LoreSmyth

is creating a fantasy roleplaying campaign setting

27

patrons

$99

per month

Savage Dawn - Free 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 civilization 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...


Free Campaign World for Any RPG.

Savage Dawn is a free (and system-neutral) campaign setting that is easy to play in, using any rules of choice. It can also be used as a mystical, arctic regional expansion in your existing world.  The content is largely community-driven and this Patreon helps support us create the world. 

  • The core materials to play are freely available in our public Wiki
  • Patreons get access to exclusive materials in the Wiki (red sections) 
  • Patrons help support the creation of artwork and cover other costs
  • You can become a contributor to help grow the world

In the future, we may choose to publish paid supplements that will help pay our writers, artists, and offset some of the production costs.

Things that you will enjoy: 


  • Wilderness exploration and survival: in a primitive age Crafting and cunning is key
  • Discover new and uncharted lands: What mysteries lie beyond the horizon?
  • 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 flavor 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 in 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. Patreons get exclusive access to these richly illustrated and beautiful DIY-Printable page spreads on the private section of the Wiki. 
  • Fantastic illustrations courtesy of Daniel Comerci, Neil Spencer, Earl Geier and many more

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
Savage Gift
$1 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with a buck per month. This allows us to pay writers and artists to create new content and to keep our website up and running.

Savage Wayfinder
$3 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with three bucks per month. In addition, you get access to the exclusive content on the Wiki and Submitting Play Reports. 

Includes Discord rewards
Savage Settler
$5 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with five bucks per month. In addition, you get access to the exclusive content on the Wiki and Printable Page Layouts and the ability to Add Markers on the World Map and submit Play Reports.

Includes Discord rewards

Savage Dawn - Free 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 civilization 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...


Free Campaign World for Any RPG.

Savage Dawn is a free (and system-neutral) campaign setting that is easy to play in, using any rules of choice. It can also be used as a mystical, arctic regional expansion in your existing world.  The content is largely community-driven and this Patreon helps support us create the world. 

  • The core materials to play are freely available in our public Wiki
  • Patreons get access to exclusive materials in the Wiki (red sections) 
  • Patrons help support the creation of artwork and cover other costs
  • You can become a contributor to help grow the world

In the future, we may choose to publish paid supplements that will help pay our writers, artists, and offset some of the production costs.

Things that you will enjoy: 


  • Wilderness exploration and survival: in a primitive age Crafting and cunning is key
  • Discover new and uncharted lands: What mysteries lie beyond the horizon?
  • 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 flavor 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 in 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. Patreons get exclusive access to these richly illustrated and beautiful DIY-Printable page spreads on the private section of the Wiki. 
  • Fantastic illustrations courtesy of Daniel Comerci, Neil Spencer, Earl Geier and many more

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
Savage Gift
$1 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with a buck per month. This allows us to pay writers and artists to create new content and to keep our website up and running.

Savage Wayfinder
$3 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with three bucks per month. In addition, you get access to the exclusive content on the Wiki and Submitting Play Reports. 

Includes Discord rewards
Savage Settler
$5 or more per month

Support the development of Savage Dawn with five bucks per month. In addition, you get access to the exclusive content on the Wiki and Printable Page Layouts and the ability to Add Markers on the World Map and submit Play Reports.

Includes Discord rewards