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Raiders of the Serpent Sea: 5th Edition Roleplaying Book

A project in Beaumont, Canada by Arcanum Worlds Canada
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Epic campaign for 5E. Norse mythology merged with tabletop fantasy. From the lead designer of Dragon Age: Origins & Neverwinter Nights
Backers: 3274
Average Pledge Per Backer: $86 CAD

Funded: $283,074 CAD of $200,000 CAD
Dates: Oct 20th -> Nov 20th (32 days)
Project By: Arcanum Worlds Canada
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Latest News

Less than 2 hours left - Grims & Undiscovered Island Found & Unlocked

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
My friends, you have done so well. We have unlocked the final player race -- The Grims -- as well as discovered the "Undiscovered Island" which will add a new adventure that can be used in either Odyssey of the Dragonlords or Raiders of the Serpent... (Read More)

Our Final Day & the End of Kickstarter Pricing

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it as we near the end. Again, as I have said so many times before, this campaign would not be as strong without your support. It is truly appreciated and you will see that appreciation in the final book. And I am so pleased you have unlocked... (Read More)

The Lost Lands Unlocked + level 14 play (and beyond)

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to the Lost Lands You did it. Thank you! Very sincerely grateful that we reached this stretch goal. The content here is important but I definitely needed to hit this funding level to afford the creature images, NPC portraits, and awesome... (Read More)

Thor's Day! Add-Ons! New Player Race Unlocked & Less than 48 Hours Remain

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Today appears to be aptly named for we are having a thunderous response to the final forty-eight hours of this campaign fueled by all of you, our amazing backers.  We have just unlocked the Tuss player race (thank you!) and are rowing full-speed... (Read More)

Here we are at the last Odin's Day (and another stretch goal unlocked)

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is the last Wednesday before our campaign ends and for some, it is believed that the day is named for Odin himself. Perhaps meaning today is also a day for wisdom? A day for the raiders to assemble before the völv to hear the wise words of the... (Read More)

Raid Complete! All subclasses unlocked! Thank you!!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of your efforts every class gets a subclass. Well done! Here they are: Community Goal The last community goal has been vanquished (well done!) If you review the main description page you will see the updated stretch goal list but here's... (Read More)

Three Stretch Goals Unlocked & A New Community Goal

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you several more stretch goals have been unlocked. Character Sheets! A GM Booklet to help track the campaign's progress A new Epic Background Again, thank for the very generous support. We have three of our vital Alljarls ready to deploy... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Updated (Thank You!)

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of your efforts the Druid Circle of the Devourer was unlocked by achieving a community goal, making all future stretch goals so much easier to attain. Thank you! And today we also unlocked the Rogue True Believer! This is one of my... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked, New Community Goal & the Alljarl

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your effort we have pushed through a couple more stretch goals! Your effort is appreciated and it helps grow the Serpent Sea for all of us.  From Stranger Lands - An alternate opening to allow a party of characters from another world to... (Read More)

Thanks to all of you... revised stretch goals!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Evening, all. I'll be skipping updates for tomorrow so figured I'd get this one out there now. Another Stretch Goal... Crushed! Yep, you all came through and shared and shared on social media. As promised this unlocked the Digital version of the game... (Read More)

The Spoils of War... Spend Less!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings all! First - thank you for your support. As Jarls you have been leading this campaign from the very beginning and it is much appreciated. However, I'd like to save you some money. Recently we added the game master card pack to all Jarls... (Read More)

Achievement Unlocked! Easier Stretch Goals (& Beastborn & Clerics... oh my!)

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow - our new Jarls have helped push us across the finish line and the Beastborn is now an official player race in Raiders of the Serpent Sea. Thank you! But that's not all. Because you have all managed to unlock the Beastborn early I have adjusted... (Read More)

Beware The Barbarians! (and Early Bird Pricing is almost gone)

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
A hearty thank you to all of our awesome supporters. This is a big update as I'm trying to reduce their frequency. If you want more regular communication with me, I'm always available on the comments or the Raiders Reddit -... (Read More)

The Bonded Epic Background unlocked!

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! The Bonded Epic Background will allow a variety of pair bonded characters (siblings, partners, and maybe even nemeses) to tackle the Serpent Sea together. Well done. Next up is the Path of the Provoked for the barbarian. Stretch Goals -... (Read More)

Thank you! We are funded...

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it! Raiders of the Serpent Sea has been funded. You made it happen and we've reached our first goal -- $200, 000. Thank you for the fantastic support. I am beyond excited to start revealing more about the stretch goals. The last couple weeks... (Read More)

Updates, a Survey & Extra Life

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Updates, a Survey & Extra Life: Probably not the best title for a movie, novel, or update post, but whatever! I hope all is well in your worlds. Updates Digital Delivery - I know I updated the FAQ but wanted to make sure that everyone knows that... (Read More)

GM Cards (and Playtesting) added to the Jarl Tier!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings!  A few updates (and as promised, goodies have been added to sweeten the Jarl loot). Jarls & Playtesting Something I discovered several times while working in the video game industry is that when we often had multiple problems with the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, Monsters, Cards, and Covers!

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good afternoon. Again, I want to thank all of your for your support. The response has been fantastic and I am very grateful for all the time you contribute to ensuring this project is a success. I only have a few short updates today as I am preparing... (Read More)

Introducing the Beastborn Player Race

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Decided we were close enough! Here is the preview for the third player race for Raiders of the Serpent Sea! If you have not checked out the Wicker or the Tallfolk yet they are already available in the free player's guide. The Beastborn The Beastborn... (Read More)

Odyssey of the Dragonlords Monster Index

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Indexing Those that know me realize that I am obnoxiously organized. Therefore it is no surprise that I continue to mess around with Odyssey of the Dragonlords and Raiders of the Serpent Sea index files. These examples are for Odyssey (and still very... (Read More)

A Glorious Friday!

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry, a heftier than expected update for this Friday evening. Shipping & Billing Updates Just in way of very advance notice, when the Kickstarter closes, our intention is NOT to activate our pledge manager right away.  (In case you are new to... (Read More)

Community Goals - Discover an Unknown Player Race

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Good afternoon! An exciting day, with a flurry of new activity. Many thanks to all of you. I have been having fun reading the comments about what has drawn you to this campaign. Many of you are here because of the story and adventure material. Others... (Read More)

What do Dragonlords Want?

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
A hearty hello to all of you. My apologies for a very large update, but I had lots on my mind! I thought I would start with some discussion around Odyssey of the Dragonlords because without that amazing campaign, we would not be here. I'd love to... (Read More)

Almost 80%! Time to Talk Playing Cards!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, we've almost reached 80%! Thank you!! I'm getting far too excited about the stretch goals. Can't wait to share more. All Hands on... Deck? So... I know that it can be challenging to show the players images from the actual campaign book... (Read More)

Monster Updates

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all, a short update today as I am busy tracking down answers to the questions & requests flowing in over the past few days. Here's our monster art sheet, I hope it provides a clearer idea of what you will be getting! As more art comes in... (Read More)

$146K (73%) Funded!!! (Also: Stretch Goals Update)

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick update before I roll into running my Odyssey campaign this afternoon. Thanks to all contributors... I love seeing such strong momentum continue. We are only a few days away from being able to start unlocking new class archetypes, additional... (Read More)

Shipping Reduction #1 (And a question about players...)

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for the feedback on the last update. I'll try for an update every day. Maybe some days a bit more depending on what's happening. (Possibly not one tomorrow as I'm running my Odyssey of the Dragonlords session!) Shipping I adjusted the... (Read More)

Digital Map Update

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The weekend is almost upon us! I've had a pleasant morning looking at your comments and reviewing an incoming batch of player portraits. VTT Update I will add a FAQ with the following. Please do let me know if you have questions! For Kickstarter... (Read More)

VTT Maps - Questions!

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all. Looks like we might push into the 120k territory tonight. Yay!  Digital Maps I do want to talk about digital maps to support those of you who play on virtual tabletops. (The question of specific VTT support is a separate discussion for... (Read More)

Good morning, all!

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for the feedback about the potential stretch goal I mentioned in the previous update (and for your continued support). I'm still working away on fleshing out all the stretch goals and getting answers to the questions arising in the comments. ... (Read More)

Halfway there!

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you. I really had no idea what to expect on this first day and your support is so very appreciated. I realize many of you are here because of how amazing Odyssey of the Dragonlords is and I just want to reiterate my commitment to matching the... (Read More)

Dragon Age: Origins Designer Launches New Dungeons & Dragons World

October 21st - via: comicbook.com
The lead designer of Dragon Age: Origins and Neverwinter Nights has launched a Kickstarter for a new Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting based off of Norse mythology. Earlier this week, Arcanum Worlds Canada launched the Kickstarter for Raiders of the Serpent Sea, a new campaign setting and adventure book detailing the world of Grimnir. (Read More)

Dragon Age Writer Reveals Raiders of the Serpent Sea

October 21st - via: techraptor.net
As described in the game's Kickstarter campaign, Raiders of the Serpent Sea is a Norse Viking-themed adventure. It is set in a brand new setting called Grimnir, and it takes players on a fantastical adventures as prospective raiders traveling the seas and seeking their fortune and glory. The rules are based on Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition, and the adventure book itself is packed with roughly 250 pages of adventure scenarios, characters and artwork. (Read More)

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