Skeeter Green and SGP are proud to present:
CRYPT OF THE SCIENCE-WIZARD!
This site-based module is designed to bring you back to the age of pulp adventure, where you can discover the secrets of the hidden tomb of an ancient wizard! Travel great distances to a remote location to unlock the mysteries sealed within an ancient tomb. What harrowing challenges are contained within? Only the bravest and quickest of wit shall survive!
Seek the entrance to the tomb of Kersete, long-lost magician of the first age and fabled hoarder of forgotten technology!
SGP has gathered together a group of industry veterans and fresh talent to create a truly challenging and fun adventure. Talented artists, old-school game designers and a veteran developer mix fan-favorite tricks and traps with modern modifications to turn these classic tropes on their heads! Don't be afraid to think outside the box, but remember; use your head or lose your head! Can you bypass the hazards of Kereste, to explore deeper into The Black Tower?
Maps by Ian McGarty and Skeeter Green; Interior art by Glynn Seal and Corey Smith; cover art by Adrian Landeros, and cover design by Jim Wampler.
This module mixes the style feeling of classic 1E modules with a "garage band" authenticity. This may be a module you wrote when you first started! Recapturing the excitement of playing your first rpg games (except not with a demonlord in every room) is our goal and pledge!
Crypt of the Science-Wizard contains:
- A 19-room crypt, filled with tricks, traps, and deadly challenges
- Four new adversaries trying to stop your characters
- Two new "science objects" to astound the players and confound the characters
- Treasures both obvious and hidden!
This is a digital pdf copy of the book. You can choose a different pdf than your physical copy of the book, if desired (and your pledge includes both). Depending on stretch goals achieved, this may be an upgraded full-color pdf, different from the layout of the book.
The books are saddle-stitched (staples in the spine) with a removable cover. Pages are 24# white with black ink. Cover is 100# gloss full color exterior (B&W interior). With the signed & numbered books, 30 of each ruleset are signed by the author, possibly with an amusing anecdote!
Separate Art Booklet
These are 10-page saddle-stitched (staples in the spine) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 booklets showing the interior art of the crypt. Pages are 32# white paper printed in greyscale. These have no cover, and are shipped inside the main book.
This is a 72" x 71" "shower curtain"-style tapestry of the Player's version of the crypt map. Secret doors and concealed passages are removed, as well as the areas accessed by them (no surprises given away!).
$10 - One digital PDF for either the 5E or S&W ruleset
$15 - One digital PDF for each of the 5E and S&W rulesets (2 PDFs total)
$25 - International pledge level. You receive (1) one pdf and (1) one softcover book of your choice of rulesets. You may add physical rewards to this pledge level. Shipping total calculated in Backerkit.
$30 - You receive (1) one pdf and (1) one softcover book of your choice of rulesets. Shipping to continental US is included.
$45 - You receive (1) one pdf, (1) one signed and numbered (6-30) softcover book of your choice of rulesets, and (1) one separate art booklet. Shipping to continental US is included. Limited to 25 of each ruleset.
$50 - You receive (1) one pdf and (1) one softcover book of both rulesets. Shipping to continental US is included. Pledge receives 2 total pdfs and 2 total softcover books.
$90 - You receive (1) one pdf, (1) one signed and numbered (1-5) softcover book of both rulesets, and (1) one separate art booklet. Shipping to continental US is included. Pledge receives 2 total pdfs, 2 total softcover books, and 1 art booklet.
$500 - Skeeter runs a game at either North Texas rpg con in June or Gamehole Con in November. Schedule will be determined before the respective convention. You and 4 friends can attend, and you receive (5) copies of the pdf (you can choose which versions), 5 copies of the detached art booklet, the tapestry map we use for the game, and (5) copies of the softcover books (you can choose which versions). Each of these books will be personalized to the player (if desired)
$1000 - WE'RE FUNDED!
$2000 – pdf upgraded to color - ACHIEVED!
$3000 – SGP stickers included in every physical order FREE - ACHIEVED!
$4000 – digital high-res dungeon map file FREE - ACHIEVED!
$5000 - digital high-res concept art file FREE (above, Day at the Beach)
$6000 – digital high-res art world map file FREE (seen below)
$7000 – 10 pregen characters added to the 5E and S&W digital pdf FREE
$8000 - new, full color art for the 10 pregens FREE
$10000 – Fat Dragon Games DragonLock Dungeon .stl files Starter Set FREE – Build your own dungeon!
200 backers - When we get to 200 backers (tell your friends!), I'll give everyone with a physical reward a "Crypt of the Science Wizard!" bookmark, FREE!
300 backers - When we get to 300 backers (tell your friends!), the softcover book is FULL COLOR! - ACHIEVED!
+$15 - add (1) One softcover art booklet to any pledge level receiving physical rewards
+$20 - add (1) One softcover art booklet to the pdf pledge levels
+$20 - add (1) One softcover book to any pledge level receiving physical rewards
+$25 - add (1) One softcover book to the pdf pledge levels
+$150 - add (1) One tapestry player's map (no hidden areas shown). SHIPPING COLLECTED IN BACKERKIT.
PHYSICAL REWARD PLEDGES
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NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping international has become extremely expensive, so expect to pay THE ACTUAL SHIPPING COST to ship your reward. Again, this is the actual shipping cost plus $5, calculated in Backerkit.
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Risks and challenges
The writing is DONE! Editing is DONE! ART is IN! All I need to complete is layout and printing, and I need YOU to tell me how many books to print.
I have 18 years experience in the rpg hobby, and 10 years experience writing, editing, and publishing for Necromancer games/Frog God Games. While this is my first Kickstarter, Ive seen where other small publishers stumble, and have to work a ton harder. I have a lot of very successful friends in the rpg sphere that have graciously shared their experience with me (good and bad), and they have successfully run over 100 Kickstarters themselves.
- (21 days)