The Forbidden Library 5E

Created by Alligator Alley Entertainment

Adventure & sourcebook for D&D 5th Edition by Gregory A. Wilson, with contributions from many speculative fiction and RPG writers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Gen Con 2019 Hand Out, Update!
10 days ago – Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 07:46:39 PM

Hi everyone!

As promised, here is a link to the promotional hand out we gave away at the Forbidden Library event at Gen Con last month!

We are awaiting the last few pieces of art from Sean Usyk, and a couple of contributions from our librarians. Next steps are editing, map creation, and little bit of layout (much of that is done) and then we will have a pdf, and then it's off to the printer!

Thank you so much for your patience! We are also including a link to the Forbidden Library page on our website to share.

All the best,

Brian, Rich, Chris & Eric

Alligator Alley Entertainment

Forbidden Library Update; Last Days on Gregory's Icarus Graphic Novel
2 months ago – Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 12:06:47 AM

Hello, Librarians!

Work continues apace on art for the book, and we're happy that Sean Usyk has agreed to do more work on this project. We're so excited to have him aboard!  This is going to be a beautiful book!

Our printer is going through some necessary maintenance retooling their presses, which unfortunately prevents us from having books ready in time for Gen Con in early August, but we are still  looking good to have a PDF ready in a few weeks, and physical books a few weeks later.

And Gregory Wilson's graphic novel kickstarter is coming to an end this week!

Greg’s graphic novel set, Icarus and Jellinek, has 4 days left on Kickstarter, and he could really use your help. They’ve almost reached that critical 65% funding mark that will help push them to the end. Let’s help them get there.

There’s even something extra in it just for us: Forbidden Library backers who also support the Icarus/Jellinek Kickstarter will have the story of Icarus and Jellinek added to their Forbidden Library, with a special description of the book (with game mechanics) along with an illustration sent to you digitally by Greg and the Detroit-based indie publisher, Atthis Arts.

The Icarus and Jellinek graphic novels are hand-drawn, hand-colored and indie-published. We love that dedication to storytelling and art, and think you will too. Greg’s storytelling combined with the stunning art of Áthila Fabbio immerse us into this tale of unlikely heroes: a winged young man who falls into a dormant volcano with no memory of anything but his name, and a flamepetal prospector down on his luck (and everything else), with his two-tailed, four-legged, lava resistant companion, Rig. It is a beautifully illustrated story of wonder, of friendship, and of a battle to overcome tyranny, with creatures who discover that what unites them at the core is more important than what divides them on the surface.

We’re excited to see Greg’s storytelling brought to life and hope you’ll help them reach their goal.

Greg has also added a stretch goal to livestream a one-shot Forbidden Library adventure on his Twitch Channel that will feature a storyline based on the Book of Icarus as found inside the Forbidden Library. We hope they can reach it; we know we’ll be there for that.

Thanks, Librarians, for your support!

Rich, Eric, Chris & Brian

Alligator Alley Entertainment

Forbidden Librarians ENnies Nominations List
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 08:57:14 PM

Sean Usyk's sketch for the entrance to the library
Sean Usyk's sketch for the entrance to the library

Congratulations to all of the Forbidden Librarians receiving ENnies nominations this year! 

Check out their award-worthy work:

Ashley Warren, for

Uncaged Volume 1, Best Electronic Book

The Executioner’s Daughter, Best Free Game / Product

James Introcaso, for

Creature Codex for 5th Edition, Best Monster/Adversary

TS Luikart, for

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Rulebook, Best Rules, Best Writing

Ken Hite, for

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, Best Podcast 

Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos, Best Monster/Adversary

The Fall of DELTA GREEN, Best Setting

Liz Chaipraditkul, for

Star Trek Adventures: The Sciences Division Supplemental Rulebook, Best Supplement

plus our own Rich Lescouflair, for

Minsc and Boo’s Guide to Stuff and Things, Best Organized Play

http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2019-ennie-nominations/

Forbidden Librarian ENnie Award Nominees, redux!
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 08:57:10 PM

Sean Usyk's sketch of the Forbidden Library entrance
Sean Usyk's sketch of the Forbidden Library entrance

Congratulations to all of the Forbidden Librarians receiving ENnies nominations this year!

Check out their award-worthy work:

Ashley Warren, for
Uncaged Volume 1, Best Electronic Book
The Executioner’s Daughter, Best Free Game / Product

James Introcaso, for
Creature Codex for 5th Edition, Best Monster/Adversary

TS Luikart, for
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Rulebook, Best Rules, Best Writing

Ken Hite, for
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, Best Podcast
Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos, Best Monster/Adversary
The Fall of DELTA GREEN, Best Setting

Liz Chaipraditkul, for
Star Trek Adventures: The Sciences Division Supplemental Rulebook, Best Supplement

Greg Marks and Alan Patrick, for
Minsc and Boos' Guide to Stuff and Things, Best Organized Play

plus our own Rich Lescouflair, for
Minsc and Boo’s Guide to Stuff and Things, Best Organized Play

http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2019-ennie-nominations/

BackerKit / Pre-Order System is now up!
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 07:27:44 PM

Our Backer-Kit Pre-Order is up! 

 https://forbidden-library.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

If you would like to upgrade your pledge from the PDF to the physical book, just click the link, above! 

Please share the link with your friends who might have missed the Kickstarter.

Thank you for your patience!

Rich, Eric, Chris and Brian

Alligator Alley Entertainment