Scenario: Tragedy in the Kose Art District, now available!
Hey everyone: Good news: Tragedy in the Kose Art District is now available to everyone!
At long last, the train is rolling, and we are finalizing the layout (and quickly... Read more
Quick Tenra Update
Hey Team Tenra: A quick status update.
I ended up sitting down with some friends at Game Festival in Atami last month, getting some help with Japanese cultural elements and... Read more
Quick Status Update: Scenarios, WAR and Persona-esque
Hello Team Tenra: Andy here with a brief update.
We're going to start seeing materials manifest over the next few weeks, starting with some complete Tenra scenarios, then the WAR... Read more
Stretch Goals: Introductory Scenarios: Final Draft! Plus Apologies!
Hi Tenra backers!
Let me drop the goods, then tell you what's going on. Here's a direct link to TWO Tenra Bansho Zero introductory scenarios: Fully written, different in scope... Read more
New Japanese RPG Project - Shinobigami: Modern Ninja Battle RPG
Hey Tenra supporters! Sorry to hit you all up, this will be the first and last email on this matter.
I wanted to take a second to announce our latest... Read more
Tenra Bansho Zero is up for an Ennies Award! Vote, if you're so inclined!
Hey all, Andy K here. Hope all is well in the lands outside of Japan.
I just noticed that voting went live for the 2014 Ennie Gaming Awards. Anyone... Read more
Lives Changed by Tenra...
Hey all, just wanted to give a quick update on this project, now that I have a sec to breathe and some stable internet for the forseeable future.
LIVES CHANGED... Read more
Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy RPG is Live!
Hey all, just wanted to announce to the Tenra backers: My next project with Matt Sanchez, Ryuutama, is now live!
It's a very different experience from Tenra: Less high... Read more
Just a Quick Catch-Up Update!
Hey all: Wow, I just noticed that almost two months flew by since my last significant update. Apologies for the delay in update. Here's what happened in the interim:
*... Read more
More Support Materials, KS Stretch Goals posted, and Aiki Chit info!
A lot of new official uploads on the Support page!
- A link to Lotus Blossom's Bridal Path by Albert Hwang
- The TBZ Naming... Read more
Okay, back from Japan (two weeks back), finally settled in. The last of the rewards was sent out about two weeks ago, and the last of the mess-ups (with 1-2... Read more
Delivery Updates, Kinda Important!
Hey all, finishing up the last of my trip in Japan, will be home within the next four days or so. I finally, finally got to a spot where I... Read more
Two hours before I fly to Japan... Still need to pack!
Hey everyone, Andy K here with the Tenra kickstarter.
Good news and bad news: The good news is that every official kickstarter backer has had their rewards shipped to them... Read more
it puts the book in the box and it ships it puts the book in the box and it ships
Whew! 1,000+ down, 330 to go!
Just wanted to give a quick status heads up on the score here.
All the copies of the game will be out and shipped... Read more
A few of the folks who have received their copies noted that they bought some extra stuff on the BigCartel webstore that didn't arrive.
I confirmed that in... Read more
Packing, Shipping Continues!
Hi all: Fulfillment continues!
With a few exceptions that will be sent out tomorrow, I've sent out all backing levels at the "Aiki Chit" and higher. Next is the Furoshiki... Read more
PLEASE READ: It's Promise Time!
Hey all, Andy here with the TBZ Kickstarter campaign. The books are in! The books are... in...
OH. MY. GOD. THE. BOOKS. ARE. IN. Shipping will begin - SLOWLY... Read more
Last Chance at Extra Physical Goodies!
Hey all, the good news is in: The books were only delayed a few days!!
They should arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. Come Saturday/Sunday, the boxing and shipping engine will... Read more
Uber Update, more goodies, and slight delay
Hey all, a lot of plates are spinning currently, so I wanted to throw out a quick status update on everything. EVERYTHING!
First! I won't normally use these updates to... Read more
About 10 days before shipping begins!
HI all! A quick update!
1) Last night I granted everyone a copy of the PDF through Drive Thru RPG (www.dtrpg.com). It's in the form of a "free purchase" coupon.... Read more
PAX pics, Kickstarter Backer upgrades closing soon!
Hi all, brief update!
* This is the last week to change/add more books to your order at the Kickstarter backer level.Here's the webstore to process your changes (if... Read more
Books are on the Boat!
Yes! Wonderful news!
The books are being loaded on the container ship now!
And thanks to the internet age, you can follow all 68,000+ tons of the vessel Suez Canal... Read more
Early March Update
Hi all, Andy here with an early March update. Some good, some bad. Buckle up!
Tonight I received word that the books are completely printed. They are all... Read more
February Tenra Bansho Zero Status Update, and Webstore!
Hi all, Andy K here. Here's the latest regarding TBZ!
* Tenra Bansho Zero was featured in a four-page full color article spread in the latest issue of Otaku... Read more
Printing This Week!
I just sent my proof back to Taiwan via Express Mail. Luke sent his revised/update pages (the problem stuff that set us back a week) today as well. When... Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR PART ZWEI: REWARDS STATUS!
As I noted in my last email, it was just too long to post major milestones plus the updates on all the sub-rewards. So that's what this update is for!... Read more
AKEMASHITE OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU!
Happy New Year, and a kore kara mo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu!
Tenra News Bulletin! As always, rather than posting a micro-update after every little milestone, I piled up a bunch... Read more
On the road to completion!
Hey all, it's been about two weeks since my last update. As always, I prefer to share bundles of news into long posts than spam with little ones!
* Over... Read more
Catching Up (plus side-projects!)
Hi all, quick update!
Sorry, I owe some folks some email/KS messaging replies; this last week I was on a work trip in Wichita, Kansas and while I thought I'd... Read more
Tenra Update! Including, Anticipation of Lateness!
This is the much-anticipated “Things are going to be a little late” update! No Kickstarter is complete without one! Although the unique thing is that I’m going to... Read more
Need Some TBZ Scenario Suggestions!
Hi all: Work on Tenra Bansho Zero is chugging along: We're about 1-2 days away from sending in downpayment on the books, and we'll lock down the bug fixes/typos this... Read more
10,000 dice, 800 aiki chits, 310 furoshiki and more!
This week has been really interesting. I tell people all the time "Don't look at the $130,000 this project raised and think it's all profit! Revenue is not profit!"... but... Read more
The Kickstarter is Over!
Hi all, Andy here.
Thank you all so much for helping this project happen! The final backer count of funds raised is almost $130,000. I honestly, *honestly*believed that when... Read more
Last Chance, just 12 hours left!
Hi all, Andy K from the Tenra Bansho Zero Kickstarter here. Been a busy two days: Answering concerns around the kickstarter, and at the same time doing demos at the... Read more
More Interviews! And Escapist Expo!
Hey all, just a quick reminder: I'll be at Escapist Expo in Durham today and tomorrow. Come to the tabletop roleplaying "Games On Demand" area, where I'll be... Read more
POWER LEVEL 900.0%!! All Stretch Goals Met!!
Nine Hundred Percent Funded. Seriously. Wow. And we've still got about two days to go.
We now are confirmed for HARDCOVER BOOKS. Remember, this is a Kickstarter limited edition... Read more
More Tenra Bansho Zero Interviews!
Hey all, Andy K here.
Two more interviews have been posted!
One is audio, over on Yellow Menace. We talk about TBZ, as well as the new Japanese B-movie "Zombie... Read more
Closing in on the final stretch goal!
Hi all, Andy K here with the Tenra Bansho Zero Kickstarter. I've been really floored with the positive responses I've seen from the community, both public and in private.
The... Read more
The Last Stretch Goals are Here! Plus, the Tenra Supplement!
Hi all, Andy K here. Thanks as always for your support!
I finally put together the last two stretch goals in visual format for ease of reviewing. I also added... Read more
Another stretch goal cleared!
Hey everyone! Andy K with the TBZ Kickstarter here. Just one week left, we're close to the end!
Quick Announcement: Is anyone here going to the Escapist Expo in Durham,... Read more
600% Funded! Mythos Hunters Zero unlocked!
Thanks everyone for your ongoing support! This whole experience has been fabulous! And hard work!
Here's the latest:
* I've been interviewed at a few places recently!
Kickstart My Heart... Read more
Interview with the Author of Tenra Bansho Zero! Any questions?
Hi all! Wow, looks like we're set to cross over $50,000 in the next day or so! One step closer to some crazy new stretch goals!
Anyway, over the next... Read more
More Stretch Goals Posted!
Hi all, Andy again! Thank you all so much for your continued support!
I posted some new stretch goals... And hit Kickstarter's Word Limit for campaign pages. Oops! I'll have... Read more
4th Stretch Goal Down, More to Come (Plus Fun News!)
Hi all, thanks again for your support! Looks like I'm going to end up sending out a few daily updates after all!
THE FOURTH STRETCH GOALwas met as we... Read more
Two More Stretch Goals Down!
Wow, again I am floored by the response! We're averaging one stretch goal per day (spread out about $5,000 apart)! If we meet the next goal in the next two... Read more
New Levels Added, Additional Book Copies, Stretch Goals and MORE!
Hey all, thank you again so much for supporting Tenra Bansho Zero! In about two days we pushed 300% of my initial goal. This means I'm going to print 3,000... Read more
Really? REALLY?? 200% backed in one single day???
Iya, maji de--MAJI DE--shinjirarene~! I really can't believe it! Wow!
I've been sweating creating a Kickstarter for Tenra for a while, secretly hoping that maybe, with lots of effort and... Read more