New dragon-themed 5e compatible TTRPG, from an award-winning team, comes to Kickstarter in October.

Updated: Apr 25

Draco Studios are thrilled to announce the release of Dragonbond: Endless Sagas. A complete TTRPG experience and fully self-contained set of rules, sourcebooks and adventures. Coming to Kickstarter in October, Endless Sagas is powered by the 5th edition Open Gaming License, making it easy to learn for veteran players, while incorporating a host of exciting additions and innovations to keep the action fresh and unique.


As you might expect from the name, dragons are a huge part of the setting. Acting both as protagonists and antagonists of various plots and adventures, and influencing epic events in which players might find themselves shaping the very future of the world. In addition, the unique Dragonbond mechanic means that player-characters have the chance to form symbiotic relationships with dragon companions, growing and advancing together without unbalancing the party composition.





Dragonbond is already an established setting for Draco Studios with a rich background of limitless scope. Numerous successful kickstarter campaigns have started to bring this universe to life, with 3D printable miniatures, an RPG adventure and a boardgame already created. The wargame, comics and novels are under development and the TV series is in the pipeline. This year the TTRPG will take the setting to new levels, and players can benefit from the cross media experience created by Draco Studios in order to enrich the gaming experience.

To ensure the quality of Dragonbond: Endless Sagas, Draco Studios have recruited a host of award-winning industry veterans to contribute to the project, including Sarah Madsen (Wizards of the Coast, Cubicle 7), Brian Suskind (Kobold Press), Mark A. Latham (Games Workshop, Modiphius Entertainment), Daniel Erli (Great Wyrms of Drakha) and Bernardo Alvarez (Eldritch Century). It’s illustrated by Tom Babbey (Wizkids, Paizo), and features concept art from veteran artists including Steve Prescott, Daarken, Tyler Warpole, Jason Engle, and many more. It’s a true labor of love.





Draco Studios are also inviting the gaming community to be involved in the creation of the RPG by participating in the Open Beta running throughout the year. Players can sign up to join and receive a host of rewards for playtesting and providing feedback on monthly quests. You can sign up here.


Wizards of the Coast writer Sarah Madsen says "I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work on a project with such a rich world and unique lore. In Dragonbond, dragons take center stage alongside the heroes, as both terrifying antagonists and powerful allies. The chance to create a connection with such a legendary creature presents opportunities for deep storytelling and powerful, epic abilities."


ENnie award-winning Brian Suskind says "Designing Dragonbond is such a wonderful opportunity. The setting offers fascinating and engaging lore based around familiar 5e rules, while also incorporating tons of new RPG aspects. Our approach is to take what everyone loves about 5e and make it feel brand new. For instance, we’re giving a unique twist to the classic classes and crafting a fresh, dynamic magic system, and those are just two examples of the amazing world of Dragonbond!"


Games Workshop veteran Mark Latham says “Dragonbond is a fantasy setting quite unlike any other. Inspired by vibrant Mesoamerican mythology, it is a world shaped not by gods, but by mortal heroes. The players are an active part of a tumultuous, world-defining epoch, where the titular dragons are at once their most terrifying foes and most valuable allies.”


Products


  • The RPG core books include three beautifully illustrated hardcover books (approx. 300 pages each), detailing everything players need to know to immerse themselves in the Dragonbond universe.

  • The Rulebook contains rules for character creation, races, classes, alignment, backgrounds, Vaala magic, feats, spells, equipment, and dragonbonding. The rules are 5e-compatible, with new twists and additions to better reflect the world of Valerna.

  • The Gazetteer is the ultimate sourcebook for the Dragonbond universe, describing in lavish detail the realms of Valerna, the Hollowdepths (Valerna’s underworld), the red moon of Drakha, the Null, and the history of the Dragonbonded themselves.

  • The Dragonbond Bestiary is the complete guide to the races, creatures and monsters of the Dragonbond universe, with background information, special rules, and 5e-compatible stat blocks for everything from deadly Skorpikons to majestic Dragons!

  • Additionally, as a stretch goal for the campaign Draco Studios will offer the epic six-book campaign, Tyrant of the Cursed Coast! Each book will be approx. 100 pages, and together will take a party of heroes from levels 1-20, exploring the world of Dragonbond and meeting some of the iconic characters of the Dragonbond setting. In this grand adventure, adventurers have the chance to become Dragonbonded, and shape the fate of entire kingdoms.


 

About Draco Studios:

Draco Studios is the largest indie publishing company in Mexico for tabletop games and 3D printing. Today, our brands have an international presence with top-quality products and multiple collaborations with renowned developers across the world with Intellectual properties such as Dragonbond, Eldritch Century and Creature Kingdoms.


About Sarah Madsen

Sarah Madsen is an author and TTRPG designer living in the wilds of North Georgia. She has written for publishers like Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, Ghostfire Gaming, and Cubicle 7. She enjoys playing video games and TTRPGs in her spare time and loves gin cocktails, fancy lattes, and romanceable NPCs.


About Mark A. Latham

Mark A. Latham is a writer, editor, history nerd, proud dog father, frustrated grunge singer, and amateur baker from Staffordshire, UK. An immigrant to rural Nottinghamshire, he lives in a very old house (sadly not haunted) and is still regarded in the village as a foreigner.

Formerly the editor of Games Workshop’s White Dwarf magazine, Mark designs tabletop games and is an author of strange, fantastical, and macabre tales.


About Brian Suskind An ENnie award wining RPG Designer and author, Brian began his design career as a contributing author for Open Design then later became an author for Kobold Press, Storm Bunny Studios, Legendary Games and many others. In the real world he is a professional screenwriter.


About Tom Babbey

Tom Babbey is currently the Art Director for Draco Studios. He has worked as illustrator and concept artist in titanic projects of the industry, like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Pathfinder, and Wizkids.


About Steve Prescott

Steve Prescott has produced interior illustrations for many Dungeons & Dragons books and Dragon magazine, as well as cover art for books such as Fortress of the Yuan-Ti. He has also produced artwork for other games such as Paizo Pathfinder, World of Warcraft TCG, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Shadowrun. Most notable, he has worked on the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering since 2006 both in card art form as well as conceptual design.


About Bernardo Alvarez

Bernardo is a writer/screenwriter from Mexico city. He joined Draco studios out of curiosity and stayed for the games and challenges. He is the author of the Eldritch Century stories The Azure Owl (graphic novel alongside Rodrigo Gil) and The Depths (novel), and he worked on the later stages of Eldritch Century: Chronicles of the Wounded Earth. Currently, he bakes bread at home, teaches his cat how to play with big d20s and writes the seasonal adventures in Draco Studios' Tribe on MyMiniFactory.


About Daniel Ehrli

Daniel is Creative Director at Draco Studios from Mexico City. His greatest goal is to create magnificent things, and he strives to make every project he is involved in, as beautiful and intricate as possible. He managed the art direction for Eldritch Century: Chronicles of the Wounded Earth (RPG books). He conceptualized and directed the Great Wyrms of Drakha (RPG adventure book) including co-writing some of the adventures. He is a keen gamer and is forever-DM leading his friends into the joy of Roleplaying games.


In his free time when he isn’t running his company dedicated to 3D printing, he is a freelance sculptor for a number of companies including Wizkids.





Key Dates:

Kickstarter Launch day – October 31st 2022

Kickstarter End of campaign – November 24th 2022

Retail release – Q4 2023


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