Travel and fantasy go hand in hand. From the real-life Hobbiton in New Zealand, the real Hogwarts Express in England, and the tropical beaches seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, it is surprising a travel show hasn’t come about yet with a focus on fantasy. But now, Dwarven Forge founder Stefan Pokorny and Dungeons and Dragons icon Satine Phoenix are launching just that.
With an initial goal of raising $100,0o0 in 30 days, this duo plans to travel the world and explore the origins of the fantasy genre. Where the original ideas come from, where inspiration is drawn from , and how it all leads to today. In a promotional video on their Kickstarter page, they explain they would rather create this show by the fans and for the fans, rather than going through a corporation that could limit what they create.
This avenue has worked well for them in the past. Dwarven Forge has built an empire on Kickstarters, launching its industry-leading 3D gaming terrain. Dungeons and Dragons livestream Critical Role raised $11 Million in 45 days to create an animated television show based on their games.
There are various rewards for backers. Even just a $3 pledge earns fans exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and updates. Other rewards for various pledge amounts include limited edition miniatures and terrain, an enamel pin, and a photo print.
The roots of fantasy are deep and wide-spread. Stefan and Satine’s promotional video teases looking into Vikings, European Castles, real-life dungeons, and New Zealand. Titled “Destination Fantastic“, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser not only for die-hard fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons fans, but also for anyone who loves travel, history, and legends.
You can back this Kickstarter here. As of now, there is $30,461 reached from a goal of $100,000 with 252 backers. With the Kickstarter open until August 9th, there is plenty of time to see this concept come to life!
Ashley is the author of the Thread of Souls book series, an avid traveler, and a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast!