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Animal Adventures: The Faraway Sea

A project in Worcester, UK by Russ Charles

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5e campaign where mystical islands appear from a magical fog known as The Rift. Including 10 new player species, 30+ minis, & more! 🏝
Backers: 7610
Average Pledge Per Backer: £71

Funded: £543,943 of £50,000
Dates: Jul 20th -> Jul 30th (10 days)
Project By: Russ Charles
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Latest News

New 5e Compatible Ranger Subclass | The Flotsam Flagpole 16

July 30th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here.  Our final Daily Unlock of the campaign is a brand new 5e compatible subclass, the Sea Ranger, for the Ranger Class (in case it wasn't obvious). And what's more, it will be written by the talented Rachael Cruz! About Rachael... (Read More)

SNEAK PEAK: Artwork of The Faraway Sea | The Flotsam Flagpole 15

July 30th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here! As we approach the home stretch of the campaign I wanted to share some of the amazing artwork for this project. Some You Might Have Seen...  ...and Some You Might Not (Works In Progress) Which piece is your favourite? (Did you... (Read More)

Create a Battlemap With Us | Livestream Starting Soon | The Flotsam Flagpole 14

July 29th - via:
Hi Folks, Russ here. Tom, Richard and I are going to be creating a battlemap for one of the adventures in the book: We'll be live at 5pm UK Time, and would love for you to join us in chat and let us know what you think the map should look like.  (Read More)

Painted Minis by the Wonderful Emma Durant! | The Flotsam Flagpole 13

July 29th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here! As we approach the triumphant conclusion to our epic journey across The Faraway Sea, I’ve got something very exciting to show you. The wonderful and talented Emma Durant (@IcantThinkEm) has been hard at work painting the... (Read More)

A Fitting End | Osric's Tale, Part 5

July 28th - via:
Greetings, Adventurers! Lots of new faces I see today, the more the merrier I always say, especially for this tale. If you don't want to have the ending to my story spoiled I've made sure my journal is available to read from the start here: A Rocky... (Read More)

New Adventure by Mari Tokuda | The Flotsam Flagpole 12

July 28th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here. Today you’ve unlocked an additional adventure, bringing the total to 5, written by the talented Mari Tokuda. About Mari Tokuda Mari Tokuda is both a writer and a big, old nerd. You can find her work in the Achtung! Cthulhu,... (Read More)

Livestreaming Now! Come see us bring the Tinkermage to life!

July 27th - via:
Hi Folks, Russ here. Tom & I are going to be livesculpting the Tinkermage Cat that you voted for, AND lead writer Richard August is joining us to.  So if you have questions or suggestions on how the cat should look, come join us in chat. For... (Read More)

New Stuff! Competition, Add-On, & Social Goal | The Flotsam Flagpole 11

July 27th - via:
Hey, Animal Adventurers! Russ here, with a HUGE thank you. I am absolutely blown away (thankfully, not into the Rift!) by this incredible community. This the BIGGEST Animal Adventurers Kickstarter EVER, and I am so grateful to share this wonderful,... (Read More)

The Genius Loci | Osric's Tale, Part 4

July 27th - via:
Well, yes, of course I kept going. Made of stern stuff though we otters most assuredly are, I won’t pretend I didn’t feel, what the poets call, ‘a presentiment of dread’ when I started climbing down into the pit.  The problem with studying... (Read More)

Live Sculpting a Tinkermage Cat | The Flotsam Flagpole 10

July 27th - via:
Hey Animal Adventurers, Russ here. Osric is still orating his tale, he loves the sound of his own voice, so I've got the pleasure of revealing today's unlock. And once again, I don’t have an image of it...because it doesn’t exist yet.  Today,... (Read More)

A Decision To Be Made | Osric's Tale, Part 3

July 26th - via:
Tally ho, Adventurer! Well, it seems we're fast becoming close friends, you know me too well... It wasn’t the first time I’d fought a ghost creature, of course. What with me being a cleric, of course.  Sort of an occupational duty, you might... (Read More)

New 5e Subclass: Shanty Bard | The Flotsam Flagpole 09

July 26th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here. I've taken over for Osric, whilst he recalls his tale! Today we’ve unlocked a brand new 5e compatible subclass that fits so perfectly into everything about the Faraway Sea, The Bardic College of Shanties, written by ‘Olly... (Read More)

New Adventure by Ginny Di, Community Island Result, and Vote for the Next Miniature | The Flotsam Flagpole 08

July 25th - via:
Hi folks, Russ here. The votes have been counted and you’ve collaboratively designed an additional island for the Faraway Sea! You chose: An island made entirely of glass. For the island’s genius loci to manifest itself as a strange prism. And a... (Read More)

Into the Thick Of It | Osric's Tale, Part 2

July 25th - via:
Tally ho, Adventurers!  We'll soon have that landmark, well, marked. There's still time enough for you to cast your lot and shape the result! And by jove if I don't think you're getting to know me rather well. Of course I chose to explore the island... (Read More)

A Rocky Start... | Osric's Tale, Part 1

July 24th - via:
Tally ho, Adventurers! Jolly good to see so many of you jostling for a good view of the landmark on the island. As to what it will turn out to be, well, that remains to be seen. We have some time, yet, before its nature is revealed. Time enough for... (Read More)

Let's Build An Island Together! Part 3 | The Flotsam Flagpole 07

July 24th - via:
Tally ho, Adventurer! Osric here. We’ll need to keep our wits about us, should we ever travel to that island. Just because we have an inkling that the genius loci might look like a strange prism, doesn’t mean we should go tramping around like... (Read More)

Live Sculpting Stream | The Flotsam Flagpole 06

July 23rd - via:
Hi Folks, Russ here. I'm live sculpting the Bloodhound Watcher on Dicebreaker's YouTube Channel: Watch here on YouTube Drop your ideas in YouTube chat and come see the sixth dog brought to life.  (Read More)

A Bloodhound Watcher! | The Flotsam Flagpole 05

July 23rd - via:
Hey, Animal Adventurers! Russ here. All this talk about the new island has gotten Osric quite excited. He’s off rifling through his journal for any information that might help your mythical island designs. Meanwhile, I have the pleasure of... (Read More)

High Rollers Live Playthrough | The Flotsam Flagpole 04

July 22nd - via:
Hi Adventurers, just a quick little update. Our friends, High Rollers, are playing through our demo adventure, The Peril of Palm Heart Island, over on Twitch! You can watch it live here See you in chat!  (Read More)

The Flotsam Flagpole 03: Let’s Build An Island Together (Part 2)

July 22nd - via:
Tally ho, Adventurer! Osric here. Jolly good stuff! An island made entirely of glass, eh? What a shame it’s not filled with a half-decent brandy… I don’t suppose you have a snifter to spare? No? Never mind, never mind. Now, you’ll have... (Read More)

The Flotsam Flagpole 02: Introducing the Legends of Gullet Cove

July 21st - via:
 Hi, folks! Russ here, stepping in to give Osric a break and share some SUPER exciting news! One of the amazing things about Kickstarter is the community interaction. I’ve been keeping an eye on the comments, and it’s been wonderful to see so... (Read More)

The Flotsam Flagpole 01: Let's Build An Island Together (Part 1)

July 21st - via:
Tally ho, Adventurer! Osric here. Before we begin, it would be a touch remiss of me not to say: jolly good work reaching that funding goal in such short order! Quite the display. I had a few pennies on how quickly you’d get there, and I won a few... (Read More)

Break Out The Treats, Because WE FUNDED!

July 20th - via:
Hi, folks! Russ here, thrilled to be welcoming you to the start of our adventure here on The Faraway Sea! And what an incredible start it is. We funded in 18 minutes, and it’s all thanks to YOU! Whether you’re a seasoned animal adventurer or... (Read More)

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