Legend's a lovely game, in the heritage of the d20 systems, and by extension, D&D. Its lighter take on these rules and ideas has proven quite popular, too, with over 20,000 copies out in the wild. For a pencil and paper game, that's a decent number. More interestingly, all proceeds from the core rule book go to Child's Play. Forever. Forever's a long time!
We've hit a couple snags though. We'd like to be able to offer better rates to our artists, and to be able to add more illustrations to Legend. We'd also like to be able to add more art to the vast amounts of content we have in the pipeline. This includes things like a John-Woo-Meets-Jim-Butcher take on the year 199X in Osaka, a vast and fast game about conspiracies and the cyborgs who love them, and an adventure about a little war in heaven. We'd also like to be able to pick up a couple licenses for some software to make our lives easier, and coordinate things more smoothly.
Update!We are now over-funded! More money from here on will go straight to more art, and making more leather-bound tomes available. A full-color illustration can run anywhere from 70$ for simple quarter pagers up to $250 and even up to $450. Until now, we've never been able to consider doing some of the really complex full-page illustrations we've always dreamed of. I don't even know how to thank you guys.
I can tell you that we get at least seven illustrations per $1,000 donated. Because we're scrappy and relatively easy to work with, we've been getting by on lower rates than I'm comfortable with. All this can change now, because you believed in us.
In the next few days, we'll also talk about over-funding rewards, where exactly money will be spent, and provide some insight into how we actually go from concept to requisition to actual art.
-Jake Kurzer, Creative Lead
Update 2: The Great Chart EmbiggeningThe fact of the matter is that you all appear to be incredible people with incredible taste, and also a ravening hunger for charts. We share your hunger. We have come to accept that you seem totally deadset on blowing up our beloved charts, so we come bearing this lovely offering fully aware of its ephemeral nature.
-Jake Kurzer, Stunned Internet Person
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