Author Topic: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022  (Read 4380 times)

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We were invited on Mastodon (dice.camp) to promote our Kickstarter here: A Bestiary of Enchanted England.

This is not your typical RPG bestiary. Folklore experts Timothy Ferguson, Christian Jensen Romer, and Mark Lawford have gone off the beaten path to discover lesser-known creatures of legend (alongside some favorites such as elves and trolls).

Each creature is accompanied by authentic lore and plot hooks to make it the centerpiece of a wondrous story. Designed for Magonomia the RPG of Renaissance wizardry, compatible with Fate, and the lore and plot hooks can be borrowed for any fantasy RPG.

Only $10 for the digital edition. 225% funded! Campaign ends Nov. 24

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shewstonepublishing/a-bestiary-of-enchanted-england
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Re: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2022, 06:34:13 AM »
This looks really interesting! I like the plot hooks idea for the monsters.

Congrats on getting funded :)
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Re: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2022, 11:29:12 AM »
Neat, I have dropped in a pledge :) I don't play Magonomia (I pretty exclusively run Savage Worlds when GMing), but I also don't generally buy RPG books for specific crunch rules, I buy them for interesting narrative content and ideas. There are a few things in here I'm not familiar with - Waelcrygre, Sctialis, Milcha - and a few where I'm really keen to see your take (it looks like you're making Cornwall's Knockers more threatening than in most versions I've seen, from the tagline?)
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Re: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2022, 11:53:53 AM »
Thanks @Tusky and @Jubal! If it's lore you're looking for, author Timothy Ferguson runs a podcast and blog where he's been posting about his research for this book. He's really gone above and beyond!

Quite late in the project I had the idea to frame each creature with a sensationalized headline like you might find in a sixteenth-century chapbook or pamphlet. So the tagline for the Knocker comes from a narrator who is ... less than perfectly reliable.  :) Don't worry, the text of each creature is presented in a sincere and straightfoward manner. It's true that knockers can play pranks on miners who fail to give offerings, so that's "wrath" the tagline is referring to.
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Re: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 07:32:37 PM »
Remind to pledge a pledge when I'm more awake

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Re: Kickstarter for A Bestiary of Enchanted England ends Nov. 24, 2022
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2022, 08:29:27 PM »
Oh, nice :) The only podcast I manage to follow regularly is friend-of-this-parish James Holloway's excellent Monster Man, but I barely keep up with that, I suppose I have few listening slots per day compared to people who drive to work etc. Will definitely have a read of the blog though!

I like the idea of the unreliable pamphleteer voice - looking forward to reading it.

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