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Warrior-Gods are unleashed in an endless cycle of epic battles to decide the fate of creation... but do they know the ultimate enemy?
Warrior-Gods are unleashed in an endless cycle of epic battles to decide the fate of creation... but do they know the ultimate enemy?
Warrior-Gods are unleashed in an endless cycle of epic battles to decide the fate of creation... but do they know the ultimate enemy?
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Warrior-Gods are unleashed in an endless cycle of epic battles to decide the fate of creation... but do they know the ultimate enemy?

FTR: For The Realm - Chapter 01

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FTR: For the Realm

Welcome to FTR: For the Realm, a full-color Manga-influenced comic that will hit the sweet spot for fans of epic stories like The Last Airbender, Naruto, Dragonball Z and One Piece.

Our Story So Far... 

FTR: For the Realm takes place in the God Universe, a realm that is dedicated to the concept of Continuous War. Every being within has the powers of a Warrior-God, including supreme strength, unearthly speed and a panoply of awesome supernatural disciplines that allow them to destroy their enemies. 

Clans have evolved that wage constant war, and only to the victors go the spoils – rulership of the God Universe itself! 

In the God Universe there is no distinction between war and life itself – you fight to exist and winning is the only way to survive! Behind the scenes, there's a more important struggle taking place. Most of the Warrior-Gods and clans know that the God Universe was created as a proving ground to create the ultimate cosmic soldiers, supremely powerful beings able to withstand a coming assault from an ancient enemy. That enemy remains hidden, for now... 

The 1st Chapter follows Dais vs. Naya, two headstrong and awesomely powerful Warrior-Gods in training on a collision course – each has the power to lay waste to a world, but it will come down to who has the superior training and smarts to determine which will prevail... and maybe together they will unlock the secret of what the real enemy is?!?!?

Here are links for FTR: For the Realm online and on social media, so you can learn more and stay involved:

http://www.ftr-fortherealm.com/

http://twitter.com/ftr_fortherealm

https://www.facebook.com/ForTheRealm

Where Does Your Money Go?  

Short answer: Every single, last penny goes toward purchasing the artwork and rewards for the 1st Chapter. Longer answer: Uh... that's it actually. I'm looking for $3,000 to really elevate the look and quality of FTR: For the Realm, to make this story something that really does the ideas and the setting and the characters justice. 

Every penny you pledge goes toward making that happen, and delivering your rewards. If we manage to get beyond the $3,000 needed for the 1st Chapter, I will introduce new rewards for higher stretch goals. 

But right now, I really want to focus on just making FTR: For the Realm's 1st Chapter the best it can be.

YOUR Opportunity to Become a Warrior-God!

The FTR: For The Realm Kickstarter offers a unique bonus to our pledge supporters: How would you like to be a Warrior-God?!?!? 

Punch holes through mountains with your super strength; outrace light itself with your inconceivable super speed; use a divine array of otherworldly physical and mental powers to destroy your enemies. 

You can join the fight as a God-like avatar spawned in a realm dedicated to Continuous War, a featured soldier in an epic battle with consequences that will shake the very foundation of the cosmos! 

Based on your pledge level, you can become a custom character Warrior-God in FTR: For the Realm. That means supply me a photo of yourself and your likeness will be used for the Warrior-God character... it's like you get to fight in the greatest battle of all time!

-At the $49 pledge level, your custom character Warrior-God has a non-speaking background role in the 1st Chapter and another appearance in Volume One.

-At the $99 pledge level, your custom character Warrior-God has a small speaking role in a fight scene in the 1st Chapter and another speaking appearance in Volume One.

-At the $349 pledge level, your custom character Warrior-God is an ultra-powerful clan leader, with an important role in Volume One and multiple appearances throughout the story (think “Gaara” from Naruto or “Whitebeard” from One Piece).

Check out the pledge levels, because there are bonus options attached to each, including hi-res digital sketches of your Warrior-God character, professionally-drawn and cell-colored Digital portraits, the opportunity to upgrade from non-speaking to a speaking role in future issues and more.

I can't make any promises yet about your precise role in the story. Although visually the character likeness will be you, each Warrior-God character already has a destiny in the story and their actions throughout will have consequences. But your Warrior-God character will be a crucial participant in the most titanic battle in the history of the Realms!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your likeness will also be used in future iterations of FTR: For the Realm. I have additional projects planned, including animation. Your custom character Warrior-God (should he or she survive Volume One!) will also be a part of the evolving story, throughout all media. Like the God Universe itself, this is your shot at immortality!!!

The God Universe Is a Realm of Equality and Diversity

One of the things most dear to my heart about this project is living up to the ideal that everyone has a home in FTR: For the Realm... as long as you don't mind living in a reality that embodies total never-ending warfare!

Gender equality is the default setting of this setting. FTR: For the Realm is home to male Warrior-Gods and female Warrior-Gods, each with powers that are equal in their terrifying ability to shatter the world and the heroes around them. 

Female characters and stories are a bit underrepresented in Manga-themed adventures, I want to make certain that's not the case with FTR: For the Realm.

Likewise, the full expression of human diversity is also celebrated in FTR: For the Realm. All races and creeds will be represented, kicking ass and taking names. I don't want a whitewashed story for the “mass market” like we've seen in other places.

Rewards

*PLEASE NOTE that many of the Prologue master files were unfortunately corrupted a few months ago. The PSD files still exist, but some are missing layers. Depending on the overall funding I receive I may pay Erwin to reconstruct those files.  

FTR: For the Realm Is Ready to Thrill You!  

I'm really looking forward to taking you along on a journey through the God Universe. This is an epic story with cosmic themes of love, honor, savagery and destiny, in a Manga-style that is gorgeous and exciting to look at. And you can be an actual part of the story, a Warrior-God fighting in a universe devoted to Continuous War. I hope you'll come with me!

Read the Rough/Unedited Prologue 

 

Risks and challenges

Since we are a small team (4 people), there is a chance for some delay in the comics production. For This Reason I have made the Target Date for Most Rewards November 2015. Please Keep in Mind that I will be Vigorously Working Toward Delivering/Completing Everything Much Much Earlier than that.

This Being my First Campaign, I Want to Give Myself a Few Extra Month's of Leeway In Case Something Comes Up.

Erwin. However, Has a Ton of Experience Making Comics, So I Do Not Anticipate Delays. Worst Case Scenario I Will Communicate any Possible Delays Right Away.

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    FREE LEVEL/LEVEL 1: DIGITAL POSTER

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    Simply Send An Email to janice@ftr-fortherealm.com with a Screenshot of You Sharing the Link to this Kickstarter Campaign and in Return You Will Receive a DRM FREE High Resolution Digital Poster!

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    LEVEL 2: PDF

    - You Will Receive a DRM FREE High Resolution PDF Copy of FTR: For The Realm's EDITED Prologue and First Chapter. That's over 40 Pages of Content!

    The Edited Prologue Features Revised Pages and Altered Dialogues. This Version is Vastly Superior to the Free Version.

    - Your Name Will Appear on the Thank You Section of The PDF and "The Wall of Fame" Page on www.ftr-fortherealm.com.

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    LEVEL 3: DIGITAL SKETCHES

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    SPECIAL LEVEL 1: SIGNED POSTER

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    SPECIAL LEVEL 2: SIGNED COMIC

    -You Will Receive a PRINTED, LIMITED-EDITION, Collectible Copy of For The Realm's First Chapter, Signed by the Author.

    You Will be one of the First to Receive the Full-Color, First Chapter.

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    - You Will Receive All Master (.PSD) Files for the Edited Prologue and First Chapter.

    PLEASE NOTE That You Will Need a Version of Photoshop in Order to Open and View These Files.

    These .PSD Files are Currently only Accessible to Erwin and I. This Makes You an Insider to Erwin's Creation Process.

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    - You Will Receive a Digital Download of FTR: For The Realm's Instrumental Theme Song "I've Arrived" (Produced By Narimasa Kumagawa and Alexander Perez).

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    SPECIAL LEVEL 6: SUPER FAN COMBO 2

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    (Both the Book and the Poster Will be Signed by the Author.)

    - You Will Receive All Master (.PSD) Files for the Edited Prologue and First Chapter.

    PLEASE NOTE That You Will Need a Version of Photoshop in Order to Open and View These Files.

    - You Will Receive a Digital Download of FTR: For The Realm's Instrumental Theme Song "I've Arrived" (Produced By Narimasa Kumagawa and Alexander Perez).

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    CUSTOM CHARACTER LEVEL 1 (Male)

    - 1 Male Custom Character (Out of 12) That Will Appear in the 1st Chapter. These Characters Will Have a non speaking Background Role. I Also Guarantee That These Characters Will Make at Least Another Appearance in the First Volume at NO ADDITIONAL COST and Will Have the Opportunity to Upgrade to a Speaking Role in Said Volume.

    - Please add an extra $20 If You Would Like to Receive a High Resolution Digital Sketch of the Custom Character.

    - If You Would like to Receive a Commission of This Character Professionally Drawn and Cell Colored by Erwin, Please Add an extra $100. For This You Will Receive the Master .PSD File of the Commission (Must Have Photoshop Software to Open.) This File will be Exclusively Yours.

    -You Will Have a 10-minute Live-Chat
    Conversation with the Author about his Creative Process and his Vision for the Series!

    -You will receive a PRINTED, LIMITED-EDITION, collectible copy of For The Realm's First Chapter, signed by the author.

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    - 1 Female Custom Character (Out of 12) That Will Appear in the 1st Chapter. These Characters Will Have a non speaking Background Role. I Also Guarantee That These Characters Will Make at Least Another Appearance in the First Volume at NO ADDITIONAL COST and Will Have the Opportunity to Upgrade to a Speaking Role in Said Volume.

    - Please add an extra $20 If You Would Like to Receive High Resolution Digital Sketch of the Custom Character.

    - If You Would like to Receive a Commission of This Character Professionally Drawn and Cell Colored by Erwin, Please Add an extra $100. For This You Will Receive the Master .PSD File of the Commission (Must Have Photoshop Software to Open.) This File will be Exclusively Yours.

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    CUSTOM CHARACTER LEVEL 2: (Male)

    -1 Custom Male Character (Out of 3) That Will Have a Small Speaking Role in the Background. These Characters Will Be Fighting/Training Against One Another. I Also Guarantee That These Characters Will Make at Least Another Speaking Appearance in the First Volume at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

    - A High Resolution Digital Sketch of the Custom Character is Included in this Tier AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

    - If You Would like to Receive a Commission of This Character Professionally Drawn and Cell Colored by Erwin, Please Add an extra $100. For This You Will Receive the Master .PSD File of the Commission. (Must Have Photoshop Software to Open.) This File Will Be Exclusively Yours.

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    -1 Custom Female Character (Out of 3) That Will Have a Small Speaking Role in the Background. These Characters Will Be Fighting/Training Against One Another. I Also Guarantee That These Characters Will Make at Least Another Speaking Appearance in the First Volume at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

    - A High Resolution Digital Sketch of the Custom Character is Included in this Tier AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

    - If You Would like to Receive a Commission of This Character Professionally Drawn and Cell Colored by Erwin, Please Add an extra $100. For This You Will Receive the Master .PSD File of the Commission. (Must Have Photoshop Software to Open.) This File Will Be Exclusively Yours.

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    CUSTOM CHARACTER LEVEL 3:

    - A Custom Character that Will be Generally Recognized as The Strongest Member of His/Her Clan. This Character Will Have Multiple Cameos Throughout the Story and Play an Important Role in the First Act. Please Reference "Gaara" from the Naruto Series and "WhiteBeard" from the One Piece Series for a Rough Example of the Kind of Role to Expect.

    This Character Will Have Multiple Cameos throughout the First and Second Act of the series.

    - This Character Will Also be Fully Developed With a Background Story and at some point this Background Will be Told Within the Story. Please Note that this Character Must be Designed in a Certain Way Since he/she Belongs to a Certain Faction.

    - A High Resolution Digital Sketch of the Custom Character is Included in this Tier.

    - A High Resolution, Fully Colored Commission of this Character is Included in this Tier AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. You Will Receive the Master .PSD File of the Commission. (Must Have Photoshop Software to Open.) This File Will Be Exclusively Yours.

    - You Will Have a 20-30 minute phone or Skype conversation with the Author to discuss the character and His/her role. This Character Will be Fully Developed.

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