Arcane Rites - A Deadly New 700 Paragraph Fantasy Gamebook!

Created by Simon Birks

Face the Cult of the Pajoli to rescue your ward; use your abilities to fight monsters, detect traps and survive the perilous adventure!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

February update!
3 days ago – Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 11:50:19 PM


Hope you're well! Today I turn 50, so it's pretty momentous for me!

So, what's been going on - well, good question.

I've got the dice mats, which took quite a while to turn up - fortunately I bought enough to tide me over till book 2 comes out!

I've been going through the text of the book, fixing stuff that is wrong, and balancing other stuff which needs it. It's mega important not to put out a book that has too many mistakes. Ideally, I want none.

I reckon I'm about 2 weeks off being able to talk to printers in earnest. Between now and then, I need to lock the paragraphs so that I'm happy with them, make sure I've added the names to the book, make sure the formatting is consistent, and all that editing stuff which needs doing.

So, I'll endeavour to send out an update in a couple of weeks (please chase, as a superbacker myself, I appreciate your concern in getting the book). In the meantime, there's a short video below of the dice mats.

Speak soon,


The Bingo Card
21 days ago – Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 11:23:17 PM

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Tonight, I Created Adventure Sheets
23 days ago – Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 11:14:02 PM


Full steam ahead now for Arcane Rites! I've added all but one of the images, and tonight created one of the last aspects of the book - the adventure sheets. See below!

I also created the Equipment and Encounter sheets, but I'm keeping those secret right now!

Thanks for your patience, as ever.

Speak soon,


More rewards have arrived!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 11:14:32 PM


We received two more rewards through the post today! Both were stretch goals, the fridge magnets and the self-apply tattoos. Images are below...


I've also received 3 out of the 4 backer images!

The last few days I've been adding the smaller images to the book, separating the paragraphs were necessary. Even though we currently have 28 different images, I have asked for a further 8 more today, in order to make the book as best it can be!

I'm also waiting to hear back on confirmation of the dice tray quote I received before the campaign started. Hopefully, they'll reply this week, and we can get those printed, too.

Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Speak soon,


January Update
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 05:28:44 PM


Hope you had a great holiday and New Year!

Still waiting for the images of backers to come through, and waiting on a few of the rewards too.

What I can show you are the notebooks which were on my doorstep when I arrived back home on Saturday!

And below are all the dice, plus my inquisitive dog (Strength 10, Inquisitiveness 30) for a size comparison!

I'll send out another update in a week, or before if I have any more rewards come through.

Speak soon,