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Tiny Wastelands & the future

Posted by Gallant Knight Games (Creator)
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Hello!

It's been a while since we talked here. Someone kindly asked for an update, so here I am to provide one.

I'll note, this is important for context: GKG and Nocturnal Media separated. So we no longer are operating with Nocturnal's backing. Obviously this isn't a problem, I've fulfilled games before as my own company, but it does require a few steps.

With the financial backing of Nocturnal we had some ambitious stretch goals and print run numbers set up, even if the Kickstarter didn't achieve those numbers, we were prepared to bridge the gap, and overrun our printing, so we could sell at cons, stores and more.

That has to change. I can't operate on that same scale fiscally, and I can't risk the quality of the project. We've been redoing our budget and figuring out what we need to trim and where we can tighten up. Some of our stretch goals were ambitious (things like mass produced minis, extra books, or more). Those have to be removed, but our budget was carefully constructed around those items for the health of the long-term game. 

While doing this, I realized that Tiny Dungeon 2e was prepped, and didn't have the same issues. We hadn't set ambitious stretch goals, running a project more in line with our standard TinyD6 kickstarters in the past. 

So Tiny Dungeon 2e is my next Kickstarter as Gallant Knight Games. It's the right move. It'll be easier. There's less complexity. The budget is already worked out without the preexisting issues and changes.

I realize that's disappointing, but I also have to be honest and admit, between my work at Nocturnal (that is still ongoing) and my work at GKG, I've not had the time to prepare Tiny Wastelands for release the way I'd like. 

Tiny Dungeon 2e is prepped the way I'd like, and it's up to my standards.

Tiny Wastelands is still coming back. Don't worry. We've got Tiny Dungeon 2e in September, and a licensed game coming out a few months later. The next Tiny Kickstarter after Tiny Dungeon will be Tiny Wastelands. By then, we'll be ready to do it right, and give you the game you deserve.

I'm sorry for the disappointing news, but please understand that we are doing our best under a difficult situation. I don't want to mislead anyone or run a project I'm not 100% prepared for.

I hope we can see you all on the Kickstarter for Tiny Dungeon 2e on September 5th! (In case you haven't seen it, here's the TD2e cover.)

- Alan

Tiny Dungeon 2e Cover
Tiny Dungeon 2e Cover

 

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    1. Gallant Knight Games 11-time creator
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      @Robert - I will also note, we use the "premium" options from DriveThruRPG, so the quality is very good. I wouldn't offer an option I felt wasn't appropriate or met my standards.

    2. Gallant Knight Games 11-time creator
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      @Robert - Our Kickstarters are normal print runs but we're currently out of stock and haven't reprinted. As part of Tiny Dungeon 2e, we will be doing some reprints.

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      Robert C. on

      GKG
      oh I thought you were offering better print runs the ones from drive thru do not seem of good quality.
      and was hoping to get a bundle of all the tiny books available at one time. If all the print books come from drive thru I will have to rethink things.

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      John "johnkzin" Rudd
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      Onboard and looking forward to the announcement for the KS being launched!

    5. Mike Holyoak
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      Thanks for the update. Always excited about the products GKG creates. And that cover is AWESOME!

    6. Gallant Knight Games 11-time creator
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      @Robert C. maybe I don't understand? Which Tiny books do you feel are unavailable to get? All our existing products are available in DriveThruRPG?

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      Robert C. on

      Cool thank you for the update.
      hope you once again make the other tiny books available.

    8. Michael Charlton
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      I actually missed out on the first Tiny Ldungeon KS, so I'm pretty excited for the chance to back 2nd edition. Also, I am glad to hear that there is a plan to bring Tiny Wasteland back as well.

    9. josh gallup on

      I will be a backer for both, love the tiny system.

    10. speedknob
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      I'm totally on board with that plan.

    11. Dirge on

      Looking forward to both.

    12. Jim B.
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      Counting down to September 5th!