# WHY I NEED $6500 I’ll keep this short and simple. Bone Marshes is an ambitious adventure that describes a complex series of flooding tunnels and chambers. Chambers change and shift depending on the current water level. A lot of this can be explained with graphs and images: But some things needs a little extra….dimension to them. Time and time again while playtesting my players just had trouble picturing the scene. And I don’t blame them; I have strangely complex areas to describe to them. So I need the$6500 so I can hire Alex Drummond to not only make the book beautiful, but more easily understandable!

## Flooded Caverns

Here’s one of the chambers from under the marshes while flooded:

Cavern [large enough that whispers echo, occasional splashing] Small lake [50ft below ceiling, calm as death] Eastern and Western shorelines [50ft below ceiling, 100 feet apart, inches above the water] Hidden columns [a dozen, tops just underwater, 15ft wide, like beheaded stalactites.] Steaming bubbles [coming from the center of the lake]

Just beneath the water are the tops of a dozen or so columns 15 feet wide. They are spaced 5-15 feet apart, scattered between the two shorelines like hidden stepping stones. PCs could jump along the tops to the other shoreline (DEX Saves).

Wedged into a crack at the top of one of the columns is a VoltCell, boiling and bubbling just under the water.

## “Dry” Caverns

And here’s the same chamber when the water level is lower:

Cavern [large enough that whispers echo, occasional splashing] Small lake [70ft below ceiling, calm as death] Eastern and Western outcroppings [50ft below ceiling, 100 feet apart, 20ft above the water] Pockmarked columns [a dozen, towering 20ft above the water, 15ft wide, like beheaded stalactites.] Lower outcropping [70ft below ceiling, just above the water level]

The columns tower 20ft above the water level, precarious stepping stones between the Eastern and Western outcroppings.

Wedged into the top of one of the columns is a VoltCell, easily found if the PCs were here when the chamber was Wet, or if the PCS carefully search every column.

## LOOK AT THIS GARBAGE

How hard is it to picture the scene in your mind? A picture would help SO MUCH!

Here are my childish attempt to draw out this scene. I did my best. No really. I sat down with my wife’s fancy pens and paper and took my time to be careful.

This is the best I could do. This is what we will suffer through if I can’t hire Alex.

Ugh. Gross. No.

Stop. No more!

The \$6500 Stretch goal isn’t just something “that might be nice if it happened.” We NEED this to make a book that is beautiful to behold and easy to use.