Curative Design: Applying Visual Design to Medical Learning
We've launched a new project in collaboration with the incredible visual designer Eleanor Lutz of tabletop whale. It's called CURATIVE DESIGN. We believe that good design, when applied to learning, is extremely... Read more
Nobel Prize Winner attacked by Lord of Pestilence
We got an email that Barry Marshall, the scientist who proved a connection between Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers, received his Bacterionomicon book, and his H. pylori poster in the... Read more
Announcing! Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma
We've taken the characters of the Bacterionomicon and created a new fantasy battle card game. Completely re-designed from the ground up, Defenders of Somais an asymmetrical 2 player game... Read more
Domestic shipping done! International next.
Whew, that was a lot of mail. Some of you have already received your rewards. Domestic U.S. shipping has been completed, now we're moving forward on international shipping, and after... Read more
Make sure your address is correct
We're about to start shipping the Bacterionomicon books so please login to
and make sure your address is correct if you have moved recently. Some of you I've already... Read more
The Books Have Arrived!
People! The Bacterionomicon books have arrived from China. They are in our possession. We'll get started on order fulfillment next week. Thanks for hanging in there with us!
- Arun... Read more
Books scheduled to arrive at our warehouse on March 9th.
I just received word that the Bacterionomicon shipment from China is expected to dock in NYC on March 2nd and expected to arrive in our Massachusetts warehouse March 9th. This... Read more
My Express Copy Just Arrived
My express mail copy just arrived from China today. It looks great! The embossing is subtle but adds a real touch of class and also makes the UV spot coating... Read more
Endorsement: Immune Defense Game
I was at a cell biology conference this past week and got to meet Melanie Stegman, who is currently Kickstarting a video game based on the Immune System: think Starcraft... Read more
Bacterionomicon / Healing Blade "Print n Play" PDFs: RELEASED!!!
I just sent messages with download links to everyone who pledged for PDF downloads. If you didn't get one or something is wrong, let me know. I had to use... Read more
PDFs released tomorrow!
Okay, we heard you! People wanted us to release the PDFs before the book was mailed, so that's what we're going to do. Originally our thought was to release them all... Read more
The "wet proof" for the cover looks amazing!
China just sent us the "wet proof" of the cover, with the embossing and SPOT UV and all the bells and whistles. It looks wicked pisser, or helluv rad, depending... Read more
Impeccable Rows of Pecking Ducks
To any of you who have backed other Kickstarter campaigns, this will probably not come as too much of a surprise, but we are behind schedule and we are not... Read more
Update: Since the beginning of July all the inner content has been finished and we've been honing our layout, proofreading, and doing revisions. This process has been way more lengthy... Read more
ASAP: Need your feedback on the back cover
Bacterionomicon backers - we need your feedback! Post a comment and tell us which version of the text for the back cover we should use! (Respond before Tuesday Aug 5th... Read more
Proofreading Mode: Engaged
Hi folks, we're entering proofreading mode now on the Bacterionomicon. Exciting! That means we're getting closer to sending it to the printer! There's like a two month turnaround once we... Read more
Taxonomist character #4: mutans streptococci
Alias: Sugar Zombies
Allegiance: Stained Legion
Sigil: spheres in a chain
Special Attacks: despoiling touch, wrench-like grip, melt stone
Special Defenses: endure harsh conditions, regenerative repair,... Read more
TAXONOMIST character #3
Alias: Leprosy, Hansen’s disease
Allegiance: Red Legion, Ziehl-Neelsen and Kinyoun cohorts
Affinities: armadillos, mouse feet
Nemeses: Dapsone with Clofazimine and Rifampicin (not featured in this tome) ... Read more
TAXONOMIST-backed character #2
Aliases: Rust Golem, Tetanus, Lockjaw, Puppet Master
Allegiance: Stained Legion
Sigil: rod with a bulge at one end, like a one sided Q-tip
Nemeses: vaccine, Metronidazole
Affinities:... Read more
New TAXONOMIST-backed bonus character #1
The past month I've been corresponding with our artists and the TAXONOMIST level backers to put together bonus characters for the Bacterionomicon. I'll share one every few weeks so we... Read more
BackerKit... BackerKit... BackerKit... BackerKit...
There are still about 20% of you that haven't sent us the BackerKit survey for the Bacterionomicon. Don't forget! We need this to complete our fulfillment. If you can't find... Read more
For people who missed our Kickstarter!!
If you have friends who want to pre-order the Bacterionomicon, but they missed our Kickstarter campaign, we just put up a new pre-order website. Send them here:
It's also... Read more
Hello Bacterionomion backers!
It's time to send out our surveys. You should be getting an email soon inviting you to Backerkit, which is a site that helps organize fulfillment. I've... Read more
Getting our ducks all in a row
Bacterionomicon backers! Three things I'd like to talk about.
1. New Art
We've been working with artists to get pictures of the new entries we promised, in particular the five... Read more
The Bacterionomicon is a thing! It's really going to happen. Thanks to all of YOU!
When we started this, we really weren't sure if we would get funded. Our little... Read more
The characters of the Bacterionomicon
We made our stretch goal for adding Streptomycin to the book!
I thought I'd take a moment to list all the characters that will be featured in the Bacterionomicon. Here's... Read more
$12 PRINT and PLAY version of the HEALING BLADE card game
Due to the overwhelming demand for the Healing Blade card game, we've decided to add a "PRINT and PLAY" version of Healing Blade, available as either an ADD-ON to your... Read more
STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED: FANCY COVER
We did it! (YOU did it!) We made it to $80k, so we will implement a fancy cover for every backer!
Sneak Peek of 4 Lords of Pestilence
Only 4 days left! I thought I'd take a moment to post some of our current drafts from the Lords of Pestilence side.
1800 backers stretch goal: STREPTOMYCIN
We've got a nice assortment of bacteria in the game so far, many more bugs than drugs - ahem, I mean, many more LORDS OF PESTILENCE than APOTHECARY HEALERS. The... Read more
$80,000 Stretch Goal: Fancy Book Cover
Just looking at our Bacterionomicon cover design there are some real opportunities to make this thing super fancy. Now that I've gotten some quotes from the printer I know that... Read more
OXACILLIN stretch goal achieved!
We have blown past two stretch goals now, one for additional poster add-ons, and one for the creation of a new Apothecary Healer character:
We don't have any art to... Read more
POSTERS STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED!
We made it to $60,000. New posters are now available as add-ons!
Each poster will be 18" x 24" and feature a single character from the Bacterionomicon, with accompanying text... Read more
Here there Be Dragons, Part 2
Ok, we've *already* had a number of inquiries about our Staph aureus figurine. So we thought we'd add some more info for you!
Each of these fellows is sized as... Read more
New $250 tier comes with golden ("aureus") Dragon Miniature
We've partnered with Shapeways to offer a dragon miniature that comes closest to our art for Staphylococcus aureus, depicted as a golden dragon. Friedrich Julius Rosenbach distinguished S. epidermidis from... Read more
1300 BACKERS STRETCH GOAL: OXACILLIN
If we achieve 1300 backers, we will commission new art and copy for Oxacillin, the preferred hero for fighting non-resistant Staph aureus and Staph epidermidis infections. Oxacillin is part of... Read more
$60,000 STRETCH GOAL: MORE POSTERS
So far, there's only one poster, for Bacillus anthracis, the fearsome ANTHRAX.
If we hit $60,000 we're going to add a series of posters to the Add-ons. Choose your favorites!... Read more
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
We wanted to take a moment and share with you some info on the incredible team of artists that all contributed to putting this tome together. As Brandon stated, much... Read more
Levofloxacin to the rescue!
One of our team members here who has given us excellent advice on running this Kickstarter had to go to the doctor because of a respiratory infection this past weekend.... Read more
Running low on Healing Blade, the card game
The response to the Bacterionomicon has been amazing! Thank you!
Wanted to let people know that two of our tiers that include the Healing Blade card game are sold out.... Read more
Erm WUT?! We're Funded?
Brandon and I just returned from the American Medical Student Association Convention in New Orleans to perhaps one of the greatest surprises ever. I distinctly recall sharing with him my... Read more