Jonesing to Keep Up
Dear Invasion of the Saucer People backer,
Last weekend, at GameHoleCon, a Kickstarter backer chided me (in friendly fashion) for not having messaged him about a later project.
The Problem:... Read more
Printer Update - Monday at the Latest
I just received an email from the print company that the Invasion of the Saucer People order is nearly complete and will ship by Monday at the latest. ... Read more
Printer Update - Moving Forward
I've been in touch with the printer a couple of times over the past week, and things look better. Let me give you a few details that make... Read more
As you know, Brad has been moving along on the Wolf Man's Curse illos (see www.lestersmith.com), and we couldn't be happier with the results. I'm predicting that he will have... Read more
We just received word from the printer that they're nearly done and expect to ship to us on Monday or Tuesday this week. Their delay has been due to an... Read more
Dying in Wolf Man's Curse
Brad has begun to hand over illustrations for the Wolf Man's Curse card game. (Remember: Invasion of the Saucer People backers who pledged $20 or more get a free PDF... Read more
Deck status has been updated from "Prepress" to "Press" at the printer. I've been checking daily. (Can you tell I'm excited?)
An Update, with Illustration Opportunities
Hi, all. Here's all the latest news about our Kickstarter project.
Invasion of the Saucer People
- Delivering your decks: I'm happy to say that your Invasion of the Saucer People decks... Read more
Proof Decks Shipped!
We just received notification that the printer has shipped our Invasion of the Saucer People proof decks. Expected arrival is the end of this week.
Excitement here is high, of... Read more
Files to Printer
Greetings. This is to let you know that the last of the Invasion of the Saucer People art was completed this weekend. You can view that illustration (Captain Dracogen, Mercury)... Read more
If you haven't been checking out the illustrations posted at www.LesterSmith.com, please do. Brad has finished the final sketches and expects to finish coloring this week.
More news soon.
Yet More Art
Check www.LesterSmith.com when you have a moment, to see the two latest portrait illustrations from Brad--including the Commander Cristian illo. (You'll also find all the previous art there, of course.)
Yours,... Read more
Another Finished Illustration
The final version of Navigator Lady Tenaja of Venus has been delivered and is posted on my blog (www.lestersmith.com). That leaves just five portraits yet to finish, three of which... Read more
More Invasion Art
As promised, here's your Sunday night update.
For starters, Brad has finished the Mars Captain illo and another three sketches. You can see them all here. At this rate, I'm hoping... Read more
Greetings, and welcome to the latest update on the Invasion of the Saucer People project.
While I'm sorry to say that illustration is taking longer than hoped, the results are... Read more
While I've been collecting character names and descriptions, Brad has been doing the corner illustrations and such. Here's the rocket symbol for the upper right corner on each battle card. ... Read more
Thank you and goodnight!
And that, as they say, is that. We ended with 115 backers (wow!), $4,151 in pledges (332% of target!), two games to illustrate, four bonus cards unlocked, and an ebook... Read more
4 Hours Left and Counting
We're down to the last few hours of the project. As I write this, we have 114 awesome backers and a total of $4,126 pledged, fully 330% of... Read more
Wolf Man's Curse and Renegade Alien Queen Unlocked!
Thanks! Twelve-plus hours yet to go, and we've reached the $4000 goal. That means the limited-edition Renegade Alien Queen card will be part of the package for every $25 pledge,... Read more
We're in the final day.
The Popcorn Press crew and I offer our sincere thanks every one of you who have made this project such a rousing success. I don't know whether my grandson or... Read more
Sketch of Renegade Alien Queen
I asked Brad to sketch the limited-edition Renegade Alien Queen card to be unlocked at the $4,000 stretch goal. The semicircular frame works very well for this special crew card.... Read more
Mini Stretch Goals - Robot Sidekick and Space Monkey
As we count down the final days here, I've been thinking of "mini stretch goals" to ease the transition between the Wolf Man's Curse goal and the Monster Con! goal.... Read more
Countdown 5 Days - Renegade Alien Queen Challenge
Today saw a considerable boost in pledges, much of it due to a message Monte Cook sent to his Numenera backers. Thanks, Monte!
The $4,000 stretch goal draws nearer, and... Read more
Wolf Man's Curse Up Next
My mistake. In the previous update, I said Monster Con! was the clear leader for a second release. Actually the clear leader is Wolf Man's Curse. It's another personal favorite,... Read more
Countdown 6 Days - Nearing 300%
Just six days left in the Invasion of the Saucer People drive, and we've blown well past 260% of initial goal! Here's a reminder of what you've accomplished so far:
... Read more
Another Milestone Passed on Our Mission
This is just a short note to say that today - with more than a week left to go - we crossed the $3,000 mark! New pledges continue to arrive,... Read more
Two Pledge Levels Added
Ten days to go! We've added two pledge levels:
1.) For retailers, there's a new "Three-Stage Booster" level at $35, to receive 3 decks of the Invasion of the Saucer... Read more
Survey: Bonus Games Sequence
As you know, the Invasion of the Saucer People game is fully funded. (Yay!) And we're well on our way to having a second game professionally illustrated - perhaps more... Read more
New "Commander Cristian" Bonus Card Available!
As you know, the initial purpose of this project was to fund a professionally illustrated and printed deck for my grandson, who loves Invasion of the Saucer People. (We've certainly... Read more
New Wolf Man's Curse Logo
Kathryn Plamback offered some good points about the original logo, mirroring some of what my spouse and daughter (the other 2/3rds of Popcorn Press) had to say. Brad listened, and... Read more
Bare-Bones Stretch Goals & Free Ebook
Bare-Bones Stretch Goals
I've been back at the calculator,balancing pledges against Popcorn Press's obligations for illustration, printing, and shipping. After the rocket-ship ride of the first two days, I... Read more
New! "Casting Department" Pledge Levels
For those who wish to be immortalized in games, we've added a set of "Casting Department" pledge levels. These allow you to name cards in one or more of the... Read more
First Stretch Goal Invaded Successfully!
Yesterday afternoon we passed our first stretch goal! This means that:
- the Invasion of the Saucer People cards will be printed in color front and back.
- we'll be printing two... Read more
Free Vampyr Verse Extended!
The word about the Vampyr Verseebook giveaway is getting out, but to allow more time for this offer to spread, we've extended it to Friday (7 Sept.) at midnight... Read more
Free "Vampyr Verse" Ebook?
As I write this, we are so-o-o close to hitting our first stretch goal.
So here's a bonus deal: If we reach $2,500 by noon Central tomorrow (6 Sept.), Popcorn... Read more
Wolf Man's Curse - Logo
Brad is itching to work on the Wolf Man's Curse game (stretch goal two). He sent me this proposed logo/card back a few hours ago.
Bonus Reward for $1 Pledges and Up
As a special thanks to all backers - including $1 pledges - on Sept. 29, Popcorn Press will send you a 10% discount code. That code will be usable for... Read more
A Last Labor Day Update
It's the end of the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. Here's hoping you had a great holiday.
As you're aware, I've made several updates over the weekend,... Read more
Easier Stretch Goals!
As you know, the initial purpose of this Kickstarter project was to illustrate and print the Invasion of the Saucer People game.
When we reached that funding so... Read more
New Pledge Levels and Awards
Greetings, and welcome to Day 5 of the Invasion of the Saucer People project. Or as I like to call it, "Stage Two Ignition"!
Last night, we added a number... Read more
Stretch Goals Are Live!
The Invasion of the Saucer People card-game project now has a set of seven stretch goals. Please visit the main project page to discover what targets have been added, and... Read more
Sorry for the Silence
I've been checking print prices, crunching numbers, talking art plans with Brad, and brainstorming exciting but solid awards for stretch goals. All after hours. (Like most writers, I... Read more
w00t! Fully Funded on Day 2!
Thank you all for making this a reality.
Obviously Brad and I are excited. So is the rest of the family at Popcorn Press.
Currently, I'm working numbers with a... Read more
Wow: 60 percent of goal in one day!
Brad and I are pretty overwhelmed by the level of support on this first day of the project. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all.
At this point, the possibility... Read more