The Devil's in the Details
Good Morning Comrades,
Enter the Thief
Thank you all for your continued support. To show our gratitude, Thor and I put together a new, seventh, character class for you—the classic Thief! Brave or foolish? Lucky or skilled? The thief walks a fine line, throwing caution to the wind in order to snag the loot or slay those who offer insult.
The Thief was designed in conjunction with Jared Sorensen. Jared's a huge fan of what we're doing with Torchbearer and…well…he's gone a bit mad and designed a pack of other classes in his wizard's tower. What else would you like to see?
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 7th at 12 PM NY Time, we'll release a new set of limited rewards: Burning Con Games. You can pledge here for the price of admission to Burning Con and a copy of Torchbearer and be guaranteed a spot in a game of TB with Thor or Dro (your choice). We're only offer eight slots and we are not marking these up—you'll only pledge for admission and a book—so if you're interested, be sure to check in tomorrow.
So Far, So Good
After playtesting last night (and getting our character's killed!), Thor and I took a look at our current numbers. The pledge total seems like such a huge number. We kept thinking, "What are we going to do with all that money?" Well, the answer is "spend it on books for you all." The good news is…we're not losing money! Yay! We structured this campaign in a manner that any money that comes in goes right out again. The trick is, the more backers we get, the more books we have to make. The more books we have to make, the greater our expenses are. By our rough calculations, we have a razor thin margin in our favor. So thank you for your continued support. You're making this project possible!
Plumbing the Depths
Lastly, I never ever show art before it's finished—but it's Kickstarter, so what the hell—Peter Mullen, our cover artist, sent us his latest sketch. We've never worked with Peter before, so we were nervous. This sketch dispelled our fears like a powerful spell. We think it's rad. Check it out below. Hope you like it as much as we do!