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CA$ 17,941
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139
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 20 2016

About

One world, forever divided into two realms. The Dream World, a realm of magic, immortality, and mysteries. Mhodica, a realm of solid matter, stone, and certainties. For as long as either realm could remember, they were precious little more than myth to each other.  

Though once stories of witches, wizards, ghosts and goblins were considered nothing more than stories to frighten small children, the age of certainty is coming to an end. A darkness is stirring which threatens to shatter the equilibrium of the two realms, forever.  

The only way to avert this catastrophe is for the people of Mhodica to accept the existence of magic, and for the people of the Dream World to accept that the world of Mhodica exists for something more than their own amusement.  

This, our first book, is equal parts art book showcasing the work of the amazing Wen-M, an outline of the world, as well as many characters, weapons, stories and places from Luminous Echo.  

They set the stage for those who purchase the book to create a variety of adventures in the RPG system of their choosing.  

Monstrosity from the dream world
Monstrosity from the dream world

 

The Mermaids
The Mermaids

 

Greg battling the undead
Greg battling the undead

 

Three Headed Dragon
Three Headed Dragon

In this first book, your travels through Mhodica will take you through three different kingdoms, their cities, and many of the fascinating wonders of the world. During your journey, you’ll encounter numerous colorful characters, creatures, and unravel the ancient mysteries of the Waking and Dream worlds, as experienced by Greg and Mandi.

The Map of Mhodica with the paths for Greg and Mandi (Click to see a hi-res static version of the map)
The Map of Mhodica with the paths for Greg and Mandi (Click to see a hi-res static version of the map)

 

 

If funded, we’ll be able to produce a 120 to 200 color page (Depending on stretch goals) hardcover book featuring a substantial stable of non-player characters, amazing legendary weapons, fantastic locations, well detailed plot hooks for your own adventures, many short stories to flesh out characters, and page after page of Wen-M's amazing artwork. And if this Kickstarter is successful enough, the future could hold card games, a tabletop RPG or even indie video games if the demand is strong enough.

Sample Pages (Work in progress - final product may vary)
Sample Pages (Work in progress - final product may vary)

 

 

Wen-M grew up with a mixture of influences, Chinese, Japanese, and European, and he’s wanted to create a setting which mixes the three of them. His partner Kevin Chiu has always shared a similar vision for a fantasy world, so it was only natural for the two to join forces to bring such a world to life. After years of collaboration, the idea of a project equal parts art book, RPG setting guide, and a collection of short stories was born.

Wen-M has enlisted the help of his good friend Ian Stewart to help create the interesting stories, the magnificent worlds and bring the magical characters to life with his wonderful writing.

 

Kevin Chiu (Producer) is a resident of Vancouver B.C., and a long time planner of video game communities, and MMO development. Growing up with a very strict family, it was often easier for him to read about video games than it was to play them. He’s decided it’s time to make some gaming news, instead of just reading it, for a change.

   

Wen Li (Art Director/Co-Producer), also known as Wen-M, is a Chinese born American citizen from San Francisco best known for his illustration work with the popular Anima – Beyond fantasy gaming franchise, as well as concept art for a number of other games, and his own franchise Rosgladia. After all this time developing art for others games, Wen has taken Kevin up on his offer to make a game of his own.  

 

Ian Stewart (Writer/Co-Producer) is a native of Portland Oregon, mostly known for an overwhelming passion for pie, and developing fantasy and science fiction worlds. Also, he has a background in planning online advertising, ad Kickstarter planning. He was asked to join in to help fill out the teams writing and advertising chops. 

Andrea Daneilson (Writer) "Home is where the heart is for Andrea, and that's generally wherever she can write and draw to her heart's content. Having helped Wen in a few things before, she joined on Luminous as a writer, excited to help flesh out the world she had been introduced to so long ago." 

 

Kickstarter is an excellent way not only to ease the financial burden of creators by reaching out to a potential fan base, but it’s an excellent way to determine the potential audience.  

In addition, it allows the backers to help to steer the project in directions that backers are interested in, and perhaps avoid some directions that backers aren’t quite as interested in to help make a product which better meshes with the needs of the backers and general public.  

 

  

Original Sketches Gallery A (Click to enlarge)
Original Sketches Gallery A (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Original Sketches Gallery B (Click to enlarge)
Original Sketches Gallery B (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Original Sketches Gallery C (Click to enlarge)
Original Sketches Gallery C (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Original Sketches Gallery D (Click to enlarge)
Original Sketches Gallery D (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Click to enlarge - 11"x17" print out add-on $20 each to any pledge tiers (Shipping Included)
Click to enlarge - 11"x17" print out add-on $20 each to any pledge tiers (Shipping Included)

 

                             

 

   

Risks and challenges

Risks and Rewards
We will do our utmost to ensure that the end product is of the highest quality we can produce. While the lion’s share of work is done, and all that needs to be done is secure funds for the remaining artwork, the writing, and physical printing costs. As such the greatest challenge will be making sure all of the production needs come together on our current time table, as despite the best of intentions, it’s possible for small setbacks to take root.
The potential rewards of the project far outweigh the unlikely risks. Luminous Echo is a brand new property in many senses, which means it will be far more open to input from our fans than certain other settings of this sort might be.
We’ll be able to share initial concept art and story fragments with fans to solicit opinions on possible directions we can take when there’s a fork in the road. While not everything will be open for discussion, we will periodically be able share a few works in progress to see how our backers feel about them.
In the end, this will help make the world not just ours, but invite you in to it as well to help leave your own mark on both Mhodica and the Dream as well.

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