Production Update: Ring of the Risen
Finished the layout etc. for the Ring of the Risen, an artifact made possible and suggested by an elite backer as part of their reward level.
This thing is... Read more
Production Update: August 15th
AA2 Items Completed
Huge milestone: all the crunch and fluff for all of the base AA2 items is complete.
Two tasks remain: 1) I need to lay out the already-completed... Read more
Preview: Nightstrand Garrote
A reminder that if you are owed a weapon and/or an NPC as part of your pledge, please get in touch with me so I can include this in the... Read more
I swear, I could do an entire volume of AA dedicated solely to magic scythes.
Cullers were created by evil military leaders to thin their ranks of the... Read more
Preview: Carvish Swords
Steady, steady progress on AA2.
Hardcover Fulfillment Check: AA1
AA1 hardcovers for Pathfinder were ordered on the 16th. I just checked, and RPGnow's tracker shows them all as... Read more
Production Update: Hell's Bell
Steady progress continues with AA2. I've also started to tweak the PFRPG AA1 to convert it to 5E; my results thus far are very encouraging and exciting.
Feedback... Read more
Production Update: Harp of Sorrows
Making steady progress on AA2. I was particularly fond of the backstory for a magic instrument I finished tonight, so I figured I'd share it.
The Harp of Sorrows
The... Read more
Artifacts & Artifice 1 Discount Code
A quick note to announce that Artifacts & Artifice, Volume 1, Pathfinder edition is now published and available in PDF and hardcover.
Use these backer discount codes to get ~30%... Read more
AA1 Pathfinder Published & Fulfilled!
Thanks for your patience: the Pathfinder edition of AA1 has now been published, and the hardcopies ordered for those entitled to them.
As I may have mentioned, all... Read more
Production Update: July 12th (Layout Preview: Greymist Bow & Arrow)
Nearly done the core stats layout for AA2. Very pumped, as this is the most intensive piece of the book.
Here's a preview of the Greymist... Read more
IGS State of the Nation: July 2018
Hello, backers! It's been a minute, so I wanted to update everyone on the state of the Infinium Game Studio situation.
- Everything's behind schedule.
- Everything's more awesome than... Read more
Production Update: July 3rd
Still waiting on the publisher/printer to finish review of the remediated book files. Something tells me that they might not be too productive this week, with July 4th falling... Read more
Production Update: June 29th
Hardcover Proof Has Arrived!
Except, there was one defect with the cover file and credits. I've remedied and resubmitted. Should be accepted in a day or so, then I... Read more
Production Update: June 28th
Proof copy of AA1 is in transit to me now.
Work progresses on AA2.
Production Update: June 22nd
AA1 has been cleared by the publisher and printer, and I’ve ordered a proof hardcover. Huzzah!
AA2 is fully templated and all the art laid out. Starting detailed content now.... Read more
Forgers & Artificers, Fear Not!
Apologies for the multiple messages in one day; this one is only to those who are owed an artifact and/or NPC.
These rewards will be part of AA2. I will... Read more
Artifacts & Artifice Volume 1 Pathfinder PDF Fulfilled
FYI, AA1 for PFRPG has been completed and fulfilled via PDF.
If you are owed a copy of this PDF and have not received a notification from RPGnow,... Read more
Artifacts & Artifice, Volume 1 is now completed.
As predicted, the pagecount came down a bit, owing to the condensation of NPC crunch in most cases. 394 pages... Read more
Production Update: June 6th
Nearly halfway through the crunch layout for the NPCs for the entire book.
I'm hoping to complete by the weekend, but that may be a bit overly optimistic... Read more
Production Update: AA1 100%
Great news: I'm done AA1, everything but laying out the NPC crunch. This last piece has historically been the quickest component, mainly a copy/paste exercise really, so... Read more
Production Update: May 29th
Soooo close, now. I can taste it!
- Finish writing AA1 THIS WEEK.
- Lay out NPC crunch.
- Publish PDF.
- Order hardcopy proof.
- Order fulfillment hardcovers to all... Read more
Production Update: May 15th
Good milestone tonight: hit 90% complete AA1. I feel very confident in my goal of publishing AA1 by end of May. Each and every item feels like a little... Read more
Dark Obelisk 2: Backer Discount Roundup
Please use these links to obtain special discounts on DO2-related products, exclusively for Kickstarter backers. This is partly in celebration of DO2 FINALLY being finished, and partly in recognition... Read more
IGS State of the Nation: May 2018
A ton going on, a ton in the queue... and a ton of excitement all around.
Dark Obelisk 2
Nobody has corrected my research that it is... Read more
Preview: Crimson Parade Armor
I had such fun writing this one that I wanted to share it with you as a sneak preview.
This leather armor is finely-crafted and beautiful. It’s typically used... Read more
Production Update; March 27th
Quick update today: 40% done the first book. Little over 180 pages completed.
Production Update: March 23rd
Book 1 is now fully 1/3 complete.
There is a Quest in the book titled "Dire Prostitute". That's all I'm going to say about that until the book... Read more
Production Update: March 19th
Steady, great progress continues, and each item continues to be its own little mini-adventure possibility.
- Mortal Pendant
- Thighknife Garter
- Vorpal Scabbard
Overall, we're now... Read more
Production Update: March 14th
Sometimes, I work more quickly than anticipated: I'm done the mechanics of the first AA book already.
All 49 items have been crunched out, their vital stats completed, and their... Read more
Production Update: March 13th
Substantial progress of late. I began doing each item completely through, and have since shifted to an iterative approach.
The hardest and most involved piece of this is the guts... Read more
Production Update: March 9th
Some great work recently... wanted to share some milestones.
- Crunch for NPCs associated with the items is more than 80% completed: in all, there will be over 375 full statblocks,... Read more
Live: Western Realm Gazetteer Kickstarter
Check it out here.
Why Do You Care?
Check it out. Seriously, check it out. I'm 99% positive this is the hugest, most ambitious campaign setting ever conceived, at... Read more
IGS Production Update: February 26th
- You're all awesome.
- Dark Obelisk 2 is completed and pending publication shortly.
- Artifacts & Artifice is in full swing now; targeting late March / April to complete.
- Character... Read more
Dark Obelisk 2 Complete
Excellent news: I've finished writing Dark Obelisk 2. It is an absolutely enormous result, an 840 page adventure book, a 450 page atlas, a 100 page FlexTale Encounter Generator, and... Read more
Production Update: January 29th
Dark Obelisk 2 is nearing completion. I think last time I'd provided an update, I had hoped to complete it by the end of December; I am now shooting for... Read more
FTEG: Context-Only Pledge Levels Added
In response to backer requests, I've added two "Context Only" pledge levels to the FTEG Kickstarter.
For anyone who's already owed a copy of the FTEG via a prior... Read more
New Kickstarter: FlexTale Encounter Generator
The New FTEG Kickstarter
Surprise! It's another Kickstarter project. Check it out here.
This one is simple: I've finished Version 1.0 of the FlexTale Encounter Generator. As in,... Read more
IGS General Status Update: Looking to 2018
Hi there! I've been posting here and there, but figured the time was right for a general state-of-the-nation as it pertains to Infinium Game Studios, our products, and our various... Read more
Production Update: December 6th
Item List Established
The preliminary item list weighs in at 106 items--more than double what I had originally intended. Better still, artwork is completed for ALL of these items.
Crunch... Read more
Art Preview: Concoctatorium
Production Update: Good and Bad News
Both good and bad are the same information: I'm making massive progress toward finishing DO2, which needs to happen before AA becomes top and sole... Read more
Production Update: November 13th (Art Preview: Banner of Tranquility)
Hiya! Long time, no update. I know. Let's correct that!
I'm busy, too. I get it. If you're too busy for all the crap below, here's what you... Read more
Production Update: October 30th (Art Preview: Vorpal Scabbard)
Production continues... albeit at a somewhat "background" pace still for the time being.
My top priority remains completing DO2. Immediately upon completion, AA becomes my #1 priority. At that point,... Read more
Aquilae: Bestiary of the Realm Kickstarter Launched
Check out the new Kickstarter here.
This will not affect the development of other products in the pipeline (like Artifacts & Artifice). This Bestiary kickstarter is being... Read more
Production Update: September 28th
Quick note: We're beginning layout soon, just to get the architecture of the book together and to get a better feel as to what items will end up in which... Read more
Production Update: September 20th
Back from vacation, and I wanted to give everyone an update as to where things stand.
Berinncorte Basecamp, the project that had been taking a lot... Read more
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend to whom that applies.
I'm on vacation with my family for the next few days; productivity to resume next week in earnest.... Read more
Not quite sure what happened to the image in the prior update just now, but it didn't appear to upload correctly. Apologies for the double update, but this image upload... Read more
Production Update: August 30th & Art Preview: Bloodthinner Potion
Happy birthday to me! Time for an update.
If you can believe it, we have a total of 80 items illustrated. That's enough to fill two books, to be sure.... Read more
Production Update: August 22nd & Art Preview: Harp of Sorrows
If you can believe it, we now have enough completed artwork to fill two narrow books. So exciting to see everything spread out in folders!
We ended up having dozens... Read more
Art Preview: Disembowler Knife; Production Update: August 10th
Plenty more artworkstreaming in. I must admit to something of an addiction here to listing out high-concepts, and getting them commissioned; I've got enough of a backlog... Read more
Art Preview: Defoliant Bolt & Production Status, August 1st
Art commissions continue to stream in. All in all, 56 individual items have already been completed! That's probably enough to fit two books already, but we want to keep... Read more
Art Preview: Culler
Hi all! Work progresses, particularly in the artwork commissioning space.
I'd like to welcome a new artist, Augustinas Raginskis (http://www.coroflot.com/augustinasraginskis). Augustinas has a beautiful portfolio of prior work, and his... Read more
IGS State of the Nation: July 2017
TL;DR: Executive Summary
- I am committed to deliver everything I've promised, regardless of whether or not a given product gets its own "enhancement KS" or if such a KS gets... Read more
BackerKit Update: Locked Down & Charging
BackerKit deadline has come and gone; nearly all of you have completed your survey so thank you very much.
Cards will charge shortly. Thanks again to everyone for your support.... Read more
Art Preview: Bandicoot Sheath
Quick update today: Art continues to come in through our deep pipeline of commissions.
Below please find the Bandicoot Sheath: a bracer/gauntlet of similar appearance to the primary... Read more
New Kickstarter: Druid Enclave Setting Book
Surprise, surprise: One IGS Kickstarter project ends, and another is born. This one's the Druid Enclave. It's gonna be super fun.
Check it out here.
Why Another... Read more
BackerKit Reminder: July 15th Deadline; Kickstarter Surveys Sending Today
Nearly all of you have completed your BackerKit surveys, so ignore this for the most part, but a gentle reminder that July 15th is the deadline for finalizing your survey.... Read more
Production Update: June 28th (& Art Preview)
Lots of progress of late. Here's a quick summary:
- Art: Continues to pour in. Below is a preview of the nightstrand garotte. Cannot wait to spec this... Read more
Art Preview: Dreadslime Poison
Thanks much to the overwhelming majority of you who have replied to your BackerKit surveys! Everyone else still has plenty of time.
Today's art preview is Dreadslime Poison. Those... Read more
BackerKit Questions & Clarifications
Sorry to spam your inbox with two updates in a day, but I wanted to pre-emptively respond to some common questions I've received thus far.
Please let me know if... Read more
BackerKit Surveys Sent; New BackerKit-Only Book: Art Folio
Surveys Are Away!
Check your inboxes. Please let me know if you have any issues dealing with them; sometimes I struggle with BackerKit.
Our artists are amazing.... Read more
Production Update & Art Preview: June 21st
Hi, o esteemed backers! We're still in the financial limbo period following closure of the Kickstarter campaign, where KS takes 14 days to clear credit cards and make... Read more
New Kickstarter: Character Compendium for DO2
I'll make this brief: IGS has a new Kickstarter that's live. Check it out here.
Why Do You Care?
The DO2 Character Compendium is a brand-new product. It's not part... Read more
FUNDED. And how. What happens next?
THANK YOU. All of you. You've made it possible for us to pursue this amazing project, and with the funding level you've given us, we'll be tackling it the way... Read more
Final Hours! New Stretch Goal
Quick note to thank everyone who has pledged thus far, old and new!
At the request of backers, here's one final goal for us to hit... seems pretty feasible the... Read more
Final Day! Art Preview
What an exciting finish this is turning out to be!
Final art preview: Obelisk Shard. Imagine if Ioun Stones were evil and semi-sentient. Eek.
(Art credit Jack Kaiser)
Wow! Final Day!
I can't thank you all enough--new backers and old.
We are now in the somewhat bizarre position of being within a reasonable shot of having this be the most successful... Read more
Art Preview: Magekiller Helm
It's been a while since I've posted an art preview, but rest assured, top-notch artists such as Jack Kaiser and Kim van Deun have been hard at work churning out... Read more
Stretch Goal Mayhem
Final 6 days, and we're continuing to gather momentum. So thrilled about all the support!
Unlocked Stretch Goals
- UNLOCKED! $6,500: Dedicated chapter for alchemical items and concoctions related to... Read more
Stretch Goal Carnage, New KS-Exclusive Stretch Goal
Holy moley. Congrats to everyone at our hitting $6,400! Amazing. It just makes us so excited about these books, since each Stretch Goal that falls guarantees the final product will... Read more
6000! & Premium Color Clarification
Wowza! We're up to 6k. I'll update Stretch Goals soon, but just congrats to everyone for your awesome contributions!!!
Clarification regarding the Add-On to upgrade to Premium Color: The listed... Read more
Congrats to all backers for setting a record: more backers than we've ever had in a Kickstarter!
There have been some folks canceling and rejoining over the last few days.... Read more
Art Preview: Fetish of the Insali
Part of what makes the Artifacts & Artifice books so great is their tie-ins to the larger world. Throughout the book, many items and the descriptions thereof serve to build... Read more
Regarding the "record-setting popularity" Stretch Goal, a quick clarification: since backers join and leave periodically, who exactly is Backer #114 may change before the campaign wraps up.
So I will... Read more
Stretch Goal Update: 5K
Woo-hoo, we've hit the $5K mark. Time for an update on which Stretch Goals have fallen, and which ones have been announced.
For those who celebrate it, have a fantastic... Read more
New Stretch Goal: Record-Setting Backer Count
I've updated the Stretch Goals section of the campaign with a new goal:
Backer Count Stretch Goal:
LOCKED: 114th Backer: If (seemingly WHEN!) this project's backer count surpasses my... Read more
Meet the Authors: Bernie McCormick
Sometimes, understanding the author helps you envision the final product.
And since Artifacts & Artificeis the first book on which Infinium Game Studio is collaborating, it seemed natural... Read more
Stretch Goal Carnage Continues
A few fun unlocks since our last update... congrats to everyone for helping make these books even more amazing!
- UNLOCKED! $4,000: Standalone Adventure:"Crucible of Shadow".
- UNLOCKED! $4,250: Free Map... Read more
Art Preview: Obelisk Mote Bolt
Obelisk mote bolts are crossbow bolts with a tiny piece of dark obelisk embedded in them.
They're nasty, powerful, and desperate: notching one of these projectiles draws lifeblood from the... Read more
New Pledge Levels for DO2 AA Backers
A few awesome DO2 backers messaged me asking if there was anything to care about with this Artifacts & Artifice Kickstarter.
Short answer: Yes, there is.
Longer answer,... Read more
Another Stretch Goal Falls, Another Shall Rise
Fallen Stretch Goal
Huzzah! Congrats all.
$3,750: +1 Artifact with several associated NPCs and Quests. Very excited about this one, as it's the super-powerful items that have the potential to... Read more
More Stretch Goal Carnage! ++New Stretch Goal Announced
Yay! $3,500 unlocks the following Stretch Goal:
$3,500: Standalone Adventure: "Side Jobs and Second Chances".
So what's that all about? STAY TUNED!! But spoiler alert, it involves one or more... Read more
How to Get Dark Obelisk Books & Clarification on Stretch Goals
Dark Obelisk Books
I've gotten some requests from backers as to whether they can pledge to include other IGS books in the Dark Obelisk Adventure Path line.
Artifacts &... Read more
Map Preview: Watchspire
Watchspires dot the main roads of Western Aquilae; the PCs may encounter one in their journeys, either outside of Berinncorte in the context of Dark Obelisk 1, or venturing farther... Read more
Book #2 UNLOCKED; New Pledge Levels Added
Up your pledge level to grab AA2, which is now a thing!
Congrats to everyone! Huzzah! Accolades! And et cetera.
- With the exceptions noted below, existing (old) pledge... Read more
New Stretch Goal Configuration: SECOND BOOK Possible
Well, all right; the way things have been going, "possible" should be interpreted as "slam dunk likely".
If we hit $2,500, as of this writing less than $100... Read more
Map Preview: Brushgather Farm Basement
Here's a preview of the sort of mapping we do here at IGS. Every single map comes in both a GM and a Players flavor.
Take a look here for... Read more
Stretch Goal Update & Art Preview: May 15th
Stretch Goal Update
Over the weekend, we had two goals fall, so here are go with a newly-announced goal. Well done everybody and congrats!
Also, as a result of the... Read more
Wow! Another Stretch Goal Fallen!
I'll post another new Stretch Goal, but congrats--you've all unlocked a standalone adventure module that will likely be embedded in the Artifacts & Artifice book.
Huzzah! And happy Mother's Day... Read more
First Stretch Goal Down!
W00t! $1,750 means the first Stretch Goal has fallen. Thanks to all who have gotten us this far so quickly!
- Unlocked one additional slot for the Master Artificer: Paragon ... Read more
Art Update & Cross-Promotion
Today's preview item is the Netherbow:
This shortbow appears carved from a very dark, almost black, wood. Carved along its entire surface are intricate runes; though they drift... Read more
Art Preview: May 10th
These weapons contain a splinter of raw Dark Obelisk embedded deep within a jagged sheath of obsidian.
(So thrilled at how this turned out. I'm so lucky... Read more
New Stretch Goals Listed!
Huzzah, we're funded! Time to reach for the stars and make everyone's end result even better.
In the list below, "Standalone Adventures" are just that: a chapter in the... Read more
Wow! Funded in a Day!
Love you all. Super thrilled that this is going to be as awesome as we'd hoped.
I'll be adding some Stretch Goals later today now that we're funded.
For now:... Read more