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THE LEGENDARY ROD OF INITIATIVE

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/initiativerod/the-legendary-rod-of-initiative?ref=discovery_category_newest

 

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Brothers Forged Campaign Supplies is a small business formed from the fellowship of an adventuring party. We have collectively been playing Dungeons & Dragons since the '80s. Now, with our diverse skill set, and months of building and testing prototypes we are prepared to create and launch this project.

"Roll Initiative!"

Two of the most exciting words to hear (or speak) in an adventure. But tracking initiative can be a major distraction from the action unfolding. Brothers Forged have tried many methods to keep players immersed during this process. None to our satisfaction. Until now.

The world is untamed and wild regions abound. Monsters could be hiding around every corner, and sometimes they show themselves when you least expect it. And when they join combat in a later round, adding them to your initiative tracker can be a distraction from the gaming experience. When they are killed, removing them from the tracker is yet another interruption. Finally there is an easy way to add and remove creatures and enemies quickly and easily. With handcrafted wooden dry-erase compatible nameplates - that affix themselves to the tracker via the power of magnetism - it's incredibly easy to create space and shuffle the initiative order about while maintaining the immersion that makes Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPGs) so much fun.

5a50eed8855663e38b0a02812b82a2bb_origina Behold, the power of magnetism! (actual tracker not self-assembling)

The Legendary Rod of Initiative has vastly improved our gaming experience and now we want it to improve yours as well!

How We're Going to Make It Happen

Like a wizard preparing spell components for conjuration in a later battle, we have been building, testing, and revising the Legendary Rod of Initiative, at last conjuring it into creation in its current incantation. We have searched the shops of many towns and villages to gather all of the components and sourced the raw materials needed to scale production in order to deliver the Legendary Rod to the gaming community at large. The forge has been ignited, and the Brothers are ready to begin production.

Right now, we need your help raising the gems, gold and silver coins needed to begin manufacturing. The funds raised by this campaign will be used to purchase the necessary components, keep the forge lit, manufacture, and ultimately deliver the Legendary Rod of Initiative across the realms!

Pledge Rewards

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An original PDF adventure created by Brothers Forged. Delve into the lair of a unique dragon that possesses the power of magnetism and attempt to recover the Legendary Rod of Initiative -  a powerful magickal artifact.

Includes maps, pre-generated characters, and the necessary information to GM and play the epic adventure. Based on 5e ruleset, recommended for 4-5 players, levels 5-10.

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Take your quest to new heights and play your character with more confidence! Track your initiative with a custom nameplate laser etched with your character's name (or a monster, or NPC, or BBEG, or your favourite animal companion's name). Built with the same awesome magnetic force that makes your party's Legendary Rod of Initiative so magickal. Up to two lines of text, 10-12 character limit per line.

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 A custom designed limited edition t-shirt featuring your choice from the evil dragon trifecta - red dragon, green dragon or blue dragon.

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All shirts will be black in color, with various sizes available. If your pledge includes this reward let us know your size and dragon colour in the Backer Survey after the campaign.

Pledge for this reward tier and you'll get:

  • 1 Limited Edition Dragon T-shirt (your choice of dragon colour - red, green or blue)
  • Quest for the Rod of Initiative (PDF)
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The original Brothers Forged Hex Dragon Dice Chest, available in Rustic Maple (stained a dark brown), Natural Maple, or Red Oak. Each chest is crafted from domestically sourced hardwoods, emblazoned with the head of a furious dragon. We use a beautiful oil finish that feels great in your hands. Each chest's interior has enough room for a set of 7+ standard polyhedral dice and includes a special hexagonal enclosure to keep your precious d20s separate. Plus, each chest includes a bonus 20-sided die for free!

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d2b122d77f7b1e4fbc3f32b40815c8d0_origina Three different finishes available - your choice!
886da1507e5e86cec9a3ea83dc976acb_origina Keep those dice safe; the dragon is on the outside guarding them for you!
 

Don't leave your dice's luck to chance, 6 strong magnets and innovative inset lip ensure each half is securely fastened shut to keep your dice, and your luck, as safe as can be. These will look awesome at your table during your next session.

 Pledge for this reward tier and you'll get:

  • 1 Hex Dragon Dice Chest (your choice of finish - Rustic Maple, Natural Maple, Red Oak)
  • Bonus d20 die!
  • Quest for the Rod of Initiative (PDF)
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You've waited your entire gaming life for this - an easy way to track initiative on the fly. Be ready for anything with the Legendary Rod of Initiative from Brothers Forged.

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3 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

Too rich for my blood.. 

 

Yah, nice tabletop prop, but yah. There is one on Amazon, it's not as nice but it serves the same purpose. I'll stick with my Starfinder Combat pad for my games.

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$130 for this or $25 for the one by axe N shield....hmmm. Pass. 

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2 hours ago, Adrift said:

$130 for this or $25 for the one by axe N shield....hmmm. Pass. 

 

Or around $5-10 from a local hardware store. 

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I like the idea. Thanks for the arts 'n' crafts inspiration. Absolutely no way that should cost so much though.

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Nice idea, unreasonably pricey.  They will probably sell some because there is way to many people with more money than sense, but I won't be one of them. 

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