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FINAL CHECK - Kickstarter Backer Roll Call

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January 2019 Update

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Dragon-backers,

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign

Well, last month had the big exciting updates. This month will be our ongoing status update and reward tracking, a tease about what's next, and a look around to see what else is going on.

What? Start with a tease? Well, I'm not sure what I should even be talking about. I'd check in  with the Exalted developers, but they're super busy putting some final touches on some project in their secret development lair. I guess the SUPER WOLF BLOOD MOON distracted me from remembering what they were working on*. I hope we find out soon...

PROJECT STATUS

First Draft:
- Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
- Across the Eight Directions
- Exalted Essay Collection 

Second Draft:
 - Heirs to the Shogunate  

Development:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gates 

In Art Direction:
- The Realm 
- Lunars  

Proofing:
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought 

For Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought, it's about entering all of the correct page numbers (replacing the XXs) and then off to Indexing, so final version getting closer.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/faq 

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18)
- Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18)
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18)
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (BackerKit notification sent 12/19/18)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon
- Heirs to the Shogunate PDF
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover
- The Realm PDF
- Storyteller's Screen
- Cloth Map of Creation
- Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle
- Digital Wallpaper
- Novella #1
- Novella #2

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

Which is my cue...

The Kickstarter for They Came From Beneath The Sea! is ending tomorrow!  

They Came From Beneath The Sea! is a new tabletop RPG from Onyx Path, encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes all that is great in the B-movies of decades ago, and provides a dynamic, fun experience at the table.  

The players, as humans, live in a world under increasing attack. The attackers? Aliens from beneath the sea, obviously!  

Adventures can range from the one-shot defense of small coastal town, to the lengthier liberation of a cruise ship invested with gill-kin, all the way to a campaign in which characters seize an alien submarine and ride it all the way down to the sea bed to take the fight to the invaders.  

Put down your malt shakes, turn on the jukebox, and prepare your harpoons! You don’t want to be caught unawares when it’s revealed that They Came From Beneath The Sea!

*And, yeah, it's Lunars. It's right there in the project status!  Art for the eventual kickstarter is in! I just wanted to plug the super blood wolf moon! That's gotta be a Lunars thing, right?!

Kickstarter Backer Supporter Names

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Happy New Year, Dragon-Backers,

Now that the backer PDFs have been released, it seems that there are some backers who wished they'd included a different name for their Kickstarter supporter listing or have updated their handle since the campaign ended.

So, I'm firing up my DeLorean and on this last day of 2018, I'm going to quickly (88 MPH) go back in time and try a do-over.

PLEASE HAVE ANY REVISIONS IN BY JANUARY 8TH, 2019

For each of our Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought reward tiers, one of the rewards is having your name listed in the final version of the book under various headings.

As a default, we'll be using your name as it appeared on your Kickstarter profile during the time of this campaign. However, if you wish to have it appear differently, there's a question in the BackerKit survey allowing you to provide us with this information.

(For example, if your Kickstarter handle was "James B." but you would prefer to be listed as "J. Bell," you can provide that information as a response in your BackerKit survey.)

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

On JANUARY 8th, 2019, I will be downloading the survey answers for the final time and building the revised and final list for Kickstarter Supporter credits. Please ensure the name listed in your Backerkit Survey questionnaire is correct and how you'd like it to appear.

If you've already filled out your survey and are content with your name on your Kickstarer profile already, no further action is necessary! Carry on about your business and have a happy New Year!

Thanks everyone,

- James

REWARD: Backer PDF Distribution

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Dragon-Backers,

Great and exciting news today! This isn't just a regular almost month-end update (though it is that as well!), this is a notice that one of our big rewards is being sent out - the backer PDF for Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought!

 
It's on the way!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Backer PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host for this, you will need to set up a DriveThru account if you don't have one already. If you encounter any problems with downloading your rewards, please contact DTRPG's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php

 
Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with a link for the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Backer PDF today if it is on your expected list of rewards.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards and it'll show anything available. Your backerkit account should also confirm all rewards that you should expect from your reward tier selected.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/faq

BACKER PDF VERSION  

This is the first versions of Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought to be released. Note that there is also a second file included in each download - a PDF character sheet. We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

1) To thank you for your support! You helped keep this game alive and bring this expansion into the world, and you deserve to see it first!  

2) So you can start playing a Dragon-Blooded exalt! These are the actual rules - this is the latest expansion for the Exalted 3rd Edition game! It's real, and it's time to defend the Realm!  

3) To make the final version the best it can be! The design and development teams have done their best to proofread and correct any errors and typos - but some always sneak through. If you catch any typos, incorrect math, visual glitches, and the like, we want to hear about them and correct them before we send the book off to print.

You can report any such issues on the Onyx Path forums here:

Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Errata Reporting: http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/exalted/1275256-dragon-blooded-what-fire-has-wrought-errata

Generally, we try to keep these threads open for the next 2 weeks, although they may be accessible a little longer due to the holiday. Still, please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure we're getting everything covered.

We won't be collecting errata from other spots, just those specific threads on the Onyx Path forum. Please note these threads will be for errata only - typos, incorrect math, page elements that overlap incorrectly, etc. It won't be for book discussion - you can do that in a different thread, or on the Kickstarter comments page.

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), we will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice that you can re-download your file with the latest version. This will happen closer to when the final deluxe hardcover books are getting ready to ship.

You've already made the game a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18)
- Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18)
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18)
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (BackerKit notification sent 12/19/18)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon
- Heirs to the Shogunate PDF
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover
- The Realm PDF
- Storyteller's Screen
- Cloth Map of Creation
- Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle
- Digital Wallpaper
- Novella #1
- Novella #2

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

Speaking of which...


The Kickstarter for They Came From Beneath The Sea! is now live!  

They Came From Beneath The Sea! is a new tabletop RPG from Onyx Path, encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes all that is great in the B-movies of decades ago, and provides a dynamic, fun experience at the table.  

The players, as humans, live in a world under increasing attack. The attackers? Aliens from beneath the sea, obviously!  

Adventures can range from the one-shot defense of small coastal town, to the lengthier liberation of a cruise ship invested with gill-kin, all the way to a campaign in which characters seize an alien submarine and ride it all the way down to the sea bed to take the fight to the invaders.  

Put down your malt shakes, turn on the jukebox, and prepare your harpoons! You don’t want to be caught unawares when it’s revealed that They Came From Beneath The Sea!

It's James, your point person for this Kickstarter campaign.
It's James, your point person for this Kickstarter campaign.

End of November 2018 Update

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Dragon-Backers,

Back on track for the end of the month update - no pumpkin carving this time! Funny enough, today's big task was taking my car in to get the winter tires put on. I remember taking the car in at the start of spring to have the winter tires taken off and trying to explain this Dragon-Blooded kickstarter to the people in the waiting room. Good times!

Illustration by Gunship Revolution
Illustration by Gunship Revolution

 
So, our regular month-end Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought summary. It's a similar refrain - we're getting close to the backer PDF release. Not much to add to that, but progress is being made, sometimes incremental, sometimes in great bounds, and it won't be too much longer.

So, on to the regular monthly updates:

 
The Onyx Path crew, including Dixie, Rich, Lisa, Matt, Eddy, Danielle, and other Onyx Path writers and developers will be at PAX Unplugged in Philly, November 30th – December 2nd. They're in booth #2133 and will be hanging out, selling books and running a lot of demos and playtests all through the convention.They have two separate tables in the demo area, so there should be lots to sit in on. If you're in the area, come by and say hi!

 
Exalted Projects Progress Update:  

First Draft:  
- Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
- Across the Eight Directions
- Exalted Essay Collection 

Redlines:
 - Heirs to the Shogunate  

Development:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gates 

Post-Editing Development:
 - False Images - Exalted 3rd Novel #2 (Aaron Rosenberg and Lauren Roy) 

In Art Direction:
- The Realm 
- Lunars (preliminary phase; getting art for eventual KS

Proofing:
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought 

Robert Vance was happy to point out that Across the Eight Directions had entered the first draft phase, as has our first Dragon-Blooded novella! 

MONTHLY RELEASES


Now available in PDF via DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade part 18: Black Hollow and Cockatrice!

From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region.  

In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world


Also available: Adversaries of the Righteous part 13, Peremuz, Rogue Homunculus

From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.  

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

Quick-witted and clever, with a sharp tongue, Peremuz served his creator for several years as a laboratory assistant, conversationalist, messenger, and spy. But when Lofty Raiton died, her progeny bickered over ownership of Peremuz as though he were a pet or a tool rather than a person. Shouldering a pouch full of coin, he departed to make his own destiny.

Illustration by Gunship Revolution
Illustration by Gunship Revolution

 
Again, we're getting *this close* to the first backer PDF release, so please ensure your BackerKit is reflective of your pledge and information is correct. We won't be locking down anything until we're much closer to shipping the deluxe book, so lots of time, but keeping it updated is a solid course of action.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/faq  

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

 
REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18) 
  • Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18) 
  • Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18) 

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

  • Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF 
  • Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon 
  • Heirs to the Shogunate PDF 
  • Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover 
  • The Realm PDF 
  • Storyteller's Screen 
  • Cloth Map of Creation 
  • Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle 
  • Digital Wallpaper 
  • Novella #1 
  • Novella #2

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

Speaking of which...

Final Day to join in! Back and unlock the final stretch goals!
Final Day to join in! Back and unlock the final stretch goals!