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Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG

Created by AAW Games

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

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

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$165,468.00 / 3,091 backers
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Latest Updates from Our Project:

~ Sleepy Sunday ~
10 months ago – Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 09:14:29 PM

Good afternoon from the Pacific Northwest, Snoqualmie to be exact. I live in what was once a small town, now ever-growing due to the influx of Amazon and Microsoft employees. Snoqualmie is home to a historic train museum complete with a working and restored steam engine, the majestic Snoqualmie Falls, and spiritually grounding Mount Si. 

I sit here on this Sunday plugging away on the laptop to share updates on this ever-expanding project called the Mini-Dungeon Tome. Tomorrow morning I wake up and get the kids off to school then travel to my job at the local senior center working as a dispatcher in the transportation department helping seniors, the disabled, and the general public get where they need to go. Why am I telling you all this? I just wanted to share part of the human aspect and also let you know where I'm coming from when I say THANK YOU. 

Thank you for making this book possible, for continuing to believe in our fantastic team of authors, artists, graphic designers, editors, layout artists, and freelancers working hard to meet deadlines and bring you this magnificent tome. Sometimes we go through life plugging away with little acknowledgement from our peers and those we help. I think it's incredibly important for me to reach out and share my gratitude with each and every one of you for you are the ones making this project possible. I am grateful for your support. Thank you. 

So where do we stand on this sleepy Sunday afternoon? I'll let the numbers and stretch goals speak for themselves:

Since my good friend and graphic designer Justin Andrew Mason created this graphic we've actually unlocked another stretch goal for a 1-on-1 mini-adventure for a single player and GM/DM, we're also well on the way to unlocking yet another map upgrade. Beyond that we've got a whole list of stretch goals which upon being unlocked will add even more to this already massive tome. Our ultimate goal is to give backers the best deal and lowest price on the book and PDF as well as numerous freebies so you can smile when you hold the final copy of the hardback and flip through its pages. 

I know you'll find this tome quite useful because I personally will be using this book in my own D&D 5th Edition games which I host for my good friends here in my home. Since I run this company and rarely pull the "I can do whatever I want" card, I'm doing so now. I would like to thank my group of players- Khidr Milliman-Jarvis, Dashiell Milliman-Jarvis, Gazza Bishop, and Damon Adams for being a part of something special both in my hosted games and in various projects I run. These guys have helped playtest (sometimes unknowingly) much of the material you'll be seeing forthcoming from AAW Games. Two of my friends Gazza and Damon were actually inherited from my previous gaming group where Cliff "CJ" Jones ran hardcore D&D games which continually challenged us and forced us to really learn about the system and what our PCs could do. Sadly, our dear friend CJ passed away a few years ago unexpectedly and while we mourned his passing we also knew if there was one thing that would make him happy, it would be to continue his legacy by playing games every other Friday night in Snoqualmie; we do so to this day. CJ was the IT director of Gen Con and helped Peter Adkison in the early days at Wizards of the Coast, CJ and Pete met in college and played D&D all the way up through the creation of Magic: The Gathering and the acquisition and subsequent moving of TSR staff to the Pacific Northwest. Rest in peace CJ, and please- no more black bullets! ;) 

Today has been a slower day for the Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter and it's possible there are more of these on the road ahead, come Tuesday we'll be down to only 2 weeks before the Kickstarter funding ends. To unlock each and every stretch goal and add more pages, art, maps, Mini-Dungeons, and freebies to this project I call upon each of you to boost the signal in whatever means you have at your disposal- sharing on social media, Reddit, or even asking friends who run podcasts or blogs to interview me and spread the word. Thank you for whatever you can do to boost the signal and help us share our dreams with the world. 

As always we're interested in hearing from you and our team frequents the comments more than you likely know! So please drop in and say hello, share your ideas for upcoming Mini-Dungeons or add ons and let's keep in touch. 

Thank you for reading on this sleepy Sunday afternoon and may your week be peaceful and rich in life, love, family, friends, and games! 

-Jonathan G. Nelson
Owner/Publisher
AAW Games

PS-- In case anyone missed it this is the working copy of the cover, if you have any comments on what you'd like to see added please share your feedback in the comments section of the Kickstarter. Thank you!

 

Latest Cover Sketch / $50k met! Numerous goals unlocked!
10 months ago – Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 10:48:16 PM

Hello my friends!

We just hit $50k which unlocked a bunch of cool stuff including a super secret milestone stretch goal! If you want to see what's new please hop over to the main page!

As stated in a previous update, we're calling upon our backers to help Mates Laurentiu design the cover wrap for the Mini-Dungeon Tome! Mates is the lead artist at AAW Games and produces beautiful pieces of artwork for both the exterior and interior of our most popular books.

Do you like this cover concept? What else would you like to see? Anything removed/changed/added? Please drop your feedback in the comments below!
Do you like this cover concept? What else would you like to see? Anything removed/changed/added? Please drop your feedback in the comments below!

 

Remember, each time you increase your pledge or invite someone else to the Kickstarter we unlock more goals which in turn helps members of the team obtain additional work and share their creative talents with the world. YOU are making this possible for all of us, thank you!

What are you waiting for? Jump over to the comments section of this post and share your 2 cents, gold pieces, or copper on what you'd like to see adjusted/removed/added in this scene. 

Thank you!

-Jonathan G. Nelson
Owner/Publisher
AAW Games

~ Be a part of creating the new cover ~
10 months ago – Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 04:25:14 PM

WE NEED YOU!

We're calling upon YOU to help us create the new cover for this book. Mates Laurentiu (Rise of the Drow, Snow White, Underworld Races & Classes) will be creating a brand new cover wrap for this book which will go–left to right–from back cover, across the spine, and onto the front cover of the Mini-Dungeon Tome

We're open to all kinds of ideas but there are a few things we want to stick with:

1. The cover must scream DUNGEON CRAWL! and depict at least a small section of a dangerous dungeon even if it's just a dimly lit corridor with strange tentacles reaching through a metal grate in the floor. 

What kind of dungeon would you like to see depicted?

2. We would like to pay homage to and be inspired by the classic D&D dungeon delve adventures and their covers by depicting a party of adventurers heading into the unknown. 

Which covers inspired you? Share links to your favorites? 

3. It would be cool if at least one member of the party was engaged with an enemy. 

What type of enemy? What are they wielding? Which party member is fighting them? What are the others doing?

Mates threw this sketch together so you could see what dimensions we're going for here. Left is back cover, right is front, middle is spine.
Mates threw this sketch together so you could see what dimensions we're going for here. Left is back cover, right is front, middle is spine.

 

In addition to unlocking the cover there have been an insane amount of stretch goals unlocked and we just keep adding more awesomeness to this project! If you haven't done so yet, we encourage you to share the project with your friends so we can unlock as many stretch goals as possible. 

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Here's what's been unlocked (and what's to come):

All of us here at AAW Games are eternally grateful for your belief in us and the support you're providing so that we may create and bring you the most amazing book of mini-adventures you've ever owned. We hope to put smiles on many faces with this epic tome.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

-Jonathan G. Nelson
Owner/Publisher
AAW Games

~ Gratitude in Video Form ~
10 months ago – Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:22:37 AM

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~ Absolute Gratitude ~
10 months ago – Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 08:21:42 PM

                                                                 Wow. 

I awoke this morning to find the Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter had been going strong all night long and pushed $13k; as of this writing it's now reached $17k and all within the first 24 hours

What does this say to me? It says you want these Mini-Dungeons all wrapped into a beautiful tome as much as we do. It also fills me with incredible gratitude–you are saying you believe in us, believe in what we're making, and want to show your support–our entire team is absolutely floored at the response and ready to talk ideas for stretch goals in the main comments section (so don't be shy, come say hello).

I use Mini-Dungeons on a regular basis in my campaign...

Out of all the gaming products we have produced over the years the Mini-Dungeon Tome will quickly become my most heavily used (non-core) book. I already snag Mini-Dungeons from my own website Adventureaweek.com when the PCs in my 5E gaming group go off on unexpected expeditions. My favorite things about Mini-Dungeons? It allows me to focus solely on the main plot line and put all my energy there whilst still feeling prepared since I can grab any number of the Mini-Dungeons to run if needed. Of course I've also used them for one-off adventures, treasure hunts, side quests, and more!

What goals have been unlocked?

You've unlocked EIGHT map upgrades by Justin Andrew Mason, the next map unlocks at $19k.

You have unlocked the following stretch goals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What's up next?

 

 

 

 

 ...and that is just the beginning! 

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