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Open Design Projects

Open Design uses an old business model called patronage; you directly commission a game designer, mapper, and illustrators to produce an adventure of interest.

As a patron, you can participate in the project discussions, brainstorms, and polls. You’ll read design essays and have the opportunity to playtest and review material. If you’re a senior patron, you’ll have more access: maybe suggest an NPC or a monster, maybe write whole sections, but there's no requirement to contribute text! Senior patrons also preview maps and artwork. While Senior Patrons have a lot of pull, but a particularly inspired idea can often be snapped up from the lower tier. A great idea is, after all, a great idea.

Regardless of the level of patronage, you’ll get a PDF of the final product and the option to purchase a hard copy of the project at cost (no markup!). This is an additional cost to project patronage.

The most important element of Open Design patronage is that you have the chance to see how game design happens from start to finish. You can ask questions, get involved, or just shoot off a few critiques to improve the project. It's a miniature class in RPG design — without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on tuition, and with a friendly, practical approach. Open Design gives gamers the chance to learn and publish RPG design work; seize this rare opportunity today!




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Northlands PDF (Pathfinder RPG)

Northlands PDF (Pathfinder RPG)

Take up your axe and raise the dragon’s head upon the longship’s prow! The time has come to brave the frozen empires of the savage north. Here honor...
$9.99

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Midgard Tales for Pathfinder RPG (Hardcover)

Midgard Tales for Pathfinder RPG (Hardcover)

More than Adventures. Let there be Legends. The Midgard Tales hardcover collects 13 adventures that remake classic themes, such as a demon-haunted...
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Midgard Preview (Pathfinder RPG and AGE)

Midgard Preview (Pathfinder RPG and AGE)

Two Short Tales, and the Feathered Folk This introduction to the Midgard Campaign setting offers up two short stories, by Jeff Grubb and Wade...

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Midgard Legends (Print+PDF)

Midgard Legends (Print+PDF)

Midgard's Most Renowned Legends Come to Life! Bring dramatic history and wondrous myths to your game table: the legends of heroes, villains,...
$19.99

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Midgard Campaign Setting Softcover

Midgard Campaign Setting Softcover

The World Is Ready. Are You? Deep in an ancient forest, a trembling young woman enters the clearing where a ramshackle hut crouches on birds’ legs....
$39.99

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Midgard Campaign Setting Hardcover

Midgard Campaign Setting Hardcover

The World Is Ready. Are You? Deep in an ancient forest, a trembling young woman enters the clearing where a ramshackle hut crouches on birds’ legs....
$49.99

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Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age RPG Compatible (Print+PDF Bundle)

Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age RPG Compatible (Print+PDF Bundle)

Make your icon rolls—and hope for sixes! The Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age Roleplaying Game Compatible Edition is sending 100 weird, warped and...
$24.99

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Journeys to the West (Pathfinder RPG, Print+PDF)

Journeys to the West (Pathfinder RPG, Print+PDF)

Leave the Known Lands Behind! What lies beyond the western shores of Midgard, past the boundaries of civilization and into uncharted waters? If you...
$24.99

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Further North - Web Supplement for Northlands (Pathfinder RPG)

Further North - Web Supplement for Northlands (Pathfinder RPG)

Berserker madness has overtaken designers Dan Voyce and Chris Harris! Here... Is. More.. Northlands!! This 9-page PDF includes: Ten dangerous guests...
$1.99

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Deep Magic Hardcover (Pathfinder RPG)

Deep Magic Hardcover (Pathfinder RPG)

Unlimited spellpower! Deep Magic is here at last—a 376-page, full-color tome bound in the hide of an unknown planar being who materialized at Kobold...
$49.99

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