It’s quite hard to describe this Dungeons & Dragons bundle from the artist Griffin Ess. Why? There’s so much in it. The headline feature is wet/dry erase marker friendly, 16 page, character sheets. Character booklets, if you will. There’s also 44-page campaign notebooks, stickers and custom art available. As usual, you can follow progress on the campaign page.
The character journals are 7×5.25 inches in size so should fit easily into an A5 traveller journal. That’s a smaller size than the traditional A4 character sheet and may, therefore, be a good idea for games without much table space.
I’m not sure what size the campaign journals are, but they are Adventurers League friendly. It’s worth noting they’re not dry/wet erase, but if you dislike smartphones or laptops at the gaming table but still want to take notes, then these seem to work well.
Lea McCrillis and Bearowl Studios are on board with the character Achievement Stickers. We’ve seen full Kickstarter campaigns for Achievement Stickers before and these extras seem like good value. On the downside, we don’t really know what these stickers depict.
US$15 will get you a single dry erase player character sheet and a PDF to print your own. The pledges before this are all for PDF rewards.
If you’re a DM looking to equip your group with these reusable character sheets then the pledge $35 gets you three of them and the DIY option.
If it’s the campaign notebooklet you’re after then you get that for $25, and it comes with the achievement stickers and the PDF of the character sheet design.
You can go all the way up to $2,000 if you want original art in volume, lots of achievement stickers, 10 reusable character sheets, 30 campaign notebooklets and 6 leather traveller journal wraps.
I don’t even think those leather traveller journals wraps are mentioned anywhere else.
This feels like a valuable Kickstarter, but the lack of focus won’t help people recommend it to friends. At the time of writing, it has 23 backers and a target of $5,000. This means there’s a far distance to go. It could happen, campaigns like this can surge when gamers discover it en mass but if it doesn’t fund I wonder if we’ll see it each of the individual items back as standalone projects.
Shaded Areas, the home for this collective of goodies, is also worth watching.