Lost Hall of Tyr 2nd Edition Pre-Final PDF has been distributed
The pre-final PDF for the 2nd Edition of Lost Hall of Tyr has just been distributed to everyone who ordered Lost Hall in all of my Kickstarters. Please... Read more
Lost Hall of Tyr (a revised-and-expanded 2nd Edition) is almost ready
Hey, guys! This is a quick reminder of several things:
Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) is the first dedicated support material written with the Dragon Heresy rules in mind.... Read more
Lost Hall 2e Campaign ends in 90 minutes
The campaign to bring a high-quality print run to Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) - the first (but not the last) direct support for the Dragon Heresy RPG -... Read more
Lost Hall of Tyr 2nd Edition (direct Dragon Heresy support) Live on Kickstarter
When I first published Lost Hall of Tyr, it wasn't what I wanted it to be. Not enough art, the maps weren't anything special, and the convention-style romp (2-4 hour... Read more
Admin: Gaming Ballistic on the Web
Dragon Heresy is my flagship product, and was my third Kickstarter, so if you're reading this as a backer . . . some of this is probably old hat.
Even... Read more
Dungeon Grappling and Lost Hall PDFs
Thanks to a timely comment, I realize that something went awry with those that added Dungeon Grappling or Lost Hall of Tyr as a PDF-only add-on.
When I created the... Read more
Ping me if you haven't received your book
I have been watching the last of the domestic Dragon Heresy orders wander to their destinations. Once I got to the point where it was pretty much 10 days past... Read more
And we're done!
At least I hope so!
This morning I dropped off about 40 books into the mail, which means that all but one order - and that one... Read more
I have 140 individual packages to mail. 70 of those are single hardcopies; another 34 are double-books. The remainder, which hopefully is 36 people, were more complicated orders. The most... Read more
Two weeks . . .
I got word from Studio 2 that 1,510 copies of Dragon Heresy arrived there yesterday, and before the day was over, 320 of those were on their way to me... Read more
I heard from a backer in Sweeden that he just received his hardcopy of Dragon Heresy. So "international" backers should look for theirs this week or next, ideally.
Last I... Read more
Hardcover fulfillment has begun!
It's been a long time coming, but the first hardcovers are going into the mail. As seems to be amusingly the case, it's the international books that go out first.... Read more
And So it Begins (Dragon Heresy and Hall of Judgment)
It's fulfillment week for two of my Kickstarters, whose physical product are coming due at roughly the same time. So: dual-wielding emails! (I picked up that proficiency/specialization over the last... Read more
One week until shipping begins
A lot of frantic below-the-waterline work happened over the last few days. Realizing that taking delivery of 2.5 tons of books (!!) at the bottom of my driveway was a... Read more
Advance Copies Arrive! They look AMAZING
It was the moment I’ve been waiting for, and it arrived today. The first six copies of the fully-printed, smyth-sewn, entirely freakin’ awesome Dragon Heresy Introductory Set arrived today by... Read more
Fold and Gather samples here!
So, it's one thing to look at individual pages. It's one thing to look at a PDF on the screen.
It's quite another to get the entire book very nearly ... Read more
Print Approval: Achievement Unlocked
So, it's time.
This morning I received notification that my acceptance of the final proofs has initiated the printing process. Just need to mail 'em a check, which I will... Read more
Final Proofs, Backerkit Lockdown
I wasn't happy with two of the images - signature images - that were originally part of the first set of "this is how the book will look" color proofs.... Read more
Quick schedule update.
We're all about the printing process now. I have approved the end-sheet colors for the book, electing the same "medieval red" that features prominently through the book. My... Read more
This is mostly a picture dump, but overall, here are my impressions:
- Readability is excellent. The colors came through very well.
- The spot finish on the cover may not be... Read more
PDF File Updated
I have had Backerkit send out an updated file, update "u20180622."
This is the file that went to the printer, but in PDF format. It has many small fixes and... Read more
The printer has accepted my files and the project has moved on to the "digital and wet proofs" stage. I should start to see what the real book will look... Read more
Quick update this morning. Heard back from the printer, and honestly, for my first time doing offset rather than POD, I'm very pleased.
Only issues were too much... Read more
Monday Update - Printing Begins Today
As you know, the PDF for the Dragon Heresy Introductory Set was distributed over the weekend. Pushing it out on June 17 puts it in about six weeks (44 days,... Read more
PDF Rewards Sent Out
I just executed a distribution via Backerkit of your PDF rewards.
While the campaign is still ongoing and the books are being printed and shipped, I'll keep the campaign open.... Read more
Dragon Heresy: penultimate PDF update
I am currently in the process of distributing what is likely the second-to-last PDF file.
It's essentially finished. I have one or two more tweaks I might do, but after... Read more
Final Week: June 11-June 17
So here we are. The last week before the interior files get submitted.
What did we do, and what does that mean?
We're really down to two basic... Read more
Oh, wow. The art. So much art. Hire these folks.
I'm mostly jumping on here to say how pleased I am with how the art is coming together here. Every one of my artists (and I'll name them and say... Read more
Ignore Last Update: This Backer List Instead
No idea why my prior fixes didn't take. Try this instead
Updated Backer List: Please Check
I have downloaded your elected names from the survey responses (those I have) and included them in the backer list as follows.
Please check to see if your name is... Read more
Progress Report: Hopefully two weeks to file submission
Hey team, it's Monday, so it's time for another update.
Lots of preproduction work is headed into the final stages. Right now, the entire book is assembled, and is undergoing... Read more
The Home Stretch: PDF and Print Finalization
Where We Stand
A quick status update this Memorial Day.
Dragon Heresy is at 283 pages of a 288 page allowance. That means that there's room to play with... Read more
Backerkit Surveys Close THIS WEEKEND
Backerkit Surveys: Close Sunday Morning
The first point of important news is that the Backerkit Surveys will be locked down on Sunday. Probably Sunday morning.
- There are only 13 backers... Read more
Quick Reminder: Please fill out Backerkit surveys
Things are going pretty well, with about 80% of folks having completed their survey. That does mean about 60 folks have not completed the Backerkit survey, however, and... Read more
File Distribution has begun!
I did not expect this to happen until mid-week, but here we are on Monday, and everything has cleared. Only $75 in pledges didn't make it through the KS process,... Read more
Where are the add-on PDFs?
Gaming Ballistic Store
It's right there.
The short version is that for the add-ons, I only listed the physical copies, because I have in my possession inventory of those (for... Read more
Backerkit Surveys are now LIVE!
I got the note that the KS funds were transferred today (Sunday, go figure), so I pushed out the Backerkit Surveys.
Please look for them in your mailbox or, as... Read more
Almost in the can
I know I said progress reports on Monday, but the last 24 hours were amazing.
The Basic Combat Rules for the Berserker pledge level are finished. I laid them out... Read more
Progress Report: To-dos and To-done's
A week makes a big difference, and a lot happened in the past 7 days.
The biggest stuff that was on my formal to-do list:
- Look at the skald spells... Read more
Monday Progress Update
I'll send one of these out weekly on Monday, just so I keep everyone informed but do not do the spam thing.
Location Surveys for Shipping
We've got just shy... Read more
THANK YOU! I am amazed and awed.
When we did almost $5,000 in the first two days, I was hopeful.
When the velocity slowed down, and for a bit it really looked like we'd have fewer backers... Read more
Well FRACK ME!! We DID IT!
I'm going to put this one right at the feet of one guy. A fellow MN native put in for two more shields. That tossed it over the edge with... Read more
Note: Physical Print pledges are NOT POD coupons
Just to be clear, based on a question in the comments:
- Thegns ($20) get the PDF
- Jarls ($50) get a B/W hardback mailed to them from me, plus the PDF ... Read more
Dragon Heresy: 10 hours to go!
The Final Countdown
Well, we're down to the countdown. 10 hours to go.
We'll have to see a remarkable acceleration in pledges (or about five shield pledges) to hit the... Read more
Trial Book Block Looks AMAZING
When I started to get quotes for printing, especially in color, I didn't really know what I was looking to receive. But I just got a trial "book block" back... Read more
Last Three Days . . .
So, three days left, and we're around $11K. Based on the various algorithms, we'll land at $14K, and with a little help the $16K offset goal is within reach.
I'm... Read more
Additional Content: Voting thus far
As of this morning, 60 of 196 eligible voters have filled out the form. Thank you!
Currently, here's the tally:
- Several Alternate Combat Rules (2000 words) in the lead with... Read more
$10,000 Stretch Goal PILLAGED!
More later, but thank you all so much for helping the project hit its first stretch goal.
My goals tend to be major, and far apart. This one is no... Read more
Additional Content Options when we hit $10K Stretch Goal!
Stretch Goal Approaching Rapidly
As of right now, we are only $160 from passing the "Additional Content" Dragon Heresy Introductory Set Kickstarter stretch goal at $10,000, and the odds that... Read more
Dragon Heresy Rules Excerpt: Social Standing
The Kickstarter update function is good for many things.
Formatting is NOT one of them.
So I'm going to post a prelude and explanation here, but then stick y'all with... Read more
Shields, Production Progress, and Stretch Goal closure
Greetings, fellow Torengur! We're entering the third weekend of the project, and things look pretty good.
Another Skjald-hirð Joins the Battle!
We had a great day yesterday, driven largely by... Read more
Twitch game went well!
I played through a four hour session with the guys from Roles to Astonish on Twitch.
Once it finished uploading and sorting out, it'll be here:
Developer Spotlight: Dragon Heresy... Read more
Watch Dragon Heresy be played on Twitch
This is a bit of an experiment. I've never streamed on Twitch, but I'm giving it a shot
The folks at Roles to Astonish, a newish channel, have agreed to... Read more
Halfway there, and halfway there! Also Streaming and Micro-setting development
At 4pm today CST we'll hit precisely the midpoint of the Dragon Heresy Kickstarter campaign.
How are we doing? Pretty well.
Well, I mean, if we just wanted to fund,... Read more
Special Offer! TAX SHIELD!
In the USA, April 15th is Tax Day, the day by which one must file their income tax return
From right now until April 15th ends, I will offer a... Read more
A Glimpse at potential added content: Runic Berserker
A backer was asking about something I mentioned in one of the podcasts I was on this last weekend, which also appeared in one of the playtests from way back:... Read more
Live Chat on RPG.NET: Gaming Ballistic talks Dragon Heresy; Podcast Roundup
I was invited to come on to the RPG.NET Live chat tomorrow at 8:30pm Central Time.
To join: http://tinyurl.com/rpgnetchat
Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com
RPGnet is a... Read more
Live Chat with Nerdarchy Dave! Today at noon CST
I'm going to be talking with Nerdarchy Dave at noon CST about Dragon Heresy. Live chat!
YouTube Chat Link
Old Playtest Reports
Well. We hit 200% funding today. Thanks, everyone!
In the meantime, I wanted to link in some playtest reports from the game's development over on Gaming Ballistic, my blog. These... Read more
$22,000 Stretch Goal Added: Even More Content
New Goal, Big Book
In response to a few comments off line, I have added a stretch goal at $22,000 that will plus the book up to 304 or 320... Read more
Page Count, Cosmology, and first review
A backer asked about the setting page count, and I thought it was worth explaining in more detail in a comment what's actually in the book.
I'm targeting a 3-5%... Read more
Progress Report: Things moving along well
Well, we've funded. So that means that even with some "oops, I had a financial crisis" type stuff, we're far enough in with long enough to go that I felt... Read more
The Established Facts Podcast
I was on The ESTABLiSHED FACTS podcast with Derek Knutsen-Frey the other day, and it just went live today.
We talk about all sorts of thing s
- How I got... Read more
Designer's Notes, and Shields with at least 12% more Viking
Over the weekend and the last few days, I filmed a bit of "Doug talking, mostly about Vikings" as something like a "Designer's Notes," or really, just talking about the... Read more
Hail to the Shield-Guard! The Skjald-hirð carries the day! (FUNDED!)
And with a mighty pledge, backer Mark S takes us well into final territory!
That's it. We've crossed the goal, and if we keep on this trajectory, I will begin... Read more
A Great Beginning: the first 24 hours
Well, this is April in Minnesota, so naturally I woke to find about six inches of snow on the ground. Sigh. This state . . .
We had a great... Read more
Welcome to Dragon Heresy!
Wow, guys! Great start, with more than 1/3 of the way to funding in two hours.
Of course, we're not there yet, and the best thing folks can do right... Read more