Simon Forster

Simon Forster

is creating RPG maps and lairs

22

patrons

$59

per month

BOOKS OF LAIRS

A series of books of maps/text for use with fantasy RPGs, suitable (for the most part) for typical campaigns and can be added to a setting with relative ease.

Since 2014 I have been creating a series of generic fantasy Book of Lairs, using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System RPG (ACKS for short). After the first one proved successful, I started working on a second book, the Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters, then on a third Book of Lairs: The Vale of the Iron God that was a secluded valley with several multi-page locations, and then back to the original 2-page spread format with the fourth book, the Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places. The fifth in the series, the Book of Lairs: People & Places, ten lairs inhabited by NPCs was completed just before the end of 2018.

My penultimate book will be the focus of 2019, entitled Book of Lairs: Desolation, which will be twelve larger locations themed around desolation.

And then, the final book will be the Book of Lairs: Dungeons, which I am envisioning as a set of twelve dungeon-tile lairs and another six entrance/exit lairs, that can be fitted together in different ways and produced as a small random dungeon.

I'm also open to suggestions of what to draw, any tips or advice other map-makers and illustrators have, and I hope to engage you with work-in-progress shots, videos of me drawing the maps, and anything else that inspires me.

For all who pledge, whatever amount and for whatever length of time: thank you! Without your support I wouldn't be able to keep up buying the pens and paper that I use to draw these maps, and I truly do appreciate all the support you have given me.
Thank you,

Simon. www.theskyfullofdust.co.uk

Tiers

  • $1 or more: all patrons will receive the spreads of each location as I produce them, on a monthly basis.
  • $3 or more: all higher level pledges will also have access to whatever work-in-progress pictures, videos and examples that I manage to produce. Again, these should be coming out at least once a month.
  • $15 or more: in addition, I shall be drawing exclusive maps that will only be available for those at this highest level. I'll just draw what inspires me unless you have any suggestions.

Previous Work:

  1. Mischievous Monsters
  2. The Curse of Ravenmere
  3. Book of Lairs
  4. Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters
  5. Book of Lairs: Vale of the Iron God
  6. Spire
  7. Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places
  8. Book of Lairs: People & Places

Future Books of Lairs

  1. Book of Lairs (#7): Dungeons
Tiers
Foundation
$1 or more per month

You are the foundation of this creative endeavour. You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs;
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for previous Books of Lairs.
Curious
$3 or more per month

As some who is curious about how these things come together, you get access to:


  • As $1 plus...
  • All work-in-progress posts, pictures, videos and any patron-exclusive adventures or maps that I create.
More Maps!
$15 or more per month

You want more maps?


You get:


As $3 plus:

  • A new and exclusive map every month (suggestions welcomed).
Goals
$59 of $150 per month
I have two main goals for this Patreon:
  1. Earn enough monthly to commission artists to illustrate the books 
  2. Earn enough monthly to fund a course in Graphic Design. 
Reaching this goal would get me halfway there, and with this I'd be able to afford some illustrations for the completed books.

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BOOKS OF LAIRS

A series of books of maps/text for use with fantasy RPGs, suitable (for the most part) for typical campaigns and can be added to a setting with relative ease.

Since 2014 I have been creating a series of generic fantasy Book of Lairs, using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System RPG (ACKS for short). After the first one proved successful, I started working on a second book, the Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters, then on a third Book of Lairs: The Vale of the Iron God that was a secluded valley with several multi-page locations, and then back to the original 2-page spread format with the fourth book, the Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places. The fifth in the series, the Book of Lairs: People & Places, ten lairs inhabited by NPCs was completed just before the end of 2018.

My penultimate book will be the focus of 2019, entitled Book of Lairs: Desolation, which will be twelve larger locations themed around desolation.

And then, the final book will be the Book of Lairs: Dungeons, which I am envisioning as a set of twelve dungeon-tile lairs and another six entrance/exit lairs, that can be fitted together in different ways and produced as a small random dungeon.

I'm also open to suggestions of what to draw, any tips or advice other map-makers and illustrators have, and I hope to engage you with work-in-progress shots, videos of me drawing the maps, and anything else that inspires me.

For all who pledge, whatever amount and for whatever length of time: thank you! Without your support I wouldn't be able to keep up buying the pens and paper that I use to draw these maps, and I truly do appreciate all the support you have given me.
Thank you,

Simon. www.theskyfullofdust.co.uk

Tiers

  • $1 or more: all patrons will receive the spreads of each location as I produce them, on a monthly basis.
  • $3 or more: all higher level pledges will also have access to whatever work-in-progress pictures, videos and examples that I manage to produce. Again, these should be coming out at least once a month.
  • $15 or more: in addition, I shall be drawing exclusive maps that will only be available for those at this highest level. I'll just draw what inspires me unless you have any suggestions.

Previous Work:

  1. Mischievous Monsters
  2. The Curse of Ravenmere
  3. Book of Lairs
  4. Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters
  5. Book of Lairs: Vale of the Iron God
  6. Spire
  7. Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places
  8. Book of Lairs: People & Places

Future Books of Lairs

  1. Book of Lairs (#7): Dungeons

Recent posts by Simon Forster

Tiers
Foundation
$1 or more per month

You are the foundation of this creative endeavour. You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs;
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for previous Books of Lairs.
Curious
$3 or more per month

As some who is curious about how these things come together, you get access to:


  • As $1 plus...
  • All work-in-progress posts, pictures, videos and any patron-exclusive adventures or maps that I create.
More Maps!
$15 or more per month

You want more maps?


You get:


As $3 plus:

  • A new and exclusive map every month (suggestions welcomed).