STRETCH GOAL #1 : ALMOST REACHED (see below and Update #2)
STRETCH GOAL #2 : STILL LOCKED
Only a few hours left to back the Crypt of the Vampire gamebook reboot! with colorized original illustrations, new illustrations and additional gameplay and story content. Please pass the word or share this Kickstarter page, or pledge if you can, we need more help since we have almost unlocked our first stretch goal (the additional content) but not yet the second one (the colouring of Golden Dragon 2 : Temple of Flame).
In the middle of a lonely wood, as night falls, you come upon a half-ruined mansion where dwells the undead Lord Tenebron among his servitors – depraved mortals, creatures of darkness, and luckless adventurers enslaved to his will.
Your only hope of escape is to prevail against the dangers that beset you and battle your way to the very heart of the catacombs. There, in the deepest chamber of the vampire’s crypt, you must face him and try to end his reign of terror for all time.
This is fantasy adventure with a difference: YOU are the hero! A pencil, an eraser and two dice are all you need to embark on your quest. Success and vast riches - or failure and savage death – will depend on the decisions you make!
Crypt of the Vampire was originally published in 1984 as the first in the classic Golden Dragon gamebook series, and as a pocket paperback black & white book.
Now, more than 30 years later, Golden Dragon 1 : Crypt of the Vampire is back with this deluxe, enlarged, full-colour hardback Collector's edition by Megara Entertainment we hope to fund on Kickstarter.
And that's not all!
This edition will be enhanced (under the supervision of original author Dave Morris) with 100 additional sections written by David Walters (the gamebook author behind the successful Way of the Tiger prequel and sequel) and 5 brand new illustrations by Leo Hartas, should we reach stretch goal #1 (see below).
And should we reach stretch goal #2, a Collector's Edition of Golden Dragon 2 will be in the works!
Here is the new Crypt of the Vampire Collector's Edition cover :
This deluxe gamebook will have the following features:
- Large book size (same than for our other gamebooks previously published on our webstore or on Kickstarter) : 17 cm x 24.4 cm
- 105 gsm inside paper
- All the black-and-white original inside illustrations are being coloured by the same artist from 1984, Leo Hartas. Including fillers!
- New hand-made character sheet by Leo Hartas (see below)
- +100 additional sections written by David Walters under the supervision of Dave Morris, and +5 new colour illustrations by Leo Hartas if stretch goal #1 has been met.
GOAL AND STRETCH GOALS
At 2000 euros collected, the book will happen. Our goal is low because Megara Entertainment SARL made an effort already to pay Leo Hartas all the colouring of the old Crypt of the Vampire art with its own cash last year (Thank you, Megara!= ), in order to have an accessible goal for you guys on Kickstarter, and that's less pressure on our backers.
Now, our stretch goal mechanics for this campaign is a bit different this time. We will only have 2 stretch goals, whatever happens.
The money for stretch goal #2 will only start to collect when stretch goal #1 has been met, in this particular order. All pledges (except the original art ones) will allow the stretch goals to fill up and eventually be unlocked, starting with stretch goal #1.
Example. When you pledge 15 euros for the PDF, 10 euros will start collecting for the 2 stretch goals completion (starting with stretch goal #1, or being allocated to stretch goal #2 if stretch goal #1 has been unlocked already). If you pledge 45 euros for the hardback gamebook + PDF, 10 euros will automatically be assigned (out of your 45 euros) to the 2 stretch goals completion, starting with stretch goal #1. Also, if you manually pledge more than 45 euros when you buy the (book + pdf) reward or more than 500 euros when you buy the artwork reward, then all the money in excess of your pledge will also go to the stretch goal pool for the purpose of our 2 stretch goals completion.
If both stretch goals are unlocked, we will of course continue to welcome new backers until the end of the campaign, the pledge levels won't change, and any money in excess or previously allocated to stretch goals will instead raise the profitability of Megara for this campaign, helping us to finance all our other projects.
I will inform you with project updates (and also on the story page) when stretch goal #1 and #2 are completed.
Now, the details:
First stretch goal : collecting a stretch goal budget of 1500 euros (see above how). If that happens, it will unlock +100 additional sections written by David Walters under the supervision of Dave Morris, and +5 new colour illustrations by Leo Hartas. Both David Walter and Leo will get paid for the work, using this stretch goal budget.
Second stretch goal : collecting a second stretch goal budget of 1500 euros (see above how). If that happens, Megara will, immediately after this campaign, commission and pay Leo Hartas to colourize all the Golden Dragon #2 old b&w artworks and a Collector's Edition of Golden Dragon #2 will happen in 2017! There will be a separate Kickstarter campaign for it in 2017, but the colouring of the artworks will be already paid, which will allow us to have a lower goal for the next campaign and our customers to get the book faster and for the campaign next year to look better.
Thank you for your support which will be beneficial not only to Megara Entertainment, but also to authors Dave Morris and David Walters, and illustrator Leo Hartas!
General Manager & Founder, Megara Entertainment
Here are, to finish with, the 1984 original b&w drawings by Leo Hartas (each artwork is available for a 500 euros pledge level)
Risks and challenges
Megara Entertainment has a solid experience of publishing Collector's hardback gamebooks, with already many released gamebooks and more soon. Therefore the risks are low for this project if we reach our goal. Furthermore, Megara has already paid and commissioned Leo Hartas to colorize the 1984 Crypt of the Vampire black & white drawings. We just need some additional time until August 2016 for David Walters to write the 100 additional sections under the supervision of Dave Morris, for Leo to draw the 5 additional illustrations (if the first stretch goal has been met) and for Megara to complete the layout of this Collector's edition, then manufacture the books and ship them to the backers. Please note that we have a small staff and we are managing several projects at a time, so we do our best but sometimes a delay can happen. In which case we always try to inform our backers the best we can!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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