May 102010

Hello readers!  Through Kickstarter, the company I’m working with to raise money to fund the Aruneus Project, I’ve got 38 days left to raise the better part of the $7000 I’ll need.  What I’ll get from this is the ability to formalize this source book as a printed (or PDF) version with a complete overview of the world and a massive campaign for GMs and players to enjoy.

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What do you get out of it?  Well if you haven’t visited the project’s Kickstarter site, here’s what you get if you decide to become a backer.  Also important to know, if the project does not raise the full amount – $7000, then no one spends a single cent.  You won’t get charged and I don’t get any funding.

The pitch

Based in Pathfinder rules, the book would contain professional artwork and editing. It will be available for purchase as either a downloadable PDF or in hard copy. It would give players and game masters instant access to a vibrant and rewarding setting and a series of pre-planned adventures in a high fantasy world that combines all of the elements of fantasy with the horror and survival of an undead apocalypse.

100 years past, Aruneus experienced an apocalyptic event. Starting in a small village, a family infected by a strange sickness died, only to rise again several days later. Within weeks hordes of undead were roaming the Human empires, ravaging any warm blooded creature that fell in to their grasp. Aruneus was devastated – losing in a few years over 10 million sentient beings.

After 100 years of fending of a complete collapse, the sentient races are rebuilding their societies and for the first time there is hope that the undead menace can be destroyed and life given a chance to flourish again.

The reward

Pledge $2 or more

A wonderful sense of knowing that rather than purchasing burnt coffee you’ve contributed towards the creation of an entire world that others will thoroughly enjoy. And your name in the credits.

Pledge $5 or more

All of the above but your name is in bold.

Pledge $10 or more

All of the above and a copy of the final PDFs when they become available.

Pledge $20 or more

All of the above as well as access to pre-publication PDFs – a chance to experience Aruneus before it’s available to the general public.

Pledge $50 or more

LIMITED REWARD     99 of 100 remaining

All of the above plus a print copy of the book when it becomes available and a personal note of thanks on Troll in the Corner.

Pledge $75 or more

LIMITED REWARD     50 of 50 remaining

All of the above and a minor Non-Player Character (NPC) or town named after you in the book and access to special, members only game related posts and message boards on Troll in the Corner and (when it’s created) the Aruneus website.

Pledge $100 or more

LIMITED REWARD     30 of 30 remaining

all of the above except instead of a minor NPC, a villain with complete in-game stats featured in the campaign named after you and your name in the credits of the book. I’ll also sign the printed book.

Pledge $200 or more

LIMITED REWARD     15 of 15 remaining

All of the above, except instead of an NPC or Villain, a major NPC (King, noble, villain, etc.) featured in the setting and campaign, with artwork and in-game stats named after you. Plus a limited edition specially crafted adventure in PDF form for you based on your ideas and created by me.

Pledge $500 or more

LIMITED REWARD     10 of 10 remaining

All of the above, a personal dedication in the book from me, all of the limited edition specially crafted adventures in one bound book and PDF format and my undying gratitude.

[tags]aruneus, rpg, role playing games, pathfinder, kickstarter[/tags]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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