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What's This For? 
The money made by this Kickstarter is intended to literally kick-start the Stomping Grounds series for Stark City players and game masters - getting our first issue out the door, The Silver District. In addition, we're going to have stretch goals which will go towards creating the next issues in the series for all of you. 

Who's Involved? 
Our primary author on this series is John Polojac, who is a heavy-hitting all-star of the Supers RPG industry, with credits ranging from Green Ronin's Wild Cards series, and their DC Adventures books. We're pleased and honored to be working with him, and believe me, you're going to be getting a great book to add to the mythos of Stark City. In addition, Chris Heard, editor of ICONS Great Power, and one of the editors of Stark City's main sourcebook, will be returning to edit this series as well. In addition, we've got Dan Solis doing layout for these, and Mike Lafferty will be as always my partner and adviser as we move forward. 

Jesse Justice, comics illustrator and graphic artist, has finished the art for the cover for the first one, and I'll be doing interiors and coloring covers, adding action scenes and individual shots of our villains. 

And, for our inaugural issue, the whole shebang will be introduced by the Silver District's primary creator - none other than Doctor Comics himself, Jason Tondro! 

What's included? 
In each issue of Stomping Grounds, you'll get nearly a dozen Qualities for your players to intertwine their histories to the district of Stark City that they home, and to link them to their arch nemesis. You'll also be getting three villains, each at a different 'level' of villainy. This was based around the idea of the three 'M's' -- Master, Minion, and Mook - three levels of villainy found in most comic series. In our first book, we've got Magnus, Vainglory, and Jammer - three of the Silver District's newest additions. Each will also include plot hooks and adventure seeds, to give you an idea of what they're most likely to pursue either together or one at a time. 

The scope of this project is to get the pdf finished and put up for sale. The pdf alone will retail for $14.99 USD, but backers of this Kickstarter will be able to buy the pdf for only $10.00 USD. Once the first book has been funded, the hope is that sales of the first book following this Kickstarter will fund the following books in the series, of which there will be five, covering all of the districts of Stark City - with John taking the helm, and the artwork staying at that fantastic level you've all come to expect from Stark City and Fainting Goat Games. 


You'll notice the backer levels also include levels were you can pre-order the future PDFs at that lower cost. This is no joke, as we're using all of the funding from this Kickstarter to get the series paid for as fast as we can, and we'll have stretch goals reflecting that as well. As we meet each stretch goal, we'll be able to fund the next issue and get our team of talented writers, artists and technical folks to work on it as soon as possible. 



Well, thanks for taking the time to look this over, and if you choose to back this project, Stark City, and Mike and I thank you! 

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges:

Production - Working with Mike, I've made sure there's a framework for getting these done as fast as we can while maintaining a superior level of quality. This means, the manuscript is nearly finished - roughly 90% of what you're going to find in the final product is ready to go to the editor and be looked over. The artwork is nearing completion as we speak as well.

As much as we could do on spec, we've done. We're hoping this Kickstarter gets everyone paid and ready to go once the money comes in, so, we'll keep everyone updated as to the production timing as well as any other hiccups that might happen.

At this point, we don't foresee any major glitches or delays with the first issue; if this changes in any way, you'll be seeing updates weekly - My Monday Master File - will be production updates that will let backers know what's going on. It may be something as quick as 'Nothing new to report, here's where we stand...' or it will be a bit about our author and some background into what's holding up production, if anything.

Months of work have already gone into getting this into the home stretch, so the challenges are primarily of the actual times of labor kind.

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    Annual Visitor to Stark City - Making us a vacation destination every year will pay off! You're going to get a credit in the Special Thanks portion of our Credits under the "Annual Visitors" section, AND a copy of the first PDF - Silver District!

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    Annual Visitor to Stark City PLUS! - Making us a vacation destination every year will pay off! You're going to get a credit in the Special Thanks portion of our Credits under the "Annual Visitors" section, a copy of the first PDF - Silver District, AND a copy of the Stark City Campaign Setting Sourcebook PDF!

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    City Planner - You will not only receive the first Stomping Grounds pdf issue "The Silver District", you'll also get a copy of "Geartown" once it releases!

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    City Planner PLUS! - You will not only receive the first Stomping Grounds pdf issue "The Silver District", you'll also get a copy of "Geartown" once it releases!

    In addition, you'll get the Stark City Core Sourcebook, in case you need a copy for yourself or a gift for a friend!

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    You'll get YOUR character featured in the interior artwork facing off with one of the villains of the book! You'll get your name in our Special Thanks section along with credit for design of your character. You'll get a copy of the first PDF - Silver District, and you'll also get all materials created by any stretch goals met!

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    You will get the first PDF and any material created via the stretch goals, and instead of a character, you will get to playtest the mini-adventure of the first PDF, and all stretch goal adventures before they're released to backers of the Kickstarter. You will also get a credit in the Special Thanks section.

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