A POST NUCLEAR SUPERSTATION ADVENTURE
Hey, it's me, Gary Butterfield. You might know me from the Duckfeed podcast network, or from my previous book Souls of Darkness. I'm here to ask your help again.
Because of generous backers, Souls of Darkness was a success. It was my way to add a bit of surrealism to the world by making something I believe was truly unique: part Souls homage, party parody, and part artifact from an alternate universe. And even from the beginning, I thought: this would make an awesome series. Imagine a whole set of Power Worlds books on y'bookshelf. I'm ready to make that reality.
This time, rather than the world of Dark Souls, I'm exploring the post apocalyptic world of Fallout. Our young hero must travel the waste, dealing with raiders, Mutaniacs, Super Mutaniacs, and the mighty Coterie of Chrome. I really believe Fallout fans, Nintendo fans, Souls of Darkness fans, pretty much everyone will get a kick out of it.
And, like last time, I'm not doing it alone. I'm joined again by the superb Nick Daniel on art. Just look at that cover. Not only that, but I have some really fun collaborations planned as Stretch Goals, and a super secret guest writing a foreword.
If this gets funded, I will immediately begin a close read of Fallout 1, with frequent blog updates right here. Then it's time to get to work, making a Neat Thing that'll look good on y'bookshelf.
Because war....war changes all the time.
**Note, there was a goof with shipping charges. If you're domestic, you should not be charged for shipping. If you are international, it is ten bucks. Check your messages!**
$6,750 - Paying tribute to Fallout's tabletop roots: Playbooks! A set of 5 Dungeon World Playbooks for Atomic! character classes. Dungeon World is a table top RPG with light, fast rules, and elegant fail-forward mechanics. At this level, I will make and lightly playtest a set of character classes specific to the world of Atomic! These will be available to everyone.
$7,000 - Watch Out For Fireballs! Episode. Remember that fake Bonfireside Chat? This would be like that, but for Atomic. Made available for all.
$7,250 - Audio book! Narrated by the velvet voiced Kole Ross. Included with all pledges.
$7,500 - Gamefaqs! A written gamefaq for Atomic! (Perks Guide by Mutaniac420), a sampling of the message board for the Atomic! page, and a handful of reviews. These will likely be in pdf form, but I vow to try to trick Gamefaqs into actually posting them. Included with all pledges.
$8,000 - A comic! Same as last time, a small, ashcan sized comic that would be included with Atomic Crunch cereal. Illustrated by Nick Daniel. Available only to reward tiers $50 and up.
$8,500 - Trading Cards! Much like the trading cards made for Souls of Darkness, another 5 cards, in packaging, for principle characters in Atomic! Included on orders $50 and up.
$9,500 - Here's where it gets cool. I'll team up with Noah Dorsey to create a partially animated commercial for Atomic Crunch! cereal. Available to all.
$11,000 - You may or may not have found the Souls of Darkness LCD game in Frog Fractions 2. Well, at this level, I'll collaborate with Jim to make an Atomic! LCD game as well. This isn't a physical game, but an executable emulation of the Atomic! LCD game, if it had been made. This will be made available to all!
Risks and challenges
You know, this isn't my first rodeo. I learned *a lot* from Souls of Darkness. I've set more realistic timelines, more realistic tier and Stretch Goal levels, and simply have more experience with the process.
I have teamed up with MakeThatThing again, for timely and professional fulfillment, and plan to be just as transparent about the process that I was during Souls of Darkness.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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