March 2019 Update
We have lasted another month in Dystopia, and it's time for a status update.
A 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...
Hey, what are you doing here? Is it time for an update already? Man, time really flies in the wasteland!
February flew by in a flash, but a lot of things clicked into place. I reviewed the edited manuscript, and as always Dixie Cochran did a fantastic and incredibly thorough job. That freed me up to make the adjustments I've been mulling over since Midwinter, particularly to the antagonists. In fact, I went ahead and tossed in a table to help Storyguides in finding the right numbers when making their own zed and raiders. No need for other people to suffer through the same problems I had! So now it's over to Mirthful Mike Chaney for layout, and I can't wait to see what he does with it.
Now that the manuscript is solid, I was able to move forward with our stretch goals. Looking at my schedule, I realized I wasn't going to be able to handle these books directly. Luckily one of the book's writers, Catie Griffin, agreed to take on the development duties for the jumpstart and the threat collection. And in the past two weeks, she's already pulled together and revised outlines for both books, and they've been approved both internally and by the Dystopia Rising folks. In fact, earlier this week she's already got her writing teams together (even roping me into some work!), so those are shooting forward into the start of first drafts. To top it all off, I just sent a list of possible writers to our fiction manager, Matt McElroy, so he can get rolling on the anthology.
In the middle of all that, we've had some initial discussions about how we're going to roll out our community content program for DR:E. I don't have much to talk about on that front, but it's definitely on our minds. We'll likely have more to talk about as the release of the final book draws near.
And, while it's not in my direct wheelhouse, I'm hearing rumblings that the 3.0 version of the LARP rules are on the horizon. So people who backed to get a sneak peek at those should be pretty happy in the near future!
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
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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).
Speaking of which...