Books are Here at Gary Con
Alex, Greg, and I are proud to say that the Adventurer Conqueror King books are here for real! Don't take my word for it - we have video proof:
What this means for our backers is:
- If you are here at Gary Con IV and you are receiving the ACKS hardcover as a backer reward, you can come pick it up from us at the dealer's room! If you were just getting a PDF or beta reader, you can upgrade to hardback here at the convention (or anytime online).
- If you are eagerly awaiting your print backer reward or pre-order, it will be reaching you soon! Our fulfillment partner Game Salute will be putting together the shipments and sending them out over the next week.
What this means for those who want to buy their copy of Adventurer Conqueror King in a brick and mortar store:
- The Preview Nights program will begin as soon as our backers have their copies. Game Salute Select stores participating in the program will get their books early, and will be running demos helping introduce people to the ACKS system and also put them in the hands of those who've been awaiting them for a while now.
- Stores that aren't participating in the Preview Nights program will get their copies three weeks later.
- Owners of the PDF can use the coupon to upgrade to the hardcover at any store that carries ACKS, or from us online.
Thanks for your support - this is a great moment for us and we look forward to sharing the pleasure of holding these books in your hands!
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Jul 5, 2011 - Aug 6, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
Beta Reader: Get access to the donor-only section of autarch.co, where you can download the latest draft of the rules and provide us with feedback, playtest experiences, and suggestions. When you've helped us make this the best game it can be, you'll get an electronic version of the final text that has the rules you helped refine, the tools and support systems for campaign play that you wanted to see, and your name in the credits as a Beta Reader. This version won't have art or layout, but if you like what you see as the project takes shape, you can increase your donation to one of the reward levels that does.
Pledge $15 or more
Adventurer: Get a PDF copy of Adventurer Conqueror King as soon as it's finished, complete with the illustrations and layout your support made possible and your name in the credits as an Adventurer. You'll also get donor-only access to autarch.co, where you can download each draft of the rules as they take shape in response to your input.
Pledge $30 or more
Conqueror: Get a softcover copy of Adventurer Conqueror King and be among the first to enjoy holding the finished book in your hand, including art, layout, and your name in the credits as a Conqueror. You'll also get a PDF copy as well as donor-only access to autarch.co, where you can help guide the development of the system and download each draft of the rules.
Pledge $40 or more
King - Get a hardback copy of Adventurer, Conqueror, King and admire the completed product in its most beautiful form; among its most admirable features will be your name, listed in the credits as a King. You'll also get a PDF copy and donor-only access to autarch.co, through which you can download each draft of the system and put your stamp on the game.
Pledge $60 or more
King of Kings: Get a special pre-release copy of Adventurer Conqueror King, signed by all four creators. This softcover will contain the version of the rules we'll be using to run the premiere demo of the game - handy whether you'll be playing it at Gen Con with us or doing playtests with your local group! You'll also get donor-only access for drafts and feedback, copies of the finished product as a hardcover and PDF, and credit as a King of Kings.
Pledge $75 or more
Visionary: Describe an image that Adventurer Conqueror King evokes for you, and project artist Ryan Browning will create an illustration to your specifications. If it's harmonious with our collective vision of the game's look - and we'll work with you to help that happen - the art you ordered will be included in the finished product. You'll also get donor-only access for drafts and feedback, copies of the finished product as a hardcover and PDF, and credit as a Visionary. (Add $20 for the signed pre-release softcover).
Pledge $100 or more
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Legend: Create one of the characters that will be played in the demo of Adventurer Conqueror King at Gen Con 2011. Your PC will be used as an example in the finished product and included in the roster of pre-generated characters for adventure modules to come. If you'll be at Gen Con, you'll have top priority seating during all four days of the demo session: drop by the penthouse any time, we'll make room for you. If not, we'll send you an audio recording of players, GMs, and special guests talking about your character and their adventures together. You'll also get donor-only access for drafts and feedback, copies of the finished product as a hardcover and PDF, credit as a Visionary, and the signed pre-release softcover.
Pledge $150 or more
4 backers Limited (8 of 12 left)
God-Emperor: Get an art print of the Adventurer Conqueror King cover signed by Ryan, one of the T-shirts our crew will be wearing at Gen Con, credit as a God-Emperor, and all of the benefits of a Legend.
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (1 of 3 left)
Patron Deity: A city and an epic hero will be named after you in our campaign setting and used as an example in the Adventurer Conqueror King core rulebook. We'll discover the history of your hero and the essence of your city through a unique gaming session for you and as many of our creators as possible. How we'll spend our budget for this is up to you and your location: you might come to Durham, NC (Alex and Greg) or NYC, NY (Tavis), one or more of us might go to your home town, or we could do a Skype session with a plane ticket's worth of new illustrations from Ryan. Also, you'll head the credits as a God-Emperor and receive every one of the rewards listed above.