Update 2/16/19 - Chief Bitopio & The Edodes Woods
Hey everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day. For this month's update we'll be talking a bit about the first region of TOME's world map: the Edodes Woods!... Read more
Update 1/22/19 - The Four Musicians of TOME (and more!)
Welcome everybody, to our very first Kickstarter update of 2019! As promised in our previous post, we'll be doing updates a little differently: from this point forward we'll be presenting... Read more
Update 12/31/18 - TOME RPG Progress Report for 2018!
2018 is already just about over and WHAT a year's been, huh?
Let's cut right to the chase...with this first full official year of production now behind us, you're all... Read more
Update 12/14/18 - Final Fanart Friday of 2018!
...2018 is already almost over?! WHAT. Well, it's been a good number of months since our last Fanart Friday, so I figured before the holiday season gets too crazy I'd... Read more
Update 12/2/18 - All Kickstarter Backer Characters COMPLETE!!
It's been a long year, but 2018 has been incredibly fruitful in terms of productivity on the TOME RPG Project. Thanks to the incredible 1,591 total backers that donated to... Read more
Update 11/18/18 - CAST 'O DREAMS Character Spotlight
Hey everyone! A big thank-you to everyone who tuned into our 7th-Anniversary livestream a week ago; we had about 300 people watching!
In case you missed it, it's been... Read more
Update 11/10/18 - Tune in TOMORROW for the 7th Anniversary Stream!
Tomorrow's a big day: the 7th-Year Anniversary of the Terrain of Magical Expertise webseries! As such, we'll be doing a special livestream event at 12-Noon Pacific Standard Timeover on my... Read more
Update 11/4/18 - TOME 7-Year Anniversary GIVEAWAY!
It's now officially been one full year since we complete the run of our Kickstarter campaign and raised an amazing $111,162 from the efforts of 1,591 backers. We've accomplished a... Read more
Overworld Monster AI
Hey folks, Mike here again with an update on the status of the overworld and the monster AI.
We're at a stage where in-battle mechanics are about as feature-complete as... Read more
Update 10/20/18 - Over HALF of the Backer Characters COMPLETE!
Ever since I began streaming my animation process of the TOME RPG Backer characters all the way back in January of this year, my aim was:
- To show a constant... Read more
Update 10/30/18 - Our Progress Thus Far!
On this day, one year ago, I clicked that big ol' "Launch Campaign" button and we officially began crowdfunding for the TOME RPG project. In that first day, we reached... Read more
Update 9/4/18 - ALL Backer Enemies in TOME RPG!
...I feel like I blinked and suddenly it's September. It's incredible to me that we're already coming up on a whole year since we launched the TOME RPG Kickstarter on... Read more
Update 8/22/18 - TALES OF THE TERRAIN Character Spotlight
...has it really been almost 6 months since the last time I did one of these "Character Spotlights"? That just ain't right! If you tuned in to our New Update... Read more
Update 8/12/2018 - The Level-Building Process of TOME - On Video!
Mike here with another look into our process. This time I took an hour to sit down and record the setup for the first two rooms of Jacksonii Jungle, including... Read more
Update 8/6/18 - UPDATE STREAM TOMORROW + Bosses & More!
Hey everyone! Tomorrow's the big day and I wanted to let you all know before anyone else, that the New Update Stream for the TOME RPG Project will be happening... Read more
Update 7/30/18 - The Dojo Masters + New Update Stream Announcement!
Hey folks! July just FLEW by, huh? Well I'm back from my vacation; big thanks to Michael for his two excellent updates over the past couple weeks. Be sure to... Read more
Update 7/26/2018 - Hacking System Updates
Mike here again, this update will be short but sweet. It's time to pull back the curtain on what we've been doing with the hacking system.
In the Kickstarter demo... Read more
Update 7/21/2018 - Dialogue Trees, Branching in Bulk!
Howdy folks, Mike here -- it's been a while since I've done updates myself, but while Chris is out on a little vacation I'll be posting a few technical updates,... Read more
Update 7/12/18 - "Opponent" Players 110-146
FINALLY. This fourth and final batch took longer than usual; partially due to the larger number of characters left and more so due to E3, SGDQ and Anime-Expo practically all... Read more
Update 6/22/18 - Fanart Friday Returns!
Been back to work again this week; sadly I had a little technical mishap come up yesterday but I managed to get enough work done that I was aiming for... Read more
Update 6/16/18 - Back to Streaming + Other Announcements!
Hey everybody! Hope y'all had a wonderful E3 week; I was certainly preoccupied the past several days with it, but NOT unproductive! While on break from streaming, I was working... Read more
Update 6/1/18 - Monsters?! Real Monsters?!
I've already gotten back to doing animation streams again this week and we hit a bit of a milestone: all of the basic "Monster" enemies are now fully animated! Fans... Read more
Update 5/25/18 - Production Plans for the Summer!
Summer's already almost here! But it won't be a vacation for us, 'cuz we got work to do! Here's just a quick little overview of what we'll be doing over... Read more
Update 5/10/18 - "Opponent" Players 85-109
Oh hey there! S'been a while. You're looking nice today!
Haven't had much to talk about since the last update, but I've gotten back to animating the backer characters again... Read more
Update 4/17/18 - Creating levels for the world of TOME
As promised, today we'll be showing a little behind-the-scenes look at how the levels are designed and constructed for the TOME RPG Project! In case you missed our previous update,... Read more
Update 4/3/18 - Our fantastic Environment Artists!
Happy April, folks! Hope y'all had a lovely weekend. I'm usually excited about doing big ridiculous things for April Fools Day, but considering how much work is ahead of me,... Read more
Update 3/24/18 - Back from GDC!
The Game Developer's Conference is still going on in San Francisco this weekend, but I've returned as of a couple days ago! For about four days, I had the pleasure... Read more
Update 3/17/18 - Off to GDC + "Opponent" Players 60-84
Already halfway through March, where'd the time go!? Well on that same note, I'm happy to say I'm now well over halfway through animating all of the fully-animated backer characters... Read more
Update 3/8/18 - TROUBLE MAKERS Character Spotlight
Haven't done one of THESE in a while, huh? I thought it'd be fun to start doing some spotlights on the other important characters to be seen in the game,... Read more
Update 3/2/18 - "Opponent" Players 31-59
March is finally upon us! In these first three months of development, we've gotten quite a lot done compared to what we started with last year in our Prototype Demo.... Read more
Update 2/25/18 - Less than a month 'til GDC...who's going?
Hey all! I've been streaming for the past week, but figured I'd pop in with another check-in. I actually just hit the 50-mark for how many of the fully-animated enemy... Read more
Update 2/16/18 - Fanart Friday!
Haven't done one of these in a while! Been saving up some more fanart for the past few months and figured it was time to show off the love of... Read more
Update 2/8/2018 - "Special Opponent" Players 21-30
Took even SHORTER than I expected...in just under three weeks, we've already managed to get all thirty of the $350 tier "Special Opponent" backer characters fully animated! Take a look... Read more
Update 2/3/2018 - "Special Opponent" Players 11-20
First of all, big birthday shout-out to our bud, Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany (voice of Nylocke) today! Be sure to wish him well!
Meanwhile, there goes another week of excellent streaming... Read more
Update 1/28/2018 - "Special Opponent" Players 1-10
Hey everybody! HOOF, this has been a busy week. Happy to say that I've massively been hitting the ground running on the several-hundred backer characters I've got to work on... Read more
Update 1/21/2018 - Animation Streaming begins TOMORROW!
Hey everyone! Got some good news to share, but before that, I feel it's necessary to address something:
I want to apologize for any and all panic I caused to... Read more
Update 1/17/18 - Contracts Collected!
Hey folks. So first thing's first: if you turned in your contract on time before the deadline last night, then shortly after you may have received a confirmation email to... Read more
Update 1/16/18 - Dev Team Check-In Stream + LAST DAY for Contracts!
Hey everyone! So first and most importantly: today is THE LAST DAY for backers to hand in their Assignment of Rights contracts! We now have between 800-900 of the 1172,... Read more
Update 1/9/18 - ONE WEEK LEFT to send us your contracts!
Hey folks, just a quick check-in. As of today, there are seven days remaining for all backers with NPC rewards to send us their filled-out Assignment of Rights contracts!Currently,... Read more
Update 1/2/17 - TWO WEEKS LEFT to send us your Contracts!
The new year's finally underway! But, this means something important: there are now 14 days remaining for all backers to hand in their filled out Assignment of Rights contracts!
At... Read more
Update 12/31/17 - Happy Birthday to me & New Year to you!
2017 is just about over and I'm 29 today! I wanted to take a quick moment and say that this was a groundbreaking year for this little webseries-turned-possibly-video-game thanks to... Read more
Update 12/27/17 - Approaching the New Year...
Ahhh...the holiday rush is just about over. Mine was nice and relaxing, so now all that's left is New Year's Eve (MY BIRTHDAY, BTW...) and we can call this roller... Read more
Update 12/21/17 - Happy Holidays!
Hey everybody! Hope you've all been having a wonderful holiday season!
The Assignment of Rights contracts have all been sent out to our staggering +1500 backers as of this past... Read more
Update 12/14/17 - Contracts to be emailed this Saturday!
A time of great importance is approaching ever closer...
To all our backers, please be on the lookout for an email this Saturday, December 16th that contains your VERY important... Read more
Update 12/11/17 - ONE DAY LEFT to fill out surveys!
Attention ALL backers!
This is the LAST full day to fill our your Kickstarter surveys and supply us with your e-mail addresses! The cut-off time will be tonight at Midnight... Read more
Update 12/5/17 - Just a quick check-in!
Happy December, everybody! I hope you've got some fun plans for the holiday season this year! Me? I'm staying in California this time around, which means I'll be continuing to work... Read more
Update 11/28/17 - Surveys have been sent!
Attention all backers! We've now officially sent out the Kickstarter Surveys; the important first step in collecting all the info we need to start getting you your rewards (i.e. so I... Read more
Update 11/26/17 - Sending out Surveys on Tuesday!
Hey everyone! Just a very quick update for you all about something SUPER important to all of our gracious backers:
We will be sending out the Kickstarter Surveys on Tuesday,... Read more
Production Begins! Technical Improvements Appear!
Hey there, folks -- been a little while since I've written one of these myself, but I figured I'd take the opportunity to share a little bit of our progress... Read more
Update 11/16/17 - Anime NYC Appearance!
Hey folks! This next week I'll be stepping away from updates for a for a little bit, mainly due to Thanksgiving coming up, but also because over the weekend I'll... Read more
Update 11/12/17 - One Week to sort out Payments!
Hey folks! No update video yet after all, my bad. I'm waiting to confirm a few more things and then I'll probably have it ready by tomorrow. BUT, just wanted... Read more
Update 11/11/17 - TOME's 6th-Year Anniversary
6 years ago, on 11/11/11 at 11:11 the first episode of the TOME webseries premiered. Here's a little something special to commemorate. <3
In celebration of the Terrain of Magical... Read more
Update 11/9/17 - Looking back on 6 Years of TOME!
Hey folks! Just a couple days left 'til the anniversary! While we wait, today I wanted to write up a little something for folks who may not be as familiar... Read more
Update 11/7/17 - TOME RPG Demo Soundtrack now available!
We're now into the week leading up to TOME's 6-Year Anniversary! To start the celebrations, here's a little something special now available for download on our official Bandcamp page!
Hot... Read more
Update 11/5/17 - TOME RPG Funded! What's Next? + 6-Year Anniversary!
We did it, folks. An tremendous $111,162 raised thanks to 1,591 incredible backers. We can't thank you enough...but I know you're probably sick of all the thank-you's and wanna hear what's... Read more
Update 11/4/17 - The Kickstarter's Final Day!!
This is it, folks. Today is the final day of the TOME RPG Kickstarter. At the time of posting this, we're a bit over $106,000 raised. We're pretty far from... Read more
Update 11/3/17 - Fanart Friday + Finale Saturday!
This is it, folks...it's the last 24 hours until the Terrain of Magical Expertise RPG is finished up! In the time since we first announced doing the game back in... Read more
Update 11/2/17 - GAMESOFT Character Spotlight
Hey all! Already at about $102,000 now...it just keeps climbing!! We've got only a few short days left 'til we're all done and we can finally rock and roll on... Read more
Update 11/1/17 - DING, $100K! + Mario RPG Stream
Last night, during our Halloween Costume Stream...we finally hit our first Stretch Goal of $100,000. The team and I are absolutely overjoyed at the amount of support we've received from... Read more
Update 10/31/17 - Halloween Costume Stream + Almost to $100K!
Happy Halloween, TOME fans!! First of all, thank you for the incredible support we've already been receiving in these last couple days. I think if things progress like this, we... Read more
Update 10/30/17 - KIRBOPHER Character Spotlight
WOW! You guys really came outta the woodwork after that update video the other day. In such a short time we already reached $98,000 today! At this rate we're gonna... Read more
Update 10/29/17 - It's the FINAL WEEK of our Kickstarter!
Here we are, everybody! It's the last six days of the TOME RPG Kickstarter!
You might be wondering what we'll be up to over this next week. Here's what's... Read more
Update 10/27/17 - NYLOCKE Character Spotlight
Hey all! Just hit $96K on our funds raised and we're now fastly approaching the final week of our Kickstarter's duration! Time for another Character Spotlight, this time on everybody's... Read more
Update 10/25/17 - FLAMEGIRL Character Spotlight
Hey all! Just hit $95K yesterday; only another 5000 until he hit that first stretch goal!! Let's take a look at another Character Spotlight. This one's got a LOT to... Read more
Update 10/24/17 - Plug, Plug, Plug!
10 Days remain...and we're currently over 120% funded. The goal of reaching $100,000 is very possible by the end of the Kickstarter campaign. I think it's safe to say the... Read more
Update 10/23/17 - ALPHA Character Spotlight
Hey everyone! Hard to believe we're less than a couple weeks away from our Kickstarter campaign being all finished up! Today's update is gonna be a little different; this will... Read more
A Look at Things to Come: Overworld
Today I'm going to share a little behind-the-scenes look at our Overworld, and a few changes that we're making to improve it. Before I go into detail about all the... Read more
Update 10/17/2017 - GTLive, DidYouKnowGaming & TeamFourStar play the TOME RPG!
We're nearly up to $90,000 raised now! You're all amazing and thank you so much for all your help! As we've just about reached past the halfway point of our... Read more
A Look at Things to Come: Building Attacks
This will be the first of a few previews regarding changes that we'll be making to the game in preparation for the main production. Part of the game production process... Read more
Build Update: Overworld Inventory, New Moves, OSX and 32-bit builds!
We've put up a new build on the Itch.IO page with a number of improvements, new features, and bug fixes.
The OSX Build is updated. Our resources for updating OSX... Read more
Update 10/9/17 - Ten Days Later...
It's been long enough that this has sunken in for all of us on the team. This is actually happening. We seriously can't thank you all enough for your support... Read more
The White Hat's New Moves
After a barrage of updates the other day I thought I'd share the fruits of our labor from the White Hat stream. While I haven't put the new attacks in... Read more
Build Update - Bug Fixes and Improvements
Howdy folks! It's time for another build update! TOME Prototype Demo Build 03 is now available on the Itch page.
From here on out I'll try to make the updates... Read more
White Hat Upgrade Stream TODAY at 5:00 PM CST!
Hey folks -- just a reminder that tonight at 5:00 PM CST I will be streaming some work I'm doing on the White Hat Hacker character's abilities! You can find... Read more
Update 10/2/17 - Funded in TWO DAYS.
Our team is stunned beyond comprehension. This past week, I was warned that the first couple days were gonna be slow because we decided to launch on a weekend when... Read more
Announcing: The White Hat Upgrade Stream!
Howdy folks, Mike here with another update. We've been getting a lot of really great test data in from people playing the demo so far, and by and large I'm... Read more
Build Update: Mac OSX and Bug Fixes
Howdy folks, Mike here with an update to the playable demo. As a reminder you can locate it at our Itch.io page.
First, my good friend Adam Price was kind... Read more
Update 9/30/17 - Oh, we're halfway there.
...and here I was, livin' on prayer.
I'm speechless; I truly did NOT expect this. Thank you all SO much for such an incredible amount support in, not only our... Read more