Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting (5E & Pathfinder)

Created by Rusted Portal Games

Battle undead and demonic horrors ravaging post-apocalyptic Earth 25 years after the Rise. DnD Fifth Edition (5E) & Pathfinder RPG.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

RPG Net Q&A Tonight!
over 6 years ago – Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 03:19:54 PM

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Maverick Class Builds Released! (PF & 5E)
over 6 years ago – Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 01:09:24 AM

Greetings Survivors!

In case you missed the changes on the page, we have added larger images of the cover mock-ups, the spread layout mock-ups, and made those spreads link to the full Maverick Class builds for Pathfinder and 5E. Also linked here for easy access!

We love any feedback or questions you have about the classes or campaign setting.

Keep blasting social media, we are getting close to more Truth Transmissions!

5E Maverick Class

PF Maverick Class

Donaven - Rusted Portal Games

over 6 years ago – Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:52:11 PM

Hello Survivors!

Okay, so normally we like to give you a heads-up before we make any changes to the Kickstarter campaign. This time around we wanted to make it a surprise. 

We have officially unlocked the $13k stretch goal level, congratulations! We are committed to bringing you as much content as possible for this Apocalypse the Risen Campaign. We promised you two weeks ago that we would work hard to make that true and we've just posted an updated stretch goals list to prove that point.

Instead of the Scavenge Map unlock, you now receive that plus the Adventure Hooks Journal Entry and Adventure 1! You will also find that all of the stretch goals leading up to $20k have been compressed, providing even more content at each $1k level we hit.

With this update comes an extended request. Share this campaign with your friends and fellow gamers. Blast us out on the daily on social media. Post and comment about the campaign on your favorite gaming message boards/pages. We know the product we are going to deliver will be high quality and lots of fun. The more of your gaming network that joins this campaign, the more incredible the game we deliver. 

We're pretty sure you'll like this update and we couldn't be more happy with it either. Also watch for the next update which will include the complete class build for the Maverick. We will release both the 5E and PF builds so you can compare.

Keep building the Rusted Portal Colony!

Donaven - Rusted Portal Games

Build Your Colony Add-On!
over 6 years ago – Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:12:14 AM

Hello faithful backers!

Over the last week we have been brainstorming additional ways to let our backers help build the AtR community and game. This campaign setting is centered around a starting colony. We have designed a colony creation system (pick or roll) that allows GMs to design this intrinsic starting point for any campaign. We imagine these home colonies being the center for adventure for most groups. 

So for our backers only, we will be including an Add-On that allows you to work with us to design a colony that is included in the campaign setting. Colonies will be included within the region section notes. Anyone selecting this add-on will receive a set of questions in your survey post-Kickstarter. The survey will include key questions to properly categorize your colony design with our system as well as offer an open text section to express the flavor of the colony. We will write up the colony and contact you for final touches. We expect about five colonies per page.

Your colony, home campaign or antagonist group, will be added to Apocalypse the Risen canon from launch! You will also be included in a special colony credits section.

We plan to include this add-on for $50 and wanted to get your feedback before putting it up on the board. Let's keep building a community of Survivors!


Donaven - Rusted Portal Games

Upcoming Goal: Scavenge Map (1)
over 6 years ago – Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 11:08:28 AM

Greetings Backers!

With 21 days remaining we have exceeded the number of backers from our first campaign, funded, and unlocked 8 total stretch goals. Great work!

So congrats on unlocking five more Truth Transmission recordings (6 total) and the first Journal Entry! We will continue working to build on this success. Apologies on the social media graphic, we'll have that updated ASAP. Also, if you didn't notice, we did sneak in a new graphic for a sample spread of the Maverick class. 

Maverick Sample Spread
Maverick Sample Spread

Scavenge Map 1 ($13,000): We are really excited to begin unlocking some Scavenge Maps. We have played with maps at our table in playtests and they just add another level of immersion. 

Scavenge Maps will be provided in full color PDF, designed to set the scene for an encounter in a game of your design or with unlocked adventures. PDFs will be provided in printer friend and full bleed versions. The next stretch goal opens a four page map (~100'x80' in game).

You may have seen the warehouse Scavenge Map for the What's Cooking? adventure. If not, I have included a snapshot below. The stretch goal versions provide even more detail and opportunity for scavenge. 

Scavenge Map Sample
Scavenge Map Sample



Donaven - Rusted Portal Games