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A self-aware fantasy RPG about tearing down fantasy's legacy tropes. We're telling stories of revolution and optimistic change. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 20, 2012.

A self-aware fantasy RPG about tearing down fantasy's legacy tropes. We're telling stories of revolution and optimistic change.

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    1. Creator Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on January 26

      Nothing yet.

    2. Creator Matthew Skipper on January 13


    3. Creator Steve Ellis on December 29

      An annual end of year official Update would be good to summarise the situation and indicate if books and Foie Gras to Fear will be out in 2015 or not.

    4. Creator David A Hill Jr on December 24

      Matthew: I would hope you don't. I'm going to do another run. It's a lot of money. I'm saving up for it. It's not easy, but it's happening.

      Merry Christmas, and sorry for the wait.

    5. Creator Matthew Skipper on December 24

      Okay so should we just consider this another failed Kickstarter at this point since we have had nothing but radio silence for months?

    6. Creator Matthew Skipper on December 18

      For what it's worth I will be state side for two weeks starting next week. So if the overseas shipping is the problem, then I can give you the US address I'll staying at.

    7. Creator Matthew Skipper on December 9

      Yes, any word on the books?

    8. Creator Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on November 27

      Any news on the physical rewards?

    9. Creator Matthew Skipper on October 7

      So...where are we at now?

    10. Creator David A Hill Jr on June 12, 2014

      Not at the moment. We're basically trying to get adjusted, caught up, and get the money together for a second printing so we can get out replacements and things. It's a little complicated from a practical and logistic standpoint, so we're trying to figure out ways that'll work for us without hurting too bad.

    11. Creator Matthew Skipper on June 12, 2014

      Just checking in. Any updates?

    12. Creator David A Hill Jr on March 31, 2014

      That's totally fair. I'll see if I can't stop in and touch base. I'd hate to use the actual update function, because I feel that's kind of spamming people's inboxes for no real reason.

      But I will make the effort to at least keep from radio silence.

    13. Creator Matthew Skipper on March 31, 2014

      I appreciate the update. I don't mind being told the truth, even when it's not the hoped for response. I would rather hear bad news (or simply a 'sorry, nothing new to report' periodically) than radio silence, which is what I have had from some other kickstarters. :(

    14. Creator David A Hill Jr on March 29, 2014

      I don't have a positive update right now for you. I am still scrambling to get caught up. I fell behind on my 'day job' work that pays the bills, because we were living out of hotels for two months. I'm getting closer to a point where I can devote solid time to the project. But I'm in a position where I'm working 18~ hours a day to get where I need to be. What little bit of free time I have left, I just don't have the mental bearings to do other stuff.

      I'm trying. It's taking time. I'm more than a little overwhelmed right now, but I'm trying.

    15. Creator Matthew Skipper on March 29, 2014

      Nearing two months since I last asked, so can we get an update on this?

    16. Creator David A Hill Jr on February 11, 2014

      Sorry if you feel that way. I am still working toward these things. Just haven't had enough time.

      And yes. I did move for work. While I'd like to devote all my time to this, that's just not reasonable. Could I have budgeted my time better? Probably. But when your day job is creative work, and your night job is creative work, sometimes it gets to be too much. At a certain point, you're just staring at a screen, because you're spent.

      That's one reason I moved for work; I had a good offer that wasn't in a creative field, so I could afford the time and resources necessary to finish this all up. I'm trying to get caught up with the "day job" work so I can devote my spare time to getting this all done. It's difficult. I'm sorry. I was stretched thin, and I'm getting there.

    17. Creator Neal Dalton on February 11, 2014

      I still have not received the key or map that was at my pledge level. At this point, with the move to Japan, I don't expect to. Just as I don't expect to ever receive the Amaranthine anthology.

      I understand the problems that Mr. Hill and Mr. Young have experiences but much of this preceded the current troubles.

    18. Creator Matthew Skipper on February 9, 2014

      So it's been a couple of months. What is the current status?

    19. Creator Alan Millard on December 3, 2013

      Hi David, international backer (UK) no sign of the physical book, not sure if it could still be in transit or if one of the missing ones..

    20. Creator David A Hill Jr on November 21, 2013

      Thank you, Russell! Glad to hear it. For other replacement international shipments, I'm trying to get them together. It's just taking me a bit. Sorry on that. I have no idea what went on with that batch. I handed off like 600 packages that day, and about 30 seem to have had problems.

    21. Creator R Litzkow on November 21, 2013

      Literally just received my copy of F2F and other books in the mail, all books were in pristine condition and just as as good looking as i'd imagined.

      Very happy about all of this, would definitely back other projects by this content creator in the future. Once again, thanks David for bearing with me and for giving me the joy that is reading/having a physical copy of the books.

    22. Creator David A Hill Jr on November 7, 2013

      You totally don't. No issue there.

      In your specific case, you're getting a handful of books I don't have prints for; I haven't been able to get additional runs. But I think I've got a solution for that (I believe I might have a couple of copies that were stored at a relative's house). Can you do me a slight favor and hit me up with a direct email (not through KS) with your current address? If you want to cover shipping, that's on you. I'll get you a shipment out.

    23. Creator R Litzkow on November 7, 2013

      I appreciate the update from September David, and I don't want to seem pushy, but I have attempted to correspond with you in order sort out some sort of additional payment for shipment in order to resolve at least my own order.

      I am more than likely going to end up moving again at the end of this year so I am really hoping to wrap up some of my still pending shipments to prevent any sort of postal loss. I do appreciate the fact that you have had to deal with personal hardships over the past few months so I don't want to seem pushy.

    24. Creator Stephen Kenneally on September 29, 2013

      I understand your situation. Just felt the need to mention it in case of slipping through the cracks.

    25. Creator David A Hill Jr on September 22, 2013

      I'm getting to replacements and things as quickly as I can. Right now, every replacement and additional step is out of my pocket, so it's coming only as quickly as I can work extra and receive extra pay. These last couple of weeks, I've been in and out of the hospital, and fallen a bit behind on my Day Job work. Bear with me. I'll put together a more substantive update soon.

    26. Creator Stephen Kenneally on September 22, 2013

      I haven't received my hardcover book yet (international backer here). Any word on this?

    27. Creator David A Hill Jr on September 3, 2013

      I don't have any strong updates regarding those right yet. I'm trying to get where I need to be for that financially, it's just taking a bit.

    28. Creator Neal Dalton on September 3, 2013

      What is the status on the physical rewards such as the keys and maps?

    29. Creator Steve Ellis on August 8, 2013

      How is the physical copies of Foie Gras to Fear looking for GenCon?

    30. Creator David A Hill Jr on July 16, 2013

      Got it, and sounds good on all counts. Thank you.

    31. Creator David Morrison on July 16, 2013

      Hiya! Posted this over in one of the updates, but thought I'd sling it here too. I've backed at physical-copy level of both this and ADX. Would it make it easier/cheaper for you to ship them out together? If so, I'd be happy with that. Also, don't know if you were still going with the key plan, but I'd actually prefer not to receive one if that's ok. Shipping to the UK, a parcel of books only shouldn't get held up at customs as (I believe) they're tax exempt.

    32. Creator David A Hill Jr on July 15, 2013

      Kairam: Hit me up via email. I'll look into your package.

      Steve: Maybe. I'm doing proofs. I keep running into issues with the printer, where they're screwing up one image or two every time, but for some reason it's a different issue. I'm on like the seventh print proof, and the last one had a ruined cover. Unfortunately, I can't go with a traditional printer because of the numbers. So, if the next one is fixed, absolutely.

    33. Creator Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on July 15, 2013

      No rewards yet.

      Please help!

    34. Creator Steve Ellis on July 10, 2013

      Will Foie Gras to Fear be available at GenCon in hardcopy? if so I could pick up my copy there.



    35. Creator David A Hill Jr on June 24, 2013

      Russell: In your case, I could take the amount to ship a F2F to you, but I have to get an order of most of the books before I can send out another package of each book. Fortunately, I have to do that anyway, in order to have some stock for Gen Con.

      And thank you for your understanding. It's been a rough patch, and I really want to see to it everyone gets theirs.

    36. Creator R Litzkow on June 24, 2013

      If I could thumbs up the last few posts by the Creator (David Hill) I would. I logged on somewhat irate about where my copy of the book had gotten to. Read the last slew of comments explaining the situation, noting that other people are confirming that they have gotten the book and am now leaving a positive message just to say thank you for handling this so well.

      Kudos again. Question though, would it be worth entertaining the idea that those of us who are impatient (or who will likely be moving house again ourselves) could pay shipping (a second time) just to get our orders to us within some sort of time frame. I know I would consider it a donation toward the effort because using the PDF is just not the same as having the book in hand myself.

    37. Creator David A Hill Jr on June 22, 2013

      I'm trying to get that stuff together. It's a budgeting issue; I just have to get together the money to do it, since I a) went over budget, and b) had to contend with the robbery issues.

      It's a not-insignificant amount for me to accumulate on a writer's wages, but I'm doing my best at this juncture.

    38. Creator Steven Roman on June 22, 2013

      I have received a hardcopy of the book, as well as a PDF. Just wondering about the other materials--Foie Gras, the custom location, key, map, etc.

    39. Creator Shawn Roske on June 2, 2013

      Please look at my order as well. I have received nothing in the mail, and no notice by email or otherwise.

    40. Creator Atarun on May 18, 2013

      Actually, I was just worried that my mail got lost in a spam box or something. ;)
      Thanks for the replies here and by email. :)

    41. Creator David A Hill Jr on May 18, 2013

      Sorry. I just made a huge move, cross-country, and I'm behind on some work. So I'm a bit slow to respond.

      Once I get adjusted, I'll look at your order specifically.

    42. Creator Atarun on May 18, 2013

      I sent you a mail, but no answer so far.

    43. Creator David A Hill Jr on May 8, 2013

      Drop me an email with your address. I'll check on it as soon as I get a moment.

    44. Creator Atarun on May 8, 2013

      Any idea when I might get my book? I don't want a precise date, mind you. More like a Q3-like ballpark idea. ^^

    45. Creator Shawn Roske on April 18, 2013

      How are shipments to Canada going? I've had nothing arrive as yet.

    46. Creator David A Hill Jr on March 22, 2013

      Absolutely. I'll be following up with those soon. I don't have a specific projection just yet.

    47. Creator Gary Hoggatt on March 22, 2013

      The book's great. Like Robert, I also didn't get my key or map and would like to get those at some point.

    48. Creator David A Hill Jr on March 22, 2013

      Yeah, I may be doing the keys with the resends, or at a slightly later time. So the keys were a weird thing. I had a few with my first burst in shipping. But the problem is, the US Post Office won't let you ship Media Mail if you have a key included. And that's the difference between $2 shipping and $8 shipping. Which of course gets pretty bad once you multiply it by 400+ people. But alone, they might be more reasonable.

    49. Creator Robert Ferency-Viars on March 22, 2013

      I finally received my book a few weeks ago, and I have to say it was worth the wait! It's a beautiful book (high production values throughout!) and I love to just flip it open and read random sections. I love that you decided to lay out all the info as coming from different perspectives within the world, and you did it well.

      I didn't get my key either, and wasn't really worried about it. But if you are re-mailing stuff, it would be nice to have!

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