i'm doing a kickstarter (again)
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Toolcards: Fantasy is live
My new card project is live.
If you liked the sandbox feel of King for a Day, you'll like the toolbox feel of this.
20 of the King for a Day hardcovers arrived.
Except they never sent a letter than they were on the way, nor when I can expect the other 30. They... Read more
Softcover Books are In. Hardback are not.
I am shipping softcover books to people who only ordered softcover. The hardback books are not in yet.
Let me know if your address has changed.
Book Proof Approved Today!!
Page 95 replaced due to alphabetizing issue. They are not charging me to change the page. Lightning press rocks.
There's a double period on page 216, but I can live... Read more
PDF is Done
King for a Day PDF is finalized.
Next, off to the printer.
You should receive an e-mail with a link to the book and the maps.
There were some issues... Read more
The PDF is nearly finished. I am a few hours away. I'm done with all my writing and edits. I'm allowing one of the readers one last double-check for page... Read more
Social Interaction System
I added 1.5 pages of information to expand and explain the system better and a pretty graphic on economics and coinage in Brycshire as well.
Expect the final PDF to... Read more
Final Edits, Proof
Two of my favorite people in the world have been getting me feedback on edits and so on. And the details are just getting sharper now. Final PDF will be... Read more
Because I've been so intolerably late on this book I would like to offer a free deck of rogue cards to everyone who backed King for a Day who ALSO... Read more
Spellchecking is taking forever in Indesign.
I've been making books for 15 years and I did everything in the wrong order on this project.
On page 200 of 306... Read more
Wedge! Pull out! You're not doing any good back there!
King for a Day Update:
I am about 1000 words from finishing now. All that remains is writing advice for handling the finale. I am going to take a short... Read more
I did a break down of NPCs and locations today for the worksheet.
Thought you might want to see the unformatted list. Some people and factions appear in more than... Read more
The projected date for a pre-release PDF in everyone's hand in the 15th, or so.
If anyone knows a good hosting site (for free), that would be great. Otherwise I'll... Read more
New Years Update and Teaser
Bad news. I will not be done tomorrow and I am going to LA for new years.
Good news. 250+ pages go into editing and I can do some typing... Read more
I am so proud of this storyline, I now want to write an entire book about her…
Generations ago, the legend of Lindisse was told throughout Brycshire. Lindisse was the... Read more
I am closing in on the end of this book. The first 200 pages are in stone.
And the next 95 are written, but need editing and clean-up. Sadly, much... Read more
Naming the Bad Guys
Throughout the book the bad guys are referred to as simply, "The Puppet Masters." They are three alien-looking creatures with invertebrate/encephalopod heads.... you can figure it out.
Anyway. They are... Read more
Page 269... and closing
As you can imagine, the events of Friday have affected a lot of us, and made it hard to focus and write. But I still got a lot of writing... Read more
sometimes my glib tone gets me into trouble...
Let me be very clear.
I do not expect anyone to reward me for being six months late on a 300+ page book. I over extended myself, and I've run... Read more
while we wait....
Of course I'm a greasy oil horrible human for not finishing k4ad yet and starting a new project. But as a consolation, everyone on k4ad will also get a thank... Read more
Back from Vietnam
Which means I am back to work on the book. I have some notes from one of you on the text. Mostly minor edits, thankfully. It would have been appalling... Read more
Well. I almost got there.
I am leaving for 3 weeks in Vietnam and will get back to writing when I get home.
In the meantime, I'm going to send... Read more
A few people have e-mailed me privately to offer editing assistance.
To them, I say thank you.
So, I should ask... Would anyone be able to read what is done... Read more
Hitting page 200 today and Jon Hunt just provided me an image of the slave race in this adventure, called Spawns. The relationship to deep ones should be obvious.
Writing is still moving along. Got a lot of steam today moving on this. Looks like the PDF will be ready for everyone's review at month's end. Art is still... Read more
Maps and Art are moving along
I am nearly done with all the NPCs at this stage, though this project's organization lends itself to hoping around the book and writing/updating various portions all at once.
You'll... Read more
Still on the Road
Gencon was eventful. I get back to writing on King for a Day on Labor Day. My deadline now for writing and sending to the printer is the end of... Read more
The Move is Nearly Finished, but GenCon approaches...
This project is going to be about two months late. Alyssa is still working on some maps, Jon Hunt is doing more art, and I've been slow to get anything... Read more
Delays... Acts of God
So. My wife got a new job, which means moving, packing, and relocating. And since I work from home, you can only guess who gets stuck doing it all.
Ugh.... Read more
I am a long way from the finish line, but this spread is done. Thought I'd give you a taste of the "advice" portion of the adventure.
Note: I used... Read more
I thought I would show you one of the two cover designs I've completed. I haven't decided if this is the Kickstarter only cover yet. Awaiting eyeball art for the... Read more
Starting to Compile Locations and Names
After Memorial Weekend, I get back into writing on this project and there will be more updates coming more often at that point. The first draft of the... Read more
Updates Coming Soon
I've been busy finishing freelance projects for clients who actually pay me (weird, I know) and as soon as those are put to bed (around end of this month), you'll... Read more
Thank You and Thank You Again
The Kickstarter portion is finally over. I'm sure I posted about 20 times too many. But this is all new to me. And I hate marketing.
Thanks to... Read more
The Previous Last Update… Updated
We reached $4500... which means printing 50 HC, 25 signed and 25 unsigned.
I added a new reward level to cover the new copies of the book.
What an amazing... Read more
Last Final Milestone
One Last Milestone…
We are sitting at nearly $4300 as I type this. So, if we hit $4500, which shouldn't be too hard, I will print an additional 25 Hardcovers.... Read more
With less than 48 hours to go, I've added a new reward level. For $75 you can get the hardback version of the adventure. I am only ever printing 25... Read more
New Milestones: $3000 and $3600
If we hit the $3000 goal, I shall commission a Color Map of the Valley, which will be available for a free download for everyone (in hi-res) who backs the... Read more
We have reached the $2000 mark, which means you now get a 300-page adventure. With an alternate cover, just for kickstarter backers.
And that also means the next goal... Read more
I just hit page 52.
I'm not writing in exacting order, but I think all of the intro, set-up, world, gods, culture, laws, how-to nonsense is done.
Some of the... Read more
Update #2. Okay....
Milestone #2 Reached. Okay then...
Well. In the time it took to post, I checked back on here and we already hit $1200... in four hours. It looks like I... Read more
Project Funded. Milestone #1 announced.
Thanks to everyone who so desperately needed to see their name in print that they funded this venture. Seriously, you rock. In three days, the project reached it's humble goal... Read more