New Game: Jack's Trick! Also Undead!
Greetings, envoys! A couple of updates for you:
The new Chill sourcebook, Undead, is now on sale in PDF at DriveThruRPG. It will be available in POD and... Read more
Undead Kickstarter Launched!
Greetings, envoys! As, no doubt, some of you have seen, we've launched our next Kickstarter for the Undead sourcebook. The Kickstarter will run through Halloween night, and we're presently just... Read more
Monsters Are Coming!
Greetings, envoys! We've just launched our next Chill Kickstarter!
Monsters is our first dedicated antagonist supplement for Chill Third Edition. It will resemble some of the 2nd Edition monster... Read more
CM Screen and Other News
Greetings, SAVE envoys! We have news!
SAVE: The Eternal Society...
...was sent out (in pdf) to backers this week. It's been sent to press on time, meaning we should have... Read more
SAVE is off to press! Have a free case! Come play Chill at Origins/GenCon!
Greetings, envoys. Been a little bit. We've got a few pieces of news.
SAVE: The Eternal Society will be available for sale on DriveThruRPG on June 8, 2016, and in... Read more
Stretch Goal Update
So, there's bad news and there's good news. Let's start with the bad news.
The Midnight Syndicate stretch goal is no longer happening. The reason for this is basically "creative... Read more
I've been seeing comments from backers in the UK, Sweden, Germany, and Spain that they're getting their rewards. The shipping issue seems to have been resolved.
A little bit of... Read more
European Shipping, Now With Tracking Numbers (for the UK)
Before we start, here's what I received from the shipper today:
These should start picking up scans today or tomorrow and be delivered by Friday at latest. As for the... Read more
SAVE Kickstarter is live!
Our Kickstarter for SAVE: The Eternal Society is live. It'll run through November 11th. We're off to a good start, and we'll be posting sketches and excerpts as we get... Read more
Tracking Info! Shipping Updates! Midnight Syndicate! The next Chill Book!
Lots of info, here. I'll try and keep it easy to follow, with headers and everything.
The Takeaway: All Chill packages have now been shipped. Everyone should have their... Read more
Here's the news, shipping-wise, and if you've emailed me or PM'd me or commented and I haven't gotten back to you, I apologize. I was waiting on a status update... Read more
Shipping, even now!
Greetings, envoys! Here's what's going on in Chill-land.
The Books are Shipping...
I've been seeing comments, tweets, and Facebook posts from all over the US to the tune of... Read more
Last day of GenCon!
Hey, Chill backers. Just a reminder that if you said you were picking up your Chill rewards at GenCon, tomorrow (Sunday 8/2) is the last day to do it. You... Read more
GenCon Pickup and Rewards Shipping!
This week I drove out to Chicago to drop off Boxed Set materials to our printer/fulfillment partner, and to pick up books from same. Despite many setbacks, I was successful!... Read more
BackerKit Ending: 48 Hour (or so) notice
OK, I know I said I was going to close to the BackerKit on Friday, but I got involved in other stuff (Beast) and it slipped. But that's... Read more
Today I drove out to Orbytel, a local packaging company, and picked up the boxes for the Boxed Sets. Behold!
Also! I got an email from our printers (Kraken Print... Read more
Last Call for BackerKit
Hello, Chill backers!
Most of you have filled out your BackerKit surveys and squared away shipping for Boxed Sets as necessary. But...
...according to the report I ran this morning,... Read more
Proof in the Pudding
So, last week I got this in the mail:
Looks pretty sweet, huh? That's a proof copy of the Print-on-Demand version of the Chill book from DriveThru RPG. We're going... Read more
Come Play Chill at GenCon!
GenCon's event list went up today. You can't actually buy tickets yet (that happens Sunday, May 17 at Noon EST), but you can check out what events are available here. ... Read more
Most BackerKit and PDF Info
So, first of all, I owe everybody here a big "thank you." Our BackerKit has been live a few days, but we've already raised more than 10% of our original... Read more
BackerKit Issue: Fixed, but here's what happened
The BackerKit just went live! And...we had a little mix up.
What happened was this: I apparently forgot to remove the automatic shipping charge for the Boxed Set as a... Read more
BackerKit Surveys: No, For Reals This Time
I went back and made a couple of alterations to the BackerKit, so the procedure is a little different for Boxed Sets. A backer reminded me that the reward description... Read more
BackerKit Surveys are Coming Soon
Hello, SAVE envoys! Here's the news.
The pdf is all done but the shouting. By "shouting," I mean Martin had a couple of corrections, and Aaron Acevedo is going to... Read more
Come Play Chill at Origins!
If any of y'all are going to be at Origins Game Fair in June, please come play Chill with us! The event registration went live today, and while in past... Read more
Reminder: Tell me your names.
Man, haven't had a full-on cat inferno around here, but there are some seriously singed kitties. I'll give you the rundown of what we've been dealing with, but first, a... Read more
Chill Update: Not Making a March Madness Joke
(It's a sports thing, I'm not qualified.)
So! I've been busy like who. My freelance schedule is nuts; I'm basically developing three core books at once plus a lot of... Read more
The Shortest Month
It's not been quite a month since our last update, but what the heck. I have pictures to show you.
We've gotten good feedback from our playtesters, done some... Read more
I did mention that I was going to do updates on the Growling Door Games blog, so I have. That link shows you some awesome artwork by Alessandro Alaia, and... Read more
Santa Claus isn't a creature of the Unknown, but the Krampus probably is.
Anyway, greetings, Chill backers! We're hard at work on Chill. Here's where the various parts of... Read more
Last Call for Money! Also, Vampires
Have You Corrected Your Pledge?
Most of you have, actually. We were over $2000 in uncollected pledges, now we're down to about $400. But again: If your payment... Read more
Important Update - Please Read!
Good morning, Chill backers! Today's the first morning in a month I haven't woken up to obsessively check the Kickstarter's progress. It's a little like withdrawal, I tell ya.
I... Read more
This House...Is Clear
Happy Halloween! We unlocked the Boxed Set, and wham, you folks came through in fine style. We closed at $40,375, damned impressive.
What happens now? Well, Amazon and Kickstarter... Read more
Boxed Set Instructions!
Holy Halloween! We did it!
Now, listen fast, SAVE envoys, because we only have 4 hours left, here. You want a boxed set? Here's what you do:
- Pledge the SAVE... Read more
Only 8 Hours to - WHAT'S THAT IN THE WINDOW!
Pardon my melodramatic update title, but it's Halloween. A little jump-scare is appropriate.
So! Below is a cover sketch by Jacob Walker. Jacob is doing the cover illustration and painting,... Read more
How to Make an Envoy
Greetings, Chill backers! I like what you've done with your hair. Seen Cracked today? Lots of potential SAVE missions in this article!
I'm sitting here on my lunch break, and... Read more
The Evil Way vs. The Silver Way
I promised an update a day for the rest of the Kickstarter. I'm a man of my word.
But first, a couple of notes! We have one Traitor level open... Read more
Excerpt - The Dublin Transfer
Only three (full) days left in the Kickstarter, and we're sitting just shy of $32,000! I was looking through the first drafts of Chill (currently printed out and sitting on... Read more
Want to fight the Unknown? Here's a new reward level!
My brother, Jonathan McFarland, who wrote the combat and other core systems for Chill 3rd Edition, suggested a new reward level, and I rather like it. So: You can... Read more
Midnight Syndicate - Unlocked!
Good morning, Chill backers!
I woke up this morning to discover that we've passed our second stretch goal, so now all backers at the SAVE Scholar level will be getting... Read more
Yay! Full Color!
So, I went to be and we had just crested $28,000, and I woke up and we were nine dollar short of our first stretch goal! That's a heck of... Read more
One more week!
Hello, Chillys! (Chillun's? Chillaxers?)
Anyway! Some news.
Meet the Leader of SAVE
i09 ran an article on us today, including an excerpt that discusses Hayat Nejem, who bravely stepped up... Read more
I was at Con on the Cob today, not an hour out of my demo of Chill, when we crossed the $25K mark. It was nice to be around... Read more
The Rewards Levels and Con Appearance
I want to talk a little about the reward levels, because we've had some questions. I'm also putting a few excerpts here, too.
But first: If you're in the greater... Read more
Dogs of Chill
Man's best friend, indeed. Let's start off with a brief excerpt from Chill:
Pet (1 or 2 IP)
For as long as anyone can tell, man has always worked... Read more
The Creatures of the Evil Way
Happy Tuesday, Chill fans! I have first drafts of Chill Third Edition from most of my authors (I had to grant a few extensions, but I'm expecting the rest of... Read more
Become a Master of the Art!
Happy Saturday, Chill fans! It's a been a great week; we're at 86% of our goal, and I'm quite sure we'll burn through that last $3381 and get into stretch... Read more
I promise I will not make a habit of daily updates, but I figure y'all might like to the see the transcript of the Q&A. Here ya go!
Note, by... Read more
Chill Q&A Tonight at 8PM EST
Hey, wonderful backers!
Just wanted to remind everyone that I'm doing a Q&A about Chill tonight at 8PM, EST, at #rpgnet. You can get there with this link: http://tinyurl.com/rpgnetchat.
See... Read more
The Art of Chill
Today we got our artists' bio page posted. Here, I want to tell you a little about the look of Chill 3rd Edition.
First, layout. Our layout wizard, Thomas... Read more
Avatars! We got avatars!
Our amazing layout wizard, Thomas Deeny, made these. Take 'em and spread the word! We have less than $9K to go to make our goal!
Also: I am doing a... Read more
Best Chill Game Ever?
As I was looking through my Chill books the other day, I found a printout - on dot matrix! - of the first 82 games of Chill that... Read more
Broken the halfway barrier - New Reward Level!
Woo! Halfway there! (Bon Jovi, or Kenny Loggins, at your pleasure.)
So! A couple of things today. First of all, I said yesterday (on Facebook, so I won't be offended... Read more
So, first of all, I want to thank everyone who's making the first 24 hours of our Chill Kickstarter such a success! As I'm writing this, we're at $10,000 even,... Read more