FINAL DAYS! New LOW PRICES on "Get in the Story" & Art Rewards!
New, lower-threshold Stretch Goals!
WHAT IS THE TOURNAMENT OF DEATH?
Action! Intrigue! Magic! Swordplay! Traps! Monsters! Sudden Death! It’s a thrilling, darkly humorous adventure epic. It’s putting heroes you like through challenges so deadly that only the smartest and strongest will survive. It’s a complete novel created live online over 16 days. It’s a high-wire writing act and the Swords & Sorcery event of the year!
WHAT’S THE STORY ABOUT?
Well, that’s the fun, isn’t it? The story isn’t written yet! You get to help determine where it goes. It starts with a diverse group of champions arriving on Shumakai, the legendary lost island, to participate in the latest Tournament Maximus. Contestants must survive a sea-monster-filled obstacle course and then an expedition into a drowned temple to recover a fabulous treasure. Those that return alive will receive a gift from the Wizard-King Amontet, whose powers know almost no bounds. But will anyone get to claim the prize? We’ll figure that out together as I write.
WHAT DO BACKERS GET?
• Two Tournament of Death novels for the price of one! (TOD 1 & 2)
• A brand-new chapter every day of the tournament, and then (if you want) final e-book and print editions as well.
• Your choice of e-book and print formats – all in exclusive backers-only editions.
• Influence over the outcome of the 2012 tournament, helping pick challenges and contestants and determining who lives … and who doesn’t.
• A nifty exclusive wallpaper (or two) for your desktop.
• To help create challenges, traps, and characters – or even name a character after yourself.* (*Available at upper pledge levels only!)
• 16+ days of solid “live” entertainment, and a lifetime of enjoyment.
And so much more!
WHAT ARE THE GOALS & STRETCH GOALS?
Make the Story Illustrated – Get a Game
I’ve set my initial goal at $1500 because time is short & I really want to do this project with you. If we exceed my initial goals, I will start adding illustrations to the e-books.
•$2000 = 4 illos (illustrations) for the Omnibus
•$2750 = 6 illos for the Omnibus
•$4000 = 10 illos for the Omnibus
•+2 illos for every $750 beyond, up to a maximum of 16 illos (appx. 1 every 2 chapters)
Additionally, if the total for the project exceeds $10,000, I will design a quick-start Role-Playing Game (RPG) set in the Tournament of Death/Blue Kingdoms world, and all backers at $25 and above will get a PDF copy of that game.
•$10,000 = I design a TOD/BK RPG
WHO’S RUNNING THIS SHOW?
Me! Stephen D. Sullivan, award-winning author, artist, and editor with more than 30 years of experience bringing fantasies to life for readers and gamers just like you. Check the video for a brief bio, but what’s important here is that I pulled off the same crazy live-writing stunt in 2008 – so you know I can do it now, with great results.
WHY SHOULD YOU BACK THIS PROJECT?
Because it’s going to be a heck of a lot of fun. Because you get to influence how it all turns out. Because you get backer-only editions of all the project’s rewards. Because you love summer games and this is another one. Because you’re tired of summer sports and ready for some fantasy. Because you’re one of my friends or relatives. Because the initial funding goal is only $1500.
Or maybe because you’ve seen my work before and you like it.
This book will be just as good as the other 50 I’ve done. Or maybe, with your help, it’ll be even better!
Don’t wait! Back TOURNAMENT OF DEATH now!
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