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A collection of 50+ unique and creative Cursed Items suitable for all your tabletop role-playing game campaigns!
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The Cursed Collective is every DM's dream (and every player's nightmare - in a good way)! This collection of 50+ unique magic items is sure to bring a whole new sense of fun and adventure to the entire table! Now you'll be able to add useful magical items to your game that provide a conundrum for your players, most of them are useful in some way but come with drawbacks!

These cursed items were designed to fit in perfectly with the rules for the 5th Edition of the world's greatest role playing game AND the newly-released Second Edition of the runner up (sorry, PF lovers... I'm just going by the numbers!)

Still useful with a few harmless drawbacks, plenty of fun in the story to be had and maybe something you'd give to lower level characters because it's not at full power!

The Cursed Collective will add an unexpected and enjoyable spin to your campaigns; sometimes the curses will be evil, sometimes mischievous, and sometimes just laugh-out-loud funny. Whether they spark your imagination as story hooks, make your players think outside the box to find a useful solution in an unexpected place or they downright prove to be dangerous you're sure to enjoy adding them to your collection!

An item might come with an annoying curse like the Cloak of Hiding and Harking (which makes you invisible but loves to play a game very similar to Marco Polo!) or it could carry a more sinister curse like the Quiver of Betrayal which causes all arrows that are pulled from inside it to be teleported behind the shooter as soon as they are shot!

We've added in some new optional rules so that you can make better use of these cursed items in your campaign. After all, not every curse will "play by the rules" - after all, where's the fun in just casting "Remove Curse" to be rid of the things?! Remember the good old fashioned "You've got to go on a special quest" or "You've got to complete such and such goals" before you can rid yourself of this annoyance? We do and we're trying to bring them back! 

The Spear of Flinging: When you try to throw the spear it instead throws you!

Each item is designed to bring a new challenge to your players; they'll think long and hard about simply snatching up everything they come across! A wise wizard once said, "Not all magic is good magic and some items carry a grudge!" 

You can think of each as it's own puzzle, cosmic tomfoolery being played upon your campaign by some comedic master of the arcane arts! In fact, some of these items are quite beneficial, you simply must weigh how much benefit you're receiving against how much inconvenience it's use causes.

Whether you are the type of Game Master who prefers to torment his players from time to time OR the player who seeks to gain an edge over the competition - even at a cost others might not be willing to pay - then look no further! The Cursed Collective will confound and delight everyone at the table! 

If we reach our Kickstarter goal, the Print & Play PDF version of The Cursed Collective can be in your inbox before the end of the year! 

$1 - Get updates from the campaign and either upgrade later before the Kickstarter closes or get into the BackerKit with this pledge level and you'll still be able to order things after the Kickstarter itself closes.

$10 - Get a Print & Play PDF that you can pick and choose which cards you want to print as you want to use them OR you simply want a digital version of the cards only.

$15 - Printed Deck of US Poker Sized cards with art on the front and story/mechanics on the back. Show the fronts to your players and when they use the items or attune to them you can hand them the card OR keep it a secret to yourself!

$20 - A Softcover Printed Book! A pocket sized book treatment for the Cursed Collective! We estimate the total page size to be around 60 pages. It will be printed in 5.5" x 8.5" format and will have all of the information that might be unlocked by stretch goals included in its pages as well.

$20 - Get both the Print & Play PDF and the Printed Deck of the Cursed Collective!

$25 - Get the Print & Play PDF and the Printed Softcover Pocket Book!

$30 - Get the Printed Deck and the Printed Softcover Pocket Book!

$30 - Get the Printed Hardcover Pocket Book, all of the same details as the softcover version except in a sturdy hard cover backing!

$35 - Get the Print & Play PDF and the Printed Hardcover Pocket Book!

$35 - Get ALL OF IT (softcover book)! The Print & Play PDF, the Printed Deck and the Printed Softcover Pocket Book!

$45 - Get ALL OF IT (hardcover book)! The Print & Play PDF, The Print Deck of Cards and the Printed Hardcover Pocket Book!

$100 - Tricks & Treats Goody Sack! The Print & Play PDF, the Printed Deck, the Printed Hardcover Pocket Book, a custom Cursed Collective Burlap Sack to hold everything  AND two props from the cards to have in real life for your table: a squishy stress eyeball and a gem full of candy! Last, but not least, you'll also receive a Pumpkin Spice Metal Dice Set made from real steel! You can call them "Pumpkin Dice"!

Featuring Pumpkin Spice Metal Dice!

 $10,000 - CHRISTMAS CURSES - UNLOCKED  

While this Halloween-themed deck won't be in your hands before Halloween of 2019 (that's the closing deadline of the Kickstarter) the digital version of The Cursed Collective WILL be available Christmas (courtesy of Krampus, perhaps?)... and if we hit the $10K Stretch Goal, we'll include 2 specific CHRISTMAS HORROR themed cursed items to the deck! 

 $20,000 - CHRISTMAS HORROR ADVENTURE - locked  

What could be better than the additional Christmas Horror cards? How about a nice little custom CHRISTMAS HORROR adventure to go along with them! You and your friends can sit by the fire roasting chestnuts and sipping hot cocoa while you explore the horrors of Krampus' Den! Let your regular characters take the holiday off as you take on the roles of a group of highly-trained Elfin Assassins of the North seeking to end the evil legend of Krampus once and for all!

 $30,000 - locked  

As we wade carefully through the mists of fate, the faint outline of this goal becomes more clear... in the distance, through the fog, a dim light pulses and calls to us. All will be revealed once we break the seal on the $10,000 Stretch Goal.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Backer contributions do not include shipping costs, which will be charged at the end of the Kickstarter. Estimated shipping costs for both the deck and pocket book of The Cursed Collective:

  • US - $4 - $6 US
  • Canada - $8 - $12 US
  •  UK - $15 - $20 US 
  • EU - $15 - $20 US

We do our best to keep shipping costs low; we want to avoid any concern about backing our Kickstarter projects due to shipping! By charging through Backerkit, we help split the cost up to make it easier on YOUR wallet. If you choose, you can add anticipated shipping cost to your pledge amount!

Olle "Skaggeth" Larsson

Skaggeth is a long time streamer and creator of tabletop role-playing game content! With a vast collection of different role playing games and an extremely deep knowledge base to tap into, Skaggeth is not only entertaining to watch but also extremely helpful to those with questions focused on world design or custom game mechanics. Check out his stream here on Twitch.tv!

Boogie Mustache

 A  group of 7 gamers and streamers from the UK, Boogie Moustache is a fun and crazy party of close friends who are starting to break out in the  streaming world! Join in on the conversations and enjoy the antics on  their Twitch.tv channel!

Nerdarchy

 If  Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games are what you are  looking for then Welcome to Nerdarchy: For Nerds. By Nerds. We discuss many aspects of storytelling, world-building and game mechanics, game master and player tips, and even answer viewer questions about your game through our GM 911 series. Collectively, we have nearly a century of  gaming experience and we've always loved discussing the RPG hobby; now we're even doing it in front of a camera!

Risks and challenges

This will be our 15th Kickstarter project, we're well aware of the tasks involved from Point A to Point B having to deliver physical products to users.

In this case we have already complete all of the art (except possible stretch goal stuff), we know who we'll be using for printing and their exact process, we are using BackerKit to help us gather information from backers to assist with delivery, there are several steps in this chain that could have potential problems but we've dealt with so many before that we're confident we'll be able to overcome them.

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    I Want to Print & Play! (PDF version)

    Want to play right away? This is our quickest delivery option! Print as many color copies as you want with the Print & Play PDF of the Cursed Collection! Use at your convenience however you want! All 50+ unique cursed magic items will be included, complete with custom art, unique story hooks, and mechanics for 5E and PF 2.0! As soon as the designs are finalized and approved, you get your PDF IMMEDIATELY while the files are sent off for printing.

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    Hit Me! Give Me the Deck of Cards!

    There's nothing better than holding cursed item cards in your grip and handing them out to affected players - no taking notes! You'll receive a printed Cursed Collection card deck in a custom tuck box! 50+ unique cursed magic items with custom illustrations, unique story hooks, and mechanics for 5E and PF 2.0!

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    Deck of Cards & PDF!

    It's the best of both worlds! Get the early PDF Print & Play right away when we send the cards off to the printer... AND get your own printed deck delivered when they're ready! 50+ unique cursed magic items with gorgeous custom illustrations, unique story hooks, and mechanics for 5E and PF 2.0!

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    Book Me! Softcover Pocket Book

    Get your compendium of all the Cursed Collective items for easy reference in a pocket-sized book! Search out the perfect curse in the glossary and enjoy a little extra story we'll slip in for good measure! All told, we estimate the total book size to be around 60 pages. This is the soft cover version, printed in 5.5"x8.5" format. As a bonus, any information unlocked by stretch goals will be included in its pages as well!

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    The Softcover Book And PDF!

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    The Softcover Book and a Deck!

    When all you want are in-hand items, get both the printed deck of The Cursed Collective AND the compendium softcover pocket book! We let the discerning DM choose the perfect combination for their campaign's needs.

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    Book Me! Hardcover Pocket Book

    Get your compendium of all the Cursed Collective items for easy reference in a pocket-sized book! Search out the perfect curse in the glossary and enjoy a little extra story we'll slip in for good measure! All told, we estimate the total book size to be around 60 pages. This is the hard cover version, printed in 5.5"x8.5" format. As a bonus, any information unlocked by stretch goals will be included in its pages as well!

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    I Want EVERYTHING (softcover)!

    You want them all, you got them all! Receive a special discount price when you get all three versions of The Cursed Collective: Print and Play PDF, the printed deck of cards, and the softcover pocket book! All three are YOURS at $10 off the price if you got them individually!

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    The Hardcover Book and a Deck!

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    Tricks & Treats Sack

    A handy sack to hold your Tricks and Treats inside! Comes with a limited edition squishy stress eyeball, a custom gem full of multicolored candies and a real burlap sack with natural rope along with the deck, the hardcover book, the PDF's AND a set of real metal Pumpkin Spice Dice! Note: Dice are orange in color but do not smell like pumpkin spice, you've nothing to worry about! Each prop can be used at your table and matches one of the item cards in the deck so when your players encounter it you can physically hand it to them! It also just makes for a fun grab bag to bring to your table or to keep in your collection of awesome things!

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