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MUSPELHEIM

RiotMinds proudly presents the second complete regional sourcebook for the world of Trudvang: Muspelheim. Follow us under the surface of Trudvang, into the realm of the dwarves. This is an extensive book covering the dark and stony underworld beneath the lands of humans and elves. 

Art by Alvaro Tapia (work in progress)

PLEASE NOTICE! THIS IS AN EXPANSION TO THE TRUDVANG CHRONICLES RPG. In order to play with these books you must have the core rules of this game. SEE ADD ONS SECTION BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INCLUDE THE CORE BOOKS TO YOUR PLEDGE, or for more info about Trudvang Chronicles please visit: www.riotminds.com

Trudvang Chronicles was voted "The most anticipated game in 2017" by ENWorld's community.

Our Goal

The scope of this kickstarter is to deliver one regional sourcebook, an adventure campaign,  together with some meaty strechgoals, should we be successful, and an action-packed adventure (as pdf).

More rules, more meat, and mead on the dwarves and a lot of setting info and adventures!

Sample pages with artwork by Alvaro Tapia and Niklas Brandt

This campaign is aimed at funding the English version of the following items:

  • Regional Sourcebook - Muspelheim (hardback, approx. 100+ pages)
  • Adventure Campaign - Runes of Memory (softback, approx 100+ pages)
  • Adventure - Curse of Runes (PDF, approx 60+ pages ) 
  • All stretch goals that we manage to unlock

Our goal is to deliver this package in Mars - April - 2020, depending on how long editing and printing will take.

This is a funding campaign, and portions of the work are set to take place after we know if we are successful in the funding or not. This means that we have to engage writers, editors, printers etc, after the campaign ends, but will keep you updated on the progress we make.

Please, consider the delivery date only as an estimate, not as something which can be accurately predicted at this point. Too many factors can delay the production, albeit pains will be taken in order to respect the deadline as much as possible.

The core book will be filled with artwork from Alvaro Tapia and Paul Bonner is our cover artist for the core Muspelheim book. The interior will also be filled with maps by Niklas Brandt. 

 Regional SourceBook

 Let your adventure take you deep down into the realm of the dwarves. In this book we will cover the following:

  •  New archetypes such as: Zvordokûm (the fierce warriors of the gates), Yukkatta (the holy smiths), Yurmatrakas (the renegade vitner weavers) and the mysterious Volgorong (the selected few to explore the great deep and undiscovered lands), just to name a few!
  •  New rules which expand the Trudvang Chronicles RPG, like new Thuulcraft Runes, a system for crafting objects and mechanics for making powerful (and rare) kinds of sacred objects
  •  The three pillars: The Mountain, Futhark and the Brotherhood.
  • An in depth description of the dwarves,  the Buratjas, the Borjornikkas and the Zvordas including how a dwarf is born and their mothers Norgavaina.
  •  Tales and legends: read about the great deeds and heroes of the deep. 
  •  Feasts such as Zokja, Thuulka, Jorglasemsk and other sacred days for the dwarves
  •  New Regional Traits tables to make each dwarven character unique.
  •  In depth description of 9 dwarven kingdoms and their territories in the Muspelheim, including Tvologoya, Gitzmakulji, Brokmuskrym, Thoordun and more.
  •  General information about the dwarven community, why smiths have the first say in choosing weapon and why dwarves always carry a pouch of ash of their ancestors. 
Play one of the new archetypes: Zvordokûm

 An Epic Campaign: Runes of Memory 

  •  Written by Þorsteinn Mar
  • Cover by Alvaro Tapia

Argothar Téwaz put his tools back in place. His callous fingers ran tenderly across the anvil, he knew this was the last time he’d ever see it. The thuul closed his eyes and thought about all the marvellous armours and weapons he had crafted in his smithy, deep within Voronoy-Kefas, and sighed. Then he turned to the beautiful Murgla resting upon the anvil, his masterpiece. The Mittraka-inlaid runes gleamed in the dying light from the Logi furnace, runes he had crafted and empowered, runes holding fragments of his own memory. 

He closed his eyes and ran his fingers for the final time across the Murgles, feeling the holy power held within the runes. 

As he opened his eyes again, the shadows in the smithy deepened. It was on the move. The Hunter. And Argothar was the only prey left in Voronoy-Kefas... 

Runes of Memory is an official campaign for Trudvang Chronicles, which will take the player characters across the Stormlands and the Oster Sea in search of a lost dwarven kingdom, Voronoy-Kefas. 

The Campaign

Ages ago the dwarven kingdom of Voronoy-Kefas became hit with a terrible plague of madness. As thuul Argothar Téwaz was also hit by this curse, he crafted a mystic rune and bound a part of his soul in a marvelous Murgles, hoping that one day a dwarven hero would come along and be able to unlock the Murgles' secrets.

After being attacked by goblins the adventurers discover the Murgles of Téwaz. Seeing it has unknown runes a Thuul is needed to interpret them. At the same time the bearer of the Murgles starts to have vivid dreams of grand caverns, great furnaces and dwarven smiths at work. As the adventurers learn about the Runes of Memory, they start to get leads as to where to find Voronoy-Kefas, the lost dwarven kingdom.

Their mission to find the kingdom takes them far and across dangerous lands and open seas. Once they find the secret entrance, they will find that the old kingdom is the home to skeletons and an intangible demon. To reclaim the kingdom and discover what happened to the dwarves in Voronoy-Kefas, the adventurers must face the demon along with their own darkest fears and nightmares. Only the most brave and clever heroes can prevail and help restoring Voronoy-Kefas til its former glory. 

Printed version of this book is KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

 Adventure: Curse of Runes 

  •  Written by Max Herngren
  • Cover by Alvaro Tapia

The Thuuls etched great runes and magical wards all along the scarlet blade of the sword, for this new material was unknown to the dwarves and thus they were yet weary of it. The jewelers and artisans etched gemstones that shone like stars into its hilt and weaved its grip with the thick hide of the toughest tunnel hog in the kingdom. Forged from the boiling blood of dragons, every dwarf in Trudvang grew to fear its name. 

For this runeblade bore a cruel destiny, and the king named it Krovabonh – “Ironblood.”

Curse of Runes is the tale of the characters’ struggles to free themselves from an ancient curse cast upon them by primordial powers of fire and soot that dwell within a dwarven sword from the Age of Dreams. The journey will take them across Muspelheim, the home of the dwarves – deep into the heart of the fabled kingdom of Tvologoya and the molten core of Trudvang. 

“Yes, indeed. Come little ones, take up seats on my Stormabestla and I will show you the gate to the realm of the dvergur. We ride with thunder; we ride with storm and we ride with ice.” - Rautakappu the giant. 

Take heed, skaalds and gamemasters. This is a story you won’t believe and one your characters will not want to miss. The fate of the realm of Dwarves hang in the balance and the characters parlay with giants, do battle with serpent gods, sing with the east wind braving the unknown underground of a forgotten realm. 

Stretch goal unlocked: there will be a Printed version of this book. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

USE OF FUNDS 


We've got most of the artwork in place, most of the texts are written and translated. Should we succeed in this campaign the funds will be used for:

  • Additional editing
  • Additional artwork
  • Printing

With some help from you all, we can make this campaign even more amazing and knock down some great stretch goals! 

Stretch Goals

Stretch goals as follows: 

  •  200.000 SEK (approx. € 20.205 | $ 25.250)
  •  Stretch goal: Background chart
  • Status: UNLOCKED

We add a chart in the book with special background features for your dwarves character. Roll on this table and you will have the chance to be the guardian of the great jewel of Yukk.

  •  300.000 SEK (approx. € 30.310 | $ 37.890)
  •  Stretch goal: extra content package! A couple of pages of Dwarven warfare!
  • Status: UNLOCKED

This stretch goal will be revealed once we reach it!

  •  400.000 SEK (approx. € 40.410 | $ 50.500)
  •  Stretch goal: Poster map of the dwarven kingdom
  • Status: UNLOCKED

We add a poster with maps over the main kingdom

  •  500.000 SEK (approx. € 50.510 | $ 63.115)
  •  Stretch goal: More runes! Extra content with new runes
  • Status: UNLOCKED

This stretch goal will be revealed once we reach it!

  •  600.000 SEK (approx. € 60.615 | $ 75.740)
  •  Stretch goal: Curse of Runes printed
  • Status: UNLOCKED

We produce Curse of Runes as a Soft cover book

  •  700.000 SEK (approx. € 80.820 | $ 100.980) 
  •  HiddenStretch goal: The Elven Horn, Printed book 
  • Status: UNLOCKED

We produce The Elven Horn as a Soft Cover Book!

  •  800.000 SEK (approx. € 80.820 | $ 100.980)
  •  Stretch goal: Drums of the deep, 5 Trudvang Muspelheim themes 
  •  Status: UNLOCKED 

We give you 5 composed Trudvang Muspelheim themes for your play. Composed and produced by Simon Kölle

  •  1.000.000 SEK (approx. € 101.025 | $ 126.230) 
  •  Stretch goal: Hardcover Runes of Memory
  • Status: UNLOCKED

We print the adventure Runes of Memory as a Hardcover book. 

 ADD ONS!  

We give you the opportunity to add more products to your pledge should you have missed any of our previous campaigns. This campaign is based on a previous, extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for the English version of the Trudvang Chronicles RPG. Did you miss out, or do you wish to add another Player's Handbook, Game Master's Guide or Jorgi's Bestiary to this package? Just add to your pledge.

Extra shipping cost for each specific book is INCLUDED in the specified price. The ADD-ON books will be delivered together with the books of this Kickstarter.

  • Add the Game Master Guide for 260 SEK (approx. € 28 | $ 31)
  • Add the Players Handbook for 375 SEK (approx. €39 | $ 44)
  • Add Jorgis Bestiary for only 300 SEK (approx. € 33 | $ 36)
  •   Add the Stormlands sourcebook for 270 SEK (approx. € 29 | $ 32)
  •  Add the Game Master Screen for 110 SEK (approx. € 9 | $ 10)

OR: BUY THE COMPLETE PACKAGE OF ADD-ONS FOR ONLY 1150 SEK (approx. € 116 | $ 129)

  • COMPLETE PACKAGE
  • Game Master's Guide
  • Player's Handbook
  • Jorgi's Bestiary
  • Game Masters Screen
  • Stormlands

How to buy ADD-ONS

  • Click on the "Manage Your pledge" button to view your pledge total
  • Then click on "Change Your Pledge" to increase the Pledge amount to include the cost of the chosen ADD-ON(s). 

Once the campaign has ended, we will send out a survey and you'll let us know the book or books you’ve added!

Example:

  • If you want 2 players handbook, add 750 SEK to your pledge and then write 2 Players Handbooks in the survey. 
  • If you want 1 Jorgis Bestiary and 1 Stormlands, add 570 SEK to your pledge and the write1 Jorgi's bestiary  + 1 Stormlands in the survey 
  • If you want 1 Complete package, add 1150 SEK to your pledge and the write1 complete package in the survey

(Instructions will follow in the survey)

Don't just sit there!! Hurry, hurry!
Art by Alvaro Tapia and Thomas Wievegg

Shipping

Cost for shipping is NOT included in the pledge but will be added once you’ve decided at what level you want to pledge.

We know that shipping cost is high for some countries but unfortunately that’s out of our hands. Shipping from Sweden is expensive and RiotMinds only charge what we have to pay, and unfortunately the high cost is nothing we can change or affect.

  • Sweden 80 SEK
  • EU 175 SEK - [approx. 16.5 EUR - 18.5 USD]
  • US 200 SEK - [approx. 18.5 EUR - 21 USD]
  • Norway 250 SEK - [approx. 23 EUR - 26 USD]
  • Switzerland 250 SEK - [approx. 26.5 23 EUR - 26 USD]
  • Canada 275 SEK - 25.5 [approx. EUR - 29 USD]
  • Rest of the World 350 SEK - [approx. 32.5 EUR - 36.5 USD]

About

RiotMinds is a traditional game publisher since 16 years back. We have published numerous of gaming books for mainly two games: Trudvang Chronicles and Götterdämmerung.

Both games have been awarded with prestigious ratings and reviews. All books have been sold in Swedish and Trudvang Chronicles is available in Riotmind’s online RPG service in English.

The founders: Theodore Bergqvist and Magnus Malmberg have been working with fantasy and gaming properties for 20+ years. Between 2001 and 2004 Theodore Bergqvist was the CEO and Creative Director at Conan Properties Inc, working with renowned properties such as Conan, Solomon Kane and others. Theodore Bergqvist was also the main owner and CEO of Paradox Interactive, a Swedish strategy games developer and publisher producing and publishing major gaming franchises such as Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings and many more.

RiotMinds has published more than 20 books for it’s tabletop Role Playing Game: Chronicles of Trudvang, a Board Game, Götterdämmerung game (now renamed to LexOccultum), and numerous of other products of which many is sold out. 

RiotMinds have had five very successful international Kickstarter campaigns: the Fabulous Art of TrudvangTrudvang Chronicles, LexOccultum, Trudvang Chronicles - Stormlands, LexOccultum - Carta Monstrorum, Ruin Masters  and two for the Swedish audience Drakar och Demoner: Retro and Ereb Altor.

Trudvang Chronicles is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game based on the mysterious and dark Nordic and Celtic sagas and myths. Trudvang is both grim and dark, epic and yet down to earth, with a melancholic tone of an ancient age when nature was a living creature and magic was wild and strong. Above all, Trudvang is a saga...

Trudvang Chronicles was voted "The most anticipated game in 2017" by ENWorld's community.

Risks and challenges

Printing can take a bit longer than expected, and even though we aim at a fast delivery, there’s a risk it will take more time than planned.

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    You get Muspelheim and Runes of Memory as physical books and PDFs.
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    You get Curse of Runes PDF (and as a physical book if the stretch goal is unlocked).
    You also get a Slipcase.

    Includes:
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    As Thuun King You will get Muspelheim and Runes of Memory as physical books and PDFs, Curse of Runes as PDF (and as a physical book if the stretch goal is unlocked). You also get an Slipcase and a Card (Muspelheim Cover), signed by Paul Bonner.

    Includes:
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    • Runes of Memory - Soft Cover (Hard Cover, if unlocked)
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