Bellum: of Mutants and Men

Trilemma Adventures Compendium

A project in Toronto, Canada by Michael Prescott
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A compendium of 48 adventure locations, settlements, and regions for fantasy role-playing games.
Backers: 2248
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43 CAD

Funded: $96,345 CAD of $2,500 CAD
Dates: May 1st -> May 30th (30 days)
Project By: Michael Prescott
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Latest News

CC Bestiary Unlocked!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
The 'secret' milestone buried in my last update was discovered.. and achieved, so I'm pleased to announce that the bestiary descriptions will be released under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC 4.0). Wait, we're going to have stats now? The point... (Read More)

$80k: Map Pack Unlocked!

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
The Map Pack is happening. I am quite honestly stunned. I’m not even sure it matters what I do at this point, I’ve repeatedly set stretch goals that I were sure was an actual stretch, and you all go rushing past in a massive torrent. I’m deeply... (Read More)

$75k Unlock: Ur-Menig!

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Far underground, there is a great ring of caverns surrounding a huge, darkened space: the Ur-Menig. We've now unlocked the final gazetteer, which will take us into that yawning, breathless cavern system that surrounds and connects so many of my... (Read More)

Illustrating the Bestiary

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the things your support has made possible is getting the bestiary illustrated. A consolidated appendix of creatures is fine as a reference, but the point of this whole book is to inspire you. For that, nothing beats having both great... (Read More)

$70k Unlock + Map Pack Goal!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
$70,000 Unlocked! We did it again, another milestone goes down. This time it's a Gazetteer entry for Slumbering Tealwood. This is an extremely dangerous place; the Grinvolt clans have been steadily withdrawing from it because of the emerging Martoi.... (Read More)

We Need to Talk about Stretch Goals

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we’ve done it again - it looks like we might just eat through all of the remaining goals. There are two final gazetteers lined up, but I have one more mysterious milestone left at $80k CAD with nothing attached to it. I’d like to go out... (Read More)

Battle Update: Survivors

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The divided axewives spring into action! Some are investigating the chimeromancer's chambers, while most are rushing to escape the gas or to take the fight to the dradkin spear phalanx. Investigating (x2) The fungi are numerous and varied, but don't... (Read More)

$65,000: Fifth Edition Bestiary

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
..and we're through! We've just clawed our way across the $65k CAD milestone, which means that the Bestiary PDF with 5e stats is now unlocked. All 90+ monsters described in the adventures are being pulled into a separate, fifth edition bestiary PDF,... (Read More)

The Battle So Far

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We're inching up on having a PDF bestiary with 5e stats! Lots of people have joined halfway through, so it's time for a roll-up that describes the entire battle so far! Here's the original backer-only update that describes the scenario, and has a... (Read More)

But who is she?

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
When she was young, her fathers were sure that Samma would follow the path of her grandmother and become the village sooth. The fact she could hear the ancestors was plain, and their whispers guided her to bring games to the other children that the... (Read More)

Battle Update: Divided

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Things are getting extremely serious for the axewives. This time, the orders were not nearly as united. They are divided physically and divided in purpose! The brave few (x2) that were chanting decide to rush the Dradkin butchers in the gallery to... (Read More)

$60,000 Unlock!

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it finally happened. The much-requested Hooks and Rumors table is now going to be part of the compendium! Many people have asked for ways to hook players into the adventures. Also, rumors and clues are a great way to link adventures together.... (Read More)

Offset Printing Confirmed

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
After the overwhelming response to my question about doing an offset print run, it is now confirmed. All physical books will now come from an offset print run. It's late here, so I'll be brief. First of all, this rocks! It mean we can produce a very... (Read More)

Refurbishing Sorg

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
The question of offset printing was a landslide in favor. I thought it would be popular, but I wasn't expecting the doors to come flying off! I will make a clearer announcement soon. Meanwhile, I wanted to show a peek at what’s happening to the... (Read More)

Offset Print Run?

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers, we need to talk about printing. Do you want your hardcover as an offset print run? Please read and comment. Background Ever since I conceived of this book, I've been on a knife's edge about how to get it printed. I explored both options... (Read More)

$55k Unlock: Claimsun!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
In case you may have missed Saturday's update: I've added a stretch goal for fifth edition stats! All right - here I am rolling the $55k random stretch goal! I've tried using fair dice, and I've had enough of that, so this time I'm using my super... (Read More)

Battle Update: Prayer!

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Memory is a strange thing. When terror strikes, the comforts of childhood sometimes rise up unbidden. Why did Marra remember the childhood rhyme? What gave her the certainty that this would help her companions? Surely this is the work of the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: 5e Stats!

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
All right, the moment is here. It's time to add a new stretch goal to our table.   That's right, Fifth Edition stats. If we hit $65,000 CAD, then the talented Jen Adcock will lead the production of a 5th edition-compatible PDF version of the... (Read More)

Linked Adventures: Into the Desert

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We're a hair away from the next stretch goal, less than $300 to go. In the meantime.. One of the things you can do with the adventures in the compendium is link them together into mini-campaigns. Today, I’m spotlighting a trio of adventures from... (Read More)

Extra Art.. Sneak Peek

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
In the process of reformatting the adventures for book margins, a bunch of opportunities for additional art have opened up. Most of that is going into brand new content like the appendices, but some of that is bound for existing adventures. Here's... (Read More)

Video: Drawing the Underworld

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, here is a WIP video about drawing the comic for the Grinvolt-Dradkin battle in the underground fortress! As you surely know by now, I'm running an illustrated play-by-post in the comments of this campaign. Every time we hit a stretch goal... (Read More)

Battle Update! Breath of Ur-Menig

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Axewife scouts drop down into the vault (x5!) to ensure the way ahead is safe, or at least that the dangers are known. Because of their quick thinking and rushing ahead of the main force, an ambush is prevented! Above, there is a flurry of concerted... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Dungeon World Stats!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
All right, it's happened again, multiple stretch goals in one day. This morning it was the $50k milestone which unlocked Gazetteer #3 (border lands), and now it's the 100 reshares on Facebook milestone. 104 shares to be exact! That means it's time to... (Read More)

$50k UNLOCKED!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! You unlocked another stretch goal! I'm travelling today, and I woke up to see that the compendium funding had just crossed $50,000 CAD. I assume I have Europe to thank for pushing it over the edge. I'm travelling today, so you have to... (Read More)

About the Seree Guardians

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
One creature that makes an appearance in a number of adventures is the guardian. I stumbled on a bit of unreleased art for the bestiary that I'm especially pleased with (see below), so in honor of the bestiary and history appendix stretch goals,... (Read More)

What people are saying!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
The response to this Kickstarter has been extremely gratifying, I didn't expect us to get through so many stretch goals so quickly. As I write this, we're over a thousand backers, and more than halfway to the next milestone already! The response on... (Read More)

$45k UNLOCK + Battle Update!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
After a week of this, the axewives are still growing in numbers, with enough strength in their arms to hit $45k. As I write this, the funding total is $46,213 and we also crossed 1000 backers! That's incredible. $45k CAD is a milestone, and so.. drum... (Read More)

New Milestones Announced

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it happened. Early this morning we crossed the $40,000 mark! I thought half that was a great goal to shoot for, but now my original set of funding milestones are shrinking rapidly in the rear-view mirror. It’s now time to announce new funding... (Read More)

Dradkin Weapon Revealed!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it happened, the Dradkin secret weapon tweet hit 100 retweets. That’s an amazing show of support for this campaign. As I write this, there are 754 backers, a hair south of $36,000 CAD! It also unlocked a stretch goal: OSR stats! Johnstone... (Read More)

Unlocked: OSR Stats!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, you did it. At 1:30 AM my time, the Dradkin secret weapon tweet had exactly 100 retweets. This means it's time to randomly roll another stretch goal.. and it's OSR stats for the bestiary! Johnstone Metzger, purveyor of fine monsters, will do up... (Read More)

Five Random Stretch Goals!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
All right, everyone! That was an incredible day. Even in twelve hours, we blasted through a whole bunch of stretch goals. I think we must have made the funding in about an hour. That was huge; not what I expected. Now it's time to roll up some... (Read More)

A Clutch of Shadows / Dungeon Assault!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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