Venture Maidens Campaign Guide for 5th Edition

Created by 2CGaming

The Venture Maidens Campaign Guide presents a 5e-compatible roleplaying setting born from the actual-play podcast of the same name.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

October Update - Art Complete! Digital Release Schedule Update
about 1 month ago – Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 07:02:27 PM

Let's get into the update for October - apologies for getting this out a couple of days late!


Art for the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide is complete!

Thanks to the diligent efforts of the art team, both internal and contracted, the art for the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide is complete, and ready to go to formatting. We wanted to call out specifically a new artist we had the opportunity to work with on this project, Aleta Perez, who created the "Frame" pieces for the Venture Maidens project - showing many of the locations in the setting:

Please check out more of Aleta's work here: https://aletaillustration.com/


Writing for the project is slightly delayed, but rest assured we're making solid progress - we're expecting to have the manuscript to the editing and formatting phase before PAX Unplugged, 2021 - where the Venture Maidens Team and 2CGaming Team will be at the 2CG Booth! If you're coming to PAX Unplugged, swing by and say hi!


Next Steps

The next Kickstarter update will be Sunday, December 5, 2021 or sooner.


With that, let's talk about project schedule and progress:

Digital Venture Maidens Campaign Guide: We are currently looking at a February, 2022 release for this project - one month behind schedule, as we commonly see a month for proofreading, and a month for formatting before we can get the Digital versions out. If we find some extra time and speed between now and then, of course we'll get it to you faster!


Print Venture Maidens Campaign Guide: As we're excepting the digital version to run a month late, the same should hold for the prints. However, we'll have to see if there are any additional concerns associated with international shipping. There are significant global shipping concerns at the moment, and we may find this project caught up in them, should they persist through early next year. We'll keep you appraised of concrete dates as we have them!


As always, let us know if there are any questions or concerns about any of the items above; thank you for your continued support!

– The 2CGaming team & the Maidens

September Update - Writing & Art Continue!
3 months ago – Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 04:24:16 PM

We're back with a quick update for the month of September! We're spinning through writing and design, getting the world of Venture Maidens to virtual paper, and screaming through art with some wondrous updates we'll be able to share in our October update. From project metrics, things remain on-track and looking good!

Current progress estimates for the Campaign Guide!

Also of note (and so sorry we didn't share this earlier!) we've received the Pin of Fate pins and are *very* pleased with how they've turned out! These are going to be a great addition to the project:

The Pin of Fate! So pleased with the quality here!

Next Steps

The next Kickstarter update will be Sunday, October 24, 2021 or sooner.

We'll have some solid art updates for you on the next update! As always, let us know if there are any questions or concerns; thank you for your continued support!

– The 2CGaming team & the Maidens

Happy August - Campaign 2 Launch!
4 months ago – Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 07:43:41 PM

Curious about what’s going to be in the book? Then see the content in action!

Hey, backers! Chiming in to let you know that Venture Maidens has officially launched Campaign 2, so now you can experience the elements of the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide in action! For those not familiar with our story, Venture Maidens began more than five years ago as a group of friends getting together to produce a 5th Edition actual-play livestream and podcast. Launching this Kickstarter coincided with the end of that 5-year campaign, and now we are beginning a new story that uses all the elements we are publishing in our campaign guide.

This means you can tune into our livestreams, watch our uploaded videos, or listen to our game recordings to see the setting, character options, heroic destinies, monsters, and MORE from the book in use during a live D&D game. And even better, now is the perfect time to hop on the Venture train since we’ve started a brand-new adventure. You don’t need to know anything about our first campaign to enjoy this new tale.

I’m sold! Where can I check out the show?

Here are all the ways you can check out Venture Maidens Campaign 2:

  • To watch live recordings of Venture Maidens Campaign 2, you can head over to our Twitch channel on alternating Wednesdays at 6:30pm PST!
  • To listen to the audio recordings of each episode, find the Venture Maidens podcast wherever podcasts are free! Type Venture Maidens into iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcatcher to subscribe to our feed. Episode 1 of campaign 2 publishes on August 1st, and new episodes go up every other Sunday.
  • To watch videos of our episode recordings, head on over to our YouTube channel.
  • If you want a central hub to find out more, check out merch, or grab the direct links to everything, you can always visit our website.

For a sneak peek, here's the video link for Episode 1:

Beyond that, we've got some great art updates here for you, and a quick note that everything is on schedule. Let's get briefly into the art - a wealth of content, much of which you may recognize even in the early draft phases! We're so excited to be working with such a collection of great talent - check out some of the work below!

All art is work in progress, but looking great!

Next Steps

The next Kickstarter update will be Sunday, September 12, 2021 or sooner.


As always, let us know if there are any questions or concerns; thank you for your continued support!

– The 2CGaming team & the Maidens

June Update - Writing & Art Underway!
5 months ago – Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 07:52:22 PM

It's the end of June, and we have a brief update on the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide!


Art & Writing

Celeste is diligently writing, coordinating with the Venture Maidens team to put their world and escapades in text. We're about 1/3 of the way done with writing already - to be followed by copy editing, revisions, and proofreading. Lots to do, but plenty of time still!

From an art perspective, we've scoped the art for the book and are in contact with the artists with descriptions of the pieces! We're striving to maintain Venture Maidens themes in palette, tone, and content, working closely with the team, of course.


BackerKit

You should have received a survey for fulfillment of the Venture Maidens project through Backerkit (let us know if you haven't!). As mentioned previously, we'll be using this platform for downloads of digital items - including the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide, the Hell's Bells zines, and more!

Backerkit digital downloads page can be found here:


Next Steps

The next Kickstarter update will be Sunday, August 1, 2021 or sooner.

Progress Update - Venture Maidens Campaign Guide

Approximately every other update, we'll include the graphic above detailing progress on various parts of the project: Writing, Art, Formatting, Fulfillment, and an overall estimate. These often include elements ancillary to the category listed (such as "copy editing" in the Writing portion), and serve to keep us on track and show consistent progress!

Of course, please let us know if there are any questions on the progress tracker!


As always, thank you for your continued support! If there are any questions, please let us know in the comments or via Kickstarter message!


- The 2CGaming team & the Maidens

May Update - Backerkit, Art & Writing
6 months ago – Mon, May 24, 2021 at 01:15:37 PM

Hope everyone is doing great! We're very excited to share some quick updates on the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide!


Art & Writing

And we're off! The writing team is already putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboards, and the art for the project is scoped and starting to get underway. Celeste is getting the administrative and management infrastructure in place to organize all the moving parts and things are moving smoothly, and as anticipated. We can't wait to show you some art & writing progress as soon as we have something! Going to be great.


BackerKit

We're going to be locking submitted orders and charging cards end of day (PDT) on Monday, May 24. Please let us know via direct message if there are any questions or concerns on this. As this occurs, all currently published digital books you've purchased through Backerkit will be available through the digital downloads page here: https://venture-maidens.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards


Note: Hell's Bells Zine

As a reminder, we've unlocked the $100k stretch goal, so pricing on the Hell's Bells Adventure zine modules follows:

  • Hell's Bell Adventure 1: $5 PDF, $15 Print + PDF
  • Hell's Bell Adventure 2, 3 and 4: Free PDF for Kickstarter backers ($5 Otherwise), $15 Print + PDF

Next Steps

The next Kickstarter update will be Sunday, June 27, 2021 or sooner.


As always, thank you for your continued support! If there are any questions, please let us know in the comments or via Kickstarter message!


- The 2CGaming team & the Maidens