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Fat Magic RPG - 5e Campaign Setting

Created by Fat Magic RPG

A fantasy adventure about food, community, and spaghetti wizards for 5th edition.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

BEYOND BUNDERDOME
1 day ago – Sun, Dec 04, 2022 at 05:01:18 PM

Howdy folks,

We’re just back from this year’s PAX Unplugged, where we bonked noggins with some of our favorite TTRPG creators, recharged our creative juices, and consumed an ungodly amount of soup dumplings.

The update goblins have a special treat for you this holiday season: a tournament one-shot written by the wonderful Daniel “Drakoniques” Oleh (@Drakoniques). Beyond Bunderdome will thrust your adventuring party into the cutthroat world of competitive baking. So, grab your whisk, put on your punniest apron, and kiss your mother dough for luck.

Every five years, the best bakers and pastry chefs of the Bouillabaise come together in the city of Bakersbury to compete in the Ultimate Food Fight. When one of the teams in this combative baking tournament suddenly drops out, you’re invited to take their place. Will your party rise to the occasion? Or fall shortcake of victory? Be careful… Some people will stop at nothing to be this year’s champions.

Beyond Bunderdome is suitable for 4-5 characters between 5th and 7th level. You and your party will enter the Bunderdome and compete for the coveted title under the watchful eye of celebrity judges Mandy S’more, Adanna Fudge Jr, and Leonardo Dicabrioche.

Your party will be going bun to bun with two of the best bake squads in the Bouillabaise, crowd favorite Holy Cannoli and three-time reigning champions Pretty Little Bakers. To go the distance in this year’s competition, you’ll have to harvest cream of tartar from tartar elementals, bake a sentient angel cake, and maybe even solve a mystery.

LINK: https://bit.ly/Bunderdome

Art Update

This month’s art update is a coterie of cuties illustrated by the greatest little guy artist of our time, Kinley Raftery (@Kinley_R_Art). After the Melraiser Melon knight, Kinley went back to her roots to create several of fat magic’s cutest and most chaotic little guys.

Eugene on the Cob
The Notorious Dango Bros
Dumpling Boy
Gary the Burger Knight

That’s everything in the goblin’s update sack right now, but I’ll be back with more updates and bonus content at the end of the month.

Best,

sc

Under the Harvest Moons - 5e Halloween Kickstarter
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 08:20:12 AM

Hi folks,

This is just a quick check-in to highlight an extra spooky Kickstarter for the Halloween season.

Underground Oracle Publishing just launched Under the Harvest Moons, a 50-page supplement packed with archetypes, creatures, creepy rules options, cursed magic items, and a plethora of original lore for both players and game masters.

In addition to fully remastered versions of award-winning Patreon content, this book includes never-before-released materials and items, like the Terroborn lineage and its four different nightmare ancestries. 

Under the Harvest Moons includes:

  • Haunted world options like new festivals, cults, guilds, and rules. 
  • Eerie new player options including a new lineage, archetypes, and spells.
  • Terrifying monsters and stand-alone creature features to up the ante of your horror encounters. 

Under the Harvest Moons will be available as a digital PDF or as a premium softcover book and every tier from the PDF level up will also include the Shard Tabletop and Roll20 versions of Under the Harvest Moons at no additional charge!

This spooky project funded in just 30 minutes! But there's still time to get in on those early bird deals, including big discounts and a set of creepy digital map packs. 

Click here to check out their awesome Kickstarter page and stretch goals.

🌭Happy Halloweenie 🎃
about 2 months ago – Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 05:07:54 PM

Hey folks,

The skies are grey and the leaves are turning yellow, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for Halloweenie, the one night of the year when ghosts and goblins can dress like slutty hot dogs and no one can say anything about it out. So, let’s fire up the grill, grab a pack of frankenfurters, and get down to some good old-fashioned spookery.

  • OC Art Update
  • Little Guy Alert 🚨
  • Spooky Stuff

OC Art Update

Carlos (@CSPstuff) continues to absolutely MURDER the backer OC art with this group of street food-lovin’ cuties. This has got to be one of my favorite pieces of art in the whole book. Nothing has captured the essence of Fat Magic quite like shark man, regular guy, coffee barbarian, cinnabun elf, buff androgynous warlock, and pumpkin dog.


Front: Taran Reid (Wing Alstar), Cinnabun Elf (Kaitie Lawson), Lothario Androgyne (Marley Riser) Back: Guy With Glasses (Matthew Hermosillo), Beefy Shark Man (Matthew Fridley)

Little Guy Alert 🚨

After the sheer horror that was Melraiser, Kinley (@Kinley_R_Art)  is back to doing what they do best: adorable little guys. Here’s a WIP taste of some of the MOST POWERFUL little guys in all of Fat Magic. And for all your little guy needs, check out Kinley’s Twitter, where they’re drawing spooky frog stuff every day for the month of October (Frogtober?).


Dumpling Boy, Buttered Corn, Gary, and the Dango Bros

Spooky Stuff

The spooky season is the perfect time to revisit our slate of fall content.

For that cozy pumpkin spiced vibe, try the Rind of the Spiced Vangourd on for size. This aromatic pumpkin plate was made in collaboration with Abyssal Brews (@abyssalbrews), my favorite magic item creator on Twitter. If you’re hungering for more magic items, I recommend checking out their Patreon, which is stacked with more than 50 fully-illustrated creative delights (patreon.com/abyssalbrews).



Link to higher resolution version: bit.ly/PumpkinPlate

For the horror lovers, nasty little gremlins, and spooky heck boys, may I suggest the milk-curdling one-shot, Night of the Living Bread. NotLB is a classic zombie survival adventure, written by game designer El Haney, with a mother dough of a twist.

“When the wind turns and the leaves change, the Harvest Festival comes to the isolated village of Devil’s Egg. The annual celebration is the last chance for the townspeople to eat, drink, and be merry before snow blankets the fields and the cold turns deadly. This year’s festivities are disrupted when a culinary enchantment goes horribly a-rye and spawns a horde of ravenous bread zombies. Your party will face down the living bread and try to guide a ragtag team of survivors to escape Devil’s Egg.”



Link to PDF: bit.ly/TheLivingBread 

And that’s it for this month folks. The November update is going to be one for the books. I’m currently working with TitanomachyRPG on the MASSIVE Pact of the Celebrity Chef subclass. This chonky lad is going to be a customizable monster, with a three-in-one patron and a charcuterie board of optional features. I hope you're hungry.

All the best,

Shane

Melraiser, Beefy Shark & Production Updates
3 months ago – Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 04:23:29 PM

Hey folks,

It's our first official fall update of 2022, so grab the pumpkin-spiced beverage of your choice, put up your leaf-stompers, and settle in for some cozy updates.

Backer OC Sampler Platter

The first treat tumbling out of the Update Goblin’s news sack is a sneak peek at the next round of backer OCs. I’ve got five spicy new character designs by the wonderful Carlos Sánchez Polo (@CSPstuff).

I’ve headcanoned the next adventuring party as having gone to high school together. Their lives pulled them down diverging paths but, in the end, they found their way back to each other. Now they travel the land, sampling the street foods of the world and bonking bad guys on the noggin.

Casual Human (Matthew H), Lothario Androgyne (Marley R), Taran Reid (Wing A), Cottagecore Half-elf (Katie L), Beefy Shark Man (Matthew F)

Rise of the Melon Knight

This month we playtested a devilish new encounter for the book, the Melon Knight and his flunkies. The Melon Knight is a beefy melon demon with an array of unique abilities. When your players face him, he will be backed up by the balletic Onion Knight and the hulking Tomato Knight. Here’s the big guy in all his glory, illustrated by the deviant Kinley Raftery (@Kinley_R_Art).

Melon Knight or, as Kinley insists on calling him, “Melraiser.”

The melon knight encounter is a layered encounter with multiple stages. It needed a little tweaking after playtesting (due to the party absolutely shredding my veg), but now it's a finely tuned machine with some adorable veggie minions.

We will be releasing the Melon Knight as a standalone encounter later this month, so keep your eyes on our Twitter.

Production Updates

Speaking of free content, our release calendar looks stuffed in the near term.

  • We’ve got two fantastic oneshots in the works, written by Kiersten Bell (@clericalcleric) and Daniel “Drakoniques” Oleh (@drakoniques).
  • Fat Magic Graphic Designer Amber Seger (@rocketorca) is working on a custom character sheet for your chaotic little culinary goblins.
  • And Lex Kim Bobrow and I have started work on the most anticipated FM subclass, the Pact of the Celebrity Chef Warlock. This is a beefy subclass with lots of moving parts, as befits a dynamic culinary caster with exacting standards.

Finally, I’ve got a quick update on the production of the book itself.

We’re about 75% done with the writing. Things are taking a little longer than initially projected, due to the post-Kickstarter expansion of content and a few hiccups in the playtesting schedule. (It turns out getting people to play D&D every week comes with its own challenges. Whoda thunk it?)

I know folks are eager to get their hands on the book, but we’ll be shipping the book in Q1 of 2023 and the end result will be a more polished and entertaining experience for your table. And let me tell you, those bad food puns are going to really sing.

In the meantime, we’ll keep churning out the free content, and I’ll keep you in the loop with these monthly updates.

All the Best,

SC

Get Jjigae With It
4 months ago – Mon, Aug 08, 2022 at 06:26:40 PM

Hey, folks!

Right now, I’m in a cabin in the woods and supposed to be unplugging from the internet and stuff so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I have some killer stuff to drop and then I’m going to bounce and look at a tree.

  • OC Art - Grill Buds
  • Creature Art - Spawn of Frogdog
  • One-Shot - Get Jjigae With It by Lex Kim Bobrow

OC Art - Grill Buds

Carlos (@CSPStuff) just completed the next batch of OCs having a ghost pepper scorpion grill sesh and they are a beautiful family of misfits and weirdos. If you missed the boat on the OCs, Carlos’s commissions are open to lovingly illustrate your Fat Magic PC for your home game.

Charlotte Roose (Andrea C.), Throkk (Anthony W.), Ashton Embersmith (Alex F.), Wine Warlock Tiefling & Cat (Anna W.), Gritgoz & Uisce (Dave C.)

Spawn of Frogdog

From the desk of visionary Fat Magic artist Kinley Raftery (@Kinley_R_Art) is an illustration that really tests the boundaries of the food creature concept. This educational diagram shows the early life cycle of the frog dog, a creature that will play a pivotal role in the story of Fat Magic.

One-Shot - Get Jjigae With It by Lex Kim Bobrow

Finally, I’m delighted to release the all-new Fat Magic one-shot from superstar game designer Lex Kim Bobrow (@titanomachyRPG). Get Jjigae With It is a chill downtime adventure, complete with minigames, magic hijinks, and romanceable NPCs. There’s no Big Bad Evil Greg, no impeding to do. Just a beautiful night in a candlelit canyon.

PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1of2twrkunx9i-hVP5E4it8Ob2PGfsUW2/view?usp=sharing

Honestly, I can’t wait to play this myself. It’s more versatile and feature-heavy than our usual one-shots and has the potential to be a setting-neutral downtime adventure with a foodie flair.

That’s it from us this month. I’m going to go see what all this nature stuff is about. We’ll be back at the beginning of September with more updates and goodies.

Cheers,

SC