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The Dragon Heresy Introductory Set Fantasy RPG

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Douglas H. Cole

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Explore and conquer in a Norse-inspired land with Dragon Heresy, an SRD5.1 Fantasy RPG. Secure your place in the sagas, or die trying!
Backers: 328
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $16,147 of $3,500
Dates: Apr 2nd -> Apr 29th (27 days)
Project By: Douglas H. Cole
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Latest News

THANK YOU! I am amazed and awed.

April 29th - via:
When we did almost $5,000 in the first two days, I was hopeful. When the velocity slowed down, and for a bit it really looked like we'd have fewer backers than Lost Hall of Tyr, I was distressed. But NOTHING prepared me for the last two days. And... (Read More)


April 28th - via:
I'm going to put this one right at the feet of one guy. A fellow MN native put in for two more shields. That tossed it over the edge with nine minutes left. So now, EVERYONE GETS COLOR. I will work with my printers to find an offset print run that is... (Read More)

Note: Physical Print pledges are NOT POD coupons

April 28th - via:
Just to be clear, based on a question in the comments: Thegns ($20) get the PDF Jarls ($50) get a B/W hardback mailed to them from me, plus the PDF Styðja ($100) sponsors and Skjald-hirð ($500) both get color hardback mailed to them from me, plus... (Read More)

Viking skalds join the fray!

April 28th - via:
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Thegns: Consider a Jarl pledge?

April 28th - via:
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Dragon Heresy: 10 hours to go!

April 28th - via:
The Final CountdownWell, we're down to the countdown. 10 hours to go. We'll have to see a remarkable acceleration in pledges (or about five shield pledges) to hit the offset print run. It's not impossible. We're talking 6 shields, 25-30 Styðja... (Read More)

Welcome! Vote for Additional Content!

April 27th - via:
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Trial Book Block Looks AMAZING

April 26th - via:
When I started to get quotes for printing, especially in color, I didn't really know what I was looking to receive. But I just got a trial "book block" back from the vendor that is likely to be the printer for this Kickstarter unless we hit the... (Read More)

Last Three Days . . .

April 26th - via:
So, three days left, and we're around $11K. Based on the various algorithms, we'll land at $14K, and with a little help the $16K offset goal is within reach. I'm going to compose and post an update and blog post summarizing where we are, the critical... (Read More)

Additional Content: Voting thus far

April 24th - via:
As of this morning, 60 of 196 eligible voters have filled out the form. Thank you! Currently, here's the tally: Several Alternate Combat Rules (2000 words) in the lead with 184 points Skald Class (2000 words) with 140 points All Cleric Domains (3,000... (Read More)

Please vote for Additional Content!

April 23rd - via:
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$10,000 Stretch Goal PILLAGED!

April 23rd - via:
More later, but thank you all so much for helping the project hit its first stretch goal.  My goals tend to be major, and far apart. This one is no different, and the extra content survey will go out sometime today. Maybe quite quickly, since my day... (Read More)

Additional Content Options when we hit $10K Stretch Goal!

April 22nd - via:
Stretch Goal Approaching RapidlyAs of right now, we are only $160 from passing the "Additional Content" Dragon Heresy Introductory Set Kickstarter stretch goal at $10,000, and the odds that we will pass that goal given a full week left seem good.... (Read More)

Dragon Heresy Rules Excerpt: Social Standing

April 21st - via:
The Kickstarter update function is good for many things.  Formatting is NOT one of them. So I'm going to post a prelude and explanation here, but then stick y'all with a link to my blog for the main update, which is a rules excerpt. Access and... (Read More)

Shields, Production Progress, and Stretch Goal closure

April 20th - via:
Greetings, fellow Torengur! We're entering the third weekend of the project, and things look pretty good. Another Skjald-hirð Joins the Battle!We had a great day yesterday, driven largely by another stalwart joining the ranks of the Skjald-hirð.... (Read More)

Twitch game went well!

April 15th - via:
I played through a four hour session with the guys from Roles to Astonish on Twitch.  Once it finished uploading and sorting out, it'll be here: Developer Spotlight: Dragon HeresyWe get off to a good start with two of the 1st level PCs entering 1-1... (Read More)

Watch Dragon Heresy be played on Twitch

April 15th - via:
This is a bit of an experiment. I've never streamed on Twitch, but I'm giving it a shot The folks at Roles to Astonish, a newish channel, have agreed to come on and play Dragon Heresy with me as the GM. Roles to AstonishWe'll be walking through a... (Read More)

Halfway there, and halfway there! Also Streaming and Micro-setting development

April 15th - via:
At 4pm today CST we'll hit precisely the midpoint of the Dragon Heresy Kickstarter campaign. How are we doing? Pretty well. Well, I mean, if we just wanted to fund, then we're doing great, and it's hard to argue with 235% funding! But that's not... (Read More)

Special Offer! TAX SHIELD!

April 13th - via:
In the USA, April 15th is Tax Day, the day by which one must file their income tax return From right now until April 15th ends, I will offer a special "Tax Shield." If you pledge at the Skjald-hirð level between now and the end of April 15th, you... (Read More)

A Glimpse at potential added content: Runic Berserker

April 13th - via:
A backer was asking about something I mentioned in one of the podcasts I was on this last weekend, which also appeared in one of the playtests from way back: The Runic Berserker, also known as the Berserker Path of Galdureiði, The Path of Wrathful... (Read More)

Live Chat on RPG.NET: Gaming Ballistic talks Dragon Heresy; Podcast Roundup

April 12th - via:
RPG.NET ChatI was invited to come on to the RPG.NET Live chat tomorrow at 8:30pm Central Time. To join: Log to be posted at:  RPGnet is a registered trademark of Skotos Tech, used with their... (Read More)

Live Chat with Nerdarchy Dave! Today at noon CST

April 12th - via:
I'm going to be talking with Nerdarchy Dave at noon CST about Dragon Heresy. Live chat!YouTube Chat Link (Read More)

Old Playtest Reports

April 10th - via:
Well. We hit 200% funding today. Thanks, everyone! In the meantime, I wanted to link in some playtest reports from the game's development over on Gaming Ballistic, my blog. These vary from Level 1 through Level 7, but give a good feel of what I was... (Read More)

$22,000 Stretch Goal Added: Even More Content

April 9th - via:
New Goal, Big BookIn response to a few comments off line, I have added a stretch goal at $22,000 that will plus the book up to 304 or 320 pages.  This would follow the coveted-by-me offset print run, and therefore be affordable (a 320-page POD costs... (Read More)

Page Count, Cosmology, and first review

April 8th - via:
A backer asked about the setting page count, and I thought it was worth explaining in more detail in a comment what's actually in the book. I'm targeting a 3-5% wordcount reduction in the overall text during the editing stage to try and keep the book... (Read More)

Progress Report: Things moving along well

April 6th - via:
Well, we've funded. So that means that even with some "oops, I had a financial crisis" type stuff, we're far enough in with long enough to go that I felt comfortable getting stuff moving. Layout and EditingAs such, I have initiated the editing work.... (Read More)

The Established Facts Podcast

April 4th - via:
I was on The ESTABLiSHED FACTS podcast with Derek Knutsen-Frey the other day, and it just went live today. We talk about all sorts of thing s How I got into the business The Dragon Heresy system The Kickstarter (now funded!) Gaming and Game Design... (Read More)

Designer's Notes, and Shields with at least 12% more Viking

April 4th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  Over the weekend and the last few days, I filmed a bit of "Doug talking, mostly about Vikings" as something like a "Designer's Notes," or... (Read More)

Hail to the Shield-Guard! The Skjald-hirð carries the day! (FUNDED!)

April 3rd - via:
And with a mighty pledge, backer Mark S takes us well into final territory! That's it. We've crossed the goal, and if we keep on this trajectory, I will begin letting contracts to get the work needed to complete the book going.  the "real" shields... (Read More)

A Great Beginning: the first 24 hours

April 3rd - via:
Well, this is April in Minnesota, so naturally I woke to find about six inches of snow on the ground. Sigh. This state . . .  We had a great 24 hours, with over 80% of required funds collected. It was an excellent first day! Podcasts Fall Like... (Read More)

Slight error in Styðja level

April 2nd - via:
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Welcome to Dragon Heresy!

April 2nd - via:
Wow, guys! Great start, with more than 1/3 of the way to funding in two hours. Of course, we're not there yet, and the best thing folks can do right now, in this critical first 48 hours of the campaign, is get the word out. I'll be posting links to a... (Read More)

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