Super, Mega, Awesome News!
Something super, mega, awesome happened yesterday! Yesterday, we hit our $200 per product milestone, which means we can now pay our freelancers 5 cents a word!
This is an incredible achievement and one that we couldn’t have achieved without the 47 rather marvellous patrons of our Patreon campaign. Just four months ago we were 1 cent a word–we’ve come a long way and I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve achieved together.
Of course, I’m greedy and we are not done yet. Our next milestone is already set. When we get to $300 per release we’ll up our pay again to 7 cents a word. At 5 cents a word Raging Swan Press should be able to secure even more work from your favourite designers. At 7 cents a word I’m going to start pestering famous design people (to write for us). If you want to help me pester them, please consider signing up.
A staple of countless low-level adventures, zombies—the shuffling undead—rarely receive any design time beyond a simple set of statistics.
Village Backdrop: Hopespyre Now Available
This week, Raging Swan Press releases Village Backdrop: Hopespyre by Jacob W. Michaels.
Their beliefs considered heretical by the Church of the God of the Sun and their presence viewed as a threat to the cruel ruler of their homeland, the Church of the Redemptive Flame fled and founded a new home in remote Hopespyre. The cult now wants nothing more than to live a sin-free life…
Masquerade balls are a feature of civilised urban life, and eventually the PCs may be invited to attend such a prestigious event. Perhaps they are invited to secretly meet a new patron or to stymie some plot of these attending the event or alternatively their adventure may start unexpectedly during such an event. Masquerade balls are excellent excuses for role-playing and offer an excellent change of pace to a typical adventure.
By Bradley K. Mc Devitt
Most dungeons seem to feature wells—the dungeon’s denizens need to drink after all—and inquisitive adventurers always seem to end up searching such locales…
By Matt Morrow
Whether the adventurers are escaping the wreck of their sinking ship or lying in wait for smugglers to bring ashore their illicit goods, they often end up on wave-lashed beaches.
By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)
Ancient Empire of the Troglodytes Now Available
John Bennett’s Ancient Empire of the Troglodytes is now available! Designed specifically to give the busy GM all the tools needed to set adventures amid the mouldering bones of one of the world’s oldest civilisations, Ancient Empire of the Troglodytes reveals hitherto unknown secrets ready for your campaign!
And if you like what you find, please consider joining Raging Swan’s Patreon campaign. Let us do your campaign prep. so you can concentrate on plotting against your players!
Their beliefs considered heretical by the Church of the God of the Sun and their presence viewed as a threat to the cruel ruler of their homeland, the Church of the Redemptive Flame fled and founded a new home in remote Hopespyre. The cult now wants nothing more than to live a sin-free life in their new refuge but events conspire against them. The evil elemental lord of fire has set his sights on the cult and schemes to subvert its good intentions. Aging church leader Dagor Thursh edges closer to death with each day, and a struggle is growing for the right to succeed him, its flames fanned by followers of the elemental lord who have infiltrated the village.
Hopespyre by Tommi Salama