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A print book compiling fantasy RPG adventures written by folks like us back in the day. A mix of nostalgia and old-school playability.
A print book compiling fantasy RPG adventures written by folks like us back in the day. A mix of nostalgia and old-school playability.
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$4200 Bonus Goal:  Not to be one of those endless bonus goal teases, but meeting the $600 mark sets us up for POD printing.  $4200 would let us do a traditional print run of about a thousand copies, similar to the Everything is Dolphins book printing.  To jazz up the book we are planning to do a bit of fancy foil press on the cover if we make this goal.

$30 T-shirts:  To get a PlaGMaDA.org t-shirt, pictured below, just add $30 to your pledge amount and message us with your shirt size.  Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL.  Printed with silver ink lines on top of psychedelic streaks of glitter in the body of the die, pattern will be similar to but not exactly like the image below.  Printed on black Canvas brand shirts, though the XXLs are a different brand and might be dark, dark blue.  (To get one of the shirts add $30 to whatever your pledge is, if you are a $30 Book Collector then you would pledge $60 and choose Book Collector as your reward.  Be sure to message your sizing.

The glittery fill on the die transitions from purple to blue.
The glittery fill on the die transitions from purple to blue.

$30 Posters:  The image above on a sheet of off-white, archival paper with a deckle edge.  I believe they are 16" x 24", and there are only 19 available. Same drill as choosing the t-shirt, just overpledge by at least $30 and let me know that you want a poster via PM.  Each poster purchased earns the archive about $10 if you contribute $30. 

In 1981, 13-year-old Gaius Stern wrote and illustrated The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord in imitation of TSR’s Dungeons and Dragons adventure modules. The Habitition is a true labor of love, typed and drawn as a DIY addition to the “Against the Giants” series of modules, part time capsule and part outsider art.

From The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord
From The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord

As art, its text and image show how a creative teen made his own contribution to the genre of roleplaying adventures, but where most such books were the work of a writer, a crew of play-testers, editors, and a stable of artists, Stern went it alone. As a time capsule, it provides a window on a particular way Dungeons & Dragons was played at a particular time.

Stone Death cover, by Richard Benson
Stone Death cover, by Richard Benson

PlaGMaDA and The Hutchingsonian Presents are putting together a collection of adventures written by young people in the 1980s. The focus is on game modules written by players, including their carefully made maps and painstaking illustrations, framing the sort of adventures we played back when we were kids. Help us print this full color book, it'll be great!

If we meet our goal we will be producing a full color, soft cover book at a POD facility in the United States.  If we meet our bonus goal we will do a traditional print run.  Thanks for your help!

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    Books Collector: A copy of The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord and Other Adventures, the PDF, a thank you in the book and website, aaaaand a copy of Everything is Dolphins. EiD is the first book put out by The Hutchingsonian Presents/PlaGMaDA publishing project. You can read about it here: http://plagmada.org/Shop.html
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    An original paint on paper work by Timothy Hutchings related to the adventure book, a copy of the Habitition and the PDF, and an extra big thank you in the book and on the website.

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