LoreSmyth is creating a fantasy roleplaying campaign setting
30

patrons

$199
per month


Savage Dawn - The first evolving fantasy campaign setting on Patreon. 


The edges of the known world sit unexplored on the horizon. Above, the heavens hold indecipherable messages from the ancestors. Between these, there is much to discover: a primordial world on the brink of discovery, mythic realms of ancestral beings, a single bastion of civilisation tries to resist the changes daring heroes bring to the world, and in the cold depths an ancient secret slumbers.

The world teeters on the cusp of a new age of discovery. Rumors tell of dwarven foundries deep below the earth that are learning the process of turning metallic ore into durable weapons. The reclusive Gnalmyr have begun to unlock the secrets of a crystalline substance known as Prysm. A mysterious group calling themselves “The Loresmyths” are growing restless inside the Stronghold walls and have started to brave the wilds, confident there must be more to the world than what they are told to believe…

Now is the time to join this unfolding story and leave your mark on the world and discover what its future holds! At the outset of the SAVAGE DAWN campaign, little is known of the world, its map mostly uncharted. But all of this is about to change forever as brave heroes venture where none have gone before...


What makes Savage Dawn unique?

There are plenty of fantasy campaign settings out there to choose, so why go with Savage Dawn? Let us walk you through some of the highlights of what the setting offers: 

  • Wilderness exploration and survival in a primitive age
  • Discover new and uncharted lands beyond the horizon 
  • Political and tribal rivalry in a world on the brink of revolution and discovery
  • Mysticism and Spirituality. Constellations instead of Gods, Star-signs, Songs of Passage
  • Travel the mystical Ethervale: the ancestral spirit domain that becomes accessible at night
  • Harness the primal power of the Prysm: A magical force permeating this ancient world

Savage Dawn offers a refreshing roleplaying experience that will make you and your players feel like roleplaying again for the first time. By doing away with many of the cliches and hurtling your players into a primal world not structured by technology and governance, your players are forced to think on their feet. Solutions and strategies that work in medieval settings may not hold up in a barren world without metal, laws, calendars or even written language. Indeed, truth is often just a matter of which bonfire tale is passed on from tribe to traveler.... 

In the world of Savage Dawn, most classic fantasy races are present - in one form or another. Because of our system-neutral design, our races follow the most popular "templates" and offer an exciting new take on the race. You can play your character using your rules/race/class of choice, and use the flavour offered in our book to make it a #savage character.

  • Dwarves
  • Elves, Half-Elves
  • Gnalmyr (Gnomes) 
  • Humans
  • Orc, Half-Orc
  • Kryodon (Dragonborn)
  • Maaku (Tiefling)
  • Welkin (Halflings)


When Ossoth deceived his fellow divines to remain forever trapped as stars in the night sky, terrible lightning storms raged - a cry of fury from the betrayed Ancestrals. Mountains were born, rising high. Seas roiled, torrential rains chiseled the face of the earth. Yawning ravines of unfathomable depths reached to touch the world's aching core. Then the cold came and put the mortal world to sleep for eons. Darkness reigned while the stars watched in silence. A new age dawned.

The wilderness of Savage Dawn is both majestic, inspiring as it is dangerous. Massive mountain ranges ascend to unscalable heights while yawning crevices plunge deep into the core of the world where dungeons of unknown origins lie waiting in the cold dark. The unpredictable arrival of dawn unleashes savage storms of blowing ice and snow upon the landscape. The heavens operate without a discernible pattern, their movements instead heralding portents of events in the world. When dawn does come, it brings with it the savage fury of powerful storms - blizzards that obscure sight and bury landmarks.

The Ethervale, the world where spirits dwell in the afterlife, exists alongside the world of ordinary mortals and manifests tangibly in this world. The Ancestrals, spirits of all those sapient creatures that lived in the bygone ages, hold sway in this place. Passage to the Ethervale is only possible when the landscape is bathed in starlight, and only to those who can perform Songs of Passage.

Remember the days of 2nd edition D&D where some books actually came as sets of pages that you could put in your own binder? We have such fond memories of those days, that we decided to use that concept as the base for our campaign setting. Instead of working for years on a massive hardback tome, we bring you incremental, printer-friendly pages you can put in a binder. This "DIY" aesthetic is the perfect match for our primitive world, where knowledge is fragmented, discoveries are made, pushing boundaries, the horizon of the "known" world shifting like the snow itself... 

  • The Savage Dawn campaign setting comes to you in printer-friendly pages
  • Monthly Patreon exclusive expansions to DIY print & bind
  • A very awesome "throwback" 2-color art style. Nostalgia feelz.
  • Fantastic illustrations by Daniel Comerci, Neil Spencer, Earl Geier and many more


Development Stage

At this moment we are about 75% done with the starter guide. Chapters are in editing phase and are released incrementally. Once entirely finished, the starter PDF content for SAVAGE DAWN will be published on www.loresmyth.com and DriveThruRPG. Patrons continue to get access to monthly updates/expansions to the campaign setting, our private Discord and can participate in shaping future updates. In our modest opinion, the small fee for being a Patron is well worth it! 

The Details:
  • Savage Dawn is a new roleplaying campaign setting, based on the freely available OGL/SRD 5e framework
  • However, 99% of the content is system agnostic. New monsters are provided as 5e monster stat blocks
  • The Release is a digital, printable PDF ebook. Our mockups show what it can look if you print it yourself. We have future plans to make print-on-demand book version available.
  • Our content will be primarily “flavor” based so players of virtually any mid-to-high fantasy game system can use it to play and participate.
  • GM’s can use this as a completely new campaign world or place it into your existing world as a previously unknown region.
  • The setting is expanded through weekly/monthly Patreon-exclusive content 

Join on Discord! 

  • Got questions or feedback? Want to creatively collaborate? Want to stream games in our setting? All this an more happens on our discord server: https://discord.gg/wy5DMnF
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You help support our project, without access to rewards. Your deeds will be remembered! 
Prophet
$3 or more per month 17 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 
Includes Discord rewards
Masterwork
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes channel on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development.
Includes Discord rewards
Legendary
$10 or more per month 5 of 50 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes + Creative Collaborator role on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development and a voice to participate in shaping the future.

+ You will get a Credit in the Starter Guide book.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultimate
$25 or more per month 5 of 100 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes channel on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development.

+ You will get a Special Mention Credit in the Starter Guide book.

+ Join our editorial/curation team to help decide what content goes into future updates and how to creatively expand the campaign setting.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$199 of $200 per month
When we reach this goal, we can pay a professional writer to write around 2.500 words monthly to expand the campaign setting.
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Savage Dawn - The first evolving fantasy campaign setting on Patreon. 


The edges of the known world sit unexplored on the horizon. Above, the heavens hold indecipherable messages from the ancestors. Between these, there is much to discover: a primordial world on the brink of discovery, mythic realms of ancestral beings, a single bastion of civilisation tries to resist the changes daring heroes bring to the world, and in the cold depths an ancient secret slumbers.

The world teeters on the cusp of a new age of discovery. Rumors tell of dwarven foundries deep below the earth that are learning the process of turning metallic ore into durable weapons. The reclusive Gnalmyr have begun to unlock the secrets of a crystalline substance known as Prysm. A mysterious group calling themselves “The Loresmyths” are growing restless inside the Stronghold walls and have started to brave the wilds, confident there must be more to the world than what they are told to believe…

Now is the time to join this unfolding story and leave your mark on the world and discover what its future holds! At the outset of the SAVAGE DAWN campaign, little is known of the world, its map mostly uncharted. But all of this is about to change forever as brave heroes venture where none have gone before...


What makes Savage Dawn unique?

There are plenty of fantasy campaign settings out there to choose, so why go with Savage Dawn? Let us walk you through some of the highlights of what the setting offers: 

  • Wilderness exploration and survival in a primitive age
  • Discover new and uncharted lands beyond the horizon 
  • Political and tribal rivalry in a world on the brink of revolution and discovery
  • Mysticism and Spirituality. Constellations instead of Gods, Star-signs, Songs of Passage
  • Travel the mystical Ethervale: the ancestral spirit domain that becomes accessible at night
  • Harness the primal power of the Prysm: A magical force permeating this ancient world

Savage Dawn offers a refreshing roleplaying experience that will make you and your players feel like roleplaying again for the first time. By doing away with many of the cliches and hurtling your players into a primal world not structured by technology and governance, your players are forced to think on their feet. Solutions and strategies that work in medieval settings may not hold up in a barren world without metal, laws, calendars or even written language. Indeed, truth is often just a matter of which bonfire tale is passed on from tribe to traveler.... 

In the world of Savage Dawn, most classic fantasy races are present - in one form or another. Because of our system-neutral design, our races follow the most popular "templates" and offer an exciting new take on the race. You can play your character using your rules/race/class of choice, and use the flavour offered in our book to make it a #savage character.

  • Dwarves
  • Elves, Half-Elves
  • Gnalmyr (Gnomes) 
  • Humans
  • Orc, Half-Orc
  • Kryodon (Dragonborn)
  • Maaku (Tiefling)
  • Welkin (Halflings)


When Ossoth deceived his fellow divines to remain forever trapped as stars in the night sky, terrible lightning storms raged - a cry of fury from the betrayed Ancestrals. Mountains were born, rising high. Seas roiled, torrential rains chiseled the face of the earth. Yawning ravines of unfathomable depths reached to touch the world's aching core. Then the cold came and put the mortal world to sleep for eons. Darkness reigned while the stars watched in silence. A new age dawned.

The wilderness of Savage Dawn is both majestic, inspiring as it is dangerous. Massive mountain ranges ascend to unscalable heights while yawning crevices plunge deep into the core of the world where dungeons of unknown origins lie waiting in the cold dark. The unpredictable arrival of dawn unleashes savage storms of blowing ice and snow upon the landscape. The heavens operate without a discernible pattern, their movements instead heralding portents of events in the world. When dawn does come, it brings with it the savage fury of powerful storms - blizzards that obscure sight and bury landmarks.

The Ethervale, the world where spirits dwell in the afterlife, exists alongside the world of ordinary mortals and manifests tangibly in this world. The Ancestrals, spirits of all those sapient creatures that lived in the bygone ages, hold sway in this place. Passage to the Ethervale is only possible when the landscape is bathed in starlight, and only to those who can perform Songs of Passage.

Remember the days of 2nd edition D&D where some books actually came as sets of pages that you could put in your own binder? We have such fond memories of those days, that we decided to use that concept as the base for our campaign setting. Instead of working for years on a massive hardback tome, we bring you incremental, printer-friendly pages you can put in a binder. This "DIY" aesthetic is the perfect match for our primitive world, where knowledge is fragmented, discoveries are made, pushing boundaries, the horizon of the "known" world shifting like the snow itself... 

  • The Savage Dawn campaign setting comes to you in printer-friendly pages
  • Monthly Patreon exclusive expansions to DIY print & bind
  • A very awesome "throwback" 2-color art style. Nostalgia feelz.
  • Fantastic illustrations by Daniel Comerci, Neil Spencer, Earl Geier and many more


Development Stage

At this moment we are about 75% done with the starter guide. Chapters are in editing phase and are released incrementally. Once entirely finished, the starter PDF content for SAVAGE DAWN will be published on www.loresmyth.com and DriveThruRPG. Patrons continue to get access to monthly updates/expansions to the campaign setting, our private Discord and can participate in shaping future updates. In our modest opinion, the small fee for being a Patron is well worth it! 

The Details:
  • Savage Dawn is a new roleplaying campaign setting, based on the freely available OGL/SRD 5e framework
  • However, 99% of the content is system agnostic. New monsters are provided as 5e monster stat blocks
  • The Release is a digital, printable PDF ebook. Our mockups show what it can look if you print it yourself. We have future plans to make print-on-demand book version available.
  • Our content will be primarily “flavor” based so players of virtually any mid-to-high fantasy game system can use it to play and participate.
  • GM’s can use this as a completely new campaign world or place it into your existing world as a previously unknown region.
  • The setting is expanded through weekly/monthly Patreon-exclusive content 

Join on Discord! 

  • Got questions or feedback? Want to creatively collaborate? Want to stream games in our setting? All this an more happens on our discord server: https://discord.gg/wy5DMnF

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You help support our project, without access to rewards. Your deeds will be remembered! 
Prophet
$3 or more per month 17 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 
Includes Discord rewards
Masterwork
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes channel on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development.
Includes Discord rewards
Legendary
$10 or more per month 5 of 50 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes + Creative Collaborator role on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development and a voice to participate in shaping the future.

+ You will get a Credit in the Starter Guide book.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultimate
$25 or more per month 5 of 100 patrons
You will gain access to the Patreon-only activity feed, where we post Setting Updates - you are immediately given access to any content we have previously shared with this reward tier. 

+ You get access to the Behind the Scenes channel on Discord, giving you a first hand look into the development.

+ You will get a Special Mention Credit in the Starter Guide book.

+ Join our editorial/curation team to help decide what content goes into future updates and how to creatively expand the campaign setting.

Includes Discord rewards