Geek Native has a free to download Svilland campaign demo which seemed pretty popular. The 5e setting is now live on Kickstarter, and I can see it attracting some big name backers. It’s far too early to tell whether they’ll make their £4,680 target, but you can follow the progress on their campaign page.
It’s nice to see the whole team (or lots of them). It’s hopefully not too harsh to say that many gamers won’t have heard of Dream Realm Storytellers, but the impressive opening, the clear multi-lingual capabilities of the team, the commitment to the project all come across powerfully.
Let’s see where the pledge levels are set. If you want the campaign setting in PDF, then you’ll need to find £10 (which is about US$ 13). That also gets you two short tales, wallpaper in high resolution, your name in the book and all the PDF expansions that may unlock. That strikes me as excellent value!
You only need to step up to £20 (about $26) to get the softcover core rules and £30 for the hardcover. That is a good deal! I was expecting to see some obscure Turkish printing press involved but, no, it’s DriveThruRPG. I had to doublecheck that we’re not getting print-at-cost coupons for the books. It doesn’t seem so.
The higher pledge tiers are limited and already selling out. The top is only £80 and lets you create a character for the game, hardcovers and PDF copies, an adventure, maps, wallpapers, short stories, all the expansions and a special thanks.
Svilland Kickstarter campaign summary
Here’s what the Svilland 5e campaign book will give you;
- Nine deities from Norse mythology (Odin, Thor, Balder, Loki, Hel, Freya, Aegir, Fenrir and Tyr)
- 15 new cults and organisations
- 6 new races
- 2 new classes
- 38 new class archetypes
- 100 new spells
- More tha 130 new items
- 30 new monsters
- Regional encounter tables
I feel it’s worth pointing out that Svilland isn’t Norse myth. This campaign setting for 5e is inspired by Norse myth rather than trying to make severe claims on historical accuracy (though they indeed seem to be paying attention to details).
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