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 A world in crisis is in need of heroes! As faith wanes, the influence of evil is spreading like a shadow upon the world. Unspeakable horrors have the civilized races fleeing their rural communities to the security of the major city-states, as they attempt to find safety in numbers within their overcrowded walls.

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Lead Designer Gillian Fraser on The Unhallowed Setting

Welcome to The Unhallowed, a brand new horror fantasy setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game! This Kickstarter is being created to fund a three-part Adventure Path with the hope of much more to come!

We have assembled a team of *amazing* writers and artists to help us design a brand new kind of horror roleplaying experience and we are asking for your support. There will be a total of three 32 page adventures, in both digital and print format. The first adventure begins at first level, and the course of all the adventures could take player characters up to eighth level.  Our first adventure is close to being fully written now and layout for publishing is currently under way. The second and third adventures have been outlined and will be completed soon after the first. Artwork has already been commissioned, but we need a lot more interior art to complete the adventures with the high quality that we intend.

The funds from this campaign will be used to finish full production on the adventures and to expand the tons of additional content we hope to offer through our stretch goals.

So we are asking for your help to fund this amazing project! If you are unable to, then we would greatly appreciate any effort to just spread the word about it to your friends and fellow gamers! Thank you in advance for your support!

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Lead Designer Gillian Fraser on The Wellspring

Tony Troskoski, Creator and Publisher for the project is a newcomer to publishing roleplaying games, and will be coordinating the efforts of our team of writers and artists as he works on the layout and overall product production.  Paizo's 2013 RPG Superstar Winner, and two-time Iron GM World Champion: Steven T Helt will be leading the writing team as our Creative Director; along with Lead Designer Gillian Fraser - the Lead Designer of the widely successful Wicked Fantasy; and Steve Rowe - the reigning Iron GM World Champion.  Unhallowed artists: Isaac Horn and Puff Smith are providing interior art, and Neil Nelson from The Darkest Season is lending his artistic talent designing our cover art and cartography and helping to design and create the artwork for some of our iconic characters.  Other guest contributors will be revealed as we begin unlocking our stretch goals, which are detailed below.

 Adventure Synopsis:

The people of Stragus have made many sacrifices in the name of security. They have given their freedom to pampered nobles, dark priests, and foul necromancers who have promised them safety. They have given their lands to starve behind the high walls of overcrowded cities. They give their lives to the Draft so that the war effort can enjoy a constant stream of corpses. Peace must be coming. Soon these necessary evils will no longer be needed and they may get back to the business of living.

When one cleric’s drive for revenge against her faith and father threatens to renew hostilities, the high costs of conflict will be borne by the weak and poor.

In order to avert a war, the PCs will be forced to face insane fey, shapeshifting assassins, and an army of the dead. Can they convince the deceptively beautiful cleric to abandon her quest for revenge or will they be forced to watch their loved ones die screaming?

Pledge level Skeleton and above will receive each of our three adventures in digital format for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.  If other game system conversions are opened through our stretch goals, you will have the option to select your preferred system by way of the survey that we will be completing and sending upon completion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Pledge level Zombie and above will receive digital and printed copies of our three adventures for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.  If other game system conversions are opened through our stretch goals, you will have the option to select your preferred system by way of the survey that we will be completing and sending upon completion of our Kickstarter campaign.  Your system selection will apply to both digital and printed format.  At this level, you also get to register for a free 'yourname@TheUnhallowed.com' email address, and access to The Unhallowed Webmail Portal.

Wraiths get Dice!  Everything at the Zombie level, plus we send you a set of custom dice from Chessex!!

Shadows get a shirt! Receive everything at the Zombie level, and The Unhallowed T-Shirt.   T-Shirts will be available in two styles.  'Front' will have the grave design on the front of the shirt, and a blank back.  'Back' will include the grave design on the back, and the logo (in the top right of the image below) on the left-chest position on the front.  All T-Shirts will be preshrunk black Hanes TAGLESS® T's.  You will have the option to select your size and style, 'front' or 'back' as described above, by way of the survey that we will be completing and sending upon completion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Liches get both!  Everything at the Zombie level, plus we send you a set of custom dice from Chessex and you receive The Unhallowed T-Shirt!! You will have the option to select your shirt size and style, 'front' or 'back' as described above, by way of the survey that we will be completing and sending upon completion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Retail backers will receive three print copies of each of the three adventures as they are released.  You will also receive one digital copy of each adventure, and any additional digital stretch goals that are opened.  If system conversions are made available, you will be able to select your preferred system once for every time the Retail pledge level is selected.  Your selection will apply to all three copies of each adventure per pledge.

As an Overlord, you will receive all of the rewards at the Lich level, plus you get the chance to help our designers create and name one of our Iconic Characters, to be included in all future products, and included as pre-generated character sheets if our project exceeds our $11,000 Stretch Goal (see below).

Everyone who contributes to the project will receive updates on our progress, and exclusive access to a private Supporters Forum on our website, as well as a custom forum title that corresponds with your Kickstarter supporter level.  You will also receive thanks in the Supporters section at the end of each adventure!

*Look for our survey after the Kickstarter ends!  Although you will provide your address during the checkout process, we will not have a way to ship your items (even digital rewards) without having a completed backer survey.  This will allow you to provide us the important information that we will need to get your rewards to you as soon as they are available.  Please do not ignore the survey.

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Risks and challenges

Like any project that includes a human element, unforeseen circumstances could cause us to not make our deadlines. We will be keeping the project page updated with our progress throughout completion of all three adventures and add-ons that will be available through our stretch goals.

NOTE: The January 2014 date is our projected release date for the first of three adventures, and whatever pledge level rewards apply for your backer level. The other two adventures will follow.

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    SUPPORTER - If you don't want copies of any of the adventures, and you are just here to offer your support for this project, this is the level for you. You may contribute any amount you like. You will receive our eternal gratitude, and knowledge you helped make our dream a reality.

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    SKELETON - Digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, and any of the digital stretch goals that are opened. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details.

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    ZOMBIE - Printed and digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, and all of the digital stretch goals that are opened. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details. This level also includes your own '@TheUnhallowed.com' email address with access to The Unhallowed webmail portal.

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    INTERNATIONAL ZOMBIE - Printed and digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, and all of the digital stretch goals that are opened, for our non-US backers. Includes $12 International Shipping for three separate shipments, anywhere in the world. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details. This level also includes your own '@TheUnhallowed.com' email address with access to The Unhallowed webmail portal.

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    SHADOW - Printed and digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, and all of the digital stretch goals that are opened, plus you can shroud yourself in one of our The Unhallowed T Shirts. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details. This level also includes your own '@TheUnhallowed.com' email address with access to The Unhallowed webmail portal.

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    WRAITH - Printed and digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, and all of the digital stretch goals that are opened, plus receive a set of our custom-designed The Unhallowed dice. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details. This level also includes your own '@TheUnhallowed.com' email address with access to The Unhallowed webmail portal.

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    LICH - Printed and digital .pdf copies of all three adventures as they are released, plus all of the digital and print stretch goals that are opened, and you can shroud yourself in one of our The Unhallowed T Shirts, and receive a set of our custom-designed The Unhallowed dice. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details. This level also includes your own '@TheUnhallowed.com' email address with access to The Unhallowed webmail portal.

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    RETAILER - Retailer Level - Three printed copies of each of the three adventures as they are released, for a total of nine printed adventures to sell in your store. See Pledge Levels for more details.

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    OVERLORD - All of the rewards at the LICH level, plus you get the chance to help our designers create and name one of our Iconic Characters, to be included in all future products, and included in our Stretch Goals as pre-generated character sheets. There will be an Iconic Character available for each of the core classes, and classes will be offered on a first-pledged, first-claimed basis. You will receive designer credit in all our products where your character is included. See Pledge Levels and Stretch Goals sections for more details.

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