The art files are off to the printers! Also, welcome aboard our new copyeditor, Regan McPhee!
Last night, Scott and I finished up our proofs for the first issue of BroadSword. Jessica, our printer in China, will receive the files hopefully by Monday and I'll have... Read more
Art hits the printers on Monday for BSM #1. PLUS now you can upgrade your subscription.
Great news as Scott's putting the finishing touches on BroadSword Monthly #1. I've already begun drafting #2, and JD's already working on art for #3. So the wheels... Read more
BroadSword #2 Cover Art
A treat today!
JD just finished up the cover for BroadSword #2 (the October issue).
Here it is:
I should have options soon for ordering more than just the first... Read more
BroadSword Magazine #1 Pre-Orders PLUS Affiliate Program
Some fun news for everyone today!
BroadSword Magazine #1 Pre-Orders are back on. Woohoo!
Here's the link for those who missed the first wave: https://dmdave.com/broadsword-magazine-preorder-1/
Also, BroadSword Magazine and DMDave.com... Read more
Advertising Opportunities for Issue #2 and Beyond
I've spent the holiday getting advertising set up for issue #2 and beyond. In addition to the print ads, all levels of advertising will include social media shares,... Read more
Last Call for Issue #1 Ads!
We've gotten most of the ads in, but we're still lacking a few. If you've got an ad appearing in issue #1, be sure to get it over... Read more
Advertisers: That Discord Link Sucked... Use This One
That Discord Link was no good and was granting temp membership.
Use this one instead: https://discord.gg/S25CXHu
For those of you who've messaged Scott over the last couple of... Read more
Advertisers... we need your ads!
Awesome news. Scott is already 25% of the way finished with the layouts for the mag. That means he'll probably be done in the first week of July... Read more
Now Accepting Submissions for the October (Horror) Issue
Are you a Fifth Edition lover? Do you have a cool, unpublished (or even moderately published) adventure lying around?
Well, BroadSword Magazineis looking for some awesome content... Read more
Advertising Information and Discord for Creatives
Scott and I both set up a Discord to start working on layouts of the magazine.
Here's the information he has for your ads:
well, for ads, and... Read more
October cover art underway, layouts wrapping up through the end of June
Hey everyone! JD has started work on the October Horror issue. Here's the first sketches:
Scott and I are hammering out the last of the layouts and tweaking the content.... Read more
Content to be completed by 6/15/2019
The content for the magazine is in the home stretch. Some work shakeups put things a little behind, but we're now in the home stretch.
Scott's already finished... Read more
So, what does BroadSword Magazine look like?
Some fun news today. Recently, BroadSword picked up an official designer for the layouts (giving JD and I some much needed relief). Scott Craig is an Old School guy and... Read more
What's going on with advertising
Just a headsup on what's going on with advertising. I'm still researching plugins for the WordPress site to get you all tons of advertising love there as well... Read more
Necessity is the mother of all invention...
My download manager on DMDave.com stopped working for some reason. Fortunately, I'd already put SamCart into place for the magazine. SamCart isn't the cheapest plugin ever (bleeeh) but... Read more
Whoops! I had notifications turned off...
If you messaged me or had a comment over the last few days, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
About two weeks ago I set up... Read more
Forging ahead! What's happening, etc.
Thanks again to all of you who helped make this project come alive.
Thursday, the funding went through for Kickstarter which was very exciting. Nearly 100% of the backers went... Read more
Learning how the sausage is made (level-indendent challenges).
I'm a scientist first, a writer second. When I start writing something, I break it down into its core elements and look for common denominators.
While working on the Trial... Read more
What's Dave doing today?
Despite some rather heinous allergies, I'm up and at 'em this week on my "vacation" from work. Today, the big thing I want to work on is getting... Read more
Getting back into the swing of things...
Now that I've recovered from my trip, spent some time with the family, got all my work stuff wrapped up, I thought I'd "stretch" a little with a "simple build."... Read more
I'm back, baby!
Just got back from my work retreat in Colombia. It was fun, but exhausting, and I ran into a bunch of issues traveling back to Oklahoma. Needless to... Read more
YOU MADE IT HAPPEN!
Holy cow. $40,051 raised!
This is all because of you, dear supporter. Without you, we never would have gotten here.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet... Read more
Less than three hours to go!
The finish line! I can see it! Woooo!
What an awesome journey it's been! Over 1000% funded? Hell yeah!
Thank you all!
At this point I won't bug you too... Read more
12 Hours to go! TOP SECRET stretch goal at $42,750.
Hey folks! Hope it's not too late for you! Haha
But I wanted to toss out a TOP SECRET Stretch Goal for the next 12 hours.
If we can hit... Read more
You did it! $35,000 raised! Hardcover unlocked!
Wow! Unbelieveable! In just the span of a couple hours, we unlocked hardcover together!
Think we can get to $57,000 together?
Let's go go go! :)
The Path to the Final Two Stretch Goals! Only 24 Hours Left!
Wow! What a crazy last 24 hours. We unlocked two more Stretch Goals and now we're less than $1,000 away from opening up hardcover.
The BIG BIG goal will be... Read more
Less than $4,000 until we hit hardcover!
The clock is ticking! But I've got some great news... it's less than $4,000 TO GO (or roughly 70 backers) before we hit hardcover. Woohoo!
Once we're past that, if... Read more
Final 48 hours begins...
Yipes! Only two more days to go!
Yesterday was CRAZY! We picked up, like 50 new backers in the day. Today looks to be on track for the same pace.... Read more
I just realized that I have a Discord Channel and I've failed to share it. D'oh!
Anyways, here's the permalink: https://discord.gg/HNmqESK
I'm usually in and out throughout the day, but... Read more
75 Hours to go! The countdown begins!
The end is in sight as we march towards the final days of this awesome Kickstarter campaign. Thank you all again for your contributions and support. It's been amazing!
Next... Read more
Three more STRETCH GOALS announced!
As we're sliding into home (less than FIVE days, folks!) I've announced a handful of new Stretch Goals.
Already, you should know that at $35,000 we'll be offering the magazine... Read more
Only FIVE days remaining!
I can't believe we've reached such great heights. I'm humbled by each and every person who comes onboard this project and believes in what JD and I are doing. Thank... Read more
HUGE UPDATE: Hardcover Unlocked at $35,000
We're sliding into the final 5 days of the Kickstarter. And we've come such a long way. But I think in our last few days, we can manage... Read more
Tomb of Annihilation Episode #2 Tonight on Twitch
For those of you following, last week I started a Tomb of Annihilation campaign with my normal Saturday group on Twitch.tv. If you're interested in listening in, it's at 8:30pm... Read more
Final eight days begins!
Amazing campaign so far. Very excited with everything we've accomplished here. And what's crazy is that we still have about 25% of this campaign left to go.
Expect... Read more
Stretch Goal #12 Announced!
Aweome news I get to bring today as over the weekend we unlocked yet another stretch goal, giving you 2 more subclasses in addition to some random wilderness tables (wilderness... Read more
Fun project I worked on today that I thought I might share with you all.
Naturally, this is still in the prototype stage, but here's the rules for playing an awakened dog in Fifth Edition. If you aren't sure what an awakened dog is, it's... Read more
Two weeks to go!
Hey everyone! There's two weeks to go with this amazing campaign, which is nuts to think about, because we've already come such a long way.
While we're moving towards the... Read more
DMDave on Twitch.tv tonight (8:30pm CST)
God help me, I'll be on twitch.tv tonight! Haha
To celebrate the halfway point for BroadSword Magazine (again, thank you all!) I'll be kicking off a Tomb of Annihilation campaign... Read more
Welcome to the halfway point!
Outstanding! In just fifteen days, we've earned over 300 backers and raised 522%+ of our original goal.
Now that we're in the home stretch, I'll be focusing on getting more... Read more
Additional Advertising Benefits
I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but those who are advertising with the mag will also get impressions on DMDave.com.
If you aren't familiar with my site, it gets... Read more
International shipping could be a possibility soon.
Currently, I'm in the process of checking international rates for BroadSword so we can reach out to those in other countries (particularly) Canada. In addition, I'm working with the printers... Read more
BroadSword Magazine Submission Guidelines
A few folks have asked about submitting original Fifth Edition comment to BroadSword Magazine. Well, I've got good news. We've just finalized the submission guidelines and submission form.
You can... Read more
500%! Very exciting times!
Amazing thing happened today. We hit 500% funding with the Kickstarter! A huge milestone to be sure as we're barely 1/3 of the way finished with the 30 days we... Read more
BroadSword isn't a "magazine"... it's a BOOK! Every single month!
If you're old school like me, then you probably remember the old RPG magazines that ended up ending in 2008.
They weren't just magazines.
It was like getting monthly BOOKS.... Read more
100 Pages! How Exciting! And great job everyone!
Everyone did an awesome job getting the word out and helping us get over $15,000, adding 20 pages of additional content to the first issue.
Now it's just a matter... Read more
Awww SNAP. More Stretch Goals! And we're only ~$450 away from the big goal!
Great news today as we just crossed the finish line for the next Stretch Goal which unlocked a 2nd-level one shot. Also, if you didn't see, I'm a... Read more
Bonus Stretch Goal announced (and how you can help)!
A quick bonus stretch goal! Right now we're at about 383% funding with just a bit over $13,200. I'd love to see us get up to $15,000... Read more
Please join me in welcoming Juan Ruiz to the team!
Huge news today as Juan Ruiz is officially joining the BroadSword art team, providing original illustrations for the first issue of BroadSword (and hopefully beyond).
Juan is an old school... Read more
Spoilers or no spoilers? Plus, I created a classic monster by request...
Quick question: as I'm drafting up the content (50% done as of this writing and I should have nearly all of it done by the 25th), would you prefer to... Read more
Mass Combat Basics (Used in the Battle of Dragard Mine)
This morning, I took my current set of mass combat rules and polished them up to get them ready for the Battle of Dragard Mine adventure in BroadSword #1.... Read more
358% funded with nearly 500 followers! Wow!
Happy Monday folks! A pretty excellent weekend all around and some great numbers thrown up. I've officially broken ground on some of the new content that'll be coming via the... Read more
Content ideas I'm kicking around this weekend
I've been a little quiet on here today. Usually, the weekends are times for me to refresh and occasionally pump out some new content. For those of you that are... Read more
200 Backers! Plus, a new stretch goal!
Hey everyone! Great news, but we just hit 200 backers! So that means we'll be including the double-sided poster in the set.
Next up on the list is kind of... Read more
I can't believe it's only been four days!
What a whirlwind it's been! No matter how confident you are walking into a campaign like this, there's always the "I don't know" factor that you have to contend with.... Read more
Next Stretch Goal: Poster-Sized Map
I'm excited to announce that the next major stretch goal has been unlocked, so now the laicosts (mousefolk) will be officially introduced in the first issue of BroadSword Magazine.
And... Read more
$10,000+ and we're at 300% of our original funding goal!
Man, I'm super pumped to announce that BroadSword magazine crossed the five-figure mark in just three days, scoring 300% of its original funding goal. And we're still growing, with 27... Read more
Thought I might throw out a couple more maps for the adventures this morning.
First up, is JD's map of Dragard Mine and the Medusa Prison.
This is where the... Read more
Laicosts making their grand return (next stretch goal).
Waaay back when I got started making content for Fifth Edition, I created a race of mousefolk called Laicosts. These little guys were positioned as evil and made to be... Read more
2 New Digital Tiers Added
Hey everyone! I've added in two more tiers for digital, one for 3-mo and one for 6-mo. So for those of you who want to subscribe beyond the first month... Read more
235% Funded! Wooo hooo! Going to start posting content updates on here.
Wowie! We're at 235% in just 48 hours with 28 days to go. That's HUGE! I think we can all say that this is a success now.
Since the initial... Read more
200%+ funded! What additional content would you like to see?
Great news! We've surpassed 200% of our goal, so now it's time for me to decide on another Stretch goal.
What would you like to see?
So far we've got... Read more
Add-Ons for Advertisers!
This has been requested by a few of the advertisers, so I went ahead and added it in. If you look down in the advertising section, you'll see details on... Read more
Stretch Goal #2 Announced - $5,500 unlocks three new subclasses!
The first issue will be out in late August, right when kids are gearing up to go back to school. Hence the Evadimus' School for Gifted Spellcasters adventure. To coincide... Read more
Holy crap! We did it! Thank you all so much!
Less than five hours after launching, BroadSword Magazine hit its goal of raising $3,450. I told JD before heading to lunch, "Oh, we better discuss Stretch Goals, we might end... Read more