This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, March 25 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.
And the first member of the Shield-Guard steps up
Woo hoo! I love making shields, and the first person pledged at the shield-guard level in this campaign!
Once the main book is done, and the weather turns a bit... Read more
$20,000 Stretch Goal PILLAGED!! (Also: check your pledges and add-ons)
We just pillaged the $20,000 stretch goal for 128 pages. This makes me happy. Not the least reason for which is the unfinished draft lays out at 115 pages on... Read more
Thursday is GURPSDay! March 15 to March 21, 2019
This week brings to a close the week of extreme marketing for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG Kickstarters. Both Citadel at Nordvorn and the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 and Boxed Set... Read more
Matt Finch and Douglas Talk "Top 5 DM Tips"
As always, Matt's a great host. He's running a series asking folks for their Top 5 DM Tips, and invited me to participate. I hit my list, and we talked... Read more
$18,000! Another goal falls.
And now on to $20,000 and 128 pages for Norðvörn!
I must be happy. I'm using all the ALT codes.
And I'm also exhausted - yesterday was quite a ride... Read more
Fantastic Dungeon Grappling: PILLAGED!!
The Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Kickstarter has surpassed its $45,000 stretch goal, doing so with a total of 860 backers to date: This means it's time for me to put... Read more
So, if you know me, or have heard me speak on various podcasts, you'll know that one of the reasons I got into the whole Viking thing was that I... Read more
How do I get Fantastic Dungeon Grappling?
This has come up a few times. Cross-Kickstarter promotions - where two publishers are actively promoting and incentivizing each other's products at the same time - are somewhere between "rare"... Read more
$16,000 Stretch Goal: Plundered!
Your Jarl Douglas and Hajarl Phil, as well as Hajarl Steve are pleased with your recent raids, and grant you bling. The first stretch goal for Citadel at Nordvornhas... Read more
Reminder: International Shipping not so bad
For those "not the USA" folks, which of course includes Really Northern Minnesota, or, er, Canada. (Yah, sure, you betcha, eh!).
The way the project is headed, I'll be printing... Read more
The Blind Mapmaker Reviews Citadel
The Blind Mapmaker was a big backer - he got his own character - on Hall of Judgment. He also does great reviews.
His review of HoJ was complete, criticized... Read more
Fantastic Dungeon Grappling . . . is now a DFM2 Stretch goal!
This is Grappling
Grappling has always gotten short shift in games. Gaming Ballistic wrestled with this problem repeatedly over the years, first with GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling for GURPS ... Read more
Cover Pre-Final Image!
We're doing very nicely. A bit more each day, and just shy of $1500 to the first stretch goal. 405 actual backers, which exceeds where we were on... Read more
$14,000 and a Cover Update
Last couple of days were rough for me, so I haven't gotten as much done as I wanted. Not a huge setback, but it means I've got to buckle down... Read more
Draugr Adventure Seed and Viking Weddings
So, today’s Adventure seed features Draugr. Lots of them. Obviously, these would fit into Norðlond, because draugr. But did you know that (at least according to the Viking Answer Lady), it was... Read more
Y'all did it!
So Citadel will be a reality. Now we see how many stretch goals I can rack up.
I'll start art direction on the manuscript tonight.
And replace... Read more
Mockup! $317 to go; $24,000 actual plus latent!
Only $317 to go! If you're one of the 315 backers following but not yet pledged, I just want to note that *today* would be a mighty... Read more
Ballistic's Report for 2018
In case y'all don't follow my blog. Last night I published my 2018 year in review, which I naturally call my Ballistic's Report.
It's modeled after the very useful Stakeholder's... Read more
I'm working through the document looking at art spaces and flow. I've settled on a reasonable style for some things, like text boxes and I've got some art placeholders there.... Read more
Meet the Editor: Emily Blain
"I can edit myself" is probably one of the biggest myths in writing. Fortunately, it's not something I have deluded myself into thinking. I know I need an editor, and... Read more
Hey! #6 Overall on Kicktraq!
I saw that one backer had come over from Kicktraq, so I stopped by to see where Norðvorn was "buried" in the deluge of projects.
We're #6 Overall... Read more
Crushing it. Such wild hope, but there it is . . .
It's been an amazing three days. Just incredible. Right now, we've got 312 actual backers, and another 261 (!!) "latent" backers who are following but not yet pledged.
That gives... Read more
Two Great Days: Time to share!
Two days ago was good. Yesterday was even better!
We added over $1,000 yesterday alone. We are now close to 80% funded. We have nearly 230 folks following the campaign... Read more
A Big Day
We had a fantastic day yesterday, breaking the usual doldrums pattern. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of the new Viking Raider pledge tier and nabbed copies of both Citadel... Read more
Two thirds of the way!
Status and Trajectory
Today we passed $8,667, which marks the 2/3 point in the campaign's funding, and we hit that before the official midpoint of the campaign, which is this... Read more
Fantastic Dungeon Grappling Bookmarks
I think the miniatures will exceed my ability to produce them in this effort. If Citadel funds and does well, and the next two projects (call 'em Rosgarth and Forest's... Read more
As I told Eric and Jake: No promises.
But they asked me to consider bookmarks and miniature/standees like the carboard cutouts that came with the Dungeon Fantasy RPG boxed set.... Read more
Week 1: 60% to funding, and Writing Update
The first week of the campaign is past, and we're 60% of the way to the goal. Four weeks to go!
Thus far, things are looking steady, and... Read more
A Note on International Shipping
Just in case.
I've worked out a method to guarantee reasonable cost, high-quality printing for those backers who aren't in the USA.
I do two print runs. One in the... Read more
Initial Art Direction for the Citadel itself
Disclaimer: I'm a terrible artist
This may be a mistake, but I'm willing to show you guys my crappy whiteboard art direction if you promise me not to flee in... Read more
RPG Coast to Coast Podcast - tonight 8pm Central
I will be one of the hosts tonight at the RPG Coast to Cast at 8:00pmCST.
Topics for tonight include discussing Longevity of D&D, Art not the Artist, How Best... Read more
Morning! As we head into what will be a heavy writing weekend for me, I wanted to leave you with two podcasts.
Roleplay Rescue (Che Webster)
Che and I talk... Read more
Yeah. That's pretty much it! Certainly thanks in no small part to Phil Reed and his plug for the project on the Dungeon Fantasy RPG Kickstarter site. But we're halfway... Read more
Day 2 and Cover Template
We continue to chug along, and the second day of the campaign ended at about $5,600. That allows us to start looking at projections, and play the game of... Read more
Find Gaming Ballistic on the Web
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
Citadel Foreword (by Sean Punch)
As with Hall of Judgment, I asked if Steve Jackson Games would like to contribute a Foreword to introduce the book. Within the hour, I had a remarkable piece by... Read more
BOOM! And we're off to an amazing start
So . . . Hall of Judgment funded fast. Less than 12 hours to reach the $3,000 funding goal. Felt pretty good about that. Still do.
You guys passed that... Read more