On May 19, Gaming Ballistic launched the More Perilous Journeys Kickstarter campaign. The campaign funds publication of five new adventures for The Fantasy Trip. See your players battle dragons, fight to stop an evil overlord, and discover wonders and horrors as a shadowy patron leads you in pursuit of powerful magical artifacts. These exciting adventures are already written: The funds pay for editing, layout, art, maps, and a high-quality print run.
Further, as the number of backers increases past 500, the authors per-word rate goes up. This is obviously super-important to them, and if the count goes past 600, the per-word rate is enough to qualify for the Science Fiction Writers’ Association. It also helps me pre-load future campaigns and material, and get that much closer to making Gaming Ballistic my Day Job.
More Perilous Journeys reached its funding goal on June 7 . . . and the campaign ends on June 13, at 10pm Central Time. There are three GM’d adventures designed to be played with a referee and a group of your friends. Two are programmed adventures (solos) that can be played with a small group with GM support . . . or played by yourself on the off chance you’re asked to spend months alone with little social contact.
Roc of Sages (Christopher R. Rice and J. Edward Tremlett). Beset by Collectors – assassins from the Indhyna League – the party must journey to the Isle of Greater Zosi to collect items for the semi-corporeal Jok Sevantes. Of course, there are several dangerous stops along the way. Roc of Sages is designed for 4-6 characters of 34-36 points.
Catacombs of Living Death (Christopher R. Rice and J. Edward Tremlett). Following the events of Roc of Sages, Jok Sevantes again calls the party to aid him. They must venture forth through a plague-stricken land, and enter the Catacombs of Eulogia to recover the Helm of Baat. Simple enough . . . but things are not always as they appear. Catacombs of Living Death is designed for 4-6 characters of 36-38 points.
The Sunken Library (Christopher R. Rice and J. Edward Tremlett). Set immediately following Catacombs, the players flee the plague-ridden landscape beset by many foes. Sevantes’ plans reach their climax as his partners must bring all of the previously found artifacts beneath the depths of a lake in Meloria. There, a lost tome sits in the sunken Great Library of Meloria, and matters become treacherously clear. The Sunken Library is designed for 4-6 characters of 36-38 points.
Dragon Hunt! (David Pulver). Baron Gwalathar’s armies marched off to war. Left without defenders, the dragons of the wild sensed weakness, ravaging the realm. The young Baroness Tanith Gwalathar calls for heroes: It’s time for a dragon hunt! This is a solo/programmed adventure for one 37-39 point character or two 35-36 point characters. It can optionally also be run with a GM.
Dark Lord’s Doom (David Pulver). Another Dark Lord is on the march, threatening to bring death and destruction to all who oppose, and maybe a few who don’t. This solo/programmed adventure features a squad of soldiers fighting in an all-out war to defeat the evil Lord Saethor and his allies before it’s too late. Will the Dark Lord’s doom fall upon the party, or on the villain himself? Dark Lord’s Doom is designed for 4 characters of 33-36 points each.
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