$17,500: BONUS STORY! UNLOCKED! if we reach this level we'll add an all-new story to the collection! More comics equals more games equals more death!
$18,500: STICKERS! We'll give each physical backer a pair of lovely, exclusive DEATH SAVES stickers featuring the cover emblem by artist Jared Morgan. We did a run of stickers for the first volume, and they were incredibly popular. I always hope to see them in the wild.
$20,000: FOLD-OUT POSTER! We'll include a special fold-out poster to each physical backer. Artist TBA!
ADVANCED DEATH SAVES: MORE GAMES, MORE RULES, MORE DEATHS contains over 30 all-new stories that celebrate tabletop gaming and the beloved characters who get killed off during play. This book will be a 200 page, full-color, perfect bound hardcover printed in digest format (5.5" x 7.75").
Each story explores the time-honored tradition of killing player characters in a unique -- and often unexpected -- way. While the original volume focused on classic medieval fantasy games, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES opens up the theme of character death to all kinds of tabletop games. This means Horror, Space Opera, Western, War Games, Mech Combat, even Superhero!
Just as every gaming table is different, so are the tales in ADVANCED DEATH SAVES. Some are funny, others are tragic, and yet others are something else entirely! The one constant is that the real relationships between the players at the table can impact a character’s fate as much as the dice.
EXCLUSIVE CALL OF CTHULHU MAP!
ADVANCED DEATH SAVES features an original, official CALL OF CTHULHU map by celebrated cartoonist and game designer Jason Thompson, creator of Mangaka: the Fast and Furious Game of Drawing Comics.
Originally created in 1981 by Sandy Peterson for Chaosium, CALL OF CTHULHU stands out as the most popular and iconic horror game on Earth. Thompson, a contributor to the first Death Saves, drew and created this map exclusively for the project.
Backers can receive ADVANCED DEATH SAVES (in hardcover and digital formats), the original DEATH SAVES (in hardcover and digital formats), original art, and one-of-a-kind sketch cards from contributing artists. Every backer who contributes at least $10 also gets their or their character’s name immortalized in the book’s “epitaph page”!
$1: An exclusive set of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES avatars for your social media and gaming needs. Thank you for supporting independent comics!
$10: You (or a beloved rpg character of yours) will have their name and character level listed in the Epitaph pages of the actual ADVANCED DEATH SAVES book! Your "level" in the book will correspond with your level of contribution. Includes avatars.
$15: A downloadable PDF version of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES! Includes an exclusive digital wallpaper by Jared Morgan, epitaph and avatars.
- $26: DIGITAL ONLY - Downloadable PDF versions of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES, the original DEATH SAVES, and access to a DIGITAL COMICS BUNDLE featuring over 400 pages of comics from our contributors! Includes an exclusive digital wallpaper by artist Jared Morgan, epitaph and avatars!
$30: EARLY BACKER PRICE! A physical version of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES at a lower price for our first 50 backers! Includes PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
$35: a physical version of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES! Includes PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
$40: A digital comics bundle featuring over 400 pages of comics from ADVANCED DEATH SAVES contributors. Includes hardcover book, PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
- $50: A copy of the original, out-of-print DEATH SAVES: FALLEN HEROES OF THE KITCHEN TABLE, as well as a PDF version of that book as well. Includes a print copy of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES, the PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
$65: You will receive a personalized, one-of-a-kind ADVANCED DEATH SAVES sketch card, featuring the work of one of our talented artists. Includes ADVANCED DEATH SAVES, the original DEATH SAVES, digital comics bundle, PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
$85: **RETAILER EXCLUSIVE LEVEL**
Your store or library will get 5 copies of ADVANCED DEATH SAVES!
$100: ADVANCED DEATH SAVES Editor Josh Trujillo will edit your comic script or gaming adventure [100 pages or less] providing corrections, suggestions, and commentary. [Josh reserves the right to say no if he objects to the material.]
Includes custom sketch card, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and the original DEATH SAVES, digital comics bundle, PDF book, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
$125: An original page of art from an ADVANCED DEATH SAVES story!
Includes an ADVANCED DEATH SAVES sketch card, digital comics bundle, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES, DEATH SAVES, PDF books, wallpaper, epitaph, and avatars.
- $500: BE IN THE BOOK! Have yourself (or a beloved fantasy character of yours) killed in the actual ADVANCED DEATH SAVES book in a custom illustration! In addition, you will be mailed the original art to the piece to display in your game room, dungeon, or stronghold! Includes a page of art from the book, a sketch card, digital comics bundle, 3 copies of the book, a copy of the original DEATH SAVES, PDF books, a "Death Saves", wallpaper, epitaph, avatar set, and a thank you!
- Vanessa Stefaniuk (radiosilencecomic.com)
- Kat Baumann (katbaumann.com)
- Maia Kobabe (redgoldsparks.tumblr.com)
- Joseph Nathan Smith (josephnathanart.com)
- Russell Nohelty (russellnohelty.com)
- Christopher Baggett (christopherbaggett.com)
- Matias Lazaro (×,×)
- Ryan King (ryankingwrites.com)
- Keith Mclean (keithmclean.ca)
- Jonathan Lareva (behance.net/jdlareva)
- Jill Meyer (@TwistedNerve)
- Adrián Bago Gonzalez (×,×)
- Bill Roundy (billroundy.com)
- Kevin Castaniero (countpagan.tumblr.com)
- Tim Utsler (timutsler.com)
- Katrina Kunstmann (@ksanzo)
- Taylor Esposito (@TaylorEspo)
- Paul Milligan (×,×)
- Meggie Ramm (meggieramm.com)
- Giulie Speziani (@GSpeziani)
- Fleur Sciortino (@fleurtater)
- Ryan Little (@MrRyanComics)
- Daniel Mercieca (×,×)
- Yorrick Pack (×,×)
- AJ Real (@darkshifter)
- Chris "Chance!" Brown (@chance_second)
- Holly Stanton (@FrackGoose)
- Jordan T. Neves (jeanvendors.com)
- Dave Lartigue (@daveexmachina)
- Ken Lowery (ken-lowery.com)
- Jason Bradley Thompson (mockman.com)
- Ryan Nichols (@rRyanNichols)
- Micah Myers (@micahmyers)
- Paul Milligan (stumblebumstudios.com)
- Eli Tripoli (EliTripoli.com)
- Matias Lazaro (matiaslazaro.tumblr.com)
- Sarajea Martin (foundbysara.com)
- Lonny Unitus (lonnyunitus.com)
- Kristen Lehua (×,×)
- Mandy James (@CluelessEvil)
- Tara Madison Avery (stackeddeckpress.com)
- Mike Bernal (PodNerdy2Me.com)
- Andrew Otis Weiss (armagideon-time.com)
- Mister Loki (@MisterLokiDoki)
- Matt Digges (sequential-life.com)
- Jill Meyer (×,×)
- Joel Carroll (joelcarroll.com)
- Matteo Carlarino (@galdelico)
- Bryan Timmins (bryantimmins.com)
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN!
The ADVANCED DEATH SAVES Kickstarter will run for 30 days, beginning on October 10th and concluding November 9th. Printed in Quebec, the campaign will be fulfilled via ShipBob.com, with copies to be shipped by Christmas.
In the original campaign shipping and fulfillment was left to the creators. By hiring a professional service we hope to streamline delivering the goods to you, the backers who make this book possible!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Most of the money will go directly to our North American printer. The remainder of the funds will allow us to fulfill our pledged Kickstarter rewards, cover miscellaneous production/promotional fees, and cushion us in case shipping costs go over (they often do!)
Most importantly, we will be able to compensate each creator for their hard work in making this project a reality.
A thank you to everyone who made this project possible, either through their talent or through their support of the book and its' contributors. Also a special thank you to all of the game designers, game masters, and players that breathe life into these fictional worlds.
The response to the first volume was overwhelming, and it's only because of strong demand for a follow-up that we're doing this. ADVANCED DEATH SAVES is only here because of you!
'CALL OF CTHULHU' is the Registered Trademark of Chaosium Inc. and used with Chaosium's permission. www.chaosium.com
Risks and challenges
This book is mostly completed and the final pages will be complete before this Kickstarter campaign ends. That means the greatest uncertainties lie in printing. We are working very closely with our printer to ensure quality and timeliness for this project. As soon as this campaign ends we'll be able to go to press immediately.
Despite what your parents told you when you were little, this book will not turn your children into Satanists. Please show your love of gaming and/or independent comics by contributing towards Death Saves: Fallen Heroes of the Kitchen Table!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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