Gen Con 2016 - What's New at Hammerdog
Hi folks! I wanted to give you a chance to get a sneak peek at our next exciting project. The Dread House is a massive haunted mansion for use with... Read more
Hi folks! I've got a chunk of news for you as we head into Spring. Let's start with
The Tower of Jing, The Vault of Jing, and The Developer's Guide... Read more
Jing gets a great review
Jing got a stunning 5/5 review on RPG Net, which states "The Grande Temple of Jing is to dungeoncrawling what Watchmen is to comics" and goes on to say "Shortly... Read more
Happy Holidays Everybody!
Hi everyone! I got some great news today, so I just thought I'd throw in a quick update. I hope this finds you all well.
Jing Has Been Released!
After... Read more
Hi folks! I've got some quick updates for you.
Domestic (USA) and International Backers (Except Europe)
Last week I started getting queries from a few backers who hadn't received their... Read more
Hey folks! Here's a quick update on fulfillment for those of you yet to receive your goodies.
All digital rewards completed so far were sent weeks ago. If... Read more
Surveys Have Been Sent!
If you didn't get one, please check your SPAM folders!
If you are considering add-ons, and want to know more about them, you can check them out on the Hammerdog... Read more
Spotlight On: Fulfillment
Hey folks! Many of you have been patiently awaiting THIS update. For some of you this is the only update that ever mattered. So here goes.
Fulfillment for... Read more
Spotlight On – Rewards!
Hi folks. As we approach fulfillment I thought I’d update you on the status of all the rewards for this project. In total there were some 45 distinct awards promised... Read more
Gen Con and Reward Fulfillment
Hey folks! Some of you have been leaving comments and I've been too swamped to get to them. I thought I'd give you a head's up as to where things... Read more
This update is dedicated to the most tenacious and patient backers that a guy could have ever hoped for. Thank you for helping me to create this moment. - Danny
Let's Play Some Jing!
Folks, as I write this we are just over 2 weeks until Gen Con. Within 2 weeks I should hold the Grande Temple of Jing in my hands. Yesssssss! I... Read more
The Final Countdown
Well folks, I am happy to say that we are at the printer! They are in their busy season now, which adds a couple of weeks to the production time,... Read more
Come play Jing at Paizocon!!!
Hi folks! First an invite, then an update.
Grande Temple of Jing at Paizocon
I am at Paizocon at the moment, and I'm ready to run some Jing! If you... Read more
Hi folks! Here's some quick info for those of you who love updates.
Amanda Goes Pro
For the second time in this projects’ life, our lead developer has been hired... Read more
Obligatory Gen Con Update #1 - Call for GMs
I'm at the point of planning Gen Con 2015 and I would VERY VERY much like to run the Grande Temple of Jing as an event. Is there... Read more
The Long Road: Spotlight on the Grande Jing Highway
Today marks the 2-year anniversary of this product funding and I can’t thank you enough for the grace and patience you have provided as we finish things up.... Read more
Captain! Yer pushin’ her too hard! She can’t take any more! She’s Gonna Blow!
That’s what the crew of the SS Jing told me right before I gave the order to cram even MORE content into the book. I’ll give them this…they warned me.... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Just wanted to wish you all a happy thanksgiving. For those of you traveling and/or deep frying your turkey this year, please be safe. And whatever you do, don't do... Read more
LOOK! UP AHEAD! IS THAT A LIGHT I SEE?
These words should cause fear in anyone that is lost in the Front Door Dungeon of the Grande Temple of Jing. The tunnels of this dungeon stretch for miles with... Read more
The Next Big Update
Hi folks! Danny here with a big update that I hope will please.
First though, I’d like to thank all the backers that stopped by our booth at Gen Con.... Read more
Spotlight On: The Levels (+ an update!)
Hi folks! As I write this I'm pretty excited. Things are accelerating at a giddy pace. I can actually see the whole project coming together and it's looking great (remember,... Read more
Spotlight On: The Player's Guide
Time for some news and another sneak peek!
Bad News/Good News
Some of you recall that Owen Stephens and I were going to meet in February and establish a firm... Read more
Spotlight on: Trials
You may recall that I’d promised to start giving you a dose of content every so often. Well, here comes your next bit. The truth is, I’m still... Read more
Pre Update Update
Hi folks! I'd promised an update this past weekend, but had a small glitch with the item I wanted to show you. Sorry about that. Just wanted you to know... Read more
Good News, Bad News, Dice!
Sorry for taking so long to update. There’s been a lot of good progress since the last time I wrote. The art for the book is virtually done.... Read more
Gen Con Update 4 - Wrapup
Well, Gen Con was utterly amazing. That was Hammerdog's 14th consecutive show, and the best by far.
I'd like to thank all the backers who came by the booth to... Read more
Gen Con Update 3 - It's on like Donkey Kong!
We're here in the hotel room and super excited for this show.
2 quick things:
1. Wednesday's session of "The Tower of Jing" has moved to 2pm. It's still in... Read more
Gen Con Update 2 - Cover Art Sneak Peek!
As I'd mentioned in my previous post, I'll be splashing around some art at Gen Con. But I want you, the backers, to be the first to see the amazing... Read more
Gen Con Update 1 - Danny to Run "Tower of Jing" on Wednesday
I'm gearing up for Gen Con and hope to see some of you there! I'll be in booth 1227 with some Jing goodies for you to check out... Read more
Mid July Update!
Hi folks! Here’s a big juicy update. With Gen Con just over a month away, you can expect updates to come a little quicker now, with sneak peeks as they... Read more
Help Danny Design a Level!
I hope that those of you in the US are enjoying your May long weekend. I myself, am locked in once again, working feverishly on this project. I've... Read more
Locked in a Hotel
Hi folks! It's been a long time since I've given you an update, so I thought I'd better drop you all a line.
I want you all to know that... Read more
It's been a while since I've posted, so I thought I'd give you a quick head's up.
First, I've been working with celebrity contributors to figure out their specific contributions,... Read more
The Dungeoncrawl That Rules Them All
I wanted to take a moment to explain why I describe The Grande Temple of Jing as the dungeoncrawl that rules them all. It’s a pretty bold statement, I admit.... Read more
The Story So Far - Epilogue
Everyone has left the room.
One of the statues in the Welcoming Chamber moves, hopping off it's intricately carved stone block. It holds in it's hand a gemstone, left behind... Read more
This One's in the Books
It's all over folks! It's done! Kaput. Finito! And what an amazing total. I am truly humbled by your support.
Thank you all again for your pledges. It means so... Read more
The Dark Elves Attack!!! - But They Never Had a Chance
Wow. Just like that it is over. The Dark Elves flee.
Congratulations to all of our backers. You passed all the Quests, and finished *10* Bonus goals. It's as incredible... Read more
The Dark Elves Attack!!!
You are moments from escape when the pack of dark elves that was following you attack (savvy backers will remember them from Quest 5, part 4. You didn't forget about... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #5 (Final Update)
Escape the Grande Temple of Jing
The legions of the dead swarm over you, but you are ready. You beat them back, spells and weapons flying. But there are more.... Read more
More Bonus Goals and More Thanks
Wow. Just...wow. I'm not sure I can thank you all enough for the incredible support you've shown me through this Kickstarter. From those of you who pledged early and stuck... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 has been reached! Ed Greenwood is unlocked!
Ages ago, when I was a teenager, I discovered a game called Dungeons and Dragons. Friends drew me into it and I was hooked immediately. One friend asked me to... Read more
Folks, this is Danny. First, I would like to thank all of you for supporting this project. It’s very humbling to have so many people put their faith in me.... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #5
Hi everyone! It’s time for the final adventure in our Kickstarter and we’d love it if you could join us. The final quest is meant to be an action packed... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 has been reached!
Thank you everybody! This project continues to get better and better. Please keep spreading the word and let's see if we can make it to stretch goal #4. As promised... Read more
Quick Updates and a Shout Out for Lone Wolf Development
First, I would like to thank all of you for your support, for reading these updates, and for hanging in there. This project keeps getting better and better, and it's... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #4
The first part of your journey to the Gravecaves includes a mile long passageway that leads away from the Secret Library. You check your packs, close the library... Read more
THE BIG ONE
Hi folks! We just finished our biggest update to this Kickstarter yet. We added a new stretch goal, tweaked our reward tiers, added 10 new reward tiers and 4 BRAND... Read more
Two Quick Things
1. Sorry for the delayed update. An unplanned visit by some computer gremlins slowed me down. I will finish updating backer rewards and tiers by noon on Saturday.
2. Questers:... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #4
Stretch Goal #3
You set to work cleaning up the library. First, you set up the scroll racks and then begin to clear some floorspace by putting books onto shelves.... Read more
Stretch Goal #2 has been reached!
Thank you to everyone that helped us reach this milestone! The Secret Library has been organized and searched, and a lot of good information has been discovered.
By tonight, we'll... Read more
Stretch Goal #2 is within reach!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to point out two important things:
STRETCH GOAL #2: We are nearing stretch goal #2! At that level we will... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #3
The scene in front of the doors is devolving as frustration begins to take hold. A group of huge, bearlike men pushes to the front and begins to muscle people... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 Has been reached!
Thank you so much to all the backers that have helped us reach this milestone! We know that you have many choices on which projects to support, and that you... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #2
The scene in front of the doors is devolving as frustration begins to take hold. People are throwing and jingling coins while sneaks and cutpurses watch on, eager to relieve... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #2
The bold adventurer, Robert has become the first player to solve The Riddle of the Entryway!
Adam and others stand on the doorstep, working through the clues, the answer just... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #2
Stretch Goal #1
Congratulations! The expedition is successfully funded and you are a part of it! You ride in the vanguard, helping guide the expedition with your mysterious map. You... Read more
The Story So Far - Quest #1
As we approach our primary goal, I would like to offer you a recap of the first quest of this Kickstarter. The second quest will be our first stretch goal.... Read more
Thank You For Your Support!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has backed the Grande Temple of Jing thus far. It's an amazing feeling to be 60% funded in just... Read more