The Crooked Moon: Folk Horror in 5E by Legends of Avantris

Created by Legends of Avantris

A 400+ page Folk Horror tome for 5th Edition. Brave the dark wood, beware the witching hour, and weave your own dreadful folktale.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Backerkit Survey Update, Playtest Announcement, Ring of Chaos with Matthew Lillard, Guesting at PAX Unplugged!
14 days ago – Wed, Nov 15, 2023 at 02:49:18 PM

Hey gang! We hope everyone has been having an awesome November! Since our last update, we've been hard at work writing The Crooked Moon and reaching out to awesome potential partners with tons of industry experience to ensure that we deliver you the best possible 5E supplement we can! 

Backerkit Survey Update!

And most importantly, we've been working on the Backerkit Survey to get ready. Since this is our first rodeo, we want to make sure we get this right, so we're taking extra time and precautions as we get all our ducks in a row. Our plan is to send out at the end of November or early December at the latest. Thanks so much for your patience as you await it! 

Now, we're thrilled to announce:

Playtesting Begins December 1st!

Here's how it will work: 

First, please make sure you join our Crooked Moon Discord Server: 

  •  On December 1st, playtest material will become available! We're still deciding the best way to distribute these materials, so stay tuned closer to the playtest date.
  •  2 weeks later, a Google Form will be made public to collect feedback with clear specifications of what we're looking for.
  •  You will have 2 Months to play games and submit feedback to the form, which will Close January 31st, 2024. 
  • If you do not have a group, you can Join The Crooked Moon Discord to find people to play with! 
  • We will provide general guidance on how to playtest the material, which adventures to run, etc.
  • Ongoing discussion of the playtest can be done in The Crooked Moon Discord, with a separate thread for each subclass, lineage, etc. 

Get excited, assemble your party, and schedule your games!

Project We Love: Ring of Chaos!

Next, we wanted to let you all know about an awesome board game that's live on Kickstarter now called Ring of Chaos by our friends at Beadle and Grimm's, including the one and only Matthew Lillard of Scream, Scooby Doo, and FNAF fame! 

The game is a chaotic free-for-all themed around classic DnD tropes that's sure to lead to epic moments and lots of laughs with your friends, so check them out before the campaign ends December 5th! 

To celebrate the launch of the campaign, our friend Matthew Lillard came out to play a D&D one-shot based on Ring of Chaos. It was an absolute joy to play with Matthew, and things sure got pretty wild immediately! You can watch the session here:

We're Guests at PAX Unplugged! 

Do you want to talk to us about The Crooked Moon in person? We're excited to announce that we're special guests at PAX Unplugged, December 1st-3rd in Philadelphia, PA! We'll be doing a Crooked Moon-themed live show that will also be streamed on the PAX Twitch channel, and hosting an official Avantris meet-up. If you're going to be there, come say hi!

Again, thank you so much for your support and your patience as we dive headfirst into the world of TTRPG publishing. We're so excited to show you what we've got cooking up when we reveal the playtest materials next month!

- Mikey and the Avantris Team

Next Steps and What's to Come!
24 days ago – Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 10:08:56 PM

Now that The Crooked Moon Kickstarter campaign has concluded, the work continues as we strive to finish writing the book and get everything manufactured! While we work on that, here is what you can expect to come next.

Backerkit Survey Is Coming!

In a little less than 3 weeks, all backers will be receiving their Backerkit survey. When you receive the email, you will be brough to a survey where you will be able to do the following: 

  • Give us your shipping information
  • Upgrade your pledge level
  • Add any desired add-ons
  • Opt-in to receive your free dice if eligible (Both the free Horned King set for early backers and the KS-Exclusive Pumpkin King set)
  • Confirm your VIP status to receive your Chuckles pin and/or Honk Legion mini-expansion if eligible (Unlocked by giving the $1 to join our pre-launch VIP program)

Tax and Shipping will NOT be collected with the Backerkit survey. You will pay both when we fulfill The Crooked Moon next year. 

Playtesting Is Around the Corner!

If you've backed The Crooked Moon campaign and are itching to try out the player options, you won't have to wait too much longer! We will begin the Alpha Playtest for player options later this year. We will have all the playtest details for you when the time comes, but get your party ready and prepare to play at the end of this year and the beginning of 2024! 

Keep an eye on these updates and Join The Crooked Moon Discord server to make sure you stay connected and get all of our updates as soon as we announce them! 

We're already having a blast putting together an awesome folk horror supplement for you all to enjoy. We can't wait to show you more!

Thanks so much for your support!


We did it! The Crooked Moon Breaks $4 Million! Combat Music and 3 Vinyl Albums Unlocked! Thank You So Much!
28 days ago – Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 11:32:17 PM

Our hearts are so full.

You all have made our dreams a reality and pushed The Crooked Moon to be the biggest 5E Kickstarter of all time and the first to hit $4 Million! On behalf of everyone here at Avantris, thank you SO MUCH for the amazing support!

The Crooked Moon Pre-Order Store is LIVE!

The Crooked Moon is now available for pre-order, now that the campaign has concluded! We'll be honoring all of the same tiers, add-ons, and pricing of the campaign. So if you discovered The Crooked Moon late or didn't have time to save up the funds before the campaign ended, you can snag the same rewards! The only things not available are the Pumpkin King dice set and getting your name in the book from the All-In Box, which were only available while the campaign was live.

Final Stretch Goal Unlocked: More Music!

In the final moments of the campaign, we hit our final stretch goal! That's right, there will be THREE entire albums by The Blasting Company produced for The Crooked Moon! Joining the roster is an album of epic, high-tempo music perfect for combat against the bosses, monsters, and antagonists of The Crooked Moon! 

This, plus our initial soundtrack and the atmospheric album, will be released in conjunction with the book so you can vibe to spooky tunes while you play your own folk horror adventure! And finally, we will work on producing a super premium collector's vinyl set of all 3 albums, to be made available for sale at a later date. 

More to Come!

We'll have more updates and next steps for you coming soon, but we wanted to make sure we expressed our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for making The Crooked Moon such an incredible and life-changing campaign for all of us here at Avantris. We love you all!

- Mikey and the Avantris Team

The Crooked Moon Breaks History on Halloween! $3.5 Million, Tokens for Everyone, the All-In Box Gets More Value, and Next Stretch Goal Revealed!
29 days ago – Tue, Oct 31, 2023 at 07:42:59 PM

I know I keep saying WOW, but seriously... WOW! 

Biggest 5E Kickstarter EVER!

This morning, The Crooked Moon became the biggest 5E Kickstarter campaign OF ALL TIME. When we first set out on this adventure and decided to take on the biggest project of our lives, we never dreamed that we'd break history. 

$3.5 Million Stretch Goal: Tokens Unlocked!

And just now on Halloween night, we just smashed our $3.5 Million stretch goal! That unlocks a few things! 

  •  Digital Top-Down Tokens for EVERYONE: ALL backers will get digital top-down tokens of 70+ monsters and other creatures from The Crooked Moon! 
  •  Physical Punchboard Tokens Add-On: A box of approximately 150 of these tokens in sturdy punchboard is now available as an add-on for $30! 
  •  More Value for the Add-On Box: These physical punchboard tokens are now in the All-In Box FOR FREE! 

More Music Revealed!

And with this stretch goal hit, we've revealed our next stretch goal! At $4 Million, we will unlock a THIRD and final album from The Blasting Company featuring thrilling, high-tempo songs perfect for combat against the bosses, monsters, and antagonists of The Crooked Moon.

And finally, as part of the stretch goal, we will offer a collector's set of all 3 Crooked Moon music albums in vinyl for sale at a later date! 

Happy Halloween! 

All of this wouldn't have been possible with out all of YOUR incredible support. Whether you're a fan of Legends of Avantris or just found resonance with the folk horror themes of The Crooked Moon, THANK YOU! We're overjoyed to have our first foray into game publishing be included among so many awesome 5E projects by incredible creators.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Avantris. We love you all! Onward to the FINAL DAY! 


Playtest Materials: Warlock Subclass, Big Bad Wolf, and more!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Oct 30, 2023 at 04:20:07 PM

In preparation for the Halloween holiday tomorrow, we wanted to share some new Free Playtest Materials with you all!

We have a subclass, a monster, and three new magic items for you to peruse! 

Click here for Free Playtest Material!
  •  Monster: Hypnovulfen
  •  Subclass: Horned King Patron Warlock
  •  Items: Draught of Ergot, Witch's Bane, and Veneficium of the Mantle

Please Note that this is subject to change. We welcome your thoughts as you play with these new options!

With just over 2 days left, we're excited for a spooky campaign conclusion!