Lands of Astria is one part art book, one part 5e role playing game setting, and my love letter to all things fantasy. A world were elemental powers manifest themselves as the mysterious crystals known as Astria. These Astria are interwoven into every aspect of life emitting magical energies that can manipulate or change reality. The goal of this project is to create an engaging fantasy world that is fun no matter what kind of game your group runs, from serious and dramatic to the silliest of sessions. Lands of Astria will be an immersive and engaging campaign setting shrouded legend. All art and images presented are representations and concept art and subject to change with finalized designs.
Lands of Astria Player's guide will contain:
- The Continent of Terra full of cities, kingdoms, ports, and lore for players and game masters to engage with.
- 5* Playable Races: Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Hul'Adreene, Kobolds
- 12 new character paths
- New magic spells and magic items
- 15* New Monsters common in the Astria Wild Lands
- 3 Villains to pit against your players each including adventures for each to get your Lands of Astria campaign off the ground (levels 1-3)
*May increase if stretch goals are reached
Lands of Astria Bestiary will contain:
- 30 monsters (15 which will also appear in the player's guide)
- 10* Astria Demons
- 10* Astria Celestials
- Lands of Astria Random Encounter charts based on environment and Astria influence
*May increase if stretch goals are reaches
Adventures in Astria will contain:
- A campaign designed for characters from level 1-5 full of adventure, magic, danger, and the powers of chaos.
- A new villain to pit your characters against
- Digital Library of art assets such as maps, monsters, and icons to be used in VTT
Realms of Chaos
WHY BRING LANDS OF ASTRIA TO KICKSTARTER?
I’ve been an artist in the table top industry for many years and I enjoy bringing those worlds to life for the players, but in recent years I have itched to take on my own worlds. I decided it was finally time to take that first step with a brand new campaign setting and supplemental material. With the success of this kickstarter I will be afforded the opportunity to bring that world to you, the players and game masters. If successful I would like to expand Lands of Astria and grow the campaign setting with more adventures, lore, and all the fun fluffy bits.
Q. Will this ever be in print?
A. At the moment I'm only going to work within the digital realm. Producing digital content allows me to add as much content as I like without having to worry about additional costs and, in turn, allows me creative freedom while keeping the kickstarting costs of this project low. However, if in the future there is a demand for print copies I will explore those options.
Q. What rule sets will Lands of Astria be compatible with?
A. Lands of Astria is a 5e compatible campaign setting using the OGL. There are currently no plans for other rule conversions
Q. Will there be opportunity for player feedback or beta testing?
A. If all goes as planed backers will receive early "beta copies" and will be given the opportunity to give feedback before the official Lands of Astria release
Q. Will you support Virtual Table Top?
A. This is something I am currently exploring and would love to do. Since a majority of Lands of Astria will be created digitally I will try to provide backers with a digital library of art, maps, icons, and assets to make running VTT games easier.
Q. What will the money be spent on?
A. After Kickstarter takes their % the rest will go to production, editing, layout, art, and software licenses.
Risks and challenges
No one can predict life and I could fall ill or even, tragically, expire. However, a more likely risk is a delay in the release date due to some unforeseen hiccup. However, a majority of the lore is written and ready for editing and I am at a stage where it is time to start connecting the game mechanics, drawing maps, and creating art. I am well versed in all the software needed for production and the digital nature of the project allows me to keep several backups at the ready. I will also maintain updates to keep all backers up to date on the status of the project. I want to be very transparent and have no intentions of letting this project fall behind schedule. A project like this is a large undertaking and the goal set is the minimum required to bring this project to completion. Any additional goals met will help to create more content without increasing the complexity of the project.
Technology is another area where there could be risks. Tech and software update every year and standards change, it may be that by the time this project is ready to release PDF is no longer the standard format. However, I plan to stay on top of any tech changes and will design Astria for the standard format of the time of release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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