Villainous Champions of the Shadow Keep for 5E

A project in Montreal, Canada by William Martin

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Create your lair, recruit your minions and conquer the kingdom! This is the campaign setting letting you play the bad guys for 5E.
Backers: 1167
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72 CAD

Funded: $84,239 CAD of $13,000 CAD
Dates: Nov 29th -> Dec 21st (23 days)
Project By: William Martin
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Latest News

70k & 80k Reached!

December 21st - via:
 What a rush all the way through to the last few hours of the campaign! With your help, and over 1,000 backers, we've surpassed both the 70k and 80k stretch goals: that means even more content with extra magic items and more VTT tokens for the... (Read More)

Book Upgrade: 60k Stretch Goal Surpassed, Better Paper in Sight!

December 20th - via:
Congratulations to all of our backers!  We are ecstatic to announce that we have reached our stretch goal of $60,000 on Kickstarter. This means that we will be able to upgrade the paper quality of the book, making it more durable and long-lasting.... (Read More)

Uncovering the Secrets of Dungeon artifacts

December 19th - via:
We are excited to share a sneak peek of the dungeon artifacts that will be included in Villainous Champions of the Shadow Keep. These powerful objects offer bonuses or grant permanent magical powers to the rooms in your dungeon. From ancient relics... (Read More)

New stretch goal- Explore the dungeon!

December 17th - via:
Breaking news! The Kickstarter campaign has just reached its stretch goal of $50,000! As a reward for reaching this milestone, a vast dungeon map and its accompanying scenario will be added to the game for a total of 10 extra pages of new content.... (Read More)

40k stretch goal: Now with even more traps for the secret lair!

December 16th - via:
The great wizard thanks you for your support… Thanks to the colossal influx of new members, the engineers of the secret society have developed new blueprints for traps to strengthen the defense of the lair. Three new traps are unlocked and have... (Read More)

$30,000 Stretch Goal Achieved and new stretch goals!

December 14th - via:
Great Wizard is very satisfied with our recruitment campaign. A big thank you to all for your support of our project as we make a beautiful book for you.  With more than $30,000 achieved we are integrating a list of backgrounds for character... (Read More)

Social Media Stretch Goals and animal companions

December 10th - via:
Let's make a pact… (not a demonic one 😉) Heading into our second week we’d like to spread the word and we need your help! We’ve designed some social media stretch goals to add even more to our booka and with each social stretch goal we... (Read More)

The beast has arrived!

December 8th - via:
It is with great interest that the Wizard and his second-in-command welcome with The Great Frateli, the promoter of the freak show that they have just hired. All three surround an iron-barred cage deep in the depths of the secret-lair. Covered in a... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

December 4th - via:
Pregenerated characters For beginners, players or DMs who like get into the action quickly, we will be developing six ready-to-play villains: three spellcasters and three martial classes. With these, you can be ready to play no matter where your evil... (Read More)

Project Funded!

December 1st - via:
A large crowd of people jostle for purchase in front of the entrance of an innocuous farm. At the precipice stands a clearly frazzled dark elf who whispers, "Great Wizard, for the past few days it's been crazy, everyone wants to come in." The... (Read More)

The Artist

November 29th - via:
Deep in the root cellar…ahem, we mean our *glorious* secret lair… the master of the organization sits bored. However the second in command is a remarkably ambitious kobold, and she had the perfect idea to invite an artist to entertain us all.... (Read More)

Welcome to everyone

November 29th - via:
A group of about ten people in black robes bustle around a damaged altar, each facing towards a growing number of attendees. One figure stands more prominent with a face obscured by magical smoke: “Welcome to all the new initiates of the dark sect!... (Read More)

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