A Bestiary of Enchanted England

A project in Boston, MA by Andrew Gronosky: Shewstone Publishing

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Not your typical RPG bestiary. Lore and plot hooks help make each creature the centerpiece of a wondrous story for the Magonomia RPG.
Backers: 117
Average Pledge Per Backer: $17

Funded: $2,030 of $500
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 24th (31 days)
Project By: Andrew Gronosky: Shewstone Publishing
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Latest News

Last day! Last chance. :-)

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers and followers, We've made great progress and the $2,000  stretch goal is within reach. In fact, I've updated the targets for the extra art goals because I really want to give the illustrators some more work. So now we'll add more... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked: Sockburn Worm!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you! We have unlocked the $1,600 stretch goal and the Sockburn Worm will be added to A Bestiary of Enchanted England. I dare say Timothy Ferguson will be delighted. Next up: Another famous dragon, the Lambton Worm, will be added at $2,000. We... (Read More)

Collated transcripts for the podcast episodes that supported this Kickstarter

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Over at https://timothyferguson.wordpress.com/ I've put up a single pdf transcribing the episodes that I've shared as part of this Kickstarter. It also has the statistics for three monsters which didn't make it into my pitch.  I'd again like to ask... (Read More)

Ending soon! Deadline is Nov. 24 at 9am EST

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much. We are nearly 300% funded and in a great position for the final surge! Exciting stretch goals are within reach. Now is the time to pledge and share to help us get to those milestones! Here's a recap: $1,600 - A new dragon, the... (Read More)

Grimoire of the Laidly Toad Queen

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Author Timothy Ferguson has a blog post and podcast about the source legend of the Laidly Toad Queen. This is the most detailed NPC in A Bestiary of Enchanted Europe, with a full repertoire of skills and Aspects. She's also a spellcaster of... (Read More)

Faun secrets hinted at and a diversion into street music

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Over on Games From Folktales (my podcast and blog) this week, I've published two episodes about the sources of some of the book's plot hooks. For those who don't have the time to read or listen I did give a couple of secrets away. The fauns (which... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked: 4 Natural Beasts!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, backers! Great progress. We've just unlocked the $1300 stretch goal: four natural beasts by Mark Lawford!  In Magonomia, the line between the magical and mundane is blurry. Experimental science is in its infancy; the astrologers have the... (Read More)

Behind the Scenes: Timothy Ferguson's Blog

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Reminder, co-author Timothy Ferguson has quite a few posts on his Games from Folktales blog about the authentic folklore he researched for A Bestiary of Enchanted England.  (Read More)

Great day yesterday!

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers and friends, We had a great day yesterday and now we're less than $75 away from the next stretch goal, which will add four natural beasts written by Mark Lawford! The bear, boar, lion, and snake didn't fit into the hefty Magonomia core... (Read More)

$1000 Stretch Goal Unlocked! Next goal, Natural Beasts at $1,3000

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, backers! Thanks to you, we are doing great on funding this fascinating book. We've just unlocked the Portland Lore stretch goal! Author Christian Jensen (CJ) Romer is a paranormal researcher and former TV ghost hunter who has seen an odd... (Read More)

Where did you get your ideas?

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
The source story for Kenidjack has just been published, via the Games From Folktales podcast and on my blog. Come wrestle with your demons! (https://timothyferguson.wordpress.com/2022/11/08/the-demons-of-the-hooting-cairn/) Regarding my sources for... (Read More)

Artist bio and self-portrait added for Colin Throm

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
One of our artists was busy with other projects as we were getting ready to launch, so he wasn't able to provide a bio and self-portrait until now. Let's meet Colin Throm! Self-portrait as a wizard by Colin Throm Colin Throm has been drawing ever... (Read More)

A Bestiary of Enchanted England featured on Storycomics podcast

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
A few weeks ago, the Storycomics podcast kindly did a feature interview with me about the upcoming campaign for A Bestiary of Enchanted England. This interview is a 45-minute deep dive about the Bestiary, Shewstone, and a bit about the RPG business.... (Read More)

$100 to go to next stretch goal: Portland, home of the Merchicken!

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We're closing in on our third stretch goal. At $1000 we'll add background about the folklore of the island of Portland, which player characters are likely to visit to investigate the mysterious Merchicken. Paranormal expert Christian Jensen (CJ)... (Read More)

A look at the folklore behind two more of the creatures

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for unlocking the Necromance arc. I loved writing it.  Due to a tangle in my notes, I've published both episodes for this week on one day.  In the first I discuss the Gruen Effect and introduce the Royal Exchange.  The Gruen... (Read More)

Art update: Kenidjack the Bright-Eyed Demon of Cornwall

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the last piece of art needed to fill out the base goal: Kenidjack, the Bright-Eyed Demon by Colin Throm! Kenidjack the Bright-Eyed demon by Colin Throm There is only one demon in A Bestiary of Enchanted England.  He's an interesting character... (Read More)

Free Bugbear! Next stretch goal, Folklore of Portland at $1000

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, backers! You've risen to the Halloween backer challenge! Here's the link to Shewstone's blog post with the near-final version of the Bugbear, free to use, share, and modify under the Open Game License. I decided to go with a... (Read More)

Halloween backer challenge unlocked!

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Huzzah! Our 50th backer just joined us! Welcome aboard. This means we've satisfied Stage 1 of the Halloween backer challenge. I will publish the "rough edit" of the Bugbear by Mark Lawford (illustration by Jeff Koch) on the Shewstone Publishing... (Read More)

$800 stretch goal unlocked: Necromance!

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
"Necromance" is a story arc by Timothy Ferguson about Grim, King of the Ghosts, trying to court an immortal bride for a change. This causes blowback that risks a civil war among the dead. (Until recently the Kickstarter page said it was about Grim... (Read More)

Questions answered and a look at the writing process

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, I'm Timothy Ferguson, one of the authors, here to thank you for helping Shewstone reach its initial goal, and to offer answers to folklore questions about Enchanted England. I'm a podcaster, and I'll gather up any questions I think the whole... (Read More)

First stretch goal unlocked!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Huzzah! Out first stretch goal is unlocked! Two additional creatures, the Bluecap and the Marlet, will be added to the book -- each with an original illustration! The next stretch goal at $800 is a plot hook for a multi-session story: Necromance,... (Read More)

First stretch goal within reach

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We're less than $100 from our first stretch goal, which will add two creatures by Mark Lawford and original artwork to the book. The Bluecap is an elusive spirit found in coal mines, who can be friendly to miners. The Marlet is a heraldic bird of... (Read More)

Halloween Backer Challenge!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're off to a great start and this project is going to happen thanks to our 27 amazing early backers. This is Shewstone's first successful Kickstarter. That means a lot. Thank you all! But there a 28 days left in the campaign. This is a marathon,... (Read More)

We are FUNDED!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We have met our funding goal! A Bestiary of Enchanted England is going to happen. Thank you, backers, for making this campaign a SUCCESS! This is a big deal for Shewstone and we're very grateful for your support.  (Read More)

A strong start!

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, early backers! You've got us off to a strong start -- over 40% funded in just a couple of hours! Please make some buzz on social media. Organic social media posts and likes are more effective than paid advertising. If you have a friend who... (Read More)

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