I am beyond elated to finally announce, after years of everyone quietly loathing me, that the Tephra Kickstarter is complete!
I want to take a moment to thank all of... Read more
Progress Feels Good
In the 9 days since my last update, I've completed 74 international order and adversary book orders. That feels pretty good! I even see that some people have... Read more
Rejoice: I’m Resigning!
To all of our wonderful supporters,
As of last week, I have resigned as the sole owner of Cracked Monocle. In my place, Alex Whisenhunt and Jeffrey Wood - two... Read more
I wanted to drop in and let you know that I'm working on finishing up the Tephra adversaries right now. 90% of them are good to go (have... Read more
A New Year, a New Tephra
I hope everyone had a fantastic new year!
I know that many of you rang in the new year with a resolution of sorts. Some people resolved to spend their... Read more
Victim of Our Own Success (and Busy Lives)
I learned when I was quite young that, if I had nothing nice to say, to say nothing at all. Well, I haven't had a whole lot of good news... Read more
Books? We don't need no stinking books
I desperately want to begin this update with a parody quote of the song "Call me, maybe?" Seeing as how I can't quite think of anything clever to say, I'm... Read more
Books are Flying
My inbox is slowly filling up with mixed signals. On one hand, I'm getting some really excited praise by the handful of people who have received their books. On the... Read more
We are Shipping!
Greetings loyal fans,
I have some great news today: we now have Tephra books! They are beautiful; I couldn't have asked for a better looking print run. The colors on... Read more
Delays are part of the Learning Process
I've talked with a lot of retailers about how to succeed in the RPG industry. One of the primary responses I receive is to hold true to your promised deadlines.... Read more
The Awesome & the Unfortunate
I might have gone too long without an update - there's way too much to talk about!
Foremost, we promised that at $13,000, we would create a video of us... Read more
Final Reward - Adversary Illustrations!
We can't break $20,000 and not put up something new and awesome, right? So, we're going to play game.
On this, our final day, at $20,000 and for every $200... Read more
Our Final Day
I first learned about kickstarter when another project, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, started to make headway. I was blown away (and, it seems, so were the creators). They... Read more
To the Finish Line!
We're just a few short days away from the end of the Tephra kickstarter! Since we're so close to the end, now is the time to tell your friends, post... Read more
The Final Week
This experience has been exhilarating - from our initial $2,200 day that blew all of our expectations out of the water, to the current $13,331 our kickstarter's sitting at while... Read more
Over $9,000, anyone?
I desperately want to post some exciting news, or say something terribly clever, or show you all some cool tidbit... but I'm impatient, and, ultimately, I just want to say... Read more
Today's Fast Climb Breaks $6k!
We had begun to lose momentum. Pledges were slowing down, there were less and less posts on facebook, and I thought we'd hit a steady, slow climb. Less than $100... Read more
Breaking 5k and Chatting about Adversaries
Isn't all this exciting? We've just broken the $5k marker, we're nearing 100 backers (at 89 right now), and we've still got a good while to go. And... Read more
This has been a GREAT WEEK.
We began this kickstarter hoping, praying to make our $1,000 goal. With our $150 pledgers alone, though, we make well over $1,000. And today?... Read more
Next Big Goal!
I'm impressed. We expected to reach our thousand dollar goal, yes, but not in the first ten hours. We DEFINITELY did not expect to reach 1,600 four hours after that! ... Read more
No, really, this is awesome.
We met our bare minimum goal in less than ten hours, a feat that I NEVER dreamed of. (Well, I tried... Read more