The Text is Locked!
I'll keep it short and sweet because my eyes have grown tired from staring at text on my screen. 129 pages and 60,000 words is a lot to go through,... Read more
Whew. The entire book went through an extremely rigorous edit. Many of the descriptions and histories were spruced up and given a lot more life. A lot of content was... Read more
Another Progress Report
Hey everyone! Thanks for being patient as my editor Zach Kronisch and I work to make this book as good as it can be! We're getting close. I'm hesitant to... Read more
Hey everyone. I've left you too long without any updates!
Here's where we stand
- All of the artwork for the book is done! Thanks to all of the amazing artists... Read more
Hey everyone! Long time, no updates
Hey, long time no news. Let me give you a brief update on where the project stands:
There are still a couple pieces of art that have yet to be... Read more
Game Master Screen Prototype
Woohoo! I just got the prototype of the Game Master screen in the mail.
This is the first physical Blades & Blasters product that I've held in my hands.... Read more
Game Master Screen and Other Rewards
There are two items on the table today that I'd like to bring to everybody's attention.
1. The Game Master Screen
Exciting news! The Kickstarter exclusive Game Master... Read more
Take Home a Unique Piece of B&B Memorabilia
It's Auction Time!
Follow this link.
If you're a collector, you don't want to miss this chance. For the next 24 hours, I'm holding an auction on my Facebook page... Read more
A Map and an Auction?
I spent the better part of yesterday and the day before creating this:
This is the "starter map" that will be included in the appendices of the Bestiary... Read more
We Need to Talk About Playable Aliens... Again
There were a lot of comments on the last update, and since on updates I can't reply directly to comments, I figured it would be best to make a new... Read more
We Need to Talk About Playable Aliens
So, this is a little embarrassing,
I've been hard at work on the playable aliens for the last month and a half or so. I've written chapters on alien backgrounds,... Read more
Surveys are out!
Now's the time to put your... mouth where your money is. You've paid me some money, so I'm sure you want to receive your rewards!
Answer the questions in the... Read more
Presenting the KS Exclusive Cover Art
Greetings backers! I'm thrilled to present to you the brand new, Kickstarter exclusive cover art for the Blades & Blasters: Bestiary & Rulebook.
Cover Art Comparison
Here's the original... Read more
GM Screen Art
It's been a little while since you've heard from me. Don't worry! I've been hard at work on the book.
But my update today isn't about my own hard work,... Read more
Song of the Cosmos
"Song of the Cosmos"
Xin oral tradition, adapted and sung by the bard Zarashli at the Chapel of Blackpool, recorded by the wandering scribe, Seth of the Fields.
To the... Read more
Preview of the ENTIRE Bestiary & Rulebook
Guys, I feel bad for the confusing nature of yesterday's updates. I want to make it up to you with a quick preview of the entire Bestiary & Rulebook!
Was... Read more
What's Going On Seth?
I thought you all might be interested to hear what I've been working on since the end of the campaign, if only as an assuring that I haven't taken your... Read more
Announcing a Contest Winner
Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the promotional contest over the last few days.
Now that the campaign is over, I can announce a winner:... Read more
Annnnnd We're Done.
What an amazing ride. We finished with $23,488. That's so much more than I ever expected.
Now, I have a couple pieces of information to share with you guys.... Read more
The Clock is Ticking
30 Minutes Remain...
I don't know if we're going to hit 25K, but I'm amazed by how close we've gotten.
Remember, if you want a copy of the Kickstarter exclusive... Read more
It's the Final Countdown
We're getting so incredibly close to the $25,000 Stretch Goal!
25K Means Playable Aliens!
I'll be honest, I put it so high because I didn't really want to do it... Read more
Stretch Goal 16: New Alien
We're less than a day away from the end of the campaign and we've just hit three massive milestones:
$20,000, 800% Funded, and 500 Followers
Twenty Thousand Dollars. Crazy. I... Read more
24 Hours to Go!
One Day Left!
There isn't much to update you all with today other than the inevitable passage of time.
But for anyone who is interested, we've got 24 hours left... Read more
Get Your Copy of the KS Exclusive Game Master Screen
First of all, welcome to the wave of new backers who have just come in! You may or may not be aware, but a Kickstarter exclusive Game Master screen was... Read more
I'm hard at work fulfilling these Stretch Goals, so I want to show you guys what I've been up to lately.
For the $7,000 goal, I promised to make a... Read more
Win a Free Copy of the KS Exclusive Game Master Screen
The campaign only has 2 days left, and we're doing a giveaway to celebrate!
One lucky winner will receive a free copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Game Master screen.
Want... Read more
Stretch Goal 15: Fine Art Prints
Today we made it to $17,500. You know what that means, right? Another Stretch Goal! Thank you to all the new backers who pushed the campaign just a little bit... Read more
On Alien Technology
The end is near. Only three days remain in the campaign and at the time of writing, we're sitting at $17,298 (thank you!) which is absolutely amazing.
There aren't any... Read more
Stretch Goal 14: Kickstarter Exclusive Cover Art
This is a big one... $15,000.
Actually, the campaign is over $16,000 at the moment. It's been an eventful day and I love coming home from work to this kind... Read more
Stretch Goal 13: More Space Legends
Confession time: I made up this Stretch Goal pretty late in the game and I deliberately set it at a very achievable number because I really wanted it to happen!... Read more
What Do YOU Want to See on the Game Master Screen?
In case you aren't aware, one of the Stretch Goals for this campaign guaranteed the production of a Kickstarter exclusive Game Master screen. The artwork is underway and I'm in... Read more
Stretch Goal 12: New Alien
I keep setting them up and you guys keep knocking them down! #13,000 dollars and over 300 backers. Thank you so much. Now let me tell you about this new... Read more
500% Funded! ...and Another Stretch Goal
We've done it folks. The campaign has made it past 500% of it's initial funding goal.
I can't begin to express my thanks to every one of you who has... Read more
Stretch Goal 10: Space Legends
Another day, another Stretch Goal.
Every day I'm amazed by the outpouring of support for this project! We've passed $11,000 and that means that the Bestiary & Rulebook will now... Read more
Let's Talk About Weapons (Part 2)
Let's get down to business to learn more about alien weapons! In case you didn't read the title, this post is part 2. You can read part 1 here. ... Read more
Stretch Goal 9 and More Stretch Goals Revealed
Here it is, the goal I've been the most excited for! We've reached the $10,000 mark, so now I'll be producing physical copies of the Kickstarter exclusive Game Master screen... Read more
Let's Talk About Weapons (Part 1)
One of the best things about an alien invasion campaign isn't the new monsters, it's the new loot. And let's be honest, what better loot is there than sci-fi... Read more
Stretch Goal 8: New Alien
We've hit $9,000, so a fourth new alien will be added to all versions of the bestiary and rulebook.
I have a concept for this creature, but no name yet.... Read more
Stretch Goal 7: Starter Map
Here's something not too many people know about me. I love maps. When I was little, I would take atlases out from the library and draw my own versions of... Read more
Introducing Science Points
Let's get into the nitty-gritty of the Blades & Blasters: Bestiary & Rulebook by looking at Science Points.
Points and Levels
Science points are the central component of a... Read more
Stretch Goal 6: Character Sheets
Blades & Blasters offers player characters some unique features as well as a brand new set of points. For this stretch goal, I'll be creating a B&B character sheet to accommodate... Read more
1 Week Later
What a week it's been. Truthfully, when i started this campaign I had expected to be limping across the $2,500 finish line after 30 days. You guys have exceeded my... Read more
New Stretch Goals Revealed
I'm going to be totally honest with you all. I didn't initially plan out very many Stretch Goals because I truly didn't believe the campaign would do this well. Now... Read more
Stretch Goal 5
You guys are knocking through these Stretch Goals far too quickly. I can't keep up!
Stretch Goal 5 introduces a 3rd new alien to the bestiary.
This new... Read more
You All Get a Game Master Screen
You get a Game Master Screen, and you get one, and you get one!
We've done it folks. We've crossed the $5,000 mark! That means that backers of every reward... Read more
The Xin Federation
It's high time I introduce you to the interstellar threat at the heart of Blades & Blasters: The Xin Federation.
This piece by Dakota Currydepicts an... Read more
Stretch Goal 3
Unbelievable. In less than 12 hours we've unlocked $1,500 worth of stretch goals. Stretch Goals 1 & 2 brought two new alien species to the book but Stretch Goal 3... Read more
We did it! (and then some)
Wow! I go to work for the day and this is what I come home to? We've blasted through the funding goal of $2,500 and the first two Stretch Goals!... Read more
New Reward Tiers Now Available for Brick-and-Mortar Stores
Greetings fellow adventurers. If you A) want to buy Blades & Blasters and B) have a brick-and-mortar store, then today is the day for you.
I've just created two new... Read more
Half Way There!
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling really good about this! As expected, pledges have begun to slow down, but even so, we flew past the half way mark... Read more
Bestiary & Rulebook Sample Now Available on DriveThruRPG
Everybody loves a free sample, right?
If "everybody" includes you, you're in luck because I've just released a short document containing a few pages of the Blades & Blasters: Bestiary... Read more
24 Hours Later
It's now been a full day. I know, I know, I'm a couple hours early, but I won't be free to post at 6:00.
I'm overwhelmed by the amount of... Read more