About this project
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The Grand Stair stretches behind the scenes of the multiverse,...
...the Doors upon its unfathomably vast span leading the way to gossamer worlds of limitless variety and infinite possibility. On one of these worlds, you can ride a t-rex with power arms. In still other realms, nonsense is the only sense, and madness reigns supreme. And on yet on other worlds, two dimensions are more than enough in which to live.
Two years ago Rite Publishing brought you Lords of Gossamer and Shadow Diceless Role-Playing, through Kickstarter. Now we want to bring you a compiled 250+ page Full-Color Hardback and PDF of 20 gossamer worlds created by Matt Banach, along with stats for his signature character Yeager Zane.
Plus if you missed your chance to join us the first time you can get the Kickstarter exclusive hardcover or PDF of the Core Rulebook by backing this project.
We hope you will join us as a backer and help bring this project to life.
Thank you for your time.
Steven D. Russell
You can get a free preview of Gossamer Worlds: GlimmerGloam HERE!
Stretch Goal # 1: Rob Donoghue ($3,250.00) Unlocked!
Rob Donoghue, will write a 7k word PDF supplement for Lords of Gossamer & Shadow (any backer at the $20 or higher level will get this PDF). This will likely be another part of the Lucien's Guide series. We are so happy to have Rob return yet again as a stretch goal for us.
Stretch Goal # 2: Amber E. Scott! ($5,750.00) Unlocked
Amber E. Scott will write a 7k word PDF supplement for Lords of Gossamer & Shadow (any backer at the $20 or higher level will get this PDF). This will likely be part of the Threats Series, as Amber really liked what Jason Durall did with the Gorgons (Medusa are just hive mind serpents). Amber is someone I have wanted to work with for a while, and specifically sought out as both a great designer and a high profile female designer, since while we have female artist, editor, and layout artist we had never had a female designer, so I went and asked the person I wanted most, and she said yes!
Stretch Goal #3: John Wick! ($8,250.00) Unlocked!
John Wick will write a 7k word PDF supplement for Lords of Gossamer & Shadow (any backer at the $20 or higher level will get this PDF). This will likely be part of the Threats series. I had hoped John was originally going to be on our original Kickstarter but funding has to stop someplace, this time out we wanted him early in the Kickstarter and here he is after less than 4 days. WooT!
Stretch Goal #4: John Snead! ($10,750.00) Unlocked!
John Snead will write a 7K word PDF supplement for Lords of Gossamer & Shadow (any backer at the $20 or higher level will get this PDF). This will likely be part of the Threats series or possibly something we are calling Gossamer Guilds. John reached out to us about wanting to write for LoG&S, as he is a huge fan of the book. We are extremely happy to be able to make him our special guest as a stretch goal so early in the Kickstarter.
Stretch Goal # 5: Profit
What does Print on Demand at cost mean (or Why is there not a Get The Book level)?
When the book is done you will get a link to the print on demand copy at cost then you pay Drivethrurpg @$15.00 + shipping and they will print (via Lightning Source) and ship to you directly a 250 + page full-color 8.5x11 hardcover copy.
This means 100% of backer money goes toward the project, and we don't have to charge additional money upfront and increase the goal to cover the costs of printing and shipping. This projects #1 goal is to finish the book.
This also reduces shipping times as we reduce the amount to time necessary to package and ship your book. plus it reduces shipping times and costs for international costumers as we can print and ship from the U.K.
We have had a solid experience with this method previously for the Lords of Gossamer & Shadow (Dicless) kickstarter and Faces of the Tarnished Souk kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
Rite Publishing has already shown it can produce 19 Gossamer Worlds, having done individual PDFs with high quality writing and editing as well as beautiful artwork. Our challenge now is simply to bring you an additional world, a new high quality custom cover, and a professional level layout. Something we have learned to do over our 8 years of operation as a company.
After that we will work to keep the project on schedule, The manuscripts are complete and edited so the two biggest hurdles have already been overcome. In addition, Rite Publishing has a history of working with talented artists such as Jason Rainville (Wizards of the Coast, Paizo) Dennis Darmody (Gossamer Worlds: Nexopolis),and Ernanda Souza (Threats: Secrets of the Annunaki) and many others. So even if something were to go wrong with the cover art we have back up plans.
In addition the layout artist we chose to work on this project will only be working on this project for us, and if that deadline is missed we have 3 back up layout artists available.
Rite Publishing has been a long track record of fulfilling our crowdfunding projects.
Heroes of the Jade Oath: Fulfilled
A Witch's Choice: Fulfilled
To Kill or Not to Kill: Fulfilled (ENnie nomination!)
Race for the Crystal Fold Fulfilled
Coliseum Morpheuon: Fulfilled
Curse of the Golden Spear Trilogy Fulfilled
The Breaking of Fostor Nagar: Fulfilled
Martial Arts Guidebook: Fullfilled
The Demolished Ones : Fulfilled (And we won an ENnie award!)
Lost In Dream (Fiction): Fulfilled
Lords of Gossamer and Shadow Fulfilled
Adventure Quarterly: Fulfilled
Faces of the Tarnished Souk: An NPC Collection: Fulfilled
Lords of Gossamer & Shadow Icon Deck: NPCs: Shipping Now (WoooT!)
With the manuscript & editing complete, no one on this project will be working on anything else.
Rite Publishing believes in frequent updates, transparency, and communication with backers you can always post questions here, email us, facebook us, twitter, or google+.
Also by doing Access to Print on demand as we did with the Kickstarter for Lords of Gossamer & Shadow as well as Faces of the Tarnished Souk, rather than handling printing and shipping ourselves we eliminate one of the biggest hurdles for a small micropress like ourselves: Logistics. As soon as the files are approved we effectively crowdsource the shipping process and your book goes out the same time everyone else does. Also through the DrivethruRpg/Lightning Source print on demand program international customers get reduced shipping costs and shipping times due to being able to print and ship from the U.K.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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