Check In and Collaboration
Shipping is 99% complete. There are few rewards that I overlooked shipping out.
If I have not been in contact with you and you have not received your... Read more
Shipping Update 2/4/2015 & How-To Posted
Shipping is ongoing. Last week one dozen international packages went out. I also shipped one dozen domestic packages to my long-suffering Patron, Curator and Retailer Backers.
In many shipments, I... Read more
Shipping Ramping Back Up!
I have good painkillers for my back and have been cranking away at the packing and shipping. Some folks, including international backers should have received packages or be receiving them... Read more
Shipping Status Update
Shipping has been a trickle for the last two weeks because my back pain had left me nearly incapacitated.
I have sent out 6 International Rewards packages and sent... Read more
Five Moons RPG by Sean K. Reynolds
Sean K. Reynolds will be launching a Kickstarter for his RPG Five Moons soon. He is holding a kick off on Facebook where he will be giving away prizes. One... Read more
Sampler Rewards on the way!
All but three of the Sampler Rewards were just mailed. The three remaining had Add-Ons and need to be boxed. Shipping of domestic Hardcore Rewards continues and I hope... Read more
Beware the Green Dry Erase Marker
As some of you start receiving your tiles I want to alert you that some have had trouble with green dry erase markers staining. Like the dry erase boards you... Read more
Shipping begins in earnest
A few rewards have been shipped, delivered, or picked up but this morning the first big bulk shipment went out. It was over 100 packages. They are mostly BASIC Pledge... Read more
Packing and Shipping
A few of you had questions about the packaging. I kept a small amount of the VHS cases that will be used for the Sampler Rewards that are then mailed... Read more
Update, a little bad news & GenCon
Tiles are sorted and Backer Rewards are starting to be boxed. A few local Backers have stopped by to pick up their rewards. As packages are shipped, you will... Read more
Still sorting but shipping in sight
This update is a mobile post so it will be brief with no picture.
Sorting continues. If you are wondering why, there are over 154,000 tiles that we are sorting... Read more
Bundling the Tiles
Me and the two little Kobolds are currently bundling the tiles into the Sets. Mama Kobold will start filling and packaging orders with those sets. This will take some time.... Read more
Tiles came in yesterday. Loaded and unloaded over 7000lbs of boxes into my house until late last night so no pictures, just sore back muscles. Suffice it to say, my... Read more
Cases, cases, cases, packing material and swag
VHS cases have arrived. Lots of vhs cases. Got a small set of the Dungeon Decor cards printed up before ordering all of them in bulk. Got rubber bands to... Read more
Tiles ordered and take a look at the card Game Dubious Alliance
Week before last, revised proofs were received with the new perimeter lines as well as a few other minor modifications. I apologize for not having pictures at hand to post... Read more
Proof Prints Received
I received the laminated proof prints this weekend. The proofs shown here do not have the perimeter grid line. When printing the proofs, the printer indicated that the laminated tiles... Read more
Proofs are Off to the Printer
Based on 98% of the order quantities locked in I was able to determine my quantities.
Here are two interesting facts for you:
- I will be printing over 153,000 tiles... Read more
Awaiting Backer Reward Selections
For the 66 remaining backers (from SAMPLER to BENEFACTOR), please register at Fundafull to get me your mailing address and to confirm your selection of rewards.
If you still... Read more
I am awaiting 3 responses for Reward selections from users who opted out of using Fundafull.
My Fundafull dashboard shows that there are still 188 Backers that have not... Read more
Final Prototype Dice
These are the final prototypes of the pair of dice you can purchase with your rewards. I have also updated this in Fundafull. If you have already selected dice and... Read more
Pledge Manager Invites going out this week
I will be sending out invitations from Fundafull starting this week. I will start with a few testers from each Pledge level, hopefully starting no later than Wednesday. If... Read more
Still in progress with Fundafull
I just wanted to give a quick update. I am still working with Fundafull to finalize the fulfillment manager. It is going well but I want to get the things... Read more
Clarification on Opting Out of using Fundafull
Just to clarify, just because you are not increasing your pledge does not mean you should opt out of using Fundafull.
Please only "Opt Out" for strong privacy reasons... Read more
Opting out of Funderall
Funderall should be up and ready for testing later this evening and I will post another update for testers. In the meantime I want to make sure I have all... Read more
Extolling Kickstarter & Third-Party Pledge Manager
So Kickstarter is pretty awesome.
Crowdfunding empowers creators just like the wordprocessor has empowered authors. Kickstarter allows the creator to reach a niche market around the world to collect micro... Read more
Never Reach the End of the Map!
I have a longer thank you and rant that I will try to compose and post later today but I wanted to say thank you earlier than that.
Thank you.... Read more
Holy Cow and Cover Mock Up
As of this writing, today has seen $4159 in pledges which shatters the previous record of $2234 by +$1925 and the day is not even over. Today's total... Read more
Pledge Record and Bonus Reward Creature Tokens 1 & 2
I want to thank everyone who is backing this project so generously. Yesterday, April 19th was the highest pledge day of the entire campaign at $2,234! It was... Read more
City State of the Invincible Overlord and Blue Dungeon Tiles Cross-Promotion
City State of the Invincible Overlord and Blue Dungeon Tiles Cross-Promotion
Bob Bledsaw III of Judges Guild and I are teaming up to do a cross-promotion forBlue Dungeon... Read more
Adventurer and Adversary Tokens by Devin Night
Adventurer and Adversary Tokens
Devin Night has graciously allowed me to use his premium token designs to make into cardstock cards for you. These tokens are from his premium collection... Read more
New Pledge Levels added and Expansion Sets 8 and 9 Opened
New Pledge Levels Opened
After final tweaks and corrections from everyone (thank you), the new Pledge Levels EXPERT, ADVANCED and CURATOR have been added. I have also updated and included... Read more
Proposed Pledge Rewards and Ship WIP
Proposed Pledge Rewards
I received lots of good feedback on the Proposed Pledge Rewards. Taking your input, I reworked the Proposed Pledge Rewards to get them more equitable with... Read more
New Proposed Pledge Levels
When I had first envisioned this project, I wanted to have BASIC, EXPERT, and ADVANCED Pledge levels. I had no idea of the success that this project would have and... Read more
Stretch Goal 7 - Expansion Set 9 Add-On WIP
The V (for Vessel) series of tiles 1-8 will be the opened for the Expansion Set 9 Add-On.
Following is a work in progress. There as still some details to... Read more
Stretch Goal 6
The Building Tiles, B1-B6 will be opened for an Add-On at the next Stretch Goal of $37,500. (Technically we should be at Stretch 8 or 9 but I... Read more
Combat Description Cards
This will be brief while I recover from an outpatient procedure yesterday.
Cool things are still in the works and I should have some counters and/or decor to post this... Read more
Shadows of things that will be
It looks as if Expansion Set 7 will be the new Cave tile designs. When I last checked today, there were not many more... Read more
Creature Tokens WIP, Bonus to Benefactors, and Reward Swaps
Following is just a quick layout of the Creature Tokenscourtesy of Devin Night. I will still be manipulating some of them to be larger for use as... Read more
Next Expansion Sets and Miscellaneous
Expansion Set 6for the transparency overlays has been opened. It is a +$10 Add-On. It more expensive per tile than previous add-ons because printing and cutting transparencies... Read more
Cavern Tiles and a Teaser
Based on feedback, following are Cavern tiles R5, R6, R7 and R8. They are still a work in progress and I have a few things to tweak but... Read more
Tile Design Improvements and Cheap Thrills
Tile Design Improvements
A lot of stuff has continued, and continues, to go on behind the scenes but I do not pass it onto you unless I am fairly certain... Read more
Just a quick post and some photos from my phone so I will be brief.
Also if you are a fan of d6 games, take a look at Breachworld. I... Read more
Buildings, Ships, Caves and Transparencies
Following are some quick thumbnail sketches of conceptual tile designs. I will take your input to tweak them before they are finalized. Comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome.
I... Read more
Radial Transparency Overlay Designs
Here are some new options for the transparency tiles that take suggestions from the previous update's comments.
Would templates like this work for grid based games like D&D 3.5... Read more
Transparency 4x6 Overlay Tiles - Radial and Hex
The bulk of the feedback has been for:
- Transparent tiles to represent spell and blast radius and possibly illumination
- More Cavern tiles
- More Tech Decor and Tech type tiles
I... Read more
Stretch Goal 5 Reached, BASIC Set expanded & Fantasy Decor 2
Stretch Goal 5 Unlocked!
Now all of the original tile designs and four backer requested tile designs are unlocked! This Stretch goal unlocked stair tile S1/S2which is a switch... Read more
Grassroots Marketing and Decor Ideas
I am really thankful for the positive feedback and support I have received from all of you. It has been really inspiring.
I have had three game stores... Read more
New Fantasy Decor
Fantasy Decor 2a - Strange Creatures and Spell Effects
Below is the first of three or maybe four new Fantasy Decor, 4x6 cards that will be included in Pledge Rewards... Read more
Graphic Design and How do you plan to use my map tiles?
I am working with a professional graphic designer, Richard LeBlanc of New Big Dragon Games Unlimited, to develop the branding and packaging for the map tiles. The case insert I... Read more
Flier for Backers to share
If you are one of the 38 backers interested in helping promote this Kickstarter Campaign, a flier is available for download in this post at my site.
Here is the... Read more
Stretch Goal 4 Reached, Bonus Tiles Added and New Fantasy Decor
Stretch Goal 4 Unlocked!
This unlocks tiles H5/H6 which allow you to have halls or large rooms with columns and pilasters. Tiles W1/W3 are for making fortress towers with a... Read more
Call to Action!
I would like to maintain the campaign's momentum so that all of the tiles can be opened and more bonus tiles can be added to your Pledge Rewards.
You guys... Read more
Three Expansion Set Add-Ons Deal
Per a backer request, a discount has been added for purchasing multiple add-ons.
Three Expansion Set Add-Ons +$25
Choose any three unlocked Expansion Set Add-Ons and save $5. You will... Read more
Stretch Goal 3 Reached! 2 Bonus Tiles added to each BASIC set!
We have reached Stretch Goal 3!
As detailed in previous updates, reaching Stretch Goal 3 adds bonus tiles to all Pledge rewards and opens up a new Add-On that... Read more
Random Dungeon Generator and another Lagniappe
Random Dungeon Generator
There is a system neutral random Dungeon Generator at my website that I would like to get some feedback on from those of you who would like... Read more
Blue Dungeon Tiles Funded 200%! Page updates and Splintered Realms
Earlier today we passed 200% or our original funding. THAT IS AMAZING! The success of this project has surpassed my wildest expectations. I cannot express or find many more ways... Read more
Expansion Tile Set 2 Open, Tiles for upcoming Stretch Goals and Decor cards laid out
I have a bad head cold and feel woozy so hopefully this will be coherent.
I closed the voting on the poll to select the tiles designs for Stretch Goal... Read more
Stretch Goal 2 Reached! 2 Bonus Tiles added to each BASIC set!
We have reached Stretch Goal 2!
Thanks again for making this all happen!
As detailed in previous updates, reaching Stretch Goal 2 opens up a new Add-On that can be... Read more
Canadian Hardcore Gamer Pledge Backers save $8 on shipping.
A friendly Canadian pointed out to me that there should be an intermediate Pledge Level between BASIC HARDCORE GAMER (U.S) and BASIC HARDCORE GAMER International.
I accidentally left that... Read more
Addendum to Stretch Goal 1 bonus outlines for Stretch Goal 2 and 3 posted.
First, apologies for three updates in one day. I will try to keep this to no more than one a day in the future.
First, I left this out on... Read more
Stretch Goal 1 Reached! 2 Bonus Tiles added to each BASIC set!
We have officially reached Stretch Goal 1!
To reward the faithful, all backers will receive 2 additional tiles for every full BASIC set that their pledge reward contains or... Read more
Expansion Tile Set 1 Open!
I have ended voting for the tiles to go into Stretch Goal 1. There were 79 respondents. These were the tiles selected. Voting results are shown at the bottom of... Read more
Appreciation Lagniappe 2 - Free Download and Backer Reward
Thanks for all of your generous support. This is more lagniappe for the gaming community in general and more specifically, you, the backers.
Like the previous Fantasy Decor 1,... Read more
Dungeon Master Add-On layered pdf non-printing demo available
If you have selected the layered pdf Dungeon Master $5 Add-on or were interested in it, you can download a non-printing Alpha version at my website to take for a... Read more
Never Reach the End of the Map!
This had been incredible everyone. I cannot thank all of you enough. The crazy part is that we still have a ways to go.
Stretch Goal 1 will be... Read more
PATRON 3 and ENLIGHTENED BENEFACTOR 2 Reward Levels Added with later delivery
I have added the PATRON 3Reward level with 5 spots and it is open to international backers. See the Pledge description for more details. Note that the estimated delivery... Read more
BDT Icon Badge 1
As indicated, it is 100x100 pixels. If anyone wants a larger or smaller size or different file format let me know.
Here is a hot link to it... Read more
Yes We Can! (reach the funding goal by this weekend)
From your feedback, I have found that most backers have discovered this campaign... Read more
PATRON 2 Reward Level Added and note on shipping to Backers outside the U.S.
I have added the PATRON 2Reward level with 5 spots and it is open to international backers. This is the same as the PATRON 1 Reward level except for... Read more
Appreciation Lagniappe - Free Download and Backer Reward
The response to this campaign has been incredible. Thank you so much. As I write this, we are over 58% to the campaign goal and the campaign has not gone... Read more
Incredible Progress and Request for Feedback on Advertising
Wow! We have seen incredible progress. As I write this, we are not even through the third day of the campaign and are over 41% of the way to our... Read more
BASIC Hardcore Gamer International Reward Level Added
By request, I added a new international Pledge Reward level for international backers at the BASIC Hardcore Gamer Level. Thank you everyone for your support.