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Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting is a post-apocalyptic fantasy horror RPG based on Earth, twenty-five years after the fall of society, in an event known as the Rise; when demons rose to power and the Risen dead first appeared. This game is being offered in both Dungeon and Dragons 5th Edition and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible system formats.

Apocalypse the Risen thrusts you into the role of a resolute survivor, forging through the ashes of humanity on an Earth besieged by demons and the dead—known as Risen. Twenty-five years after the collapse of society, humankind and their new allies now fight back. You are a survivor of the Light battling the forces of Darkness.

Players in this world take on the role of a hunter relied upon by your colony for resources and protection. You may be human or one of three other races new to Earth. Your colony is your home and responsibility, but soon you may discover the world smaller and filled with even more wonder than you could imagine.

Channels cut through the ether quickly spanning great distances, shortening travel and adding to discovery. Darklands form in places of great sorrow or suffering. Supernatural energy and radiation twist and collide in great storms sweeping across the landscape. You stand against demons, Risen, mutated beasts, and desperate people who look to destroy those you love. 

Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting will be printed as a full color hardback book including detailed page layout and spot finish touches on the cover. Cover examples and spread layout mock-ups below: 

 

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“Campaign” Stretch Goals – Increased book content! Like a horde of Risen feeding on the living, the content within the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting grows as these stretch goals are unlocked! Backers with this stretch goal category will receive all unlocked campaign setting content including in the book.

“Adventure” Stretch Goals – From the Journal of Dr. Dobrin, from adventure hooks and places of interest, to short stories from the point of view from our iconic heroes. All unlocked stretch goals will be included in PDF layout, written from the viewpoint of renowned archeologist Dr. Nicholas Dobrin. Backers with this stretch goal category will also receive all unlocked “Social Media” Stretch Goals.

“War Chest” Stretch Goals – More materials for your game session! You need every tool you can muster to help stalwart hunters battle back against the Darkness! As each stretch goal is met, backers with the “War Chest” stretch goal category will receive all unlocked scavenge maps, adventures, and some exciting printed materials you don’t want to miss out on!

“Social Media” Campaign:

  • Backers with the “Adventure” stretch goal category gain access to the social media campaign
  • Receive all unlocked “Truth Transmissions”, professionally recorded in character by post-Rise ham radio operator, “Truth.”
  • Help grow the Rusted Portal Colony! 
Social Media Campaign (Adventure Level)
Social Media Campaign (Adventure Level)

  

Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!

 

Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting

  • AtR Campaign Setting PDF (PF) - $25
  • AtR Campaign Setting PDF (5E) - $25
  • AtR Campaign Setting Print (PF) - $45
  • AtR Campaign Setting Print (5E) - $45
  • Build Your Colony (5E & PF) - $50
  • Retailer Resources AtR Hardback Book x3 (5E or PF) - $100

Campaign Tools

  • AtR Character Sheet Pad (25 count) (PF) - $15
  • AtR Character Sheet Pad (25 count) (5E) - $15
  • AtR GM Screen - $15
  • Iconics - Character Builds (PF) - $15
  • Iconics - Character Builds (5E) - $15

Unlocked Stretch Goals

  • Added as stretch goal add-ons are unlocked

Check back for NEW add-ons as stretch goals are unlocked, as well as Backerkit instructions for how to order.

Impact of the Rise – The events of the Rise happened suddenly. The Risen crawled from their graves all at once, millions of hungry dead seeking to feed on the living. The immediate threat forced humanity to abandon their homes and seek refuge away from population centers. Groups came together by choice or by chance, eventually regrouping and forming colonies. Leaving cities and communities filled with resources touched only by time.

Colonies – The era of the metropolis is no more. Colonies speckle the landscape, groups fighting for survival. Some try to hide and protect what is theirs, others take what weaker colonies cannot defend, but most seek other like-minded colonies for trade and support.

Resources – Earth after the Rise has no need for cash, jewels, or precious metals. In Apocalypse the Risen, the people of Earth have identified three primary forms of currency: Combustible, Consumable, and Mechanical resources. These resources are used in trade and used in the building and fueling of the limited technology of the world.

Post-Rise Lifestyle – Technology is not what it used to be and pre-Rise gear is tough to acquire. For most of the last twenty-five years humanity has been fighting for survival, carving out a new place in the hierarchy of the world. Weapons, armor, and a variety of equipment comes with modification options.

Special Materials – Influenced by Supernatural energy, ancient metallurgy, post-Rise ingenuity, or otherworldly sources, below are some examples of Apocalypse the Risen materials. Some examples below.

  • Meteoric Iron – Iron from meteors collected Supernatural energy when outside the magically suppressed Earth. Since the Seals were broken, this energy has awoken making an extremely hard and durable metal for weapons and armor.
  • Dark Steel – Metal deposits mined in Supernatural infused Darklands has taken on near magical properties with dangers.
  • Diamond Steel – Taking a page from modern drilling techniques and an abundance of diamonds with little post-Rise value, Diamond Steel makes for extremely sharp blades.
  • Antiquity Bronze – Relics and Artifacts from ancient times, antiquity bronze weapons and armor provide unique properties since the breaking of the Seals.

Humans - Humanities ability to adapt and overcome is at the forefront of the design. Traits: Skilled and Stalwart

Descended - Fallen angels hailing from one of three separate angelic banners, each providing different physical traits and abilities as they advance in level. Banners: 

  • Serephim (halo and wings of fire)
  • Cherubim (halo of light and feathered wings)
  • Throne (halo and wings of gold)

Progeny - Half-demons from one of seven unique sin nature sub-types, each providing different abilities and hindrances. Additionally, the race selects from a variety of physical characteristics. Sin nature traits:

  • Lust: Pheromones & Erratic
  • Gluttony: Binge & Compulsive 
  • Greed: Drain & Treacherous
  • Sloth: Good Enough & Procrastinating
  • Wrath: Vengeful Strike & Vindictive
  • Envy: Covet & Shrewd/Malicious
  • Pride: Hubris & Arrogant

Lazarus - Free spirits escaped from Purgatory and taken physical form on Earth. This race holds distant memories and a connection to the supernatural. Traits: Tortured Souls, Distant Memories, Supernatural Bonds, Spell Selection

Arbiter – The Arbiter is the ultimate warrior of faith and unquestioned hand of justice in a world with no clear right and wrong. They stand alone as judge, jury, and frequently executioner both within the colony and abroad. The Arbiter is driven by an inner sense of justice and a burning faith to eradicate undead and demonic entities.

Conservator – Sacred Earth protector, the Conservator is dedicated to setting straight the natural order in a world gone wrong. By tapping into natural pathways of power, the Conservator becomes a conduit for energies flowing through ley lines. Nature’s hidden powerlines, ley lines connect nodes sites such as cairns, standing stones, and megalithic circles. As the Conservator becomes more skilled they learn to create their own powerful site in this energy network. They believes that the the hordes of undead are an affront to nature's order and that Darklands disrupt the natural flow of energies. The Conservator is more wasteland environmentalist than traditional druid.

Enforcer – The Enforcer is a hardened killer, forged in the madness of the world after the rise and molded from a keen sense of survival. Enforcers are skilled in the most immediate implement of death at hand. Where other warriors have refined combat skills or enhanced reactions, the Enforcer simply does whatever it takes in battle. Their tactics are often brutal and inherently violent, but in the end their goal is singular. Survive at all costs.

Harbinger – A mystic of body and mind, the Harbinger is a practitioner of intense mental discipline, striving to balance logic and emotion. By opening their mind’s eye through a process known as a Mystic Slip, the Harbinger wields turbulent raw Supernatural energy. Channeling these tainted powers is only limited by the time allotted with a Mystic Slip, though casting individual spells beyond the limits of their mind risks insanity. This class is also a practitioner of other mental disciplines. Harbingers are often viewed as strange, frequently misunderstood even among friends. Regardless, the Harbinger is respected for their heightened awareness and unique powers.

Hound – The ultimate self-reliant survivor, experienced in living off the land. The Hound hails from military stock, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and those regarding nature as something to be understood and respected. They are skilled in stealth, stalking, movement in combat, and survival. The Hound becomes a very versatile combat class.

Jackal – Jackals are the ultimate scroungers. Not only are they able to quickly and quietly move in and out of locations, but they have a keen understanding of where resources can be discovered. Resources are vital to colony survival. Combustible, Consumable, and Mechanical resources are not just post-Risen currency, they are the lifeblood of maintaining and improving living conditions. This represents the food you eat and the materials that maintain and improve the quality of life for the colony. Nobody sniffs out resources like the Jackal. The Jackal selects from two career paths: Finders and Keepers. Finders are those that aspire to be an adventuring archaeologist. Keepers embrace the Supernatural, gaining powers of concealment either outright hide things or magically disguising places.

Maverick – The ultimately lone wolf and consummate gunslinger, the Maverick is a wasteland icon relied upon for their quick reaction and incredible sharpshooting talent. The world outside a colony is a dangerous place, filled with fierce and cunning dead, damned, and worse. Few individuals can survive alone in such a dangerous world, and of that small lot you are likely to find a fair share of Mavericks. The Maverick is a separatist in spirit, though in practice they are some of the most valued members of a colony. Training themselves in mental focus a Maverick has honed their shooter reflexes to a razor’s edge and can anticipate the pitch of battle.

Shepherd – Representing a colonies spiritual leadership, the Shepherd looks after their flock while dedicating themselves to eradicating demon kind. The Shepherd feels the call of faith to serve and preserve humanity. They focus their efforts in one of three paths, each providing different powers. While exemplifying some classic healer characteristics, the Shepherd gains spells and abilities outside that norm. This class commands powers of persuasion, influence, and inspiration in addition to their Otherworldly magic.

Splicer – Splicers are tinkers, mechanics, engineers, scientists, and inventors, offering colonies and hunting parties innovative solutions and powerful magic. Preferring to avoid directly channeling the foul supernatural energy, they have learned to use technology to store the energy and fire those spells through their Caster. Spells require an attack roll, and “memorizing” these spells require creating a “fuse” that stores the spell and requires a combination of combustible and mechanical resources. The Caster takes up a single hand and must have some way of pointing and firing a spell. 

More details about the classes can be found in the free downloads near the top of this campaign.

Since the breaking of the Seals, the poor souls passing into the afterlife are no longer able to cross into Purgatory. The alternatives are equally tragic and varied. The following is a recap of the known consequences of death.

Risen – These creatures are the zombies of Apocalypse the Risen. Most mindlessly feed on the living while some rare Risen are sentient. As these creatures feed on the essence of the living they evolve into increasingly dangerous creatures. With numerous types of Risen and custom templates, customizing encounters is a snap. PCs and others that perish are most likely to come back as some form of Risen… unless one takes the necessary steps.

  • Included Risen: Hungry, Famished, and Ravenous
  • Risen to Unlock: Devourer, Depraved, and Horde
  • Templates to Unlock: Starved, Bloated, Mutated, and Infested

Ghosts – Souls and fragments of raw emotions trapped and twisted with no path to Purgatory seek to punish and kill the living. These souls were so tormented in life, or died so tragically, that at the time of death they formed a new being entirely. These creatures exist on both Earth and in Paradox simultaneously. Did we not mention Paradox?

  • Included Ghosts:  (Emotes) Rage, Loathing, Terror, Grief, and (True Ghost) Apparition
  • Ghosts to Unlock: Shade, Shadow, and Poltergeist 

Demons – Demons are creations of the Darkness, fractured by the Light into their very sin nature and now taking a variety of forms on Earth. In addition to separation by sin nature, demons vary by many different criteria, powers, and physical appearances. Demons have a hierarchy among each other and the Seven leaders, topped by Pride. Each faction maintains a tenuous agreement mostly based on fear, scheming and vying for power. Demons fall into one of two types: Shunned and Embraced, all still within one of the seven sin natures. 

  • Included Shunned: Fire Urchin (Sloth), Shyft (Gluttony)  
  • Shunned to Unlock: Dredge (Lust), Corrode (Envy), Locustus (Greed), Angler (Wrath), and Eyrachnid (Pride)  
  • Embraced to Unlock: Jobber (Greed), Lunatic (Envy), and Purifier (Pride)

Devils – These creatures were once angels with dominion over various aspects of Earth and humanity before giving in to the Darkness. Many of these creatures hid on Earth when the Seals were closed, avoiding being imprisoned in the Lower Realm. Devils are a perverse and altered variant of their once angelic form.

  • Devils to Unlock: Eclipse 

These areas are infused with Supernatural energy through tragedy or sorrow, now twisted and dangerous. Darklands vary widely in size and appearance. While all Darklands cause mutations, each have vastly different features often based on the events causing their change. Darklands produce terrible mutated flora and fauna, creating very dangerous beasts. Perhaps worse, some colonies make their homes in Darklands, embracing the mutations and even worshiping the Darkness. The twisted Supernatural energy of Darklands do create some very interesting materials including: Dark Steel, Dark Bone, and Dark Glass.

Darkland Beasts – Dangerous flora and fauna mutated by the corrupting Supernatural forces within Darklands. These once mundane creatures were already adapting to the new harsh reality of survival in post-apocalyptic Earth. Combined with horrifying mutations the once familiar animals are anything but familiar now. 

  • Darkland Beasts to Unlock: A variety of beasts and mutations added with Expanded Environmental Hazards. 

Rusted Portal Games

Donaven Brines - Game Design

Chad Matson - Lead Developer, Pathfinder

Jason Stolberg - Lead Developer, Fifth Edition

Reid Finucan - Game Developer

Jeff Carter - Logistics

Alison Hinch - Art Director

Apocalypse the Risen Contributing Artists

Raven Mimura - Iconics

Rodrigo Vega - Races

Preston Stone - Ghosts, Demons, and Devil

Vincent Coviello - Risen

Christopher Onciu - Demons

Apocalypse the Risen Contributing Writers

Amy DuBoff - North/South America Region

Ant Tessitore - US Mid-Atlantic/Southest Region

Jacob Huebsch - US Mid-West Region

Robert Hazelton - US Northeast Region

James Pianka - US West Region

Craig Guarisco - US Northwest Region

Jenna Pitman - US Southwest Region

RISEN

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SURVIVOR

Congrats, you made it this far. Thank you for your support and good luck out there.

  • AtR Wallpaper Pack: Receive a range of emotions in a four pack of digital wallpaper.

MARAUDER

Successful raid on the Rusted Portal colony! You’ve acquired something valuable without losing anyone in the effort. Well done.

  • (Choose Either PF or 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF): Receive the heavily linked complete PDF of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting for either Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • “Campaign” Stretch Goals: Your selected copy of the game (5E or PF) (PDF and/or Print) will include all “Campaign” Stretch Goals unlocked throughout the course of this campaign. These stretch goals add a sizable amount of content into the final book.
  • All Rewards from SURVIVOR

REPORTER

You are accustomed to traveling light on your route between colonies. You trade in knowledge, rumor, and good will.

  • “Adventure” Stretch Goals: Receive all unlocked content from the Social Media “Truth Transmissions” and all unlocked “Adventure” Stretch Goals for entries into the Journal of Dr. Dobrin.
  • “War Chest” Stretch Goals: Receive all “War Chest” Stretch Goals in PDF unlocked throughout the course of this campaign for the selected system (PF or 5E).
  • All Rewards from MARAUDER (All PDF Material for either Pathfinder or Fifth Edition)

COLONIST

Finally, a place you can call home in this world gone mad. You have shelter, friends, people that look after you and rely on you. Colonies are the first step from surviving toward thriving.

  • (Choose Either PF or 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT): Receive the full color hardback print of the Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting. Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • “Adventure” Stretch Goals: Receive all unlocked content from the Social Media “Truth Transmissions” and all unlocked “Adventure” Stretch Goals for adventure entries into the Journal of Dr. Dobrin. 
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from MARAUDER

SCAVENGER

You have made your way in this world by finding valuable assets in unlikely places. Overlooked resource hiding placings are no match for your skilled eye.

  • (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF): Receive the heavily linked complete PDF of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting including “Easter Egg” watermark for both Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • Rewards as per REPORTER but with all PDF content for BOTH Pathfinder and Fifth Edition

GOODSMAN

Trade is vital to the health of a colony and you have found a niche delivering the goods. Life on the road is always an adventure, but the colonies you trade with are happy to see you... usually.

  • (Choose Either PF or 5E) Character Pad (25ct each) (PRINT): Receive a pad each of Apocalypse the Risen 5E and PF character sheets. Two-sided print job on high quality paper with a tear away glued top on a cardboard backer. Great for campaign build sessions!
  • “War Chest” Stretch Goals: Receive all “War Chest” Stretch Goals unlocked throughout the course of this campaign.
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from COLONIST

HUNTER

You put your safety on the line every day. If a hero exists on post-Rise Earth, the colony hunters would receive that honor. You are a warrior, through blades, guns or magic, scavenging post-Rise Earth and battling hordes of Risen and the Darkness for the betterment of your colony.

  • (Choose Either PF or 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather): Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive the full color Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting bound in leather (undoubtedly demon hide). Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from GOODSMAN

LEGEND

Word of your exploits extends throughout the region. Marauders avoid your colony for fear of retribution.

  • (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF): Receive the heavily linked complete PDF of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting including “Easter Egg” watermark for both Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT): Receive the full color hardback print of the Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting. Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • (BOTH PF & 5E) Character Pad (25ct each) (PRINT): Receive a pad each of Apocalypse the Risen 5E and PF character sheets. Two-sided print job on high quality paper with a tear away glued top on a cardboard backer.
  • “Handle” Inscription: Your handle (post-Rise name) will be added to the book as part of the Rusted Portal Colony. Your place of honor will go down in Apocalypse the Risen history!
  • GM Screen: Receive a full color GM screen including incredible Apocalypse the Risen art and valuable in-game tools.
  • All Other Rewards & Stretch Goals from GOODSMAN

ANTIQUITY

You are a world traveler, running channels from one corner of post-Rise Earth to another uncovering ancient relics to battle the Darkness. Demons know you by name and actively hunt you.

  • (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather): Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive the full color Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting bound in leather (undoubtedly demon hide). Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.
  • Iconics Character Builds (PDF): Receive the character sheets for all nine class iconics for both systems (5E and Pathfinder Compatible). Iconics average 14th level and include unique gear, magic items, and story hooks.
  • All Other Rewards & Stretch Goals from LEGEND. Printed books are leather bound.

DEMONOLOGIST

You have met many agents of the Darkness and survived. Your knowledge of demons is unsurpassed, having developed strategies and tactics against even the most indoctrinated Embraced. You have documented a new demon and determined its name.

  • Demon Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a unique demon for Apocalypse the Risen (Shunned or Embraced) in both 5E and Pathfinder. Your demon design will be professionally illustrated by artist Preston Stone. You will receive a PDF of the completed design with stat block and your demon will be added to a future publication where you will receive game designer credit.
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY

DIRECTOR

Your colony is a hub for trade and you its respected leader. Your knowledge spurs hunters to adventure around the globe. You are the sage explorers seek for artifacts of the Before and you even know the demon guarding them.

  • Adventure Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a one-shot adventure of up to 9th level, created in both 5E and Pathfinder. Your design will include creating an important colony added to the Apocalypse the Risen canon where the adventure will originate. Your design will include creation of the NPC leader of the colony which we will have illustrated to fulfill your concept. The adventure will include creation of a unique magical relic and a newly discovered demon, both of which we will work with you to design. That demon will be illustrated by artist Preston Stone. You receive a PDF of the completed adventure layout with illustrations which will also be published where you will receive game designer credit.
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY

ICONIC

No other has come before you on post-Rise Earth. You wield new and strange powers in an already abnormal world. You are iconic!

  • Class Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a tenth character class for Apocalypse the Risen in both 5E and Pathfinder. You will gain insider access to the larger Worlds of the Portal setting, including Paradox, Purgatory, and the Void. Your class design will be professionally illustrated and you receive PDFs of the completed design. The new class will be included in future publications where you will receive game designer credit.
  • All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY

DOMESTIC SHIPPING  

Domestic shipping in the US will be added to your pledge. The price represents the estimated USPS shipping costs for the content included for that pledge. The versions with two books require more shipping than the single book levels.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING  

International shipping is NOT included with your pledge. Shipping internationally is unfortunately very expensive and the rate fluctuations make it difficult to predict.

Shipping outside the US varies depending on your country and which rewards you receive. You’ll pay the shipping costs at the time of fulfillment. We encourage International backers to visit the USPS website for an estimate on shipping costs. We cannot guarantee the final weight of our books, but estimate each will weigh about 2 pounds (0.9kg). However, this estimate is subject to stretch goal upgrades, spec changes, and the weight of packaging.

Note that you are responsible for import duties, taxes, vat fees, etc. We comply with international law. Shipments will likely originate from near Kirkland, Washington.

Risks and challenges

We run a tight colony to ensure your investment brings Apocalypse the Risen to your game table in a timely fashion. Apocalypse the Risen has been in development since 2014. All artists and writers required to bring this world to life are under contract and working hard. If numerous stretch goals and backer levels hit, we have the talent in place to add even more content. The primary risk is production delays due to unforeseen circumstances with the production team.

Pathfinder is in final development and scheduled to be delivered first. Chad Matson is our Pathfinder expert and will continue to focus on finalizing that product line.

The Fifth Edition version of the game has been in development since November 2016, with significant progress rebuilding the design for 5E mechanics. Fifth Edition is scheduled to be delivered five months after Pathfinder to ensure we have time for proper game balance. Jason Stolberg is responsible for delivering the 5E content.

If we run into any challenges, we are confident we can still complete the project. The risk is simply a delay to the schedule.

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    COLONIST (Pathfinder) (Print)

    Finally, a place you can call home in this world gone mad. You have shelter, friends, people that look after you and rely on you. Colonies are the first step from surviving toward thriving. You are a colonist!

    (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT): Receive the full color hardback print of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible.

    “Adventure” Stretch Goals: Receive all unlocked content from the Social Media “Truth Transmissions” and all unlocked “Adventure” Stretch Goals for adventure entries into the Journal of Dr. Dobrin.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from MARAUDER

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    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
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    COLONIST (5E) (Print)

    Finally, a place you can call home in this world gone mad. You have shelter, friends, people that look after you and rely on you. Colonies are the first step from surviving toward thriving. You are a colonist!

    (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT): Receive the full color hardback print of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting. 5E compatible.

    “Adventure” Stretch Goals: Receive all unlocked content from the Social Media “Truth Transmissions” and all unlocked “Adventure” Stretch Goals for adventure entries into the Journal of Dr. Dobrin.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from MARAUDER

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
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    SCAVENGER (Pathfinder & 5E) (PDF)

    You have made your way in this world by finding valuable assets in unlikely places. Overlooked resource hiding placings are no match for your skilled eye.

    (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF): Receive the heavily linked complete PDF of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting for both Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.

    Rewards as per REPORTER but with all PDF content for BOTH Pathfinder and Fifth Edition

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    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
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    GOODSMAN (Pathfinder) (Print)

    Trade is vital to the health of a colony and you have found a niche delivering the goods. The road is always an adventure, but the colonies you trade with are happy to see you... usually. You are a goodsman!

    (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT): Receive a pad of Apocalypse the Risen Pathfinder Compatible character sheets. Two-sided print job on high quality paper with a tear away glued top on a cardboard backer. Great for campaign build sessions!

    “War Chest” Stretch Goals: Receive all “War Chest” Stretch Goals unlocked throughout the course of this campaign.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from COLONIST

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    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
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    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
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    GOODSMAN (5E) (Print)

    Trade is vital to the health of a colony and you have found a niche delivering the goods. The road is always an adventure, but the colonies you trade with are happy to see you... usually. You are a goodsman!

    (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT): Receive a pad of Apocalypse the Risen 5E character sheets. Two-sided print job on high quality paper with a tear away glued top on a cardboard backer. Great for campaign build sessions!

    “War Chest” Stretch Goals: Receive all “War Chest” Stretch Goals unlocked throughout the course of this campaign.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from COLONIST

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
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    HUNTER (Pathfinder) (Leather)

    You put your safety on the line every day. If a hero exists on post-Rise Earth, the colony hunters would receive that honor. You are a warrior, through blades, guns or magic, scavenging post-Rise Earth and battling hordes of Risen and the Darkness for the betterment of your colony. You are a hunter!

    (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather): Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive the full color Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting bound in leather (undoubtedly demon hide). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from GOODSMAN (Pathfinder Compatible)

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
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    HUNTER (5E) (Leather)

    You put your safety on the line every day. If a hero exists on post-Rise Earth, the colony hunters would receive that honor. You are a warrior, through blades, guns or magic, scavenging post-Rise Earth and battling hordes of Risen and the Darkness for the betterment of your colony. You are a hunter!

    (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather): Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive the full color Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting bound in leather (undoubtedly demon hide). 5E Compatible.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from GOODSMAN (Fifth Edition)

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
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    LEGEND (Pathfinder & 5E) (Print)

    Word of your exploits extends throughout the region. Marauders avoid your colony for fear of retribution. Your skills are legend!

    (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF): Receive the heavily linked complete PDF of the Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting including “Easter Egg” watermark for both Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.

    (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT): Receive the full color hardback print of the Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting. Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.

    (BOTH PF & 5E) Character Pad (25ct each) (PRINT): Receive a pad each of Apocalypse the Risen 5E and PF character sheets. Two-sided print job on high quality paper with a tear away glued top on a cardboard backer. Great for campaign build sessions!

    “Handle” Inscription: Your handle (post-Rise name) will be added to the book as part of the Rusted Portal Colony. Your place of honor will go down in Apocalypse the Risen history!

    GM Screen: Receive a full color GM screen including incredible Apocalypse the Risen art and valuable in-game tools.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from GOODSMAN (Pathfinder Compatible & Fifth Edition)

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PRINT)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Handle" Inscription
    • GM Screen
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
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    DEMONOLOGIST (Pathfinder & 5E) (Leather)

    You have met many agents of the Darkness and survived. Your knowledge of demons is unsurpassed, having developed strategies and tactics against even the most indoctrinated Embraced. You have documented a new demon and determined its name. You are a demonologist!

    Demon Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a unique demon for Apocalypse the Risen (Shunned or Embraced) in both 5E and Pathfinder. Your demon design will be professionally illustrated by artist Preston Stone. You will receive a PDF of the completed design with stat block and your demon will be added to a future publication where you will receive game designer credit.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY (Pathfinder Compatible & Fifth Edition)

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    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Handle" Inscription
    • GM Screen
    • Iconic Character Builds (PDF)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
    • Demon Designer!
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    DIRECTOR (Pathfinder & 5E) (Leather)

    Your colony is a hub for trade and you its respected leader. Your knowledge spurs hunters to adventure around the globe. You are the sage explorers seek for artifacts of the Before and you even know the demon guarding them. You are the director!

    Adventure Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a one-shot adventure, setting the challenge level anywhere up to 9th level in both 5E and Pathfinder. Your design will include creating a sizable and important colony added to the Apocalypse the Risen canon where the adventure will originate. Additionally, your design will include creation of the NPC leader of the colony which we will have illustrated by artist Rodrigo Vega. The adventure will include creation of a unique magical relic and include a newly discovered demon which we will work with you to design. That demon will also be illustrated by artist Preston Stone. You will receive a PDF of the completed adventure layout with illustrations which will also be published where you will receive game designer credit.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY (Pathfinder Compatible & Fifth Edition)

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Handle" Inscription
    • GM Screen
    • Iconic Character Builds (PDF)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
    • Adventure Designer!
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    ICONIC (Pathfinder & 5E) (Leather)

    No other has come before you on post-Rise Earth. You wield new and strange powers in an already abnormal world. You are iconic!

    Class Designer! Work directly with the Rusted Portal team to design a tenth character class for Apocalypse the Risen in both 5E and Pathfinder. You will gain insider access to the larger Worlds of the Portal setting and related Light and the Darkness narrative from which inspiration may be acquired for the new class design. Your class design will be professionally illustrated and you will receive a PDF of the completed design with stat block. The new class will be included in a future publication where you will receive game designer credit.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from ANTIQUITY (Pathfinder Compatible & Fifth Edition)

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    • AtR Wallpaper Pack
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Handle" Inscription
    • GM Screen
    • Iconic Character Builds (PDF)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
    • Class Designer!
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    ANTIQUITY (Pathfinder & 5E) (Leather)

    You are a world traveler, running channels from one corner of post-Rise Earth to another uncovering ancient relics to battle the Darkness. Demons know you by name and actively hunt you. You wield the power of antiquity!

    (BOTH PF & 5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather): Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive the full color Apocalypse the Risen campaign setting bound in leather (undoubtedly demon hide). Fifth Edition and Pathfinder Compatible.

    Iconics Character Builds (PDF): Receive the character sheets for all nine class iconics for both systems (5E and Pathfinder Compatible). Iconics average 14th level and include unique gear, magic items, and story hooks.

    All Rewards & Stretch Goals from LEGEND (AtR Campaign books instead bound in leather). (Pathfinder Compatible & Fifth Edition)

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    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (PDF)
    • (PF) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (5E) AtR Campaign Setting (Leather)
    • (PF) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • (5E) Character Pad (25ct) (PRINT)
    • "Handle" Inscription
    • GM Screen
    • Iconic Character Builds (PDF)
    • "Campaign" Stretch Goals
    • "Adventure" Stretch Goals
    • "War Chest" Stretch Goals
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