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The NeoExodus Novellas has the goal of starting a fiction line to support the NeoExodus: A House Divided RPG line.

Written by the world famous fantasy writer, Robin D. Laws, The NeoExodus Novellas project has the goal of starting a fiction line to support the NeoExodus: A House Divided role playing game line.  The world of Exodus needs heroes. Suit up with  your armor, gather your weapons and enter into the neo-fantasy world of danger and excitement with NeoExodus Novellas. NeoExodus Novellas is both a serial web fiction and official novels that expand the mesmerizing magical and fascinating would of the role playing setting of NeoExodus: A House Divided.   For the first time the world of Exodus comes alive in stories of powerful arcane magic, conflicting mighty empires with political intrigue, where anyone can have a remarkable effect on the world.  The NeoExodus Novellas series are standalone voyages and exploits written by fantasy's bestselling authors in the field.  

The project's main designer, Louis Porter Jr., has been involved in the RPG and entertainment industry for the last decade starting with the creation and development of Haven: City of Violence campaign setting, which is the only RPG to receive a movie option by Radical Comics owner, Barry Levine, before the setting was released.  Louis Porter Jr over the last decade has release over 500 RPG related products in both the traditional brick and mortar retail store and the online PDF market.   In addition, Robin D. Laws;  who also wrote Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales: The Worldwound Gambit and Games Workshop’s Honour of the Grave, will be the head writer on this project.  Porter and Laws hope the NoeExodus Novella can emulate the excitement and interest in this novella as the role playing game has done.

Concept

At its most basic level, this project is about adding background fiction to the NeoExodus: A House Divided product line. Unlike most book projects, the NeoEoxdus Novella project funder will have the direct access for behind-the-scenes looks at the development process but also the opportunity to shape the final product, and provide direct feedback to the writer. Why is it necessary to involve fans into the creation and development at such an early stage? This will only help strengthen the quality of the final delivery of this project. With the involvement of the internet, it makes it possible to move development and design from a central location with a small group to an “open  arena” where may different voice and opinions can be voiced and commented on.

Objective

The basis reason for this project it to start the first of many NeoExodus Novellas to establish an electronic and print-on-demand series of books.  NeoExodus Novella will come is various versions including ePub, PDF and print-on-demand version. The target date for publication is late April or early May of 2012, allowing the product to be available for purchase in time for the holiday season.

Patronage and Funding

Those who are interested in the project can "buy in" at the beginning, giving them admittance to the design process at all stages and once an adequate number of patrons have pledged their support, the project moves forward. The funding goal is to raise $3,000 in 8 weeks.

We also added-on a fundraising incentive plan to this project: If we raise more that initial $3,000 we will:

  • At $4,000 or more raised: Robin D Laws will write an additional 5K words for this project.
  • At $5,000 or more raised: Robin D Laws will write an additional 10K words on top of the previous word lengths. We will also reduce the price of the ePub version to $2.49.
  • At $6,500 or more raised: Robin D Laws will write and additional 10K words on top of the previous word lengths. We will also reduce the price of the ePub version to $1.99.
  • At $8,000 or more raised: Robin D Laws will write and additional 20K words on top of the previous word lengths. We will also reduce the price of the ePub version to $1.49 cents.

Process

To provide a starting framework of how this project will perform, I am drawing on my years of experience in the game and book publishing design process, particularly the time spent developing, editing, and providing rules support for  the over 500 RPG products I have done over the last decade.  We will provide the patrons with a basic outline we are looking to create our stories from. From there, the patrons will be able to comment on the stories we are developing. Certain patrons will have opportunity to comment and speak with Robin D. Laws directly on his writing styles and techniques, and other little “tricks of the trade” he has learned while being a professional writer.  Becoming a patron on this project is a great way to gain insight on the arena of publishing, which in turn is a great way to gain experience and build a resume for those interested in pursuing a career in publishing industry.

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    Imperial Nobel: You get listed in the online web page credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You get listed in the ePub and PDF version credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You also get the ePub and PDF version of the final edition of the project. Plus you get a PDF version of the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting sourcebook. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to you directly from LPJ Design. Backers, please add $5 for shipping for U.S. residents, $10 for International shipping for pledges at this level.

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    Imperial Janissary: You get listed in the online web page credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You get listed in the ePub and PDF version credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You also get the ePub and PDF version of the final edition of the project. Plus you get a PDF version of the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting sourcebook. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to you directly from LPJ Design. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to the library of your choosing (provide shipping address). We will note that you are the donor if you wish. You may pledge for multiple copies for the library or libraries. At this level, supporters see early drafts or outlines of the story and provide feedback to Louis Porter Jr. and Robin Laws. Backers, please add $5 for shipping for U.S. residents, $10 for International shipping for pledges at this level.

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    Imperial Senator: You get listed in the online web page credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You get listed in the ePub and PDF version credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You also get the ePub and PDF version of the final edition of the project. Plus you get a PDF version of the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting sourcebook. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to you directly from LPJ Design. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to the library of your choosing (provide shipping address). We will note that you are the donor if you wish. You may pledge for multiple copies for the library or libraries. At this level, supporters see early drafts or outlines of the story and provide feedback to Louis Porter Jr. and Robin Laws. At this level, supporters get their game group's PCs (from the RPG) mentioned in the novella. Backers, please add $5 for shipping for U.S. residents, $10 for International shipping for pledges at this level.

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    Exodus Royalty: You get listed in the online web page credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You get listed in the ePub and PDF version credits for your patronage with special thanks from us. You also get the ePub and PDF version of the final edition of the project. Plus you get a PDF version of the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting sourcebook. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to you directly from LPJ Design. A hard cover full color Print-On-Demand limited edition copy of the will be shipped to you directly from LPJ Design signed by Robin D. Laws and Louis Porter Jr. A soft cover B&W Print-On-Demand copy of the will be shipped to the library of your choosing (provide shipping address). We will note that you are the donor if you wish. You may pledge for multiple copies for the library or libraries. At this level, supporters see early drafts or outlines of the story and provide feedback to Louis Porter Jr. and Robin Laws. At this level, supporters get their game group's PCs (from the RPG) mentioned in the novella. One hour group Skype video call with Robin D. Laws and Louis Porter Jr. which we will record to place on the LPJ Design website. Backers, please add $5 for shipping for U.S. residents, $10 for International shipping for pledges at this level.

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