Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent Kickstarter Campaign Live

Warchief Gaming, Chris Metzen’s tabletop-focused studio, opened its doors last year. And now, they’re about ready to release their debut product in Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. This new Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting is currently live on Kickstarter with 30 days to go and over $500,000 pledged. Considering the initial goal of $50,000, this campaign is pretty much the definition of a sure thing.

Supporting the campaign will get you the Auroboros source book and player guide describing Metzen’s new setting, the realm of Lawbrand and its factions. Apart from that, the books will grant you access to new races and subclasses, monsters, character backgrounds, magic items, and more.

Check out the official campaign video:

Here’s some additional information:

Welcome to Lawbrand

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a 5E campaign setting by Chris Metzen and Warchief Gaming. The first release in this universe, Worldbook: Lawbrand, is based on the roleplaying campaign that Chris ran with his childhood friends in the eighties and nineties, before heading to Blizzard to work on worlds such as Warcraft, StarCraft, and more.

As a 5E compatible source book, Worldbook: Lawbrand gives players and GMs all the tools they’ll need to create their own adventures in this epic fantasy world.

Will you tame the world – or shatter it?

A New World Beckons…

Ancient magic flows through the grimy streets of Lawbrand’s bustling Trade-Cities. Tensions between the ruling Sularian Church and the new generation of upstart adventurers threaten to ignite a firestorm of societal upheaval. In the wilds beyond Lawbrand’s borders, long-forgotten races and newly formed cults rise to claim their own territories – and exert their will upon civilization. And beneath it all, the ancient World-Serpent, Auroboros, awakens to devour all…

Forge Your Own Destiny

Filled with new player options to create characters in the world of Auroboros, Worldbook: Lawbrand gives access to five unique new races and four new subclasses. From the aquatic race of the Atsaad to the nature-wielding fighter subclass Wildkeeper, new backgrounds, and other new gameplay features, the adventurers of Lawbrand will be nothing like you’ve ever played before. In addition to character creation options, you’ll also discover new magic items, spells, and “Sigils”, a new form of customization.

Wield the Power of Auroboros

The ancient World-Serpent, Auroboros, coils throughout Creation; its vast power capable of birthing startling new life or annihilating all that is. By taking the dread Mark of the Serpent, players can wield the Auroboros’ awesome power directly, gaining the ability to heal the sick and shatter mountaintops alike – but at great peril to themselves.

For once mortals start to descend through the Coils of the Serpent’s power, they risk losing themselves to madness, despair and ultimate oblivion…

Moreover, you might be interested in a couple of earlier interviews with the man himself. There’s one from Game Informer, and one from VentureBeat.