Immersive D&D™️ Adventure Boxes
Help us take our curated, fully-immersive D&D adventure boxes to the next level.
Immersive D&D™️ Adventure Boxes
Help us take our curated, fully-immersive D&D adventure boxes to the next level.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 5 2019 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.
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We Believe in Unadulterated Immersion.
Our Adventure Boxes allow Game Masters to create an incredible tabletop RPG experience that has the sights, sounds and even SMELLS that will immerse players in an unforgettable roleplaying experience each and every month. Our goal is to take a lot of the monotonous prep-work out of each session a Game Master prepares while equipping them to maximize creativity and spend time crafting a world for their players.
In each of our monthly adventure boxes you'll find:
- Full-color Adventure Module: 5th edition compatible module written and designed by our own staff which provides cues on when to play moods from the Soundset and when to light the candle, etc. Each module can be used as a one-shot or to continue the ongoing campaign.
- Premium Plastic Unpainted Miniatures: Curated to provide everything needed for a major encounter within the module.
- Papercraft Terrain: Printed on premium card stock for you to simply cut out and build. We also offer the digital PDFs to download to print your own as well as instructions on how to assemble it all.
- Hand-Drawn Map: Drawn by our very own Jason Azevedo. The map provides information on the major encounter and a guideline of how the paper craft should be set up.
- Custom Syrinscape Soundset: A Soundset for the Syrinscape fantasy player designed by our own team that includes original sounds recorded by RealmSmith.
- Themed Scented Candle: Soy-based hand-poured scented candles that set the mood for a major encounter within the module.
- Mystery Player Item: A themed prop that is intended to be given to the players to enhance the story.
Each box is part of an ongoing campaign called 'Seeds of Chaos' which is broken down into multiple 6-part adventures. Each month subscribers receive one part of that adventure starting with 'The Shattered Shield Tavern' box which is the first part of the 'Twisted hand of Fate' adventure.
Want to know how we put all of it together? Have a listen to one of the masterminds behind our campaigns, Brandon Perkins!...
Just for visiting, here's an example of our work, and a gift for you. Enjoy this one-shot Retro Dungeon Crawl on us! (Click it!)
Currently, the story behind our adventure boxes is an ongoing campaign called 'Seeds of Chaos' that takes place in the Region of Glynn on the world of Alun. We have completed the first adventure in the campaign which is called the 'Twisted Hand of Fate' (levels 1-5) and are currently shipping the first part of 'The Fallen Order' adventure (levels 5-8) to our subscribers. Each adventure consists of a 6 part story arc delivered in 6 different boxes.
Have Your own home-brewed game-world? Using a published one perhaps? Well each of our modules contains rules and ideas on how to use them as one-shots and/or how to integrate them into your own setting. As well, most of the items in the boxes are agnostic and can fit into any setting.
By the time the Kickstarter rewards ship in Jan 2020, 'The Fallen Order' will also be complete which is why we can ship them both as a part of the 'Master of the Realm' Tier (all at once).
Here's a synopsis for all 6 parts of the Twisted hand of Fate...
In recent years, The Shattered Shield tavern has become an important fixture of west Blackwell, but it hasn't always been this way. A generation ago, the land was home to an old guild hall that was thought to be haunted. It burned down mysteriously one night, and the tavern was built in its place a number of years later. Some say that the land itself is cursed. What's really going on at The Shattered Shield tavern?
This box features tavern terrain and furniture, tavern staff minis, a wooden mug, tavern soundset, a candle that smells like a blazing hearth and much more!
Horror... That was the look on their faces when it happened. Such terrible events, and you're now in the middle of it all. As you continue your search, you find your way to the back alleys of west Blackwell. Be cautious, there's rumour that a new gang has settled there, and they may be looking to make a name for themselves. What lies in wait for you in those dark alleys? And what is beyond The Shattered Shield's cellar door?
This box features back alley terrain, bandit minis, a mysterious letter, Brigand's Corridor soundset, a candle that smells like a musty tavern cellar and much more!
Sewers... it just had to be sewers. Stinking. Rotting. Reeking. The sewers of Blackwell feature a strange assortment of creatures and mysteries. But can you survive their secrets? Your adventure has led you here, and it may even end you here. Lost forever, in a place where nobody would dare look to find you.
This box features sewer terrain, various creature minis, a mysterious amulet, Sewer soundset, a candle that smells like, you guessed it, the sewer and much more!
You thought the sewers were bad? You're in for a fetid surprise! These marshes are as mysterious as they are disgusting. Their origin is unnatural, having sprung up out of nothing some years ago. Most think they were seeded by an angry god, or the result of some more devious intent. What awaits you here is far more sinister.
This box features swamp terrain, various creature minis, mystical mushrooms, swamp soundset, a candle that smells like a swamp and much more!
Subterfuge. Deception. The dark desires at work have forged a perfect storm at the walls of Blackwell! The city is not ready, and you may be their only hope. Slopping and rattling sounds echo from beyond the wall. The moon has gone as black as a snuffed candle. Fear grips the souls of all in Blackwell. Evil has come knocking, and you have already opened the door…
This box features town terrain including: buildings, town walls, towers and a gatehouse to finish western Blackwell, various creature minis, a healing potion, town soundset, a candle that smells like fresh bread and much more!
You answer the call, walking a familiar path to an altogether new destination. A dark desire draws you closer into confusion and some semblance of clarity. This is it. The answer to the mystery lies ahead of you. But it's worse than you thought. The horror that you have seen is nothing compared to what awaits you at journey's end. Those nightmares... were they simple dreams? Or were they premonitions?
This box features a twisted tower: buildings, town walls, tower, various creature minis, a magical item, themed soundset, a candle that smells like deception and much more!
RealmSmith is a team of close friends (Jason Azevedo, Joel Augé, Tim Morrison, Brandon Perkins) who collaborated to begin shipping monthly curated D&D adventure boxes in June of 2018. Our goal was to allow Game Masters to guarantee a fully-immersive, well-prepared and thought-out module for their players, every single session. We've built an amazing community of DMs and Players, relationships with the best suppliers in the business, and we've delighted GMs the world over with monthly boxes they can crack open and enjoy with their players with minimal planning and maximum convenience (check out our reviews and testimonials from actual subscribers at the bottom of this page!).
Our goal is to help GMs have their players feel like the heroes they've dreamed of - but with a fraction of the effort.
Check out what our friends have to say!!!
We want to push the boundaries of what's possible for Game Masters and their players. We believe we have a beloved product but there's so much more we'd like to do, and we can't do it without your help.
Our goal with this Kickstarter is to raise awareness, build community, and take our existing subscription boxes to the next level.
We've packed as much into these boxes as we could with the resources we have at hand. We know we can do so much better. We're committed to finding creative ways to jam ever more value into each box.
OUR NEW DM SCREEN BOX
Introducing our new box that transforms into a Game Master Screen!!!...
What better way to '"Break Kickstarter" than by turning the box itself into a product that you'll actually use instead of just throw away. We're ecstatic to introduce the world's first subscription box that turns into a DM Screen, Dice Tower & Initiative Tracker, all in one! It may seem to be just another box... but not everything is always as it seems.
MORE WAYS WE PLAN TO IMPROVE THE SERVICE...
- FASTER SHIPPING: We plan to improve shipping times through the use of a fulfillment partner. Right now, most everything gets fulfilled from Tim's garage. Amy's not gonna be okay with that for too much longer.
- PREMIUM PRINTED MATERIALS: Better paper stock, and other more unique mediums for printed game materials.
- IMMERSIVE ITEMS: More compelling and immersive mystery items that are part of the narrative and can be handed to players.
- LOOK AND FEEL: A focus on providing more beautiful artwork in every module, working with acclaimed artists and creators.
- MARKETING: Building awareness for our service through marketing on social media, print, and at more conventions and trade shows.
- IMPROVED ONLINE EXPERIENCE: Drastic improvements and advanced features for our purchasing and user account management on our website.
All rewards levels include a variety of items that you will not be able to procure outside of the campaign. We wanted to make sure that our backers have access to the very best RealmSmith has to offer!
We’re very excited to bring you a selection of existing products as well as campaign-exclusive rewards as a thank you for supporting our campaign! At RealmSmith, we're all about immersion and bringing your game to the next level. Included in every Pledge level is a Membership to the Realm (our private Facebook group for subscribers) as well as our Merchant Shop post-launch (Pledge Manager) so you can add all kinds of loot to your pledge.
Beyond our regular rewards, we also have awesome Add-On items in the next section!
*USD prices may vary as they were set based on the conversion rates at the time of launch.
*NOTE: Any backers who begin a subscription post-campaign using the discount from their reward tier will receive the next box in the campaign based on what reward they received (and will not get duplicate boxes).
Our pledge rewards offer everything a Game Master needs to deliver incredible experiences to their players. Our add-on packages help take things to a whole other level! Want deeper immersion? Want to further expand upon the compelling Twisted hand of Fate adventure!? These add ons have something for you! If you want to include an add-on to your pledge, just add the total dollar value of the add-on package you wish to your pledge amount plus applicable shipping (found on the table below).
Once you've added your Add-On amount to your pledge (including shipping) you will be able to assign them in the Pledge Manager once it is launched at the end of the campaign. The image below shifts between USD, CAD and EUR for your reference.
*Note: Please add appropriate shipping charges to your pledge (according to the table below). Be advised that the images of the Add-Ons below were created for mock-up purposes and final product may vary.**
The following table provides the shipping charge for each add-on item:
Help us "Unroll the Scroll" to hit new Stretch Goals and each time a goal is met, we'll unlock a new item that will be sent to certain backer levels and get started working on new features/products for our monthly adventure boxes funded by you!
TESTIMONIALS FROM REAL CUSTOMERS:
Jeff Currey, Customer
"There is honestly so much I love about the RealmSmith crates. The effort their team puts into crafting an adventure that can either be used as a one shot side quest or strung together to create a whole campaign. Then there is the attention to detail of finding figures ( actual figures not just a printed cardboard standee) that work WITH the adventure (if the module says you run into a band of thugs...you get thug minis to paint and use) the addition of the paper craft scenery is awesome and adds so much depth to the campaign. You're not just playing on a map drawn up with markers you get the look and feel of a tavern, swamp, or town street. And finally the extra touches that come with the modules. A special necklace that gives you a clue to follow, a healing potion that is an actual mini jar...with a label...and tiny D4s (the correct die for using a healing potion in the game). That is the level of detail that goes into these crates. If you want to add some serious depth to your D&D game, or just want create a really wicked scene for display, then back this Kickstarter."
Corey Stillwell, Customer
"This is an amazing product. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The crates are full of amazing products and content, the campaigns that they make are amazing and with everything that you get, you can definitely set the mood and have a great time for your group. I am so excited every month to see my crate arrive! Thank you RealmSmith for making an amazing product and staying true to what the company was founded on!"
Krista Herbacko, Very first customer (and still is!)
"Right from the very beginning I knew these crates were going to be worth it. The only thing better than all of the neat atmospheric items, the quality Wizkids miniatures, Fat Dragon Papercrafts and Vallejo paints is the service. Realmsmith has worked hard from the very beginning to bring together the best for their subscribers. They are quick to respond to feedback and try to engage their subscribers through their D&D sessions and online painting tutorials."
Kevin St.Pierre, Customer
"THIS is not your grandfather's loot crate!! It's loaded full of content. full page sized adventure book, not a mini booklet like other crates. Actual useable game miniatures you can paint and that little bit of added extra goodness with props. This saved my wallet. I was spending too much on minis alone, but I found RealmSmith and it was just what I needed: a set price, and a guarantee that I'd get new product/content every month like clockwork! I now know how much I spend in a month!"
Richard Ankney, Game Trade Media
"With all the campaign ready material inside each crate you would think it was a Tardis! Not only is it great for the intended campaign, you can use it for so many more adventures. 100% recommend!"
Risks and challenges
There's always a design risk when you're building a new thing. The layout of our boxes include perforations which may or may not cause structural issues to the boxes in shipping. We're evaluating and manipulating the location of these perforations but this may cause delays in final approvals and added costs and expanded timelines to the shipment of the actual boxes. In shipping sourced custom items, there's always the potential that delays happen in shipping to our warehouse (Tim's Garage). We're beholden to the amount of inventory our suppliers can provide us. We do our best to give long lead times to our suppliers, but sometimes, inventory counts are not recent enough to keep up with demand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter