Expedition from the Mysterious Peaks

Created by Alligator Alley Entertainment

Mystic fantasy meets heroic sci-fi in an epic adventure saga for 5E.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

24 Hours left and another goal down!
12 months ago – Thu, Dec 09, 2021 at 11:51:21 AM

Greetings all!

We blew right past the 50k stretch goal yesterday and are working our way toward the next goal. What comes with our 50k mark, you ask? Well...

Guest Authors

We're bringing in not just one... but two special guest authors!

We're super-excited to introduce Ed Greenwood, renowned industry veteran and creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting, as part of our project design team.

It's also our pleasure to introduce Cat Rambo, award-winning sci-fi & fantasy author who also served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

We may still have a few other author surprises in store - so stay tuned!

New Veiled Realm

We also add a sixth entry to the Veiled Realms of Thalis.

Reyhdor's Tears: Named after the deceased star god, this realm is formed from the remnants of a small moon. The cluster of celestial fragments are bound within a magical force field that orbits the homeworld.

Still More to Come!

We're in the final stretch for the campaign, but we're just getting started on introducing everyone to Thalis and the worlds beyond.

Please spread the word as every pledge helps us make this adventure saga even more amazing!

Another Stretch Goal Down!
12 months ago – Thu, Dec 02, 2021 at 05:47:48 PM

We hit the 40k mark! With this stretch goal, we introduce the following into the book:

  •  Gearrunner: A subclass option for the Rogue and Specialist
  •  Starfall Vestments: A collection of legacy items for all characters
  •  Custom Character Sheet with campaign-specific logos and symbols

Campaign Poll Continues

Thanks to everyone who participated so far in the Origins Template poll. We've received a ton of responses and it's a close contest so far. If you haven't submitted your choice yet, you can find the link to the poll in the last update (Backer Only - posted on the 27th). Results will be announced at the end of the campaign!

Backer Goal Down + Content Poll
about 1 year ago – Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 12:18:15 AM

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Upcoming Stretch Goal and Backer Poll
about 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 07:53:53 AM

Hello all!

We're getting a lot closer to unlocking two more stretch goals! Once we reach 500 backers, special options will be unlocked for character creation called origin templates.

What is an Origin Template?

Origin templates are an optional expansion of a character's background that determines a character's traits. Each origin template is connected to a character's social, educational, or ancestral development- providing new features that characters gain at certain levels. Examples of these features may be a skill specialty, a physical trait, an optional class feature, or a feat only available to characters with a specific template.

For example, a character who was raised  in the realm of Arkenvale can gain traits that deal with areas of varying dimensions and gravity, while an arcane student from Renvorith has access to spells or magical abilities unique to their specific template.

Stretch Goal and Backer Poll

Origin templates are unlocked once the campaign reaches 500 backers. In addition to the standard templates provided in the adventure series, you have the opportunity to select a special, dual-genre template that can be applied to either a fantasy-based character from Thalis, or a sci-fi themed space explorer.

As noted in the last update, the poll will be backer-only and becomes available at the same time that the stretch goal is unlocked. 

Here's a preview of the available options:

Remote Origin

  •  Wastelander (Thalis Native): You hail from the wastelands beyond Elsever, a nomad in the  chaotic wastes. You've inherited mutations that allow you to adapt to  strange energies and can navigate an ever-shifting landscape afflicted  by the magical cataclysm
  •  Feral Worlder (Space Explorer): You’re from a world whose society is cut off from the rest of the galaxy by tradition, lack of technological advancement, or both. You have a greater understanding of less-advanced civilizations and can call upon practical experience when technology can’t be relied upon.

Mysterious Origin

  •  Blood of the Ancients (Thalis Native): The blood of far-away travellers from other worlds runs through your family. Your ancestral lineage has always held innate psionic abilities most others assume to be magical in nature.
  •  Galactic Magician (Space Explorer): Your practice of esper powers have always been more mystical than logical and shrouded in bizarre ritual. This variant practice presents alternate effects from commonly known esper powers and abilities.

Enlightened Origin

  •  Magitech Savant (Thalis Native): Through your upbringing or training, you have a greater affinity for use of magitech tools and items. You also have a greater understanding of advanced sciences and otherworldly cultures.
  •  Conceptual Visionary (Space Explorer): You’ve been exposed to technology and lore from many different worlds and can see beyond the line that separates technology and science from magic and mysticism.

First Stretch Goal Down!
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 05:09:17 AM

We passed the 30K mark and with that, are introducing a host of challenging new monsters and intriguing NPCs to the setting content. The addition of these new creatures and organizations also expands the lore of both the Veiled Realms and the Aldor System.

Thank you all for your continued excitement and support which helps us build this campaign saga into something even more amazing!

Surprise Backer Goal

We also passed the 400 backer mark with 23 days still left to go! In addition to the Pledge Total goals, we're also introducing a 500 backer milestone stretch goal, unlocking campaign-specific Origin Templates players can use to customize their characters. The nature of the templates will be decided by backers via an exclusive poll.

Poll details will be announced within the next couple of days in a special "backers-only" update, so stay tuned!