Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition for D&D 5E and PFRPG

A project in Snoqualmie, WA by AAW Games

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Our #1 Bestseller and ENnie nominated mega-adventure Rise of the Drow returns in a final massive volume for 5th Edition or Pathfinder.
Backers: 1783
Average Pledge Per Backer: $119

Funded: $212,825 of $28,000
Dates: Feb 19th -> Mar 21st (30 days)
Project By: AAW Games
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March 21st - via: kickstarter.com


March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
KICKSTARTER ENDS IN MINUTES! SPECIAL REVEALS FOR THOSE PRESENT! MATRON MAELORA OF HOUSE GULLION Matron Maelora of House Gullion Matron Maelora, matriarch of her house, dominates all who stand with her and commands respect from those who oppose her.... (Read More)


March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
KICKSTARTER COUNTDOWN: 2 HOURS LEFT! Maelef  Maelef, Eldest Daughter of House Gullion Maelora's eldest daughter has always been something of an enigma to the Matron Mother; at this point in time, Naraneus appears to have decided not to bless Maelef,... (Read More)

MEET US ONLINE IN THE MORNING TO SAY FAREWELL! * Milestone Bonus Unlocked & Voting Results! * Character Reveal: Maylorin Obsidianaxe * NPC Gallery Expansion * Backer Goal Unlocked: New Gale Force Nine Battlemap!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Meet us online to say farewell in the morning! Tomorrow morning, this awesome Kickstarter finally comes to an end. While I'm ecstatic at how... (Read More)

CHARACTER REVEALS: Maltorya & Maroena

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Maltorya Maltorya, Middle Daughter of House Gullion The Eyes and Ears of what cannot be Seen or Heard Maltorya attracted attention from an early age, although not all of it was appreciated by the house matron. Maltorya seemed to have the uncanny... (Read More)


March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Mathorn, Younger Daughter of House Gullion Mathorn was a rarity among the drow: a happy child, relatively untouched by the hatred and political jockeying of the dark elves. As a potential heir to the title of Matron, she was given everything she... (Read More)

$150k Milestone Goal (and beyond) / NPC Expansions / Nearing the next Backer Goal / Add-Ons Available / Clash of the Factions: Round 12

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday was a wild ride and today looks to be no exception! We've unlocked a milestone goal upgrading this book to the highest quality of paper and ink available. With all the upgrades we've done to enhance the overall quality of this book, what... (Read More)

1,250 Backers = Goal Unlocked! Character Reveal: Makinnga! Last Chance for Add-Ons (Final Hours!) NPC GALLERY EXPANSION! Clash of the Factions: Round 11

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
You've done it! 1,250 Backers! That's right, you went and gathered enough friends to invade the Underworld and back this Kickstarter! Well, we are ready to do the special reveal/unlock of the 1250 Backer Goal... UNDERWORLD FACTION T-SHIRTS! Yes, now... (Read More)


March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
CHARACTER REVEAL: Gyloof Gyloof, Eldest Son of House Gullion, Slave Overseer Gyloof was never comfortable with either the out-and-out evil nature of those around him or the chaotic, unpredictable tendencies of many of his family, elders or peers;... (Read More)

$125k Milestone Goal Unlocked / Nearing 1,250 Backer Goal / Supplemental Stretch Goals Approaching!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
$125k Milestone Goal Unlocked! Last night we passed the $125k mark and as of this writing are already zeroing in on $131k! At $125k you've unlocked the milestone goal for special metallic endpapers which have a cool, metallic, slightly glittery... (Read More)

Character Reveal: Coranzan / So Close to Unlocking New Goals / Clash of the Factions: Round 10

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Coranzan Elder Son of House Gullion Coranzan is the personal guardian of the mighty Matron Maelora of House Gullion. He is so skilled with the bow, most times he is able to kill two or three opponents before others are able to discern where the... (Read More)

Character Reveal: Sor / Clash of the Factions: Round 9

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Sor Middle Son of House Gullion As the middle son of House Gullion, Sor was neither favored nor disfavored, he was mostly left to his own devices (within reason). Uninterested in the politics of the matriarchy, Sor spent most of his childhood... (Read More)

Character Reveal: Gal

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Gal (art by Bryan Syme) Gal Youngest Son of House Gullion Whereas the youngest child of the family often receives the most attention and care, in drow households the treatment is much different; Gal learned from an extremely young age the importance... (Read More)

Clash of the Factions: What is it? / Round 8 Results

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
What is Clash of the Factions? Clash of the Factions is a mini-game created to coincide and celebrate the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter. It's also a way to increase the overall dice in each of the $10 Add-on Faction Dice Sets. The... (Read More)

Character Reveal: Mal Yrr Niss

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Mal Yrr Niss (art by Bryan Syme) Mal Yrr Niss Gal Gullion’s Lieutenant While she might be a servant and perceived slave-lover to Gal Gullion, Mal Yrr Niss knows the value of having the ear of a drow noble in Holoth’s First House. True to the... (Read More)

Character Reveal: Miah of Embla

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Miah of Embla (art by Bryan Syme) CHARACTER REVEAL: Miah of Embla Miah was an adventurer until about ten years ago when an evil wizard cursed him with a permanent flesh to stone spell. His adventuring group tried everything they could to remove the... (Read More)

1000 Backer Goal Unlocked / Clash of the Factions: Round 7

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
1000 BACKERS! Wow! You keep blowing us away with your support on this project.  We now have 1000 backers which has unlocked yet another surprise add-on!  Fungi Forest Battlemap by Gale Force Nine Yes, Gale Force Nine, the same company that crafts... (Read More)

$100k Achieved! Drow Plush Doll, 2nd Ribbon Bookmark (vote!), and more art UNLOCKED!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached $100k which means multiple unlocks and on top of that, we are less than 60 backers away from the 1000 backer goal being unlocked. This project is now propelling itself into the awesome depths of the Underworld and it's all thanks to... (Read More)

New Add-Ons! / Clash of the Factions: Round 6

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
To include an add-on item as part of your pledge, do the following steps: 1. Click on the “Manage Your Pledge” button. 2. Click the “Change Your Pledge” button. 3. Adjust the amount of your pledge by adding the funds to cover the cost of the... (Read More)

Underworld Encounter Deck: Over 120 Encounters!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
There's no stopping you backers, is there? ;) At $90k you've unlocked the latest add-on: Underworld Encounters Deck Over 120 unique encounters to pepper your campaign with some serious Underworld flavor! Cards detail encounters around Embla, Holoth,... (Read More)

Fantasy Grounds & Virtual Tabletop Add-ons Unlocked / Clash of the Factions: Round 5

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Fantasy Grounds & Virtual Tabletop Add-Ons Unlocked! Thanks to our loyal fans in the Underworld, the Fantasy Grounds and virtual tabletop resources have been unlocked! Head over to the Kickstarter and increase your pledge to add whatever add-ons... (Read More)

$75k! Milestone & Stretch Goals Unlocked!

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations!  Last night we reached 750 backers, unlocking Gale Force Nine Battlemaps and Underworld Pawns! This morning we reached $75k, unlocking some big Stretch & Milestone Goals! Here's what's happening on the Rise of the Drow:... (Read More)

750 BACKERS BIG REVEAL: Gale Force Nine™ Battlemap & Rise of the Drow PAWNS! / Clash of the Factions: Round 4!

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
The Big Reveal: Gale Force Nine™ Battlemap & Pawns! This is just one of many big reveals forthcoming as we unlock backer goals, you are the first to read about this exciting partnership between AAW Games and Gale Force Nine. Gale Force Nine... (Read More)

Clash of the Factions: Round 3 / BIG REVEAL coming up at 750 Backers!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings everyone, welcome to another installment of CLASH OF THE FACTIONS, the special mini-game taking place right here on the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter! If you'd like to learn how to join please read UPDATE #2 and follow... (Read More)

Clash of the Factions: Round 2

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
If you're wondering what this game is that everyone is playing, please read UPDATE #2 for information and instructions on how to begin, it's super easy. We're having great fun and also increasing dice sets (or decreasing as the case may be) with each... (Read More)

Clash of the Factions: Round 1 / New limited print add-on: Mini-Dungeon Tome!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Did we mention the foreword to this book is by none other than the great Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms? Mini-Dungeon Tome & Faction Dice Sets!  You heard right! We have a limited stock of the Mini-Dungeon Tome we set aside... (Read More)

Reduced S&H Costs for outside USA / Physical add-on rewards available to anyone at $99 level (even overseas)

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Exciting Changes to the Kickstarter project Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter is going strong and we're excited to tell you about a few changes and additions taking place on the project. S&H for backers outside the USA has been... (Read More)

DICE SETS UNLOCKED! Choose Your Faction!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
To check results each day/week visit the main Kickstarter page. The Underworld is on the verge of war: Choose your faction! The drow of Holoth have made their move, striking at the dwarven trading caravans from Embla, taking possession of the cargo,... (Read More)

THE LATEST : Rise of the drow: collector's edition up on kickstarter

February 21st - via: thelatest.com
Sometimes, a GM wants a pre-made adventure so they can fill in a gap in their own plot. Sometimes, the pre-made adventure is the plot. (Read More)

Channeling Joshua

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's to Joshua, Shoooooots!  Seriously, WOW. You've left me nearly speechless and that's a feat in and of itself. Of course, no one can cast silence upon me so here we go!  To raise this much in such a short period of time is simply astonishing... (Read More)

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