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One-Shot Wonders: Over 100 session ideas for 5E

Created by Roll & Play Press

Inspiration for awesome one-shots and side quests for fantasy RPGs. Everything you need to plan your next game in two pages or less!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

One-Shot Wonders Expansion: 70+ NEW Battle Maps for the Adventures
18 days ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 11:55:06 AM

Hi everyone,

It's been great to hear from so many of you who are enjoying playing through the adventures in One-Shot Wonders! Since the Kickstarter campaign, the book has gone on to be even more successful, selling thousands of copies around the world, and that's all thanks to you – our incredible backers.

We have just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for an epic box set of 70+ dry-erasable battle maps for ALL the adventures in One-Shot Wonders (digital versions included). If you're playing through the session plans in the book, this is an absolute must-have.

Check out the project here

I wanted to let you know about this project because I think you'll love it! You can pick up One-Shot Wonders themed maps, enamel pins, monster tokens, dry-erase pens and more in one epic pledge. Join the Kickstarter here.

See you there, drop me a comment to say hi!

Seriously, how cool is this One-Shot Wonders pin?

Have a great week,

Sam.

One Quest Ends, Another Begins...
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 08:13:08 AM

Hi everyone,

We're coming to the end of another year, can you believe it? The good news is, this certainly isn't the end for One-Shot Wonders! It's been incredible to hear from so many of you who have run adventures from the book and had an absolute blast. We want to support you with more content for years to come, so keep reading for more information and reveals!

Fulfilment complete

All backer rewards have been shipped across the world, from Canada to Australia, from the UK to the US, which is fantastic to hear.

If your rewards haven’t arrived, please check your tracking information for the most up-to-date progress. If you have any concerns about your delivery status, please contact your local courier directly first, or let us know by sending an email at [email protected].

NEW One-Shot Wonders project

We have an exciting new project on the horizon that will make running your one-shots even easier...

The Map Library for One-Shot Wonders is the ultimate companion to the book you know and love. This upcoming Kickstarter project offers a huge selection of ALL-NEW maps (over 50!) for the adventures in One-Shot Wonders, all vividly brought to life by the incredibly talented Venatus Maps, who designed the original set of 10 maps that feature in the book. If you're running any sessions from One-Shot Wonders, The Map Library is a must-have. 

This massive box set makes sure you'll always have the perfect battle map on hand for your next game night. It's part of our quest to make playing RPGs quicker and easier than ever before.

Make sure you're the first to hear when we go live, by signing up for a launch notification. There's some really cool exclusives available for early backers!

Until then...

The world of One-Shot Wonders grows with each new adventure you play! We're excited to build an online community of GMs sharing tips for running the sessions in the book. Join us on Discord or Reddit to chat about your experiences, and help others looking for advice.

This Kickstarter page will still be monitored, but we may not see or respond to comments as quickly as normal. The best way to get in touch from now on is by emailing us at [email protected]

As the year draws to an end, we'll be taking some time off to rest and recuperate ahead of our new adventures. The team will be out of the office from Wednesday 20th December to Tuesday 2nd January.

Thanks for everything

The final thing for us to say is THANK YOU!

  • Thank you to our returning backers who turned out in force to help us fund in 24 minutes – wow.
  • Thank you to the new backers who might not have heard of Roll & Play Press before, but took a chance on this project anyway.
  • Thank you to all the playtesters whose survey feedback helped us shape and refine the adventures in the book.
  • Thank you to all those who left supportive comments on our monthly updates.
  • Thank you for your excitement as we coordinated the shipping of thousands of items from our UK warehouse and fulfilled thousands of digital rewards.
  • Thank you for sharing your reactions to your rewards with us online and in person, it makes all the hard work even more worth it.

For now, keep rolling, and stay one-shot wonderful,

Sam, Kay, Beth, Pasha and Anni (the Roll & Play Press Team) 

From left to right: Kay, Anni, Beth, Sam, Pasha

Shipping Progress and Tracking Numbers
4 months ago – Fri, Nov 03, 2023 at 11:50:32 AM

Hi everyone,

I hope you're having a great week. This is an update on shipping and tracking numbers going into the weekend. Your books should drop on your doorstep soon!

What’s the latest on shipping?

Fulfilment is in full swing and our shipping partners are working speedily to get all the rewards packaged up and sent out around the world. 

Tracking information is being sent through to us in batches, and we are uploading everything we receive to your BackerKit accounts as soon as we get it. We’ve uploaded just over 1500, which covers single book orders for the UK and US. Tracking information for all others orders should be with us at the start of next week. You may also receive tracking emails directly from the courier (this differs according to the courier), so keep an eye out for them.

If you don’t have any tracking by Wednesday 8th November, please give us a shout by email or Kickstarter message.

In our last update, we mentioned that Pre-Generated Party booklets, Location Maps, Terrain Maps and Mirabilis Maps were on their way to our warehouse, set to arrive by 3rd November (today). These arrived right on time! So, the warehouse will be able to move straight onto orders that included extra rewards and add-ons, once they finish sending out the single book orders this weekend. 

If you’re waiting for your rewards, we know it can be a bit nerve-racking seeing other backers receive theirs and wondering when your turn is coming. Rest assured, your rewards are either on a plane making their way to you right now, or in a queue at a warehouse in the UK, ready to make a new home on your gaming table very soon. 

When will my rewards arrive?

From the date your package leaves our warehouse, you can expect delivery within the windows below. Some global postal systems are currently experiencing backlogs, so these times may vary:

  • United Kingdom: 3-5 working days
  • EU/United States: 7-10 working days
  • Rest of World: 10-21 working days

Second Wave: Fulfilment of late pledges, backers whose pledge managers were completed after the Lock Addresses date, and backers who updated their address after the Lock Addresses date will begin once all other pledge rewards have been shipped. The above delivery windows will also apply.

Raising Issues: Any issues with postage, including missing/damaged deliveries, must be reported to us within 21 days of the shipping date. Unfortunately, if you report an issue after this date, our fulfilment partner will be unable to make a claim and you'll need to pay for additional shipping and replacement rewards.

Let us know what you think! 

Already received your book? We would LOVE to hear what you think of it, and have really enjoyed reading such great feedback from backers who have already received theirs. 

Please do leave us comments or send us messages, we read all of them and, for us, that’s the best part of a Kickstarter project. What one-shots are you planning to run, which chapter or environment did you jump into first, is it your 1st or 100th time GMing, we want to know it all!

Have a great weekend,

Kay

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Shipping Begins!
4 months ago – Thu, Oct 19, 2023 at 10:51:26 AM

Hey everyone,

It's been a blast to hear how much fun you've been having with your One-Shot Wonders digital rewards since we sent them out. Let us know in the comments when you'll be running your first one-shot, and if you've decided which one you'll play!

When are physical rewards being shipped?

Starting TOMORROW! With thousands of backers each with different combinations of rewards, we're getting these out to you on a rolling basis:

  • Copies of One-Shot Wonders landed in the warehouse earlier this month, and our logistics partner has queued us up to start shipping. Orders of one book only (standard or collector's edition) will be shipped out first.
  • Pre-generated party booklets and map sets are on their way to our warehouse, set to arrive by 3rd November, which lines up with when the warehouse will be finishing up the single book orders. So, if your pledge included extra rewards as well as the book, these will start shipping out from 6th November.

Each pledge is being hand picked, packed and posted by our fulfilment partner. With the range of rewards and add-ons on offer, this process will take some time. We've worked with this fulfilment team for the last 2 years, and they always do a great job, so, your pledges are in safe hands!

I've snuck in some more preview photos of your rewards at the end of this update. Keep scrolling!

Cheers to the start of fulfilment! Sam, Kay, Anni, Pasha, Beth (Roll & Play Press team).

Will I receive tracking information?

Yep! Your tracking information will be sent to the email address you used to back this project, and will also be uploaded to your BackerKit portal over the coming weeks. To view the details on BackerKit, please follow these steps:

Step 1) Log into your backer account on backerkit.com

Step 2) Click on your One-Shot Wonders pledge. This project may appear in your 'Past Projects' tab at the top of the screen.

Step 3) In the 'Track Your Package' and 'Shipping Info' sections, you will be able to see your tracking number and your shipping address.

Tracking information gets uploaded in batches as orders are queued for packing, so it may not appear straight away. If you haven't had a tracking number uploaded to your BackerKit portal by the 6th November, drop us an email.

When will my rewards arrive?

From the date your package leaves our warehouse, you can expect delivery within the windows below. Some global postal systems are currently experiencing backlogs, so these times may vary.

  • United Kingdom: 3-5 working days
  • EU/United States: 7-10 working days
  • Rest of World: 10-21 working days

Second Wave: Fulfilment of late pledges, backers whose pledge managers were completed after the Lock Addresses date, and backers who updated their address after the Lock Addresses date will begin once all other pledge rewards have been shipped. The above delivery windows will also apply.

Raising Issues: Any issues with postage, including missing deliveries, must be reported to us within 21 days of the shipping date. Unfortunately, if you report an issue after this date, our fulfilment partner will be unable to make a claim and you'll need to pay for additional shipping and replacement rewards.

And now, some sneak peeks!

Turn your volume up, it's time for some pre-generated character ASMR:

The map of Mirabilis is so pretty (and big)! This is the world map that we unlocked as a stretch goal:

Two beautiful One-Shot Wonders covers (and One-Shot Heroes get both!)

Backers who pledged in the first 48 hours get a 'Day One Backer' foiled golden sticker to add to their book – look at that shine:

Most of all, we want to say a HUGE thank you to our amazing backers. Here's the acknowledgements page at the back of the book:

This is a super exciting time, and I can't wait to hear what you think about your rewards! When your pledge hits your doorstep, please share a photo, tag us and use the hashtag #OneShotWonders on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Discord. Don't forget, we also have a new Reddit page, where we'll be sharing tips for running some of the one-shots.

We would also love to hear from backers who have already checked out their digital rewards! What do you think of the items so far?

I will be in touch again soon to give you an update once shipping is well underway. If you have any questions about fulfilment, please email us, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

All the best,

Beth

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70% Discount Coupon + Digital Fulfilment
4 months ago – Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 02:57:52 AM

Hi everyone,

The day is finally here, the One-Shot Wonders PDF is officially available to download! Download links will be making their way to backer inboxes over the next few hours. I can't wait to hear from you, please drop a comment on the project page to let us know what you think of your rewards.

Before we get to the download instructions, I have a special offer to share with backers who pledged for a physical copy of the book:

70% Off PDF Discount Code

If you didn't pledge for a PDF copy of One-Shot Wonders during the campaign, and now have serious FOMO, we're giving physical backers a final chance to grab the PDF add-on at a Kickstarter bundle price. This works out as 70% OFF retail price, so you'll pay around £10/$13 for a £35/$45 PDF!

Click this backer-only link to the pre-release PDF, and enter your unique coupon code at checkout: https://rollandplaypress.com/products/one-shot-wonders-pdf Your coupon code was sent to you today by BackerKit. If you can't find the email and would like to purchase a One-Shot Wonders PDF, please contact us and we can send you your unique code.

This offer is for any backer who ordered a physical copy of the book without a PDF add-on (if you got a Book + PDF bundle during the campaign, you already received this great discount). This offer ends 24th October 2023.

Right, now, onto the download instructions! You can either download your rewards by email, or by using our website. Both are as quick and easy as the other.

Downloading Your Rewards (by Email)

Your digital downloads were sent to you in an email from Roll & Play Press via SendGrid. All you need to do is click on the item you would like to view, and the download will start straight away. The email will look like this:

If you don't receive your digital downloads email by the end of today (17th October 2023 23:59 BST), or if you have any issues downloading your rewards, please send us a Kickstarter message or get in touch at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Downloading Your Rewards (on Our Website)

Your rewards are also accessible through your rollandplaypress.com account. If you have an account, head to our website and click on the My Account icon (it's the one shaped like a person). Log in, then click on the order you would like to download items from. Inside the order, click on any of the links, and your files will begin downloading.

If you don't have an account on our website, sign up using the email address you used to back this Kickstarter campaign, then follow the steps above. Your digital downloads will be associated with your new account.

Page vs Spread PDF Format

Some files, like the One-Shot Wonders PDF, are available to download in Pages and/or Spreads format. Page PDFs are viewable one page at a time, while Spread PDFs are viewed two pages at a time. We've done this so that GMs can choose the most convenient layout to suit their play style.

Physical Fulfilment

Our fulfilment partners are due to start shipping your physical rewards in the next week. We will share another update on this process very soon.

Enjoy Your PDFs

We're so excited to be sharing this project with you all. We have poured our love into each adventure, and we hope the book brings you as much joy as it has brought us.

We've created a new sub-Reddit where you can share your stories of playing through One-Shot Wonders adventures, and chat to other GMs about how they ran their sessions. 

Drop us a comment to let us know what you think of your rewards, and which one-shot you want to try out first! You can also reach out to us through Discord, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter.

All the best,

Sam

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