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Veil of the Eternal Night

Created by QuasiReal Publishing

Massive D&D 5e and MythCraft Tome + Campaign. Tabletop Roleplaying Gothic Horror & Vampire Hunting inspired by Dark Fantasy Legends.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Exciting June Update!
17 days ago – Fri, Jun 28, 2024 at 09:49:40 AM

Exciting news! We are going to Gen Con! 

We just received news that we will be having a booth at Gen Con this year.  Details are still being confirmed, but we will share more with you as soon as we can! We cannot wait to meet all of you that are attending this year!
 

VotEN Status

  • The non-book physical goods are almost all in production! We are currently finalizing the pin designs. Look at this gorgeous prototype for one of the Legendary Artifact pins!



     
  • The MythCraft PDFs are about to go into layout! We are excited to get those out to you all.
  • Harker's Guide to Vampire Hunting is completed and in final playtesting! Thank you for all your feedback so far. We are still going through all of your suggestions and making edits. 
  • Soliloquy of Annihilation is almost complete! The entirety of the campaign is in playtesting with the exception of Dracula's Dungeon. We are putting some extra special attention into this dungeon and can't wait to share it with you all once it is finished. 
  • Daughter of the Shadows is up next for playtesting! The first round will be launching in July. 
  • We have begun working meeting with fulfillment partners for our international backers to ensure your shipping stays low and you get all your packages quickly and easily next year. More information on this will come towards the end of the year once we are ready to lock orders and start fulfillment. 

    As always, I want to urge you to join the Discord. That is the best place to follow along with the project, and the team is very active in this community. 

FAQ

When are my books coming?
We don't have any reason to believe that the project will be delayed currently, and our target remains January 2025! 

We are still working very hard to meet all our deadlines, but we want to keep quality our top priority for you. We are currently researching into various fulfillment partners for our international backers and working hard to finalize all physical goods for production. Everything is still right on track and going to plan. 

As always we will keep you updated and be fully transparent with you if any delays do occur. If you have any questions, please email us or hop in the discord!

When are the PDFs coming 
The MythCraft digital PDFs are coming. We are just finishing up the final editing now and they are going back into layout for final fixes. These will still be coming out early. I would project late July or early August.  

The Veil of the Eternal Night PDFs will be sent to you shortly after we send them to print, so the goal is ~September/October!  

When are orders locking?
We still don't have a target date for this. We'll keep you in the loop!

I still haven't received my survey or any emails.
If you use an Apple ID, this will prevent you from receiving emails from Backerkit. We have discovered many individuals who have not been getting their communications due to this. If you have not yet gotten a survey, please reach out to us so we can get this fixed ASAP. 

You can always edit your survey! So if you are waiting because you are considering add-ons, might be moving and aren't sure on your address, etc, you can fill out your survey now and always edit it later on up until we lock. We will give plenty of notice for when we plan to lock orders.

What could go wrong?
At this juncture, if there is a delay it will be in production. Any number of things can happen here, from something as major as a COVID-style shutdown of the ports or as small as the bulk order of books having a quality issue I can't overlook, and a portion has to be reprinted.

Production can take about 5 months to do it completely right, including delays and shipping. It usually doesn't take that long, but that's how long you SHOULD and how long we HAVE given it. 

Thank you!

May Project Update
about 2 months ago – Mon, May 27, 2024 at 07:35:42 AM

Hello Night Creatures,

Several have requested an update on Kickstarter, so here we are! 

As always, I want to urge you to join the Discord. That is the best place to follow along with the project, and the team is very active in this community. 

Status

  • The non-book physical goods are 80% in production. The wall hang map specifically is delayed as it's dependent on the campaign being finished
  • The MythCraft PDFs are in the final phases of copy editing, and then will go back into layout
  • Harker's Guide to Vampire Hunting has been 2/3rds released and playtesting & feedback has been incredible
  • Sollioquoy of Annihilation is in the first phase of playtesting. The second phase drops June 3rd. 

FAQ

When are my books coming?
We don't have any reason to believe that the project will be delayed currently, and our target remains January 2025! 

We're working very hard to meet our deadlines while keeping a focus on quality. I hate typing this sentence because it sounds like a robot wrote it... but that's just the short of it! We have several meetings a week with our teams, and Jake, Andi, Nathan and I meet weekly to update our project plan and status. I don't just -feel- like we're on track, we're actually on track!

When are the PDFs coming 
The MythCraft digital PDFs will probably be distributed around July. Since we had no looming deadline on this, we threw down for an extra round of professional copy editing, and it will be out early no matter what. 

The Veil of the Eternal Night PDFs will be sent to you shortly after we send them to print, so the goal is ~September/October!  

When are orders locking?
We don't have a target date for this. We'll keep you in the loop!

What could go wrong?
At this juncture, if there is a delay it will be in production. Any number of things can happen here, from something as major as a COVID-style shutdown of the ports or as small as the bulk order of books having a quality issue I can't overlook, and a portion has to be reprinted.

Production can take about 5 months to do it completely right, including delays and shipping. It usually doesn't take that long, but that's how long you SHOULD and how long we HAVE given it. 

Thank you!

I'll keep an eye on the comments - if you have any other questions I'll do my best to answer them, but otherwise... onwards! 

Miniatures, More Playtesting, and More!
3 months ago – Fri, Apr 26, 2024 at 10:07:39 AM

Hey there! We’ve got some exciting updates for you today - new releases, partnerships, and future projects. 

🌒 First Veil of the Eternal Night Deliverable Sent!

We are thrilled to announce that the first deliverables for Veil of the Eternal Night are on their way to your inboxes! All four boss mini STLs have been emailed out to our backers. Check your email to find these fearsome figures waiting to be brought to life by your 3D printer! Send us pictures of your print and paint in the Discord - we'd love to see! 

Speaking of Miniatures...

🧛 New Kickstarter by Beast Miniatures

We just barely missed the stretch goal to produce the last 4 miniatures. SO CLOSE. So when Beast Miniatures, our partner, came to us with the idea to run a mini-Kickstarter to bring those last 4 to life - we were all in! Beast Miniatures is creating four additional minis that complement the Veil of the Eternal Night universe. As a bonus, Veil of the Eternal Night backers who back their current project will receive a free Undead Dice Tower STL! Learn more and support their project here

🎲 Playtesting Open for Soliloquy of Annihilation

The second playtest release is here! The prologue of Soliloquy of Annihilation is now ready for playtesting. This is your chance to dive into the prelude to our main adventure. Grab your gaming group, create some level 1 heroes for D&D or MythCraft, and prepare to battle the night creatures. Playtesting is reserved for Discord members, so if you want to check out this content you can join the Discord here

🐈 Announcing Bria's Mythical Menagerie

Lastly, I'm happy to introduce Bria's Mythical Menagerie. After my partner and I created the Baby Landshark, Ratu the Bat, and Mori the Reaper - we decided to go all in and create an entire TTRPG plush project. This will be a collection of TTRPG plush and a creature-collecting tome for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition in partnership with QuasiReal Publishing. Learn more, reserve your pledge here for exclusive perks, including a free Astral Kitty Plush Keychain! 

Playtesting Begins!
3 months ago – Fri, Apr 12, 2024 at 01:23:03 PM

First off - Surveys!

The surveys are going quite well. Already, 80% are done, which is really incredible for our first round of reminders. You all rock! This really helps us get accurate counts and get production started promptly, so thank you!

If you haven't gotten a survey, please let us know at [email protected] or #open-a-ticket in Discord! 

And of course, the big announcement:

Phase 1 of playtesting for Harker's Guide to Vampire Hunting has launched!

Join the MythCraft Discord to participate

The shadows stretch and blacken from the north.

A sliver of pale moonlight sighs through the clouds like a knife through ribs, eliciting the keening cries of wolves and lycans. Horrors from dark planes lurk in the orifices, tethering our world to theirs, waiting to disembowel any unsuspecting prey.

Markets crawl with charlatans and cutpurses prowling for easy marks. In darkened alleys, brutish thugs pillage those unfortunate enough to stumble into their grasp. Corrupt watchmen turn a blind eye, or may even be in on the racket themselves. And there is no hope of salvation from the powers that be; near and far, town and kingdom bleed in anguish under the reign of their vampire lords.

Warlords amass horrid armies of the twisted creatures from Hell. Black knights from a faraway plane lord over their dominions.

The world is hurting.

The world despairs.

Can you offer it salve?

Can you offer it hope?

Delve into Harker's Guide to Vampire Hunting to take on the darkest horrors of Norspina, Shadowcroft, and Hell itself.

What to Expect

This is the first of three installments in the playtesting phase of Harker's Guide to Vampire Hunting. Each phase's anticipated release date, along with what to expect in each phase, is detailed below. Each of the options below will be offered for both D&D 5th Edition and MythCraft RPG, with the exception of the Hellcrafter, which is exclusive to MythCraft.

Phase One (April 12)

  • Every Lineage
  • Every Subclass
  • Approx. 25% Magic Options
  • Fear and Sanity System
  • Feats/Specialization Talents
  • Mundane Equipment
  • Approx. 10% Magic Items
  • Approx. 25% New Monsters

Phase Two (May 13)

  • Revisions to Phase 1 content
  • Every Background/BOP
  • Every new class (Hellcrafter, Vampire, and Werewolf)
  • New Poisons, Diseases, and Drugs
  • Approx. 25% Magic Options (~50% total)
  • Approx. 40% Magic Items (~50% total)
  • Approx. 50% Legacy Artifacts
  • Approx. 25% New Monsters (~50% total)

Phase Three (June 6)

  • Revisions to Phase 1 and Phase 2 content
  • All Magic Options
  • All Magic Items
  • All Legacy Artifacts
  • All New Monsters

Survey time!
4 months ago – Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 12:23:40 PM

Veil of the Eternal Night Surveys are going out!

Hello all,

Quick update that we are starting the test surveys (Known as "The Smoke Test") tomorrow! And pending any issues with those, everyone should get their survey this Friday or next Monday (April 1st, 2024) - keep an eye out!

You will use this survey to answer the questions we need to fulfill your pledge, adjust your pledge with new add-ons, and give us shipping info. 

Don't worry - you won't be charged until closer to the fulfillment date, and you will have time to update your shipping address if that changes over the next few months. I'll give plenty of warning before any of that is "Locked" in and before you get charged. 

Add-ons you won't want to miss!

There are a few stretch goals that were unlocked near the end of the campaign that I want to make sure you check out!

We unlocked all the pin lines, the Garlic dice, and the Death Dice Tray

The survey came a little later, in part, to give us some time to complete all the unlocked pin designs. 

Check out the Artifact pins by Jake Neece, and get all three pin lines! 

Keep Dracula at bay with the Garlic Dice!

And protect your table and control your rolls with the Death Dice Tray!