DO YOU WANT YOUR STUFF AUTOGRAPHED?
Please add $10 ($15 international) to your pledge and note what it's for. I'm unable to change the pledges as they're currently written. The extra $10 will cover the additional shipping that autographs will involve. This covers autographs from the author. Do you want Nick to sign it too and do a little sketch of one of the characters? We'll do that for $15 domestic, $20 international. Again, this just covers shipping around the country.
We'll see this and autograph accordingly. Feel free to send a message, however, and if we need clarification, we'll reach out!
$6,250 - Prepare to Cry: Lounging Carl. MET
A Gary/Vaatividya collaboration. A fake lore video on Lounging Carl, a worthless hollow who somehow joins the protagonist in Souls of Darkness.
$6,750 - Audio Book version as read by Brayton Cameron. MET
A straight read of the book, in mp3 format. Available to all backers at $7 and up.
$7,250 - Bonfireside Chat episode on Garbage Gulch
A full spoof episode of Bonfireside Chat as if we were discussing Garbage Gulch. Regular length, includes a guest and extrasode responses. Available to all.
$7,750 - Souls of Darkness Trading Cards!
5 trading card set featuring art from the book and NES manual. Included with all pledges $40 and up!
$7,750 - Tales of Koledran Twine Series
Three text adventure games from the Souls of Darkness universe, expanding the backstory. Learn how the Cosmic Campfire came to be! Included with all pledges $7 and up.
$8,250 - Promotional Comic
Send 3 proofs of purchase for Dark Sign-Os cereal and get this 8 page promotional comic! Complete with in universe ads. Included with all pledges $40 and up.
$8,750 - Full produced audio play
The entire book - dramatized. Complete with a full set of voice actors, an original score and sound effects. Made available to all pledges $7 and up.
$9,750 - Pogs!
A set of three custom Souls of Darkness pogs. Sorry, no slammers. Made available to all pledges $40 and up.
$15,000 - DLC: Artos The Void Saunterer Chapbook
This is the big one! A chapbook detailing the thrilling journey of Artos as he saunters into the Void. New art! New lore! Included with all pledges $17 and up.
I'm Gary Butterfield, one noted soulsman behind Bonfireside Chat. I'm writing a book inspired by Dark Souls and I need your help. Do you remember The Worlds of Power? They were trashy little kids books based on Nintendo games. They had plots like, "What if a kid got sucked into Castlevania and watched Dracula drink cherry soda?"
I'm writing a parody of these books but based on Dark Souls. Now, I know what you're thinking: Dark Souls was never a Nintendo game, you dumb idiot. My book asks the question: What if it was? Dark Souls has a lot in common with those games already. I'm just filling in the blanks.
Thus I created Souls of Darkness, a harrowing journey through the land of Koledran (pronounced Koh-el-drahn). And the Souls of Darkness parody book follows a young Souls scholar as she's sucked into her favorite video game world.
I've read all the Worlds of Power books (shoot me) so I have the rhythms down. But this isn't a straight homage. This is a goofy comedy book. I don't want to ruin the surprises here but fans of Souls or classic Nintendo or Worlds of Power are sure to get a kick out of it.
I'm not doing it alone either. I've teamed up with Nick Daniel on illustration duty. Nick is an amazing artist. Check out his comic here and specificially, Souls fans, you have to see this. And he's doing great work for this bookSeriously, check this out:
Here's where you come in: making a book is expensive! Especially one so slavishly devoted to an aesthetic. I'm going to replicate the old Worlds of Power books to the best of my ability including the trashy trading card in the middle. So, join me! Buy my book! Check out all the cool rewards you can get. Let's get some jolly cooperation going. Praise the sun!
Risks and challenges
I'm doing my best to minimize risks by trusting an established print house (Make That Thing, who handle the printing for TopatoCo). They have many successful Kickstarters under their belt and I trust them totally.
All that is left is to write the book and lay it out. Nick is already working hard on the art and chapter illustrations.
If problems do arise, I plan to be 100% transparent. Frequent updates and check ins are part of my plan. I want everyone who backs me to feel like they know who I am and know what I'm doing with their money.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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