The Whole Hole explores and expands the lands and denizens of Mutha Oith as introduced in the popular Low Life RPG.
The Whole Hole: A Gadabout's Guide to Mutha Oith, Volume 01: Keister Island is the first in an ongoing series of guidebooks and expansions for the acclaimed Low Life RPG (created by Andy Hopp and first published by Great White Games). Low Life takes place gazillions of years in the future. The hoomanrace is extinct and everybody evolved from the dregs that survived the various cataclysms and apocalypses (cockroaches, worms, snack cakes, etc...). Low Life, High Adventure.
As we near our goal it looks like, thanks to the generosity and awesomeness of so many fantastic people, that this thing is actually going to happen. Just in case any clammy peeps are feeling extra extra generous, here are some protracted goals I've set out there in the event we exceed the original goal.
At this level of funding I will produce a full-color, fully-illustrated printed book that compiles and expands the various religions of Mutha Oith. It will enhance the descriptions of the existing faiths (including the new ones introduced in The Whole Hole Volume 01) and introduce several new ones, as well as new Edges, monsters, and other jazz. Again, PDFs for everyone backing at least $80 and print version for backers who pledge $100 or more.
Low Brawl is a Low Life card game designed by Thaddeus Papke and Andy Hopp. It will be produced as a cooperative effort between Off the Cob Productions and Chicken Hut Games. It's loads of fun and you'll dig it. Everyone backing for at least $130 will receive a free copy of Low Brawl in addition to all the other goodies.
This should be enough to cover the publication of the next Volume of The Whole Hole, tentatively titled The Whole Hole: A Gadabouts's Guide to Mutha Other - Volume 02, The Incredibly Huge Monster. This will spare us another kickstarter campaign and give everyone who donates at least $150 a PDF copy of the book and a print copy to everyone who backs us for at least $200.You know, in addition to all that other jazz.
Thanks a gazillion,
“Who is there among
us who can envision the island without first imagining the Keister,
that hole of such depth and immensity as to boggle the mind
unbogglable and stupefy the most stalwart of perceptions. In a very
real sense, the Keister is
the island. But in an equally, and more accurately, real sense the
island is the island. Witness the cosmopolitan jumble of Floom, the
aromatic mysticisms of the Garden of Smellemental Glee, the
monumental juts and caverns of the Knobby Rumple... Behold dank
rites and unspeakable atrocities as you scramble your way through the
lichenous strew of Stan's Rug. Prance the loamy frolic of the Soul
Patch. Wallow in the ichorous murk of the Imple Slew. Wonder what all
those statues are about. Do some other stuff. Try not to get eaten.”
Famed gadabout Toucanacondor Flaminguez leads this particular expedition, which encompasses over 200 pages and 100+ full-color illustrations. Follow him on his journey across Keister Island. You'll explore dozens of new locales, religions, peeps, and creatures, including detailed expansions of The Garden of Smellemental Glee and the bitchin' city of Floom. New beasts, new Edges, new magic, new everything! Come on, it'll be fun...
The plan is to release this (and all future Low Life books) in a multi-system format, for use with the Savage Worlds rules system, Pathfinder, and others. The actual book will include the Savage Worlds rules appendix, with other appendices offered as a free download as they become available.
It also works as a stand-alone coffee table art book or work of fiction. Since the game rules and other relevant materials are confined to the appendices they don't interfere with a reader's immersion into the writings and artwork.
Thanks ever so much for your consideration.
The actual book will include the Savage Worlds rules appendix. Other appendices for other game systems will be offered as free downloads.
Unless you live in Antarctica and have your mail delivered by penguin sled I'll cover the cost of shipping. No worries.
Usually nobody. It just grows this way.
Most of them are colored pencil, although a few ink drawings and pencil sketches make an appearance as well.
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#1: The people's ovation and fame forever.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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#2: A signed art print of a picture from the book. Also, I'll be your best friend.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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#3: You will be given a "Special Thanks" credit in the book. Also, the people's ovation and fame forever and a signed art print.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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#4: As previous reward AND you get a PDF copy of the book, hot off the presses, as they say.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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As previous reward, except you get a HARD COPY (over 200 pages, 100+ color illustrations) of the book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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As previous reward, AND you get to name a character in the next book (tentatively The Whole Hole Volume 2: The Incredibly Huge Monster). You can name it anything you want. Anything at all. Except that.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#7: You get a hard copy of the book AND the next book will feature a character of your design. You can create any character you want as long as it fits the theme and style of Low Life. I (author and illustrator Andy Hopp) will write about it, illustrate it, and give it a prominent home.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#8: A copy of the book and an original, full-color, drawing of your Low Life character, created to your specifications by award-winning illustrator Andy Hopp. It's like reward #5, but you get to keep the artwork. The drawing will focus on your character and will include minimal background elements.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#9: A full-color drawing of your entire Low Life heap. That's your character and all your friends' characters, decked out in whatever duds you tell me, doing whatever you decree, and generally looking awesome. There'll be a background, other cool elements, and all the jazz. Basically, whatever you want. The picture will be featured in an upcoming Low Life book. Also, you'll get a copy of the book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#10: All the perks of reward #9, PLUS you will receive a copy of every Low Life product I ever produce (including special editions, limited editions, PDF and hard copy). Additionally, I'll send you an original piece of Low Life artwork that will be published in this book. Not only that, but you will get in free for life to all future events run by Off the Cob Productions, including the infamous Con on the Cob (www.cononthecob.com).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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In addition to all the stuff from Reward #10, you also get this amazing perk: I will create an ENTIRE RELIGION based upon the archeological evidence of your past existence, as uncovered and interpreted by the oldsters and weisenheimers of Mutha Oith. This means, as official Low Life canon in an official Low Life book (Holy Crap), an entire group of denizens will be devoted to worshiping you. Not your character. You. The actual you. Like, if your name is Bill Jones, there will be a religion in Low Life that espouses the holy virtues (or the unholy sins, whichever you prefer) of The Bill Jones. Or whatever. This all very exciting. I need to go sit down.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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As reward #10 but you get to brag to you friends about how awesome you are.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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I will personally travel to your home (at my expense) and do your dishes. Also, you'll get reward #9 and I will run a specially designed Low Life RPG session for you and your friends.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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As reward #11 but I will also build a shrine to you in my backyard and form a cult devoted to your worship.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012