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A whole new campaign world for the Pathfinder RPG inspired by The Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, & Planescape settings!
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    DONOR! We will list the name of everyone who contributes five dollars or more in the back of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide as a "Donor"!

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    SUPPORTER! In addition to having your name listed in the back of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide, you’ll receive a digital download of the ENnie nominated World of Sæmyyr Map by acclaimed Game of Thrones cartographer Jonathan Roberts.

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    WATCHER - Not sure you want to commit but are intrigued by the setting? With this Reward Tier we will give you a PDF copy of our original 56-page Kickstarter adventure "The Gates of Tarina" plus you’ll receive a digital download of Jonathan Roberts’ ENnie nominated World of Sæmyyr Map.

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    JUST THE PDF! You get the PDF of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide, plus your name listed in the back of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide, and you’ll receive a digital download of Jonathan Roberts’ ENnie nominated World of Sæmyyr Map.

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    ALCHEMIST! In addition to the rewards available at the $25 level, you’ll get to name a potion, reagent, or alchemical mixture.

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    COLLECTOR! The Ultimate PDF backer! At this reward level you will receive the PDF of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide, and the World of Sæmyyr Map. PLUS you will receive PDF copies of EVERYTHING we achieve in our Stretch Goals. This reward level is designed to help you build the ULTIMATE Shadowlands library! Additionally, your name will appear under the “Special Thanks” in the front of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide.

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    ENCHANTER! Design a magical item, artifact, or vestige artifact! Work with our writers to write up an entry for your unique item and we’ll get industry artist Ambrose Hoilman or Terry Maranda to work with you in designing a graphic color illustration of your item. You’ll receive a digitally signed copy of your image, signed and personalized! You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level.

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    EXPLORER! Design a kingdom, location, ancient city or sacred site! Work with acclaimed White Wolf and BlackStar Studios writer, Stephen Michael DiPesa to create an entry for your unique location to be listed in the regions chapter of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide. Have your creation immortalized within the setting. You’ll work with acclaimed artist Jon Roberts to design a unique crest for your location and we’ll list you in the credits as an assistant designer! You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level.

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    SHADOWLANDS PORTRAIT - You'll work with writer Stephen Michael DiPesa and artist Ambrose Hoilman to design a 3-inch portrait of one of our distinctive human and non-human ethnicities! Help define what each major regional and racial group looks like! We’ll list you in the credits as an assistant designer! You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level.

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    LEADER! Design an organization, faction, or religious sect! Work with writer Stephen Michael DiPesa to create an entry for your unique location to be listed in the factions chapter of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide. Have your creation immortalized within the setting. You’ll work with acclaimed artist Jon Roberts to design a unique crest for your faction and we’ll list you in the credits as an assistant designer! You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level.

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    ADVENTURER! Design an archetype! This reward allows you to work with one or more of the Shadowlands writers and designers to define a character archetype for one of the major existing factions. You get to lead the design of one of the class graphics, and will receive a color printing of the artwork for that character. You’ll be listed in the credits as an assistant designer! You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level. If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward level.

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    DESIGN AN NPC! Backers at this reward get everything from the $50 package, plus you get to design one of the NPCs for the setting, to appear in the Shadowlands Campaign Guide. You’ll get to work with one or more of the writers and designers to give this NPC a name, race, class, history, and goals. This NPC will appear somewhere in the book – as a stat block, in a piece of chapter fiction, or someplace else – and you will receive credit as an assistant designer. If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward level. You will also get everything listed at the $50 tier level.

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    HARDCOVER LIMITED EDITION! You get everything from the $50 reward tier but you will also receive a printed hardcover color copy of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide, which will be limited edition, signed by setting creator, Chris Merwin, and numbered. Your name will be called out in the “Very Special Thanks” section in all editions, and the cover of your version of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide will say “Limited Edition”.

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    FIGURE! You get to define a character to be illustrated in the book to your specifications. This character can be of any race, class, or faction combination available within the Shadowlands setting. You also get all the rewards of the $200 tier and a color digital printing of your character! If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward.

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    ICONIC CHARACTER! Get your character on the GM screen, the novella cover, or the Atlas of the Shadowlands! Have your character designed and illustrated on the cover graphic of one of our stretch goals! This is a separate graphic from the hardcover graphic and will be done by a different professional artist. Plus, you get everything from the $200 reward!

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    DESIGN A PRESTIGE CLASS! Work with renowned writer Jason Sonia to help build one of the unique Shadowlands prestige classes, and be credited as an assistant designer. You’ll also get to work with a professional artist to design the iconic representation for that class! Plus, you get everything from the $200 reward!

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    DESIGN A RACE! You’ll work with one or more Shadowlands writers and designers to help create an additional race of your own devising for the Shadowlands Campaign Guide. You’ll be noted in the credits as an assistant designer, and will also get everything from the $200 reward level! If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward level.

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    WORLD BUILDER! Wander off of the edge of the map with writer Stephen Michael DiPesa and help to create a location not currently known by most of Sæmyyr. Work with Stephen to determine where this place is found, who lives there, and what nation, faith, or faction on the mainland knows about its existence. This area will be written up in a section on “Other Lands” in the regions chapter of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide. You’ll also get everything from the $200 reward level, and be credited as an assistant designer! If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward level.

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    HAVE YOUR CHARACTER PAINTED BY BEN WOOTTEN! Pitch your Shadowlands character to us and acclaimed Pathfinder artist Ben Wootten will make a painting with your character on it. Your character will be named inside the book and his or her image will grace every copy of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide ever printed or sent out. Your character will become an iconic character within the setting. Plus you get everything from the $200 reward level! If you want a higher tier reward, increase your pledge to match, but select this reward level.

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    YOUR OWN PRIVATE SHADOWLANDS! Chief world-builder and founder of BlackStar Studios, Chris Merwin, will run a private Shadowlands session – at least 4 hours in length – for you and your players over Skype. In addition to everything from the $200 reward level, Chris will also deliver to you three hardcover print editions (four, in total), signed individually with a personal note, of the Shadowlands Campaign Guide!

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    WE’LL MAKE YOU A GOD! In addition to the $200 tier level, we’ll bring you in on the overall design process. You’ll have the chance to work with our team of designers on every design aspect of the Campaign Setting Guide throughout the remainder of the entire project. You’ll be able to pitch your design ideas for the cover art to renowned Pathfinder artist Ben Wootten, receive your own autographed poster of the cover art, and work with our designers to design a deity and religious sect, made by you, to be included in every Shadowlands Campaign Guide. You’ll also have the lead on designing the art for that deity and religion, and you’ll work with a professional artist to visually bring your religion to life. We’ll not only add you to the “Special Thanks” section, your name will be listed as one of the designers alongside other industry greats! This is your ultimate chance to cross-over from being a fan to being a designer!

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