Savage Worlds Motobushido Needs Playtesters!
Hello folks! So a while back, I got contracted to write a Savage Worlds version of Motobushido for Pinnacle. To make a long story short, that version (three books!) is... Read more
Rick Marcks, the Motobushido Illustrator, has just launched his own KS
Hey folks, I figured I'd share this one here, since I imagine a good number of you really dig Rick's art. He's just launched a low-target KS project to fund... Read more
Tip on another interesting Samurai Game that Crossed my Path
Hey folks! I wanted to give you all a quick tip for another game you may be interested in. I try not to send out each and every one I... Read more
Gattaibushido Project is now live!
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that the new project is now live as of only a few minutes ago. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motobushiman/gattaibushido-fusion-mecha-pilot-rpg
Mid-2015 Update: Big news on What's Coming Down the Line!
Hey everyone, long time no update! I wanted to let everyone know about current affairs, and the future of this project.
To make a long story short, a long period... Read more
The Current State of All the Things
Hey folks! Just wanted to keep you all up to date on how things are going. The vast bulk of the books went out right after the last update, and... Read more
Shipping the rest of the books tomorrow!
Almost 50 new packages will be going out tomorrow after I drop them off at the post. The shipping software estimates ranges of 2 to 9 days across them, with... Read more
Reminder: Release Party this Saturday Night
Just a reminder to everyone that the release party will be this Saturday night, February 22, from 6PM to 9PM at Guardian Games, here in Portland, OR. It will be... Read more
Official Motobushido Release Party: Feb. 22 in Portland, OR (Also: Books are here)
I just confirmed the scheduling of the official release party: Saturday, Ferb. 22, 6PM to 9PM at Guardian Games, in Portland, OR. It will be an age 21+ event, hosted... Read more
So Much Awesome to Tell You About
First off, I woke up this morning to an email from my printer letting me know the final bulk order of books are in the mail and on their way... Read more
Almost Done! Some Points of Interest
The final batch of books (both versions) is ordered. Oh yeah. Anyone who hasn't yet received their books will be shipped from this batch once it prints and finally arrives.... Read more
The Book. It is Done, Man.
I have the Proof and the Proof is good. About damn time!
As stated in previous updates, international orders are going in first. After that will come domestic drop-ships,... Read more
Lots of things happening!
Greetings everyone, and happy November! Several bits of news, some of which is important. I'm actually going to open with a blurb about something that excites me very much. Have... Read more
Just keeping everyone posted on how things are going
Still proofing these damned prints! So far I have three proof copies now, each with various printing woes that I'm working on fixing. Attached to this email you can see... Read more
Proof is In!
You guys sick of my updates yet? I sure hope not, 'cuz here's another one. The first proof came in today! Behold!
Looks pretty good. I need to order one... Read more
Update on Things!
Just want to keep you all posted on what's going on over here. The PDFs of the base book went out, and the smattering of input I've received has been... Read more
Full-Color Downloads have been sent!
Check your inboxes, people! I just now sent out the download links for the full-color digital version of the game. The rest is still on its way. Thanks for your... Read more
The State of the Game, and Details on the Newest Bonus Pack
Tiara is very, very close to being done with the layout. I've seen a few preliminary drafts now, and ye gawds it is looking amazing. It's now aiming at clocking... Read more
More Art: Cardbacks and two of the Suit Pips
Here's an early look at the progress of the art. Attached are three images:
- The current draft of the Cardbacks, by Jeremy Kostiew
- The suit pip for Swords (a black... Read more
Quick New Update on the State of Things
Hey Folks! This past weekend was kicked off by my wonderful editor sending me her revisions and notes. I've spent the last few days sifting through them, applying final changes... Read more
Double-Post Day: Surveys for Motobushido Card Decks!
I wasn't going to double-post today, but then I figured I would be doing you folks a disservice if I didn't include you directly in this. Shortly after my last... Read more
I can finally share the good news!
Final contracts have been signed, and now I can officially share with all of you the good news I've been holding onto for a few weeks now. To follow up... Read more
Here's all the Stretch and Bonus Backer Character Art!
Here are the bits and pieces of assembled character expansions unlocked by the Stretch Goals, with a bonus piece unlocked by those of you who also supported the One-ShotRPG.... Read more
More Updates: Hoodies, Rewards, Gamestorm, and More!
You've probably been hearing a lot from me lately, but I'd rather err on the side of keeping you over-informed than hiding in a shroud of silence and distance. So... Read more
Readers, I Seek Your Input!
Hello everyone, backers and more. I'm seeking some design input on a fairly new mechanic. Lately I've been cleaning up the text a lot for an upcoming version 7 test... Read more
The new character sheet now has forms
Just a quick update to let everyone know that I've updated the new character sheet (designed by Jeremy Kostiew) to have forms functionality. I've included it in the already-linked-to v6... Read more
How about some more Art?
Rick's been kicking ass. I'm extremely proud to present some of the more recent creations, including the most recent as-of-today piece at the very bottom.
As always, I'm flabbergasted at... Read more
Just an update on the State of Things
Hey everyone! I wanted to take some time and update everyone on how things are coming along. I've posted some pictures here and there along the way, but here are... Read more
Check Out This Sweet, Sweet New Art
Rick has sent me the initial First Founder Group piece, and I want to go ahead and share it with the rest of you. Behold!
Any of you "First Founder"... Read more
Check Out These Sweet Rewards!
Here are some photos of the newly-acquired Patches along with the prototype work shirt and hoodie. Apologies for the glare in some of these, the lighting isn't the best in... Read more
Back From the Holidays, Back to Work!
Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to the whole rugged lot of you. There's a long new highway ahead of us just around this turn, so let's crank those... Read more
Official Discussion Community for Motobushido
Hello everyone! I've just finished setting up a new G+ Community to serve as the current official discussion forum for the Motobushido RPG. Head on over and check it out.... Read more
I can finally breathe again! How tense and exciting. Wow.
As promised, the contents of the recently-unlocked third character pack are:
- The Man in Black:Call him a poet, a... Read more
Home Stretch in play, Final Promo Announced!
I've been saving this one for the 24 hour mark. As a special final stretch run promotional, I am pleased to announce the exclusive release of "The Scooter"... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked! Hints for Goal #4 Inside, and a new Story Teaser
A little over 24 hours to go, we draw close to the final stretch toward completion. I'm happy to announce that last night saw the unlocking of Stretch Goal #3,... Read more
Game Hacking and Laser Mystics
I wrote up some of my thoughts on hacking the game to fit other templates. Take a look, let me know what you think.
Two days left! The tension is... Read more
New Story by Brent Millis, New Art by Tomas Overbai, Another Artist for the Deck, Call for Online Testers
Only 71 more hours to go, and I'm really close to finishing up the playtest packs. My plan is to spend the entirety of today and the next few nights... Read more
Entering the Last Weekend!
Excitement! With just five days to go, we now enter the final stretch towards completion. I'm pretty stoked about this, folks.
I'm still crossing my fingers for those next few... Read more
Halfway to Goal #3 - Contents Revealed
A promise is a promise! Yesterday we crossed over the halfway point to the $10K stretch goal, so here are the deets on the second character Pack:
- The Chaplain:... Read more
Character Pack #1 Unlocked!
Last night we crossed over Stretch Goal #2, unlocking the first of four bonus Character Packs. In this one, we have:
The Nomadfall outside of the Pack's ranks and... Read more
The First Character Pack Looms Closer!
Back to business after a long and exciting weekend!
As of this very moment, we are $37 away from the next stretch goal. I'm excited about this one, because new... Read more
Exclusive One Shot Cross-Promotion Offer!
So there's this really badass-looking RPG that I've backed on Kickstarter, and I really want it to meet its funding target (because I really want to play the game). It's... Read more
Tshirts: Get Your Tshirts! And Medusas, too!
I'm now doing tshirts! All backers of the Yojimbo ($70) will get the "All Wheels as One" graphic (it's on the main project page) on a tshirt sized to their... Read more
This past week I was interviewed by Alex and Clyde at the Geeky and Genki podcast. We talk about origin stories, RIFTS, and yes, Motobushido! You can check it out... Read more
Lunchtime Battles Unlocked, and More Dueling Lessons
Got a small but exciting update today: We been stretch goal'd! Hell yeah, last night we hit the $8K mark, which unlocked the Lunchtime Battles. As stated before, once these... Read more
Tshirts, Hoodies, Medusas, and More Dueling Lessons
This was certainly a fun weekend. Time for a new project update.
I've been convinced of the wisdom of adding Tshirts to the list of rewards. I am pricing... Read more
New Reward Tier: Art Wall Scrolls!
Taking the excellent advice of one of my backing commenters, I've added a new reward tier: The Artiste. This tier will get you a beautiful 36x48 wall scroll with the... Read more
Clarifications and More System Details, a Bit Early
First off, MANY APOLOGIES for double-posting today. I know it can be irritating to get spammed by this kinda stuff, but hopefully you will find this content to be interesting... Read more
Wherein I Kick Off Some Mechanics-Related Posts
This game is Batman-Approved.
Back to mechanics. I just wrote up the first in a series of rules tutorials over on my blog. I'm aiming at making these... Read more
Wherein I Get Funded, Smash Up Some Stretch Goals, and Keep My Promises!
Boom: Funded! What a way to wake up. Great stuff, and many thanks to all of you for rocking that extra push!
So I've ticked off the first stretch goal,... Read more
Short-time Stretch Offer, Tonight Only!
So I'm really freaking close to the funding level - as of this posting, only $264 from the goal. Awesome!
The anxiety is really getting to me (I didn't expect... Read more
Pack Warfare, Samurai Photos, and a Fix to a Shipping Goof
Three things today:
Pack Warfare: All Wheels as One
There are three conflict mechanics in Motobushido, with Duel and Battle being the two biggest by far. I plan on talking... Read more
New Stretch Goals Added!
I realized the lower stretch goals could use some filling-out, so I am adding three new ones!
$10K: Bonus Paths
Two new bonus Character Paths will be released to all... Read more
On Paths and Riding Positions
I realize that I haven't talked much about the actual workings of the game itself in the updates, focusing more on my excitement for the new developments to the overall... Read more
Upcoming Demos, Magicians Promotion, and MORE Hoodies and Patches!
More news! New demo events, another special Kickstarter cross-promotion, and more swag!
Working with Portland's local "ReadySetGamePDX!" group, I've scheduled two more public game demos here in town, at my... Read more
New Teaser Video, and octaNe co-promotion!
We Divide them as a Sword in the Head,
I come bearing two awesome bits of news. First, the brand new teaser trailer:
Second, I have been contacted by... Read more
Important Typo Correction on the $35 Promo!
I have had it pointed out to me that the $35 promo offer says "the duelist" despite the Duelist being $50, not $70. This is a type: the "Ninja" promo... Read more