LARRY DIXON AND MERCEDES LACKEY ARE JOINING US ON THIS AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! See Update #41.
* HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT*
Missed the Kickstarter? Fear not, loyal griffon, you can head here to get in on the action, and it still counts towards all the stretch goals! This will only be available for a limited time, so take wing today!
With your help, the Campaign Setting for Ponyfinder was a rousing success. It has detailed the world of Everglow, where ponies have created a kingdom for themselves for hundreds of years. But what of the griffons? Lurking high in the mountains, trading primarily with the pegasi, these apex predators are very little known to the rest of the world.
This book pulls back that curtain, showing the history of Everglow from the perspective of the griffons, from the start all the way through to the end of the empire. Learn of the different kinds of griffons, from pride aspected lions to the clever raven headed ones and even the pious prey species that lay themselves humble before the might of their Sun King god.
The book will also go into detail in how griffons approach adventuring, their opinions and attitudes regarding the various classes, and unique racial archetypes to add that special griffon flare to their adventuring lifestyle.
Join us in the skies today by supporting us. Let your imagination, and the griffons, take flight in this 32+ page expansion book exploring the biology, social structure, and proud lives of these majestic hunters of the clouds.
A basic breakdown of where we want the funds to go:
But wait, why isn't writing on that list? That's easy. The writer, the same person writing this list, David Silver, is fine not being paid in advance. He'll collect on what the book earns after the Kickstarter, as well as any extra earned by the Kickstarter itself once the book is completely finished and printed.
Art takes up a large portion of our budgeting, because pictures help inspire the imagination, and we love our artists. We want to bring this world to life before you, and that requires good artists that can afford to pay full attention to the project.
- $30 - Cloth map of Everglow(21x18)
- $55 - Cloth map of Everglow(56x36)
- $25 - Get the original Ponyfinder Campaign Setting(Softcover)
- $35 - Get a hardcover version of the original Ponyfinder Campaign Setting
- $20 - Get a digital copy of the original Ponyfinder Campaign Setting
$10 - Get another physical copy of Griffons of Everglow
- $5 - Get another digital copy of Griffons of Everglow
- $10 - Upgrade a physical copy to hardcover(Will not be available after the Kickstarter)
- $10 - Get the griffon miniature
- $17 - Muffin plushie
- $100 - Get your character drawn and added to the book
Add $10 for any book being sent out of the USA.
For non books, $30 covers up to four pounds(More than enough to get several items above together!) If your package weighs more than you have covered, we will contact you to make up the difference. Books do not count towards this weight.
All merchandise at our store sold from now through a month after the end of the kickstarter will be added to the total for sake of stretch goals. You can get the paper maps of Everglow there, as well as other things as they come up.
- $4000 - Get the first full, levels 1-3 module for Everglow done.(ACHIEVED)
- $5000 - Add bestiary section with monsters specific to griffon territories and dealings.(ACHIEVED)
- $6000 - Go into detail on the capital city of the griffons over eight pages, including a map of the city and local sights to see, and notable NPCs.(ACHIEVED)
- $7500 - Additional artwork for the level 1-3 module.(ACHIEVED)
- $9000 - Get a unique Everglow griffon made for us by Slap Miniatures and new map of the griffon heartlands.(ACHIEVED)
- $10000 - Hugo Solis will do art for the book.(ACHIEVED)
- $12000 - 8 more pages, detailing more exotic griffon lineages and sub races.(ACHIEVED)
- $14000 - Increase artwork for griffons, including the sub races, ensuring at least 1 picture per 2 pages.(ACHIEVED)
- $15000 - Everyone who gets a physical copy of Griffons during the Kickstarter, will also get a free PDF of the level 1-3 module when it is ready.(ACHIEVED)
- $18000 - Everyone who gets a physical copy of griffons during the Kickstarter will also get a free PDF of the level 3-5 module.(ACHIEVED)
- $20000 - Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey join the team!
500 backers: We create a level 3-5 module.
Risks and challenges
You put your faith into us with the Ponyfinder Campaign Setting, and we bore it through to the end. The plan hasn't changed(though we'll be giving ourselves more time). We'll be working with you all to make a great book and make sure it gets to your inbox or mail box as appropriate.
We have three artists available to assist, with the talented Sita Duncan agreeing to be primary artist on this venture. Her professionalism and quality will help keep us churning at a great rate while looking good.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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