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A sci-fi/superhero novel with a 'Ready Player One', Joss Whedon-y vibe, featuring original illustrations by Marvel and DC artists.
A sci-fi/superhero novel with a 'Ready Player One', Joss Whedon-y vibe, featuring original illustrations by Marvel and DC artists.
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    1. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on November 5, 2014

      @Jeff Narucki

      Hey Jeff - Email me if you have any questions please! blake.northcott@gmail.com

    2. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on November 5, 2014

      @Rick Grzyb

      It's all part of a series so I'm continuing to update people. I'm not sure I follow your 'unprofessional' line of thinking?

      if you're not interested in receiving updates don't come to this page and block further updates in your Email filter.

      Thank you!

    3. Rick Grzyb on November 5, 2014

      can you stop advertising on your previous kickstarters? its annoying and unprofessional

    4. Jeff Narucki on January 12, 2014

      Just checking in to see if the links to the tabletop RPG were sent out yet.

    5. Dean O'Reilly
      Superbacker
      on September 2, 2013

      Thanks guys!!

    6. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 31, 2013

      That goes for all of y'alls...if you ever have a question or need something, please send me a Private Message or an Email! XO

    7. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 31, 2013

      @Dean O'Reilly

      Kirk speaks the truth. There is a code and a login/pass in a few of the different 'Backers Only' reports. If you can't find it please send me a Private Message!

    8. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 31, 2013

      @Kirk Moore

      WOW! Thank you, Kirk! I really appreciate it. And I think this "I devoured this book like a rabid chihuahua descending upon a pork chop!" might end up on the jacket of my next print run LOL

    9. Kirk Moore on August 31, 2013

      Dean - read update #23. You can download an e-copy of the book in your chosen format via the link in there.

    10. Dean O'Reilly
      Superbacker
      on August 30, 2013

      Hi Blake,

      Am i being stupid or should we get an electronic copy of the book also? i got the hard back but want to stick a copy on my kindle so i dont trash it... i may have missed something?

      Thanks,

      Dean

    11. Kirk Moore on August 28, 2013

      I devoured this book like a rabid chihuahua descending upon a pork chop!

      A very entertaining, fast paced read - I managed to read it all in one sitting. I'd pick up your other books, but I'm adverse to reading on screens for too long....

    12. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 21, 2013

      @David Ting

      Thank you, David! SO glad you enjoyed it! Number 2 is on the way ASAP!!!

    13. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 21, 2013

      @Simon Morton

      Thanks Simon!!! That is awesome - I can't wait to see it!

    14. David on August 19, 2013

      Finished Arena Mode a couple of weeks ago but just realised I hadn't left a comment. I Just wanted to say that it was a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed . My only complaint is that it was over too quick and now I have to wait for your next book.

    15. Simon Morton on August 14, 2013

      ps. I have an amazon.co.uk account so will leave a rating and comment over there :)

    16. Simon Morton on August 14, 2013

      Re: the covers. I haven't seen the hardcover in real-life but I think the paperback cover is awesome too.

    17. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Jeff Narucki

      Maybe I'll see you at SDCC next year ... ?

    18. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Paul Ta

      Awesome!! SO happy you enjoyed it, Paul. xox

    19. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @MG Shogun

      :-(

      Will see you again soon. I promise!

    20. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Kevin Hand

      Thank you SO MUCH Kevin!! I really appreciate it. So happy you enjoyed it.

      Hearing that someone read and got something out of Arena Mode makes me so happy. :-D

      Keep in touch! XOXO Blake

    21. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Michael

      Part of a top-secret promotion I was running. Shhh...don't tell anyone.

    22. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Raoul

      NICE! Let me know when you're finished. XOX

    23. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Welfi

      Of course! I'm always around here, and on social media. I'm not a hard girl to find!!

      Enjoy the series you're working on, and I hope you love Arena Mode.

      XOX

    24. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Travis Smith

      Thank you so much, Travis!! Glad you're happy with the hardcover - I think they look beautiful. I pay more to have them printed in the US (not China) so they are higher quality. Worth the extra, IMO! I was impressed.

      Keep in touch!! XOX Blake

    25. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Darren Louie

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Appreciate the kind words. SO glad you enjoyed it, Darren! XOX

    26. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on August 13, 2013

      @Simon Morton

      THANK YOU Simon! So glad you enjoyed it!

      IF you have a moment - and have an Amazon account - please take a minute and pop over to drop a super-quick star rating and a comment if you'd like. I would REALLY appreciate it, and every review helps!

      Thanks so much ...

      http://bit.ly/ArenaModeUSA

    27. Simon Morton on August 13, 2013

      Likewise, I finally had a chance to start reading and finished Arena Mode in just a few days. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to the sequel!

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      Darren Louie on August 12, 2013

      Finally had a chance to read the book and once I started I couldn't stop until I was done. Each chapter made me want to read further to see what happened next! Great job and I can't wait to read more. I'm definitely in for your next KS project :)

    29. Travis Smith on August 6, 2013

      Utterly happy that I got the hard-cover: it's a brilliant piece of artwork externally, and that's matched by the awesome interior artwork on the character profiles.

      Blake, I've already commented on your writing when I read the eBook, but suffice to say I'm looking forward to the next book :-)

      Thanks :-)
      -Trav

    30. Welfi on August 2, 2013

      Hey Blake! Nice to see that you're still visiting your backers/fanboys here on Kickstarter =)
      But I have to admit that I haven't begun to read the book yet because that little fool that I am had begun reading a series of 3 books just the day before arena mode arrived =D By the way: the chronicles of Siala by Alexey Pehov is a great series (a little like Assassin's creed meets world of warcraft).
      But the moment I've finished the books Arena mode will be devoured ;-)

    31. daftpunk on July 26, 2013

      Half-way through the book and really enjoying it! Thank you Blake!

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      Michael on July 22, 2013

      So, I got the book with just the Blake card (no other sticker(s) or card(s) just before a weeks vacation and am loving it. I just got back from the said vacation and there was another package waiting for me. I opened it to find another copy of the book with a couple stickers and a few cards. Hope I didn't get somebody else's book by mistake. Fantastic job here and I am looking forward to the next Vs.

    33. Kevin Hand on July 21, 2013

      Just finished the book. IT WAS AWESOME! Couldn't put it down. You are a great writer Blake and I can't wait to read your stuff in the future. I'm so glad I backed you on this great idea. Best of luck in everyting else that you do.

    34. MG Shogun on July 20, 2013

      Just got it! :D I find it highly amusing that it arrived here when you were at SDCC today. Couldn't find you at SDCC. :(

    35. Paul Ta on July 18, 2013

      Finished reading the book! It was great, couldn't stop reading it!! Glad I supported Arena Mode!

    36. Jeff Narucki on July 17, 2013

      No SDCC for me this year. You need to be lightning quick to snatch up the tickets the last couple of years.

      Right on with the RPG. No rush. Do as well as you did on Arena Mode and we're good ;)

    37. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Mike Verdone

      Oops...packing error? Oh well - enjoy! ;-)

      Your girlfriend ganked it? LOL Good for her! Hope she loves it. Tell her to pop onto my Facebook or Twitter and say hi when she's done.

      xox

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      Mike Verdone on July 17, 2013

      I received my book yesterday. Well it came in the mail. Then promptly I lost it when I accidentally told my girlfriend that its hunger games meets marvel. Now I have to wait even longer to read it. Hah. Anyway the cards are cool. I'm kinda wondering if maybe someone didn't get a set because I received two sets. One in the back flap and one in the front. :/. I put them with my prized William shatner/Leonard nimoy signed stuff. Yay. Thanks much!

    39. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Jordan Westfall

      Video game? Hmmm...we shall see. I will call EA right now. ;-)

      But seriously, the movie/TV thing is more possible - just getting into the early stages of those discussions now.

    40. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Joe Lin

      SO glad you enjoyed it, Joe! Damn you read fast LOL Gotta learn to write quicker and catch up...

      PS: Jackie Chan!

    41. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Chris Gauges-Balfour

      Great news!

    42. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Michael

      Nice! Hope you've had a chance to enjoy it. ;-)

    43. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Mariana

      AWESOME! :D xox

      BTW, I'm outlining Arena Mode 2 at the moment...guess who the first superhuman being designed is based on...?

    44. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Gunnar Hellenstam

      Nice! Glad to know that the international orders arrived safely. :-D

    45. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Aymeric

      YOU are awesome - thank you so much for the support!!! XOX

    46. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Stew OotG Knight/Armikrog Army Captain

      NICE! Glad people are digging the cards. It's hard to tell what people will and won't be into before I send them out.

    47. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @Paul Ta

      The artist is Derek Laufman for all the cards - he is AMAZING. (my personal card was John Upchurch)

    48. Blake Northcott 3-time creator on July 17, 2013

      @ MG Shogun

      See you at SDCC!!!!!!

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