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Arcanis 5E Campaign Setting Runic Edition

A project in Miami, FL by Henry Lopez

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The revised and expanded edition of the award-winning Shattered Empires campaign setting for 5E.
Backers: 408
Average Pledge Per Backer: $120

Funded: $48,983 of $15,000
Dates: Jul 5th -> Jul 26th (22 days)
Project By: Henry Lopez
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July 26th - via:
Hello everyone,  I hope you've enjoyed your Arcanis 5E Kickstarter experience. We're down to the final couple of hours of this amazing Kickstarter, so we thought it prudent to make a short reminder list before the campaign ends. We want to make sure... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #24 Results!

July 26th - via:
Sorry for the delay, everyone.  Even though it rains more than half a year in Miami when it pours, people appear to forget how to drive. It took me more than an hour and a half to get home this evening.  But what a GLORIOUS evening (and day) it's... (Read More)

A Zealous Frenzy overcomes the Weather Witch! Stretch Goal #24

July 25th - via:
Disciples of Heresy PDF Now Available as an Add-On I've been made aware of an error and would like to correct it.  The Disciples of Heresy PDF is now available as an Add-On.  Now, back to the match! The Zealot's fervor spread throughout the... (Read More)

The Wailing of Suffering Drowns the Witch in Tears. Stretch Goal #23 Starts Below!

July 25th - via:
THe Ansharan Aspect of the Weeping Mother beats the Weather Witch 17 votes to 11, moving that clerical aspect to the pages of the Prestigious Compendium! So, who's next? Well, since we're almost at where the next Stretch Goal will fund, we'll skip it... (Read More)

"I say Thee Begone!" Stretch Goal #22 Voting Below!

July 24th - via:
Swaying on their last legs, the Beltinian Exorcist wins 13 votes to 8.  But the Weeping Mother aspect of Anshar is still in the running,  Who will they face next? Stretch Goal #22 funds at $41,400.00. The Weather Witch  The weather witch is an... (Read More)


July 24th - via:
Hello everyone,  Sorry for the second update of the day, but numerous backers have asked me for the ability to add a copy of the Deluxe edition to their pledge or upgrade their regular edition to the Deluxe edition.  So, here you go. These options... (Read More)

The Sarishan binds up the Exorcist. Stretch Goal #21 Voting Starts NOW!

July 24th - via:
The Sarishan Binder soundly defeats the Beltinian Exorcist 30 votes to 13 and goes on to grace the pages of the Prestigious Compendium! The Beltinian Exorcist has one last shot. Who will they face? Stretch Goal #21 funds at $40,200.00. Clerical... (Read More)

Alchemist Wins by One Vote! Stretch Goal #20 Starts Now!

July 23rd - via:
The Alchemist wins by a single vote, 18 to 17.  Battered, bruised, but unbowed, the Beltinian Exorcist turns to face their next opponent.  Stretch Goal #20 funds at $39,000.00. The Sarishan Binder All Sarishans have at least some knowledge of... (Read More)

Look Out! That Last Stretch Goal will give you Whiplash! Stretch Goal #19 Start Now!

July 22nd - via:
In a story that will be told for some time, the Order of the Blade cuts down the Alchemist with one blow, 3 votes to one.  So, as the Alchemist gets bandaged up, a new opponent enters the arena! Stretch Goal #19 funds at $37,800.00 The Beltinian... (Read More)

The Obsidian Sniper is No Match for the Power of Nature! Stretch Goal #18 Voting Below!

July 22nd - via:
Hello everyone,  What was once a close battle became an onslaught for the Lady of the Woods, 22 votes to 14.  So, let's all watch the sniper be dragged off the bloody sands and welcome two new combatants.  Stretch Goal #18 funds at $36,600.00 Two... (Read More)

The Shaman delivers a Devastating Defeat upon the Sniper! Stretch Goal #17 Starts Here!

July 21st - via:
Sorry, everyone! I had a rough day at work today, couldn't take a lunch break today and update the page.   The Terramancer obliterated the Obsidian Sniper, 21 votes to 6. And so the shaman moves on to the pages of the Prestigious Compendium while... (Read More)

The Lord of Flaming Devastation Lights up the Arena! Stretch Goal #16 Voting Starts Now!

July 21st - via:
The Lord of Flaming Devastation rains down Red Ruin upon the Obsidian Sniper, 18 to 14 votes.  So who comes to face off against the sniper? Stretch Goal #16 funds at $34,200.00 Terramancer A Terramancer is a practitioner of primal magic, a shaman,... (Read More)

The Altherian Triggermage was too Fast on the Draw! Stretch Goal #15 Starts Now!

July 20th - via:
The Altherian Triggermage takes down the Cleric Aspect of Nier 20 to 17 and enters the pages of the Prestigious Compendium.   For those who wish to pledge for the "Immortalized As a Triggermage," please note that Altherians have dark skin tones, as... (Read More)


July 18th - via:
Hello everyone,  I've received a number of questions on a variety of topics, so I thought it best to place all the answers under one Update.  But first, some good news! I received word late this afternoon that the Runic Edition arrived at our... (Read More)

THe Missionaries Edge out the Spellchanter by 1 vote! Stretch Goal #14 Voting Starts Now!

July 18th - via:
The Brethren of the Order of St. Theomund the Missionary defeat the Spellchanters by a single vote, 16 to 15 (the last couple of votes came in after the Stretch Gopal was reached and didn't count).  So the Spellchanter goes to the bottom of the list... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #12 is over. Lucky Number 13 begins NOW!

July 17th - via:
While the Spellchanter put up a valiant fight,  it was the Arcane Rogue that won the battle, 15 votes to 9.  But worry not. The Spellchanters have one final chance to make it into the pages of the Prestigious Compendium.  But to do so, they'll... (Read More)

A True Battle of the Chanters, with Black overcoming Spell. Stretch Goal #12 Voting Below!

July 17th - via:
In a concert worthy of the ages, the Black Chanters squeak by a win over the elder Spellchanters, 16 to 13 votes.  But the Spell chanters still have two more chances to enter the pages of the Prestigious Compendium. Entering the arena to face them... (Read More)

val'Mehan Emissary Outclasses the Royal Marine. Stretch Goal #11 Voting Below!

July 16th - via:
The Royal Marines of Milandir are finally repelled and sink to the bottom of the list with the Berotar, while the val'Mehan Emissary joins the ranks of the Prestigious Compendium! So, that means that two new contenders move onto the bloody sands of... (Read More)

She Saw that Coming! Oracles Win! Voting for Stretch Goal #10 Starts Now!

July 14th - via:
Another blow-out! Royal Maines lie Defeated before the Oracular Larissans 21 to 7.  The Royal Marines get one more try at entering the Compendium of Prestige PDF. But first, they must defeat the val'Mehan Emissary! Stretch Goal #10 funds at... (Read More)

Hurranic Aegis Triumphs in Slog-Fest!

July 14th - via:
I know it felt like it would never come, but we've finally unlocked Stretch Goal #8! Redeeming themselves from their humiliating defeat at the hands of the Spellblades, the Hurranic Aegis has in turn handily defeated the Royal Marines 28 to 10. But... (Read More)

Arcanis 101 - The Black Talon Ss'ressen

July 13th - via:
Good evening, everyone. We appear to be back on track and chugging towards funding the next Stretch Goal.  Please keep boosting the signal to make the Prestige Supplement PDF as large as possible! Now, back to Arcanis 101.  The Black Talon... (Read More)

Arcanis 101 - The Kio

July 12th - via:
Well, that was quite the jolt to the system. A couple of backers either made major downward adjustments or canceled their pledges, but we appear to have stabilized and made up lost ground.  While I won't ask any of you to modify your pledges, all of... (Read More)

The Spellblade wins handedly. Stretch Goal #8 Voting Below!

July 11th - via:
Good evening all, This one took a while, but we're finally here. Stretch Goal #7 has been reached and we have a winner! The battle was a close match, with the lead within the grasp of either one, but in the end, the Spellblade pulled out a win... (Read More)

A Close Match, but the Infernal Hunter Prevails! Voting for Stretch Goal #7 Starts NOW!

July 10th - via:
Good morning/afternoon all,  The battle was a hard and close match, with the lead within the grasp of either one, but in the end, the Infernal Hunters prevailed (even without the last two votes that came in after the goal was reached), 22 to 15. ... (Read More)

The Berotar Deafted! Stretch Goal 6 Voting begins now!

July 9th - via:
Good morning, eveyrone! Though they had a much stronger showing this time around, it just wasn't enough to defeat the Urban Sentinel. With its third strike, the Berotar moves down to the bottom of the list and two new contenders wade onto the field.... (Read More)

Arcanis 101 - The Gnome

July 8th - via:
Gnome The ultimate underdogs of Arcanis. You can't help but feel sorry for one, at least until they slide a dagger between your ribs.  Gnomes are the most tragic and reviled species in the Known Lands. While the dwarves were cursed for their... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 smashes the Berotar Down! Stretch Goal #5 Begins Now!

July 8th - via:
 Well, that was embarrassing! The Dwarven Rune Caster flew to a win with 22 votes. I won't add insult to injury and say what the Berotar were able to garner.  But all hope is not lost, the Berotar have one more shot before they are knocked out of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 is over! Stretch Goal #4 Voting Starts Now!

July 7th - via:
The Order of the Ivory Bow finally takes its place in the PDF Supplement, with a final vote of 24 vs. 7 for the beleaguered Berotar.  So now the Berotar seek redemption, but they are up against a powerhouse – the Dwarven Rune Caster! This is a... (Read More)

Arcanis 101 - The Elorii

July 7th - via:
The Elorii Ancient elorii tales say that the Life-Goddess Belisarda joined with four great Elemental Lords to create a servitor race for the ancient Yahssremoran Empire. This race would not die of natural causes, would not need to sleep, and would... (Read More)

Stretch Goal # 2 has a Winner! Stretch Goal #3 Voting Below!

July 7th - via:
The voting was heavy and this was the closest one yet, but sadly the tieing vote came in after the buzzer sounded, or in this case, the Stretch Goal was met, meaning that the Divine Bard squeaks across the finish line with 12 votes to the Ivory Bows... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 down. Here comes #2!

July 6th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 crushed! Now that the dust has settled, it is apparent that the Knights of St. Armon squeaked out a victory and will be the first (of many, I hope) entries in the PDF companion of the Runic Edition.  But all is not lost on our... (Read More)

Ooops....We were almost there.

July 6th - via:
I was about to write an update congratulating everyone on surpassing the first Stretch Goal, but we seemed to have dipped below that level again.  No matter. That just gives everyone more time to vote on the first subclass to be officially placed in... (Read More)


July 6th - via:
Ahem....I mean, "We reached our funding Goal!"  Thank you all for your generosity! What a great way to start the day! Now, let's switch gears to our first Stretch Goal, adding some additional content, albeit in PDF form.  Over on Update #2 (link... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Voting!

July 5th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 As I described on the main page, the book is done, and on its way, so we can't add anything to it. However, what we can do is update some Prestige Class favorites to 5E and release them as a collected PDF, giving you even more options... (Read More)

New Arcanis Kickstarter - And doesn't it feel GOOD!

July 5th - via:
Hello everyone,  Welcome back to the Shattered Empires! This Kickstarter is rocketing upwards and we're very close to making the funding goal in less than 24 hours! While there are many of you that have been playing Arcanis for quite a while, (can... (Read More)

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