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Eldritch: The Book of Madness for 5e

A project in Leeds, UK by BlackVault

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A book of occult madness and monsters for 5e. Encounter monstrous entities, wicked cults, rules for insanity, and a world of madness.
Backers: 712
Average Pledge Per Backer: £20

Funded: £13,993 of £5,000
Dates: Oct 28th -> Nov 29th (33 days)
Project By: BlackVault
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Latest News

The Final 48 Hours - Here's What You're Getting!

November 27th - via:
Dear Adventurers With the last 48 hours upon us and the sands of time ticking away, I thought I’d summarise exactly what you are getting with Eldritch, and why it’s such great value for money. This helps existing backers understand just how much... (Read More)

Stretch Goal - The Grey Wastes - PREVIEW

November 27th - via:
Dear Adventurers We're almost at the 48 hour mark and I'll be posting an update on exactly what you are getting in the book at 10:00pm tonight, but first I wanted to show you a very much (and I cannot emphasise that enough) work in progress of one of... (Read More)

Work In Progress!

November 26th - via:
Dear Adventurers Someone emailed me to ask “why are all your pages works in progress?”  It's a good question! The pages I’ve shown you are purely put together for the campaign.  There’s no value in spending hundreds of pounds at this stage... (Read More)

Index Update + Ask Me Anything

November 22nd - via:
Dear Adventurers I thought I'd update you all on the state of play in terms of what you're getting with Eldritch: the Book of Madness. The page count is now up to 120 pages (from 96), and hopefully we can smash that further with more Stretch... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 PREVIEW!

November 21st - via:
Dear Adventurers £8000 already pledged and one third of the way to the next stretch goal. Your belief in this project is just humbling. THANK YOU :) But right now, you all want to know about the stretch goal you just unlocked. If you haven't yet... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 1: The Black Codex (PLAYERS DO NOT READ)

November 15th - via:
Dear Adventurers I'm really excited to show you the FIRST STRETCH GOAL! A dark grimoire of brand new and gruesome spells designed exclusively for the torment of your players. PLAYERS, SERIOUSLY, LOOK AWAY NOW TO AVOID THE SURPRISE! Profane Spells -... (Read More)

Mid Campaign Freebies!

November 14th - via:
Hi Adventurers While it's grey outside and we're about to move into the final two weeks of the campaign, I thought I'd give you some fun freebies to keep you entertained. Powers of Light: Magisters The first is a never-published supplement I wrote... (Read More)

Update: Dread Blades

November 13th - via:
Dear Adventurers I couldn't hold off any longer, and this is probably my all-time favourite of the previews (new rules!) so here's a preview of the Dread Blade, one of the many items you are going to encounter in Eldritch. This one casts back the... (Read More)

Vote for the first Stretch Goal!

November 12th - via:
Dear Adventurers It's time to discuss Stretch Goals. What would you like to see from the first one (at £6,000)? Magic Items Spells Creatures / Monsters Creepy Adventure Locations New Races Something else... I've added this to the comments section so... (Read More)

Vampires, Liches, and Zombies, Oh My!

November 11th - via:
Dear Adventurers It's very exciting to see Eldritch moving forward, but I had a few things to talk about. 1. As this book is primarily about Fear and Corruption, do you prefer: Eldritch: The Book of Madness, or Eldritch: the Book of Dread? (I'll... (Read More)

We Funded!!!

November 10th - via:
Thank you, everyone! We funded!!! That's awesome; it means Eldritch: the Book of Dread (potential name change, what do you think?) is funded and will be made into a gorgeous hardcover book early in 2021. I can only hope we can continue to gain... (Read More)

200+ Backers - Preview: Corrupted Magic

November 10th - via:
Hi Adventurers As promised, I said I'd show you a preview at 200 backers and it's possibly my favourite part of the whole book. Corrupted magic is a terrible, malevolent thing, and you can see here just how diabolical it truly is. No hero would ever... (Read More)

The Goal is in Sight! What Preview Do You Want to See?

November 7th - via:
Dear Adventurers  We're almost at £4000 - the home stretch is in sight! Thank you for all your incredible support so far! :D But, for right now, what would you like to see in the next update? Cults, monsters, rules, magic items, spells? I'll make... (Read More)

Fear and Loathing (Dread)

November 6th - via:
Dear adventurers Thank you for being on this journey with me. Things have really picked up on the campaign and the end (funding goal) is in sight.  DREAD I promised that I'd post something of the new rules. So what you have here is a promotional... (Read More)

HALF WAY THERE: And a Cautionary Tale

November 3rd - via:
Dear Adventurers We're half way there. 50% in less than a week for this brand-new book is amazing. So to keep the momentum going, please keep sharing, telling your friends, and posting in the comments section. Really, every comment, every question... (Read More)

Halloween Update #4 - Mirror Mirror (Players Look Away Now!)

October 31st - via:
Happy Halloween, everyone! Here is a preview that I think you'll like. It's just one of the very many devious and magical tricks up my sleeve, which will give all your players serious pause for thought.  This preview might actually not make the... (Read More)

Additional Books + Discounts on Bulk Shipping

October 31st - via:
Dear Adventurers I have had a lot of requests for multiple copies of the book, so here are the revised international shipping figures. You save a little on purchasing two copies (and every little helps), but there are major savings on most EU... (Read More)

Halloween Update #3 - The Thing on the Beach

October 30th - via:
Dear Adventurers It's time for tonight's pre-Halloween preview, and this time it features the Hidden Ones, creatures that are akin to... oh you can definitely work this one out for yourself! Face the Malevolence of the Hidden Ones I wanted to take a... (Read More)

Halloween Update #2 - Slimy Things from the Dark

October 29th - via:
Today's update is more of a slippery slimy and utterly repellent thing that you'd never want to meet on a dark night, or, in fact, a dark day! It's a grotesque amalgamation of living beings, and you can imagine I'll be ascribing words like "fetid",... (Read More)

Halloween Update #1 - the Veshroon

October 28th - via:
The Veshroon is a mid-level creature of reasonable power. Tough and robust, it has plenty of hit points, but it also has a decent level of armour. But none of that is what makes the Veshroon so formidable. You can probably work out what psychic... (Read More)

PDF Pledge Level

October 28th - via:
Dear Adventurers I've added a limited number of PDF pledges to the campaign. I know how much the shipping is to the US right now, so hopefully this will generate a lot more interest in the book. Let me know what you think in the comments section.... (Read More)

Eldritch: A Question of Group Pledges

October 28th - via:
Hi all. Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me. Eldritch is a really exciting prospect and I'm incredibly thrilled to be bringing it to you all. I'll be revealing a new creature every evening at 6:00pm, culminating with something really... (Read More)

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