If you know me at all, you know I'm a "try before you buy" sort of person. I don't have millions of dollars to spend on games or warehouses full of space to store them all. So if I buy a game, it's because I know I'm going to want to play it. But with Kickstarters, that's often not a possibility. However, the folks behind the Svilland setting book for 5E are giving us all a chance to check it out by posting up their Svilland Demo Booklet.
From the announcement:
Svilland is a campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons 5E that is based on Scandinavian mythology and culture. It is a world where three kingdoms are in struggle with each other in a savage landscape, full of many dangers and hardships even after Odin’s conquest over Vanir in the archaic times. With an atmosphere that is darker than many other settings of the genre, Svilland reflects the endurance and necessary brutality of the Norse, and Vikings thereof.
In its present time, the realm is in a period when two of the omens of Ragnarok have appeared and the realm is waiting for the third one that will mark the emergence of the end days. Odd, the Father of Frost Giants and the Bringer of the Black Winter has been awakened and left his prison throne, the spear that is made for keeping him there has fallen to the floor. In the meanwhile, races and people of the realm are still indulged in their daily matters and quests.
Under the content of Norse and Vikings, we are preparing a campaign setting that has two new classes, 24 new archetypes, 14 new domains for nine deities, 20 new monsters, 100 new magical items and many new spells, feats and equipment. When published, it will have over 100 pages of content.
ABOUT THIS BOOKLET
In this booklet, we are providing you a sneak peek so that you can use for a play test and see for yourself. A small geography of one of the three regions is also provided, where you can run a mini-campaign. You can test four of the domains with your cleric (or gothi, in Norse terms), archetypes for the barbarian, the fighter, the ranger and the sorcerer, as well as our brand new class the runewalker with rune magic. We also included some of the monsters that you can challenge your players with, some of the magical items that you can reward them with, and some of the new spells and feats.
We wish you a marvelous adventure, skol!