February 2019 Update
Another month-end update as we continue to move forward with our campaign. The quick 'n easy break down of today's update:
1. The Latest from Eddy Webb
2. Backerkit reminder info
3. Reward Status Round-up
4. What else is going on...
Hello, survivors! Eddy again, to give you an update on DR:E.
I now have the edited document in my hands! Once I review it and make some additional changes, I'll be slinging it over to Mirthful Mike Chaney for layout. We generally don't give firm dates for releases, but I think it's safe to say you'll be seeing the beta PDF before too long.
I've been using the last bit of time to poke at the system a bit more. As I mentioned last month, I got some great information from the game I ran at Midwinter. In addition, the version of the Storypath system I'm using is based largely on the one we're using in the Trinity Continuum books. Danielle Lauzon, the system lead for Trinity, also worked with me on DR:E, so as she tweaked the Trinity books during her errata phase, I was able to inherit some of her design wisdom and implement it into DR:E. It'll help me fine-tune the combat and salvage mechanics a bit more to really get the experience nailed down. That said, I stand by my assertion last month that the post-editing process will be pretty smooth -- we have a great foundation to build off of, and I'm at the stage where I spend a lot of time and energy debating what number to change.
Anyhow, right on time, the last of the art has rolled in, and I continue to be blown away by what our artists are providing. It's hard to pick just one piece to show off, but this picture of raiders really strikes the right balance of scary and cool-looking to me. Check it out!
All this means I'll start ramping up work on the stretch goal products -- the jumpstart and the threat collection -- in the next few weeks. I'm still debating if I'll be developing those or if I'll be asking one of our talented pool of freelance developers to pick them up, but I know the writers on the core rulebook are chomping at the bit to get back into the wastelands. And so am I!
And, just a reminder to confirm your rewards in your BackerKit survey, if you haven't done so already.
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://dystopia-rising-evolution.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://dystopia-rising-evolution.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 #30, posted 11/01/18)
REWARD TRACKING - PENDING
- Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book PDF
- Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover
- Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon
- DR:E Reference Screen
- DR:E Reference Charts PDF
- DR:E Digital Wallpaper
- DR:E Threat Guide PDF
- DR:E Jumpstart PDF
- DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF
- Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s)
I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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).
Just a quick aside - if you want to know which Creeds are the most popular, at least in terms of add on selection for the enamel pins ... the Kings' and Queens' Court is way out in front, with Church of Darwin coming in second! If you're a fan of Nuclear Family and were thinking about adding on a pin... maybe show them some love!