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The Midderlands Expanded - An OSR Setting Expansion

Created by Glynn Seal

The Midderlands Expanded - An OSR Setting Expansion
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381 backers pledged £15,634.00 on Kickstarter

An expansion to The Midderlands OSR Setting and Bestiary. For Old school roleplaying games, in particular Swords & Wizardry (D&D clone)

Raised in Kickstarter
£15,634.00 / 381 backers
Raised in BackerKit
£7,000.00 / 365 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

GM Screen Feedback
3 days ago – Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 01:12:12 AM

Hi all,

Progress is going well.

Just waiting on last chapter of editing before I attack the final internal book layout. Endpapers are designed, as well as the book cover, so it is looking good so far.

I am turning my attention to the GM Screen in the meantime.

GM Screen WIP - click for higher resolution version on OneDrive
GM Screen WIP - click for higher resolution version on OneDrive

This is my draft copy for feedback and comments. Let me know if there is anything you feel doesn't work or needs refining/adding in the comments below.

My current internal debate is about the Attack Tables (Table 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the S&W Complete rulebook) which are not included in the sample, but take up a lot of room on the screen. What is important on the screen and what isn't that could be sacrificed to include these?

Feedback very much appreciated,

Many thanks, Glynn and the team.

Sneak peek
10 days ago – Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:52:13 PM

Super quick update/sneak peek.

Editing progress is going well.

I've been working on some maps the last few days...

Map progress
Map progress

Thanks all, Glynn

Duke Silas Ironhand is pleased with progress...
13 days ago – Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 11:09:34 PM

Hello Havenfolk,

Just dropping an email to let you know where we are with things as of today. We have made some REALLY good progress the last few weeks.

Status of Progress

  • Words - All text is complete.
  • Art - Just waiting on couple of pieces, and I'm 90% completed on my own art.
  • Editing - Pookie has the text files and we have some edited chapters back already.
  • Layout - I have got most of the layout roughly placed, awaiting final edits and art pieces, then it needs a good going over.
  • Indexing - I've started this on edited chapters.

As you can see, we are (dare I say) ahead of schedule. Once surveys are locked and cards are charged, I can place orders for printing and such.

Yawmouth (unedited)

A coastal town built around a small bay formed by a headland, Yawmouth is built upon the success of cultivating the marshlands for peat. The peat fuels the county, and they ship it up and down the east coast on sea-going barges.

The headland is protected by steep cliffs and a gated stone wall separating it from the town proper. The Keep of Yaw sits here looking down on the town and the sea around it. Also, the headland is home to the Havenland Monument, a tall column with a statue of the queen perched atop looking regal, apart from all the seagull shit. Also, Callahan’s Lighthouse, painted in white, its gloomium-powered light shining out into the fog-laden Dog Sea.

Three islands once formed part of the headland but have been eroded by centuries of storms. The largest is Spoils Rock, and home to Harrowcombe Abbey, a place of worship dedicated to The Watcher from the Shore, it is served by a single, dangerous wharf that catches out even experienced boatsmen. Sacrifices to the sea gods are planned here in quiet secrecy.

The larger southern island, known as Bog Point, is barren and featureless. The smaller northern island is known as Tentacle Point and on its southern tip, in the shadow of Spoils Rock, is where the Abbey's sacrifices are made. Young maidens shackled to the cliff ledge, and taken by tentacled horrors from the frothing, olive waters.

Yawmouth Map Key:

1. Harrowcombe Abbey, 2. Shorewatch Armoury, 3. Farmstead of Sir Ollen Montgomery, 4. Iron Hoof Stables, 5. The Gutted Fish Inn, 6. Naval Barracks, 7. Havenland Monument, 8. Keep of Yaw, 9. Callahan’s Lighthouse, 10. Mad Hermit Curios, 11. Church of All Gods.

Yawmouth by Glynn Seal
Yawmouth by Glynn Seal

Backer Kit

Just an update on where we are in BackerKit. You have only 5 weeks to grab any add-ons via your BackerKit.

Surveys - Only 25 surveys outstanding.

Upgrades - Did you back the Kickstarter and wish you had backed at a higher pledge level? I can upgrade you if you want. Just drop me a message on Kickstarter messaging system and tell me what pledge level you want.

Add-ons - Don’t forget about juicy add-ons. Nice leather covers, extra maps, bookmarks/character trackers, and extra books…

Credit Card Charges - For those of you that didn’t check out with PayPal, credit cards will be charged on 15th May 2018.

If anyone would rather have their survey locked and credit cards charged now, drop me a message on the Kickstarter message system and I’ll lock your survey down and charge your cards now.

Pre-order Store - A reminder that there is a pre-order store for anyone that missed the Kickstarter. Feel free to tell your friends, family, pet iguanas, and their cockroach familiars: https://midderlands.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders.

Have fabulous weekends!

Onwards to victory, Glynn and the team.

Progress to date…
28 days ago – Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 11:44:03 PM

Hello Havenfolk,

Just dropping an email to let you know where we are with things this month.

Words

The text target is around 67,000 words for the book. The current text document sits at just over 71,200 words, and there is still a little more text to go. So, that’s now pretty much in the bag. It needs a check through/proof read before it goes over to Pookie. That should happen in the next week or two.

Art

All Juan’s pieces are finished, and Jim is practically complete. Steve has three pieces to go, and I need to focus on my art and maps whilst the book is with the editor. I am happy with where the art is at.

WTF?
WTF?

Backer Kit

Okay a few things to just go through on the BackerKit side of things.

Upgrades - Did you back the Kickstarter and wish you had backed at a higher pledge level?

I can upgrade you if you want. Just drop me a message on Kickstarter messaging system and tell me what pledge level you want.

Add-ons - Don’t forget about juicy add-ons when you complete your survey.

Nice leather covers, extra maps, bookmarks/character trackers, and extra books… so juicy. 18 leather covers have been ordered to date, so there are going to be even more fabulous copies of the books out there. You have all the time in the world to stick some add-ons to your surveys (until I lock surveys down anyway – see below), even if you already checked out, you can go back in and add more stuff later. Be the envy of all your friends.

Surveys - Backerkit surveys are all out there, and there are 49 yet to answer. I will lock down the surveys and add-ons on 15th May 2018.

Credit Card Charges - For those of you that didn’t check out with PayPal, credit cards will be charged on 15th May 2018.

If anyone would rather have their survey locked and credit cards charged now, drop me a message on the Kickstarter message system and I’ll lock your survey down and charge your cards now.

Pre-order Store - A reminder that there is a pre-order store for anyone that missed the Kickstarter. Feel free to tell your friends, family, pet llamas, and their goldfish: https://midderlands.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

I think that is it for now,

Onwards to victory! Glynn and the team.

BackerKit Surveys Just Issued!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 02:03:51 AM

Hey Havenfolk,

Quick update...

I have just issued the BackerKit surveys, so feel free to make your add-on orders and provide your shipping details/payments. The BackerKit surveys will remain open until May.

I completed my personal writing target of 40,000 words today, and finished with 52,000! So, all is on target and looking good.

Many thanks, Glynn