A Fistful of Updates
I'm moving this week but I wanted to send out a quick update before my Internet access is briefly interrupted. Don't worry, I'll still be available, I'm just... Read more
Latest Dispatches from Mars
Sorry for not posting an update sooner, everyone. If you've been following me on social media, you probably know how busy the past couple of weeks have been.
First, there... Read more
Gen Con and Shipping Update
The rewards for the ROCKET SCIENTIST level and below are starting to ship today. I expect it to take a day or two to get them all out... Read more
Please Verify Your Shipping Address
Good news! The Revelations of Mars books have been printed and shipped and will arrive in my warehouse on Friday as planned. That means we should start shipping... Read more
Gen Con and Gothic Horror Update
I've sent out confirmations to everyone who will be picking up their rewards at Gen Con. If you think you should have gotten a confirmation but didn't get... Read more
Gen Con Pickup
Gen Con is rapidly approaching and since we're on track to receive Revelations of Marsbooks beforehand, those of you attending the convention may pick up your rewards... Read more
Martian Printing and Shipping Update
I hope you have all be happily exploring the Red Planet. I'm happy to report that lots of people have joined you, as Revelations of Mars was #1... Read more
Revelations PDF Released!
In case you didn't know, the Revelations of MarsPDF was released to the masses today. I'm happy to report that it's currently #1 on the Hottest Small... Read more
Revelations is at the Printer!
I'm happy to report that the book is off to the printer, and as long as there are no changes required, the Revelations PDF will release to the... Read more
Red Planet Reviews
First, thank you to everyone who has sent me corrections for the book. I'm happy to report that there are not a lot of them, thanks to the... Read more
I just sent out codes to everyone that should get a Revelations PDF (which is nearly all of you). Look for an email from DriveThruRPG in your inbox,... Read more
Prepare for Landing
This is just a quick update to let you know that we are putting the finishing touches on the last pages of Revelations. Literally! Once I've signed... Read more
Martian All-You-Can-Creature Buffet
It took some doing but we finally got all the Martian creatures into the Bestiarychapter. I had to make some tough decisions--mostly around art--but everything I really... Read more
First of all, we haven't sent the the files off to the printer yet, but we're getting closer every day. The reason for the delay is 1) our... Read more
Have you ever been working on something so hard and had so many things slide into place that you didn't want to pause, even for a moment, to... Read more
Pardon our Martian Dust
Recently, you may have heard about the mysterious dust clouds on Mars. There's been a lot of speculation about what they are, but let me set the record... Read more
Friends and Enemies Preview
As promised, the Friends & Enemies chapter is ready for you to take a look at.
This chapter includes generic NPCsfor you to use as-is or as... Read more
Happy Martian New Year!
Happy New Year, rocketeers!
2014 was a complex year that collected good and bad things alike as it rolled along like a katamari across the 8-bit Japanese countryside. Thus, I'm... Read more
Meet the Martians!
As promised, the Martian Natives chapter is ready for your perusal (see the link below).
As with the Red Planet preview, I've put the entire Martian Natives chapter... Read more
Revelations Dice -- Ready to Roll!
It's been a little while since my last update, but I've got some good news for you. After a very long delay, the Revelations of Mars dice are... Read more
Red Planet Preview -- Thank You!
Thanks for all the great feedback on the Red Planet chapter, everyone. I'll get that worked in as part of the pre-layout editing pass. In the meantime, I've been working... Read more
Red Planet -- Full Preview!
Boy, do I have a treat for you this time. Before I get to that, though, let me tell you what I've been up to.
As you know, ... Read more
Missive from Mars
It's been a while and I have a lot to update you on, so I'm going to jump right into it.
Every year I go to... Read more
I'm just coming off a three-week illness following Gen Con where I was not able to sit upright for long, let alone get a lot of work done... Read more
Happy Red Anniversary
Apologies for another delayed update. The past few weeks have been extremely busy, but I've also been waiting for some solid information to share with you. The short... Read more
Bookmarks, Maps, and Aliens
My apologies for not getting this update out sooner. This past weekend was both a holiday and my birthday, so it's taken a little while to catch up... Read more
Sample Characters Preview
I have a very special treat for you. The Revelations sample characters are through initial layout and I've created a preview for your perusal. You can get it... Read more
Martian Cartography -- Complete!
You've seen two sections of the Red Planet chapter thus far, but instead of spotlighting another location, I wanted to share the big picture with you this time.... Read more
Martian Mountains and Nomads...
It may have been a US holiday today, but Martians are not the sentimental sort, so we were hard at work on the Red Planet. The good news... Read more
Red Planet Preview
Buckle up, rocketeers. I have a big update for you this time, including new art, a preview of one of the chapters, painted miniatures, and more!
When finishing up a... Read more
Martian Revenue Service
Apologies for the delayed update. I needed to spend some time getting the business taxes squared away and they were rather involved this year. I put them off... Read more
I'm back in the office after visiting family, celebrating my daughter's birthday, and attending GDC. It was a great trip and I'm glad I made it, but I... Read more
Martian Domino Effect
The past two weeks have been eventful, but not in the way I'd have liked. Things are still moving forward, but I'm sorry to say that a few... Read more
Mars Terrain PDF is Here!
I have some great news for you! Our dear friends at Fat Dragon Games delivered the Mars Terrain PDF a couple weeks early. And instead of making you... Read more
I've been having trouble getting emails from Kickstarter, so if it took me a little longer to respond to you in the past week or two, that's why.... Read more
Fat Dragon Kickstarter
I'll be sending out a longer update early next week, but the quick version is that I've spent the past two weeks rewriting, editing, and getting feedback on... Read more
Happy Martian New Year!
Happy New Year!
I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled that 2014 is here. After all, this is the year that HEX goes to Mars!
Speaking of HEX and... Read more
Happy holidays everyone!
Please excuse my tardiness with this update. It's only because I've been so focused on Revelations of Mars, I assure you. Do you have any idea... Read more
Colorful Martian nobility and an expanding landscape...
We've been very busy since our last update but I have some good things to share with you. So without further ado, let's get right into it.
Revelations ... Read more
Of Pouches and Princesses...
We're still hard at work on Revelations. Parts of the book are really starting to take shape, which is really exciting, and I can't wait to share... Read more
Work on on Revelations of Marscontinues apace, as you can see below. There are no huge developments to share this time around, but we did make progress... Read more
We're continuing to make progress on Revelations of Mars, as you can see below, but I wanted to share the bookmark design I put together.
Revelations of... Read more
My apologies for not posting an update for a while. I moved*, which took me off the grid for a little bit, and I'm still getting caught up.... Read more
Existing PDFs and More
I wanted to give you a quick update on where we are at with Revelations of Mars.
I sent out existing PDF codes earlier this week,... Read more
I've completed locking down BackerKit, which took a little longer than I anticipated, mostly because it was my first time going through the process and I needed... Read more
I've returned from my vacation and am back in front of the computer again. I'm still getting caught up on everything that happened while I was away, though,... Read more
Lockdown, PDFs, and a Vacation
Lots of stuff to update you on today. First of all, as of a few minutes ago, 88% of you have filled out your surveys. Thank you! For... Read more
Gen Con Recap
I'm back home after Gen Con Indy and wanted to give you all a quick recap of the convention. In short, it was a good show with record-setting attendance and... Read more
BackerKit, Gen Con, and Perils of Mars
Strap yourselves in, rocketeers, I've got a lot of good news to share in this update.
Over two-thirds of you have filled out the BackerKit surveys so far.... Read more
BackerKit is Go!
Special thanks to all the volunteers that put BackerKit through its paces yesterday. Buy all accounts it seems to be working swimmingly, so I'm going to send out invitations to... Read more
BackerKit is all set up, but before I roll it out, I'd like a handful of people to go through it and make sure it asks all the right questions... Read more
Greetings fellow rocketeers!
While the Kickstarter campaign may be over, there is still a lot to do. And the first thing I'm doing is setting up a pledge management system.... Read more
Revelations of Mars is Funded!
The Revelations of Mars Kickstarter is funded (and then some). Wow, what a ride! The G-forces still have me plastered to my seat. We not only funded the book, but... Read more
1 hour and counting...
We're in the last minutes of the Kickstarter, and we're about $1700 from unlocking the third Perils of Mars adventure. That's awfully close!
So if you know anyone who might... Read more
4 hours left...
It's amazing what can happen in the last few hours of a Kickstarter, and we've seen that here. With just four hours to go, we're approaching 500 backers and are... Read more
24 hours left...
This is it, rocketeers, we're in the home stretch. But with only 24 hours remaining, we're only $250 away from unlocking the next Perils of Mars adventure. So with the... Read more
48 hours to go...
We only have 48 hours left and we're still about half-way to unlocking the next Perils of Mars adventure. We can still pull that off, though, so please keep spreading... Read more
3 Days and Counting...
We only have three days remaining in our Kickstarter, so time is running out for people to join our mission to Mars.
But the good news is that we're over... Read more
Prototype Revelations Dice
Hi everyone. I just received the prototype Revelations of Mars dice and couldn't wait to share a picture with you.
Prototype Revelations of Mars Dice
The dice are a little... Read more
Perils of Mars #1 Unlocked
Great news! We've now surpassed $35K are over 400 backers strong. Amazing! And you know what that means: the first Perils of Mars adventure is now unlocked!
And while there... Read more
Mission to Mars - Week 3
With our third week behind us, we've not only unlocked the Revelations of MarsGamemaster Screen, but we're just over $1000 away from unlocking the first Perils of Mars adventure.... Read more
Gamemaster Screen Unlocked!
Good news! With a little help from our Space: 1889 friends, we just unlocked the Revelations of MarsGM Screen. In case you've forgotten (or are new to us) here... Read more
Space 1889 Cross-Promotion
In case you haven't heard, the Space: 1889 Kickstarter is now live, Why am I telling you this? Because this version of the classic game is powered by Exile's Ubiquity... Read more
Mission to Mars - Week 2
We're two weeks into our mission, and over the last seven days we've unlocked the Fat Dragon Mars Terrain and climbed over halfway to our fourth stretch goal: the Revelations... Read more
Mars Terrain and GM Screen
Thank you for generously pitching in and helping us reach our third stretch goal: PDF Mars terrain setby Fat Dragon Games. And as I've mentioned previously, the... Read more
Mission to Mars - Week 1
After one week, we've not only funded Revelations of Marsbut have also rocketed past two stretch goals and are over half-way to our third. Needless to say, I am... Read more
Custom Dice and Martian Terrain Set
I wasn't expecting to post another update so soon, but HEX fans are surprisingly resourceful. In the short time since my last message, we've unlocked the Revelations of Mars dice!... Read more
Since I posted the picture of the canvas Hollow Earth Expedition map yesterday, I have been deluged with public and private messages asking me to include it as a Kickstarter... Read more
Good news: We're over halfway to our second stretch goal, despite there being a holiday yesterday. If this continues, we're sure to unlock the Revelation of Mars dice.... Read more
To Mars...and Beyond!
You're all amazing! In less than 48 hours, we not only funded Revelations of Mars, but we also exceeded our first stretch goal: Style chips. Never underestimate HEX fans, I... Read more
3...2...1... Blast Off!
What an amazing first day! Just 24 hours after launching this project, we are less than a $1000 from reaching our funding goal. And we've already shattered the previous funding... Read more