We Are Funded! (And an announcement...)
As you may have noticed, we reached our initial funding goal of $4000 -- which means that we are funding Promised Sands for certain. It's a done deal. In fact, today while I was driving back from an out of town trip, I called the business people and confirmed that we would start sending out commissions for freelancers tomorrow. No matter whether we hit additional stretch goals or not, we're already commissioning our freelance work.
That's one of the requirements we have as a company - we don't commission anything until we have the funds to back it up. Now that we've reached our funding goal, we are reaching out to our writers, editors and artists to engage their commissions.
If you are an artist, editor or writer and are interested in consideration for working with Harsh Realities, please submit your name and a sample of your work to me at: ben at harshrealities dot org. :)
Now, for the announcement...
Because we hit 75 Backers, we are including an adventure by Caias Ward. Caias is behind the recently successful "Trigger Happy" RPG. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/caias/trigger-happy-roleplaying-in-a-world-which-hates-y?ref=live
His adventure shall be included in the Promised Sands book and is a great introduction to the world for new and experienced players alike. :)
Our first stretch goal is at $4500 and is only $319 away from the current funding of $4181. TS Luikart has been involved in many RPGs through the years and has written some new fiction to supplement the new Promised Sands. It's good stuff and well worth the run to hit it.
The stretch goal at $5000 is a new adventure by Joseph Wolf. Joseph and I have been talking extensively about his plans for this adventure, which I won't spoil, but can assure you is well worth it!
There is also another "to be announced" goal when we hit 100 Backers -- and I'm in talks with several others who are planning to add to the world of Promised Sands, so more announcements yet to come! :)
Keep talking to your friends and gaming buddies... There's a lot more coming!
Oh, and of course, at $4666 there's another special offer to the Backer that hits that number.