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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 1:53 PM UTC +00:00.

$1,278
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
40
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 1:53 PM UTC +00:00.

About

We’ve completed the artwork, writing, and layout of the graphic novel, and are Kickstarting the printing and distribution costs, using the same model we’ve applied successfully to five previous books for the 1879 roleplaying product line. Backers will receive the PDF or print versions as they choose, or a bundle with both. Additional books in the product line are being offered at a discount as add-ons.

Henry Hydesworth came into rather a tidy sum when his father met with an accident at the cannery. Bad news being, the old boy hasn’t moved on, and neither has Henry’s mother, so he’s haunted by his parents quite literally. Small wonder he spends most of his time out of the house trying to be a detective. It’s all much more interesting than running a fish cannery with your dead father looking over your shoulder. He’s not very good at it, though.

Henry’s mother invites a neighbour round for tea, who has a problem. The Fever turned her into a troll, eight feet tall, horns, the whole bit, and with the cats in the area vanishing mysteriously, rumours are circulating that her new form has come with a new appetite. She really needs Henry to prove where the cats are going before the whispers become a scandal and her reputation is damaged. Of course the case has much more going on than a few missing cats, and as Henry tugs on the thread, all sorts of things begin to unravel. Pity Henry’s such a poor knitter… he’s going to need all the help he can get, from Smedley, his long time friend and also recent troll, from the crew of the USS Spindrift, and from a wide and varied cast of oddball supporting characters. 

With original art and text by Don Higgins, the story spins out over 128 pages of steampunk hijinks, social gaffes, awkward moments, and the occasional explosion. Will Henry find out how the cats figure into all of this? Will his new disguise fool Smedley? Will Smedley ever tell Henry what he’s really up to? And how does Miss Emily Devereux, the librarian Henry has long admired from afar, figure into all of this? Backers get immediate access to the pre-release PDF galley, as proof the book actually exists, but beware reading too far into it if you don’t want the story spoiled before the official release!

In addition to the listed reward levels, we are happy to offer several add-ons to our generous backers. As mentioned before, the tabletop role-playing game is in print, and has four books currently – Players Guide, Game Master’s Guide, London Sourcebook, and the Big Trouble adventure. As an add-on in the post-campaign survey, backers are welcome to request that any or all of these products be added to their shipment. We’ve also created pledge levels that include the core books, and the entire line, to make it easier to order these items during the Kickstarter drive.

Books

(all books are Print+PDF)

  • RPG Players Guide: $40.00
  • RPG GM’s Guide: $40.00
  • RPG London SB: $28.00
  • RPG Big Trouble: $10.00

$2,000 – To Be Revealed!

Further plans for the line include the ongoing adventures of Henry and Smedley, as well as other graphic and print novels set in the 1879 game world. The roleplaying game itself has a Players Companion in layout, and a Game Master’s Companion in final edits as of the time this Kickstarter launched. There’s also further adventures in the Akkadian Connection trilogy forthcoming, some standalone adventures, regional sourcebooks for Berlin, Paris, and New York, and an ongoing series of PDF-only Personalities already going, ten-page writeups on significant NPCs with backstory, full character sheets, Adventure Hooks, Connections, and game-ready devices, spells, and creatures with complete stat blocks.  

Risks and challenges

As mentioned above, the book has been written, drawn, edited, and laid out, and the cover art is done. All that remains to complete this product is to release the final PDF and print the books. We've delivered four books for the 1879 role-playing line using this exact same model. While there is always the possibility of something unexpected cropping up, we believe that the probability of completion and delivery of this book is very high.

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    Ha'Penny Pie 01: PDF Edition

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