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Grim Hollow: The Players Guide

A project in Melbourne, AU by Ghostfire Gaming

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Grim Hollow: The Players Guide is the perfect companion for character creation in a dark fantasy setting!
Backers: 9138
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $741,685 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 21st -> Oct 24th (33 days)
Project By: Ghostfire Gaming
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Latest News

Campaign completion! Thank you!!

October 24th - via:
We have finished! Oh my gosh, what a whirlwind of a month. From planning the campaign, cinematic trailer, product and miniature designs, graphics, and so much more - this has definitely been a crazy but humbling experience! With 9,000 backers we... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Artificer Subclasses

October 21st - via:
Awake for days, the tinkerer scribbles equations on the wall. A plan to build it - the machine. It calls at night in sleepless dreams, demanding to be built, but never revealing its purpose. It is a muse that has claimed many lives, but this time... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Premium Dice Tray Add-on

October 20th - via:
Here we are, another stretch goal down! I'd like to say I'm shocked but at this point it’s apparent that you guys are an absolute force and there is no stopping you! Seriously well-done guys, we know that you are an incredible community and... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Spectre Transformation

October 19th - via:
A brute swinges their great axe at the rogue, only to see them flash from existence and reappear. In a blink, they teleport behind the brute to deliver a fatal blow, before disappearing again, onto the next advisory. The sound of a crying child can... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Free Grim Hollow Poster

October 15th - via:
This stretch goal unlocks the final of the original stretch goals - the free Grim Hollow poster! This poster will be graphically designed by one of the many talented artists we know, and maybe with a hand from some big names many of you will... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Free Ostoyan Autocracy Battlemaps

October 15th - via:
We are back again after a short hiatus to catch up on some stretch goals! This stretch goal brings the last of the maps into the free map pack. This addition will bring the shadow tainted lands of Ostoya to your table or VTT. Face off against the... (Read More)

Subclass Roster!!

October 7th - via:
Subclass Roster With our last subclass stretch goal done and dusted, we thought this would be a great time to show off some of the amazing content we have planned! With the Nosferatu making its way into the hallowed halls of Player Guide subclasses,... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Nosferatu Otherworldly Patron

October 7th - via:
Legend tells of the first Vampire's powers and the supreme control they command over the darkness. Such awe-inspiring power always attracts followers, who hope to be granted a small fraction of such greatness in return for servitude. Monty and Kelly... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Southern Kingdoms Coin Theme

October 7th - via:
The Grove Maze is the apt name given to the twisting and shifting region of land that separates the North and South of Etharis. Travellers report: rivers, ridges, swirling mist, and dense tree lines that mysteriously move each voyage – making them... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The College of Adventurers Bard

October 5th - via:
The College of Adventurers is a unique take on the Bards "jack of all" style (I mean Bards have an ability named after it). This subclass is designed to be a flexible support option to those who want to fill a needed role within their party, but... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Valikan Clans Battlemaps

October 5th - via:
Hailing from the frigid north, the Valikan Clans traverse the frozen wasteland of Grarjord seeking conquest and glory. Split between those that worship the great prismatic wyrm 'Gormadraug' (and would see his revival), and those not driven to plunge... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Circle of Blood Druid Subclass

October 1st - via:
Blood runs thicker than water, and Druid fuelled by blood magic is a terrifying sight to behold. With access to the entire spell list of the new school of magic "Sangromancy", the Circle of Blood Druid has access to customisation not normally... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Grim Hollow YouTube Featurette

October 1st - via:
With this stretch goal brings the last of the YouTube unlocks - a series dedicated to GM's looking to run their games in Etharis, or any other dark fantasy setting. From how to pace your games in the Ostoya to best capture the suspense of Gothic... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Way of the Self Monk Subclass

September 27th - via:
While most Monks seek a wholistic approach to life, the Way of the Self Monk is of a different opinion and instead chase victory, riches, and glory. After all, what is the point of power, if not to use it to further one’s own desires? Or so they... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Charneault Kingdom Battle Maps

September 27th - via:
We are back again with another stretch goal update, this time for some more sweet (and free) battle maps! Let's dive in. The land of Charneault is one of mystery, wicked schemes, and dark fairy tales. Known and The Land of Rivers, Charneault... (Read More)

The incredible art of Grim Hollow's Players Guide

September 25th - via:
Last year, Ghostfire Gaming used D&D’s 5e rules to create a dark setting called Grim Hollow. It went well; earning more than AU$280,000. Ghostfire are back with the Grim Hollow: The Players Guide campaign and it’s going even better. (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Oath of Pestilence Paladin

September 24th - via:
Here is one we know many of you are eager for... The Oath of Pestilence! Most Paladins commit themselves to a higher virtue or a deity, however some swear oaths to a more sinister cause. This Subclass focusses on a disease and grime ridden Paladin... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - YouTube Featurette Transformations

September 24th - via:
Another stretch goal and another reward! This time we are returning to the YouTube scene to reveal another series coming your way! This time we'll be taking a deep dive into Transformations - with each video discussing a Transformation in detail;... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Bulwark Warrior Fighter Martial Archetype

September 24th - via:
The Bulwark Warrior is a Fighter who takes the phrase "Strength in Steel" to the next level. Adorned in heavy armour, the Bulwark Warrior is the quint essential "Tank" in any party. Relying on protection and defending their allies, a friend like... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Castinellan Provinces BaTtle Map

September 24th - via:
Through fire and faith is the Castinellan way. From the ferocious creatures that stalk its sun scorched lands, to the cunning and ruthless Arcanist Inquisition who hunt spellcasters without mercy - Castinella is a realm of conflict. With this... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - The Highway Rider Rogue

September 23rd - via:
With a quick trigger finger and a no-nonsense attitude, the Highway Rider Rogue is here! While most rogues favour deception and stealth, the Highway Rider is an "in your face" figure who favours intimidation and horsemanship - like any good... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Additional free decal stickers

September 23rd - via:
Once again you guys have outdone yourselves and blitzed through yet another stretch goal! This time we have unlocked some additional high-quality decal stickers! These will be in addition to the previous stretch goal and will round out an entire... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked - The wretched bloodline Sorcerer

September 23rd - via:
Within the world of Etharis, it is not unheard for a particularly nasty curse to linger in one’s bloodline long after the first recipient has passed. For most, this creates a long line of dishonoured and unlucky individuals. However, some wilful... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Ostoya coins theme

September 23rd - via:
Ostoya is a land of vicious monsters, vampire overlords, and dark magic at every turn. Adventurers spend their coins sparingly in this dark land as wealth is a sign of power - and the Crimson Court does not take kindly to others with power.. This... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - College of the Dirge Singer Bard

September 23rd - via:
Another stretch goal down! These have been quick guys - we may have to create some more! Monty and Kelly are back again to tell you guys all about the upcoming bard subclass they will be writing. Bards are not normally known for necromantic powers,... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked - Regions of Etharis YouTube featurette series

September 22nd - via:
Apart from a new (and rather poggers) cinematic trailer, many of you may notice out YouTube page is looking rather bare.. Fear not! This stretch goal is the first of a new series, where we deep dive into the lore of Etharis and discuss the gameplay... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked! The Parasite Warlock Patron

September 22nd - via:
Jacob from XP to Level 3 is here and he is very excited to tell you about a subclass that is near and dear to him – The Parasite Patron for the Warlock! If you like the idea of playing a warlock with a symbiotic host and gribbly creepy crawly... (Read More)

New stretch goal - The Burach Empire battle map

September 22nd - via:
We awoke this morning to quite the shock! We have had a lot of stretch-goal updates to post already, and the sheer level of support we have seen in such a short-time frame is overwhelming! We are beyond thrilled to see to how excited you all are to... (Read More)

New stretch goal unlocked! The Madness Domain Cleric

September 22nd - via:
Once again, another fantastic subclass stretch goal has been hit in the first 24 hours!! You all have really outdone yourselves and here to reward you are Monty and Kelly from the Dungeon Dudes. They are ready to spill the details on the upcoming... (Read More)

Second stretch goal complete - Free decal sticker set!

September 22nd - via:
This was much quicker than expected!We can’t thank you enough for the huge amount of support we have already received! This stretch goal unlocks the Grim Hollow Sticker Set for every backer of physical product tiers! You will receive 3 sheets of... (Read More)

First stretch goal unlocked! The Circle of Mutation Druid

September 21st - via:
Wow! The first stretch goal is done and dusted! We are incredibly excited to be bringing the Circle of Mutation Druid to The Players Guide. However, rather than tell you all about it, we feel you will want to hear it from the man who made it. The... (Read More)

Funded in less than 90 minutes - Thank you!

September 21st - via:
We are funded! We are funded in less than 90 minutes! Thank you all for the amazing support, we can not believe how quickly you all got onboard with this. We can't wait to start showing you guys some of the amazing content and products we have... (Read More)

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