Land of Eem

Land of Eem

Post Campaign Celebration!
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Friends,

We did it! We just finished the Land of Eem Backerkit Crowdfunding Campaign and Ben and James have something they want to say:

First, we can't thank you all enough for pledging your support. It means the world to us to share Land of Eem with all of you, and the response has floored us. We managed to hit the $240K stretch goal (an adventure by Luke Gearing) right at the end, which is amazing!

We also want to thank the Exalted Funeral team for publishing the game and really expanding our reach. We definitely couldn't have done this without their support and expertise. 

We created the first stories that would become Land of Eem almost exactly 20 years ago. That started with the story of Rickety Stitch, which wouldn't get published as a graphic novel series until 2017. It's been a long journey of ups and downs for all things Land of Eem, but working on the RPG has been a constant labor of love ever since we started developing early designs in 2014. And we never imagined that we'd have the opportunity to share the game with so many people.

So again, thank you so much for your generous support! We're super excited to get the finished product into your hands. 

Now for a quick campaign update:

In the next few weeks the Backerkit Pledge Manager will open up and be sent to you via email for post campaign surveys. This is where you can tack on any of the add-ons that you have been hoping for, upgrade your pledge to a higher tier, and pay for shipping. This will remain open for 30 Days. After that, your order will be locked in, and soon after that production on the physical items will begin, if they haven’t already.

Okay, are you ready for some amazing news? 

After a lot of discussion we have decided to invest more in what we are giving you, the backers of this campaign. Even though we didn’t quite make it through all the goals, we are going to break open the locks on the last Adventure PDF by JP Coovert and the remaining Rascal meeple. That’s right, we can’t bear to think that you won’t get all this amazing content, so we are going to just give them to anyone who has supported the appropriate pledge level. This includes people who upgrade their pledge in the post campaign orders. We’ll also be making the meeple set a purchasable add-on.

The dice and screen are another story, however. We really want these to be available to everyone. Even though we didn’t make it all the way to the goals, we are going to extend those stretch goals through the Backerkit post campaign sales through the pledge manager.

More information on how that will all work to follow.

See you then!


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Loyal Chum Meeple UNLOCKED! Next up at 240K is an Adventure Module by Luke Gearing!
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Meeple #5: Loyal Chum
Funding Goal: $230,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Surprised Skeletons! Backers! Gasping Gnomes!

Great magical burritos, that was quick! We’ve unlocked the 230k milestone, The Loyal Chum meeple! Soon they will be placed in the physical box sets and await grand adventures across the Land of Eem with their other meeple friends. 

Loyal Chum Meeple

With the loyal chum unlocked It feels like the set of meeples is nearly complete. Could that be because we only have one left? Indeed, friend. But first, we have another milestone to unlock. Is it possible that we could dive into the darkness with Luke Gearing in another adventure? Luke is a prolific master of the creepy TTRPG arts and will bring to life our very first Doom and Gloom adventure PDF for this campaign, but only if we hit the next milestone at 240k.

Luke Gearing, Adventure Module Author

What spooky and evil things await your table in Luke’s adventure? Well, let me give you a hint: dastardly serpents searching for a lost relic and an order of welkin guardians who stand in their way!

I can feel an evil laugh brewing in my chest, adventurer. Before I go off to cackle about my imaginary misdeeds, we want to thank you for your pledges in these final hours of the campaign. It fills us with joy to bring you this world and we simply cannot wait until you can play this game with your friends. As we said many times in these updates, we simply could not do that without you.

Until the next update, we’re off to go have an evil chuckle about some Eem-ish mayhem.


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The Bard Supreme Tier is BACK!
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BIG NEWS! We are opening up the Bard Supreme Set Tier once again in the final hours of the campaign! If you missed your chance earlier to get the Bard Supreme Set or would now like to upgrade your pledge, the floodgates are now open!

The Bard Supreme Set includes the Land of Eem Box Set, plus all 3 of our Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo graphic novels, and the first book in our brand new series Dungeoneer Adventures. Each book will come with a signed bookplate by Ben and James!


Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo 
This is the series where the Land of Eem got its start! Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo is about a walking, talking, singing skeleton bard. He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.
 
Rickety's only clue to his former identity is a song that he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard’s tale about the Road to Epoli and the Land of Eem. His sidekick and sole friend is the Gelatinous Goo, who Rickety alone can understand. Together they set out in search of Rickety’s past, with abundant humor and danger galore!

Dungeoneer Adventures
Dungeoneer Adventures is a highly illustrated fantasy middle-grade series about a boy named Coop Cooperson. Coop lives in the Land of Eem and attends Dungeoneer Academy, a school that trains future explorers and adventurers with classes like Dungeons and Mazes, Creatures and Critters, and Swords and Sorcery.

Coop believes in the academy’s mission and the Dungeoneer’s Code, but being the only human student can make it difficult to fit in—sometimes he wonders if he really belongs. Lucky for Coop, his best friend Oggie the bugbear has his back, as do the two other members of their exploring team, Daz the boggart and Mindy the imp. They have to rely on each other more than ever as the test for their Junior Dungeoneer Badges looms closer.



There are only a few hours left, so let's unlock as many stretch goals as we can! We can't thank you enough for your support!

--The Land of Eem Team
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220k Stretch Goal Adventure from Kienna Shaw ACHIEVED!! Next up The Loyal Chum Meeple #5!!
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Adventure Module by Kienna Shaw
Funding Goal: $220,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Bashful Boggles! Backers! Shrewd Shrym!

We made it to the 220k milestone! This means we’ve unlocked the amazing derring-do adventure PDF from designer, writer, and streamer Kienna Shaw! As big fans of their work we cannot wait to see where the adventure, filled with romance and peril, takes us. I hear there might even be a dragon!

Designer, writer, and streamer Kienna Shaw



Alright, friends, we are down to the last few hours. The next milestone is a big one, at 230k we will unlock the fifth meeple, The Loyal Chum! This brave tiny Bogril has a backpack filled with dreams and they are ready to hike their way across your map of the Mucklands stalwartly beside all the rest of the meeples that will be in your physical box set.

Loyal Chum Meeple

Seriously though, we only have until tonight to push this over the mark, so share this campaign with all your friends and family so we can get even more of the stretch goals available.

Thanks for coming along with us this far.

See you in the next update!


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Knight-Errant Meeple UNLOCKED! Next up, an adventure by Kienna Shaw at 220k!
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Meeple # 4: Knight-Errant
Funding Goal: $210,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Wonderful Whalens! Backers! Welcoming Wugs!

We just crossed the $210k threshold, and the Knight-Errant Meeple has been unlocked! Huzzah! For those of you who pledged to get the Box Set, this tiny, honorable goblin warrior will now grace your play surface. Isn’t that purple plume atop their head just majestic?

Onward to the next milestone, which just happens to unlock at $220k! An adventure PDF written by tabletop roleplaying game designer, writer, and streamer Kienna Shaw! Kienna has written for Candlekeep Mysteries, Sea of Legends, Jiangshi, Starforged, and tons of other cool stuff.

Their derring-do adventure is going to be packed to the brim with romance and peril, and maybe even a dragon? 

That just sounds amazing. Let’s make it a reality! Because, honestly, we can’t wait to run it in our own games. 

Alright, adventurers! We are nearing the end of the campaign. It has been a complete pleasure to go this far with all of you. But there’s more yet to accomplish! If you can, please share the project with your friends. And stay tuned for more updates. Things usually get spicy right at the end.

See you soon!

–The Land of Eem Team


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Adventure by Amir Rao UNLOCKED!! Knight-Errant Meeple #4 up next at 210k!!
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Adventure Module by Amir Rao
Funding Goal: $200,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Glorious Goos! Backers! Humorous Humans!

Together we have achieved another milestone! At $200k we have unlocked a Derring-Do adventure PDF penned by the Studio Director of Supergiant Games, Amir Rao!

Amir is one of our best friends and also happens to be the co-founder of Supergiant Games, the makers of beloved video games such as Hades, Bastion, and Transistor. Yeah! That Supergiant Games! We couldn't be more excited to have him on board.

What does "Derring-Do" mean exactly? Well, Derring-Do adventures raise the stakes and require PCs to be heroic and brave formidable challenges in order to accomplish their goals. Set in the swampy region of the Quagmash, your heroes will be tasked with escorting the famed sludge metal band The Dredgelords on the first ever music tour through the swamp. A dangerous prospect indeed! The swamp is no place for the unprepared. 

The next milestone is at $210k and it will be the fourth meeple to be added to the Box Set: a very armored goblin Knight-Errant Meeple!


Wow. It's really coming down to the wire, isn't it? Only 3 more days left in the campaign! Thanks so much for taking this journey with us. We can’t wait to unlock the remaining 3 adventure PDFs, 3 meeples, gelatinous goo dice, and the GM screen! But we'll still need your help to make it happen. Please share the project with as many folks as you can! 

See you in the next update, adventurers!

--The Land of Eem Team


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190k Gnome Meeple UNLOCKED!! Up next, an amazing adventure from Amir Rao!
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Meeple # 3: Gnome
Funding Goal: $190,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Daring Dungeoneers! Backers! Boasting Bards!

We’ve unlocked the next stretch goal! With this milestone, every box set will have a tiny magical Gnome Meeple! Behold their immaculate beard and amazing pointy hat!

That is three meeples down, with three more to go! Yay!

Up next at 200k, Amir Rao, the Studio Director of Supergiant Games, (behind video games like Hades, Bastion, and Transistor) will craft a Derring-Do adventure set in the swampy region of the Quagmash. Your heroes will be tasked with escorting the famed sludge metal band The Dredgelords on the first ever music tour through the swamp. This adventure will be available as a PDF for all pledge tiers.

Are you excited? We're excited. 

That’s it for now, friends. See you in the next update!

--The Land of Eem Team


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Adventure Module by Rae Nedjadi UNLOCKED! Next up, the Gnome Meeple!!
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15 days ago
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Adventure Module by Rae Nedjadi
Funding Goal: $180,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Questing Quortles! Backers! Ingenious Imps!

The 180k milestone has been achieved! Huzzah!

With this unlocked we will have another Hijinks Adventure PDF ready for you by Nebula award-winning writer Rae Nedjadi! Rae is a contributing writer to Thirsty Sword Lesbians and the designer of Cozy Town and Balikbayan, among other awesome games. While we can’t tell you everything Rae has in store for your heroes, expect a bunch of gnomes and some cozy hijinks happening.

Speaking of gnomes, the next goal unlocks at 190k and it is a tiny wooden Gnome Meeple!

This bearded tiny friend will be added to the Box Set for all backers of those tiers.

Thanks again for all your support, friends. We can’t wait for Land of Eem to land upon your gaming tables and bring laughter and fun to anyone you share it with.

We will see you in the next update!

--The Land of Eem Team




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Campaign Halfway Point!
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16 days ago
by Exalted Funeral
Friends of Eem,

The last two weeks have been an exciting blur for us. Your support, pledges, and comments have really meant the world to us. We can’t believe we’re about to type this but… We are already halfway through the Land of Eem Backerkit Crowdfunding Campaign!

So much time and effort has gone into bringing this game to life, and we aren’t done yet!

As of right now, we are less than $4,000 away from our next stretch goal, and there are many more delights we have planned for all backers, digital and physical alike.

If you have been waiting to see if you should upgrade your pledge, there is no time like right now. (Don't worry about loosing Day One exclusives as they are always tied to your email!) Every single pledge enriches the content we will be able to provide to everyone. Here is just a glimpse of what is up next:

  • An adventure written by Nebula award-winning writer, Rae Nedjadi filled with cozy gnomes and hilarious hijinks
  • A derring-do adventure written by Amir Rao of award-winning video game studio Supergiant Games
  • More adventures by Kienna Shaw, Luke Gearing, and JP Coovert!
  • For physical backers of the box set, we have 4 more wooden meeples for your gaming tables and blue “Gelatinous Goo” dice with little tiny skulls inside
  • And the highly requested GM Screen with art from John Loren


We really could not have brought this world to your table without your help. Thank you so much for your support. It fills us with joy even just to imagine you turning the pages and bringing Eem to life with your friends.

Humbly,

The Land of Eem Team


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170k Duneoneer Meeple UNLOCKED! Next up, PDF Adventure written by Nebula award-winning author Rae Nedjadi at 180k!!
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21 days ago
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Meeple #2: Dungeoneer
Funding Goal: $170,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Curious Mushrums! Backers! Stalwart Bogrils!

Bet you didn’t think you would be getting another update from us so soon! Well… We broke open the goal at 170k! The Dungeoneer Meeple has joined the party! Bask in their very very very small glory!


This glorious mushrum will now be included with all physical box set rewards. We did it, Backers! Thank you!

Now, the next milestone on our stretch goal adventure is a really amazing, absolutely wonderful Hijinks Adventure PDF written by Nebula award-winning writer and designer Rae Nedjadi that will unlock at 180k! Rae is the designer behind Cozy Town, and a contributing writer to the smash hit Thirsty Sword Lesbians! 

Expect lots of gnomes and a general cozy vibe!

See you in the next update, adventurers!

Thank you!
--The Land of Eem Team


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160k JP Coovert Hijinks adventure PDF Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! Next up, Dungeoneer Meeple at 170k!!
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22 days ago
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JP Coovert Adventure Module!
Funding Goal: $160,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Wily Rascals! Backers! Knights-Errant of the Realm!

Wow. You’ve helped us achieve new heights, friends. We have now hit the 160k milestone. A Pirate-y, treasure-y, skeleton-y, ghost-y, hermit crabby Hijinks adventure PDF created by the one and only cartoonist, illustrator, and designer JP Coovert will now be included with all pledge levels that include the stretch goal content. Hooray!
We have come so far in such a short time, friends. The next milestone is at 170k where we will unlock Dungeoneer Meeple! Bask in the light of his tiny torch!

See you in the next update, adventurers!

Thanks!
The Land of Eem Team
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MORE STRETCH GOALS REVEALED!!
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23 days ago
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JP Coovert Adventure Module!
Funding Goal: $160,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Wandering Welkins! Backers! Gregarious Goblins!

We have heard your cries from across the land for more information on the stretch goals. So we turned the mist-revealing machine to ultra-mega speed and it pulled away the fog revealing MORE stretch goals. It may have shifted some of the goal thresholds around a bit too. We may have turned it up too far. Oops.

Behold! 

  • An entire set of Meeples! 
  • Adventures from AMAZING guest writers:
    • JP Coovert, cartoonist, illustrator and designer
    • Rae Nedjadi, Nebula award-winning contributing writer on Thirsty Sword Lesbians and designer of Cozy Town
    • Amir Rao, Studio Director of Supergiant Games (Hades, Bastion, Transistor, Pyre)
    • Kienna Shaw, TTRPG writer and designer (contributor to Candlekeep Mysteries, Sea of Legends and more)
    • Luke Gearing, TTRPG writer and designer of Acid Death Fantasy, Fever Swamp and more.
  • Gelatinous Goo Blue Dice Set
  • A beautiful GM screen by John Loren, cover artist of the Mucklands Sandbox! 


Once unlocked, the Meeples (set of 6), dice set, and GM Screen will be added to the add-on category along with their pricing, so you can get them post campaign as well!

Adventurers, thank you for all the love and support we have received. We are so excited to ride with you through the rest of the campaign.

Oh yeah! One more thing. The art for the GM Screen by artist John Loren will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned to future updates for that announcement!

Thank you!

--The Land of Eem Team
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Fifth stretch goal UNLOCKED!
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Citizens of Eem! Backers! Heroes of the realm!

We did it! We’ve hit the 150k milestone, and are adding a Bard meeple in all his tiny glory to the Box Set! But this is no ordinary bard–this is Rickety Stitch (and the Gelatinous Goo), heroes of our fantasy graphic novel series. Now you can gallivant across the Mucklands map in style and regale your fellow players with imaginary tunes.



We have come so far together, friends, but there are miles still yet to go! The next milestone unlocks at 175k where we have a special surprise in store for you. JP Coovert, cartoonist, illustrator and designer extraordinaire, will write and illustrate an Adventure PDF filled with wacky Hijinks for your table. What might be in this adventure you ask? Well, I am pretty sure we should keep that a surprise, but since we like you so much, here is what we can share.

Pirates! Treasure! Skeletons! Ghosts! And hermit crabs?

Whew, that was a lot! Probably said more than we should have. Ah well… Until the next update, adventurers, be safe out there in the Mucklands.

--The Land of Eem Team


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Fourth stretch goal UNLOCKED!
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29 days ago
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Wayward Explorers, Backers, Charming Bards!

The 125k milestone is now behind us! This grand adventure would not be possible without all of you. So again, thank you ever so much for all your support.

Let’s talk about the goal we just unlocked, shall we?

With the first Sandbox Expansion we’re going to be adding 5 more locations to the Used T’Be Forest region of the Mucklands realm. What nuggets of lore will be contained therein? How much richer will these locations make your journeys into this broken landscape ruined by greed, ambition, and a lack of moral fiber? Well, let us give you a few tidbits.

  • The Stone: An outpost of Felmog quest knights, also home to a dreadful sorcerer!

  • Chief Chopper’s Mill: One of the last operating lumber mills in the region. But with the flatlands all but completely felled, rumor has it, they’ve turned to the haunted forest of Grimly Wood!

  • Muckbang’s: An all you can eat joint run by an orch named Muckbang. Hungry customers headbang to loud music while shoveling slop into their mouths out of troughs. Always a swell time!

We’re super excited to share that when we hit the next milestone at 150k, the Bard Meeple (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo!) will be added to the Box Set! You’ll be able to mark the map in style as your party gallivants across the Mucklands realm.


Adventurers! Thank you for traveling with us this far. There is so much more to come. We will see you in the next update.

–The Land of Eem Team


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Third stretch goal is UNLOCKED! And more stretch goals revealed!
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29 days ago
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Wayfarers of Eem, Backers, Loyal Chums!

We made it to the third milestone at 100k! First, a heartfelt thank you from us. Bringing the Land of Eem to life has been a long journey and we are so very grateful to all of you for believing in us and our vision for the game. We are humbled by the outpouring of support.

Now onto the exciting stuff: Rewards!

We have unlocked the Mucklands Explorer’s Guide PDF. What is the Mucklands Explorer’s guide PDF, you ask?

It’s basically a pared down, streamlined version of the sandbox for players. Think of it as a gazetteer to help facilitate player-driven sandbox exploration, with select rumors and lore to spark imagination.

The next milestone is at 125k. This is where we get to start expanding the sandbox, first with the Used T’Be Forest, adding 5 more locations! And BEHOLD! We've parted the mist to reveal the next few stretch goals!


Onwards! To the next update!

--The Land of Eem Team


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Second stretch goal UNLOCKED!
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Adventurers of Eem, Backers, Champions of Goo!

We have unlocked the second stretch goal at $$75k! This level of funding will give us the power to create a suite of amazing, wonderful (and hopefully hilarious) online random generators to aid you and your party in your trek through the Land of Eem. Towns, PCs, NPCs, Taverns, Dungeons, and Treasure will all be there, randomly generated at your whim! Muhahahaha!


Thank you again for your support. Each milestone will help us enrich the world we are able to offer you.

The next tier will unlock at the 100k mark where backers will get access to the Mucklands Explorer’s Guide PDF.

See you in the next update!

--The Land of Eem Team


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Land of Eem is FUNDED!
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about 1 month ago
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FUNDED in 29 Minutes and the first $50k stretch goal has just been unlocked! Thank you so much for backing Land of Eem! We are blown away by the response. 

FYI, we’ve created a new $1 Follow Along tier for folks who only want to purchase add-ons after the campaign.

Thanks to all of your support, everyone (except the Follow Along Tier) will receive the Book of Random Encounters PDF

What’s in the Book of Random Encounters PDF?

1,500 total random encounters to spice up travel and kick-start creativity. There are 250 encounters per region in the Mucklands Sandbox Setting. And there are 3 categories of encounters: Dangerous, Perilous, and Discoveries. Will you run afoul of a just awakened vampire, or have a nice picnic lunch with a friendly gnome?


Thanks again for all your support, excitement and comments. Onward toward the next stretch goal!

--The Land of Eem Team


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