I wasn’t going to post about The Road to Hell, seeing as it’s my Birthday. A day of eating sausages and hanging out with my dog was in order. But as went out to take out the bins, I noticed the full moon hanging in the sky, which got me thinking about Werewolves. I then logged on to check how the campaign is getting on and was pleasantly surprised to see we had hit 90%, which again got me thinking (blimey all this thinking before I’ve even had my morning coffee!)
If we hit 100% funded today, I will add an extra adventure encounter on the Road, which features these hairy heathens, called Hunter’s Moon (which is what October’s Full Moon is called over here in the UK, and comes from Anglo Saxon calendar when it was a time to slaughter and butcher livestock before winter).
Here’s the fun bit. If are an existing backer you help us reach fully funded by say spreading the word via social media, (how about “Werewolves are threatening to run amok on the Road to Hell Kickstarter ->https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/645319106/the-road-to-hell”) I will let you name one of the family of Werewolves that form the centrepiece of the encounter I will put in the adventure. Word of mouth is a powerful thing, and if we get funded, now there is a greater chance that we’ll get the stretch goals when all those Watchers get their emails 48 hours before the campaign ends. So everyone’s a winner 🙂 But as they say, you have to be in it to win it!! Also, existing backers who upgrade their pledge or add the Treasure Chest of Crypts and Things add-on (see update 7) also qualify to name a Werewolf (arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooo!!!)
If you haven’t backed yet and are following these updates, you’ve got an even simpler job of backing the campaign today, and if we fund today, I’ll give you the opportunity to name a werewolf.
Here’s a quick update on the Road to Hell Kickstarter, which closes on Tuesday 30th October, which at the time of writing stands at 79% funded.
A couple of big updates
Jon Hodgson has completed this amazing cover.
The Road to Hell cover by Jon Hodgson
And 2018 Golden ENnie award winner Glynn Seal has done this map of one of the adventure locations…
Map by Glynn Seal of Monkey Blood Design
Peter Town also provided another portrait for one of the pre-made characters, the Elf Little Lord John.
Picture by Peter Town
And Daniel Barker has come up with a picture of the Great Adversary himself!
Lucifer by Dan Barker
Here’s the full list of recent updates:
Jon Hodgson has nailed it and provided the final full-colour cover for The Road To Hell.
The Road to Hell cover by Jon Hodgson
The Road to Hell is well on its way to being funded, and while progress is slow (we are at 54% with just over two weeks to go) we will get there by the end of the funding period on the day before Halloween (Oct 30).
The team of artists that I’m working on this one have been producing work to act of preview of what we aim to do when the Kickstarter funds.
Jon Hodgson has done this chilling sketch of the cover (he’s in the process of completing the full piece at the moment).
Road To Hell sketch cover by Jon Hodgson
Interior artist Dan Barker has done this sketch of one of the monsters that feature in the adventure.
Fearcrow (sketch) by Dan Barker
D101 regular Peter Town has been charged with doing portraits for each of the six pre-made characters who are included in the book with the adventure.
Art by Peter Town
I’ve also posted a number of updates which give more insight about what’s in the book.
Finally, I’ve added an add-on, which will be of interest if you fancy picking up Crypts and Things and two of its adventures at a bargain price.
The Road To Hell is an adventure for Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other Old School RPGs. It is now live on Kickstarter until Tuesday 30th October, the day before Halloween, when if it funds all backers can download the draft adventure, complete with rough (but functional) maps and six premade characters.
Set in Jacobean England, this adventure sees a band of veteran (5th Level) but down at heel adventurers take a desperate journey between Chester and Manchester in the North West of England, that takes them into Hell itself. It is a weird fantasy adventure that sees the adventurers thrown into magical situations outside of their normal lives, and challenge fiends that would eat their flesh and steal their souls.
The book will feature the work of:
- Dan Barker (Monkey, Tournaments of Madness and Death) on internal art.
- Jon Hodgson (numerous credits, including WHFRP 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions, D&D 4th and 5th edition) on the front cover,
- Paul Mitchener (Age of Arthur, Liminal) on the editorial duties.
- Glynn Seal (2018 Golden ENnie Award winner for Cartography for his work on the Midderlands).
- Peter Town (Hearts in Glorantha, Gloranthan Adventures) who will be doing character portraits for the six pre-made characters,