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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350683997/tales-of-the-old-margreve-5th-edition-forest-adven/description

 

 

Forests in fantasy roleplaying games are dark places, full of secrets. With this project, we bring the Old Margreve to the 5th Edition of the world's most popular RPG. The Margreve is an ancient, enchanted forest that defends itself from those who come to cut its timber, poach its creatures, or steal its magic. Within its borders the Old Ways are strong, the word of the druids carries great weight, and griffons, dragons, and stranger creatures nest and hunt, undisturbed by humans, dwarves, or other lordlings.  

Until your adventuring party shows up. Then things get really interesting.

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The Margreve Kickstarter offers three main elements: 

1) the Tales of the Old Margreve adventure campaign hardcover for the GM, with adventures from levels 1 to 10

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2) a Margreve Player's Guide softcover book of new player options, including new races, druid and ranger subclasses and tools, backgrounds, and forest-themed spells.

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3) (if unlocked) a set of thick cardboard standups, the Margreve Pawns, which are similar to those created for Tome of Beastsand the Creature Codex. Here is a small sample of what that would look like; we anticipate producing 150 to 200 pawns (depending on stretch goals).

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Together with some book-expanding stretch goals, this project provides new deep-forest character options and a full sequence of adventures to draw adventurers into the wilderness and keep them on their toes.

 

WHY KICKSTART THIS?

Initially we debated this as a softcover adventure collection, but we soon realized that it was large enough and compelling enough to make into a hardcover volume playable in 5th Edition fantasy campaigns, together with a player supplement. Why not go big?

Kobold Press is doing something a little different with its digital offerings this time. We're putting our effort into the two print books, and possibly a custom set of pawns—and digitally, full sets of virtual tabletop (VTT) files. That means that we'll have the Old Margreve adventures and source material available on Roll20 and on Fantasy Grounds shortly after the hardcover and softcover volumes ship. 

With terrific map management, full suites of digital tokens, pre-set monster stats, and more, virtual tabletops make it easier than ever to just sit down and play. The VTT packages for the Old Margreve will be extensive and include everything provided in the print edition—plus the flexibility and speed of online play. We're partnering directly with Roll20 and Fantasy Gournds, two of the leading VTT companies, to make these digital versions complete and powerful.

 

Contributors

The designers on this project include lead designer Matt Corley plus contributing designers Dan Dillon, Jon Sawatsky, James Introcaso, and Wolfgang Baur

They build on earlier Margreve work by Richard Pett, Ben McFarland, Tim & Eileen Connors, Dan Voyce, Michael Furlanetto, Wolfgang Baur, and others.

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Shipping costs from the US to anywhere outside North America have risen sharply in recent years, so we are once again partnering with groups in Canada, in the EU, and likely in Australia (depending on the volume of backers there), and if so then Kobold Press will pay customs and import duties for those packages. 

Our best guess for those Canada-friendly and EU-friendly costs right now are roughly $22 shipping for Canada and roughly $30-and-a-bit for shipping to the EU. We do not have an Australia estimate yet.

To calculate shipping to your location from the US, you can use the US Postal Service calculator and assume a Medium size flat rate box:  https://postcalc.usps.com/ 

 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350683997/tales-of-the-old-margreve-5th-edition-forest-adven/description

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The Pathfinder version of The Old Margreve is excellent - and really fun to spring on nine and ten year old players. :devil:

 

I've run with the setting twice - once with kids, once with grown ups.

 

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Just passed $50K, which unlocked not one but TWO Stretch Goals!
 
Even better, the next Stretch Goal is pretty darn cool: 
Decades ago, when the game of D&D was young, a man named Dennis Sustare created a class that lives on to this day: the Druid. Indeed, Gary Gygax was not the creator of the druid class, but we have good news. Dennis Sustare has agreed to join us in creating brand-new spells, items, and even a new subclass for the 5th edition druid. New druid material by the guy who created the class for D&D? Only the mystical forest can hold such wonders.
 
We want to make this happen, but we can only do it with your support. Help us break through to this mind-bogglingly cool stretch goal!

 

850 backers and counting!!

$55 Stretch Goal reached!! Dennis Sustare, creator of the original Druid class, is creating brand-new spells, items, and even a new subclass for the 5th edition druid.

 

Learn more from the man himself!

 

Creating the Circle of Oaks

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350683997/tales-of-the-old-margreve-5th-edition-forest-adven/posts/2313024?ref=backer_project_update

 

 

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This is it! Today is the DAY! 
Tales of the Old Margreve is in its FINAL 8 HOURS!! 

 

As of this writing, we are less than $500 away from hitting $100,000[! That means, along with all the other stretch goals, Kobold Press is producing a new set of 150+ Pawns for the Tales of the Old Margreve adventures!!

 

There's still time - join the more than 1,6000 folks who have backed - before it's too late :) !!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350683997/tales-of-the-old-margreve-5th-edition-forest-adven/description

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Backed this for the main book. I could definitely use this for a game idea I have planned for the future. 

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My copy just arrived today. From a quick skim, looks to have the same nice quality of all the Kobold Press books. Look forward to running this... like 2 years from now. :(

 

The player's guide, however, "might" see action before that. A druid Circle of Roses sounds like a perfect fit for exploring the Undermountain. 

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Got my shipping notice yesterday, so I’m expecting it by next weekend!! 

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