We’re almost a third of the way through our Kickstarter campaign for Wondrous Expeditions: Forests, and we’ve already unlocked half our Stretch Goals! As of this writing, the campaign has just passed €60,000, or roughly $71,300! This puts us over the threshold for our latest Stretch Goal–Full-Color Chapter Art Spreads!
Before we go any further, we want to give a huge thank-you to the nearly 1,500 people who have brought us this far! Your generous pledges have allowed this book to go from cool to truly wondrous.
Now…let’s see what we’ve unlocked so far!
Extended Terrain and Monsters!
Every copy of Forests will ship with additional terrain features and forest-themed monsters! These additions will ensure that your players not only have interesting creatures to encounter, but an engaging, dangerous landscape to find them in! These two stretch goals are at the heart of what we want to do with Wondrous Expeditions: turn the wilderness into a place where adventures happen, not just encounters.
Large Print Run!
This is a huge deal for us. Due to the logistics of printing books, having a larger print run (essentially a big order of books all at once) means we can negotiate with our printer to get a lower cost per book, while also increasing the quality of all the books printed. That means better binding, better paper stock, richer colors, and higher quality control. It’s gonna make Wondrous Expeditions truly amazing as a physical book!
Here’s a photo of one of our Dungeon Discoveries decks being printed, for an idea of what the process looks like:
Pocket Companion Guide!
We weren’t sure if we were gonna be able to make this one a reality, but you all came through! The Pocket Companion Guide is essentially a mini-digest version of the main book, designed for easy reference and portability. It’s going to be packed with random tables and other material to use when you’re at the table, allowing you to bring your forests to life on the fly!
Wondrous Expeditions: Forests Card Deck!
This card deck functions in a similar way to our popular Dungeon Discoveries decks, but with environments and features from the Wondrous Expeditions book! This allows you to randomly fill your forest with interesting details, such as an abandoned trail or mysterious standing stone. Perfect for when the adventure goes on an unplanned detour into the unknown…
*New* Full-Color Art Spreads for Chapters!
With this, we can create amazing full-color artworks for the start of each main chapter in the book! An art “spread” is a graphic design term for two “facing pages”–a large horizontal, landscape (ha!)-oriented artwork that covers both pages entirely. We’re very pleased we’ve unlocked this because the artwork is always what makes a book truly beautiful.
Here’s an example from Remarkable Shops:
It’s Not Over Yet! There’s Even More to Unlock!
The journey doesn’t end here! We have a whole campaign ahead of us, with more exciting Stretch Goals! These include Color Monster Art, Forest Battle Maps, and One-Shot Adventures!
This is the moment when you can help us big-time by sharing the project online with your RPG friends. Help spread the word and share the project on social media as much as you can. We thank you for it!
For those of you who are still on the fence (or have already pledged!), be sure to check out the new add-ons and pledge levels! See the campaign here!