Something Shawn and I noticed going through the NPCs list is that a good 90% of the Kickstarter characters are men. This is a product of the Kickstarter demographics, of... Read more
Out Now: SoB Stories #1
Kickstarter-funded scenario SoB Stories #1 "This Town is Gonna Kill Me" is now available! You can check it out here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/132697/Streets-of-Bedlam-SoB-Stories-1?cPath=5096_19992
Kickstarter backers who pledged at the $100 or $200 level... Read more
Shipping Update and Moving Forward
My hope is that, by now, almost all of you have received your physical rewards (books and dice). If you pledged $60 or less and have not received... Read more
The Big Ship
Everything is on hand so now it's just a matter of shipping everything out. I'm sending out the packages in waves. About a third of you have your rewards en... Read more
Five-Story Drop: Now Printing
Hello! Just a quick update that the revised Five-Story Drop cover proof has been accepted and the books are now cleared for print. I should have them in my hand... Read more
Five-Story Drop: Almost but not Quite
The Five-Story Drop proof came in Friday! Here's an action shot:
The interior looks good but, unfortunately, there's an issue with the cover. As you can see, the red spinal... Read more
5SD: Printing and Proof Update
Hey everyone, just a quick note that Five-Story Drop has gone through the print pre-processing and I should have a proof in my hands either tomorrow or Thursday. If it's... Read more
Five-Story Drop - Updated This Friday!
Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know that the updated PDF of Five-Story Drop will be out this Friday. Moving house and then having family in town... Read more
Five-Story Drop Hardcopy + What’s Next
Next Steps on Five-Story Drop
Five-Story Drophit digital shelves last Friday but, as you may well know, it’s not exactly ready for the print commitment. I’ve spent a good... Read more
Five-Story Drop is Here!
After a far-too-long-in-development cycle, I am happy to announce that Streets of Bedlam's first supplement, Five-Story Drop, is finally out in PDF!
Attention Kickstarter Backers!If you... Read more
Preparing to Drop #5: The Final Countdown
Some edits and additions to make but I'll see you all on Friday with a completed Five-Story Drop. ;)
Preparing to Drop #4 - Two Weeks, Topic of Discussion, The Future!
Two weeks to go and things are going well. I'm currently staring down the barrel of a bachelor weekend so, aside from tending to the animals and... Read more
Preparing to Drop #3 - The Ultimatum
Missed last week’s update so let’s get to the details:
Preparing to Drop #2
Sorry I missed updating you all on Friday but the week was, once again, crazy busy. The good news is that I made solid progress on "Does a Body Good"... Read more
Preparing to Drop #1
Welcome to the first of the Five-Story Drop updates. Work has been settling down some so I managed to plug away at Five-Story Drop this week. I didn't manage my... Read more
The Skinny on the Drop
Some of you have been asking about the status of Five-Story Drop. And you should be. We reached and breached the ridiculously overdue date some time ago. The book is... Read more
Resolving the New Year
The new year has come and brought with it a stupid amount of writing I have to do. Some of it is brand new and some it is spill-over from... Read more
I posted this on StreetsOfBedlam.com weeks ago but neglected to post it here. My apologies for that.
Here is the Kickstarter-relevant portion of that update:
Now for the not-so-great news. I... Read more
Coroner's Report: Kickstarter
It's traditional in video games for the developers to write post-mortems after a game has shipped. These briefs provide folks with a way to talk about what went right and... Read more
The Shipping News
The past two weeks have been a busy time full of signing, packing, stamping, filling out customs forms, and spending a lot of money at the post office. All in... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Nine? Maybe?
Good news, Kickstarter backers! I have begun the long (and awesome) task of signing, packing, labeling, and shipping books. Most of the orders are signed, packed, and labeled (I ran... Read more
Streets of Bedlam: Proof of Life
Updated PDF + Books In Process!
If you haven’t since late last night, download a fresh copy of the Streets of Bedlam PDF to see the new drug rules, Edges, Hindrances, random episode generator, and... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Eight
Hey everyone! As you may know, I’m in the midst of a new job and an out-of-state move but I wanted to give you all an update on where the... Read more
Out Now: Kickstarter-Exclusive Archetypes (Round Two)
The second of the two Kickstarter-exclusive Archetype bundles is now out! Get deep into the game as the undercover [Redacted] or get what’s yours as the manipulative Trouble.
If... Read more
Out Now: Kickstarter-Exclusive Archetypes (Round One)
The first of the two Kickstarter-exclusive Archetype bundles is now out! Reach for the stars as the talented-yet-naive Ingenue or sit on the razor's edge as the high-pressure combat doc ... Read more
Out Now: STREETS OF BEDLAM
I was going to write a fake-out post about how I was pushing it back yet another week but decided I couldn’t do that to you good people.
Nope, the... Read more
Last State of the Streets
Well, folks, it’s come to this. Also, it’s come to this.
I’m confident I can get the Streets of Bedlam book done by Friday but I was confident I’d... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Seven
Hey everyone, just a quick update to let folks know where things are at.
Work continues on Streets of Bedlam (of course) and I’m cautiously optimistic about it seeing release... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Six
Work continues per usual. Words are going down, being revised, art is coming in, going into the text, the surgeon’s cutting in, my gallbladder is coming out.
Yeah, hadn’t worked... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Five
Work continues! The big bad beast of May 16th looms in the distance like a dragon coming to roost but I vow to slay it. Worst case, I throw Shawn... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Four
I’ll say it right out of the gate: Streets of Bedlam will not see release this month.
I am truly sorry for this but I don’t expect the delay to... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Three
This past week has been a blur of faces as I work through the 250 minor NPCs and good dozen or so Major NPCs from the Kickstarter backers. And that’s... Read more
State of the Streets, Part Two
For those of you who may have missed it, last week was a bit of a crazy one for me. The first half anyway. While resuming the hunt for full-time... Read more
State of the Streets, Part One
The initial plan, as listed on the Streets of Bedlam Kickstarter, was to release the corebook in April. As it is now the first weekday of that month, let’s take... Read more
And the Kickstarter is Over!
You did it. Wow, how you did it.
I ran out of ways to express my shock, awe, and gratitude to the Streets of Bedlam Kickstarter response weeks ago. I... Read more
The Final Hours
The Streets of Bedlam Kickstarter is almost over! Fewer than 5 hours remain and we're less than $1k away from unlocking an official soundtrack by Ed Lima. You've already done... Read more
One Day Left, New Milestone, Soundtrack?
When the Streets of Bedlam Kickstarter launched at the end of November, I had modest goals for it. I just wanted to cover the cost of illustrating and producing the... Read more
Kickstarter Ends Friday! (+Promo Trailer!)
Well folks, the clock is running down. The Kickstarter for Streets of Bedlam ends this Friday. We are very close to the $8k milestone that will add a... Read more
$5k Milestone Met and More Previews!
This past week, you blew past the $5k milestone! That means every backer who pledges $10+ gets to Kickstarter-exclusive archetypes: the Sawbones and the Ingenue. I think you'll have a... Read more
New Goals Bring New Rewards!
The response to Streets of Bedlamhas been amazing! Your support of and belief in the project means a lot to me. Your support allows me to make this game... Read more
Previews have begun!
Just a quick note that the STREETS OF BEDLAM previews have begun over at StreetsOfBedlam.com. The previews will run every Monday and Wednesday from now until the end of the Kickstarter... Read more
New Pledge Level & New Rewards for $60+
I've had a couple inquiries from folks wanting a pledge level between $25 and $60. After discussing it with a friend (thanks, Jon!), I have decided to offer a $45... Read more
Alternate Idea for the $100+ Level
Based on a suggestion from a Kickstarter member (thank you, Dee!), anyone who pledges $100 or more can, instead of selecting/influencing a future scenario, be immortalized (or choose someone else... Read more