The purpose of this Kickstarter is to fund a professional print run of A4 pads, each comprising 50 character sheets.
UPDATE 24th Jan: PDFs of both character sheets are now available as free downloads from RPGNow.com. Here's direct links to them:
Inspired by a design from the late 1970s, the character sheets in this project have been created from scratch using DTP software. The sheets are intended for use with 1st edition advanced rules of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game. They are also ideal for use with retroclones such as OSRIC or Labyrinth Lord's Advanced Edition Companion.
The character sheets will be professionally litho printed, and will come as board-backed pads of 50 sheets glued along the top edge. Whilst the sheets can be printed on a home printer, you will be hard pressed to match the crisp output of a printing press as well as the fact that home printers may not print right to the edges of the bottom right corner where the very cool fold-over alignment section is located. Home printing large quantities of the sheets will also hammer your black ink cartridge.
The pads will be packed in card mailing envelopes for protection. In the UK they will be posted by Royal Mail, Second Class post. For overseas backers they will be sent by Airmail to Europe, and Surface Mail to the Rest of the World.
Stretch Goal £400 - Free Pad of B/X Sheets
If we make it to £400 then I will fund a print run of my previous character sheet design. These will be a pad of 50 A5 sheets for use with original B/X rules and clones like Labyrinth Lord. Every backer that pledges for 2 pads or more of the A4 sheets will also get a pad of these free if we reach £400.
Risks and challenges
This is a very simple project. The PDF is already made, and subject to my signing off a proof, the printing press will deliver the pads in 7-10 days. When the pads are delivered, I shall make sure that they are quickly dispatched. I will also be wary about what stretch goals (if any are required) get added, as I do not want to offer anything that might lead to a delay in dispatching the main reward.
On a low cost item like this, postage is a major cost. For overseas backers, about two thirds of the pledge amount simply covers the postage. Everyone overseas pays the same postage rate. For European backers, this is enough to send the pads Airmail, but for the Rest of the World it only covers Surface Mail. Surface Mail can be slow to some parts of the world but it keeps the costs down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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