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Will ParkhurstBy Will Parkhurst
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Will ParkhurstBy Will Parkhurst
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Avril
Avril

Avril Schema vol. 1

A World Apart, A Familiar Road, Or that One Time the Title Went on Too Long

Hi everyone!

Our names are Will(Late) and Nick(Thangorss) and along with many, many other creators, players and friends, we created Avril.

Avril is a campaign setting that hearkens back to the early days of fantasy, pre-Tolkien and TSR. But much more inclusive than any Cimmerian or Mordorian would recognize. Avril is designed by millennials. You’ll recognize many of the beers, beards, foods, and clothes. You’ll feel instantly at home. Avril has a warmth, and a realness to it that some of the big box campaign settings never have. This isn’t a world built for the bottom line. It is built for you and I. In a world where Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars, Hasbro has a tight grip on Wizards, we’ve set out to be something different.

Avril is a game system neutral campaign setting. It is also a place for you to expand, create and write your own stories in. We encourage your fan fiction, your supplementals and your ideas. This is a collaborative project. Not a high walled castle with a crocodile filled moat.

Diversity is important for creativity. To that end, we've made a conscious effort to ensure that half of our creators are women, people of different ethnicity, socio-economic backgrounds, neuro-divergent minds, gingers, left handed and more. We are constantly building a community for all, regardless of your background, if you are into fantasy, then you're one of us. We hail from more than 10 states, 5 countries and, of course, a different world! 

This is important because... 

Avril is a welcoming place. A panoply of races live alongside one another in relative harmony. With over 40 gods, 70 countries, 20 plus races, Avril is not dominated by any single norm, there is no norm. All struggle to find their place, define their identity, and realize their potential. 

This is a world that moves you to tears, makes you laugh uproariously and keeps you coming back for more. 

This is a Kickstarter Campaign for those of you who know what it means to miss playing your weekly RPG session. If you have felt that hunger pain, if you are always seeking the next adventure, or building the next dungeon for your players, this is the setting for you. We have incorporated thousands of hours of testing and creation into this volume.

Standard Cover (not the exclusive artwork which will be revealed)
Standard Cover (not the exclusive artwork which will be revealed)

So now you ask: What’s in it for me?

Avril Schema Vol. 1:

  • Minimum of 10 Maps
  • All 71 Countries plus descriptions of their rulers, countries and capitals
  • 19+ in depth country discussions, country specific NPCs, important information, political connections, familial bonds, unique magic, unique goods, unique monsters, timeless information, population and trade statistics
  • Full Pantheon of 45 Gods
  • All 23 races, descriptions, personalities and standard game information
  • 5 Mercenary groups
  • 5 Secret Organizations
  • 150 NPCs
  • 50 Buildings with unique items, proprietors and possibilities
  • 15 Avrilian Dragon types
  • 5 Named Dragons of Avril
  • 25 Original Ancestor Weapons
  • 25 Types of Armor
  • 10 Great Captains and their descriptions
  • 1 list of the current 100 Watched One’s of Avril
  • 20 Magic Items
  • 5 Contraband Items
  • 15 Avril specific monsters including the fearsome Namny
  • 15 Creatures found in Avril’s geographically diverse landscapes
  • 15 Book names and descriptions for your in game libraries
  • 10 historical events from the distant past that influence the world still
  • 20 spells for mages, sorcerers and practitioners of the arcane
  • 20 spells for clerics, priests, nature magic users and creatures of the divine
  • 20 Cities to explore
  • 5 Fully fleshed out alternative classes. No, not “Beach bum” but rather think Hoggen, Musaka and Ninja
  • Tons of pictures
  • And much, much more

Never fear, popular stories aside, we've created hundreds of unique tales, thousands of NPCs for you to meet, and countless monsters, creatures and sights to behold, friend and fight.

We are building the future of RPG campaign settings, a world built on originality and irreverence. We want your help in driving a nuanced, less commercialized world where you design, build and articulate what's happening: in game, in world, in the canon history.

We have plans, big ones!

Master plans! Not like Bungie's infamous slingshot plan, oh no!! Our plan is much more sinister and doesn't involve 7-steps or Ling-ling's lost head.

1. Get your copy of Avril Schema Vol. 1 in your hands

2. Have you open your copy of Avril Schema vol. 1

3. You love your Avril Schema Vol.1 in imitation leather, with gold embossed lettering

4. Send us messages via our super secret email and portal system i.e. ideas@alibanpublishing.com, @alibanpublishinghouse

5. Combine your brainpower and more of our own and...

6. MAKE VOLUME 2... sorry got a little carried away there. Avril Schema vol. 2 will eventually, hopefully not that far in the future, come out.

Risks and challenges

Overall we've sourced our products, but as in all projects, we have to print, ship and finalize the end creation. There is always a risk that our chosen printer and shippers will have issues getting these out on time.

For our vegan leather book, we have a sourced material and will work with the manufacturer to create a beautiful end product.

Overall the biggest risk would be to run longer than we had hoped, but we don't foresee that being an issue.

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    Adventurer's Guide to Avril (digital)

    The perfect digital combination of core setting, adventures, equipment, spells and character sheets. Not to mention 2 full color, high detail additional maps.

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    • 1 Full Color digital Guide to Granfirth: The Best Slums in Sysca
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    • 5 digital Premade Backgrounds for Characters
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    This is the only way to realize a hardcover version of the Avril Schema Vol. 1. This is a limited edition, signed copy with a Kickstarter exclusive cover. You will receive a survey asking for a character name and will create a character backstory for you that will be published in the Avril Schema vol. 1.
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    Leather Bound Avril Schema Vol. 1

    Your characters in your RPGs buy leather bound books and read them. Why shouldn't you? With this reward level, you will get a numbered, vegan leather bound hardcover copy of the Avril Schema Vol. 1. You will have an embossed in gold foil cover with a thank you page for all the backers at this level. You will also receive all of the digital reward levels as well.

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    • 5 digital Premade level 1 Character sheets (5e)
    • 5 digital Premade Backgrounds for Characters
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