SkeletonKey Games is creating a Fifth Edition RPG Setting.
13

patrons

$57
per creation
Hi all, my name is Ed Bourelle. I hope you will join me on this journey to delve into The Vault of Kvasir, a subterranean RPG micro-setting that takes you from an abandoned dwarven mine-hold into the depths of the earth. Below the surface we will explore the warrens of a savage tribe trying to resurrect their prehistoric animal-god, a kingdom of vile gnomes and their aberrant arcana, a great underground lake ruled by the undead, and so much more. In the end, we will unlock the secret of the vault hidden within. If I had to guess, depending on patronage, it will take me about 18 months to develop this setting and after that who knows; maybe we'll tackle the surface world as well. Written material will be a combination of descriptive world content and rules which will be compatible with 5th Edition play. Much of the development will be visual, delivered as Adventure Tiles, maps, scrolls and documents, illustrations, and whatever else I can come up with. I also plan to run a campaign in this setting as I develop it so there will lots of notes from that which will detail the story I am telling. Influences for this setting include Vikings (TV), Norse mythology, The 13th Warrior (film), The Descent (film), Game of Thrones (books and TV), and the book Dungeons of Doom which I created for Green Ronin Publishing in 2006.

TLDR: Hi, I'm Ed. Join me as I create my Viking/Underdark campaign setting and get some cool rewards along the way.



About me and SkeletonKey Games: I formed SkeletonKey Games in 2001 to bring detailed miniatures-scale maps, called Adventure Tiles, to tabletop RPGs. For more than seven years I produced Adventure Tiles while working as a freelance cartographer, illustrator, and writer for tabletop game companies of all types. Among my clients at that time were Fantasy Flight Games, White Wolf Publishing, Malhavoc Press, Necromancer Games, and Privateer Press. In 2009 I joined Privateer Press full-time where I proudly served for 8 years as creative director on amazing games like WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Level 7, and Zombies Keep Out. During that time SkeletonKey Games became much less of my focus and while I loved my day job and the awesome team I worked with, the itch to return to my own creations was always there. In February of 2017 I returned to my self-employed roots and am in the process of building up SkeletonKey Games once more.
Tiers
Scholar
$3 or more per creation 6 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.
Explorer
$6 or more per creation 5 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.

• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.

Compiled level maps as they are completed.

• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Adventurer
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.
• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.

• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.
• Compiled level maps as they are completed.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Hero
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process. 

• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts. 

• 1 Patreon exclusive scroll, document, or prop delivered to you every month.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.
• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.  

• Compiled level maps as they are completed. 

• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Champion
$50 or more per creation 0 of 2 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 1 original piece of art from the setting material created for this Patreon, delivered to you every month.
• 1 Patreon exclusive scroll, document, or prop delivered to you every month.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs. 

• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.
• Compiled level maps as they are completed.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Goals
$57 of $250 per creation
• 12 all new Adventure Tiles for The Vault of Kvasir, a subterranean fantasy setting. Tiles are scaled for tabletop miniatures use and provided in PDF and VTT suitable jpegs.
• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content delivered in PDF. Rules content will be designed for 5th Edition play.
• One encounter featuring content from recently released setting material (2 pages minimum).
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Hi all, my name is Ed Bourelle. I hope you will join me on this journey to delve into The Vault of Kvasir, a subterranean RPG micro-setting that takes you from an abandoned dwarven mine-hold into the depths of the earth. Below the surface we will explore the warrens of a savage tribe trying to resurrect their prehistoric animal-god, a kingdom of vile gnomes and their aberrant arcana, a great underground lake ruled by the undead, and so much more. In the end, we will unlock the secret of the vault hidden within. If I had to guess, depending on patronage, it will take me about 18 months to develop this setting and after that who knows; maybe we'll tackle the surface world as well. Written material will be a combination of descriptive world content and rules which will be compatible with 5th Edition play. Much of the development will be visual, delivered as Adventure Tiles, maps, scrolls and documents, illustrations, and whatever else I can come up with. I also plan to run a campaign in this setting as I develop it so there will lots of notes from that which will detail the story I am telling. Influences for this setting include Vikings (TV), Norse mythology, The 13th Warrior (film), The Descent (film), Game of Thrones (books and TV), and the book Dungeons of Doom which I created for Green Ronin Publishing in 2006.

TLDR: Hi, I'm Ed. Join me as I create my Viking/Underdark campaign setting and get some cool rewards along the way.



About me and SkeletonKey Games: I formed SkeletonKey Games in 2001 to bring detailed miniatures-scale maps, called Adventure Tiles, to tabletop RPGs. For more than seven years I produced Adventure Tiles while working as a freelance cartographer, illustrator, and writer for tabletop game companies of all types. Among my clients at that time were Fantasy Flight Games, White Wolf Publishing, Malhavoc Press, Necromancer Games, and Privateer Press. In 2009 I joined Privateer Press full-time where I proudly served for 8 years as creative director on amazing games like WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Level 7, and Zombies Keep Out. During that time SkeletonKey Games became much less of my focus and while I loved my day job and the awesome team I worked with, the itch to return to my own creations was always there. In February of 2017 I returned to my self-employed roots and am in the process of building up SkeletonKey Games once more.

Recent posts by SkeletonKey Games

Tiers
Scholar
$3 or more per creation 6 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.
Explorer
$6 or more per creation 5 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.

• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.

Compiled level maps as they are completed.

• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Adventurer
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.
• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.

• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.
• Compiled level maps as they are completed.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Hero
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process. 

• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts. 

• 1 Patreon exclusive scroll, document, or prop delivered to you every month.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs.
• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.  

• Compiled level maps as they are completed. 

• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.

Champion
$50 or more per creation 0 of 2 patrons
• A behind the scenes blog featuring the art and development process.
• Access to special SkeletonKey Games product discounts.

• 1 original piece of art from the setting material created for this Patreon, delivered to you every month.
• 1 Patreon exclusive scroll, document, or prop delivered to you every month.

• 2 pages of written and illustrated setting content and one encounter delivered in PDF.

• 12 new Vault of Kvasir Adventure Tiles in PDF and VTT compatible jpegs. 

• 12 alternate Adventure Tiles based on the month's Vault of Kvasir tiles.
• Compiled level maps as they are completed.
• Gratitude. Lots and lots of Gratitude.