Empire of the Ghouls: A 5th Edition Campaign vs. the Undead

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An alliance of cultists, ghouls, and vampires. A scheme of the dark gods against humanity. New maps, dark realms, monstrous societies!
  • Funding Breakdown
  • Goal $20,000.00
  • Total Pledged $98,817.00
  • Backers 1296
  • Pledge Rewards $98,257.00
  • Addons & Shipping $560.00
  • Avg. per Backer $76.25
  • Rank 890 of 13296
  • Rewards
  • Reward Levels 18
  • Lowest Level $10.00
  • Highest Level $5,000.00
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    Pledge $85.00 or more
    562 backers
    COMPLETE PRINT+PDF DEAL: You get the Empire campaign books, the Player's Guide, the Underworld Lairs expansion, the map pack, and access to all streams and updates. You also get the PDFs of all three books. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

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    Get new PC races, subclasses, backgrounds, spells, gear, and more in the Underworld Player's Guide PDF.
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    11 backers
    The maps and encounters for the undead and their allies, on the surface and underground. Full PDF plus the VTT map pack included.
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    20 backers
    FIRST TORCH BEARER: You get a copy of the Underworld Player's Guide in both print and PDF form! Plus access to the backer updates and previews. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    9 backers
    Undead encounters for the dark of night and the dark below. Includes PDF map pack and PDF copy of the print book. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    40 backers
    Full campaign from levels 1 to 13, in PDF, with map pack and access to the various discussions and updates. Plus access to playtest materials before publication.
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    32 backers
    Your choice of platform, the full campaign book, the player's guide, and underworld lairs, ready to play!
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    238 backers
    Full campaign from levels 1 to 13, in PDF, with map pack, Underworld Lairs collection, and Player's Guide.
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    72 backers
    CORE BOOK: You get the campaign book in print and PDF shipped to you, plus the Map Pack. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    90 backers
    The hardcover campaign book plus the softcover Player's Guide give you everything you need for yourself and your players to venture into the darkness below! Includes print and PDF. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    45 backers
    The campaign, the lairs, and the player's guide in both VTT and PDF form.
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    562 backers
    COMPLETE PRINT+PDF DEAL: You get the Empire campaign books, the Player's Guide, the Underworld Lairs expansion, the map pack, and access to all streams and updates. You also get the PDFs of all three books. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    10 of 75 backers
    A hardcover copy of the Underworld book in leatherette with silver foil stamped cover, ornate endpapers, and black ribbon bookmarks. Also includes the PDF version and map pack. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    65 backers
    3 BY 3 OH YEAH: The ghouls campaign regular edition hardcover, the player's guide, and the lairs in print, in PDF, and on the VTT! All three books in all three formats. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    You get the limited-edition hardcover, the Underworld Lairs softcover, the Player's Guide softcover, plus PDFs of all three and the digital map pack. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    As with the prior reward, you get the Limited Edition hardcover, the Underworld Lairs, the Player's Guide, the VTT for Roll20 or FG, and the PDFs. You also gain access to the Dark Imperium Design Forum, where we will brainstorm encounter tables, shrine and cavern locations, vampire and ghoul customs and heirarchy, and magic, monsters, and mayhem in the Open Design style. Some of these brainstorms will lead to material in the gazetteer and tabular portions of the Underworld hardcover. Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.
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    LORD-COMMANDER: You get a signed, hardcover edition, in finest hand tooled and stamped leathers, with ornate and macabre endpapers, ribbon bookmarks, and a bone scroll tube and scroll from the Imperium, a unique prop accessory suitable to any necromancer, dungeon master, or ghoul lord. Plus all prior rewards including access to the Dark Imperium Design Forum.
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    LORD HADES: You rule the Underworld with an iron fist, Lord! You get all the PDFs, the special leatherbound version of the book, the bone scroll, printed maps of the setting suitable for play, and all stretch goal items and both VTT formats. In addition, you gain naming rights for a temple, cavern, or shrine of the Underworld included in the adventure or lairs. But merely one such item is not sufficient! You may also commission a particular NPC, magic item, or location in the final book (subject to designer approval!). Plus the satisfaction of ruling the Underworld and directing the path of the River Styx, of course.
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    SUMMON DESIGNER: Wolfgang Baur flies to your location in the US or Canada to deliver your books personally--including a draft manuscript with all editorial corrections, a one-of-a-kind document, and printer's proofs. Wolfgang will run a marathon game session for you and up to 4 friends set in the Underworld. This reward is also available in the EU, UK with Richard Green in charge of delivery.

Historical Data

Date Backers Pledged Comments Updates
May 1 22 $1,916.00 0 0
May 2 605 $47,550.00 53 5
May 3 802 $63,428.00 100 7
May 5 881 $68,858.00 109 8
May 6 943 $74,201.00 127 8
May 7 976 $76,520.00 131 9
May 9 1011 $78,772.00 139 10
May 10 1038 $81,024.00 147 10
May 11 1072 $83,428.00 148 11
May 12 1094 $85,077.00 149 11
May 14 1146 $89,225.00 158 12
May 15 1166 $90,483.00 160 12
May 17 1232 $94,780.00 172 14
May 18 1266 $96,870.00 175 14
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