Frequently Asked Questions
After everyone gets paid for their specific work on this project, the remaining money--from Kickstarter funding, and from sales post-funding of the finished product--will be split evenly among the entire core team.
The two exceptions to this are the Weaver's Deck and the Weaver's Dice, if we manage to fund those goals; 100% of the revenue from sales associated with those items will be paid directly to the people responsible for creating them. That means Sin will get every dollar that gets spent on the deck, and Natural 20 will be seeing every dollar from the dice set.Last updated:
Budgets are an internal planning tool, but to share a little bit of insight into how our funding goal was calculated:
Our writers are being paid per page, not per word, and the per-page rate is calculated based on a word rate of 15 cents for writing, and 5 cents for editing, and a page size of 250 words. This ensures that no one feels compelled to make their content longer than it needs to be, and also allows us to clearly predict the cost of our writing. At 180 pages, this gives us an estimate of $9,000 for written content, including editing.
Sin, our artist, is being paid based on an average price per illustration of $55, with the assumption that each piece will take no more than an hour of Sin's time to create. This allows them to devote time to other projects, while also ensuring that the time they spend on this project is well-paid. Our budget estimates 54 illustrations, although the final number of art pieces in the book may change depending on our needs. That gives us an art budget of $2,970.
Each member of the core team will receive $100 as soon as we receive our funding, just for helping us get this far. And really, that's all they need to do to get that money, is help us get across the finishline to secure our funding. (As a separate note, anybody on the core team is also receiving a share of the profits from this project, including all profits from sales of the book in perpetuity.) Since there are 12 of us, that's $1200.
In addition to that, the core team will be instrumental in mentoring and training the writers we hire for content in the appendix. We're expecting to hire writers for 30 pieces of content, and so our budget has allocated 30 hours of "consulting time" at a rate of $50 per hour, or $1,500.
Lastly, the book will be need professional layout work. Dee has estimated 57 hours of work involved in the layout of the book, which at an hourly rate of $40, works out to $2,280.
Kickstarter also takes fees, and then we leave about 10% at the end as a buffer against unexpected expenses that might come up through the course of development.
All that taken together puts us just under $21,000. The extra wiggle room is just to make round numbers.Last updated:
Yes! Once the Weaver's Dice are unlocked, we'll add a pledge tier that adds the dice set to your pledge. Any dice that aren't claimed during the campaign will be available to purchase separately after the campaign ends.Last updated:
The Mnemonic Legacy includes the following products:
Cracks in the Mirror
Lost in the Grey
Found in the Grey
Carved in Crystal
Beyond the Rift
The Face with Leaf-Colored Eyes
All of these games are currently available on itch.io, and described in greater detail in the following collection:
Community Copies is a pool of free digital copies that anyone, for any reason, can claim if they're unable to pay the listed price for the game. A lot of us have been doing Community Copies since mid-2019, and it's a model that has worked well for providing access to a wide variety of games to people who have limited budgets.
What does a Community Copy get you? Exactly what buying the game at full price would. And that's the point; to provide equal access, regardless of financial hardship. That also includes inexpensive printing services for the final book when it's ready.Last updated:
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