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BEOWULF: Age of Heroes

A project in Falkirk, UK by Jon Hodgson

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A mythic setting for one GM and one player using 5th Edition.
Backers: 849
Average Pledge Per Backer: £46

Funded: £39,169 of £8,000
Dates: Jun 9th -> Jun 30th (21 days)
Project By: Jon Hodgson
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Latest News

Another day another stretch goal falls!

June 30th - via:
Well here we are - the final hours! Welcome new backers! You’re just in time! We just unlocked more art cards - so the pack will now contain ten cards! These are 210mm x145mm (A5 size), on nice solid stock, with a glossy finish. In addition to the... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal is Defeated! ENnies Nominations, Deluxe Cover Designs and Book Band

June 29th - via:
Another Stretch Goal down! We have passed the 34k line and are steadily gaining towards the next goal at £36,000! Hitting this goal allows us to expand the core rulebook again. The project as originally proposed would have seen us needing to trim... (Read More)

The final Monday!

June 29th - via:
Hello again! I have a feeling this is going to be a two update day, so lets get this show on the road! Last night we broke through £30,000 and unlocked Marco’s adventure! And then today we broke £32,000, adding another slice of “stuff” to the... (Read More)

Just 48 hours to go!

June 28th - via:
Hello! It’s the final 48 hours! The call to arms has gone out across the Whale Road, and anyone who’s expressed an interest in BEOWULF will have received an email reminding them that time is now very short! If you were one of those people,... (Read More)

Our Final Saturday - A book list and a visual guide to Add-Ons.

June 27th - via:
Hello! Welcome new backers!  Once again it’s Saturday - our last one! So I won’t keep you too long.   A Visual Guide to Add -Ons  Add-ons have been foxing a few people. Here’s a visual guide to help.  So you should see this when you go to... (Read More)

Its the final weekend!

June 26th - via:
Hello! Happy Friday! Overnight we're closing in on that next "make the book even longer" stretch goal, and it's now looking well within reach. Who knows, if I type slowly enough I may have to retype this whole section. Fingers crossed we unlock those... (Read More)

Graphics, Discord, Add Ons, Goals and Book Band!

June 25th - via:
Hello! Welcome new backers!   Graphics Process  Paul, who makes our awesome graphics is working on a video showing his process. In the meantime, check out some of the amazing designs Paul has done for BEOWULF: Age of Heroes. Discord  Paste... (Read More)

Another stretch goal falls!

June 24th - via:
Hello! Another day, another stretch goal! Wow! Author Unlock! We have just unlocked our £26,000 goal, and that’s another free adventure from Elaine Lithgow! Elaine came highly recommended by Jacob, she’s based in Scotland like myself, and I’m... (Read More)

We have 6 days to go!

June 23rd - via:
Hello! And welcome new backers! Grab an oar and let's row! We have less than a week to reach Denmark! Stretch goal down! We broke through £24,000 last night! Amazing! The digital pack grows! We’re going to view the digital pack a little bit like a... (Read More)

Monday update

June 22nd - via:
Hello! I hope you had a good weekend! (If you missed Saturday’s update it’s worth checking some of the links!) Jacob’s participation game, The Serpent of Glinnreddin went really well, and it was great to see so many of you in attendance! Thanks... (Read More)


June 20th - via:
Hello! And welcome new backers! Happy Saturday! I won’t keep you long today! GOAL We broke through anotherstretch goal! Our second PDF adventure is free for all backers who qualify for the Digital Pack! Penned by KC Shi, it sounds like a really... (Read More)

The Serpent of Glinnreddin and other monsters

June 19th - via:
Hello! And welcome new backers! Podcast I’m just out of the podcast recording with Russ and Peter from Morrus’ Unofficial RPG News podcast, and we had a great time. That should go live tomorrow, so look out for that! (Read More)

Midway point!

June 18th - via:
Hello! And welcome new backers! So here we are, just about the middle of the campaign! Now this means that we’re into the slower part of things, and we’ve actually done rather well with momentum, but I think today we’ve hit our slower patch.... (Read More)

Book gets Bigger!

June 17th - via:
Hwaet! Welcome new backers! Another stretch goal is hunted to its lair beneath the mere and stabbed with it’s own ancient magic sword! The book will now be longer!  Now “longer” is a bit vague, right? We were going to make the book at least... (Read More)

Competition Time!

June 16th - via:
Hello! Ooh we're so close to that next stretch goal! Let's talk about miniatures! The story of BEOWULF miniatures   As part of our campaign, you can add on a set of seven miniatures - six heroes and one monster. You can also get STL files. To pledge... (Read More)

Chapter Opening Art is Go!

June 15th - via:
Hello! Welcome new backers! It looks like we’ve bust open the arm-lappings of another stretch goal! The BEOWULF: Age of Heroes rulebook will now include double page spread art for each chapter! And that will expand the book to a longer page count!... (Read More)

Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s adventure is unlocked!

June 13th - via:
Hello! Welcome new backers! Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s adventure is unlocked! I’m super-excited about this. I think it’s going be great to have both The Hermit’s Sanctuary and Gar’s adventure to play right away. How cool is that? Everyone who... (Read More)

Friday update!

June 12th - via:
Hello again! And welcome new backers!  Here is all the latest word from around the whale road! (I'm making this intro bit up as I type it and I'm going completely off script...Ahem) Gar Goals We’re closing in on unlocking that sweet sweet Gareth... (Read More)

Guest Writers revealed! Digital Pack unlocked!

June 11th - via:
Hello! Fantastic work overnight! We've broken through another stretch goal, which has added the first slice of content to the Digital Pack! Thank you! And welcome new backers! The Digital Pack If you've donwloaded The Hermit's Sanctuary and the... (Read More)

Spot UV unlocked, Digital Pack ahoy!

June 10th - via:
AMAZING Yesterday you unlocked more art. Today you’ve unlocked the Spot UV stretch goal! I was in the middle of making a nice video to encourage us all to press on and unlock it, when it unlocked. So please forgive a small amount of redundancy!... (Read More)

We've done it! Our first stretch goal!

June 9th - via:
So thanks to all of you, we've hit our first stretch goal. We'll be able to spend even more time on painting pieces for the rulebook. That means that BEOWULF is going to have even more gorgeous artwork than before!  Speaking of gorgeous artwork, the... (Read More)


June 9th - via:
Well, here we are! Funded! THANK YOU! It looks like we’re making a book! Which is handy, because we’re well on the way to having already made it. I thought about ten minutes ago that I should start to prepare something, and suddenly there's been... (Read More)

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