My new Kickstarter has just gone live!


My new Kickstarter has just gone live. It’s for The Fury of the Northmen, a 5e-compatible rpg set in England during the first six years of the Viking invasion of England (865-871 CE). The Fury of the Northmen is historical fantasy; it’s an equal mix of imagination and intensely researched Scandinavian & English history, myth, legend, and folklore.

If the Kickstarter funds, patrons can get:

  • The Player’s Guide, a 450+-page book containing completely new character classes (nearly all the 5e character classes weren’t compatible with the historical setting), new PC folk, 600+ new spells, dozens of historical ethnicities, and everything else needed to create a Northmen character and play a Northmen game or campaign.
  • The World Book, a 250+-page book containing everything a GM could want to know about the Northmen setting: the kingdoms of England as of 865, the cultures, the religions, the philosophies, the lived experiences, and all the other basics of both English and Scandinavian societies; a gazetteer of the England of Northmen; the who, what, where, when, and why of both the historical Viking invasion and the Viking invasion in the world of Northmen (two different things); rules for large-scale battles; sixty manuscript pages of new treasure types and items; and a long list of resources for people interested in learning more.
  • The Bestiary, a descriptive catalogue of 240+ new monsters for the setting. Rather than create a third book for the Kickstarter, I decided to put the entirety of the Bestiary–all 240+ new monsters–on a free website whose design will be paid for by the Kickstarter and which will contain not just the Bestiary but all the errata and freebie material for Northmen.
  • various add-ons: a poster-sized map of the England of the Northmen setting; a pad of Northmen character sheets; a leather Northmen dice tray; and a set of six Northmen dice.

Northmen is unlike any other Viking rpg ever published–more historical information (as much as fun allows) and more intensely researched setting, cast of characters, and monsters–and it’s pretty good. (Admittedly, I’m biased). So…take a look, won’t you? Thanks!

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