FAQ: The Crooked Moon: Folk Horror in 5E by Legends of Avantris
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Does this include AI-generated art?

No, it does not and will not. All of our art and creative work is made by humans, and is entirely original.

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I backed within the first 72 hours, how do I get my free Horned King Resin Dice?

You’re all set! Here’s how it works behind the scenes:

-You backed the project during the first 72 hours, and Kickstarter records the time of your pledge. -In BackerKit, we’ll identify all backers who pledged within that 72-hour window. -From that group, we’ll exclude anyone who didn’t choose one of the physical reward tiers.

Important Note: If you couldn’t back the Kickstarter within the first 72 hours, don’t worry! You’ll still have the opportunity to get the Horned King Resin Dice (see our tiers and add-ons).

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What do we mean when we say "Folk Horror?"

Folk Horror is one of the more broadly defined subgenres of horror with many interpretations. Strong themes include the utilization of folklore to elicit dread, the inherent conflict between the old and the new, the dangers present in nature and the wilds, etc, all of which will be fully explored in the Crooked Moon.

Our “north star” for how we view folk horror is what’s been coined as the “folk horror chain,” which is the chain of story elements leading into each other to bring about folk horror: Rural Locations. Isolated Groups. Skewed Morals and Belief Systems. Supernatural and/or Violent Happenings.

We don’t view this as prescriptive, and we will even include some elements of gothic horror, body horror, cosmic horror, ghost stories, occult detective stories, psychological horror, slasher horror, and more… but they will all be in service driving the theme of folk horror in the Crooked Moon.

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Will there be elements of SCP and/or creepy pasta?

No. We have many inspirations for this book, but they do not include SCP or creepy pastas, although there are undoubtedly shared inspirations for folklore related horror stories.

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Will there be any creatures directly taken from real world myth and folklore?

No. All of the creatures of the Crooked Moon will be original to the setting. While we are drawing inspiration from creatures, monsters, tropes, and themes from classic folklore, we are bringing a unique approach to everything that appears in the supplement.

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Is this licensed by Wizards of the Coast?

The Crooked Moon follows the guidelines set out in the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, which Wizards of the Coast has kindly made available to publishers like us. You can take a look at the document here: https://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/DND/SRD-OGL_V5.1.pdf

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Will The Crooked Moon be compatible with One D&D?

All content created for The Crooked Moon will be as forward-compatible with One D&D as any official material in 5th Edition.

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How many players can enjoy The Crooked Moon?

The adventure is written with party sizes as few as 3 and as many as 7 in mind, but playing with fewer or more players could certainly be possible with minor changes for balance.

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What will the GM screen show?

The GM screen will have two types of information for Game Masters: Some parts of the screen will display common and frequently needed information from the standard DnD rules so they’re readily available at a glance. The rest of the screen will display important details that will be relevant throughout the adventure, such as new rules, mechanics and setting details introduced in The Crooked Moon. A quick reference index table will also help you find what you need within the book itself, should you need to look up fuller details in a pinch.

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What currency is used for the tier pricing?

The pricing for all tiers on our Kickstarter campaign is in United States Dollars (USD).

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Are there limited quantities of any of the products?

Except for the 1000 Signed Collector’s Edition Books (check out our add-ons), there are NO limits on any tiers!

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Will there be a pledge manager?

Yes, indeed! We’ll be using BackerKit as our pledge manager. About 2-3 weeks after the campaign concludes, you’ll receive an email with a survey. In that survey, you can share your address, upgrade your pledge tier, and add any extra items you’d like.

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How do I use BackerKit?

Using BackerKit is easy! You’ll receive surveys, instructions, and reminders as we make progress on The Crooked Moon. If you ever need to update your survey responses, add more items, change your shipping address, or make any adjustments, simply visit BackerKit before we lock in the delivery details. For any assistance with BackerKit, please reach out to their website directly at https://help.BackerKit.com/collection/544-im-a-backer.

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When will I be charged?

After the Kickstarter campaign ends on November 1st, Kickstarter will charge your chosen payment method automatically. If you’ve picked a physical reward, remember that you’ll still need to cover shipping (check our estimated prices) and any applicable sales tax. The exact amount depends on your order, location, and local tax rates. BackerKit will calculate this for you when it’s time to fulfill orders.

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Can I change my pledge tier?

Absolutely! When we send you the BackerKit survey, you’ll have the chance to upgrade your pledge. This upgrade option is open to all backers, regardless of the tier you originally picked. Our goal is to provide you with a wide range of options to ensure you can fully enjoy The Crooked Moon!

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How can I get add-ons?

When you choose a tier at checkout, you can also add extra items. For each product you want to include, click the “Add” button, and the item will be added to your total pledge. If you didn’t select them initially, no worries! You’ll have another chance to increase your pledge and get more add-ons when we send out BackerKit surveys.

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Are Stretch Goals free?

Stretch goals are additional products and features that we aim to unlock as our Kickstarter campaign reaches certain funding milestones. They will be automatically included in your pledge of the relevant tier and do not increase the cost; they are our way of enhancing the overall experience of The Crooked Moon as a THANK YOU to our backers for their support.

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What happens when the Kickstarter ends?

After our Kickstarter ends, you’ll receive a receipt for your pledge. It’s important to check this receipt to make sure your pledge went through successfully. We won’t be able to deliver items to pledges that didn’t go through, so please double-check.

Once your pledge is confirmed, you can relax, knowing that your Crooked Moon products will be made. But there’s more to do! We’ll send you a BackerKit survey where you can add more add-ons if you want. This is also where we’ll charge for shipping. All shipping costs will be calculated in the BackerKit survey.

Important Note: We will only deliver physical items to backers who: A. Successfully pledged to one of the physical reward tiers. B. Successfully pay for shipping in their BackerKit survey.

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How do I pay for shipping?

Shipping costs are not charged through Kickstarter. Instead, they will be calculated using BackerKit once we’ve sent out surveys and confirmed the dimensions and weights of the items. When you make your pledge, your receipt will show a charge of “$0.00 for shipping” – this is from Kickstarter. The actual shipping costs will be applied through BackerKit after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

Please keep in mind that the estimated shipping costs on the campaign page are based on current size and weight estimates of the products in each pledge tier. These estimates may change, but we strive to provide as accurate shipping prices as possible. It’s worth noting that due to the ongoing global shipping situation, final shipping prices might exceed our initial estimates. We will update the shipping price in your BackerKit survey as soon as we have their precise weights and dimensions.

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Will you ship to my country?

We ship to most countries worldwide, but there are some countries where shipping is not possible due to import laws, customs regulations, or postal issues. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to the following countries:

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Can I update my address after the Kickstarter campaign ends?

After the Kickstarter campaign wraps up, the ability to change your address will depend on our production and shipping progress and when we lock in the delivery details. We recommend using an address that you’re confident will remain secure for the next 12 months, if possible.

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Why are you publishing the Crooked Moon?

We’re publishing the Crooked Moon because we’re passionate about sharing an exciting new adventure with the tabletop gaming community. We believe in the power of storytelling and immersive experiences, and we want to bring a unique and captivating world to life for players to explore and enjoy. Creating and publishing this project allows us to connect with fellow adventurers and share our creativity with the world.

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How is value of boxes and bundles calculated?

In addition to the add-on cost of items, here is how we are valuing exclusive and included items:

The Blasting Company Music MP3 Downloads: $15 Exclusive Crooked Moon Pin: $15 Exclusive Horned King Pin: $15 Exclusive Collector’s Coin: $20

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Do you still have a question we haven't answered here?

We’ve tried to cover the most common questions, but if you have any other questions or business enquiries, feel free to send us a message on Kickstarter or email us at [email protected]. We’re here to help!

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