Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition for D&D 5E and PFRPG

Created by AAW Games

Our #1 Bestseller and ENnie nominated mega-adventure Rise of the Drow returns in a final massive volume for 5th Edition or Pathfinder.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Rise of the Drow BackerKit is 85% completed!
11 months ago – Thu, May 02, 2019 at 09:14:03 PM

We're almost there!

Congratulations! We're 85% of the way in Rise of the Drow BackerKit. 

If you've already completed your survey please be sure to make any changes to your address before the lock down date of June 1st. Also, be prepared for the extra funds to process on July 1st. 

If you haven't filled out your survey, please remember to do so before June 1st, as orders lock that date and credit/debit cards will be processed on July 1st. 

Did you lose your survey? Click here to get back in!

Did you miss the Kickstarter? You can still get the pre-order here! 

Questions about the BackerKit Survey and Add-ons

There have been quite a few repeat questions from backers so I will clear those up here:

Why are the dice sets $12 instead of $10?

In order for Chessex to ship us these special, custom dice sets and keep them neatly contained we had to add two additional custom dice to complete the set to a solid 12 dice which forms a hyperrectangle and fits into a nice plastic container from Chessex which you can use to store your dice for travel. This increased the total price per set to $12.00 USD. Honestly, at the cost of custom dice we aren't even breaking even as the dice cost around $1 each to make and the box is $1 plus the S&H from Chessex. It's just a special bonus we wanted to offer our backers.

Is there a limit on the drow plush dolls?

Initially we declared a "1 item per customer" limit on the plush dolls before sending surveys but later changed this to allow backers to get as many as they want. We are crafting 500 and will never make these again. They are collectible dolls, after all which is part of the fun of getting one! However, at some point during the BackerKit survey process, a few backers saw the old text crop back up stating they could only get one doll. This was a disappointment to a couple people who were ordering five or more. FEAR NOT! There are enough drow plush dolls to go around, I've checked our numbers and even with the limited 500 being produced, we're still ahead of the game with 85% of backers already choosing their add-ons. There are enough to go around and for some people to get multiple dolls, so have at them and make sure your home is thoroughly overrun by drow interlopers!

Where is the Pathfinder print book?

Some backers were confused by the terminology during the Kickstarter and in the FAQ so I'll reiterate here. There isn't a Pathfinder RPG print book add-on or pledge level because ALL PATHFINDER PDF backers at the $59 level will be getting the PRINT-ON-DEMAND version of the hardcover. You will pay the cost to produce your book (same cost we would pay) plus S&H from either the USA or UK (whichever is cheaper). That will occur once the PF version of the book has been completed (some months away) and all PF PDF backers will receive an email from DriveThruRPG.com with a link which you click to redeem, add to cart, and pay your cost + S&H. Then you just wait for it to arrive. There's nothing else you need to do! 

What happened to playing Clash of the Factions game via Discord and Fantasy Grounds?

This has become quite the challenge with the number of participants and varying time zones. However, I would like to get something going perhaps once I catch up on creating this epic tome for you all! What we might do is set up games run by different DMs in different time zones then once every month or two have a massive game where everyone can stay up late/get up early to join in on an all-hands-on-deck Fantasy Grounds game. Another idea is that I run a game once a month and just set the date/time and whoever can make it, makes it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Have a great weekend! I'm gaming on Friday, we're playing D&D 5th Edition in Aventyr. What are you playing? Share your game!

Your friend,


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Can't find your survey?
12 months ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:58:32 PM

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$5 Backers -- Please read!
12 months ago – Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 01:34:20 PM

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12 months ago – Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 01:18:34 AM

Surveys sent, BackerKit is live!

The day has finally arrived! BackerKit is now live and your survey should be in your email. 

Before you report your survey as lost please be sure you're checking the email associated with your Kickstarter account and double check spam filters/folders. If you haven't received your survey within 24 hours, please send us private message here on Kickstarter. Please don't post in the comments about missing surveys as we can't glean all the information we need about you there. 

I'm so excited to share all these amazing books and Underworld treasures with you all! 

Come join me in the halls of BackerKit and claim what is rightfully yours!


T-Shirts Glitch! Did you miss your Faction T-shirt?
12 months ago – Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 09:56:15 PM

Miss your T-Shirt?

Did you miss your limited edition Underworld Faction T-Shirt? 

This is the one and only time we're printing these special shirts so if you went through your BackerKit survey and didn't see them in the add-ons it is because we experienced a glitch. Some backers could see them, others could not. Regardless, the glitch is now fixed and shirts are back up for sale! 

Come don your 100% cotton armor and prepare for con-season! 

Revisit the Rise of the Drow BackerKit here.

Jonathan G. Nelson

AAW Games