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Hi all! Again, still moving right along. I should have an update by the end of the week.
Just a note to those who backed at the Deep Space Explorer level ($50) or higher, I need your NPC write ups by the end of the month (April) so I can commission artwork. If it comes later than that, I will include the write up in the text, but it might not be illustrated.
Hi all! Things are still moving along. Should have an update with some content and some art by the end of the week!
Hi Vitasoy! Heart of Varrul is still a work in progress. I expect to give updates every month. The December update will be coming soon. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!
Hi Pete, How often could we have an update? (And I don't want to bother you with emails.) Thank you.
@SNG Thank you! Much appreciated! :)
Hi Jesse, I'm working on getting a current copy and emailing it to you directly. If you were getting it for a friend, you have our permission to just send a copy to him. Thanks for that!
Still no link for the "White Star: Galaxy Edition PDF". Well, no suppose its not a big issue. I purchased it before this KS launched so I already have it. I had planned on giving the extra digital copy to friend, but not a big deal.
Still very excited about the Heart of Varrul!
pariah 77 @ hotmail (dot) com
I double checked the email that I receive all my KS notifications with & it's correct.
hey Jesse, just to be sure we are talking about your pariah at hotmail email correct?
@SNG Still no email. I checked my spam folders & no emails there either.
Hi Jesse, email was resent. Please check and let me know.
Have links for the "White Star: Galaxy Edition PDF" been sent out too backers? If they have, I haven't received one. I've checked my spam folders and not there either.
@Scott - should be available now. Let me know if not. Thanks!
Got the adventure PDFs, will the rules PDF come later?
I'll have an update out by the end of the month along with the available PDFs. Please make sure your Kickstarter emails are correct. I'll be sending links from RPGNow. Thanks all!
I’m pretty excited about this, and I’m hoping to hear some good news soon...
A big Thank You! to our white knight. Very excited about this collaborative project by the Spahn "brothers." :)
A big THANK YOU to the backer that saved this project. You have my heartfelt gratitude, as I really want to run a WS adventure.
That guy should get a whole chapter of the book to himself!
Wow. The patron saint of White Star saves the day.
Much respect, thank-you for saving this project.
To the hero who got us to $3k mark, thank you!
Wow. According to Kiktraq data, that was all 1 person. https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/665143704/heart-of-varrul/#chart-daily
Some one lifted their hood at the last minute and waved their hand, "You WILL fund this project..." Congrats on funding! Can't wait to see this realized.
Just did some number crunching & I'm still scratching my head. LOL
Either way I'm glad this project was a success!!!
Yes! Funded! But wow, right at the last moment. LOL
Someone, or a few someones, stepped in big right at the end ...
It breaks my heart a bit, because I really could use a WS adventure ready-to-run, to get a gaming group together.
Add me to the mystified list. I have pushed this on G+, heck the WS:SFR group has over 900 members. Its like everyone is on vacation. Blarg.
@Max - thanks!
@David - pretty puzzling to me too. I thought the addition of White Star: Galaxy Edition would have been enough to push it over the top.
I honestly can't believe this isn't gaining more traction.
I backed after seeing @james shields share on facebook.
@Jesse yes and thank you for asking. Many would not.
Since I already have the Galactic Edition, will I be able to give the pdf I'm getting through this KS to a friend?
Upgraded to the next level as I would have purchased the galaxy rules anyways so I might as well support this one.
I like the White Star lighter rules and a good backdrop would make it easier to play, so backing this seems like a good way to get that done.
Yes, a HUGE win for the OSR!
@Pete, The SWN KS was nutty: August 30, 2017 Successfully raised $192,036 with 3,143 backers.
@John Taft, curse you Kevin Crawford!! :) I honestly don't frequent spaces online where SWN is being played so I don't know how much of a following it gets (I'm assuming by his overall success that it's pretty large). I know that White Star normally gets a lot of buzz in my circles, but Heart of Varrul is flying under the radar for some reason.
@Wesley, that's a fair point. I do hate to deluge people with Updates unless I have something really substantial to add (this is admittedly from my own experience as a backer---once I've backed I don't need to see any more until the finished product).
We tried to give a pretty good break down of the product's content (setting material and new content), plus an example of the high quality art and maps specific to the product, on the Campaign page. That's the only art and maps we've commissioned "out of pocket" for this project, since art costs are the primary goal of the Kickstarter.
Promotion has been through G+, Facebook, and Twitter as well as a few blogs. Those are my normal channels for promotion and have worked for us in the past, but I'm open to suggestions on others that would be receptive.
I will try to put together an update this weekend to showcase some of the new content for the final week's push. Hopefully that might draw enough in to keep this from being backburnered.
Thanks for the suggestions!
@John: A lack of updates, sneak peaks and or promotional efforts may be hindering this KS. Sometimes having an update every few days helps keep the buzz going, motivating backers to spread the word more. It's possible that there are backers to this KS that have forgotten they've even backed this KS.
I don't understand why things have been so flat. Has Crawford sucked up all the OSR in Space funds?
@Christopher - thank you for the kind words and yes it will be quality! Guaranteed if it funds!
@Timothy - thank you for sharing and your support!
Looking forward to this. I shared it around a bit Pete. Good luck.
I look forward to deep space exploring with you fine gentleman. I love both your work in the white start system. I am sure this will be of the same quality.
Hi Wesley, the Star Knight level includes 2 class sourcebooks and 7 adventures total. Four of the 7 adventures will actually be included in the Heart of Varrul Special Edition hardcover. The other three will be available in PDF and print formats. At this level, "at-cost" links to all SNG White Star print products will also be made available on publication.
I think the pledge levels as presented are somewhat confusing. Also, having to constantly read through several different pledge levels can be confusing. It might be easier to understand if you included bullet points in each pledge level explicitly stating the specific rewards. For example, after several passes through the different pledge levels it is my understanding that the Star Knight will actually include 7 adventures - the three listed for the $10 miner level plus the 4 (one of which is included in the hardback version of the book) for the Star Knight level. Or did I mess that up?