Happy New Year!
The Free Spacer Kickstarter was the highlight of my 2018. I've been working on this game for a long time and it's amazing seeing it nearly out there in the world. This is all possible due to all of your backing, my playtesters, the artists coming on board, and Lisa - whose been helping out since the beginning.
The BackerKit is progressing super well. As of the end of the year, over 90% of you have completed your surveys and paid for your shipping. Many of you have also added Add-ons to your pledges. The most popular Add-ons are:
- The Sector Archive DriveThruRPG POD Code
- Generous Tips
- Softcover Books
As you may know, the BackerKit has an exciting stretch goal - Full colour printing! To reach the Stretch Goal, we need to raise $3000 CAD above shipping. Right now, we've raised a little over $1000 over shipping. Making us a 3rd of the way there. So close that we're making all of the art in colour in preparation. While many of the Kickstarter backers have added Add-ons, there have not been a lot of new backers in the BackerKit Pre-order store, but I am still hoping to bring more people in as we get closer to printing.
Please, tell your friends that they can still get onboard through the Pre-order store and we can all get a full colour book.
The awesome stretch goal designers and I have been working hard on the Sector Archives. They are looking really cool! I have finished the Ptolemy sector, which is used for examples throughout the book and I'm working on the Abraxas Tau sector; this is a human-only setting for the Mercenary flag. Johnstone Metzger's Lost sector has multiple types of humans, very alien aliens, and will be very cool for Exploration crews. Finally, I've have a concept for the Pirate sector that is really going to make it something special.
Last night Karen Twelves sent me her edit of the book. I can't wait to get into the revisions. The book feels so close to being done. With proof reading quickly approaching, we decided to hire Kira Magrann as a Sensitivity reader for the parts of the book specifically dealing with gender, sex, and pronouns. I really want the book to be inclusive, the future is for everyone and so is Free Spacer.
Big Art announcement! We're we're bringing Seth Rutledge onboard to do a series of images for the book. In house, Lisa has been putting together all the assets she needs, while we've been developing the look for the book. We've designed chapter starts, all new styles, interior art drafts,and multiple cover concepts. Finally, Lisa has completed a series of "finished" images for the book. Check this one out and tell us what you think!