WizardThiefFighter is creating the Ultraviolet Grasslands, a psychedelic metal rpg sandbox
160

patrons

$417
per stratometaship expedition

Welcome to the Ultraviolet Grasslands

The Ultraviolet Grasslands (UVG) is a rules-light rpg pointcrawl module inspired by psychedelic heavy metal, the Dying Earth genre, and Oregon Trail games. It takes a group of ‘heroes’ into the depths of a vast and mythic steppe filled with the detritus of time and space and fuzzy riffs.

Get your free, introductory version here.



The UVG is for referees, game masters, judges, players, and fans of role-playing games who want to run a months’ long science fantasy Marco Polo-style voyage across a weird, old world. The UVG is for any gamer who wants to mine it for inspiration, adventuring locations, odd characters, maps, items, and random encounters. The UVG is also an artbook knitting together my art and maps and writing. Yes, every nut and fault, from layout to lamarckian monstrosity, is my own work.

It is encouraged, and made possible, by the fantastic support of my fans on patreon. Thank you, the heroes of the stratometaship.

It is also still a work in progress. The responsibility for every typo, every error, and every missing statistic, is entirely mine.

Now, enter the silver machine.


Psst: How does that work in Patreon terms?

1. I'm creating a long-distance pointcrawl sandbox and I've covered 22 areas so far (of 30 total). With each monthly update I add two areas. It's full of words, about 50k now.
2. It's full of art. I draw a few new pieces for each update, so we'll hit about 100 pieces soon.
3. It's rules-optional. Though I write rules and stats to simulate a weird para-apocalyptic world and wilderness adventuring on a scale of weeks and months, you can take them or leave them.
4. It also has maps, NPCs, and a lot of cats. The story (and setting) started in the Violet City and went West from there.

My patrons: the heroes

I must repeat my thanks to my patrons. You are the true heroes of the WizardThiefFighter story. I started this patreon with no clear idea than a donation box for my fantasy and rpg art, and you responded. You stuck by me as I turned it into an illustrated choose-your-own-adventure. You stuck by me as I refined that concept into the psychedelic sandbox of the Ultraviolet Grasslands.

And more than that, you inspired me and continue to inspire me. When I get a messages like this:

"Hey, just wanted to say again how pleased I am with everything you've been putting out. My group fucking loves the setting, and they've only just begun."
"Your class pictures ( wizardthieffighter.com/2017/40-not-classy-satire-of-heroes) and description of the cleric as a "tomb-robbing heal-bot" hooked me :)"
It's good to see I'm doing something right.

—Luka Rejec, April 2018

Other Projects

I'm working with the Hydra Co-operative to complete the Slumbering Ursine Dunes (What Ho will come soon!) and to put out the Necropolis—a living, breathing sacred site about to be destroyed, with help from a group of PCs.
I also illustrate a fair number of rpg and card game things. I'll list them up someday.

Want more?

I draw and write. Follow along and let's mediate socially!

Get a sample

I'm repeating myself, but I made a 78-page free introduction to the UVG. Get it.
Tiers
Minihero!
$1 or more per stratometaship expedition 103 of 9000 patrons
You are awesome and you're now officially a minion fuelling the WTF rocketshipposaurus!

So, what do miniheros get?


  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: you influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The glorious feeling of being a patron of the arts.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A little dance when you sign up.
Hero!
$4 or more per stratometaship expedition 33 of 666 patrons
So awesome! More fire for the rocketshipposaurus!


What makes heros bigger than miniheros, besides a high-protein diet?


  • Classy Hero Act: every hero deserves to be immortalized in art. Your character shall be too. And quite possibly also killed on one of the expeditions.
  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: just like miniheros, you can influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The knowledge that you're supporting art, gaming and everything.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A big dance when you sign up.
Metahero!
$9 or more per stratometaship expedition 27 of 42 patrons
Besides awesomeness, that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from heavy metal wizardry keeping you alive while the cosmos grows cold and dark.*



What else does a metahero get?

  • Books: any and every book, .pdf collection and other content that spins off the WTF gravy train, you're getting a digital copy.
  • Custom Expedition: within a couple of months of your sponsorship at this level a Paraperial Exquisition Detail will hammer your ideas for a stratometaship expedition out of you and I'll build something out of that. This won't be work to order and I guarantee you won't get exactly what you expected, but expeditions into the unknown rarely are - however, should you choose to accept it, this expedition will be tied to your name and theme and dismally heroic fate.
  • Classy Hero Act: every hero deserves to be immortalized in art. Your character shall be too. And quite possibly also killed on one of the expeditions.
  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: just like miniheros, you can influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The knowledge that you're supporting art, gaming and everything.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A rain dance when you sign up.


*very slowly from a human perspective.

Goals
$417 of $667 per stratometaship expedition
Bigger Than The Beast.
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Welcome to the Ultraviolet Grasslands

The Ultraviolet Grasslands (UVG) is a rules-light rpg pointcrawl module inspired by psychedelic heavy metal, the Dying Earth genre, and Oregon Trail games. It takes a group of ‘heroes’ into the depths of a vast and mythic steppe filled with the detritus of time and space and fuzzy riffs.

Get your free, introductory version here.



The UVG is for referees, game masters, judges, players, and fans of role-playing games who want to run a months’ long science fantasy Marco Polo-style voyage across a weird, old world. The UVG is for any gamer who wants to mine it for inspiration, adventuring locations, odd characters, maps, items, and random encounters. The UVG is also an artbook knitting together my art and maps and writing. Yes, every nut and fault, from layout to lamarckian monstrosity, is my own work.

It is encouraged, and made possible, by the fantastic support of my fans on patreon. Thank you, the heroes of the stratometaship.

It is also still a work in progress. The responsibility for every typo, every error, and every missing statistic, is entirely mine.

Now, enter the silver machine.


Psst: How does that work in Patreon terms?

1. I'm creating a long-distance pointcrawl sandbox and I've covered 22 areas so far (of 30 total). With each monthly update I add two areas. It's full of words, about 50k now.
2. It's full of art. I draw a few new pieces for each update, so we'll hit about 100 pieces soon.
3. It's rules-optional. Though I write rules and stats to simulate a weird para-apocalyptic world and wilderness adventuring on a scale of weeks and months, you can take them or leave them.
4. It also has maps, NPCs, and a lot of cats. The story (and setting) started in the Violet City and went West from there.

My patrons: the heroes

I must repeat my thanks to my patrons. You are the true heroes of the WizardThiefFighter story. I started this patreon with no clear idea than a donation box for my fantasy and rpg art, and you responded. You stuck by me as I turned it into an illustrated choose-your-own-adventure. You stuck by me as I refined that concept into the psychedelic sandbox of the Ultraviolet Grasslands.

And more than that, you inspired me and continue to inspire me. When I get a messages like this:

"Hey, just wanted to say again how pleased I am with everything you've been putting out. My group fucking loves the setting, and they've only just begun."
"Your class pictures ( wizardthieffighter.com/2017/40-not-classy-satire-of-heroes) and description of the cleric as a "tomb-robbing heal-bot" hooked me :)"
It's good to see I'm doing something right.

—Luka Rejec, April 2018

Other Projects

I'm working with the Hydra Co-operative to complete the Slumbering Ursine Dunes (What Ho will come soon!) and to put out the Necropolis—a living, breathing sacred site about to be destroyed, with help from a group of PCs.
I also illustrate a fair number of rpg and card game things. I'll list them up someday.

Want more?

I draw and write. Follow along and let's mediate socially!

Get a sample

I'm repeating myself, but I made a 78-page free introduction to the UVG. Get it.

Recent posts by WizardThiefFighter

Tiers
Minihero!
$1 or more per stratometaship expedition 103 of 9000 patrons
You are awesome and you're now officially a minion fuelling the WTF rocketshipposaurus!

So, what do miniheros get?


  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: you influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The glorious feeling of being a patron of the arts.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A little dance when you sign up.
Hero!
$4 or more per stratometaship expedition 33 of 666 patrons
So awesome! More fire for the rocketshipposaurus!


What makes heros bigger than miniheros, besides a high-protein diet?


  • Classy Hero Act: every hero deserves to be immortalized in art. Your character shall be too. And quite possibly also killed on one of the expeditions.
  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: just like miniheros, you can influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The knowledge that you're supporting art, gaming and everything.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A big dance when you sign up.
Metahero!
$9 or more per stratometaship expedition 27 of 42 patrons
Besides awesomeness, that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from heavy metal wizardry keeping you alive while the cosmos grows cold and dark.*



What else does a metahero get?

  • Books: any and every book, .pdf collection and other content that spins off the WTF gravy train, you're getting a digital copy.
  • Custom Expedition: within a couple of months of your sponsorship at this level a Paraperial Exquisition Detail will hammer your ideas for a stratometaship expedition out of you and I'll build something out of that. This won't be work to order and I guarantee you won't get exactly what you expected, but expeditions into the unknown rarely are - however, should you choose to accept it, this expedition will be tied to your name and theme and dismally heroic fate.
  • Classy Hero Act: every hero deserves to be immortalized in art. Your character shall be too. And quite possibly also killed on one of the expeditions.
  • Private Expedition Pass: the high-res .pdf of the latest Stratometaship adventure expedition spread for you to use.
  • Voting rights: just like miniheros, you can influence where the expedition goes next and what I illustrate up.
  • The knowledge that you're supporting art, gaming and everything.
  • The thanks of wizards, thieves and fighters everywhere. Clerics are just wizards with pretensions.
  • A rain dance when you sign up.


*very slowly from a human perspective.