Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.
Have a question?
Repeated from my comment on your last update: if I may say you are being too generous. I was more than pleased with the products you produced for us in the first Kickstarter. You certainly don't owe us a free new revision. I appreciate your sincerity, but there should be some cost for the work you are doing in a new edition. I understand you've told us you would provide, but at least put a donation button or something to allow us to pay you for the new work.
Thanks for the update, looking forward to China/Russia and the new edition. Good luck with the editing!
Hello ! It's been a long time since the last update. Any news you can share with us ?
Thank you, everyone, for your understanding. I'm still planning everything else, and will post an update in the next 24 hours with a link to a PDF with all of the supplements yet to be done. This way you'll be able to track it all.
I want to apologize for the usage of "feeling robbed" earlier. I REALLY enjoyed the corebook and the sourcebooks delivered so far. My pledge included a lot of printed sourcebooks (solar, mallmart, japan, europe, australia, NY and 1 other i think - it been a long while) and if they are in B/W without Arts i prefer to stick to the pdf and being refund for the printed part (even if it's make me unconfortable and feeling acting as a dick as you said having financial issues)
For those who have pledge only for pdf it was an extraordinary good move as the delivered materials are gorgous.
Thanks again for your work, honesty and creativity.
I would simply like to say thank you for all the blood sweat and tears that have gone into making one of the best Savage Worlds settings I've had the privilege to read. I think you've gone above and beyond with this kickstarter. I will back your next project without hesitation.
I backed at the pdf level and have certainly gotten my money's worth already. To me anything else at this point is just gravy.
I appreciate your honesty and keeping in contact with us. I can't imagine how hard this update was to write, it takes guts to admit you made a mistake.
I would have no issue backing you again for another project if I was interested in the subject matter, even if the remaining IZ2.0 are black and white with minimal to no art. Good luck!
I've mined your books for its own game, material for Last Parsec, and other Savage World work. I cannot believe the number of PDFs I have gotten over the years for the initial investment and can certainly understand why you are having money issues when I consider how much I have gotten compared to cost.
I'll echo Kirk's opinion - what I've gotten has been first rate. I got two copies of the core rules and a couple of printed adventures for my money - by no means a ripoff. If I get NY and Mallmart in print, I got a GREAT deal.
There was no way 84000 was going to cover all of those source books. What you have produced has been well done, we'll written, and beautifully produced. As someone who worked briefly with you on Reign of Discordia SW, I know you're a stand up guy. I've got my money's worth, anything else is (and has been) a bonus. Thanks and take care.
Not at present, no. I may offer the books in POD in the future, but I had limited amounts of bennies and dice and minis, and I'm not prepared to sell off that stock yet.
Would it be possible for us to have a second chance to pick up the minis, bennies or extra books?
Tha Malmart catalog is being developed, and the manuscript for the Eurasion Union/Russia/China is in, but is in need of HEAVY editing.
Any news about the Eurasion Union/Russia/China book and the Malmart catalogue?
I just want to say that this has been the best RPG kickstarter I and my friends have ever done. You have made some great books that look very proffessional. Keep up the great work :-)
There's nothing to say right now. Sorry
Any chance of an update?
No updates on those yet
Is there an update on the New York, Eu/Ru/Ch and Malmart books?
I still haven't heard back from the guy doing the hero l;abs files. In retrospect I wish we hadn't done that. It's proven to be a nightmare.
any word on when the herolab files will be available? I was planning on starting an interface zero game soon and all my players have herolabs.
You haven't recieved your copy yet? Holy cow. I wish you would have contacted me sooner.
Send me a PM, and I'll get you sorted out.
I hate to be one of Those Guys but we've moved since the campaign completed, and I'm honestly not sure where to update my address for the Rover level that I pledged for (as I haven't seen the explorer's edition hard copy yet). Any ideas?
I understand your frustration. I'm not using any resources for this. The side projects pay for themselves, and I devote extra money made to continuing these stretch goals. The only thing I'm re-using is art and graphics. The books are being worked on, I promise, but things have taken a lot of time, and frankly, I haven't been getting the output I've needed from some writers. I'm not trying to shift blame; it's just a fact right now.
Speaking of the length of time, yes, the kickstarter funded in 2013, but the actual book didn't get completed and sent until september 2014, so extra development truly began then, because writers need a full book to work from. yes that's still almost a year, but I have been releasing stretch goals in PDF; one source book, and 5 adventures to be exact.
The malmart catalog is being written, but gear books, especially for Savage Worlds, are tricky. Not only do we have to make sure that we don't introduce power creep, but everything has to be balanced, so lot's of play testing, edits, and more edits.
I hate to keep asking, but please be patient. I'll die before I fail to deliver your products.
I apologise up front if I upset anyone but, considering the IZ2.0 kickstarter was funded in March 2013 and the stretch goals are still not completed, I was a little concerned to receive an email informing me that IZ2.0 is now in beta for Pathfinder. Should I be worried that resources are not being dedicated to the stretch goals as they should be? What are the date projections for actually getting the rest of the items? I had pledged for a hardcopy of the Mallmart Catalogue but have no idea when to expect this to actually be printed.
I like this. Today's modern cyberpunk genre constantly explorers the transhumanist element: Be more than human. This concept is simply an extension of dubbing, where the mind is rendered as software and uploaded into a new or cloned body. The bioforms concept is a great way to explore concepts such as what makes a person a person, and what are things such as souls?
Posted to IZ Facebook page.
Curt, please send me a PM with your shipping information and I'll check to see what's going on with your stuff.
I know I'm late, but I still have not received my hard copies. I have been moving, and quite busy, so I am sure I missed the shipping posts, but it is possible my delivery is still trailing behind me somewhere. What info do you need from me, and is this the best forum?
Mine too! :)
Damn. That's intense. My money is on the demon.
Also, this is the cover:
Thanks Alex. I already have the cover, actually. I'm going to be posting a preview link for the kickstarter soon, so ya'll can check it out.
David, I wanted to make one suggestion for the upcoming Hell setting Kickstarter. I would leave out a pledge level for choosing characters for the cover. I believe that having this criteria for the cover pigeonholed the artists and stifled their ability to create the best possible cover. I'm not saying either cover is bad, but when compared to a lot of the interior art they fall short. I attribute this to the fact that the artists had very specific criteria to work within.
I will soon. I'm trying to get some rules written for Pheonix, but it's proving problematic. I don't want to do one update, and then turn around and do another one right away.
I'm sorry I've been quiet, but my day job has been rough, and I'm working on about five different projects right now (most for Interface Zero, though this new kickstarter is taking up time), so things are slow-moving.
Hi David, is there any chance you can provide an official update about various stages of advancement for the stretch goals ? I believe the last one was two months ago. Getting an update every month would be awesome in the future.
No apologies necessary, sir. I learn from comments like this. I'm planning another kickstarter which will probably go live in a couple of weeks, and your feedback will make the bennies look much better, so thank you.
I appreciate the apology and, as I mentioned, I love everything else about IZ 2.0; I honestly think it's one of the best designed settings for any game system. I guess that's why I was so disappointed with the bennies - I'd really hoped for a selection of different images with a decent IZ 2.0 logo on the back. Oh well - such as it is. If you guys ever produce more bennies for the setting please reconsider the design :) Please accept my apologies if I upset anyone by posting this minor complaint.
I'm REALLY sorry to hear that sir. I apologize.
IZ 2.0 is a great product. I do, however, feel the need to mention how disappointed I was with the bennies - they are, IMHO, probably the worst designed I've ever purchased. Sorry to be negative about this but I felt it had to be said. As I said earlier though - the rest of IZ 2.0 is awesome and I will patiently wait for the rest of the books because they are well worth the wait.
Hi sir, sorry for the late response.
Phoenix should be ready next week, and the others are in various stages, still. After Phoenix, my goal is to get NEw York finished, and then start shipping the physical copies of all of the books we've done so far.
Is there any word on Pheonix or any of the other supplements?
Have you checked the last update I did?
Is there an update on the IZ supplements?
I wish you would have contacted me sooner, Paul, send me a PM, and I'll try and get you sorted.
I'm in UK. Still waiting for Explorers edition and bennies. Have these been sent out yet?
I'll be doing an update in a day or so to let everyone know what's going on. Keep an eye out!
With the shipping of the core pledge levels do we have much in the way of an update schedule for the add-ons (like Seattle, Japan, Mal-mart)?
Got my books and the goodies!
Excellent work David! Thank you (and no thx to customs...)