Tavern Tales: A Dnd 5e Supplement Book

Created by Escape Plan Games

The first in a series of themed Taverns you can place throughout your 5e campaign setting... Whether you need some breathing room to write your next adventure, a place for your party to hang their hats after a long day of adventuring, or just an anthology of adventures, Tavern Tales delivers. Written by contributors of The Uncaged Anthology, Kingdoms and Warfare, and Beyond the Basics .

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Progress Report
12 days ago – Tue, Jun 08, 2021 at 04:23:37 PM

Hello backers! 

We know you've been itching to see how Tavern Tales is coming along and while we were eager to give you an update a few weeks ago the news just wasn't there. Unless of course you wanted to see Mike and I hunched in front of our computer screens. So we opted to wait until we could actually update you on some book progress!

The Book

Tavern Tales is coming along nicely.  Kailey Bray's adventure is already off to the editors and we are finalizing talks with the writer for the second stretch goal adventure. Next week we'll be meeting with our Local Legend pledges and preparing their characters to be passed on to one of our artists. 

The layout of the book is also cruising along, right now we are full steam ahead on maps and adventure integration with our Iconography system. This is a ton of work but once the platform is fully integrated it will really bring up the value of these adventures and the book as a whole. 

Our manufacturer is going to take a section of Tavern Tales and run it through their system so there are no hiccups when it comes time to press the "print" button. That should be happening at the end of the month so we can work out any kinks as the book gets finalized, not after the fact.

We've been working on the new player options and have been working out some balance issues. We'll be playtesting them soon as well and as soon as they're a little more polished we'll give you a peek at the new sub-classes. 

Add-Ons

  •  Dice: To be completely transparent, the process of getting dice manufactured within our budget has been trying to say the least. We had everything lined up and a quote on the table, we accepted, and two weeks later they realized they had made some mistake and the quote came back 600% higher. We managed to work out a compromise and have a mold currently in the works! As exciting as this is we can't be sure this mold will meet our expectations. So fingers crossed!
  •  Enamel Pins: We've looked at several pin manufacturers and will be adding screen printed enamel pins to the pre-order store and pledge manager closer to launch. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us in the comments and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We'll continue with updates about the manufacturing and progress of the book as we go so we can keep you as informed as possible. 

Less than 30 minutes left!
about 1 month ago – Sun, May 16, 2021 at 07:42:00 AM

Last Chance!

We are so very very close to unlocking that 35k stretch goal of VTT support! Now's your last chance to get in on the kickstarter prices. We will have a backerkit pre-order store open up just following the campaign if you want to wait and see. The dice and pins won't be on there right away but we will keep you updated on that progress as well, don't worry!


Thank you all for the incredible journey it's been so far!


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The Prophecy of Nine Omens Trilogy (5e)

A Book with Three Classical Fantasy RPG Adventures for Fifth Edition (Dnd/D&D)

The Prophecy of Nine Omens Trilogy is a book with three classic adventures for the fifth edition of the world’s largest roleplaying game. They are designed for characters of level 10  to 12, but includes scalable encounters to suit any level from 1 to 20. The adventures can be played as a continuation of the Rise of the Ice Dragons Trilogy or separately as one-shots. The book will be approximately 160 pages if all stretch goals are unlocked, and available in hardcover, softcover, and digital format.

Less than 20 hrs to go! + Dice & Pins
about 1 month ago – Sun, May 16, 2021 at 02:41:55 AM

We have Less than 20 hours left!

As the campaign comes to a close we have a few hours left to push through to that VTT stretch goal. We're so close and it's well within our grasp with only a handful of backers needed to get there.  We are overjoyed with how well this campaign has gone and excited to start getting that extra content added to the book. We can't thank you all enough for sharing and talking about this project with your friends. You've helped us smash through many of our goals for the expanded content we wanted to include. Thanks again for all the support, we truly appreciate the support we've received.  We wanted to give you a couple of previews into things that we'll be offering after the campaign ends through our pledge manager and pre-order store. 

Don't these PDF renders look nice!

Dice Set!

We thought it would be really cool to have a dice set for Tavern Tales and have been vigorously researching on how to get it done. We've spoken with several manufacturers this month, and just ordered our first test molding batch today! So hopefully everything works out and we can show you even more in the next month! Below is a design we have been working on with our dice manufacturer, the dice in the image are not the final product but are the design we're hoping to replicate. We are going with gold inked numbers and the custom font in the template. As soon as we've approved a design the dice will be available in the pledge manager and pre-order store. Let us know what you think!

The dice pictured above are NOT representative of a final product.

Enamel Pin

We thought it would be fun to do a hard enamel pin feature the cute little owlbear cub we've been showing from the artwork so we've been looking for a good quality pin producer. We will be offering these adorable little cubs as well at the pledge manager and pre-order store.  This is the art we'll be using and as soon as we've got a demo we'll be sharing it with you.

Owlbear Cub Pin

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A junker space fantasy setting where homesteaders cultivate a lost megaplanet and tech magnates explore a forgotten satellite city.

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New Subclass Artwork and Less than 72hrs Left! + Live on Twitch in 30 minutes!
about 1 month ago – Tue, May 11, 2021 at 08:04:35 PM

We just received the new artwork for the subclasses you voted on and wanted to share it with you today!


Owlbear Tamer Rogue

First up we have the owlbear tamer ranger. I ranger who has devoted their study to bonding with one of the most dangerous creatures. Rearing these fearsome beasts from a young age into adulthood making them a lethal weapon, and sometimes cuddly pillow.  

Pact of Ink Warlock

Second up we have the Tattooed Wonder Warlock, or we've been playing around with Pact of Ink. This Warlock's bond with their patron takes the form of arcane markings all over their body allowing them to summon powers from these tattoos including a powerful capstone ability to summon an ink demon from the depths of the abyss. 


Live on Twitch 

We go live in one Hour to talk about Taverns and Tavern Tales Volume 1 with our friends at Nord Games. Tune in here on Twitch.tv

Nord hosts a plethora of fantastic TTRPG and 5e content on their site: Nord Games LLC

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They have given us a sneak peak into a little more of what this Adventure Journal has to offer and it looks delightfully thorough. Go check them out if you like a little more organization in your campaign.

Track each adventure & plan out your characters development over years of gameplay with this epic D&D 5e Campaign & Adventure Journal!

A Sneak Peek, Some Cocktails, and New Friends!
about 2 months ago – Tue, May 04, 2021 at 05:31:09 PM

A couple of spreads.

I wanted to show you another adventure title page and some of the crunchier bits of the layout as we continue on our journey together. The layout is still a work in progress but getting closer everyday. 

 Artwork by: Matt DeMino psst go send him a happy birthday!

The Cocktails IRL at A Trip Away Inn

As part of the physical menu we said we would be including instructions on how to cook, mix, or craft all the ingredients within the menu. Last week I took a stab at a couple of the cocktails we had our mixologist put together and they are delicious. 


Elven Aerialist

A perfectly strong drink that isn't overly sweet. Despite not having the proper cherries we pressed on and thoroughly enjoyed this gin, floral, and lemon delight. 

 Artwork by: Dina Cimarusti She is also an incredible SFX artist and Baker! Check out Sugar Moon Chi

Vorpal Sword Swallower

The perfect refreshment after a long arduous battle. The Vorpal Sword Swallower cuts right into your taste buds with a burst of hot spices and smoke from the mezcal, followed by a crackling lime and grapefruit finish. I will definitely be enjoying this drink year round.  

The Golden Feather

Our new friends at The Golden Feather gave us a lovely shoutout on their latest twitch stream, it is so lovely to see people excited for the book! They have some incredible content about the upcoming Ashes of Creation game as well as some curated info regarding content creators and the gaming community as a whole. Go check them out.

Here's their Twitch, YouTube, and Spotify

It's run by @chibibree  and @virtek

 Thanks for all your support, comments, and messages so far. It's really driven us and we can't wait for you to step through the door at A Trip Away Inn.

- Colin