One of the benefits of Kickstarting The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord isn't just the financial support, it's the publicity which delivered a wave of submissions to the book project. The pool of material which the book can be built from is almost overwhelming, which leads me to the thought that I should try to grow the book to include more of it.
The initial expectation was that the Habitition would be under one hundred pages, which seemed pretty ambitious back before I had 300+ pages of good material. Extending the books length is tricky though because the book is in full color, each page is expensive. A POD run of 250+ would put me in a hole the archive can't afford right now, but with several thousand more dollars we could do a traditional print run which would provide more copies at a cheaper price...
So I'm planning to do a second round of Kickstarting, with the goal being to produce a 250+ page monster of a book with a traditional print run. The goal will have to be more than I raised in the first round total, so there are grave doubts as to whether or not this will be successful. But let's try!
A second Kickstarter round shouldn't affect the delivery date.
If any of you folks have opinions about this one way or another, please let me know. And there's still time if you or yours have material to submit.
Thanks for your support,
"This project is like a glorious time capsule for every DM who grew up on classic D&D adventures." -Andy Collins, game designer
"I thought that we had an understanding. I would draw you attention to important elements of our existence, and you would remember them, and shower currency upon them as if it were the last days in Karakorum. Luckily, I’m here to remind you that you can now give money to Tim Hutchings and his tactile accomplishments." - Bonfire Dog
"This ain't no retro clone folks, this is the stuff of nerdly dreams brought back to life with a 21st century resurrection spell!" -Jay at Spellcard
"I haven't touched this blog in months, but this kickstarter is so cool I felt it necessary to post even though it is likely few if any will read this." -Action Typist
"And if you do enjoy stuff like this from back in the day when our hobby was enjoying it's largest growth spurt, be sure to check out the THE HABITITION OF THE STONE GIANT Kickstarter..." -Rended Press
Three days to go folks, tell your friends!
So pictured below is the silver-ink-over-blue-and-purple-glitter-on-a-classy-black-t-shirt PlaGMaDA.org fundraiser shirt. Don't think of it as an expensive t-shirt, instead consider my exceedingly cool thank-you for donating $30 to the cause. There are less than a hundred of these left, so do not linger too long.
Next is an image from the very fun Everything is Dolphins release party at Shea Stadium BK in Brooklyn. Dice were rolled and beer was drank, books were signed and everyone went home happy. Maybe if this Kickstarter goes swimmingly we'll have one of these for The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord.
The end of this Kickstarter is drawing near, prod your friends into donating, mention it on your many blogs!
To celebrate quadrupling our goal, I'm sharing the Wired Magazine article on The Habitition project and PlaGMaDA in general. The yet-to-be-released web and tablet versions are apparently lengthier.
Thanks to all of you for supporting this project! Now we just need to double the current amount and we'll be set for better printing, a fancier cover and more material!
pledged of $600 goal
seconds to go
Sep 20, 2012 - Oct 10, 2012 (20 days)
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Friends and Relatives: You will receive a big thank you on the PlaGMaDA.org website!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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PDF, Please: A PDF of the book, and a thank you on the website and in the book.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Book Collector: A copy of The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord and Other Adventures, the PDF, and a thank you in the book and on the website. European backers please add $10, Australia/Asia please add $15.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Books Collector: A copy of The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord and Other Adventures, the PDF, a thank you in the book and website, aaaaand a copy of Everything is Dolphins. EiD is the first book put out by The Hutchingsonian Presents/PlaGMaDA publishing project. You can read about it here: http://plagmada.org/Shop.html European backers please add $10, Australia/Asia please add $15.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Art Appreciation: An original paint on paper work by Timothy Hutchings related to the adventure book, a copy of the Habitition and the PDF, and an extra big thank you in the book and on the website.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013