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By Jimbo Mclaughlin
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 What is Decision Underground?

Decision Underground is a choice-based gamebook in which you must choose your own path through a dangerous and twisted criminal underworld where making the wrong decision could lead to very serious consequences ranging anywhere from getting locked up for the rest of your life to being murdered horribly. Choosing wisely, however, could lead to stacks of cash, infamy, and most importantly; your freedom and your life.  

What do you need the money for?  

It is my dream to finish writing Decision Underground and see it published. I want there to be a digital copy available to purchase as well. And I want to use Amazon’s CreateSpace publishing services to get all of this accomplished. I am going to purchase the full editing package which includes three rounds of editing before it goes to press. I originally planned on paying myself a $5 an hour wage to work on writing the rest of the stories and getting it all put together but it appears as thought the budget will not allow for it.  I do not want to skimp on publishing and marketing costs so I am putting it all towards those two categories. I will still log every hour I spend working on it and include that information in regular updates. 

How much of the project has already been completed?  

I have about 80 to 85 pages of content written up and organized into the story so far. I also have around 40 to 50 pages of notes which include drawings, descriptions and backstories for characters, and potential story arc ideas. I have also conducted around 30 hours of interviews with individuals who have been involved in the illegal drug game on many different levels. It is their experiences that Decision Underground is based on.  

How many more pages need to be written?  

It is important to understand how complex a choice-based gamebook such as this one can become. This is a very fast paced story with a new decision happening constantly. It is currently averaging around 2 pages per decision so making an estimate here can only be so precise. But I am going to aim for around 180 to 200 pages total. In either case, I will be able to complete all of the writing for this project at least one month before the projected deadline if not earlier. Speaking of which…  

How long will it take to complete this project?  

This project will be completed before the projected deadline of October 2018. All of the writing and illustrating will be finished by September of 2018.  

Do you appreciate those who show interest in your project?  

Hell yes! I absolutely appreciate anybody taking the time to learn about my idea. Even if you decide not to back the project, I’m still really thankful you stopped by and heard me out. 

Is this the first thing you've ever made? 

Nope!  Have a look at some of my other work by checking out my Behance portfolio and/or my Deviantart page, links included below.

https://www.behance.net/Jimbo_Mclaughlin

https://ogjimkenobi.deviantart.com/

Should I go ahead and donate some money to the project right now?  

Yes!

Risks and challenges

Can we trust you to make this project a success? If so, Why?

Yes, you can. I do have a degree in Graphic Design I acquired from Pikes Peak Community College and I have been an artist for my entire life. While I do have a lot experience writing for various projects, I will be completely honest with you; this is the largest writing project I have ever taken on. That being said, I CAN do this, I CAN complete this project. I am very passionate about finishing this book. In fact, I’m so obsessed with the idea that I am here on Kickstarter trying to get it funded!

Please feel free to ask me anything you want about this project, about me, about life, about the world, I shall do my best to answer all questions satisfactorily.

Thanks again for taking the time to learn about my project.

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