Lost Hall of Tyr: Second Edition now LIVE on Kickstarter
When I first published Lost Hall of Tyr, it wasn't what I wanted it to be. Not enough art, the maps weren't anything special, and the convention-style romp (2-4 hour... Read more
Admin: Gaming Ballistic on the Web
Lost Hall of Tyr was my second Kickstarter, so if you're reading this as a backer and haven't followed my work since . . . some of this might be... Read more
And that's a wrap
It's taken a bit, mostly because I was working personally with two busy folks, but all Kickstarter rewards have now been delivered: the two character sheets with portraits were finalized... Read more
Character Sketch and Sheet WIP; Dragon Heresy approaches
Two of the backers chose illustrated character sheets for their reward levels. I thought I'd show you guys a Work-in-Progress view of one of them.
The backer chose to use... Read more
That went better than expected
92 copies of Lost Hall of Tyr went into the mail today. Five to seven days from now (business days, taking into account the MLK holiday) all physical and digital... Read more
Schedule for US Print Copies
Final Print Schedule
I've held off sending this out so that I don't spam your email boxes, but I finally can confidently report on the print copy final schedule.
The... Read more
Mini-update: International physical copies have shipped
If you were an international backer (meaning not the USA), then last night I received emails from DriveThruRPG that your physical copies have shipped. The folks in the UK should... Read more
Physical Rewards have been ordered
Having received both proof copies of Lost Hall - one from PubGraphics and one from DriveThruRPG - and found them both worthy, I went ahead and placed the orders.
The... Read more
Hopefully final schedule update
I'm expecting the print proof (final) of Lost Hall of Tyr for domestic shipment tomorrow. I expect the second DriveThru proof for international folks Thursday. I will examine and compare... Read more
Final Lost Hall Digital File has been distributed
Pretty much what it says on the tin. I went through and did a read-and-update of the stuff, and since the errata post has been dead silent, I've uploaded and... Read more
Inching towards final release
So . . . close
I've spent a good few days working on the proof copy as well as the digital files. I posted an errata list on my blog,... Read more
First round of errata reports
Errata Report Post
As noted, I've made a blog post on Gaming Ballistic to keep track of errors. I looked carefully through my proof copy, and found some (including the... Read more
Proof inspection: Wow.
After returning home from the wildlands of Boston, I immediately tore into my packages and inspected the proof copy of Lost Hall of Tyr.
Well. Well, well, well. This is,... Read more
Lost Hall Digital Rewards have been sent out
I hope y'all have been waiting for this day as I have. But I have locked down those who responded to the survey (all but 17 of y'all) and distributed... Read more
Final Days of the Kickstarter
While trying to avoid Update Spam, here’s the plan for the next few days.
On Friday, Nov 24 at 3pm Central Time I will lock down backers responses and begin... Read more
PDF and Physical Distribution schedule update
Just a very quick update.
Todd rocks. He's done everything that needs doing for the prelim release. This means three things.
1. I will be locking down everyone that's submitted... Read more
BackerKit: A great first day
The Lost Hall post-campaign goings-on still go on, and they are going strong.
This one's all on y'all. So far, in one day, about 60% of backers have... Read more
Begin Backerkit phase!
Last night Kickstarter processed the funds for the campaign - everyone's payments cleared but one, which is a darn good percentage.
This morning, I sent out the Backerkit surveys. Each... Read more
Add-ons and Final Schedule for Campaign
This is just a reminder of some administrative dates and estimates for the Lost Hall campaign.
The Kickstarter funds usually take "about two weeks" to settle, which means some... Read more
Viking Shields as an add-on?
On the one hand, it's a surplus physical item. And an expensive one. On the other hand, I love making them.
They'd be expensive to ship, and pricey... Read more
Lost Hall Cost Estimates
It's my practice to be pretty transparent about the cost to make my games. So, with no further ado, here's the end-of-project view on "where will the money go?"
Writing... Read more
We passed the finish line last night with $4,055 pledged, which is a nice place to be.
In the next few days, I'll be sending out a few emails letting... Read more
Second Best Day of the Campaign!
We had a fantastic day yesterday, and the weekend in general was wonderful. We pushed well past the original $3,500 stretch goal (though that's now irrelevant because we're getting that... Read more
Brainstorm Successful: Swords and Wizardry Stats included
I had a brainstorm last night, and realized that (no surprise) I was over-thinking the conversion to Swords and Wizardry.
As a result, I will be including conversion notes for... Read more
Three Good Reviews
Howdy! I'm back from possibly the worst travel itinerary I've had inflicted on me in my 17 years working at my company. From Thailand to Minneapolis, I sat in hotel... Read more
Substantial Change to Stretch Goals: More and Sooner
Mid-Campaign Ulcers and Status
Of the book. Not the ulcers.
I won't kid you guys - seeing the pledge total move up and down as it has has not been... Read more
Roland Warzecha Fantasy Artwork Completed - New Reward Level!
The post below is duplicated from Roland Warzecha's Patreon page, which everyone should visit and support. If you are a fan of historical swordsmanship, you definitely owe yourself a visit his... Read more
Roland Warzecha: Sample Art!
Roland just shared a sample of the art he's providing for the Dungeon Grappling quick-start chapter.
If the hobgoblin looks familiar to you, there's a reason. The final version has... Read more
Near-final Cover, More Art Progress
Greetings from Thailand!
Had a great night's sleep last night, which if you're familiar with the vagaries of international air travel, is from from a guarantee.
In addition to passing... Read more
FUNDED! We made it!
Congratulations and Thanks!
We made funding at the basic level last night, sneaking over the wire while I was travelling between Minnesota and Thailand on business. I'm currently a bit... Read more
First Review: Fantastical Beckelhimer
Josh Beckelhimer is an early backer of the project. He requested and received an early preview copy of the adventure, and reviewed it in detail at his website Fantastical Beckelhimer.... Read more
Cover Art Preview!
Thus just in!
I just got the cover art in from Juan. Pretty awesome, so I put it into Todd's cover mockup using the power of the Magic Wand Tool... Read more
Did you Play Lost Hall at the Grappling Smackdown at GenCon?
I know a few folks – maybe one or two – who played what was called then “The Tower of Justice” or “Grappling Smackdown” with me in the IGDN booth... Read more
Good Progress . . . and awesome maps
We're doing reasonably well . . . about 75% of the way there in the first 2 1/2 days of the campaign, and before a weekend. Hopefully that... Read more
Strong Day 2: Big Push this Weekend
We had a very strong two-day start relative to the basic "get the book made" goal! That was good to see.
Now, I'm going to ask for your help: This... Read more
Welcome to the Lost Hall!
Well, we're off to a solid start with Lost Hall - about 1/3 the way to the funding goal in the first 24 hours of the campaign!
I wanted to... Read more