Manuscript is Complete!
Jonathan McAnulty did an amazing thing over this last week he finalized the entire mansucript by himself, plus the appendixes, introduction, and even the Section 15 of the OGL.
I... Read more
Status of Chapters 5 & 6, More Art, and an apology.
My apologies for the gap in updates, but I wanted something to actually report that was positive.
So progress is being made a lot slower than I would like, But... Read more
Chapter 2 art Ingazis Wife by Kamil Jadczak
Art is moving along and I am well pleased. I am enjoying the forward momentum even when I have a cold.
Forward Momentum and Art Preview
I am finally starting to feel like we are getting some forward momentum on Kaiden. Ian Greenlee's schedule finally freed up and he is moving along with the art... Read more
Progress, art, and current status.
My apologies for the delay in posting an update.
I will discuss why at the end of the post.
The finalized chapters have been set up with mock layouts, and... Read more
Working on Art Descriptions
Not much to report this week as Michael K. Tumey is working on art descriptions and Jonathan McAnulty is working on finalizing the few remaining chapters.
Mock Layout, artists signed.
Michael Tumey has completed the mock layout of chapters 1,2,3,5, and seven. And I am going through them to create art descriptions to hand off to our two new... Read more
Mock Layout and new artists.
I have also asked Michael to get started on the Mock layout while we work towards getting the rest of the manuscript finalized.
I have decided I am going... Read more
Vacation, Gencon, Flue, Editing, New Authors, New Artists and Layout.
I apologize for the long delay in updates.
Here is what happened
I went on vacation for a week, then went to Gencon, once I returned home I came down... Read more
Work Continues, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
So progress is being made, art orders are out to Mark Hyzer, Michael has the Maps completed.
Dave Paul has edited chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. (We are... Read more
Work is going far to slowly for my liking on ancestral relics but that is more my fault than any one elses.
The good news is that Mark Hyzer will... Read more
Write, Convention, Write, Convention. Write, No Convention
Work goes apace as we continue to work on the manuscript and I continue to work on Ancestral Relics.
I also attended two conventions as a Vendor since I last... Read more
Ancestral Relics Part 1
Part 1: About Ancestral Relics
Ancestral relics are powerful magical items, powered by the very soul of one of your bloodline. As your honor increases so too... Read more
Ancestral Relics and Being Sick
Not much new to report here. I am working my way through the Ancestral Relics, and will have one to post here next week.
I have been very ill... Read more
Ancestral Relics and Chapter 1 Image by Mark Hyzer.
Michael K. Tumey handed over 26 Ancestral Relics to me this week. Now Michael is a professional cartographer and an extremely talented one at that, but he is not... Read more
Kotodama finished, on to Ancestral Relics (aka Legendary Items).
Late last night I finished up the Kotodama magic of Kaiden; There is now a Kotodama school of wizardry, and a Kotodama domain (related to Runes and Language).... Read more
More Kotodama Power Words and Power Word Fury
Still working on the Kotodama power words, right now we stand at 30, since I have finished 5th level spells.
I also decided today to commision splash half-pages... Read more
Kaidan: Kotodama Power Words and Power Word Fumble
Today I finalized 6 Power Words, all 1st level. I move on to 2nd level on monday and I should be finished with 1st-9th by the next update but... Read more
Crazy busy, moving, and in layout
Things have been crazy, flu, then vacation and now moving from Texas to Washington DC (its a good thing). In a little bit here I will be on... Read more
Jonathan taking a break, 100,00 words +, Kotodama Magic, and art preview.
Steven D. Russell here, after power outages and a severe case of the flue all is well here.
Jonathan McAnulty our Lead desinger has been hard at work,... Read more
Update later in the week.
I had planned to do a full update Over the weekend, but here in Texas my power went out for two day, and I now have a severe case of... Read more
Hrm. Where does the time go. I keep saying to myself, “do a Kaidan update,” but I notice I haven't been doing it. Mea Culpa. And now that the publisher... Read more
Work Continues; Two Secret Societies
My sincere apologies for a lack of updates since the end of June. Origins was great, followed by a week of camp; and then coming home I had three funerals... Read more
Belated Update; Gaijinaba Province
Work on preparation for Origins has put me behind and your Kaidan updates have suffered as a result. So in the brief lull before the Convention starts for me tomorrow,... Read more
Our Tuesday update this week is all about Origins.
The family and I head off to Origins each year as our family vacation and we'll be there again this year.... Read more
Changing Print Partners; and ramifications of metal scarcity
Another Tuesday update! If no-one really minds, I'm going to just plan on doing these on Tuesday rather than Mondays as it just seems to work out better for me. ... Read more
Honor in Kaidan
The 6th chapter of the GM's book, "Life in Kaidan," is meant to be something of a catch-all for things that don't fit in elsewhere. I am considering doing it... Read more
Thank You; and Oniba Province
Its a busy week here for me, so the update was somewhat delayed. Sorry about that.
Michael wanted me to pass along that his first Haiku of Horror has been... Read more
Thousands of Names!
So I have been taking a little break from the provincial write-ups and have been working on what I have designated as Appendix 2 (subject to change). This appendix is... Read more
The Korobokuru Race
Sorry for the delay in this week's update. My wife had surgery yesterday (she is doing fine today) and I was admittedly distracted for the day from Kaidan. I thought... Read more
A Peek at Atosa Province
Michael has been working on new maps of Kaidan, including Provincial Maps. He posted his map of Atosa province on Facebook today, so I snatched it up and thought I... Read more
So let's talk about Kitsune this week. When I saw what Paizo had done with the kitsune, I was not fully satisfied with that for Kaidan. For one thing, it... Read more
Chapter 2 in editing
Just a quick update,
Jonathan sent me and our editor dave paul chapter 2 of the manuscript the Races of Kaidan a few days ago.
Jonathan's thoughts on Races + an Anu trait and feat preview.
Jonathan here, once more, to share some thoughts with you on Kaidan and let you know something of the progress over the last week.
New Race: Korobokuru
Hi All. Jonathan here again with another Kaidan update for you.
The Tolling of Tears (bonus adventure, $40+)
Backer’s who gave $40.00 or more have the PDF copy discount link in their inbox, by following the link (select paypal as your payment... Read more
From the desk of lead designer Jonathan McAnulty
Illustration by Mark Hyzer
Toil of Tears and better toiling.
It has been nearly 3 weeks since I posted an update, this is my fault, as all of the real work is being done right now by Jonathan, David,... Read more
Chapter 3: The Religions of Kaidan Sneak Peak
On Nov 13th Jonathan turned over the religions of Kaidan to the editor, here is an unedited sneak peak of the first part of that chapter.Chapter 3: The Religions... Read more
5 out of 5 star review: Up From Darkness
One of our backers was kind enough to take the time to write a review of Up From Darkness over on the Paizo product page forums.
Up From Darkness (image by Mark Hyzer)
Here is a bit of our Samurai Ghoul for the bonus adventure Up From Darkness by Mark Hyzer. Michael is hard at work on layout and we up to have... Read more
Kaidan Ch1: History
Kaidan Production Outline by Jonathan McAnulty
Kaidan Production Schedule
September 22 – Turn “Up from Darkness” over to Dave (Completed)
October – Art orders and layout for Adventures
Oct 19 – Turn “Tolling of Tears”... Read more
Kaidan: Up From Darkness
Just a short update, Jonathan McAnulty turned over his manuscript for the first bonus Kaidan mini adventure, on Sept the 18th to editor Dave Paul.
Here is a sneak... Read more
KickStarted! Now on to the work.
Greetings Kaidan Backers!
Today we had a good online discussion with the staff about how we are going forward. Jonathan McAnulty is busy putting together a production calendar that we will... Read more
32 Page Player's Guide (on to 64 pages!)
We have surpassed our goal for the 32 page Player's Guide to Kaidan, and are now working toward an additional 32 pages (64 total) wen we reach $9,500.00 (we need $1,136.00 with 21 hours... Read more
Tier 3 in 32 page increments.
We have reached our Tier 2 goal of $7000.00 on to the tier 3 goal, for which I have made a change. T3 will still be the Player's Guide but... Read more
We have hit our 2nd tier goal!
You now have a bigger campaign setting core book, and a 2nd mini-adventure
We are going to enjoy this moment of victory, while I consider bringing down the scale... Read more
Kaidan Campaign Setting: A suggested Outline
Jonathan McAnulty our author has written up a suggested outline.
Kaidan Campaign Setting
A suggested Outline
note: The following is subject to change without notice to the general public.
Table... Read more
F. Wesley Schneider to write the Foreward
We have excellent news.
One of our most recent backers is Wes Schneider.
For those that don't know, Wes is currently Editor-in-Chief at Paizo Publishing. Having served as assistant editor... Read more
Day 38: Kaidan and Horror!
A potential backer had a question, I am posting Michael K. Tumey's response.
I'm really not a big fan of D&D and Pathfinder, and I'm really worried that a... Read more
Day 19: Update 2, backer access and new incentives coming (41 days to go)
First from Steven D. Russell
Two new incentives:
For everyone and anyone who backs the project at $40.00 level or higher we are going to be providing you with adventures... Read more
Day 19: Goal! (41 days to go)
You are all awesome! I will have a bonus announcement for you tomorrow. For now let us enjoy this victory. (Snoopy Happy Dance of joy!)
As of this writing we are are 60% of our way to our first tier goal ($2,385 of $4,000) with 55 days to go. So again I want to thank... Read more
I wanted to thank everyone who has become a backer or shared this project so far, we are 25% to our goal in less than 24 hours, we hope you... Read more