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Posted by Guilded Age (Creator)


I mean, mostly on the basis that I straight up cannot believe how unstoppably baller all of you are for giving us this chance to make you some great entertainment. We're almost about to break atmo, and with your continued help, rocket our way through the stars and into the cosmos!

We've been getting some good press lately, and it's likewise sending us into fits of unbridled joy:

Biscuit Press Alumni, fellow MGS obsessor, and long time comics friend Mike of Mike's Stupid Comics showed us some love along with his co-host Laura over at The Untitled Mike & Laura Podcast! Subscribe to these awesome hosts for only the best geek podcastery!

Bleeding Cool extended us the great courtest of pushing our press release through. Read now to see how the self-indulgent collaborators behind Guilded Age pimp their wares!

Composer for the eventual animations and productivity demigod, Dain Saint gave us the official Cipher Prime Endorsement! Now if only he'll give me a second date...

Lauren Davis of io9 gave us this just stellar writeup and review, which is responsible for almost 10% of our pledges alone. There's no words for our appreciation. Thanks for being a reader, Lauren!

This Kickstarter is going much faster than I anticipated (and I am NOT complaining!), so I the updates I had planned for the future will probably see the light of day a whole Hell of a lot sooner. So stay tuned to this space for a better look at the tier rewards available, as well as the exclusives we plan to unleash on all'a y'all.

- Phil

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Posted by Guilded Age (Creator)

Hail, and well met.

So we're halfway past the goal, and it's blowing us away. I, Phil, am crumbling under my own tendencies to make things more stressful than they need to be, which is pointless because you all so clearly have our backs as you always have. I am a fool for ever doubting, we're well on the way to success, and it's because of all of you. Some of you are friends, some of you colleagues, some our beloved readers... and many of you came in cold from Kickstarter itself! We're duly amazed, humbled, and glad you're taking a chance on us!

We, of course, are not done yet, and still need and appreciate the buzz you can give us. But FIRST. Here's a couple of fun things for you to chew on in the meantime:

Here's Kimlinh Tran, the voice of Frigg, recording her audio for our CableACE Award-winning pitch video. 

Producer Matt LeBrun (aka AngryBuddha) brought in a plethora of audition reels, including more than a couple women who auditioned for the starring role of Frigg (don't tell Best I said that). They were all pretty great, and it was really damn hard to choose! In the end, Kimlinh had the energy of someone who is CONSTANTLY READY TO BEAT UP SOME STUPID JERKS AT ALL TIMES YOU HEAR ME HOW ABOUT YOU LETS GO RIGHT NOW, and that's what I was looking for the most. 

We have others lined up to voice our characters, such as the absolutely enchanting Karen Kahler as everyone's favorite Wood Elf commander, Kon'Kr

... I am being informed that we actually casted her as Syr'Nj. Yes, I agree, that's a much better choice and she'll knock it out of the park.

Karen, you can do two roles, right? Get back to me on that.

Also in our cast is an old friend of mine that, fortunately, I knew before I was positioned to exploit his talent for personal gain, Matt Mercer! Matt's has one Hell of a career, as you can see on his IMDB page, and is one of the hardest working (and nicest!) voice actors in the biz. When we were in that bar in Marina Del Rey a few years ago, I asked him if he'd be interested in voicing the greatest bard of all time, Payet Best.

He said yes, without hesitation.

Imagine my delight to follow up later and learn that it was no false, drunken promise, and that he's still on board despite our delays. You're the man, Matt.

So yes! If you want to see these folks help bring Guilded Age to animated life, then keep on promoting and/or pledging as best you can! 

We're making 5 short animations, or possibly one longer pilot. The pilot was the original plan, and it's what we have an existing script for, but as it's 22 minutes long and takes Hella money to make, we're allowing the flexibility of the animation-end of this project to become several shorts, based on how much money is raised.

So to that end, we should probably make clear: Only the pilot is currently planned to feature all six of the OGs (Original Guildies). Shorts may only feature one or few of them, as you can imagine. So the more animation we get to do, the more characters get to show up!

We'll tell you more about the voice actors as we progress through the Kickstarter. And next week, we'll show off what all this Looter's Choice is about.

Gratefully, and desperately in love with each and every one of you,

- Phil Kahn


Posted by Guilded Age (Creator)

Hey ho, Guildies. First off, I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who jumped in during the day of fundraising, first 12 hours no less. We've got a good feeling this is going to work out A-OK.

Since some have asked us already about it, and we know many of you were simply waiting until this Kickstarter to get both books, at first we just had the "Byron Special" for the two books. But some of you would like the Syr'Nj special with book 1 added on, so sure, why not?

For $65, you can upgrade your pledge level to the Byr'Nj Special, which is the Syr'Nj Special + print copy GA Volume 1 (because they were always meant to be together anyway)! We hope some of you get to take advantage of this discount opportunity.

Anyone else who would like to add a copy of Book 1 to their pledge reward, just make sure +$15 over whatever tier reward you've chosen. Surveys will be issued post-KS to make sure everyone's got what they want.

Thanks again, and please spread the word! We need to keep this pace going if you want to see some sweet-ass cartoons!

- Phil the Kahns