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Treasure-looting, monster-fighting, dungeon-crawling action. A roleplaying game of fantasy adventure.
Treasure-looting, monster-fighting, dungeon-crawling action. A roleplaying game of fantasy adventure.
Treasure-looting, monster-fighting, dungeon-crawling action. A roleplaying game of fantasy adventure.
2,455 backers pledged $82,879 to help bring this project to life.

Stretch Goal #2: The Archives

It took lots or arcane tinkering and more than a few misfires, but the portal is ours to command, and Dark Heart of the Dreamer is in our hands!

Having plumbed the portal of its extra-planar treasures, we find ourselves in the Archives. This room is a store-house for lore long-forgotten. We've found something here—a booklet of yellowing pages. If we reach our goal we can break the seal and unlock the ancient secrets within.

Of course we haven't entered this dungeon unprepared! In addition to our trusty weapon we carry a few magic items: a tiny doll that holds the soul of a dead adventurer, a enchanted book that shrinks and grows as needed, and the only remaining copy of Avon's Guide To Creatures Mystical and Mundane.

Stretch Goal #2: World of Dungeons

At $27,000 we'll unlock something we discovered in the Dungeon World vaults: a booklet of yellowing pages, apparently a set of handouts for something called World Of Dungeons, produced by one John Harper for One and Seven Designs back in 1979. Surely this is the same John Haper who created Lady Blackbird, The Wildlings, and Agon. Who knew he was so old?

World of Dungeons is a complete short roleplaying game that answers the question "If Dungeon World was the latest version of a classic roleplaying game, what would the original look like?" It'll be a free PDF download to all backers available for download at the same time as the finished PDF.

Stretch Goals #0, #-1, and #-2: Within the Devil's Reach, epub, and Online Monster Maker

We're also catching up with your tremendous support on our first day. Pledges were coming in so fast we couldn't even attempt to set stretch goals—by the time we posted them they would have been beat! But that doesn't mean we don't have some cool stuff for you.

First off, everybody who pledged $65 or more (i.e. anyone who got a hardcover copy) will be getting a free PDF copy of Josh Mannon's Dungeon World adventure Within the Devil's Reach. We've had the chance to check out Josh's adventure already and it's some great stuff!

Second, every backer will also receive Dungeon World as an epub and a set of HTML files as well as a PDF. We want to make sure that you're able to read Dungeon World on whatever device you prefer. If there's another format that you'd like, let us know, we'll see what we can do.

Lastly, we'll be using your amazing funding to create an online monster creator. Dungeon World monsters are already simple to make, but we thought it'd be cool to create a site where you can create a monster even more quickly, store your favorites, and get HTML code to display your creations.

Of course this is just a reflection of how amazing your support has been. We're still busy working with our printers and suppliers on how to make the books and other prizes as cool as possible, and it's all thanks to you. There's still more rooms to the dungeon, and more days in the Kickstarter!

-Sage & Adam


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    1. Joseph Le May
      on June 6, 2012

      I would really like mobi also please! I've noticed my kindle DX is a bit slower with PDFs than with mobi.

      Dead-tree version of WoD is a great idea! Bonus points if in the form of three stapled booklets in a box.

      I would again like to request a stretch goal where we can get a plastic coated trifold of each character sheet (think in the style of Memento Mori's Parsely games, but just folded slightly differently). That would be super.

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      Jason Kottler on June 6, 2012

      This is great! I am pretty excited about World of Dungeons and epub. I would like to re-sound the call for a hardcover level that's more reasonable than $65. I would change my pledge from $25 to $35 without a moment's thought for a hardcover without a shirt - even if I don't get Within the Devil's Reach with that.

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      Jarod Jett on June 6, 2012

      I saw a beat up old copy of World of Dungeons in half-price books the other day, maybe I should go back for it. The oldest thing I've read is the old "Big Grey Book" from AWoD that was, what, mid-80's?

    4. Gary Hoggatt on June 6, 2012

      Another vote for .mobi!

      Can't wait to see what's next on the stretch run and how high this one goes.

    5. Sage Kobold Productions Creator on June 6, 2012

      @Kairam: We're investigating printing options for World of Dungeons and the Backer's Supplements. Hopefully we can work something out!

      @Hans: I think we can do that.

    6. Hans Chung-Otterson on June 6, 2012

      Amazon format (mobi) would be nice! Although for the end user (i.e., me) it's really not difficult to convert.

    7. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on June 6, 2012

      Any chance to get it in printed form? Please! At higher levels, maybe?

      Thank you.

    8. Sage Kobold Productions Creator on June 6, 2012

      @Bully Pulpit - I first played World of Dungeons at my high school library! We found a copy wedged in-between some old issues of OMNI.

      - Adam

    9. Bully Pulpit Games on June 6, 2012

      My uncle actually introduced me to the hobby with World of Dungeons. He was a 70's wargamer, and picked it up out of curiosity. Couldn't make heads or tales of it but my brother and I grabbed it and the rest is history.

    10. Jonathan Walton
      on June 6, 2012

      Oh man. I've heard hints and rumors about WoD, but didn't think it would see the light of day so soon! Can't wait!