The Cosmic Dragon Breviary (Spectre Creations)

Created by Tony Casper

A small but mighty book filled with unique monsters, rich lore, and player options for DnD based on a novel line of neutral dragons. Download the free PDF here! www.spectrecreations.com/breviary For info regarding shipments outside of the U.S., Canada, and the E.U., see doc here: www.spectrecreations.com/shipping

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Read This Update If You Want to Potentially Get a FREE BOOK
18 days ago – Fri, Jan 01, 2021 at 11:15:19 PM

First off, Happy New Year, all. 😁 I hope your holidays have been a joy thus far.

1) If you ordered a Kickstarter-Exclusive (black cover) edition of the book, I have some news regarding a potential print defect that could get you another book, printed and shipped to you, for free!

2) If you have received your book (any book), please thoroughly check it for any issues (e.g. book arrived damaged, missing pages, extra pages, other printing errors). If you have any issues of this sort, send an email to hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com and we will get you a new book, ASAP!

So what's this about a print defect?

It came to my attention that many (at least 100, possibly several hundred) of the ~650 Kickstarter-Exclusive books printed in the first print run have a slight printing error: a thin, horizontal white line across every interior page, about 2 inches from the top. Example for reference:

Now on pages where this line is simply over the parchment texture background, it's almost entirely unnoticeable, however on any page where there is art in that portion of the page (which is about half the book), many of you may find this faint line cutting clear across the page.

Free Reprints!

The printer has agreed to reprint any books that have this issue, FREE OF CHARGE! Again, this was an error by the printer in many of the Kickstarter-Exclusive books specifically. For anyone who discovers this defect in their book, please send an email to hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com with the subject line: Breviary Print Error.

You must clearly identify your name in the email matching your backer name from the project, and you must attach photos of the print error present in your book, following these guidelines:

  • Take a digital photo of the entire page under good light, with the book on a white background.
  • Take a separate close-up photo, clearly showing the print defect on one of the pages.

If you do the above, you will receive another book, for free. Don't know what you'd do with another book? Give one to a friend! Share the love! Spread these cosmic dragons far and wide! 😁

I know the error is fairly slight, and some may not even mind it, but I want these books to be as perfect as possible for you all. You supported me, and you deserve the absolute best final product. So please contact me for a free book if yours has this issue.


There may also be more coming about a drawing to give away some of these books that had this error, for free. Stay tuned!!


And let me know if you have any questions by commenting here or messaging me anytime on Kickstarter or Discord, or you can email me at hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com. Thanks, friends!

- Tony

Final PDF is LIVE!!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:25:02 PM

Books arriving. PDFs out. Let’s Party!

The Final PDF of the Cosmic Dragon Breviary (including Stretch Goal content) is now available for all backers! 🥳 You should be receiving an email notification shortly that your download is ready.

There are two versions available for download: one is the full, high-resolution PDF, the other is the optimized, mobile-friendly PDF. The high-res PDF is ~116 MB and is recommended for viewing on a desktop or laptop. The mobile-friendly PDF is ~28 MB and is recommended for viewing on mobile devices.

Both PDFs are bookmarked and linked for easy navigation. You can click anywhere on the Table of Contents to jump to that page, and you can click the page number at the bottom of any page to jump back to the Table of Contents.


We have also confirmed that physical books are indeed starting to arrive! I am so excited to finally get this into your hands, friends. I am beyond words thankful for the support from each and every one of you. I hope this book meets and exceeds your expectations. 😁


Check the previous update here for details on the upcoming release of other rewards. And let me know if you have any questions!

- Tony

Books are on the way!!
about 1 month ago – Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 01:08:52 AM

We did it!

Orders for the two primary editions of the book (the Kickstarter-Exclusive cover and the Standard cover) were placed on Monday and are starting to ship out. In total, over 900 books have been printed so far. I can't even tell you how amazing this is and how great you all are!

With any luck, some books should even start arriving before Christmas! But please be patient over the coming weeks—especially those not in the U.S., Canada, or the European Union—as this is an incredibly busy time of year for shipping.

If you're not already on the Discord server, feel free to head over there and share your pictures and excitement when your books arrive. I'm so eager to see these finally in people's hands! 😁

What About Other Rewards?

So far, the following rewards are either distributed or actively on their way:

  • Cosmic Dragon Breviary (Print – Standard Cover)
  • Cosmic Dragon Breviary (Print – Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover)
  • Masters of the Gauntlet Handbook (Spectre Creations PDF compendium)
  • “Draconic SC” font files 

And these rewards are still being worked on, and will be released in the following order (subject to change):

  • Cosmic Dragon Breviary (Final PDF)
  • Cosmic Dragon Breviary – Draconic Language Edition (PDF)
  • Cosmic Dragon Breviary – Draconic Language Edition (Print)
  • Self-Print Monster Cards (PDF/image files)
  • Cosmic Minions & More Supplement (PDF)
  • The Gauntlet: Arena System BETA – Cosmic Edition (PDF)
  • Dragon Apprentice Ranger: Expanded (PDF)

Notably, the final release of the PDF for the book should be coming out this weekend/early next week. And that's something we can all be excited about!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to message me anytime on Kickstarter or Discord, or email me at hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com. Thanks, friends!

- Tony

Shipping Update! (and Survey Reminder)
about 2 months ago – Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 07:10:05 PM

Hi everyone! Just sending out an update to let you all know how things are progressing. Barring any unforeseen challenges, the books should begin printing and shipping next week!

Surveys

Of the ~1270 backers for the Cosmic Dragon Breviary, over 1100 of you have already filled out your surveys, locked in your orders, and provided the necessary shipping information! Thank you!!

If you still haven't filled out your survey. PLEASE DO SO NOW! I know the term "survey" can be a bit deceiving. This isn't just for fun or to help me hear what you all think or something. This is where you complete your order. So please, if you're one of the remaining ~150 backers that still need to, hop onto BackerKit and fill it out so we can get everything going ASAP.

If you can't find a link to your survey or never received an email, please go to this link: https://cosmicdragonbreviary.backerkit.com/. There you'll be able to enter your email and fill out your survey.

Shipping (When to Expect Your Books!)

If you live in the U.S., Canada, or the European Union, the books should start to be in your hands by about the third week of December. Just in time for the holidays! This is of course a busy time for shipping packages, so please be patient if there are delays and your book doesn't arrive before Christmas. (But hopefully it will!)

Other international orders should start arriving sometime between late December and mid-January. I'll keep updates on this coming as I know more. 🙂

The Standard and Kickstarter-Exclusive books will all be printed and shipped first, with the special Draconic-language editions following that. So if you're receiving the Draconic version of the book, don't be alarmed if your regular book arrives first without your Draconic-language edition. Again, these are being printed and shipped separately after the Standard and Kickstarter-Exclusive books are on their way.

I'll reiterate this again to hopefully prevent as many international shipping issues as possible. PLEASE REMEMBER: If your book is being shipped anywhere other than the United States, Canada, or the European Union:

  • "The recipient is responsible for any customs fees and import duties levied by the destination country."
  • "Customs policies vary widely from country to country, and we have no control over these charges nor can we predict what they may be. You should contact your local customs office for further information specific to your destination."
  • "In the event that customs clearance procedures are required, please note that it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates."

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to message me anytime on Kickstarter or Discord, or email me at hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com.

Thanks all!

- Tony

Surveys! Late Pledges! Digital Rewards! Oh My!
2 months ago – Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 11:09:44 AM

*Please, please read this update in its entirety, as it answers many questions of what is coming!*

First, you all rock.

Getting everything set up took a bit longer than expected, so thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience! I know you're all eager to get in and customize your rewards.

Late Pledges!

If anyone you know missed the opportunity to pledge on Kickstarter, and they still want to get in on the fun, the Pre-Order Store is now open! Check it out here: https://cosmicdragonbreviary.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Survey Testers!

A few lucky backers have been randomly selected to fill out their surveys early and make sure there aren't any issues before they're sent out to over 1000 other backers. Check your email to see if you're one of the lucky "winners"! (If not, your survey will be coming later this afternoon/evening. So hang tight!)

The Survey! (What to expect)

When you get your survey, please try to fill it out as soon as you can so that we can get everyone's books shipped out ASAP!

In the survey, you will be able to:

  • Provide your shipping information (if you're receiving a physical copy of the book)
  • Choose which rewards you pledged extra for in Kickstarter (if any)
  • Choose any other exciting rewards you'd like to add to your pledge!

Within 24 hours of completing the survey, the following digital rewards will be sent to the same email the survey was sent to:

  • Draconic SC font files
  • Masters of the Gauntlet Handbook PDF (October Release)

All other digital rewards are still in progress. As soon as each digital reward becomes available in the coming weeks, you will be notified that your reward is ready for download!

Shipping

If you are receiving a physical copy of the book, you will also have to pay for shipping at the end of the survey, as noted during the Kickstarter campaign. Final shipping costs are as follows:

  • United States, American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Virgin Islands: $5.25
  • European Union, United Kingdom, Canada: $6.25
  • Mexico: $9.00
  • Puerto Rico: $12.00
  • Everywhere else: $10.50

PLEASE REMEMBER: As noted in the Kickstarter campaign, if your book is being shippedanywhere other than the United States, Canada, or the European Union:

  • "The recipient is responsible for any customs fees and import duties levied by the destination country."
  • "Customs policies vary widely from country to country, and we have no control over these charges nor can we predict what they may be. You should contact your local customs office for further information specific to your destination."
  • "In the event that customs clearance procedures are required, please note that it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates."

Final Notes

BackerKit has an absolutely unheard of deal where they charge creators ZERO PERCENT of any tips raised in the survey. So if you just want to get me a coffee to help me make it through one of the many late nights trying to get all of this out ASAP, feel free to throw in a couple bucks and know that you are 100% helping support me.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me anytime on Kickstarter or Discord, or email me at hello.spectrecreations@gmail.com.


I know I've said it before—and I'll say it a hundred more times—but I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Can't wait to get the final books into everyone's hands!! 😁

- Tony