This Kickstarter is from Dream Realm Storytellers and follows their successful and worthy of your attention Svilland viking setting. The success of Svilland helps explain why, on the first day of launch, Svilland has nearly £5,000 of the £8,120 goal. The other reason, in part, is because people do want more evil options for D&D. You can check out the pitch on Kickstarter.
In summary, this supplement will give you more evil character options for D&D. If you’re a DM (or fond of evil characters), then there’s more evil to throw at your heroes.
Let’s look at the pledges. There’s an early bird tier of £44 which gets you Corpus Malicious in hardcover and Mindabar – The City of Malice in softcover. You get both as PDFs, of course. This tier is selling out, with 37 slots available at the time of writing.
Once the early bird goes, you’re looking at a price structure where £16 will get you the Corpus Malicious in PDF and access to art. £22 is needed if you want both Corpus Malicious and the evil campaign setting of Mindabar.
£40 puts Corpus Malicious into hardcover and leaves Mindabar as a PDF. You need to step up to £54 to re-create the early bird deal and get Corpus Malicious in hardcover, Mindabar in soft and PDFs of both.
Mindabar – The City of Malice
The potential turn off for some players is a passing reference to the list of evil which Mindabar welcomes. That list included ‘lunacy’.
The modern sensitivity is not to link mental illness with being evil. Lunacy is kinda an old word now, though. Checking on free dictionary of the possible meanings one is around mental derangement (with the origin being connected to the moon) and the other around wild foolishness.
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