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A Woman With Hollow Eyes is an interactive streaming actual play series presented by The ONE SHOT Network.
158 backers pledged $5,306 to help bring this project to life.

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A Woman With Hollow Eyes

A Woman With Hollow Eyes is an interactive streaming actual play series presented by The ONE SHOT Network. We’re continuing our story from Season 1 set in the surrealist magical Actuality of Invisible Sun.

Invisible Sun is a game of surreal fantasy. Our real world is an illusion known as Shadow and the true “Actuality” is a world where magic and secrets are the building blocks of the universe. Player characters take on the role of vislae, magic users seeking hidden truths in their home city of Satyrine, and across the nine suns that make up Actuality. Using mechanics to create compelling player-driven narratives, Invisible Sun is the perfect catalyst for strange and wonderful dramatic stories.

The world of A Woman With Hollow Eyes blends the mind-bending imagery and themes of Invisible Sun with the absurdity of real life. Satyrine is a magical city plagued by infrastructure problems like “sound holes” that steal the noise from the air, corrupt lenders who seek to saddle vulnerable people with unimaginable debt, and families of rats just trying to climb the social ladder.

We’re returning for a short season focused on Calvin’s continued efforts to understand himself while causing trouble for the people around him.

If we fund we plan to air our first season 2 episode 2/12/2019! You won't have to wait long to start watching.

Calvin Weaver

In Shadow, Calvin was a struggling art school graduate who grappled with depression and failed relationships. He awoke to find he is a vislae who was once a daring adventurer with a tragic destiny. Despite his grand past, Calvin struggles to control his powers and fit into a world that is completely alien to him. Last season he had to adjust quickly as he discovered his past self had laid the groundwork for building a new world, and made quite a few enemies along the way.

Despite his struggles, Calvin has found a few comforts in his new Actuality. He found that he was once married and his husband, the book-headed Libralite waited patiently for his return. His new friends risked fates worse than death to help him and he discovered that he would do the same for them. Even though Actuality seems like it’s hell bent on destroying him, it’s somehow less bleak than life in Shadow.

Calvin Weaver by Sara Kipin
Calvin Weaver by Sara Kipin

An incredible amount of work went into our first season. We want to make Season 2 even better! To do that we need to pay our cast and crew for their hard work. This Kickstarter will provide us with a budget to pay our actors, and stream operator. Without a budget to pay our staff, we can't go into production.

$10 PDF

After A Woman With Hollow Eyes ends production, we’ll compile all of the playable content we made for the show, along with fan-made content submitted to the Kickstarter, into a PDF for you to take advantage of in your own games at home.

$25 Flux

The world of Invisible Sun is suffused with magic that often has a will of its own. Flux is what happens when spells go wrong. A flux effect can be amusing, inconvenient, or devastating. At this level you can control what happens when we face the unexpected by contributing to a Flux Chart we will consult when they come up in-game.

Flux is randomly generated in play, so we cannot guarantee that every flux effect will make it in. However, all flux effects will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

$30 Friends and Neighbors

Enter our living setting by naming NPCs that will appear in our home city of Satyrine, or one met on our journeys. At this level you contribute a name and thematic inspiration for NPCs that will appear in A Woman With Hollow Eyes. NPCs will be randomly selected, but this gives viewers a chance to leave a lasting mark on our game.

All NPCs will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

$50 Goetic Colloquy

In Invisible Sun, Goetics access magic by summoning and communicating with demons, spirits, and stranger things. At this level you will be able to name and provide a three-sentence backstory for a demon or angel that might appear in A Woman With Hollow Eyes.

Demons and angels generated by this level will appear as NPCs, be summoned by NPC Goetics, and will be available for any PC Goetics to know the name of and summon. While we cannot guarantee a being’s appearance in the show, all submissions will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

Imago, a sleep demon created and drawn by Ben Zweifel for season 1.
Imago, a sleep demon created and drawn by Ben Zweifel for season 1.

$100 Ephemera

Invisible Sun is full of magical secrets, spells, and items. Fleeting magical spells and items are called ephemera. Players will encounter ephemera throughout their journey into the surreal, or open their minds and receive ephemera via mystical susurrus. Ephemera are always beneficial to the user, though they may trigger flux. At this level, you can contribute one incantation (spell) and one ephemera object (potions, pills, feathers, burrowing glyph-covered grubs) with a guarantee that one of them will be used in our campaign.

All ephemera contributed to this level will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

$200 Monuments

Places and objects hold power (and secrets) in Invisible Sun. At this level you can create a fixture in our Satyrine, something that helps define the city and gives our PC’s an opportunity to wonder. You could create an intimidating sausage shop to fill us with dread, a literal emotional playground to be a catalyst for a rekindled romance, or a bar that acts as the charming heart of the romance district. Whatever you make will appear and influence the narrative for season 2.

All monuments created at this level will be featured in the show and appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

$250 Sooth Sayer

When player characters want to research an arcane tome, sneak into the vaults of a powerful Vance, or explore a flashback scene to discover more about themselves, Invisible Sun uses Development Mode. These are diceless, narrative scenes that involve one or more characters and the GM. These will take place over some form of text, whether chats or emails, and shared with the audience.

One Sooth Deck card is drawn to help the GM narrate what happens. The Sooth Deck is an integral tool in Invisible Sun, and one of its uses is tarot-like divination. Darcy will set up a Development Mode scene with a PC, and will consult with you to help her craft the scene and interpret the Sooth Card.

$300 Create an Event

Create an important event happening in the city of Satyrine that will become an important plot point in the narrative of season 2. A party, a holiday, an election, the birthday celebration of an ancient spell. Whether the players become the stars or disruptors of the event, it is sure to add a new spice to the mix.

All Events created at this level will be featured in the show and appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes Season 2 PDF.

$500 Sun Warden

The Actuality shifts under the influence of eight Suns (Silver, Green, Blue, Indigo, Grey, Pale, Red, Gold), in addition to the Invisible Sun. These Suns are planes of existence through which magic currents flow, so their influence extends across the Actuality and can shine upon the PCs at any time.

This level makes you master, protector, or guardian of one. Backers will work with Darcy to plot how an episode of A Woman With Hollow Eyes is influenced by that Sun. These events will have major influences on the shape of the world, players, and events.  

All backer contributions made to A Woman With Hollow Eyes are subject to minor changes to fit the setting and tone of the game. We reserve the right to refuse contributions that contain offensive material, especially any that attack race, gender, or sexual orientation. Refunds will not be offered in these cases.

Stretch Goals

$4,000 Cast and Crew Raise

We get to pay performers and crew on this project just a little more for their time and effort.

$5000 Podcast Special

We’ll produce a single one-shot story with guests and performers from season 1 like Alan Linic and Tanya DePass

Darcy Ross

Darcy Ross
Darcy Ross

We wouldn’t be anywhere without our talented game master and keeper of secrets, Darcy Ross. You might recognize her as one of the co-designers on Burn Brite, the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, and Cicatrix from MCG’s The Raven Wants What You Have actual play series. 

Last season she dazzled us all with a thrilling introduction to the world of Invisible Sun. Now she has the opportunity to start knocking over narrative dominoes as we travel deeper into her Actuality.

James D’Amato

James D'Amato
James D'Amato

James is the co-founder of the ONE SHOT Network and host of the ONE SHOT Podcast. He took training from Chicago’s most well-regarded improv theaters and applied those skills to creating entertaining games. He’s ready to take the lessons he learned from The Dungeon Dome to show off the power of the Invisible Sun.

Adira Slattery

Adira Slattery
Adira Slattery

Adira Slattery has been playing and making games, in one form or another, for as long as she can remember. She lives in Chicago with her spouse and two amazing cats, fixing computers by day and spending every waking moment loving games. Adira was featured before on the One Shot Podcast's Dream Apart episodes and runs live action role playing games throughout the Chicago area. 

Alan Linic

Alan Linic
Alan Linic

Alan is a talented comedian and improviser currently writing for Saturday Night Live. He discovered role playing games after college and dove in head first, running and playing as much as possible. He discusses RPG theory and storytelling technique on the TL;DM Podcast. He'll return to the show if we hit our Podcast stretch goal.

Video Engineers

Joe “Codex” Webster

Joe is our most experienced production technician. He has years of experience working in film and photography which he uses to help us keep the stream looking good even when everything behind the scenes is on fire.

Mel Fox

Mel has a lot of experience in front of and behind the camera at ONE SHOT. She’s got a great eye for a great shot.

Risks and challenges

This will be the third kickstarted actual play campaign produced by the ONE SHOT Network. We have all the equipment we need to produce this series, and the experience to do it well. Barring something unexpected happening to the main cast or production crew, A Woman With Hollow Eyes will enter production without issue.

Last season we had difficulty finding the time to compose the backer PDF. This season we're hiring someone to manage the construction of PDF for us.

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    After A Woman With Hollow Eyes ends production, we’ll compile all of the playable content we made for the show, along with fan-made content submitted to the Kickstarter, into a PDF for you to take advantage of in your own games at home.

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    Flux

    The world of Invisible Sun is suffused with magic that often has a will of its own. Flux is what happens when spells go wrong. A flux effect can be amusing, inconvenient, or devastating. At this level you can control what happens when we face the unexpected by contributing to a Flux Chart we will consult when they come up in-game.

    Backers at this level also get acess to the Season 1 PDF

    Flux is randomly generated in play, so we cannot guarantee every flux effect will make it in. However, all flux effects will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

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    Friends and Neighbors

    Enter our living setting by naming NPCs that will appear in our home city of Satyrine, or one met on our journeys. At this level you contribute a name and thematic inspiration for NPCs that will appear in A Woman With Hollow Eyes. NPCs will be randomly selected, but this gives viewers a chance to leave a lasting mark on our game.

    All NPCs will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

    Includes:
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    • Season 1 PDF
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    • Create an NPC
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    Goetic Colloquy

    In Invisible Sun, Goetics access magic by summoning and communicating with demons, spirits, and stranger things. At this level you will be able to name and provide a three-sentence backstory for a demon or angel that might appear in A Woman With Hollow Eyes.

    Demons and angels generated by this level will randomly be selected for use by NPC Goetics, and will be available for the PC Goetic to know the name of and summon. While we cannot guarantee a being’s appearance in the show, all submissions will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

    Includes:
    • Season 2 PDF
    • Season 1 PDF
    • Create Flux
    • Create an NPC
    • Create Angels and Demons
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    Ephemera

    Invisible Sun is full of magical secrets, spells, and items. Fleeting magical spells and items are called ephemera. Players will encounter ephemera throughout their journey into the surreal, or open their minds and receive ephemera via mystical susurrus. Ephemera are always beneficial to the user, though they may trigger flux. At this level you can contribute one incantation (spell) and one ephemera object (potions, pills, feathers, burrowing glyph-covered grubs) with a guarantee that one of them will be used in our campaign.

    All ephemera contributed to this level will appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

    Includes:
    • Season 2 PDF
    • Season 1 PDF
    • Create an NPC
    • Create Flux
    • Create Angels and Demons
    • Create Ephemera spells and items
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    Monuments

    Places and objects hold power (and secrets) in Invisible Sun. At this level you can create a fixture in our Satyrine, something that helps define the city and gives our PC’s an opportunity to wonder. You could create an intimidating sausage shop to fill us with dread, a literal emotional playground to be a catalyst for a rekindled romance, or a bar that acts as the charming heart of the romance district. Whatever you make will appear and influence the narrative for season 2.

    All monuments created at this level will be featured in the show and appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

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    Sooth Sayer

    When player characters want to research an arcane tome, sneak into the vaults of a powerful Vance, or explore a flashback scene to discover more about themselves, Invisible Sun uses Development Mode. These are diceless, narrative scenes that involve one or more characters and the GM. These will take place over some form of text, whether chats or emails, and shared with the audience.

    One Sooth Deck card is drawn to help the GM narrate what happens. The Sooth Deck is an integral tool in Invisible Sun, and one of its uses is tarot-like divination. Darcy will set up Development Mode scenes with the PCs and draw a card ahead of time, consulting you for how that card might influence the situation.

    Includes:
    • Season 2 PDF
    • Season 1 PDF
    • Create an NPC
    • Create Flux
    • Create Ephemera spells and items
    • Create Angels and Demons
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    Create an Event

    Create an important event happening in the city of Satyrine that will become an important plot point in the narrative of season 2.

    All Events created at this level will be featured in the show and appear in the A Woman With Hollow Eyes PDF.

    Includes:
    • Season 2 PDF
    • Season 1 PDF
    • Create an NPC
    • Create Flux
    • Create Ephemera spells and items
    • Create Angels and Demons
    • Create an Event
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    Sun Warden

    The Actuality shifts under the influence of eight Suns (Silver, Green, Blue, Indigo, Grey, Pale, Red, Gold), in addition to the Invisible Sun. These Suns are planes of existence through which magic currents flow, so their influence extends across the Actuality and can shine upon the PCs at any time.

    This level makes you master, protector, or guardian of one. Backers will work with Darcy to plot how an episode of A Woman With Hollow Eyes is influenced by that Sun. These events will have major influences on the shape of the world, players, and events. Sun Warden backers will also receive three secrets about Invisible Sun that no one outside of Monte Cook Games knows. No two wardens will receive the same secrets.

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    • Season 1 PDF
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    • Create Flux
    • Create Ephemera spells and items
    • Create Angels and Demons
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