Dreadful Realms: Caverns of the Wise Minister

A project in Bordon, UK by Ex Stasis Games

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A new dark fantasy setting for 5e. Explore Sepulchre, a city set deep within the Underworld, controlled by a being older than gods.
Backers: 628
Average Pledge Per Backer: £42

Funded: £26,098 of £2,000
Dates: Nov 10th -> Dec 11th (32 days)
Project By: Ex Stasis Games
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Latest News

All stretch goals UNLOCKED!

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you! We've unlocked our final stretch goal: a 30 minute atmospheric soundtrack by Chris Bissette! Chris is an amazing musician who has previously created soundtracks for their games, such as The Wretched. The soundtrack is available as an... (Read More)

Dreadful Realms 5E Dark Fantasy Setting Rises Up Through Kickstarter

November 27th - via: thegamer.com
Dreadful Realms: Caverns of the Wise Minister is a dark fantasy fifth edition setting that recently launched its Kickstarter adventure, with a host of excellent tabletop roleplaying game creators involved in its development. According to the project’s video and notes, Caverns of the Wise Minister is a dark fantasy setting for 5E that takes place in the Underworld, halfway between the realms of life and death. You’ll roleplay as a citizen of Sepulcher, a city of lost souls, “plucked from their homes on the surface, trying to forge a new life in the darkness of the Underworld.” (Read More)

THREE Stretch Goals in 2 days!

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
It's been a busy few days, huh? Since our last update on Friday, we've rocketed up through both of our art stretch goals and our goal of more beautiful maps from Saga MacKenzie! This is incredible progress, and we're so grateful to all of you!  As... (Read More)

New Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting Places Adventurers Between Life and Death

November 22nd - via: comicbook.com
A new Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting puts players in a creepy version of the Underworld trapped between life and death. Earlier this month, Ex Stasis Games launched a Kickstarter for Dreadful Realms: Caverns of the Wise Minister, a new campaign setting book designed for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. The campaign setting is centered around the city of Sepulchre that sits in the Underworld. (Read More)

Limited Edition Unlocked! Next up: more art!

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Wooh! Limited edition unlocked!  This book is quite the artefact. It will combine the setting guide and adventure path, plus a chunk of extra content (design notes, concept sketches, a glimpse at what's up above Sepulchre, the only print version of... (Read More)

Adventure Path UNLOCKED!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We've only gone and done it, folks! We've unlocked Spire of Lies, the levels 1-11 adventure path! We're beyond excited to see this story come to life - our team of writers already has some amazing ideas.  For those of you who have already backed and... (Read More)

Upcoming Team Appearances

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hullo again! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has helped is raise over £6,200 so far! That's 300% of our initial goal, and that's mind-blowing to us.  We're now less than £800 from unlocking the adventure path, so tell your friends and spread the... (Read More)

Full-colour maps unlocked! On to the adventure!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Umm... HOW???  We're in shock, here. We never expected to fund on Day 1, and we definitely didn't expect to be unlocking stretch goals already. We're very glad we are. Saga's maps are a hugely important addition to the book, and will go a long way... (Read More)

Funded in less than 4 hours!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hullo, lovelies! We knew we had a great book and setting on our hands, but we never expected to fund so quickly! THANK YOU for believing in us right from the start!  This is only the beginning, though - our first stretch goal at £3500 will fund 10... (Read More)

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