Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG

Created by AAW Games

Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG
Mini dungeon tome main image
3,091 backers pledged $165,468.00 on Kickstarter

Preorder the Mini-Dungeon Tome and other books for 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

Raised in Kickstarter
$165,468.00 / 3,091 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$43,829.70 / 3,346 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

BackerKit Surveys have been sent!
9 months ago – Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 12:45:19 AM

Hello my friends!

Check your email and you'll find a survey from BackerKit for the Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter. Please click the link and make sure you've added on anything extra you want before completing the survey. Please note: You'll see your pledge level and what you get with that level in the top right hand side of the screen. You won't see the special freebies for all backers here because we're sending those via soon, take note that the special Holiday PDF freebies won't come to you just yet as we're still creating these.

We hope to have the PDF done within a month and the print will likely ship in February or March arriving to you by April 2018.

If you have any questions about BackerKit please contact their customer service and they'll be happy to assist you. If you have questions about the Kickstarter or anything else I may have forgotten feel free to post in the comments or private message us. 

Thank you again for making this book possible. We are SUPER excited to show you everything we've been working on behind the scenes. 

Have an amazing rest of your week my friends!

-Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW Games

Interior art by Mates Laurentiu
9 months ago – Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 01:17:20 AM

Here's just a sampling of the interior artwork by Mates Laurentiu which you've unlocked via stretch goals in this Kickstarter. What do you think!? 

Leave your answer to this riddle in the comments! HEY! NO CHEATING VIA THE INTERNET!
Leave your answer to this riddle in the comments! HEY! NO CHEATING VIA THE INTERNET!


This doppelganger wants your life!
This doppelganger wants your life!


Tread lightly in my forest.... or else!
Tread lightly in my forest.... or else!

 We're deep into conversions, editing, and artwork for this book. More updates are forthcoming... we're just super busy making this book the best we can for you!



Our friends have a Kickstarter for adventure design!
9 months ago – Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:23:46 PM

Our good friends Ben McFarland, Brian Suskind, and Jason Sonia have a Kickstarter running called DESIGN CAMP which will help you learn how to design adventures! Please check it out if you have the time, they are down to the final hours. 




RPG Design Camp presents the SILVER BOX, an amazing adventure that YOU will take part in converting, planning and designing. What do you get to do?

CHOOSE new paths for the adventure!
DESIGN new encounters, monsters, items and traps!
PITCH your concepts to the group who will vote on what gets included
WRITE up your successful pitches and have them be in the adventure
LEARN how to be a freelance RPG designer! 


 Design Camp is a collaborative experience where game designers and interested individuals share the process of RPG content creation. Our talented, and award-winning designers – Ben McFarland, Brian Suskind and Jaye Sonia – take you through the design process step by step. BUT BEST OF ALL! - You'll have a chance to pitch your own design elements during the process, and vote to see what gets into the adventure! 


This time we are taking an older adventure, the Silver Box, and letting you adapt, change and add to it to make it awesome! In the Silver Box a thrilling encounter with highwaymen uncovers a missing artifact that hurls the PCs into an amazing adventure and culminates in a dramatic shipboard battle in the city harbor. Or does it? Your decisions can and probably will alter the adventure toward new directions. · Perhaps the whole adventure will take place in the cave complex · Perhaps the city will turn out to be under siege by a vampire hoard · Perhaps the conclusion will be atop a floating tower rather than a ship? The options are limitless and the deciding factor is you! Don’t just run the adventure be part of the design process and choose the adventure! BY GUM! THAT'S AWESOME! Indeed it is! And, we’ve priced this Kickstarter pretty low to make this great opportunity available to as many people as we can. But there ARE ONLY HOURS LEFT to join RPG Design Camp.


9 months ago – Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:15:15 AM


Just got off the phone with my favorite fantasy artist of all-time Larry Elmore. He's doing a piece for the Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition & Pathfinder RPG. We met a few years back at Gen Con and even hung out with mutual friends Bevan Anderson and Sarika Anderson, but of course Larry meets thousands of fans- I think I was able to jock his memory a bit when I mentioned the Dragonlance Chronicles books I collected for him from used book stores. ;) Larry is a quality human being and someone I would be happy to call my friend. What a down to earth, humble, grateful person Larry is. I was honored to be able to make this phone call today and want to thank James Simpson for the opportunity. 

-Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW Games


~ You made this book possible ~
9 months ago – Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:19:24 AM

First off....


Yes, my mind has been blown at the support you've shown for the Mini-Dungeon Tome project. It's so awesome how we can all come together and make something like this possible. I still cannot convey how grateful our entire team is to have all of you support us in this way. We're going to bring you something very special my friends.

Final Stretch Goal... missed!? 

Most backers were saddened not to make the final stretch goal so we're changing gears... due to Kickstarter, card processing fees, backers whose cards fail, and BackerKit fees, a considerable chunk of the funds will sadly magically disappear. Don't worry! We were planning on that as everyone gets a cut (including the IRS ;) 

In order to make the final goal happen (especially now that we're moving to BackerKit) we'll have to increase it slightly from $175k to $176k. That means in BackerKit we'll need to gather another $10,532 - let's just make it a round $10k. In order to do this we need to offer some additional incentives- are you interested in a copy (PDF or PRINT) of Underworld Races & Classes for the same price we charged backers of that project? If so please click here to let us know which version of URC you would be willing to add to your cart in BackerKit to make this happen. This price will be lower than MSRP- special for backers of the Mini-Dungeon Tome! :) 

Now, on to the final stretch goal discussion (going on in comments if you want to join)-- We had planned on offering GOLD FOIL on the cover and spine of the book along the title text and possibly on the smattering of gold pieces seen in the torchlight of the new cover. Some backers have voiced they would rather see the new high-level adventure Stephen Yeardley was writing (you had a choice of 2 on that stretch goal)- so if we chose that then both high level adventures would be included. Which do you prefer? Gold foil or another high level adventure (4-pages)? Vote here!

View results on the final goal poll here!

The Final Tally

OK, so we know a TON of goals were met... but what does that mean? What do you get? Here's a quick graphical run down of everything you're now getting in this MASSIVE tome! Hey, it's your fault it's massive and that puts a BIG smile on my face!



Before I sign out for today I have a few more items to address. On the main Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter page you'll see links on various stretch goals to place your vote. The items you're voting for include color of endpapers, head/tail bands, sewn in ribbon bookmark as well as a few adventures and other goodies. Please take the time to vote, you'll only have another 2 weeks to do so. 

Again, thank YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of you for making this project possible. The Mini-Dungeon Tome will now be a reality; it started around 200 pages and ended closer to 300. I hope you're ready for this, I know I am! 

Have a great night everyone.

Your Friend,