The Whole Hole explores and expands the lands and denizens of Mutha Oith as introduced in the popular Low Life RPG.
The Whole Hole: A Gadabout's Guide to Mutha Oith, Volume 01: Keister Island is the first in an ongoing series of guidebooks and expansions for the acclaimed Low Life RPG (created by Andy Hopp and first published by Great White Games). Low Life takes place gazillions of years in the future. The hoomanrace is extinct and everybody evolved from the dregs that survived the various cataclysms and apocalypses (cockroaches, worms, snack cakes, etc...). Low Life, High Adventure.
As we near our goal it looks like, thanks to the generosity and awesomeness of so many fantastic people, that this thing is actually going to happen. Just in case any clammy peeps are feeling extra extra generous, here are some protracted goals I've set out there in the event we exceed the original goal.At this level, I will produce a full-print illustrated book containing at least 20 one-sheet Low Life adventures. Everyone who backs the project for a least $50 will receive a Free PDF version of the book (along with their other prizes) and everyone who backs for at least $80 will receive a print version as well.
At this level of funding I will produce a full-color, fully-illustrated printed book that compiles and expands the various religions of Mutha Oith. It will enhance the descriptions of the existing faiths (including the new ones introduced in The Whole Hole Volume 01) and introduce several new ones, as well as new Edges, monsters, and other jazz. Again, PDFs for everyone backing at least $80 and print version for backers who pledge $100 or more.
Low Brawl is a Low Life card game designed by Thaddeus Papke and Andy Hopp. It will be produced as a cooperative effort between Off the Cob Productions and Chicken Hut Games. It's loads of fun and you'll dig it. Everyone backing for at least $130 will receive a free copy of Low Brawl in addition to all the other goodies.
This should be enough to cover the publication of the next Volume of The Whole Hole, tentatively titled The Whole Hole: A Gadabouts's Guide to Mutha Other - Volume 02, The Incredibly Huge Monster. This will spare us another kickstarter campaign and give everyone who donates at least $150 a PDF copy of the book and a print copy to everyone who backs us for at least $200.You know, in addition to all that other jazz.
Thanks a gazillion,
“Who is there among
us who can envision the island without first imagining the Keister,
that hole of such depth and immensity as to boggle the mind
unbogglable and stupefy the most stalwart of perceptions. In a very
real sense, the Keister is
the island. But in an equally, and more accurately, real sense the
island is the island. Witness the cosmopolitan jumble of Floom, the
aromatic mysticisms of the Garden of Smellemental Glee, the
monumental juts and caverns of the Knobby Rumple... Behold dank
rites and unspeakable atrocities as you scramble your way through the
lichenous strew of Stan's Rug. Prance the loamy frolic of the Soul
Patch. Wallow in the ichorous murk of the Imple Slew. Wonder what all
those statues are about. Do some other stuff. Try not to get eaten.”
Famed gadabout Toucanacondor Flaminguez leads this particular expedition, which encompasses over 200 pages and 100+ full-color illustrations. Follow him on his journey across Keister Island. You'll explore dozens of new locales, religions, peeps, and creatures, including detailed expansions of The Garden of Smellemental Glee and the bitchin' city of Floom. New beasts, new Edges, new magic, new everything! Come on, it'll be fun...
The plan is to release this (and all future Low Life books) in a multi-system format, for use with the Savage Worlds rules system, Pathfinder, and others. The actual book will include the Savage Worlds rules appendix, with other appendices offered as a free download as they become available.
It also works as a stand-alone coffee table art book or work of fiction. Since the game rules and other relevant materials are confined to the appendices they don't interfere with a reader's immersion into the writings and artwork.
Thanks ever so much for your consideration.
The actual book will include the Savage Worlds rules appendix. Other appendices for other game systems will be offered as free downloads.
Unless you live in Antarctica and have your mail delivered by penguin sled I'll cover the cost of shipping. No worries.
Usually nobody. It just grows this way.
Most of them are colored pencil, although a few ink drawings and pencil sketches make an appearance as well.