Rise of the Drow

Created by AAW Games

Purchase at drow5e.com

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Orders are shipping! / New Website $10 Store Credit + 10% Off Everything!
10 months ago – Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 12:53:31 AM


Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter orders have begun shipping from Mox Boarding House in Seattle, WA. The long awaited underdark mega adventure & setting is finally here! US backers should start seeing their orders within the next 2-3 weeks and I would expect Europe and the rest of the world around 3-4 weeks. Of course, we've been hearing about slow downs due to COVID but let's hope that is behind us because these drow want to get to you!

10 Years = New Website +10% Off Everything!

We thought coming up on 10 years we deserved a new website.

In addition to the brand new website, we're celebrating with a new limited time subscription model. As a subscriber, you get $10 Store Credit, 10% Off EVERYTHING including hardcover books, and access to our PDF flipbook library whenever you want (plus other special subscriber-only exclusives).Get a limited offer subscription!

Did you forget something in your Rise of the Drow order? Want to check out what else AAW Games has to offer? Visit the main site!


After some virtual wrestling with OneBookShelf (DriveThruRPG) and LSI, we've finally got some solid print proofs on the way to my home address. Once I've reviewed them and given the good ole' thumbs-up, I'll approve and send codes to PF1e PoD backers. Just to make sure this happens sooner, rather than later, I've paid for express air shipping of the books and should be getting them within a week. I'm really excited to get this out to all of you as it will wrap up the last of the physical rewards in this Kickstarter project. Then, we can reveal what we've been working on behind the scenes for some time now.


Jonathan G. Nelson

AAW Games

Books ship next week! Is your address correct? Only 2 days left to change it!
10 months ago – Fri, Aug 07, 2020 at 04:32:24 PM

Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition and all the extras ship next week from Mox Boarding House in Seattle, WA. 

1. Is your address correct? If not, please email support@backerkit.com and get that fixed ASAP. You only have TWO DAYS to get this fixed.

2. Books cannot be picked up in person. Due to COVID, Mox Boarding House has a "firewall" between the warehouse and the retail side of their store making this impossible. Even if you're in Seattle, all books will be shipped.

3. Was there anything else you wanted in your order? This is your LAST CHANCE to have your survey unlocked and add goodies. Please email support@backerkit.com if you want to make additions to your order. 

Thank you for hanging in there. Your quarantine is about to get a lot more interesting...

I'll be keeping you updated on progress as the books go out and into the wild! 


Jonathan G. Nelson

AAW Games

PF RotDCE PoD Delay
11 months ago – Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 09:23:15 PM

There was a problem on LSI/OBS's end. 

LSI = Lightning Source/Ingram (print on demand) / OBS = OneBookShelf Inc. AKA DriveThruRPG.com

We are waiting on the hardcover premium version to clear the printer and there is an issue with the files on the printer's end. The representative for OBS is out until Friday at which point they will check things over. After things are fixed and print files clear, the print proofs will be sent to me for review, once I approve, codes will be sent to PF PoD backers.

The other types of files have been cleared (softcover standard, softcover premium, hardcover standard).

Thank you for your patience.


Quick Update
11 months ago – Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 08:18:45 PM

  •  Hardcovers arrive in Seattle on August 10th -- last chance to update address (email support@backerkit.com)
  •  Pathfinder print-on-demand -- Complete, Waiting on printer to approve print proofs 
  •  5th Edition Fantasy Grounds -- Complete, Waiting on Smiteworks to approve build 
  • Pathfinder Fantasy Grounds -- Waiting on conversion expert to complete build

Rise of the Drow: Campaign Primer
11 months ago – Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 11:36:02 AM

Good morning, my friends!

Thomas Baumbach, our Rise of the Drow layout artist and developer, has a nice surprise for you.

Presenting the Rise of the Drow: Campaign Primer, free for all backers and preorder customers on the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter project.

Welcome traveler!

This guide contains all the information a player needs to orient themselves to the Aventyr campaign setting and to the Rise of the Drow series of adventures, whether the game begins on the surface in Rybalka or in the Underworld.

The adventure focuses on thwarting a drow war of aggression, but the book itself contains the tools to run a sandbox-style campaign in the Underworld, particularly focused around Embla, Holoth, and the Fungi Forest.

Exploring the Underworld—itself a dangerous prospect—allows the GM to introduce any number of unique locations. To get the most out of a campaign of this style, your GM may decide to include optional resources to accompany this guide: Underworld Races & Classes, and Occult Secrets of the Underworld, but these books are not required to enjoy Rise of the Drow.

Included in the Rise of the Drow: Campaign Primer:

  • Pregenerated characters for 5th Edition and Pathfinder 1e
  • Map of Rybalka, Heart of the Frontier
  • Upperworld Races
  • Underworld Races
  • Underworld Cities
  • Deities of Aventyr
  • RotDCE Character Sheets