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Scott SwiftBy Scott Swift
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Scott SwiftBy Scott Swift
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About

Secrets of the World Harvesters

A 1st Level DCC-compatible Adventure and Setting Guide

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***New stretch goal added at $4,500: SotWH themed character sheets.  (See below)

Front Cover
Front Cover
Colorized Ad - B&W version in the book
Colorized Ad - B&W version in the book

The Secrets of the World Harvesters is a standalone, level 1 DCC-compatible adventure and setting guide that blends fantasy and science fiction as the players unravel the mysteries of their planet’s past. 

We are ready for print. The writing, editing, layout, and art are all complete (except for the senior crewmembers page).

The adventure leads the players to an ancient ruin unearthed by receding glaciers as the planet thaws from a millennia-long ice age. Beneath the ruins, an even older piece to the puzzle of their forgotten past awaits discovery.

The adventure section details the history of the players’ homeworld, including regional, village, and dungeon maps, and hooks for further adventures, if desired.

The World Harvesters setting presents a storyline that, at the conclusion of the adventure, allows the Judge to seamlessly transition players to new worlds and genres. Create your own world, choose from the many beloved existing DCC settings, or watch for Purple Pirates Games’ next offering in the series. 

Every page has a beautiful border, hand drawn by our professional artists. There are no "white spaces" in the book; original art fills those spaces thanks to the lead artist doing the layout. Part adventure, part campaign setting, part artist sketch book, I think you will love this book.

The book:

  • 60 saddle-stitch pages on 8 ½ x 11 premium silk paper.
  • Glossy coated color cover.
  • 45 pieces of original art, including 6 full-page pieces plus numerous nearly-full page pieces, and 9 hand-drawn maps.
  • A 10-page patron write up of Takisaka, the Mother of Serpents, by Daniel J. Bishop (prolific RPG author for DCC) including a full page illustration, 3 new spells, Invoke Patron table, Patron Taint table, and a Shedding Your Skin random table (a situation that happens to followers of the deity).

T-shirt Reward Levels

Each reward level will include the size of the t-shirt. This will allow me to tabulate the number needed and place the order right after funding.

Small batches of these shirts have already been produced, and you may have spotted them in the wild. They will be black, ranging in size from Adult Small to 3XL, short-sleeve, premium weight, with the image below. (These are the only sizes the manufacturer offers, sorry.)

High fashion for discerning Judges
High fashion for discerning Judges
Goes great with a top hat
Goes great with a top hat

Stretch Goals:

$4,500 (New) - SotWH themed PDF character sheets. This is already in the works and will be released as soon as the art is done. There will be a universal front page plus  class-specific front pages and a back page consisting of useful charts and an Adventurer's Log for keeping track of heroic deeds and other miscellany. (These are a work in progress). This is a community building stretch goal, so these character sheets will be free to anyone that visits the KS page. A link will be provided here. Artwork by Stinky Goblin. 

Front side
Front side

 Hi Res Character Sheet Front 


$5,500 - Adventure sticker! A Secrets of the World Harvesters sticker will be included. Proudly display that you have played the adventure alongside other DCC stickers.

$6,500 - Purple Pirate sticker! Be the first to show off your Purple Pirate Games crew membership. This will most likely contain the image used for the t-shirts.

$8,500 - Bookmark! A Purple Pirates Games bookmark will be included.

More to come if we reach the previous stretch goals.



The Top Tier Rewards:

Your likeness and pirate nickname will be immortalized on the senior crewmember backer page below. This is a time sensitive reward. Please send a picture, a brief description of your pirate garb, and your name as you'd like it forever in print by April 20th, 2019. Your face will be illustrated like the hosts of Spellburn (with their permission) seen two pictures below. I will reach out to these backers as soon as funding occurs. 

Spellburn Host Homage
Spellburn Host Homage

Sample Images of the Artwork and Layout

(I've tried to keep player spoilers here to a minimum.)

I wish I could show you more because the whole book is packed!

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About the Author:

I have worked in the RPG industry for the last five years, mostly as an editor but also as a writer. This is my first self published adventure. This has been a team effort. The members can be found at www.purplepirategames.com

Here's a link to most of the projects I've worked on.

https://www.rpggeek.com/rpgdesigner/84272/g-scott-swift

*Check both "Designer" and "Producer" tabs under the Linked Items subsection. 

Art:

Special thanks to Stinky Goblin for the beautiful artwork and layout.

 https://www.instagram.com/Stinkygoblin_emporium/ 



Review:

A review by Bob Brinkman of an advanced copy can be found in Sanctum Secorum - Episode #42 Companion which is available for free.

"While offered as a stand-alone, this adventure feels like the pilot for a series, and the PCs are certainly put into the place of the larger-than-life heroes. Enough world-building materials are provided to get you started, and there are plenty of alternate settings available from third parties to help a judge keep things fresh.

Scott Swift is certainly swinging for the fences with this inaugural release and Secrets of the World Harvesters is a solid debut."

Read the full review here:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/263296/Sanctum-Secorum--Episode-42-Companion

For Environmental Purposes:

Everything will be printed here in Milwaukee, and I will personally pick them up. This cuts down on pollution caused by transportation and gets the product to me, and subsequently you, that much quicker. 

Risks and challenges

The only risk I can imagine is if I need to change printers for some catastrophic reason. I have chosen a local printer that provided excellent examples of their work with a quick turnaround. As this is my first Kickstarter, there may be some unforeseen delays. I have mitigated many unexpected delays by having this product ready to print at time of launch.

I have many friends in the RPG industry, and I have relied heavily upon them to this point. They will be there with advice if any new issues arise.

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