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Revilo is a world I created for my son, to teach world building. This book is filled with the species that we have discovered so far.
Revilo is a world I created for my son, to teach world building. This book is filled with the species that we have discovered so far.
Revilo is a world I created for my son, to teach world building. This book is filled with the species that we have discovered so far.
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Revilo is a fantasy world that I created to inspire my son to explore his creativity and imagination. I tell stories of the creatures through my sculptures, many of which were his original idea.

I named the world Revilo because it is Wyatt's middle name backwards, and Ttayw just didn't have a nice ring to it. As a kid I constantly found myself drifting from reality by immersing myself in someone else's world. The settings felt like a realm that I could explore when I didn't feel like I fit in with other kids. By creating Revilo, I wanted to build a place where the creatures would know Wyatt as a champion of their world, and where he would always be protected.

I have sculpted over 50 different species that inhabit the 12 major regions of Revilo. Each has a backstory to explain how they all intertwine within the world.

 

 

 

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PLEDGE LEVEL DETAILS
Coins of Revilo – 
Each Coin set will contain ten coins, two of each, so that you can display the front and back at the same time. The four coins with the "C" icon on them represent different values of Cree and each have a unique texture behind the icon. The Murk's Hollow coin is the newest currency introduced to Revilo. These are 35mm wide, 3mm thick, and have a nickel finish.

Creature Collection – The book will be 120 pages, hardcover, and 8.5" x 11". It will have a short history of Revilo, the pantheon of gods, a map of Revilo inside the covers, and then the species will be broken down by regions. Each species will have a photo, illustration, and story about them.

Collector Combo – This collects the Creature Collection book, the Coins of Revilo, and a unique sketch card of a creature from Revilo.

Explorer Level – At this level you want to help discover a new species. You truly want to travel to Revilo! 

We will collaborate on an idea for a creature together. Once the concept is finalized I will sculpt, paint, and create the narrative for the critter. It will be added to the Creature Collection Volume 1, and the final sculpture will be delivered to you! You’ll also receive all of the items from the Collector Combo pledge level.

Mix & Match

Want more than one item? Pledge for the highest level you want, then add on the cost of the additional items to your pledge. Once this is all wrapped up you will receive a survey to let me know which items you want mailed to your door.

Kickstarter Live

I will be streaming live:
Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 pm EST 
Thursday 1/25 at 8:30 pm EST

What's the Plan

The book is 90% designed with press-ready files. The last 10% will be finished with new creatures from the Explorer pledge level and if we will meet a stretch goal include additional pages. Once funded I will send over the existing file to the printer to get a physical proof made of the majority of the book. I want to have these books in hand for a bunch of conventions this year, so I launched the Kickstarter with this as close to finished as I could.

Shipping

All shipping will be calculated and charged separately through the pledge manager option after the campaign is over. All products will ship at the same time. If you should have any question about products and locations please private message us for more information.

Partnerships

I have partnered with Norse Publishing, a division of Norse Foundry®, to publish and manufacture all of the components of this campaign. If you know their work, you know the craftsmanship is fantastic.

 

 

Risks and challenges

I have run two successful Kickstarters in the past delivering one early and the other on schedule.

I have been doing print design and partnering with printers since 1997. The overall manufacturing process should go very smoothly, and Norse Publishing (a division of Norse Foundry) is handling all of the production.

This is being manufactured overseas. That is the only hiccup I can see happening with delivering on time, but I padded the delivery time to account for any unknowns.

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    Coins of Revilo

    Two sets of the five current coins of Revilo in an antique nickel finish.

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    PDF Version of Creature Collection Vol 1

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    Creature Collection Volume 1

    124 page hardcover book.

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    Collector Combo

    Signed Art Book with Drawing
    Coins of Revilo

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    Retailer Book Bundle

    For retailers I have a 5 book bundle. You will need to provide documentation to verify that you are eligible for the retailer pricing. If you are in the southeast and would like to set up a signing at your store please send a message.

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    Explorer Level

    Collaborate on a creature concept. You will help come up with the idea for the creature and the finished creature will be in book & Revilo canon. Once the campaign is over the original sculpture will be mailed to you. Includes all rewards in the Ultimate Guide level.

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Funding period

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