Sequel Creature & Encounter Decks Project Now Live!
We've previously hinted and asked about doing a sequel project to the original Creature & Encounter Decks, and now it is live!
- To manage the... Read more
I apologize for sending two messages within a day. But we had a few good suggestions in the free text part of the survey announced yesterday, so I updated the... Read more
Plans for More Creature & Encounter Decks
We've put together a survey to get your opinions on what we can do next with the Creature & Encounter Decks. Please take a look and let us know!
New DungeonMorphs Kickstarter
In case you missed it, a little over a week ago we launched our latest Kickstarter: DungeonMorphs: Cities & Villages on Dice/Cards. These are mini-maps designed to be joined together... Read more
Blank/Lined Backed Creature Decks Now Available
We just made the blank/lined backed Creature Decks available through RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. You can find them at this link.
If you have an interest in picking them up send us a... Read more
All Done, Except Blank Decks; Also a Fate/Dungeon World Bonus
Back from a successful GenCon and diving into my to-do list...
Earlier today I sent out the Fate & Dungeon World PDFs! So pretty much we're done with this Kickstarter! ... Read more
Fate & Dungeon World Sets Sent; At GenCon
We're at GenCon for the weekend (booth #3019 if you're here and want to drop by) but just before leaving we dropped the Fate & Dungeon World Decks in the... Read more
ENnies Voting, Fate & Dungeon World Decks Printed, One More Thing
I'll take things in the same order as the title:
- ENnies voting is underway! The voting period is already half over, so please vote soon! Voting ends July... Read more
ENnies Nomination! & An Update
Great news, albeit a bit late. (I have truly been putting every spare minute I could into editing the last decks.) On Monday, the Aberrations System Neutral Creature... Read more
LL/1e Decks Sent & Fate/Dungeon World Updates
For Labyrinth Lord/0e/1e backers, I've just sent out the links to the final PDFs through RPGNow. The matching physical card decks were sent out yesterday. You should be getting them... Read more
LL/0e/1e, Fate & Dungeon World Updates
Hi folks, its been another month (plus a few days) and I wanted to send an update.
A few of you have had questions in recent days about the LL/0e/1e... Read more
LL/0e/1e Decks Shipping Soon, Fate/Dungeon World Samples
Great news! The Labyrinth Lord (0e/1e) decks were finished on the 1st or 2nd of May. (A week or two later than hoped, but it still feels good to say... Read more
1e/Labyrinth Lord, DW, Fate Card Decks Progress
The past month has been going very well. I'm probably a few days behind where I want to be with the Labyrinth Lord/1E decks, but it is very... Read more
All Remaining Decks In Progress
So its actually been a month and a half since I last posted an update. I bet you want me back to working on the remaining decks, so here is... Read more
Sent out: Monster Stand Ins Update & Pathfinder Decks, More Updates
We've had a lot of good progress over the past couple of weeks.
Monster Stand-Ins:About a week and a half ago I finished the updates to the... Read more
Happy New Year! & A Status Update
Happy New Year!
I wanted to send you all an update on the project's many parts:
The Pathfinder creature cards are being printed and should be out to backers in... Read more
3.75/PF RPG Decks Out for All PF RPG Backers Review
I've just sent out the PDFs of the 3.75/PF RPG Creature Decks out to all who backed for them for a short review period. As I explained in messages to... Read more
Quick Status Update
We're (backer Daniel Shaefer and I) doing the final edits on 4 of the 5 pathfinder decks. I expect the other deck to be ready for editing within the next... Read more
Pathfinder Reviewers Wanted, General Update
Its actually been over a month since my last update, so I am overdue to give a status of the project. The Encounter Decks and the System Neutral/Ecology... Read more
What's Been Sent So Far; What's Coming Up
This is an important message to read because it tells you what you should have to date and what's coming up.
Last week, I sent out the physical... Read more
System Neutral Decks to the Printer!
Good News! The System Neutral Creature Decks have gone to the printer! And the Encounter Decks will be done this weekend.
When I saw the survey feedback where more than... Read more
Survey and Progress Update; Editors Wanted
Again, we'll start with the high-level progress:
- Encounter Cards: 60% done.
- Creature cards (issues that apply to all sets): 90% done. Again, we just need to convert the images to... Read more
Another Bi-weekly Update; Survey Preview
First, the high-level progress:
- Encounter Cards: 45% done.
- Creature cards (issues that apply to all sets): 90% done. Again, we just need to convert the images to CMYK for printing. ... Read more
Almost Bi-Weekly Update
As I mentioned about two weeks ago, I'm posting bi-weekly updates. I'd like one more two week cycle before I revise the ship dates for these. (That will... Read more
Art Complete, Other Tasks Progress Update
I wanted to give you all an update of where we are. I know we're going to be late (due to the much larger scope as mentioned before)... Read more
General Status Update
The art continues to roll in, although there haven't been any new sketches for us to vote. Here's a general status of all the new art for this... Read more
3 New Sketches from Jacqui Davis
Below are a few more creature sketches as we approach the end of the art phase. Jacqui has labeled each sketch in each pair with a "1" or... Read more
New Sketches & a Final From Malcolm
More voting! (Although we are getting near the end of the sketch phase.) Malcolm sent over the finals of the phoenix (close the the "B" that most people... Read more
Roper Sketches from Felipe Gaona; Revised Pathfinder Samples
Work on the project continues! Below are a pair of Roper sketches by Felipe Gaona, Please indicate in a comment if you like "A" or "B" better as... Read more
Six Sketch Pairs from Matt Bulahao & Pathfinder Card Samples
Thanks for the feedback on the samples to date! With the two pairs of sketches from Simon in the last post, most people preferred the first ("A") sea... Read more
Two More Sketch Pairs From Simon Buckroyd
Yesterday Simon sent me these sketches of a Slime Crawler (think Carrion) and a Sea Serpent.
Please indicate in a comment if you like "A" or "B" better as well... Read more
And 3 Sketch Pairs From Simon
Soon after I posted Malcolm's sketches, a few arrived from Simon Buckroyd... We have a pair of duerger, mermaids and neothilids.
As usual in about 24 hours I'll send the... Read more
Malcolm's Phoenix Sketches
Below are couple of new sketches of a Phoenix from Malcolm McClinton. As usual in about 24 hours I'll send the feedback to the artist. Please indicate in a comment... Read more
Sketches from Bruno
And things keep rolling in...
Bruno Balixa has sent over his takes on a redcap, iron golem and winter wolf. As usual in about 24 hours I'll send the feedback... Read more
More Sketches from Tadas
Tadas Sidlauskas is well on his way with the couatl, gorgon & kraken... thanks for the feedback! (We did go for a more snakelike head on the couatl; a gorgon... Read more
Sorry to send out two updates in the same day, but I don't want to hold up the artists. Tadas Sidlauskas sent over 3 Kraken sketches soon after I posted... Read more
More Sketches from Eric Quigley
Well, by now you probably know the drill. Below are a girillon, grippli, and an orc king all by Eric Quigley. Things are going very fast coordinating all... Read more
Two More Creature Sketches
Tadas Sidlauskas sends us couatl and gorgon sketches. Over the next 24 hours please post if you prefer A or B or like one except for an issue or two... Read more
More Sketches; One Sample Final
We've got three new pairs of sketches to review and vote on over the next 24 hours or so. Malcolm McClinton gives us cave fishers & ice golems. ... Read more
More Sketches & Previews
Most of the art that has been coming in over the past week and a half has been near final and final versions of the sketches you've already... Read more
Morlock & Weretiger Sketches for Review
As usual, which do you prefer and/or do you have any specific suggestions. I think this feedback process has been going very well. These come from Tadas Sidlauskas. (Sorry for... Read more
More Sketches from Jacqui Davis
Jacqui has done sketches of our marid (water) genie and night hag! Please note if you prefer the one on the left or right for each as well any other... Read more
Dire Wolverine, Violet Fungus & Moonflower
Just wanted to share more art for feedback.
Because we had some concern about making the wolverine look like a wolverine instead of a bear or wolf, Jacqui... Read more
Purple Worm Sketches, Shocker Lizard Final & System Neutral Prototype
Several varied things in this update...
First Jacqui Davis sent over two sketches for the purple worm, so let us know if you prefer A or B and/or have some... Read more
Giant Flytrap and Dire Wolverine Sketches
Today/Tonight, we've got the first new sketches from Jacqui Davis, who did our Roc which you can still see on the home page. As usual, tell me which of the... Read more
More Art to Reveal & Review
I've got a couple of pieces of new art from Felipe Gaona to show you. First is our completed Brass Dragon!
Second are a few sketches of a Dire Tiger. ... Read more
Thank you to everyone who has backed the project! We made a great stride in the last couple of days and just as I thought getting funded was only a... Read more
Goal Made! More Sketches to Evaluate
You're awesome! We made our goal! I'm very happy to know we'll be working to complete this project over the next few months. (I've been too busy answering questions and... Read more
Coloring Books, More Art Previews, Video
A bunch of updates here!
First the quickest one to mention: If you want to watch me talk about the project for 5 minutes, I finally added a video to... Read more
Even More Art Sketches to Review
From my favorite TV show:
Marcus & Franklin are stuck in a space ship's cargo hold for a long journey.
Marcus: I spy with my little eye something that starts... Read more
You can still post your preferences regarding the art by Simon I posted yesterday early evening (US east coast time.) But last night a bunch more arrived, so I'd like... Read more
More Creature Sketches to Evaluate
Artist Simon Buckroyd has sent in a pair of sketches for each of five different creatures: Stone Golem, Silver Dragon, Scarecrow, Salamander, and Genie (Djinn).
As with Matt Bulahao's sketches... Read more
Behind the Scenes & a Preview
A lot of progress has been going on behind the scenes of the project.
- I have been refining my custom program that lays out the cards into a PDF.
- I... Read more
More Art Rolls In
As we've gotten closer to making our goal, I've been working with the artists to finalize which creatures to ask them to create... and now we're seeing the... Read more
Pledge Helper Link
Here's a little web tool I wrote to help you know what to pledge for based on what you'd like.
If you get an unexpected amount, please post a... Read more
More Sketch Previews
Eric Quigley has sketched our Dragon Turtle and Wyvern! See the samples below. The idea is to use these combined with the Tengu, Intellect Devourer and Froghemoth we showed a... Read more
Eric is fast-tracking the composite painting mentioned (and the rough sketch was previewed) a couple of updates ago so we can see it before pledging completes. Here are more refined... Read more
Creature Card Game System Final Results & Lots More!
I think the game system poll has served its purpose well and based on the results here are the game systems we'll do: System neutral (ecology/knowledge check info), Pathfinder, Labyrinth... Read more
New Monster Art Print Preview
One of the upgrades I think I've suggested in a prior preview is an art print to serve as the cover of a binder where you store your cards. (I... Read more
Game System Poll Update & 5th Deck Announcement
It has been a couple of days since the last update, so I thought I'd post the current poll results...
But before we get to that, allow me to finalize... Read more
New Card Deck Option, New Pledge Level
I've been continuing to ponder what I can add to the project that won't be too burdensome to create, yet still fits in with the overall project's concept and will... Read more
Game System Poll Snafu
I'm very sorry about this, but it seems the polling website limits viewing poll responses to 100 votes before requiring a paid account. (The polling website I used previously didn't... Read more
Game System Poll Update
Just a quick update on the survey results. I believe we'll continue it until somewhere between the 10th to the 15th to give everyone plenty of notice before pledging ends. ... Read more
Permutations & Combinatorics!
One of our backers (thanks Grant!) said I should do a short summary of the project's card decks to make sure everyone understands because it is a bit complicated.
- The... Read more
More Card Samples Posted
I hope you had a great holiday! (With another holiday around the corner.)
I had some time today to put together more card samples--in this case for Dungeon... Read more
We're up to 70 survey responses, so I thought I'd provide an update.
First a bit of a disclaimer: Its my intent to provide the cards for as many systems... Read more
Survey Results So Far & Stock Art Update
Thanks for the survey responses! As of this moment we've got 58 responses.
Just a quick word about the stock art before we get into the results. Stock... Read more
Poll to Select Game Systems is Up
Our poll to finalize the game system choices (and a couple of other options) is posted here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GKXLHY8
I've also revised the main project page with a graphic... Read more
Another Encounter and Creature Card Deck Announced
I had hoped to add another encounter deck and creature card deck as stretch goals. But things have slowed and I want to keep them going, so I've... Read more
Card Fonts Updated
Sorry for sending out 3 updates within 24 hours, but I wanted to revise the fonts in the samples and get feedback. Here are the links again, and this time... Read more
Revised Links to Samples
Sorry about the links in the prior update! Posting the update was the last thing I did before going to bed and I didn't check them. Here they are, and... Read more
I wanted to post a revised DungeonWorld and Adventurer, Conqueror, King samples as well as a new sample of the "system neutral" card. They are all the same... Read more
Previews for Other Game Systems
Two early suggestions were to try the creature cards with stats for Dungeon World and Adventurer, Conqueror, King System. I've put together a Goblin Orkaster/Shaman card for these game systems. ... Read more
A Great Start & Soliciting Ideas to Make the Project Better
My thanks to all who have backed so far. Welcome aboard for what I think will be a fun ride to a new set of products!
As you... Read more