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You've got a time machine, high-powered weapons and a whole lot of history to save. Welcome to TimeWatch!
You've got a time machine, high-powered weapons and a whole lot of history to save. Welcome to TimeWatch!
You've got a time machine, high-powered weapons and a whole lot of history to save. Welcome to TimeWatch!
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Revel in our progress... it's TimeWatch update time!

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Delivery Update

As I've said since the Kickstarter, full color has pushed our hard copies back to Q1 2015. That's still true, and we're looking at the latter part of Q1. We're about halfway through the art, but there's lots to do. I'll get an updated (non-final) PDF out this year, most likely at the end of November. It won't have art and layout, but it'll be fully playable and crazy-fun to read.

I'm in the process of following up with all pledgers who are getting me equipment, photos for art, or plot hooks. If that's you, you'll be hearing from me shortly. I want to get all those into the book ASAP.

TimeWatch supplement: The Book of Changing Years

I'm really proud to announce the author roster on the TimeWatch supplement The Book of Changing Years: The Secret Journal of Time Travel. Our authors (along with one awesome thing of many that they're known for) include:

  • Rebecca Slitt (Choice of Games)
  • Corey Reid (Dino-Pirates of Ninja Island)
  • Emily Care Boss (Bubblegumshoe)
  • Emma Marlow (Mythos Expeditions)
  • Heather Albano (Choice of Games)
  • James Stuart (Story Games)
  • Kennon Bauman (Illuminerdy)
  • Marissa Kelly (Our Last Best Hope)
  • Ruth Tillman (Lovecraftian freelancer)
  • Shoshana Kessock (Dangers Untold)
  • Stephanie Bryant (Musketgears RPG)
  • Tracy Hurley (freelance designer and blogger)

The Book of Changing Years is entirely mysteries, campaign background and plot hooks for TimeWatch. It takes the form of a secret journal kept by time travelers and TimeWatch agents over decades, each agent detailing their favorite locations, years, adversaries and missions across the eons. This book will be the same size as the award-winning Book of The Smoke for Trail of Cthulhu (50K words, 5.5" x 7"), and is one of the Kickstarter add-ons. If you pledged at the $25 level or above, you're already getting the PDF for this automatically. (The other guaranteed supplement, a 96-page adventure collection named Behind Enemy Times, I'll detail in the next update.)

Content Update

Paul Stefko's Time-Crime. Kennon Bauman's Conspiracy. Dave Chalker's Parallel Realities. Corey Reid's Pulp Action. Chris Lackey's Mythos. My own Leap of Faith (Solo play) and Chronal Horror. All these and more are done (or close to it), waiting for editing notes, and there's more sections coming. And seriously, you guys, they're so good. The secret to making a great game is hiring contributing writers who are even better than you are. 

And of course, we've got art from Rich Longmore associated with them. For instance, here's a few:

TIME-CRIME: Leonardo da Vinci's "Medusa Shield" became lost for a reason. Were you the one who stole it?
TIME-CRIME: Leonardo da Vinci's "Medusa Shield" became lost for a reason. Were you the one who stole it?
PARALLEL REALITIES: there's another world one step away. Myriad worlds, in fact. You just may not like what you find there...
PARALLEL REALITIES: there's another world one step away. Myriad worlds, in fact. You just may not like what you find there...
CHRONAL HORROR: time travel pierces the membrane to the outer darkness, letting in hideous entities that somehow find flesh to walk around in. Isn't it a shame that you then need to time travel just to go and stop them?
CHRONAL HORROR: time travel pierces the membrane to the outer darkness, letting in hideous entities that somehow find flesh to walk around in. Isn't it a shame that you then need to time travel just to go and stop them?
LEAP OF FAITH: when you time travel by possessing someone, your only allies are your holographic handler back at TimeWatch and your host's own friends. Be careful with that body, it doesn't belong to you!
LEAP OF FAITH: when you time travel by possessing someone, your only allies are your holographic handler back at TimeWatch and your host's own friends. Be careful with that body, it doesn't belong to you!

I've gotten some amazing adventures in as well. I'll showcase those next update.

Playtesting Opportunities

We have stuff to playtest, and even more available next month! Please see details here.

TimeWatch's Excellent Adventure!

WHOA. Sometimes, research pays dividends.

Right now on Pelgrane's monthly blog See Page XX, you'll find the results of my watching Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: a solid breakdown of the film as a TimeWatch adventure! Go check it out.

Past and Future Conventions

Gen Con, Triumphant

Gen Con was fantastic. I ran 24 hours of TimeWatch for backers and fans, and Stephanie Bryant and John Adamus ran TimeWatch adventures themselves. Feedback has been great, and I'm looking forward to setting up our own army of GMs for next year.

AetherCon 

On November 14th I'm running an online TimeWatch game for Aethercon, the online convention. I'll be doing a Q&A (possibly with the inestimable Kenneth Hite) earlier in the day as well.

DC Gameday

I plan to run TimeWatch in Washington DC at the DC Gameday on October 25th and 26th. Once they're up, you'll find details here.

Metatopia

One of the best cons around! I'll be there in New Jersey running Nov 7-9, as well as experiencing other amazing games in development. Come say hi.

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Okay, phew! Back to work, and thanks for being patient. I love how the game is coming together.

My best,

Kevin Kulp

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    1. Shijuro
      Superbacker
      on November 8, 2014

      Also, got the chance to play at Gencon -- LOVED IT. i haven't been this excited about an RPG release in years! All kinds of really intriguing possibilities for stories.

    2. Shijuro
      Superbacker
      on November 8, 2014

      Leap of Faith art is cute, but shouldn't the reflection at least have his hands in the same position as the "possessed" body?

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      aremef on October 1, 2014

      Corey Reid?

      Set sail for Gonzo!

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      Ben Brighoff on October 1, 2014

      Clearly, Caravaggio was the one who stole Da Vinci's "Medusa's Shield" and then passed it off as his own work. I always knew he was a time traveler. That's why a body was never found.

    5. Battlefield Press, Inc. on October 1, 2014

      Where are the alternate timelines going from the Chronosaboteur backers? Are they part of the core book or going to be separate? I haven't heard anything on this, or when they may be due to you (if at all).

    6. James Boldock on October 1, 2014

      Thanks for the update! Nice to know where things stand.