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8 tales blending magic, mystery, advanced technology, exploration, superheroes & horror, set within the vast, blended-genre Cosmoverse.
8 tales blending magic, mystery, advanced technology, exploration, superheroes & horror, set within the vast, blended-genre Cosmoverse.
8 tales blending magic, mystery, advanced technology, exploration, superheroes & horror, set within the vast, blended-genre Cosmoverse.
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Arcane Synthesis: Approx. 100,000 words, including an introduction to the Cosmoverse, the collapsing, multi-dimensional reality created for the Cosmothea Blended-Genre Roleplaying Game and Campaign Setting.

Arcane Synthesis Publication Date: eBook: 12/2014 (PDF, MOBI and ePUB) Trade paperback, hardcover and Limited "Kickstarter Edition" hardcover: 1/2015.

Re: Rewards For an easy reference listing exactly what you get at each Reward tier, check out the chart down below! Most of the Backer goodies should arrive well before the ebooks. In fact, you'll be able to download the wallpapers within 24 hours of the Kickstarter funding in a variety of screen sizes!

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You can see more of Jason's amazing artwork here and of course in the Cosmothea videos! Other wonderful artists we've worked with on Cosmothea include Annemie Thijs, Mike Antrim, Simon Buckroyd and Adam Schmidt. I recommend them all highly and I'm sure you'll see more of their work in the days ahead. Some of their work appears in our Rewards and we'll bring you more great art if we reach our Stretch Goals!

DIVINE SYNTHESIS: We are excited to have so many great authors on board and ready to roll should we reach the Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal! (See Stretch Goals below.)

Risks and challenges

Several of the authors have already started writing their stories and we have a lot of momentum going. But people get sick, and the post office and printers hit snags now and then. Backup solutions to Reward fulfillment are already in place, in case a fulfillment center struggles to keep their commitment, or jacks up their prices on us. I’ve worked very hard to dot our i’s and cross our t’s, to do this thing right.

I value integrity and communication, so expect me to be as transparent as possible the whole way and keep you informed on our progress.

I’ve deliberately kept the reward types and quantities as manageable as possible, such as by having DriveThruFiction handle some of the shipping and handling so that we can get your goodies to you as quickly as possible (and a bit cheaper for Int'l Backers) and I can get back to what I do best, telling great stories and helping others do the same!

While QT Games LLC is a new kid on the block, Cosmothea has been around for quite some time, and I have been developing the concept, the roleplaying game and campaign setting which all of the stories are based on, for the past 34 years. Between a solid, talented team of authors, editors and artists, with many years of personal and professional experience, we’ll see this thing thru till the end. I’m confident that you are going to be very pleased with what we’re putting together!

Please tell your friends, family and coworkers about Arcane Synthesis and its sister anthology, Divine Synthesis, and let’s prove that the little guy can win against the odds! Together, I am confident we can go the distance and beyond. Thanks so much for having faith in my dream. — Bob Whitely

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    WATCHER — You get 1 wallpaper of your choice, your name in the Supporters section of Arcane Synthesis, and access to Backer Updates. Not bad for a buck, huh? Wallpaper will be available for download in February!

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    MINION — You get everything above, plus access to vote on the cover of Arcane Synthesis. How cool is that?!

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    SCRIBE — You get everything above, plus the Dead By Dawn short story pdf, and best of all, you get access to submit a name or sentence (20 words max), and it will be incorporated into Dead By Dawn! (See important details under Rewards at left). Join in the chaos, Scribe; it's sure to be a wild ride!

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    ADVENTURER — You get everything above, plus an ebook edition of Arcane Synthesis (PDF, MOBI or EPUB) at least 30 days before the rest of the world, and a "Thank you!” Shout-out on facebook and Twitter!

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    CHAMPION — You get everything above, plus the digital art book, "Cosmothea Vacation" and special access to order Arcane Synthesis "at cost" (Either the trade paperback or hardcover) via POD at DriveThruFiction (See Rewards at left for details). This method gets you the physical book cheaper than you could elsewhere; international backers should save on shipping to boot! You also get an additional wallpaper and access to our private, Cosmothea Insiders Forum! ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!***

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    ASCENDED– (This one is such a great deal that we had to limit the quantity so it doesn't hurt us, but we wanted to award your faith in the project!) You get everything in the CHAMPION Reward, plus the Arcane Synthesis trade paperback at a great price (Signed by Bob Whitely and mailed to you). In addition, you get a cool, high-quality bookmark, the 2 remaining wallpapers (completing the set of 4), your SCRIBE word bonus increases to 40 words and you get an 11x17 print-ready pdf of the huge Cosmoverse, a beautiful and very handy reference for both gamers and readers of Arcane Synthesis and future Cosmothea products. ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!***

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    NUMINOUS — You get everything in the CHAMPION Reward, plus the 2 remaining wallpapers (completing the set of 4), a complete set of 4 beautiful, two-sided Campaign Cards, and your SCRIBE word bonus increases to 50 words. In addition, you get a cool, high-quality bookmark, and both the 11x17 and giant, 24x36” print-ready pdfs of the huge Cosmoverse, a beautiful and very handy reference for both gamers and readers of Arcane Synthesis and future Cosmothea products. ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!*** (Shipping is for bookmarks and Campaign Cards only.)

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    INFINITAR – You get everything in the NUMINOUS Reward, plus a special, Limited Edition Kickstarter hardcover of Arcane Synthesis, which features a modified cover (signed and numbered by Bob Whitely and mailed to you). These will not be printed again! (Only 60 copies will ever be made.) In addition, you get an amazing, 11x14” gallery-quality, giclée art print of Jason Rainville's original cover painting, fit for framing, another bookmark (handy for those that always have a couple books running at the same time, and for gifts), and your SCRIBE word bonus increases to 60 words. ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!***

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    CELESTIAL – You get everything in the NUMINOUS Reward, plus both of Jason Rainville’s amazing, gallery-quality, giclée art prints (the 11x14” painting of the original cover and the limited, Special Edition 12x18” modified art print) fit for framing. The Special Edition is numbered and authenticated by QT Games. Only 42 of these Special Edition prints will ever be made! (See Rewards at left for details.) In addition, your SCRIBE word bonus increases to 75 words, you get 2 additional, high-quality bookmarks, an extra set of the beautiful Campaign Cards and the Arcane Synthesis trade paperback at a great price (Signed by Bob Whitely and mailed to you). ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!*** Life is good!

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    HIGH CELESTIAL – You get everything in the CELESTIAL Reward, plus 2 additional bookmarks, your SCRIBE word bonus increases to 100 words, and you get a Limited Edition Kickstarter hardcover of Arcane Synthesis, featuring the modified cover painting. These will not be printed again! (Only 60 copies will ever be made). You’ll also get another hardcover, this one with the original painting (both books will be signed by Bob Whitely and mailed to you), and you get Mega Tuckerized in a story (See Rewards at left for details). On top of that, you get 1 Perk to spend to customize your reward further! (See Perks at left for important details). ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!*** Life is great!

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    ARCHITECT – You get everything in the HIGH CELESTIAL Reward, plus your SCRIBE word bonus max increases to 150 words. Optionally, instead of writing a scene, you can decide one of the story’s themes, locations or genres (an alien spy is among us, a blackmailed Senator must respond to a threat, a mutant virus breaks out on a train, etc. it’s up to you!) You do not have to participate, but it’s bound to be fun! You also get 5 Perks that you can use to build the rest of your reward exactly the way you want it! (See Perks at left for important details). ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!*** What can we say, you're awesome!

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    ILLUMINARII – You get everything in the HIGH CELESTIAL Reward, plus your SCRIBE word bonus max increases to 300 words. Optionally, instead of writing a scene, you can decide one of the story’s themes, locations or genres (an alien spy is among us, a blackmailed Senator must respond to a threat, a mutant virus breaks out on a train, etc. it’s up to you!) You will also get to see the story 2 weeks before everyone else and get to name an important character in the story. You do not have to participate, but it’s bound to be fun! You also get 15 Perks that you can use to build the rest of your reward exactly the way you want it! (See Perks at left for important details). ***And, if we reach our Divine Synthesis Stretch Goal, you also get the Divine Synthesis ebook free, as soon as it's ready for publication!*** You are amazing and we want to make sure everyone knows it!

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