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The Shrouded Coast

Created by Lenora's Tiny Hut

An Americana-inspired 5e mini-setting zine featuring unique player options, creatures of folklore and legend, and much more!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

November Update
10 days ago – Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 05:56:32 AM

Hello wonderful backers,

I'm sorry that this update is coming so late in the month (we are literally a day away from December). I had planned on getting an update out last week and a bunch of work done on the Shrouded Coast, but then I got really sick. I am on the mend again and back at the keyboard/drawing tablet.

I am happy to report that we are making strides in both writing and art for the Shrouded Coast. Writing-wise, subclasses are all done, our playable lineage, Possumfolk, is almost done, and my partner hopes to have the rest of the monsters and creatures finished by the end of December.

A fun illustration for our Druid subclass, Circle of the Sea.

I have completed multiple pieces of new art, and have a few sitting in limbo, but am currently working on town/region maps. I realized that I needed to switch over to those and get those done sooner than later because a lot of our additional writing, such as the adventure, will need established maps already in place. I also took some time to clean up some previous pieces of art that we had used in our sample PDF. If any of you have talked privately with me, you would know that my drive for quality and excellence is high. I realized that some of those prints could be better, so I made them better.

My hope is to have a really exciting update for you all at the end of December, with an update to our estimated time of completion for the Shrouded Coast. I'm sure all of the writing will be done before I am able to complete all of the illustrations, but we are making progress and I'm excited!

For those that celebrated Thanksgiving last week, I hope it was full of time spent with family and eating good food. I am thankful that I get to work on this project with my husband and I'm also incredibly thankful for all of you! 

We'll see you again next month!

October Update
about 1 month ago – Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 04:53:21 AM

Hello, my creepy cryptids of the Shrouded Coast (a.k.a our backers)!

I'm just stopping by with our monthly update. I don't have any new visuals today because I've been in writing mode!

We are still working on writing and getting everything together for this zine. During the writing process, we've also found ourselves needing to flesh certain things out that we didn't necessarily think of beforehand. For instance, we realized that with the expanded bestiary, we were slotting in new creatures and monsters that needed more room to roam. So we've added some space to the Shrouded Coast through the foothills and scraggily bases of the Acadian Mountains (inspired by the real-life Appalachian Mountains).

While I don't think these little creative writing brain teasers will add to the timeline for completion or make the zine's page count longer, I think that they help everything feel more cohesive and real. Creatures and monsters should have their own lairs, environments, and specific place within the ecosystem. I think you guys will be pleased with what we're working on :)

Backerkit is still open and will stay open until we're ready to move to the next step. 88% of you have completed the survey. Those of you that haven't filled it out yet, might as well do it now before you forget again!

I will update again in a few weeks. I will post every month with an update until these are done and shipped out! Next update I will make sure to have some pretty new art pieces!

Appreciate you all! Happy Halloween!

BackerKit Surveys are Coming & Little Art Update
2 months ago – Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:03:53 PM

Hey wonderful backers!

I've been working hard on The Shrouded Coast and I'm excited to share some new art in this update, but we have some important info to talk about first!

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.  You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. 

When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!  After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.  

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://theshroudedcoast.backerkit.com.  If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://theshroudedcoast.backerkit.com/faq.

Okay, to end this update, I'd like to showcase art for a new creature and what I think is the final art design for our magic item cards!

Say hello to the largest moose you'll ever see and the guardian of the forested areas of the coast:

large, forest themed moose, with tree top antlers

 And my current, final design for our magic item cards:

an image with a twisty wooden branch border and oak leaves and acorns

Thanks, everybody!

Thank You & Next Steps
3 months ago – Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 01:19:48 PM

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping make this project a reality! An idea that took root and persevered through a lot of heartache and uncertainty has grown into something wonderful and tangible. I can not wait to continue working on and finishing this book and all of our stretch goals for you guys.

A few things need to happen before we can kick off production and fulfillment.

Here's a quick rundown:

First, Kickstarter needs to transfer over the funds so we have the money to make the rewards (this can take up to two weeks).

Second, we’ll send out a BackerKit survey to collect additional purchase and shipping information.

We’ll give you a heads-up before we send the survey so that you can watch for it. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to answer your survey. The invitation email contains a link to your personal survey. It is important to submit your responses as quickly as you can since we need this information to process your rewards.

If you need to change your survey responses, purchase add-on items, or update your shipping information, you can click the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page. (This page will only start working after we send the surveys out.)

BackerKit helps us save lots of time by streamlining the survey process, automating data organization, and providing us with pledge management software to make it easy to process your pledge reward shipments. In other words, it will help us get everything to you as fast as possible.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact me.

Lastly, I will provide monthly updates and sneak peeks at how the project and timeline are progressing. If there are ever any questions, please reach out!

Again, thanks for all your support. We can’t wait to send you your copy of The Shrouded Coast!

Lenora's Tiny Hut

Crushed Our 4th Stretch Goal on Our Last Day!
3 months ago – Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 03:54:13 AM

Hello all you wonderful backers!

We are in the final little stretch of the campaign, we are well under 24 hours now! It's crazy how time has flown!

We have crushed our 4th stretch goal, tokens! We'll be offering digital tokens and easy print options too if you'd prefer to use them for in-person play! We'll do tokens for all creatures, monsters, and named NPCs!

I'm so interested and excited to see what happens in our remaining time! 

Thanks so much, everyone!