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Luminous Echo (D&D 5E, Anima, Pathfinder compatible)

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Luminous Echo (D&D 5E, Anima, Pathfinder compatible)
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508 backers pledged C$41,820.00 on Kickstarter

Luminous Echo is a world containing ten years' worth of lore, characters, artifacts, and amazing weapons by world renowned artist Wen-M

Raised in Kickstarter
C$41,820.00 / 508 backers
Raised in BackerKit
C$5,486.00 / 521 backers
Estimated Shipping Date: July 2017
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Digital Sketchbook
72+ pages (depending on stretch goals) Artist notes & comments Design process (early design... more »
C$12.00
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PDF Book
Digital PDF file of the Luminous Echo : The World Compendium
C$20.00
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Physical Book
You will receive the hardcover book and the PDF book.
C$55.00
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Signed Physical Book
You will receive the autographed book, along with the PDF book and an 11"X17" signed print of you... more »
C$80.00
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Signed Book + All Print outs
You will receive a signed hardcover book, all 8 prints signed, along with a digital sketchbook an... more »
C$160.00
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Custom Designed Weapon
You will receive all rewards in the "Signed Book and All Printouts" tier + custom designed weapon... more »
C$350.00
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Custom Designed Creature
You will receive all rewards in the "Signed Book and All Printouts" tier + custom designed creatu... more »
C$750.00
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Custom Designed Hero
You will receive all rewards in the "Signed Book and All Printouts" tier + custom designed hero i... more »
C$1,600.00
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Custom Designed Clan/Family
You will receive all rewards in the "Signed Book and All Printouts" tier + Build your landmark in... more »
C$5,000.00
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11" x 17" Art Print Out
Choose one of the 8 full color art prints!
C$15.00
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Original Sketch A
Signed 8.5" x 11" original sketch from Wen-M Choose one of the 9 original arts for Luminous Echo!
C$230.00
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Original Sketch B
Signed 8.5" x 11" original sketch from Wen-M Choose one of the 4 original arts for Luminous Echo!
C$160.00

Learn About Our Project:

Final stretch goal revealed!(Click for details)

One world, forever divided into two realms. The Dream World, a realm of magic, immortality, and mysteries. Mhodica, a realm of solid matter, stone, and certainties. For as long as either realm could remember, they were precious little more than myth to each other.     

Though once stories of witches, wizards, ghosts and goblins were considered nothing more than stories to frighten small children, the age of certainty is coming to an end. A darkness is stirring which threatens to shatter the equilibrium of the two realms forever.  

The only way to avert this catastrophe is for the people of Mhodica to accept the existence of magic, and for the people of the Dream World to accept that the world of Mhodica exists for something more than their own amusement.  

Luminous Echo is half art book showcasing the work of Wen-M and half an outline of the world, as well as many characters, weapons, stories, and places.  

They set the stage for those who purchase the book to create a variety of adventures in the RPG system of their choosing.

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Click to see high resolution images

 

In this first book, your travels through Mhodica will take you through the two kingdoms, their cities, and many of the fascinating wonders of the world. During your journey, you’ll encounter numerous colorful characters, creatures, and unravel the ancient mysteries of the Waking and Dream worlds, as experienced by Greg and Mandi.

The Map of Mhodica with the paths for Greg and Mandi (Click to see a hi-res static version of the map)
The Map of Mhodica with the paths for Greg and Mandi (Click to see a hi-res static version of the map)

 

Relationship Chart of Major Characters (Work in Progress) Click to see full-sized image
Relationship Chart of Major Characters (Work in Progress) Click to see full-sized image

 

 

Kickstarter is an excellent way not only to ease the financial burden of creators by reaching out to a potential fan base, but also to determine the potential audience.

In addition, it allows the backers to help to steer the project in directions that backers are interested in, and perhaps avoid some directions that backers aren’t quite as interested in to help make a product which better meshes with the needs of the backers and general public.

If funded, we’ll be able to produce a 120 to 200 color page (Depending on stretch goals) 8.5" x 11" hardcover book featuring a substantial stable of non-player characters, amazing legendary weapons, fantastic locations, well detailed plot hooks for your own adventures, many short stories to flesh out characters, and page after page of Wen-M's artwork.

 

Sample Pages (Work in progress - final product may vary)
Sample Pages (Work in progress - final product may vary)

 

Over the years, the Luminous Echo team has been exposed to all sorts of creative and amazing inspirations. From movies and games that excited us with new possibilities, to old tales and myths that motivated us to dig deeper and uncover magic created long ago. The one thing we all agree on is, it’s always better with friends.
    

In creating the world of Luminous Echo, these things have all been poured into one giant melting pot in just the right proportions to create something new. 

Heroes with unlimited potential meet with god like beings and battle fantastical monsters, all the while exploring a world of limitless wonder. But what really makes Luminous Echo special to the team is that we brought our friends into it, either creating alongside one another or placing them affectionately into the very fabric of the world. Luminous Echo is not just a hobby, but a way for us to continue to celebrate the very friendship that helped to put this together. 

And now we want to bring you this wealth of knowledge, magic, and hopefully inspiration so you too can bring your friends along on your next great adventure!

 

 

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Kevin Chiu (Producer) is a resident of Vancouver B.C., and a long time planner of video game communities, and MMO development. Growing up with a very strict family, it was often easier for him to read about video games than it was to play them. He’s decided it’s time to make some gaming news, instead of just reading it, for a change.

https://www.facebook.com/luminousecho/

Wen Li (Art Director/Co-Producer), also known as Wen-M, is a Chinese born American citizen from San Francisco best known for his illustration work with the popular Anima – Beyond fantasy gaming franchise, as well as concept art for a number of other games, and his own franchise Rosgladia. After all this time developing art for others games, Wen has taken Kevin up on his offer to make a game of his own.

http://wen-m.deviantart.com/gallery/

Ian Stewart (Writer/Co-Producer) is a native of Portland Oregon, mostly known for an overwhelming passion for pie, and developing fantasy and science fiction worlds. Also, he has a background in planning online advertising, ad Kickstarter planning. He was asked to join in to help fill out the teams writing and advertising chops.

Andrea Daneilson (Writer) "Home is where the heart is for Andrea, and that's generally wherever she can write and draw to her heart's content. Having helped Wen in a few things before, she joined on Luminous as a writer, excited to help flesh out the world she had been introduced to so long ago."