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Eldritch: The Book of Madness - Deluxe Edition

A project in Leeds, UK by BlackVault

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A beautifully written 300+ page book of monsters, cults, and profane magic. For DMs only!
Backers: 767
Average Pledge Per Backer: £37

Funded: £28,731 of £15,000
Dates: Aug 30th -> Sep 25th (27 days)
Project By: BlackVault
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Latest News

Stretch Goal #9 - THANK YOU!!!

September 25th - via:
Dear Adventurers Stretch Goal #9. Thank you. Really. Thank you. There are no words... I’m humbled tonight. Truly humbled. To get this far without the advertising I wanted, it’s just spectacular. Your support has been overwhelming. And of course,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #8 - One to Go!!! (plus vote)

September 25th - via:
Dear Adventurers What a long way we've come. Thank you to everyone! You've reached Stretch Goal #8, which is four more monsters: the Dementuus, Dravakk, Mourne-Shade, and the Putruus. Four one-page creatures which will drain the willpower, lifeforce,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #7

September 24th - via:
Dear Adventurers Another Stretch Goal down. That brings the total number of pages in Eldritch to 328! It's growing into one hefty book! There are only a few more Stretch Goals to go, but right now, you can encounter the Enervuus Ooze (a particularly... (Read More)

Stretch Goals #5 AND #6

September 24th - via:
Dear Adventurers Thank you to everyone for supporting Eldritch. We met two more Stretch Goals during the night! That brings the total number of pages to 324!  There are only a few more Stretch Goals to go, but right now, you can encounter the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4

September 23rd - via:
Dear Adventurers Thank you so much! We hit Stretch Goal #4 at £22,000! That brings the total number of pages to 316! There are a few more Stretch Goals and I'm really hoping that when we hit the 48-hour mark, I can persuade those newcomers to pledge... (Read More)

Stretch Goal ##3

September 22nd - via:
Dear Adventurers Thank you! Thank you! We hit Stretch Goal #3 at £20,500! That brings the total number of pages to 312! We're motoring through the monsters (I wonder if we'll get to the end of them with the big finale?). This time we see the... (Read More)

Shipping Update

September 21st - via:
Dear Adventurers We are fast coming up on the 48-hour mark, and I've been hard at work negotiating better rates for shipping. So right now, the far-off locations haven't changed too much (Australia, China, and Canada are still around the same price),... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2

September 20th - via:
Dear Adventurers We did it! Stretch Goal #2 at £19,000. That brings the total number of pages to 308! And this time, it’s the home of the Raveners. I chose them because they're so crucial to the setting; I can't really put them elsewhere (bless... (Read More)

Worldbuilding *and more creature previews*

September 19th - via:
Dear Adventurers Just 7 days to go! There are more people watching this campaign than all my others combined - that's very exciting - thank you everyone! :D So, for today's update, I thought I'd show you just how much world-building went into... (Read More)

Arcane Spells - Not for Players!

September 18th - via:
Dear Adventurers We're into the last 7 days and as promised, here's a selection of profane spells from the book. There's a LOT more of these, but again, only the zealots have access to this profane magic, and these are not spells that should be given... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Announced!

September 17th - via:
Dear Adventurers Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign so far. It's been a long road but I think you'll love the end result.  There will be an update every day now where I will show you why supporting Eldritch is a great idea. :) But... (Read More)

It's Multiple Choice...

September 16th - via:
Dear Adventurers It's that time (already). I asked for suggestions of Stretch Goals and you all unanimously said "monsters". So, in column 1 you have all the monsters currently in Eldritch, and in column 2, all the potential bad guys. There are a... (Read More)

Anatomy of a Creature #4 - The Vol-Kalraer

September 15th - via:
Dear Adventurers PLAYERS LOOK AWAY NOW! Thought I'd treat you to one of my favourite creatures from the book. The Raging Dead (or Vol-Kalraer, if you're into the world-building).  I've cut off the rest of the text and the dread abilities, just for a... (Read More)


September 14th - via:
Dear Adventurers We did it! Funding mid-campaign means we can move forward with lots of exciting other things, including putting any future funds to the next campaign, which will be for the Races and Classes of Twilight. But for now, thank you for... (Read More)

Anatomy of a Creature #3 - The Scorbius Drake

September 8th - via:
Dear Adventurers I thought I'd show you something that literally NO ONE has seen: a completed* page from the Deluxe Edition. This is the Scorbius Drake, which is a hunter (this one's only a drakeling), and a formidable presence.  The Drake can stun... (Read More)

Update #4: DREAD and Despair!

September 7th - via:
Dear Adventures I've always maintained that 5e is way too easy. Hack away at a monster until it falls over. So few monsters are interesting or unpredictable. So.... It's time to talk about Dread. I've been keeping this pretty close to my chest, but I... (Read More)

Update #3: Marketing, Monsters, and Patreon!!!

September 7th - via:
Dear Adventurers I’ve learned a lot from this campaign; mostly how I’ve got things wrong; and I wanted to tell you how I got to this point. When I came back to the industry. having a bestselling book and winning awards, I thought I’d be... (Read More)

Anatomy of a Creature #2 - The Ravener

September 5th - via:
Dear Adventurers Here's part 2 of the Creature Anatomy. I'll go into much more detail over the coming days (even discussing their powers), but right now, here's more on the staple creature that your heroes will come to loathe and fear - the Ravener... (Read More)

Anatomy of a Creature #1 - The Urr Ravener

September 1st - via:
Dear Adventurer I thought I'd start this quest off with a few new words from the worldbuilding of Eldritch, just to show you that it's something very new and entirely cohesive, where everything has a place and it's far from just another monster book... (Read More)

First Day Jitters

August 30th - via:
Welcome all to the first day of this monstrous campaign. I'm incredibly excited to be running another Kickstarter and to be speaking to you all for the next three weeks! Hearing all your thoughts and seeing your enthusiasm online is by far one of the... (Read More)

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