Our Kung Fu just got Stronger!
Summary: New Wallpapers, Deck of Fate Stretch Goal, International Shipping options may open up
I know a lot of you are eagerly awaiting news on some additional shipping options for overseas customers, but at the moment I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple of overseas distributors so please bear with us a little longer. I hope to have something to announce in the next few days, but I need to see all the options in front of me before I can make a final choice. I will say that with as many backers as we have now, I have a very strong motivation to make this happen so as many of you as possible can enjoy the book! Stay tuned on that front.
One word of caution: In all likelihood, if we do come up with an international option it may not include a way for the author to sign the books personally, so those of you who have chosen a reward tier with a signature or personalized aspect should keep that in mind. We're looking at Bookplates to solve that problem, though.
Since I can’t quite announce an international shipping solution just yet, I’m going to go ahead and announce an upcoming stretch goal. I haven’t pinned down the exact numbers yet, but later this week expect to see a really special new stretch goal appear: The Tianxia Arcana for the Deck of Fate! I’ve made a deal with Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions to license the back of their Deck of Fate cards so we can make customized Tianxia-themed Arcana for the Deck of Fate! This may wind up being two stretch goals, based on scheduling and costs, so I can’t give you all the details yet. Suffice it to know that if we make Arcana happen, it will be offered as a free PDF for print-and-play to anyone backing at the $15.00 or higher level, and will eventually be available to purchase as a print-on-demand item at Drive Thru Cards just like the Deck of Fate. Haven’t heard of the Deck of Fate? Check it out here, at Drive Thru Cards!
Finally, I’m going to link you to another free set of Wallpapers courtesy of Denise Jones and Marco Morte. Marco illustrated the map in Tianxia (we’re correcting an oversight on my part and will have his credit in the final draft of the book), and in doing so created a gorgeous overview of our setting. You can check out more of Marco’s illustrations on his flickr page, here.
Thanks again to all of you for backing! I will announce more about The Tianxia Arcana soon, once I have the numbers wrangled, but I wanted to give you guys something to look forward to as we head into our second week of this amazing journey! Until next update!
Here's the link to the Wallpapers! Again, we will be updating this zip file with hi-res options later this week, once Denise has a chance to tweak the layout. :)