developer to flesh out these elements and to create stories, game mechanics and options compatible with 5th Edition that will engage and excite. 

Some environments in Pentopia.
Some environments in Pentopia.

The mortal races wield the power of the Progenitors — insect gods that now slumber deep within the Tree of Life — and the ambient mana that permeates the land to maintain nature’s equilibrium and to combat dangers that encroach from within the sacred Tree’s roots.  

Champions draw power from the Progenitors, whether through their own mastery or through a ceremony of Investiture.
Champions draw power from the Progenitors, whether through their own mastery or through a ceremony of Investiture.
The twelve Progenitors offer unique paths for each RPG class.
The twelve Progenitors offer unique paths for each RPG class.
Champions in their full regalia.
Champions in their full regalia.

Rigorous play testing has been done on CGlas's Twitch channel, at open tabletop RPG demonstrations and with friends and local tabletop community leaders to help us streamline not just the mechanics, but also to garner input about the aesthetics of Pentopia.  

The Champions battle a Carrionroot - a symbiotic plant and its deadly Servitors.
The Champions battle a Carrionroot - a symbiotic plant and its deadly Servitors.

Ultimately, we believe that a world is not complete without living, breathing characters, and delight in working with the community at large to populate this setting with NPCs during our convention appearances.  

An NPC created during an interactive seminar by the creators of Pentopia at Doujin Market 2018 convention.
An NPC created during an interactive seminar by the creators of Pentopia at Doujin Market 2018 convention.

Pentopia is very much a labor of love for us, and we hope that this world will be one that you wish to adventure in too.  

For our RPG fans - Digital Rulebook only
For our RPG fans - Digital Rulebook only
Early Bird (first 50 only) Tier - $35
Early Bird (first 50 only) Tier - $35
Regular Tier - $40
Regular Tier - $40
Pentopia Patron - $55
Pentopia Patron - $55
Art Collector's Reward Tier - $500 (limited to 7)
Art Collector's Reward Tier - $500 (limited to 7)
Create an NPC - $700 (limited to 5 only)
Create an NPC - $700 (limited to 5 only)
Create a Location - $1,500 (limited to 3 only)
Create a Location - $1,500 (limited to 3 only)
Create a new Clan - $2,500 (limited to 1 only)
Create a new Clan - $2,500 (limited to 1 only)

For tabletop RPG gamers and collectors, these add-ons provide you the ability to customize your iniital pledge. All add-ons are Kickstarter exclusives, and cannot be found in any Reward Tier. 

To include an add-on, simply add the value of it to your pledge. We will contact you after the Kickstarter campaign ends to confirm which add-on you want. For example: If you have pledged S$ 55 and want an S$ 45 set of Prismatic Ore dice, simply pledge S$ 100. 

If you've already purchased the art book, shipping for add-ons is free!

Acrylic Miniatures of Iconic Champions - $18 (per set)
Acrylic Miniatures of Iconic Champions - $18 (per set)
Prismatic Ore Metal Dice & Case etched with the Pentopia logo - $45
Prismatic Ore Metal Dice & Case etched with the Pentopia logo - $45
Pentopia Player's Kit artisanal storage box and dice tray - $50
Pentopia Player's Kit artisanal storage box and dice tray - $50

We are currently working with partners to value add to this project, and will be revealing more add-ons in the weeks to come.  

Stretch Goal #1 - Additional content for both the Art Book and Digital Rulebook (up to 128 pages).
Stretch Goal #1 - Additional content for both the Art Book and Digital Rulebook (up to 128 pages).
Stretch Goal #2 - Foil Stamping on Cover
Stretch Goal #2 - Foil Stamping on Cover
RPG Only Stretch Goal - Printable tokens you can use!
RPG Only Stretch Goal - Printable tokens you can use!
RPG Only Stretch Goal - An Introductory Adventure set in Pentopia.
RPG Only Stretch Goal - An Introductory Adventure set in Pentopia.
RPG Only Stretch Goal - Physical, Softcover Rulebook as an Add-On.
RPG Only Stretch Goal - Physical, Softcover Rulebook as an Add-On.

To ensure the highest standards of logistics and fulfillment possible, all rewards will be shipped from Singapore (in cardboard boxes with bubble wrap) via registered post.   

For Singapore-based backers, we also offer the option of self-collection at conventions and selected community meets, including Doujin Market 2019.

This provides our Singapore-based backers and backers visiting Singapore for key pop culture events with a more affordable option, and is charged at a nominal sum of $5 (you save $7). This fee includes Kickstarter's charges and the cost of packaging materials.  

Don't forget that you will need to present a valid photo ID for verification when collecting your rewards in person.

Ng Yong Hui "CGlas" is a vastly popular Singaporean freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in multiple digital and trading card games published by Bushiroad, Cygames & Mynet Inc.   

He is passionate about creating new worlds and bringing to life the creatures that dwell within them, and draws his inspiration from folklore, mythology and the natural world. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CGlasDesign

ArtStation: http://www.artstation.com/cglas

DeviantArt: https://cglas.deviantart.com/

Jason’s love affair with Dungeons & Dragons began more than 20 years ago, with a hand-me-down 1983 Red Box.  

Since then, he has terrorized numerous players both on- and offline as Dungeon Master. He contributed to the Stygian D&D magazine and numerous Dungeons & Dragons fan community projects at the crest of the Open Gaming wave, and was a writer for Realms of Evil Games Publishing in its heyday.

Presently, he plots world domination as the Overlord of Neo Tokyo Project, Singapore’s premier pop culture marketing collective. He is the producer of Singapore's largest popular art convention - Doujin Market, co-founder of the RPG Day Singapore movement, a champion for Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Singapore community, and will be releasing several adventures on Dungeon Masters Guild, including Singapore's first Convention Created Content "Ooze There?", which premiers 9 Jun 2018. 

Jason insists he’s a social rogue (though everyone knows he’s a bard), loves cunning wordplay, and believes that “Vicious Mockery” is the best spell ever.

Website: http://www.neotokyoproject.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neotokyoproject

Risks and challenges

The team has an aggregate 25 years of experience in design, marketing, promotions and publishing, and the project will be supported by the Neo Tokyo Project, an agency that has worked extensively with brands, events, supply chains and fulfillment in the pop culture and game development industry.

We aim to bring you content of the highest quality and the bulk of the work is already done. This Kickstarter will help us to generate the funds necessary to print and produce the art book, as well as to complete additional art and writing for the digital rulebook.

Through our partnerships with established printers and suppliers around the world, we have attempted to keep any risks to this project to a minimum. We have also incorporated buffers for any potential issues that may arise during the production process.

We are committed to ensuring that we are on schedule for a May 2019 release, and are happy to share exclusive tidbits from our project with backers and fans so you can also be a part of our collaborative creation process.

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    For RPG Fans - Digital Rulebook only

    Adventure in Pentopia with this Digital Rulebook download in PDF format.

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    Early Bird Special - Save $5

    Seize the Initiative! Get the Pentopia RPG Art Book and Digital Rulebook at a special early bird rate.

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    Art Book and Digital Rulebook

    Delight in the softcover Pentopia Art Book and Digital Rulebook.

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    Pentopia Patron

    We thank you for your gracious patronage and support. You will receive an autographed copy of the art book with a personalized "Thank You" note, as well as a set of five physical post cards featuring our iconic Champions.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
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    RPG Fan Mega Bundle

    Get your Pentopia Dice Set, Iconic Champions Acrylic & Plastic Minis (set of 5) and the artisanal Player Kit, together with the digital rulebook and any downloadable RPG content unlocked with our stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Pentopia Prismatic Ore Dice Set
    • Pentopia Artisanal Player's Kit Box
    • Iconic Champions Acrylic & Plastic Miniatures (set of 5)
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    Full Bundle

    For fans who want both the art and RPG goodies.

    Get the softcover Art Book, set of post cards, Pentopia Dice Set, Iconic Champions Acrylic & Plastic Minis (set of 5) and the artisanal Player Kit, together with the digital rulebook and any downloadable RPG content unlocked with our stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • Softcover Art Book (10.3" x 7.13")
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Pentopia Prismatic Ore Dice Set
    • Pentopia Artisanal Player's Kit Box
    • Iconic Champions Acrylic & Plastic Miniatures (set of 5)
    • Set of 5 postcards featuring iconic Champions
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    Art Collector

    In addition to the rewards for being a Pentopia Patron, you get to own a piece of unique art from the Exploring Pentopia exhibition held at Artblovk Gallery!

    Art is a framed 16.5" x 23.4" Giclee print signed by CGlas. Pick from one (1) of seven limited edition, very exclusive prints (on a first-come, first-served basis).

    Includes:
    • Softcover Art Book (10.3" x 7.13")
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Set of 5 postcards featuring iconic Champions
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    Design an Iconic NPC

    Work with the creators to flesh out an NPC character that will be a part of the story.

    You will receive all rewards in "Pentopia Patron" tier, digital art of your NPC, a signed 9.8" x 6.9" print of your NPC and a digital copy of the story your NPC appears in.

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    • Softcover Art Book (10.3" x 7.13")
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Set of 5 postcards featuring iconic Champions
    • Signed Custom NPC Print
    • Digital Art of Custom NPC
    • Digital Copy of Story with NPC Cameo
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    Design a Location

    Work with the creators to flesh out a location in Pentopia, populate it with 2 monsters, and we'll even incorporate a hook for an adventure!

    You will receive all rewards in "Pentopia Patron" tier, digital art of the location and monsters, a signed 9.8" x 6.9" print of the location and monsters, and a digital copy of the story your location appears in.

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    • Softcover Art Book (10.3" x 7.13")
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Set of 5 postcards featuring iconic Champions
    • Signed Custom Location Print
    • Digital Art of Custom Location
    • Digital Copy of Story with Custom Location
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    Design a New Clan

    Work with the creators to flesh out a new clan exclusive to the setting, replete with clan symbol, a custom class path, and NPC Champion to represent your clan and its Progenitor.

    You will receive all rewards in "Pentopia Patron" tier, digital art of the Progenitor, a clan symbol and an NPC Champion, a signed 9.8" x 6.9" print of the above art, and a digital copy of the story your clan appears in.

    Includes:
    • Softcover Art Book (10.3" x 7.13")
    • Digital Rulebook
    • Name in 'Thank You' page of both Art Book and Digital Rulebook
    • Personalized "Thank You" note and autograph
    • Set of 5 postcards featuring iconic Champions
    • Signed Custom Progenitor Print
    • Signed Custom NPC Print
    • Signed Custom Clan Symbol Print
    • Digital Art of Custom Progenitor
    • Digital Art of Custom NPC
    • Digital Art of Custom Clan Symbol
    • Digital Copy of Story with NPC Cameo
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