Funds came through, shipping update, and art
The big moments in any Kickstarter are the moment you fund, the tally at close (especially if, as with this one, it's a BIG close), and of course, when... Read more
Pre-order store is now open again
I think I mostly fixed the issues. It's a bit inside baseball, but for giggles:
If you are a backer, the shipping profiles assume you've already paid the "base" shipping.... Read more
Backerkit Day 1
As expected, the 24-hour return on the Backerkit surveys has been exceptional. We're just shy of 70% completed in the first day. Roughly 71 of those not answering have only... Read more
Switching Pledge Levels (illustrated how-to)
It's not necessarily obvious how to change pledge levels if you want or need to do that.
First, find the "Your Pledge Level" in the banner on the top. It's... Read more
Backerkit and Pre-order Update: Please Read
Backerkit got off to a rompin' good start today. We're already about 50% completed, and we should be headed into daytime for Europe while America sleeps, which given... Read more
Backerkit Surveys sent out; Pre-Order Store is open
Pretty much what it says on the tin. Shipping seems to be working OK; no problems so far (but not ruling out issues in the future).
Also, now that the... Read more
Backerkit likely will launch early
I got a lot done on Backerkit this weekend, including some really sweet mock-ups of the adventures.
I also got great info on shipping and VAT, which let me figure... Read more
Amazing Finish - Thank You!
I sent out a LOT of updates over the last few days. But this one is the best.
Thank you. We broke all my records that really matter this campaign:... Read more
The Final Countdown: about 12 hours to go
This is it. The last day. The sprint and dash. The Final Countdown.
But it's not over yet, and the last day is often one of the best days.
Go.... Read more
Response to 48-hr note: positive
Well. We've now exceeded 200% funding, which is the second "better than Norðvörn" milestone. The only one left is to see whether we can hit 601 backers by tomorrow at... Read more
48 hours left: Four Perilous Journeys on Kickstarter
We're now within the 48-hour window until the Four Perilous JourneysKickstarter comes to an end. Thanks to the generosity of over 500 backers, we're approaching 200% funding. The campaign... Read more
Last One: No image, but Vampire Hunter Belladonna
It was almost too tempting to throw an image of Sarah or Kate in there (Buffy or Anna Valerious, who actually looks sufficiently like Belladonna that it might just have... Read more
Citadel of Ice Placeholder Cover
OK. This should be enough to give my cover artists some inspiration, and mostly what they do is put the temp image up (and sometimes request I take the placeholder... Read more
Curse of the Pirate King: Cover Mockup 1
You'll see the similarities.
Again, the image will be replaced with a custom one. I'm not entirely wild about the color scheme of the text on the front cover. At... Read more
Cover concept: Elements
This isn't the full cover. But it puts the pieces in place, and uses a photoshopped placeholder image instead of the custom one I'll have done.
But I knew that... Read more
Still spending a lot of time hitting F5
Slack-Jawed and Amazed
Good morning! We're entering the final week of the campaign, and I still can't help but pinching myself a bit watching the thing go.
This... Read more
Yesterday was nearly unreal.
I mean, I was listening to y'all, and I thought I heard what you wanted. Thanks for supporting my attempt to give it to you!
Just... Read more
Vampire Hunter B is GO! (FIVE Perilous Journeys)
And that's the $21,000 stretch goal. The FIFTH Perilous Journey has been funded.
New Pledge Levels Added and Campaign Update Live
I've revamped the campaign by adding a few new stretch goals and adding some "all the things" pledge levels, which include the new reward items.
For quick reference... Read more
Counter Sheet Prototypes
So, I ordered these prototypes on Friday May 24.
I got them today.
That's not bad turn-around, considering they came from China.
I should note very, very firmly that these... Read more
Major Kickstarter Update: Fifth Adventure, Tokens, Cards!
In the comments section, there's a very good question as to what's included in a pledge. Let me try and break this down a bit, with the caveat that I'm... Read more
International Shipping of Token Sheets Should be possible
I thought that shipping for token sheets to "not the US" was going to be unknowable . . . but turns out that the token printer I'm using is already... Read more
Two down. Two to go.
Two of the adventures - they happen to both be David's - are edited, laid out, and have been passed out to Master and Commander level backers for playtesting as... Read more
A fantastic two days
Once again, the SJG fans make Kicktraq and BackerTracker's algorithms whimper and writhe in pain.
Nice work over the last two days. $710 and then $1220 on consecutive days, in... Read more
FUNDED! And Offset printing, and tokens, and . . .
Well, we did it! Hit our funding target and a bit more, and we're sitting almost exactly at the halfway point of the campaign.
So that means the project... Read more
Two weeks in: 93% funded
So, we're at Day 14 and 93% funded. Nordvorn, my best-to-date Kickstarter took 20 days to get to this point. So while I'd dearly love to have that extra 7% ... Read more
Nice way to wake up! We hit $14,400, the 90% point, overnight.
I can report:
- Ironskull castle is edited and laid out, ready for formal cartography, art direction, and choosing... Read more
$14,000 and New Stretch Goals!
As I woke up this morning, I saw that we are creeping up on 90% funding ($14,400) and have passed $14,000 in total funding. Excellent. Of course, I knew... Read more
Castle Ironskull: Rumors and Background
Castle Ironskull Rumors
Her castle held deadly enchantments, crafted with arcane lore
Creations of blood and hunger, weapons of death and war.
Her old soldiers have arisen, yet their... Read more
80% and 300 backers!
Any Kickstarter where I surpass my first - Dungeon Grappling with 294 backers - I consider a success. It's a silly metric, I suppose, but it's useful. "Can you do... Read more
Nice! Almost 70% in 2.5 days.
My days are so hectic right now that it seems like it's been longer than it has. But we're really still right in the beginning of it, and we're nearly... Read more
Finding Gaming Ballistic on the internet
Gaming Ballistic is a publisher of roleplaying games, and this update lets you know where you can find Gaming Ballistic on the Web . . . other than right here... Read more
And we're off! With a roar, in fact.
Welcome to Four Perilous Journeys!
We are off to a fantastic start. We're about 45% to basic funding and it's only eight hours in! We eclipsed my last -... Read more