The Lost Adventures: All-In-One 3D Printable Adventures
Created by Danny Herrero
Creating 3D Printable Minis, Terrain, Maps, Props + Accompanying RPG Adventures for Home 3D Printers.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Lost Adventures Vol. 1 Side Quests Adventures Drop!!!!
17 days ago
– Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 07:10:42 PM
Side Quest Encounters - COMPLETE!
A hearty hello adventurers - Nick here with an EXTREMELY exciting announcement and file drop: The Lost Adventures: Vol. 1 - Side Quest encounters are now completed and are beginning distribution today!
With the release of this final encounter supplement, we will have completed the second to last file drop for Lost Adventures: Vol. 1; More on the remaining item in the below section.
These encounters have been a labor of love, pain, sweat (And probably some tears on the writing and formatting team's part!) but we are extremely proud of the work we have done and are so excited to share them with all of you!
The files will begin going out this evening and will probably take approx. 48 hours to get to all of the backers - So keep an eye on your email!
Next Steps - Final Versioning & Book Formatting
Our writing and formatting team is going to take a bit of a break and then we are going to jump into final versioning and book formatting but before then, we are asking for your help: While our editors and proof-readers have done an amazing job, by the time all of this content is formatted and ready for the book, we will have written over 230+ pages of content (!!!!!). And no matter the amount of editing, there are always going to be things that get missed, so we decided to make a place where backers can help us out in case of any issues or errors within the encounters.
We have prepared a handy Google Form, linked below, that backers can use to submit any feedback while you are reading, reviewing, and using this written content. If you are willing to take a look, your help will make sure that this product is the best it can be before we send it off to the printing company to create the final physical product. Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated!
To backers who pre-purchased physical book copies: We are now into the home stretch for getting that process going and we will be sure to keep everyone updated on progress as we go. Currently, we are shooting to have the book formatting done by the end of June and then we'll begin the process of getting proofs made up before final printing commences.
New Adventure Freebie: The Green Mine
Lastly, we wanted to let backers know that we have a surprise encounter made by the amazing folks over at Quest Givers! I'm sure many of you are familiar with DM Scotty on YouTube and being such an amazing guy, he wanted to partner with us to create an awesome stand-alone adventure for backers. This was an initial campaign freebie for $10+ backers, and it's arriving just in time to be a great companion for our own encounters.
The Green Mine adventure uses the models and terrain from the core campaign - so you can get double the use out of the terrain and minis we made in this campaign. We hope everyone will enjoy it and show Quest Givers some love by visiting their website and taking a look at their other awesome encounters. They're very affordable and filled with a lot of flavor.
This encounter will be distributed through the same system for delivering files on the Lost Adventures Co. website, so keep an eye out!
Lastly, we just wanted to share a few bits of additional information:
We are currently aware of an issue with a number of the side-quest maps not downloading through the account page on our web store. Our developers are working try and resolve the issue but in the meantime, we have a workaround available: If you click the original Order number on your profile, you'll see a purple Download button at the top of the page - Click that download button and a new fulfillment page will load, allowing you to download the files properly. We apologize for the delay in getting this resolved but it's a bit more complicated than originally expected but we are working as quickly as we can to resolve it.
Additionally, we are beginning work overhauling the download section of the website under your account page. We knew that the existing system was a band-aid at best and we have a lot of plans to make it super easy to manage your content on the website.
Lastly, as always: A huge thank you to all you backers! This has been a wild ride from start to finish and we have learned a lot over the last year and half of this campaign and we have positioned ourselves to be able to continue to deliver awesome STL files, maps, and written content for years to come. We wouldn't be able to do any of this without your support, so thank you!
From everyone at the Lost Adventures Co. - Happy Printing & Happy Gaming!
Store Emails + New Website Account Creation
24 days ago
– Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 10:05:16 PM
A New Beginning -- New Website
Hello Backers, Nick here with a quick update for everyone!
As order fulfillment continues to process through our new Shopify website API, we have been getting hammered with emails about the new website, so I wanted to get out in front of all backers and provide some information that I think will help everyone out.
Order Fulfillment Is On-Going
First: Many of you have already gotten and probably will be getting emails letting you know that you have "purchased" files. I want to say this in no uncertain terms: Nobody has been charged ANYTHING for these files. Unfortunately, Shopify doesn't provide us with a separate "fulfillment" email template, so the standard email when purchasing through the store is used. I am actively working with our developers to see if this is something we adjust in the future, so please don't be alarmed if you see these emails and think we are charging you -- WE ARE NOT!
Second, I wanted to make sure everyone knew that these emails are merely notifications that your files you previously received by backing one of our Kickstarters or purchasing a Late Pledge through BackerKit are being migrated to the new website, LostAdventures.co.
How to Make an Account + Redeem Your Files
Alright, with that out of the way, I wanted to write up a quick how-to guide on creating an account on the new website. All of your files have been moved over to the new website and gifted to your accounts using the emails that were provided to us via Kickstarter Backer Reports, as well as the BackerKit reports.
However, before you can actually log in, you need to create an actual account on the new website. Luckily, this is EXTREMELY simple and I have included both a written guide and a video below:
2) Click on the User icon in the top right corner and click on "Create an Account"
3) Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Email (Make sure you use the email you backed on KS or via BackerKit here or your files will NOT be synced to your account) and create a password, then click Create
4) You may get a Captcha to confirm you are human (Sorry not sorry robots!) and once completed, you'll be sent back to the home page
5) Hover over the User icon in the top right corner again and you should be logged in and your files available at the bottom of your profile.
If you have ANY issues with this process, don't remember what emails you used, or have any other questions related to creating an account, please reach out to email@example.com and I'll get you taken care of as soon as I can.
Download Section Improvements
Lastly, because I have gotten a ton of comments about this as well: We are aware that the current downloads section is lacking in many creature comforts such as tags, filters, file versions, bulk file download options, etc.
Unfortunately, Shopify doesn't provide a ready-built solution for this process, so we are actively working with our developers to design our own tool for handling this better in the future. Trust me when I tell you that outside of file delivery and migration, getting this downloads section improved is my TOP priority and I will be keeping everyone posted with updates as we work through development. While I can't swear all requested features will make it, I can assure you that not only as a member of this development team but as a consumer as well, it is our goal to create the best user experience for our customers going forward and hopefully you can provide us with just a bit more patience as we work through this process.
As always, thank you to everyone for the support as we work through this migration process and for the positive feedback on the new website: It has been a ton of work getting it to the point it is now and we will be continuing to improve it over the next few weeks/months.
As always, from the entire Lost Adventures Team -- Happy Printing & Happy Gaming!
The Pestilent Priest Adventure - Official Adventure Arc Release!
26 days ago
– Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 09:37:17 AM
The Pestilent Priest stirs...
A plague ravages the land with no cure and adventurers from all over have been tasked with discovering the cause of this horrid plague, a quest that propels them into conflict with the secretive Blightborn Cult, and their leader, The Pestilent Priest.
Hello, fellow printers and adventurers -- Nick here with an exciting update! We are officially releasing, today, the next adventure arc from Lost Adventures: Vol. 1 - The Pestilent Priest!
The writing, editing, and art team has been working overtime to get all of the encounters finalized before the end of the month and while we wanted to release everything at once, we couldn't wait to get these encounters into your hands!
These encounters are balanced for player groups of 4-5 members who are level 5-10 and are spread out over 10 different encounters, clocking in at 93 (!!!!) pages of new content!
We are extremely excited to share these encounters with you and the team is hard at work finalizing the remaining 10 Side-Quest encounters, which are on track for a release by the end of the month. Once that is completed -- We move onto physical book formatting to get this massive tome into everyone's physical hands!
How to Redeem your Files
The files will be getting sent out through the Lost Adventures Co. storefront (lostadventures.co) and if you backed at the ALL-IN: EVERYTHING + Stretch Goals or ALL-IN + Adventure Supporter pledge level, you will be getting a link within 48 hours letting you know that you have the file in your account now.
If you haven't already created an account, head over to the website and create an account using either your Kickstarter account email or if you late-pledged via BackerKit, your BackerKit email. Once you get registered, your files will be waiting for you to download once fulfillment finalizes.
As always, if you have ANY issues, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences on our Facebook group (Click here to join) and we cannot wait to hear everyone's experiences with the new encounters.
From Nick, Dillon, Danny, and the rest of the Lost Adventure team -- Happy Printing & Happy Gaming!
Announcements & Encounter Update
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 07:06:29 PM
Team, Community & Updates... Oh my!
Hello Fellow Lost Adventurers!
Danny here. I hope everyone’s swords are sharpened, your shields are strapped and your spells are prepped because this is gonna be a packed update!
First, from the entire team and I, we want to give a hearty thanks to all of you who have been engaging with us over the last few weeks. We never get tired of seeing new prints, paint jobs, or the stories associated with our models and content -- So please keep it coming! If you aren’t already a member of our Facebook Group, please come and join in! (links at the bottom of this update)
The Team is Growing...
The last year has been a HUGE one for us, and not just because of COVID or the launch of the Lost Adventures Vol. 2 - but because our team has continued to grow (in a more permanent way). We had mentioned this in passing on a few updates but wanted to dedicate this section to team-related announcements some of you might have missed.
My long-time collaborator, artist, and friend, Dillon Olney, officially joined the Lost Adventures Co. in a full-time capacity this last year as our Creative Director and over the last few months, has taken on a much larger role in shaping the art direction of the company. Dillon has been working in an unofficial capacity with me since the very beginning and has been instrumental in helping to create the design of our products, both on the art side and writing. Dillon is still overseeing our writing team as well and has been working extremely hard on getting the Lost Adventures: Volume 1 adventures formatted and finalized; More on that later in this post.
Second, as our community has continued to grow, improving communication and managing the community growth is something I’ve needed help with, so Nick Porterfield has also joined us as the official Community Manager for the Lost Adventures Co. Many of you will already know Nick from the KS pages and Facebook group but going forward, Nick will have a much more direct hand in the community as a whole. Besides managing the KS pages, answering KS questions, and remaining active on the Facebook groups, Nick will be taking over website management and actively monitoring our email accounts.
If you have a question about an order, your account, or anything else, just shoot an email over to email@example.com and you’ll hear back within 24-48 business hours. We’re really glad to have Nick aboard, and I know he’ll do a great job of getting you taken care of!
I felt it was important to make these announcements directly because it’s important to know that we do take your feedback to heart. As a “YouTuber-turned-small business,” I’ve wanted to maintain as close a relationship with supporters and backers, but it’s become harder and harder the larger we’ve gotten, and the more projects we’ve created. Bringing on Dillon and Nick, who I trust deeply and understand our company vision and products, is the best way to make sure that you, our backers who’ve made this growth possible, are best-taken care of.
And this is just the start! We are actively working to improve how we manage that business and how we interact with all of you and our future customers. Dillon and Nick have been vital in our day-to-day operations and handing over the reigns to let them manage some of these items will allow us to give you a better backer experience and to continue to grow successfully and make even more cool products to enjoy for your own games.
So where’s that leave me? I will still be involved in daily operations, but you will see Dillon and Nick responding to your questions, comments, and concerns more often than before. This will allow me to return to my roots and create video content more frequently on YouTube and other platforms while leading the company in a more behind-the-scenes capacity and making sure we are committed to launching products that grow our community and are meant for 3D Printing DMs.
Community Changes Coming
Along with Nick taking over as Community Manager, we have several changes coming at a community level as well. While Kickstarter is an amazing platform for getting products to clients, its community features are… lacking, to say the least.
To streamline our groups and communication, we are going to be making a few changes to our Facebook Groups:
We will be recommending members of the Lost Dragons Backers Group migrate over to the Lost Adventures Backer Group.
The Lost Adventures Backer Group will be adjusted and renamed to the (Lost Adventures Co Group - Name subject to change) and will be the single repository for all of our projects going forward.
For the time being, this FB group will serve as our primary forum outside of KS. Additionally, we have certainly heard from a number of you that you don’t have a Facebook or don’t want to deal with Facebook as an organization (which we absolutely understand!) We haven’t ruled out expanding into other avenues in the future, but we feel this is the best way for us to remain engaged with all of you on a day-to-day basis.
One other really nice change for backers: With Nick taking over community management, we will be dropping more frequent updates on Kickstarter, even if they are much smaller than the ones you all are used to getting. We have heard the feedback and we mustn’t forget those of you who only look at KS for updates!
As far as the encounters go, Dillon and the writing team have been working at a feverish pace and we are shooting for a FULL RELEASE of all encounters by the end of March. At the current time, all encounters have been written, edited, and formatted and are just waiting on small tweaks and coloring! We are confident we can hit this deadline and still deliver a product that is as polished as the other encounters we have released so far.
Additionally, we have completely overhauled our formatting process, which has allowed the team to continue processing encounters at a break-neck pace and should help streamline all future writing and formatting going forward.
Commercial License Info
I know many of you have asked and we are happy to say that the new commercial license program is finally ready to go live!
As mentioned in a previous update, this new program is available exclusively through The Lost Adventures Co. website and will be a subscription-based system. You can purchase a commercial license using our new recurring system, which has allowed us to offer an affordable monthly commercial license for the first time. The yearly commercial license is still available and currently saves you $25/year if you select this option.
To everyone who purchased the commercial license tier through Lost Adventures: Vol. 2, you will be receiving an email with a special discount code you will be able to use to redeem your subscription through the website.
I know we dropped a lot on everyone in this post, and on behalf of the team, we all appreciate you hanging around to read everything. We do have a few more items that didn’t warrant their own entire section to talk about:
With the finalization of the Lost Dragons Lore Primer this past summer, we have been hard at work getting the PDF prepped for printing as well! We have never provided physically printed products like this before and it turns out we were in for a bit of a learning curve but we can proudly say that we have finalized all of the formattings and the book is officially off to the printers! If you pre-ordered a copy previously, keep an eye out for information from us as we work through this process.
Additionally, once the Lost Adventures: Volume 1 adventures set is completed, we will be moving that document into formatting for a print release as well. We have learned a lot from the Lost Dragons Lore Primer and it shouldn’t take anywhere near as long but as always, especially when dealing with print, we want to make sure we produce the highest quality product for all of you, so we’ll continue to make revisions and adjustments until it gets sent to the printers. If you pre-ordered a copy of that book as well, know that it is still coming and we will keep you posted on updates.
Lastly, we once again want to thank all of you for your continued support and are excited to continue to provide great models and content to this community. As we can see the finish line for our project deliverables insight, we are looking forward to sharing some of the awesome items that Dillon has been working on with all our artists for future projects. I think you all are going to really love it all!
So, from all of us here at The Lost Adventures Co. - Thank you and happy gaming!
New Encounters Added + Encounter Progress
3 months ago
– Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 06:04:12 AM
Encounters continue and so does our adventure!
Encounters 11-14 are now complete and ready to use at your next gaming session!
All-In and Late Pledge backers will find these encounters in the Dropbox in the Encounters folders:
These encounters continue the story from our first adventure The Verdant Queen, into a new adventure The Pestilent Priest. We'll continue to release more as they are completed.
About The Encounters & The Pestilent Priest
Just like with the initial 10 encounters, each contains new maps, stat blocks, prop descriptions, and exciting challenges for your players (starting at recommended level of 6)!
The Pestilent Priest adventure revolves around the evil Blightborn cult (which some of you may recognize from The Lost Dragons Lore Primer & Dragon Guide) as they attempt to create a disease that will infect all of the world.
Each of these encounters is also designed to be easy to drop in as a one-off or filler encounter in your games, for maximum versatility!
The Pestilent Priest adventure consists of encounters 11-20.
Encounters 15-20 will be coming very soon and will complete our two adventure paths.
Encounters 21-30 will come next.
Forthose of you looking for a timeline:We are still on schedule to deliver all of the encounters by the end of March.
Thank you as always for your continued support, we look forward to hearing about the awesome stories you tell with these new encounters.