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Explore ancient ruins, battle shambling flesh monsters and stop chaotic cultists in this new adventure for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG!
Explore ancient ruins, battle shambling flesh monsters and stop chaotic cultists in this new adventure for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG! Order Now to receive a physical copy of the adventure and a discount on the PDF!
Explore ancient ruins, battle shambling flesh monsters and stop chaotic cultists in this new adventure for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG! Order Now to receive a physical copy of the adventure and a discount on the PDF!
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The 4th Stretch Goal has been Unlocked! Sky ov Crimson Flame will now feature more amazing interior artwork, more player handouts, a custom 0-level character sheet and a 1st level mini-campaign called Blights of the Eastern Forest!

Can the party survive the Shambling Flesh Mass!
Can the party survive the Shambling Flesh Mass!

 

Sky ov Crimson Flame is a 0-level adventure/funnel designed for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, but could also be used with your favorite Old School RPG of choice. In the adventure you will take control of 3 to 4 0-level peasants as they attempt to unravel the mysterious disappearance of their fellow villagers and (if they're lucky) stop a ceremony that'll bring darkness across the land!

This adventure was written by Thorin Thompson (that's me) and at a 12,500+ word count it is a brutal bloody good time!

The adventure features:

  • Cover art by Stefan Poag
  • Some fantastically gory interior artwork by Jordyn Boci and Nicolò Maioli
  • 5 Handouts, 2 Maps, 2 Random Tables, & 1 New Spell!

Physically, this module will be saddle-stitched, ranging from approximately 28 to 32+ pages and measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. It will feature a full-color card stock cover and sharp black & white interiors on durable matte paper.

Cover art by Stefan Poag
Cover art by Stefan Poag

 Adventure Description

Transcribed from the tattered pages of Sir Hooticus' tome comes a new tale of sorcery, adventure and death!

It all began with the sudden disappearance of the raven-haired beauty Belesa. Distraught, the villagers of Reed searched vigorously, some even daring to venture into the blighted forest east of the village. In the end they found no trace of her whereabouts; as if the night had swallowed her whole.

In the following weeks others began to vanish! One by one, friends, love ones and finally the children screamed out in the dark of the night and were lost. The village elders suspect the kidnapped have been taken to an ancient and vile Keep that lay hidden within the Eastern Forest for it is they alone remember the old tales of the witch-lights that blazed and screamed across the night sky in times of yore! 

Tonight, a thunderous boom ripples across the land as a Crimson Star ignites in the eastern sky just above the Horned Moon rising. Strange ululations cry out as fleeting shadows ride across the wind. Who will unravel the mystery and brave the bowels of that foul Keep where surely unspeakable horrors must await!

 

Sir Hooticus the Sage
Sir Hooticus the Sage

 

So Why Kickstarter?

I'd like to start my own self-publishing company called Owl Knight Publishing! This my first adventure and I've put a lot of time, effort and planning into making it top notch! Sure I could just slap a PDF online and be done with it, but I'd really like to see this adventure hit the road via conventions and the like. In order to do that I need to have an inventory, but in order to have an inventory I need a little boost. Together with your help we can both level up!

There's no love like halfling love!
There's no love like halfling love!

Stretch Goals:

  • UNLOCKED! $900 More Art! - The adventure will feature more interior artwork from Stefan Poag!
  • UNLOCKED! $1,200 More Handouts! - New Player/Area Handouts!
  • UNLOCKED! $1,500 Character Sheet! - A custom 0-level Character Sheet based off the adventure with artwork by Stefan Poag!
  • UNLOCKED! $3,000 - The adventure will come with a 1st level mini campaign called Blights ov the Eastern Forest. Explore the surrounding forest area after 0-level funnel and help restore balance back to land. The adventure will include a map of the Eastern Forest with areas described in further detail, new artwork and a random encounters table!

Add Ons:

Want additional copies? Just add an extra $10 to your pledge for each additional physical copy desired.

On Writing:

There's a bit of history that comes with this adventure as it is based in part on the very first (off the top of my head) adventure I ran with DCC-RPG. This crazy thing called a 0-level funnel intrigued me and I wanted to give it a go. So I devised a simple story involving an evil witch, some villagers being captured, a dark prophecy and just ran with it. I only had two players with 4 characters each and I think by the end only 4 total survived. We had a blast and it was possibly one of the best table-top experiences I'd had in a very long time!

So here is my first attempt at bringing that excitement to tables around multi-verse. This adventure is (obviously?) a bit more fleshed out than the spontaneous one I ran years ago and it took some time to figure out just how to go about writing something that invoked that same feeling.

In the end, I hope you enjoy reading and playing through this adventure as much as I enjoyed devising horrible creatures to kill your PCs! If you wish, you can check out my blog and observe the progression of this adventure from its initial realization.

The Question of Coin:

Where's all this booty going you ask? As of this writing the adventure is 100% written. All artwork is either finished or already commissioned. Therefore all the money earned from this Kickstarter campaign will go straight to the printers coffers for the manufacture of physical booklets.

On Shipping:

A shipping invoice will be sent out either through PayPal or Square at a time when I am close to fulfillment. All backers are required to pay shipping charges beyond their pledge. These shipping charges will be reasonable; using the current USPS rates for both domestic and international customers. Once your invoice is paid I will prepare to ship your pledge rewards to you.

Risks and challenges

Sky ov Crimson Flame is at this moment (stretch goals not included) 100% written. All artwork is either finished or already commissioned. The printers are ready to go as soon as I given them the files and it should take no more than one month to be printed and then another month of shipping on my end to get it in your hands. If, however, any stretch goals are reach there will be at least a 2-3 month wait as the new material is written/drawn/etc.

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