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The book of awesome feline magic you've all been waiting for!
The book of awesome feline magic you've all been waiting for!
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The Story So Far

In 2014 I was honoured to work with Evil Hat Productions on a DrivethruRPG platinum-selling Fate World called "The Secrets of Cats".

In 2015 I Kickstarted a sequel book called "The Secrets of Cats: Animals & Threats" and promised that a third and final book was in the pipeline that would be all about the magic of cats.

Now it's time to fund and make that book, so it gives me great pleasure to bring to you:

The Secrets of Cats: Feline Magic

This is a 12,500 word companion volume to the previous two books in this setting. It's split into five chapters, each of which gives you more information about and options for feline magic.

In Chapter 1, we discuss Knacks, the innate magic tricks some cats can perform outside the more rigorous schools of magic.

In Chapter 2, we describe the Alchemy school of magic. This enables cats to 'brew' potions in their throats and stomachs and then sick them up. When consumed or used as chemicals these potions can have incredible effects.

In Chapter 3, we describe the Illusion school of magic. A school of cunning and trickery, master Illusionists can make you sense almost anything they want.

In Chapter 4, we flesh out all of the other schools of magic with some new stunts

In Chapter 5, we reveal the amazing and powerful effects cats can achieve with Mingled Magic--stunts that use two or more schools of magic at the same time.

Finally, in Chapter 6, we’ll delve deeper into the realm of forbidden magic, and talk about how cats who've sacrificed sapient beings and thus turned to evil can be redeemed.

I'm delighted to announce that the one and only Crystal Frasier has agreed to set some time aside to work up more of her fabulously dark and whimsical art for this third and final book in the series.

Josh Yearsley, my editor for The Secrets of Cats and The Secrets of Cats: Animals & Threats, is also on board to help me with my wordsmithing once more. 

Art Rewards

I'm sure you're all familiar with Crystal's art from the previous two books and, if not, from the video at the top of this Kickstarter.

Beeeees!
Beeeees!

Now that we've unlocked the base funding goal, we have artists Sarah Horsman and Kelvin Green on deck.

Sarah drew these pieces for Animals & Threats: 

Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher
Energy Vampire
Energy Vampire

And Kelvin drew this one:

Spider
Spider
 

Risks and challenges

The book is already written so this is a very low-risk Kickstarter. If you back at any tier you'll immediately get access to the unedited, unformatted proof of the book.

If Josh, Crystal or I became unable to work on the project for a time it could cause delays in the editing or layout process, but I've built plenty of slack into the timeline and in a worst-case scenario it would be possible to use other editors or artists.

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    Feline Acknowledgement: You'll earn a grudging nod of thanks from our feline patrons and immediate access to the unformatted, unedited draft of the book.

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    Burden No Longer: You'll get immediate access to the unformatted, unedited draft of the book. You'll also get the final PDF when it's done and our feline patrons will acknowledge you in the credits as not such a burden after all.

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    Steel Patron of the Arts (Kelvin Green spot illustration): You'll get the benefits of the Burden No Longer tier and be acknowledged by our feline patrons as a Steel Patron of the Arts. At this level you're funding a black and white spot illustration for the book by Kelvin Green. I will consult with you during the production of one of these pieces and you'll be able to help me shape the look of the book.

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    Honorary Member of Parliament: You'll get immediate access to the unformatted, unedited draft of the book. You'll also get the final PDF when it's done and our feline patrons will acknowledge you in the credits as an honorary member of the Parliament of Cats. I'll also give you feedback on a Fate Core or "The Secrets of Cats" character, stunt, NPC, system, or other cool thing you've made, as long as it's 1,000 words or fewer.

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